Sunday, August 31, 2014

Upcoming Sony Xperia Smartphone 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 Image, Specification, Features, Release Date



On Friday, we told you that there was speculation about a deal between SoftBank and Sony, that will lead to Sprint offering the Sony Xperia Z3 in the states. The phone would be made available in time for the 2014 holiday shopping season. On Saturday, Sony's next flagship handset was spotted receiving TENNA certification. TENNA is China's equivalent to the FCC. As usual with the agency, the specs of the phone being certified are revealed.



Unfortunately, rumors that Sony would pass on the Snapdragon 805 for its new flagship, appear to be true. The Sony Xperia Z3 is said to be driven by a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU. This is a bit faster than the quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 found on the Sony Xperia Z2. Other specs on the Xperia Z3 include a 5.2 inch IPS LCD screen featuring a 1080 x 1920 resolution. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage, and a microSD slot is available for those needing more memory. The 20.7MP camera on back features a Sony Exmor sensor, and there is a 2MP front-facing shooter that can shoot video in 1080p.

The Sony Xperia Z3 will be water resistant, although the IP certification number is not known. The Xperia Z2 was IP58, which allows the device to withstand a dunking to nearly 5 feet of water, for as long as 30 minutes. We expect the upcoming model to have an IP58 certification at the least. And the handset will be available in black, white and amber. The latter is replacing the purple color option that had been offered by Sony.

Besides a release of the specs, TENNA is also known for releasing images of each device tested. You can check out the Sony Xperia Z3 by clicking on the slideshow below.

Comparison of Sony Xperia Z, Z1 & Z3: Choose Which Sony Xperia is Best For 2014

Sony Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 Full Specification & Comparison


Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z2



General



Dimensions (mm)
139.00 x 71.00 x 7.90
144.40 x 73.90 x 8.50
146.80 x 73.30 x 8.20
Weight (g)
146.00
169.00
163.00
Battery capacity (mAh)
2330
3000
3200
Colours

Black, White, Purple
White, Black, Purple
Display



Screen size (inches)
5.00
5.00
5.20
Resolution
1080x1920 pixels
1080x1920 pixels
1080x1920 pixels
Touchscreen
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hardware



Processor
1.5GHz  quad-core
2.2GHz  
2.3GHz   quad-core
Processor make
Qualcomm MDM9215M
Qualcomm MSM8974
Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
RAM
2GB
2GB
3GB
Internal storage
16GB
16GB
16GB
Expandable storage up to (GB)
64
64
128
Camera



Rear camera
13.1-megapixel
20.7-megapixel
20.7-megapixel
Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Front camera
2.2-megapixel
2-megapixel
2.2-megapixel
Software



Operating System
Android 4.1
Android 4.2
Android 4.4
Java support
No
Yes
Yes
Connectivity



Wi-Fi
Yes
Yes
Yes
GPS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes, v 4.00
Yes, v 4.00
Yes, v 4.00
Headphones
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
USB
Micro-USB
Micro-USB
Micro-USB
Number of SIMs
1
1
1
SIM Type
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA
GSM
GSM
GSM
3G
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sensors



Compass/ Magnetometer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ambient light sensor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Barometer
No
NO
Yes

Upcoming Lenovo Smartphone 2014: Best Ever Lenovo Smartphone Specifications, Features, Price

Ladies and gentlemen, another fortnight has passed, and that means only one thing: it's time to once again quit whatever we're doing, and highlight yet another crazy-impressive device designed and assembled in the distant East. Luckily, Lenovo saved us effort and time, for its newest Vibe Z2 Pro smartphone is likely one of the easiest and most deserving picks we've had in the 11 episodes of our Monsters from Asia column so far.

So what's so darn impressive about the Z2 Pro to warrant a special highlight? Well, just about everything. Starting from the fact that this monster of a phone sports a full-metal, extremely slim (7.7 mm) body, through it's massive, apparently super-bright, 6-inch Quad HD resolution display (1440 x 2560), and down to its monstrous, 4000 mAh battery, this really is one of the most insanely-spec'd devices out there.

There's more, of course. For example, the Z2 Pro makes use of a potent Qualcomm   Snapdragon 801 processor with four Krait 400 cores and an Adreno 330 GPU, along with the generous 3GB of RAM. The latest Vibe series Lenovo smartphone is no wuss when it comes to imaging, either, for it packs an impressive-looking, 16-megapixel rear camera with, seriously, a boatload of features, including a wide array of shooting modes and manual controls, along with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. Perhaps the only piece the phone is missing is a slot for a microSD card, so you're pretty much limited to the 32GB of internal storage. The fact that the device comes with support for two SIM cards (LTE/3G), however, makes up for that omission somewhat.

Last, but certainly not least, Lenovo has worked some Sharp/LG magic, and the Vibe Z2 Pro boasts super-slim bezels all around. Considering the display's size, and the dimension of the phablet (6.14 x 3.20 inches / 156 x 81.3 mm), we come up with a screen-to-size ratio of about 78%, putting the Z2 Pro at the very top of the food chain as far as this particular metric is concerned.

As for price and availability, we're unfortunately still in the dark, as these specifics aren't available from Lenovo yet. That said, we've come to know how Lenovo operates, so we'd expect a sizable discount when compared with rivals from Samsung, Sony, and so on, and also imagine that select European and Asian markets will get the opportunity to buy the phone, but not the US.



Lenovo Vibe Z2 pro Specifications & Comparison

Design

    Device type:      Smart phone
    OS:                  Android (4.4) Vibe 2.0 UI
    Dimensions:      6.14 x 3.20 x 0.30 inches (156 x 81.3 x 7.7 mm)
    Body material:  Metal

Display

    Physical size:   6.0 inches
    Resolution:      1440 x 2560 pixels
    Pixel density:   490 ppi
    Technology:     IPS LCD
    Touchscreen:   Multi-touch
    Features:         Light sensor, Proximity sensor

    Camera:          16 megapixels
    Flash:              Dual LED
    Features:
            Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Night mode, Scenes

   Camcorder:      3840x2160 (4K)
    Front-facing camera:  5 megapixels

Hardware

    System chip:              Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    Processor:                 Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait
    Graphics processor:   Adreno
    System memory:        3072 MB RAM
    Built-in storage:          32 GB

Battery

    Capacity:   4000 mAh

Multimedia

    Music player:

        Filter by:    Album, Artist, Playlists
        Features:   Album art cover, Background playback
       Speakers:   Earpiece, Loudspeaker
       YouTube player: Yes

Internet browsing

    Built-in online services support:
    YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

    Data:                           LTE, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS
    Multiple SIM cards:    2 slots
    Positioning:                 GPS, A-GPS
    Navigation:                 Yes

Connectivity

    Bluetooth:   Yes
    Wi-Fi:         Yes
    USB:          USB 2.0
    Connector:  microUSB
     Features:    Mass storage device, USB charging
    Other:         NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

   Notifications:  Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    Sensors:          Accelerometer, Compas, Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

    Scheduled release: September 2014