Sony D6503 'Sirius' rumor roundup: specs, release date, price and all we know so far
0. phoneArena 14 Feb 2014, 09:35 posted on
In case you were worried Sony won't have a flagship to counter the Samsung Galaxy S5 or LG G3 with this season, you need to stop fretting, as the Sony D6503, codenamed "Sirius", is already making quite the splash in the rumor mill. The company's current flagship, however, the Xperia Z1, has barely been on the market for a few months now, so Sirius might simply be a refresh of sorts, rather than the speculated Xperia Z2 successor...
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1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Why until now there's only rumors and leaks of the D6503? What about the D6603?
12. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
edit the pictures and specs pictures of this phone and just make some rumor.
Isnt that what the tech news blogs do? :/
its about reader's traffic.
14. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I think this is the xperia ZL1 ! I am so excited .
Xperia ZL > Z is many ways .
ZL has better speakers .
ZL has slightly larger battery .
ZL is cheaper .
ZL has a camera shutter key
ZL has smaller bezel
ZL has slightly better looking screen , if you use a razor blade to remove the anti shatter film
29. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Sony put this in at&t too and we know it's coming in Verizon.
2. Teja171 (unregistered)
I think one of them is the Z2 and the other one too is a Z2, but some region specific locked device, or with a different cpu.
3. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Don't think those speakers will be as powerful as the BoomSound
5. Teja171 (unregistered)
True to some xtent
8. buccob (Posts: 2512; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
I wouldn't mind having the same loudness I currently have... but you would be surprise what a better placement (plus stereo) can make...
4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
this better be a phone with a damn good viewing angles.QHD if thats what takes.speaker grill so thin thou,hope its loud enough.
6. Teja171 (unregistered)
7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
This beast will beat the cr*p out of it's competition! Let's call it the GODZILLA
37. Arsen (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
GODZILLA with a CRAPPY BATTERY LIFE. HAHAHA
i'm a sony fan too but from what I've experienced from Xperia S and Xperia Z1 i won't be going back.
Sony's Displays eats a lot of battery. Sony didn't even noticed that.
Didn't you even see the Screenshot?
1Hr 50Mins Screen on Time. and 38% Remaining. 3300mAh Battery won't help. i got 2Hrs Screen on time on my g2 with 60% battery remaining.
38. minhajmsd (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
If you would go to the thread on XDA you would know that the software is very buggy so you really shouldn't expect a good battery life.
9. nasznjoka (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Huge BEZEL is like when someone has a huge forehead why do they still bring that ish#t in 2014?? even huawei is a lot better than that ish#t and guys says it looks awesome!!! #fanboys
11. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Huge BEZEL is like when someone has a huge forehead why do they still bring that ish#t in 2014??
Maybe because IP certification is much more important and useful than thin bezels.
And from what i know ish#t isn't waterproof and dustproof.
Those huge bezels also will provide us with more better and secure grip especialy when you hold the phone with one hand in landscape mode.
For my eyes this phone looks elegant and premium maybe thats why many people says it looks awesome.
28. tech2 (Posts: 3349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
hmmmm........if waterproof and dustproof phones comes have bigger bezels then tell me why GS4 Active has smaller bezels inspite of supporting removable back and physical keys, Mr. Genuis ?
33. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Hahaha... Z1 has larger sensor and battery thats why the bezels is taller and wider but the body is thinner than S4 Active.
Now can you tell me why S4 Active and Optimus GJ is bigger and thicker than S4 and Optimus G???
removeable cover doesn't make any different in size since samsung uses flimsy and thin back cover.
And there is also no problem with physical keys because the size of physical keys on S4 Active is about the same size as S4 (S4 also has 2 capacitive buttons)
13. Feanor (Posts: 670; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
A smartphone is mainly a square thing with a square screen in the middle. There is nothing about big bezels that resemble huge foreheads or other huge body parts except in your own imagination.
Most likely the large top bezel is because Sony engineers cannot fit the big camera sensor directly behind the screen without making the phone thick. It's their decision. Not everyone has to like it but also not everyone has to hate it. I personally think that 8-10mm additional length comparing to an LG is no ergonomic disaster. And design looks to me long and elegant.
10. LikeMyself (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
I still can't see the difference between a 720p S3 and a 1080p S4. And the 1080p on the Z1 is just awesome. So pleasant for the eyes. Don't need qHD(more than my FullHD tv wtf). Bring in more natural colors and battery efficient displays instead of useless qHD. Those who see a difference will make opticians become richer as they are using their phones glued to their eyes!
