Poll results: Looking at the Xperia Z4, does Sony need a revamped design for its next flagship?

Poll results: Looking at the Xperia Z4, does Sony need a revamped design for its next flagship?
Sony this month announced the Xperia Z4, but the handset doesn't seem to be what fans were expecting. While it does bring multiple improvements (including an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, and a 5 MP front-facing camera), the Z4 has a design that doesn't really differentiate it from the Z3 (or from the Z2, for that mater).

Meanwhile, big players like Apple, Samsung and LG have all made significant changes when it comes to the design of their latest flagship smartphones.

Thankfully, the Z4 that was unveiled earlier this month is a Japan-only device. Sony is getting ready to announce another flagship smartphone for the global market sometime in May. There's no word on what this upcoming handset will bring, so we don't know if it's going to resemble the Z4 or not. But we were curious about one thing: does Sony need a new design for its next generation flagship? We made a poll with this question, and we now have the results. 82.84% of the respondents believe that a revamped design is indeed needed for Sony's next flagship handset, while only 17.16% disagree. Surprised?

Does Sony need a revamped design for its next global flagship smartphone?




1. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

It's not a bad design by any means, it's just time for something new. They've gotta find room for a fingerprint scanner.

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

there putting it in the home button on the side at least that what rumors say

12. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I'm worried about how that will affect thinness, but I won't mind if it looks good.

16. joeboxer

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

They can copy Saugus v2's fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone, or IF they decide to go extra miles, they could replace Touch ID retina scanner. Personally, I like the idea of not having to worry about getting water on my phone and I'm glad Sony considered waterproofing their flagships. However, I really like samsung's design on the s6-it looks inspiring

20. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

A home button.... on the side......... Is that where a home button is?

23. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

power button or home button you know what i meant lol

22. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

They should just put it behind the display, like Qualcomm's solution.

26. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

They already have a patent for that.

25. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Fingerprint scanner are just gimmicks.

2. geusan

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

that 82 % is just samsung troll who wouldn't buy sony's product anyway.

3. Rydsmith unregistered

Does Sony at least use lube while you ride them?


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

LOL sony fanboys...

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

What's your address? I'll send you over some ointment for that hurt butt of yours.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

not surprised they need a change just like sammy and apple did.

10. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

To be fair I love my Z3c, but they do need a new design and take some risk... BUT both Apple and Samsung still haven't change enough in my opinion. Apple big round button should be gone already to make bezels smaller, and Samsung only did a material change, if you see it straight from the front it looks just like every other Galaxy out there

13. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yeah the s6 still looks like a galaxy and the iphone 6 still looks like an iphone but aren't they suppose to, i wouldn't want a galaxy that didn't look like a galaxy same goes for the iphone and xperia z. the changes apple and sammy made were great the s6 and iphone6 still keep the look of the phones we know and love/hate but at the same time they look completely different as well. IMO the iphone6 and s6 are the best looking phones available right now. i do agree that apple needs to shrink there top and bottom bezels but an iphone wouldn't be an iphone without the home button

17. Tsrnexus

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

I disagree I still think iPhone 5s looked way better than i6

14. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the z series looked the same ever since the original xperia z 1st came out, and im talking about back and front. Samsung atleast put effort in changing their design every year, especially the material, texture and the back of the phone.

18. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Not that much attractive, except e4g I like none of the smartphones made by sony wrt design.

19. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

For the zillionth time - YES. Also, Sony needs to figure out a killer feature that sells their phones and learn to utilize their top-notch image sensors properly.

21. rambo6

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

They need QI charging, The power button located more towards the top so a car cradle can be used. The USB port should be at the bottom and not on the side. They may want to buy their SoC from Samsung or Mediate. It's better than that Qualcomm cap that has always run too hot.


Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

new design please ~~~

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