New Sony smartphone with 4.6-inch 1080p screen in the making; Xperia Z4 Compact, maybe?

The E5663 seems to be Sony's first compact smartphone to sport a 1080p display. The handset runs Android Lollipop, and could be officially announced soon...
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65 Comments

5. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

They could've used the Snapdragon 808. But I would liike to see how this would turned out.

47. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

MT6795 is rubbish, very weak GPU or browser proformance. Single core score is also pretty low. Snapdragon 808 is much better in every important factor.

61. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

spamming just because mediatek is from china such hate from chinese brands guess what all xperia are made in china

6. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

at least use a samsung exynos 5433 or 5430. please no mediatek or snapdragon they're not worthy of being in a top of the line sony phone. i guess an sd808 in 1080p phone wouldnt be so bad tho.

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

"please no mediatek or snapdragon they're not worthy of being in a top of the line sony phone" Then says... " i guess an sd808 in 1080p phone wouldnt be so bad tho" You don't want Snapdragon, but still wanna stick with Snapdragon. K. :P

52. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Exynos 5430 or even 5433 aren't really better than Snapdragon 808.

10. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Looking forward in having a great compact specs here. And in fact, Xperia Z3+ scores 82, the same with Apple iPhone 6 series, which in fact I can't believe. Owning a Z1 here, the same 20.7 MP IMX220 sensor can be utilized better with Manual, and with the IMX230, hope that it will make photos better than its predecessor.

28. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

This will come with new IMX230

12. msibinb

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Florin.T, i doubt this will be z4 compact bcos this one goes by model number E5663. Z3 compact goes by model number 5863/XX. So i think this will be another phone maybe region specific.

14. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I've been waiting for this! Now just make it less than $500 and have Tmobile bands.

16. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This phone could be the Z3+ Compact

17. dimas

Posts: 3368; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'm gonna wait if this handset have 32gb storage and amazing battery life. Mediatek is ok if qualcomm keeps screwing with overheating issues.

48. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Mediatek is rubbish in single core, GPU and browser tests. It's also quite power hungry. SD808 would be much better choice.

21. waroftunami

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Things which point out to Z3c's successor : 1080p display, 20.7+13 mp camera, 3 gb ram Things which don't point towards it are : Model number, 16 gb internal memory, gpu Note* it's the same Chipset which record 1080p@480 fps.

50. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Theoretically SD810 can run 4K display.

22. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

One sentence-I will buy it because of FHD and no 810

24. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Yes agree

49. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SD810 is better than MT6795.

53. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

SD810h is better than both :-)

25. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

I will buy either this or note 5 to be my next phone

38. mixedfish

Posts: 1556; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

So either a compact phone or a huge phone. That's some contrasting choices there.

27. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Let they be released soon

29. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Hope there's no glass-back on this compact phone. ( wanna see SG Alpha 2 or SG S6 mini too)

37. XperiaShubhi

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 01, 2014

it should have aluminum back

65. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I don't think there will be an Alpha 2 but S6 Mini could be excellent. Samsung used same 16 megapixel Sensor from S5 in Alpha but clocked down to 12 megapixels ( weird but true). I have Alpha an excellent durable phone that could have been great. I HOPE SONY uses IMX 230 for great Camera in Z4 and makes it more durable than Z3C and with same excellent battery life of Z3C. SONY has the Engineering skills to make Z4 C great- I hope they use IMX 230 and do their best....

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am guessing that it's going to use an SD808 or another Qualcomm chip in another region complete with a different model number.

32. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

I'm hoping the next z compact will at least have 32GB internal, 16 isn't cutting it on a flagship device, I'd expect to see 820 Snapdragon too,this one will be a regional variant I expect.

33. Djz89

Posts: 443; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Please drop the glass back and I will buy this!

35. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

No no no no nooooo! Please don't cave in to the specs fetishists.... we don't need 1080p on this screen size!

51. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

We do actually, it makes real difference.
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