Waterproof is its biggest asset. Camera doesn't do justice to its 13mp tag. BATTERY IS VERY POOR. THIS IS THE DEAL-BREAKER. Hadn't Sony fully understood the battery requirement of the phone's specs? Also, the speaker is on the lower right which gets cover by your palm while holding the phone. This is too basic to be missed-out by Sony.
Got this phone free on contract. The display is neither good nor bad. But considering it's HD, it belongs to the new generation phones, but not among the top.I liked the camera and mobile bravia. However, I find the battery to be weak. The stamina mode works only if you dont want to be connected. But I need my 3 emails, facebook and whatsappp to be running. So it doesnt work well. Battery is its biggest letdown.
what about its battery life if I'll switch on its net contineously...
Wacko, 06 Mar 2013DOCOMO SONY
SO-02E XPERIA Z
MP FULL HD
SMARTPHONE Free High-S... moreDocomo or not i think it is not the issue there, true there are two version of Xperia Z screen quality. one is the washed out version and one is good quality one.
Th docomo version uses black wall paper ans the interntional was using too much grey but there are just the same.
Due to xperia z initial release there saying they will release software for screen calibration this might solve the problem on whitewashed version maybe during the quality inspection they didnt see yet the problem as to delivery or CES time they realized it.
so for the best way solve this for me is before accepting the product try first and if ever it is whitewashed screen then request another one, dont forget to change theme put there the black as you will see clearly.
i hope this might help.
watch this video and put the viewing angle stories to rest...
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2013Actually the best camera is.
1- Nokia 808
2- Xperia Z
3- HTC one
4- galaxy camera (not ... moreYou are wrong. According to the sample pics first and third also second link pics proved htc one is the clear winner but not over 808. Sony picture colours are nor natural as htc one and lack of details. However this is not a official release, we can prove it more when htc one released.
SO-02E XPERIA Z
MP FULL HD
SMARTPHONE Free High-Speed
So we can purchase this Online. Is it true that this device built using IPS display?
SONY-Z and similar high tech handsets --to really enjoy usage need TRULY UNLIMITED DATA PACKAGE 3G/preferably 4G -- SADLY networks monthly data allowances of 500mb or 1GB or even expensive 1.5GB donot do justice to sony-z.
Daveman, 05 Mar 2013This phone is a tad too late in the market!...Quadcore phones are all around much before then ... moreDid you say your handle was Caveman? Seriously, there may have been quadcore phones around but quad is still the mode. Octacore is really quadcore with 4 cores handling the heavy processing and the remaining 4 power management, effectively a gimic. This is the first phone with full HD display, the Butterfly although released in December is not generally available.
So, do you want to re-visit your lame comment? There is no phone from last year remotely matchng these specs.
deep111111, 05 Mar 2013Hi buddy can u tell us about the looks r they really eye catching , iam interested in white , ... moreThanks Bro! All I can say is that when I first got it, I thought the screen was a bit big but am now used to it and it is perfect. As for the screen, the colours literally pop, I have pretty much used all top end phones and this is the best I have experienced yet. The colours are natural and vibrant and the blacks are certainly deep enough for me! Absolutely exemplar! A true marvel!!
sony fan, 05 Mar 2013i waited for this phone. i dont care about viewing angles because i dont use my phone sideways... moreDude - a phone is not meant to be a laptop! Mine lasts all day and so far always have more than 55% left at the end of the day, currently 57 and the phone has been on all day in normal use!
142217, 05 Mar 2013Hi everyone and sorry for my extremely bad English.
I spend half a day with HTC ONE , in Sams... moreYeah its to be expected that the HTC could appear sharper for people with good eyes, the PPI is after all higher, the display look much smaller because it IS much smaller. Anyway, i would not want that small display, i guess next year we can get 5 inch phones with 2560x1440, for 2013 i am willing to settle for 443 PPI.
So the battery drained down real fast and hot, sounds like you were doing something very resource intensive?
Hi everyone and sorry for my extremely bad English.
I spend half a day with HTC ONE , in Samsung building in Brussels( its not a joke)
I have my Sony Z for one week and my first filling that Sony more solid , but !!! for one hand users HTC is more comfortable. Resolution on ONE is more sharp , but screen look much smaller. Only big advantage of HTC is loudspeakers strong and clear. BTW after 3/4 hours it was remaining 20% and back cover is very hot. HTC is definitely not for games. Sens its relay niece for first 50 minutes. I didn't try the camera and I don’t now how the Samsung got it and maybe its not finale version for retail. If yes - sorry for HTC
jzac, 05 Mar 2013HTC One camera not that bad. I also thought xperia z has the best camera. How ever HTC One Cam... moreActually the best camera is.
1- Nokia 808
2- Xperia Z
3- HTC one
4- galaxy camera (not that great)
5- Lumia 920 (worst)
So after a 30 minutes under the water ( 1m ) what will happened with phone...explode or what?
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2013In regards of docomo and the other version. I think it is better not too rely on the video pro... moreThe difference in contrast and color shift in the video was there, for me its obvious that there are different displays. However both of them are good, just one is better than the other.
I think the best display is not restricted to the japanese version, i believe there are both types of displays used in the intl version as well, and that would explain why some reviews say the display is not great while others say its "extremely bright and very vivid colors".
I hope i can get my Z this week, if the TFT used on Z is similar to other Xperia models then i should be able to see the difference, if its an IPS then i will see it. The tests here in scandinavia has worshipped the display of the Z, the review units could be IPS in this region then, maybe also the retail units will be IPS. However it will be impossible to tell the difference between IPS and PLS (if Samsung is one of Sonys suppliers then it will be PLS, will have to open the phone to find out details like that, NOT an option with a waterproof device).
I like the waterproof feature. A little big, with battery-consuming screen. Sony makes waterproof phones and dual-sim phones. The same Xperia Z waterproof and dual-sim, with a smaller screen (4 or 4.3")and better battery could be the ultimate smartphone.
kooooooooooolllllll, 05 Mar 2013is it really worth buying when s4 will be coming with exynos 5 octa???????So what does the SGS IV Offer that Sony Xperia Z does not offer aside from it most probably going to be made out of plastic with a bad design?!? Almost all of the features that SIV has is already covered by the Z and some are not that much of a difference like the battery.. S Voice?!? I'd Rather go for the Dust and Water Proof feature coz its more useful in real life situations dont you think?!? I dont know about processing power difference but i doubt that it will be that much of a difference as well if not going to be at least the same level. They are Samsung and Not Apple so processing speed will not be that much difference coz apple iphone i believe still has a much faster processor even if they only have dual core chips used..
sony fan, 05 Mar 2013i waited for this phone. i dont care about viewing angles because i dont use my phone sideways... moreDont assume its bec. Full hd and 2330 mah. Most of actual user says its good you can make it atleasta day or 2. First two days of the phone loss faster and after that yo'll see a great improvement.