The likes of Samsung and HTC have hogged the limelight this year courtesy of their flagship Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and the One M9. Now however, Sony has entered the fray to shift some light towards it. Today, the Japanese company has taken the wraps off its flagship Xperia Z4 at an event in Japan.
The Xperia Z4 is in line with the numerous leaks we saw in the past few weeks. It follows Sony’s Omnibalance design language with a glass back and aluminum frame, but there are slight differences. It is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor with a thickness of only 6.9mm (down from 7.3mm) and weighs 144 grams (down from 152 grams).
As far as the specifications are concerned, it flaunts the same 5.2-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Triluminos Display powered by X-Reality engine, which is the same as the Xperia Z3. Under the hood though, the flagship is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor paired with Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
On the photography front, there is a 20.7-megapixel primary camera with Exmor RS sensor, and 4K video recording capabilities. On the front however there are big changes. While there is a 5.1-megapixel selfie camera with Exmor R sensor, and 25mm wide-angle lens, Sony has also included digital image stabilization.
The flagship also features 32GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card, Sony DSEE HX audio technology, FM Radio, and 2,930mAh battery with STAMINA mode. Connectivity options include LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and on the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
Also in line with previous leaks, the flagship continues to be resistant to water and dust with IPX5/IPX8 rating. But unlike its predecessors, there is no plastic flap covering the USB port or the 3.5mm audio jack.
|Product name||Xperia Z4|
|Dimensions(height × width × thickness)||About 146mm × about 72㎜ × about 6.9㎜|
|Mass||About 144 g|
|Display||Liquid crystal||Birds Luminous display for mobile|
|Size||About 5.2 inches|
|Resolution(number of pixels)||1920 × 1080|
|OS||Android ™ 5.0|
|Built-in memory(ROM / RAM)||32GB / 3GB|
|SD memory card
|○ (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (maximum 128GB))|
|Processor||2.0GHz / 1.5GHz Okutakoa|
|External connection||Bluetooth®||Bluetooth® 4.1|
|External device||microUSB / MHL / headset connection terminal|
|The main software||Sony Mobileoriginal software||Music applications, such as album application|
|Google providespre-installedsoftware||Google PLAY ™, Google Maps ™, Gmail ™,Google Search ™, such as YouTube ™|
|Camera function||Main camera||About 20.7 million pixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensorExmor RS for mobile|
|Front camera||About 5.1 million pixel back-illuminated CMOS sensorExmor R for mobile|
|Camera shake correction||○ electronic(video / still image)||Auto focus||○(video / still image)|
|Motion picture||Image size
4K (2160p), full HD 60fps (1080p) /full HD 30 fps (1080p) / HD (720p) /VGA (480p) / MMS
full HD (1080p) / HD (720p) / VGA (480p) /MMS
|Photo Light||○ ※ main camera only|
|Still image||Image size
20.7MP (4: 3) / 15.5MP (16: 9) / 8MP (4: 3) /8MP (16: 9) / 3MP (4: 3) / 2MP (16: 9)
<front camera >
5MP (4: 3) / 3.7MP (16: 9) / 2MP (4: 3) /2M (16: 9)
|Flash||○※ main camera only||Smile Shutter||○|
|Waterproof / dustproof||○ / ○ (IPX5 / 8, IP6X)|
|Wi-Fi||IEEE802.11a / b / g / n (2.4GHz / 5GHz) / ac compliant, MIMO support|
|Major Languages||Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Dutch, English (UK), English (US), French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish , Turkish, etc.|
|Color variations||White, Black, Copper, Aqua Green|