Sony Xperia Z3+

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Sony Xperia Z3+
Sony Xperia Z4
Xperia Z3+ logo.png
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Codename Ivy (Z3+ and Z4)
Aoi (Z4v)
Manufacturer Sony Mobile Communications
Slogan "Inspiring you to make everyday extraordinary"
Series Xperia Z
Model Xperia Z3+: E6533 (Dual-SIM), E6553
Xperia Z4: 402SO, SO-03G, SOV31
Xperia Z4v (cancelled): E6508
First released 20 April 2015; 3 years ago (2015-04-20) (Xperia Z4)
26 May 2015; 3 years ago (2015-05-26) (Xperia Z3+)
16 June 2015; 3 years ago (2015-06-16) (Xperia Z4v)
Availability by Region 10 June 2015; 3 years ago (2015-06-10) (Japan, SO-03G variant exclusively for NTT DoCoMo)
11 June 2015; 3 years ago (2015-06-11) (Japan, SOV31 variant exclusively for au by KDDI)
12 June 2015; 3 years ago (2015-06-12) (Hong Kong; Japan, 402SO variant exclusively for SoftBank Mobile)
15 June 2015; 3 years ago (2015-06-15) (Taiwan)
19 June 2015; 3 years ago (2015-06-19) (United Kingdom)
26 June 2015; 3 years ago (2015-06-26) (India)
5 July 2015; 3 years ago (2015-07-05) (Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam)
27 July 2015; 3 years ago (2015-07-27) (Malaysia)
Predecessor Sony Xperia Z3
Successor Sony Xperia Z5
Related Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm (144.4 x 72.3 x 8.6mm for E6508/Z4v variant)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) (160 g (5.64 oz) for E6508/Z4v variant)
Operating system Android 5.0.2 "Lollipop" (launch)
Android 6.0 "Marshmallow"
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 7.1.1 Nougat (current)
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57 (2.0 GHz Qualcomm MSM8994 Octa Core)
GPU Adreno 430
Memory 3 GB
Storage 32 GB
Removable storage Up to 256 GB microSDXC
Battery non-user removable Li-ion 2930 mAh
Data inputs Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor
Display 5.2 in (130 mm) 1080p IPS LCD
Full HD 1920x1080 px
TRILUMINOS™ Display with Live Color LED
X-Reality Engine for Mobile
Rear camera

20.7 MP back-side illuminated sensor, LED flash

4K (2160p) video recording @ 30  frames/s; 1080p video recording @ 60 frames/s; 720p video recording @ 120 frames/s
Front camera 5.1 MP (1080p video recording)
Connectivity Wi-Fi
DLNA
GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou
NFC
Bluetooth 4.1
MHL 3.0
USB 2.0 (Micro-B port, USB charging, Quick Charge 2.0)
USB OTG
3.50 mm (0.138 in) headphone jack, 5 pole
Other

Sony Xperia Z3+ (known as Sony Xperia Z4 in Japan) is an Android smartphone produced by Sony. Unveiled on April 20, 2015, it is an evolved version of 2014's Xperia Z3 with upgraded specifications, a thinner body and Android 5.0 "Lollipop". The phone was awarded for the best European Multimedia Smartphone for the year 2015-2016 by European Imaging and Sound Association.[1][2]

History[edit]

The device was first unveiled on April 20, 2015 exclusively for release in Japan as the Xperia Z4.[3] On May 26, 2015, Sony announced an international release for the device scheduled for June; for the international release, the device was re-marketed as the Xperia Z3+.[4] On June 16, 2015, Sony announced the Xperia Z4v (E6508), a variant of the Xperia Z3+/Z4 exclusively for Verizon Wireless in the United States. However, on October 5, 2015, Sony and Verizon announced the device had been cancelled, citing stiff competition from other flagships, as well as poor launch timing with the release of its successor, the Xperia Z5.

The Xperia Z4 first went on sale in Japan on June 10, 2015,[5] and the Xperia Z3+ first went on sale in Hong Kong on June 12, 2015.[6]

Specifications[edit]

The Xperia Z3+/Z4 is nearly identical in design to its predecessor, with a metal frame and glass rear, aside from minor differences such as a slimmer and lighter build. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 of the Z3 has been replaced by a Snapdragon 810, with support for LTE Cat 6.[7] The Xperia Z3+/Z4 features a 5.2 inches (13 cm) FHD 1080p display with a density of 424 ppi, featuring Sony's "Triluminos" technology, as well as 32GB of internal storage and a non-removable 2930 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 standard.

