Making a smart phone that stands out in a crowded market is a difficult business, even for established players like Sony.
The company's Xperia brand began its 10th year in 2018, adding the XZ3 handheld to the line recently. Sony has resisted the popular trend in its forefront, choosing evolution rather than revolution – but has it done well to take the moderate approach?
Design and display
You could easily mistake the last Xperia, the XZ2, with the XZ3 as the close design is the same, except that the edges are more curved, such as the Samsung Galaxy handsets S latest.
This definitely gives it a nice look and it's comfortable enough to use it with one hand – something that's hard to bring many smart phones A great one who has become normal today.
However, the magic is discharged by the charming body material that tends to love, which stands out more on the black hand.
At 9.9mm, the XZ3 is slightly tighter than 11.1mm XZ2, as well as pressing 5g less, now in 193g, but this does not go far enough to get rid of the bulk of the phone hand.
The rear is still the same as predecessor, including the remote location of the fingerprint sensor in the center.
Sony's hard and typical display per mile is an excellent OLED exhibition, using its strengths as a television maker with the Bravia range. The 640st 2160 × 1080 display offers powerful color and one of the deeper spots you can get on a smartphone, making it ideal for watching movies or videos in the pipeline.
Many of the XZ3 hardware are the same as that of, with a Snapdragon 845 and 4GB of Welsh skip skip to handle the speed of the phone.
Despite the reasonable specification, the handset does not run as smoothly as you could hope, especially if you have a number of apps that run in the background.
There is a Side Sense, a feature that allows you to tap the same side to bring your apps and shortcuts, a nice addition but beat by accidental touches – as well , you can turn it.
Sony also loses an opportunity to upgrade its back camera, sticking with a 19-megapixel plug. Although the photos are still looking good but they do not beat other Android devices, such as Google Pixel handles and OnePlus 6T.
Curiously, Sony decided to focus on the front-facing camera, binding it up to 13 megapixels, so you can definitely notice the difference in your identity at least.
Sony is doing well to maintain an initial price of £ 699 – lending the tendency to always increase as other handheld makers – but unfortunately the XZ3 is compatible with a predecessor rather than aiming to improve it.
If you're looking for something with a beautiful movie-watching display, you're looking at the right place, as the only easy display is the only new and worthwhile part of & # 39; r XZ3.
The form of the phone is great to hold in one hand, but again, leave it down with the bulky pressure.
It can be time for Sony to go down a revolution path, rather than stick to the safety of evolution.– Press Society