At a media event in New Delhi, Sony launched the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact for the Indian market. The Xperia Z3 is priced at Rs. 51,990 ($850) in the country, while the Xperia Z3 Compact will set you back Rs. 44,990 ($735). Both handsets will be available from brick and mortar stores as well as online retailers starting today.
Both devices feature an IP68 certification that offers protection against dust and water, and include LTE bands specific to India, which means that users will be able to connect to TD-LTE networks in the country.
The Xperia Z3 features a 5.2-inch full-HD display and 3 GB RAM, whereas the Xperia Z3 Compact comes with a smaller 4.6-inch 720p display and 2 GB memory. Other specs are identical, which include a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, 20.7MPcamera at the back that can shoot 4K video, 2.2 MP front shooter, 16 GB internal memory, microSD slot up to 128 GB, NFC, Wi-Fi ac and a 3,100 mAh battery (2,600 mAh on the Z3 Compact). On the software side of things, both devices run Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Indian users will be able to download free music for three months through Sony Music JIVE, and will receive three movies via Xperia Privilege Movies. Sony has also collaborated with on-demand movie service BigFlix in offering three months of free streaming to customers buying either handset.
The Xperia Z3 is available in black, white and copper color variants, while the Xperia Z3 Compact comes in black, white, green and orange color options.
Interested in buying either device? Make sure you check out our hands-on videos below!