[deleted post]Nah, you are paid by sony.. Z1 is good compared with other flagships but it can't beat lumia 1020.. Lumia 1020 is the best camera phone
To GSMARENA, I am a little bit concerned why Nokia Lumia 1020 review is later to be posted than Xperia Z1. In fact, the 1020 was just announced last July. I am not here to question the legitimacy of your site GSMARENA but, after reading both reviews of Nokia Lumia 1020 and Sony Xepria Z1, I found out something.. readers need consistency. Peace!
[deleted post]You are simply forgetting that Sony had to make compromises in order to not have a hump too. They put the camera module in the top bezel as putting it behind the screen,like Nokia, increases the thickness. That makes the Z1 the biggest 5-inch phone out there. The G2 with a bigger screen is much smaller. And they didn't even put the Android buttons in the bottom bezel, again wasting space. If you are complaining about the hump in the 1020, the same can be said of the bezel in the Z1.
Oh, and the difference is pretty big in terms of image quality too. It wasn't GSMA's fault that Sony gave them a pre-production unit to review.
I'll buy the 64gb version but is absurdly expensive in Brazil ... (U.S. $ 1,400.00).
It would be great to launch a rival one device with Xenon to rival the 1020 and remain competitive.
Sorry for not having Xenon Xperia Z1.
I would really like to try this phone. If it were offered in Andriod I might just buy it in a heart beat.
Between my wife iPhone and myself using Android. Plus all the useful apps we purchased and use regularly everyday, there is hardly room for one more.
I would want to buy this phone for my personal collection. Just like N9 and N808, this phone is unique in its own way.
"Lumia 1020 is The One That Got Away. We didn't realize it until we were through with our review and we knew this is probably Nokia's farewell with the world. There are a few more devices to come from the Finns, but none of them will come close to the Lumia 1020. And yet, lots of people won't get this gem even though they love it."
"We all need to remember what Nokia was and that this is pretty much the same company today. And the Lumia 1020 is a great example of Nokia's dedication to its fans."
These are some lines which made me emotional after reading your review.
Titanuim, 21 Sep 2013What u gonna do with technologies when u can't even have an application that uses it ! u name... moreActualy, windows phone store is full of HIGH QUALITY APPS.. I can assure you of this coz' i have set-up two L520. .unlike the Google play store, full of low quality crap. :)
Stitch, 21 Sep 2013you are missing my point. I understand people expect more from the overly hyped Z1 on camera... moreIs really worse than HTC One to be honest. Images are not sharp for a 20MP. I dare say a 4MP HTC One photo looks even sharper than these when the 20MP is downsized to 4MP. And not to mention the noise level. Perhaps an update to the camera firmware may help, but at this moment, the photos are just bad.
NHZ, 21 Sep 2013There are many other websites other than this and most of them great reviews about z1 camera.D... moreNo really. Listen to the latest podcast on Pocketnow. It is reporting that Z1 photos are full of noises. And you want real life situations? Read this:
There is a link to download the full res photos. Judge yourself.
Titanuim, 21 Sep 2013What u gonna do with technologies when u can't even have an application that uses it ! u name... moreWe don't combine the bracketed photos on the PC! 1020 did it for us and is as good as HDR! Do you actually use Pureview before you talked? Windows Phone store is far from being empty! Full of alternatives, yes. But is not empty. Most of the apps which I need on Android can be found or used via alternative on Windows Phone! Stop blabbering nonsense here.
"Relatively low battery capacity" and yet the device beat almost all Android and not-Android devices in almost every category. Seriously?
iua, 21 Sep 2013why gsmarena is not comparing nokia 1020 with samsung s4 zoom (16 mega pixels-xenon flash and ... moreS4 zoom is better than lumia 1020 in many aspects of photograhy. But the size factor also matters. 1020 can handled easily. One more thing nokia 808 is definitely better than the s4 zoom.
Note: I'm using both 808 and s4 zoom.
Regarding FM Radio and no audio out on loudspeaker, just press or hold your finger on the screen while FM Radio is available and you can choose loudspeker instead of playing through the connected headset.
Stitch, 21 Sep 2013you are missing my point.
I understand people expect more from the overly hyped Z1 on camera... moreYeah,they also said the Z1 screen is nowhere near the 1020 screen. Maybe Amoled is better,but "nowhere near" is a pretty far out claim.And also they forgot that Z1 has an SD card slot which is important for storing larger media files.But 1020 does have more internal storage anyway.
Maybe my post will get deleted.
ahC, 21 Sep 2013Purely and utterly amazing. What really gets me is that even during tough times, Nokia never m... moreSo true my friend...every Nokia phone was alwayse great and exellent...we're gonna miss this brand, and its hardware quality, but we'll never forget it!
I have it since monday and I love it !!!
The camera is just out of this world, counting in the size of this phone, but also the rest is just an awesome phone. ... an (ex) x-peria android user.
MobilePowerUser, 21 Sep 2013Camera on Xperia Z1 is not that good as you think. Check the comparison.
http://www.appdisq... moreyou are missing my point.
I understand people expect more from the overly hyped Z1 on camera performance.
From the sample in your link, the 1020 is clearly better than the Z1, but does that mean it is subpar or worse than say s4 or Htc one?
Do you know what im trying to say here? Everything got praised in the conclusion, even though there are some shortcoming in them, but only the z1 get bashed so badly.
Z1 can do what htc one/ s4 can do as an android, or even faster, it is more rugged, and the design is one of the best, can you deny all these? or you can just simply skip all of these and just mention every downsides possibly found in the z1?