AnonD-173647, 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.
AnonD-115449, 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)
Has anyone in India brought this phone. I would like to know what is quality of the screen ? I hear that it ships with different screens in different regions ? I would also like to know if the purple is so funky and girlish ? Please share your views ...
Saw it and personally i was not quite blown away like i thought i would be. Was looking forward to buy this beast but went and picked up the xperia z instead and now gonna buy the qx10 hoho! That makes better sense, costs the same as well. Btw the camera on the xperia z is absolutely stunning in itself. Have taken some breathtaking shots already. Donno what gsmarena keeps crying about.
AnonD-136540, 24 Sep 2013It is nonsensical to compare the Note III phablet to the Z1! Z1 competes with the SGS4 while t... moreWell said. Why compare devices that have different purposes? Sony Xperia Z1 should be compared with Samsung Galaxy S4 and I would say it wins the competition:
FrenchPower, 23 Sep 2013I'll NEVER EVER BUY SONY's PHONE
worst performance, worst service
My XPERIA S was really suckok......
now get out of here..
AnonD-52302, 24 Sep 2013Aluminium and glass - OK
BUT between them plastic strip!?!?!?
And bigger sensor but 20... moreprobably you haven't read the review... superio auto makes the downsampling to 9mpixel (just like nokia 1020 from 40 to 5mpix) using the larger sensor with less pixels...
i just hope sony makes the magic on updates like they did on xperia z.
photos were decent, just a little worse then competitors, and after 3 updates, are probably some of the best photos in that smartphone age...
battery life also went for better results
same for performance.
Sony's web page for the Z1 mentions that salt water should be avoided.. so wading into the sea may not be such a good idea..
FrenchPower, 23 Sep 2013I'll NEVER EVER BUY SONY's PHONE worst performance, worst service My XPERIA S was really suckThat's like saying I won't buy 2013 Mercedes BENZ because my 2000 model is awful. :-) The new phones under SONY Mobile are very good if not perfect. You should keep an open mind and try it at the stores.
How SONY gets the camera wrong is beyond me. Aren't they the same guys who came up with RX100? The mobile camera modules they make for other vendors' devices provide better quality but they cannot get the same or better quality in their own? Optical image stabilization was a given in Z1 considering this was promoted as a 'camera first' phone. 20 mega pixel seems like a gimmick considering most settings switches it to lower resolutions. That panorama shot and HD video is a SHAME. Also what's up with the speakers. I don't remember a single flagship phone from SONY where speaker phone was any good. xLOUD does make a difference, but still, as the reviewer said you might miss more calls in public. I hate when these small but important factors are ignored. A beautiful device that I pick up slowly becomes a pain as I start using is a real deal breaker. SONY is off to a good start with new Zs. But, I would love if SONY could fix these often overlooked issues like speaker phone volume, camera software issues and most importantly timely updates. Best of luck. For me, I'm considering Z Ultra or New Padfone Infinity
It is nonsensical to compare the Note III phablet to the Z1! Z1 competes with the SGS4 while the Note III competes with the Z Ultra phablet! I know some are wont to support Samsung, come hell or high water, but seriously, let us compare apples to apples!
Best smart phone ever
Aluminium and glass - OK
BUT between them plastic strip!?!?!?
And bigger sensor but 20Mpix? Stupid!
Why not 10 or 12 Mpix? Images would be a mile better...
Hey GSM, dont you want to re-review this phone?
One of our local sites said its battery lasts more than 10 hours in video playback!