More Xperia Z3 pictures leak; reveals more details about device

by XB on 12th July 2014

in Rumours, Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z3 picture leak_1Following on from the Sony Xperia Z3 image leak yesterday, we have another set of photos that appear to have been taken at the same time. These photos give a better look around the Xperia Z3, showing both the side and top/bottom profiles of the handset.

What we notice is that the Xperia Z3’s sides are more curved than the flat design used in the Xperia Z1/Z2. Perhaps, this is a response to some users complaints of the Xperia Z1/Z2 handsets being uncomfortable in the hand.

From what we can tell in these pictures, the speaker placement has moved to the left side of the handset. We can’t see a second speaker in these pics, so the Xperia Z3 may not include stereo speakers like the Xperia Z2 did. If anyone can spot stereo speakers, please let us know below.

The magnetic connector is present on the Xperia Z3 along with micro SD, micro SIM and micro USB port flaps on the left and right side of the handset. The Xperia Z3 also sports a dedicated camera button and an open 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. The pictures also confirm the same 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Exmor RS sensor with G Lens.

Knowing what you see so far, how do you fancy the Xperia Z3? Do you like what you see and plan to upgrade, or will you wait for more official information before judging? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.

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Via Digi-wo.

Thanks Ben!

  • Anon

    We need a new Ultra.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I don’t think those are speakers on the left but the flaps, if you look closely on the left of it there’s a small indentation to open it. Pic quality ducks as always with leaks. Curious if Sony maybe combined the earpiece and the stereo speaker together.

    On a side note I was really hoping for some aluminum backing, or a curved back, or some huge design step from the Z1 and Z2

  • AA

    Looks unimpressive.

  • Julio Spinoza

    I was waiting for the Z3 to change my beloved Z1 because the Z2 was not enough…. but after seeing this pictures and the previous post I think that I have to wait till the Z4, after all, Sony has decided to reveal a “flagship” every 6 months, if you can call a flagship only a CPU overclock…

  • XperiaBlog

    We’re not talking about the flaps, see the pic below. Looks like a speaker to us, but there isn’t one on the other side.

  • Aiden Pierce

    round edges are better looking and so does that black magnetic port

  • that frame reminds me too much of the leaked iphone 6 i think i would have preferd the flat silver side of the t3 :(

  • deanoson

    I would guess that the speakers are behind the small cut outs top and bottom of the front of the phone, so you will have stereo front facing speakers same as z2. Why would you do anything different and make a backwards step?

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    My bad, misunderstood. I really do hope the speakers were left in the same spot, just shrunk down and beefed up. Cause if that is the speaker in the lower half they have definitely took a step back to the Xperia Z days, and that was horrible.

    I do appreciate the rounded, or curved edges. As always bezels could be smaller.

  • maho

    looks like a lumia 925

  • i might skip both the z2 and the z3 my z1 was perfect and they had to ruin it’s design infact z ultra was perfect in design but it was too big but that gorgeous black frame

    z3 compact is my last hope if that one has the same rounded sides i might skip them all together

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Three steps actually, those speakers are reminiscent of Xperia Z days.

  • zymo

    for comparison a pic of the Lumia 925

  • Luxsaan06

    Looks great, the round edges will make it the phone more comfortable in the hand. You can easily see a different from the Z3 to the Z line. looks like i’m finally doing to update my Z to a Z3 as soon as it comes out. And the small cut out at the front of the phone, top and bottom are the speakers. It better just have a QHD screen and a Snapdragon 805 or 810.

  • That looks pretty small, Xperia Z3 compact maybe?

  • KBadOne

    I believe that’s the mic! The speakers are visible on the top and bottom of the front panel

  • what i do love is they wen’t back too the gun metal grey frame wish they would have gone with that color on the z2 reason i skipped the z2

  • faysal

    i really like the sides… idk about the rest… and dual speaker is a must. i have a feeling this isn’t the Z3…

  • TimotejKraner

    Looks to me more like a hole for a strap.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I have the Z Ultra it has some trouble keeping the flaps closed. Tough to close the and tough to keep close

  • MG

    History always get repeated! Nobody likes prototypes and leaked photos, but they adore the actual product after official release!
    Now judging from his hand, I think this is the Z3 compact version.
    Concerning the speakers, I am 100% sure that there is no backward step. Maybe the Z3 compact will be different on that aspect from Z3.
    Only time will tell!

