I would take the Sony solely based on how the UI looks. TouchWiz maybe loeaded with functions but it looks horribly tacky compared to the Sony's UI because Samsung have no sense of style.
AnonD-1544, 02 Apr 2013It is the first time that I'm truly feeling that samsung fans are feeling the heat from Sony. ... moreur wrong it is d first time that Sony and HTC fans are being so delusional,, just a matter that their companies brought a great device in d market, they always pretend that their device are the best, and cant accept their defeat.. always using plastic as an excuse even though aluminum and glass have more disadvantages than polycarbonate..
htc one, s4 and XZ> ugliest back panel=GS4
handsomest front panel=gs4
firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 Apr 2013I'm not bashing Samsung, but they're just flooding the market. The additional sensors serve li... morewater resistance? and why many XZ users now are complaining abt their speakers after dipping their phones!, it will take hours for them to use the speaker at normal sound
AnonD-98042, 02 Apr 2013air gesture???? just like floating touch xperia sola ... so it's old technologywhy are all mentioning abt the floating touch of xperia sola? xperia sola cant do what floating innovation that samsung pushed in their galaxy, xperia sola's floating touch is just a crap and cant to impressive things!!!
and whats wrong if it is an old tech? at least samsung knows how to make things better! like the old stylus and now came into as the SPEN w/ the note2 w/c is by far the best and most innovative android device
Where can I buy the GS4? I cant!
So thereby the Xperia Z wins. No? you don't agree? Well ok. lets say that GS4 is available to me in late April or May. Then it is just 2 more months until the next killer smartphone is on the market. So why would I then buy the GS4?
You should not compare apples with pears!
AnonD-27765, 02 Apr 2013AMOLED is better than most IPS LCD, but the best IPS LCD is better than AMOLED. AMOLED poses m... morehttp://blog.gsmarena.com/we-put-the-lg-optimus-g-pro-display-head-on-with-the-super-amoled-on-the-galaxy-s-iii/
even the 720p amoled is crispier than 1080p
The S4 is very impressive and technically better in most ways, however I couldnt bring myself to buy it as I think its really ugly, I chose the Xperia S over the S3 because of it. As for the specs is there anything the S4 can run that the Xperia Z can't? if not the Z is best cause it looks better by far and you can go for a swim with it :P
uu, 01 Apr 2013headset quality??
gsmarena also pointed out that gs4 beats XZ with that category" It must be pointed out that we are not testing the retail
headsets that come with the various handsets - our
audio quality test concerns only the quality of the
music player output."
And this comparison never mention about software enhancements too like XPERIA Z ClearSound+.
Almost all comparison only based by hardware technical capabilities which mean it maybe not suit with everyone preferences.
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2013GS4 is faster than Xperia Z but XZ is not slow .....Samsung win but GS4 looks cheap/dummy phon... moreDude get a hold of yourself. The only problem you have with the GS4 is its buildquality and design. Apart from that the GS4 beats the Xz in every bloody aspect. Get real dude.
AnonD-27765, 02 Apr 2013Nokia Lumia 920 was also a contender and possibly a runner-up to that award so it's not far aw... moreumm your also forgetting that the S3 has won many words in many other tech/blog sites aswell, but the most important is Mobile World Congress.
AnonD-78985, 02 Apr 2013By the way Galaxy S3 has won the best smartphone award for 2012. They where given this award b... moreNokia Lumia 920 was also a contender and possibly a runner-up to that award so it's not far away but more of close. And the fact that 13 other tech sites and tech publications awarded it as the best smartphone speaks volumes.
Tom-Helge, 02 Apr 2013And congratulation for failing to understand that we are talking about the GalaxyS IV screen, ... moreThe Samsung Galaxy Note II has a RGB matrix arrangement not Pentile and it is the best AMOLED display by Samsung before the Samsung Galaxy S IV. And Nokia Lumia 920's IPS LCD has already beaten it.
