Sony Xperia Z3 allegedly photographed again

Sony Xperia Z3 allegedly photographed again
Recent rumors indicated that Sony would launch an Xperia Z3 in September, thus in a two months time. Photos of an alleged white Z3 first showed up at the end of June, and now it looks like a black version of the unannounced handset was caught in the wild, too, somewhere in China.

If these photos are legit, the Z3 isn’t too different from the Z2 when it comes to design. But we’re not expecting Sony to alter its design language anytime soon anyway.

This alleged Z3 is an L55t model that’s seemingly made for China. Its features include Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. On the back of the handset we can see what appears to be the same 20.7MP G Lens camera that’s found on the Xperia Z2. There’s no clear info regarding the display of the Z3, so we don’t know if it’s going to be a 1080p, or a Quad HD one.

Sony may want to announce the Z3 at IFA 2014 in early September, possibly at the same time with an Xperia Z3 Compact. Are you looking forward to seeing what the Japanese company has in store for us?


sources: Digi-wo, Weibo via Xperia Blog

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78 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

No one is expecting Sony to change design its already pretty sleek albeit bezel department could be looked at. But they've got to do something about that archaic, mundane and stale UI of theirs.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's probably the worst UI I've seen in awhile. When they change their UI, then I'll consider getting an Xperia phone.

14. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

+ 1 Yeah I hope this is a prototype for THEM. Cause this ain't gonna compete with the big boys around the corner.

17. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Oh look, they replaced Chrome with the stock android browser (a fugly icon IMO) That display looks AMOLEDish with a very reflective screen protector, they should put that kind of display in the Z3

51. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

One thing for sure this is still a prototype . Sony in the past 2 years is making a huge progress in their smart phones ever since they departed with Ericsson . Keep it up Sony .

16. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

It's stock android like ui + sony launcher (you can install google now launcher or anything else) + sony apps, which you can uninstall. Software isn't something unchangeable. Am I wrong?

56. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Sony don't make UI for man-babies. So unfortunately you'll have to avoid their phones.

62. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Couldn't care about UI, going to install Cyangenmod and get a near stock android experience. Almost all UIs are ugly compared to legit real android UI.

79. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Its just third-party program dude... don't get mistake

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Well it became third in the poll here on PA. I guess it gives a some kind of direction how much people like it. I haven't really heard anybody else hate it than the guys who enjoy Touchwiz. But obviously Sony won't go into that direction. They are for two completely different users.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

IMO while Touchwiz and Xperia UI both aren't my favourites, I prefer Xperia UI to GS5/current Touchwiz. Sony should refresh it though, bit like LG did with G3.

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

They should make it like the PS4 interface. It would be 100 perfection IMO.

57. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

PSVita interface more likely.

9. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

I've never experienced a Sony phone in person but the UI doesn't look to bad. Leagues better than touchwiz. God that ui is just so awful.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Used both and definitely can say Sony's UI is just... Fugly, especially the messages icon. My god.

27. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Pure opinion.

31. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Touchwiz is the Ugliest/Fugliest and laggiest UI in the world. My god, Every time i see it makes me wanna puke. Just remembering how ugly touchwiz is making me sick. Bye now, have to go to toilet for puking.

32. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Bullsh*t..

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Don't feed the troll attention. Anything anti-Sony will hurt his feelings.

58. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

If there is a Sony article, you are always there to say something negative. Just sayin

61. thesims2customs

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Idk how much Sams pays him. He is so underestimate other brand. For me Sony gives you the best phone, mostly. Timescape UI which is Sony currently use is one of the most light weight UI.

65. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

68. thesims2customs

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

The UI just so simple and easy to use. And it is light weight.

77. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It lags on the Z2. PA, YouTube and my buddy have all co firmed this. Don't believe me? Second page of the Z2 review.

59. thesims2customs

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Or it's just you who love to mock other brand down? Because you have your own fav brand? I have a mid range phone and from the spec, there's nothing special, but it runs smooth than Sams's phone..

80. Busyboy unregistered

Anti Sony will hurt his feelings? Reminds me of you and Sammy

63. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Touchwiz is really laggy. Wouldn't say it's unusable just a horrible excuse for a UI. Samsung still make phones that are great with a custom rom such as Cyangenmod.

42. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hahaha lol +10000 We r the team Sony....

39. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Why would you use any message other than hang out anyways? You didn't say much about TW?

22. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Unless its a pretty woman, pretty things can get pretty boring after a while...

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