Hi guys....I really need your help.i left a store this afternoon confused not knowing which to buy between Samsung galaxy 4 and Sony Xperia z.i ll be going back tomorrow mornin, I need your advice.tnx
pleas don't upgrade to the software to 253 then the power consumption becomes very high
I am using this phone for more than 3 months.
I live in a warmy and hot country, with high humidity and even worse, i live by the sea.
I have huge problems with every electronic device because of that and althought i am carefull with them., inevitably, the air humidity cause issues to them after a few months. The guarantee does not cover any damage made by air humidity, thu my mobile from now on will be water proof!
The best phone money cou;d buy back in February, when i had to replace my damaged HTC, was the XZ.
This phone is arguably one of the best Androids out there and after having an extensive experience with it, i shall clarify some things that have been blown out of the water over the internet, mostly by children who didnt even touched that phone, let alone us it +3months. So here come a list of truths and myths about the Z;
-Poor viewing angles. It is simply not true, yes under extreme angles, like more than 100 degrees, it might lose some contrast, but at all times you can easily understand whats on the scrren and read its text.
Whether you consider it a privicy handicap or an everyday use advantage, is entirely up to you.
-Scuba diver's phone.
Thats BS, yes the phone has waterresistance and is also dustproo, buts its primary to prevent accidents and to extend its life duration, as both dust and humidity are the prime reasons that wear down all mobiles.
-Washed out colours.
Unless you are a hard core AMOLED fan, you wont even have ay issues, after the latest update, the contrast values seem to be hightened to the ZL levels and when you watch videos, it can be directly compare with the S4, it is a matter of taste and habbit for the final victor, but the Z has not such a bad display, as some are making out to be. Again small details blown out of proportions, same goes for the sun visibility, that usually favors the AMOLED ones, but this certain phones has a special glass that minimises reflection and can remain visible even with lesser display values. These two issues are only internet forum issues and not real life issues.
-Poor WIFI signal.
There is nothing wrong with this device on this department, its prolly your rooter, that happens to work with older devices, set it to the latest n protocol and you wont have disconnections with tablets and mobiles anymore.
-Indistructable/glass easily scratched.
Both are myths, yes this phone is much more durable than the most, of course the glass is tempered and can easily withstand your keys in your pockets without scratches, but if you try to scratch it on purpose, it will be scratched! Mind you though, not nearly as easily as the One will.
- Horrible battery performance at videos/streaming, indeed, alhought is has exceptional talk and standby times, the videos will drain your battery pretty fast, WiFi too, combining them and your out after a few hours... The stamina app and the qualcom app mostly help for improving the standby times, but these are already great anyway, they dont help the Z where help is needed the most...
Sony gave priority to use that phone as phone on the go and anjoy it as a tablet, mostly indoors, where power sources are available. The battery performance reflects on that, thats why it has better standby amd talk time performance than the most, but lower multimedia battery endurance than other flagship phablets.
-Lower than average loud speaker, indeed, this phone was designed to be water resistant, with that in mind the speaker ought to be water and dustproof first and then compare it self with the One's stereo speakers...
The idea was to use it with the bluetooth accessories that most of the times were included in the pre-order packages as bonus, this will save your flaps from wearing and upgrade your music experience a great deal.
-The premioum feel and looks.
Well as a man and kind of a tech geek, that was never my prime concern.
But it really feels premioum, in a sence not even an iphone cant, let alone a plastic phone, or a scratch magnet metal clad one...
I underestimated the power of looks up untill now, but the after watching the crave on the looks of my ifriends, chix and Samsung fans, i finally understand why some ppl buy their phone mostly because of this!
stitch, 05 Jun 2013LOL! I was going through the opinions so I could get an idea of the issues that I might encoun... moreNot got the .253 update yet so not able to confirm or otherwise, however, I understand there is a further update which is .307 and I posted a link to this on here so you might want to scroll down through the various subsequent posts to get to it. Hope that helps.
tootz, 05 Jun 2013yah..im also dissapoinyed bout the z..im from philippines and i own dis z for a month now..its... moreAre you sure? try dropping the HTC one and find out what happens or the iP5 for that matter. Good luck although I doubt anyone who states that the XZ is fragile probably does not own it!
ronet, 05 Jun 2013Hi friends i need some help i am in love with the Z but looking at the comments i really don't... morebetter to choose xperia z...don't trust all the trooller negative comment about sxz..the best of sony in a smartphone..cheers....
For those trolls who kept of criticising the TFT guess what? You beloved S4 active has it.
I found some prob
: not strong in wifi signal
: bad battery performance
: poor sound quality
Hi friends i need some help i am in love with the Z but looking at the comments i really don't know what to do i'll get the phone in the next 5 days, so please let me is it good phone bcoz i don't want to waste my 35k on this phone.
LOL! I was going through the opinions so I could get an idea of the issues that I might encounter when I get the Xperia Z. Instead of getting helpful information, I can't help but laugh.
Do you guys even read the posting rules? No SPAM, No BASHING, No TROLLING but you guys can't seem to understand it.
Anyway, there's just one thing that I want to verify. Is it true that the battery drops quickly after the .253 update? Is there already a fix for it? Thanks.
I don't understand why they steal the user ~0,3" of the display for navigation buttons. They should do it like HTC and put them under the display as hardware buttons.
wi fi is very poor. 2 signals are available 2 fit from the net device.this is a big problim i thing.
AnonD-144849, 05 Jun 2013Anybody says that battery drains very fast is because they've got many apps running on 2gigs o... moreI've got a few applications and i started experiencing the problem aftee updating to 253. I can loose 5% in less than 10 min without calling, running apps only but leaving the display on
AnonD-123283, 05 Jun 2013I attached in xp z a 64 gb msd it support. but where is the application move to sd card functi... moreXperia Z doesnt have the option of moving apps to SD. as it has given all 11 GB internal storage for Apps and Games, so that the apps and games can run faster.
use the SD card for music, movies, photos, documents.
Hope this helps
wazi, 04 Jun 2013simply wow, graphics,design and features. lol bragging rigths with water resistancehey even i'll......
dont worry buddie....
adi, 04 Jun 2013for your information...!!!! we can't use 4g and 3g because these are not available in pakistan... moreand what about battery?is it good for me to use 1.5 hr of music and 1 hr watching videos in one day?use some net not much..