Xperia Z4 (SOV31) arrives on au by KDDI; check out some unboxing pics

by XB on 11th June 2015

in Hands On, Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series


Xperia Z4 au unboxing_1au by KDDI has become the second Japanese carrier (after NTT docomo) to launch the Xperia Z4 today. The au Xperia Z4 (SOV31) has also received a day one firmware update, much like the docomo version, to fix issues around media volume and call syncing. Users have already posted unboxing pictures, check out some below including a comparison against the Xperia Z3 and a display comparison against the Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge.

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Via SMHN.info.

  • Aiden Pearce

    Au sure looks tight on package..no extras on box.

    I cant see any difference in Z3 and Z3+ displays

  • Timel

    Top and Bottom bezel are too huge

  • P9

    want Z3+ now
    hope Sony done with it a great job!

  • dragonsneeze

    your bottom is too huge

  • Thariq Mohammed

    Equal to s6 edge display

  • hansip

    People might think that Z3+ is dimmer because of not so bluish white on it like Z3. But in reality, it should be a lot better in color temperature value.

    PS: The S6 Edge display is surely not washed out from the angle but it’s the opposite, like contrast is set too high from the angle. So to be honest LED and AMOLED still has its ups and down. I’m still waiting for the Mirasol display to grace these flagship phones though.. But maybe too high of a dream..

  • Carljn

    Max brightness is supposed to by higher, but probably at 50% or matched with the Z3 in the pics. And it’s slightly warmer.

  • ZeRo+

    Samsung`s screen better.

  • Timel

    Great job?
    Z3 Plus is a great job?
    BULLSHIT !

    Don’t you think that your Sony can do much better than this?

    C’mon, face it!
    Z3 plus is just another flop from Sony Mobile
    – Same old shitty camera
    – Heat issues

    Z3 plus has nothing special and also worse than competitors like S6 edge, LG G4 and iPhone 6.

    Sony Xperia Z3 Plus is just a same shit, new price.

  • Timel

    Wow
    S6’s Display is the best!

  • ZeRo+

    Yep, new problematic shit for big money. I was surprised that, Z3+ cost even more expensive, than nice Galaxy S6.))

  • David Hvatov

    Better than Z3, but not better than Z2.

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Really….mmmm well z3plus has the better screen in the bunch

  • Flythe

    Well, at least Timel is right this time. Although critisized much for it in previous iterations already, Sony hasn’t reduced top and bottom bezel size of the Z-line. Sony also needs to improve camera quality significantly in order to stay on par with its competitors. And last but not least, it needs to embrace new and innovative technologies, e.g. USB Type C and not just “investigate” them.

  • Flythe

    Well, in exchange, its battery life isn’t and it never will be.

  • sader

    The display of S6 shifts color when it is tilted in an angle. In one picture the cherry is red and in another picture is clearly orange.
    The Z4 display keeps the same colors, even when tilted.

  • Makiz

    on the 12th image (2nd with S6) something’s going… not very well with the Z3+’s screen… a bit washed out compared to Z3??

  • Raj Singh

    Where are the oven mitts?

  • Carljn

    It’s yellowish instead of blue. It’s only the color temperature, which is more accurate on the Z3+

  • Makiz

    the colors are washed out and the black is grey! maybe it’s the bad angle in addition with the lighting.

  • Matt

    Play memories is upgraded with free unlimited photo upload! With the new album update

  • Ryan Kumar-jassi

    Yep z3+ sure is the same isn’t it just like iPhone can really tell the difference between the iPhone 5s and 6 not

  • dragonsneeze

    It’s less than 7mm, without protruding camera and with the highest IP rating possible. Add to that the speaker -although it could have been more powerful- I think it’s damn impressive. Camera does need improvements but it’s not so bad imo, especially vid stabilization without ois a manual focus could go a long way. Sony Mobile is reducing investment, so it’s understandable they are only investigating and not trying as hard. They most probably be late to the type C party.

  • Flythe

    Yes, thank god for the not protruding camera and I really appreciate using my Z3 Compact during rainy weather or just clean it with water when it’s dirty, but again, Sony focuses on the wrong areas. I don’t mind half a milimeter more in thickness when device is 5 milimeters shorter instead. People don’t complain about Sony devices being to thick, but about the bezel size. Sony should listen to that. Furthermore, I think the camera takes beautiful shots, but if it cannot keep up with its competitors, somebody will brag about it and I also don’t want so see such a great camera manufacturer as Sony lag behind others with its smartphones.

  • apolloa

    Oven mitts!! You need to be wearing a full fire proof suite to use this puppy!!

