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Sony officially announces the Sony Xperia Z4; 5.2-inch FHD screen and a metal frame

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Sony officially announces the Sony Xperia Z4; 5.2-inch FHD screen and a metal frame
Sony Mobile has just put out a press release that finally makes its latest flagship model official. The Sony Xperia Z4 will feature a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. It will be powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. Those requiring more memory can take advantage of the 128GB capacity microSD slot on board. A 20.7MP camera is on back with a wide angle 5.1MP snapper on front for selfies and video chats. A 2930mAh battery will keep the lights on, and Android 5.0 is pre-installed.

The Sony Xperia Z4 will be available in White, Black, Copper and Aqua Green. The handset is IP6 certified for dust and IP5 and IP8 certified for water. This means that the Xperia Z4 is protected against "Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction." It also means that the phone can be submerged to 4.92 feet for as long as 30 minutes and emerge unscathed.

Sony says that its new flagship is 6.9mm thin, weighs 144 grams, and features a metal frame. It is .4mm thinner than its predecessor and weighs 8 grams less. The metal frame is put through a treatment to increase the shine. Also new with the Xperia Z4 is a "cooking mode" added to the rear camera, which helps users take better looking shots of food.

Some accessories for the phone were revealed, including a waterproof Cover Window that lets you view important information on the screen while still protecting the handset. This will be available in the same four colors as the Xperia Z4, priced at the equivalent of $59 USD. A desktop holder will also be offered, which will dock the phone and recharge it.

The Sony Xperia Z4 will be available in Japan later this summer. There is no word yet on pricing.

source: Sony (translated)

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posted on 19 Apr 2015, 23:41 21

1. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


2930mAh battery? 3gb RAM? VS Snapdragon 810? Z3 FTW! good luck!

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 23:56 12

8. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Well, the Z3 actually proved that it's not all about the battery capacity, so better don't judge the battery life early.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 00:00 20

15. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


they sacrificed the 270mAh from the Z3 just to achieved a thinner body ? lol wrong move Sony plus the bad snapdragon 810's battery efficiency?

come on!

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 00:02 6

16. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Reducing the battery capacity for thinness is ALWAYS a bad move.
Though this time I think it wont be THAT bad compared to the Z3

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 00:09 4

19. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


well,infact 9mm thickness is morethan enough for a smartphone. i rather buy a phone with at around 8-9mm thickness with atleast bigger battery capacity/and good performance.

so for me this is a bad idea z3 had a great battery and larger battery capacity @3200mAh. this surly can affect the decision of some Z3 users not to go with z4.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 00:11 3

22. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


It is a bad idea for all of us lol.
Imagine Z3 and Z4 with Z2's battery and thickness, now that would be nice.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:37 5

69. MarrianeChing (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Apr 2015)


battery is no issue for sony even if they reduced it for a small amount because sony resolution is only 1080p. that is why samsung and LG flops on battery life. QHD? 2k/4k resolution in a 5 inch screen? there is no difference, even 720p is still appealing. don't put yourself intoo quad HD, 2k/4k resolution hype. or it will be #RIPBattery. plus sony is using close to stock android unlike sammy's touchwiz bloatware and LG's UI.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:46 10

76. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


I recall htc fanboys saying the same thing before the battery benchmarks came out. A 1080p display isn't going to help much if your processor is a dud in power consumption.

Also, the S6 is no "flop" on battery life. It's about the same as the S5.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 02:19 4

90. sniper1087 (Posts: 499; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


wow incorrect my friend I have both the M9 and S6 and can tell you for sure that the M9 has been better in battery almost all the time and with equal usage. the battery on the S6 is worst than that of the S5. I still can get through the day with both so no problem there.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 02:21 6

93. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Keep lying, kiddo.

Phonearena, GSMArena, Anandtech, and tweakers all disagree with you.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 03:25 1

122. sniper1087 (Posts: 499; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


I don't need to lie I am a heavy user and have noticed the S6 draining battery faster than the M9 doing similar tasks, granted not by much but it dies faster indeed. My opinion is based on personal experience, and don't follow what a website tells me but on what my usage of the phone is.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 03:30 2

126. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Yep because real life usage is the same as a script from a phone review website, btw calling people "kiddo" makes you look like one.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 05:06

138. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Many networks have not updated the software to fix battery outside of the USA, where did you get your phone from.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 07:44 3

158. ColdSidd (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jan 2015)


what do you need two phones for? to wipe your but with I guess.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 06:10

149. TheLegendaryGhost (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


not favoring Sony or HTC but judging from past, sony is known for optimizing good battery life.... if i recall right, Z2 had 3200mAh, and Z3 had 3100mAh, which was smaller then previous and still manage to pump up more juice respective Z2...... (P.S. using LTE on Z2 While H+ on Z3, just thought you should know) but dont judge it yet... it might be good enough let you by the day .....

