The Sony Xperia Z3 will soon show the tip of its nose and many of you must be waiting for it with firm feet. This is normal, and just imagine that he has been accompanying me on a daily basis for a few weeks now. After looking at its design , its sensor and its audio system , the time has come to take a look at its screen , and its autonomy . All with a little video as a bonus, of course.
On paper, the Z3 is pretty close to its predecessor. We will not lie to each other, its technical sheet is even almost identical to that of the Z2.
Except that in practice, there are still some differences and we had a good example of this with the test of its sensor and its speaker. Sony engineers have indeed taken steps to push their limits once again and we can only congratulate them.
But does the same apply to the terminal screen and battery?
The screen of the Z3 reaches a diagonal of 5.2 inches, and it is capable of displaying a definition of Full HD 1080p type , for a resolution of 1920 × 1080. It is an IPS type panel and it comes with two in-house technologies: Triluminos and X-Reality.
What does it mean ?
Quite simply, it offers a higher level of sharpness and contrast than normal, with more neutral and more natural colors as a bonus. Best of all, it is also supposed to deliver less noisy images and this goes for photos as well as videos, of course.
The Z2 embeds the same technologies, but the image delivered by the Z3 has nothing to do with the feats of which its predecessor was capable. The colors are less saturated and it offers better rendering in high and low light. In other words, we have an image that corresponds more to the reality of real life.
With a slight downside, however. I don't know if it's my model that's causing the problem, but I noticed that the colors on my Z3 were slightly bluish . The tones are therefore cooler than on the Z2 and Z1.
It's quite confusing, of course, but Sony has done it right and you only need to head to the terminal settings to find a menu to adjust the white balance . And that's good, especially for lovers (or amateurs) of beautiful images.
So what about the battery? Here again, the technical sheet of the terminal is quite precise. According to this document, the Xperia Z3 has a 3100 mAh battery , for 19 hours of talk time, 120 hours of music listening, 10 hours of video playback and … 740 hours of standby time.
In fact, the guy is doing extremely well. It can thus last two days in a row, without the Stamina mode. With, we can go beyond three days. Everything will obviously depend on your settings and how you use them. To give you an idea, I recharged the terminal until midday yesterday, and I have exactly 68% battery left.
It's frankly not bad. For comparison, at the end of the day, my Z2 is more like around 45%, for the same use.
And then, Sony also integrated another mode: the Ultra Stamina . With capitals, please. And there, it is quite simple, the autonomy is multiplied by five minimum. In return, well you can just make calls, take pictures or access your agenda.
To reserve in case of extreme emergency in short.
We end with the video mentioned a little above.