TFT display, makes your good quality photo look bad on the phone(compared with samsung s4,lg g2).
display quality degrades tremendously over small viewing angle differences translates to having to maintain phone at best viewing angle relative to face for all kinds of usage scenario(imagine handsfree, or holding angle while walking/sitting in the train watching videos).
TFT made me look elsewhere for another smartphone. (excessive top and bottom bezel is major turn off as well, making phone bigger than lg g2 while having a smaller display)
but lg g2 camera is not useful if you value the detail and very purpose of using a higher megapixel camera as excessive noise reduction on lg g2 camera makes photo look good while zoomed out but losing all the detail when you zoom in. (totally defeating the purpose for me)
i have no idea which phone to get now.
Hope they would make their front cam a 5-megapixel just like Lenovo X Vibe before they release this. And it would be the best smartphone of 2013 :)
what's phone really is best smartphone & sony has smashed all brands by the creativity
Finally here is a perfect phone.
is there any device that can compete with it???
sahbi sidhu, 08 Sep 2013because xperia Z1 have a bigger battery 3000 mah as compared to s4 2600 mah. and Z1 have alum... moreyet they used premium material but at cheaper price..
Sony flagship is cheaper than samsung nowadays..but that cheaper price sony gave you much premium feel..
Anonymous, 09 Sep 2013sony have what it takes to overshadow any competitor.camera,video,walkman without real audio s... morei think sony will emphasize their know how in video recording into smartphone..yes, the liquid S2 and GNote 3 are capable to record 4k res,but if sony put their handycam expertise into their next flagship, definitely it will be in different league
Jer, 10 Sep 2013why no optical image stabilization?no gorilla glass also on this costly piece?ridiculous!!!its the same like the Z.. front panel using Dragontail glass, back panel is gorilla glass.. both have equally in strenght and durability..
apache..., 11 Sep 2013agree samsung has been selling countless different model which are not yet known to many peopl... moreSamsung is now repeating what nokia did almost decade ago.. keep on putting new model with very slight improvement into the market.. they try to lead and conquer on every types of users by differenciate their phone tooooo little..erm..
Will it be having the same screen clarity like previous 'Z' or bit brighter like S4 ??
i was debating purchasing the z1 until after apple had revealed there hand and IMO sony camp have produced a strong all round product the z and the Z1 are worlds apart and genuinely seem to be a real push forward in terms of upgrade i really dont feel apple have done this with there new iphone 5s in fact i would go as far to say apple have lost there way, RIP steve jobs visionary, but now i am pre ordering my Z1
Please Sony updated Z1 with camera video 720 pix for 120 fps please!
waponup, 11 Sep 2013even the old cybershot sony ericsson phoned DID HAVE carl zeiss optic lens.agree it was with the dumb Ericsson...but nowadays Sony 's exmor rs is using by even Lenovo
joejoe, 11 Sep 2013it is true though..but nokia pureview is using Carl Zeiss lens..which happened sony top end mo... moreyou dont say?? that is why its called camera.... trolll hahaha...Sony doesnt use dumb pureview ..