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)
Don't worry about Adobe Flash player , just search in Google and then download it separately.
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.
., 30 Apr 2013Omg man, wake up for once. You're trying so hard to promote this xperia z, but you gotta accep... moreOh?!
You are here with a name "dot"?!
But I'm still here in SONY Xperia Z page~
How about those promoting other brands?
Even you go to shopping center also have individual booths right?
I'm promoting at my own "booth" is in the wrong?
Or the one that promoting Sammy at "SONY booth" is in the wrong?
What I do here is correcting people~
Sammy fans are spreading fake news here...
I'm eliminating abuser and troller~
And you are one of them...
Who is bad here now?
When you trollers cant't win the facts and you say I'm promoting hard?
If Sammy is so good~
Why are you guys keep on bashing other brands out of Sammy page?
Are you one of them that paid by Taiwan Sammy?
Just go and enjoy your "awesome" phone~
Do you even have one?
JingXiang Lim, 30 Apr 2013[For the troll that keep on saying AMOLED have 5 modes] Come on~ People are comparing it w... moreOmg man, wake up for once. You're trying so hard to promote this xperia z, but you gotta accept the fact that it sucks compared to its main rivals at the moment. I'm not saying it's a bad phone, I'm saying it's the worst out of 3. You gotta live with it.
JingXiang Lim, 30 Apr 2013Finally~
One down another one to go...
This time is the "Boss"~
Like playing game... more[For the troll that keep on saying AMOLED have 5 modes]
People are comparing it with default settings...
As you said it's over saturated and unnatural~
So SONY Xperia Z wins...
You keep on saying which crap mode has more accurate color~
And which crap mode has more natural colors...
If these modes applied on SONY Xperia Z TFT display~
Sure it will happened to be the same result too...
When in default mode~
SONY Xperia Z already won...
How about changing it to movie mode and all sort that you mentioned?
You are like comparing a cheap car to a BMW~
Changing the cheap car to a higher spec doesn't mean it can win a BMW with ORIGINAL spec...
ceratiidae, 30 Apr 2013Low End Compared to Galaxy S4 : S4 comes with a 1.4 gig processor over clocked to 1.7 and can... morewell said, i knew sony is the best and they keep innovating unlike others useless addition to the phone like barrometer.
sonniy, 29 Apr 2013u r just a troll paid by samsung u never have had an xperia z and u r coming every day with a ... moreExcuze me bro !!
whteva yuh thinkin is rong. i am big fan of sony thats why i gone for this phone. and if i have got any problem thats why i have shared here so dat i will get any solution. if yuh cnt just give me any better advice no need to blame neone..
if yuh wana see pik dan i can send yuh or elze yuh can cum to ma hom and check weather i hav got this phone or not..
anthr information is i have already sort out ma problem it was on the screen gaurd that lining thing was not on the display..already been to the service center.. :)
and i love sony why would i say nefn bad about this? i love this phone so much itz full package of todays smartphones what ppl do expect from company.
so think before yuh say sumthing...
balamurugan, 30 Apr 2013Low End Compared to Galaxy S4
No Super Amoled
No Adobe Flash Support
Bluetooth No EDR Su... moreLow End Compared to Galaxy S4 :
S4 comes with a 1.4 gig processor over clocked to 1.7 and canot e over clockied and xperia z comes with a 1.52 processor under clocked to 1.49 which can be over clocked to 1.9gig.
The processor at 1.5 gig performs faster than overclocked 1.4 gig processor
No Super Amoled :
Unreal over satutared and fake colors. gives out the same quality as LCD and looks like an orange painted purple.
No Adobe Flash Support : Please update correct information before updating. All androids ave Flash support.
Bluetooth No EDR Support
Now this is definitely a plus for the phone, however this feature can also be added to a rooted xperia z. The EDR gives a short range wireless data transfer at a speed of upto 3 mbps. On an android the best part is you can use the wifi itself to do the same at 3 times faster speed.
No USB On-the-go, USB Host Support : Update your information source again, Xperia Z has USB host support
No Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording : Update your information again. This is a standard feature for the camera on xperia z
No barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture :
Barometer and temperature and humidity is not there, the internet and apps are available for this. Sony is smart not include such nonsense in a phone. These info, you can get through apps. For gesture, there are a lot of apps, however i would not recommend to have it. My s4 goes nuts while reading if i look to some thing next to me. It acts like an over possessive girlfriend
Non-removable Battery : This does not matter and is better as no one can fiddle with it and for a phone which is waterproof this is require...oh sorry your "S4" is not water proof...so you will not understand such technology...
6 hrs low talktime : Actually 9 hours talk time and S4 also has the same actually 9hrs and 45 minutes. You can have it to call some one and cry about you being from and pre dated era with digital clock...sorry an S4
I own an Xperia Z and an S4. My xperia z has a overclocked 200 meg to 1.9 gig clocked processor with an internal storage of 64 GB. the S4 i cannot overclock it as it already overclocked to the maximum and as stalk is a bit slower than the xperia and the apps respond a bit slow