Anonymous, 18 Feb 2013the link u gave doesnt even work, and you do realise its not just gsmarena that agrees that xp... moresorry. here's the link. i wasn't disputing gsmarena's observation. i'm just wondering why others are getting good photos while others have this dim and soft results. it's the same with the display. others say they are good though the viewing angles are expectedly never great.
AnonD-106548, 18 Feb 2013Why GSM Arena need to following other sites? If it is not up to GSM Arena expectation, then it... moreI am not saying that gsmarena should follow other sites. I was just presenting other sites' view.
Speaking about expectations, reviews are not done based on expectations. Its done (or should be) based on reality.
And, why should we compare a phone with some other that is not there in the market?
What if those to-be-announced phones turned out to be more dissapointing (though chances are less).
That considered, when S4/HTC one is released, someone may say that Xperia Z is some months old, so compare S4 with the next upcoming Xoeria. and so on...
So, I think its better to talk only about whats there in the market.
sam sings, 18 Feb 2013i'm not really sure what's happening with these review units but i've seen some really good ph... morethe link u gave doesnt even work, and you do realise its not just gsmarena that agrees that xperia z has a mediocre camera, you really need to check out other review sites before commenting such nonsense.
jahCre, 18 Feb 2013Sony!Why do u always give ppl a poor camera?You need 2 make phone cameras better than what's a... morei'm not really sure what's happening with these review units but i've seen some really good photo results produced by the xperia z.
check these out:
they're sharp, vibrant, and vivid. hardly any noise there. they were shot with superior auto. definitely better than the shots taken by gsmarena.
i like gsmarena reviews, though. they are impartial most of the time. i'm even surprised they're not nitpicking on the display. it's certainly an inferior display.
AnonD-76905, 18 Feb 2013Why is it that most other sites are reviewing the camera as pretty good and gsmarena is disapp... moreWhy GSM Arena need to following other sites? If it is not up to GSM Arena expectation, then it is not good enough. This is a review BASED on GSM Arena.
FYI, Xperia Z camera will be going against the next Galaxy or HTC flag ships. S3 is already last year old model. IMO, Xperia camera is really not that fantastic. Its night mode may be better than any other current models, but if it can't beat the Nokia cameras, it is still a loser.
AnonD-98042, 18 Feb 2013if you live in indonesia than this phone will be usefull :)Hmm... That being said, outside Indonesia will have not real value for this phone? Then I guess this phone will not be selling well at all.
Why is it that most other sites are reviewing the camera as pretty good and gsmarena is disapproving its camera.
CNet says its an excellent camera.
T3 says its got a superior camera.
Yeah, it may not be upto the hype, but I think it easily beats most phone out there in terms of camera (including S3, whose camera I don't find to be good enough).
Although some Nokias mught have better camera.
Whatever, I am pretty much inclined towards buying this phone.
It is complete from all corners:
Looks: Sexy, super sexy
Durability: the best in a smaprtphone yet
Power: the best available in the market
Screen: Awesome (viewing angles doesn't matter much)
Connecticity: future proof
In short, this is most perfect smartphone yet.
Correction: according to Sony Mobile website, the 2.2MP Exmor R front camera can record 1080p videos.
I watch S3,HTC DNA, note 2,Xperia t,iPhone 5, lumia 920, Nokia 808 and Xperia z 1080p test on my PC in 1080p resolution they all looks OK and not that great except Nokia 808 pure view and iPhone 5 are the best camera phone for still and video footage.
Just use Chrome Beta. In my Note 10.1(Exynos 4), it got around 1000ms in Sun Spyder test.
poor video recording
very poor sound quality.
bye sony xperia z.
better luck next time...
Iphone and Sammy's phone also used sony's camera sensor but why their camera is better than xperia Z? Tell me why??
Sony!Why do u always give ppl a poor camera?You need 2 make phone cameras better than what's available @ the moment.Hope dis iz a minor software glitch!As a die hard Sony fan I'm disappointed in d camera aspect of it because I kno you can do way better!Making fine art without a fine top class camera is rubbish,again I hope iz a software glitch!Sony have great phones with BS cameras coming fr masters in imagery.I will like to c this change n the camera kings get bk there crown.A great camera is always my choice&to read dis ain't much better than 8mp fr years b4 iz jus sad.Please Sony do better than that for your fans sake&give ur haterz more reason to hate.I would love to c the CyberShot brand launch in android,xenon etc!Give us d perfect phone cuz I kno u can.Everyone knows that as well!As a Sony fan I hope reviews& meaningful comments like mind& others get read.I doh bash other brands,jus want to c my brand set the trend& always have the phone to beat!S4 gonna rock,hope iz not a pile a cheap plastic tho.HTC one looking sweet!Sony this iz a ruff market start playing ruff n release da perfect phone.Proper cameras in all ur phones& bring bk the CyberShot brand asap!
the camera quality is not disappointing but the quality is better than xperia s which shoots better pictures than s3
Did I skip over it or does this review not mention battery life at all?
I'm completely sold on this phone except for battery life, some reviews say it's well above average, others say it's average and one says it's bellow average.
Please add the awful loudspeaker volume into the list of disadvantages and conclusion. I've tested a set, and it's pretty much useless outdoors. The low volume can definitely cause users to miss calls and messages.
I bet when Samsung S4 releases, Xperia limelight will be in nowhere.... Its functions and specs are just too basic and no wow factors. How often will people actually dip their phones into water or dusts? Even if it is water resistance, I will rather not do it because who knows actions you did will actually void the warranty after all?