Sony launched the Xperia Z3 following the release of new iPhone. And the new phone of Sony is 2014 flagship that is powered with powerful hardware.
The phone comes not only in new colors, but also more subtle and compact design – engineers removed about millimeter on each side, except the height (here removed only 0.3 mm) as compare to the Xperia Z2. Smartphone, moreover, has become stronger and now complies IP65 / 68 ensure that dust-proof protection against water jets and low-pressure operation in fresh water at a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. Ergonomics of Xperia Z3 also became a little better. Metal side frame became rounder, and the edges are not as sharp now. All the ends of the inserts were reinforced with polycarbonate. This is to prevent deformation of the frame in the fall and to protect the screen from damage. Front and rear of the housing as before, made of glass. This is a stylish solution to someone already pall, but excellent appearance at the Xperia Z3 still does not take away, however getting scratch on such beauty is very simple.
Size and screen resolution has not changed – 5.2″, 1920×1080 pixels, but the brightness and contrast are noticeably above, plus improved readability in sunlight (for it is also necessary to thank new algorithms intuitive contrast adjustment). The victim increases the contrast and brightness of the screen was the color rendition. It is very cold, and there is a diagonal slopes lightening. Due to the possibility of adjusting the white balance of the display can be adjusted to your liking that is able to straighten out a few “blue.” The rest of the screen is excellent, juicy and full-bodied. Frame to the edges of the screen narrowed so now difficult to accuse Sony of their thickness.
Controls were left in their original locations, all conveniently available and even one-handed. Assembling smartphone on top. In general, from the new Xperia Z2 different inserts made of polycarbonate at the edges, rounded metal frame design stereo speakers, a little more compact, new colors and the screen. Reasonable to assume that the Xperia Z4 differences will be even greater and Xperia Z5 would follow the differences made by Z4.
Sony Xperia Z3 is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and shell Xperia UI, which has become much closer in style and decoration to the stock Android, than all the works of earlier. Catches the eye clock widget, font interface, the size of icons and the entire launcher, very reminiscent of Google Start. Despite this, Sony managed to save all branded developments and even adapt their applications for design templates and guides Google. By the way, the upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop is scheduled for early 2015. It will be interesting to see how to change the shell with the release of this firmware.