Could the ‘Xperia Z4’ we have seen so far in fact be the “Xperia Z3 Neo”?

by XB on 14th April 2015

in Rumours, Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series

sony-xperia-logoA few days back we spoke of the impact that the Samsung Galaxy S6 series has had on the market and the competition are taking notice and perhaps reshaping marketing plans.  The latest rumour is that perhaps Sony is eschewing the Xperia Z4 moniker for its next flagship and going for a new name that doesn’t suggest such a marked change from the Xperia Z3.  Leakster @ViziLeaks suggests that it will in fact be called the Xperia Z3 Neo.  This could mean a more marked flagship upgrade later in the year and maybe even a new design language.

Thanks Przemek!

  • weird, maybe they should have named m4 aqua to m2 aqua neo, and z4 tablet to z2 tablet neo then

  • Blacksparrow15

    I knew it! :)

  • Sadman Khan

    M4 Aqua is VERY different from M2 Aqua. And the design is totally different :P

  • Nawi

    Z3 Neo sounds good :)

  • Why neo instead? I’m imaging of neoplasia. Lol

  • Timel

    Hey guyssss Sharp outs 5.5-inch 4K IGZO display with 806ppi pixel density, super cool wow!

  • Rupak Samanta

    I am fully comimited on buying samsung s6 edge.coz i thought from the previous leaks that Z4 is going to be same as z3 and as it clear that it is not z4 i m gonna wait till z4.
    1.I hope sony use a LED display this time in their mobile
    2.And speakers with amplifier like htc(btw s6 and s6 edge is louder with single 1.2w speaker than htc m9)
    And lastly the makes sensors for other companies and they take very clear photo but sony doesn’t. And the launching speed.(samsung nail this time 0.7 secs)
    And better build quality too.
    Does anyone thought of full metal back construction like apple??it’s solid than glass panel.

  • solidpig

    Haven’t heard “Neo” and “Xperia” together in a sentence since 2011!

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    I don’t care about it name. I care about it performance :D

  • (C):stem

    I’ve living kinda frustrated because I could never have the Xperia Neo and now this comes out. Well, shit.

  • WilliamTell13

    I hope this is true. I had no interest in the “Z4” after seeing the leaks. Really hoping for a nice fresh design and top of the line components. I’m bored with the Z1s, but I’m sticking with it until another great Sony phone comes out.

  • Timel

    New name but the same shit?

    Whatever names but if Sony phones still stuck with a bad camera, lack of innovations, boring design, it’s worthless!

  • alien question.

    When i will get lollipop on my Z2? It has been released already one week ago and I still w8ting…… I’m getting bored.

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Better than Xperia arc and arc S, Xperia S and SL.

  • Blacksparrow15

    Somebody please. HAHAAHHAA

  • Blacksparrow15

    Shit? Go away you paid fanboy!

  • Reza

    I think you have a bi-personality..

  • hansip

    1. you mean Amoled?
    2. Louder but crankier yes
    3. Agree
    Build quality imho is already fine with Sony. Full metal will weight the device down

  • Zidhin Mohd

    For real? It does make sense though.. Like the xperia z,zr,zl.. Zr nd zl were slightly downgraded from Z

  • Pasha

    It’s already released for z2. I’ve had it for a month. Check sony pc companion on your computer and there should be a non ota update. But correct me if I’m wrong I don’t know if the update is released to the whole world.

  • Rupak Samanta

    Metal will put weight on device. Yes.i agree.but it’s better than glass.

  • qehehjjabbdnn

    should be a nexus 5 back cover

  • jag

    NooooooooOo!!! So the z4/z5 for ifa is true!! But I hope it will be released on CES 2016 (evil laugh)!

    So no choice but to go with this Z3 neo. Atleast i can bend matrix with the phone Haha!

  • MAlnaser

    I think they are giving away the two flagship strategy

  • gtrab

    Hey I also got it a couple weeks ago, go check PCC
    …or is your phone from a non-upgrading mobile operator?

  • alien question.

    Actually I did check already Pc Companion, and it didn’t notify any apgrade… It may be that I’m from a shitty country?(Bolivia) but I got mine phone unlocked … So that shouldn’t matter…

  • gtrab

    Samy better build quality than Sony? LOL You have never dropped a galaxian phone haven’t you?

