Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 About screen shows up
XperiaBlog posted a screenshot of the new About screen, which seems to belong to the Sony D6653. As previously reported, D6653 is expected to be one of the model numbers of the Xperia Z3. The image suggests that the upcoming Xperia currently runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor - the 2.5GHz 8974-AC model, which also powers smartphones like LG’s G3 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5.
XperiaBlog has it that the screenshot’s initial pixel resolution was 1,080 x 1,920, thus Sony may not be ready to go for a Quad HD screen just yet (not that this is a bad thing).
It’s said that the Sony Xperia Z3 might be announced in September, coming with a new, 7mm-thin design.
1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
7mm thin, so tempting. Sony needs to improve its camera firmware despite of increasing megapixel count.
11. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 137; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
BThe only thing wrong with camera firmware of Xperia Z2 is 20.7MP and 15.5MP mode, they are a bit soft and noisy.
8MP shots, however.. Is on par with S5 in daylight and tons better in low light
- A Z2 owner here
14. techperson211 (Posts: 705; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Z3 compact!!! Can't wait what they're gonna be!!!
16. anleoflippy (Posts: 309; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
I can vouch for this. The quality of the 2.07 and 15.5 MP mode of the Z2 is not that great. However, the picture quality in Superior auto mode is outstanding.
20. the_matchless (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
While this is somewhat apparently true, remember you get a lot more headroom to play with the 20 mp & 15 mp shots for post processing the result of which by the way would leave any result straight from any phone cam far behind.
19. the_matchless (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
True, however, I wouldn't say at par with S5 since in terms of textures and details Z2 is better than S5. You can check that at DXOmark website. Also do keep in mind the Field of View (FOV) while comparing images. A wider FOV is always a more daring attempt & S5 has a very narrow FOV. Simply put Narrow FOV means relatively less details to be captured on a larger surface/pixel area of the sensor. Hence a wider FOV is far more challenging. However, in terms of video quality S5 leaves Z2 far behind while Video Stabilization wise Z2 is untouchable even when compared to OIS.
Also I find this very biased when they go around bashing the Xperias whenever they like but they choose not to bash Samsung for failing badly making tall claims about ISOCell in comparison with BSI Cmos sensors.
24. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 137; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
I completely agree with you..
As for the dxo, they test smartphone in 400+ scene. Z2 has the score of 83 and 84 in texture and noise while S5 scored 78 in both. I think the reason why S5 scored lower is that mediocre low light performance.
Let me tell ya, Z2 can still shoot usable good pictures even at ridiculously high ISOs of 2500, 3200, 5000, and 6400..
21. the_matchless (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Yep firmware it is. It lacks that vividness and punch people really fall for which is by the way something that can be done in post processing.
A heavily processed picture, straight from the cam, generally leaves very little for you to play with and so personally I find myself better-off with Sony's current firmware settings. However, I still agree with your point and think that maybe Sony should either give more control to the consumer or ad a preset to settle this post processing lack.
25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6675; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
What are you talking bout? My Z1 takes high quality pictures. Doesn't even matter what MP is on your phone, Sony makes their own camera but don't have to change their exmor sensor.
2. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
1080p would be great news. Xperia Z2 already has the best battery life. A QHD screen would kill that.
3. Busyboy (Posts: 391; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
I'm glad I got the Z2 and didn't wait for the Z3. Only a marginal upgrade
4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6675; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Glad I bought the Z1. but wish could of hold out a big longer to buy the Z3
6. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I have the Z2, and I don't see a big indifference in specs for me to sell this and buy the Z3.
An S805 or an A15 Cpu or Tegra4 would be great.
8. bnick25 (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 May 2013)
I refuse to buy not sold by a carrier i buy insurance and for some reason i dont like something with phone theyll send me another one until sony if offered by carriers not buying or thinking of one
10. mixedfish (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
You have consumer rights, you don't need a carrier to return/exchange products.
22. bnick25 (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 May 2013)
Yeah but is much easier one time on a htc phone i switch it out 5 times in two months ubtil they gave me a different brand phone
9. mixedfish (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
I reckon this is just a reskin Z2 from premium materials to plastic.The same happened with Z1 compact going to A2.
12. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 137; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
If sony is to put a QHD screen in a 5.3-5.4" screen smartphone, the battery capacity should AT LEAST be 3700mah.
QHD screen phones with 3000mah battery are all battery hogs, G3, find 7.. I bet the S5 LTE-A is a battery hog as well
A QHD screen smartphone with endurance rating of Z2 will be amazing
13. maccess (Posts: 632; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
Please watch pocketnow review about the s5 lte-a.. The battery life is comparable if not the same with regular s5 because the efficiency of the sd 805..
15. Planterz (Posts: 984; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
They should wait for the 805 at least. I know they like these 6 month refreshes, but the faster 801 was available when the Z2 was out, so putting it in the Z3 is late and a bit pointless.
17. N3Z1droid (Posts: 87; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)
Yeah better the spec this way.... Anyway i planning to replace N3 to N4. Dont want get tempted replace my Z2 to Z3 lol
18. bodzio1809 (Posts: 76; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
I prefer profiled back with a thicker middle(around 1cm, but could be even more and I think it would be even more comfortable, ofcourse if sides would be thin enough) like in G2, G3 or ONE. It feels much better to hold device and you can put bigger battery(international G2 is king here). Also top and bottom bezels can be much smaller. I very like what Sharp is doing, but I prefer symmetrical bezels with speakers on the front.
I am still waiting for the device that type. Also oled screen would be nice. I have hope that someday Sony will release device with WOLED screen with profiled back and smaller top and bottom bezels. It would be perfect phone for me.
23. marlboro (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
z3 compact=ip5 body, looking at my z1compact=ip4 lmao, happy 4th of july!!!!
26. hafini_27 (Posts: 278; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
Smaller navigation bar would looks better
27. phichart (Posts: 48; Member since: 03 May 2014)
LOl... A few months ago Z2 now they upgrade to Z3.. Every 6 months a new model come out!