Sony D6603 (Xperia Z3) benchmark confirms rumoured specs

by XB on 12th August 2014

in Rumours, Xperia Z3 series


Sony D6603 benchThe Xperia Z3 (D66XX) will launch in early September, we have already seen a number of leaked pictures of the device including a list of specifications. The handset has now passed through the GFXBench benchmarking suite, confirming the hardware.

The previous rumoured spec-list included a 5.15-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset (2.4 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 graphics), 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 20.7MP Exmor RS rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera.

The GFXBench listing confirms all of these specifications. The CPU speed is listed as 2.3GHz but final product will likely be using the MSM 8974-AC chipset with a clock speed of 2.4GHz.
It lists the display as 5.1-inches, but it does the same for the Xperia Z2 too.

We imagine that Sony will round up the 5.15-inch display size of the Xperia Z3 to 5.2-inches when it launches. We have already seen a size comparison between the Xperia Z2 and Z3 and the latter will be marginally narrower than the Z2 with a similar-sized display.

Sony D6603 bench

Thanks Ben!

  • Caio Faria

    Like Xperia Z2, no difference. Congratulations Sony!!!

  • Kacho_ON

    I bet it’ll have a smaller battery too.

  • Ado Kanashii

    Mmmm until now i ve been jumping from Z, – Z1 and Z2… for what i see .. i think im STAYING HERE.!!

  • goldenblls

    Good timing. Releasing a fully specified smartphone in the face of the juggernaut that is the iPhone 6 is a non starter marketing wise, it would hardly get noticed.

    Save the best for MWC.

  • Tjaldid

    Xperia Z2s

  • Ado Kanashii

    Mmm…. just wondering, What is the key element for the Z3 ????

  • Ado Kanashii

    rouded corners????? ha!

  • Tjaldid

    Software? or better screen/Stereo Speakers

  • Ado Kanashii

    i already got that on my Z2! compared to Z1 of course..

  • Tjaldid

    but its better

  • P9

    so then the Z2 will lower the price? yep
    planning jumping from Z to Z2
    :)

  • Niels d. G.

    Hopefully they will have improved their camera image processing for the Z3, anything up to Z2 shows terrible over-sharpening noise/artefacts on the small details level… They could learn something from Nokia’s/MS’ Lumia.

  • Guest

    I don’

  • Vignesh Raja

    In the image SoC is shown as Snapdragon 800… So this might not be Z3

  • Cris de Oliveira

    I don’t understand why SONY is bring almost the same specs of z2 to the z3. ¬¬

  • didn’t the z2 have a 801,this is obv fake

  • Andre Candido

    Z2 Wins!

  • Cris de Oliveira

    I thinks it’s fake too. it’s not xperia z3.

  • XperiaBlog

    No reason why it would be fake. Yes Sony would love to include the Snapdragon 805, but as this chip requires a separate modem, there probably isn’t the space to include it. Look for SD 810 next year in the Z4.

  • XperiaBlog

    Maybe wireless charging…?

  • XperiaBlog

    It is the same for the Z2, it is just the way GFXBench categorises that spec. Doesn’t mean it’s not the Z3.

  • Vignesh Raja

    Okay. but I think Qualcomm has made Snapdragon 805 processor sampling available a long time ago.. Is there any chance that Z3 can came with SD805?

  • Ado Kanashii

    yes all make sense thats why SONY cancelled the wireless charger for Z2 … that makes me sick!

  • Mr P

    Going from Z – Z1 and Z2 have been pointless upgrades. You should have gone from Z – Z2 and then stuck it out for Z4. The increments are too small to always be getting the latest one on the market. Total waste of money.

  • jeez,a little ray of sunshine are you!!

  • maybe all these are hoaxes and sony is set to suprise everyone

  • Cris de Oliveira

    I think so.

  • xperiaz3xposed

    sony is faking the specs. they have a big surprise for us. they got some real shit for z3. watch out

  • the more i look it’s a battle between note 4 and z3 compact for me

  • Mr P

    From what I can see. There are people who will always want the latest phone no matter what the spec increase is. @adokanashii:disqus above stated that he has purchased the Z, Z1 and Z2. Considering the Z was only released last year, That’s a lot of money for Sony spent in just 1 year and I’m sure there are many others like him too.

    If all it takes is to do minor spec bumps every 6 months to get people to but your phone then why not I guess.

    Personally I have an Xperia Z and will be upgrading the the Z3 on release. My Z is still in fully working order (apart from the battery loss due to kit-kat)

  • Mr P

    Wow. Two opposite ends of the scale

  • DavidBaik(????????)

    ……………. Downgrade?