  • Akand

    I think @MashmallowTimel:disqus is suffering from the view of justice. I would like to request him to compare the photos of S6 edge from bottom line. in 3 photos S6 edge is providing the different colors where Z3+ is providing same color from each different angle.But still in his eyes S6 display is the best!!!! Trolll…
    S6 has glass back panel but now there is no complain about glass back panel.
    S6 edge has sharper side edges which is uncomfortable to hold but there is no complain. (my practical experience)
    S6 hasn’t front facing speaker, but there is no complain.
    S6 bottom side design is a modified copy of iPhone 6, but no complain.

    Sony’s failures in Z3+:
    They didn’t try to lessen top & bottom bezels since they were being criticized for a quite long time.
    They didn’t try enough to improve significantly Superior Auto mode in Camera sector. Sensor is good enough though.

    BIGGEST FAILURE:
    Knowing SD810 heating issue, there have chosen it but took longer time to catch the race.

    Otherwise Z3+ far better than S6 undoubtedly. If Sony can improve its camera software and SD810 heat on Z3+, Samsung S6 (both version) can never beat Z3+ anyway. Challenge…

  • dragonsneeze

    Me neither but every company does it. Every one has disadvantages like I mentioned iPhones are all bezelicious and have protruding camera about the same thickness, S6 also has protruding camera and it’s not IP certified and again it’s around the same thickness. Sammy took 5 gens to change its materials. At least Sony improves little by little, I think they are listenning. It just takes time to arrive to the market.

  • Flythe

    There was probably no other choice, but the Snapdragon 810. Both Sony’s hardware and software is adapted to Qualcomm processors. Furthermore, there were probably no other options. If they went with a Mediatek chipset, people would have complained about Sony using a cheap Chinese product (even if Mediatek high-end processors have become quite good lately), if they chose the QSD 808 (if it was available just then), would have complained about Sony not going high-end, but only using a mid-range processor (it’s unfortunate, but Sony couldn’t impress with its camera capabilities as LG could). Same goes for Intel processors and I don’t even want to start talking about Exynos processors. The Z3+ has to fulfill a demand for high-end and there are no alternatives, but the SD810.

  • Flythe

    This might be true, but if Sony doesn’t meet the market’s demands, it could mean the ruin for its mobile section soon. Little by little is not enough, people (including me) hope for something revolutionary. I really like the OmniBalance design and I wouldn’t mind, if Sony kept it, but people start to get bored by it and Sony honestly needs to improve both soft- and hardware in a way that makes it devices beyond any reasonable doubt in order to not lose its market shares completely.

  • Akand

    Yes, whatever Sony does or wherever it goes, people will criticize unkindly.
    And LG did good job in camera section but not that impressive when it’s about color accuracy. LG did great job in sharpness and detailing section.
    However, Z3+ camera isn’t that bad how people are criticizing. Only Superior Auto mode is worse than others. We still know that much about Z3+ camera though. Just give some time to come out.

  • Svnjay

    How?

  • Svnjay

    The viewing angles are terrible.

  • Timel

    So?
    S6’s Display is still the best anyway

    Two years ago when Some brainless fanboys here used to say that they don’t give a f*ck about viewing angles

  • Rikimaru Azuma

    As always great colors, Personally I prefer natural color of LCD than Amoled, even amoled is better for black…

  • Timel

    Who cares?

    In reality, people always look at the smartphone screen straight-on and S6 edge ‘s display is the best no doubt

    S6 edge display is much better that Z3 plus’s display, get out of Sony cave LOL

  • Timel

    “I think Timel is suffering from the view of justice. I would like to request him to compare the photos of S6 edge from bottom line. in 3 photos S6 edge is providing the different colors where Z3+ is providing same color from each different angle.But still in his eyes S6 display is the best!!!! Trolll…”

    TROLL?
    What the fuck?
    It’s clear that you can’t accept other people’s option

  • hansip

    That’s because the angle of display is different. That has been an issue with ips when you look at it on non perpendicular angle. As you can see the z3 has better angle against the camera to not exhibit some washed out effect whereas z3+ sit further.

  • Sharique Ansari

    I accept what you say Timel but during those times you people or sameshit fanboys used to crib about the so called inferior viewing angles which sony used to have at that time.Now you seem to be in the same ship defending the crap viewing angles in S6 display.

  • vigneshprince

    yeah, in design still nothing beats the Z2.

  • vigneshprince

    hey, z2 has good viewing angles.

