After its announcement last month, Sony’s Xperia Z3+ is finally going global. In an official blog post, Sony announced that the Z3+ will be available this week in select markets around the globe, directly following Sony’s launch of the Xperia Z3+ to the UK earlier this week.
Crafted from premium materials and carrying Sony’s latest and greatest technologies, the Xperia Z3+ still seems like more of a minor spec bump from the previous Xperia Z3 and not a full-fledged successor, but that doesn’t make it a bad phone. Underneath the 5.2 inch 1080p Full HD screen lies the 64 bit Snapdragon 810 with 3GB RAM, all powered by a massive 2930mAh battery that is said to get roughly 2 days of battery life. Early reviews of the Xperia Z3+ seem to confirm that Sony isn’t embellishing with their battery life claims either.
It’s not just the battery and processor that have been upgraded. Over the previous generation the Z3+ got a little thinner and a lot lighter, now weighing in at 144 grams. The Xperia Z3+ also comes with IP65 and IP68 certifications which make it waterproof and dust resistant, a trend we’ve seen in Sony’s most recent smartphone offerings.
Turning to the camera, the Xperia Z3+ packs a 20.7MP rear-facing camera that produces sharp images that are on the colder side with a simple press of the dedicated camera button. The Z3+ also brings the ability to shoot videos with a 4k resolution.
If you are looking for a new phone that has a solid camera, good specs, and a great battery life, then the Xperia Z3+ may be for you. For those with camp Verizon, it is worth noting that you’ll instead have the option of the QHD-packing Sony Xperia Z4v. What do you think about Sony’s latest moves with the Z4, Z3+, and Z4v? Let us know in the comments.