Sony Xperia Z3 hands-on (Video)

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Sony just introduced the Xperia Z3 in Berlin earlier today, along with the Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, and a whole mess of accessories. But what’s really the deal with this phone? Is it just a minor tweak to the Xperia Z2? Does it do enough right to really make a name of its own? We stopped by Sony’s IFA 2014 presence to find out for ourselves, going hands-on with the Xperia Z3.

Thin bezels, a beautiful display with tweaks like an intelligent contrast engine, and a camera that’s not just high-res, but also offers some impressive optical performance, all add up to make this a pretty compelling smartphone package.

Beyond features, we also look at the build quality – this is a phone that doesn’t just seem to have its act together on the specs page, delivering in the performance department, but one that has a body that’s not just quite thin, but also resistant to attack from the elements. Watch below to check out everything we got to see for yourself.

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!