Verizon-exclusive Sony Xperia Z4v is official: Quad HD display, Quick Charge 2.0, SD810 & 3GB of RAM


Last month, Sony announced the Sony Xperia Z4 in Japan, a device that is known as the Xperia Z3+ on other markets across the globe. Well, it seems that a version of this device will pop up in the USA. It will be sailing under Verizon's flags and will be known as the Sony Xperia Z4v. Does this mean that it will be the same device as the aforementioned handset? Not exactly. Bear with us as we explore what's making the Xperia Z4v different from its brethren.

First things first, it's a bit different in terms of design - the Verizon version of Sony's latest phone is a bit thicker than the Xperia Z3+/Z4 (8.6mm vs 6.9mm) and heavier (160gr vs 144gr) as well. It's also donning an ever so slightly larger battery at the back - while the regular Z3+ and Z4 are endowed with 2,930mAh ones, the Z4v has a 3,000mAh juicer at the user's disposal. There's also Qi wireless charging on board coupled with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 tech, something that's not supported on the Z3+/Z4.

This is not where the differences end, mind you - the Xperia Z4v is the first Sony smartphone to come with a Quad HD display. Its size is 5.2 inches and the resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels means that the phone is rocking a pixel density of 564ppi. This makes it the sharpest display ever fitted onto a Sony smartphone.

Apart from differences, the Sony Xperia Z4v is otherwise similar to the Z3+ and the Z4. There's an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 inside, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage and a microSD card slot (supporting microSD cards up to 128GB in size), a 20.7MP rear Exmor RS camera that shoots 4K videos at 30fps, a 5MP front-facing one for selfies. It's also noteworthy that the handset is also water- and dust-proof in accordance to the IP65 and IP68 standards.


The Sony Xperia Z4v will land sometime this summer on Big Red's shelves and will be available in black and white only. No word on the price yet.


source: Verizon Wireless

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Xperia Z4v
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
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)

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59 Comments

1. Zeraine00

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

Surprise Surprise..... didnt expect that...

12. waddup121 unregistered

Surprise, Surprise. Verizon made an exclusive again!

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So? I recall Apple's first device was exclusive to ATT for several years. Hmmm! This is actually better because the VZW model has a larger battery, and other features the regular models dont. Though I expect it will have issues out the box with the SD810 onboard.

32. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

So it sucks because it's only available on Verizon. (The situation sucks, not the device. The only thing wrong with the device is the garish Verizon logo.)

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Get a Samsung, logo is on the back :-) I have to say the VZW logo on the S6's is discreet IMO. Its not huge or small. It does look gaudy on the Sony. I think OEM's should negotiate not having the carriers logo be intrusive to the device design and style.

48. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm not on Verizon, nor will I be in the foreseeable future, but I'll take your advice If I am. Although Samsung's logo is nothing pretty...

15. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

wow, with SD810? This is my next frying pan.

59. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Electrical pan at that!!!

45. Simona unregistered

sony has problems with overheating

2. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

SD810 = DOA. Sorry, but it's true this year. It's already been shown (in a Sony phone, no less) that even the v2.1 of the SD810 has overheating issues. That SoC is the kiss of death for any handset this year.

3. Zeraine00

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

I really hope that Qcom will step up their game because 810 is really a POS SOC..

4. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Again Sd810!Didn't sony learn from the issues of Xperia z3+

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude. Once a phone is in production, they can't just swap out a CPU, liek Samsung can especially since Sony doesnt make CPU's. Samsung basically got lucky they they do make their own chip and wasn't forced to use the SD810. Also understand that Samsung has to rush to get a chip ready for a phone that was already in production. Not all OEM's have the luxury of having a component go bad during production and simply just stop using it. Assuming the VZW model has the 2.1 inside, Qualcomm claimed the chip had no issues in the first place, yet they called themselves fixing the issues; thus the 2.1 and it is having issues still. They should have never lied. Any OEM using the SD810, shouldn't have to pay for it. If I own an OEMand I had the chips in my device, I would simply refuse to pay for them because they are all faulty. I would also not use them even if it means I have to miss out on releasing a problematic phone. Why sell something you knwo is broke. Qualcomm is problem #1 because they knew the chip had issues when they sold it. Sony and any other OEm is fault #2 knowing the chip had issues and used it anyways. Under normal usage the chip probably won't overheat, but I don't know. But normal for some is playing a high end game. If I cant even play it with the phone feeling liek its gonna explode, I'm returning it even if it past the returned date. Either give me a new phone or cancel my contract.

49. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Lucky? Lol are you retarded? They've been building SOC's for years now. Luck head nothing to do with it. SnapDragon couldn't provide what they needed so they did it them selves. Not the slightest bit of luck involved

53. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Its not about luck,its about testing before implementing.Do you think samsung was stupid to test the chip several months before and claim it overheated?Of course they had a choice to go with their chips but LG and Qualcomm also said that the SoC had no problems and LG used it in their Flagship,but the results weren't too good,they learned from it and used the SD808 in G4.Its about how smart a company is and learns from the mistakes.Sony got a chance to improve but they didn't.So Sony is also partially responsible for it. A simple solution for this was to decrease the production,this is possible HTC already have cut orders for M9's components,so can Sony.

43. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Yeah they shoulda gone with the 808. My G4 has 808 and is PLENTY fast and cooler then the other side of the pillow (R.I.P Stu Scott)

5. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Screen-to-body ratio: 71.25 % Good stuff.

9. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I just wish they kept both the top and bottom bezels symmetrical.

37. KashunatoR

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Lol, no. My Note 4 has 74.2% and it's still not enough...

41. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Go get Sharp phones because when it comes to screen ratio no one can beat them. But some people still prefer a little bit of bezels on their phone so they can use it as thumb rest, provide better grip and prevent accidental touch when they using the phone with one hand. But i would love to see Sony release 2 or even 3 different looking flagship every year like what they have done with Xperia Z (69.8%),Xperia ZL (75.6%) and Xperia ZR (Waterproof phone with removeable battery).

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Goddammit Sony, don't be like HTC and release different & potentially better versions of a model to different markets. You'll just disappoint everyone else in the world.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Maybe Verizon requested the better options for its customers who pay more for service?!

7. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

QHD resolution is useless on such a small screen.

10. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No it's not.

20. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Yes, it is. Pentile matrix 1080p resolution is not sharp enough but RGB matrix 1080p resolution is more than sharp for 5.2 inch. So it totally useless.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Does your phone have QHD? No!? Then how is it useless? Oh you gave specs. So? Here is how I see it. I had a Note 2 that had 720p, I had the Note 3 at 1080p and I had the Note 4 at 1440p. Now I have my S6 Edge with 1440p. What I notice is as I change the display the better the resolution the better the screen locked, the colors are more accurate, colors are sharper and crisp and text is sharper and crisper. Do I have to have it? Nope. But I didn't know that need was a requirement for how I spend my money.

21. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Yea I'd have to agree with him. Uhd is kinda useless on a screen so small but pen tile screens definitely need it.

30. bendgate unregistered

It is somehow. I would choose better better and better processor performance over QHD anyday. I would take way better performance and battery over a slight better screen. Maybe soon they will make it more efficient, and light on processor and RAM but till then no thanks QHD.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge both beat the iPhone 6 and 6+ In battery rundown tests. The QHD display is more efficient simply because it isnt backlite. The QHD Samsung mae and is usign in the Note 4 and S6 models are actually both more efficient vs the one in the Note 3. Considering this fact....both S6 models have smaller batteries vs both iPhone 6 models, yet the Note 4 and S6 models have dual Quadcore CPU's, 3GB of RAM and more features and capabilities, yet all 3 last longer than the iPhone which has 2M less pixels to push and has 1/2 the horsepower an 1/3 the RAM. Do you even understand what you just said, or do you just like hearing yourself talk? NO ONE and I do mean NO ONE has provide an qualifying arguing about high resolutiosn on a small device. Yes 720p is probably enough. Well you know, 4 cylinder engines are enough to power the vast majority of the cars in the world. Doe sthat mean I shouldnt buy a car with 6 or 8 because maybe I dont really need it? That si the dumbest argument ever. If I want it I buy it. If you dont want it, you dont buy it. if you prefer lower resolutions, then buy it. I don't paly lots of games. Those little cheezy ass kiddle games you find on phones dont even need a lot of power. The few that do? I dont play them. When I want to frikkin game, I have an Xbox One and a Gaming PC. What better performance are you actually getting? benchmarks show the S6 models blowing the doors off phones even the ones with the SD810 in them. At least I can push my phone to the limits and it wont catch on fire. At least MY OEM isn't telling me to turn off my phone while charging so the CPU doesnt burn up. Your phone wasnt meant to be a gaming platform. The hardware has the power to play games. If your game runs poorly on a certain device, then buy a device that runs your game the way you like. But choosing a phone because a game you like runs better on it, isnt as good of a reason as just having the best phone you can buy that does 99.9% of the things better.

38. bendgate unregistered

Please read my post carefully before posting a long essay. Where did I ever mentioned iphones, benchmarks, games and stuff? All I meant to say was instead of focusing on QHD, they should focus on other things like battery and performance of phones which are way more important. People will benifit way more from these things than QHD which looks just a little more better on small screens. "The QHD Samsung mae and is using in the Note 4 and S6 models are actually both more efficient vs the one in the Note 3." Imagine how much more efficient it would have been if it was FHD. Plus much more smothness when less processing power is concentrated on pixels. "Do you even understand what you just said, or do you just like hearing yourself talk?" Do you even read properly what other posts before going through the trouble for posting such long essays? Is it to get some green thumbs or are you insecure when someone criticizes about your favourites? Why write so long essay for the things which I never said? iphones, cylinder engines, catch fire, benchmarks, gaming pc, xbox and so much bulls**t I never mentioned. Where the hell did you read that? Sorry for bad grammar. And if there is some idiots who like to say if you don't know grammar, don't write and such sh!ts, they can kiss my arse. P.S Mr techixp, please do me a favor and don't write another essay. Its annoying as hell.

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