AnonD-186803, 19 Oct 2013Christ on a bike, you Samsung fanboys are insecure. I'm not putting a gun to your head and te... moreAfter reading ur comments it feels u r d 1 who is more incsecure & its u who need to get a life .Seriously.btw i dont like weak battery,weak flash light , HUGE BEZELS, washed out and low contrast screen on my phone and now u wud jump to ur waterproof point so if i want even i can get waterproofing done on any device i like and that too cheap u can check these articals ... m.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/the-ultimate-way-to-make-your-smartphone-waterproof-1159120 , m.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/for-59-startup-company-will-8216waterproof-your-smartphone/9792 ...and all this with having a removable battery so now who is but.t hur.t or insecure typical sony fa.n .boy who takes evrything as personal attack lol.
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2013Believe no matter how big the capacity of your battery you still need to charge it at night ou... moreHaha, looks like you never had at least used a Galaxy Note II. The battery efficiency is staggeringly great, with an initial 18 hours of heavy usage a day for the first month. With the Note 3, battery stamina has been slightly improved. Even more efficient with its replaceable battery, getting a full 100% power restore in less than a minute after changing. The spent batteries are charged at home with a desktop charger. Much better than plugging in. No risk of theft or being forgotten. No need to carry chargers or power banks. Just that flat spare battery.
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2013Believe no matter how big the capacity of your battery you still need to charge it at night ou... morehave you tried note 2 (i have it) or note 3... battery lasts long time bro.. 3 days for me
AnonD-97279, 19 Oct 2013Well for your information the rating base on overall performance. Not on only cameras departm... moreChrist on a bike, you Samsung fanboys are insecure. I'm not putting a gun to your head and telling you to buy a Z1. I'm not even arguing that the other two are not great phones - they are.
All I'm doing is explaining why I got one and why I, personally, prefer it. What is it about the phone that makes you so keen to jump on anyone who prefers it? Someone points out that a different phone does something better than yours and you think its,.. what? A personal attack on you?
Get a life, dude. Seriously.
AnonD-97279, 19 Oct 2013Well for your information the rating base on overall performance. Not on only cameras departm... moreBelieve no matter how big the capacity of your battery you still need to charge it at night our twice a day for heavy usage.
AnonD-186803, 19 Oct 2013So it came last on two lesser-used minor features but was mainly consistent on all other level... moreWell for your information the rating base on overall performance. Not on only cameras department. Why don't you point about battery performance which is miserably fail against both in video and browsing department. We are not buys phone for just cameras purpose there's lots important things are there which needs to be considers.
AnonD-186803, 19 Oct 2013Why, exactly, do I need gimmicky features? I have ISO control, white balance control, exposur... moreYes, it's not the equipment, it's about how you use it. I believe in that.
You like taking pictures. I get it.
In my opinion once the S4 (I'm a user) get's the 4.3 update (What the Note 3 has) it will be the most balanced offering of a flagship:
1) LG G2 is great but dual screen multitasking is better, and so is the replaceble battery and sd slot. 2) S4 is compact relatively to the Note 3, an average customer might take that over an S pen.
3)The Z1 has IP58 protection and great camera, but it's also a great deivce in terms of size. No spare battery and worse loudspeaker.
4)I don't think that today you can really see the day to day difference, between Snapdragon 600/800 and so on. Only in 3d games. Optimized software is smooth software, so that's what it's all about.
Feel free to disagree
TheNeighbor, 19 Oct 2013Less features is more for you.Why, exactly, do I need gimmicky features? I have ISO control, white balance control, exposure control, metering control, focus controls and a number of automatic modes that fix exposure and such quite nicely for different scenes. Silly smile shutters and pointless nonsense? Not for me.
I want good photo's, properly exposed with good depth of field and great detail. The Z1 delivers all of this in spades, as you'll note from the link I posted (my own work).
There are no ifs or buts: the camera on the Z1 is the best Android snapper. Period. And that's what I was looking for.
So yes, I'm happy. Odd that you're so insecure about it.
TheNeighbor, 19 Oct 2013I'm sure you have a career in photography. What about you? You got career in photography? Ans you use a smartphone doing so? Ahahaha, that sounds like an amature.
TheNeighbor, 19 Oct 2013AMOLED screen hurting your eyes?! You can tone it down. The Z1's camera didn't come out tot... moreWell that says a lot on camera. Coz actually everyone uses it mostly on daylight. So you say Sony tops the daylight performance on camera, then Sony wins.
TheNeighbor, 19 Oct 2013AMOLED screen hurting your eyes?! You can tone it down.
The Z1's camera didn't come out tot... moreSo it came last on two lesser-used minor features but was mainly consistent on all other levels, with daylight photography (what, 70-90% of phone camera usage?) being significantly better than both?
It is worth noting that the low-light stills were noisy because they were taken on Superior Auto which, until the other day, hitched ISO too high. If pictures are taken on Manual, the phone selects a better ISO and that noise disappears - producing, I guarantee you, much better results than the other two cameras on test.
For example. http://www.flickr.com/photos/16762205@N04/sets/72157635983420745/
Tell me again, which is the better camera phone?
AnonD-186803, 19 Oct 2013What he said (below).
My priorities are different from yours. I don't like AMOLED displays... moreAMOLED screen hurting your eyes?! You can tone it down.
The Z1's camera didn't come out totally on top of the 3 devices.
"The Xperia Z1 has the biggest sensor and highest megapixel count, but its camera app is rather low on features."
"The Sony Xperia Z1 video recording capabilities max out at 1080p@30fps, which is rather low in this kind of company."
Z1 came LAST on the HDR test.
Z1 came 2nd on the low light and flash on camera stills.
Z1 came LAST on the panoramic shooting.
Z1 cane 2nd on video good lighting recording.
The only thing Z1 was top were daylight stills and low light video taking.
AnonD-97279, 19 Oct 2013Well everyone will be pick what they want but please don't spread false information like due t... morelol, maybe I use my phones more than you :)
But no word of a lie; AMOLEDs are uncomfortable on my eyes. Other eyes may differ.
AnonD-186803, 19 Oct 2013What he said (below). My priorities are different from yours. I don't like AMOLED displays... moreWell everyone will be pick what they want but please don't spread false information like due to amoled you suffered headaches. Lol I have been using note from last 1 and half years and never ever my eyes get strees that to lead headaches. May be you use your phone too close to your eyes due to small screen....
Additional note to the "Bezels" brigade: The bezel at the bottom is actually really, really useful.
Because there's space for your thumb on the front and a camera key on the edge, this is the only smartphone that I know of that allows you to take photos one-handed. Grip with your thumb and snap away.
And as it has a lanyard hole - with lanyard - (again, why do other manufacturers not include these?) I can't possibly drop it while I'm taking said pictures.