  • Tech Gospel

    Supposedly new Z3 Compact pics leaked as well showing a 4.5″ 720p display. Glad I got the Z1C instead of waiting.

  • i have the z ultra and it is amazing in every way possible only complaint i have design wise is that the bottom bezel is sliiiightly thicker than the top like on the original z

    the frame though is so much slimmer the plastic for the antenna is sooo much thinner and less of an eye sore like the z1 and z2

    the z2 had an ugly combination of blue purple and silver it just wen’t too far for me it seems my nightmare has come true sony is ruining their already perfect design because stupid people (sorry for calling them stupid) has to be able to hold the phone as comfortable as possible

    z ultra was perfect STOP RUINING THAT DESIGN SONY!

    this one reminds me seriously of something apple would make infact here you go thats a freaking iphone and compare it too the z3

  • please be right please :(

  • Arthur Simon

    But the stereo speakers are right in the front…. How can they not be seen they’re so clear!!!!!!!!!

  • Marinko Agic

    Omg,this is not Z3!
    Maybe some middle range device!

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    One complaint I have is how that Sony didn’t include the great screen in the Z1 that was in the Z Ultra . Also because they didn’t add the “any metal object as a stylus” to their other flagships.

    I do like that Sony is at least trying to make the device more palm friendly, especially since bezel shrinking isn’t their top priority. I get where you’re coming from though, but Sony has always been strong in design, it just makes sense that they’d make a beautiful device that is great to hold.

  • Alessio

    Xperia Z2 has got much better loockin’ sides…

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I swear to your gods that if the camera isn’t a 100 times better than the S5 or Z2 I’m going to kill someone

  • Kurt Kobaine

    @XperiaBlog:disqus that’s not Xperia Z3 but that is Z3 compact because it looks small

  • it’s sad when their midrange handsets are more attractive than their flagships i am ofcourse talking about the t3 ultra infact i did the smallest of change on the t3 ultra and it’s already too me more attractive than the z3 just flat down the back of the phone a little

  • vctrdnl

    Z1 and Z2 sides are both way more elegant than this. Either Sony is desperately running out of ideas or this is an obvious fake…

  • Alessio

    I hope so

  • Kent Gaga

    i think the hole on the left side is not the speaker
    like more likely to be a hole for phone straps
    every sony phones have it

  • i beg that this is fake but it’s not they did this because people complained about it being too uncomfortable to hold next up is samsung galaxy round shape just you watch

    sony did it perfect at first but people ruined it

  • the z3 compact leak shows silver speakers

  • valentino

    thats the dual speaker. the weird small tubular shape one on top of the sony logo. second the bezel at the bottom. it looks just like mirrored.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    small bezels are a plus, but I also like to make sure my device dont break from one accidental drop. In one LG G3 drop test, the phone was obliterated within the first two

  • sl1ck5h0t

    wow looks like the size bezels have gotten smaller. yaaaaaaaaaay they’re learning

  • valentino

    1 complaint i have with z ultra is only that SONY didn’t Bundle SBH52 with Z Ultra for free or make it included in box. only that 1 simple thing make me feel sad. :)

  • there we go i think

  • OrNg

    this could be for the holder !!!!

  • XperiaBlog

    If that’s true then the mic would potentially be covered if you’re left-handed! Not saying it’s not true, but we’ve never seen the mic on the side before.

  • XperiaBlog

    If it was a lanyard there would be an adjacent hole on the bottom of the handset and there isn’t one.

  • Asa

    So the speakers are on the left side now? I don’t know what to think of this.. The speakers were on the right side on the Z and that went horribly wrong. I hope that this is a joke..

    Edit: Also, I don’t really like the darkened buttons and flaps on the side. The Z2’s plate-like flaps were amazing, should’ve gone with that instead.

  • SinaKing

    Failed Sony ,
    Failed … :(

  • xperiaDROID

    This can’t be the Xperia Z3, must be Xperia SP’s successor or some Z2 variant for the Chinese market. Sony promised us that they’re not sticking to a single design on their next flagship, and you better not lie to us, Sony.

