OH GOD,totally messed up.what the HELL the smartphones companies are doing??
I have considered 4 phones to Buy
HTC ONE M7,XPERIA Z,SAMSUNG GALAXY S4,LG G2
everything is awesome but 4MP Camera(are Kidding me a flagship phone's camera has 4MP resolution Camera)
on othe side this so called ultra pixel camera after somtimes starts giving pink tint in photos...So I cancelled to buy this phone
I love ITs design and UI,but Flaps tightness Duarability,and now earpiece problem ... I also cancelled it
(3) GALAXY S4
GOOD DISPLAY,CAMERA,DESIGN BUT don't like touchwiz UI and AMOLED has less Durability....
(4) LG G2
VERY VERY NICE HARDWARE ,DISPLAY,but UI sucks....
so guys totaly confused ... help to choose Better smartphone.....any other sugession will also be apriciated.... my basic expectations are
(1)Design & UI(2)ZERO LAG experience (3)CAMERA (4)reliablity & Durability...
Im looking for a xperia Z to buy , but im wondering is samsung galaxy S4 is better than this ? Please anyone can comment on this.
Can anyone please tell me which one is the best phone from sony Z & Galaxy S4? its urgent :D
NikiDroid, 26 Nov 2014Well, I don't think I will keep using Xperia device again. If you search in internet, many use... moreoh really. im still researching which phone to buy. lets see.. the only issue i heard from z users is the auto crack of the front/ back panel of the phone due to its glass finish
Cedrickk, 26 Nov 2014thanks! here in philippines, Z costs 16,900 pesos, z1 compact 19,900, z1 20,990. oh well. i'll... moreWell, I don't think I will keep using Xperia device again. If you search in internet, many users complaint about speaker internal (earpiece) not working during a call. Not only Xperia Z, but also the other series like ZR, ZL or Z1). Downgrade, update, upgrade, doesn't fix this issue. If next year Sony release Android 5.0 for all Xperia Z series, then not working earpiece issue still not fix, I can says all Z series are defective with earpiece.
NikiDroid, 25 Nov 2014Thank you. Xperia Z is the cheapest between Z1 and Z1 Compact. Because price is vary, depends ... morethanks! here in philippines, Z costs 16,900 pesos, z1 compact 19,900, z1 20,990. oh well. i'll just wait for 4 mos until the price of z1/z1 compact or if possible the z3 compact drop. thanks again
Kagehiko Yamazaki, 25 Nov 2014I got finally tired of Sony´s own Android with white background, battery issues and tons... moreDid you experience earpiece not working if during a call you can't hear voice from people who call you or you call them?
I have just flashed it back to Jelly Bean 4.1.2, I found the earpiece again not working, if you press the speaker, the sound will appear again, very bad its design, good looking only but make the earpiece not working.
I got finally tired of Sony´s own Android with white background, battery issues and tons of bloatware and flashed CM11. Much better performance and greater look.
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2014can we uninstall pre installed apps in xperia z?Sure, if you root it.
[deleted post]The latest model is Z3 (D6603, D6643, D6653, or D6616), depend on country.
Cedrickk, 25 Nov 2014Hello. I can see that you are using this phone for several months. Can you tell me its overall... moreThank you. Xperia Z is the cheapest between Z1 and Z1 Compact. Because price is vary, depends on country. In Indonesia, the difference cost between Z1 and Z1 Compact can reach USD 42, Z1 is the most expensive among them.
I am simple user, for me, camera is just OK, when I active the main camera, there were several small black dot (I don't know what they are called), my Xperia Z was second hand and I was sure no problem with first owner, he didn't tried yest put it on water. While the front camera is clear, no small back dots. Design, I like it although I hate the service center repair service in my country, both front and back were made by a like glass, look very good. The flaps that cover ports of course fro protect water and dust. Frequently use, open and close like want to get it charge, one a day it this flap side becomes not as tight as other flaps, I thinks it's normal. Power on/off button made in stainless steel, good idea, prevents it from corotion.
