Sony Xperia Z4 dimensions tipped, almost the same as the Z3

Sony Xperia Z4 dimensions tipped, almost the same as the Z3
While Sony might not announce its Xperia Z4 flagship before Q2 draws to a close, we already know some specs from leaked benchmarks, and the overall chassis appearance from a few frames that popped up recently. The Geekbench database, for instance, lists a mysterious Sony device that runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8994 processor - which is none other than the top-shelf Snapdragon 810 beast.

Well, the phone's supposed chassis already leaked showing something that is in the ballpark of the Xperia Z3 laid underneath it in terms of dimensions. In fact, the overall chassis size is now tipped to be 146.3 x 71.9 x 7.2mm, which makes the Z4 almost as compact as the Xperia Z3 at 146 x 72 x 7.3mm. Thus, rather than design, the main changes might be the chipset, screen, and, of course, the camera, as we are expecting Sony to equip the Z4 with its newest IMX230 sensor that allows real-time HDR, and image plane phase detection autofocus.

source: OnLeaks (Twitter)

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28 Comments

1. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I hope its true. Thinner device only bring smaller capacity battery that usually translate into bad battery life. Thinner device also means huge camera bump that ruins the overall design aesthetics. But this time Sony must bring a awesome auto camera mode. Hopefully they will bring a camera software that's auto mode is just as good as iPhone 6/6 plus.

6. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

I'm still believing in that SD810's 14-bit dual ISP to deliver better pictures from the upcoming Z4. And that avoidance in getting thinner may lead to no camera bulge just like the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6.

13. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Things Sony have to fix: 1. Overheating issue (Z3) 2. Software for the camera (maybe help from Sony Alpha or Sony Pro) 3. Bloatware (Maybe something like Samsungs new TouchWiz.) AND I WOULD TOTALLY GO FROM MY Nokia L1020 TO Z4. Z3 had good performence, battery life and the display was a bit in the cold end. IMX230 sounds awesome and 20 mpx is plenty. Just hope that the lowlight performence and Dynamic range is good. RAW support would be awesome and OIS would make me cry of happines.

16. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

L1020's pic quality is simply the best. Big sensor + great optics + best jpeg makes the L1020 the best camera phone for taking pic. NO doubt about it. 1. I don't own a Z3 so I don't know for sure but I heard that overheating issue only happen when someone record video for a long time. 2. IMO, 20 mpx is too much for such a small sensor. I would prefer the same sensor but with mpx resolution between 10-12. I read review where reviewers said Xperia devices are capable of taking great pic but the camera is inconsistence. They should focus more on camera software than anything else. 3.Yes, Xperia phone has lot of bloatware. They should get rid of those.

18. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

L1020 is not the best pic, read smartcan.club ... 808 still the best besides Panasonic DMC-CM1 and ... Note 4 and S6.

19. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

1. I know that the overheating happens when you record but they could always try to fix it. 2. Sony will never go under 20 mpx since Waterproofness and 20mpx is something that defines "Xperia Z-series" compared to "Galaxy S-series", "One M"x" etc. Man IMX230 would be awesome if it had 1/2 inch. 3. If they need to make a Xperia store for all the bloatware.

25. NicolinoH

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Then they will die with it i guess. Because the biggest dissapointment i had with the Xperia Z3 was the camera quality. Maybe for some people it's good enough for me it was nothing like my lumia 1020.

28. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

True :D

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

xperias design is nice but the ui is abit bland. i really hate the codecs as well. fix those problems and alot of people will come back. solid phone with great battery life though

4. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

it is a subjective matter bro.i find Xperia UI light and elegant

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yep i know. its just me.

5. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I think they improve their codecs with Z3 series. UI, No argument there, its just personal preferences. What do you think of their new material inspired UI? I personally like it over the old one.

9. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Speaking of codecs, they should now utilize the H.265 HEVC codec for recording 4K videos. Not only giving efficient recording, but better battery life and a lot of storage to save.

3. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

My only wish is that, Sony is able to workout the SD810 Overheating issue, Fix the Cam software, n keep the microSD card capability.

8. Omarion07

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

They're definitely going to address those issues. MicroSD card slot is going to be there as well

10. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

NO offense, dude but I'll say that you guys are so gullible. Can't believe you guys are believing a stupid site with zero credibility that reported the so called overheating issue. Phonearena itself performs verious bechmarking test on One M9 and the result came out just fine. See the various benchmarking comparison articles. While PA did the test they never reported a overheating issue itself because the phone M9 or rather SD810 performed just fine. No overheating issues were found during PA's test (knowing this site if they did find any overheating issues they would be first to report it but they didn't because they most probably didn't find any heating issue). Most probably this SD810 is an improved version of SD810 that was used on the first batch of LG G fles 2. On their hands on at CES Anandtech found that flex 2 lagged and throttle severely, later we find out that indeed that phones performs lacklusterly but on their hands on of M9 Anandtech didn't find major performance issues on M9 that they found on flex 2. Vlad from theverge said the same thing with his LG G Flex 2 review. NO OVERHEATING ISSUE is found. Either that stupid so called tech site's people benchmarked that phone just after other people heavily used it (read benchmarked it) or they intentionally run the benchmark many times (let's say 100 times) just so that the phone overheats and showed the message. All phone heat up if you use a phone for a long period of time. The question is how much the phone heat up? Does the phone becomes unusable after of couple of minutes? Does the phones performs so lacklusterly that you want to throw the phones away? And to find the answer of these questions we have to wait for the review from a REAL tech site like Anandtech. Thank God there is a tech journalist site like Anandtech exists which always tries to verify the news and also credibility of the news before they actually post the news.

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Calm down, don't kill the messenger. This is just a rumour.

14. havefunlets889

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

+1. Excellent comment. Ignorant so called tech site will report anything just to generate traffic. Don't believe every report posted on dubious sites. Trust well established respectable site's report and their findings.

20. TyrionLannister unregistered

This is a trusted site: http://pocketnow.com/2015/02/18/lg-g-flex-2-review Even GSMArena review stated similar findings: http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g_flex2-review-1209p5.php Your move. The M9 obviously won't have issues. It's 9.6 mm thick with metal to dissipate all the heat. G Flex 2 doesn't have this comfort. Let's see what Z4 brings. And who's gullible now?

21. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

No offense but I have to ask, Did you even read my full comment? Judging your reply I'll just say you just read first few lines then jump to reply. You clearly miss this part - " Most probably this SD810 is an improved version of SD810 that was used on the first batch of LG G fles 2. On their hands on at CES Anandtech found that flex 2 lagged and throttle severely, later we find out that indeed that phones performs lacklusterly but on their hands on of M9 Anandtech didn't find major performance issues on M9 that they found on flex 2. Vlad from theverge said the same thing with his LG G Flex 2 review. NO OVERHEATING ISSUE is found." Plus, When I said "A stupid site with zero credibility" I was referring to be site PA used as a reference when reporting their overheating issues during MWC. I admit I should have been more clear about which site I was referring to. SD810 had overheating issue but new batch proved to be overheating free. Vlad's (from theverge ) review of the LG G flex 2 is another indicator that new batch of SD810 is working great.

24. TyrionLannister unregistered

G Flex 2 throttles, not overheats. They are opposite phenomenon. When a phone overheats, throttling kicks in, underclocks the CPU and prevents overheating. Yes, I've read verge's review and he mentioned that the phone lagged. Lagging of a 1080p display on SD 810 indicates either that LG's software is extremely poor or the SoC throttles. I have nothing against SD 810. But unless I see a site like Anandtech or Tomshardware tests this out and completely denies it, I'll think of the worst case possible. Yes, I'm pessimistic. Let's see what we get when Anandtech reviews the M9 or flex 2. Fingers crossed. Oh yes, and anandtech said they noticed stuttering on M9 and also Erica Griffin mentioned lag on Xperia Z4 tablet. So I'm a little skeptical.

22. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

It's not because it's 9.6mm thick but because of the pyramid design HTC uses, the motherboard sits on top of the battery and the battery on top of the display which causes the processor to be much closer to the metal casing (and the cooper shielding people said it's bad engineering by HTC actually helps spread the heat into the whole body and not one hot spot) dissipating heat much better and reducing throttling a lot, LG only cares about screen to size ratio and the rest of the phone is poorly engineered resulting in epic throttling just like the LG G3 throttled like a mofo(also helped by the QHD resolution) with the S801 and the M8 barely throttled. But oh well people only care about screen to size ratio and let's ignore the heat dissipation capabilities of the devices.

23. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Wow, I didn't know that. Very informative comment. . +1

26. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Honestly Does on one turn off throttling?? That's the first thing I do when I get a new phone.

27. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

No offense taken, u may want to check this article. http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-M9-surface-temperature-hits-132-degrees-fahrenheit-during-benchmark-test_id67286 I've been using Sony since SE era, i know well that their flagships (Z series) tends to have an overheating problem sometime, so i just prepare for the worst case with this one too, but i really hoped sony can overcome that issue.

12. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

And who is this OnLeaks guy who thinks he knows everything but actually doesn't? I'm not saying I know anything but he's clearly trying to be @evleaks when really... He's just sh*t.

15. mixedfish

Posts: 1562; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Meh, keeps sights like PA alive with something to write about.

17. RajRicardo

Posts: 500; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

So the only difference between Z3 and Z4 is SD810 and IMX230. With similar crappy software, IMX230 wil also suffer. Fix the software first and the overheating then you can have my money. Z3 user here.

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