MobilePowerUser, 21 Sep 2013Camera on Xperia Z1 is not that good as you think. Check the comparison.
http://www.appdisq... moreyou are missing my point.
I understand people expect more from the overly hyped Z1 on camera performance.
From the sample in your link, the 1020 is clearly better than the Z1, but does that mean it is subpar or worse than say s4 or Htc one?
Do you know what im trying to say here? Everything got praised in the conclusion, even though there are some shortcoming in them, but only the z1 get bashed so badly.
Z1 can do what htc one/ s4 can do as an android, or even faster, it is more rugged, and the design is one of the best, can you deny all these? or you can just simply skip all of these and just mention every downsides possibly found in the z1?
[deleted post]Camera on Xperia Z1 is not that good as you think. Check the comparison.
"Just like the still images, the videos produced by the Lumia 1020 are beyond the capabilities of any other smartphone on the market"
Same thing with audio recording. Rich Recording (High Amplitude) mics on Lumia 1020 are the best out there on mobile.
Here are some comparison pictures between Lumia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z1
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 21 Sep 2013Results will still be the same no matter how many times they retest it. Sony camera suit is ju... moreThere are many other websites other than this and most of them great reviews about z1 camera.Dont know how it will do against 1020 and 808 though.
[deleted post]I've seen a bunch of Z1 reviews, nothing spectacular. But it's good if you don't know better.
Funny thing is that all the drawbacks that you mentioned on 1020 at the end, 808 pureview has it covered but of course it is older (specs).
And no, I don't want this Windows phone.
Really salute NOKIA for this phone. I am ex NOKIA user in its glamour days, but had to gave it up because of Symbian. A phone worth final salute to NOKIA.
Teh strangest thing I find here is, why is GSM Arena talking so negatively about Xperia Z1. I went through all blogs and review sites including CNET. Coincidently, GSM arena is the only website negating again Zperia Z1 so bad and that too when it used a Demo unit for review. A few my friends who baught Z1 told that it is absolutely stunning in camera and battery performance. I guess what phone did GSM arena tested.
GSM Arena. Please be transparent make sure to have unbiased reviews. If it continues like this, I think you will end being like Nokia one day.
I find it amusing that the HTC One is always relegated to an afterthought when comparing phones, when many reviewers favoured it over the SGS 4..
I do not think Nokia is dead.
And Windows OS is improving and will be reach the android and ios league. Nokia has a lot going its way.
By an Xperia user who was never a big fan of Nokia in the past.
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 21 Sep 2013You bought a phone for the sake of resale values instead of its technologies? Poor you.... Z1 ... moreWhat u gonna do with technologies when u can't even have an application that uses it ! u name 808pv a technology?!! Even the lumia1020 cant do HDR and supposes that everybody gonna take a 5 photos brackted and combine them in photo-editing software on a PC to finally get it ! Windows Phone Store ?!!! an empty redicilous store with no single decent app. !! if Nokia running after cameras they should make a digital cam instead of this pathatic combination.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2013The colors of the sample photos says it all, this is as far from real life as it gets. All oth... moreResults will still be the same no matter how many times they retest it. Sony camera suit is just lousy. A S4 using Sony lenses can even out perform Z1.
Many consider Android should be in this phone.
Many also consider Windows Phone is the right choice.
Majority don't even bother on which OS is installed in this phone.
Titanuim, 21 Sep 2013GSMarena always play emotionally for nokia. i was moved by their words and bought the 808pur... moreYou bought a phone for the sake of resale values instead of its technologies? Poor you.... Z1 photos are pathetic, and yes, get a good digital camera rather than Z1 is a good choice.
Purely and utterly amazing. What really gets me is that even during tough times, Nokia never made a device merely to save their skin like most manufacturers do. They still delivered on their tested and proven quality both in the 808 and the 1020. For that, they have my utmost respect. Nokia will always live in me
iua, 21 Sep 2013why gsmarena is not comparing nokia 1020 with samsung s4 zoom (16 mega pixels-xenon flash and ... moreThey did do a comparison between s4 zoom and l020, watch this http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-lumia-1020-and-samsung-galaxy-s4-camera-capabilities-compared-on-video/
iua, 21 Sep 2013why gsmarena is not comparing nokia 1020 with samsung s4 zoom (16 mega pixels-xenon flash and ... moreNice joke buddy. The 1020 absolutely destroys the S4 Zoom in everything except zooming. Even the normal S4 performs better in many scenarios than the S4 Zoom.
i think all of us must buy a Lumia 1020 no matter that we have another powerful octa core smartphone. even if i use Lumia 1020 as a photo and movie camera it is a smart ideea to own one, because i do not need to buy a compact photo camera and a movie camera for my trips. Lumia 1020 is already a collector must have along with 808
NHZ, 21 Sep 2013The same things were shot in almost every other review,so yeah,they are more saturated,but man... moreBut the conditions are different, no? And that always has an effect. Without a proper comparison image taken at the same time, it's really unfair to say it's not real.