  • Lovelesh Khatter

    When the xperia m4 aqua goes launching

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Timel, you must be a special kind of ignorant to think that a Ultra HD (not 4K) LCD is a good thing on smartphones.

  • alien question.

    Uhm nope I got it unlocked.

  • Blacksparrow15

    Timel, you’re overfed. HAHAHA

  • Kamil1308

    That’s great news, that means z4 actually will be better then all the leaks that already came out. Z4 will probably end up with USB type c and better camera maybe even the new sensor.

  • Well there are MORE sources claiming that it will be Xperia Z3 Neo…bot only vizileaks…BTW, how can i tip u with my news xperiablog?

  • Nathan

    I don’t believe this.

  • aryan1357

    In india lollipop released a few days back and now when i check its 4.4.4 firmware in xperiafirm for xperia z2.what did happen to lollipop???

  • Another fanboy


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  • Wolfmachien

    How’s he bisexual for posting a comment about phones?

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  • SlaughTerror

    Judging by the name, I assume they’re for the first time going to implement their “Sony IPS Neo” into the Z3 Neo

  • xperiaDROID

    What’s the point of “Neo”? “Neo” series for Sony is dead already. Why release a flagship with minor upgrade? Does this mean that we won’t be seeing the Z4 this year? I don’t want this “Z3 Neo” crap. Is Sony trying to be like HTC and Xiaomi, releasing a cheaper variant next to their flagship?

  • Billy de Fretes

    so Sony following iphone footstep ?

  • Huendli

    You must be joking! My Z is really getting old after two years, but after the recent half-year cycle I preferred to wait instead of buying a Z3 that is going to be outdated soon anyway. But if the upcoming handset is just an updated Z3, why they didn’t launch it at MWC? I think I’ll be forced to buy an S6 Edge although I don’t like Samsung, as I don’t want to wait any longer. Hopefully nobody buys this Z3 neo as anyone was expecting a Z4 and is badly disappointed now. Fail, Sony, fail!

  • xperiaDROID

    I tried waiting for so long for the Z4, and now they’re giving us a Z3 Neo lol. Might get a S6 or P8 or Mi Note if this turns out to be true.

  • Reza

    Hahahaha I didn’t say that but who knows… He actually like in the middle of nowhere, sometimes he praised sony but trolls as well, that’s why I said bi-personality to him or her idk..

  • Boonerski

    The name ‘Neo’ brings back the time I owned my old neo L. Worst Android experience ever…

  • rubinaish

    Dude, watcha doing with your phone? I got the Z myself for quite some time now, and I’m literally happy it still works so good that I don’t have to buy a new handset.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    if it really turns out to be that “Neo”, I wouldn’t buy it as it is such a minor upgrade. I wouldn’t consider Sammy either, as the price is too much for me. My existing Z3 is enough

  • zeoxzy

    It hasn’t been released world wide yet. No one in the UK has received it, including me :(

  • Amel_Marie

    Have you received lollipop update yet?

  • Kadek

    I will stick with my z1 compact a little longer. I will wait until :
    1. My Z1C already at end of support, or
    2. Sony release a flagship phone with Xenon Flash + LED flash ( Xenon for photos, LED for recording), or
    3. The last Sony phone released before they “drowned”

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    I flashed lollipop the first day when it hit nordic. I switched regions so often that I forgot when region my phone was from

  • Amel_Marie

    Hahaha i want to flash my phone but im afraid it might be broken.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    bipersonality == bisexuality?? it actually makes sense!! LOL

  • Doubleyoupee

    One week ago?

    My ZL got 4.3 THREE MONTHS after initial release on other ZL’s.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    it will not be broken, at least physically

  • Amel_Marie

    Well im afraid the software might be corrupted. Im not a software developer so i dont know how to fix it if something happened.
    P/s: my phone still have warranty

  • Jaissal S

    I guess this would make sense as it doesn’t show much difference from the Z3. It could mean that the Z4 will be more unique than that of the Z3. At least I’ll have Lollipop on my Z1 for a significant amount of time :)

  • Off topic
    I’m trying to understand how this wallpaper appears On my Z2 with Lollipop

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    which wallpaper you are referring to?

