I think, out of all mobile reviewing sites, gsm arena gives true reviews. They are genuine in reviewing, but others they only praise their favourite smartphones.
Hi. Can you tell me please what means demo phone? Does it mean lower﻿ hardware and software specs than retail phone? Thx in forward.
Its time that Sony should go ahead and lay more emphasis on features in its phones instead of just making rough used phones...
Hi. Can you﻿ tell me please what means demo phone? Does it mean lower hardware﻿ and software specs than retail phone? Thx in forward.
Sory to say thz bt sony is nt at all serious, as samsung gives brighter screen 4 every devise and also providing camera clearity. But m big fan of sony brand, as sony is famous for its sound clearity and camera lik cyber shot but those clearness in mobile is missing in xperia !!!
So need to improve!!!
"A word of warning is due as we've been getting a lot of user reports that not all Xperia Z1 units out there have the same quality screens. It seems some of them come with panels, which have the same properties as the one on the Xperia Z. These of course, may be pre-production samples or as conspiracy theiorists suggests, leftover panels from the Xperia Z production line. Whatever the case, have this one in mind when you are picking up yours."
Hi,is there any ways to find out,which screen I have? Any solid proof I can demonstrate to the shop where I got mine? They don't believe me that the screen looks different. Anyone please..?
I have a genuine question out of curiousity here, GSMArena - I have the XPERIA Tablet Z AND an Android Walkman (obviously both from Sony) and they BOTH have a noticeable fault with the screen.
Both screens appear to 'over-expose' very light colors, particularly skin tones, resulting in them being 'whited out' and losing detail in gradients, like a photograph taken with a camera with too long a shutter. (The Tablet Z also has a odd color calibration apparently but that's not relevant here)
It seems to genuinely be a Sony problem with their LCDs in general, based on other Sony devices I've had a look at, so I'm wondering if you can actually see this on the XPERIA Z1's vaunted Triluminos, because that'd really make me question if Sony is trying to improve.
i was very disappointed witg sony ultra,i didnt say bad but the sound sucks so the sony xperia z1 sucks too...
Who ever buy this pls think twice.
Timaustin2k, 03 Oct 2013On the camera side of things, here are some shots I've taken myself with my own unit.
See m... moreNow that updates are already available and after seeing these pics, I think GsmArena seriously need to perform a re-review of the Camera and the Battery section.
This time they should use a retail unit with latest software version instead of the Pre-production unit they used earlier.
Probably this comment will be deleted. I have observed many comments complaining for a re-review to be missing. Gsmarena is soo biased.
On the camera side of things, here are some shots I've taken myself with my own unit.
See much noise? Didn't think so. See an absolute tonne of detail in very dark conditions? Yep.
Sure, Superior Auto often sets the ISO too high. If you see it do so and it doesn't select the appropriate "mode", hop out of S.A. and select the mode yourself. The camera launcher doesn't make this difficult.
I just picked up the c6903 and must say. It's very smooth but certainly has issues. I hope they can all be fixed with a new firmware.
Poor battery. And I mean bad. 6-7% loss in standby with their battery stuff on. Even airplane mode saw 5%+
Poor screen viewing angle. Straight on its beautiful.
Camera errors or one and a while. Requires restart. So far pictures are very grainy. Weird blocky compression I think.
No ability to change # of icons row column with such a high resolution is needed.
1ndian, 25 Sep 2013How SONY gets the camera wrong is beyond me. Aren't they the same guys who came up with RX100?... moreThe speaker issue is due to the waterproofing of the phone and fairly unavoidable, sadly.
And I've taken some amazing photo's with mine - truly outstanding. Nout wrong with the camera - best camera I've used on a phone and I seriously doubt there's another Anroid out there that can match it, now that it's had its software updated.
The Lumia 1020, however, has it beat.
caffeine666, 25 Sep 2013probably you haven't read the review... superio auto makes the downsampling to 9mpixel (just l... moreThere's already been a software update for the camera. It's not the final update for it, I suspect, but the images it produces are now noticably sharper, with less visible noise (I suspect they've tweaked the ISO), especially in low light.
Overall, the camera on this thing is superb. Bar a touch of noise (now pretty acceptable), low light shots are far in advance of anything else Android, including the G2 which over-softens night shots.
Way the go Global Z1
Waiting for d' Japanese edition of Z1 (Sol23 or SO-01F) It's way better than global Xperia z1.
32gb internal storage
IR blaster although the release date is on last wk of oct. Together the mini Z1(XZ1f) The price range is like ¥80-85k(Sol23)
Replacing my Xperia Z(SO-02E)