The Sony Xperia Z3+/Z4 is a marvel of engineering – we remain in constant admiration of how Sony marries such elegant hardware with the sheer amount of technology crammed in. The disassembly pictures below give a small insight in how Sony’s latest flagship is put together. If you are curious to see what’s inside, check out the pictures below.
Xperia Z3+/Z4 disassembly
The first step is to open the flap for the nano SIM and micro SD memory card tray.
Now the back glass needs to be removed by using heat at the edges to soften the glue. Then use a guitar pick with the back panel to remove it successfully.
Here you can see the layout of the components in the Xperia Z3+/Z4 versus the Xperia Z3.
The 3.8v 2930mAh battery can now be easily removed. Also, the connectors for the motherboard can be released.
The motherboard can then be removed by taking off several screws using a screwdriver.
All Xperia Z3+/Z4 components located at the top of the handset can now be removed. This includes rear/front cameras, headphone jack, earpiece speaker and securing covers and brackets.
Here we can see the 3.5mm headphone jack, which has waterproof foam around it. This is to keep internals protected from the open jack when exposed to water.
The earpiece is placed at the top of the frame with a waterproof sticker.
Here you can see the larger 20.7MP rear camera and 5M front camera.
Components shown below include the charging flex, main flex, sensors assembly, vibrator motor and loudspeaker.
Sony uses a waterproof rubber seal around the exposed micro USB port to ensure no water leakage inside.
The picture below shows the mic with cover.
Here you can see the motherboard.
Here is a snapshot of all of the components pictured together.