Sony today has taken the wraps off it’s new flagship smartphone i.e Sony Xperia Z4 which is a successor to last year’s Z3. Sony has silently announced the device without holding any particular event. This year Samsung and HTC also unveiled their new flagships i.e. Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge and HTC M9/M9+.
However, Sony for the very first time took a very formal way of launching it’s flagship device which is quite surprising. So, let’s get into the depth of the smartphone and see what Sony has offered this time around!
We have seen a number of leaks in past few days regarding the Ze3 and today some of them have been proved true. Sony this time also followed the same design language for it’s flagship device. This could be a bit odd thing for many because we have been seeing the 3 generations of the smartphone with same design and material and now here comes with 4th one with same glass back and aluminum frame. Still, the device is a bit slimmer and lighter than the previous generations. It is just 6.9 mm thick and weights about 144 gms.
If we move the attention towards specifications we can see that the device comes with a same 5.2 inch full HD Triluminos Display powered by X-Reality engine which was earlier witnessed on the Z3. The device is powered with a Snapdragon 810 octa core processor coupled with Adreno 430 GPU and a 3 gigs of RAM.
The device holds a 20.7 megapixel primary camera with Exymos RS sensor, and 4K video recording functionality and 5.1 megapixel secondary camera in the photography front. However, the camera quality on the device has always been praised and looks like the same will be followed for the Z4 this time as well.
The device comes with a 32 gigs of on-board memory which can be extended to 128 gigs with Micro SD card support. Z4 also comes with Sony DSEE HX audio technology, Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well. The device comes with 2,930 mAh battery pack with STAMINA mode. The device will run on Android 5.0 under the sony’s custom skin.
No information regarding the pricing has been announced as of now, but given the specifications, we expect the phone to be upwards Rs. 40,000
Here is a comparison of these 3 flagship phones!
|Samsung Galaxy S6||HTC M9||Sony Xperia Z4|
|5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)||5.0 inches Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)||5.2 inch Triluminos Display with Live Colour LED powered by X-Reality with (1920 x 1080 pixels)|
|Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57|
|Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)||Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)||Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash
5 MP, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
|20.7 MP, 5376 x 3752 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
4 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR
|20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
5 MP, 1080p@30fps