IMHO, this mobile phone is excellent, judging from the specifications it is the best phone announced til this day, but:
1) Non-removable battery
2) The screen could have been a tad smaller (not a serious minus)
3) 620 Euros? Are you serious? Samsung Galaxy S III costs about 420 EUR in my country. That is one insane and negatively deal-breaking price.
Therefore, I hope HTC or Samsung will come up with something similar, but with a price tag that is under ~ 450 EUR. So I guess SXZ will not be on my shopping list. At least until they lower the price for a couple of hundred EUR.
Grimlock, 01 Feb 2013Is that all it has over the Note 2 and S3, looks? I don't care about looks (Even though the No... moreDust and waterresistant and still so thin? Full HD screen? More compact? (Note II has a bigger screen, but its bigger as well). Some more examples than only the looks. And I didn't even talk about the Note III or GS4 yet, cause they simply aren't announced yet. I guess you feel offended cause I like this phone over Samsung phones, reading your comments it looks you're kind of Samsung defender. But don't worry, as I already said I won't buy this phone cause a 5 inch screen is not comfortable to use for me, personally. Neither I would buy a Note II or GS3, nor a Note III or a GS4.
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2013What did samsung inovates? Expensive, cheap built fragile phones? S voice? Heck siri is much m... moreoh this is so sad... if sony fanboys keep getting more and more like this, i and a lot of sony lovers will start moving away from this brand, is such a sad thing to see... is like they are apple-fanboys disguised with sony artifacts...
i will only say: it is great to live in a world of choice, therefore i encourage that fact, i don't go out bashing people over a stupid thing as what phone they use... make-believe people... make-believe...
Marco M, 01 Feb 2013S4 will be more ugly, have a crappy screen most likely and feature a exynos to do well in synt... moreI think u r living in ur own world krait cores and adreno gpu are not the bestest 1 in the market
Grimlock, 01 Feb 2013Why are you comparing the xperia Z to the S3 and Note 2? Those phones have been out for a whil... moreAnd would you tell me what innovation have Samsung and Apple brought about exactly?Larger screens don't count for innovation.Android 4.2 can be installed on a HTC Magic from 2009 so that's nothing new either.Maybe its the 8 MP cameras?Oh wait my 2008 feature phones had that..with better quality.So sorry..i see no innovation from any company.At least Sony made it waterproof..You don't see that every day.
it cost around 3,100+ SAR if we'll convert in to riyal. But what you think...the Price for this here in KSA? It will be a little cheaper. I hope....really hope.
Grimlock, 01 Feb 2013Why are you comparing the xperia Z to the S3 and Note 2? Those phones have been out for a whil... moreWhat did samsung inovates? Expensive, cheap built fragile phones? S voice? Heck siri is much more reliable. No mobile company beats sony and nokia in durability and buid quality. Sure, samsung is on top, so was nokia and apple in the past. Nothing stays on top. I've learnt my lesson on the s3. I just left it, with my vivaz pro, on the dash board of my car for a few minutes and there was a crack coz of the heat, while my old vivaz pro have none. Go read some of the innovations of sony in the past and present, and see who has no real innovation.
Aadrian, 01 Feb 2013This phone beats the Note and Note II easily, I mean look at the design. It's just amazingly g... moreIs that all it has over the Note 2 and S3, looks? I don't care about looks (Even though the Note 2 looks freaking beautiful!), What features does it have that the note 2 and S3 don't? What will it have that the S4 and Note 3 won't? Think about it! Looks alone don't make a smart phone.
rj23, 01 Feb 2013My answer to your statement about Sony not being that expensive is because the previous flagsh... moreWhy are you comparing the xperia Z to the S3 and Note 2? Those phones have been out for a while now. And have already enjoyed large sells numbers and counting!
The Xperia Z, on the other hand, will be faced wit competition from the likes of the S4 and Note 3. Which will most likely push the envelope on tech once more. Becoming the two devices all others are compared to.
If you really think about it, what innovations has Sony brought with the Z? Nothing really. They are more focused on camera and sleek features. But they present nothing new. And that is why I believe that Sony are in such a bad situation. From releasing over priced devices with nothing new or innovative.
As it stands, Samsung and Apple are leading the smart phone market when it comes to innovation. And everyone knows this. Sony is just playing a game of "Me too". They don't have any real substance.
This phone beats the Note and Note II easily, I mean look at the design. It's just amazingly good looking, compact for a 5 incher, and it's waterproof. Full HD screen and all what you need. The Galaxy line is just so ugly and all the same, this phone just looks good. I won't buy this phone as it's too big for me, but I like the phone's design so much.
Waters, 01 Feb 2013Toss up between this or the s4 for me
Decisions decisions........ Uk price for Xperia z appr... moreS4 will be more ugly, have a crappy screen most likely and feature a exynos to do well in synthetic benchmarks which is all the reveiwers and sammy care about.
In the real (app) world, the exynos will be as lousy supported by sammy as it's predecessors.
The qualcomm quad krait and it's Adreno 320 companion are sure winners. Very popular in many phones, great support in apps to come.
Waters, 01 Feb 2013Toss up between this or the s4 for me Decisions decisions........ Uk price for Xperia z appr... moreS4 is defininetely going to be more powerful, may be more innovative. But I'm pretty sure it's going to be a fugly device.
That what i really need ..
Thanks Sony for revealing this piece of art
Waters, 01 Feb 2013Toss up between this or the s4 for me Decisions decisions........ Uk price for Xperia z appr... moreIf the S4 has 8 cores but looks similar to S3, will you choose it over the XZ? If your answer is "No" then go for the Z. So simple :)
Sony XPERIA i love this I hope this phone breaks all records in this year Xperia has Red Alert for Apple and Samsung