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    We never got the Z in Mexico, so I bought the Z1 and wasn’t planing to
    get the Z2 and after seeing the specs, neither the Z3 due to the minor improves between them but a nice friend of mine did this to my phone, so I had to get a Z2, but still,
    I’ll be waiting to the MWC, hopefully, to see a major leap in Xperia
    flagships.

  • Ado Kanashii

    yeap, from my experience Z1 shouldnt have even existed, z2 was all that z1 wasnt!!

  • Faisal Armand

    At least i’m not as brokenhearted as I was last year. I just bought Xperia Z then came Xperia Z1 with 20.7MP Camera, Snapdragon 800, and 3000mah battery.

    This year, I bought Xperia Z2 and I have no regrets when Xperia Z3 comes up. I’m looking to buy Xperia Z4 if the 1/1.5″ camera and 64bit Snapdragon 810 rumors are true

  • Ado Kanashii

    yes bro I have spent so many money jumping from phone to phone, i think im pretty much done man! well i said that when i first got the Z … hahahha since i come originally from ZU and then SP! then selling every of this phones for half of his price…. this is definitly not good business for me man..

  • Samsung is the real leader

    Stupid strategy LOL
    but who cares Sony, people will get Galaxy Note 4 next month.

  • luqman_98

    Who knows? WE can’t predict what will happen (i mean which phone is more popular)….

  • Shravan SP

    No space??? The lg g3 is the exact same size as z2 or the upcoming z3 :/

  • Mr P

    Defiantly not mate. You live and learn. Hold out for that Z4 or Z5 if your phone can survive that long.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Facepalm I wished it was Snapdragon 805soc instead of 801AC. I really find this stupid move.

  • Rikimaru

    Deception I guess this is the right word.
    But no HDR ? I guess it’s a mistake…
    Well I don’t see the interest in this Z3.
    At least I would prefer see sth like Z2S with 32go or 64go memory.
    Well I will wait to see how look this phone.
    But even it’s so much better than my Xperia V.
    I prefer to wait Z3X or Z4 to enjoy New screen, new camera sensor…

    Actually I think people is waiting for a radical new design.
    Get the new screen, new camera sensor, minimum 32go inside memory.
    with at least a snap 805 (but onb this point qualcom always have difficult to produce enough when it about new cpu…).

  • doraemonboi

    than you should had follow my style. Z, Z2, now waiting for Z4.

  • Tangent Lin

    Really hops this is not true. If not I better buy Z2 with cheaper price which using Snapdragon 801 and 0.05″ larger than Z3.

  • Help me out here

    Mann.. It’s really going to be hard to justify buying the Z3 against it’s competitors… Take the upcoming Note 4 for example.

    Size wise, they’re almost about the same(referencing Note3’s size).

    Processing power on the Note3 will most likely be the SD805 SOC.

    Camera, I’ll also be getting Sony’s EXmorR mobile on the Note 3 as well as with, well.. “relatively” better image processing algorithm.

    http://www.phonearena.com/news
    And if this article holds any truth, The Note4 may even be cheaper than the Z3!

    What’s left to be seen is the battery life i guess..

  • kazuki

    i don’t know about you, but instead of an upgrade by the looks of it more like a downgrade in most aspects by the numbers.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Wow that totally flew over my head. Why you gotta justify the rumoured specs?!

  • Jiyeon90

    Smaller screen? 801 CPU? 16gb? What the hell is is this crap, Sony you have let me know

  • luqman_98

    Hmm…. we will wait and see to prove it.

  • Timbo1

    I only see this as being the Z2s for T-mobile in the U.S. Sony would be stupid to release the exact same phone 6 months apart unless of course this is a dummy unit for the leakers and Sony will surprise everyone with the Snapdragon 805 in the Z3 at the show.

  • Dexter Moregan

    Is it a flagship of the end of this year? Seriously!

  • RudzLong

    just like expected sony…..
    & the huge difference on z4 next year
    yeah

  • Alex Baloch

    There should be more differences. The biggest one was from the Z to the Z1. The Z2 and Z3 are just like the Z1 but just have a little more features.

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  • RoberMC

    I don’t think there are a lot of people willing to change from Android to iOS. Each one will have their corresponding attention.

  • Marwan Bahabri

    I jumped from xperia s to z2

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  • rygarto

    Why would you do that to your “beloved” Z1? Is there seriously anything the phone is not powerful enough for ?

  • Ado Kanashii

    wow so sorry u got ur phone broken dude, that hurts….

  • Kaostheory

    My upgrade cycle or break my phone cycle, whichever comes first, doesn’t always land on a yearly release date. So I like Sony’s strategy because if you want a new phone the newest is always available.

  • timothy chan

    first ever xperia flagship i am skipping… while I think this phone is the same as z2… i wouldn’t go and say the strategy is stupid or anything …. i don’t know any better in business… I am willing to guess that there are a lot of people out there that is without a z2 or even a z1. so whenever they think of getting an xperia, the latest is always available.

