Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 About screen shows up

Not long after we spotted an About screen that purportedly belongs to Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact, we now get to see a second About screen, this time allegedly coming from the Xperia Z3 (which, of course, is another unannounced handset).

XperiaBlog posted a screenshot of the new About screen, which seems to belong to the Sony D6653. As previously reported, D6653 is expected to be one of the model numbers of the Xperia Z3. The image suggests that the upcoming Xperia currently runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor - the 2.5GHz 8974-AC model, which also powers smartphones like LG’s G3 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5.

XperiaBlog has it that the screenshot’s initial pixel resolution was 1,080 x 1,920, thus Sony may not be ready to go for a Quad HD screen just yet (not that this is a bad thing). 

It’s said that the Sony Xperia Z3 might be announced in September, coming with a new, 7mm-thin design. 

Unfortunately, for now there’s no way to confirm any of these details, and neither the authenticity of the About screen seen above. But more info is likely going to be revealed soon, so stick around.

source: XperiaBlog



1. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

7mm thin, so tempting. Sony needs to improve its camera firmware despite of increasing megapixel count.

11. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

BThe only thing wrong with camera firmware of Xperia Z2 is 20.7MP and 15.5MP mode, they are a bit soft and noisy. 8MP shots, however.. Is on par with S5 in daylight and tons better in low light - A Z2 owner here

14. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Z3 compact!!! Can't wait what they're gonna be!!!

16. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I can vouch for this. The quality of the 2.07 and 15.5 MP mode of the Z2 is not that great. However, the picture quality in Superior auto mode is outstanding.

20. the_matchless

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

While this is somewhat apparently true, remember you get a lot more headroom to play with the 20 mp & 15 mp shots for post processing the result of which by the way would leave any result straight from any phone cam far behind.

19. the_matchless

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

True, however, I wouldn't say at par with S5 since in terms of textures and details Z2 is better than S5. You can check that at DXOmark website. Also do keep in mind the Field of View (FOV) while comparing images. A wider FOV is always a more daring attempt & S5 has a very narrow FOV. Simply put Narrow FOV means relatively less details to be captured on a larger surface/pixel area of the sensor. Hence a wider FOV is far more challenging. However, in terms of video quality S5 leaves Z2 far behind while Video Stabilization wise Z2 is untouchable even when compared to OIS. Also I find this very biased when they go around bashing the Xperias whenever they like but they choose not to bash Samsung for failing badly making tall claims about ISOCell in comparison with BSI Cmos sensors.

24. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I completely agree with you.. As for the dxo, they test smartphone in 400+ scene. Z2 has the score of 83 and 84 in texture and noise while S5 scored 78 in both. I think the reason why S5 scored lower is that mediocre low light performance. Let me tell ya, Z2 can still shoot usable good pictures even at ridiculously high ISOs of 2500, 3200, 5000, and 6400..

21. the_matchless

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Yep firmware it is. It lacks that vividness and punch people really fall for which is by the way something that can be done in post processing. A heavily processed picture, straight from the cam, generally leaves very little for you to play with and so personally I find myself better-off with Sony's current firmware settings. However, I still agree with your point and think that maybe Sony should either give more control to the consumer or ad a preset to settle this post processing lack.

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What are you talking bout? My Z1 takes high quality pictures. Doesn't even matter what MP is on your phone, Sony makes their own camera but don't have to change their exmor sensor.

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

1080p would be great news. Xperia Z2 already has the best battery life. A QHD screen would kill that.

3. Busyboy unregistered

I'm glad I got the Z2 and didn't wait for the Z3. Only a marginal upgrade

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Glad I bought the Z1. but wish could of hold out a big longer to buy the Z3

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I have the Z2, and I don't see a big indifference in specs for me to sell this and buy the Z3. An S805 or an A15 Cpu or Tegra4 would be great.

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Go team Sony.....

5. toplintag

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Z3 compact = cant wait!

8. bnick25

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2013

I refuse to buy not sold by a carrier i buy insurance and for some reason i dont like something with phone theyll send me another one until sony if offered by carriers not buying or thinking of one

10. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You have consumer rights, you don't need a carrier to return/exchange products.

22. bnick25

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2013

Yeah but is much easier one time on a htc phone i switch it out 5 times in two months ubtil they gave me a different brand phone

9. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I reckon this is just a reskin Z2 from premium materials to plastic.The same happened with Z1 compact going to A2.

12. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

If sony is to put a QHD screen in a 5.3-5.4" screen smartphone, the battery capacity should AT LEAST be 3700mah. QHD screen phones with 3000mah battery are all battery hogs, G3, find 7.. I bet the S5 LTE-A is a battery hog as well A QHD screen smartphone with endurance rating of Z2 will be amazing

13. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Please watch pocketnow review about the s5 lte-a.. The battery life is comparable if not the same with regular s5 because the efficiency of the sd 805..

15. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

They should wait for the 805 at least. I know they like these 6 month refreshes, but the faster 801 was available when the Z2 was out, so putting it in the Z3 is late and a bit pointless.

17. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Yeah better the spec this way.... Anyway i planning to replace N3 to N4. Dont want get tempted replace my Z2 to Z3 lol

18. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I prefer profiled back with a thicker middle(around 1cm, but could be even more and I think it would be even more comfortable, ofcourse if sides would be thin enough) like in G2, G3 or ONE. It feels much better to hold device and you can put bigger battery(international G2 is king here). Also top and bottom bezels can be much smaller. I very like what Sharp is doing, but I prefer symmetrical bezels with speakers on the front. I am still waiting for the device that type. Also oled screen would be nice. I have hope that someday Sony will release device with WOLED screen with profiled back and smaller top and bottom bezels. It would be perfect phone for me.

23. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

z3 compact=ip5 body, looking at my z1compact=ip4 lmao, happy 4th of july!!!!

26. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Smaller navigation bar would looks better

27. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

LOl... A few months ago Z2 now they upgrade to Z3.. Every 6 months a new model come out!

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