First Sony Xperia Z3+ benchmarks crop up, flagship posts unimpressive results

First Sony Xperia Z3+ benchmarks crop up, flagship posts unimpressive results
We were given a heads-up before it happened, and now it has happened — Sony officially unveiled the Japan-exclusive Xperia Z4 for the international market just two days ago, but it'll be called the Xperia Z3+. Regardless of the name change, the two devices are actually identical and flaunt the same, high-end hardware. Now, we're getting the first test results from performance benchmarks, telling the story of how well the various parts work together.

Before we get into the meat, here's what you need to know. The Xperia Z3+ sports a 5.2-inch display with a pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920, is powered by 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 graphics, and packs 3GB of RAM. In all, that's a pretty solid, flagship-worthy configuration that is sure to perform well. In reality, however, while we do not at all doubt the device's ability to handle whatever it is you decide to throw at it, it would appear that it does, nevertheless, perform worse than competing products.

The aforementioned tests, ran by Chinese ePrice, consist of runs through specialized benchmarking apps, including AnTuTu, Vellamo, and Basemark ES 2.0. With AnTuTu, we've got a score of just under 51,000 points, 1447 points in the Metal section of Vellamo, and 3435 points in the browsing test. You can see how that compares with the current crop of competing flagships below, but the gist of it is this — not very well. Indeed, smartphones like the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the HTC One M9, and even the Snapdragon 808-toting LG G4 all scored better, and in some cases — significantly better.

Lastly, as we're sure the techies in the crowd are already wondering about this — ePrice reports a peak temperature of 40.2 degrees Celsius (104.36 Fahrenheit) for the CPU after finishing with the trio of tests mentioned above. That's a bit on the hot side, but we're told that the Z3+ felt "perfectly acceptable" in the hand. Not having a body that is essentially a hunk of metal likely helped with that.

AnTuTu Higher is better
LG G4 50330
Samsung Galaxy S6 58382
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 69042
Sony Xperia Z3 40437
HTC One M9 56896
Google Nexus 6 49480
Sony Xperia Z3+ 48424
Vellamo Metal Higher is better
LG G4 2369
Samsung Galaxy S6 2237
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 2616
Sony Xperia Z3 1571
HTC One M9 2218
Google Nexus 6 2731
Sony Xperia Z3+ 2385.3
Vellamo Browser Higher is better
LG G4 3948
Samsung Galaxy S6 5751
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 5745
Sony Xperia Z3 2938
HTC One M9 4195
Google Nexus 6 3644
Sony Xperia Z3+ 3276.3

Thanks for the tip!

source: ePrice

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Xperia Z3+
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2930 mAh(17h talk time)




Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

It's just not unimpressive but it's also Lame That spec is like cheap chinese phone

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Educate yourself some tech first before posting here, Corntoz. You're not yummy anymore.

12. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

I think you're a trully stupid, looking to ur avatar it's clearly that you're Chinese ethnic then you disgrace them...

37. Ashoaib

Posts: 3291; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

by the way, what is disgracing in his comment to bash him in such a bad manner? it is very clear that he want to say " Z3+ is not impressive"... further more, he is just putting z3+ in the same catagory of cheap chinese phones to show his disliking towards the unimpressive performance of Z3+

39. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Don't try to defend the troll. Guess you haven't been visiting PA recently. KENTOZ regularly trolls Sony articles. He deserves it.

42. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I am looking for that JAPANESEPATRIOT.....

44. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

KENTOZ, AndreaWijayanti, SuperNova, All the PATRIOT people are the same person. One person Multiple accounts.

46. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

how do you know we are the same person?

47. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

You troll, stop trolling.

50. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

He's limited. He's on a 1 weeks banned.

14. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

The only one that is lame is you mentoz

20. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I have a cheap Chinese phone. It's called the OnePlus One and it's specs are comparable to the $900 iPhone 6 Plus. Oh that's right the iPhone is just an expensive Chinese phone....

21. RajRicardo

Posts: 496; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Can be a software issue. Just like the One M9.

31. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Wait for Gpu tests

36. waddup121 unregistered

It's a prototype tho isn't it? some various youtubers said wait till it's optimized for it to run

2. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Why is the s6 edge scoring so much higher than the standard s6?

7. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Because they havent updated the benchmark score yet for the relased version of the S6 yet and are still using old scores from pre-release units. Other sites show that the scores for both S6 and S6 edge are very similar as one would expect.

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013


54. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I agree, Snapdragon 808 would've been more suitable for the Z3+ and then Sony could've waited for the Snapdragon 820 for the Z4.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Dear oh dear. The results are mostly even lower than the Snapdragon 805 in the Nexus 6 got.

52. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Benchmarks are just for bragging. All flagships phone performs day-to-day tasks flawlessly, so this is not a reason to not buy this phone.

6. Feanor

Posts: 1367; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Not out of fanboyism (and anyway, I couldn't care less about synthetic benchmarks) but I'd say let's wait for some proper testing of a retail version. The Z3+ has all the elements for good performance and according to GSM Arena testing of the related Z4 Tablet, the performance should be better than that.

11. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

you cant use a tablet as reference, a tablet is much larger and allows for much greater heat distribution meaning the CPU will not get as hot as it does in a phone using the same chip.

8. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Result of aggressive throttling.

9. carlemillward unregistered

Having Snapdragon 810, is like a organ transplant. Even if it is the right choice, some phones will accept it and work smoothly, others will reject it and cause issues.

17. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It is like an organ transplant but when you got a s**t doctor then......

10. Rafe.Jandre

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Its seems that Sony put some software to reduce the performance of 810 and prevent the overheating.

16. Nibbler1

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

This benchmarks are totally irrelevant, real time performance is the only thing that counts.A Lot of companies cheat in benchmarks any way.You can see significant increase in speed in every 3-4 years of innovation, the fanboyism about which company scores in benchmarks better is for people who dont have enough daily sex ;) Peace !

18. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah task life performance we all know that SD810 can give it but how can you explain that all other 810s score more?

19. A.o.D

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 12, 2015

Where are the gfxbench gpu benchmarks where it topped the charts?

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