  • xperiaDROID

    Looks like a Xperia T3.

  • Steve

    Really badly photoshopped at that! The power button has been cut in half and is in two places xD

  • xperiaDROID

    Better lookin’ or Comfortable holdin’? You choose.
    I choose comfortable holdin’.

  • Alessio

    I choose better lookin’

  • xperiaDROID

    No…no…no, Xperia SP2.

  • ofcourse it’s badly done i just changed the t3 a little to show that that silver frame should have stayed instead of the ugly round frame

  • mukul verma

    yes, u may b ryt, it will b some z2 variant only for chinese with 32gb internal, if it will b z3, then who’ll gonna buy z3 with almost same specs as z2.

  • Gav

    Looks good! I will be upgrading from a Z for sure.

  • aeryen

    HMM, It could still very well be a lanyard. Like the kind of on the Lumia 1020 maybe?

  • Johnny

    No dual stereo speakers?! hahaha…
    Why would Sony do sth like that?
    I bet this is not Z3.

  • agujeronegro

    Hey guys.. Do you remember the little bug with Xperia Z2 4.4.2 when the receiver sometimes became the speaker??? I guest they were just making software chances to allow that con Xperia Z3 and some of the code was upstreamed to old devices (Z1)
    You can see both speakers on pics.

  • xperiaDROID

    I’m a Z owner as well, but I don’t think this is perfect enough to be a Z3.

  • Micro

    No way… Z series means classy, professional, elegant, premium, sexy. If this indeed is the Z3… then the best days of Z series are already over.
    I hope it’s some E3 or M4… Just please, not Z3.. :(

  • kevinksm

    That is soooo Xperia SP’s model.

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  • sp2

    with 20.7 mp cam? SP2’s cam has to suck.

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  • darannechelle

    Thats good. Its more rounder so comfortable to hold

  • Guest

    maybe its xperia zl2, i guess since zl are popular for its small bezel

  • Guest

    As an xperia sp user, i really hope sony can keep the lighting bar’s design wise. My phone survives after being run over by cars back then, nevertheless, still operates.

  • Gav

    No such thing as a perfect smart phone….You will be waiting a looong time.

  • OMG

    oh my god.
    is it NOT stereo speaker??????
    where’s mic in bottom side???

  • DrKrFfXx

    How come no one notices from the previous leaks that this device features a rumored mid range processor like the S4 Prime?

    Meaning this is no top end device aka Z3.

  • maybe telling the truth

    I hope this is just an american version of the Z2…for example Xperia
    Z2s….do you remember the Z1s, it also looks worse than the original Z1…..let’s hope

  • xperiafan324

    They’re just the speaker phone and the mic, no mic on bottom so this must be similar to the original Z placement.
    Honestly if this is truly the Z3 then am truly disappointed in Sony this time around, they seem to have really dropped the ball with this one. Z2 is still a lot better than this.

  • Arthur Simon

    I bet that the hole on the side is the mic. Why on earth would they get rid of the stereo speakers? And then make the mic+speaker phone look exactly like stereo speakers…

    But I agree. If this doesn’t bring something that can’t be seen here, it’s a major disappointment. Luckily I got the Z2 and will have it for at leat 2 years.

  • abhi099

    805+1080p or 805+2k surely.

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  • Alex Norris

    Z3 has more curved sides.. Iphone 6 – it`s you? ))

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  • Peter

    The design is getting worse and worse… Z was amazing. Z1 was really bad. Then Z2 was great again, and Z3 looks really crappy when compared to Z and Z2…

  • SoT

    What about screen size?

  • wared

    I hate the top and bottom bezels it most be much more thinner just like the G3, and from the way he is holding the phone it looks very heavy and the heavy weight is a problem in the z1 and z2 I hope it will be lighter like about 150g, and if it is not stereo speakers then no way I will think of buying it.

  • Shironeko??

    Too much round ugh

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  • jag

    Z2 ultra please!

