AnonD-39775, 24 Apr 2013the same blurry camera as xperia z. same shame shame sony !!!. the best cameras today,in order... moreyou are right only if you talk about MP, then yes 13>12, but other than that, n8 does a better job than s4 simply because it has a sensor of 1/1.8" comparred to 1/3". This translates in double the area of the sensor - 38.16(7.17mm*5.31mm) and 17.28(4.8mm*3.6mm). The lens quality are in favour of Nokia, although Sony works with Carl Zeiss, I don't know what samy has put in S4 and another important aspect - the flash, Nokia's xenon vs samy's LED:))). Just a simple software gimmick plus instagram won't be able to repleace too soon simple elementary physics:)
So according to the review, Xperia ZL has better screen than Xperia Z. I am now thinking to get Xperia ZL instead of Z.
The best scenario is for those two not to cross path together? I can't say about other region but in Malaysia we have both variant. Feel sorry for the ZL for having the limelight stolen from a more durable and classier Z.
ZL looks even better than the Z... the only negativity so far i've found is its tft screen... better they would have opt for IPS or PLS displays... sony should have made Z more like ZL in terms of size
AnonD-30650, 24 Apr 2013i am looking forward buying a new smartphone fr my birthday (5 june) i cant choose between the... moreHmm.. It seeems the HTC One is the better choice for you. (great speaker, great screen, OIS Camera/Video Cam). If WP is an option, as the other poster said, Lumia 920 is another great option. (Nokia Music/Xbox Music, Excellent photos, OIS video Cam, Hyper Sensitive screen- using gloves during Sky, 32 Gb On board)
I I 've played with both devices
And I found this better handling than the z
Z is slippery and has that annoying big Bezel at the bottom that ruins its handling.
Still what's the excuse of sealing shut the battery in this device
camera is improvement from xperia Z. it decent but s4 picture look beter, n8 is in another league even if an old phone
Sony TVs have great displays but sony ph do not have. Also, Sony digital cameras produce great pictures but sony ph produce poor pictures. What's wrong with sony! I hope sony will do better job in next flagship. Let's hope so.
great job gsmarena!! i have a zl and i love it because the small and simplicity
I agree about almost everything and I also believe the screen doesn't get criticized enough for Sony to hear how bad it is. Why they are using something that looks like a TN panel on a high-end phone is beyond me.
However I think the camera issue is totally exaggerated. Sure, some detail gets lost in processing but it makes the pictures look quite beautiful. In no way does using the burst mode help though. I'm not entirely sure what kind of monitor you guys use there but burst mode makes the colors washed out and object edges super-jaggy and HTC-like. Really messy. The processing makes things smoother and nicer at cost of some detail lost. I'm sure most people would agree here.
Could u please post the result of loud speaker without using the xloud, come on Gsmarena U Always Did That In Previous reviews.
I think you should have made more of the superior loudspeaker performance of the ZL.
I also think the ZL looks better, and glass on the Z is a really dumb material to make a phone out of.
AnonD-39775, 24 Apr 2013the same blurry camera as xperia z. same shame shame sony !!!. the best cameras today,in order... moreForgot Nokia 808 PureView, huh? :-P But thanks for putting N8 on the second place. Anyway, it's sad to see SGS4 making great photos with the same Sony 13MP module that this phone has. It's like Sony doesn't know how to use their own hardware.
Whew, it has on screen buttons :O If you add hardware buttons plus add more screen to make it 5" again, it's gonna be just as big as S4
AnonD-30650, 24 Apr 2013i am looking forward buying a new smartphone fr my birthday (5 june) i cant choose between the... moreYou should go to Samsung/HTC/Sony store and try on the display unit, try all 4 of them and get the one that you think it is the best to you.
Keep in mind that the review is just the "point-of-view of GSMARENA". I'm not saying that GSMARENA's review is bad/not professional, but what GSMARENA think it is good/bad may not be the same to you. Let's say GSMARENA think that the A's screen is better than B but you may not.
Thus, try them all personally, it is far better than hearing 100 professional opinions without trying them.