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The Sony Xperia Z3 has been available globally, but the U.S. is getting its own variant: the Z3v, coming October 23. How is it different? Read on.

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The Xperia Z3v is a Verizon exclusive. It'll arrive October 23, and cost $199.99 on contract.

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It has a different design than the Z3: this body is a little thicker, and more like Verizon's previous Z2 phone.

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The Z3v, like the Z3, is waterproof up to 5 feet for 30 minutes. The ports have little protective doors.

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A 20.7-megapixel camera on the back can still shoot 4k video, but the camera's ISO is a little lower than on the Z3.

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A 3200 mAh battery is technically the same size as the Xperia Z3, with added wireless Qi charging, but the rated battery life is less than the Z3. Why? Good question.

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The Z3v will come with 32GB of onboard storage, and can expand to an extra 128GB via micro SD.

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The Z3v comes in black and white.

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It has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, and a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, just like the Z3.

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Size, and maybe battery life, plus wireless charging: this is what makes the Z3v different.

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Using the Z3v with Qi wireless charging via a Sony power-pack charge accessory.

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A look at the Xperia Z3v's big, bright IPS display.

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Another optional Qi wireless inductive charge pad.

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The Sony inductive power pack accessory.

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You can stream PS4 games much like on a PlayStation Vita: buy a separate phone cradle that attaches to the DualShock 4 and you're set.

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A look at the cradle from the back.

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Games play well: PS4 remote play supports most PS4 games.

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If you don't own a PlayStation Vita, this could stand in as a clever home gaming accessory.

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