Steve J, 22 Dec 2013Neighbour, your post about using Z1 to take pictures in the bathroom was hilarious! However it... moreDon't get me wrong, I would like at least a water resistant Note 3 with the same size, and changeable battery. Some abusive Z1 who actual hosed water or dived with it complained about water sipping through. Noobs.
But I'd NEVER compromise with only the features of what a mere Xperia Z1. Sony's design and software philosophy can't satisfy a dual productive and consumer media device. Anything without a Wacom digitizer isn't worth having since I do my most productive thinking with a pen, sketching and jotting down notes.
I've done some digital art since the Note 1. 2 pieces I did on the Note 2 won me 2 different competitions.
I'm also into sketching on-the-spot of whatever I observer - architecture, people, things. You can never easily draw better details with a finger or wide rubber tipped capacitive pen. The active Wacom digitizer S Pen has been enhanced further with better response and features. The isn't any other smartphone that offers this feature. Nothing. I even use a Galaxy Note as my input tablet for making digital at work with my gaming laptop. The Z Ultra's pencil mono line input was a joke compared to the Note's S Pen.
I could not miss an FM radio tuner and I don't use it even with my Bluetooth stereo has it.
It's difficult to find a device to substitute with the Note's features. It's still unequaled.
The less informed person who keeps making up bad things to say about the Note 3 only needs a basic device.
TheNeighbor, 22 Dec 2013Give it a rest with your Z1. It's free on a lower plan than the Note 3 in my region. Can't do ... moreNeighbour, your post about using Z1 to take pictures in the bathroom was hilarious! However it does highlight the confusion between waterproof and water resistant. They should have tried to make the Z1 waterproof not just resistant. Now that would have been interesting.
I myself will wait for SGNIV since III has no radio. I'm not going to flog the point but I'm deeply disappointed. Samsung should look before they leap into ridiculous decisions like omitting one of the greatest communicating devices of all time.
NeoX, 22 Dec 20131st of all..do you have the z1?do you have the note3?..have you ever made an honest comparison... moreAll of your comments are OK except Camera where you are absolutely wrong. Note 3 camera is second to only Lumia 1020.
[deleted post]1st of all..do you have the z1?do you have the note3?..have you ever made an honest comparison between those two?..or rather, have you ever experience handling those two phones?..don't include that you just play with them a bit at the store..that's not actual experiencing!..i've played a lot with both phones..i've already compared them several times..both have their own pros n cons..the z1 surely is not superior, neither the note3..
here some of my thought:
both phone is NOT shockproof! fall down and it will eventually break..but since the z1 has both side glasses, it has more potential to break..
yes, the z1 does feel more premium when holding because of the glass at the back and the aluminium frame..a fingerprint magnet too~..the note3 has plastic back that has a looks and feels of a leather(almost~)..
i can say that triluminous has better saturation to true life colour, but it does consume the battery faster..the note3 is oversaturated clearly..
yes, the z1 can survive any splash or rain or even a quick dip into the water..but please understand the different between water-resist and waterproof..the z1 is NOT waterproof!
to be honest, the note3 have quiet a lot of bloatware..to some it may be annoying, but others would love all the extra features..
both has almost the same body size..but i found that the z1 is easier to use with one hand, since the screen is much smaller than note3..
i don't think the spen can damaged the display..i own the note1(waiting for nexus 5 upgrade)..the display is pretty much ok to me..unless you use a sandpaper to rub it on the display~~LOL
the z1 is clearly a winner here..but if you are a person who snap pictures only to use on instagram or facebook, note3 is more than enough..because when compressed and resized, the quality is pretty much the same..but if you are a person who like bigger size photos with lots of details, the z1 it is..
the note3 wins this round because you can easily swap the battery with a new one..you can have as many extra battery as you want..it eliminates the need for a powerbank..a great feature if you travel a lot, camping, or doing most of your work outside, in the field..
you want an honest review? This is an HONEST REVIEW..STOP COMPARING unless you have experienced them urself..from the very beginning, your opinion is always heavy on one side..
[deleted post]Apparently you love limited featured devices like the Z1 that you don't have.
[deleted post]Z1 = Poor battery life, no replaceable battery, limited internal storage & thick ugly bezels.
Hope the new OS v4.4 Kitkat for Samsung Galaxy Note3 will be available to download here in the Philippines as soon as possible.
[deleted post]Give it a rest with your Z1. It's free on a lower plan than the Note 3 in my region. Can't do much with one.
Go and heartily post at the Z1 forum. I'm sure you'll find a lot of people agreeing how wonderful the Z1 is - all the great times washing to clean it, all those times you walking in the rain,all those picture taking in the bathroom.
Bunyip22, 21 Dec 2013Z1 durability? Too funny. It wouldn't even turn on after the gsmarena drop test.
Sorry bu... moreI'm glad you accept my opinion but durability!
Here, Z1 is not a missile! You din't need to drop your phone frequently!
Only using Spen most often make your Amoled display thousands of lags!
Moreover, your opinion depend on website*
Please, try yourself with z1!OK***
rhedz, 21 Dec 2013z1.. since ur priority is camera... and water proof, you can take picture under water :DThe Z1 is just water resistant, not waterproof. You are not to put it under sea water since it has an exposed charging sockets that would corrode.
Check out the the camera differences tested by GSM Arena.
Z1 has the highest hardware and does a good job with day and night shots.
The Note 3 doesn't have an optical image stabilization. However, the Note 3 has greater built-in software features for its camera. It bested the other 2 at HDR, panoramic, spherical picture taking, drama shot, and the Note 3 has 4k video, slow motion, 60 frame full HD video, more features like animated gif taking which you can edit by highlighting which areas to freeze/animate.
Its a very nice phone till now i hve seen i hve been using this phone but ihve a doubt can we upgrade it for 4.4 kitkat
Hey! In the smartphone champion league,which certain phablet that made out of plastic and lose at the first round?
apoorv , 21 Dec 2013Hey confused between z1 and note 3 ,I have xperia s which i changed for s2 because it hanged a... morez1.. since ur priority is camera... and water proof, you can take picture under water :D
What is the difference between a 3G and 4G version with the exception of the processor type and imaging feature 4k Located in a 4G version Is there a difference in performance or anything else for the benefit of the 4G version?
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2013Pls who knows the best app or anywhere i can get beautifully coloured HD wallpapers? ThanksPicspeed Wallpapers
Hey confused between z1 and note 3 ,I have xperia s which i changed for s2 because it hanged a lot,camera is my main priority
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2013Pls who knows the best app or anywhere i can get beautifully coloured HD wallpapers? ThanksBackground hd
Pls who knows the best app or anywhere i can get beautifully coloured HD wallpapers? Thanks