The most recent device from Sony is Xperia Z3, which is its flagship of 2014. It is powered with most optimized hardware, however not the fastest.
If we talk about the camera configuration of the device, nominally set of cameras in the Xperia Z3 is the same as in Z2: front, 2.1-megapixel camera without autofocus and rear, 20.7-megapixel sensor with reverse illumination Sony Exmor RS size 1 / 2.3-inch, LED flash and autofocus. It is noteworthy that the sensor chamber to raise the maximum ISO sensitivity up to impressive by the standards of mobile photography and nearly 12,800 has changed the algorithm for processing the frame, whereby the device should in theory better to shoot in the dark.
Sony programmers from device to device improve corporate viewfinder in Xperia. All standard options such as effects of augmented reality AR Effect, pictures with sound, combined with two photo cameras, photo with blurred background, different artistic effects and other “gadgets” in Xperia Z3 are present. From the very process of shooting the entire standard, to get photos with a resolution of 20 megapixels is possible only in “manual” mode.
As expected, the camera takes very good. In daylight decent sharpness across the frame, small digital artifacts like almost no noise. That “grain”, which can still be seen, does not interfere with – the balance between noise and detail Automatic stand very well. By selecting the shooting there are no complaints. Competitor in the face of LG G3 processed photos more artistic, but in less detail.
With shooting indoor unit also handles very well even better than the G3. The latter left more digital noise in the image and gleaning contrast. Even in the dark Z3 is not lost – the sharpness of a stable, saturation and contrast are very good. Noise, surprisingly, quite a bit
Separately want to praise the work of the system autofocus. It works perfectly – the percentage of marriage focus is minimal. Even in the dark, it zooms to the object very fast and accurately. Minimum focusing distance – about ten centimeters. Rather large – by the standards of mobile photography – matrix achieves beloved by many the effect of “smearing” of the background without any filters.
In general, the new flagship of Sony camera is pretty well. It is noteworthy that it can make a better system in subsequent insertions. Finally, note that the smartphone is able to record video with a resolution of 4K.
Sony Xperia Z3 has little lower battery capacity compared to the previous flagship – a slight decrease in capacity built-in battery with 3200 to 3100 mAh (11.78 Wh, 3.8 V). However, the Sony promised that the battery life is not affected. Access to the battery users do not have – the possibility of replacing the battery is not available.
In the continuous video playback at maximum brightness discharge, almost works for seven hours – the result is worse than the Xperia Z2, which at one time held out nine and a half hours. The reason for that is obviously a very bright display. It is enough to reduce the backlight to a comfortable 20% – and the device will live much longer. With an average load if periodically release a gadget out of hand, it can withstand hours of work on a single battery charge, or even a little longer. In standby mode, the energy almost spent.
Well, if we talk about the camera configuration, Sony is doing really great with Xperia Z series, and it expected to see something bigger and better in upcoming Sony phones i.e. Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z5.