This is a sweet phone.Sure gonna get this in time!Still need better quality from the 20.7mp camera.Come on Sony I know you can do better,stop study your point and shoots.Give your fans and the world a master piece in every aspect!!!Haterz gonna hate buh that's natural.Sony never follow the crowd and follow spec craze,QHD 64bit CPU.When apps and OS's could use such upgrades properly,then Sony will use it.Batteries could hardly make it,study great battery tech 1st.Sony is a great company and I expect great stuff tomorrow! Respect to every brand and tech expert,even haterz as well.Competition brings innovation and good tech cheap-ish:)Yea said enough!From the Caribbean tho,St.Vincent and The Grenadines to be exact.
Anomynous, 03 Sep 2014This pohone is pure garbage, NO METAL FRAME, only 2GB RAM and 720p display. LOL, we been waiti... moreOk the report about 2GB RAM may have been in error, but it still leaves it with a low res display and no metal frame, two dealbreakers is just as good as 3 in my book.
Some of you guys may not wanna check out the camera samples in the blog area, the resolved detail is no better at full resolution and in Superior Auto it looks worse than Z2. Another disappointment.
I don't understand why you did't anticipate sooner the definition of the screen and the RAM size as it was more or less obvious for me & some of your competitors. The product remains superb.
Anyway, thanks for your good job.
I dont get what most people are so upset about with this phone! OK plastic frame is shit BUT 4.6 in a phone that used to have 4.3 is amazing and the pixel density is more then enough with 1280x720 ... 1080p only would be eating the battery. What I wonna know is how it performs in the Battery Tests else especialy browsing because this is what you ll do most of the time and 4.6 720p is outstanding in a phone of this size! Also its so much slimmer than the z1 compact!!!
This is excellent! Probably my next phone after its price drops a bit.
This pohone is pure garbage, NO METAL FRAME, only 2GB RAM and 720p display. LOL, we been waiting for nothing, this doesnt even measure up against Galaxy Alpha which was already crappy enough. What a year, 2014 is the year with no good PHONES, only boring phablets that didnt really bring much new to the table, just bigger than last year.
I wait for iPhone 6 then swap my BlackBerry for a 32GB iPhone 5s when the prices drop. Not the solution i wanted but its the best option i have. Im finished with phablets, been there done that, and moved on long time ago.
Y'all might as well quit arguing over the display because there's no way this phone is 1080p. Sony don't have any displays with a pixel density high enough to accommodate 1080p in a 4.6" screen so the specs above are wrong. Sorry.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2014You can't divide 720p&1080p in 4.5 in display:) For 3D , you need more big screen and so ... moreWhy cant you ever stop being stupid? Whats wrong with you? 39 inches? Utterly foolish, you dont view your TV at 10 inch distance, and you dont view your phone at 4 meters distance.
Nubi, 02 Sep 20141080p resolution is require now for smart phone, you can watch 3D sbs format videos in virtual... moreYou can't divide 720p&1080p in 4.5 in display:)
For 3D , you need more big screen and so you should use Z3 or T3 or C3 or Z2 or T2 or Z2 tablet:)
The key is "Human eye can't divided HD & full HD up to 39 inches display"
Great news about the red Z3 Compact, hope the color looks good in real as well, i want it. All i need now is confirmation of FHD display and a relatively unbloated UI.
Adiyel, 01 Sep 2014Staring at things that small no matter the resolution isn't good for your eyes in the long ter... more20/20 is a myth, that is not a good vision at all. Most people are in their mid 60ies before the eyesight degrades to 20/20. This is a typical American term that is very misunderstood, 20/20 is simply the lower limit for adequate eyesight.
And further, lotsa people dont know that people with for example 20/60 vision can see small things close up much better than others and can benefit from much higher PPI than others, there was a guy who posted on this site before claiming that he could see the pixels on his Galaxy S4, and it was true, his eyeglasses were grade -7.00, thats so nearsighted that he could have been a watchmaker without needing magnifying devices.
400 PPI simply aint very impressive when your eyes can focus at 5cm distance, it equals only 200 PPI at 10cm distance and we can surely agree that 200 PPI isnt great even for people in their 60ies.
sony123, 01 Sep 20141080p is quite over. it will kill the battery. wxga(1280*800 or 960) is enough. no 4k video re... more1080p resolution is require now for smart phone, you can watch 3D sbs format videos in virtual i max experience by using of 3d viewer (not so popular for this year soon to be). I tested it 720p is quite grainy, you can notice the pixel density but 1080p is something good quality pixel density. LG 3 is at 1440p lcd display and there is no questioned to be very good quality in 3d viewing.
nice & perfect footprint, but screen resolution were to much, nothing but eating battery
Adiyel, 01 Sep 2014Staring at things that small no matter the resolution isn't good for your eyes in the long ter... moreA custom resolution is apparently too hard so only Apple(that I know of) does it.
Staring at things that small no matter the resolution isn't good for your eyes in the long term. I have 20/20 in one eye and 20/13 in the other, so i don't have bad eyes. On screen this size you shouldn't be staring at whole webpages on portrait mode ;-)
As a side note, i can't understand why OEMs don't create an intermediary resolution to deal with that screen diagonal barrier wherein going up HD isn't enough and going down FHD is too much (i.e. 4.5-4.7")
Why not create a 900p (1600x900) that has the same 16:9 aspect ratio? this would allow 4.5-4.8" to have flagship grade resolution without taxing the battery or processors like a FHD will.
I have a OnePlus with 401ppi and a ZR with 320-ish ppi and as long as you use high res backgrounds and icons, i find both to be pleasing. Honestly.
To change topics, I think Sony will introduce some slightly refined hardware (screen i hope is Dragontrail), with a number of software improvements. The commercial teaser mentioned something about endurance, and we know the battery in the Z3 is 3100mAh, so it must be software optimized. Let's hope we get OIS as well...!
1080p is quite over. it will kill the battery. wxga(1280*800 or 960) is enough. no 4k video recording?. the rest, specs are superb. 4.6'' is the right size!!!
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2014I'll be moving from my iPhone 5S to this device. iOS is way to restrictive for me. For entert... moreActually you can send attachments from iOS but its too messy, i agree of course. Lets see when iOS 8 comes out.
Anomynous, 31 Aug 2014This phone is what the iPhone 6 should have been. reasonable size, battery, great display, the... moreActually if it was running iOS is would run and perform horrible.iOS and the m7/a7 duo were made for each other that why they dominated in benchmarks and real world performance.The only thing the iphone really needs is a bigger battery even though a day is good for the average Joe.