"To sum things up, Sony has managed to extract more performance from the four Krait cores than any manufacturer to use this chipset." - GSMArena
For me it is a great phone, as I read but not perfectly understand all of technically. I can say this phone is true to be a great threat to others company. As I always said this phone is overal one of the best. They dont leave too weak in one part but they leave 1 strength and that is the design. Just look at the screen its good but not have wow. Its performance today it is champion but later with the next gen procesos from samsung up to nvidia. It not be the champion. Its music is comparately match to what other has too ofer. Camera ah the good but due to overhypd which disapoints us. But the hdr and lowlyt great feature. And we forget the front camera check the front if they can match other company some other site say its a bloody good!! This always forget. And battery its good but not great. Design never be able to top by top others. Even apple respect sony. So ill wait a great overall phone btw lets a take underwater video with harlem shake dance anyone??
can't help but think the price they're demanding for that kind of dull display is insane plain insane, I'd rather spend half and get pretty much same hardware I.E Nexus 4. Thanks Sony for pushing away your T user.
I can see many comments here are really into the camera section...
Should the Exmor RS be "better" only under low light OR high contrast situations?? (becuz ISO performance and dynamic range are better) I only see comparisons based on studio shots, so I do have some reservation on bashing the camera on XZ so quick.
And though a little off-topic, would the softness in the photo be due to the lens? This tiny little lens might not have the resolving power required for such a tiny sensor + diffraction comes into play, perhaps? Has the era came when the lens is limiting resolution for mobile phones?
Waterproof and dustproof and it looks incredible.
They won me over....
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2013 worst ui
bad video recording
sorry im just telling ... moreas a fanboy you're telling the truth.
this is one of the best and most beautiful UIs we have.
the camera is among the best
the audio is among the best ( read the review carefully. that was the loud speaker which didn't do well)
and how do you know about the battery??
to tell the truth, you're a true fanboy. LOL
bad video recording
sorry im just telling the truth
Can't wait to own this beauty. Sony bring it on! Looking forward for xperia togari.
sxz, 18 Feb 2013For me after going through the compare tool in GSM arena, the still photo quality seems to be ... moreare you saying that when it comes to camera, you are more expert than sony?
you should work for sony r&d and help them build the best camera according to your expertise...
I liked the review the three most important benchmark tests which is what makes a smartphone important and usable in the first place and tells you what sony was focusing on first. 2 gigs of ram how this is another key issue which companies last year failed to give 2 gigs of ram of their flagship phone for the ics os system that needed it however it was not their fault they were focusing on gingerbread os but when they did the ics os upgrade smartphones that were in between the change got degraded use and lost their prestige. Second comes 1080p resolution screen now i can watch 1080p content on my phone couldn't do that before screen is the 2nd most important feature as well. Camera how many times would I avoid shooting in low light because the camera doesnt have the hardware inside that will allow it? xperia z does it though how long will this niche last though? Waterproofing look at the regular xperia pro and xperia active both the same hardware phone with the difference of waterproof and the price differences (20-30%). On the xperia z when they threw in waterproofing in this phone was there a big price difference change than another brand name flagship phone? First hygenic phone that can be cleaned easily on the market smartphones are more dirtier than money when they dont get a cleaning once in awhile. The other things which are nice extras like nfc and dlna which encourages me to upgrade my tv set now so sony has also stimulated the tv market however would i buy a wifi/smart tv or avoid it and get dlna only and save my $200-300 which costs extra for a wifi/smart tv and let the xperia z do the work instead for me? Stamina feature is an amazing feature for standby I would not underestimate it and as long as it gets me by a full 12hour day 5hours they say it lasts playing 1080p video and after if i got a little juice left switch to stamina standby and still not miss a phone call any other phone you got a little juice left and it forces itself to shutdown within minutes on standby. I would still get the Z version for waterproofing backglass use stamina mode standby sort of helps with the battery not removable issue.
Sony used to use led backlit panel, not sure about this one.
But you should know SLCD, IPS or PLS all use TFT panel.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2013If you knew what tft is then this would not bother you. Because this is a led backlit lcd. I know the terms are not mutually exclusive. But everywhere it's stated as "just" TFT in the Z spec sheet, whereas previous xperia phones are stated to have LED backlit ones. Are you saying all TFTs are LED backlit now or just the Z's (despite not having been declared as such)?
quite annoying that there are always some disadvantages even in top smartphones (with top pricetags!) :( i hope we will see some phones in the near future w/o any major flaw..
anyway this phone is still amazing (cause the competition has some disadvantages too:\
For me after going through the compare tool in GSM arena, the still photo quality seems to be OK and is more or less same or better than other competing flagships. Where I found real problem is in the video quality especially in the ISO chart. The Xperia Z is certainly no match for the galaxy S3, iPhone 5, HTC one X and even the BB Z10! The Xperia Z video looks smudged and even the Xperia SL seems to be better than this brand new highly anticipated flagship.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2013That's your bias. Your reality. But fur the rest of is the reality is that Z has better cam th... moreThose cameras were proven to be the best. Now, xperia z just hit the market and you're talking about it like you've played with it 2 months now. And you call him biased! What a joke.
1sickbastard, 18 Feb 2013Why the f**k did it not have LED backlit LCD instead of mere TFT? If you knew what tft is then this would not bother you. Because this is a led backlit lcd.
Mattt, 18 Feb 2013Nah, no one says Lumia 920 is the best camera. They say it's good. No one says Xperia Z is ... moreThat's your bias. Your reality. But fur the rest of is the reality is that Z has better cam than Lumia 920.
While I am a Lumia fan with Nokia 920 currently.. Xperia Z is worth praising Sony's effort to pull itself out of shadow and (as mentioned in the review) making competition nervous. While I am not moving away from my current fone I am excited to see what lies ahead in this season.
This will push competitors to design better fones. Sony had inspired once apple for iPhone. Now looks like this fone will be an inspiration again.