Xperia Z3+ wet touchscreen performance is a step-above the Z3 [Video]

by XB on 7th June 2015

in Videos, Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series

Xperia Z3+ Water TestWe recently reported on the fact that the Sony Xperia Z3+ is using a new touchscreen driver that performs significantly better under wet conditions than its predecessor. If you want to see exactly what kind of improvement there has been, then check out the video below. It shows an Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3 being used with a wet display and how well the former performs on wet finger tracking. Check out the video below.

Via GSM Arena.

  • Nodar Sixarulidze


  • Ashroft

    Something that we all need since Xperia V..

  • Tim Rox Westerholm

    I nerver purchase “versions” of the latest flagship, so I’m gonna skip this version of Z3. So I’m gonna jump straight to the Z5, if that is what’s next from Sony generation’ally (I don’t even know if that is a word lol!) :-D

  • Timel

    Great job Sony! this is very useful, this would make waterproof feature even more valuable

    Whatever! I’ll wait for the Xperia Z5 anyway

  • bilomar

    Sony always makes small but good improvements that make it a overall better phone but not worth upgrading (for me at least).

  • HAWX

    Proper comment from Timel :)

  • kido

    Cool….ok hurry up September i need the z5 compact :D

  • Timel

    I think this is pretty late actually Sony should put this amazing display to their flagship phone since the first generation of the Xperia Z series

    Whatever I’m so excited now, I believe that the Xperia Z5 is going to be the real best Xperia phone Sony’s ever made.

  • Nodar Sixarulidze
  • HAWX

    Yeah actually I was expecting that feature when I got the original Z. Also I’m waiting the Z5 with an excitement too :)

  • Alaa

    Fuck you Sony
    Go to hell

    Galaxy S5 has like this ! But the Z2 no !

    However, It’s so late !!!

    this feature is Hardware or Software ???

    If Software, We need ti in Xperia Z2 – Z3 in Next update

    Lollipop 5.1.1

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    One of the most immediately noticeable visual changes to Android M is the new app drawer. This now scrolls vertically instead of horizontally, and is held against a white background, rather than a muted shade of your homepage wallpaper.


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  • wared

    I can see that the differences between z3+ and z3 are bigger than the differences between z3 and z2

  • Madis Otenurm

    1) Xperia devices have a custom launcher
    2) Your comment is not related to this article, this phone or even Android M. It is just a new beta version of an app called Google Now Launcher.
    3) Some prefer it that way.

  • Svnjay

    The Google designers have been ruining the app drawer since lollipop.

  • Michelangelo Ceferino

    It is almost the same as other features

  • h2oflyer

    Gotta be a great improvement. When I take my Z3 out of the lake you have to blow the water off the screen before you can check your pictures. Maybe I will change up.

  • Bruno

    No other phone do this right now, so its unique for a while.

  • Akand

    I told Z4/Z3+ is ending this design language with perfection. Z3+/Z4 is the perfect phone. But I will wait for Z5/new series just because of SD810. SD810 ruined the perfection in Z3+/Z4.

  • theskig

    This is a very important improvement. Good job Sony!

  • theskig

    Agree, waiting for Z5 Dual :)

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    The Z5 SHOULD usher in a new design to the Xperia range.

    But, I will admit, that these smaller differences with in the Z3+/ Z4 has over the Z3 is a good step.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I agree, mainly because I have a Z3 and Z3 Compact. But these minor changes that differ between the Z3+/ Z4 from the Z3 shows Sony is headed in a good direction, albeit slowly.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I’m waiting right with you! Fingers crossed a new design, and camera package awaits us

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I would guess its new sensor drivers in the phone, so hardware

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Given the fact that almost every galaxy s5 units did allow water to get into the battery even if you had closed the back correctly I don’t even count that phone as being water resistant! :p

  • Andre Lemard

    Wait, what? I heard it had the same water resistance classification as the Xperia Z’s.

  • jxPerience

    i don’t know why they didn’t implement this on their premium Z series. but they have this feature way back to Sony Ericsson Xperia Active with Wet Finger Tracking technology

  • marcyff2

    I think they might not have had the technology ready at the time. Doesn’t look easy to make, but incredibly usefull feature

  • marcyff2

    I am still in doubt about the SD810, Sony could have managed the heating of the system quite well. I remember Nvidia processor X was spoken alot about overheating, but the shield ran on normal temperatures. I will see the reviews once available for this phone

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    I am not certain but this technology feels to me like it is more hardware-related than software-related, it might not be “implementable” so to speak. It is like touch-responsiveness of touchscreen digitizers of resistive TFT LCDs and modern LEDs.Sure you can implement something like gestures, but you certainly can’t match the next generation of hardware

  • h2oflyer

    Samsung knows how to advertise, not make a waterproof phone, that’s why they gave up on the S6.

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  • Timel

    I don’t think Z3 plus is a perfect phone at all. Its camera is still the worst when compare to Samsung S6, Apple iPhone 6, LG G4, also worse than chinese phones like Hauwei. P8, Xiaomi Mi4, Meizu MX 4 pro.

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  • Timel

    Hehe you’re right

  • dragonsneeze

    Sony didn’t wait for this long for no reason. I think they waited to sort out S810’s shortcomings. You never know though, we’ll see how it’ll turn out soon enough.

  • dragonsneeze

    Sony didn’t wait for this long for no reason. I think they waited to sort out S810’s shortcomings. You never know though, we’ll see how it’ll turn out soon enough.

  • Akand

    But even with my old Z1, I got fantastic photos with more than 80% clicks. And Z2 does even better. But I had been disappointed most of the time comparing to iPhone while taking selfie in low light conditions.
    Still Xperia flagships can deliver satisfactory photos along with more stable and flawless OS comparing to Samsung.

    N.B.: I don’t like Koreans. One of my college teachers told in the class, “Koreans are very expert in cheating. If you give them an unopened laptop and leave the place, after one hour you will get the laptop with same outer view but most of the valuable parts have been replaced”.
    After 4 years I could remember his comments when I was reading Samsung has replaced Sony camera sensors with their own one in some of the S6. Then I agreed with my teacher that they can really cheat in an eye blick.

  • Akand

    Hopefully they could have managed the heating issue.

  • mibas66

    Ignore and flag, flag and ignore

  • mibas66

    Ignore and flag the troll, flag and ignore

  • Michael Reiche

    I have both the ZR and Active. The Active is no better than the ZR when getting wet.

  • Michael Reiche

    Wishlist for the Z5 compact in no particular order:

    Non glass (non breakable) non slipable back cover.

    Longer battery life (than my ZR with Lollipop)

    Better low-light camera performance – we don’t need more megapixel.

    A low-profile bike mount.

    A low-profile car mount.

  • Timel

    Hi jealous-loser hehe

  • kido

    I just need better low light performance, and brighter flash, maybe xenon flash will be a big bonus for low light situations. And also faster autofocus and better camera post processing software :)

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