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 05:04 2

137. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Unlike lg, Samsung use oled, the s6 screen uses less battery then the s5' try again, going by the htc m9 the z4 will have a crap battery due to the 810, as its junk

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 15:08 1

173. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 154; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


I Disagree. S6 has 250Mah less battery than S5, still it outlasts S5, & even my iPhone 6 plus also in screen on time. Its all about optimizations and S-Amoled is one of the best optimised display on the planet right now. Amoled FTW :)

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 06:21

151. sgodsell (Posts: 3070; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The Z3 had 3100 mha battery and not 3200 mha. So the difference is only 170mha. Plus the new 810 is based on 20nm and will most likely be using more efficient ram as well. So wait for the true battery tests.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 06:54

154. buccob (Posts: 2495; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


In that case get the compact... Sony tends to leave a thicker body on the Compact and the battery is also better... They will probably do the same here...

Though I have absolutely no reasons to upgrade from the Z3 Compact.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 00:47 9

41. kabiluddin (Posts: 171; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


You should worry more about G4. After Samsung's phenomenal success with their S6 and S6 edge its very likely G4 will not be able to sell well with their Super ugly lather back design. And talking about SD808, its worst than 805. G3 only able to sell well because S5 was an underwhelming device. So good luck to you as well.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 08:04 1

160. Canaan (Posts: 326; Member since: 25 May 2014)


You know even though the Galaxy S5 underwhelmed in sales it still sold like 3 times more than the G3; I mean the Galaxy S5 sold 11 million its first month, while the G3 has sold 10 million in about a year.

Anyway, I disagree about the SD808 chip being inferior to the SD805. The 808 chip is a top tier 64 bit processor while the 805 was still running on 32 bit. The only thing the 805 has over the 808 is the slightly better GPU, but the difference seems minimal.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 02:16 1

88. romeo1 (Posts: 703; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Its 170 mah less than the z3. And it probably won't be a problem as sony wants to keep the 2day battery.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 06:18

150. sgodsell (Posts: 3070; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


It is 170 and not 270. Learn to do math. All you did was make yourself look stupid. Besides the Z3 had one of the best battery lives on the market. The 810 64 bit CPU is based on 20nm, plus the ram will be newer and most likely be more power efficient as well. So battery life should be close to the same. But only a true test will reveal the Z4's true battery life.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 23:57 11

10. waddup121 (unregistered)


From 3200 to 3000 to 2930...ok

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:36 2

68. MarrianeChing (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Apr 2015)


battery is no issue for sony even if they reduced it for a small amount because sony resolution is only 1080p. that is why samsung and LG flops on battery life. QHD? 2k/4k resolution in a 5 inch screen? there is no difference, even 720p is still appealing. don't put yourself intoo quad HD, 2k/4k resolution hype. or it will be #RIPBattery. plus sony is using close to stock android unlike sammy's touchwiz bloatware and LG's UI.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:49 6

79. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Stop spamming your crap.
Battery life went down significantly for the Z4.

23h talk-time on the Z3 and 17h talk-time on the Z4.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 03:21

121. MarrianeChing (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Apr 2015)


LOL still better battery than iphone6 and s6.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 17:16

188. epdm2be (Posts: 453; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


...but that is not the issue here from Mr. AppleCultist.
We EXPECT the follow up model to be an improvement upon the former flagship. Thus a 3500MAh battery in 2015 and, indeed, stop with those thin, thinner, thinnest paranoia! We don't mind a 9mm thick device as long as we have a BETTER battery life.

I think we should just all stop buying a new device this year. Because imho none of them are good! They ALL compromised! So f**k them!

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 03:27 4

123. Pogma9 (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Apr 2015)


Sony are battery champs

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 03:44

127. MarrianeChing (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Apr 2015)


Exactly! +1 for you.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 06:56 3

155. buccob (Posts: 2495; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


So you already tested the Z4? Why don't you work for PA then?

