New Sony Xperia Z3+ ad showcases the phone's wide-angle 20 MP and 5 MP cameras

New Sony Xperia Z3+ ad showcases the phone's wide-angle 20 MP and 5 MP cameras
While the Xperia Z3+ (aka Z4) may not the be the Xperia that you've been expecting, Sony still hopes that the handset will attract various users around the world. Thus, it started promoting the device's strengths in video ads. The first ad showcased the smartphone's long-lasting battery, and the second one, released today, is all about the Z3+'s cameras.

Similar to the Xperia Z3 from last year, the Z3+ has a 20.7 MP rear camera with a 25 mm wide-angle G Lens. That's wider than most lenses that other flagships are using. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4 and HTC One M9 all have 28 mm lenses, while the iPhone 6 has a 29 mm lens (mind you, a lower focal length - in mm - means a wider lens). The Z3+ further offers a 5 MP front-facing camera that also has a 25 mm wide lens (an upgrade from the 2 MP front-facing camera of the Z3). These wide lenses allow the Z3+ to take photos and selfies that capture more of what's around you. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean the photos have a higher quality - we'll have to thoroughly test the new Xperia before we can pass judgements on its photography capabilities.

Cameras aside, the Xperia Z3+ features Android Lollipop, a 5.2-inch 1080p display, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a water-resistant, 6.9mm-thin body. Sony will start selling the Xperia Z3+ in June (in both single, and dual SIM variants), for prices similar to the launch price of the Z3. Are you planning to buy one?

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Xperia Z3+
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2930 mAh(17h talk time)



1. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I gotta admit, the z3+ is very sexy but I can't deny the fact that the price and features are not too attractive. I'm still holding on to my z1, but due for an upgrade soon. Should I get the z3c, or iPhone 6 or wait longer to see how the 2015 Xperia flagship? Damn, tough choice

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I had Z3C for a while and I gotta admit it's incredible phone in every inch. My favourite Android ever, perfect size, perfect specs, the only drawbacks were coldish screen, really average camera and poor audio on headphones. Choices like this are always beetwen Android and iOS, I personally love all the features of Z3C but iOS suits me so much better that in this case I'd go with iP, but I would surely miss incredible battery life and waterproofing of Z3C. It's really tough choice, If I were You I would wait for Z5C and 6S and see yourself which platform is for You.

7. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

well u could change the colour of screen to more warm in software needs an upgrade though if u wanna point and shoot

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I tried, PA wrote in their review suggested settings but after that everything was red :P I wonder if someone made kernel which fixes this, it really isn't so annoying but when I compared it with S5 and iP6 I was like: :-/

21. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

You could use Twillight app to adjust it

34. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

The Z3+ has a warmer screen.

31. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Mate you should have tried the noise cancelling headphone. One of the best mobile headphone out there and also you have the great noise cancelling feature. I would agree about camera. But the display quality is very nice. I don't know what bothered you.

27. waddup121 unregistered

the price doe. whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

4. Tuga_Peter

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 27, 2014

Ok... It's not the best option in the market, but it looks great and premium.

29. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

it is the best

28. KetchupsMustard

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Any word on what carrier will have it?

30. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

I wonder why PA now having so many trollers and clone or double account, all the comments is irrelevant anymore with the topic, these double/clone account keep irritating the comment section, what a pity PA, where the hell are you? Or did they enjoy reading this junk comments...

32. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

no OIS Fail..

35. BobLawblaw unregistered

Z3 is still a quality phone. I don't use superior auto. If you use manual settings you get some fantastic photos. The audio quality is brilliant aswell. That's just my opinion. I don't see the need to change my z3 anytime soon..

36. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Why put a wide angle lens on as standard? That is so dumb since a normal lens is best in most situations, wide angle just leads to distortion when you don't want it.

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