Sony Xperia Z3v

Sony Xperia Z3v

If you’re looking for a phone that doubles as a hardcore gaming console, check out the new Sony Xperia Z3v, which features PS4 gaming with Remote Play (coming this November). That means you can play your PS4 games from anywhere you can connect to your home Wi-Fi — by the pool, in the kitchen or in bed at night. It may not be the 60″ TV in your living room, but the Z3v’s 5.2-inch Full HD display and S-Force Front Surround speakers offer killer gaming on the go. Plus, a DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller and GCM10 Game Control Mount will be available soon to complete the Remote Play experience.

The Z3v was also designed to withstand the battles of everyday life. It’s waterproof, so if you spill a drink on it, drop it in a puddle or get caught in the rain, you won’t have to worry about your device. It can actually withstand 4.9 feet of fresh water for up to 30 minutes — and live to tell teh tale.

The phone, of course, sports 4G LTE connectivity, as well as a 20.7-megapixel camera. An included camera app called Multi-camera control lets you and two other friends capture video from multiple angles simultaneously and save it as a combined video. Face in, another app, lets you take photos and videos using both the rear and front camera at the same time.

The Xperia Z3v will be available online and in stores starting Oct. 23 for $199 with a new two-year activation. Verizon Edge will also be available for eligible customers. For a limited time, customers who purchase the Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone can get $200 off a Sony Xperia Z2 tablet when purchasing with two-year activation per device.

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