We were hoping that once we received word yesterday that the new 4.6-inch Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was arriving today exclusively on the Bell network, that its big brother, the Sony Xperia Z3 would be following close behind. Today you can get the Xperia Z3 on various networks throughout Canada with pricing on a two-year / outright: Bell at $179.95 / $699.95 - Rogers at $179.95 / $599.99 - at TELUS $180 / $680 - at WIND Mobile $199 / $699 - and MTS $99.99 / $649.99...we have no word regarding SaskTel.
The pricing is reasonable for a new flagship device that usually sells for about $200 on a two-year contract. The Xperia Z3 is a flagship in every sense of the word and will compete directly with the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, the LG G3, and the new Moto X. If the Xperia Z3 is a little too rich for your liking, The Xperia Z3 Compact on Bell might suit you just fine. The Z3 Compact does have a slightly smaller screen and only HD at 720p and only 2GB of RAM versus 3GB in the Z3, as well only a 16GB model, however, it does run only $79.95 on a two-year contract in Black and White or online for $599.99 in Black, White, Orange and Green. If you really want a 1080p display, the Xperia Z2, its predecessor has been marked down. If you decide to go for the Sony Xperia Z3, you will get a 5.2-inch FHD IPS LCD display with 424 pixels-per-inch (PPI) in a glass and metal trimmed body - with the sides rounded for comfortably holding this large phone in your hand...Sony is not known for small bezels. You will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz hooked up with 3GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage, along with a microSD slot to add an additional 128GB of storage.
The main camera is sporting a 20.7MP sensor with a LED Flash, Auto-Focus and 25MM wide angled lens - this will fit more of the image in every shot and is great for those large family gatherings. The front-facing camera is only 2.2MP for video chats or social media selfies. Sony gave the Xperia Z3 a large 3100mAh battery and still kept the device only 7.3mm thick...and that should be large enough to get you through the day. Besides the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, DLNA, and microUSB 2.0 port, the Xperia Z3 is Wi-Fi Calling ready, it is IP65/IP68 dust and water certified, has a built-in FM Radio, and front-facing stereo speakers...as an added bonus, you can use the Xperia Z3 in an optional controller for PS4 Remote Play. The Xperia Z3 is running Android 4.4.4 KitKat with a light Xperia UI on top. Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you will be picking up the Sony Xperia Z3...as always, we would love to hear from you.