Hi GSMA. You need to update this text on page 5 : "That's not surprising either, but the dip in performance meant that in Antutu, for example, the numbers plummeted from a 55K first run to as low as 46K as the runs ramped up." If the final model scores 49k on it's first run, then by how much does the score drop as the SOC heats up with consecutive runs?
All I have to say is Sony is the best, using my Sony Z Ultra with the 28nm s800 chip, that never overheated so why would a 20 nm chip overheat.
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2015This is the retail unit, do you actually think Sony can make the battery life go from 65 hours... moreZ3+ has water resistance over the S6 and the G4.
It has stereo speakers (but with the sound coming from mobile speakers, it makes little difference).
It's also easier to fit in to your pockets, no bulging camera. And not a curved design.
But yes, buying the z3 without the plus, for a good price now that the plus is launched, makes more sense. And then the Z3 can be found cheaper than S6 and G4, and then it makes sense.
Kinp, 02 Jul 2015Ladies and gentlemen, Sony will never sabotage their $$$$ camera business. It's all about bus... moreThe issue with the camera falling behind competition probably has nothing to do with not wanting to compete with their digital camera segment.
I think Sony simply made a misstake when they released the first phone with the 20.7MP module.
The module simply packs the pixels too tight.
Sony wanted in, in the resolution race. Most people never heard about Nokia 808 or 1020, or had forgotten about them.
So 20.7 Megapixels still sounded a lot to people.
Then Sony felt they could not go back in resolution.
Other has chosen to use their sensors with lower resolution. And those sensor might very well be better when it comes to quality.
And the very good sensor used in Note 4 and S6, is most likely to thick to fit inside a Z-series case, unless they added a bulge for the camera, and they didnt want to do that.
troyxx, 02 Jul 2015The same problems still persist since the Z!!!! Poor loud speaker, poor music volume with head... moreThe loudspeakers arent poor when compared to the sound from most other speakers on mobiles.
But it you are talking ring volumes. Well, yes, that is an issue. But very likely it's due to the waterproofing.
The soundlevels when used with headphones are ok, for most users. It's mostly when you connect higher quality headphones that it might be an issue. Although some of us out there wants to do this, most users dont, so like most others sony uses cheaper, smaller components. Besides, sony still wants to keep a market for dedicated "hifi" portable music players.
No the LED isnt that strong.
But not many other have stronger ones. Some have dual LEDs that are better for color balance, however.
Iserp, 08 Jun 2015I dont mind FullHD instead of QHD, but the grid of dots is puzzling. It stands out a lot in th... moreI have a Z3 that I havent used much, and a xperia active that i have used a lot. Both have wet finger tracking (not that it works very well), so they have that grid of dots.
I dont know if it's worse on the Z3+ than on the active (but the active feels worse than the z3).
Mostly you wont see them when you look straight at the device. In bright sunshine, and perhaps more when hitting the display at certain angles, you might see the dots.
Or when you look at the device from an angle.
It's not very annoying.
Finger grease on you screen will most likely be more annoying than those dots.
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2015Get your info accurately since your all over the place!Or they made a good point
troyxx, 02 Jul 2015The same problems still persist since the Z!!!! Poor loud speaker, poor music volume with head... moreActually speakers are on area gam seems to be very off at and leave much to be desired. And they rarely mention how good a set actually sounds. The Z3 for instance in normal pop like music was not far behind the M8 in volume, but somewhat in bass. When it can to other things, especially those that required quality and detail it could actually get louder and was much clearer. Or the S6 even after retesting Gsm claims that the S5 is louder and doesn't mention that the S6 sounds better. When clearly the S6 is noticably louder and better sounding.
[deleted post]and other reviewers claims the S6 has 14 hours of video playback and Gsmarena claims 12 hours... so whats your point? It's only a lie if its about sony?
Isnt it embarrassing that the Z3+ has much worst battery compared to the Z3 aswell as the S6 with much smaller battery and QHD screen?
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 02 Jul 2015Another boring phone from Sony.... At least Samsung has released something different this year.Do you have any Z series phone? If not why you felt bored? If you like the Samsung new phones go ahead, you never try it before how can you giving comments?
The same problems still persist since the Z!!!! Poor loud speaker, poor music volume with headset, poor LED flash with night photo. Come on Sony! You engineers must be retarded or something?
The camera is fantastic. I viewed the images and zoomed them in. Images are super sharp, and i love the details and contrast.
TannHauser, 01 Jul 2015Ouch, that battery life downgraded...
Did arena test the unit with .24 firmware update?
User... moreHmmm, Battery life IS pretty bad!!!!
Probably the first phone phone, where the pre-production unit beats the retail unit in both battery life and performance
Ladies and gentlemen, Sony will never sabotage their $$$$ camera business. It's all about business strategy. They will never make a smartphone camera better than their cameras. Get with reality, go out and check out the phone instead of just relying on review sites.
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2015This is the retail unit, do you actually think Sony can make the battery life go from 65 hours... moreI agree on the battery part, it is not acceptable at all. But if you think people need help for choosing this over g4 or s6, well i think you ruiend you comment with that. I will not be buying any of them, spesialy now that the battery is that bad. I will probably wait until next gen, as non of this year flagship impressed me so far this year.
PRoPratt, 02 Jul 2015For battery life problem, it is early to say because it the "Running in Vein" proble... moreThis is the retail unit, do you actually think Sony can make the battery life go from 65 hours to 90+ hours in just 1 software update to the 5.1?
Man sony fanboys need to stop lying to themselves and tell sony to step up their game instead of praising it, no wonder Sony is going down hill, they need to stop listening to their fanbase.
With a really bad battery life, 1080p screen, no unique features when compared to the Z2 and Z3 and yet sony is still selling it at a premium price without bothering to improve this flagship phone.
Isnt it embarrassing even the small battery S6 with QHD screen beats it in battery life?
If sony fanboys think the Z3+ is better than the G4 or S6, then boy they need help.