Sony Xperia Z4 benchmark run spills the beans: 5.1" display, Snapdragon 810, and 20MP camera

Literally minutes after we were tipped off to the existence of an LG G4 benchmark pass through GFXBench, we now received word that the other major flagship in the making, the Sony Xperia Z4, has suffered a similar fate...
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23. TyrionLannister unregistered

Why? Most of them use Samsung made RAM and NAND. And Samsung uses Sony sensors. What's bad in using a superior product.

34. g2a5b0e unregistered

I agree. I don't think Sony (or most of the other OEMs) would have an issue using a Samsung chip. I think the issue lies in production. Samsung has never had to produce so many of one chip ever as they do now. They probably don't have the ability to produce enough of the 7420 for themselves & other OEMs as well. This might change in the future.

35. TyrionLannister unregistered

The z4 won't even sell 10% of s6 and iPhone 6s and that's hard truth. I don't think Samsung should have any issues.

38. g2a5b0e unregistered

Good point, but mine stands even still. Samsung probably has no idea at this point if they will be able to keep up with the demand. Remember they are manufacturing many times more Exynos chips as in the past since they are not using Qualcomm anymore. They need to keep as many as they can in-house right now. It would be a shame to sell some off to someone else & not have enough for their own. They have cited their production as a reason they haven't gone all Exynos in the past. I think this is valid.

42. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Samsung won't sell their newest chips to anyone.

21. seven7dust unregistered

the main issue for HTC was metal with Sd810 , Sony won't have the same issue , cause Qualcomm will fix the issue with more tweaking and Sony will not use full metal. But still Sony should have gone ballsy with a custom chip from other camps, a older exynos , or even a mediatek chip with a focus on even more battery life. Either way this phone will rule battery life charts yet again I hope.

52. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

metal help cool the phone , so the all plastic z4 will get even more throttled

103. ilovemymonkey

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

All plastic? Where is this info coming from? Every report so far has stated a glass and metal body...

104. ilovemymonkey

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

If anything will throttle it, it will be the waterproof nature of the phone...

49. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

It is not "epic", obviously. It is better than 805 in many cases, it is just not that good as hype said. Regarding other chipsets - they are likely not without their faults. For example Kirin 920 had throttling issues (see Anandtech reviews of Huawei). Mediatek had GPS issues and caused crashes. Exynos 7420 is nice and everyone praise it for driving 1440px display on same level as others drive 1080px, but people forget that S6 has Pentile RGBG matrix and it not true 1440px display but rather 0.77% of true 1440px if counted by subpixels - way easier to drive for SOC. So not everything there is that is not Snapdragon so great in comparison. We need more extensive testing for such claims.

94. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Such a nonsense. Go to Google before posting THAT. GPU doesn't care how much subpixels the screen carries, it cares about the numper of pixels.

4. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Considering Sony mobile future is uncertain, I wonder if the Z4 is a treat or trick? :(

9. Kumar123 unregistered

When will Sony use different material for their flagship phones other than glass? They have been using glass for their flagship phones for too long. Of all the Galaxy S6 videos I saw in the last couples of week each and every phones looks dirty. I bet Xperia Z series phones have the same problem. Sony should mix things up. Use aluminium, heck use soft touch plastic for gods sake. What's the point of a pretty phone if it looks dirty? Or forces you to hide it under a case?

11. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

personally i use a case no matter how pretty my phone is because that's just how i am, but Spigen has a clear case if you're into that type of thing. :p

24. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

They are waterproof, if you get fingerprints, you just put it under the tap and give it a fast wash. My Z2 looks dirtier on the front (where you touch the most, and where, well, all phones have glass). The rear is no problem.

