If Nokia unveil their EOS unit a couple of days from now (if so), and the Sony as well on their Honami, it would be a good competition i guess.
All we could do now is to wait and see what's gonna happen.:)
I'd get an 808 pureview, a secondhand one to save even more money, and a brand new Galaxy Note 3 by the end of the year. That's my killer combo.
AnonD-81600, 01 May 2013you failed to mention Xperia Z's issues with low overall (voice calls and loudspeaker) audio o... moreThat Is very true as the audio output volume from the speakerphone and earphone is beyond horrible. One can barely hear anything out of their speakers. They give you a great screen but crappy speakers. Not sure why Sony can't manufacture their smartphones with better sounding speakers. Sony can make some great sounding speakers but they are really really cheap the speaker quality that they use in their smartphones and or this reason I never buy their smartphones. A smartphone is a communication device so sound is very important. I would rather it be 5mm thicker and one with better speakers and batter life than being 5mm thinner with crappy battery life and crappy speakers.
XperiaFanDroid, 01 May 2013Funny how every (almost) flagship device has weakness that people keep bashing of. S4 - cheap... moreguy, u say lg update slow?? optimus g just released less 2 month already update to jelly bean ( but not the fastest >____< ) and more old device like Optimus 4x hd, L9, L7,3D, even the L3 also get update, now they are hardworking! waiting for the G2 and Nexus 5
XperiaFanDroid, 01 May 2013Funny how every (almost) flagship device has weakness that people keep bashing of.
S4 - cheap... moreLol, u failed to mention
S4-lag issues but minimal, no ip57
Htc one-aluminum prone to denta and scratches, repairability, nonrep batt, no microsd, no ip57
XZ-audio quality, camera, sharp edges of design very uncom4table to hold, lags again, nonrepl batt, washout display
People stop defending XZ coz it is now out of d commerce of d 2013's flagship battle..
And people whu crtcze s4's superAmoled, try to read display test from experts, s4 superAmoled screen mode settings will put your problems out :)
Anonymous, 01 May 2013Lol AMOLED isn't all it's hyped to be, only in Samsung fanboys minds. Even so, sorry to burst ... moreSo only Samsung fans think amoled is great? Why aren't they "all that they're hyped up to be"? Amoled is the future and most people know it, exept from Samsung haters, amoled have come so far in a very short period of time, they just keep getting better and better. And sony has yet to make a phone that has a truly impressive display, fact!
AnonD-87222, 01 May 2013I own a Sony phone, previously owned the S8500 with Amoled screen and the difference was parti... moreLol AMOLED isn't all it's hyped to be, only in Samsung fanboys minds. Even so, sorry to burst your bubble but Sony is bringing TRILUMINOS, 4K tech to its Xperia line that's going to leave Samsung without an answer lol.
AnonD-124528, 01 May 2013Haha...i salute you for that one...i agree with you about the screen..in real life and not in ... moreDude I couldn't agree more. Sony mobile screens are very crisp and sharp. When ever I watch pics and videos I'm just blown away with the quality. So, it makes me sick to listen to all those claims saying the screen is bad which is a total BS! I've owned LG,HTC, APPLE products myself and all of them are considered top notch when it comes to screen quality yet I can easily say that Sony matches them. Yes, I understand viewing angles are not perfect and the colors could be more saturated but this by no means make the screen as bad as you people make it sound.
But again what can we do about it? It's the mass mind mentality, and mass mind are sheep in their nature. They will believe anything without any proper or logical evidence behind it,and then they will start figthing for it(Dawkins,1989).
AnonD-124528, 01 May 2013Haha...i salute you for that one...i agree with you about the screen..in real life and not in ... moreI own a Sony phone, previously owned the S8500 with Amoled screen and the difference was particularly striking. Looking at the "newer" LCD makes me want to cry. I have an IPS screen in my TV, S-PVA on my Pc display, I used to have Amoled in my phone, and now I have a TN LCD in my smartphone :-(
I think you're not going to be bothered only if you don't have any better comparison. Most people use TN panels in their PC displays so.. I guess it's not as striking for them. If you've used anything better before though, the Sony display quality is really rather poor.
AnonD-81600, 01 May 2013you failed to mention Xperia Z's issues with low overall (voice calls and loudspeaker) audio o... moreYou maybe right about that and thats really annoying in loud places...but you can resolve in using pair of headphone or USB one..but if this such a hassle for you..it up to you...
AnonD-1544, 01 May 2013Stop all this crap about Sony screens. Their screens are brilliant and full of life. If the vi... moreHaha...i salute you for that one...i agree with you about the screen..in real life and not in review, all Sony screen is great..i own couple of newly sony flagship and because the screen is great, i never use a screen protector..even sony preinstall protector i take it off..just to see the screen 100%..i dont trust review much even in gsmarena..i tend to find many review from all over to match them and see what they thinking bout it...but when you own them, any review just dont match it...i love all sony phone..ganbate