erg, 13 Sep 2014please have your eyes checkedFor once i agree with the reviewers on this site, Alpha makes some great photos under good conditions, very impressive. My eyes are same as everyone else, i cant help that a few stubborn fanboys refuse these facts, denial is your problem and not mine.
Apart from that i find nothing good to say about Alpha, unless i wanted a region lock so i could get stuck with a blocked phone in the middle of nowhere when abroad. Sounds tempting, since the Alpha is already out of battery anyway, it just as well be bricked in addition.
iPhone is an alternative though, at least i wouldnt have to be associated with facepalmers like you and darkraver, would be shameful to have people think i am as dense as you just because we have the same phone.
darkraver, 13 Sep 2014Oh but I do...
I own a Z1C...and there are NULL hicckups as you call it...no lag whatsoever..... moreYeah youtube is known for smooth playbacks, right?
Double duhhhhh, thats so lame man, how do you not make facepalm to your self??
darkraver, 13 Sep 2014Yes exactly, I call that a WIN for Z3, over alpha and s5
Hope you can understand the follow... moreWhat the... Fan oriented, me? Lol. Man you are just incredible ahah. Have you heard about mirrors? have a look and you will see the person you are actually talking about here.
Theres no more detail, just higher resolution and more noise. Alpha win, not only is the picture clearer and nicer but it also got the white balance and exposure more right. Clearly. But i know Alpha will lose under anything else than well lit conditions, all Samsungs do, they are not reliable all rounders.
what about sunspider? Its one of the most important benchmarks. People use smartphones to web surfing a lot.
Came here looking for PS4 remote play impressions. Leaving a sad puppy. :(
nmanupriya, 13 Sep 20144.6 inches is compact size???Consiering all "flagships" are 5+“ and the phablets bigger... Then is "compact" lol
nmanupriya, 13 Sep 20144.6 inches is compact size???it's the overall dimension, not just screen size. it just a bit bigger than iphone5, yet it has 4.6 inch screen.
The battery results are truly impressive! Sony is really improving. It's a shame the camera is probably not that good, I hope it can be improved with software enhancements, but to me the upped ISO 12800 value seems a bit of a gimmick of sorts.
Does anyone know if the Z3(c)'s stereo speakers are actually louder than the Z2's? Is it true these speakers are among the loudest, apart from the HTC One and One M8?
I'm waiting for the review of the Z3 though, I wonder what that battery is capable of, I hope it performs at least as good as this Z3 compact, but we'll have to wait and see how it really turns out I guess. Plus I hope the 'selfcracking screen' issue is now history with the Z3 and Z3c releases, because of the tweaked corners of the devices.
[deleted post]okeee..i see it now. why those people at dxomark give z2 high score despite those noise. and btw, i just checked at dxomark, they already tested z3 and give same score as z2. http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Sony-Xperia-Z3-New-Sony-flagship-Smartphone-tested
Z3 Compact kicked out that alpha crap of samesung. The real compact beast is Z3 C even better than iphone 6.
Z3C - 101 hr endurance rating.
alpha - 52 hr
darkraver, 13 Sep 2014Yes exactly, I call that a WIN for Z3, over alpha and s5 Hope you can understand the follow... morecan you tell me about pic quality, you seem to know 1 or 2 about it. i know that sony's produce better color reproduction and more detail. and i know the legendary rx100 and rx1. but from all i can see, based on comparison tool, alpha produce cleaner pic than z3c. is it due to oversharpening or better noise reduction? or something else?
Anomynous, 13 Sep 2014My god, you call that a win for Z3c? Samsung is excelling with exceptionally low noise here, t... moreYes exactly, I call that a WIN for Z3, over alpha and s5
Hope you can understand the following:
Z3 saves more detail, and has better pixel contrast ratio on crop...
has better color reproduction in color photos too...
and that is best seen on a black/white photo, as shown...
So, by FACT it is a better shooter
stop being fan oriented and accept facts...
Anomynous, 13 Sep 2014...And again we get the clear impression that you are talking from a holy book and not from pe... moreOh but I do...
I own a Z1C...and there are NULL hicckups as you call it...no lag whatsoever...
But, on the other side top Galaxy phones do
It is easy to notice the difference,just you tube hands on videos of Note4 and Z3...
the difference is clerarly visible
So I believe you have never owned a top xperia Z1-Z3 phone yourself...but as long as you have an opinion...
No concern about heat release for z3c ?
a french review highlights this issue on the Z3
darkraver, 13 Sep 2014Here, have a look at comparison, z3c beats all no matter what gsma reviewer thinks
http://i... moreMy god, you call that a win for Z3c? Samsung is excelling with exceptionally low noise here, the Alpha is actually very impressive, better than S5.
For me i still chose xperia though, Samsungs just cant get it right under other than perfect conditions and i dont zoom in my photos to look for noise and invisible details anyway. Xperia photos look the best overall except on a sunny perfect day outside. My idea of having fun is different, i dont go out in daytime to enjoy taking pics of buildings and flowers and trees like sammy fans do =)
advice, 13 Sep 2014not kidding i mean it ,at least in my country.
s5 mini price will be lower than Z3c price,s... moreRemember that also Z1c fall in price.
I understand your points but i dont share your love for those features, like IR, i dont even want the option. About fingerprint, seems lots of Sammy fans are not using it, i think we can safely say that if its not Apple TouchID it isnt very useful for unlocking.
Anyway, S5 Mini is an ok choice if price drops enough.