Bla, 25 Sep 2014I am liking the Sony offerings but really hate the power button placement in the middle of the... moreSounds like the car holder is the problem, not the phones power button placement,just an observation not an opinion
with bigger screen and front-facing stereo speakers, it has same height and is thinner and lighter from HTC ONE (M8) but you don't write "Slightly larger than most direct rivals" for HTC. I sense that GSMA is fan of HTC while many people and I don't like that at all!
I am liking the Sony offerings but really hate the power button placement in the middle of their phones. I am using my phone a lot as GPS nav and because of this the car holder will press down on the button when in use. Such a deal breaker for me.
Ahmed, 25 Sep 2014This phone is simply better than iphone 6 Thank you GSMarena ...Lol iPhone was never better after 4s. People just like it more.
kartoonz, 25 Sep 2014im very certain that the self screen crack issue will persist in this phone as well!! i had a ... moreYou just be sceptical and enjoy your m8
On the topic of selfbreaking glass...it is a myth
There was a petition to sony to adress the "problem"...signed by no more no less 70 people out of tens of thousands xperia users, and those users too questionable...so it may be so, but is a statistical production fault, just as htcs pink camera fault or what else, and samsungs no working sd slot or usb charging port fallout or what else....
im very certain that the self screen crack issue will persist in this phone as well!! i had a hard decision to make between the z3 and the m8, but i just ordered the m8, since im skeptical about the z3's glass durability especially with heavy tasks like gaming, camera, which might heat the phone
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2014"Gl to Sd", to move app and game data to Sd!
Stereo crosstalk is too bad when headp... moreI can confirm that earphone sound on xperias with dedicated earphones is more than perfect...including the loudness and quality
Furthermore its frequency settings remove the background music noise that is apparent on other flagships...tried it out on s5...sound is better quality on xperia
Stereo crossover on xperias is even adjustable with clear stereo option in sound settings...so you can adapt stereo crossover to your liking...
darkraver, 25 Sep 2014For christ sake, will any review check if it has the app to sd functionality
You comment th... more"Gl to Sd", to move app and game data to Sd!
Stereo crosstalk is too bad when headphones are plugged in, so the sound quality is NOT good at all, barely even stereo!
S3S4S5Note3, 25 Sep 2014That's coz idiots fall for iCrap. They chose to be fooled into paying top dollars for a sub... moreIt's not just the spec's that make the phone, it's the software that drives it..many fanboys fail to understand that.
S3S4S5Note3, 25 Sep 2014One thing I have to alert Xperia users to the issue of voice feedback when one uses Skype or H... moreEchoing and microphony are both issues that belong to the carrier, be it traditional (phone carrier) or over the internet. You should tell the hangouts and skype people about this issue. I know it seems strange, but these devices have nothing to do with such errors and all they can do is to try to block them through software, which is nothing more than a compromise.
darkraver, 25 Sep 2014For christ sake, will any review check if it has the app to sd functionality You comment th... moreBecause they have different ways to test the battery. Discrepancies are implicit. Yet, they don't matter. Imagine that this phone will definitely, most certainly and in ANY circumstance last you for over a day, which is all anyone needs.
Awesome job, but i did expect better battery than z2. Is this test accurate? Anyway, brilliant battery no matter what.
For christ sake, will any review check if it has the app to sd functionality
You comment the loudness of stereo speakers as average whilst they measured 75 db, quite the same as m8, but with different frequency range....I would call that perfect sound
And...others sites battery tests shoved better results than z2, why is there a discrepancy there?
"Audio quality is good"
So I suppose this phone would still make for a great MP3 player?
This is what i hate in z series. Whats the point of being waterproof if you cannot use the touch accurately.sometimes it is almost impossible to pick a call.Otherwise this is the best Android phone available.
Battery life may actually be better than z2 in real use. The z2's screen is extremely dim at 50% and is a dim screen even at max. The maximum nits are higher in the z3 than z2, so it is likely that the 50% setting is higher. I say likely and not definitely because 50% doesn't necessarily mean half brightness.