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Xperia Z3+ comes with free £275 Hi-Res Audio bundle in the UK
Sony has kicked off its launch campaign for its new Xperia Z3+ smartphone by offering customers a free Hi-Res Audio bundle worth £275 with purchases of its new flagship smartphone. The bundle includes the premium MDR-10RC headphones, 6 Hi-Res Audio albums through Xperia Lounge and a 3 month subscription to TIDAL, the Jay-Z backed music streaming service that claims to pay the highest royalties to artists and musicians.
The Hi-Res Audio feature on the Xperia Z3+ promises to deliver music as the artist intended with DSEE HX – a partnership with Harman Kardon – offering upscaled music for an improved listening experience while Digital Noise Cancellation technology promises your jam session won’t be interrupted by external disturbances and unwanted noise. The three month subscription to Tidal allows you to choose from over 25 million tracks to listen or 75,000 music videos to watch and also discover new and upcoming stars in different genres.
[related_videos title=”Sony Xperia in video:” align=”left” type=”custom” videos=”591855,591709,570687,567691,564685,539522″] The Xperia Z3+ is Sony’s latest Android smartphone and offers similar specs to the Xperia Z3 from last year, save for a few petite differences. Almost identical to the Xperia Z4 for Japan, the Xperia Z3+ brings the updated Snapdragon 810 processor and an extra GB of RAM. There’s also a slightly smaller build (at 6.9mm thick) which has led to a slightly smaller battery (2900mAh vs 3100mAh) and a redesign of the charging port to the bottom of the handset.
Like its predecessors, the Xperia Z3+ is dust and water resistant, allowing you to use the handset for up to 1.5 metres underwater for up to 30 minutes at a time. The rear camera is still the 20.7MP sensor from the Xperia Z3 but the front camera has been bumped up to 5MP, in line with other current flagship smartphones.
The Xperia Z3+ runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and will be familiar to any Sony user who has upgraded their phone to the latest software version. The lack of real upgrades in the Xperia Z3+ means this handset doesn’t stray too much from past Xperia handsets; quintessentially a Sony smartphone, the Z3+ is nothing more than an iterative upgrade to past Sony smartphones, rather than the revolutionary upgrade Sony’s product strategy desperately needs.
The Hi-Res Audio bundle offer is available when buying your Xperia Z3+ on pay monthly contracts through Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone or O2.