Xperia Z3 - £460
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia Z3
The Xperia Z3 is a flagship smartphone from Sony that runs on Android KitKat.
This phone has a 5.2 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 424PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia Z3 has a 21MP camera, can record video in Ultra HD 4K and has a 2.2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 2.5GHz quad core processor and 3GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 96 out of 100.
The Xperia Z3 has an estimated battery life of around 16 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 3100mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia Z3 comes with 16 or 32GB internal storage (depending upon the model) and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 128GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Xperia Z3 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Xperia Z3 is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (requires a microUSB to HDMI adapter). It is able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly. It also has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Sony Xperia Z3 D6633) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Xperia Z3 stand out feature is its IP-68 rating, which means that it is both dust and water resistant. It also has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Xperia Z3 is a premium smartphone in every aspect. It is powerful, attractive and comes with some of the latest smartphone technology. The phone has received some excellent reviews and is one to consider if you are looking for a feature packed top end device.