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Sony Xperia Z3 allegedly photographed again

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Sony Xperia Z3 allegedly photographed again
Recent rumors indicated that Sony would launch an Xperia Z3 in September, thus in a two months time. Photos of an alleged white Z3 first showed up at the end of June, and now it looks like a black version of the unannounced handset was caught in the wild, too, somewhere in China.

If these photos are legit, the Z3 isn’t too different from the Z2 when it comes to design. But we’re not expecting Sony to alter its design language anytime soon anyway.

This alleged Z3 is an L55t model that’s seemingly made for China. Its features include Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. On the back of the handset we can see what appears to be the same 20.7MP G Lens camera that’s found on the Xperia Z2. There’s no clear info regarding the display of the Z3, so we don’t know if it’s going to be a 1080p, or a Quad HD one.

Sony may want to announce the Z3 at IFA 2014 in early September, possibly at the same time with an Xperia Z3 Compact. Are you looking forward to seeing what the Japanese company has in store for us?


sources: Digi-wo, Weibo via Xperia Blog

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posted on 11 Jul 2014, 14:21 5

1. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


No one is expecting Sony to change design its already pretty sleek albeit bezel department could be looked at. But they've got to do something about that archaic, mundane and stale UI of theirs.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 14:25 14

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's probably the worst UI I've seen in awhile. When they change their UI, then I'll consider getting an Xperia phone.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 15:07 1

14. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


+ 1
Yeah I hope this is a prototype for THEM. Cause this ain't gonna compete with the big boys around the corner.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 15:15 1

17. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Oh look, they replaced Chrome with the stock android browser (a fugly icon IMO)

That display looks AMOLEDish with a very reflective screen protector, they should put that kind of display in the Z3

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 21:56 3

51. techperson211 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


One thing for sure this is still a prototype . Sony in the past 2 years is making a huge progress in their smart phones ever since they departed with Ericsson . Keep it up Sony .

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 15:14 9

16. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


It's stock android like ui + sony launcher (you can install google now launcher or anything else) + sony apps, which you can uninstall. Software isn't something unchangeable. Am I wrong?

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 22:34 2

56. mixedfish (Posts: 1215; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Sony don't make UI for man-babies. So unfortunately you'll have to avoid their phones.

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 01:42 1

62. WinDroid (Posts: 77; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Couldn't care about UI, going to install Cyangenmod and get a near stock android experience. Almost all UIs are ugly compared to legit real android UI.

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 09:26

79. maple_mak (Posts: 539; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Its just third-party program dude... don't get mistake

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 14:30 12

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Well it became third in the poll here on PA. I guess it gives a some kind of direction how much people like it. I haven't really heard anybody else hate it than the guys who enjoy Touchwiz. But obviously Sony won't go into that direction. They are for two completely different users.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 14:38 10

8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


IMO while Touchwiz and Xperia UI both aren't my favourites, I prefer Xperia UI to GS5/current Touchwiz. Sony should refresh it though, bit like LG did with G3.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 14:46 6

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


They should make it like the PS4 interface. It would be 100 perfection IMO.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 22:37

57. Settings (Posts: 1723; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


PSVita interface more likely.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 14:43 7

9. Supraman21 (Posts: 326; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


I've never experienced a Sony phone in person but the UI doesn't look to bad. Leagues better than touchwiz. God that ui is just so awful.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 16:00 8

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Used both and definitely can say Sony's UI is just... Fugly, especially the messages icon. My god.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 16:13 5

27. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Pure opinion.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 16:57 15

31. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Touchwiz is the Ugliest/Fugliest and laggiest UI in the world. My god, Every time i see it makes me wanna puke. Just remembering how ugly touchwiz is making me sick. Bye now, have to go to toilet for puking.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 17:12 4

32. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Bullsh*t..

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 17:25 3

33. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Don't feed the troll attention. Anything anti-Sony will hurt his feelings.

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 00:49 6

58. Supraman21 (Posts: 326; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


If there is a Sony article, you are always there to say something negative. Just sayin

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 01:26 2

61. thesims2customs (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


Idk how much Sams pays him. He is so underestimate other brand. For me Sony gives you the best phone, mostly. Timescape UI which is Sony currently use is one of the most light weight UI.

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 02:13

65. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Comment #55 and #35 please.

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Sony-Xperia-Z2-Review_id3695

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 03:17 1

68. thesims2customs (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


The UI just so simple and easy to use. And it is light weight.

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 08:58

77. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It lags on the Z2. PA, YouTube and my buddy have all co firmed this. Don't believe me? Second page of the Z2 review.

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 01:21 2

59. thesims2customs (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


Or it's just you who love to mock other brand down? Because you have your own fav brand? I have a mid range phone and from the spec, there's nothing special, but it runs smooth than Sams's phone..

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 21:35 1

80. Busyboy (unregistered)


Anti Sony will hurt his feelings? Reminds me of you and Sammy

posted on 12 Jul 2014, 01:44 4

63. WinDroid (Posts: 77; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Touchwiz is really laggy. Wouldn't say it's unusable just a horrible excuse for a UI. Samsung still make phones that are great with a custom rom such as Cyangenmod.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 19:38 4

42. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Hahaha lol +10000

We r the team Sony....

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 18:51 2

39. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Why would you use any message other than hang out anyways? You didn't say much about TW?

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 15:31 2

22. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Unless its a pretty woman, pretty things can get pretty boring after a while...

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