Yesterday, Sony Officially announced the Sony Xperia Z3+ – I am sure you are wondering what became of the Z4 that was announced some months back, well Sony deemed it fit to only launch the Z4 in China and is making available the Z3+ for the rest of the world – call it some type of re-branding.
I tried comparing the Xperia Z3 with the Z3+ in terms of specifications and I must admit the changes are so minimal hence the name Z3+. You should bear in mind that the Z3+ is Sony’s latest flagship phone that is meant to compete with the likes of Samsung S6, HTC M9 and other flagship phones released for Q1 and Q2.
Let’s take a look and some of its minimal improvement:
The Xperia Z3+ still has the iconic glass back design and also shares the same height and width dimensions with the Z3, but the added “plus” to the latest flagship is in its thick – the Z3+ is thinner than the Z3 with a 6.9mm as opposed to a 7.3mm on the Z3.
SONY XPERIA Z3+
SONY XPERIA Z3
Another plus is in its weight – The Xperia Z3+ is lighter than the Xperia Z3 at 144g for the Z3+ and 152g for the Xperia Z3. Since the Z3+ is slimmer than its predecessor, they had no choice but to reduce the battery – the Z3+ comes with a 2930mAh battery rather than the 3100mAh on the Z3. However, you get to charge your battery on time with its inbuilt Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 2.0.
Another major plus is in the MicroUSB port, The Z3+ comes with a capless USB port despite the device being waterproof. Now you don’t have to fiddle with the port cap when charging. Despite having the same RAM with its Predecessor, The Z3+ also comes with an octa- core snapdragon 810 processor as opposed to the Z3’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor.
Also the Front camera has been boosted to 5MP and can go into Auto mode – just like the rear camera, However, no changes have been made to the rear camera as the Z3+ still packs the same 20.7MP sensor with Exmor RS image on the rear. :’(
I don’t really understand Sony’s Strategy, however, it is going to be really confusing when Japan gets a Z5 and the rest of the world gets a z4 in 6 months time.
In the meantime, Has sony given you enough reasons to change to its new flagship phone?
I wonder how much this would cost…hmmn