To date, Sony is yet to break the smartphone market stranglehold by the Samsung Galaxy and the iPhone.

The company has decided to release two different flagships in the same year, all in an effort to win over more consumers. The Sony Xperia Z3 is one of the latest releases and from the outset, they seem to have done enough for Apple fans to give it a second look.

Some of the Specs

The Sony Xperia Z3 runs the Android OS, weighs 152grams and has a 5.2 inch screen. This smartphone also has the highest waterproof rating. The processor is super fast and the 3100mAh battery will give you at least two days’ use with an average usage and give you fourteen hours of talk time. The phone’s durability has also been increased, thanks to the STAMINA mode.

Connect Phone to the PS4 Controller

Though it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the Xperia Z3 remote player feature takes the prize. This smartphone allows users to use their gaming console, via Wi-Fi, without the need for a TV set. They instead use the Z3’s screen and this makes it possible for gamers to play games anywhere in the house.

This move by Sony encourages loyalty and strengthens their ecosystem. Many PS4 owners will be inclined to purchase this smartphone or the Xperia Z3 tablet. Both devices can be used with a PS4 console. While the impact of this feature is still somewhat low in terms of its influence of sales, this is a move in the right direction.

Other Reasons to Go For the Xperia Z3

The Sony Xperia Z3 is lightweight and classy, boasting a phenomenal display. When held in the hand, this device feels like a small Sony TV, Walkman, and laptop in one. While owners of the phone who do not play PS4 might now be dazzled by the new PS4 connect feature, gamers in search of a dazzling, high-end device will find this phone rather appealing.

What to Expect From the Phone

Sony is expected to release the GCM10 Game Mount. What this does is that it attaches your DualShock PS4 controller to the device. This way, the Xperia Z3 is in place, and you can, therefore, hold it like you would, the PS Vita.

Sony has an advanced SteadyShot technology that produces smoother images and videos. For example, if you are on a boat or running and your camera is not steady, the phone takes on the initiative to balance everything out for you. This phone also comes with 4K resolution that according to Sony, is “the best camcorder and camera in a flagship phone”. The 20.7 megapixels camera is accompanied by a wide array of artistic applications and ISO 12800 sensitivity. This allows users to capture high-quality pictures even in conditions with low-light. The front-facing camera comes with 2.2 megapixels up to 1080p.

The Sony team has won over the competitors with the innovative PS4 connect feature. While they are still clamoring for a bigger share of the smartphone market, they are headed in the right direction.


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