"The glass covering the front and back of the handset, the assertively angular styling, the soft rubbery frame that runs around the edges make a perfect ensemble. Undoubtedly, the Xperia Z is very much in the running for the handsomest phone of 2013."
Winner: Sony Xperia Z. Showing no fear of the elements without looking it, in all the bad ways some rugged phones do. The Sony flagship offers a memory card slot too, which is another great achievement. The Xperia Z isn't without issues - it's slightly larger despite the onscreen controls and smaller battery and the battery itself isn't user-accessible. But we believe these are things most people will be able to live with, considering the stunning looking piece of smartphone they're getting in return.
Camera interface and features
Winner: Tie. The Sony Xperia Z settings looks better organized and makes framing easier, while the newly adopted camera UI of the Galaxy S4 takes time getting used to. The Samsung flagship however makes up for that with a number of advanced shooting modes.
p/s: im still dont get it why sony always lose on camera comparison, shame on u sony !
like it or not but the fact is S4 is far superior than Z. Sony goofed it up badly.I bought z and sold it within 7 days. Unless they fix overheating problem and tweak bravia engine to work by default for screen. Its just a mattter of time before S4 blows every other phone out of water(HTC one has already lost it due to manufacuring delays).I can see many people selling there Z and opting for S4 once its launched..Sad SONY and HTC despite being aesthetically and functionally superior product than S4 you will lose it due to bad implementation of design(sony) and too much delay in launch(htc)
aniket, 01 Apr 2013Dude we get it u like screens with natural colours like with one and ip5 and hate amoled even ... moreI never hate AMOLED, I love vivid. :)
But.... I more prefer IPS or SLCD3. He he!
XZ will losing to S4.
But it design and waterproof capability will always towing interest.
Besides that, i saw camera result far better than here with manual mode. And i'm sure audio quality will do better in XZ if comparing it based on the headset that came with the phone.
can u make is clear why s4 doing worse in video as compared to galaxy s3 please tell me .
uu, 01 Apr 2013i know abt s3's sudden death but that occred after months of use, while sony xperia Z exprnced... moreyour bragging the sudden death were it already fix.
sorry but sammy has its own competition
Loepoes, 01 Apr 2013And I my Nokia N9 for the same reason. 4 inches is more than enough... Beautiful N9 over icrap any day
Wayne, 01 Apr 2013guys, their just phones, why dont you all get a life, what is wrong with you all? you are all ... moreYeah I mean its just phones...They dont make up a huge part of our society at all. You know these are just limited flip boxes that all look the and work the same. Nothing here at all. And you know why doesnt everyone not have feelings, opinions, or thoughts on anything they like or thats important to society. You know like music, food, fashion, law, politics, or anything. And just because someone likes phones means they are a nerd and that they have no life. I love your logic. Rule the world please
TMach, 01 Apr 2013I choose the Xperia Z and HTC One, the right balance/combination of beauty and brains! As for ... moreIf you want to go that route then Sony...and many others...stole HD, bigger and better cameras, Amoled, Really strong CPU/GPU, fast mem chips, designs, and software ideas so forth from Samsung...But that's not how it goes...honestly the Z is real plain looking and only is nice cause it's covered in glass...which makes it's entire body fragile...yay
Anon, 01 Apr 2013Perhaps you ought to learn to read and understand English before making idiotic comments. I ne... moreYes but decent edges can still be felt...Especially after some time. And also immediately just due to optimization. All those things go to favor in S4. Plus the Exynos version will have an extreme edge. Plus the screen is what draws you in when it takes up 90% of the front and it definitely tops the cake. And Looks better than Z from front and is made to fit in your hand better
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2013Agreed, but I still prefer my iPhone 5 :) mainly because its only 4 inchesAnd I my Nokia N9 for the same reason. 4 inches is more than enough...
Andrew Tan, 01 Apr 2013Sorry, it was not.. unless it color level same as iPhone at least, then it was naturally corre... moreThe Iphone does not have the most accurate display just as much as it doesnt have the best or most accurate everything. And the colors are near perfect...still not quite as natural as LCD, but extremely close while still being able to show black and less reflective in sunlight and more natural white balance and better power consumption. Or you could quite whining and enjoy the lovely Amoled screen. Lets see LCD make Amoled colors or retain black at high brights let alone its inability to do so even at lowest setting.
aniket, 01 Apr 2013Different people have different needs regarding screens...I like my screen to produce natural ... moreWell then Amoled can suit your needs. And who wants to look at grey instead of black "nearly silverish at high brightness"??? Who wants to walk out in sun and strain to see screen? What about when you are sharing pictures and videos with others? Point is Amoled is lovely and vibrant or tuned down to almost the same acurate color as LCD. In both forms its offers less battery drainage, exceptional viewing angels, unbeatable sunlight legibility, extreme contrasts, deep magnificent blacks, more accurate white balance, and just looks nicer. So who is not to gain at this point?
Saint, 01 Apr 2013I don't understand how some people are picky about angle views, they prefer the S4 over Z beca... moreCome. Do all of you really have to put such ridiculous comments? These are not tv's...No, they are phones, but we are using them the same as tv's. We watch FULLHD movies, youtube, shows, take and view pictures, play video games"even full console" and share our media with one person-a group of people. All looking from "angels". Who would have guessed it. And not to mention majority of people do in fact look at their screens from many varying degrees throughout the day every day. And it's not just angels. The screen itself just works better in every aspect.
kicker, 01 Apr 2013That full hd amoled is best screen of this year. For design and sound quality sony is champion. Nah. It most definitely didn't win sound quality..fact...and from front S4 looks better and it's shape works in your hand better than almost any other
ali, 01 Apr 2013sony is poineer of oled in 2008 and after 3 year samsung has copied that technology and made t... moreLMAO! Sony did not invent Amoled either and were barely doing anything with it. If you look they still barely are. It's Samsung that has done the work. And Bravia? Nice attempt, but not that amazing...Still a nice feature though...But match Amoled? Lol you must be new here.