  • ahomad hosin

    I hope this is true. I will be upgrading the nest ~3 months and was really disappointed with Z4 leaks and considered note 5. But if Z4 turns out to be something compeletly different, then I am happy to stay with sony for little longer. All I am asking for is new design, new camera and new processor

  • Zidhin Mohd

    I didn’t getl that wallpaper.. Any ways to get it

  • borntoparty

    First, sorry for my OOT post. Do anybody else get this weird japanese katakana (or whatever) inside chrome after upgrading to lollipop?

    (I know, somebody has mentioned this earlier. I’m just too lazy to search)

    Sorry for my engrish.

  • borntoparty

    Weird japanese katakana (or whatever).

  • Nick Digenis

    This can’t be real, even the leaked email of spectre which shows how the phone would be, back in December, called it Xperia z4 (

  • I really don’t know. I just change the theme to Blue and the wallpaper just dessaper

  • Huendli

    Well it’s not like that my Z is plain dead, and I have to say it still is a good smartphone. But it is starting to get a bit laggy and the battery life went down a lot recently. Let’s face it, these devices have a defined lifespan of two years, and now it’s time for something new!

  • Naresh Gundu

    Xperia Neo.

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  • Huendli

    Well it doesn’t say Z4 really… the “Xperia Z fourth generation” could well be named Z3 neo. But if the design already had been fixed last December and it’s a minor upgrade only, why is Sony releasing it so late? They could’ve presented it as Z3 neo at CES or MWC and everything would be fine. But letting people wait in expectation of a new flagship and then giving them just a bad remix just feels like we’ve been tricked.
    And, back to that Spectre leak: Given that the real Z4 is coming later this year, it would make no sense to have the last-gen model (pictured, aka Z3 neo) in the movie (on screens in Nov IIRC).

  • borntoparty

    Z is first generation. Z1 is second generation. Z2 is third generation. Z3 is fourth generation.

  • 3zeez
  • Nick Digenis

    Just look at the email: “Sony MOBILE has now provided us with the needed visuals of the new Z4 Phones. These phones are the planned phones for MAY/NOVEMBER of 2015. I’m attaching the visual for you to see.”

  • Sola Hoi

    Last time I heard the name Neo it’s still Sony Ericsson, this is the worst marketing I can think of…

  • The wallpaper that Sony uses to promote Lollipop. Is in lockscreen

  • Luís Alberto Pérez

    Não acho que isso seja o wallpaper mas sim a imagem do lockscreen. É possível ter duas imagens diferentes.

  • Timel

    No! That’s Becuz Sony sucks sometimes and everything I’ve said is the truth

  • “Neo” makes me think of Samsung selling mid-range devices with a flagship-like name, actually. If this was Samsung, a “Z3 Neo” would end up being… the M4 Aqua.

  • Dean Weaver

    Oh I do hope so – everything so far has been very lacklustre…

  • jokensy


  • Timel

    Because Sony sucks sometimes and some guys here hate me but can’t help everything I’ve said about Sony (which has both side good/bad) is the truth… So is it hard for you to admit the truth too?

  • Timel

    Thx! you look like my huge fan

  • Timel

    Noooo! I’m straight!

  • Adam

    Change your wallpaper, you cant use it with a theme

  • Adam

    Change your Wallpaper you cant use Theme if u want this lock screen

  • GigaSPX

    If this is true, then it’s pretty awesome Sony just did a plot twist. lolol

  • Zidhin Mohd

    Proper instructions pls

  • japolis
  • Apollo89

    Yeah, that makes sense. A straight loser who is frustrated because he can’t get any pussy, so he comes here every day, bitching about mobile phones, to work off his frustrations. LOL!!

  • Winter Soldier
  • Svnjay

    Didn’t you call the design classy yesterday? How much is Samsung paying you?

  • Svnjay

    Do you mean Dissociative Identity Disorder?

  • Kamil1308

    Ya I have got the same thing.

  • Amir

    Anyone got a time machine to september ifa please? thanks.

  • Kamil1308

    Same here I got the z1 and it’s really time to upgrade, if Sony won’t come out with z4 I think I’ll have to go with the s6 aswell. I have been with Sony since my first phone so I hope they will come out with z4.

  • Confruggy

    You can’t broke your phone by flashing a wrong ROM, because a ROM is something that your phone loads “after” it’s booted and as long as you can boot your phone you can’t go wrong.
    btw.: you loose your warranty by flashing anyway

  • Razvanxpsp

    I also had on Lollipop….strange….is there any solution to have display whiteout Japan language? :)

  • haxona

    There is no way in hell that someone leaked the plans for a freaking z5 when the z4 has been delayed and delayed and delayed all the time.