The Xperia Z4 has several features not found in the Xperia Z3+, such as a 1seg DTV antenna allowing for reception of television channels broadcasting using the ISDB-T standard, as well as an Osaifu-Keitai mobile payment system using Sony FeliCa ICs.

The now-cancelled Xperia Z4v for Verizon was thicker and heavier the Xperia Z3+/Z4 due to the inclusion of Qi/PMA wireless charging. The Xperia Z4v also would have featured a WQHD 1440p touchscreen display as well as the inclusion of Verizon logos on the front and back of the phone.

Design[edit]

The Xperia Z3+/Z4 features an "Omni-Balance" design, somewhat modified from the Xperia Z3 and more reminiscent of that of the Xperia Z2. The Xperia Z3+/Z4 features an exposed micro USB port at the bottom, the first in the Xperia Z series and the second Sony phone overall after the Xperia M4 Aqua to have such a feature. Although the micro USB port is exposed, this does not impact the phone's IP65/68 dust protection, water jet protection and waterproof rating. The Xperia Z3+/Z4 is available in four colors: black, white, copper and aqua green (Ice Green in the UK).[8]

Variants[edit]

Xperia Z3+[edit]

Model Bands References
E6533 (Dual) FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 21), TD-LTE (Band 38, 39, 40, 41); UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz [9]
E6553 LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 40; UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz [10]

Xperia Z4[edit]

Model Bands References
402SO LTE Bands 1, 3, 8, TD-LTE Band 41 (SoftBank Mobile); UMTS HSPA+ 2100 (Band I), 900 (Band VIII) MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz [11][* 1]
SO-03G LTE Bands 1, 3, 19, 21, 28 (NTT DoCoMo); UMTS HSPA+ Bands 1, 5, 6, 19; GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz [12][* 2]
SOV31 LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 17, 26, 28, TD-LTE Band 41 (au by KDDI); UMTS HSPA+ Bands 1, 2, 5, 6, 19; GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz [13][* 3]

Xperia Z4v (cancelled)[edit]

Model Bands References
E6508 LTE Bands 2, 3, 4, 7, 13, 20 (Verizon Wireless); CDMA 1x EVDO 850 (BC0), 1900 (BC1) MHz; UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz [14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 402SO model supports Hybrid 4G LTE using SoftBank 4G (AXGP) and SoftBank 4G LTE (FDD-LTE)
  2. ^ The SO-03G model supports DoCoMo Premium 4G LTE-A
  3. ^ The SOV31 model supports au 4G LTE CA (LTE-A), au 4G LTE (FDD-LTE) and WiMax 2.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xperia Z3+ plus wins the best European Multimedia Smartphone". Xperia Blog. 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "European Multimedia Smartphone 2015-2016 winner". European Imaging and Sound Association. 16 August 2015. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sony announces the Xperia Z4 flagship smartphone in Japan". The Verge. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sony's flagship Xperia Z4 goes global with the humbler title of Z3+". The Verge. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Xperia Z4 released in Japan today; receives day-one update for speaker issues". Xperia Blog. June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Xperia Z3 Plus now on sale in Hong Kong, launches in Taiwan on Monday". Xperia Blog. June 12, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "See the Sony Xperia Z4 next to the Z3 - can you tell the difference?". Techradar. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sony Xperia Z3+ review: Hands-on with renamed Xperia Z4 adding minor upgrades". PC Advisor UK. May 26, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sony Xperia™ Z3+ dual (E6533) White Paper" (PDF). Sony. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Sony Xperia™ Z3+ (E6553) White Paper" (PDF). Sony. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sony Xperia Z4 TD-LTE 402SO Specs". PDAdb. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Sony Xperia Z4 LTE-A SO-03G Specs". PDAdb. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Sony Xperia Z4 WiMAX 2+ SOV31 Specs". PDAdb. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sony Xperia™ Z4v (E6508) White Paper" (PDF). Sony. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
Preceded by
Sony Xperia Z3
Sony Xperia Z3+
2015
Succeeded by
Sony Xperia Z5