Home > News > Sony Is Seriously Sucking

Sony Is Seriously Sucking

A tale of an unimpressive flagship
Sony Is Seriously Sucking© 2017 Sony

Yes, two flagships this year: the brand new Z3+ (because the plus wasn’t ripped off from Apple or anything) is now officially available worldwide. But actually, this is basically the exact same handset as the Z4, which while it definitely has flagship specs, is hardly anything to faint over.

Remember when Sony released the Xperia Z4 flagship last month? Yeah, it’s not surprisingly that you don’t. It was released only in Japan, and honestly, there wasn’t even a lot of press about it there.

In fact, the lack of hype had us anticipating that there HAD to be a second one - after all, that couldn’t be Sony’s true 2015 flagship.

How wrong we all were. Yes, true: there was indeed a second flagship; the brand new Z3+ (yeah, because the plus wasn’t ripped off from Apple or anything… side eyes) is now officially available worldwide. But actually, this is basically the exact same handset as the Z4, which while it definitely has flagship specs, is hardly anything to faint over.

PREPARE FOR THE EXACT SAME DEVICE THREE TIMES NOW.

It has the exact same 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 (QHD, for the kids paying attention) pixel screen as the Z3 and Z4 before it. It also sports the exact same 20.7 megapixel camera as the two predecessors. In fact, it also has the Z4’s additional (pretty badass) 25mm, wide-angle 5.1 megapixel front-facing lens. It has the same Snapdragon 810 processor, same 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and Android 5.0.

PREPARE FOR THE EXACT SAME DEVICE THREE TIMES IN ROW.

Okay, yes the device also has a 2,900mAh battery, which Sony promises will last a full two days. It also is thinner and lighter, 6.9mm and 144g versus Z3’s 7.3mm and 152g.

As always, the handset dustproof and waterproof - now currently the only flagship on the market that is.

I mean yes, technically, this is a flagship. But it’s also a snooze-fest. It looks the exact same as last years model, except for the new micro-USB port which no longer has a cover. It’s pretty much the same phone.

Frankly, it’s boring. So what’s up? Why is Sony sucking?

Rumors are swirling that they plan to get rid of mobile altogether.

Until then, the Z3+ (aka the Z4) will hit the shelves in June, in both single- and dual-SIM variants.




Comments

Related Articles

Add to comparison
Compare
This page is currently only available in English.