Anyone know if this still heats up like a microwave ove.. I mean the Z especially when you're playing graphic-heavy games? The most recent update for the Z brought back that experience.
sonylover, 26 Sep 2013i hope Sony would do another sexy phone like a SONY XPERIA ARC S 2 soon... :)Already done with Xperia T, TX. Those were the flagships with the Arc design, after that Sony moved the Arc design to lower midrange. They cant go back now and use this lower midrange design for any high end phone.
i hope Sony would do another sexy phone like a SONY XPERIA ARC S 2 soon... :)
I Got it 2 days ago and it's absolutlly amazing build quality, very fast, good looking, waterproof! It's a SONY product MADE IN JAPAN :)
AnonD-59047, 25 Sep 2013You sure the S4 Has better battery life? On many other sites the Z1 beats the S4 in video play... moreZ1 lasted 12hours 34 minutes to be exact, i think its an impressive result. However, it depends a lot on firmware, as one can see Engadget only got 5h34m out of Xperia Z, but with newer firmware i can get around 9 hours out of the Z using MX Player.
Quote from engadget review,
"The improvement in battery life is even greater. On a day of light to moderate usage, including some camera work, the Xperia Z1 lasted for a long day, a night and five hours of the next day before hitting the red -- at which point it still had enough juice for a few more hours. Only once did we manage to kill the battery within a day -- and that was a 17-hour day that involved a one-hour Skype call over WiFi. In our standard looped video run-down test, the Xperia Z1 lasted over 12 hours"
Hitting the red means 15% left, 15% is enough for many hours of light usage, and these numbers are always with stamina mode off. However i dont understand why he mention the skype call, that doesnt drain the battery that much, unless it was a Skype video call, its very likely, why else would he bother to mention that?? In that case its makes it more impressive.
I Got it 2 days ago and it's absolutlly amazing bild quality, fast, good looking, It;s a SONY product MADE IN JAPAN :)
You sure the S4 Has better battery life? On many other sites the Z1 beats the S4 in video playback it maybe the newer firmware but the video loop test on Engaget said the Z1 died after 12 hours of continuous video playback while the S4 died after 9 hours only the G2 lasted longer.
msn, 25 Sep 2013If it was waterproof , i've bought it :(An obvious troll OR go and learn to read and comprehend what you read as the phone is Waterproof!
[deleted post]Yes and we will read about it in the Nokia section, not in the Sony section.
I work in mobile phones, so i have hands on time with all phone and product loan them too, and i can say as an owner of a z1, htc one and an iphone 5 that the z1 is a BEAST the best one out of the lot.
Got the phone, love it as an upgrade from the Z. Camera performs better than the Z, flawless operation. No hangs on app opening or homescreen switching like my Z. Love the aluminum body, feels much better in the hand than the Z, not as sharp. Very comfy unlike the Z to use next to my ear. As for comparision with any other phone I do not care, got it at the price I am happy paying and it does all I need.
A great gadget manufacturer like Sony is really suffering from absence of in-house OS development. Android at its best is a dumber little brother of IOS and sony has been an organisation known for settling for 2nd best. After the death of Steve Jobs apple has become a sinking ship, because of total lack of direction and inspiration. A takeover of apple by sony would be a dream come true in this situation. There is a great tested OS in the form of IOS and there is legendary manufacturer in the sony. If sony takes the helm of the sinking ship of apple, they can conquer it all and both of these organisations can be restored to their former glory...
A detailed Review: The Best All-Rounder
Sony has really pulled a capable winner here,
Top notch specs coupled with the best hardware= WIN
DISPLAY : 9.5/10 ( THE MOST MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT)
-Really natural colors ( Htc one = G2 > Z1 =*S4)
(*S4 Amoled screen Colors are too vibrant,Good or bad depending on person)
-MASSIVE improvement in VIEWING ANGLES (Others a still a little better)
-No pixelation (all are awesome)
-As good as any flagship out there, HTC still a little better
DESIGN/ FEEL : 10/10 (Best looking phone out there)
-It is the same OLD Z and some more aluminium, what could possibly go wrong
-Comparison: (Z1 = HTC one > G2 > S4)
-Extra marks for water proofing (EVEN HIGHER THAN Z)
-A little heavy
PERFORMANCE :10/10 (Fastest phone on the market with SNAPDRAGON 800)
-Highest score in all benchmarks, tied with G2 in most places
-UI is silky smooth
- (Z1,G2 > HTC one,S4)
CAMERA :9.5/10 (Best Android camera, Lumia 1020, I-Phone 5S still better)
-Really high detail (1020>Z1 >S4 =G2>>One)
-Low light and Normal lighting (1020>Z1 >One >G2=S4)
-JUST AWESOME OVERALL
-Lacks OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION (if u really need it)
VIDEO RECORDING: 8.5/10 (Good but doesn't blow you away)
-1080P videos come out really good, but other phones can do just as good and some can do better
-G2=S4 >Z1=Htc One
MUSIC: 9/10 (Superb Quality, not very loud)
-Loud speakers ( One >>> S4,Z1,G2) (one wins this hard)
-Quality (ALL STAND AS EQUALS)
SOFTWARE/ UI :9.5/10 (Beautifully and Minimally customized UI)
-I LOVE IT (since UI's are generally subject to choice)
-Not at all bloated, Really good custom Apps
-RANKING (Z1=One > S4 >G2 ) (G2 really needs a face change)
BATTERY:8.5/10 (Should Last a day, but not the best)
-Best TALK-TIME score out there
-Movie watching drains the battery faster than other flagships
-( G2 >>S4 > Z1 > One) (G2 is a battery king)
Really well rounded and excels in every department.
Choose G2 if you are gonna ROOT immediately,Want battery, and love plastic.
(G2 is more like S5 than G2)
Choose HTC one if you want the STEREO SPEAKERS
Choose Iphone 5s is you can pay for apps and want a smaller screen
G2 is better than S4 in all aspects(as u are buying plastic and bloat anyways)
OR ELSE Z1 is the BEST
AnonD-131740, 25 Sep 2013Check this review abt Xperia Z1...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/24/sony-xperia-z1-review/What a terrible written review, tasteless. And what does he mean Xperia Z owners are few, Xperia Z outsold HTC One by more than a little, AND it has the better real life battery life of the two.
For the camera, he is obsessed with image noise, low noise alone does not make a camera. Anyway, his conclusion was that Z1 is quite good, the best overall. And he also mentioned that the display is better than Galaxy S4 but not as good as HTC One.
Check this review abt Xperia Z1...
if i have enough money i will purcahse IPhone 5s, LG G2, Lumia 1020, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy ZOOM, SG4 and XPERIA Z1. then i will ask my friend who is a professional photography to take pic using those smartphone.. with all ratio and style... one by one then have it develop and i will make a survey displaying all the pics taken.. i will let the people blind vote who has the best picture shot.. then post it.
i think you should not take one opinion.. because some maybe a fan of the brand and some may not. the best way to know if the phone or camera is great is by checking the users opinion. or asks someone who have the experience using the phone. i guess you might have friend that own different brand of smartphone. because if you will just stick on one review you may be confuse and may have the idea of not getting what you really want.