Yesterday, Sony announced their successor to the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z4. The Z4 isn’t an upgrade at all to the already top-notch Z3, except for the new Snapdragon 810 under the hood. But the rest is exactly the same - 3 GB RAM, 20.7 MP Exmor sensor, 1080p display and the 6.9mm thin design. Not that this is bad, but the real problem rests in the reputation of the company.
Sony is dying. If it wasn’t for the amazing PlayStation platform and the beautiful Bravia TVs, Sony would have have to shut down their business. Sony tried and failed to convince people to spend money on the Z3. Although it had everything an Android user would want, it just couldn't compete with the iPhone and Samsungs. The Xperia Z3 broke all expectations for the company by, well, not selling much at all. And it seems like Sony isn’t expecting much from their Z4 flagship too.
LG announced the Gflex 2 at CES in January. And the company has said that it will be pushing up its G flagship, the LG G4, on stage on the 31st of May. But the rumours and leaks have pretty much spoilt all the fun - pictures and specs show almost everything about the phone.
Anyways, here is what is rumoured: The G4 will probably have the Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3 GB RAM, 16 MP camera, and a QHD 1440p 5.5” display. Top end specs, beautiful leather back design and a good software experience will be the plus points.
Both the G4 and the Z4 have a lot to strive for. With the S6, Samsung returned into the competition and it selling the phone like hotcakes. We will have to wait and see how these phones stack up, and wether or not Sony will bring back its Xperia charm.
If you are in the market looking for a great Android phone, you can either blindly pick up the Galaxy S6, or wait for these two. Either ways, you’ll probably end up picking a perfect performer and a great package. Its your choice!
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The Z4 is only for Japan as of now. You heard it right, if you want one now, you can only get it in Japan. Of course Sony would want to spread it to other countries, but it doesn’t seem likely that its going to come so soon.
Some reports say that the company will release a separate model for the international market, but nothing is official as yet. The Sony is a beast of a performer, great at looks and might just be a good phone, but it hasn’t had an unveil anywhere close to what it deserves.
And then there is LG.