AnonD-1544, 02 Apr 2013It is the first time that I'm truly feeling that samsung fans are feeling the heat from Sony. ... moreWe Samsung users feel the heat from Sony?
ROFL, is that a joke or what?
Sony can't even make a medicore smartphone with a good display and good camera.
And you say that Samsung is the copycat?
LOL, tell that to Sony who clearly copied the slide to unlock method from Apple.
Samsung is allowed to use round corners and icons with colors, since no one can patent that. So Samsung haven't copied anyone, they have been inspired and made a better phone out of it.
Oh also, if you insist that Samsung copies Apple for example, then see this: http://i.eatliver.com/2012/9393.jpg
The reasons there is so much trolling against the Sony XPERIA Z is because every Sony fans was praising the phone up in the sky until the reviews came out and almost trashed the phone because it was medicore at best.
Everyone knows that Samsung Galaxy S IV simply will crush XPERIA Z when it comes to popularity and sales. Simply because Galaxy S IV is 10000 times better than the XPERIA Z.
LOL; what premium reputation does Sony have except that they have water resistant phones?
On the XPERIA Z, the software is alright, the build quality is alright, the screen is horrible (compared to the screen on the HTC One and Galaxy S IV), the performance is alright.
Nothing except for the water resistant is kinda premium on the XPERIA Z.
On the Galaxy S IV, the screen is premium, the software is premium, the Polycarbonate chassis is premium (who gives a f*ck about how it feels in the hand?), the performance is premium and the design is alright.
Polycarbonate is way more premium than normal plastic + glass like the XPERIA Z have. Because, no matter the glass type, it will break long way before Polycarbonate does. There is a reason why Polycarbonate is used in bullet proof windows.
Oh also, i'm far from being a teenager, i'm soon turning 30 years old. And i have been following the computer and smartphone technology for almost 20 years by now.
And LOLS, you talk about us Samsung users being brain washed?
Haha, that comes from the biggest Sony fanboy on this webpage. Just look at your posts man, they stinks fanboy by many miles.
If you only can lie and tell something that is not true, then please join another webpage / forum that allows this kind of attitude.
And you say this: Sony and HTC know exactly what they are looking for, they make a mature decision and plenty of research before choosing.
Yeah, tell that to HTC who are almost going down because they make smartphones that no one wants.
Sony is getting better, but is no where near to be as good as Samsung when it comes to mature decision and plenty of research before choosing.
The sales numbers tells everything about who are the best at mature decision and plenty of research before choosing.
Now, grow up and do some research before you spread lies over the internet. And please STFU if you can't say anything else than lies.
., 02 Apr 2013I don't know how many people actually do that, but they must be idiots.dont worry abt them, they just cant see any excuse to push that XZ or htc one are better than S4, thats d only thing they can say..
hmm look at the main picture of this review.. the galaxy s4 is actually more appealing than the brick XZ haha, the front panel of XZ looks so old style seen from iphones and LG handsets.. it is just the back panel where s4 lost the charm battle between these droids. :)
Now is is what i call battle where sgs4 won against xperia z . the comparision between s4 and htc one was not fair for htc one ..poor htc..with low specs..lol
Sometimes I just skip straight to comments on Galaxy reviews...hilarious.
guys when mobile giants like s4 and xp z collide there is nothing much to differentiate..they shd be best in class in whatever features being the flagships..however it comes down to personal preference when it comes to choice..do a thorough r and d ,be specific and mature in what you like and dislike and make a final choice in which u dont regret while holding the phone..happy buying...cheers
chocowii, 02 Apr 2013Nokia 3310 still wins!
*Looooooooooooooooonger battery l... moreYes them were the days of excitement,,now its just boring miserable full touchscreen slabs...Wheres the sliders,clamshells or scissor designs..The feel of real buttons to hand up,,the precision of the D-Pad especially when selecting things or playing games.Where are the proper shutter buttons with half press i loved that in Nokias etc. All touchscreen crap day in day out..
Stop press Samsung/Sony/Apple launch NEW smartfone and guess what?? yes its another boring miserable souless slab like the other 300 before it.
Phoneshop Worker, 02 Apr 2013Most peoples biggest criticism of the S3/S4 is its "cheap plastic" design. However a... moreDont b stupid. It is not the same thing. Buying a phone n putting it in a case is not like buying a Ferrari n leaving it in a garage. Wen ur phone is in a case, ur still using it n using all its functionalities. Wen ur Ferrari is in ur garage, ur not using it at all so how can that b the same thing
Nokia 3310 still wins!