  • Shravan SP

    Then y the f*** do you complain about the viewing angles of older Xperia models Timel back then???

  • Sepehr Fadavi

    Really? check out that orange in that angle! and lower brightness compare to Z3+ and s6 has warmer white also!!

  • Exotic|Matter

    I have been reading your shitty comments for a long time however I always brushed them off as a retarded fanboy always bitching like a noob but this is too much. Then why on earth were you guys complaining about viewing angles? You know nothing about tech and you better stick to just watching nauthgyAmerica.
    When you have nothing better to say, its better to just keep your mouth shut otherwise soon people will fail to recognize which is one is your mouth and which one is your asshole with all the shit that you have been spewing.

  • Exotic|Matter

    I always cared about viewing angles, but I stuck with Sony, just to piss sycophants like you off.

  • Timel

    Stop blaming Samsung fans please
    they don’t even know what the fuck you’re talking about, because there’re only Sony fans here (including fans, brainless fans)

    I don’t know why but it’s very funny for me… Another funny story about Sony brainless fans is when there are some people say bad things about Sony phones on this site then the brainless fans will claim that those guys are Samsung fanboys LOL Wtf?

    This stupid behaviour shows how much Sony brainless fans jealous Samsung! LOL

  • Timel

    You mad? LOL

  • Eduardo Otero

    I don’t give a fuck about viewing angles but in this case S6 Edge is planned to be used on angles because of its screen so it is clearly a failure.

  • Exotic|Matter

    The best you could come up with huh? Lol….

  • dinesh

    fuck ur self sammy

  • dinesh

    go out of xperiablog fanboy!!!…
    foolifsh idea

  • dinesh

    u have so much….
    so only ur shamesung flagship gets failure(galaxy s5 & s4)

  • dinesh

    u first close ur ass!!

  • ramuk

    Samsung paid bitch will say anything to defend Samsung. LOL.

  • Timel

    You Mad? LOL

  • Timel

    It sounds like you’re talking to yourself Hahaha

  • Timel

    Sony used two different displays with their Z2

  • Timel

    I never complain about the viewing angles of older Sony phones

  • kaostheory

    Actually straight on the Z4 has whiter white and better colour, the S6 only looks better at an angle.

  • Timel

    Another bullshit story from a brainless fanboy’s mouth

  • Tomislav Mati?

    I am not mad. Picture says everything. This is proof that Samsung is not perfect. It is said one of the best displays on market. I was always saying that it is not but now I have proof. If you can’t accept the truth then lie to yourself but leave as alone with your mumbleing.

  • Tomislav Mati?

    I don’t know how is Samsung better on angle when cherry is not naturally red. Z3+ is not good at an angle eather but at least colours are natural.

  • Tomislav Mati?

    I think this will be the case with Z3+ eather.

  • Tomislav Mati?

    If there is no Samsung fans here what are you doing here among Sony fans, Samsung fan?

  • ZeRo+

    Agree, for 2015 year Sony`s viewing angles, looks not so good, like on S6

  • ZeRo+
  • Ryan Kumar-jassi

    Yes because the z and z1 have a massive difference z and zultra do but z2 and z3 don’t but the rest have so much more a difference than say the iPhone 4s and 5 or 5 and 5c

  • Ryan Kumar-jassi

    Just love that led light on my Z2 it was the only z1 and z ultra that also had that light but not as good as z2 plus speakers aren’t as apparent on z2 love it so much :-)

  • ZeRo+

    Check out both Z series viewing angles, of white balance,violet tones and pale colors ))

  • kido

    Such an asshole

  • roeshak

    The z4s display is certainly an improvement on the very poor stuff Sony used on the z3. Still not back to the warm colourful levels of the z2 but anything better than that cold pale awful display used in z3 should be welcomed. That display had no business being on a flagship device in 2012 never mind late 2014

  • marcyff2

    for once i actually agree with you, that screen is gorgeously lit. Samsung did something right. Although I would like to see a real life side by side comparison with the g4 screen

  • marcyff2

    best sony phone period

  • marcyff2

    still even if the color washes out, is not as bad as z1 and has the advantage of being incredibly lit

  • Boonerski

    I just came here to see the comment section and holy hell! People are killing themselves just because of arguments surrounding viewing angles. Good job Timel, you really stirred up a mess here once again!

  • dragonsneeze

    People are not giving enough credit to Sony. Nobody does revolutionary things. Sony is already not a huge player in the market, HTC made a great product with the original One but it wasn’t enough for them to reach the top. There’s not enough demand for Sony Mobile and any product won’t make them top. They have the ability to make something about it but after all job cuts, investment decline etc I doubt they’ll put much effort. All depends on what they’ll come up with after Z3+

  • Aiden Pearce

    Z4s seriously???

