Sony Xperia Z is one of the worst phone. The screen is not at all durable, as the sony global website brags about the the phone is stronger and durable.
The company website states :-
1) Smart, sleek & durable
No one knows how to best pack durability into a beautiful design like Sony. The slim 7.9 mm body, with its reflective glass surface, looks and feels slick, but Xperia Z is crafted to be water-resistant, dust-resistant and tough enough to handle whatever life has planned.
2) Tough as metal
How solid does a precision engineered smartphone need to be? How about as solid as a car? Xperia Z’s frame is made from glass fibre polyamide, the same material that’s used as a metal substitute in automobile parts.
3) Durable glass
The durable tempered glass on front and back is a lot stronger than conventional glass. And with anti-shatter film on the front and back, Xperia Z is anything but fragile
Unfortunately after 15 days of buying this Xperia Z the phone was been dropped by a kad at my home from dining table annd the screen Scattered the body also got cracked. I had been to Sony service Center and they do not even know the cost of repair. I tried to convince the the staff at service center that the website phone mentioned that the phone is strong so how did the glass schattered and the body.obtained crack from just 3 feet dining table.
The phone also heats up even not in use or while not charging, & the audio quality is low, and even the battery optimizitation mode does not works properly,
When called up customer care they are of not appropriate help. 1st they informed they not know the cost of the repair. Later they say the phone cannot he repaired and they have to replace the phone with the additional cost that is half the cost of new phone.
Senoir executives do not reply to calls, they are arrogant and rude.
Moral of the review : The phone ” Sony Xperia Z ” is not worth a buy, Xperia Z is not a “A” catogary phone. Cheap glass, and heats up brings disadvantage to phone. all I can joke is the phone is waterproof so that one can make the phone cool by immersing it in water…
DO NOT BUY THE PHONE FOR EVER…
Hello my fellow Sony fans,, let try to ignore advice's comments... he doesnt really understand what a CHOICE means for us... let all pretend he does not exist..
i want to knw about the performence of this phone
specially about battery
plz anr me
Samsung s4 is a joke compare to this i just hate plastic feel so cheap screen too wide
maxsan7, 01 May 2013the minus using this phone in my version the camera too many noise in low light unremoveable... moreif you find your phone to be draining it's battery too fast try flashing it again...I dunno why but this improves the battery life again...
the minus using this phone in my version
the camera too many noise in low light
unremoveable battery which means i always carrying power bank n thats really annoying
no dual shot camera :( LG n samsung they have this feature
i like the design its elegant n i like square
for me samsung s4 is better than XZ and that's is an honest comment...since z is now cheaper than s4, it is better to buy the XZ since the price is cheaper and performance is not that far from each other. in terms of the display I guess that is not important at all..if you think it's a big deal well for me it's not..I just prefer performance of the phone and some added features in it. to tell you honestly I prefer the led backlight compare to amoled because I find it better under the sun. You can try and compare it.
Battery is to be considered also before I forget, considering the massive capacity of the z it is weaker compared to samsung s4,and you can replace it. Unlike the Z
krishsiva, 29 Apr 2013don't buy experia Z. Actually i bought this mobile on 24.4.2013. I Kept my mobile inside my je... moreYou must buy a counterfeit phone, not originally produced by Sony but an imitation product of China.
[deleted post]Real joke~
"samsung confessed to paid trollers"
Seemed that you are quite PROUD~
You are not shame of it?
What has happened to this world?
This Sammy paid fanboy is getting aggressive...
Do you know why war happens?
It's because Sammy paid fanboys keep on sending bombs and attacks (fakes and lies) without reason to SONY territory (And also other brand territory) and you can't reason with them~
We are here to just clarify and now we are in the wrong?!
This is real tactic from Sammy marketing~
They are really good in marketing and paying people...
Jealous that I have more than one IP-adresses?
Just to clarify~
I have TWO internet connections and ONE 4G LTE or 3G phone data line...
Please calculate yourself~
I don't need to go internet cafe (I hate that place because of the smokers)...
You are saying that we having WAR here?
Do you know that who STARTED it?
There will be NO WAR if Sammy paid fans don't spread lies~
Please ask your country leader to remain silence if anybody attacked your country...
Obviously you just mentioned us that support SONY Xperia Z~
But you never mentioned the one that flooding here with those useless articles (Nickname "advice")...
In this case~
You are confirmed as a paid Sammy fanboy....
Of all brands~
Only Sammy will pay people to bash other products because they are not confident enough...
Please go and check the S4 page~
Any trollers there?
We are getting so many fake reviews here~
Poor Sammy gonna fall this year...
narciso, 01 May 2013which one should i buy:htc one or xperia z?in my country(italy) xperia z costs almost 200 euro... moreOut of these two I'd get the Xperia Z. I had both in hands and despite some minor differences the Xperia Z is better value for the money, plus it's waterproof which is really pretty cool. Performance difference gets irrelevant if you count in Sense UI being slower and more clunky.
