popye, 16 Jul 2013Phones of the future will actually become water-proof. Watch Nokia release theirs with nanocoating.as far as i know,nokia has brought that p2i company which had the patents for the technology,so it is unlikely that we see that tech on other devices....
bruce-wayne, 16 Jul 2013people considering to buy the best cameraphone are unlikely to have os and raw power as a prio... moreWp8 showed in all tests that it is not at all battery efficient, about the phone specs are amazing, Sony can make amazing things, can't wait to see this treasurein my hands
Marco M, 16 Jul 2013I doubt anyone actully looking for a modern smartphone will opt for the 808 ahead of this. Mor... morepeople considering to buy the best cameraphone are unlikely to have os and raw power as a priority over camera quality...and wp8 are known to be much more battery efficient so that is not a problem...but one and a very huge problem with nokia is its availability on a single carrier...so this will most likely have better sales...i dont think s4 zoom is even in the race,only hardcore fanboys will buy it over this....
popye, 16 Jul 2013Internal flash storage is pretty expensive that's probably why they've went with only 16GB. Se... moreinternal flash is not expensive at all, especially when bought in bulk. a 16gb flash chip for galaxy or iphone cost around £10/$15 per unit to build. but considering that modern flagships cost way over £500/$700 and cost usually less then half that to build, spending an extra £10/$15 to put bigger storage and increasing the phones cost accordingly should be no problem, the galaxy s4 for example only cost $235 to build but retailed initially for around $700 off contract
I hope this beast doesn't have a screen like the one on the Z which personally I think is awful.
beckon, 16 Jul 2013Sony please...stop equipping your flagships with water & dust proof features. A lot of sma... moreThe Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has a replaceable battery, so the problem is with Sony.
popye, 16 Jul 2013The best designers know that big bezel is required to make the screen survive a drop that's wh... morethat is rubbish, regardless of the bezel size on current phones, if the phone lands on its edge on an iPhone or any other phone, the screen will go regardless of the size, rewind back 2-3 years when phones really did use big bezels there was a better chance of survival but in modern phones, a corner bounce is usually game over and will require a new screen at the very least, it is one of the biggest single repair issues with ALL manufacturers I see when people come if for repairs
Anonymous, 16 Jul 201316 GB of expandable storage is too less but these aren't official specifications. Sony G Lense... moreI doubt anyone actully looking for a modern smartphone will opt for the 808 ahead of this. More likely the 1020.
Anyhow, this isn't just a cameraphone, but seemingly the best Android cameraphone - supported by a whole lot of power for the benchmark numnuts and a proper battery - and therefore a likely winner in the market.
dev, 16 Jul 2013stop producing 16 gb versions..we want 32gb/64gb/128gb with external memorycard slot support ... moreInternal flash storage is pretty expensive that's probably why they've went with only 16GB. See the iPhone 5 64GB almost doubling the price from the 16GB version?
beckon, 16 Jul 2013Sony please...stop equipping your flagships with water & dust proof features. A lot of sma... morePhones of the future will actually become water-proof. Watch Nokia release theirs with nanocoating.
Marco M, 16 Jul 2013Yup, too bad they went with a 1/2.3" sensor. That said, it is bigger than the Xperia Z's ... moreyeah agreed, i mean cameras are getting better for sure even though the modules and sensors are shrinking, but for the sake of 2 or 3 extra mm to accommodate for a really decent sized sensor. :-)
Marco M, 16 Jul 2013Yup, too bad they went with a 1/2.3" sensor. That said, it is bigger than the Xperia Z's ... moreactually 3 year old n8 has a larger sensor than this...people had great expectations from.sony...
Mobilemaster, 16 Jul 2013Good specs, but the internal storage should be 32 GB.the samsung s4 zoom is like a the abomination from the (incredible hulk movie) and the SONY XPERIA Honami
20 MP camera is the HULK stonger > better > and more good looking i work for SONY MOBILE and this is going to be epic like the AVENGERS!!!! BUY IT PEOPLE.....
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2013Bezel is way too big, the display covers under 65% of the front(do the math from the dimensions).The best designers know that big bezel is required to make the screen survive a drop that's why Nokia, iPhone and Sony have big bezels. Bad designers like Samsung don't know this.
Mobilemaster, 16 Jul 2013It will be available in 64 GB, you are right, but that version will not be available everywher... moreactually nokia's cheif marketing officer said nokia can't afford marketing on themselves so they had to make their phones carrier exclusises so the carrier does marketing for them....LOL!poor nokia!
IP57 certified means that the speaker will be muffled, we can't hear the phone ringing, we will miss calls and messages etc, we can't use the loudspeaker option during calls, can't watch movies without headphones, can't listen to music without headphones... But I can talk on the phone while swimming in the ocean and alert police that a shark is hunting me...
sony again disappointed me.
there is no innovation again that i see only repeatation in design and no news about progress ui maybe snapdragon 800 that isnt advantage as same as the other competition.