Sony has launched the Xperia Z3+, a global variant of Xperia Z4, smartphone in India today. The smartphone comes with a sleek and stylish signature waterproof design. The smartphone is claimed as a premium addition to the Xperia Z3 series flagship smartphones.
The smartphone continues the Sony design story with discreet but impressive improvements. It is also waterproof and dust-tight having IP65/68 rating. As a further design refinement the Xperia Z3+ features a capless USB port making it easier to charge. In addition the smartphone comes with a shiny finish on a metal frame, tampered glass and rounded edges.
On the other hand, the South Korean smartphone maker, LG has released its latest flagship smartphone, that comes with an unique and attractive design, great performance, and a fantastic camera. In terms of design, the LG G4 comes with a curved back with variety of cover options including leather back.
The LG G4 is closely related to the LG G Flex2 design language featuring a similar curved back. The curved back of the handset provides a little extra grip in the palm. The smartphone has an attractive design and comes with the same brushed metal effect as the last years flagship.
However, the obvious question for all the tech enthusiastic is how the key players will keep themselves on top in this competitive smartphone market. Have a look at the slideshow comparing Sony Xperia Z3+ and LG G4.
Sony Xperia Z3+ sports the Xperia design language, but comes with impressive improvements over its predecessor. The smartphone IP65/68 certified as waterproof as well as dust resistance. The device comes with a shiny finish on a metal frame and rounded edges.
LG G4 adopts the same design language as predecessor, delegating the power and volume keys at the back of the phone. The smartphone comes in a curved shape. The rear panel, bezel borders the display and the entire outer shell itself is slightly curved. The smartphone has a unique device and attractive design and comes with a similar curved back similar to the LG G Flex2.
Sony Xperia Z3+ sports a 5.2 inch Triluminos Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and also equipped with Live Colour LED powered by X-Reality engine.
The LG G4 is equipped with a 5.5 inch Quad HD IPS Quantum screen housing a resolution of 1440x2560 with 538 PPI and a contrast ratio of 1500:1.
Processor and OS
The Sony Xperia Z3+ is powered by a Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 GPU besides 3GB RAM under the hood. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and can be upgradable to the latest Android M.
The LG G4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor SoC with a 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core CPU and 3GB LPDDR3 RAM. It runs on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The smartphone comes with 20.7 megapixel primary camera with Exmos RS sensor, with 4K video recording, 5.1 megapixel front-facing camera with Exmor R sensor as well as features a 25mm wide-angle lens on board. Sony claims that the Cybershot camera technology will help users to click good photos, while the front camera has Steadyshot intelligent mode for shooting better photos.
The G4 holds a same 16 megapixel rear camera as the Galaxy S6, but comes with some special features like full manual mode where users can adjust ISO and other professional camera elements and notably can shoot in RAW format, which is a great feature for a photo enthusiastic.
Both smartphone comes with 32GB built-in storage and supports to expand storage up to 128GB using a microSD card slot.
The Xperia Z3+ supports connectivity option such as 4G LTE /3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ GLONASS, MHL 3.0, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with RDS.
While the LG G4 supports connectivity option like 4G/LTE, 3G HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, Infrared port, NFC, USB and 3.5mm audio jack.
Availability and Price
The Sony Xperia Z3+ is available in Sony centers, Xperia stores and major electronic stores at a price tag of Rs. 55,990. The smartphone is available in White, Black, Copper and Aqua Green color variants.
The LG G4 is available in two options: first as premium model featuring a leather back and another with poly-carbonate back with a diamond effect. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 45,000.