The only thing the One wins with is the display quality, but on Xperia Z its size is bigger while the phone itself is not.
I'd consider the Galaxy S4 though. It's all around better than these two, but more expensive and some people don't really like the design. It's solid though.
I think the Xperia Z doesn't look as great in real life as it does on the pictures (and it feels a little weird in hand, the HTC One does as well) but it's still a rather stylish phone.
I have previously owned the S8500 with Amoled screen and the difference was particularly striking. Looking at the "newer" LCD makes me want to cry. I have an IPS screen in my TV, S-PVA in my Pc display, I used to have Amoled in my phone, and now I have a TN LCD in my smartphone.
I think you're not going to be bothered only if you don't have any better comparison. Most people use TN panels in their PC displays so.. I guess it's not as striking for them. If you've used anything better before though, the Sony display quality is really rather poor. If you've used AMOLED before, you're going to cry tears of sorrow.
Every time I see the TV commercial praising this phone's display it makes me want to kick their butts. Advertising the weak links seems to be a tradition now, HTC seems to advertise their.. camera. Gosh.
which one should i buy:htc one or xperia z?in my country(italy) xperia z costs almost 200 euros less than htc one.
advice, 30 Apr 2013although gsmarena proved that xperia z is not as good as the htc one and the galaxy s4 but let... moreDude, I don't think anyone here cares for your views! This is a Sony blog and mostly you will find Sony fans here apart from trolls or worse still, paid trolls. A word of advice, life, please go get one! Or go post on Samsung site where they might care about your obviously Samsung fanboy views. By the way, troll much?
., 30 Apr 2013Omg man, wake up for once. You're trying so hard to promote this xperia z, but you gotta accep... moreYour comment is myopic as best depends on the opinion of the user and not you or any reviewer come to that. Best is what I consider best for me and my tastes not yours. Best is not based on performance data which no one notices in real time use. There are other considerations such as build quality, look and feel of the phone and personal tastes so stop trying to ram your opinion down other's throats and accept that their opinion of what is best does not align with yours! Not a difficult concept surely. I have the HTC One but it has its limitations as I have a load of films on my phone so my Xperia Z will be travelling with me this weekend. I love both and have a slight preference for the Xperia Z!
ceratiidae, 30 Apr 2013Low End Compared to Galaxy S4 :
S4 comes with a 1.4 gig processor over clocked to 1.7 and can... morealthough gsmarena proved that xperia z is not as good as the htc one and the galaxy s4 but let us do a quick comparison :
super amoled screen against low quality tft screen(only iphone5 IPS screen or htc one super lcd 3 can compete with the galaxy s4 screen)
gorilla glass 3 vs scratchable obligatory screen protector with sony logo printed on it.
comfortable body size and rounded edges vs large size with sharp edges.
excellent camera vs xperia z camera that can't even match galaxy s3 camera.
excellent battery life vs average battery life plus unremovable battery
excellent loud speaker performance vs xperia z disastrous loud speaker performance
gs4 has infra red port (can be used as a remote controller vs no infra red port
now let us talk a bout the processor
xpera z uses snapdragon 4 pro(APQ8064) released 2012
gs4 I9505 uses Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064T) released 2013
xz cpu speed Up To 1.7 GHz Quad-core Krait
gs4 cpu speed Up To 1.9 GHz Quad-core Krait
xz memory technology 32-bit Dual-channel LPDDR2
gs4 memory technology 32-bit dual-channel LPDDR3(faster)
so it is very obvious that the s4 processor is the winner.
xperia z battery performance is bad without overclocking i wonder how it will last with overclocking 6 hours may be.
any way enjoy your both phones and i recommend adding htc one to your collection(by the way i am buying the htc one)
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ceratiidae, 30 Apr 2013Low End Compared to Galaxy S4 :
S4 comes with a 1.4 gig processor over clocked to 1.7 and can... moreyou missed one thing,
SXZ- 1.5 ghz quad core krait.
SGS4- 1.9 ghz quad core Snapdragon 600
Snapdragon 600 is the latest and powerful processor from the Qualcomm, So Samsung galaxy s4 is the winner here for performance.
gsmarena forums was founded so people can get the advice regarding the best phone to buy,to discuss with each other the problems they are facing and how to use different softwares and firmwares to their phones.
unfortunately some people are giving biased informations regarding phones and they only visit the forums to promote ,as if they were payed by the manufacturer ,
some even try to hide the facts that gsmarena team confirmed in their reviews .
for an example gsmarena compared s4 ,the htc one and xperia z and concluded that htc one and the gs4 are better than the xperia z ,this fact is not accepted by promoters and they are trying hard to convince people that xz is better than gs4 and the htc one.