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Sony Xperia Z4 benchmark run spills the beans: 5.1" display, Snapdragon 810, and 20MP camera

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Sony Xperia Z4 benchmark run spills the beans: 5.1
Literally minutes after we were tipped off to the existence of an LG G4 benchmark pass through GFXBench, we now received word that the other major flagship in the making, the Sony Xperia Z4, has suffered a similar fate. 

According to the listing, a device code-named Sony E6553, quite likely the Xperia Z4 (more on why later), ran GFXBench's suite of tests, revealing quite a bit about itself. For starters, Sony seems unwilling to jump on the display resolution bandwagon, and is sticking to a 5.1-inch display with a standard, 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. Underneath the panel, GFXBench detected a 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with four ARM Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores, Adreno 430 graphics, 3 gigs of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Also on board is a 20-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The device in question runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Going back to why we consider it likely that this is, indeed, the Xperia Z4, it's rather simple. First off, the hardware packed within the E6553 is consistent with what we'd expect a flagship device to offer in 2015, and second – the code name itself lends some further credibility to our educated guess. That is, this isn't simply a random alphanumerical mash-up – the capital letter in the front ("E" in this case) shows the year of manufacture. So, for example, the Xperia Z3 was D6603 and was released in 2014, while the Xperia Z was C6603, and got released in 2012. These two factors, more than anything else, suggest that what we're looking at could be the first legitimate specs reveal as far as the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 is concerned.

Sony Xperia Z4 benchmark run spills the beans: 5.1" display, Snapdragon 810, and 20MP camera


source: GFXBench via mobifo (translated)

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posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:01 2

1. RobinD (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Dec 2014)


We finally got some official specs on the Z4. Looks good in general.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 11:39 15

32. neela_akaash (Posts: 1217; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Yeah it's going to be great as always.

But the Samsung has spread lots of rumors about the SD810, just to reduce competition from other manufacturers.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 13:11 16

51. SamsungEU (Posts: 147; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


those were facts, even Lg admited them

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 14:50 10

65. vincelongman (Posts: 4823; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Samsung didn't spread any rumors
Its a fact the 810 has overheating issues
Just see the LG G Flex 2 and HTC One M9

Also the LG G4 is rumored to have the 808 because of the 810's overheating issues

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 15:05

66. dimas (Posts: 2420; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I'm really hoping that they'll use the Cybershot technology on this phone. Their point and shoot cameras are so underrated but very good.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 15:16 8

69. LionStone (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Really?
http://semiaccurate.com/2015/03/02/behind-fake-qualcomm-snapdragon-810-overheating-rumors/

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 16:07 6

72. Gambit_jp79 (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Don't know... but if it is true, wouldn't be the first time.

just google it: samsung fined FTC

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 17:04 3

73. G9-Kokos (Posts: 27; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


LOOOL

Rumors about that mini-nuclear CPU??

The 810 should have been BANNED due to hazard danger

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 21:57 2

87. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Here we go again everytime Sony has a leaked a lot of haters appear in this site. Most of them being samsung and apple fans. I admit that in terms of camera Sony has problems with algorithms but what else do they have problems with? Battery life? Display? Oh please don't give that quad HD is a must cause apple never uses quad HD and look how apple user wall hugged every outlet. In terms of functionality and durability Sony flagship have it.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 23:01

89. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


whats that port beside the charger? usb c?

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 03:45 1

98. osbert (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I cannot find anything about the consumer G Flex 2 overheating. Literally just the opposite, that any (supposed) overheating must have been fixed, as the phone performs to spec.
Please could you link a source?

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:02 7

2. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


I'm quite worried about the Snapdragon 810, it's basically an epic fail for Qualcomm. I do hope Sony will find a solution to prevent the overheating or just use Snapdragon 808 or maybe other chipsets like Kirin 930 or Exynos 7420 or MTK 6795.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:06 6

3. RobinD (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Dec 2014)


Didn't Qualcomm fix the overheating issues?

