jams1010, 14 Apr 2013yes i agree with you........sony xperia z is a best choice as of now.may be for u,but in the world there are millions of "smart people" who want to be able to hear their phones when ringing,and as u know the xperia z has a very poor audio output .
gsmarena: "We ran our traditional loudspeaker test on the Sony Xperia Z, and the results were awful. Scoring a Below Average result even with xLOUD turned on, the Xperia Z is a definite disappointment in terms of speakerphone loudness."
also in the world there are millions of "smart people" who want to take the best camera shots by their phones so they don't need to take their digital cameras where ever they go,but as u might also know the xperia z camera is average for what supposed to be 2013 flagship by sony.
gsmarena:"The resolved detail is hardly spectacular and the noise levels are only average, but the dynamic range is good and contrast is excellent. The results are pretty good overall, although we wouldn't say it has a significant advantage over the best 8MP shooters from last year. Matching their performance is still a pretty good achievemen,though.
and here part of what gsmarena said about the washed out xperia screen:The difference in viewing angles is particularly striking as the mediocre viewing angles of the Sony flagship look shocking next to the paper-like screen of the Galaxy S4.
my advice for people who want a high end phone but they don't like samsung,htc one in the best choice ,avoid sony unless you only use sony phones,or u r spending most of your day swimming.
ThomasCarlsson, 14 Apr 2013It is 2013, so every phone should have a FM-radio, just as they all have a camera with a flash...!It seems the sgs4 has an FM radio .. Gsm arena should investigate this and report as appropraite .samsumg site for the s4 states that it has a radio..
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2013Samsung should work for best Windows phone (dual sim). Laptop's days gone. Complete package of... moreWindows 8 is no longer "Windows", Windows 7 was the last real "Windows"!
Linux Mint 14 with the Cinnamon desktop, is far better than Windows 8, and Microsoft Office is a total waste of money because there are many free alternatives that together easily can do a lot more than the overexpensive Microsoft Office, and even on Android the Office alternatives are far better than the one from Microsoft on WP 8 phones from Nokia...!
It is 2013, so every phone should have a FM-radio, just as they all have a camera with a flash...!
People will never differentiate whether you have an S3 or S4 or Note 2 or galaxy Grand or S3 mini !!!!
That phone was supposed to be unique in design and there was supposed to be a change in the cheap material that gets scratches even with extra care!
I admit iPhone 5 has nothing new .. But you can go for Sony Xperia Z .. What a phone:)
Guys, I am confused between s4,note 2,HTC one.... Pls help..... I am already using a 5' screen phone( indian brand micromax) and feeling handy enough and fits well in pocket..... I like s4 ffeatures a lot but makes me incline towards note 2 due to s-pen. Also impressed by the HTC one live home screen.... Design does not matter much coz even if i buy htc one i m gonna use a protection cover..... Pls help.... Thanks in advance.... #peace
Samsung should work for best Windows phone (dual sim). Laptop's days gone. Complete package of MS Office need to be installed in smartphones. Otherwise Nokia will beat SAM again...
Sorry I am not a troll.
So far I have been pleased but when I realized what a policy have Samsung and warranty does not cover anything ( a little moisture in the air can damage charging adapter) , I am very disappointed. I just want to warn others.
I still have Note 2 and its great phone. But I am afraid to use them , because every day moisture can damage them, and bye very expensive phone.
I will try to clean oxidised parts with myself. Maybe S3 will work again for little costs.
mkaravel, 14 Apr 2013What annoyed me most with the S series phones was the vibrance of the screen. OK, colours were... morei agree with you but i guess xperia Z's screen is better than the iphone 5 when it comes to reality display.
s4 say yes for 4 things qc 1.6, dual camera work at a time, sens applications, hd display larger than s3
adileo21, 14 Apr 2013it dosens'nt have radio, it's a bowll shett phoneIt's 2013, who needs radio?
C Williams, 14 Apr 2013Go with the Xperia Z, Maybe the S5 would be a substantial update and a new design, for now the... moreSo your saying the S4 is not a true upgrade just because the design looks like an S3?
Octacore? 63 hours endurance just on snap600 alone
loads more features?
5 inch screen, but still lighter and same size as the S3?
5 sensors inbuilt?
And you call that a minor upgrade? LMAOOO tell me what other flagships did better?
LT, 07 Apr 20131. Sound and Shot --- HTC Zoe (March, 2013) 2. Best Photo --- BestPic in Sony Ericssion K800i... moreSo you get all these features from 24 different phones in just one phone the S4 Wow amazing.
What annoyed me most with the S series phones was the vibrance of the screen. OK, colours were super intense, as if from a Disneys's picture, but my photos are from real life, and iPhone, until now, although not very vibrant, had the best and more realistic colour reproduction. I hope this issue is fixed with some kind of option for vibrance intensity.
Apart from that, what the (old) iPhone 4 I own beats every (newer) Android device I have put my hands on, is responsiveness. All items on iPhone's screen (photos, PDFs, menus) move fluently, with no delay, and no framedrops under my finger, as any (real) piece of paper would slide on a surface. Although android devices may have better CPUS/specs, they are quite spasmodic. See for yourself, the same PDF loaded in an iPhone and one Android, side by side.
These issues seem to be trivial, not many people get to discuss about them, but they really are a pain in the ass, in everyday use.
I am now going for I9500, as iPhones have nothing new to show, and I hope things get a little better with those issues...
No sense of debate at all..
Galaxy s4 is better than XZ in numerous ways.. XZ only has d ip57 over but that makes d speaker so crappy and how you handle it. Too much flaps and when you hold that XZ it feels bigger than note2. It is just uncomfortable, all d sharp edges hurt my palm.. and the software bugs of it are so so so so