Anonymous, 18 Oct 2013I have a Note 3 and it is a true performance promised land. IT DOES NOT LAG! After you ... moreThank you, you just confessed to the lag by saying you have to replace some apps that hang. My point is that touchwiz and what ever Lg's skin name is heavy and a UI should be rated on smoothness and ease of use and in the case of the LG and Samsung there ui's are to heavy and bog down the system they do not come close to the new Sense ,motorola's ui nor Sony's ui when it comes to smoothness out of the box that was my point cause i'm wondering how do you deduct points from the smoothest and easiest ui in this comparison without mentioning that out of the box the Sony's ui is the smoothest and easiest to use.
AnonD-59047, 18 Oct 2013Don't give me that on every tech site every reviewer has gotten some kind of lag or stutter wi... moreHTC is pretty smooth, I agree on that, HTC skins is still heavy but HTC always great in optimizing.
Sony skins is light but not means it is pure smooth. Sorry to said Sony is not as smooth as you though.
I use Z and Z Ultra (same S800 spec) before and holding Tablet Z now, I know how it perform.
Note 3 and G2 is not as you though that lag, if you said S4, S III is lag, I agree, but not the Note 3 or G2.
Z1 won't be my choice due to it bad display quality, I had enough with lousy Z - TN screen quality, not interesting jump back to slightly better VA panel use in Z1.
[deleted post]I have a Note 3 and it is a true performance promised land.
IT DOES NOT LAG!
After you replace the stock contacts, dialer and messaging apps, that is.
Those are the only areas where you will notice the MINISCULE lag and only when you first open those apps.
Now, upon replacing those apps, I enjoy a complete smoothness with speed and stability that is ever again putting a smile on my face.
In two weeks the device haven't had a single hang or stutter or even an application freeze.
I've tried many phones, even the iPhone and WP, but the smoothness of this device blows them all away effortlessly.
AnonD-52738, 18 Oct 2013If you feel LG G2 or Note 3 is lag, then same goes for Z1. I had play all phones and own on... moreDon't give me that on every tech site every reviewer has gotten some kind of lag or stutter with the Note 3 and G2 because of the heavy skins that LG and Samsung put on their respective devices. The only phones that haven't shown lag are the Z1 and the Htc one and that's a fact all the bloatware Samsung and Lg packs into there skins take a toll on any processor even the S800 which tells any one that both Samsung and Lg needs to revisit there skins.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeJZJoVaSHI don't ever go around saying the note 3 doesn't lag or stutter cause as you can see the s600 one max clearly is more smooth than the s800 note 3.
[deleted post]If your feel camera is the only point to get it top 1, then you are totally wrong.
A great phone shall be in balance in every spec.
Z1 is a good phone, but Z1 impossible to rank no. 1, it is well seat in no. 3, GSMArena is well review it and no biased.
[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.
Still go with z1....completely unique
[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
AnonD-139702, 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!
sony xperia z1.. i support.