Hands-on review: Sony Xperia Z4v

Introduction and design Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Z4v, is an offshoot of the Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z3+ that’s making its way to US shores by way of Verizon Wireless. The new release aims to provide the best traits of each of those phones, while also offering enough aesthetic and internal boosts to trump last year’s Xperia Z3v, which was also available through Verizon Wireless. While the build we got our hands on was only a working prototype and didn’t feature final software, the presentation was complete enough for us to make some snap judgment calls before its tentative summer release. Based on our initial impressions, the Z4v has what it takes to hang with the sharpest and most powerful smartphones available in the US. But if you were hoping for a direction translation of the Xperia Z4 or Z3+, you might be a little disappointed. Design Sony’s line of smartphones rarely receive a massive design overhaul and the new Xperia Z4v is no exception. While it does bring along some minor, …
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