i moved from an iphone 5 to the Xperia Z, overall is a great looking phone very sharp, very high end so to speak. Never been an android fan but i can tell his is a great android experience, for me at least. The only 3 things that i've come across is 1.- the battery does not last long, although stamina mode is very good you can't go an entire day without charging at least once. 2.- when using a lot of apps or using chrome the back of the phone gets insanely hot, can't even touch it...i guess because of its waterproof feature the processor can't get rid of the heat efficently since its all sealed up, and 3.- this is the most annoying, when sending an sms after just 10 or 20 characters the apps says that sms 1 is full and opens a second sms and a third and so on and so forth happened to me two times today a 102 character sms got sent in 4 separated sms's, has anybody had this same issue? any suggestions?
Apart from these issues i can say this phone filled my expectations and for now i don't miss my iphone at all.
P.S.: The camera might also be a little dissapointing, sony updated the firmware not long ago and said that it had improved the camera quality but it's not so improved...
guys wat bout dedicated camera button? I think its not available...Will it be difficult to click our own face?
C6603 Xperia Z LTE works in Canada North America
toby, 22 May 2013does the water resistance work on seawater too??Yeah it does!!
It also works in beer :)
????????, 23 May 2013Hi Guys, need your opinion, is it a good idea to get this phone or wait for the cybershot... moreyou must keep in your mind that only and only super mobile camera is Nokia 808.....If you want to find good camera in android phone, you have to wait till 2015.Because i hope till 2015 HTC, SAMSUNG OR APPLE will be able to steal Nokia Camera Scientists.
need your opinion,
is it a good idea to get this phone or wait for the cybershot camphone from sony?
or should i consider getting a HTC, sammy?
i want a phone that has a good cam. and i mean a good CAMERA! =)
dont suggest that i get an apple phone or the lumia with win OS... i know both if their are fine but i can do and maximize the unit if its running in android OS. pref JB and it can be upgraded
king of hell, 22 May 2013Thanks brother... The update service worked...:-) though it was a damn big update but an aweso... more> In reply to darkark:
My beautiful Xperia Pro also can perfectly handle ANY app and game, as smooth and good as these latest flagships. It scores mere 4700 in Antutu, with a good 1900 scoree for 3D. Not 15,000 not 20,000 not 25,000 only 4700.
Of couse, new updates might take out the high graphics we are used to see in most popular games from such devices (2011 highends) but, you have to be carefull when updating. Most games updates are NOT worthy.
For example Asphalt 1.0.5 has taken out almost all cool graphics from the game for my Xperia Pro, thankfully I could restore previous version 1.0.1, and happy high graphics again :) Asphalt 6 runs smooth as butter. NOVA Series the same, with high graphics. Etc, etc.
It even is funny how Gameloft and EA DON'T upgrade the graphics for more powerfull GPUs like Adreno 225, 320 and others. LOL. The same graphics as for the Adreno 205. Haha. You can check it in Youtube.
I'd advice you to look to the design, build material and features rather than cores and latest and highest hardware specs, this will only matter if you want to keep the same phone for AGES, if not then it makes no sense.
Sure, new phones multitasking capabilities are higher, but that mostly is thanks to its higher amount of RAM, not exactly their processors.
Anyway, newer highends are cool. I can't say otherwise. Get them, but don't do it stupidly watching only to benchmarks. Desing is what makes the difference now.
Btw, check out the super awesome Lenovo K900. Bye.
hi.... darkark....! I live in pakistan and I want your help.... these days i'm trying to buy sony xperia z..... and now I'm confuse that which model I buy..... c6602 or c6603.....
sorry about my english :s
i am facing the same problem as u told earlier.....i switched off the phone to restart butafter the boot some stupid settings logo appear and continously on screen ....i am woried wat to do now ...? pls help :(
Guys guys guys..i owned HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4..each phones have a heating issues when surfing the internet, downloading applications, playing games, etx..this phones can get a bit hot but this things happened because the internal parts is running..same like a computers or laptops..but i can still hold the phone and do calling or something..so, dont mind about the heating problem..it is normal and will cool down somehow..just my honest opinion guys..thank you..
I just got SONY Xperia Z, I am already using Samsung galaxy Note 2, I wanted to shift to S4 but i dont want to leave note 2 due to the heavy battery and other functions.So that as secondary mobile i got xperia z, Its look..oh my God..my dream..I observed its more fast than note 2. I have no heat issue and we have in Pakistan 45c temprature now a days, eventhat no over heat issue its little warm. Secondly screen is crisp not stunning as note 2. But i have no issue with screen, its not big deal...Battery is also good.But one thing i want to mention that in Pakistan some complains are there regarding some issues but all these are related with Sony Xperia Z c6603 model, So that i got c6602 after one month wait..GSMArena also stated that c6603 model had some issues but recovered by updates...thats why i got c6602 model because i dont want to get risk.. i have no issue yet...i am more than happy,,its a really premium mobile...My sony sony headphones is crazy with this walkman....Love to SONY...Blessings to SONY...
kush, 21 May 2013I'm hoping to buy this 4n can u guys give few opinions about this 4n thanxGo for S4 instead. Z has the worst battery hold.
toby, 22 May 2013does the water resistance work on seawater too??yes it is, but after u need to wash it with non salt water :)
btw, awesome phone, very durable, perfect, GJ Sony :D