  • Jiyeon90

    nope, this phone is extremely powerful and snappy, but I want a bigger and better screen, I have heard wonders about the new amoled displays and also 32gb built in would be really nice too

  • Battal Aljadei

    Check the CPU label on that image: it’s states the CPU’s @2265MHz Snapdragon 800 ?

  • Luxsaan06

    This is totally FAKE!!!

    OS…Android 4.4.2??? OS older then 5 other Sony Xperia Phones (Including Z ultra from 2013)

    Display…1920 x 1080, 5.1″??? A lower ppi when the Sony Xperia Z

    CPU…quad core CPU @2265MHz??? 2.3Ghz that same as the Z2

    SoC…Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (Krait – ARMv7)??? A 800, a older version than the Z2 and the same as the Z1 line

    GPU…Qualcomm Adreno ™ 330??? Same older GPU

    This is 100% FAKE or Sony is Killing the Xperia line just like the Vaio line

  • Nawi

    Previously….. ugly phone =(
    Now….. ugly software (4.4.2!!??) and ugly hardware (no difference with Z2)

    What the hell is going on here!? :/

  • MDizz

    Wow, I don’t even think I would pick the Z3 over the Z2. To me the Z2 looks much more classy and sexy. Plus there is no real benefit to upgrading if you already have a Z2.

  • H-R-K

    What is actually Sony doing? Same hardware no improvement or no 32GB internal storage Or no major design change,no reduction in bezel up-down.Sony is messing their mobile business.

  • Guest

    Do you have any proves?

  • H-R-K

    Do you have any proves or something?

  • H-R-K

    But still there are rumor that some manufacture using it for their mobile, then how & why?

  • H-R-K

    Is there any possibility that it has infrared for controlling TV?

  • thoughts

    Ifa will give the facts and that is not far away dont cry dont curse dont mock just a little patience. Who says the leaked specs are facts? Who says leaked cad file is no fake? Hmm?

  • Nawi

    One more thing…. No 4K Video!?

  • H-R-K

    Also iPhone……..

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  • adi

    This must be z2s for US mobile carrier like z1s in last year :D

  • Niels d. G.
  • roeshak

    Well have to wait and see what else they have to offer. Processing specs are becoming less important by the year. The snapdragon 801 is powerful enough to last at least two years. If they have software improvements that make a difference, then it wouldn’t be so bad. If not, it’ll end up being a pointless phone!

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  • Billy de Fretes

    well, not using latest hardware will be cons for Z3 unless they already find a solution for poor picture quality in their flagship line up (daylight + low light ) + better battery + walkman quality sound

  • smileyint

    Oh no, the specs are so yesteryear. I do not understand why sony processor is always behind competition?

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  • Doomed

    He has a point. 2 different products targeted at different customers. The Z3 is targeting at the same customers as the Note4 but with lackluster specs and features….

  • Carlos Jin

    No more flagship phone with 16gb!

    That´s a promise that I intend to keep

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  • JG

    I really don’t see the point of this device. I thought this device will be a worthy upgrade from Z1. Nah, probably, Z5 is the next upgrade for me.

  • JG

    I hope so too!

  • JG

    I can’t seem to follow that logic man, z1 was all that z wasnt too and so on. The only thing is the incremental hardware upgrades! Z3 should have jump or waited for the 805 processor!

  • JG

    Hah! You got something there xperiablog! What else?

  • Mr P

    Ok Sir. Hope I don’t get a detention.

  • JG

    Ah, that’s the reason why. Is it because of low sales on Z2?

  • Mr P

    That’s true. My contract ended 3 week ago and the Z3 is only just around the corner so I don’t have to wait too long to have the latest Sony has to offer. Also I won’t be too fussed with the next one they release in 6 or 12 months time as I know I won’t be missing much.

  • Mr P

    Exacly. I wonder what @ZZCOOL:disqus deciding factors are for choosing between those two as it seems they are for two completely different markets

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  • very well put Kaostheory. Also my wife and I are in diffrent Z upfrade cycles, so Sony’s update strategy applies to us too.

  • 95% percent of the users won’t notice ANY difference between 805 and 801. It’s just geek blabla. Z2 801 gave us wonderful battery and cpu performance already.

  • Kaostheory

    I know a lot of couples that are in the same boat, great way to enjoy more tech. Back when I was building PC’s I couldn’t imagine having to wait a year for a part or be stuck with something I didn’t want.

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  • wp

    please put just:
    – more memory 32GB+
    – good audio chip
    – FHD screen – please forgot about 2560px etc it is not important

  • jj

    umm.. no HDR photo?

  • Matthew

    I wish that z3 will not have snapdragon 805

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