I thought that the 4mp 'ultrapixel' camera would be revolutionary but this review contrasts this. The camera performs well in low light but not as well as other cameras in good lighting. Thats a deal breaker for me, along with the lower resolution photos.
Was waiting for this And came to the decision Xperia Z will be My Choice. Good Review...I didn't like the back of This there's no attraction in design Sorry to say...Sony rocks. :)
nice review...better than the rest of the world mobile.but i just got XZ for better after sales support.
Eplak, 23 Mar 2013Be happy or content with your HTC one. I am happy with my xperia z. I did a 1 week long decisi... moreFYI the xperia z 5" it's cut of by the one screen button, so it's not really a pure 5" inch experience :)
10 h of web browsing. I love you htc. My one x dies after only 4h. It is more than doble.
I really love this overall phone but still i will prefer Removable battery, SD card slot & 13mp Cam like other flagships in same design.
lam ang, 23 Mar 2013well, i like the looks and the sounds of this phone. but i would still take the Z. the Octacor... moresometimes in the real life u will be in unplanned celebration ,me and my friends will use our phones to enjoy the moment,or u might be bored with a friend in a place with no tv ,u might watch a movie together and pass the time(u need loudspeahers and good viewing angles)
the octacore of the s4 gives u better performance and a better battery life ,normal users differ in their gaming some play cut the rope (especially girls)and other play real racing.
the problem with xperia z is that the loudspear performance is below average even for just ringing .
the bad viewing angle of the xperia z is not because sony thinks about your privacy ,it is because sony uses cheap glass,this lead not to just poor viewing angle but even to poor contrast which made the brevia engine useless.
when ur phone is not water resistance it does not mean u can't use it in rainy days,it means u can't use it under the water.
for me when comparing xperia z to htc one,the xperia z wins only in good light still camera performance.
So the fantastic loudspeaker is not that loud, and the fantastic camera is not that clear. Disappointed, will pass on that one...
Htc is thinking that they r very smart but they r actually doing COST CUTTING buy giving CHEAP 4 mp cam with worthless software gimmicks ......htc do u really think ppl r fools .....come on if u wud have given 13 mp cam and i wud not mind couple of grands for the already overly priced smartphone .......come on PLZ GROW UP HTC. Give me 13 mp cam and i am SOLD...
Tukur, 23 Mar 2013I really wanted to give htc a chance. However despite good design and awesome screen the one w... moreA couple of points you raised are the primary reason why I won't be sucked-in to buying this smartphone.
Also Xperia Z camera output was bad, soft and less details even it was 13MP.
HTC one was better sharpness and details.
Not me said only, a lot others side reviewers also mention it.
If you compare with others and mentioned it was better, then it was. But xperia Z camera was better? Sorry it never better than HTC one camera.
The rest of review was fair and good.
brynn, 23 Mar 2013Some like me use speakers for podcast playing and audio book listening and satnav instructions..yeah, i like the speakers too. reminds me of the live with walkman. only if they made it water/splash proof/resistant, it would be a top choice. since rain is very often in our country.
lam ang, 23 Mar 2013well, i like the looks and the sounds of this phone. but i would still take the Z. the Octacor... moreSome like me use speakers for podcast playing and audio book listening and satnav instructions..
Not going to say some of the dealbreakers for me but the Zoe feature is really good feature..I think later on htc will bring out 8MP ultrapixel which will make Zoe even better.Its a fantastic feature that will be brilliant for lots of events,pets,kids,stunts and its not a gimmick..It does not say how much each event takes up in MB tho.
It says only 4 homescreens rising to 5 including Blinkfeed but surly this can be overiden by Launcher Pro etc..
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2013Xperia Z is crap, a lot of issue. But if you like it neough, why troll here? What you said a... morereally? then go buy yours. no one's stopping you. i am not trolling here. im just saying my opinion like you and everyone else. stop whining kid.
lam ang, 23 Mar 2013well, i like the looks and the sounds of this phone. but i would still take the Z. the Octacor... moreXperia Z is crap, a lot of issue.
But if you like it neough, why troll here?
What you said ain't gonna change our views.
HTC ONE is the top dog in terms of looks, hardware, screen, and battery life!
It's the REIGNING CHAMP of browsing dept 9hrs 58m, beating iphone 5.
Great review by GSM Arena erases my doubt, I'm gonna get this phone surely.
well, i like the looks and the sounds of this phone. but i would still take the Z. the Octacore on S4 is good, but i wont be able to maximize that as well. since a normal user only does few gaming, few shots(i dont intend to post them on billboards or magazines. just in social media sites).
Listening to music using loud speaker is rare unless you are always at home. most people uses their headsets to listen to music. i dont even see anyone walking around playing with loud speaker.
Winning a game because they have an octacore in their smartphone, and what games actually most people play on their smartphones? yes! angry birds? temple run? mincraft? cut the rope? fruit ninja? pretty heavy huh!
Viewing angles is not an issue here. do you really intend to let the one beside you peek at your phone, what you're typing in, or reading, or whatever? its a personal stuff. privacy please.
The Z is enough for me, it's got everything. i wont even bother covering it when the comes. it is perfect for summer and rainy days!
kubikzu, 23 Mar 2013xperia z ? seriously xz was the slowest compared to sgs4 and htc one and here are the good f... moreBe happy or content with your HTC one. I am happy with my xperia z. I did a 1 week long decision whether to choose the strong dust proof and water resistance build of Sony XZ or the beautiful and fast HTC one here in the UK. I chose XZ because of the build, water resistance, expandable memory, and larger screen. These 2 phones almost have the same dimensions with HTC one being thicker and having a smaller display. Thanks!