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Sony's Xperia Z4 may have been benchmarked, Android Lollipop and Snapdragon 810 CPU included

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Sony's Xperia Z4 may have been benchmarked, Android Lollipop and Snapdragon 810 CPU included
While Sony might not announce its Xperia Z4 before the summer, it seems that the handset has already been tested on Geekbench. The Geekbench website now lists a mysterious Sony device that runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8994 processor - which is none other than the Snapdragon 810.

Qualcomm already confirmed that we'd see the Snapdragon 810 chipset in future Sony products, and the Xperia Z4 is likely the first to use it - that's why we assume that the device benchmarked now is the Z4. Of course, we might be wrong on this one.

The Geekbench webpage also suggests that the new Sony handset has 3 GB of RAM.

If we're to believe some recent rumors, Sony is readying two Xperia Z4 versions: one with a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, and another one with a 1080p screen. Obviously, the latter should offer longer battery life, being the logical choice for users who don't think a Quad HD screen offers significant benefits.

So, who's waiting for the Xperia Z4?


source: Geekbench via Blog of Mobile (translated)

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posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:06 8

1. Carl3000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


I'm certainly getting this phone. I had the Z3 then switched to Nexus 6 and I regret it. Battery life is nothing to Z3 and I see literally no difference between 1080P and QHD. Come on Sony. Bring that bigger battery + 810 + 1080P. Will be marvelous.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 12:54

44. Rhinoface (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Dec 2014)


I had the Z3v and replaced it with the Droid Turbo. Also a huge mistake.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:07 6

2. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Sony'd better change its UI and use Samsung's AMOLED screen if it wants to survive because the competition nowadays is very tough from Chinese makers.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:15

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


Most Chinese manufacturers use IPS screen on their phones, and IPS is good. So, AMOLED isn't neccessary for Sony, but it would be interesting if they decided to go for AMOLED this time.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:33 13

9. danielxxi (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Sony have a lot patent with their OLED display, the already excellent Trimaster EL OLED & JDI OLED WhiteMagic, so i don't think they will use Samsung's one

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 15:54

51. cheetah2k (Posts: 1594; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


JDI? ugh.. worst displays on the planet

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:32 3

40. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


AMOLED panels are weaker when it comes to water damage... thats why the original S4 Active came with LCD... maybe newer gens have improved, but I doubt Sony changes their excellent display tech... It is one of the reasons they get such great battery life. They already include a lot of software and hardware tech to make the displays on the Z3 and Z3c very bright, with nice contrast.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 14:00

47. Deicide (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


If they used AMOLED, their phones would have even better battery life.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:12

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


Hope Sony unveil the Z4 series on MWC, because I can't wait anymore. I want the Z4 Ultra!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:12 7

4. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The scores are still extremely poor for a 2.0 GHz 20 nm Cortex A57 cores.

http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/search?q=Sony+78YB16RC98PW62B1

Same with the M9:

http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/search?q=HTC+HTC+0PJA10

I'd say that the overheating or throttling is still not fixed. Disappointed with the 810

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:32 3

8. Carl3000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


The specs are only for tech geeks and to look good on paper. Real world use from a 805 and an 810 would be negligible. Also, smartphones are already fast enough for them to do whatever we need them to do. The only thing left is making them more efficient and saving battery life and thats one of the chief perks the 810 will bring in my opinion.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:37 7

10. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


The Exynos 7420, which uses the same architecture, achieves much better single and multicore scores. So throttling truly is an issue.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:56 10

12. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The 7420 is a 14 nm chip and it isn't fair to compare both. But the old exynos 5433 which has a lower clock, half the memory bandwidth, LPDDR3 RAM and the same manufacturing process( 20 nm HKMG) achieves higher score. That doesn't bode too well.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:54 2

11. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Throttling means overheating and bad battery life. Tell me again that nobody cares about them.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 00:56 1

13. Carl3000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


If I recall correctly, the company said it has fixed the problem so it shouldn't be an issue.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 01:05 3

15. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Yeah, and I say that pigs fly. If I'm Qualcomm, why would I say that my SoC heats up badly. don't buy phones powered by SD 810. Apply some common sense mate.

