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Sony at IFA 2014: Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia E3 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

By Kunal Khullar | Published on 03 Sep 2014
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  • Sony has announced a large variety of devices this IFA including its latest flagship smartphone, a new compact smartphone and an all new tablet

Sony at IFA 2014: Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia E3 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

IFA has finally hit off and the Japanese tech giant has a huge army of devices. We had already seen numerous leaks and finally the curtain has been raised today as the company has announced the latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3 along with the Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia E3 and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

Xperia Z3

Upgrade to the Xperia Z2, which was announced earlier this year, the Xperia Z3 looks quite similar to its predecessor and comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM, a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with a wider 25mm lens and boosted ISO performance. It will be indeed water and dust proof and will run on Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat. The Z3 will be available in white, black, copper and silver green colour options.

Specs:
-2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 
-Adreno 330 GPU
-5.15-inch 1080p display
-3GB RAM
-20.7MP 1/2.3-type EXMOR-RS CMOS with G Lens, CMOS image, BIONZ for mobile
-4K video capture (3840×2160 pixels/30p) with SteadyShot image stabilization
-Digital noise-cancelling technology for an immersive audio experience
-2.1MP front cam
-16GB storage
-4G LTE support
-Water and dust resistance (IP68)
-Android 4.4.4 KitKat
-152gms
-Quick charge technology

Xperia Z3 Compact


Sony had skipped a compact version of the Z2, but we do get a Z3 Compact with some new upgrades. The smartphone will feature the exact same hardware and software features as the Xperia Z3 in a much more compact body with a 4.6-inch 720p display. Sony has also put the same 20.7MP camera along with 4K video recording making it the best compact smartphone in the market yet again. This time sony has ditched the pink and yellow colours and has introduced an orange and green variant along with the standard white and black versions.

Specs:
-2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM 8974-AC
-Adreno 330 GPU
-4.6-inch 720p display
-3GB RAM
-20.7MP 1/2.3-type EXMOR-RS CMOS with G Lens, CMOS image, BIONZ for mobile
-4K video capture (3840×2160 pixels/30p) with SteadyShot image stabiliization
-Digital noise-cancelling technology for an immersive audio experience
-2.1MP front cam
-16GB storage
-4G LTE support
-Water and dust resistance (IP68)
-2600mAh battery
-129gms
-Android 4.4.4 KitKat
-Quick charge technology

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact


Sony usually makes 10-inch tablets but this time it finally gave in and introduced the Z3 Tablet Compact which is a 8-inch tablet with a full HD display, is waterproof and dustproof and runs on a Snapdragon 801 SoC. The tablet can be a serious competitor to some of the other tablets in the market if Sony prices is right unlike how it did with the Xperia Z2 Tablet.

Specs: 
-8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) TRILUMINOS display, with X-Reality and Live Color LED technology
-2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
-3GB of RAM
-16GB storage with microSD
-8.1MP Exmor RS rear camera
-2.2MP front camera
-Sony Front Surround audio technology
-Optional 4G LTE support
-IP65/IP68 rating – waterproof and dustproof
-270gms
-Digital noise-cancelling technology for an immersive audio experience
-4500 mAh battery — provides estimated 10 hours multimedia usage
-Quick charge technology

Xperia E3
 


Sony has also introduced a new budget smartphone with only few details. The E3 will feature a 1.2Ghz qaud-core Snapdragon 400 with 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, a 5MP cam, a 2330 mmAh battery and Android KitKat. The display will be a 4.5-inches with a resolution of just 854×480.

We just got some scoop on the prices for UK and this is how they look like...
Xperia Z3: £549
Xperia Z3 Compact: £429 
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact: £329 (16GB Wi-Fi), £379 (32GB Wi-Fi), £429 (16GB Wi-Fi+LTE)

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