Last week Sony launched Xperia Z4 in Japan and in an event held in Hong Kong China couple of days ago Sony revealed the same phone named as Xperia Z3+ for the international market. This two name strategy for the same phone is just because there have been only minor changes in the Xperia Z4 compared to the predecessor Xperia Z3. Sony must have thought not to raise people’s expectations internationally about a “true successor” to the Xperia Z3.
But it doesn’t mean that there are no changes at all, but they are not something new or extraordinary to be excited about. There are changes in the processor of the Xperia Z3+, the internal storage has been improved, there is a slight change in the size of the phone and battery is changed as well.
The processor has changed from the Snapdragon 801 as it was in Xperia Z3 to the Snapdragon 810; it’s not something big to be counted much. The internal storage space has been doubled from 16GB to 32GB. Xperia Z3+ comes with same camera of 20.7MP sensor with an f/2.0 lens as it was in Xperia Z3. While the front-facing camera comes with 5MP sensor having a 25 mm width enhanced for selfies. The phone has preserved the 5.2″ 1080p display, the 3 GB of RAM memory, and its IP68 certification, but it has earned support for the newer Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity protocol.
The Xperia Z3+ is slightly slimmer in size as compared to Xperia Z3, which has resulted in smaller change in the battery from from 3,100 mAh to 2,930 mAh. But Sony still promises a battery life of two days as it was in Xperia Z3. The device also comes with Android 5.0 and will be available in four colors; Classic Black and White, Copper and Aqua Green. It will be available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM and is expected to hit the shelves globally in June.