frankly speaking, i'm tired of the same design of SONY. They should at least change the design in a way which will help us differentiate the Z, Z!,Z2 or Z3 when we see that in the hands of people. SONY is just trying to be the same sarcastic as Samsung. Same design, same material,same glass panel in both sides which is not scratch resistant rather prone. They should at least see the OPPO or OnePlusOne that how they are making a premium phone with durable materials...
Why nobody "cry" for cycles in car industry i.e. new car/face lift/new car ...
Sony made a well thought out move with 6 month cycle ;-)
Z3 is primary meant for buyers who have old devices or devices of other brands. Of course, also Z2 owners are welcome if they cannot wait for "new" flagship :-)
Ivan Croatia, 27 Aug 2014Revolution from Sony! Smaller battery, same processor and camera. Probably they will also keep... moreI actually think they will improve stamina mode and will not need a bigger battery, Sony are the trendsetters with battery life so maybe they are onto something!
So only the design is different??....that's it???.......oh well, I'll bet it still gets a warmer reception than the Note 4!
Very disappointing to see they have smaller battery now. Instead of providing useful features like longer battery life they pack crap into devices like heart rate monitors.
Nice job Sony. Your loyal fans appear to be overwhelmed with this masterpiece!
Looks a bit crowded in there. I hope heating issues a gone and this will be a hardware-bug free Z2.
LULz! 'Decreased' battery size? I wonder if it will come pre-installed with Gingerbread, or an even worse downgrade, iOS 8.
Housey, 26 Aug 2014I can't wait till the Z4 and its 3000mAh batteryLol :'D
OK.. It'll come with small design changes.. Specs are not so different.. then price should be suitable with z2..
This is not enough to get buyers through the door.
Thinner bezels is nice but ppl will just wait for a Z4 to see if there will be any REAL improvements.
The only thing that will get me interested in this is if:
1. Sapphire screen
2. Close to stock android UI like the Moto X
what the difference Sony Z2 and Z3 ?? processor & camera same i think better Z2 battery 3200 then Z3 3100
Revolution from Sony! Smaller battery, same processor and camera. Probably they will also keep the same screen with their trademark - washed out colors and camera that is only great on paper
I'm sony Supporters！but very disappointed, no improvement for z3!Why Almost with z2 z1
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2014Same CPU, same RAM, same dispaly, same camera, worse battery...why is this called Z3?I bet it will still beat G3 and S5 on battery test. You call Z3 the worst, then i call G3 and S5 or M8 or even ip6 garbage.
der, 27 Aug 2014As a consumer, you make choices of the phones you want to buy. We also show our opinions of wh... moreOk, then dont buy it.
improvements over Z2:
-thinner side bezels and some changes in design.
-slightly faster s801 processor.imo s801 is better as it can handle every task comfortably,while 805 is a battery eater with a slightly better performance than s801.
-display will have better sunlight legility,same for Z3 compact.
Z3 is a slightly jmproved Z2.
sony is focusing on Z4 which will pack s810, because they know iphone 6 is releasing in september .
anyways my focus is on Z3 compact.
Best to wait for Z4, to be released in April/May 2015, will be a lot better according to all the rumours if you google it. Should have the s810 chip and QHD resolution in 5.5" display. Will be a lot better than the Z2 and Z3 put together.
so its a downgrade from z2? sony please dont make me disappointed i've been waiting so long for z3 i had z1 i love it thinking about z2 but not much different and now z3? its looks ugly not a premium no more please don't be like apple!
What's the point of this phone Sony it's exact same as Z2 specs. Why no 805 processor. Crap