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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sony Xperia Z3: A Sleek, Super Effective and Rugged Travel and Photography Phone

The world of travel has evolved by leaps and bounds. Today, there is hardly anyone who travels without a smart phone. They have become the essence of travel as they are used for everything from booking flight tickets and hotel rooms to navigating on maps, sharing updates and pictures on social media to keeping in touch with family and friends, using it as a camera to using it for watching movies and listening to music and for all other online communication to entertaining us with those many games.

I work on the go as I am continuously traveling and hence my smartphone becomes my inseparable companion. I use it for blogging, managing my startup business, use it as camera, manage my blog’s social media network through it, watch movies, listen to music and so much more. Recently, I upgraded myself to the new Sony Xperia Z3 phone that runs on the Android platform. I have been using it for a good while during my travels across India and Turkey and below is a detailed review of why I think this phone is a great choice for travel, photography, blogging and entertainment.

Sony Xperia Z3 - the latest Android phone by Sony 
A Phone Camera that puts Big Cameras to Shame 
Once I have started using the Sony Xperia Z3 as my phone, I have started using my DSLR camera less. That says a lot about the quality of this phone’s camera. With a mind boggling 20.7 megapixel camera and with great Sony photo and video technology, this phone camera has ensured that I take top quality pictures in good and in low light. Even some of my travel videos have been taken using this phone and I have been pleasantly surprised at its quality and detail. With image stabilization, high ISO, LED Flash, Auto Focus, Geo Tagging, Object Tracking and Red Eye Reduction, this camera has it all.

Waterproof and Dustproof
With most of our smart phones, we are worried about keeping it away from water and that limits us a lot from using it in all situations. However, this phone is waterproof and dustproof. I have used it in rain, sun and snow to great effect and am very happy that nothing happened to the phone. Same with dusty environments, especially in most of our Indian cities.

Blogging on the Go
Earlier, I used to use my laptop to use most of my blogging. These days, the blogging work load is shared between both my laptop and my Sony Xperia Z3 smart phone. It’s 5.2 inch full HD screen along with its SnapDragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core processor and 3 GB RAM have ensured that it is a pleasure to write a post quickly, effectively and publish it seamlessly through the various blogging apps available on Android. And since most of the photos have been clicked using the phone, I can easily upload them to the cloud and link the post images to their location on the cloud.

Sony Xperia Z3: A stunning looking Smartphone
Entertainment has never been Better
As a frequent traveler, I have a lot of time to kill at airports, flight, train and bus journeys. During this time, I usually catch up with movies, TV shows, my favorite music, audio books, language guides and much more. The very first time, I heard the sound effects and saw the rich video of this phone, I was hooked. I think it has the best sound effects of any phone available in the market and that includes the iPhone 6. Watching a movie on this phone makes me feel like I am in a theater with Dolby Surround Sound. The visuals are also very rich. Listening to music has never been better and more rich. Even reading is a pleasure. And what do I say about playing games on this phone. It takes gaming to a whole new and different level.


Sony Xperia Z3: Great Travel and Photography Companion

Great for Video Calls 
I use Skype for staying in touch with my family, friends and business associates. The Sony Xperia Z3’s large screen, great processor and great front camera ensures that communication has never been better. It also seems to catch better and strong wi-fi connectivity compared to my earlier phones.

Great Battery Life
I do so much with my phone that I need great battery power. This phone offers so much juice (3100 mAh) that I don’t have to use my power backup much and I am very happy about that. I have used it for watching more than 2 movies, listening to lots of music, lots of time on the internet, some gaming, some work, some photography, some blogging, some phone calls and the battery still lasts close to a day and that according to me is pretty impressive.

Lots of Space
One of the main limitations with a lot of smart phones is the space factor. These days, we consume so much space with movies, photographs, music, books, documents and so much more. I seem to be always space hungry and hence am insanely happy with my phone’s 16 GB internal memory and the 128 GB micro SD card that I put into it additionally. This gives me enough space for all my current and future needs.

The phone also comes with many other great features. It is also incredibly stylish and comes in great colors. If you are a person who works on the move, looking for a good phone camera, looking to blog on the move and or looking for a rugged smart phone, this phone should be one of your top choices.



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