Rama Mama, 19 Nov 2013I didn't read all comments but the review is lacking in a price stand point. So if we put true... moreI don't know where you live, but it is quite obvious from your comment that you are an excessively fanatic LG fan/troll.
First of all. These are all three Android flagships with the latest chips and Full HD displays. To say none of them offer their pricing is rash. Not to mention you heavily exaggerated difference in pricing and utterly false/ridiculous claim of what they offer.
The G2 is no less than $500. The GN3 has a display that demolishes all mobile display technology and costs a lot more...Besides being on the larger side and having more built in technology. Who says the Z1 camera is good????? Maybe for the fact that it blows all other Android cameras away save for one device and specific features....
And why buy a good camera phone???????????
Why buy a phone with a strong processor or capable windows? You could get a PC.
Why by a phone with a beautiful crisp display? you could get a tv.
Why buy a smartphone for a phone? You could use an old brick phone with better signal...or use a house phone.
...why even increase technology at all?
Rama Mama, 19 Nov 2013I didn't read all comments but the review is lacking in a price stand point. So if we put true... moreI have no idea where do you live but your prices are terribly wrong LG G2 is slightly cheaper then Z1 and maybe 100 euros cheaper then Note 3 and there are very good reasons why its like that.People seem to forget that behind the same specs the Z1 is dust and waterproof and thats real not gimmicks like hardware buttons on the back which may be innovative but awkward and not really useful(also mention that the 20.7mp camera on Xperia Z1 does better then 13mp with OIS on LG2 and i think that makes you really mad paying such a high price for G2 and see how it's lagging behind competition even ZTE has a better handset with the Nubia Z5S....truly shameful from LG).NOthing but expected from fanboys whos best argument for LG G2 is the existence of DSLR camera's...very smart.
I didn't read all comments but the review is lacking in a price stand point. So if we put true value for money consideration that LG G2 is a hands done winner.
I just checked street prices for unlocked versions of the phones:
Note 3 - $650
Z1 - $600
G2 - $350
So G2 is twice cheaper than Note 3. Now, what is reason to claim Z1 has a decent camera? Any DSLR will be much better anyway, so the camera doesn't replace any normal camera, so what is point to have it slightly better than G2? Clearly wasting money. So conclusion G2 is a mile ahead winner not taking fortune from your pocket and doesn't push you to stick with it forever, since you spend so much. Note 3 is far behind but still can be a nice choice for people with a deep pocket. And Z1 is simply wasting money so only Sony fanboys will buy it.
alexalex, 17 Nov 2013The photos and video taken by Xperia Z1 improved a lot after update and its safe to say that d... moreMany devices GSMArena acquires are pre production. However it was fully updated at the time. And yes the update helped a lot. However the reason it helped in that many areas was because those areas needed that much help.
Obviously from the start the Z1's camera is better. Especially in stills. However it lacked a lot in software tuning and did worse in other areas.
I'm sure it has finally reached a better potential and there will probably be some upgraded reviews as well.
Kent1088, 16 Nov 2013I don't understand why you are so agitated by a simple question. Did I ask for a redo of the r... moreThe photos and video taken by Xperia Z1 improved a lot after update and its safe to say that does a lot better than Note 3 or LG G2.Benchmark scores are also higher with 10% being clearly ahead of Note 3 or LG G2.I would like to point out that everybody makes updates but this specific update on z1 bring improvments in most relevant sections as battery life(a lot better)camera(a lot better,only lumia 1020 does better(no phablet included) and display (you cant make any difference between z1 and g2 display wise)and lets not forget that the review was made with a pre-production unit.
Kent1088, 16 Nov 2013I don't understand why you are so agitated by a simple question. Did I ask for a redo of the r... moreAnd again...All this comment section is full of is people going on about Sony got an update....And again all companies are capable of updates....Every test done should not have to be updated just for Sony just because of late updates.
They would have to change many scores and outcomes and try to retake all the same photos again in the same conditions from the same point...All just for one phone because it got an update.
There was a news article about it. Even google it.
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2013One quick question...Why is it that these pages are just full of people going on and on and on... moreI don't understand why you are so agitated by a simple question. Did I ask for a redo of the review? All I'm asking, is a very simple question - after the update, has Sony's photos improved to overtake LG G2 and Note 3? It's a valid question as I'm thinking of buying ONE of these phones. I'm not a fanboy of ANY brand! EACH of these 3 have plus and minus points. It doesn't take TOO much effort for the original writer of this article to just do the camera section with an update, does it? I would expect anyone with professionalism to do that for accuracy.