  • Amel_Marie

    So that means flashing is like installing apks from unknown sources?

  • alien question.

    Well.. But it isn’t a flagship or at least have never been it, that’s why It took so long, my Z2 were a flagship and it should be a “fast” upgrade … But as i just said SHOULD, but isn’t… For me.

  • Confruggy

    At the top of the page, theres a button called “Tip us”

  • Amir

    “sony georgia” is a joke page by a sony fan. made up info. don’t follow that page.

  • Nick Digenis

    Xperia z4 Tablet Pre-orders have started:
    Deliveries expected to start 27 May, maybe along with the xperia Z4 (probably not the z3 neo)

  • adam1568

    U can find wallpaper in /system/app/LockscreenSettings-release.apk/LockscreenSettings-release/res/drawable-xxhdpi-v4/defaultwallpaper.jpg

  • Doubleyoupee

    ZL was flagship.
    It has same hardware as Z (in fact, even better) and was same price.

  • I dont know is it hard to admit the truth that Sony’s bad camera tech and lack of innovation are in the iPhone?

  • alien question.

    But when they released Z and Zl, the Z model was the flagship. im not saying that ZL it’s worst (because its almost the same, and even better just like you said)
    Also same price but not waterproof.

  • Deckard_Cain

    It’s only the name that changed. The specs will be improved for you to upgrade if you want to.

  • Timel

    Yes! You’re right!

  • alien question.

    Feel sorry for both of us…

  • jose

    haro is that you?

    (pd: a gundam anime reference)

  • jmaxim917

    Very good move by Sony. Releasing the Z4 as the new flagship with only a processor bump compared to the Z3 would be a death sentence for Sony Mobile. I can live with the omnibalance design, however, Sony has got to include additional technology to remain competitive. Wireless charging, IR remote, biometric scanner, etc. If not Sony Mobile will continue to struggle just as HTC is struggling.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    if this becomes truth… and i was a Z3 user my blood would be boiling on ANGER!!!!

  • Kaostheory

    Ha ha, what I’ve been saying all along. People have been complaining about the upgrade cycle (every other manufacturer is doing the same), but it comes down to the naming scheme. Put a “s” after it and all of a sudden it’s alright, but change the number and people are having conniptions.

  • Doubleyoupee

    Yes. But it’s not about whether Z or ZL was flagship.
    ZL gets update equally as Z. In fact, ZL got a major update BEFORE Z (don’t remember which one).

    Still, because of incompetence or laziness, some regions just don’t get released for weeks or even months. You have to use flashtool to flash other region if you don’t wanna wait.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    This was all before the S6 release. Now they Samsung has released a new flagship, different from the other past flagships in the S series, maybe Sony feels what was going to be the Z4 is just a minor upgrade that can’t go against the S6. While a newly designed, and revamped flagship can really do battle against the S6

  • jose

    I just took a screenshot just before unlocking the phone. Take it if you want

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    It could just mean Sony doesn’t think their Z3 Neo could stand against the S6 as a true flagship. Especially since Samsung has upped their game in the design department. It doesn’t mean the Z3 Neo or whatever is cheaper, just not that much of an upgrade to be labeled as a flagship, but a refresh (which to be honest, it kind of is).

    Whereas the device that was going to be the Z5, now the Z4, brings a new design and better hardware and software. And Sony might have more trust and confidence that this device, to be released later this year, can really stand against the S6 as their true flagship.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Except the iPhone and iPhone “S”, have had close to a year apart in release cycles…

  • Willy Lin

    I already had those things before upgrading to lollipop

  • Kaostheory

    Exactly my point. Apple holds onto their design longer than any manufacturer. Z was released only 2yrs ago, so omnibalance isn’t that old. HTc and Sammy have the same or more upgrades but add a s, +, eye etc. instead of changing the number.

  • jose

    the sony build quality is very high, I don´t know why you said that samsug is better, totally disagree, but respect your opinion. I think due the sony standards must be complicated to get a whole new design as a lot of people want, look samsung, they had to sacrificed a lot of things in order to have a new design (bye bye s5 waterproof, sd card and removable battery… which they braged so many times before)… can you imagine sony launching a flagship without they identity signals such as waterproofing?

