he compare the camera on manual mode which disregard the BIONZ engine processor of Sony...but hopefully software update will fix it .....If you will check the other comparison using Auto..Sony beat them all even the LUMIA 1020,because of its dedicated image processor ( BIONZ )
"you can tell the company's heart is into making the best product around"
This is exactly how you increase your phone sales and turn your company into a notable brand.Samsung did it....now sony and LG delivering it too.
Learn from this Apple.
Sea-Breeze, 20 Sep 2013Am really confused. I saw lots of pics ... u may say all pics floating around the Internet.... moreGot my white version today and been playing around with it all evening. I would say the reviewer has been smoking too much crack as everything about it is brilliant! Nuff said!!
Nokia is best, 20 Sep 2013hello everyone ! I can't understand why people is upset with Z1 !!!!!
it's look million time... moreThe main thing that set the Z1 apart was meant to be the camera. In GSMarenas tests the camera was terrible and the battery performance not much better.
Without a good camera its really just a very bulky 5" phone with good specs, poor battery and no way to replace a flat battery. Bring on the Note 3!
GSMArena clearly states that the unit was a pre-production one.
Who knows what improvements Sony can make with firmware updates.
Am really confused. I saw lots of pics ... u may say all pics floating around the Internet. They were marvellous and crisp even battery tests were amazing. Saw many comparisons between z1 and many many phones including the lumia 1020 ... Z1 was really making my mind.
But I trust gsmarena since I buy phones according to their reviews.
This review made me stop from thinking to shift from note2 to z1 ... my main concern was the camera and the battery.
And Gsmarena clearly says that they are bad even the photos posted in the review are bad!
Really confused. Wont waste money again on nokia with stupid OS as symbian and windows. I may stick awhile to my note 2 till something happens to clear the confusion.
Really disappointed ... was eagerly waiting to put my hands on yhe Z1 but now ..No I will wait
hello everyone ! I can't understand why people is upset with Z1 !!!!!
it's look million time better than galaxy s4 ,
gsmarena are you sick ! or what ?????? Non-user-replaceable battery !!!!!!!!! it's dust resistant and water resistant ,
Anyways good job Sony well done ,
hater going hate
nino513913, 19 Sep 2013what the hell is that sony ??!! , how could you clame that it's the best smartphone camera in ... moreIf I was going for Android I'd wait for Note too. Much better sunlight legibility, probably a nice camera (S4 camera is more-less equal to my N8) and more power. Or LG G2, it has OIS and good camera but lacks some other things (no MicroSD, non-removable battery). Z1 looks great but it's a lot of smoke and mirrors. And I liked Sony...
Edit: Looking at the buildings on photos, the ones on the left are inclined towards the left, the ones on right look like they're falling to the right. Wow.
My 8 mp note 2 does FullHD videos recorded in MP4 files with bitrate ranging from 17Mbps to 19Mbps. The framerate is a smooth 30fps and the audio is captured in stereo at 48kHz sampling rate and a bitrate of around 130Kbps.and it can also simultaneously record HD (1080p or 720p) video and take near full-resolution pictures (those are cropped to an aspect ratio of 16:9 to match that of the videos and what's seen in the viewfinder). And quality is better than this 20.7 mp gim.micky ...dont trust me check out video recording and image quality section in note 2 review.. and android 4.3 wud make it even better..however waiting for note 3 review i bet the camera wud be better than note 2 and not gim.micky like this 20.7 mp camera..hope the nfc and wi-fi sony camera lens r good was thinking to buy them for note 3 gsma can u plz also review those with best smartphones in buisness..
How desperately I was waiting for this phone to launch in India and it released.
Now, after gsmarena, How desperately I am no more thinking of buying this phone.
1.Gimmicky stupid 20.7 mp hopeless stupid camera
2. Battery in one word "SUCKS"
3. Too big for a 5" phone,even LG G2 5.2" looks smaller and S4 looks even smaller and lighter and all of them are 5" in display size.
4.Sony won't give you warranty if the phone is damaged due to water. They will simply say"this phone is waterproof,so water cant go inside" .But in reality water really goes inside and it gets damaged(Used to happen in xperia Z)
5.Display is still worse than S4,LG G2 etc.
everytime i make decision with gsmarena review to decide my next phone.( i think many of u ).
xperia Z1 disappointed me.
Why u not reviewing nokia lumia 1020 till now..dont u like windows os or Nokia ?
I just love it when gsmarena guys try to play nice when talking about the phones defects . While other reviewers hit hard and bash .
This phone feels rushed. Really can't decide whether to get the g2 or this phone. Can we trust that Sony will fix the camera/battery with a future update?
Why is Sony camera software so bad? LG and Samsung have cmeras from Sony in their phones and they manage to create better end results?? Wtf...
Am I missing something?
All in all, so difficult to decide which phone to get. Does anyone know if G2 is getting cyanogen?
what the hell is that sony ??!! , how could you clame that it's the best smartphone camera in the world whilst even xperia Z's photos are sharper than this , i'm really confused , so all the previous photo samples of Z1 beating lumia 1020 were just fake? ... or maybe it's that the review unit is defected , well i'll just have to wait for note 3 with it's expencive price ;_;
Sony failed big time with Z1.. it is even worst than the xperia z in my opinion