  • roeshak

    Here’s your apostrophe… Z4’s display!!! Happy now?

  • Aiden Pearce

    Well done..gud fr you..!!!

  • Svnjay

    Good for you.

  • roeshak

    Rather pedantic for someone who spells good as gud lol!

  • Aiden Pearce

    Atleast an apostrophe doesn’t change the meaning of good and gud…

  • Amir

    TImel is a nolifer. he has nothing better to do then shit from his pants in the comment section here. every site has that one f asshole in the comment section. it is the moderators job to sort that “mess” and kick out the assholes.

  • Ana Heluši?

    I want one, looks great

  • roeshak

    Like I said. Very pedantic for someone too lazy to type proper words but relies on urban slang!

  • Aiden Pearce

    Yes! you are the only genius here to type correctly and have Oxford dictionaries installed! So plz excuse me!

  • ZeRo+

    It’s your prejudice and nothing more, you know why? Because Sony until 2013 year, could not find their own style and the company Sony decided not to look his way, she saw that the iphone 4 very successful smart and stylish, that’s why they decided to create their bigger copy of iphone 4 and created Xperia Z . But Z had a shitty 13mp camera and bad, cheap screens and Sleep of Death, so they created a clone of the next Xperia Z1 new 20mp. camera that stands even in last Sony flagship. But Z1 like first Z, has a bad display, and problems with overheating. Again, Sony has created another clone Xperia Z2, which is considered the best of all Z series. It was already a quality screen, but there are still overheating and there were problems with the speaker and the camera becomes extremely hot and the smartphone is switched off. The next step was, Xperia Z3. This smartphone is another copy, and many did not see the difference between Z2 and Z3. Same processor, same camera, only the opportunity to playstation all. And the last of the clones Z3 Plus, which features a new processor. And the differences between the iphone 4, 5,and 6, they are not very significant, since iphone is the most balanced of all the smartphones, so there’s no need revolution, but iphone had different design, and all our Z series, it`s only copy-paste of previous ( Mistake correction) but not new model . You’re talking about the z ultra, and forget that there iphone 6 Plus ..) Even iphone has more different design )

    http://applemix.ru/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/iPhone-6-vs-iPhone-5s-01.jpg

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/wNrwAW5D9Mo/maxresdefault.jpg

  • roeshak

    I’m not the one complaining about grammar here lol

  • Aiden Pearce

    I was not the one to put an apostrophe, it waswas about z4s as in iPhone 6s!!!

  • roeshak

    Common!!!! Surely you must have known what I meant. Anyway let’s just leave it there. Apostrophe given, confusion cleared up lol

  • Ryan Kumar-jassi

    Look at the amount of differences between the z series you just pointed out compared to the amount of differences u said for iPhone I’m sorry but if any company wants to copy apple its Samsung not Sony maybe the design might be different but its still been improved on if u compare 6 plus with 6 5 with 5s and 4 with 4s two of each look similar

  • Timel

    Your comment is the truth and it will hurt some brainless fanboys here

  • Timel

    You mad? Hahahaha

  • vigneshprince

    really?? how can you say?

  • HAWX

    I partially agree wtih you.

    1st Waterproofing was a huge leap away in 2013 days. Right now Sony is hugely depending on waterproofing feature unfortunately. But I still consider giving that feature a success because of the fact that how Samsung got screwed with the S5 waterproofing.

    2nd If the Z1 and Z3 were never produced Sony would be very successful in mobile segment. I won’t talk about Z3+ because they did it after they screwed up..

    3nd Z series are the best looking devices anf most people’s favourite in terms of looking. Most of friends say “I would go for the Z3 because it looks really good. But since my older phone was 4S I will go for the iphone 6. Also I don’t know If I get used to android.” Right now S6 Edge is most people favourite in terms of design but up to S6E Sony was really good brand for design.

    For me Sony’s fault was enetering quite late and trying hard for mobile department. They produced so many flagships and thought they could support them with proper Software. But even the htc or Apple are having hard time with sofware support.. Considering Z/ZL/ZR, Z1/Z1C and so on they need bunch of personal to make software and test it.. And unfortunately they failed to be one of the top Smartphone manufacturer after much afford and right now as the CEO said they will consider on more profitability..

    I think Sony had the best devices for external and also internal look in 2013 – 2014. I’m just sad for them because they would be much successful with less work..

  • vigneshprince

    how?

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