  • alien question.

    Well, I feel lucky as fuck! I just got the upgrade like 10 mins ago :) BUT you are right there is a lot of people that did what you said (flash it) but if you do it you will lose your warranty from Sony, and if something happens you are fuck up for real.

  • Kaostheory

    I’m a Z3 user and would love to see Sony with as many options as Samsung! If the note 4 edge was waterproof it would almost be enough to sway me even though I hate Samsung products (have bought a few appliances over the years) and am totally dissatisfied with the quality.

  • DanielGearSolid

    I hope they release a phone that looks like this.

    It’s so beautiful

  • Kaostheory


  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    But in the time the original Z was released to the Z3 and now the Z3 Neo or Z4 the design has been a refresh of the original Z. Yes they all look good, but when you look at the S6, and M8, both HTC and Samsung went out on a limb to create these beautiful devices. Apple as well, although the 5 and 5S are much better looking than the 6 and 6 Plus.

    It could all mean that this new Z3 Neo isn’t what Sony wants to represent them as a flagship device. Sony might have realized that to really compete they need to up their game in every way.

  • I just got mine today for my Taiwan region Z2 (live in the US – thanks ebay!) Firmware version was 23.1.A.0.726 Lollipop 5.0.2. Xperifirm shows a number of regions got this version, which a lot of others with 23.1.A.0.690 and a bunch still waiting.

  • Kaostheory

    Nothing wrong with the design, if you look at the render of the Z5 on the link a few comments below, it’s awesome. They need new hardware and software. Better camera, infrared, fingerprint and smaller bezels. I’m not complaining, I have the Z3 and is definitely the best all around phone, even better than S6, but Sony needs to knock one out of the park.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Samsung has always made ugly phones with the S series. The S5 proves that sound can design something nice, that also fits well in the hand. The Z3 looks nice but has some large bezels. The Z Series always looked better, but now that sound has upped their game so must Sony

  • roeshak

    I think you’ll find that if this turns out to be the case Sony is just responding to the s6 knowing that a modest upgrade wouldn’t cut it so have opted to rename it instead. No point wasting the z4 tag as they did with the z3 which should have been called z2 neo lol.
    It actually makes sense to release it as the z3 neo and market it at a lower price point to the s6.
    Sony has this year gone from the z4 with 805 at ces to pushing that back to June to get it out with the 810. Now it seems they’ll be releasing it instead as the z3 neo to buy some time until they actually have a z4 worthy of the moniker!

  • Kaostheory

    The Z3 has a better screen ratio than the S5 and S6, is also brighter. But a ratio of the G3 would definitely look great if they keep the waterproofing.

  • Timel

    No! Even iPhones used camera sensors from Sony but iPhones’s cameras are always 100 times better than Sony phones oops! why? Yes because Apple made their own camera software and other camera techs and Sony camera sensors are just worthless when without the great software, Sony phones prove this fact

    iPhone Lack of innovation? No! it’s clear that iPhones are always the trend-setter smartphone and its lastest innovation like the fingerprint scanner and Apple Pay make people’s life much easier!

  • Adam

    1. Open your device
    2. hold on the screen ( pop-up will come)
    3. press on wallpaper
    4. choose your wallpaper
    5. check your lock screen

    You cant have that wallpaper if you’re using a theme

  • Vincentius Phang

    why not Z3 S, you know… xperia Arc S

  • Zidhin Mohd

    Isn’t a theme always on?

  • Zidhin Mohd

    I mean. Lollipo has that wallpaper for Xperia right?

  • I don’t believe i said anything about iPhone’s lack of innovation.

  • Timel

    Yes! I know

    Apple is much better than Sony, Apple creat their own software and hardware and online services while Sony can make only hardware! and In this era Software is a boss that’s why Sony loses

  • lol Sony really screwed you some where huh?

  • judging phone designs are silly, whats to judge really? you either like a rectangle with corners rounded edges or more rounded edges.

  • Timel

    Trust me man, I love Sony!

  • jawzel hany

    Sony is in a confused state they can’t even identify whether it’s a neo or a z4

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    Why are you here?

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    They don’t want to be HTC’d.

  • Oh!

    Oh Sony, come on… It doesn’t make sense if u come out with a Z4 tablet, M4 Aqua and E4 yet still calling the new phone as Z3 Neo!