*Looooooooooooooooonger battery life
*I can dial faster in 3310
*Themes? Talk about Xpresscovers baby!
*I can hear my ringtones better.
*Looooooooooooooooonger battery life
*T9 prediction is faster.
*Most of all... THIEF PROOF!
Phoneshop Worker, 02 Apr 2013Most peoples biggest criticism of the S3/S4 is its "cheap plastic" design. However a... moreI never put my phone into plastic chasing, I buy because I like the design. But yes, many people do it on purpose with the expectation when they sell their phone, the price is good. Well yeah, it is weird but happen.
What about gaming experience and sharing music and videos with with your home entertainment system!
the Xperia Z is a Play station certified devise
AnonD-16443, 02 Apr 2013So if GSMA think that software is as important as hardware, since GSMA also rate software such... moreSorry ?? Did you ask GSMA or me ?
What I said is "software enhancements" for boosting hardware performance in purposes.
For example : STAMINA mode, Bravia Engine 2, ClearSound+.
For STAMINA mode i believe it come to personal preferences, BE2 yes they already mention it and it still losing to SAmoled, but for audio quality they only testing audio output from phone with their own tool & headset for objectivity, only a little disappointing they not testing it with Software enhancements activated and retail headset, if they did, off course and absolutely i'm sure XZ Won here.
Most peoples biggest criticism of the S3/S4 is its "cheap plastic" design. However all these people then proceed to put their phones in a cheap plastic case - kind of defeating the object here in my eyes??? Just like buying a ferrari and keeping it in a locked closed garage really. Therefore pointless!
AnonD-69171, 02 Apr 2013" It must be pointed out that we are not testing the retail headsets that come with the ... moreSo if GSMA think that software is as important as hardware, since GSMA also rate software such as Touch Wiz UI, Air Gesture etc so important, then why for the Sony audio software you didn't count it into your consideration?
Can you compare all major 13mp cameras available. Xperia Z, LG optimus G, S4, XZ
uu, 02 Apr 2013ur wrong it is d first time that Sony and HTC fans are being so delusional,, just a matter tha... moreI love HTC and Sony coz its buit quality, but honestly I do not hate Samsung. What I hate most if Sammy fans that devote to their brand blindly and in their pov, Samsung brand is God while other is human, the gap between their adorable brand and others is perceived so so so so big... It is just a blind and unconditional love... That is why Sammy boy often throw statement that exaggerate Sammy performance and minimize other phone quality.
In my opinion, maybe the most important aspects are the following:
1)Battery life: depending on your usage - video playback, phone calls, web surfing. Most people charge their phones everyday, so as long as the battery lasts you the day doing any of the above 3 things, it's fine. Talk time Z wins, Web surfing and Video playback S4 wins. Really depends on what you do most!
2)Appearance: People do notice your phone all the time, I think Z wins here for sure. People rarely admire you for loading an app or software 2 secs faster, but people always admire you for having a sexier and quality looking phone. PLUS waterproof (new level of phone usage, u can even pick up the phone in the shower or by the pool)
3)UI: S4 has slight advantage here with newer android software. It is important for the user to find options and multi-task.
4)Camera (only low light condition): S4 wins, if you r a night owl n take many pictures with friends at night events, then it's important. Otherwise, daytime photos u can hardly tell the difference.
The above 4 points should be weighted the most when choosing a phone. The rest are trifling matters because the performance are too similar to be picky about:
-Screen: how long do u really look at picture or video comfortably on screen to make a difference. If you are choosing between 50" Sony and Samsung TVs, then maybe.
-Camera: if you are into quality pictures, then use Canon SLRs. You rarely zoom max into a picture taken by a phone. it's just for convenient of quick pictures.
-Gaming & Web Surfing: if u r into crazy gaming, wait for PS4 or ASUS ROG laptops. Games on phone are just to kill a bit of time. Into Web surfing? Just get a tablet. Instead of zooming in & out on the rather tiny 5" display.
-Audio: you want real quality sound? it's all the about the headphones or external speakers. Bose, Klipsch, Sennheiser, Bang and Olufsen, etc. No need to compare the phone. Hardly anyone plays loud music in public with their phones to max vol.
Hopefully narrows down the thoughts ppl need to go through when choosing a phone. There's really only a few things (4 points) to look for. Outdoorsy person, watch little videos, phone chat a lot, cares about looks = Xperia Z. Busy man, need multi-task, takes lots of photos day n night, lots of web surfing but no money for tablet = S4. Ya all know what i mean? :)