darkraver, 06 Sep 2014I do not understand your point. Those are mayor innovations in camera tech and software, batte... morelook at the difference between note 3 to note 4 and compare it between Z2 to Z3.
Z3 is pretty much the Z2 with just small software tweaks.
darkraver, 06 Sep 2014I do not understand your point. Those are mayor innovations in camera tech and software, batte... moreIt's a great upgrade from Z1 to Z3, but comparing with the Z2, its almost the same.
Techno J., 06 Sep 2014Still, I don't see any major improvements. Those are just minor features. Sony said that there... moreI do not understand your point. Those are mayor innovations in camera tech and software, battery life tech, screen tech, heat deduction tech, build tech and sound tech and software. PS4 streaming is a major software feature....
What did other do other than Soc and screen improvements?
Sharath2586, 05 Sep 2014Whats the Difference between Xperia z2 and Z3. Nothing much. Just the change in name. I expect... moreYou can shoot video at 4K, it's about 12% thinner, the processor is a bit more powerful, and it comes with a slightly updated version of Android, but the battery is a bit inferior because of the smaller size. That's about it, no big difference.
darkraver, 06 Sep 2014While there are top smartphones out there, there are also smarter smartphones....like Z3, and ... moreStill, I don't see any major improvements. Those are just minor features. Sony said that there is a cooling tech in the Z2, still it's overheating. The Xperia Z3 is simply the Z2 with a new name. No any major hardware or software improvements. I'm waiting for the next year HTC M9 or Galaxy S6. Sony completely failed me in this year. My only appreciation is at least made the best high-end Compact phone (Z3 Compact) of this year.
cheebc, 05 Sep 2014ya I agree, even 800 & 805 dont have big different. I'm still using my Z1, & I think I... moreYa, you completely right, I still using Z ultra 10 months ago I can't find any new device defeat it so the same way I have to wait more time
Alej, 05 Sep 2014True, the design us now even better. More clean and elegant. I mean, the note 4 is quite power... moreFYI. Note 4 has metal curved edges :/ i was never a fan of Samsung. Note 4 is first device by Samsung which I love. Design is awesome. My POV :)
While there are top smartphones out there, there are also smarter smartphones....like Z3, and Z3c
Love the innovative little Details:
rubber enclosed edges,
screen refresh dedicated chip that saves battery,
that enormous ISO,
wider lense on camera,
copper heatpipe for heat decrease,
HF sound enhancement,
tech to make mp3 sound premium (wonder how'll that work)...
Those are all innovations that actually matter...
taj, 05 Sep 2014waiting for sony to launch 20.7mp with super amoled display mobile modelsthat is impossible~
Come on Sony,make an enlarge version of this phone for me,make an Z3 Ultra.Come on,I'm waiting.Come On Sonyyyyy!
I'm using a xperia zr so I think i'll upgrade to a z3 compact, and then hopefully the z5 compact by the end of next year if sonny continues with this 6 month Release cycle.
MG, 05 Sep 2014The LTE bands are incorrect. Please refer to the white paper of Xperia Z3You right, the D6603 supports 10 LTE bands, the same as those listed for Z3 Compact which are the following frequencies: 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600. Quite complete, to bad they didnt add TD-LTE 2300 while they were at it so it would work also in India. The D6653 does support TD-LTE 2300 but support only a few regular LTE bands (wrong bands listed here for D6653)
Blazer, 04 Sep 2014That old z2 has 3200mah but z3 has 3100mah with high processor.. Battery will easy to drainActually, due to newer tech, the battery is supposed to last longer than that of the Z2 which, by the way, is a beast!
Mister_V, 05 Sep 2014Is it just me or has Sony and its Z series of phones taking a page out of Apple and its iPhone... moreApple, slightly improved? Other than iPad 3 to iPad 4 there has always been significant updates and important additions on both iphones and ipads. 3GS to 4 was huge, 4 to 4s was massive, 4s to 5 was no small thing internally and also brought very big changes in exterior, 5 to 5s was just awesome and mindblowing, the world got shocked over the new 64bit chipset and the TouchID, it was the biggest thing in the entire year of 2013. I was never a big fan of Apple but the 5s blew my mind and commanded great respect.
And still i didnt even mention the updates iOS has gotten with each new phone, iOS 6 to 7 dwarfs most updates with quite a margin.
Specs are misleading, there is no option for 32GB storage, only the D6616 has 32GB (and no 16GB option). I guess D6616 is a carrier specific model for USA.
Too bad anyway, 32 should have been the standard and no 16GB model should be offered, lots of people need more than 16 and dont like to mess with uSD cards.
Alej, 05 Sep 2014Hahaha?.. Sony is still an independent maker. Please dont incorporate fingerprint scanner for ... moreFingerprints are not stored in iCloud, dont be so ignorant. Fingerprint scanner is great when it works, like Apples TouchID, but its a useless gimmick when it doesnt, like HTC and Samsung, epic failures. I hope Sony will have it also when they find something thats good enough, ie TOUCH and not swipe. TouchID is so good that even a sworn Samsung fan i know wanted to get the ifone 5s, if Sony can make it half as good it would be a success.