  • Raphael

    I hoped Z4 would be based on a new design, HD sound and Sony curved photo sensor. Then an upgraded version of Z3 would be good news.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Those are small victories. Apple and Samsung didn’t become giants with small victories. And I’m sure Sony doesn’t want to have alight advantages, when they can be better overall

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Damn HTC, I thought the M9 would be a hit in the design. They should be just stuck with an improved M8 version. Plus that lacking camera doesn’t help.

  • Confruggy

    A ROM is like a system that loads after the phone has booted, but you don’t need that system to flash a new ROM (because the data get loose anyway) so you are still able to flash it again if something goes wrong (btw you can also use Sonys PC Companion to repair your phone).
    But flashing roms isn’t supported by the manufacturers, thats why you loose your warranty.

    Installing apks from unknown sources is nothing to be worry about.

  • Huendli

    No, it’s certainly not about names and specs here. Everyone was expecting a new flagship (especially after Sony neither launched it at CES nor MWC), but now it seems to be turning out that all we’re getting is a small upgrade and the real flagship is coming later this year. But I want to buy a phone now and keep it for the next two years, so only a proper flagship is worth considering.

    I was also disappointed of the recent Z4 leaks. Not regarding Omni Balance/”same boring look” complaints. The Spectre render with its gunmetal finish looked promising, but the actual model just appears plain cheap, glossy plastic like Samsung in its worst days.
    As for specs, no doubt the alleged Z3 neo will be state of the art. But what I’m expecting of a proper flagship is a certain extra. Two years ago, the Z offered that with waterproofing, Full HD display, positioning of the power button, Stamina mode etc. And that’s exactly why I’m considering the S6 Edge now: Because, apart from all the top specs, it’s something special.

  • Paolo Malgarise

    super caos in sony’s house…

  • Geese Howard

    Yeah, Neo and Arc has a ring to it… Xperia Z Arc sounds cool too… Use to have that phone. But anyhow, I’m cool with Sony simply going up in numbers than coming up with more names lol

  • Raj Singh

    Totally fine with it, either way… Z3 Neo or Z4. I have the Ultra so I’m looking forward to anything Z3 or higher since I’m likely to upgrade soon. Apparently there’s also a Z4 Ultra coming out, so something else for me to look forward to, Z4, Z3 or whatever you want to call it.

  • zeoxzy

    oh wow. Hopefully the update has been worth the wait!

  • Lifelog Material icon :)

  • Svnjay

    “Continuity , iBeacon, the fingerprint scanner and Apple Pay make people’s everyday life much easier!”

    Haha, those features have all been used in previous devices.

  • Svnjay

    Wrong, Apple doesn’t make hardware in the iPhone and Sony can do software just as good as Apple.

  • Svnjay

    I doubt you do.

  • Svnjay


  • Rikimaru Azuma

    If this tweet is truth then Sony did as I would do. let’s fake leak run the web to surprise more people. wait and see.

  • gamer324

    Honestly a bit too late for just a ‘refresh’, but makes sense nomenclature-wise. Sony probably wanta to save a ‘4’ flagship for IFA, and z3 neo is quite literally to just give Sony R&D more time. But I still hope that Sony makes at least one Z4 variant with a 1080p screen, I’d take the GPU performance gains any day of the week over slightly sharper text.

  • Ayad Fahos

    Sony is the best

  • Joshua Phillis

    the real z4 should have no gaps in body, especially where the corners meet the metal sides. what they did with the z2 was fantastic (the no gap join between metal and plastic.)

  • Jeffrey De Jesus

    2012 Xperia Neo L. just saying.

  • Amel_Marie

    Ok got it. Thank you sir

  • Timothy Crayon


    Idiot you are joining the WRONG FORUM…..go back to SOUTH KOREA CRAP PARK originated from KIMCHI region SHAMESUNG…..she will feed you the stuff you need…..another Korean crap ferment vegi (KIMCHI) taste like sewage……

  • Utsav Shah

    He’s (timel) a worthless shit on this planet. Nobody on samsung sites gives a fuck to him so he comes here.

  • Blacksparrow15

    Love yourself you sucker. :)

  • Ryan Paolo Mateo Seguira

    Z3 NEO? I hope it have a led notif. In speaker just like in z2 or maybe led notif. In xperia logo in back that would be nice . (sorry for my fag english lol)

  • jag

    yup! got these characters too after the update.


