szymon247, 16 Mar 2013I won't lie, if Sony only improved the display (significantly) this phone would be very compet... moreAhah. Why dont you try the phone, the display is amazing, just as a lot of reviewers have said.
Even GA admitted that its better than others in sunlight, personally i was deeply impressed with its sunlight legitibility, its so way better than other phones i have tried. What GA is really admitting here is that measurements of brightness and contrast does not reflect the real world percepcion of a displays qualities.
Viewing angles are really not a problem at all, you would know if you tried it in real life usage. And as for several persons watching at the same time, yes te ones at the sides will get a lower contrast and colorshift, but its no problem to see it clearly.
Battery rating, Very Good.
Was at a party last night, till the morning, thats where we tested the Z in ice water by the way. My poor Z didnt get any rest at the party, two of the girls where litterally fighting about using my phone and kept using it all night, still i got home in the morning with 33% battery to spare.
3G data connection was enabled, stamina mode OFF, screen brightness set to 50% and Auto Brightness on.
Im upgrading my opinion about the battery from Good to Very Good. It has improved since i first got it, but it was not bad when it was brand new also.
It is also worth mentioning that usage like this in very dark surroundings will cause the phone to lower the brightness, thereby saving power. Then its a good thing that this display does not lose quality/detail at low brightness levels, unlike the AMOLED displays that barely has any detail whatsoever at low settings.
I won't lie, if Sony only improved the display (significantly) this phone would be very competitive against the Galaxy S4. It's still the last thing holding them off since the Xperia Arc that I had, and the poor display was my main complaint, and they still use the same display type in their phones. Bravia engine is nice and all, but it's basically trying to do miracles with a TN LCD. If only they went for a better panel, or an OLED display even the first gen Krait processor wouldn't hold them back from taking the 2nd spot on the Android market with this phone.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2013Wow that comment about sgs4 having 8 cores is ignorant, the sgs4 is coming with quad core, unl... moreNo dude.It is read the news.Only in the US it will be quad core depending on the region it will either be a 1.9GHz quad-core processor or a 1.6GHz octa-core processor http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/samsung-launches-galaxy-s-iv-to-challenge-apples-iphone-342671
really confused b/w s4 and xperia z.........which 1 should i buy???????
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2013Wow that comment about sgs4 having 8 cores is ignorant, the sgs4 is coming with quad core, unl... moreActually the S4 has 2 quadcore processors (octa) so technically it has 8 cores
emadshiny, 16 Mar 2013wow you're so brave :D i dont even dare to put it under water for 5 seconds!!Try to drink a few beer first haha. Thats what i did.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2013Wow that comment about sgs4 having 8 cores is ignorant, the sgs4 is coming with quad core, unl... moredoesnt the 1.2 ghz quadcore count along with the 1.8 ghz quadcore??? go read the specs now... go back to the sg4 page... n go bring up sumtng new that can beat the xz.. maybe try to pour some beer on the sg4 an tell me is it drunk or dead
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2013I already did a beer test on my Z, washed it in cold beer. I also tested it in ice water, with... morewow you're so brave :D
i dont even dare to put it under water for 5 seconds!!
Chad, 16 Mar 2013Check the Xperia z... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fZHQjErd40 SOny is the best!I already did a beer test on my Z, washed it in cold beer. I also tested it in ice water, with ice cubes, was a bit worried that the temperature difference would cause condens (tropical climate here) but no, its still in perfect shape.
HovekWhisper, 16 Mar 2013Is anyone knows, when Xperia Z 'll be available in Doha, Mrket? however, what about it is it ... moreSony Xperia Z is already available in Doha @ 2449QR. go to official sony distributor '51 East (Formerly Modern Home) I have one, great phone (I know coz I also hav iPhone 5, S3 and Note) for the record
DJ-John, 16 Mar 2013Realy... are samshit afraid of sony??? currently all phones are haven a quadcore... why did sa... moreWow that comment about sgs4 having 8 cores is ignorant, the sgs4 is coming with quad core, unless you live in korea. Can you not even read the spec lmao.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2013can the xperia z be compatable with itunes? or does anyone know of an app for sony to make it ... moreIt also gives free downloads for first six months(over 1.5 million songs). It took so much of time for sony to bring this decision however these offer have already introduced by nokia and samsung smartphones....
memo, 16 Mar 2013People need to watch this video really! XPERIA z screen is like million miles better!
Cheers mateNot only better screen, the HTC is droppping frames, and of course the HTC is almost as ugly as Z10. But then again, all phones look bad beside the XZ.
I been comparing displays of my Note 2 and my beloved Z, the difference is immense, the Note 2 is not only hopeless beaouse of the low PPI but it is so lacking in detail in movies, its amazing how much more you actually see on the Z even if the movie is not Full HD. Just like the boys hair in the display shotout of Galaxy S4 vs Z, the difference is that big most of the time, then lower the brightness and the difference increases massively.
Gris Bleu, 16 Mar 2013Smart scroll or eyes scrolling. What happened before samsung introduces this feature, is it re... moreSmartScroll was found to be no more than an extension to smartstay, to make it work somewhat good on need to use tilt to scroll.
Just like the old "tilt to zoom", have to admit it was a very useless feature, just the way samsung like it.
Jitsu, 16 Mar 2013Features? The only real feature is stamina mode, and IP certificate. Rest is modded stock andr... moreRealy... are samshit afraid of sony??? currently all phones are haven a quadcore... why did samshit opt to get a 8 core??? are sammy afraid the xperia z will blow sg4 if its a quadcore??? even the quad core makes no use of many apps... .. all i can see sammy being afraid of sony.. i bet u if sony makes another fone wit 8core 2ghz sammy would run n make a 16core :-P