Sony Xperia XZ3 available to order: £699 inc. VAT
The differences are subtle but understandable. XZ2 Premium is the best possible version of the last generation, with a 4K screen and new dual camera. With the newly announced Xperia XZ3, Sony is adding new technologies, whilst dialling back the ‘extremes’ used to sell the Premium models.
For instance, this is the first Sony flagship to feature an OLED screen. All previous Sony’s have utilised IPS LCD displays. OLED delivers deeper blacks and is generally better for power consumption, although this varies by usage. Coupled with Sony technologies generally used in their HDTV products, the Xperia XZ3 is being touted as a handset that delivers exceptional quality for media consumption.
When it launches in early October, it will also be one of the very first mainstream handsets available with Android 9.0 (Pie). Sony has history here, getting the XZ2 to market with 8.0 Oreo a few weeks before Google’s Pixel 2.
XZ3 seems to have a sleeker body than the XZ2 range as well. There’s still a bulge in the back but this has been trimmed, with the corners slightly less rounded than before. The camera tech remains the same; Sony’s 19MP MotionEye module still their shooter of choice.
Finally, those looking to make a statement may well be swayed by the delicious Bordeaux Red colour.
Sony Xperia XZ3 is available to order from Clove Technology now in Black & Bordeaux Red. The first stock of both colours is expected on October 5th.
Sony Xperia XZ3 Key Features
- Android 9.0 Pie with Sony UI
- 6.0″ Quad HD HDR10 certified display (18:9 screen ratio)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
- 64GB storage / 4GB RAM / micro SD support
- 19MP MotionEye camera with 960fps super slow-motion & award-winning Sony G Lens
- 13MP selfie camera with 23mm wide-angle lens
- Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Xperia Battery Care & Qnovo adaptive charging
- Hi-Res Audio with LDAC & DSEE HX enhancement engine
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- IP65/68 dust & water-resistant
- Qi wireless charging enabled
- PS4 Remote Play