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 05:09

139. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Lg may be but not Samsung there QHD uses oled so no problems with battery it uses less than the s5, s6 battery will easy go up as Samsung updates the phone,

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 00:35 12

36. AnTuTu (Posts: 1575; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Not impressed unfortunately. They needed to bring a revolutionary device but this is only an incremental update.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 00:44 16

40. kabiluddin (Posts: 171; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Nothing impress you unless there is a Samsung logo on the device.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:29 8

63. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Even if that's true, this phone is disappointing a lot of people.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 02:14

87. KENTOZ (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 Apr 2015)


Yup....LAME innovation from design and spec

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 03:28 1

124. Pogma9 (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Apr 2015)


I think z5 will be tge obe

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 05:23

144. AndreaWijayanti (Posts: 68; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Agreed, this phone is failed to impress. Samsung Galaxy S6 is prettier, more elegant and the hottest

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:35 2

66. MarrianeChing (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Apr 2015)


battery is no issue for sony even if they reduced it for a small amount because sony resolution is only 1080p. that is why samsung and LG flops on battery life. QHD? 2k/4k resolution in a 5 inch screen? there is no difference, even 720p is still appealing. don't put yourself intoo quad HD, 2k/4k resolution hype. or it will be #RIPBattery. plus sony is using close to stock android unlike sammy's touchwiz bloatware and LG's UI.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:47 1

78. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


You do know that 3G talk-time dropped from 23 hours on the Z3 to 17 hours on the Z4, right?

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 02:25 1

95. romeo1 (Posts: 703; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Where did you get 23hrs from?
And also the talktime isn't a reference anymore to know the battery life as most people don't use their phones to talk often.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 15:49

174. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 154; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


He got it from official announcement & also Sony's website about the talktime for Z3 it is 23Hrs & 17hrs for Z4 thats a drastic decrease. Now don't tell me last years Radios are better than the latest one's.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 18:24

182. romeo1 (Posts: 703; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Ok but to call it better or worse if it can last longer isn't right i guess. Xperia z1 and ultra both had more than 24hrs but saying those last longer on a daily basis is just ridicridiculous.
Maybe the network in japan drains more energy? That could also be a reasoN.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 17:18

189. epdm2be (Posts: 453; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Yes they DO!
The (silent) majority use a PHONE as a PHONE. And buy a tablet for non phone related stuff!

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 17:41

190. romeo1 (Posts: 703; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


no they don't that's the reason why allot of providers are putting out bigger data plans allot of people use calling services like viber and skype Even whatssapp has a call function now.
People buy smartphones to go on the internet and do extra stuff like playing games etc on it. If the majority buy it just to make phone calls than they'd all be idiots as a feature phone does it better with much longer battery life

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:40

73. drunkenjay (Posts: 856; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


sonys battery has always been good.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 05:48

146. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Quit complaining bout the battery. Like I say if u STOP USING your phone 24/7 you will see a big difference. I will be upgrading from my Z1 to this baby

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 17:40

180. TMach (Posts: 449; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


This is a Japan only release and is clearly seen as a slight bump up in specs from the Z3...frankly, I'm not sure why this is even being released as the article I read on GSMArena stated that Sony will be announcing its real flagship in May 2015 and I suspect its release will coincide with the upcoming Bond movie, Spectre!

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 16:34

194. CuppaJoWo (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 Apr 2015)


There were email leaks that showed that even James Bond didn't want to use Sony's phone in the movie because Sony doesn't represent the best.

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 16:30

193. CuppaJoWo (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 Apr 2015)


Z4 looks DOA.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 23:42 21

2. bfuller2006 (Posts: 58; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


More of the same I see....

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 00:36 1

38. AnTuTu (Posts: 1575; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


True. Expected something different from Sony this time but it looks exactly the same as Z3 :(

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:41 5

75. T.Law (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Yeah, I'm kinda disappointed,
S6 Edege, here I come!!

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 02:01

83. andrew_wang916 (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Apr 2015)


same here. aiks

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 02:17 2

89. KENTOZ (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 Apr 2015)


Agree....the same LAME

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 23:42 1

3. rodpe (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Fingerprint scan?

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 02:01

82. Pogma9 (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Apr 2015)


Gimmicky, but will be in z5

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 02:57

115. medtxa (Posts: 1104; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


who cares if it's gimmicky or useful for some people, but for sure it's not cons right?

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 23:42 10

4. Feanor (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


As I had predicted: a modest update of the Z3. These recent leaks where just older concepts newly leaked.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 15:59

175. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 154; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Sony is following Apple way. One year major update in one iPhone read 4, 5 now 6 & an Incremental hardware update in "S" model read 4S, 5S, & 6S this year.
But Sony it wont gonna work for you like Apple.

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