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Published on September 26th, 2014

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Sony launches Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in India

The phones are priced at Rs 51,990 and Rs 44,990 respectively. We take a quick look at the specs on offer.
by Manik Kakra | @Manik_K

Continuing with its six-month launch cycle, Sony yesterday released its new flagship and its compact version – the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in India.

These new Sony devices are IP55/ IP68 certified, meaning they’re water-proof and dust-resistant. Both are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chipset (2.5 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 GPU), along with 3 GB of RAM in the Z3 and 2 GB in the Z3 Compact.

Measuring 127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm, the Z3 compact features a 4.6-inch 1280 x 720 LCD touchscreen and weighs about 130 grams. On the hand, the Z3 measures 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm, featuring a 5.2-inch 1920.1080 full HD screen and weighing around 150 grams.

Z3_1On the back, they sport a 20.7 MP (EXMOR RS) camera with an ISO count of up to 12,800; while the front has a 2.2 MP camera. Sony has also updated its camera app, bringing a few more shot sets like 3D effects and sharing your other Xperia devices via WiFi to shoot videos. On the audio side of things, the phones support FLAC files natively and are loaded with 24KHz/192 sound capabilities.

Running on Android 4.4.4, the phone has Sony’s Xperia UI on top. Buyers get three months of free streaming and download options from Sony’s JIVE app.

Connectivity-wise, there is Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, 4G LTE, and FM Radio.

While the Z3 is equipped with a 3,100 mAh battery unit, the Z3 Compact has a 2,600 mAh battery unit.

The Z3 is comes in copper, white and black colour options, and the Z3 Compact in green, orange, white and black. Both these phones are available now, with the Z3’s MRP being Rs 51,990, and the Z3 Compact’s Rs 44,990.

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