AnonD-78871, 13 Feb 2013Amoled suck Better use IPS/SLCD. Sony why you dont use display from other company? Like HTC ... moreSharp make SLCD? Where did you hear that? SLCD started as a joint venture between samsung and sony, and is now fully owned by samsung. Sharp never had anything to do with it.
Anonymous, 14 Feb 2013Why didn't you guys test the screen at 50% brightness? I ask, because I've heard it suggested ... moreObviously you never had a Sony or Sony Ericsson. You cannot disable auto brightness on Xperia models with ambinet light sensor, you can adjust but the brightness will still vary. Maybe that sounds bad but no need to worry, in most cases it does find the best brightness for you, they obviously use a very well tuned algorithm to set the brightness based on ambient light. Sonys autobrightness is fast and accurate in most cases, not at all ridiculous like on my Note 2.
AnonD-78871, 13 Feb 2013Amoled suck
Better use IPS/SLCD. Sony why you dont use display from other company?
Like HTC ... moreSuper Amoled sucks... it is just your opinion.
Everyone's like is different. Personally I like saturated screen, photos. Looks more nicer compare to washout colour screen.
Even HTC butterfly also use LCD can beat this Sony flagship screen quality.
AnonD-100382, 14 Feb 2013oh here we go again.. poor viewing angle.. so people can see what you read, listen, playing,em... morei think those who complain about viewing angles are a sort of paralized people who can't look at their screen straight forward. LOLz.
it looks great phone , i am really looking forward to have it as soon as it hit the market
oh here we go again.. poor viewing angle.. so people can see what you read, listen, playing,email etc... every smartphone have weakness.. most of comments bashing about viewing angle.. but for me is perfect , people can't see what i read, listen, my own email, movies etc.. don't forget xperia z performs better than his rival :)
mortuus, 14 Feb 2013The display test is very dissapointing for this phone, it is very important for sony to show o... moreOh yeah? I compared my Xperia p with s3 display side by side. According to most review s3 have better contrast ratio. But in actual my Xperia p's display is much better. Wanna see it? Go to stores. Those contrast ratio numbers says nothing. You can't even tell in actual use what is the contrast ratio of a phone has, what will matter is what are you looking at.
Good job Sony, just a little too expensive, but still, i am gonna buy this phone, it looks beautifull, water/dust resist. White version for sure. :D
I just cant understand why people want wide viewing angles do they want everything they are doing to show to the people in public transport??! This feature suits only laptop, tablets etc not certainly the Smartphone..
I absolutely loved this phone when i first saw it... But even with it's ultra sharp display all reviews I have read so far say that the viewing angels and the colours are not great. If it wasn't for that i would replace my S2 without even waiting for s4 or new HTC.. Now i will wait and see what other flagships will offer and then make up my mind.
shamnir, 14 Feb 2013Looks good so far.
The only thing make me worried is that non-removable batteries.
I know... moreIt's a non-removable but can still be replaced. Say, you've used the Xperia Z for a year or two and you've noticed the battery performance degraded, you can go to Sony store and let them replace it but I think its not free. Its like buying a new battery but you cant use your previous battery though.
Non-removable = Non-user replaceable
Removable = User replaceable
*User means You (Owner)
Every other phone is horribly oversaturated. Sony has the colors exactly as they should be (atleast on the Xperia V). For example, the GalaxySIII is about 30% more saturated than it should be. If you get used to that, then normal colors will look "undersaturated". The Sony screen is one of the better ones out there.
mortuus, 14 Feb 2013The display test is very dissapointing for this phone, it is very important for sony to show o... moreSure the phone is the best.. all this features and then comes to an easy thing.. so do not be afraid my friend..
The display test is very dissapointing for this phone, it is very important for sony to show off i dont understand if this test will be on final phones too then its a joke really.. poor contrast and colors on a 5inch phone isnt really attracting :(
can u tell me for what u'll need these 8 cores ??!!! i prefer better quality , camera, design, waterproof on those 4 extra cores which i wont need them at all !!!!
ian, 14 Feb 2013+1 for this... do a battery test please, without stamina mode of courseI want both with and without
AnonD-112738, 14 Feb 2013Just tell us if Xperia Z has a poor viewing angle display or not? This will save everyone's time :)Not too bad actually http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/netbookc/XB1/vGS3_4.jpg
Oh yeah, and the thing about still pictures taken while capturing video being limited to 1MP: I *think* that's only the case if HDR is switched on for the video capture; non-HDR video means the still picture resolution goes up to a much higher number; could GSM Arena confirm that?