Nick, 07 Apr 2013it's useless. Sony can also put a faster GPU or CPU in his devise if the wanted, but Sony k... moreCpu and gpu are like heart and lungs of phone system if these are not strong then how could u run u r system with high efficiency. Go to antutu and check s4 benchmark are 10% higher than Xperiaz. Android os is laggy os if u want to play high end hd games, heavy app use and heavy multitasking of ur phone then ur processor gpu must be strong
Even this phone haven't released to the market yet but proving so popular. Here what I did on Ebay: I written down sony xperia Z and search= result with 10 pages in 200 items view per page. I tried this with Samsung S4 and search= result with 11 pages in 200 items view per page! I did try that with Samsung s3 = result 315 pages with 200 item view per page!!!! who is the daddy?
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2013The software part is always Sony better, it's so optimizes and fluid.
The XZ also wipe the ... moreBetter go & learn from the below link. then find in which part sony is winner
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2013You don't even know by your self? how silly is that!!Xperia Z useless water resistant feature. How silly is that!
Believe me SG S3 is more powerful and better design than iPhone 5/Lumia 900 etc. Better grip feel better and light weight. And I feel SG S4 looks more better than SG S3
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2013Yes the higher the better. And if the Optimus has better sunlight visibility than the S3 someo... moreI work in a Vodafone Store and i saw many S3s and few 4X HD phones and what i noticed that the 4X HD actually has better visability under direct sunlight than the S3 .So it's obviously it's not something wrong with all of the S3 that i saw .By the way All the S3s were made either in Korea by Samsung Or Made in Vietnam by Samsung and the Model no# I9300 .
Tcool, 07 Apr 2013So why do you want to put it under the water?You don't even know by your self? how silly is that!!
AnonD-48321, 07 Apr 2013Can someone Explain what the numbers in the Sunlight legibility test means , is it based on th... moreYes the higher the better. And if the Optimus has better sunlight visibility than the S3 someone is lying or there is something seriously wrong with that S3. The Amoled screens are way better in the sun even at lower brightness.. Higher brightness is the only thing that give some LCD's an edge like the Iphone 5 is much more reflective, but just bright enough to make up for it.
Can someone Explain what the numbers in the Sunlight legibility test means , is it based on the higher the better or what ? and if so why the LG Optimus 4X which has a score of 1.691:1 in sunlight can be more visable in sunlight than the Galaxy S3 which have much higher score which is 3.419:1 .
AnonD-252, 07 Apr 2013I need a phone and a transistor radio, so why would I buy a phone that does not have that tran... moreSo you must be rich, buy a bluetooth headset with built-in FM radio. Instead of that dangling wires from your phone as an antenna to your phone's radio, bluetooth headset with built-in radio gives you freedom to move especially when travelling at the same time you can answer the phone for incoming calls.
I hope that solves your radio problem.
Tcool, 07 Apr 2013If that is so, no need to buy a 3G phone.
Just buy a 2G phone with built-in radio.
Since a... moreI need a phone and a transistor radio, so why would I buy a phone that does not have that transistor FM-radio included? I do not want to have both a phone and a transitsor radio in my pants pocket, with two different headphones, one for the radio and another for my answering phonecalls!
I need 3G-connection and have unlimited 3G-data, but I travel a lot and there is not 3G-connection available everywhere and streaming radio over Internet drains the battery even when I have perfect 3G-connection!
AnonD-73267, 07 Apr 2013Ya its true that sammy hav poor hardware bt in case of functionality no one can challenge sam... morePolycarbonate is actually far better than weak cheap "beer can" aluminium or fragile glass!
AnonD-252, 07 Apr 2013TuneIn and all apps that stream Internet radio have problems with gigantic batterydrain, and y... moreIf that is so, no need to buy a 3G phone.
Just buy a 2G phone with built-in radio.
Since as you said 3G connection is not always available so a 3G phone will not always be useful, why waste your money for a 3G phone? Use a basic phone.
Nick, 07 Apr 2013it's useless. Sony can also put a faster GPU or CPU in his devise if the wanted, but Sony k... moreNewer processors are faster because they are smaller and also drain less battery, but Sony have always used outdated hardware that drain the battery more than newer and faster = batterysaving hardware!
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2013It's water PROOF!! up to 1 meter depth and 30 minute. Rumors say that it can hold even lon... moreI have used many phones, including S3, in the rain with no problem att all, and that is all the "waterproofing" I need! Nanocoating would be a far better way to waterproof a phone than using annoying breakable flaps that needs to be removed everytime headphones are plugged in and needs be open in the pants pocket while listening to music...!
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2013The software part is always Sony better, it's so optimizes and fluid. The XZ also wipe the ... moreSony design have always been, and still is, bad with too uncomfortable sharp corners and absurd stupid placement of the thin volume-rocker, and Sony-ui is too annoying! Sony do not have good cameras on their "flagships", only good specs on paper but very bad performance in real life!
Dirk, 06 Apr 2013You don't need a radio in your phone if you get the TuneInPro app from GooglePlay. Virtuall... moreTuneIn and all apps that stream Internet radio have problems with gigantic batterydrain, and you need almost perfect 3G-connection, while normal FM-radio drain almost no battery at all and can be used for listening during more than a whole day and never have problems even where there is no 3G-connection or data-connection at all!
JANGO, 06 Apr 2013Galaxy S4 is better than Z and ONE in term of photo and Audio, software, and Benchmark so I wi... moreThe software part is always Sony better, it's so optimizes and fluid.
The XZ also wipe the floor with the SGS4 in screen department i talking about XZ with the Sharp panel.
Camera is XZ also better than Sammy, it's also proven.
The only thing what Samsung shine SGS4 is the CPU department nothing more.
iush, 07 Apr 2013It's water resistant not water proof.. I hope you know the difference... If you soon with it t... moreIt's water PROOF!! up to 1 meter depth and 30 minute.
Rumors say that it can hold even longer than 30 minutes and deeper than 1 meter, but this is just rumors.