If you've been craving Sony's Xperia Z3, this sleek alternative comes close but is a little different: it still streams games from a nearby PS4, is waterproof, and has a really good camera.
Our review-in-progress of the Z3v shows plenty of promise, but the upcoming T-Mobile version has many of the same features, too. Read our impressions.
It's waterproof fro up to 30 minutes, has a 20.7 megapixel camera, and can stream PS4 games wirelessly from a nearby console. Hands-on with this not-quite-Z3 smartphone, coming soon.
The Z3 Tablet Compact will also be available soon in the region, alongside the budget-friendly Xperia E3 and Sony's range of wearable devices.
Sony's variant on the Xperia Z3 is nearly the same excellent overall phone on Verizon, albeit with a slightly dated external design.
The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's wealth of power, its skinny, waterproof body and decent screen make it a good option to consider if you're after a portable tablet. Although its screen resolution doesn't put it over its competitors, its ability to play games from your PS4 -- although not perfect yet -- gives it a unique selling point.
Although it's a disappointment Sony hasn't increased the screen resolution along with its size, and the camera's quirks are rather odd, the Xperia Z3 Compact's improved design, vast amounts of power, decent battery life and waterproof body help it maintain its position as one of the best mini flagships around.
The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's most formidable to date with a formidable display and promising features that easily give Android competition from HTC, LG and Samsung a run for their money.
Expected to cost under $200, the BlackBerry Z3 packs a large touch screen but no physical keyboard.
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Yes, a phone can double as a game accessory: snap the Xperia Z3v into a cradle that rests on top of a PS4 controller, and it streams games locally. We tried it out, and it really works.