Sony Xperia Z3 Tips and Tricks

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Sony Xperia Z3 was released last month was unveiled in the IFA event that was held in Berlin. So we have seen all the flagship devices from their respective makes this year, and Sony Xperia Z3 will be a standout among them. Sony was forged with Z2 and hope it repeats the same with the Xperia Z3. The device has a brilliant screen, brilliant battery, brilliant camera, water resistance and what not? Well, even after getting the device, few may find difficulty in using the device since they don’t know how to? Here are few tips and tricks of Sony Xperia Z3 and before that let’s have a quick check of all the specifications of the device.

The Sony Xperia Z3 runs Android KitKat operating System out of the box and will the Android L update very soon. The device comes with 5.2 inches full HD display with a pixel density of 424 ppi. Sony’s famous TRILUMINOS display for mobile is used for better viewing experience, and there is X-reality technology for mobile picture engine to enhance the viewing of images and videos.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tips and Tricks

Sony Xperia Z3 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with a clocking speed of 2.5 GHz. There is 3 GB of RAM as it was in the case of the Xperia Z2 and it accompanied with an Adreno 330 GPU. The on-board memory of the device is at 16 / 32 GB that can be further extended up to a maximum of 128 GB via microSD card slot. There is a 3100 mAh battery on the back and also the all-famous 20.7 MP camera on the same side.

How can you insert the SIM card on your Xperia Z3?

One of the annoying things that can happen to you after getting a new device is placing you SIM inside it. Most of the time it’s same with all the devices but it’s little toilsome with this flagship device. This might not be for the pro’s up there but for people who get confuse here is how it should be done.

There is an SIM card slot just beside the microSD card slot that can be seen only when you can pull out the microSD card flap. Slid out the SIM tray and insert the SIM in it and push back it to its normal position. Inserting SIM card is done and make sure you are using a nano SIM and place it in the correct position.

How to insert SIM in Sony Xperia Z3

Stop your Xperia Z3 interrupting your important meetings.

There is a feature called Smart call handling on your device that will let you answer the calls just by bringing the device near to your ear. You can also turn off the ringer by facing the device down and shake the device to reject the call. Isn’t that interesting? So next time when you are in a meeting, just turn on the Smart call handling feature and manage your calls.

You can enable the smart calling feature by

  • Go into settings area.
  • Select personalization option from the Device section.
  • Select the first option called “Motion.”
  • Here you will have the option of enabling and disabling the Smart call handling.

Smart call handeling in Sony Xperia Z3

Avoid late night wake up calls on my Xperia Z3

You want to avoid all the annoying calls at the night? Just set your device to timer and the your Xperia Z3 will go silent after the time you set on it. Set the time that the device needs to go to silent mode and you also have the option of selecting the time period so that you don’t miss any calls after that.

How to mirror content from your Xperia Z3 to the TV

Apart from using the NFC to transfer files and videos to other device you can also use it to mirror the video content on the TV. Follow the steps to complete the process.

  • Go to the setting panel and select the Xperia Section
  • Here you will find Mirroring option
  • Search for Suitable NFC enabled device

This works only with the Sony Bravia TV that was unveiled earlier this year in the CES event. For using it on other devices, Go to the settings and select Throw. This supports DLNA technology and the Wi-Fi connection so that you can push the content to TV or Speakers. You can also push content to Chromecast with companion app of Chromecast.

Screen mirroring in Sony Xperia Z3

How to install external apps with apk files

We do not have the luxury of installing all sort of app on to our device, so in-order to overcome this we have the apk files for installing external apps. To install this, head to the setting section and then to the security, wherein you will find the option named, unknown sources. Now Check the box and you will be able to install the apk files.

So these were some of the important Tips and tricks of Sony Xperia Z3 device and if you have any queries, then just drop your comment below.

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