The upgrade to Sony’s very popular XPERIA Z3 has landed, the new Sony XPERIA Z3+ aka Z3 Plus further improves on its predecessor whilst retaining industry leading imaging and the waterproof and dust proof housing.
Now even faster thanks to octa-core CPU technology, the Sony Z3+ is also lighter and slimmer than the Z3 yet still offers the same full HD display inside its 6.9mm glass and metal casing.
This latest Sony phone has been released in three colour schemes and an expected fourth on its way soon, these are known as the Sony Xperia Z3+ in white, black, ice or aqua green and the forthcoming copper edition.
Prices on the Plus side
When it comes to contracts, the Sony Xperia Z3+ is now available to buy with Vodafone deals, O2 pay monthly tariffs and EE 4G price plans and has also been made available with upgrade prices for those wanting to stay with their existing number and network.
If you don’t mind paying an upfront cost for your new Xperia Z3+ then the current cheapest line rental prices start from £25 a month, however if you prefer a ‘free phone’ then the lowest tariffs to offer this are at £40 a month.
This buys you unlimited calls and 2GB of data each month on Vodafone, you can ‘up’ this to 10GB with a free Xperia Z3+ at £44.99 on EE4G deals.
Plus all the Features
The Sony Xperia Z3+ is the latest flagship smart phone added to the Sony lineup of devices. Since the release of the Z3, Sony have added a few extra updates to how the device works and the feature set. The most noticeable will be the front facing camera. With the Z3+ you now get a 5 megapixel front facing camera. Here you will get crisper video calls and selfies.The amazing 20.7 megapixel main camera is retained along with massive library of filters that allow you to make your mark on any picture you take. As you’d expect this includes geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama so those holiday snaps or days out can be captured in pure brilliance, plus there’s no forgetting where you were when you hit the shutter button.
Videos are recorded in 1080p HD and 4K so you can be assured of superior quality in everything that the Z3+ can do. Not only can it take fantastic videos but playback will also be something that others are unable to match with the dual front facing speakers. If you’d rather you can also connect to a HD monitor or TV and show off not only what you did but what the phone can do.
With the Z range of devices gone are the days of being cautious of pulling your handset out if it is raining. Being IP68 certified the Z3 Plus can take on rain and being submerged 1 metre for 30 minutes. Dust is also not a concern with all of the ports sealed thanks to the IP65 and IP68 rating.
Unlike previous Z models, this has been achieved without a flappy cover for the USB port!
For the gamers out there Sony have brought the best of PlayStation to the mobile world. With a powerful 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa Core processor (Quad-core 2.0 GHz Quad core 1.5 GHz) the Xperia Z3+ will be able to take on the most demanding of games. The 3GB of RAM will offer a seamless experience both for gaming and moving around the device.
The Z3 Plus is also PS4 Remote Play certified, so you can stream the high defintion action of any PS4 game to your small screen over a WiFi connection. Pair a DualShock 4 and the phone becomes a portable powerhouse of action and adventure.
Keeping you going the Sony Xperia Z3 Plus has been crafted to be as efficient as possible. The end result is a battery that can last up to 2 days on a single charge, offering you up to 91 hours of music playback and 9 hours of HD video playback. Sony lead the way with seeing the battery lasting longer where others may need to plug it in. Extended Standby Mode allows you to only run those things that matter and with a simple tap of the power button everything returns to normal.
Sony have also packed in Hi-Res Audio and LDAC that brings high quality audio via Bluetooth allowing you to listen to your music as it is meant to be. With built-in Digitial Noise Cancelling technology, exterior noise is reduced by up to 98% so if you’re out and about or sat on a bus you get less chatter and more beats.
You get connectivity a-plenty with the Sony Xperia Z3+ . Along with the ability to connect to high speed 4G services you can also connect with speakers, headsets and other accessories via NFC. With just a tap you’re able to route calls and listen to your music when you want to.