I have been using this phone for about 3 weeks and have developed a lot mixed feelings about it. This 1st look is great, but it doesn't really meet the expectations. The TFT doesn't offer you the same level of experience as does the Amoled/Super Amoled technology. 1st of all its impossible to get rid of the smudges and dust from the TFT as it seems to be charged up and attracting these particles. Then the brightness, sharpness and colour definition leaves you with a lot to be desired. The screen just doesn't lighten up the way Super Amoled does. Another odd thing that Sony has done with their interface is when you go to the applications panes from the home screen, the icons appear on a dulled down bordered area and suck all the fun out of visual experience. Sony used to be a leader in screen technology and giving the best visual experience not only on the phones, but also on TVs and computer screens as well and they have lost that edge. The place of the speaker on the phone is creating a lot of problems as well, as it is very easy to put your fingers on the speaker and suddenly lose all the volume. These are things that I think are specific with this particular handset and Sony could have done better.
Apart from that there still seem to be a lot of issues with OS. Android has exploded prolifically, but this only the 2nd best operating system out there. Apple's IOS is far ahead of it in it's ease of use and fluiditiy. One thing that is most annoying for me is the inadequacies of Android's email management system. It just doesn't work with at least hotmail. I just cannot see my mail folder on this email system apart from the generic inbox. So all the emails going to my self defined folders are just totally inaccessible from the phone until I go to the browser and login through the browser and even there the interface is not of such great quality. To be fair even if I go to the browser and try to access the emails on the iphone through the browser the experience is not that great either, but with iphone the email management system so smooth and trouble free that you don't have to.
Raid3n, 28 Mar 2013We are talking about the glass from the back (REAR) side of the phone ?? Thanksyup. my z has film on both sides. it looks similar... it came with no additional film whatsoever in the box...
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goodthings, 28 Mar 2013It IS covered by anti-shatter film. At least, mine is...We are talking about the glass from the back (REAR) side of the phone ??
Isaw the new Sony Xperia Z in KSA including ZL but why the cost of ZL is much expensive the Z..?
hi guys. I am a fine of sony.i just got that mobile.its most best smartphone i see in my hole life.its much better fr0m s3 or any other phones
Yes the glass back is scratch resistant, but its not covered by anti-shatter film, so don't hit it with the hammer :)
Real life environment you cannot damage this phone with just falling it to the floor, the XZ skeleton frame is totally bad ass. So you can drop it all day long without care about it, try to do this with an S3 or S4 :)) NOT
goodthings, 28 Mar 2013It is scratch resistant. If you take a closer look, you'll remark that it has a film (that mak... moreThe front (screen) is made of Dragon trail glass which is 6 Times stronger the gorilla class, the back class is made of gorilla class! So yes it's very strong and scratch resistance, add to that a shatter prove sheet which u can always remove if it gets scratched....
abdul, 26 Mar 2013confused which one to buy
samsung s4 - awesome features but looks cheap quality plastic
htc... moreGo with Sony Xperia Z..
Awesome Phone, i am using 8 days, great phone.
samsung is cheap quality, their all models are same design..(Grand,S3,S4)
so go Xperia
Sony Brand quality
shah86, 28 Mar 2013hi daers, i'ma buy this epic tomorrow, just a question, is the back scratch proof/resistant? a... moreIt is scratch resistant. If you take a closer look, you'll remark that it has a film (that makes it shutter proof, I assume). As for the glass beneath, it is scratch proof and resists against hits. Not as tough as gorilla glass though, but I don't care, I'm careful with my phones. I don't use any cover really and it seems just fine... I hate comparisons, but you'll see that the difference in built quality and elegance between this phone and most of the other phones is really obvious. This looks high end, not at all plastic-like. it is beautiful and pretty solid, which works for me.
jhojho, 28 Mar 2013100 percent sure..u can and the XZ itself recomment to transfer some app to ur xternal memory ... moreNO, it offers to transfer data, not apps. Moving apps to SD is a thing of the past, unfortunately.
ive alwats been a sony products fan and this phone seems a big deal, all my sony's phone still allive till now !the quality is much more better than the plastiky samsung! i got S3 as soon as they launch it for $800 !!i hold HTC sensation dual core and it seems that the S3 quadcore has the same same performence of my dualcore HTC!! the built quality of S3 is a complete failur!have you ever tried to take a pic of a moving object with S3?! disaster, so please samsung fans be objective when you write your comments.i carry now HTC sensation , Sam S3,xperia Z, The Z is the real deal!
yikesie, 28 Mar 2013anyone know.. if apps and games could be moved to sdcard? ofcourse without rooting the phone t... more100 percent sure..u can and the XZ itself recomment to transfer some app to ur xternal memory after u reach 70 % used of internal memory..but much better if u buy higher transfer rate flash card like 10
hi daers, i'ma buy this epic tomorrow, just a question, is the back scratch proof/resistant? as i dont use protection covers with my phones.what about battery back up, like i am a heavy user with facebook, twitter, whatsapp and wikipedia all the time almost. hoping to hear an opinion soon so i could go get my Z, was a samsung fan since omnia but i had enough when another plastic crap is released, named S4
anyone know.. if apps and games could be moved to sdcard? ofcourse without rooting the phone that is! i totally love the phone, BUT if i were to use ONLY 16GB for apps and games.. i think its too little for me :( so
PLS HELP ME OUT!
[deleted post]i agree with u jin xiang lim..let we unite & believe to our beloved sony...sony is the best eletronic product from japan compared to cheap toy samsung..