I thought I read the antutu benchmark score of 46k+ the first time saw this review. Why did gsm remove it? Anyone knows the actual antutu score?
When is GSMArena going to stop listing a non-replaceable battery as a disadvantage?
Having a removable back cover would compromise the aesthetics and build quality of this device.
darkraver, 15 Sep 2014Since they are testing cameras on portable devices, they ought to create a video recording tes... moreNot to mention that disastorouslx slow samsung autofocus when moving camera from macro detail to distant focused, and the other way around...
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2014Yes.. moving cars, and nature, with great objects to check for detail in the background as wel... moreSince they are testing cameras on portable devices, they ought to create a video recording test where camera is actually porting (moving), not only moving objects in front of a static camera....
People actually use their phone camcorder while moving most of the time...
Samsung galaxy line is horrible in that video aspect, videos are unwatchable, and there is no mention about it in reviews...
Geddar, 15 Sep 2014Nice compact phone, only this ugly UI icons, unchanged IMO from Xperia Arc.What are you talking about?
Nice compact phone, only this ugly UI icons, unchanged IMO from Xperia Arc.
What I don't love about Sony is the sh*t ton of useless apps they stuff with their devices. I recently had a pleasure of setting up the Z2 tablet for my mate's technologically-impaired husband - imagine doing that, with the guy constantly pointing to some crap-app and asking "so, what does this let me do?". As if an app was a built in function! I seriously considered slicing my wrists after he's done that with the 3rd sat-nav app (yes, 3rd, you read that right) that Sony kindly placed on the tablet. It was a nightmare! Sony, please, for the sake of mental stability, lay off the bloatware.
AnonD-307518, 15 Sep 2014Hey buddy i know exactly what you are talking about. I own an lg g2. It has 13mp camera but i... morethere were already posted comparison for camera on the gsmarena blog. Z3c proves to to head to head with the best there is.
Does it have those anti-shatter protection films installed on the screen and on the back that other devices from Sony had before? That would be a real bummer for me as you weren't allowed to remove them by your own.
[deleted post]I am not trying to sound like a fanboy, but...the fact is that in controlled conditions (GSMA comparison shots) z3 takes better photos. Real life pics of the street and such...well, some areas of pictures taken do have more noise artefacts on z3 (center), but then some have less (more to the edges)...
But it is the controlled conditions, as in exactly equal conditions, that you can see which camera makes better shots...and Z3 wins in that hands down this time
Uncontrolled conditions are susceptable to light and shadow conditions and especially the photographers know-how to make the best out of the camera...
So...you can claim that in auto mode alpha shots looks better, but overall it just isnt a better shooter
(I know, I know, this type of debates keep going on and on, but still...)
AnonD-307518, 15 Sep 2014Hey buddy i know exactly what you are talking about. I own an lg g2. It has 13mp camera but i... moreInteresting, tell you what...since this site doesnt do justice do night shots, I really would like you or someone else to upload anfd link a night shot of yours, for ex your living room with only tv on...and I ll upload mine. I really would like to see the difference...
Here's mine from z1c:
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2014Yes, I think they need some better video testing and better samples of moving video other than... moreYes.. moving cars, and nature, with great objects to check for detail in the background as well is just so horrible.
Wow. Those battery score sure impress.
Though I don't see what was the point of increasing the screen size. Is the compact and while they made it fit without increasing the body the body is so very thick. Compact is the purpose here so they would have been better off reducing thickness and adding the speakers.
That screen brightness level though! Over 700nits! It's a shame that it all only averages sunlight scores with such a high brightness.
And here we go again... samesung fans spamming comment section of GREAT PHONE from other manufacturers. Just accept it. Z3C surely one of the best phone today. better than alpha.
AnonD-307518, 15 Sep 2014Hey buddy i know exactly what you are talking about. I own an lg g2. It has 13mp camera but i... moreexactly. im a sony fan but unless they start fixing their cameras (more on the software side) they're really just wasting pixels.
advice, 14 Sep 2014once i bought the xperia s with its 12mp camera,and the first thing i did was to brag about th... moreHey buddy i know exactly what you are talking about. I own an lg g2. It has 13mp camera but i use the 10mp for wider pic as option. I compared it to my buddy who has xperia z1s 20.7 mp. We took pics inside the house and compared it. Mine looked a bit brighter because it has optical image stabilization and he doesnt. Than we zoomed in just slightly and you can immediately tell how my pic was smoother with no noise and his looked way worse first thing he said your phone has a better camera. I also have better battery life and better screen. Mine is bigger screen and smaller compact body. I paid 398 for g2 and he paid over 600. The new z2 and z3 have improved the screen using ips and better battery but camera is just about same with no Ois. You have to have Ois if you want a balanced camera for indoor and outdoor. OIS helps a lot in dark images. So until sony starts adding this feature it cant claim to have best camera.