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  Reply # 1148896 7-Oct-2014 09:03
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This phone really does look gorgeous, just wish they'd taken the opportunity to throw an 805 in there, make the change for people like me (current Note 3 owner) worthwhile in some aspects.

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  Reply # 1149729 8-Oct-2014 10:13
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According to this article, the Z3 and Z3 Compact will be available for pre-order from Spark from 17 October, and in store from 28 October.
Z3 RRP $999, and Z3 Compact RRP $749

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1410/S00264/sonys-xperia-z3-series-is-coming-soon-exclusively-to-spark.htm

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  Reply # 1149734 8-Oct-2014 10:22
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ok i went on pricespy there are 3 different Z3s and 2 different Z3 compacts ... any hints?

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  Reply # 1149764 8-Oct-2014 11:05
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After reading about the pretty average (in some cases rubbish) camera, even without the bootloader issue, I think I'll scratch this phone off the list.

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  Reply # 1149806 8-Oct-2014 11:36
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ok ... good ... i will agree ... so my wallet can live anohter day

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  Reply # 1150079 8-Oct-2014 16:01
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I haven't read anything that has said the camera is bad or even average?

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  Reply # 1150163 8-Oct-2014 18:42
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The z2 camera was a really nice camera and this is only improved software wise I thought.

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  Reply # 1150165 8-Oct-2014 18:46
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snowfly: According to this article, the Z3 and Z3 Compact will be available for pre-order from Spark from 17 October, and in store from 28 October.
Z3 RRP $999, and Z3 Compact RRP $749

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1410/S00264/sonys-xperia-z3-series-is-coming-soon-exclusively-to-spark.htm
yusss! Z3C for me, reasonable pricing, I take it these won't be carrier locked?

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  Reply # 1150301 8-Oct-2014 22:07
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iirc the camera also has a wider 25mm wide-angle lens, and also a higher ISO (12800 iirc). It may not be the best camera around but it will certainly be closer the top than the bottom cameras around.

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  Reply # 1150320 8-Oct-2014 22:36
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Does anyone know if the the models being sold by Spark have the noise cancellation headphones in them or not? Reading GSM Arenas review the model they reviewed was bundled with Sony's MDR-NC31E Digital Noise Cancelling headset.





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  Reply # 1154071 15-Oct-2014 07:37
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We have 3 different Sony Xperia Z3 family threads which despite their respective original specific topics, all ended up as general discussions for a particular model so I have done some tidying up.

Sony Xperia Z3 Discussion & Owners Thread
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Discussion & Owners Thread
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Discussion & Owners Thread

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  Reply # 1156644 17-Oct-2014 10:25
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I see on Spark, if you preorder the Z3 and get in fast enough, you get a bonus PS4. It's limited to the first 35 customers though.

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/phones/sony-xperia-z3-black.html








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  Reply # 1157217 17-Oct-2014 23:15
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Think I missed out on the PS4, if only I checked my mail :P

Interested to see what the Sony store "free gift" will be.

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  Reply # 1157218 17-Oct-2014 23:27
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Sony have pre-order before 28th and get a free Smartwatch.

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  Reply # 1157221 17-Oct-2014 23:52
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What kind of smartwatch? If it's a 2, I bet it's just to get rid of them.

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