    Someone for marketing thought it would probably confuse the public with that of the Xperia S

  • haxona

    This bodes well for people like me who wanted new things. It basically means the neo takes over the z3’s place in the market for people who wont pay the premium for z4 but still wants a good phone.

  • John Caddell

    I understand you Timel,

    I do love Sony but I hate when they don’t listen to customers and all of their commercials are too good to be true. I’m not gonna be bias but Sony need a WOW factor and lots of improvement and I haven’t seen it yet. Especially the CAMERAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    Z2, Z3 are great thou but for the price here in my country is the same with other brands’ flagship like Galaxy S or iPhone

    from Xperia S and TX users

    my gf use V, my dad use Z Ultra, and my sister use original Z.

    I really hope Z4 could be a game changer…

  • Guest

    I updated my Country India’s firmware X.690 using Xperifirm. Will I get the new Firmware on PC companion or will have to use xperifirm again?

  • P9

    I already get Z1 lollipop in Thailand.

  • Deckard_Cain

    No flagship from any company besides Samsung can offer what they can. They manufacture nearly all of the components for their smartphones and have the leading manufacturing processes for most of them. It’s impossible for Sony or any other except Apple to compete with that.

    I think that it is a good decision of Sony to withold the launch of the Z4 and just present this handset as a refresh of the Z3. Otherwise they would continue to be heavily criticized for launching two flagships per year. Also by launching the Z4 in Q3/Q4 they will release a model far away from the storm that is the S6 launch and closer to Christmas. So they will have more advertising space.

    I know that this doesn’t suit your needs in the moment but that’s why some of these decisions are hard. They will always have space for being criticized.

  • disqus_JLTUFXTW5H

    Google and Sony to make the next nexus?

  • jxPerience

    NO, there’s a gaps aswell with Z2, but its covered with a slim type rubber, you can feel the rubber part from the side as you can see on attached photo :D

  • jxPerience

    make it xperia Z3n and market it as Z3 family welcomes NEO(new) member. The Xperia Z3n

  • jxPerience

    FYI HTC M8 is ugly same like HTC M9 and M7

  • Joshua Phillis

    Sorry mate I didn’t mean glass and plastic but plastic and metal. My wife has a purple one, and definitely no gap between them. No gap around the glass would be perfect as well.

  • Timel

    I hope so

  • Timel


    Sony always has a bad vision about software, whatever I love their PSVita’s OS so much lol

  • Svnjay
  • 123

    ip6 is ugly?lol

  • 123

    sony mobile will be love live?believe me

  • 123

    Xenon Flash is useless

  • 123

    This image is fake

  • DS


  • DS

    No its not retard.
    Its a real image, look at the Z3Neo leaks it looks like that.

  • Timel

    At least the Ugly design isn’t as shame as the ugly sale LOL and the beautiful design of Xperia devices can’t help them sell more than iPhones anyway right? Why????? Hehe

    iPhones can’t sell like crazy while Sony phones…. LOL I don’t want to add insult to injury but… How ugly Sony Xperia is when compare to Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy about sale

  • jokensy

    STOP talking sh*t. You’ve never tasted Kimchi in your whole f*cking life and stop insulting South Korean people because of Samsung, Dick head!!!

  • I don’t think the design is the problem, it’s still a gorgeous phone. The problem is that everything else is not that much better from an M8. Certainly doesn’t justify the price point.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Sony will always make a great looking device, the only thing is how similar it looks to each other. There’s a great design language in the Z family, but if Sony changed it up, maybe tried something new, it would be even better.

    I agree with your point about the M8. Everything else is pretty close, HTC with its BoomSound speakers vs Sony’s waterproof devices. What I do have to mention, is that Sony is one of the few OEMs that doesn’t use a premium chip for sound, and they stand pretty close to the ones that do, hopefully a S-Master powered Z phone is coming.

    I really like HTC, but prefer Sony a lot more over other OEMs, they just need to grab more attention from Samsung and LG.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    The best thing HTC did with the M8 was release it as the standard HTC One M8, the the M8 Google Edition, and the M8 for Windows

  • Guest

    ??????I RECEIVED FIRST DRAFT OF $13000!@ak36:




  • Timel

    Yes shit! Absolutely shit!

