Why doesn't GSMArena not point out the fact that it still has no OIS for the camera, when competitors have it for 3 or 4 generations now? Still no user-replaceable battery, still fragile dual-glass design, still easily disintegrating rubber cover flaps(which are outrageously overpriced and scarcely available in service centers), still boring UI, wow Sony is imitating crApple, of all companies. Lulz.
Anonymous, 30 May 2015I am talking about corners. Maybe it isnt plastic but its glossyYou are laughable at best. you are "disgust" a design masterpiece. what a stupid nitpicking. even if the corners are glossy plastic they look great and the rest of the phone is the most premium glass and metal frame is made out of special toughned metal. bravo sony!
inspire, 30 May 2015I hate it when (so-called) tech/review sites such as GSMA talks utterly rubbish. "Main d... moreI agree 100%. I was like wtf? 1080p is outdated on 5 inch screen? seriously? Freakin Full HD is outdated, on a tiny 5 inch screen? That's what I said.
AnonD-391800, 30 May 2015The sensor is best there is...
Guess you are mixing up superior auto postprocess with camera ... moreGreat low light photos from the Z1 compact?!?!?!? Are you nuts???
The Z series low light photography is poor to say the least.
Now it seems you are confusing criticism for ignorance (which im not sure is better or worse than our previous discussion where you thought that it was coming from insecurity and frustration) you really think anyone who has issue's with the Z series camera's only has them because they do not know how to use them???? Are you that arrogant or do you just work for Sony or something?
I agree with you on one thing, its not the sensor hardware itself that is the problem, Sony are market leaders in this regard and rightfully so.
Its Sony's take on image processing that is to blame for this poor performance, they really need to go back to the drawing board on this.
Anonymous, 30 May 2015I am talking about corners. Maybe it isnt plastic but its glossyCorners are nylon caps, not plastic. And they are present to prevent drop damage.
"everything that's glossy isn't plastic"
Anonymous, 30 May 2015the compeition especially samsung did not just bump the screen to QHD, they also made the colo... moreDear s6 user, first of all the screen doesn't "produce" power but it consumes it. Second, it's technically not possible for 2k screen to use less power than FHD (please do some research) and then your s6 has pentile display that means 2k on your screen is comparable to FHD on LCD (rgb layout).
I'm sure it looks good on s6 but it was already looking that good on FHD LCD.
Now if you want to experience real 2k display then see it on LG G4 or if you would be able to make a difference between that and Z3+ FHD display (even after holding the device unnaturally close to your face) then I'd be happy to hear you.
Not saying your s6 display is not good but just that it's not "true" 2k which you're really proud of. You see the sharpness difference from s5 because it was also not "true" FHD.
Xperia z series 20.7 mpx shots gallery:
Anonymous, 30 May 2015I love Sony and its design. But when i see some glossy plastic it feels like Cheap ! Its not glossy plastic, its ionized steel frame. It looks magnificent, especially the copper color variant....
Anonymous, 29 May 2015They create superb camera sensors for their competitors rather than their own. And rumors tell... moreThe sensor is best there is...
Guess you are mixing up superior auto postprocess with camera tech that is able to produce amazing photo results....
And I shoot amazing lowlight photos with my z1c manual mode...
But yes, Sony does need to up its superior auto to 13mpx, so to shut up critics not knowing how to properly use its manual camera tech capabilities...
I love Sony and its design.
But when i see some glossy plastic it feels like Cheap !
Anonymous, 30 May 2015Too many high end phones within a yearBecause this is the time of the year when most phone makers refresh their flagship models. Go figure.
I have a Samsung Galaxy S6, IPhone 6+ and Sony Xperia Z3 and despite the screen not being amoled like the S6 the Xperia is my preferred daily driver, I like the waterproofing, dedicated camera button, and expandable memory, battery life compared to the S6 is also great (Iphone6+ battery is better) the 801 processor runs everything just fine and there is no lag compared to my month old S6, granted I don't like the Sony ui ( I use Nokia Z launcher instead). Also the music player I think automatically enhances mp3 music files and every music file sounds great, the standard video player seems to play most video formats (in full screen I might add),and the front facing stereo speakers are great. The iPhone 6+ may have better app support and better battery life ( just my opinion) I thoroughly enjoy the Sony Z3, am waiting patiently for the Z4.
AnonD-301640, 29 May 2015Wow, posting the 1080p screen as a disadvantage in this Preview article, just because competit... morethe compeition especially samsung did not just bump the screen to QHD, they also made the colour accuracy better, made the screen brighter and the QHD screen on the S6 and note 4 produces less power than the 1080p screen on the S5.
Just because you cant tell the difference from FHD to QHD doesnt mean other people cant. I can deffinitely tell the difference from my S6 Edge compared to my Note 3. Everything looks sharper and better looking.
So yes its a disadvantage for Sony to use 1080p, when its been used ever since the Z1, and they still cant get their colour accuracy right and virtually no changes in technology ever since the Z2.
But hey i would love to see you start jumping with joy, once sony starts using QHD for the Z5.
Tbh the end result of the pictures taken from any sony Z series phone is amazing.... The only problem is low light imaging and it sucks big time... But with the right lighting the images are flawless.. Less pixel effect too.and sony is going to make a huge come back.
Anonymous, 29 May 2015WHAT is THESE DOTs on Z3+ Display?!?!?!?!?
http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/sony-xperi... moreQuantum dots. My Z1 has it but its only visible in extremely bright light with the screen off.
I'm shocked to see how visible it is on this image.
We love Sony Xperia Z4 very very much. Nice design, Great body, Great Perfect camera, Love it at all. Hope Sony keep this design till Z5, but Z5 need a very great fast performance at all. Improve you camera touch and performance when we go to camera setting needs a quick view of app and fast shoot.
Too many high end phones within a year
Next phone is Sony again ofcorse.