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Sony Xperia Z4


Sony Xperia Z4
Sony Xperia Z4 (Xperia Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A57/-A53
Graphics adapter
5.20 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
144 g ( = 5.08 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 75%, features: - %, display: 93% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia Z4

Sony Xperia Z4
Source: It Pro English version
Although Sony’s attempt to turn the Xperia Z4 Tablet into a hybrid via the included keyboard dock is largely a failure, the Z4 is still one of the best 10in Android tablets available. It still has a few flaws, but if you want an Android-based alternative to the iPad then this is the tablet to get.
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 04/21/2016
87% Quality comes at a price, but is worth every penny
Source: English version
The official availability of the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet in the US is yet to be announced, but the device is available via Amazon, with the price points currently at $699 for the Wi-Fi-only version, $729 for the 4G LTE version, along with another option that comes with an included Bluetooth keyboard, priced at $759, but keep in mind that these prices do tend to fluctuate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 89% display: 93% mobility: 91% workmanship: 84%
LG G4 vs Sony Xperia Z4 (Z3+) comparison: The Xperia Z4 wins on performance, but the LG G4 wins on looks and photography
Source: Tech Advisor English version
As we haven’t had any hands on time with the Sony Xperia Z4 as it is yet to be announced in the UK, we can’t say definitively which phone is better. With that being said, it depends on what you use your phone for – the LG G4 seems to be the better option for photography and general style/comfort, while the Z4 looks to be the more powerful of the two phones.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/15/2015
Sony Xperia Z4 preview
Source: Stuff TV English version
The Z4 family wasn't unveiled at CES 2015, obviously – and there's some talk that the Xperia Z4 may not even make a showing at Mobile World Congress 2015, which takes place in Barcelona from 2nd-5th March. Sony will undoubtedly be showing some new devices off at MWC (it's believed the company will hold a press conference on 2nd March, but that's yet to be confirmed), but many think the lack of rumours and leaks concerning the device suggest it's still a few months off being ready for launch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015

Foreign Reviews

Der iPad-Killer von Sony?
Source: Turn On German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2015
Recensione tablet Sony Xperia Z4
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN version
Positive: Long battery life; decent hardware; nice design. Negative: Average back camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2016
70% Test: Hårdfør og med gode funktioner
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60%


Model: Sony's flagship Xperia Z line of phones has released the newest member to this group, the Xperia Z4, also known as the Xperia Z3+. Its entire body is made of a single piece of aluminium, giving the structure a rigid and firm feel. There are three color options available, namely black, copper and aqua green. It measures 6.9 mm in thickness and weighs 144 grams. The screen measures 5.2 inch and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with a pixel density of 424 ppi. The screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla glass. It has been designed with some resin incorporated at the corners in order to protect users as well as increase the lifespan of the phone’s body.

An amazing feature in the Xperia Z4 is its 21 MP sensor rear camera that is among the highest resolution cameras on a phone to date. The front facing camera is also an impressive 5.1 MP. This will definitely please users who like to take photos as well as selfies. In terms of hardware, this phone features an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM and an Adreno 430 GPU. An internal storage of 32GB is also present, which can be expanded up to 128 GB as there is a microSD slot. Android Lollipop is used as operating system and the battery can provide up to 12 hours talk time.

Qualcomm Adreno 430: Integrated smartphone and tablet GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1). The graphics card has 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

810 MSM8994:

High-end ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 430 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.144 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.

78.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2015-05- 9 (Update: 2015-05- 9)