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Sony Xperia Z3+ pre-orders kick off, still no sign of the Z4

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Saony Xperia Z3+

With the Western world still waiting for the Xperia Z4, UK retailers have starting accepting Sony Xperia Z3+ pre-orders.

An incremental update on the Xperia Z3, the flagship Z3+ was unveiled last month as the global take on the Japan exclusive Z4.

Despite featuring no major updates or new components, the Z3+ is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor. The handset also plays host to an improved processor and a small camera bump.

Now, ahead of the phone’s June 26 in-store release, high street chain Carphone Warehouse has started letting wannabe Z3+ owners drop the cash early and pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S6 challenger.

Available in black, white and green colour schemes, the high-end handset can be tied to a number of costly pay monthly plans.

A £40 per month, 24-month deal with no handset fee sees the device bundled with unlimited calls, unlimited texts and a 2GB, 4G data allowance on Vodafone.

Looking to sweeten the deal, all Z3+ pre-orders placed through Carphone Warehouse will see the device boxed with a Hi-Res audio package.

This comprises of a free 90 day subscription to streaming service Tidal and a pair of HQ audio Sony headphones.

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The Sony Xperia Z3+ plays host to a 5.2-inch, 1080p Full HD display alongside 3GB of RAM and Qualcomm’s latest 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor.

With 32GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD, the phone lines up at 6.9mm thin and just 144g in weight.

With the phone’s 20.7-megapixel primary camera paired with a secondary, 5-megapixel camera up front, the Z3+’s specs sheet is rounded off by a compacted 2,900mAh battery.

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fried_egg

June 12, 2015, 1:00 pm

Seems Sony got the specs right with the Z1 in what people actually wanted in a phone. Pity the media are so distracted by gimmicks rather than functions. Looks a great phone that is still top of "what you will use" specs.

shnatiw

June 13, 2015, 10:51 am

There are better phones (that will have a higher resale value) available for those kind of monthly contracts. And I am always wary of deals that bundle in freebies straight from launch. It's kind of like throwing in the towel from the very start...as in...we're stuck with this handset...it's not going to sell...let's bribe people to shift them!

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