Xperia Z2 vs Z3 vs Z4: Can You Spot the Difference?

Sony officially unveiled the Xperia Z4 about a week ago. It is their newest flagship smartphone, but from the Japanese press release that came with the announcement, it seems like there’s just been a few upgrades from its predecessors. We placed the Z4’s revealed specs beside the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 — can you spot their differences?


Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series
Xperia Z2 Xperia Z3 Xperia Z4
5.2-inch Triluminous display @ 1920 × 1080 resolution 5.2-inch Triluminous display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution 5.2-inch Triluminous display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
424ppi 424ppi  424ppi
2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor
Adreno 330 GPU Adreno 330 GPU
16GB internal storage 16GB/32GB internal storage 32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD up to 128GB via microSD up to 128GB via microSD
20.7MP rear camera, f/2.0, 1/2.3-type Exmor RS 20.7MP rear camera, f/2.0, 1/2.3-type Exmor RS at ISO 12800 20.7MP rear camera, 1/2.3-type Exmor R sensor at ISO 12800
2MP front camera 2.2MP front camera 5.1MP front camera
LTE 100Mbps (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20) 4G LTE, HSPA+ 4G LTE, HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP Bluetooth 4.1
dust-resistant and waterproof water- and dust-proof water- and dust-proof
3,200mAh battery 3,100mAh battery 2,930mAh battery
Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat Android 5.0 Lollipop
146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2mm 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm 6.9mm thin
163 grams 163 grams 144 grams

It seems like a bump in the processing aspect is the biggest upgrade we can see in Sony’s new flagship phone. From the major specs, screen size remained the same as well as the amount of RAM installed in the device.

The company’s 20.7-megapixel camera has also been retained. It’s understandable, though, since Sony’s Exmor R sensor already produces crisp images with natural colors thanks to its BIONZ image processing engine. Also, front camera has been improved to 5.1 megapixels.

If we were to ask you, will these new upgrades be enough to persuade you to get one when it comes here in the Philippines? As of now the Xperia Z4 is only exclusive to Japan, but stay tuned as we wait for any news regarding its possible local launch.

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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

5 Responses

  1. Avatar for MAPARI NEHA MAPARI NEHA says:

    I think there is no point upgrading, I’d rather stick to z2 instead of spending thousands for something which almost the same

  2. Avatar for jei jei says:

    they’re being lazy – and they’re the company who said outright that they’re having difficulty making a mark in the smartphone market. where’s the effort to improve? to catch a larger share of the market? at least samsung stepped up it’s game, you can’t deny that.

  3. Avatar for ediWow ediWow says:

    I’ll stay with xperia Z2..

    • Avatar for Sean Quinn Sean Quinn says:

      Ditto. Was hoping for a big change up considering they are only releasing them once a year now. Oh well. Still better than most phones out there.

    • Avatar for Eiad Maged Eiad Maged says:

      Yes there are to big different among they

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