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Sony D6503 Sirius leaks out in a lengthy video preview, flaunts fine viewing angles

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Sony D6503 Sirius leaks out in a lengthy video preview, flaunts fine viewing angles
The rumored Sony D6503 Sirius has leaked numerous times already, but nothing compares to this thorough 12-minute video demo below, which explores both the external design, and the software overlay. Leaked by user "Rimas Flyil", the video allegedly shows a non-final Sony D6503, running "unstable" Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with the company's own interface overlay on top of it.

A bunch of new observations can be spotted in the video - for instance, the phone has pretty thin side bezels, but the top and bottom ones seem as comparatively large as on the Z1, so we wouldn't expect it to be more compact, especially considering the rumored 5.2" display. 

At the end the guy showcases the panel's viewing angles, which seem to be much better than what we have on both the Xperia Z and Z1. Since that was the main gripe with those two handsets, kudos to Sony for remedying it. Check out what's to expect from the Sirius in the lengthy video below.

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posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:37 15

1. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


Hmmm. I don't know, somehow I'm not blown away by this.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:46 7

2. SayMobile (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


same here, nothings special

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:46 5

4. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It's just a xperia z1 refresh. Its not 2014 flagship

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:45 1

23. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I wish your idea becomes true, cause if its Z2 , then i'm not impressed as well.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 11:46

56. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


I don't think its a z1 refresh because there's already the Z1S. Unless this is some kind of better-equipped, mass release version of the Z1S (its a Tmo exclusive). But then again, it doesn't have any significant features to warrant a z2 moniker unless Sony really wants to milk all they can out of the Z series before they move on

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:18 3

28. rd_nest (Posts: 770; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Obviously this will be the flagship. No questions about it. This will be the flagship till Sony release their next "flagship".

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 07:08

42. pwnarena (Posts: 934; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


not impressive. they could've done something about the camera. it'd be a shame if samsung beats them with their isocell camera.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 07:45 1

47. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Because camera focus was not on phone. Why leakers don't use good camera damn it. Blurry blurry everywhere.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 17:29

64. Bioload25 (Posts: 210; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I think this is a Z1 without its major problems,that are audio quality (simply terrible speaker --') and bad viewing angles.This one seems worth buying,as a flagship without many compromises

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:46 12

3. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Same old Sony design...Yet people will react differently to Sammy's "unchanging" design on their phones. I wonder why...

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:47 17

5. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Because it's UGLY

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:02 9

11. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


In YOUR personal "unorthodox" OPINION

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:05 4

12. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Tell that to the millions of people

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:07 10

14. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wao, you can read millions of people's mind? Oh, how amazing! /s

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 07:40 1

46. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿?????????

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:05

13. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


maybe in a lot of people's opinion!!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:24 6

20. Amir1 (Posts: 267; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


samsung design is UGLY in any level. it doesn't mean it can't sell a lot, it did, but it's boring in terms of design and ugly. and cheap design. that's a fact. note 3 is not any better.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 07:39 2

45. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Dude he means beautiful is ugly and ugly is beautiful.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:12

52. Amir1 (Posts: 267; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


HEHE. yeah. he's confused i guess.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 18:04

65. TMach (Posts: 372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I own the S4 and the Z1 both and I prefer the design and build quality of the Z1. Uber premium feel beats the lack lustre feel of my S4 (GPE).

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:13 1

15. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Maybe because all samsung phones look the same,
and this design was not "same old design" because
the design is only about 1 year old.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:23 3

17. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol you are hilarious stupid. The GS2 and GS3 are probably two of the most different looking phones ever. In fact, all the Galaxy S2 variants were pretty different.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:09 2

26. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Woow it seems my post make my beloved samsung closed minded and die hard fanboy gone mad :)

just check gsmarena samsung phones data base and compare samsung phones from 2012 -2014 if you open your eyes and mind, you will realize that "MOST" samsung phones from entry level to flagships is look the same and they also uses the same flimsy, thin and cheap feeling plastics

I really know the difference between GS2 and GS3.
because I am a former GS2 user while my girlfriend is ex GS3 user.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 12:02

57. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Oh okay so you idiots are knocking them for making a lot of phones. I see. So if they didn't release so many phones, ones that aren't even released in Nirth America then it would okay?

Okay morons.....

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:53

68. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


bla bla bla bla bla...

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 04:08

72. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


What are you talking about??? it seems you just little kid or teenager who can't accept the truth.

I will not knocking them for making a lot of phones if they can make sure that the updates and support is available for all or most of their phones and they can make their flagships devices look and feel much more premium than entry level phones.

And the truth is most samsung phones from entry level to flagship is looks and feels the same and you can't deny it no matter how closed minded you are.

Please use your brain and stop being mindless samsung fanboy!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 04:09

73. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


What are you talking about??? it seems you just little kid or teenager who can't accept the truth.

I will not knocking them for making a lot of phones if they can make sure that the updates and support is available for all or most of their phones and they can make their flagships devices look and feel much more premium than entry level phones.

And the truth is most samsung phones from entry level to flagship is looks and feels the same and you can't deny it no matter how closed minded you are.

