More Sony Xperia Z3 photos show up, non-removable battery confirmed

More Sony Xperia Z3 photos show up, non-removable battery confirmed
In case you haven’t seen enough leaked photos showing the unannounced Xperia Z3, we now have a new set of images that reveal, once more, Sony’s upcoming handset. This time, some of the photos show the Z3 disassembled - this confirming that the smartphone has a non-removable battery (apparently a 3100 mAh unit).

It seems that the Xperia Z3 that’s being pictured here is a dual SIM variant that’s most likely made for China.

While the Z3 appears to be significantly thinner than the Xperia Z2 (allegedly measuring only 7mm), its specs aren’t too different from those of the current flagship. Reportedly, the new Xperia features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, 3 GB of RAM, and a 20.7 MP rear camera. Needless to say, the Z3 will be water-resistant, just like the Z2 and Z1.

Sony will host a press conference next week at IFA 2014, and we expect to see the Xperia Z3 then, alongside the Xperia Z3 Compact, and a new Xperia tablet. We’ll be there to bring you all the news as they happen.

via: Xperia Blog

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)



1. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

A louder speaker and then u ll have my money... Everything else is fine for me...

29. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

if you have ever opened up any xperia z devices you would have noticed that instead of earpiece they have loud speaker.... so yea its stereo speaker for sure. it has 2 loud speakers. the bottom loud speaker is hidden so cant tell if its still the old technology or something has changed.

34. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Still no wireless charging.. I just don't get it. How many boffins need to die to get this thru to Sony??

36. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Wireless charging is very slow and unreliable right now. I would rather have the pins that this phone has on the side.

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

to me i its not good i want a freedom of removable battery i dont want to be a wall hugger ... for me a no.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Wall hugger? I ran my Z2 for 3 days straight with light usage. And 1 and a half day with heavy usage. I think I can live with that kind of battery life.

10. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i have a really bad exp with my z1 so for me my usage is more i charge my note 2 twice a day morning and at night

16. RandomAshole

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Wow, Don't you have a life to live?

19. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

right now i m on holiday so only thing i do i use maps camera , chatting etc so on usage i have to charge it twice a day

23. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Thing is, SONY has committed to waterproofing and a removable battery and waterproofing do not co-exist very well. I've had military pieces that have had waterproofing and removable batteries and to do it right, it would add some thickness and weight that SONY does not feel is worth it.

47. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Every time my battery drains out I change the battery So its easy for me to carry 1 extra battery as its more lighter than charger so I dont have use it while charging which results some heating

48. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Also we can have accessories for making the phone waterproof like apple and other flagship have waterproof cases n covers Well everyone has different priorities so this thing is not arguable. Yes I do agree that

25. DroidInMyPocket

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

But what happens if the battery goes bad or the usb connections goes whacky like it does in the GS3? A removable battery and seperate batt charger saved me with that phone. Not worth spending $100 for repair when my contract is up in OCT and I'll be getting anew phone. $14 for 3 batteries and a charger seems like a reasonable fix and they last just as long as the stock Samsung battery. I have 3 fully charged batteries ready to go at all times. CAn't do that with a non-removable battery. MAny of these newer phones are VERY appealing EXCEPT for the battery issue. THAts when I say it's either Samsung or LG. Until batteries charge super fast and jump significantly in reliability I'll stick with phones with removable batteries.

27. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

That's where YOU have to decide your priorities and if the Battery issue is more important than the other features, you will need to pick a phone with removable batteries. You can always have an external battery ready. The only issue for me is if the battery actually goes bad before I am ready for a new phone. That's what was nice about ONE year contracts. Most phone Batts would last for one year easy but some have a problem stretching it to two.

39. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Have you heard about the explode in the phones which are having removable batteries because of the third party batteries. If you need to use spare battery please use the genuine One.

37. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Well then it's not really heavy usage, is it. My note 3 has Exellent battery life, yet some days when I tether, download and use the phone I have to charge it two times. So it's not really heavy when you get more then one day out of it, unless you have a screenshot that shows 36h display on time.

31. erikngn

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ever heard of power banks?

38. John2014

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

I was using removable battery phone but I gave up to use second battery because I did not want to spend the wasting time for charge the second battery.

3. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

7mm sounds good

5. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

What is the point in releasing same specd wow factor. -_-

11. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

there is no wow factor at flagships in these days

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Sony does that for their 2nd flagship of the year. So the 1st flagship is more worth upgrading to when the 2nd flagship comes out IMO

50. romeo1

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

That was usually the case but the z1 was more worth upgrading than the z2 as the only improvement was the speaker and display the difference between s800 and s801 isn't really big. The z1 had a better screen/camera/sound/ip rating/ s800 compared to s4 pro is a big improvement and a much better battery life. With the z i struggled ti get past 1 day with the z1/z ultra its very easy even with heavy usage. Hoping they will release another ultra worth upgrading for me

24. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I think the Z3 Compact is the one with more wow factor... Admitedly this one is not much different from Z2... but Z3 Compact is a different beast.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Piece of crap. Z2 FTW

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I wouldn't call it piece of crap :P I would get this phone before I get a lot of other phones that's out right now. But Z2 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

18. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Well yea of course it's a good phone. But definitely seems to be the worst upgrade in the Z series history. I still have some hopes towards it though :)

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i'm waiting for will be a huge upgrade for Z series users.

44. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

whut ? it has same specs of z2. so you call z2 piece of crrap too

7. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Boringgg. It's time for them to change the design, I am not saying going through an overhaul, but they have used the exact same design for the 4th time now, it needs a little bit of refreshing, and Sony showed us before that they are able in producing sexy phones. And what's up with the specs? They are almost identical to the Z2!!

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