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Sony Xperia Z review: Zero hour

17 February 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
Sony Xperia Z review: Zero hour - read the full textWith solid backup in the midrange, returning to the fiercest battle in the mobile market is Sony’s top priority. The Xperia Z, which leads the charge, got us properly impressed in a recent hands-on and if it walks unscathed from a complete review, we’ll know the Japanese have hit the form of their life...

 

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Gooduuu......wanna get it Z

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  • 2014-01-30 07:14
  • rK5J

in the night mode camera working like 2 megapixel and the flash is worse ofcorse the front came is the best , and loud speaker i dnt think its a loud speaker better to inset the headset finally sony xperia z grow up Engineers lol

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  • 2014-01-02 21:03
  • m1PL

> In reply to Mark @ 2013-03-22 22:30 from JypU - click to readI really don't get what your talking bout, The camera according to you isn't as good as the galaxy s4, the screen isn't as good by ur rating? Have u updated your software? Several updates have com for the Z and they ve added white balance which includes hue n saturation options. The screen is as good as any other top smart phone, I have compared it with the S4, compared it with the active. The only thing I'll admit the s4 has deeper blacks n glossier whites and that's due to amoled. But with natural colours the Z beats the Samsung variants hands down. I ve compared the Samsung cameras as well with the Z and I think most people who say the galaxy is better just join the band wagon of Samsung fans and few reviews that are obviously sponsored by Samsung. In terms of producing natural colours that are life like or real the Z beats the Samsung. The Samsung has a slightly wider viewing coverage but doesn't produce better pictures in low or Bright light conditions. A lot of people just talk for the fun of it really.

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  • 2013-12-02 03:01
  • fsVb

PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR REVIEWS: Wi-Fi and Cell reception performance. These are basic features any phone today and they MUST perform well otherwise using the handset no matter how cool it is becomes a nightmare. Basically based on your positive review and other reviews I've purchased the handset and totally regret it.
The internet forums are full of people complaining of the Wifi horrific performance. In your review you don't mention anything about it. This drawback is so bad that it definitely should've been on the first page in MAIN disadvantages. I see you mention the camera there. Well the camera on a scale 1-10 gets 8 in my book but the Wi-Fi is around 5.
I'm very disapopinted with this guys.

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  • 2013-10-28 19:30
  • StUC

> In reply to Flozz @ 2013-07-29 10:25 from dSLe - click to readFlozz, sorry to hear about the loss incurred. But try to buy any brand and go back to them with a cracked screen and let us know if they replaced it under the normal warranty.

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  • 2013-10-03 21:00
  • EvYa

One of the screen shot photographs shows a beautiful mountain peak . says place etc,. unknown. It is actually the Trango Tower in Pakistan , one amazing high peak which seems to go on forever.

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  • 2013-09-06 15:39
  • H5E@

Im not sure if my post posted but my complaint is about my loudspeaker packed up my sony xperia z is only 6 months im not happy considering how much I cost me to buy I will never buy another sony again to many faults should of bought a samsung galaxy dont buy sony people

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  • 2013-09-01 13:16
  • H3Qn

i like sony handset i am best ........anil falke

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  • 2013-09-01 12:08
  • tUdx

Anil falke...............sony z is the best mobile phone than samsung gallaxy and other mobile phone i like to sony xperia z don`nt like other mobile ................Regard Anil falke

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  • 2013-09-01 12:06
  • tUdx

Hi guys .. .Is the recent software '10.3.1.A .0.244'.. Is it OK or any issues?

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  • 2013-09-01 10:46
  • tT@q

Looking to upgrade from a Sony Ericsson Arc Lt15 A to this... Is the screen quality and camera quality significantly better on the z to the arc?

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  • 2013-08-31 00:59
  • 9xPb

Poor battery life stopped me from getting this phone, I shall be waiting for Honami to see how that fares in battery life test.

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  • 2013-08-13 18:30
  • pF7r

here's a masterpiece in the IT world

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  • 2013-08-09 13:12
  • fjSE

The best phone so far, and give you value for money.

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  • 2013-07-30 09:50
  • vpHA

Owned for several months, ok phone, battery life poor, wifi shockingly bad but other than that it had performed ok, until it decided to crack in my pocket! rendering it useless! At this point my experience with Sony and their customer service went downhill fast! As far as I was concerned the screen had cracked during normal use, not dropped, crushed or hit (which they agreed with) and was in as new condition other than a hairline crack, however I was told Any screen damage is chargeable to the customer for repair. So as I understand this the screen is not covered under warranty! Not impressed!
What I find incredibly frustrating is they are happy for you to send your phone to their repair centre for inspection regarding a warranty claim but then tell you a cracked screen, no matter how the damage has occurred is not covered! and then want £242 to repair it or £14.40 to send it back to you!! Scam!! Needless to say I won't be buying a Sony smartphone again and certainly wouldn't recommend them.

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  • 2013-07-29 10:25
  • dSLe

sony z is the best mobile phone than samsung gallaxy and other mobile phone i like to sony xperia z don`nt like other mobile

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  • 2013-07-05 07:44
  • upf}

i fell very much happy to use this. thank...

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  • 2013-06-28 20:37
  • Mf5j

In the zero hour review says:

"You can go for simply launching the camera in either still or movie mode, or you can set it to immediately snap a photo/start capturing video. This might come in handy for those occasions when you are worried that you might miss a shot, but is also useful for when you don't want to waste your battery keeping the camera interface constantly going (it's a real battery hog)."

I want to know how do you configure the camera for taking a photo/start capturing video without launching the app UI as you say! the camera shortcuts only offer camera modes but all of them launches the full camera app with the selected shortcut mode... Anyone can help me?

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  • 2013-06-16 19:41
  • PqSZ

GSMArena, can you please update the review with latest firmware? Want to know what's new and if it improves user experience. Thanks.

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  • 2013-06-10 17:44
  • Hm9U

> In reply to zaid @ 2013-03-31 15:11 from uZa% - click to readYes, its using on-screen buttons like LG Nexus 4.

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  • 2013-06-01 04:49
  • uH%x

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