I believe that this is the best smartphone in 2014. Sony's UI is the best among all android devices.
bonta, 01 May 2014Wtf kind of phone is o2?O2 is not a phone, it is a mobile operator in the United Kingdom
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2014Wow you really should learn english.And last time i checked, lg g2 was the best smartphone in ... morepurely out of interest and boredom...
FYI, M7 was best smartphone of 2013
camera on m7 and m8 is pretty bland,and low mpx count comapred to others. M8 do have 5mpx on front...but meh. (selfies or vid calls..I don't see what else you can use it for)
In cany case, most people just take a quick pic (quick focus is better here) and upload to FB or other social media..in which you don't really zoom-in. Which in turn makes higher megapixel count for nothing. So talk of noise or clarity is usually doesn't mean much to most consumers.
Also M8 has same processor on lower clockspeed as S5. You can 1) OC it, 2) leave it as it is as nobody needs that clock speed. I actively put my processor on lower clock speed to save battery as 0.1~ 1.0 sec delay in launching app is not that big a deal. Having long battery life is.
Z2 is good, 3gb of RAM, however, isn't really need at current stage. Maybe later but then again if you needed that much RAM later, chances are you will get new phones all the time.
I like Z2 for its new softwares and integration with sony products (i.e. playstation brand). For it to use Walkman brand, however, is laughable as Z2 had significant noise when I tried it (I can hear crackling no matter what volume, even at low) and no, I do not use 'beats' headphone or some crap. (vmoda m80 is what I do use for main, MDR v50 for casual)
S5 is..meh. It is pretty average on everything..which sorta makes it best all around. Except internal storage and bunch of Samsung crap that nobody ever used...EVER.
M8 missed on water resistance feature, but it is only android phone with 90% metal body. Z2 Glass do feel better (..plastics are cheap) but I know they break easier than metal (obviously)
So, it is really choice at the end of the day. But bashing M8 for camera is just bad idea. Tell me when you took a photo on your S4/5/Z/Z1/Z2 etc on its 4:3 resolution at maximum mpx count. Bet the answer is never.
PS really disappointed with Z2 audio output via 3.5mm jack. It does support USB audio out so gotta try that and see how that goes and if that is any better.
[deleted post]This is an international site, you know? English is an international language but is not compulsory in all schools around the globe and not all peope have learned written english. There are a lot of them who can barely speak english learned from watching movies, listening to music and from the internet. Such is my case but i tried to learn english by myself because when i was a student english wasn't taught in schools.
my o2 pre order has changed to being delivered tomorrow. so looks like all the rumours for 1st may launch on o2 in the uk were correct.
Cannot wait to get my hands on it. Cracking offer to get the z1 tablet for £99 as I pre ordered the phone. Along with the noise cancelling headphones and £80 free movies/games. Great deal.
I have a question for everyone!
Which handset has the best Video recording please?
I do not care about pictures, just need the best Video recording!
Thank you in advance
today went to sony world.....they have confirmed that Z2 wii launch on may 15...india
Joe53, 30 Apr 2014Please how is the ear phone in noisy area? is it as loud and good as LG G2 and S5? I had probl... moreI can not offer a comparison between these two phones as I have not owned either a G2 or S5, however call quality seems very good and yes I can hear very well in a crowded and loud staff room. My previous phone was the HTC One X and the Z2 sounds louder in comparison. This is only my opinion I would suggest trying it for your self as only you will know if it is loud ennough for you.
Sheppod, 30 Apr 2014Having had the device for a week now, I can honestly say its the best device I have ever owned... morePlease how is the ear phone in noisy area? is it as loud and good as LG G2 and S5? I had problem since i work in noisy area to hear when I had the Z. I had to sell the phone.
would you please try and see in very noisy area is it clear to hear?
Why are the majority of these comments on here, about who has got best this and that. Surely that is not the point of this, everything is subjective and people will want different things from a phone. I will also add why do people feel the need to comment just based on specs, actually use the device and then comment.
I.scorp, 27 Apr 2014it has just more ram and nothing else,M8 and S5 has better cpu,very very better screen in M8 a... moreWow you really should learn english.And last time i checked, lg g2 was the best smartphone in 2013, not the m7. I'm sorry but both the m8 and m7 have really terrible cameras, so it can't be the best overall as the camera of galaxy s5 and xperia z2 are much more superior. In terms of build quality and design, sure it is the best, but that is really subjective as some people prefer the polycarbonate(plastic) body of the s5. As I see it, the m8 has a really great processor, screen, design, etc. But its 2.3ghz processor is outclassed by the s5's 2.5ghz processor. Its RAM is also beaten by the z2 3gb RAM. Screen size is smaller on the m8 compared to its closest competitor, the z2 and s5. The z2 and s5 have ip-certified waterproofing while the m8 doesnt. The batteries of both of them, are also better than the m8. Cameras are far better on the s5 and z2. I really do like the htc m8 but I also like to look at the facts than just go all fanboy and says the m8 is the best phone out there. There is really no best phone for everyone out there, it depends on the user. As for me, I prefer the m8 design-wise but the 4mp camera is really a major drawback for me so xperia z2 it is.
Having had the device for a week now, I can honestly say its the best device I have ever owned or used. Everything seems to be very fluid and easy to use. The UI is simple and very androidy compared to others, which is a very big positive, yes there are a few Sony apps which I don’t use but these can be easily put in a folder. Camera seems very good to my eye however I am no photographer. I have had no slow downs or performance drops, and also no over heating issues even with intensive use. Battery life is fair getting 2 days with 6 hours screen on time, with moderate use (Facebook, Internet, phone and 45 mins gaming (Fifa 14). IP58 although some may see this as a gimmick, however I have a small child and I am looking forward to getting pictures of him swimming. All in all it is a great device. It’s a little bit expensive, although no more then any other flagship these days.