Sony Xperia XZ3 variant with 4GB of RAM benchmarked ahead of unveiling
by Joshua Swingle / Aug 29, 2018, 5:44 AM
Scoring a respectable 8665 points in the multi-score test and 2330 points in the single-core results, the benchmark confirms once again that the Snapdragon 845 by Qualcomm will be powering Sony’s next smartphone. This isn’t exactly surprising considering the processor is Qualcomm’s most powerful offering at the moment, but it is worth noting that it’s the same chip present inside the Xperia XZ2. While on the topic of this device, it seems Sony will once again be offering two variants of the Xperia XZ3. The first, as confirmed by this benchmark, will ship with 4GB of RAM, while the second model will include 6GB of RAM. However, the availability of each will differ by region. Elsewhere on the spec sheet, Android 9 Pie is confirmed to be pre-installed straight out of the box.
In regards to what else can be expected from the smartphone, Sony’s Xperia XZ3 is rumored to include 128GB of internal storage which should be expandable via microSD. Additionally, the brand’s latest 48-megapixel image sensor will reportedly be present on the rear, while a front-facing 13-megapixel camera is rumored. Also, on the design front, the overall look and feel don’t differ too much from the Xperia XZ2. In fact, the only major difference is the rounded corners of the new display panel.
Currently, it’s unclear how Sony will choose to price its latest smartphone but sales should commence in certain regions within the second half of September.
source: Geekbench via: Nashville Chatter
- Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
- Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3330 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)
Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010
what's the point of making a zillion phones that are almost identical to one another specially a brand like Sony that sells from nothing to zero phones each quarter... like quit already and let other OEMs put those camera sensors to good use
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 5:55 AM 2
Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012
I explained many times why Sony is for me the only choice: from the stock Android phones, Google Pixel has serious reliability issues, Nokia and Motorola have no advantages in comparison to Sony. So... Looks like Sony has actually a place in the market.
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 7:47 AM 1
Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 13, 2016
to be fair, Sony has gone through a leadership change at the very top since April. which I'm sure has impacted goals and management personnel, moved schedules around etc. The XZ2 Premium was apparently late because the dual-sensor wasn't ready to coincide with the other XZ2 models going out. I think if it had shipped earlier in the year, it wouldn't feel like they are crowding releases so much.
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 2:05 PM 0
Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 01, 2017
XZ3 Compact, is that you?
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 6:17 AM 2
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Why make SD845 flagship every half a year? It's enough to do it once a year + separate release for premium version. Considering sony doesn't sell many, they could save some cash on development and production of the extra release.
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 7:29 AM 1
Posts: 673; Member since: Jun 16, 2015
I think Sony is doing this in order to keep the average sales price of its phones up. Sony works a lot with rebates on its phones. They need to refresh their phones every 6 months in order restart the rebate process. Exception seems to be the premium variant. It released just once per year.
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 8:10 AM 0
Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009
Isn't that the same processor as the XZ2?
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 8:22 AM 0
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I like the way the authors at phonearena write new article. I saw 2 articles related to Sony phones today in phonearena, and both are related to XZ3 and "what to expect from IFA" article says phone may come with 4 cameras in total (2 at the back) and now this article claim phone may come with 48MP single camera. Keep it up phonearena.
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 8:34 AM 1
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Can someone please explain to me the difference between the Z3 and Z2 series?
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 8:42 AM 0
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