Sony announced only Xperia XZ3 live from IFA 2018 in Berlin. While the phone is not visually much different than last year's Xperia XZ2, it got some enhancements and upgrades to make the whole experience of using the phone more enjoyable.
It does not look much different from Xperia Xz2
When Sony presented the Xperia XZ2 and Xz2 Compact, the company officially cut the ties with the blocked and squared design that it had used for many years. With these two phones, Sony has introduced its own sleek and curved design that's closer (some might say a bit too close) in designs to other flagships from companies such as Samsung and HTC.
With the Xperia XZ3, Sony does not depart from its new design language. The handset still has a slimmer appearance, but now with more curves. As you can see from the picture above, the display glass floats over the edge to create a more natural look. In addition, Sony has bowed the corners of the screen, shrunk the top and bottom hooks a bit, while still enough space for the two front speakers, and not introduces a notch.
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For building materials, Sony uses a combination of Gorilla 3D Glass 5 on the front and back of the phone and a 7000 series aluminum alloy for the device's frame. The company claims that Gorilla Glass lets the phone Xperia XZ3 be durable, but also allows wireless charging and strong mobile reception. The aluminum frame is also meant to keep the device from taking too much damage when it falls, but also keeping the phone as easy as possible.
The specifications are what you can expect, but it comes with Android Pie
Inside the Xperia XZ3 are the specifications you've come to expect from any flagship smartphone in 2018. It means a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of built-in storage with the option of expanding it with a microSD card of up to 512GB size. In addition, the handset has a larger 3.330mAh battery, a reverse fingerprint sensor, no headphone jack, rated for IP68, has larger S-Force front-facing stereo speakers, and supports PS4 Remote Play.
The handset gets a new one-hand feature called Side-Sense that can be triggered by double-tap on the side of the device. It's not clear if this feature resembles the active edge found on Google Pixel 2. It will shrink the user interface to make it easier for users to reach different parts of the screen.
But one of the best parts about buying the Xperia XZ3 is that it will run Android 9 Pie out of the box. This is amazing news that Sony recently announced that the older devices are not scheduled to be upgraded from Oreo until early 2019.
Sony's OLED TV Technology Comes Mobile
One of Sony's most important changes with the Xperia XZ3 has to do with the screen. In addition to being bumped up to a 6-inch display, Sony brings its Bravia OLED technology to the handset. Using a Triluminos Display and an X-Reality Imaging Processor, the company claims to be able to produce more natural appearance colors, hues and overall enhancements of images and videos by sharpening them, reducing noise, refining saturation and providing clean blacks.
In addition, the phone's screen format is 18: 9 enlarged from an FHD + panel to one that offers QHD + and HDR. With these changes, Xperia XZ3 gives 11 percent more viewing range compared to Xperia XZ2, while it's only five percent more physical.
The Cameras Seen Some Improvements
After Sony revealed Xperia XZ2 Premium just a month ago with a dual rear-facing camera, you can have the company bring them to the Xperia XZ3. Unfortunately, this is not the case. But compared to last year's Xperia XZ2, this handset's cameras got some improvements.
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The 1900 Xperia Xz3 sensor is now capable of capturing 960fps slow motion video in FHD, as well as 4K HDR video. Around the front, the self-camera has been upgraded to a 13MP sensor with f / 1.9 lens. Sony's camera app is updated to allow users to capture selfies while using beauty mode and portrait mode at the same time.
And finally, Sony takes its Google Lens integration to Xperia XZ3, which was added to some of its other phones earlier this year.
Your phone will be sent in October
If you are interested in picking up the Xperia XZ3, wait a little longer. The handset is officially sold for sale on October 17th and can be purchased directly from Amazon and Best Buy for $ 899.99. Amazon will run an exclusive deal starting September 24th, when customers pre-order the phone will get a free pair of Xperia Ear Duo headphones.
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