  • HardyHarHar

    Then prepare to pack up now. Coz your going to jail for murder this september

  • Uchiha

    Are those two holes at the front earpieces? if yes then the z3 can also be used upside down for calling :p

  • Ali Bach-Tobji

    ugly phone really ugly, Sony will do the same mistake that Samsung did with the S5, it looks uglier than the S4

  • azzido

    I don’t know why people complain, for me it looks good.
    The other thing is I am wondering why there is no Z Ultra 2 :(
    and does anyone knows why Z Ultra or Z tablets suffer from worse cameras compared to the Z?

    I would die for Z Ultra 2 with stereo speakers, awesome screen without the film, snapdragon 805 or 810 and 20MPx camera… I can continue dreaming… Of course it should have smaller top and bottom bezels, it would kill Note 4 :)

  • AleXperia

    In my opinion it looks more like an Xperia Z2 prototype than a Z3… At least I hope so.. This design is exactly the same as the Z2 expect of the rounded sides and the very strange placement of the speaker(s) and the notification light… Hope that isn’t the Z3… Z2 looks way better and more finished in my opinion!

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  • let-me

    is the back still glass? what size screen is it?

  • Tuks

    I agree

  • Emmanuel Guerra

    Looks like the Nokia Lumia 925

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  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I choose both, if a device can’t look good then what separates it from all the other devices out there. I hold my device, if it’s not comfortable to hold then they failed in one of the most basic things in a cellphone

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  • Nawi

    Very ugly phone!! >:(

  • Satria

    I think it’s look like improvement design between Nokia Lumia 920 with Lumia 925. Lumia 925 also have rounded frame like this phone.

  • Anirban Das

    Maybe that is a subwoofer or sumthing for bass as everyone complained about the low bass on z2 stereo speakers? :)

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  • Wolf0491

    I was going to upgrade my Z when Z3 came out but looks like I should just buy Z2

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  • Alfino Setya

    Honestly, a Mid-Range like C3 and T3 are more beautiful than a Flagship like Z3. It’s horrible!!!

  • Rizky Maulana

    lumis 925 ??? o.O

  • Shakhawat Hossain

    I also choose both. Which seems like present in these leaked images. I love this new design. Don’t know what’s wrong with people for not liking this… Square looks a little bit better but not like this is total shit and square is a lot more better…

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  • Faisal Alqarni

    Maybe this Z2 Ultra!!!!

  • Vwake Nova

    I wont judge anyting abt ths model waiting for.offically came out,thn only i will decide abt ths,,,bcuz im 7yeaes sony users hear,now i own z2 and z,i like thm both,as long its running for long years thts enuf

  • Probably

    Maybe there’s a small loop within that hole itself? Unless we get a closer look at that hole, we’ll never know.

  • AAA

    You and me both brother.. You and me both.

  • Poll

    Dat difference in likes…

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    Sorry bro, but for me, T3 and C3 has shitty design, of course Z3 too! Best design for me it`s still Xperia Arc! I’m tired of seeing on these huge tiles from sony

  • adneon0

    if this is going to be Z3 …. then buckle up people… Sony’s going in a huge loss… Beginning of AGE OF EXTINCTION for Sony..! :”(


  • SC

    What kind of midrange device has a 20.7 MP camera?

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  • Vince Longman

    And a new ZL (~5″ screen in a ~130×70 mm body)

  • manutd

    I would never buy this phone, as it has nothing in front of z2

  • YuuriAyano

    They should think of how to not use a flap for the microusb port!!

  • Zyg0te

    How do we know this is the Z3? All we know is that its supposedly an upcoming Sony device. Stop calling it the Z3 unless you have proof that its actually a Z3.

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  • AudioInjectedSoul

    Sony needs to update their design. Learn from htc!

  • DavidBaik(????????)

    No way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    why! why! why???
    Where is gone Obnibalance?
    ………………………… Ha……

  • Noven

    Jesus?this is China Mobile ‘s 4G???I hope not?but the news is from my country??Maybe is fact???

  • Noven

    Maybe is ture??the news is from China,you know…Foxconn in China too???

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  • Zyg0te

    Jeez, you see a blurry photograph of a supposed Z3 (which would be an early prototype if anything) with vague and wildely unconfirmed rumours regarding specifications and you conclude that Sony is gonna crash and burn… Yea, good analysis there buddy..

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  • Varun

    that’s some chinese phone written sony OMG!!

  • Shubham Mutreja

    dont forget mini pro and ray!!!!!

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