Sony has brought its latest flagship smartphone to India, the Xperia Z3+, priced at Rs. 55,990. The smartphone will be available to buy from Friday in Aqua Green, Black, Copper, and White colour variants.
The Sony Xperia Z3+ is identical to the Japan-only Sony Xperia Z4 that was launched back in April, and is the global variant of the smartphone with a launch in late-May. The smartphone is a minor upgrade from the Xperia Z3, and apart from being slimmer and lighter, also sports the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Sony Xperia Z3+ features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Triluminos display that is powered by the X-Reality mobile picture engine.
The Xperia Z3+ runs on a 64-bit octa-core (quad-core 1.5GHz + quad-core 2GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The handset is enclosed in an aluminium frame.
The Xperia Z3+ from Sony also retains the 20.7-megapixel autofocus rear camera of its predecessor. The rear camera however now features 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS BSI sensor, Bionz image processor, and a pulsed LED flash. The Sony Xperia Z3+ sports a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with Exmor R BSI sensor, which is an upgrade from Xperia Z3’s 2.2-megapixel front camera. It also features a 25mm wide-angle lens, apart from electronic image stabilisation.
The handset sports 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Xperia Z3+ is backed by a 2930mAh battery, and a quick charge feature that provides up to 5.5 hours of usage time in a 10-minute charge, and a full charge in 45 minutes.
Other features on the Xperia Z3+ include an IP65/IP68 equivalent certification, which according to Sony makes the phone waterproof and dust-tight. Another USP of the device is support for high-resolution audio with LDAC compression technology.
The Sony Xperia Z3+ measures 146x72x6.9mm and weighs 144 grams. Connectivity features on the Xperia Z3+ include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with hotspot, 4G LTE, GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, Micro-USB, DLNA, and NFC.
Sony had during the May launch unveiled a dual-SIM version of the handset as well, the Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual, and both smartphones feature identical specifications except for support for two SIM cards.