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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sony Philippines launches Xperia Z3 series, SmartWear and Loud & Clear Christmas campaign (SRP details here)

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When Sony announced that they will launch a new flag ship model for their mobile devices line, we didn’t think twice and went there right away to the Sony launch event to witness the awesome feature of their new Xperia series..the Z3.

My impression is that the Xperia Z3 is a good candidate for the best smartphone devices of 2014 and they launched it right in time for the Christmas season, if you learned the feature of these devices…then you know what’s your wish list of gifts this Christmas.

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We all know that Sony Xperia perfected their waterproof feature, like other previous model of Xperia, the new Xperia Z3 performs really well even they are submerge in water for many hours. In a product tour demo, they even showed a video that you can use this in filming under water sequences or just have a selfie with a stingray or a shark. Sony Xperia Z3 in under water is a big show off during their event.

Sony unveiled the Xperia Z3 smartphone, the Xperia Z3 compact smartphone and the Xperia Z3 tablet compact. Three new devices with the similar feature and closely the same specs.

here’s the Xperia Z3 series features

- two day battery life
- waterproof, weather proof and dust proof
- PS4 Remote Play 2 ready
- smartphones are dual sim ready
- engineered with a 7.3mm super slim rounded aluminium frame
- 20.7 MP camera with 1/2.3 "Exmor RS for mobile" image sensor
- 25mm G lens
- can shoot up to ISO 12800, world's first highest ISO for smartphones
- camera can shoot under low light condition
- Hi-res audio quality with digital noise cancelling and DSEE HX audio upscaling to near hi res quality
- TRILUMINOS display screen with live color LED and X-reality feature for mobile, better contract and view even for sunny day
- Sony 3D Surround Sound technology

As you can see, the Xperia Z3 is preloaded with lots of features and monstrous hardware that can be helpful to power up your needs in mobile communication, multi media, gaming and convenience. I’m very impressed with the new feature and it’s the top of the line tech from Sony.

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Xperia Z3 (SRP Php 34,990)

- 5.2" full HD 1920x1080p
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm size
- powered by Google Android 4.4 Kitkat
- Snapdragon 2.5 Ghz Qualcomm Quad-core
- Battery 3100mAh, talk time 16hours, standby time 920 hours, music 130 hours, video play up to 10 hours
- rear 20.7MP camera with auto focus + ISO up to 12800 + 8x zoom
- front 2.2MP camera
- 4K video recording
- LED flash
- Steadyshot feature for video stabilization
- HDR photo
- LTE ready
- 3 GB RAM
- Up to 16 GB flash memory
- Up to 128 GB microSD™ (card slot, SDXC supported)


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Xperia Z3 product photo
more specs here http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z3/specifications/

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Xperia Z3 compact ( SRP PHP 29,490 )

- it almost the same specs with the Xperia Z3 but
- the display is 4.6" HD 1280 x 720 pixels
- 127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm in size
- Battery is 2600 mAh with talk time 14 hours, stand by time 920 hours, music up to 110 hours, and video play at 10 hours
- Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2 GB RAM
- Up to 16 GB flash memory
- Up to 128 GB microSD™ (card slot, SDXC supported)


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Xperia z3 compact product photo
more specs here at http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z3-compact/specifications/


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Xperia Z3 tablet ( SRP PHP 31, 990)

- 8" display (WUXGA, 1920x1200 pixels)
- 2.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core
- 4500 mAh battery, video play at 15 hours
- Water proof feature, max of 30mins
- 213 x 124 x 6.4 mm size
- rear camera 8.1 MP with auto focus
- front camera 2.2 MP
- RAM: 3 GB
- Flash memory: Up to 16/32 GB
- Expansion slot: Up to 128 GB microSD™ (card slot, SDXC supported)


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Xperia Z3 tablet compact
more specs here at http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/tablets/xperia-z3-tablet-compact/

VIP Program for Xperia Z3 users -- Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact owners are entitled to after-sales support that ensures convenience to customers in the event that there is a product defect.

To avail of the VIP services, owners can set an appointment made by telephone at 1-800-1-854-7669 or at +63 (2) 479-9777 at any time between 8 AM to 6 PM from Mondays to Fridays and 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays, excluding Public Holidays.


