Sony unveils Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, and SmartWatch 3 at IFA 2014

 Although it has only been several months since Mobile World Congress, Sony has reloaded their arsenal, presenting entirely new products, replacing the Z2-series of products that launched a mere six months ago. Sony announced the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, and SmartWatch 3 at IFA 2014.

Xperia Z3

The Xperia Z3 is Sony's flagship device for 2014. The device follows the same design language as the previous flagship, the Z2, but updates the innards for the coming year. The device will come in four colors: Black, White, Green, and Copper. The device will be available in fall. 

Xperia Z3 Specifications:

  • 5.2" TRILUMINOUS 1080p Display
  • Snapdragon 2.5GHz Qualcomm Processor with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 20.7MP camera with 4K video recording / 2.2MP front-facing camera
  • Waterproof and dust tight with IP65 and IP68 rating
  • 3100 mAh battery

The Xperia Z3 Compact

Following the success of the Z1 and Z2 Compact, Sony is introducing the Xperia Z3 Compact. The handset maintains a majority of the specifications from Sony's flagship model, but offers it in a smaller package. The device will come in four colors: Black, White, Red, and Green. The device will be available this fall. 

Xperia Z3 Compact Specifications:

  • 4.6" TRILUMINOUS 720p Display
  • Snapdragon 2.5GHz Qualcomm Processor with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 20.7MP camera with 4K video recording / 2.2MP front-facing camera
  • Waterproof and dust tight with IPX5/6/8 rating
  • 2600 mAh battery

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Being touted as the the world's lightest and thinnest tablet, the Z3 Tablet Compact measures in at 6.4mm thin and weighs in at 270 grams. The tablet will become the successor to the Z2 Tablet and offer updated specifications for 2014.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Specifications:

  • 8" TRILUMINOUS 1080p Display
  • Snapdragon 2.5GHz Qualcomm Processor with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 8.1MP camera / 2.2MP front-facing camera
  • Waterproof and dust tight
  • Battery STAMINA mode for up to 13 hours of video playback

SmartWatch 3 and Smartband Talk

Sony introduces two new wearable devices, the SmartWatch 3 and the Smartband Talk. The SmartWatch 3 will be Sony's first Android Wear device. The Smartwatch 3 will offer a 1.6" 320x 320 display, with a waterproof rating of IP68, 4GB memory, and will be available in four colors. The Smartband Talk will be a fitness / life blogging device that will also allow users to communicate via voice. The Smartband Talk will feature a 1.4" e-ink display and have a waterproof rating of IP68. 

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Damn it, I was so sure about getting the Z3 for my next phone but I'm now between the Z3 and the new Moto X.

Decisions, decisions...

I'm not an Android fan but the Z3 Compact really looks like a phone I could buy. I'll just evaluate the price, but I'll also wait to see what older iPhone Apple will keep selling along with the 6, and the price of the older iPhone compared to the Z3 Compact.

Ok the Z3 Compact will retail for 499€ in Italy, I think older iPhones will still be more expensive and will also have no SD card, this is going to be a tough choice.

I like the integration with Playstation! If apple ran on android, it would be called sony! (In a good way I mean)

There's a reason Apple started their iPhone concepts with "what would Sony do". They even approached Sony to ask them if they would please run OS X on their VAIOs.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/26/3189309/apple-sony-iphone-design-inspiration-iphone-4-looked-old

I won't the Z1 compact and it great. A real compact phone with high end slecs. The z3 compact is great but I'm sorry at 4.6" its not compact.

Looking at the physical dimensions, there's a .3mm height difference and is thinner:
Z1 Compact: 127x64.9x9.5 mm
Z3 Compact: 127.3x64.9x8.64mm
Source: Sony Website

RichieC said,
I won't the Z1 compact and it great. A real compact phone with high end slecs. The z3 compact is great but I'm sorry at 4.6" its not compact.

Sorry, what?

Sorry, didn't think dimensions were hard to understand.

Basically, even though it's got the larger screen it's still just as compact as the z1 compact.

So when RichieC says "I won't [sic] the Z1 compact and it great. A real compact phone with high end slecs [sic]. The z3 compact is great but I'm sorry at 4.6" its not compact"

The Z3 is in-fact near identical in compactness and is actually thinner.

Gladiatorus said,

Sorry, what?

Ah you edited your post to include RichieC's message, my post is more nonsense now.

Love my Z2, the Z3 doesn't look as good. Think Sony are pushing these phones so fast, I just hope they keep an eye on quality as I had to return to Z2 models due to poor manufacturing.

Stunning, especially the Compact and its flagship specs...btw can't believe we are calling 4.6" screens "compact" lol

I LOVE IT

i am glad i waited and did not buy z2

i love the new compact and full size! i will really have to see them in person to decide,
but SONY is finally evolving back to the top of their design game!

Great design, decent specs, and strong support for the CyanogenMod community - what's not to like? ;)

The Z3 Compact is surely great, however I would still love to see Sony develop a smaller phone (upto 4.0" display) with modern specs. My Xperia Ray is beautiful, and - thanks to the XDA development community - still manages to run CM11, but the 3+ year old hardware is really showing its age. A Ray-sized Z3 would be perfect!

Wow... I didn't expect such a solid design from Sony. I'm not a tablet guy either, but even those looked pretty awesome.

Reminds me of an iPhone a bit (in a good way), but better seeing as it's Android, MicroSD capable, high-res camera, plenty of power under the hood, and such. About time, Sony!

I just hope they don't get eclipsed by the iPhone 6 announcement . . .