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.
TheNeighbor, 19 Oct 2013What makes you happy with the least rated among the 3.What he said (below).
My priorities are different from yours. I don't like AMOLED displays - they suffer from screen burn, are too overblown in colours and, frankly, give me a headache. Even without Touchwiz (which I loathe) and plasticky build quality, that's enough to put Samsung mobiles out of contention for me. You may be different.
The G2 also fails on build, to me. I've played with one in store and couldn't get over how cheap it felt to hold, and the buttons at the back,.. just no.
But, beyond all of this is the camera. It's my USP of choice - I want a good camera. No, actually, I want the best camera. The Z1 delivers, hands down, the best camera on an Android smartphone to date.
The minus points on the Z1 are simply too minor to detract from this. Okay, technically it has worse battery life than the others - but it's still damned good for a 1080p screen (I routinely get 1.5 days of heavy use). Okay, it has inferior viewing angles but head-on the screen is superb. Sure, the volume of audio through headphones is a little lower but the clarity and quality is extremely high (and anything above 70% volume on the thing is painful, anyway).
So, in short, it may come in at 3rd place but them's just numbers, mate. The Z1 ticks my boxes. The Note 3 may tick yours. Choose what's good for you.
Don't you understand what he saying? Note 3 may have the highest rating among these 3 phones TECHNICALLY. But different people has different needs, as GSMarena said "..So there you have it - these three are the best of Android, and while they compete with each other for the top spot, their target groups are different enough. It's up to you to decide which feature set suits you best, because honestly, there just isn't a wrong pick here..."
Note 3 may have the best software features + S-pen, G2 may have the most compact body among the 3 and etc., but he doesn't care about these things, he rather to have a better camera on his phone + water resistance and thus he choose Z1. And Z1 doesn't too far behind in other aspects as well except the battery performance so far, but it is still acceptable for him.
Above is what I get from him, so different ppl have different needs.
duh!, 19 Oct 2013That's your opinion...possibly you have'nt seen or hold one. In my opinion lg g2 is a very inn... moreWho would believe you that you own two high-end flagship phone? I don't own LGG2, but I tried a sample when I was trying to buy a new phone. My goodness LGG2 has no premium appeal, the screen is not as good as the hype, the screen size is fitted in small body that it looks awkward(too squeezed). Even gsmarena commented on the review on s4 vs z1 vs 1020 vs HTC one.
It says "LGG2 is not the phone you would want to be seen in the wit in the public".
See, my opinion is backed up by a reliable review.
AnonD-131593, 19 Oct 2013I’m really shocked by those z1’s praising comments because z1 looks very ugly big and heavy ... moreI hate to break it to you but the world is bigger than China.
A lot of people posting positive thoughts on here are from Europe, where Sony phones sell very well. In the UK, they're the 3rd biggest smartphone seller after Apple and Samsung.
AnonD-197622, 19 Oct 2013The only.thing that sony is selling you here is their brand name, other wise this phone is sty... moreYour opinion, I s'pose. But the outstanding camera unit they've developed (plus they're the only android manufacturer to include a shutter key) and the fact that it's dust resistant and waterproof - that's not "no substance". The lighter and more elegant Android build is also a USP.
Sure their screen tech needs work but, realistically, there's very little else that separates the Z1 from those at the top of the Android pack - it's blisteringly fast, the music output through headphones is superb, it's sturdy and durable and, head-on, the screen produces a much more nuanced, sharper and accurate image than Samsung's AMOLED panels.
If you're coming to a Z1 from a 2 year old phone, it'll blow you away - that's what it's designed to do.
Z1 thicker bezels could be the direct result of being made waterproof.
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2013I'm very sorry. I actaully got things mixed up there. It really is not bad battery life at all... moreFair comment - yes, indeed, I think a lot of it comes down to the S800. It really is a fantastic bit of kit.
Why?, 19 Oct 2013I just want to know why the iPhone with 1GB ram is so much smoother UI and faster on benchmark... moreremember steve jobs ? well no, thats the advantage of closed systems. the hardware is superiorly optimized for one identical device, same goes with gaming consoles - they give better performance with less powerful hardware
Why?, 19 Oct 2013I just want to know why the iPhone with 1GB ram is so much smoother UI and faster on benchmark... moreWhy apple os so smoth? Because ios limited use and android unlimited. Android's like an computer that can runs all the shit. And Apple don't...
Dear you call your self android lover and you diont know the fact that Apple OS is way lighter than android. Its like you running Windows 98 on today's top-notch hardware. Its clear that you will not fill that fluency if you run Vista or Windows 7 on them. Get your fact straight.
I just want to know why the iPhone with 1GB ram is so much smoother UI and faster on benchmarks?! WHY!! I love android but I am confused about Apple engineering being so strong.
Samsung and sony technologies same.not just mobile industry.if u open a sony s product u can find samsungs tiny apron chipsets on the boards or toshibas which is related product to samsung.i can always trust sony or samsung technologies.but lg is not in this league.well not in mobile industry.thats my opinion as i know sony samsung and some other brands technologies well
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2013But LGG2 being a flagship looks disgusting. It has small bezel but way uglier than z1 and s4. ... moreHow does it look ugly??? If you don't like it as much that is your opinion, but it's far from ugly
Jakestar, 18 Oct 2013you all keep telling the same shit that Z1 have alot of disadvantages remember that Z1 have a ... moreAny phone can be fixed through an update. It's not some mystical Sony only feature as people seem to think in these comments lately. And also you are naively mistaking preference of build design/material for premium and quality. You might wanna wise up a bit there.
rj23, 18 Oct 2013The forever Samsung troll. You haven't really changed since the release of GS4 huh? The cartoo... moreLmao. The jealous Sony fantatic fanboy troll. Always running around praising Sony, bashing others...Especially Samsung....And then scapegoating all your troll like actions onto others.
AnonD-186803, 18 Oct 2013With the greatest of respect, the only Android phones I've ever known to do significantly bett... moreI'm very sorry. I actaully got things mixed up there. It really is not bad battery life at all. There is better, but it definitely still is an improvement. I think it's the S800 chip.
Everyone has always claimed such efficient battery life improvements on their chips. Including past Snapdragon chips. But the S800 really surprised me in it's power efficiency. Especially for being quad 2.2-2.3GHz.