The all-new Sony Xperia Z3 has finally landed in the Philippines to directly compete with the flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and the iPhone 6. But Sony didn’t only launched one product but they’ve announced the Xperia Z3 line-up. Yep, that includes the Xperia Z3 compact and Xperia Z3 tablet.
Sony Xperia Z3
This is Sony’s newest flagship smartphone. It’s beautiful and it feels very premium thanks to its elegant design and metal sides. This flagship smartphone still boasts the tempered glass panels which was present in the previous Xperia flagships. One of the biggest upgrade that I saw in this device is the display. The 5.2″ Full HD Triluminos LED with X-Reality technology can now really compete with the displays of other flagship smartphones.
The Xperia Z3 is also super-slim at 7.3mm and if you own a PS4, you’ll be happy to know the Xperia Z3 is the only smartphone that can use PS4 remote play. Yep, you could play PS4 games on this device via streaming. This flagship smartphone will still have the highest waterproof and dustproof rating at IP65/68. The smartphone has a 20.7MP camera with 1/2.3 Exmor RS sensor and it is the world’s first smartphone to have an 12800 ISO sensitivity. I know, it’s freaking amazing. The Sony Xperia Z3 has an SRP of P36,990
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
This is the mini-me version of the Xperia Z3. It has the same design but with smaller body. Unlike other mini version of flagship phones from other brand the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has a similar specs to its bigger brother. This smartphone will still have the same Snapdragon 801 Processor and there’s a smaller 2GB RAM but unfortunately, this one doesn’t have a Full HD screen, instead, there’s a 720p resolution on its 4.6″ display.
I’m quite surprised that this device is still comfortable using one hand despite having a 4.6″ display. I’m pretty sure this device won’t have problems in gaming. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has an SRP of P30,990
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
This is the slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet right now. The Sony Xperia Z3 tablet Compact have a similar specifications of the Sony Xperia Z3 but this one got a bigger 8″ display with 1920 x 1200 resolution. One thing that I like in here is that you could do remote play on the PS4 just like the Sony Xperia Z3.
These are the devices that caught my eye at the event were Sony’s wearables. The first one is the Smartband Talk. It has a 1.4″ e-paper display and it records your activities with Lifelog and it also updates you with notifications. There’s a built-in microphone and speaker too so you could talk and hear your caller. It’s waterproof too and it is available in black and other colors will be available later in the year. It will be available this November with an SRP of P8,990.
Sony SmartWatch 3 is their latest generation “smartwatch”. This time, it will be powered by Android Wear. Sony Smartwatch 3 has a 1.6″ 320×320 display and it has an accelerometer, compass, Gyro and GPS to provide you with a more accurate lifelogging. Just like the other Xperia devices, this will be waterproof too. Sony Smartwatch will be available in Classic black and white with extra color straps avaialble in red & blue, and pink & white. Sony Smartwatch 3 will be available this November for P11,990