The chip should score around 4500. Now if it's scoring 2500 to 3500, the chip is not able to run at it's full potential. That means the chip is throttling and that means energy wastage and hence heating as well as bad battery life.

I'm not concerned by the score. It's good enough. I'm concerned that it's scoring lower than it should and these scores are also too irregular. That means that throttling is present in it's full form, no matter how Qualcomm denies it.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:17

38. j2001m (Posts: 2976; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


This also means it will lag like crap

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:56

25. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Just root it, and change the Cpu behaviour. SetCpu.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:01

27. Deicide (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


Like that fixes anything.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:24

30. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Like you are more knowledged about socs. Try it before denying it.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:30 1

31. Deicide (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


I've tried them. interactive, conservative, ondemand, userspace, powersave, performance, smartass, etc. Software is only half of the equation and doesn't completely fix the underlying problem of the 810's drawbacks. OCing only drains your battery faster and the gains aren't worth much.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:34

32. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Try Cpu threshold and voltages.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:59 1

36. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Umm a hardware defect cannot be fixed with modding the CPU.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:00

26. Deicide (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


I completely disagree with your statement of "Also, smartphones are already fast enough for them to do whatever we need them to do." No, they aren't. Have you tried playing a Blu-ray file that isn't heavily compressed? Using the best video play on Android, MX Player, it struggles and frames drop like crazy. Have you played a PSP game and scaled it up to 1080p with all the settings to max? Unplayable. There is so much room for improvement. If you say that phones are fast enough as they are to w/e we want them to do, then don't upgrade your phone ever again. Scores aren't the end all and be all, but they hold some merit.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 15:58

52. cheetah2k (Posts: 1594; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I really want to get more than 3min 4K recording with my Z3 without it getting so hot I can fry an egg on the back glass... Heat is a massive problem for Snapdragon chipsets these days, and no amount of CPU scaling or voltage mods can totally fix that. Its clear Qualcomm have a major issue with their SOC which is another reason Samsung went with their Exynos SOC for the S6 and at the same time told Qualcomm how to fix theirs lololol

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 20:50

55. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Looks like you have some ill issues? Do you love touching the small section part where the Cpu resides? Why the he'll would anyone want to touch where the Cpu and Gpu parts are.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 01:13 1

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


Hi Tyrion, don't be so disappointed. It's been rumored that they fixed the 810 overheating problem and they're going to ship the fixed version in large numbers in mid-March. If Sony release their release their Z4 in late April/early may i think they're going to use the fixed version. So my suggestion to you is that it's too early to judge the 810 or get disappointed with 810, wait for the actual handset and then do the benchmark.
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2015/02/05/qualcomm-reportedly-fixes-its-overheating-snapdragon-810-processor/
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2015/02/qualcomm-snapdragon-810-heat-issues-reportedly-fixed/

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:12

29. Deicide (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


The question is did they really and how did they do it? LG denied that there were any issues with the 810 and if Samsung hadn't stated that there were issues, would Qualcomm still have addressed it? It's still an inferior chip nonetheless and the Exynos will most likely outperform it still, like it always if not most likely has.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 16:03

53. cheetah2k (Posts: 1594; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


LG denied there were issues with the 810 because they aren't smart enough to find the issues - and LG are also well into production of the LG G4 with Rev0 of the 810 SOC so what do they do? - recall all of their fully assembled phones?, disassemble and replace every 810? - or just cry foul that there's nothing wrong with the Rev0 810 SOC and go about their business selling overheating phones lololol

Thinking outside the box, the only reason LG came out and declared they would sue Samsung over the 810 was because LG already have the G4 ready for sale... It effectively means they're selling a defective product

I tell ya there's no way I'll buy the first batch of LG G4 phones when they hit the shelves.. no fkin way

Samsung on the other hand worked out exactly what was wrong and told Qualcomm. We should all be thanking Samsung for their help.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:34

19. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Htc has higher scores because z is waterproof thus it has problems with overheating and throtling.

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