Sony Xperia Z3 benchmarked, boasting Z2 specs

Sony Xperia Z3 benchmarked, boasting Z2 specs
We can put to rest the ruminations about the Xperia Z3 vs Z2 specs difference, as yesterday the upcoming Sony flagship appeared in the GFXBench database, guised as the D6603. The answer is - seemingly the only differences between the Z3 and the Z2 will be the more compact design, and whatever software and camera-centric improvements Sony has mustered, since the listed specs for the D6603 handset seem to mimic what the Z2 already has.

A 5.1" 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, and a 20 MP camera - that's all in store for the Z3, as it is now on the Z2. Some recently leaked dimensions, however, show that Sony's next flagship will be thinner, and overall more compact than the largish Z2, which is a welcome change. We are also expecting some of the new Sony curved camera sensor inventory to make its way in the Z3, improving further on the photographic aspects of an already excellent in this regard handset. The Xperia Z3 should be announced at the IFA expo in Berlin at the beginning of September, alongside an eventual Z3 Compact handset.

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)

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35 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

It's not even an incremental upgrade!

10. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

So is the only choice this year for an 805 processor in a phone the Note 4?

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

StraightEdgeNexus, is that you?

29. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I don't comment like that, wth has that to do with me anyway. O.o

32. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Photo

33. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Oh, he looks so lazy in that photo, Why would I use an avatar like that :D

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Don't forget about the HTC One M8 Max, Motorola Moto X+1 and the others, this year's IFA is gonna be a big surprise for us.

15. iamoa unregistered

they are doing what nokia/ms did to lumia 530 from lumia 525 i.e "newer but downgraded". z3 will be newer but downgraded/outdated (at that time of the year specially) if these are the real specs.

22. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

What did you all expect, they update it twice a year!

27. iamoa unregistered

so whats the point of launching 2 IDENTICAL (or a downgraded) phone twice a year? tbh, i would rather suggest sony to update the Ultra series in fall like samsung does in fall to Note series and S series in spring.

35. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

No really big difference at all.... I have the z2.. and im staying with it,, Sony could have improved the volume and a few other things as well but I see they didnt. I dont know if I will switch back to my G3 or not.

2. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Absolutely unecessary,

34. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

But also really nice if Sony reduces the price of the Z2 after the Z3 is announced :)

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Okay now I'm hoping that this is not a thing? Serious as much as I'm a die-hard Sony fan, this is really unacceptable...

24. ThreeFourSeven

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Completely agree as a Sony fan also.

4. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It says Snapdragon 800 not Snapdragon 801.

21. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

GFXbench recognizes 801 also as 800. Doesn't mean much anyways.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Its probably what they wanted Z2 to be but didn't have enough time to do it. So just finish the Z2 as it should have been and pray to the gods of cell phones that iPhone 6 will look uglier, be fatter and doesn't steal any sales.

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You are praying for the impossible. iPhone 6 will sell huge for one big enough reason- larger screen.

17. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

That can't be right? Steve told us time and again that the iPhone 4 had the perfect sized screen! So did all the iPhone owners!!!

30. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Old joke.

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'd rather keep my Z2 than take this for FREE.

26. Busyboy unregistered

Lol why?

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Looks better and for now it even seems to be better. But I'll wait before saying my final words.

31. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Z2>Z3 in terms of looks and design, atleast IMO.

6. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Sony is hopeless! Snapdragon 801? Really?

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Epic fail. Sony execs should really remove their heads from their a**** and ditch that waste 6 month upgrade cycle.

9. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The first time when people will prefer to buy a flagship's predecessor.

11. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

WTF...

12. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Wow, I think this a flagship every 6 month strategy ain't looking good with only external changes but then again we've reached the peak of specs until 64bits or other improvement comes to play. I hope they at least improve the camera and other features.

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