Poll results: Would you buy the global equivalent of the Sony Xperia Z4?

Poll results: Would you buy the global equivalent of the Sony Xperia Z4?
Courtesy of its 6-month refresh cycle, Sony's flagships often have a hard time convincing owners of their respective predecessors to upgrade. That's normal – despite packing the latest and greatest, even the mobile industry is incapable of making such technological leaps forward in such a short amount of time. This presents a problem – one of perception more than anything – as some feel that the new thing doesn't necessarily bring enough 'new' to the table to warrant another upgrade so shortly after. 

This appears to be the case with the Sony Xperia Z4, too, even though it arguably brought larger-than-before improvements (e.g. a jump from Snapdragon 801 to Snapdragon 810). In any case, when asked if you would buy the global equivalent (the Z4 is a Japan exclusive, but a similar model for the rest of the world should be announced in the coming months), the majority of our readers (53.75%) say they wouldn't cough up a few hundred bucks for it. On the other end of the spectrum, 28.29% of voters find the Xperia Z4 compelling enough to make them part with their hard-earned cash, leaving 17.96% of votes going to the 'undecided' group. Those can end up being distributed either way, or preserve the ratio we observe.

Anybody surprised?

Would you buy the global equivalent of the Sony Xperia Z4?

Yes
28.28%
Undecided
17.95%
No
53.77%

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28 Comments

1. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Absolutely and definitely 100% NO

2. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Yup and only some of 3% will buy this phone

4. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

What's wrong with z4? It has stereo speakers, waterproof, long battery life unlike samdung.

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

he never said anything about samsung. the xperia z4 has bad codec support. the rest are nice but the features are pretty lacking.

20. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I doubt 99% of users would choose a phone based on its codec support.

24. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

S6 has bad speakers.

14. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

waterproof? not so important for a smartphone. long batterylife? i doubt it snapdragon 810 vs 2930mAh? stereo speaker htc m8/m9 do better. also LG G3 do great.

21. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Yeah sure people who say "waterproof is not important" are the same ones who see me with envious eyes when I'm taking photos inside a pool with my Z2. Speaking of battery life, we will see, I hope Sony doesn't end up playing the stupid game of larger-than-life display resolutions as Samsung and LG did.

25. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

The Z4 Tablet has a Snapdragon 810 and a small 4000mAh battery yet it's battery life is better than it's predecessor.

28. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Sony must make Z4 Z4C a major upgrade.They may need a high res version for Spec Hounds but need Battery Life to be better alternative to S6. Great Battery Life like Z3 Series or Better. Rounded Corners on Design. Camera Quality and Camera ease near or beyond S6 . Gorilla Glass 4 and new Colors. Battery not thinness 6 to 7 hour SOT will sell to frustrated Samsung Customers

27. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Waterproof is an insurance. You'll never know when you'll cry because your phone slipped from your hand to pool. Also, Sony has efficient displays that helps with battery life. Quad HD is just useless advance since you can barely tell the different. As for the stereo speakers, it's expected because of waterproofing efforts, Samsung can't even put in in the front.

15. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

There is nothing wrong with the sony Z4 but everything wrong with Sony which ruined the Z series with their crap

16. BLikens1619

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 12, 2008

It looks like the Z3v you can get at Verizon stores.

17. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The current Z4 is very similar to the Z3, people are expecting something different for the international version. Hopefully Sony can deliver.

6. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

You won't be able to, unless you live in Japan, z 5 will be the international one and it looks to be a awesome phone.

13. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

You will be able to buy the Z4, or any other Japanese smart phone(via kyoex).

18. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i see u here second time, and again your comment is first.....looks like u have interest in sony than samsung or apple.

23. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Your loss troll.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Sony makes good products. So sure why not. Especially if they are going to include a new camera and OIS. Not to mention the rumors of a finger print scanner on the side of the phone. So it will not effect the bezels of them phone. So its a yes for me.

7. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

If Z4 Change the design maybe on the good sales i think.

8. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

If I am still using my Xperia ZL, I would buy it on a dime!

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I f**king brokee my Z2 and using an S4 now. This s**t is driving me crazy XDD I'd rather take an iPhone 5 than this piece of crap like seriously XDD

11. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Welcome back Art lol

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

why S4, sell it and buy Z3

22. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Because I'm in Japan as an exchange student and this is my host brothers old phone XD I dont feel line buying a new one now lool. I'm so saaad :((

10. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

S6, S6 Edge, G4, Z5 or Apple's latest and greatest....I'm going to really enjoy making my choice. I don't think you can go wrong with any of these devices. I have a PS3 and my next TV will be Sony, so I'm already leaning towards the Z5. It's over to you though Sony, but don't do this thing just for me...do it to survive in the smartphone market!! Put your latest and greatest tech into your greatest ever Xperia and build on your great design and I'm all yours. You have teased me close before with the Z2 and Z3, but I opted for the LG G2 and iPhone 5S. The Z4 isn't a bad device but I know you can do so much more.

12. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Don't you think this is a little early? We don't know much about it.

26. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

So many people criticize the Z line design for being old they say. I ask what other major manufacturer, name it Samsung, Apple, LG and HTC, really outshines Sony in the design department. All of their flagships have flaws: protruding cameras (iPhone 6, S6), low screen-to-body ratios (all of them except LG), plastic build (G3), thickness (One M9) and poor resistance against dust and water (all of them).

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