hello everybody! i am the owner of the new xperia z, but i have to say that my previous phone was xperia s, and i choosed s for the quality of the camera and for the led screen. best combination ever!
the new z has a bit better camera and some extra features compared to s but the screen is really lame! they downgrated fron led to tft and it is b.....it! but i live in uk and the waterproof thing works great, i have tested it!
ANd i also used the front cam a little, its good outdoors but of course the low megapixel count is obvious. Still better than many other phones main camera, easily beats for example the 8mpix of the HTC Butterfly.
And funny thing about Superior Auto, kinda impressive also, point the cam to a baby or small child, and it will immediately display the text "Infant".
btw, about the camera. Summer vacation has now started here, i been more out in daytime and we also been to resort for swimming and so on, and i took some photos of course. Amazing results, the cam is really great in good light conditions, i never before had comments on the quality of my photos in Facebook before but now suddenly i had many. The colors are extremely good, and the details in shaded areas is great, plus i didnt even know it was possible for a camphone to do so well on strongly baklit objects, in this area Z is miles and miles ahead of Lumia 920, and it also beats the Note 2 with a good margin, and it does so with no noise in the photos. Strong backlight can make some photos appear as too dark but all in all its the best i seen from a phone.
Careful when using superior auto indoors, when it finds someones face it will frame it and the text displayed will be Softtone or something, and then it mean it will make the photo really soft, too soft for some peoples taste. Makes people look like they have pretty perfect skin though, no wonder the girls think they look more beautiful in my phone.
Im very satisfied with the camera, its not the best under all conditions but on average it is great, and it produces far less failed shots than for example Note 2 did, so far i cant say i had any totally failed shots at all. The speed of the camera is also something that makes it a pleasure to use, very worryfree and reliable.
Everything I have asked of this phone it has done it in microseconds, every app installed immediately and worked perfectly, I have been on Wi-Fi for over 8 hours and still had more than 45% battery remaining. Copying music across from PC hard disk to phone by wifi did so at 79mbps, or nearly 8 megabytes per second. Screen is so clear and sharp, camera pictures the same.
Only thing yet to try is RDC with Windows 7 ultimate, not expecting anything other than good results, will post back when final opinion is formed 10/10 so far
SAM wicwicky, 28 Mar 2013coolkid, u know what ? This phone is sucks ! Fake battery stamina, bad viewing angles, crap UI... moreHAHAHAHAHA, I just can't stop laughing on this. How insecure and jealous you SAMMY fanboys are.....OMG HAHAHAHAHA. It clearly shows that samsung's time has gone. Its a SONY time.. I really have sympathy for you guys. Your comments are so irrelevant that I don't actually want to debate with you....SONY ROCKS!! LOVE YOU SONY.....
SAM witwicky, 28 Mar 2013anon, i'm not trolling u, ACTUALLY u are trolling on yourself kiddo ! Haha this copycat pho... moreWhat did u just say,Copy samsung's power button,well,Xperia Z's power button is 10 TIMES better than Samsung's cheap plastic power button and if u know nothing bout Xperia Z,just SHUT UP AND STOP COMMENT STUPID COMMENT.
AnonD-79726, 28 Mar 2013I wonder if this phone gonna suffer the same fate as the Xperia S.I have to ask also, what exactly was the fate of Xperia S? I wasnt aware that anything bad had happened to it in any way?
You know you are a fanboy when...
...You find anything positive about samsungs powerbuttons.
Just by placing a button in middle u r saying it to be a copy?
God bless ur brain!
Now one could say we r all copies of adam and eve and none of us are original within themselves.. And our DNA dosnt matter.. Only the outer looks will be considered!
SAM witwicky, 28 Mar 2013anon, i'm not trolling u, ACTUALLY u are trolling on yourself kiddo ! Haha
this copycat pho... moreCopy samsungs power button??? Wow, you are something huh, and i dont mean that in a good way whatsoever.
The power button on samsung are the worst, by far, so soft and terrible press and plastic, accidential reboot cant be avoided. Thankfully the Z has a cute little button that feels and looks like quality all the way, and just like all other phones that was made by engineers and not monkeys thee is a key combination for forced reboot. The 10 second powerbutton press on samsung is what should worry you, coz Z has nothing to worry about in this department.
Dont worry, noone will ever steal samsungs powerbutton, and the placement is hardly anything to file a patent about is it? '
Wow so much i disliked the Note 2 powerbutton, but i doubt they made it feel so cheap and weak on purpose, unlike what you most likely will claim? It even moves around sideways, in all directions, seriously man, it sux so much.
what about this phone .. i want to buy one .. plz tell me is this phone is good ??
i bought this phone last week, and have been using it until now.
it made me shocked when i hands on it because the phone is really big (for me, my little hand, and its my opinion).
but this phone feels really great, especially the 1080p screen, many people said that the viewing angle is poor, but for me it just good since i don't like other people know what i'm doing or what i typed in my phone.
and the stamina mode is really good, its help the battery life.
also another thing that i liked, that phone has a unibody(not removable battery) because you don't need to wipe off the water left on the phone after you submerged it into the water, unlike the Xperia V that has a removable back, so you need to wipe the water inside the back cover after you submerged it into the water.
but the unibody itself have a main problem that after you submerged the Xperia Z into the water, the speaker will be sounds very low for 30min-1hour because the water stuck inside the speaker and you cannot wipe it, unlike the Xperia V that has a removable back so you can wipe the water that stuck inside the speaker.
and my other disappointment is on the camera, launching the camera sometimes took time, and so many noise in low light condition.
overall, i'm in love with this phone, but too bad and i'm so sad that i'm going to sell it next week because for me this phone is too big for me and my little hand, and because i love the water resistant feature, so i think that i will stick with my Xperia V for a bit until Sony announced their other new phone that also water resistant and hopefully its not this big.
anon, i'm not trolling u, ACTUALLY u are trolling on yourself kiddo ! Haha
this copycat phone copy those right power/lock button from samsung, but still u didn't realize because u are soooo BLIND ! Before this, sony didn't put that button on the right side, always on a top.
Hey, better u go to learn from basic in the kindergarden.. Lame always..
As said before, lets wait for the drop tests, and now theres one for the Htc One, http://blog.gsmarena.com/htc-one-stands-against-the-iphone-5-in-an-epic-drop-test-see-which-one-walks-away/
Well, unibody??? Wow thats so WEAK, just like the whining kids the HTC fanboys are ahah, with their average age of early puberty
SAM wicwicky, 28 Mar 2013coolkid, u know what ? This phone is sucks ! Fake battery stamina, bad viewing angles, crap UI... morePlus 1 "Fanboys Humiliated By Xperia Z". You know what it's that feeling? That's the feeling of having been Owned hard.
The good news it's that you won a free membership in FFFP, Fanboys Fighting For Plastic.
i bought it last week ....Reading email and book awesome...the text are crisp and clear...reducing eye strain...the phone is extremely fast than s3...need some software upgrade 4.2.2 .. stamina mode is really useful ...it is better than samsung s4
SAM wicwicky, 28 Mar 2013coolkid, u know what ? This phone is sucks ! Fake battery stamina, bad viewing angles, crap UI... moreInnovation means to create something new and not copy something that already exists! Apple admitted during its trial with Samsung that it was inspired (it copied) Sony. Get real and stop chatting cack! I believe there is a Samsung blog somewhere so if you can't be constructive suggest you join the rest of the fanboyz on there. Stop trolling....pleaseeeee!