It was about time to release a true flagship. I was getting tired with Iphone5 and S3. Thank you Sony.
Your biggest fan.
saw the hadnset at CES; everything about the phone is super! the camera now has a "superior auto" option, so its pretty much a sony digital camera on your phone! first phone with full HDR and full HD at 1080p screen.
the new quad core processor is asynchormoic which means it is battery efficient as it only powers the cores individually and when required. along with the 2GB ram, works smoothly for literally no lag.
the bravia engine 2 really makes a diff to the viewing experience.
the design is beautiful, glass front and back, supposidly stronger than gorilla glass and is shatter proof. the design has truly come from scratch, you do not see any "sony ericsson" on the phone, no logos like the T and S, just shows another big step in the right direction. the phone may be 5" but in my hand it did not feel big at all, and the weight ratio and distribution makes it feel amazing.
the phone is water and dust resistant; how cool is that? with stats showing 1 in 10 phones are dropped in the toilet, this will hopefully save lots of people! not mentioning the functionality would mean you can take underpicture waters while snorkling perhaps? just make sure its in fresh water, not more than 1m deep and no longer than 30 mins; ensure the port covers are closed securely and properly.
sony cameras have always had fast capture with a dedicated key. this is quite a downfall in my opinion as the xperia t and xperia s cud take a pic within 1.5 seconds of holding it down fully. BUT i did test the new way of fast capture and its still pretty quick; and is majorly dependant on how quick you respond; press the power button and on lock screen slide towards the camera icon( direction depends how your holding it ) and it is still very fast. when i used it a few times, i found the concept works, and prob tuk me about 2 seconds or so; still very fast and faster than other models on the market. even though i will miss the dedicated camera button, i think i can live with it as the new way is not bad at all, and il sacrifice it for all the other stuff im gaining!
upgraded exmor rs and HDR means better pics and vids in all light conditions. it would have been nice to get a better aperture, maybe 2.0; still at 2.4 but hey they make great cameras, and with all these extras i have faith the picture capture will definately be better than the last model
the video recording is also excellent for all these reasons.
playstation mobile is looking to be grown this year and what a fantastic option for gamers. new improved screen, bravia engine 2, more ram; my dark knight rises and fifa is just going to give me a superior experience! so it will be nice to see a massive array of games on the psm app; for the S and T it was quite small.
there is a lot to talk about still, but i am going to say, check it out even if your not interested in the product or brand; and ask to see if you can actually put it into a pint of water! what a demonstration that would be! i know o2 let you do that with the xperia go! its a weird feeling!
Z lover, 13 Jan 2013Hi, Jst wanted to know abt DOCUMENT EDITOR , i mean can we edit dcmnts on this device or ju... moreyou can download any extra software from play store, not sure what would be preloaded though.
Jst wanted to know abt DOCUMENT EDITOR , i mean can we edit dcmnts on this device or just can view it ?
Am really in love with this beauty
TMach, 13 Jan 2013No one released a phone remotely close to this level of spec last summer! This phone is of its... moreNo, I think I am not unrealistic, and this one of course is better than the HTC Butterfly. I think HTC is in trouble right now, because they buy everything from other companies.
O.o, 13 Jan 2013Srsly.. who would put a ph into water.. lol Obviously no one intentionally, though it does happen, its a handy feature as these things are rather common.
O.o, 13 Jan 2013Srsly.. who would put a ph into water.. lol Do you how many insurance claims are made due to water damage? Even worse, how many are rejected with people having to shell out for another. Whilst I might not put my phone in water, accidents happen!
Mobilemaster, 13 Jan 2013I agree with you on that Sony is going on the right direction, but imagine what a huge success... moreNo one released a phone remotely close to this level of spec last summer! This phone is of its time and the only other phone of similar spec is the HTC Butterfly which HTC is making a poor joke of marketing. Stop with the unrealistic demands and stick with your Samsung if you are happy with it.
Loooove the phone ! I want one so badly, nice gadget to begin the year !!
Awesome screen, delightful design, amazing specs, water and dust proof , best materials so reliable built quality , as we know from SONY !
this is tha bomb !
i want one ^^
Xperia-boy, 13 Jan 2013actually the fact is samsung catch the momentum at the time when android is growing with their... moreI agree with you on that Sony is going on the right direction, but imagine what a huge success they could have if they released this last year summer for example. This year will be hard for Sony, because others are working very hard to keep up with the latest trend. Maybe the Motorola X phone will have an octa core CPU. Then that phone will steal the attention from Sony. The same could happen with Samsung as well, they could steal the attention from Sony with an oco core CPU. Many people are fool, and when they will see octo core, they will going to buy it just because of that. I hope I was clear. I am not a fanatic person, I just analyze Sony's strategy. I don't hate them. I don't hate a phone which looks cool and it's waterproof. :)
So Sony need to be quick.
majin, 13 Jan 2013lol on you mahn...samsung came up just few years ago n sony is legend, you wont trust me brot... moreMan, I tell you to wait till it will be announced! It's too early to say how it will looks, and I am going to tell you why. All the Galaxy S phones does not look the same. The original Galaxy S does not look as the Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S3 does not look as the Galaxy S2. I am sure the Galaxy S4 will NOT look as the Galaxy S3.
O.o, 13 Jan 2013Srsly.. who would put a ph into water.. lol
People with pools, or who live near the beach, swimsuit models, people don't want to leave their phone behind when they think things could get wet, people who don't want to have to spend an extra $75 for a waterproof phone case, people who prefer a good looking phone to a neon space suit, etc......
Mobilemaster, 11 Jan 2013People likes Samsung, believe me. Sony with Ericsson had a bad reputation, and Sony now needs ... morelol on you mahn...samsung came up just few years ago n sony is legend, you wont trust me brother but my cousin's3 got wasted after sinking into water accidently and now i use s3 back case as a soup dish for my dog's soap such a pathetic design s3 had trust me its like a soap dish the bace case, i believe samshit sorry samsung got few things beter but even you know XZ is better than atleast s3 and is equal to note 2 , i also know that samsung will launch something far better than this XZ with a different soap dish back case but the same sony apple and other will do
To all who are complaining about xperia z, dude tell me the better phone right now as compare to Z ??
S4 processor is best at the moment, class leading 13mp cam and that's why LG, Samsung, Apple has made a contract with sony for cam.
5 inch of screen, water proor, back panel is also solid like gorilla glass/Dragon trail.
Lastly the design which stand alone and no one except sony is able to design a cellphone like xperia Z.
in short xperia z is the best possible phone at the moment, everything is perfect and sony won't release it in Q4. So don't think that when it will be lauched so it will be outdated.