Sony mobile unveiled the latest addition to the Xperia Z3 series making the Sony ecosystem (smart wear / tablets) complete – meet the Sony Xperia Z3v for Verizon Wireless. With long-lasting battery life, gaming through PlayStation 4 remote play, this waterproof smartphone may be the game changer for the active user by land and by sea.
The Sony Xperia Z3v is fully operational up to 1.5 m under water – take deep diving photos, video and more.
The Xperia Z3v is built beautifully with durability in mind. It’s sleek build features aluminum sides and tempered glass panels on the front and back, lending it as the highest waterproofed smartphone available today.
Gaming, Display and Sound
Sony has engineered a revolution in gaming technology and made Xperia Z3v one of the first smartphones in the marketing with the PlayStation 4 Remote Play. With Remote Play, you can use your Xperia Z3v to remotely connect to your PS4 to play games with the TV is in use. Connect using the Dualshock 4 wireless controller and wifi and continue to play PS4 games anywhere in at home. Watch crystal clear videos on the 5.2-inch 1080p full HD display and enjoy booming audio with built-in S-Force front surround sound.
Capture memories with the 20.7MP rear-facing camera equipped with a wide-angle 27mm G lens. Video clips can also be shot and shared in 4K resolution, giving you the power to future-proof your precious memories and moments. The Xperia Z3v build on an already impressive camera experience by empowering users with built-in Xperia camera apps. Use the front and rear-facing camera simultaneously to create one image with your face in it!
The premium Android 4G LTE waterproof smartphone engineered for users to connect, create and share on-the-go with Sony’s innovative camera and technology will be available nationwide October 23rd for $199.99 (with a new 2-year activation) in stores and at VerizonWireless.com. For a limited time only, customers who purchase the Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone can get $200 off a Sony Xperia Z2 tablet. For more information on the new Sony Xperia Z3v visit Sony.com.
Samsung just announced a new variant of the already-popular Samsung Galaxy S4. Some might say that they don’t feel like the body of the Galaxy S4 is sturdy enough to handle their everyday lifestyle. Samsung has come up with a great solution to that. There is a phone for those who need a more rugged exterior, more protection. Something more than a case can offer. One that is more ideal for the clumsy or the adventurous/outdoors-type. Meet the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.
What’s Different With The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active?
We’re sure you know the basic specs of the original Galaxy S4 already, so what’s new with the Galaxy S 4 Active?
- The body is thicker and it’s dustproof, waterproof (can survive up to 5 minutes in 3ft of water) as it is armed with the highest degree of protection available. You also get a water-resistant headphone jack as well.
- Instead of a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, you get a LCD one with a slightly higher pixel density.
- You are back down to an 8MP rear-camera instead of the 13MP.
- On the front you now have 3 physical buttons instead of just the Home button.
Once in a while you hear of urban myths that seem too good to be true! The new Samsung Rugby Smart by AT&T is definitely one of them…but this urban legend of a shockproof, dustproof & waterproof smartphone is actually true indeed! The Rugby Smart device is the latest addition to the Samsung & Android family weighing only 4.4 ounces with rubberized grips on the side and tough, scratch-resistant glass up front covering a 480 x 800 Super AMOLED 3.7″ panel. The Samsung Rugby Smart offers brilliant, vibrant color and clarity that make it easy to read indoors and outdoors (although if you’re reading it outdoors, you may want to steer clear of direct sunlight because this strong screen comes with a bit of a glare.) The display is protected by a strengthened glass that resists damage from bumps, drops and scratches. It’s talk time / use time gets a gold star (especially after lasting more than 10hrs of use in a busy day – it definitely gave me a reason to smile!) It’s 5-megapixel camera and video quality isn’t nothing to sneeze at either, but more than anything – my interest was in the claim that the Rugby Smart is a shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof device!
Upon unboxing the Samsung Rugby Smart, I immediately began my mission to abuse this device and take it beyond the point of no return! As an aunt with very inquisitive nieces and nephews – I’m always in need of a device that can take a licking and keep on ticking. (I’m talking about a phone that can be fumbled, multiple times without the uncomfortable pangs of cracked or shattered screens.) As you can see below, I subjected this device to the harsh elements of staircases, street curbs & subway platforms – not to mention dunking the phone in water as if it was a Chips Ahoy cookie in from of a full glass of milk.
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