See Fruit Ninja being played with a real knife on a Sony Xperia Z3

See Fruit Ninja being played with a real knife on a Sony Xperia Z3
Not long after we saw the Xperia Z3 passing unusual Cola & Nutella tests, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone was put to another test, this time in order to showcase the sensitivity of its display.

What’s this new test all about? Well, someone decided to see if he could play Fruit Ninja on the Z3 using a real knife. In case there’s someone out there who doesn’t know what Fruit Ninja is: it’s a fun game that lets you slice fruits by swiping your finger on the display. As it turns out, you can also swipe a knife - at least on the screen of the Xperia Z3, which showed no damage after the game ended.

Launched by Sony last month in Europe and Asia, the Xperia Z3 is also headed to the US, where T-Mobile will sell it starting October 29. The Z3 is an incremental update over the Xperia Z2, featuring a slimmer (and better designed) body, a slightly faster processor, an enhanced rear camera, and a longer-lasting battery. You should read our Xperia Z3 review to find out more about the handset.

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)



1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I also did it on my Galaxy S3. Quite fun.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I want to see the N4 do the same with extra sensitivity turned on.

9. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

Ever since Xperia Z ultra, i think sony is using slightly different digitizer than rest of OEMs. Sony's one is able to detect metal contact. unless if im unaware and other OEM phones are doing the same thing with hacks/mods

11. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

nokia lumia 920

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Playing Fruit Ninja the way it was intended to lmfao.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Could this be done on any other phone or is it only possible because of the Z3's extra sensitivity?...

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Possible on the N3, S5 and N4 with the extra sensitivity. Can't be done on HTC, LG, or iPhones. Just Sony and Samsungs.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I think that glove mode is very useful especially in the cold winters. Extra sensitivity should be a standard for all manufacturers.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think some Nokia flagships have it as well

8. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Almost all of Nokia's flagship devices since the 2012 Lumia 920 have Super Sensitive Touch coupled with Gorilla Glass 2 or 3 to enable what is shown and spoken of here. I have been giving demos of using the screen with keys to play games, navigate the UI and compose messages for years now. It is good to see other devices used similar technology as I believe all high end phone, including the iPhones should have the same kind of screen technology.

13. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The M8 can detect metal objects as well, i was playing with an aluminium can using it as a stylus on my M8 the other day.

12. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Its been done on the old s3

10. 21babydoll12 unregistered

Agreed, on my z ultra everything worked. Qtips to plastic bottles caps. Infinite varations of stylus. Although I wouldnt try that with the anti shatter film on.

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