Photos show Sony Xperia Z1 and D6503 side by side

Photos show Sony Xperia Z1 and D6503 side by side
The air is all full of Sony these days. Can you feel it? No sooner did the Sony Xperia Z1S finally get unveiled along with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact at CES, than out pops the Sony D6503, which some are calling a refresh to the Xperia Z1. Others believe that this model is the Sony Xperia Z2, the new flagship handset for the Japanese manufacturer.

The situation is in flux, but right this second we expect the D6503 to feature a 5.2 inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A quad-core Snapdragon 800  MSM8974AB processor is under the hood, supporting 4k video playback. There is 3GB of RAM inside with 16GB of native storage on board. Android 4.4.2 is pre-installed out of the box.

We have some side-by-side pictures to show you that reveal the difference between the Sony Xperia Z1 and the Sony D6503. The latter is a bigger device with a larger screen and larger dimensions, while the positions of some of the ports are different. The speakers are also placed in different locations.

The Sony D6503, aka Sirius, is a beast regardless of whether it is merely a Z1 refresh, the Xperia Z2 or some other device. Check out how the model compares to the Sony Xperia Z1 in the slide show below.

source: XDA via XperiaGuide

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



27. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

If the dual speakers are good I want this. If it has a dock it is totally awesome.

22. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

bezels again and again and again

21. taojj

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Its not Z2 its a variant of the flagship device just like Xperia ZR (C5503)

14. Jalil

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I'll be waiting to see LG G3 and Galaxy S5 and then will decide.

13. Rager722 unregistered

I don't think phones need to get any thinner anymore. We're good.

12. Aquarius

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Great news. This I have waited - finally phone with two speakers - phone for a music lover ! Thank you SONY !

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

haters gonna hate, trolls are gonna be trolls and fanboys r gonna be fanboys, what phone has these specs, screen, camera and the looks. NONE haha

7. johnehms09

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Z1 is bigger than g2 dispite Of 5inc dispaly only and yet z2 is much bigger than z1.. too big, rather buy a note 3 with that size..

18. Feanor

Posts: 1450; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

It looks like it is 3-4mm longer than a Z1, so I think you cannot call it "much bigger than the Z1". Actually comparing to the Z1, I think that the bezels will be a tiny bit smaller considering the 0.2" larger display. But I admit that Sony will receive a lot of complaints for not managing to match the thin bezels of the G2 (and I guess the S5). I think this Sirius will be again about 10mm longer than it's other 5.2" competitors.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

IPS display would be great.

5. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

The size of z1 is HUGE for a 5" phone. Make it 5" again and a bit smaller would have been a lot better. I hope z2 compact will offer 4.5 since the bezels will be smaller. I am very disappointed to see the size of z2.

8. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

its not even that big compared to a n5 id take the z1 for its design over the n5 or any compact 5 inched

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's WAY bigger than the N5

25. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I don't own the N5 either. I compare the phone with S4 and HTC One and the z1 is so uncomfortable big. Its more for geeks than to people that want a great phone. There is a reason why z1 compact sells more than z1 in japan and will probably do so in europe too.

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Two beautiful phones sent from my Z1.

2. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

every year change new phone

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm switching phones every three-four months this year to try out new things. Next phone in line is either the G2 or S5.

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

you must be rich :)

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I wish. I just know how to get phones for cheap. I could get a brand new iPhone 5S for $450 if I wanted to.

24. Teja171 unregistered

Smuggled one's ?

16. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I totally feel you on this one brother same here I'm changing phones like every three months or four months tops ! LOL I know its kinda lame, but what to do, I'ma Sony freak can't lie, so let's wait and see :D

17. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Looks slimmer :)

19. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Just like me, every 6 month, from ion, to s, to z and finally z1, wich sony will made a monster z2, this de phone in the article looks ugly to be honest, z1 is better

26. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I wouldn't mind a bit of ugliness if it means front stereo speakers, a more appropriate screen size relative to phone size... and better build quality (no frame bending, screen stutter, better display like Z1 Compact...)

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I want to see what LG, Samsung and HTC dish out first before getting a new phone again.

20. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I think it can't be Z2. Maybe it is T2 or even ZL2, regarding the naming method. ZL was C6503 and Z was C6603, so Z2 must be D6603.

23. Teja171 unregistered

Why do you want a new phone again ? You just need another because, the newer device has 5% improvement over the previous one ?

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