And if you don't like comments, don't read them.
Kent1088, 16 Nov 2013One question - this review was done before Sony released a patch/update for the camera. Has t... moreOne quick question...Why is it that these pages are just full of people going on and on and on and on about Sony getting an update?
Most of which are actually fanboys whining. Yes Sony got an update....It was after the review. No updates are not some special Sony thing and all companies are capable of releasing an update to help performance. No they should not redo the whole review just because Sony had some late updates.
Yes there will probably be some more updated Sony samples.
Smily.Face, 13 Nov 2013Remind me again why Amoled Display is a Plus for the Note 3 over the G2's IPS?Over the Z1's TF... moreMaybe because despite the denial of everyone and fanboy bashing it is.
What's even worse while LG markets their display as "True HD" and their fanboys talk about accuracy....Their screens are somewhat over saturated.
Amoled has the potential of being the most vibrant or most overall accurate. It also overall is thinner, less power consuming, and less reflective.
Not to mention being the only display capable of deep blacks and massive contrast.
So why would an overall superior display with a plethora of advantages not been considered better?
One question - this review was done before Sony released a patch/update for the camera. Has there been a review of camera performance after that? Is the Sony Z1 now better than Note 3 and LG? I'm especially interested to know. Thanks!
Remind me again why Amoled Display is a Plus for the Note 3 over the G2's IPS?Over the Z1's TFT yeah sure but Amoled is better than IPS .... Now that's a joke.
Ibra, 12 Nov 2013Three Biggest concerns with Note 3 are: 1)has no radio, 2)GPS can work offline only for limite... moreThere are decent free ones in the play store. Also from Samsung apps you can get one. I know however that is not the same as it coming out of box with one. And it would be cool if it had a radio for sure. At least there are radio apps to substitute....still not the same.
On the plus side it's an overall better device.
Three Biggest concerns with Note 3 are: 1)has no radio, 2)GPS can work offline only for limited and pre-downloaded area, 3)has no document editor, I wonder how Samsung is making such a computer phone with big screen & S pen and they did not provide document editor, it is really stupid and disappointing.
crazycop777, 10 Nov 2013Guys, be special. I will definitely go with the new breezer G2. Its cute and having all the go... moreOk. Enjoy your preference, but LG has nothing speciall except the the buttons on the back. Also using the same glossy plastic that everyone yells at Samsung for...Except Samsung did something different and is not using that in the latest device...So you just contradicted yourself...Also there is an S800 S4 and even the S600 S4 is an overall better device than G2 with the main difference being a speed difference in the G2.
Guys, be special. I will definitely go with the new breezer G2. Its cute and having all the goodies. Power is a vital parameter in a smart phone, and G2 is just unbeatable. Note 3 is too huge and I tired of Samsung so much around, no special material to stand out of the crowd. Z1 I never like. I choose to be different- G2 has everything I love to.
bakzh0, 07 Nov 2013I don't understand how exacly the endurance rating calculated, but I think there is something ... moreThey calculated the endurance rating by a use of 1h talk, 1h browsing and 1h video each day. The rest of the day on standby. The note 3 has better standby time compared to the g2.
Mike, 07 Nov 2013Somebody explain to me how under the camera test, they show the Note 3 as having the smallest ... moreThe aperture of a lens determines its light gathering power and is NOT related to its field-of-view.
The f-number of a lens can be thought of as its normalised aperture, that is it is the actual aperture (strictly the diameter of the entrance pupil)divided by the focal length of the lens, but it is commonly expressed as the reciprocal of that.
The field-of view (or angle of view) relates to the size of the sensor in combination with the focal length of the lens.
I don't understand how exacly the endurance rating calculated, but I think there is something wrong.
Basicaly if tt, wb and vp are considered to be the same, then LG G2 should be a clear winner in the er, not Note 3. CMIIW.
Somebody explain to me how under the camera test, they show the Note 3 as having the smallest field of view, "Now let's look at the field of view. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 lens is narrowest, followed by the LG G2 and finally, the Xperia Z1 with the widest." The specs list the Note 3 as having an aperture size of f/2.2 compared to the G2's aperture size of f/2.4, doesn't that mean the Note 3's lens is wider than the G2? Or am I missing something? Or is there a lens spec somewhere I'm not seeing?