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Remote Play 2
The good feature of the Xperia Z3 line is that they can be used as a wireless gaming monitor for your PS4, just mount any Xperia Z3 in a PS4 controller designed for Xperia Z3, pair the devices to your PS4 and then you can enjoy playing your PS4 games with the console wirelessly in your Xperia Z3 device as your monitor.

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The Xperia Z3 series can also pair and communicate with other Z3 devices, it can shoot videos and photos using the other Z3 camera. You can use three or more devices for your film making

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Smartband

Also Sony Philippines launches the Smartband Talk (SRP Php 8,990 )
and the SmartWatch 3 (SRP Php 11,990 )

Smartband is a lifelogger device with a help of a Lifelog app, it records everything on what you do, this is perfect for people who wants to monitor themselves and record their daily activities.

Lifelog is a personal Android application from Sony that captures and tells your story.
Available either pre-loaded or downloadable from the Google Play Store, Sony’s Lifelog application enables you to set and achieve goals, bookmark memorable moments, and revisit memories any time, so that you get to know yourself better, and make smarter choices to feel your best.

details - A powerful lifelogging wearable, with intuitive features.
SmartBand Talk features a curved 1.4” e-paper display that is highly visible and clear, giving you always-on updates of your Lifelog activities, notifications and to tell the time at a glance. A built-in microphone and speaker, combined with a short call function, lets you talk into it and hear your caller. You can also assign your own sounds to life bookmarks and use your voice to carry out specific smartphone operations (SmartBand Talk Voice Control will be available at launch, initially supporting Japanese, UK and US English, French, German, Italian and Spanish). New built-in accelerometer and altimeter sensor technology provide an accurate overview of your daily physical activity. The waterproof9 (IP68 rated) design is available in black at launch, with further colours available later in the year


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SmartWatch 3 is voice command activated wearable device, it straps into your wrist like a wrist watch and you can throw over some commands and talk to Google.

details -- Sony’s latest generation “smartwatch”, powered by Android Wear.
SmartWatch 3 is Sony’s latest “smartwatch”, but the first specifically designed for the latest Android Wear updates in close collaboration with Google. It organizes your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. SmartWatch 3 also offers impressive standalone functionality with the built-in Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro and GPS sensor technology providing more accurate, more powerful lifelogging. SmartWatch 3 sports a 1.6” 320x320 transflective display, set within a stainless steel core unit that is both premium and waterproof9 (IP68 rated) available in Classic black and white colours, with extra colour straps available in red & blue, and pink & white


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Sony Action Cam

During the launch..my eye caught this Sony’s sports action camera. This device can pair up to 5 Action cam and it can shoot footage at the same time and be monitored and recorded at the same time. Just like the GoPro, it is weather proof and water proof (pag nakalagay sya sa casing)

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you can mount it anywhere..and here’s a sample of the camera mounted to a skateboard..
Yup..I tried the skateboard during the event.

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The most awesome part here is that the monitor screen is a wearable!!!!
and yes…the SRP of this camera is around PHP 18,000

I want to sell my GoPro right away when I saw this hahahaha.

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Also the Sony Christmas campaign was launched too.

Loud and Clear, the social media campaign calls for netizens to capture and upload photos or videos on any social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) that show how they or other people make family, friends, or even strangers happy with a small or big gesture.

Running from October 24, 2014 to January 25, 2015, the campaign requires netizens to use the hashtag #PassTheCheer and tag @SonyPHInc for Instagram and Twitter, and @SonyPhilippines for Facebook to qualify in the promo. Every month from October to January, two winners will be randomly selected to bag exciting surprises and gadgets from Sony.

Also inline with the campaign..expect lots of Christmas sale of any Sony digital devices available in all stores nationwide.



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Grabe! I’m having a big hang over of puro Sony products!!! Now my wish for Christmas is to own a Sony Xperia Z3…kahit compact masaya na ko aahahha. I just need a waterproof device during my travel.


here’s my photo gallery from the launch event

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For more information on the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 compact especially on its availability, visit the nearest Sony store or authorized dealer now or log on to www.sony.com.ph ; like Sony PH on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines or www.facebook.com/sonymobilePH ; and follow Sony PH on Twitter and Instagram: @SonyPHInc.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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