coolkid, u know what ? This phone is sucks ! Fake battery stamina, bad viewing angles, crap UI, annoying heating problems, boring box-shaped design, copying the old crAPPLE iphone glass body.
If u said samsung air-gesture copied the xperia sola, so all the sony phones are copying old motorola phone, the first wireless handphone. Go away if u didn't want to be duplicated ! Nowadays, good technology must be shared upon different smartphone brands. Hence, it is called innovation..
[deleted post]Who cares... Even after your comment samsung will still remain plastic...
I'm using xperia z since 2 weeks ago.
Display: Not perfect but still great, especially when mobile bravia engine 2 is active (for video playback, picture, image browsing, and playing games) .. Amazing
Viewing angle? Not impressive but I prefer sunlight legibility to viewing angle, which is great and more useful in daily use. For below par contrast ratio performance (for highend), still acceptable for me, but I hope software upgrade can handle this issue.
Processing Power and UI: Not the fastest phone, but still enough to impress me.. Blazing fast UI, no lags or freeze at all.. Superior performance
Sudden death? Well, my unit is perfect, never happened here. My complaint is device temperature, especially when performing some heavy tasks.
Camera and video: Great Superior Auto Mode, very useful for daily use, very fast capture, great picture quality. No match for Nokia 808 for sure, but still manage to replace low-mid end digicam for daily use.
1080p video recording is decent for current highend smartphone.
Battery performance: 48 hours rating by GSMA, but Stamina Mode does make difference here, very helpful for analysing and preventing many apps and setting that drain battery. Very customize-able setting too. I'm really impressed with Stamina Mode.
Multimedia: Walkman and video player are great with perfect audio quality. Mono speaker is let down here, I prefer HTC One stereo speaker.
Design and build quality: For me, great design is a must for highend smartphone, no chance for ugly design and cheap material here. My purple XZ manage to attract many people eyes and impressed them. Just wow... Prada-like phone. Beautiful yet strong
Dust and water resistance are very nice bonus, very rare feature for highend smartphone.
So far, I'm satisfied with my unit, which is my first Sony phone. But, I hope this year, Sony should upgrade this and launch Xperia Z+ (or such) with Snapdragon 600 (or better) processor, better display (JDI panel), and bigger battery.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013Sleep Of Death maybe? I never face this problem with my Z. I notice that the battery life is e... moreI have to wait at least 2 to 3 seconds only then the camera can be turned on. Is that normal?
I have been using this phone for about 3 weeks and have developed a lot mixed feelings about it. This 1st look is great, but it doesn't really meet the expectations. The TFT doesn't offer you the same level of experience as does the Amoled/Super Amoled technology. 1st of all its impossible to get rid of the smudges and dust from the TFT as it seems to be charged up and attracting these particles. Then the brightness, sharpness and colour definition leaves you with a lot to be desired. The screen just doesn't lighten up the way Super Amoled does. Another odd thing that Sony has done with their interface is when you go to the applications panes from the home screen, the icons appear on a dulled down bordered area and suck all the fun out of visual experience. Sony used to be a leader in screen technology and giving the best visual experience not only on the phones, but also on TVs and computer screens as well and they have lost that edge. The place of the speaker on the phone is creating a lot of problems as well, as it is very easy to put your fingers on the speaker and suddenly lose all the volume. These are things that I think are specific with this particular handset and Sony could have done better.
Apart from that there still seem to be a lot of issues with OS. Android has exploded prolifically, but this only the 2nd best operating system out there. Apple's IOS is far ahead of it in it's ease of use and fluiditiy. One thing that is most annoying for me is the inadequacies of Android's email management system. It just doesn't work with at least hotmail. I just cannot see my mail folder on this email system apart from the generic inbox. So all the emails going to my self defined folders are just totally inaccessible from the phone until I go to the browser and login through the browser and even there the interface is not of such great quality. To be fair even if I go to the browser and try to access the emails on the iphone through the browser the experience is not that great either, but with iphone the email management system so smooth and trouble free that you don't have to.
Raid3n, 28 Mar 2013We are talking about the glass from the back (REAR) side of the phone ?? Thanksyup. my z has film on both sides. it looks similar... it came with no additional film whatsoever in the box...
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goodthings, 28 Mar 2013It IS covered by anti-shatter film. At least, mine is...We are talking about the glass from the back (REAR) side of the phone ??
Isaw the new Sony Xperia Z in KSA including ZL but why the cost of ZL is much expensive the Z..?
hi guys. I am a fine of sony.i just got that mobile.its most best smartphone i see in my hole life.its much better fr0m s3 or any other phones
Yes the glass back is scratch resistant, but its not covered by anti-shatter film, so don't hit it with the hammer :)
Real life environment you cannot damage this phone with just falling it to the floor, the XZ skeleton frame is totally bad ass. So you can drop it all day long without care about it, try to do this with an S3 or S4 :)) NOT
goodthings, 28 Mar 2013It is scratch resistant. If you take a closer look, you'll remark that it has a film (that mak... moreThe front (screen) is made of Dragon trail glass which is 6 Times stronger the gorilla class, the back class is made of gorilla class! So yes it's very strong and scratch resistance, add to that a shatter prove sheet which u can always remove if it gets scratched....
abdul, 26 Mar 2013confused which one to buy
samsung s4 - awesome features but looks cheap quality plastic
htc... moreGo with Sony Xperia Z..
Awesome Phone, i am using 8 days, great phone.
samsung is cheap quality, their all models are same design..(Grand,S3,S4)
so go Xperia
Sony Brand quality
shah86, 28 Mar 2013hi daers, i'ma buy this epic tomorrow, just a question, is the back scratch proof/resistant? a... moreIt is scratch resistant. If you take a closer look, you'll remark that it has a film (that makes it shutter proof, I assume). As for the glass beneath, it is scratch proof and resists against hits. Not as tough as gorilla glass though, but I don't care, I'm careful with my phones. I don't use any cover really and it seems just fine... I hate comparisons, but you'll see that the difference in built quality and elegance between this phone and most of the other phones is really obvious. This looks high end, not at all plastic-like. it is beautiful and pretty solid, which works for me.
jhojho, 28 Mar 2013100 percent sure..u can and the XZ itself recomment to transfer some app to ur xternal memory ... moreNO, it offers to transfer data, not apps. Moving apps to SD is a thing of the past, unfortunately.
ive alwats been a sony products fan and this phone seems a big deal, all my sony's phone still allive till now !the quality is much more better than the plastiky samsung! i got S3 as soon as they launch it for $800 !!i hold HTC sensation dual core and it seems that the S3 quadcore has the same same performence of my dualcore HTC!! the built quality of S3 is a complete failur!have you ever tried to take a pic of a moving object with S3?! disaster, so please samsung fans be objective when you write your comments.i carry now HTC sensation , Sam S3,xperia Z, The Z is the real deal!
yikesie, 28 Mar 2013anyone know.. if apps and games could be moved to sdcard? ofcourse without rooting the phone t... more100 percent sure..u can and the XZ itself recomment to transfer some app to ur xternal memory after u reach 70 % used of internal memory..but much better if u buy higher transfer rate flash card like 10
hi daers, i'ma buy this epic tomorrow, just a question, is the back scratch proof/resistant? as i dont use protection covers with my phones.what about battery back up, like i am a heavy user with facebook, twitter, whatsapp and wikipedia all the time almost. hoping to hear an opinion soon so i could go get my Z, was a samsung fan since omnia but i had enough when another plastic crap is released, named S4