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How the Xperia Z3 fits into the PlayStation ecosystem

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In case you’ve already forgotten, we are giving away a Sony Xperia Z3 and a PlayStation 4. It’s really quite a magnificent prize and I’m jealous of all of you for being able to enter to win. This wasn’t just a random prize thrown together, though – these were made for each other.

Why, you ask, is the Xperia Z3 the best phone to own when you have a PS4? Well, it all comes down to one simple reason – remote play.

While Remote Play has been available on the PS Vita for some time, it is leaps and bounds better on the Z3. The biggest issue with the Vita? No triggers! The whole experience changes by using the Vita’s controls and it just doesn’t feel the same as playing on your PS4. However, with the Z3’s remote play, you get the full capacity of the DualShock 4 because you’re still using that controller.

Remote Play to the Xperia Z3 is comfortable and easy to use. The Z3 even comes pre-loaded with the PlayStation application. No, this isn’t bloatware. It just makes it easy to connect to your PlayStation account whether you want to claim your PS Plus games or connect to your PS4 for remote play. It’s an easy and intuitive application that makes pairing and navigation easy. But why do you want to Remote Play?

Well, it’s simple – most people only have one (or maybe two) TVs in the house. This means that you have to share your time with the big screen for playing games and watching series or movies or whatever else you like to display on your real TV. It you share your living space with another person, you probably need to compromise on what goes on the TV. With Remote Play, you don’t need to stop playing your game just because it’s time for Shameless or the Sunday night movie. Simply switch over to Remote Play, clip your phone onto your DS4 and continue playing with excellent visuals and all your normal controls. You can even still cuddle your partner if you’re so inclined.

With the Z3 being ridiculously light, this isn’t a pain to hold and is a perfectly acceptable option to playing on the TV. It means you can share your space without compromising on gameplay. Talk about a win-win situation.

So, be sure to enter our giveaway  and realize that you’re not just getting an awesome console and an incredible phone, but that the two were meant to be together.

Last Updated: December 5, 2014


  1. Ryanza

    December 5, 2014 at 13:18

    I’ve always been a fan of Ericsson and then Sony Ericsson phones. They were just different and special. Plus, features vs price, I always felt Sony had the better phones. Now with these smart phones where everything looks the same, Sony has done an ok job to stand out. I still prefer the Sony smart phones.

    Sony has the best input lag TVs on the market which is perfect for gaming. The W range.

    And now Sony has the best video game console.

    Add them all together and be a happy gamer.


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 5, 2014 at 13:26

    I can’t wait to win this, and not Llew. Poor guy, so unlucky.


  3. Hammersteyn

    December 5, 2014 at 14:12

    That’s a huge phone!


    • Marc O Polo

      December 6, 2014 at 07:24

      Always found it funny how phones were getting smaller and smaller and then as soon as you could watch porn on them they started getting bigger again!


      • Hammersteyn

        December 8, 2014 at 07:45

        Dont get me started on tablets


  4. I_am_Duffman!

    December 5, 2014 at 14:24

    On the original post, a lot of blokes said leave the phone, they just want the PS4, but I really have to disagree. The Z3 and Z3 compact are both great phones and I actually can’t make up my mind which one to get in Jan when I upgrade. Hopefully I win the Z3 and don’t have to bother with the contract anymore!


  5. Trebzz

    December 5, 2014 at 14:31

    Seriously I would suck you all if you just give me that phone. Gavin I’ll wear a Liverpool shirt just for you as well.


  6. Milesh Bhana

    December 5, 2014 at 15:38

    This would be a great feature if it actually worked. I have the Z3, and currently I’m barely able to get it working in the same room. I’ve checked forums and many have said that the BT connection of the controller + Wi-Fi for Remote Play are interferring with each other. The recommendation is that a 5Ghz router be used.

    I did switch to a wired connection from PS4 to router, but still very unstable.

    I really hope they get this service working properly because right now, it’s pretty much useless if you have a standard 2.4Ghz router.


  7. Goth_Nerd

    December 5, 2014 at 15:43

    This is like coolest prize ever…


  8. Loftus Viljoen

    December 5, 2014 at 21:11

    Bwahahaha my fiancé is going to find out just how big a (closest) gamer I am when I win this competition!


  9. Veeash Lala

    December 6, 2014 at 08:19

    Have you guys got Remote Play to work over the Internet? I’m at my wits end trying to do it with a Vita.


  10. Majik

    December 6, 2014 at 08:38

    But can it play games under water?


  11. Morné Labuschagne

    December 6, 2014 at 14:25

    Where can I find the controller mount been searching for it and can’t find it anywhere?


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