14.12.2014 1:53

Sony Xperia Z3 review

We spent a Sony Xperia Z3 few weeks to find out whether the Japanese company managed to create a truly premium smartphone. And found out yet.

What should a modern smartphone? At Apple primarily believe that the main thing – it’s design, build quality and ease of use. In Samsung put at the heart of the functionality and technical equipment. And Sony, with varying success trying to combine both of these principles. Did the third attempt?

Sony has always thorough approach to the creation of the external appearance of their products

iPhone, as well as other products Apple, like many of the principle out of the box: taking it out of the box, you are sure that everything will work as it should. Exactly the same feeling is Sony Xperia Z3. It looks good. At the Sony Xperia Z3 has a recognizable style that distinguishes it from other smartphones.

Sony Xperia Z3 review

Sony has always thorough approach to work on the appearance of their products. All device companies, from smartphones and tablets to gaming consoles PlayStation 4 seemingly fit together. And Z3, perhaps, the best design among other smartphone Sony. The first model, Z1, looked like a black “brick”, the smartphone was cumbersome, with too broad lateral framework. Housing next model, Z2, has been improved, but the feeling of “brick” is missing. But to the body Z3 claim only one – he brand. It is necessary to take it in hand, and on the screen and on the glass surface of the smartphone will clear visible stains. The rest of the new flagship of Sony assembled on conscience and looks no worse than the iPhone 6 or HTC One M8.

The casing is waterproof Sony Xperia Z3, so each connector (except for the headphone jack) equipped with special covers. Oddly enough, the look of the phone, this design does not spoil.

Sony Xperia Z3 review

This is the water resistance is advertised on any roll of the Sony Xperia Z3. We checked, the creators do not cheat – Mock easily experienced dive to the bottom of the aquarium. But the practical application of this is hard to find – if there is water on the screen sensor does not respond to touch, so that the soul flipping newswires will not work.

Sony Xperia Z3 proprietary shell is simple and convenient

In all Sony Xperia Z3 already set up for you, and works without active intervention. This is a rare phenomenon in the world of Android-normally aids on this OS are slow to adjust for themselves. Programmers Sony branded shell made ​​simple, beautiful and comfortable. All settings – obvious icons – clear, and hints are not annoying. And every ten minutes does not float the call to go to the “firm” application store, in order to establish a “brand” (but it is not desired) program.

Sony Xperia Z3 review

On the technical characteristics of the smartphone no special need to write anything. This is the flagship, and it must be powerful. Otherwise, why bother to buy it? And no, Sony Xperia Z3 does not slow. At all.

And he lives a surprisingly long time without recharging. During testing, we never charge it during the day. By evening, the charge indicator is almost always showed at least 40%. And it included with LTE. More can be squeezed with the exception that the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and the Phablet – he owes. Among smartphone with a screen diagonal of 5.2 inches at most, and even the premium segment in Z3 competitors in terms energostoykosti not.

Largely because there are two power-saving mode. First, normal, disable some unnecessary services and background data. Performance is almost no effect, but it adds an hour or two of battery life. Second, extreme, disables all functions Sony Xperia Z3, in addition to basic and turns the device, the Nokia 3310: You can only make calls and send SMS. Let some tough but effective. But also with disconnected mode smartphone energy efficient

Display – not the strongest position in Sony Xperia Z3

However Sony Xperia Z3 generally better than its constituent parts separately.

Sony Xperia Z3 review

Here a strange screen. It is not a bad frankly – it is bright, with good viewing angles, all easily “read” in the sun. All colors are impressed spoils: you always feel that in front of you – the phone screen, the image does not seem quite natural. Objects in pictures – like toy, though modeled on the computer, and the white color is bluish. During fast frame rates are sometimes loops. Just like in the old LCD-monitors. In this image cannot be called bad – you will not see a single pixel. But the display – it’s still not the most powerful place in the Sony Xperia Z3.

Mixed impressions reserves and the camera. Images themselves are not bad, but after pressing the shutter button until the screen displays pictures it takes several seconds. So instant photo – it’s not about Z3. On the other hand, there are a lot of settings, so if you know what white balance and aperture, the camera will reveal Sony Xperia Z3 best.

Output – Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3 demolishes the stereotype that the flagship for Android cannot be beautiful and comfortable. This smartphone worthy looks at the background of modern phones, including the iPhone 6. Despite some significant shortcomings, Sony Xperia Z3 – perhaps the most successful model in the series of smartphones Sony.