Sony Xperia Z3 Plus Review

The Sony Xperia Z3 has received the thumbs up from users and in our Sony Xperia Z+ review you will see how Sony has improved on this fantastic smartphone even more.

 

Sony Xperia Z3+ Design

Xperia Z3+ design

 

Sony has always done something a little special when it comes to phone design and the Sony Xperia Z3 Plus is no exception. The phone design stands out from the crowd with a sleek cutting edge 6.9mm rounded aluminium frame that is available in either black, white, blue or copper colours.

 

sony xperia z3 plus black

 

The 5.2-inch display is fantastic in any light and includes IPS technology for a great view from any angle.

 

Sony Xperia Z3+ Specifications.

 

The large screen is packed with the very best display technology from Sony with fantastic viewing even in direct sunlight. The TRILUMINOS technology makes colours more vivid making this screen perfect for enjoying your favourite video clips.

 

Inside the phone you will find a 2GHz octa-core processor and 3GB RAM making the phone performance just as top notch as the design.

 

With IP65/IP68 certification this phone is tougher than your average smartphone with dustproof and waterproof capabilities. The cap-less USB port can even withstand being submerged for up to 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of water so even the biggest British downpour won’t affect this phone.

 

xperia z3 plus gaming

 

Android 5.0 is on board giving you lots of popular apps pre-loaded as well as access to Google Play for host of new apps to choose from.

 

There is a microSD card slot for cards of up to 128GB so even if you download lots of apps you can add lots more space.

 

4G is on board along with Wi-Fi through MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) giving you superfast downloading and browsing speeds and the usual GPS, NFC and Bluetooth round-off the connection package.

 

The entertainment features of this phone are superb, as you would expect from a Sony smartphone, with music enhanced with Hi Res Audio, Clear Bass and the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine.

 

PS4 Remote Play is on board for taking your PS4 gaming action with you and Chromecast and Miracast are on board too.

 

The battery life offered up by the 2,930mAh battery gives an impressive 91 hours of music playback and 9 hours of HD video playback. If you do find yourself running low on power then the Sony Xperia Z3+ has you covered with a variety of power saving mode including STAMINA mode that reduces app battery usage to conserve power.

 

Sony Xperia Z3+ Camera Specifications

 

Sony has a long history of compiling their vast camera and optics knowledge and placing it into their smartphones. The Sony Xperia Z3+ camera is a fantastic device with a resolution of 20.7-megapixels and a f2.0 aperture. Sony has enhanced the phone camera with Superior Auto which helps the novice photographer to capture stunning images by having the ability to recognise 52 scene types and adjusting the settings to suit.

 

xperia z3 plus camera features

 

Sony has not missed out something for foodie fans either with Gourmet Mode for capturing your culinary masterpiece or restaurant meal so you can show it at its best on Instagram or Facebook. Other features include Style Portrait for enhancing facial features and Sound Photo for adding audio to images.

 

xperia z3+ gourmet shot

 

The front facing 5-megapixel camera has a 25mm wide lens making it perfect for capturing a group selfie and this camera also includes the ability to recognise up to 20 different scene types to capture the right shot.

 

Verdict:

 

It may not be the Xperia Z4 that has been that we have been waiting for but don’t hold that against this latest Sony smartphone. The Sony Xperia Z3 Plus is a fantastic update to the popular Xperia Z3 and with a superior design and spec sheet you won’t be disappointed if you choose this as your next smartphone.

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