Bumblebee, 01 Mar 2013I think the sony camera on their phones are usually very harshly judged. I think it boils down... moreyeah. people complain about the overly aggressive noise reduction which i prefer since you wouldn't really be zooming in too much into photos you take with smartphone. it yields more glossy photos with almost no noise. you just have to know how to play with the settings to get the best results. it's a sony camera after all. you can expect good quality from it.
many people prefer the iphone and samsung cameras because of the aggressive color and contrast punch they deliver. sony seems to be more on the natural look of photos, nearly accurately representing what you can actually see in the scene you are taking.
Marcus, 17 Feb 20131. So it looks like this Exmor RS sensor is BS and it gives no real advantage. Marketing BS as... moreThis is my las comment l somehow do not understand the logic of ur thinking, that Sony will make a great product if it has an HTC badge? my gut feeling is if it had HTC then u would classify it as the best ever product. All l can see l have played around with this phone it's solid Albert a little bit bigger for my liking but overally reminds me of the iPhone 3 the last genuine phone from iPhone. HTC too plasticky wouldn't buy it even on sale.
I think the sony camera on their phones are usually very harshly judged. I think it boils down to understanding how to operate the camera because there are so many features and functions to choose from. Additionally, I think the screen is gorgeous compared to samsung Amoled display. I find the colors more true to live while amoled display colors seems overdone to me. As for bad viewing angles, I prefer not having strangers near me see what's on my phone and I like the privacy.
DrSlump, 28 Feb 2013On the photo/video side, this product is really disappointing. Images are so soft that they se... more90% of review have a good opinion of the sony xperia z's camera... and many photos i've seen, are quite good, you can see yourself, with STANDARD TESTS (so not subjective) its photos are quality wise similar to those of last year flagships, but with 4 megapixel more, then i think they can be considered really good photos (have the same quality with larger photos, is a good result), in low light, almost any phone can't go near its photos...
don't know what you have done with your photos, but the worse review you can find, says something like "photos are good not excellent", some says excellent, but noone goes near "very bad" or similar...
On the photo/video side, this product is really disappointing. Images are so soft that they seems captured with a sub 8Mpix camera, and there is a lot of chromatic noise, really unacceptable.
Why didn't the reviewer speak about these problems?
AnonD-106548, 18 Feb 2013Hmm... That being said, outside Indonesia will have not real value for this phone? Then I gues... moreI kinda missed your point there, " outside Indonesia will have
not real value for this phone? Then I guess this
phone will not be selling well at all."
What do u mean by that? Are u referring that Indonesians would be buying so few of this phone that it will make it obsolete? Please do explain your comment about my country.
no battery results yet?, i think that very bad results and sony´s pressure are at the back...
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2013lame.. sony is not a phone maker go back to something you'r good at sony. no one gets a phone... moreLOL! There is this thing called an "accident" aaaand sometimes you might just get caught in the rain. It's good that it is liquid resistance. Many will appreciate this added feature.
wasn't battery expected to be tested on the week end? i think monday is out of the week end :P
I love Sony. They are one of the few that got the navigation buttons in the right order. I got a Sony myself. But, i am not upgrading until i get out of the box wireless charging. Not even an option with the Z and ZL.
This review is old news now. Where is the battery test? Will there be a durability test?
AnonD-101063, 24 Feb 2013•Low contrast display with below-par viewing angles
This is written as main disadvantage
W... moreStill better than Lumia 920,
•Low contrast display with below-par viewing angles
This is written as main disadvantage
What good other features be when for all practical purpose this is going to be annoying.
Korean loves high contrast low colour (artifical colour)...watch the 'Arirrang tv'(a korean tv channel) on bravia gonna looks exactly like Amoled display ;see the 'Gangnam style' music video on ratina display or bravia ..gonna looks Like amoled ..hollywood movies or other don't suits with Amoled screen samsung screens are only good for cctv ...if u knowhat i mean..lol
What bad viewing angles? Sure beats the 920,
Xod, 22 Feb 2013Well, to be honest with with you I could see this smartphone and apart for its features THE SC... moreDo you watch your phone always from unordinary angle or just straight from the front? It is just strange to read ur comment. I ever had Xperia S and even with that phone, I have no problem with the screen as well as the angle...