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Sony unveils Xperia Z and Xperia ZL 5" 1080p flagships

08 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony unveils Xperia Z and Xperia ZL 5Just as expected, Sony's press conference at CES 2013 was indeed mostly about Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. Both leaked numerous times before and we already knew pretty much everything there was to know about them. Sony Xperia Z The Sony Xperia Z runs on the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro with a...

 

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> In reply to glennthera @ 2013-01-08 05:19 from vwq$ - click to readThe Sony Xperia Z packs a 2,330mAh battery, good for over 20 days of standby with LTE on and up to 14 hours on 3G. A so-called STAMINA mode turns off data when you turn off the phone. If you want some apps to stay connected even with the screen off (e.g. an IM app), you can add them to the STAMINA white list. Sony is promising a 4x increase in battery life with precise estimates of how long the remaining battery charge will last you (it learns from your usage patterns).

Oh where did i get this.

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  • 2013-01-08 05:28
  • vxrD

If both comes to Philippine market, I'm gonna buy both! Z for me and zl for my wife.

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  • 2013-01-08 05:22
  • th9X

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-08 05:07 from PGXj - click to readGood work by the old pioneers Sony! The phone's pretty good and is probably Sony's best effort till date! Full marks for the IP57 certification, it's something all other smartphones should have as there r countless phones which get spoiled daily due to the elements! I daresay they've set the tone 4 things 2 come during the next few months! However, it's anybody's guess how fast that 2330 mAh tank would be drained by the 1080p beastie screen and all it's other juice hogging buddies! Smartphones seem to be evolving in all other departments except the battery, which till date is their Achilles' heel!

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  • 2013-01-08 05:19
  • vwq$

> In reply to afzal81 @ 2013-01-08 04:56 from tZja - click to readSince you mentioned Bravia TV -- Out of curiosity, does this device have "Local Dimming" or "Frame Dimming"? I hope they added those tech on the device. :(

And anyone else at Las Vegas can confirm if this Z and ZL has:

-xReality Pro
-Motionflow XR

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  • 2013-01-08 05:08
  • t7Xk

> In reply to Bigblackbug @ 2013-01-08 04:56 from PU0@ - click to readWhen i look at the design ext:

Button/camera placement and overall design and battery.. i say sony win htc.

But if you compare other specs .. i not sure..

But currently i say sony takes the cake

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  • 2013-01-08 05:07
  • PGXj

Design point of view:

The camera is flushed in the body cover, so scratch is minimised.

Power button is at the side, good insight! as it is easier to press compared to top.

However it seems to be designed with left-handers in mind.. or press vol /power via thumb.

All phones should be designed like this now! as phones are getting large

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  • 2013-01-08 05:03
  • PGXj

> In reply to Arturas @ 2013-01-08 04:48 from mEww - click to readAmoled and its bluish tint and fake colors are disgusting.

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  • 2013-01-08 05:02
  • t7Xk

> In reply to Arturas @ 2013-01-08 04:48 from mEww - click to readThe screen using new optic contrass layer as you can find in all new bravia tv. Even if it just only led backlight. The optic contrass really do their job to make the screen more appeal even in direct sunlight. :-)

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  • 2013-01-08 04:56
  • tZja

Can anyone please advice me..should I get a htc butterfly or Xperia z??both have water resistant...but I'm not sure which one will have better battery life..

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  • 2013-01-08 04:56
  • PU0@

> In reply to Quark @ 2013-01-08 04:43 from 61Ev - click to readMore to add xperia z spec

- strong skaleton chasis as same as aerospace meterial.
- 2mp front cam with exmor r sensor.
- 6x strong back glass panel

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  • 2013-01-08 04:51
  • tZja

Well sony has hit the market big this time, smashing the apple iPhone 5 and the galaxy s3

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  • 2013-01-08 04:51
  • wfx5

> In reply to FrostJoke @ 2013-01-08 04:38 from t7Xk - click to readWell the problem with it is it's screen for me. It's not Amoled. I was expecting it would be amoled. But it seems just LED backlit. :/ That is LCD still and all LCD screens suck compared to Amoled. However I was expecting a little more. Now it seems this phone is just a flagship for last years phones, that means it's just to compete with the SIII, but not with the SIV... Other than that even if it is 1080p screen, it's still just a LED backlit LCD...
But Samsung better start moving their asses with their cameras again...

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  • 2013-01-08 04:48
  • mEww

And the S4 killer is here

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  • 2013-01-08 04:46
  • R0Kx

> In reply to xeesus @ 2013-01-08 03:24 from jS9p - click to readYou should try tracking the phones released by Samsung. Trust me, you will have fun.

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  • 2013-01-08 04:46
  • 95qq

Confirmed:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad cores @1.5GHz
- 2GB RAM
- MicroSD card slot
- 5" 1080p Full HD screen
- Sensor on Lens
- OptiContrast panel
- Mobile Bravia Engine 2
- 13MP Exmor RS sensor with HDR video
- Water resistant & dust proof

Unconfirmed:
- IPS-LCD screen (?)
- WhiteMagic Display (RGBW) (?)
- ClearAudio+ (?)
- SDXC (?)

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  • 2013-01-08 04:43
  • 61Ev

> In reply to JahCre @ 2013-01-08 03:20 from jxXT - click to readOr u can get the one being released to your region as it appears both werent meant for the same regions

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  • 2013-01-08 04:42
  • R0Kx

Galaxy S IV might have a tad better specs compared to this Xperia Z, but I don't think it comes anywhere near the beauty of this sexy phone.

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  • 2013-01-08 04:40
  • 95qq

Hell yeah, the best screen technology from Sony... Hands down, I'm really keeping a close eye on this device.

-5 Inch 1080-HD Screen.
-Bravia Engine Mobile 2.
-Timescape UI+.

Although, not mentioned, I'm pretty much sure it has xReality Pro Mobile Display on it (considering the fact that it is an HD display).

On my previous comment I was kinda disappointed about it running on JB 4.1 -- its a good thing that they plan to update it to JB 4.2 :D

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  • 2013-01-08 04:38
  • t7Xk

March seems a bit far away....:-(

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  • 2013-01-08 04:32
  • U@5B

> In reply to jake @ 2013-01-08 04:17 from ms%M - click to readThis trend is continue because there is no way to squeeze more tech into small phones, and yet have battery life.

Phones that decide not to grow will get hated by geeks... sadly but true.. nowadays everyone is looking at specs blindly.

Once there is break thru in battery tech.. maybe we will see the phone shrink again.

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  • 2013-01-08 04:29
  • PGXj

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