The Xperia Z4v to be Sony’s Next Offering
The Xperia Z4v is a new phone that’s about to be released by Sony and a lot of fans are looking to know if it will feature the same things that made Sony’s models so great over the past few years. Compared to other companies like Microsoft and Nokia, Sony managed to gain a particular audience that enjoys just as much entertainment, media and good phone features. Sony’s phones also generally feature impressive design as well as some waterproof features. Let’s see what the Xperia Z4v has in store for us, based on what we know so far.
Familiar Shape and Look
First off, the Xperia Z4v does have a similar sibling in the Z4, and features some changes in size and shape. The new phone appears thicker and fans will also notice some small changes in visual design, but overall, this still feels like a Sony phone. The size and new feel might feel like a downgrade to some compared to the Z4, but let’s see if the Z4v can pull off better things in terms of features. The device also weights a little bit more, which might make people compare it with Sony previous phones.
The Z3 and Z4 do have a lot in common with it as far as design is concerned. Images of black and white versions have been going around the web and the screen is expected to be a strong buying point with the QHD mention meaning the latest in terms of technology. The resolution is said to be 2560 x 1440 pixels and might be what the Sony fans will be the most excited to try when they open the box. The glass feel that makes Sony phones feel luxurious and worth their price also looks to be present on this model.
The display is 5.2-inch, which makes it suitable for media and delivers quality visuals all across the board. Not everything has been announced about the specifications of the new phone, but the processor is expected to be a Snapdragon 810 running at 2 gigabytes and a 20.7 camera is also expected to be on the device when it ships. The phone is expected to be available at Verizon.
Returning Features and Expected Uses
Fans will be happy to know that the phone does again come with good waterproof features, which means less damage and more durability for the phone. The OS will be Android 5.0 Lollipop and the battery aspect of the phone is also expected to be one of its strengths, as it supports wireless charging and 3000 mAh is the expected size which will please owners who need some juice before they get to the next charge. A microSD slot is also said to be present on the device.
What does Sony expect its users to do with the phone? Well, they’re expecting them to make not just calls, but also run apps and even play games. Sony is also the creator of the Playstation 4 and the Z4v is expected to play an important role in being the phone of choice to run all the mobile features Sony has been announcing over the past two years or so. This marketing stance and its compatibility with the PS4 could make it a real winner in America. Game-streaming and its association with gaming could be what matters when it comes to comparing with the competition.
Overall, the Z4v doesn’t seem to be changing the game or to be something worth sleeping outside stores for, but with good specs, a nice screen, the same waterproof capability and other features that made other Sony phone well-rated, and finally its association with the PS4, the Z4v could find a lot of buyers when it hits stores during the upcoming months. Sony may be confusing its customers a bit by going somewhat backwards in terms of size and weight, but it’s only once the final product ships that we will be able to tell if it’s worth the purchase over Sony’s other phones and those of the competition.
This was a first look on the Z4v, and while not all details have been released yet, it’s pretty safe to say that it probably won’t be a must-upgrade for those who already own the most recent versions of Sony’s line of phones. The differences seem to be negligible, but if in need of another phone, the Z4v looks to deliver all that Sony has been able to do with great success in the past – good cameras, great display and a tough phone that you know can stand the test of time. Remember that this phone is expected to be sold in association with Verizon.