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Xperia Z confirmed to hit European markets on February 21

15 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Xperia Z confirmed to hit European markets on February 21 - read the full textWord from Sony about the official launch of the Xperia Z in Germany popped up on the company's Facebook page. The smartphone will go on sale at the Sony Store in Berlin on the 21st. While there is no word from the Facebook announcement on whether availability will also go for the rest of Europe...

 

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> In reply to Superfly @ 2013-02-15 13:31 from 3Y7k - click to readI have doubts about that. Well, it depends on their definition of "power users", but it's got a 5 inch fullHD non-amoled display + 2 gigs of RAM to suck the juice out of the slightly more than ordinday 2330 mAh battery.

Basically the large screen plus it's high res. will draw a lot on the battery and RAM is also very hungry on battery.

In comparison, the dualcore Motorola RAZR HD has bigger battery (2530mAh) and make the same statement about their all-day phone. Only it's got a slightly smaller (4.7") and more powersaving pentile AMOLED display and half the RAM. So I really doubt that the Z will last equally long on smaller battery and more powerhungry RAM and display.

Unless they mean working day, I seriously doubt it will last a full day for power users. My perception of a power user is one that is connected to 3G/4G network at all times, surfs, calls, texts and/or plays games quite frequent when on the run and at work or school. Surfing/streaming over wi-fi at home etc.

What will be interesting is the surfing hours and video playback hours. Call time was not so very impressive, but also not extremely relevant to most.

Probably better battery life than Sammy, LG and the rest though. So it's definitely a step in the right direction from Sony :)

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  • 2013-02-15 15:11
  • 5i4e

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-15 14:15 from v0qJ - click to readJust a small comment on buying for daughters, if already teenager you better make sure its what she want, its important to have whats popular in the area/among the friends and in her school, if the popular and pretty girls have iphone then you have to get her an iphone, no matter how much we may dislike apple we must set reason and own preferences aside. Teens kind of have their own societies and in their world reasonable thinking is not one of the requirements for young girls to fit in.

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  • 2013-02-15 15:05
  • m7KR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-15 13:42 from 39x% - click to readLol, ok to you too mate.

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  • 2013-02-15 15:04
  • IW1$

> In reply to TheNeighbor @ 2013-02-15 13:48 from v0qJ - click to readHey, its the hot air balloon Mr Neighbor. For someone who is both artist and architect you sure have a lot of time to spare. Hope you are not considering Xperia Z, i wouldnt want to have the same phone as you. Now GTFO pls

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  • 2013-02-15 15:00
  • m7KR

> In reply to [deleted post]wow, i didn't know the world in which you live in is full of polite people. if you want any clue for what i claimed, take look at Blog page to find out the article related to battery life.

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  • 2013-02-15 15:00
  • pT6m

> In reply to [deleted post]Thank god I'm not.

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  • 2013-02-15 14:36
  • iFrw

> In reply to TheNeighbor @ 2013-02-15 13:48 from v0qJ - click to readNot sure if sarcasm or butthurt sammy fanboy.

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  • 2013-02-15 14:35
  • th9Y

> In reply to Superfly @ 2013-02-15 13:31 from 3Y7k - click to read"They say power users will get through the day easily with the xperia z's battery before having to charge"

With everything turned on including hotspot browsing and streaming music? I doubt it but time will tell.

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  • 2013-02-15 14:34
  • iFrw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-15 14:15 from v0qJ - click to readIt'll be a great present... Advance wishes...:)

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  • 2013-02-15 14:28
  • H4ub

We will see... who is right.

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  • 2013-02-15 14:27
  • Tqc6

Just been playing with this phone - very nice. In stamina mode the battery can last more than 3 days. Will shut off internet and other services but you can add apps to it's exceptions.

The screen is fantastic too, very nice phone all round.

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  • 2013-02-15 14:23
  • smxp

My ANDROID dont have explusive games and are all alike!!

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  • 2013-02-15 14:16
  • t7P4

These will he my present for my daughter's b-day
She'll be very happy for sure.

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  • 2013-02-15 14:15
  • v0qJ

Prefect phone finally. Only drawback is battery compared to Note II. Will test it before judging the battery.

The other issue with Sony phones is over heating hope they addressed it with Z

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  • 2013-02-15 14:14
  • nXF6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-15 13:50 from M3s@ - click to readi hate you !! LOL, thats because of envy :D

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  • 2013-02-15 13:57
  • pT6m

Well I'll be getting mine on the 19th... ;)

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  • 2013-02-15 13:50
  • M3s@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-15 13:41 from m7KR - click to readYeah, good riddince to your Note II. Enjoy your full HD TFT screen.

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  • 2013-02-15 13:48
  • v0qJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-15 13:40 from IW1$ - click to readLol, ok mate

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  • 2013-02-15 13:42
  • 39x%

They release it earlier so that they can sell a few before S4 arrives and wipes the floor.

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  • 2013-02-15 13:42
  • puuu

> In reply to aeron312 @ 2013-02-15 13:15 from v0qG - click to readGood question, Sony said Philippines was in the first batch of countries to get Xperia Z, they must have changed their mind, or they where talking about the Asia launch only.

I may pick up one in Europe instead, since i am already here, if its the C6603 LTE version. I am worried about losing the official Sony Philippines warranty, and i probably have to pay a bit more (but ok, smartphones are so expensive in PH also, no big difference maybe).

Im very exited about getting the Xperia Z, bye bye Note 2, AMOLED sux. Here are som viewing angle and display quality for everyones eyes to enjoy, the color reproduction seem to be very good and the viewing angles are not bad, http://s582.beta.photobucket.c...5_1.jpg.html
Click the forward arrow to see all, there are so many photos beside both AMOLED and HTC Butterfly and so on.

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  • 2013-02-15 13:41
  • m7KR

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