Would you buy the global equivalent of the Sony Xperia Z4?

Would you buy the global equivalent of the Sony Xperia Z4?
At some point in the past few years, Sony decided internally that moving to a 6-month refresh cycle for their flagship Xperia line makes sense. That way, their flagship would always have best or near-best in class for every major internal component, and never have their devices temporarily under-powered compared to what their rivals have i nstore. Better yet, they could sell it to consumers as a fans-centric move – "We slave away so that you have the latest available at pretty much any point in time".

Not everyone necessarily likes this approach, but it's a fact that Sony is sticking to its decision. The just announced Xperia Z4, which is exclusive to Japan, but is expected to also launch globally under a different name (and possibly with slightly adjusted specs), confirms that notion, it being a fact some 7 months after the Xperia Z3. As can be expected, such a short time frame, even in an industry as fast-moving as the mobile, isn't quite enough for any major improvements, and yet – improvements there are.

Indeed, we've got a considerably better, Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset with a superior graphics unit, a new wide-angled, 5.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 5.0 Lollipop on board – and all of this is nestled within a thinner-than-ever-before, 0.27-inch (6.9 mm) body. 

Is that enough to compel you to buy it?

Would you buy the global equivalent of the Sony Xperia Z4?




1. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

We already have it. But it's called Z3 locally so..

7. Nath4N

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

oh snap

21. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Doesn't convince me much to replace my already beautiful and enough powerfull Z2. Maybe i'll wait for the Z5...

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Z2 is using a 32 bit SD801 with slower DDR3 ram. The Z4 is using a 64 bit SD810 with faster DDR4 ram. Not to mention the Z4 runs the 64 bit Android lollipop version.

37. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I am not very much keen to latest and greatest hardware..... as far as everything is as smooth as i expected. Although my Z2 also runs lollipop 5.0.2. And its buttery smooth.

49. Feanor

Posts: 1379; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I'm also extremely happy with my Lollipoped Z2. Nearly stock Android, useful features and absolutely zero bugs. What I find really nice on the Z4 is the blue colour (in some pictures it looks like the frame for this version is silver, which makes it even nicer for me) and finally the removal of the ugly and totally unnecessary side docking port.

46. aminiac

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

Accordig to Phonearena Z4 will have the "slower" DDR3 that you mention.

62. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"Not to mention the Z4 runs the 64 bit Android lollipop version." If you're serious about this I'd like to know the source yo...

67. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

No cause Z4 is exclusively in Japan only it's not a flagship by Sony. GSMarena update is Sony will release its next flagship by May.

19. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Same design, same look uugghh better wait for Z5 than this Z4 or rather go for S6/S6 Edge instead.

56. Geek.T

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

i will buy this instead of Z3 . but not worth for z2 n z3 owners

2. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

As a sony Z1 user i say Nooo !!!

26. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If i was a Z1 owner, i would've definitely upgrade to the Z4. Even if i had a Z2. But definitely not if I owned a Z3.

41. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Same here. I only buy new phones every two-3yrs. I'd rather buy the Z4 over the GS6

52. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

You guys are so rich

58. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

You would really upgrade if you had a z2? Only difference I see is slimmer body, better selfie cam, and SD810. Definitely not enough to warrant an upgrade. And this is coming from a Z2 owner. I'll wait to see what Sony does with the 820.

64. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Don't forget better speakers(only if its the same or better than the z3) and high res audio. Those would be the most important features to me comparing with the z2 but for the rest z2 isn't far behind. Its still a very capable phone and its a very good deal these days

3. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

nah. Z3compact here. The Z4 didnt amuse me sadly. Waiting for green S6 edge

4. josephnero

Posts: 782; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Hell yes.My birthday is around the corner i would love Z4


Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Only retarded buy z4 that equal to z3 and look the same

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Only a retarted person would say the z4 and z3 are equal. The Z4 has a 64 bit ARMv8 (810) processor with faster DDR4 ram. The Z3 has a 32 bit ARMv7 (801) processor with slower DDR3 ram. The Z4 can run the 64 bit version of lollipop. The Z3 can't.

50. aminiac

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

According to Phonearena Z4 will have DDR3 instead DDR4

59. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Damn it's revolutionary. Sony really needs to get their s**t together

35. josephnero

Posts: 782; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Calling someone retarded for buying shows how smart you are Kentoz

39. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Or how immature they are.

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Only a retarded person will show his iphone in his picture

44. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

same thing i tought haha

68. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

only a retarded person will have two PA account and use the same retarded picture:) http://www.phonearena.com/user/AndreaWijayanti

5. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It would probably never happen, but I'd buy a Z4 for windows. A man can dream...

6. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

The thought of investing in a sony phone would never cross my mind.

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