Anonymous, 21 Oct 2013Ok one looks like a plastic mess with a weird cheap carbonish fibre effect on it and the other... moreLG G2 is beautiful elegant phone and its very comfortable in hand...
Z1 is Bulky and thick bezel.
Not comfortable in hand.
The flat glass cover is so slippery...
reader1, 22 Oct 2013Stamina mode in Z1 is an improved version doing exactly what you ask for. It does not waste en... moreWrong. Battery is used and activates radios when the screen is on.
"Now with the new Battery STAMINA Mode enabled, apps are not allowed to synchronise and check for notifications and incoming messages when the screen is off, something that normally consumes quite a lot of power while your phone is resting in your pocket."
No literature says it is activated while the screen is on.
[deleted post]You are confusing their being biased with your being a trolling fanboy.
First off...Stamina mode like said is like energy saver mode and mostly saves in stand by time. It definitely does not add twice the time...Especially if you are actually using it.
They got another review unit and lot of units they get are review units. And at this time all where as updated as possible. The update did not come out til after the the shootout...And unlike what all you whining fanboys keep saying....but this update that or this update that....Blah blah....Sony is not the only company that can update their devices and improve performance....And it's not LG or Samsung's fault that Z1 drastically needs a software update more than the others in some areas. But the update supposedly brought good updates to the camera.
Yes underwater function is awesome. They should do a water proof shoot out from devices like the Z, Z ultra, Z1, and Active.
Playstation mobile is cool, but like said not for everyone.
Sound and shot is still and yes not every phone can see it. Not every phone can have top hardware, good camera, well optimized software, this feature, that feature, camera flash, or like Z serious water proof or playstation mobile either.
Sorry you are b.u.t hurt Jealous over Samsung's success here, but it was not because of being biased. Samsung has clear advantages. Samsung is an advanced chip and display producer with massive manufacturing process and money. They have done well and making what can be considered best all in ones for a long time now. Like Omnia HD of it's time.
No. You are just jealous and too much an obvious Sony fanboy fanatic troll. This long comment of yours shows this above and beyond. Samsung again just had many clear advantages. And they did not omit anything. Al though not mentioning it's water proof feature sucks a little. However these reviews have a guide line that's always the same. It's the same features and reviews every other phone gets.
Again.....The update came after the review. Are they supposed to redo the entire review just because Sony release an update so all it's fans can be happy???....And software updates are not some magical and mystical Sony only thing. Quit whining about it.
No reviews for Sony? Really? Where do you come up with all this crap? There are less...For one thing Sony is not releasing as many phones. So that means less reviews. Samsung makes more phones and is generally more advanced in some way. And everyone is greatly impressed with the One's design....They do reviews on many brands and devices.
Blah blah blah....Again and again and again and again....over an over...Every Sony fan keeps whining and whining and whining but it has an update or its gonna get an update...WE KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry it needs updates to match others.
I don't wanna sound biased at all, but considering that the LG G2 isn't actually a phablet, it still has raw power to compete with the Note 3 and the Z1 which are both phablets. I like the design of the Z1 most, though. Samsung just seems to have fashion problems.
reader1, 22 Oct 2013Stamina mode in Z1 is an improved version doing exactly what you ask for. It does not waste en... moreYou do realise that all phones have something like the Z1 stamina mode don't you? On the Note 3/2 or SGS3/4 its called power saving mode... it simply allows you to limit CPU, GPU power, screen settings etc.
[deleted post]I got Z and Z Ultra previously, that Stamina Mode is not a efficient as you though.
It do getting better standby mode, but a phone is not design for standby only. When on screen, the SOT is pretty bad compare with others phone. Others phone without stamina mode or any mode that disconnect all data connection can perform better than any Sony phone with it, don't you think Sony is efficient on battery control?
Those special features by Sony camera is the worst I ever seen, how many times you use that stupid social live thing, again'ts worst that useless Dinosaur effect, it is create for kids. Also that always fail to recognize Info eye. Really nothing extra added in Z1 camera is impressive. It is gimmicks to the end.
Music Unlimited is useless for most country.
Playstation mobile certfication is only useful for Playstation users, this is not a common useful feature.
