Over the past week we’ve had a look at the third in a line of Sony’s “Z” devices in so many years, this one called the “Z3” when it’s not carried by Verizon. This version of the Xperia Z3 goes by the name “Z3v”, appropriately, as it runs on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The only differences between this “v” model and the standard “Z3” is the added thickness (negligible) and the reason for the difference in size: the addition of wireless charging capabilities. This device is massive, sleek, and quite clearly meant to compete with the finest smartphones ever released.
I’m of two minds about the hardware Sony chooses to use for its smartphone and tablet lineup. When I handle any smartphone that uses excessive amounts of glass – no matter how reinforced and “scratchproof” it is – I feel like I’m handling something that’s always one step away from being damaged. The same goes for the iPhone (before they went with aluminum backs), the same goes for basically every tablet fronted by a giant glass panel.
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