AnonD-78985, 02 Apr 2013Amoled is by far superior to ips lcd. Once you go amoled you can't go back to lcd. The mass pr... moreAMOLED is better than most IPS LCD, but the best IPS LCD is better than AMOLED. AMOLED poses more problems than an IPS LCD. It deteriorates so much faster. After a whole year of daily use, colors shifted. Whites become dirty and other colors have a noticeable shift in hue. They become either buish or yellowish. Compare a one year old AMOLED to a brand new one and you'll see the difference. IPS LCD stays the way it is from brand new until it dies which lasts even longer than AMOLED. AMOLED is very susceptible to screen burn in. And this unfortunate event can occur even right after a month or so of buying your phone. And this affects so many units. Check the internet for many complaints of AMOLED burn in.. Nokia Lumia 920's IPS LCD is brighter, clearer, crisper and generally better than Samsung's SuperAMOLED HD. See it for yourself, if you don't believe.
GS4 is faster than Xperia Z but XZ is not slow .....Samsung win but GS4 looks cheap/dummy phone.
For battery life, GS4 is better than Xperia Z but XZ battery life is not bad......samsung win but GS4 look cheap/dummy phone.
GS4 screen better than Xperia Z...well according to them. (I dont like samoled)...ok, samsung win.....but SG4 still look cheap/dummy phone.
camera???( I still like sony) ok, samsung win if you say so....but samsung looks cheap and sammy phone.... i mean dummy.
HTC one, Xperia Z, iphone 5 are the best phone to chose....for me.
probably Xperia Z is my next phone.
AnonD-78985, 02 Apr 2013Amoled is by far superior to ips lcd. Once you go amoled you can't go back to lcd. The mass pr... moreAMOLED poses more problems than an IPS LCD. It deteriorates so much faster. After a whole year of daily use, colors shifted. Whites become dirty and other colors have a noticeable shift in hue. They become either buish or yellowish. Compare a one year old AMOLED to a brand new one and you'll see the difference. IPS LCD stays the way it is from brand new til it dies which lasts even longer than AMOLED. AMOLED is very susceptible to screen burn in. And this unfortunate event can occur even right after a month or so of buying your phone. And this affects so many units. Check X D A for many complaints of AMOLED burn in.. Nokia Lumia 920's IPS LCD is brighter, clearer, crisper and generally better than Samsung's AMOLED. See it for yourself, if you don't believe.
If this two phones come in the same time, I will still buy Xperia Z. Just talk about design not hardware. Samsung was quite far away from Sony. The same in Android but Sony looks elegant than Samsung from beginning.
AnonD-27765, 02 Apr 2013What are you saying? The Lumia 920 is crowned best smartphone of 2012 by most tech websites an... moreWell, I'm looking forward to that day. But before that, perhaps Windows Phone need to be improved with some of the following craps before fighting with Android.
1. Allow attaching multiple type of attachments to emails.
2. Allow files transfer via Wifi without the need of USB.
3. Allow OTG
4. Allow more than 5 notification prompts on the lock screen
5. Allow permanent event notifications without the need to pin apps to the start screen.
6. Allow sharing of any file types onto the cloud services.
And there are alot more. Until then, Windows Phone is just a crappy OS even worse than iOS.
AnonD-1544, 02 Apr 2013It is the first time that I'm truly feeling that samsung fans are feeling the heat from Sony. ... morewhoa....
"Almost all Samsung's customers are brain washed teenagers who came from apple, no wonder why they have the same childish mentality. "
Now this is insulting. Just because Samsung now overtakes Apple shares, doesn't mean all Samsung users are brainwashed. Are you 100% sure that Sony and HTC fans are not brainwashed either? Are you sure that they really know what they want or looking for? Just based on what you commented already proof that you are a brainwashed person.
Perhaps those who want S4 are those who are really looking for power and good camera, rather than something that is pure gimmick like "UltraPixel"? Perhaps S4 users do not want to wash their phones in running water when the phone get overheated like Sony Z? I don't see what's wrong with that.
I think that even the review itself confirms that the performance differences, are minor. And virtually non existant in day to day life. However I feel that the Xperia Z is the more Iphonish of the two. It will just work in every environment, and it's stylish as hell. So if you like the Iphone you gonna like the Z. I'm going for the S4 from the S2. But if the Xperia iz priced better, why not? My old Xperia X10 still sorks for my father, quality manufacturing.