18. docj8404 (Posts: 73; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
This isn't meant as an insult, but if you can't see any difference between a 720p 4.8' display & a 5' 1080p display, especially of AMOLED variety, it may be time for you to see an optometrist yourself. I suppose the following is a matter of opinion, but the colors on all Sony displays come across as severely washed out, regardless of what the resolution is, which I'm attributing to the TFT display technology if I recall correctly.
That aside, maybe one day Sony will release a smartphone that doesn't have abnormally large bezels.
15. Sonny_09 (Posts: 49; Member since: 24 May 2013)
The real question is whether should they continue this 6-month refresh cycle thingy? Why not just make one flagship for the whole year? I'm a bit hesitated to buy Sony flagship nowadays.
19. Amir1 (Posts: 333; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
buy it and be happy with your purchase. this way you won't think your device is old. new devices are announced all the time.
24. Sonny_09 (Posts: 49; Member since: 24 May 2013)
Yes,new devices are announced all the time, but flagship aren't. If they continue such trend, all their products are just unfinished goods, that need to be refreshed every 6 month. I'm just scare this phone would suffer the same fate as Xperia Z.
17. teja171 (unregistered)
And some flimsy loose flaps too.
20. Amir1 (Posts: 333; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
flaps are said to be very easy to open and close, said the xda user who shot these photos.
21. teja171 (unregistered)
I mean that the flaps are somewhat substandard, and can fall off any moment, making the device no more waterproof.
32. majp89 (Posts: 167; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
Unless you bite your fingernails. I know, this is my fault, but still annoying nonetheless.
22. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
sorry sony .. im a big fan seens the ion , z and z1 owner , but if this is really the next flagship ( i dont think so ) or z2 of sony .. thats a big big shame .. where is the double led or xenon , the optical image stabilization ? slow motion ? and a different design of z1 ? this is just the z1 , i think sony have a surprise for us .. im sure
26. trinkner (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
I agree. Without a xenon flash, this is just another fast, big Android phone. That's a nice phone in general, but it won't stand out from the S5, Nexus, G3, et al. I guess the water and dust resistance is different from the rest, but I was hoping Sony would step up their photography game to compete with Nokia.
27. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
Please fix every thing that was wrong with z1.
Better battery life
Better viewing angle
Smaller but same screen size
Better water and dust proof (already damn good)
Better drop protectiveness
More color choices
The look of the phone is really great already! I love the purple.
30. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Lol I just commented on a previous article saying why people think the z1 will be announced sometime during MWC And got told I was talking BS and to read the article.
I'm just going to copy and paste what I said in the previous article:
We are at a point where every phone runs buttery smooth especially with android 4.3 and 4.4. So the needless specs race is useless now unless you are a heavy gamer. But lets be honest if you are a gamer you would have a console, gaming PC or handheld device.
I am waiting for real innovation to come back stuff with better battery tech, foldable phones /tablets etc.
If you want to go on about displays Sony xperia z1 has a very decent display if only for the viewing angles. If they improve that and the accuracy of colours you have a winner.
Another point being with devices coming up with shorter life cycles we the tech crowd would be keep being unimpressed because everything will just be iterative updates. Whereas if newer tech came out say every 16-18 months would be able to see bigger updates to each device that would actually "wow" us.
Well that's what I think anyway!
35. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
I totally agree with you. Nothing will really wow us when we only see a new phone every 12 months from now on. Something amazing will have to be done with the UI and camera. This is a good thing because other OEM will have a chance to catch up with Samsung. Samsung will never be able to outrun like they did once android was new and tech was changing quite a bit for every 6 months.
31. majp89 (Posts: 167; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
I wanted to like Sony so much, that I bought the Z1S.
Huge mistake. While this phone isn't terrible, it's just not a good phone. The viewing angles are washed out (as everyone already knew), the touch screen is a monstrosity, texting is a nightmare, battery life is paltry for a phone with such a massive battery, and the software is lacking. Nonetheless, the ergonomics leave something to be desired, but I knew that when I bought the phone. Your money should be spent elsewhere, invest in a Motorola or something from LG. Unless Sony changes their design language, avoid them like the plague.
36. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)
maybe you've got a faulty one.... get replacement
34. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
This is going too be one beautiful piece of hardware
39. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
The side bezels were fine, but the top and bottom bezels of the Xperia Z1 were disgustingly large. I would rather that they made it just 1080p, because that would give about 430ppi which is well enough for anybody. A 5 inch smartphone with a QHD screen is just stupid, useless, and wasteful of battery life.
44. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
I want, there's not really anything else to say about this one.
45. predateur (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Feb 2014)
Sony put this in aT T too and we know it's coming in Verizon also !