Watch Xperia Z3 with Snapdragon 801 outrun the throttled Z4/Z3+ with Snapdragon 810

Watch Xperia Z3 with Snapdragon 801 outrun the throttled Z4/Z3+ with Snapdragon 810
In line with the times, Sony admitted some heat management issues with the newest Snapdragon 810 chipset in the Xperia Z3+/Z4 handset, and certain Japanese carrier shops even put up advice how to deal with the issue. Sony is working hard on a software update that will allegedly address the heat management troubles, perhaps introducing some kind of more aggressive thermal throttling, which would diminish the peak performance, but still leave enough power for the phone to blaze through any task - it's Snapdragon 810, after all.

This thermal throttling, however, might mean that your fresh Xperia Z3+/Z4 handset, could have performance equal to, or only slightly better than its Z3 predecessor. Don't believe us? Well, just take a look at the video below, which compares both synthetic benchmark results, where the Z4 has a slight edge over the Z3, and real world performance in terms of loading times and the like, where the Z3 often matches or even beats its successor. The video is in Vietnamese, but the drift is pretty self-explanatory.

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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)
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)



1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

HTC One M8 is also faster than M9 in almost every speed test. Watch it at Techsource channel on YouTube. What a shame for Qualcomm!

13. waddup121 unregistered


14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Look closely you will see the graphic are better on the Z4 ( better light and better textures ) So its normal.

16. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Z4 has better display (brighter and with better colors).

2. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

There was little difference, but still the 810 should've been the faster one.

19. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Qualcomm really f**ked everyone over

3. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011 Here Z4 is very hot = 70 degrees c

17. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I'm selling my Z3 Compact cause it overheats too on SD801. Not 70 degrees but an uncomfortable 50 degrees.

4. MajulahSingapura unregistered

Oh boy, stupid Sony fans gonna rage with cr@pdragon fans Glad im using s6 edge

5. bendgate unregistered

That cr@pdragon 810 is better than your trolling it seems.

18. dimas

Posts: 3418; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I use sony but I don't rage like a whiny kid just because they made the wrong decision of getting 810. Every gadget can be criticized and made fun with.

6. RajRicardo

Posts: 503; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

They should've shown the temperatures at the end of the video.

7. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

They should've rooted and set the cpu not to throttle, then we can the the difference.

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

All that root and de-throttle would accomplish is we would get to see the handset meltdown.....On another note then haters would start throwing around accusations that something more must have been done to the handset for it to meltdown, like over clocking the CPU....I can just hear the comments now....But your more than welcome to buy a Z3+ with your own money to preform and record the test/results... I don't think that it would take much before a component failure with the SD-810 inside...

15. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah just like the S6 is setup. Its overheat like crasy but never throttle or show the popup. Thats the OEM thats decide thats but in 1 year or less when all those S6 user phone will start to fail its will be funny.. Btw most CPU/CPU and SOC can handle much more heat than what

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You are full of crap

25. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Someone almost believed you this time.

27. Shocky unregistered

You really are clueless.

28. Shocky unregistered

Would be interesting to see which one breaks first, if nothing else. Doubt anyone would want to ruin a perfectly good phone to be honest.

8. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I am very proud of owning my Z3C... Still the best compact device and better than most big guys

9. BobLawblaw unregistered

Yup. I've a z3 and it's a quality phone. No need to upgrade for a while. The battery life alone is amazeballs..

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Is it worth to upgrade from my Z2 to Z3C?

12. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I would say yes, if you don't mind the switch from 1080p to 720p and the smaller screen size (5.2"-4.6")...Almost every website I've seen seem to confirms that for the size of the battery in the Z3C it gets great battery life...

21. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

This is what happens when you put out a new flagship every 6 months.

22. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Even though I love my G flex 2, Qualcomm really did miss it with the 810.

23. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

GJ Qualcomm.

24. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I bought the z3+ for my wife but ended up using it myself at the moment and i have to say the overheating isn't that bad. Atleast it doesn't get to a point that it gets uncomfortable. But it's annoying that it can get warm from just streaming an hd video while on the charger. Also i noticed that with stamina mode it gets hot easier. Hope sony will fix it quickly.

26. Shocky unregistered

Does Asphalt 8 run well on anything other than an iPhone or iPad? seriously, I haven't tried a single Android phone where it was actually playable. I've tried Snapdragon 600, Snapdragon 801/805 and nvidia K1 and they're either buggy or the framerate is very unstable. Not making excuses for SN810 but his game is very badly optimized.

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