Its unveiling was definitely good news for fans of Sony smartphones. Sony has always had a spotty track record when it comes to penetrating the United States market. Although this year, the Japanese company has really made some progress in capturing American customers. Indeed, the Xperia Z3 is now being carried by T-Mobile and Verizon (which offers its own Xperia Z3v edition).
This time, Sony continues to make the Xperia Z3 as accessible as ever to US users by offering the unlocked version of the smartphone directly from its official website. The device is priced at $679.99 and is available in colors of black, white, copper, and silver green. Orders will ship on November 10th.
This may be a good deal for customers who are not tied with T-Mobile or Verizon. Remember that this Xperia Z3 is a GSM phone -- meaning it can work equally well with AT&T, T-Mobile, and other mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).
Carriers aside, the Sony Xperia Z3 is really an impressive device. It comes with a 5.2-inch HD Triluminous display screen, and is equipped with a 2.7-megapixel rear camera and a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Hardware-wise, the Sony Xperia Z3 packs a quad-core 2.5 GigaHertz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 16 gigabytes of internal storage, 3 gigabytes of random access memory (supported by a microSD card slot), and a 3,100 mAh battery. The device currently runs on Android KitKat, but Sony has stated that the Xperia Z3 will be one of its devices that will be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop soon.
Plus, customers who buy the Xperia Z3 will also get a smartphone that is one of the best water-resistant devices out there. As a matter of fact, the Xperia Z3 has IP65 and IP68 certification, making it highly resistant not only to water (it can be submerged underwater at a depth of 1.5 meters for up to half an hour), but also to dust.
Other features of the Sony Xperia Z3 include 4G LTE connectivity,m GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSPA+ 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz, and 4G LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/20.
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