The new firmware by Sony said improve photo output quality is not really huge improvement, I had seen many people compare it, Sony just apply even strong noise filtering and remove more details, I don't see this is improvement.
GSMArena nothing biases, this is the most fair review I ever seen.
TheNeighbor, 22 Oct 2013Stamina mode is just like Auto Airplane Mode app combined with a Greenify like app, turning of... moreStamina mode in Z1 is an improved version doing exactly what you ask for. It does not waste energy while you are not looking at an app even if the screen is on. This reduces data and processor resource consumption, which makes the feature much more effective.
[deleted post]Stamina mode is just like Auto Airplane Mode app combined with a Greenify like app, turning off radios and hibernating apps when the screen is off. Stamina mode just saves battery consumption when you don't use the device, not when you have your screen on.
I use these 2 apps on my tablet. My battery only drops to 1% over a 6-hour stretch. It's only a root and software modification. Lots of Xperia Z users are doing it to counter the bad battery life during use.
Sony doesn't seem to be good at battery optimization while the screen is on. Clean designs, but I want to see them perform heavily with 6 hours of screen time on, on an 18 hour stretch on a charge. That would be truly be impressive like a Galaxy Note II. The Galaxy Note 3 is even more impressive.
Ok one looks like a plastic mess with a weird cheap carbonish fibre effect on it and the other looks like an old leather briefcase. The only one that has any style or class is the Z1.
So go for your old man leather tablone ( not phablet) or the cheap and nasty looking LG. I will keep to the style and class of the Sony.
[deleted post]No it just sounds like your upset because you didn't get your way.
I got a friend who just bought LGG2. He says the GPS is not working. Were using the same network, but my GPS is working while his is not. Upon googling for a solution to the problem we found out that the problem is also experienced by more individuals.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2013lg g2
long lasting battery life 3000mah
+330=3,330mah. in total.
graphic ra... moreIt is great, but not best.
And actually it's "True HD" Screen is over saturated. Especially in the green.
long lasting battery life 3000mah
+330=3,330mah. in total.
graphic ram saves up to 10-15% of actual battery ...
so in short the real battery capacity of g2 is 3330mah up to3450mah...
the 13mp with o.i.s. camera was truly excellent...
the true to life fhd ips display is excellent.
very comfortable rear keys...
i love my lg g2.
Just one line ..
in review , they should have renamed the benchmark apks,removed the tripod for camera and also should have added N9000 also to the list .
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2013You mean like the silly faces on the G2???
There is nothing wrong with the Z1 in that matter.... moreThose features in LG G2 or Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is extra added and more useful compare with Sony Xperia Z1.
As for manual features mention by that user, all 3 phones is capable as well.
Note 3 can manual control on Metering, White Balance, Exposure Value, ISO and etc.
LG G2 also provide similar manual control on focus, brightness, ISO, and white balance.
By the way, LG and Samsung can proper control in Auto Mode than Sony, this is true as I use 2 Sony phone previously - Z and Z Ultra, I know it damn well. I don't own Z1 but I had personally test it, as usual Auto Mode by Sony in low light condition still weaker than others. Sony love to over pushing up ISO which make the photos just over noise than it suppose.
Santana, 18 Oct 2013Anandtech stated they most reviewed the display in movie mode as it kept the saturation in che... moreSamsung is kind enough give user choices now under Display-Screen mode, you love standard vividness, just use auto Adapt display.
Others wise you can use Movie mode for accuracy in colors (this is well prove by a lot professional display review site, include DisplayMate), or even the professional photo for Adobe RGB color, Adobe RGB color is more warmer than actual by default. If you still prefer crazy over saturation color, the Dynamic option is still there. By mean time, Samsung even added in manual color adjustment mode under accessibility if you find all color not suite your need.
Did you get those options in Sony? The answer is NO.
Also always remember AMOLED when proper tune, will display much accurate color due to it bigger color gamut than LCD.
Andrew Tan, 21 Oct 2013Did you ever know, Z1 is equipped with most silly for kids only camera features? Who need thos... moreYou mean like the silly faces on the G2???
There is nothing wrong with the Z1 in that matter. It just could use some more features and needs a software overhaul....Which the recent update supposedly already took a step towards...there is no need for those kind of comments.