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Sony Xperia Z3: Reasons Why Should Not Upgrade from Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1 Based on Leaked Specs

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By Ryan Inoyori | July 24, 2014 1:49 PM EST

Specs of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 leaked out from a popular tipster and it seems like that the new flagship may not be a full upgrade of Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1. Here are the reasons why users should keep Xperia Z2 or Z1 at the mean time.

Sony Xperia Z3 Specs Leaked

Popular leakster @evleaks revealed the specifications of the alleged and upcoming flagship smartphone, Sony Xperia Z3. According to @evleaks, the new smartphone features similar hardware components to its predecessor instead of bearing full upgrade.

-          Model: Sony Xperia Z3 D6653

-          Android 4.4.4 KitKat

-          5.15 inches of screen display

-          1080p full HD display resolution

-          2.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor

-          Adreno 330 graphics processing unit

-          3 GB RAM chipset

-          16 GB internal storage memory

-          20.7 MP rear camera (probably Sony G lens)

-          2.1 MP front facing camera

Most of these specifications are already found on Xperia Z2 and fans should wait until Sony Mobile confirms any of the leaked details. It is also possible that the company may offer difference in terms of software since @evleaks did not reveal any information about it.

Compared with Xperia Z2 and Z1

Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1 are both expensive flagship smartphones which likely the same with Xperia Z3 upon release. But is it practical to upgrade to Xperia Z3 in case the leaked specs are true?

Specifications

Xperia Z1

Xperia Z2

Xperia Z3

Latest Android OS

Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Display

5.0 TFT 1080p

5.2 IPS LCD 1080p

5.15 1080p (IPS likely)

Processor

2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800

2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801

2.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801

RAM

2 GB

3 GB

3 GB

Graphics

Adreno 330

Adreno 330

Adreno 330

Camera

20.7 MP/2 MP

20.7 MP/2.2 MP

20.7MP/2.1 MP

Battery

3000 mAh

3200 mAh

Unknown

Software packages of Xperia Z2 are portable to Xperia Z1 smartphone such as native Sony apps via official Android 4.4.4 KitKat while camera apps and exclusives have been ported by several developers from XDA.

Various hardware and software releases are coming very soon starting from late 2014 to early 2015. Maybe these innovations can make Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z4 more exciting as an upgrade:

1.      Qualcomm's upcoming 64-bit Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 processors.

2.      Latest Adreno graphics chipset matching the 64-bit processors from Qualcomm.

3.      Upcoming Android L software release around fall of 2014.

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