In the zero hour review says:
"You can go for simply launching the camera in either still or movie mode, or you can set it to immediately snap a photo/start capturing video. This might come in handy for those occasions when you are worried that you might miss a shot, but is also useful for when you don't want to waste your battery keeping the camera interface constantly going (it's a real battery hog)."
I want to know how do you configure the camera for taking a photo/start capturing video without launching the app UI as you say! the camera shortcuts only offer camera modes but all of them launches the full camera app with the selected shortcut mode... Anyone can help me?
GSMArena, can you please update the review with latest firmware? Want to know what's new and if it improves user experience. Thanks.
zaid, 31 Mar 2013are the the three capacitive buttons included in 5 inch screen.Yes, its using on-screen buttons like LG Nexus 4.
Kais Ronaldo, 29 May 2013I tried it and the waterproof is good with it but its software is so bad and the camera gets d... moreThe software is so bad?? I don't think so, SONY UI is less bloated and close to stock Android. Are you infected by Samsung touchwiz disease?
I tried it and the waterproof is good with it but its software is so bad and the camera gets dimmer by time and the battery becomes very hot
disappointed user, 02 Apr 2013The screen goes dimmer after long use be careful. And the battery goes hot after some use. Ver... moreThe battery is get hot..this is just a funny.Even iPhone 5 get hot when longer use.Not to be childish.
uu, 30 Mar 2013XZ lost different battles now, GS4 won many battles ryt now, 2nd is htc One, maybe Oppo5 will ... moreThis is not a good reason and you should not be told like this.You must to think what is really good or bad not with a silly idea.
I think that Sony is the great.I wish to produce more and more the greatest phone than Xperia Z to achieve the world's people choice and best wishes.
After Use a long time like 2 month i just say only one this in XP Z have only 2 proble one is battery back up and another is hitting problem but main thing is that its desing is owsome and realy great no like samsung .. In samsung show many more phone desing same as same like S3, Grand, S advance, mini poket mini s3, grand duos etc and S4 so i do not like samsung desing. thats the reason i bought Sony z and frds just think abt it whenever u spend 40,000 for mobile then u will get some difference to other .. hope its my opinin and my think my review and then all have liberty different persons different choise but still happy with sony z
redcentaly i got sony xperia z and i felt taht this device getting heet all the time even we use it for 2 mints or takeing picture
vivi, 30 Mar 2013xperia Z doesnt have usb on the go we should put in trash beucase its rabish but i like desingIt has USB otg.... :-)
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2013so bad battery life, bad viewing angle, bad software... FAIL.. GS4 can't get here fast enough.bad software? where did you read that? and who cares about viewing angles?
AHOM, 25 Feb 2013This review is old news now. Where is the battery test? Will there be a durability test?durability test? what more do you want? dust- and waterproof. and the battery question has been answered by many comments. I charge it overnight but use it a lot for music (2 hours) using camera/video editing (1 hour)/browsing 1 hour. Has about 25% left at that stage.
anyhow - everyone uses it differently - just read previous comments.
caffeine666, 25 Feb 2013wasn't battery expected to be tested on the week end? i think monday is out of the week end :Pgosh, so many people have answered that question - why don't you read the comments instead of asking the same question over and over again?
PHV, 04 Mar 2013When will the battery release? anyone has idea to share? how is the heat issue? I'm planning... moreall smartphones need need to be recharged once every 24 hours. the heating and angle issue is just the same as other mobiles too.
Danman7200, 18 Mar 2013Sony, you need to improve on your screens. If any person picks up a GS3/GS4, HTC ONE, Iphone 5... morereally? baffled by some of the neg. comments. it looks a lot better than Samsung, takes great pics, the music sound is clear and browsing is fun - guess some are never happy.