The Japan-based company, Sony is well known for its beautiful handsets as well as powerful cameras. Sony Xperia Z3+, the international variant of the Sony Xperia Z4 is now available in the US for a price of $500 (Rs. 33,000) which is cheaper than the Indian pricing as well as UK pricing. The device comes with an 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS shatter proof display, Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with expansion support of up to a maximum of 128GB via microSD card. It touts the same 20.7MP rear shooter, as well as 5.1 MP front facing camera. The IP68 certification is still a plus point over many devices for dust and water proof up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes.
Here are the Tips and tricks of the device that will be helpful to everyone before buying the smartphone or if you have already bought one.
To insert SIM on the device, the user has to search for the flap that is present on the sides of the device. Now remove the flap carefully and slide-out the SIM tray and put your nano SIM on it, then, slide-in the tray as usual. There, you have successfully inserted the SIM card into your device. Because of the uni-body design, the back cover of this water resistant handset is non-removable. The two-sided glass with a metal frame around it makes it a premium device that also gives comfort and makes it easy to handle with single hand also.
Sony Xperia Z3+ is a dual-SIM variant that comes with dual standby. The device supports two Nano SIM’s, letting its user use any of them accordingly in the slot provided on the back.
The user can share his data with anyone via Tethering or Hotspot option that is available on the device. To turn-on this feature, the user needs to go to the general settings of the device. Now tap on the more option and select the option Personal Hotspot to get all its accesses. Here you can set up the SSID and keep the encryption to WPA-PSK and WPA-PSK or even keep it open. An eight digit password should be generated, and a maximum of eight devices can be connected to it. You can also refuse others connection request by going to Connect Users option. There is also an option of sharing the data through USB tethering and Bluetooth tethering.
To take a screenshot on Xperia Z3+, there are two ways, and this screenshot will be saved in the file manager app or in the gallery that can be viewed later and can also be shared. For a quick view of this capture screenshot the user can always pull down from the quick setting.
Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on the device and helps in improving the performance of the device. To check for updates, open the settings and tap on the option System update. Here you can see if there is any update available. The update has to be downloaded and should be installed. Make sure that the battery on the device is more than 50% before installing the update.
There are sensors like Accelerometer, proximity and compass on the device. Being a mid-range device, we cannot expect it to come bundled with many sensors. These are the primary sensors that are available on every device. There is also a low power ANT+ connectivity protocol that will handle connections to various sports accessories like heart rate monitors, or bicycle speed and other various applications.
Yes, there is an LED notification light on the Xperia Z3+. LED notification light will be blinking whenever there is an unread message or notification. This makes sure that you do not miss any important call or message.
Out of the 32 GB of internal storage provided, only 24 GB of memory is available on the device, and the rest of it will be utilized by the pre-installed applications and the system OS. There is also a provision to extend the memory up to a maximum of 128 GB via microSD card (32GB for 3G variant).
Yes, the device supports the USB OTG drive, but this option must be enabled on your device. To use the OTG drive on your device, open the Settings and tap on More option in the System section. In the new window, toggle the button adjacent to OTG connection to enable that on your device. Now connect the OTG drive and exchange the data from your device to drive and vice-versa.
To see the battery percentage on the device, go to the settings of the device and tap on the Display option. Now you can find Battery percentage that has to be toggled to turn on or turn off this feature. This shows how much percentage of battery is available on the device, and you can work accordingly.
The company assured the Android Marshmallow 6.0 update on the Sony Xperia Z3+ will come very soon that will be fixing many bugs and gives its users the access to the latest Android update. The handset currently runs Android v5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
There is a Li-Po 2930 mAh battery on the device that will be powering the device and gives a stand-by UP to 580 h on 2G and up to 590 hours on 3G. Talk time of up to 12 h on 2G and up to 17 h on 3G. It also gives a music play time of 91 hours. Sony is always known for providing excellent battery life also, and this is no less.
The Xperia Z3+ comes with 3 GB of RAM, out of which 1.95 GB is user available, and the rest is utilized by the system OS and other background applications.
The Sony Xperia Z+ is capable of 4K video recording, and this option is inside the shooting modes, instead of being available in the regular video settings. This handset can also record in the standard 1080p@30fps and 1080p@60fps. The Sony Xperia Z3+ is good for low-light video – it can capture at up to ISO 4,000 giving great night captures.
Yes, the device does support 4G LTE connectivity along with faster Cat.6 LTE, GSM and HSPA. 4G connectivity is now available on almost all the devices that come to the market, be it an entry level device also.
To customize the notifications on Xperia Z3+, go to the settings of the device and select the option Notification Center. From here you have the option to change the notification permission of all the apps that are available on the device. Tap on each app and set the notifications accordingly from the options Display on the status bar and Display on the lock screen. There is also an option called as Priority notification in this section that allows ringing or vibration for notifications even in the Quite Time mode.
For setting up the screen lock on your Sony Xperia Z3+, go to the settings of the device and scroll down to Safety and privacy option. After selecting it, tap on Screen lock where the password type can be selected to keep your data secured. There are many options for setting password like,
Complex password and
No lock screen
Sony Xperia Z3+ comes with a 20.7 MP camera on the rear with LED flash and it is accompanied with a 5.1 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling. The lens has an f2.0 aperture and ISO can be set to a maximum of 12800. It shoots at a maximum resolution of 5248 x 3936 pixels (20.7MP, 4:3 aspect ratio) in manual mode, or 3264 x 2448 pixels (8MP, 4:3 aspect ratio, defaults to 3264 x 2160 pixels 16:9) in Superior Auto. The camera also comes with the features like geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, panorama, and touch to focus features.
To change the font size on the device, go to the settings of the device and tap on display at the top. Now scroll down to and select the option Font. Here you can change the font size of the phone accordingly as you want. There is also an option of downloading Font type on the internet.
Wallpapers change the look of your smartphone and with these, you can bring more colors or customize as you want. Changing the wallpaper on Xperia Z3+ is easy, the user needs to go to the settings of the device and select the display option from the top. Now click on Wallpaper to select from the available options like Static Wallpapers, Live Wallpapers, and Photos. Static wallpapers are normal wallpapers that we use and Live wallpapers are which are active and will be consuming more battery of the device. From the photos option, you can choose any of the images from the photos to make it you wallpaper.
How to activate the slide up control center from the bottom of the screen when the device is locked?
To enable the slide up control center feature go to the Settings of the device and select the option Control Center. Now we can turn on or turn off this feature accordingly. This helps us to get access to the quick settings of the phone without having to unlock the device. The user just needs to swipe to top from the bottom when the device is locked.
Power saving mode helps in improving the performance of the battery in case of low battery conditions you can go to the settings of the device and switch on the Stamina mode that will reduce the performance of the device but gives you more battery time.
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android lollipop on it. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on lock screen and security. In the new window, click on other settings and tap on pin window in the advanced section. Further, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now, open the new window and select the application that you want to pin and click on the pin icon at the bottom right of the screen.
Developer mode comes with few of the developer options on the device. The options can be used by the Android developer to customize his device. To enable a developer mode, open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, click on the Build number for about 7-8 times continuously to enable the developer option on the device.
Yes, the Xperia Z3+ comes with the NFC feature that enables the users to transfer the data just by tapping the mobiles. For this to happen, both the devices need to have the NFC feature.
To turn on the wake-up gesture, go to the settings of the device and toggle the Wake up gesture and there is also an option called as double tap to wake up which will wake up the screen when you double tap on the lock screen.
These are the Tips and tricks of Sony Xperia Z3+ and if you have any more queries regarding this, do comment in our Phoneradar forum, and we will be getting back to you.