    Xperia Z3 had a shittiest camera in the smartphone world, that’s why Sony phones are always unsaleable!

    S6’s is much better, Is it hard for you to admit the truth?

  • Lunkz

    Why not Z3 S ? Like Arc S ? Neo = New?

  • tristi lumina

    yes, i am sony fanboy from old time where playstation and walkman i know, my phone never gonna be other brands since Sony Ericsson came.
    AND NOW i admit that there some points in S6 was better than Z3. THEN WHAT? what do you fvckin want little shit?? You happy now? Satisfied like goin fvck a girl huh?
    Geez…. go play life simulation game and make the world which everyone use Samsung phone or Apple, no SONY phones.
    Your dumb looks more powerful every you comment here, so entertain. Clown

  • skrug

    could be Z4 and not Z5, replace “Z5” in the article with “Z4”. Make sense if the “Z4” is just Z3 Neo

  • Nodar Sixarulidze
  • Blacksparrow15

    Ha ha ha. Then why are you here? XperiaBlog don’t even recognize you, nor Sony. Come brag here if you can design, create and make even a basic phone you lil microorganism.

  • Timothy Crayon
  • Timothy Crayon


  • Timothy Crayon

    South Korean Crap…..Like you….. my life is full of joyful thing as i never spend any money on any Korean crap….

  • Snorky112

    this one looks fake

  • Vance Navales

    According to ViziLeaks “Sony’s going all metal with the #Z4. Iconic power button getting a refresh too with a built in touch finger print sensor. Out September.”

  • Guest

    ???I RECEIVED FIRST DRAFT OF $13000!@ak8:



  • Kacho_ON

    This image comes from real internal Sony emails, it’s not fake.

  • azzido

    I do not like the “neo” name, I will rather wait for rightful Z4.

    I’ve got money, the question is if Sony will deliver what I want to get it or not.

    New design (maybe combined with Arc)
    New curved camera + best with both Xenon and LED
    Bigger and better screen – Z2 quality was better (colors, calibration, but not brightness) than Z3
    Newest hardware = Snap 810 or 812, 4GB of RAM
    Refreshed UI + new widgets
    S-Master with premium noice cancelling headphones
    Loud stereo speakers
    Improved speakers for voice calling
    Battery LIFE
    Bezels are fine, I like it

    I also wish for new Z Ultra with a smaller dewice like W980 (but slimmer and with smaller screen) connected via bluetooth with it just for calling. Therefore I wouldn’t have to flip my big Ultra for calling, but have this nice device instead. It would be perfect connection for me:

    Big screen for internet, social media, photos / videos, e-mail and games + smaller device for calling.

  • Rock Kickass

    This makes some interesting reading. Email mentions MAY/NOVEMBER release for Z4

  • Sony_Z4

    Z4 <3 ???

  • Guest

    ???????I RECEIVED FIRST DRAFT OF $13000!@ak34:



  • Akand
  • jokensy

    I’m not South Korean…SUCKER!

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  • rubinaish

    Well, if it starts to lag and battery drains too fast, it may be indeed the time to change for you. Perhaps I didn’t charge mine as often as you do, and the battery is in better condition. Personally, I can get over those lags, and although I really like the newer Z’s and would like to support Sony, I don’t see no need to change yet. I just can’t get along with that defined lifespan… Money’s too precious.

  • Guest

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  • Timothy Crayon

    I been to South Korea b4 ( more than 12 years ago) you guys get mad into so called K POP and DRAMAs…..

    Impoliteness is the only feeling IMPRESSED me during my trip to this country……

    Dick Head — a good description for yourself as you never been to another country to explore…… stay where you are….. daydream……

  • Timothy Crayon

    So beautifully who are you belong to? South ASIAN?? How come YOU son of a bitch give comment to mine. It’s none of your fucking business. Go away IDIOT.

  • Timothy Crayon

    Apparently, it is none of your fucking business!
    Kimchi is nothing special, cheaper than 1 KG of banana…..
    It tastes like sewage…

    How come you are so mean?? You dick head discover this kind of ferment vegi??

    If I were you, I will search the fault of Kimchi and ways to avoid eating this kind of Korean crap…

    I know Korean food is CHEAP these days….let me remind you your health is PRICELESS….

    Stop killing yourself…..



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