see passage in pictureU fourth generayion, xperia z3 is fourth generation xperia z4 is five generation on xperia z series
Fat basel under the screen, large screen = too big of a phone. Give my pocket a rest. Give us a premium phone 5 inch without the cutting back on specs. Z3 mini was almost there but was with plastic borders.
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2014If you read the news article, it estimates that the release will be sometime next year between... moreYES i did EARLY ar u blind or somethin ? and anyway so next year .. iphone releases every november !!
6-12 months man wow u doing half year and full year like it is same time :D
we talkin bout HALF YEAR .. I dnot know how it makes you year and half year same ..
that is weird ...
AnonD-142922, 19 Dec 2014Sony is crazy ! How long Z3 been out ? week ?If you read the news article, it estimates that the release will be sometime next year between May and November which is 6-12 months from when the Z3 was released.
How is that too soon? A lot of people buy a new phone every year, so it makes perfect sense from a business standpoint.
Steve Max, 19 Dec 2014Well, let's go through your points. - QHD screen (as very few content is available) Chicke... moreFinally someone that understands the basic idea of advancing technology. Great comment, people need to read this.
top10 phone brands by sales whole year of 2014
SAD TO SONY AND HTC!
another flopped phone by sony!
RIP Z2 because of Z3 , RIP Z3 because of Z4!
Sony did not learn from its mistakes.
SONY did not make it to the top 10 smartphone's makers of the year 2014! SOny ranked 11.
Mrinmoy, 19 Dec 2014LOL what a joke, Z4 image leaked... Is there anything to leak? World knows all xperia phones ... moreJust like, samsung, apple and basically every other manufacturer. Plz go somewhere else and troll.
AnonD-343077, 19 Dec 2014Specs shows that a blind race is going on but actually normal user does not requires these typ... moreWell, let's go through your points.
- QHD screen (as very few content is available)
Chicken-and-egg problem. If there are no devices capable of playing QHD video, there is no incentive to create QHD video. Having more QHD devices now creates the incentive to have more QHD video in the future. Besides, the GPU creates QHD "content" on 3D games.
- 565 ppi screen (as our naked eyes can make a difference upto only 300 ppi not more than that)
Speak for yourself. This depends on how close your eyes are to the device, and on how good is your vision. At normal distances I can see clearly the individual dots on my Galaxy S3 (720p, ~320 dpi), and on my Z1 (1080p, ~440DPI) when I hold the device a bit closer. >500 DPI would be better for me.
- 4 GB Ram (2 gb is sufficient)
More RAM is never a problem. Maybe you don't use more than 2GB now, but you must think ahead: in a few years, the applications will be more complex and your expectations of multitasking will be higher. More RAM now makes the device more future-proof.
- 21 mp camera (only 10 mp good quality camera is sufficient)
Look for "oversampling". If you sample 20 million pixels and use all that information to create an image with 8 million pixels, you will get a better image due to the reduction of random noise.
- 5mp front camera (taking selfi is only fashion so only 2 mp pixel is sufficient for video chat)
First, if you have a 2560x1440 display, you want your camera to have at the very least that same resolution (about 3 MP), so you can create content for your display (back to your first point of lack of QHD content). Second, an even better approach is to use a square sensor (2560x2560, about 5 MP) so that it can capture a full QHD frame in either orientation. Third... Selfies are a fad, yes, but some people like them. Having a better "selfie" camera is a way to differentiate your product from others.
In short, you are thinking about the device YOU want NOW. Sony should think about the device PEOPLE will want to buy NEXT YEAR. Some features may look inconsequential to you, but may be the deciding point for others. Some may seem exaggerated to you now, but will be standard later in the device's shelf life. Remember when people thought dual-core processors on phones were overkill? Imagine buying a single core phone now!