Please use your brain and stop being mindless samsung fanboy!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 06:06 3

37. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


No jackass.. you are the Idiot one. starting from galaxy pocket (6 mar 2012) it's 2014.. they are sticking to the same design.... s3, s4, trend, light, ace etc etc etc all came out with the same design. if you can't believe me check the date and start counting... and tell me if there is any new Android with different design.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 12:03

58. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Read my reply to retsard nemesis

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 07:07 1

41. pwnarena (Posts: 934; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


you're out of your mind. the criticism in samsung's similarity in designs is not just about the flagships. it's about the whole galaxy range. xperias look different from each other. there are beautiful ones and there are ugly ones like the xperia c and m.

you must've been lost in the ocean of samsung devices that you can only see flagships.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 12:04

59. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Read my reply to retard nemesis. I don't give a s**t about the low end and mid range phones that are not even released here.

We are talking about flagships ....

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:58

69. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


ok come on... take a Z1, Z, s3 and s4.... those all are flagships!!! now tell us the difference of s3 and s4 and compare them with the differences between Z and Z1
you are the moron who changes his words every second...

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:23 2

18. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol you are hilarious stupid. The GS2 and GS3 are probably two of the most different looking phones ever. In fact, all the Galaxy S2 variants were pretty different.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:23 1

19. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol you are hilarious stupid. The GS2 and GS3 are probably two of the most different looking phones ever. In fact, all the Galaxy S2 variants were pretty different.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:09 5

25. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 460; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I am pretty sure he is talking about 2013 models all looking similar, flagships, mid range, low end.. And I quite agree, also I havent found a single person that LOVES samsung design beside Samsung sheeps like you. You know the same sheeps you make fun over at apple.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 06:09

38. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


No genius, start with Samsung Galaxy Pocket(6 mar 2012) and keep counting... and tell me how much difference hass come in design

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 12:07

60. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


You need to look harder and beyond phonearena. And I never said I loved Samsung designs. I am just saying that retards like you hold them to different standards.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:59

70. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


go check Samsung database and use your microscope to differenciate them :-)

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:22 6

30. rd_nest (Posts: 770; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Same old Sony. All Sony phones look same since 2011.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 05:01 4

32. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Hmmm.. Another samsung die hard fanboy who can't accept the truth.
I don't have any problem if you love samsung so much but i just hope you can open your eyes, mind and stop being Samsung mindless army.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 07:08 3

43. pwnarena (Posts: 934; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


you need glasses. the overly saturated amoleds have burned your eyes.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 05:43 1

33. Xenaz (Posts: 95; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Ya, it is sad that Sony decide to follow Samsung's footstep, but according to Xperiablog, Sony is gonna continue using this "Omnibalance" design this year. So we not gonna see any "WOW" design from Sony untill 2015....

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 07:49

48. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I think it would be OK because we have not seen a wow design from Samsung since S2 which itself was a copy of iPhone. at least Sony's design is beautiful and won't become boring for a long time.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 12:08

62. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Their is a definition for that. It is called double standards....

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 07:01

71. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


yeah... like Samsung's one, isn't it retard?

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 07:38 1

44. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


This is second phone get same design, don't you see all Samsung phones. This is what I call reality fanism.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:50 2

6. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I'm impressed with it's speaker. A waterproof phone with a great speaker is a plus for me

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:27 1

21. Amir1 (Posts: 267; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


you mean stereo speakers with sound boost that insider says sound clearer then htc one.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:56 1

7. mdroid (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


touch so unresponsive.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:00 5

9. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Read before u post. This is a prototype and it's running unstable android 4.4

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:21 1

29. rd_nest (Posts: 770; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


You check the video before you post:

The touch *is* unresponsive. That's a fact.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 18:07

66. TMach (Posts: 372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Not a retail version...FACT!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:00 1

10. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


that's not a retail version... just a on testing device

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:13

53. Amir1 (Posts: 267; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


relax, it's a few months old prototype! god.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:59 1

8. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


nothing to be "wow"ed!! but those are some pretty decent improvements in software!! but I'm totally disappointed with the size of the device!!! I want a phone SONY... not a phablet!!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:43

22. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I think the biggest improvements is stereo speaker and and viewing angles because Sony can easly put the software inside of Z1 and Z1 Compact is available for people who want a Sony smartphone with a reasonable size and cutting edge specs.

Waterproof phones are usually larger and thicker than
a normal phone.
If for you ultra thin bezels are much more important than premium feels and waterproofing you can buy Samsung or LG, thats the beauty of competition, you can get a phone that suits your tastes.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 05:52

34. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


you've got me wrong :-) I like sony design. thickness or bezel isn't my prb. the prb is that the overall size getting bigger makes the handset hard for single handed use. for me 5 inch was much more than enough. Do you really need that size screen in a phone?!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:17 6

16. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Are you freaking kidding me? Can you guys hear the sound when it's booting up? It's the PS4 startup sound! OMG Sony, you rock!
Xperia Z2, come to papa!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 03:49 1

24. TisaTsir (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


4k video, hmm....I hope they've done some improvements on the camera.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 05:54 2

35. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


Camera is good enough... need some improvements in post processing software..

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