Sony Xperia Z3+ starts global rollout despite overheating issues

Sony Xperia Z3+ starts global rollout despite overheating issues
Sony today announced that the Xperia Z3+ (officially unveiled in May) is shipping globally starting this week. Of course, the handset is already available in a few markets - like Japan (where it's called Z4) and the UK - but it's now going to reach many other countries around the world.

The Xperia Z3+ is slightly slimmer than last year's Xperia Z3 (6.9 mm vs. 7.3 mm), and brings several improvements, including a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 5.2-inch 1080p display that works better with wet fingers, and an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. Unfortunately, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset seems to be a problem, rather than an enhancement, as it's causing the new handset to overheat in some situations. Sony promised that it would launch a software update to fix this issue, but it's not clear exactly when the update will be available.

Sony didn't say if the Xperia Z3+ will be released in the US in this configuration. However, an arguably better handset - the Xperia Z4v - will soon be launched by Verizon Wireless. The Z4v is Sony's first smartphone to sport a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, and will be sold only via Verizon.

source: Sony

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Xperia Z3+
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2930 mAh(17h talk time)



1. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

they should fix it first then they should launch it I guess its a really bad strategy by sony

5. waddup121 unregistered

Take the 620 than the S810 lol. I'd even use the S805 or S808 for that matter.

10. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Or just boost A53 cores to 2.0Ghz and disable A57 cores altogether. This may not result in high cpu benchmark scores but certainly get rid of heating issue.

9. hotelman2

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

but how? it's qualcomn problem not sony seems like android phones aren't worth buying at all at the moment. don't blame people who goes for iphone coz you just discredited yourself

23. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Not all the flagships this year are using the 810, common applefan mistake, andriod is a not just one phone.

27. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, the s6 edge is better looking and faster than the iPhone in real tests and does not use 810

13. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

26. Fynjy777

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I was in market yesterday and held Z3+ in my hands. I easily recorded a 4K video and it didn't even warned me about rising of temperature. You should check it by your self rather than believe in such kind of "news".

2. Hashed unregistered

Seems like a rushed out product,, makes me wonder whether they tested the phone or not.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Sony really lost my entire respect I had towards them. I understand that HTC might have not predict those issues (which I don't really believe, because c'mon, this is serious business, You have to test your product in every way before release) but after all this fuss Sony releases it and many, many people who aren't geeks like us and don't read such portals will have really unpleasant surprise when they see that recording long movies is not possible or that their favourite games crash all the time. This is really unfair, and shows that there is nothing left from the old Sony which had some respect to its customers like they had about 5 or even 10 years ago. Sales Karma will get them, like it did with HTC M9

17. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I think its a stupid move from sony releasing the phone with issues. But sony gave out an update a couple of days ago and it really got better although not enougg imo. Could you please tell me what games crashed on yours? As i didn't notice that and want to try the games you mean.

28. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Ha you joking right, Samsung said to sd, if you like us to make all your CPUs you need to kill off all the other Oem, sd said no problems

6. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Snap 810 proved in few phones that has overheat issues, Still these are fine since they had no idea how Snap 810 works. Sony launched their flagship very recently knowing chipset issues. I lost respect for Sony which i had. Sammy did well to go with their own chipset and LG as well made a nice move by going with Snap 808 rather than going with 810.

7. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

And One Plus 2 will have the S810 as well. But they solved the heating issues for reels. I mean seriously this time!

25. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I saw a video on youtube were they filmed 4k for 11 mins befor overheating, now i can live with that

8. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014


11. hotelman2

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

yay it's true. although android isn't my taste i feel like this site is samsuck-based. long life bribery of pa

12. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

They never liked Sony anyway. All of sudden there's a lot of post about Sony overheating. I mean one post is enough. And we know that 810 overheats anyway

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2658; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Neither Samsung nor any of their products are even mentioned in this article...

20. gaming64 unregistered

Stupid man with diarhea

14. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Why didn't share this Samsungarena? Galaxy s6!

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Because as of 5.1.1 it does not do it as they have removed the small overheating bug from the theme manager, but it was also fixed in other Samsung updates before this anyways, like the flipbord home page flick

16. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

I don't what Sony is thinking. If it isn't for their sensor business, they would have already been history. Why to release a flag ship every 6 months. It's mad. By the time Z3 has started to reach the masses they will already release a new phone. People who are just thinking of getting a Z3 will probably get confused and they might totally change thier mind. They even haven't released a proper product. Its has a phone with half baked chipset. We know that its not Sony's fault. But c'mon Sony... you know that Z4 isn't fully ready. Yet you have released a half cooked product which will not do any good to any one. Why to ruin your brand name. I think dumb idiotic people are in the Sony's smartphone division. Please get rid of them first.

18. T-rex unregistered

U nailed it, i think get rid of Kazuo Hirai I don't know much about the man but c'mon, how can u b so blind, repeating the same mistakes over and over and over again It seems sony has lost touch with reality, don't they read these tech sites and their reviews of them?

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Looks like I wo't be buying SONY phones for a while. Looks like I'll have to buy the G4.

21. gaming64 unregistered

Sony is on its way to become a bomb. Their phone business is gonna explode.

22. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

May Qualcomm have mercy on your soul..

24. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

i guess they fixed it, so please stop the hating PA.

30. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The thing is they may have just put it in cold water before the test or something like that, I go with this test for now.

31. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Ok that might be, but is it possible that they did something with an update between ?

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