Droid Ghost, 24 Aug 2013Why are people complaining about this phone? It is a beast with some crazy specs. Ha ha ha! ... moreit's a brilliant strategy from Sony back in time, when it gather Ericsson (as Sony Ericsson), and jumping in mobile phone industry.
Sony having no experience and portfolio in this industry, so they learnt from Ericsson.
finally Sony gets everything they need to know about mobile industry.
in certain point, Sony will ready to stand with own feet. and now it's the time.
Cls.Luc10, 24 Aug 2013right, sony xperia z has too wider and longer for his screen in my opinion , if z1 is wider an... moreTry holding the Z in different ways then you'll see that the bezels are not too big. I initially thought the same thing but 4 months with the Z has shown otherwise. The only shortfalls with the Z are speaker volume, screen clarity when in the sun and how quickly the screen drains the battery. The SoC also can get very hot at times. My next phone will be with a 720p 4.7" screen.
I will rather wait for the rumored Sony Honami mini or the another rumored Xperia, C670X (rumor spec is snap600 CPU 4.7" display) than this. I still like the design but not the bezel, hope Sony release a ZL version 2.
Irelia, 24 Aug 2013I think AMOLED sucks. AMOLED degrades too fast and you end up having a tinted screen (grey and... moreAlthough, OLED did suffer poor lifespan and rapid degrading issue issue, but nowadays OLED normally can last at least around 3~5 years before any obvious display degrading occurred, while at the same time most consumer change their smartphone every 1~2 years. Though OLED will still suffer color balance issue or so called "oversaturated" because of this as OLED blue pixel degrade faster than other color, OEM will try to saturate more "blue" on their display so that the display can last longer.
better BUILD quality
+ water & dust resistant
oh, and plus thin :)
Droid Ghost, 24 Aug 2013Why are people complaining about this phone? It is a beast with some crazy specs. Ha ha ha! ... moreIt has some proper build quality, good design and is water proof. the only thing that sucks is the bezels and maybe software. it's all a matter of marketing imo. they need to market real good then they have a chance.
Rad-K, 24 Aug 2013just give this an amoled screen, lcd scks I think AMOLED sucks. AMOLED degrades too fast and you end up having a tinted screen (grey and white will never be actual grey and white but rather green, blue and yellowish), the screen won't be as bright and consumes more power when displaying bright stuff. I got a galaxy S2 and it's horrible, really. and it's not even 2 years old. AMOLED wears like 10 times as fast as LCD.
Its very good phone and im ok with its disadvantages told bellow except one...
Nooo bigger bezels !! i hate wasted space... Xperia Z had perfect bezels but this one extend them, and thats dissapointing.
Otherwise its a Rocket !
i hate on screen buttons. always accidentally press that home button when i play games or taking picture @ video recording. it waste to much space to.
like my xperia tx, from 4.6inch reduce to 4.3 inch, my friends xperia z from 5inch reduce to 4.7 inch.
that on screen buttons only hide when u watch videos / movies, but never hide when u play games or running any apps.
really hope xperia z1 is my next phone after using xperia tx for 6 month. now my dream phone is gone now
sorry bad english :(
AtlasF, 24 Aug 2013Sony supplies all the major companies with camera phone sensors, its just that Sony's camera s... moreThem keep on suppling and stop making phones because of the poor software performance. Sony must try to make windows phone.
Why are people complaining about this phone? It is a beast with some crazy specs. Ha ha ha! This is very funny!
What a beast? ha ha ha!
SonyEricson failed so this will fail too.
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2013again too much wasted space around the display....sony never gonna learnSony may never learn but it seems neither do the trolls who plague this blog!
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2013too much bezel.. fail! bring the mini version and with a true mini profileI take it you saw the Honami sized up next to the iPhone 5? If you did, you will realise the bezel is exactly the same size as that of the iP5......so your point is what exactly? Troll much?
Screen, 24 Aug 2013There seems to be lots of empty space around the screen. Two things which stopped me from g... moreif you dont know s4 has the camera made by sony,because sony makes best cameras for phones.