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:08 6

5. osbert (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


http://semiaccurate.com/2015/03/02/behind-fake-qualcomm-snapdragon-810-overheating-rumors/

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:09 1

6. Ruturaj (Posts: 1472; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


May be or not. As we saw reports (rumors) saying M9 still have issues.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:16 2

7. osbert (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Feel free to ignore the end that attempts to start pointing fingers, personally, I'm not interested in that rubbish at all.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:19 5

8. limporgyuk (Posts: 284; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Just watch any of the M9 reviews on youtube. They all adress the issue and say there is no overheating.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:34 3

14. jove39 (Posts: 1912; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Exynos 7420 is way to go for Sony...huawei and mediatek are lazy to update firmware for future android release.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:38

15. RobinD (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Dec 2014)


I really don't think that Sony's going to be using a Samsung chip.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:43 1

18. maherk (Posts: 4435; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


And they also talked about the increased throttling since the latest software update.
Sony should go with 808, SD 810 will overheat in a waterproofed Z4 much more than it does on the m9.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:53

21. seven7dust (unregistered)


the main issue for HTC was metal with Sd810 , Sony won't have the same issue , cause Qualcomm will fix the issue with more tweaking and Sony will not use full metal.

But still Sony should have gone ballsy with a custom chip from other camps, a older exynos , or even a mediatek chip with a focus on even more battery life.

Either way this phone will rule battery life charts yet again I hope.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 11:19 5

23. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Why? Most of them use Samsung made RAM and NAND. And Samsung uses Sony sensors.

What's bad in using a superior product.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 11:20 4

25. Macready (Posts: 1312; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Horrible article altogether. I was already suspicious of their claims before the first SD810 3rd party tests, but now it's really just sad.

What's ironic, is the fact that it claims Samsung is spreading FUD, while the real FUD, is in that article.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 11:52 1

34. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I agree. I don't think Sony (or most of the other OEMs) would have an issue using a Samsung chip. I think the issue lies in production. Samsung has never had to produce so many of one chip ever as they do now. They probably don't have the ability to produce enough of the 7420 for themselves & other OEMs as well. This might change in the future.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 12:05 7

35. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The z4 won't even sell 10% of s6 and iPhone 6s and that's hard truth. I don't think Samsung should have any issues.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 12:14 1

38. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Good point, but mine stands even still. Samsung probably has no idea at this point if they will be able to keep up with the demand. Remember they are manufacturing many times more Exynos chips as in the past since they are not using Qualcomm anymore. They need to keep as many as they can in-house right now. It would be a shame to sell some off to someone else & not have enough for their own. They have cited their production as a reason they haven't gone all Exynos in the past. I think this is valid.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 12:25 8

40. rd_nest (Posts: 1626; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


If you read the Anandtech article, you will notice that they clearly mentioned HTC doesn't allow the SOC to touch 2.0GHz as advertised.

"However, using CPUBurn to try and load just a single thread reveals that without HTC’s CPU cheats, it’s basically impossible to get the A57 cluster beyond 1.5 to 1.6 GHz."

"This benchmark mode appears to relax throttling constraints, but more obviously it enables one to go from a maximum of 1.6 GHz to the rated 2.0 GHz of the Snapdragon 810 for extended periods of time."

It's pretty clear they are under-clocking the CPU and using more aggressive throttling to find a solution.

Perfectly logical solution, but it hardly proves that the issue with 810 SOC has been resolved. It's just that vendors will now underclock to make it to *work*.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 12:27 2

41. may_czos (Posts: 824; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


808 is basically 810 without two A57 cores and much weaker graphics. 808 is basically 801's equivalent.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 12:28 5

42. may_czos (Posts: 824; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Samsung won't sell their newest chips to anyone.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 13:04 2

49. Tooluka (Posts: 66; Member since: 27 Nov 2014)


It is not "epic", obviously. It is better than 805 in many cases, it is just not that good as hype said.
Regarding other chipsets - they are likely not without their faults. For example Kirin 920 had throttling issues (see Anandtech reviews of Huawei). Mediatek had GPS issues and caused crashes. Exynos 7420 is nice and everyone praise it for driving 1440px display on same level as others drive 1080px, but people forget that S6 has Pentile RGBG matrix and it not true 1440px display but rather 0.77% of true 1440px if counted by subpixels - way easier to drive for SOC.

So not everything there is that is not Snapdragon so great in comparison. We need more extensive testing for such claims.

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