Anonymous, 31 Jan 2013Several reviewers has given credit for the good button placement on the Z. Lets try first befo... moreThis isn't the first phone to feature low side buttons.
Most people try to a hold a phone in one hand - usually the right hand, as the majority of all people are right handed - and using ones thumb on the screen and the side buttons.
When you then have to bend your thumb very low - and also put your grip very low - to reach the buttons. Not only is it bad ergonomics but it increases the chance of you loosing grip and having it fall to the ground. The fact that it's surface is very smooth does not help.
So that's what happens when quality control fails.
So, what if you're left handed? Then you can use your middle and/or index finger to lock/unlock and change volume. Not nearly as comfterble as using the flexible thumb of course. However, you would also have those fingers always touching those buttons and could cause inadvertent clicks.
So basically, this placement of buttons is unfortunate regardless of which hand you use.
Other than that, the phone looks nice.
Btw, lame personal attacks aren't for adults.
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2013no advance screen panel e.g. IPS or super amoled? even did not mention from its spec that it i... moreWhy would Sony use IPS LCD or Super AMOLED display when they have their own Reality Display which they've been using in their Bravia TVs??
no advance screen panel e.g. IPS or super amoled? even did not mention from its spec that it is using a led backlighted TFT screen. I have xperia pro and the screen is LED backlighted.
officially priced at UK: 520 pounds. look at the main page of this site.
vasanth, 31 Jan 2013Hey Sony people . . . HTC launched before two years now you are trying . . . Great check for y... moreHey thnx for ur gr8 advice and opinion...but just wait...it is just a beginning....sony always has unmatched quality...htc is definitely better than others brands but not better thn Sony. ..so plz wait
Battery is the 2nd most important parts to operated smartphone next only to processor Chipset.
It would be very helpful in buying smartphone if
GSMARENA could elaborated a little details about in the specification list like :
1. either Li-po or Li -ion battery
2. Available Charged Cycles efficacy*
3.either Users replaceable or non-replaceable
4.either replaceable by company servicing centre or non -replaceable even by SC*
vasanth, 31 Jan 2013Hey Sony people . . . HTC launched before two years now you are trying . . . Great check for y... moreIf you don't know about something please Don't talk.. Ericsson's departure made sony better.. I had Arc S.. Xperia S.. Ion and now I have Xperia T.. Sony always stands out.. HTC was releasing 800x480 displays before 2 years thats not even a 16:9 ratio
It scores an average rating of 9.3 but still not listed on the rankings. even the latest BB Z10 got listed... please do clear my doubts on this rankings process.? @gsmarena
AnonD-107154, 31 Jan 2013Thats where you're wrong I owned an Xperia. The first one was the X10 Mini Pro. It died becaus... moreSory for your loss but thats funny I own sony t.v. Psp, ps2, ps2 and my wife had old sony phones and lastly I own xperia s. I dont have any trouble. Anyway not al of sony prodcts is very gud. Experia lineup has problem also. Just choose carefuly.
vasanth, 31 Jan 2013Hey Sony people . . . HTC launched before two years now you are trying . . . Great check for y... moreDude, your post is gibberish! If you are trying to suggest what I think you are, I think you better go back and study the history of smartphones/mobile phones
AnonD-86903, 31 Jan 2013wow. as far as i could understand from your posts, every Sony product will crash after 2 month... morei totally agree, my 2yrs Bravia still works, my 2yrs Vaio still works,nothing is wrong with my ps1/2/3 & psp, my cyber-shot works like new,my handy-cam does great, sure my X10 is dead, cuz i messed with it, now i have to use my 7yrs old W810, BTW my 13yrs old walkman (cassette player) still works too, there!
Hey Sony people . . . HTC launched before two years now you are trying . . . Great check for you all . . . don't let your people to Choose brands . . . Don't loose your relations . . are . If you can't creat . . Just copy from others . . Its so best . . You don't have any race .
After SonyEricsson . There is a big drawback ... I am a Sony family member.:/ I have used Xperia s. And ion they too not so fine as arc s . . I feel. . . With out ram. Inbuilt . Front camera . Dualcore . . Arc s stands for everything.now nothing . . . Please don't make other brands great. . .
AnonD-107154, 31 Jan 2013Thats where you're wrong I owned an Xperia. The first one was the X10 Mini Pro. It died becaus... morewow. as far as i could understand from your posts, every Sony product will crash after 2 month no matter whether it is a phone or laptop or ... . would you please stop writing none sense on this page. Sony is one of the pioneers of digital ground. i have Sony TV, dvd and audio player for more than 6 years and it works like the first day i bought it. so again i beg you stop your unbelievable stories.
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2013the one think i wana say you is LOL..............i can afford to buy phones every alternate mo... moreThats where you're wrong I owned an Xperia. The first one was the X10 Mini Pro. It died because apparently all slider phones are designed to fail and moreover it was left stuck on android 2.1. I spent 6 months of its one year life in the service centre and getting it repaired.
I've used my friends' Xperia S, and its screen is great to look at, but doesn't respond like other phones.
I also owned a custom Sony Vaio S series laptop which costed over 1400 dollars, it had all the top specs in terms of graphics and processor. Its motherboard crashed 2 months after the warranty expired and would have costed another 500 dollars to repair.
The fact is, I know what it means to love Sony products, their designs surpass all others by miles, but they just don't work in real life.
I've given up on sony, not because I have an opinion, but because I've had first hand experiences, and since I've spent so much time in the service centres, I know I'm not alone, and its because of the lack of repeat buyers that Sony is failing as a company.
Its funny that people think i'm a troll or a Samsung fanboy, because I haven't mentioned anything about Samsung as I've never owned one. I have simple feature phone Nokia now, because its durable and is a very good phone. I use an Ipod touch for all my other "app" needs.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2013I did check that I 4got which site anyway they say its not dragontail but similalar specs mean... morehow durable is it??i watch on ytube a man with black clothes with sony logo heat the xperia z in font & back 3 times on bathtab..u can search on ytube by type"sony xperia z, todas sus opciones".