Too bad z4 will fail like z3. gsmarena device rating says it all. why would i buy same device with minor changes.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015only diff is 1,2,3,&4. more ram, tiny processor speed, and wow the same camera*.
*z has 16mp.Z4 will have a new camera sensor, which "should" be improved over the Z1-3 old sensor. What makes photo quality is not only the MP, but rather has a lot to do with the sensor tech and the quality of the optics (lens) used.
The only thing the Z3 really is missing for me is a better quality camera system (lens and sensor).
If the Z4 can make an improvement in photo quality over the Z3 then Sony can take my money.
Of course the SD810 will be welcomed and a slightly larger battery (please don't go backwards like on the S6, thanks)
ITS NOT A USB-C port!!! come on SONY cant be so smart, until apple introduces it, then samsung copies it then only sony,htc etc going to launch usb-c.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015M9 is burning now. Z4 running the same SD810... it has to be waterproof. You need to put th... moreShame, you clearly a Sammy fanboy. In that case, live with your rather poor battery life/no sd/non-removable battery S6 ;)
AnonD-183132, 17 Mar 2015where's the speaker?Dual front facing speakers on the top and bottom.
I been having all the Z series since 2013, like the Z,Z1,Z2 and now the Z3. All of them are still at home and not a single one is broken. Get what i mean? It does not break EASILY people. I dont use any bumper or cover casing protection. Just a tempered glass screen protector for the front and normal plastic protector for the glass at the back. I just don't to hide its beauty. I don't know how some people can break their whatever Z's. And i'm a guy. The gender that is renown to be bad at handling items with care..(oh please..)..overall..music is not loud, but super-duper detail and clean if you know how to play with the equalizer, just make sure you know how to get an earphone with low impedance and you will get a loud output. If u need more than that, i just can't say anything but feel sorry for the ears you have..camera..learn how to use manual mode for the 20.7 MP (Z1,Z2 and Z3)..for Z..i have to admit it..it wasn't a good 13MP unit there..but still quite okay. What else you people keep complaining. Battery..okay Z and Z1 is not a good performer. They discharge quick and get too hot at heavy usage. I mean VERY HOT..especially online games. Z2 is good and Z3 is divine. My Z3 lasts for 2 days like what Sony claim. I mean, im suprised too..still..Speed is one of the best around..UI is not laggy towards the newer version..(processor i guess).. Just don't max your phone memory, it will do well..overall, Sony has been giving out good smartphones ever since the Z series emerged. I'm talking with my complete experience here. Just to remove some of your pity thoughts that i might be a fanboy. I have the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 4 (currently in use along with my Sony Xperia Z3) and the overpriced iPhone 6..XD
They are all excellent phones..Just wanted to tell others that Sony is NOT, okay NOT, as BAD and TERRIBLE as IGNORANT people claimed them to be..hahaha...(sarcasm)..they are doing wonderful products and are actually quite the quality. Just that, people always like to..i don't know..make stupid comparison and YES! it makes people like you look like a total idiot..no offense..
Right..That is my report..Can't wait to taste the Z4..I hope Sony can squeeze that S-Master Audio Chip of them in the Z4..(im an audiophile)..Cheers and have a nice day everyone..:)
I can reveal the release date!
it would be June 7th 2015..
ONLY couple of months to wait and don't fall for stupid backwarded Samsung GS6, or Edge, they removed the water resistance of GS5, the most useful spec was water proofing now that is gone...
SONY was the first phone who introduced the water proofing on their top end devices, and now people realise they can't even copy that easy...
Samsung used to be good, but with new releases they have failed.
look at HTC (M9), ! lol same STUPID look, same phone, and now there is a serious bug which everyone will be returning their phone after screen freezes (that is what the problem is they say)
so you seriously think they would resolve that?
as with Samsung GS6, the batter seems to be worse than GS5, and on every charge it gets worse NOT BETTER, so once the batter gets corrupted then pay £200 to Samsung to change the battery for you. it is a joke really. by the way make sure your GS6 don't see a splashes of water because it would simply dies.
while sony proved excellent battery life , excellent power, excellent water proofing...
we need new Z4 to prove to everyone that SONY is way way ahead of the game.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015When has any phone from Sony been the phone to beat? Please... It will be like the major crap ... morelet me give you an example...
Z3 compact for its size and power it is the best in the market right now, there is nothing out there matching the performance and spec of Z3 COMPACT...NOTHING
and remember there are loads of people who don't like to carry a big phone, so when it comes to compact Z3 still leading the market
so do some reading and understand why SONY can still twist big players arms and lets them bow to superior innovation and reliability of SONY
surely you don't know much about sony phones specially Z3 compact!
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015sony is the worst company phone maker.
poor ui, bad and non ergonomic design.
poor soft... moreUI recieves only accolades, lightweight, most beautiful, first with theme support, etc., best there is...
this is the phone well worth waiting for...
this is the innovation not Samsung or HTC or apple
this is the phone which be the best seller of the year NOT SAMSUNG
this phone will be the most powerful smart phone EVER been released to the market and you soon know why!
sony made it with this Z4, and this would be the phone everyone will be talking about in coming months...
AnonD-85136, 17 Mar 2015I love it. Sony is the best sony is the worst company phone maker.
poor ui, bad and non ergonomic design.
poor software update
LG G4 THE BEST PHONE OF THE YEAR!
LG G3 THE BEST PHONE OF 2014!see Mobile World Congress!
no one buys sony phone!
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015can consider G3 or Note4No thanks, Sony only!
WhiskeyHotel99, 17 Mar 2015it looks nice but I would never buy another Sony handset, I find them unreliable and have trie... moreSORRY for you... you will miss an outstanding product of one of only THREE manufacturers (apple, nokia, sony) who stand proud for their ORIGINALITY, OUTSTANDING DESIGN & INNOVATION, companies who do not know how to COPY others HAHAHAHAHA...