News by Luke Jones on Wednesday September 03, 2014.
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If you have been reading these pages over the last month then you probably know all there is to know about the Sony Xperia Z3. The Japanese company launched the handset today at its IFA show in Berlin and while there was admittedly nothing new to learn about the device, it is a very good smartphone flagship nonetheless.Considering the Xperia Z2 is only a few months old, it is no surprise to see that Sony has only incrementally updated the outgoing flag bearer. That means the Xperia Z3 is a very good high end offering but stops short of bringing anything innovative or particularly fresh to the party. It gets a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 3GB of RAM, Sony's quality 20.7 megapixel camera with Exxmor sensor and extra-high ISO 12,800 light sensitivity (the most on any smartphone Sony says). The design language is slightly different, but most viewers would find it hard to sport the rounder corners and incremental changes. Sony's DSEE HX audio tech is also present, allowing for better quality of sound playback, while an updated Walkman app is on the way. On board the device will run Android 4.4 KitKat and will have 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot available. The Sony Xperia Z3 will be available globally (yes, including the US at launch) during the fall. If you were following Sony at IFA for a huge new flagship announcement you will be disappointed, but this is a good handset regardless.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at Glamorgan University before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news.