Hardware, so far I don't face any problem. The problem is software, noticed it when it is in KitKat 4.4., sometimes the earpiece won't work and sometimes it gets back to normal again. When it is doesn't work, if I receive a call or I call people, I can't hear any sound, the earpiece area if is pressed, the sound will appear again. Bugs in KitKat. In Jelly Bean 4.3 I can't guarantee too if there will a bug like this again or not.
Xperia Z1 Compact looks nicer although it's smaller, but the performance is good
NikiDroid, 25 Nov 2014I can just give a suggest, if you're OK with a bug (problem) you can go for Xperia, water resi... moreHello. I can see that you are using this phone for several months. Can you tell me its overall performance? Its camera, design, software, hardware etc. And which do u suggest? Xperia Z, Z1 or Z1Compact? How much is the price difference?
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2014I am to by this phone...or HTC one M7....and I am slightly inclined towards XPERIA Z..... butt... moreI can just give a suggest, if you're OK with a bug (problem) you can go for Xperia, water resistant is a plus. I post it here, about earpiece speaker issue in during call can't hear people talk because I myself experience. I noticed it after KitKat 4.4. In Jelly Bean 4.3 I couldn't remember, I read in internet, other user said experience the same issue too even he/she in Jelly Bean 4.3.
For HTC One M7 I never use, can't share much about it.
Im thinking of buying a phone. Either xperia z or z1compact. Which of these phones you prefer? And which is more expensive?
Love this phone. I've "given up" upon long battery life for my smart phones, but so far the Xperia Z is quite battery friendly, mostly because it's easy to check what programs drain my batteries. I can go all with normal use and still have 75% battery charge left. (normal for me that's a couple of texts and phone calls and probably an half an hour gaming and regular snapchat visits) And with the "stamina" feature that basicaly turns off internett\screen\data traffic when not using it, I can go a week without charging my phone. Typical problem for me before this phone was; "Drinking a few beers in town, getting late, time to call the driver!, aah... oh no 15% battery left, better hurry, ""Yea sure, i'll pick you up, i'll call when i'm close by"" 14 minutes later, my phone's dead..." With Xperia Z 15% + stamina mode = 2 days with limited use no problem....
Wow look at me.. I usually don't review stuff, but this phone desverves credit where credit is due.
So basicly those considering this phone, go for it! it's awesome, only negative thing I can say about it is that the front cam needs good lighting to be able to take good pictures, in a normal lit up room it kinda sucks.. daylight front cam pictures are perfect though :)
I upgraded the OS become kit kat now, however i found some bug(maybe) as follows:
1. Battery drain very fast than before.Before Upgrade can stand for one day full now is 3/4 days
2.Mostly i have an internet connection problem When i am going out from home/office switching . I observed maybe the OS has failed to switch data connection from WIFI to mobile data
3. GPS Problem, When I activated the google maps then automatically i will be asked to turn on the GPS. When GPS Active then it will shows on task bar on home menu.When i closed the google map then GPS sign on task bar become dissapear but when you check the phone setting on GPS section it shown "ON"??. i am facing this problem also on my MOTO G with os KITKAT.
Thanks in advance if some one can resolve the above problems.
NikiDroid, 24 Nov 2014Read here too about ear speaker not working: https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z-ZL-ZR/... moreI am to by this phone...or HTC one M7....and I am slightly inclined towards XPERIA Z..... butt after reading your experience about earpiece I am again thinking about this phone.... should I go for it? help me..... to make a right decision...
Read here too about ear speaker not working:
Well, I installed Xperia Diagnostic, ear proximity works well, test call toll free operator service I could hear the voice again, I think this ear piece / speaker is randomly not working, if it is not working, I press a little near the speaker area, the voice will sound again. Like they said in forum, pressing it is not good idea.
The issue or bug like this has disappointed me, better I choose Samsung or LG one a day. No more Xperia Z series again I think.