[deleted post]If you feel LG G2 or Note 3 is lag, then same goes for Z1.
I had play all phones and own one of it, the smoothness among 3 is similarity, all smooth, the only lose is pure smoothness in iPhone 5s.
But for android, this 3 phones is doing pretty great and awesome already.
[deleted post]Z1 beside great camera, what else still Z1 left and better than another 2? None actually.
Some more others camera ain't bad also.
I notice all Sony lover here can only said how about the camera, how about the camera? Why? Simply because Z1 got great camera, the rest is lose to Note 3 and G2.
A great device shall balance in every part not the camera only. Sony Z1 is not well balance, poor display among the rest, too thick bezel with too big phone body size but only capable to pack in 5" panel. Some more they is too little features and user friendly customization compare with another 2.
As for waterproof, it is a plus but not really useful in reality, I am ex owner of Xperia Z and Z Ultra and still holding the Tablet Z. Beside 1st time I do try fun with water on Z as still fresh to me, after that, it really not important, have or not is just a minor important spec.
In general for balancing, they is no way Z1 be top among Note 3 and G2.
How come Samsung isn't covered on this site for the regional locks on a device ppl are paying over $800 for, or the fact that rooting trips the knox security feature and voids your warranty? The Z1 is way to big for a 5inch screen and Sony needs to pack a better display on there flagships. If only Htc didn't go the route with the 4 ultrapixel crap and had put a good 8MP cam in the one and a card slot with the s800 I know this outcome here would be different.
[deleted post]What were you hoping for? The Xperia Z1 unrealistically coming on top? Sony needs to catch up on battery performance and better features. Looks are there, but unimpressed with how mediocre the Xperia lineup is in actual performance compared with competition.
Of course we are entitled to our own opinions, even wrong ones. What GSM Arena has presented here was fair enough. Each device have their merits and demerits. We have our own right to choose what we need, even with the superficial feeling of having a premium looking device as status.
how about taking picture & video while raining / under water? and i just wondering what if sony add 1 GB Ram ...
from my view point, Note 3, G2, Z1 hade plus and minus. for people love traveling and outdor activity, Z1 probably the best phone, for bussiness activity Note 3 is the best, and for capturing moving image / video G2 is the best option.
expendable storage is a must for me.
The most fair comparison I ever seen.
No regret pick-up my favor choice - Samsung Galaxy Note 3. :)
In summary, my own opinion, no offence or bashing.
1st - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (My 1st choice recommendation as well)
2nd - LG G2 (this is 2nd phone I recommended for people surrounding me that don't want too big phone)
3rd - Sony Xperia Z1 (It is a good phone, but too many drawback especially the display which most important to me, I never recommended this to anyone, I know it camera is the best, but others ain't bad also, so I don't see any value point to recommended this)
[deleted post]Is someone a little upset.... maybe a teaspoon of cement is in order?
Its ok to be second place (or third) to the Note 3.
Given that a lot of the results are based on tests its a little hard to argue against.
NOTE 3 IS KING... but the other 2 aren't bad either.
st, 18 Oct 2013Wahaha theres too many Sony fanboy here lol!! STOP BEING SO TRYING HARD! Your phone is not yet... moreyou are the same as ridiculous fanboy too, admit it.. i tell you, every product has its advantages and disadvantages.. so if you love one of the brands product so be it, but don't banishing others product.. because there's no perfect product, technology will always develop..
Lumia 1520 > note3 > xz1 > one max > g2 > htc1 > s4 smartphone rank 2013
C.E.O, 18 Oct 2013all 3 are top notch smartphones each have there own up'S and downs.but more importantly you ha... moreI'll go with Z1 because the deal breaker that keep me away from G2 is the lack of expandable storage. Every person has their own needs. You might not care about expandable storage as much as I did.
Again the LG G2 is the winner when you need to pocket this device.
LG - Life's Great :)
Would someone want to explain why the video playing and websurfing time of Z1 lags so much behind Samsung and LG? battery capacity is about the same in all three.
Note 3, the king of phones!
I'm really a proud owner of the Note 3 after reading this review, it shows that no other manufacturer can get close to the almighty Note 3!
[deleted post]Oh dont cry.. no matter what happen, Z1's advantage over note3 is only the camera(very minimal advantage) and the beautiful UI.. Note3 is still more good looking than your bezel buster phone in a big uncomfortable chassis lols.. Stop dreaming..Note3 is still the king of phones, yah phones because z1 is a phone and it has the same size as n3 ;))
If you want to experience the Real SMARTphone, try note3 ;)
Sony brags about their 21 mp camera: they FAILED big time in the camera software
Samsung brags about their benchmark scores: they are caught cheating to make the scores better
LG never updates their phones to the latest version
(Sarcastically) Dear GSMarena, why shame Sony any further by consistently comparing it to other top notch phones that outclass it in nearly every category, aspect & feature set? Almost every GSMarena review that includes the Z1 ends in utter defeat. So why set up each review as if it were a grueling battle to the death? When in actuality. I've gotten the idea from other GSMarena reviews & comparisons that Sony smartphones seems to be nothing more than water resistant punchlines to magnify the awesomeness of it's Android peers. So I beg you O' mighty GSMarena have mercy on Sony & spare it from comparisons to far superior smartphones. (which seems to be every other phone, including the one's from the 1980's). Feature Sony in reviews more in it's league, for example? Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Barbie Bubble Gum phone. Then maybe, just maybe? It'll have a chance at actually competing. Thanks!;-)