36. Kumar123 unregistered

@ILikeBubbles, I really hate using case. @Feanor, But isn't it a total pain in the ass, washing your phone everyday (I assume you have to wash it everyday knowing how fingerprint magnet glass is) just to get rid of the fingerprints? While I admit it gives a better feeling in the hand than cheap glossy plastic, glass back is not suitable general day to day use purposes. Not only its a fingerprint magnet but also glass get scratched and broke so easily. Anyway my point is, using the same material again and again is boring especially considering the disadvantage glass has. IMO, Metal or Soft touch plastic is the best material choice for smartphone. Look at the flagship Lumia phones, it uses soft touch plastic right? But nobody criticized it for being cheap looking or feeling phones because those phones doesn't look or feel cheap. Again, my point is Sony should mix things up.

46. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

They already used soft touch plastic (X10 - 2010), glossy/matte plastic (Arc - 2011) & metal (Ion, T - 2012). Then they actually had two flagships in early 2013 - Z with glass & ZL with plastic. I really liked the ZL better, but Z was way more popular. So they're just playing safe.

50. Kumar123 unregistered

Playing safe is the worst thing in the smartphone world. Look at Samsung, they didn't play safe with their S6, they took a risk and it paid off. S6 has the same basic ugly design of S3 but they mixed things up by using different material and it paid off. Sony too should mixes things up if they want to survive in this highly competitive smartphone world.

53. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

I meant Sony did mix things up in 2013 and people voted for Z! Why would Sony do the experiment again? You can't have too many identical models with different materials, it only confuses the market. Samsung had nothing to lose with S6 as S5 was downright ugly. It can only get better from there. Even after that, S6 still 'looks' like an S5. Nobody complains about the iterative designs of iphones, HTC or Sony cause they are good designs in the first place. But you can definitely say they can try changing the 'look' without messing with the material. Maybe that's what you meant to say.

64. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I think you need to take a look at the drop and damage tests it's the glass you on about with no damage

67. dimas

Posts: 3348; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Aluminum can increase the cost of the device but good point on having a different plastic material. Aluminum might make your phone look premium but it will take lots of process to mold. Lots of process means more production cost and you cannot leave an aluminum phone without casing because it will be a scratch magnet. You can just wipe away that "dirty" finger prints or get used it but with aluminum phones, you will always be babysitting your device whenever your out of the city.

10. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Xperia Z1 is also C as in C6906 and it's 2013 not 2012.

12. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Z1 looks like Z. Z2 looks like Z1. Z3 looks like Z2. And here we go again, Z4 will look like Z3. Why no one complaining about that? You guys blamed HTC for using the old design. Now Sony? WTF ps If Z4 will follow M9's path, then RIP Sony and HTC.

13. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Stop! sony fanboys will be really really mad at you! haha

16. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're dead lol They are all looking for you, HIDEEEE

17. Kumar123 unregistered

Samsung Galaxy S6 looks like S5, S5 looks like S4, S4 looks like S3. It the same ugly design over and over and over and over again. Galaxy S2 is the best looking galaxy flagship phone they ever created which is obviously the copied version of iPhone. When will Samsung completely redesign their ugly soap looking design? But you (S)heep will never address the resembles or admit the ugliness of Galaxy series. Instead of criticizing other brand like Sony or HTC which have created a beautiful and original design language you (S)heep should criticized Samsung for repeating the same ugly design since 2012.

19. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Oh Kumar, when will you give it a rest? ALLLLL reviews, are throwing complements over another about how great the new Galaxy S6 Edge looks and feels like, and how it is one of the best phones ever designed!! But i guess we should take the word of an ignorant Sony boy, who has never gave credit to ANY Samsung product.

29. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Galaxy series are ugly? You've gotta have your eyes checked. Samsung have satisfied consumers enough which lead to the booming sale of the Galaxy series. Tell me if your bulky, boring, uninspired Z series are better, why are their sales far behind the Galaxy? If Sony is better, why have they lost money and sold off VAIO division?

48. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Bulky...wat? Boring...wat? Uninspired? Eh, maybe. I forgot that Samsung's inspiration was a band aid

91. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

LoL jealous sony boy! You tried everything just to hate Samsung phone which is widely admired to be the best of the best in the present day.
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