Guys I saw this phone in person in one of the Sony Centers and if you want to buy this phone I advise you to check it yourself because the screen is horrible. I agree it has very high resolution but viewing angles are a joke and also the contrast.
As usual Sony packs crappy displays into their flagship devices - really a pity. The same situation was with the Xperia S and Xperia T. When will they learn? Don't they see what HTC is doing, what Apple is doing in this area?
And also - as we can see from this review - the whole "Exmor RS" is only marketing BS, nothing revolutionary.
This phone should be prices $600 without contract, at maximum.
In the preview, you wanted to get another XZ to make sure the screen on the tested device is not faulty and that Sony actually released a flagship with poor contrast and colour saturation. Have you done that?
What is the battery life ?
I remember gsmarena always has a section for the battery life test. I didn't see any battery lift part for this Sony phone.
I think in the future battery life is one of the most important items besides displays and overall hardware spec(CPU and RAM).
so bad battery life, bad viewing angle, bad software... FAIL.. GS4 can't get here fast enough.
hellllo GSM, we don't want to wait till the dooms day to see the results of battery test for this beauty. faster pleaaaaase.
We are waiting for Sony Xperia Z battery test. Would you please results with us?
Mido.Karam, 17 Feb 2013FiRST !! where is my cookie?? no for real, this phone is so freaking awesome, but I wond... moreSony makes best cameras in the world?:)))). Have you ever seen other cameras man? Sony is quite crap. So, this one here is good for Sony. Ok, is no way near N8, but for a Sony, is OUTSTANDING;). So get over with...
robdevil, 20 Feb 2013You wont wait long. Just till 14th march 2013. Samsung will show Galaxy SIV.S4 can't be as prosperous as S3. this is one though year for Sammy.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2013touch wiz is not flashy... it has tons of practical features. samsung is king when it comes to... moreTouch wizz is horrible sbd gor me is far away behind sense ui and google native.
for those who's complaining/mentioning? that there's not battery life test on the review...
its been pointed out that GSMArena is running the tests and will update the review once done
hopefully its a good sign - that its taking so long - means the battery is lasting pretty well
plus dont forget they are prob going to test with stamina mode on and off? hopefully
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2013lame.. sony is not a phone maker go back to something you'r good at sony. no one gets a phone... moreyou must wait for 2,3 years and then judge about Sony's ability. it is just the beginning as the title says: "Zero Hour".
touch wiz is not flashy... it has tons of practical features. samsung is king when it comes to software, no one comes close.
lame.. sony is not a phone maker go back to something you'r good at sony. no one gets a phone because they drop it in water and sand all the time. lame gimmicks.i had phones for over 20 years never had water dmg, ... well except when my gf intentionally borke my phone lol.
Really looking forwarD to this phone tbh im not really bothered about nit picky details aslong as it has a decent cam nice screen and quick who cares no matter wat u buy nowadays a few months later theres somethin better so just shut up and get on with it
LoveAndroid, 19 Feb 2013Best in terms of?Elegance and simplicity. For me, tw s#cks, sense is much better thatn tw.