The war of best smartphone flagships in 2014-
1.Samsung galaxy S5 with snapdragon 801 is a beast. With good camera 16mp phase detection autofocus with isocell sensor and much of cam tweaks..but grossly let down by build quality and firm factor and in pricing.
Add to its negativity its releasing a exynos true-octacore 5442 variant in India and other asian countries which all know its a below par cpu and cannot match qualcomm watsoever..
2. Htc one M8 is an exciting phone with same snapdragon chipset 801 with minor difference and adreno 330 gpu with all aluminium unibody build quality.. What's disappointing is again the camera of 4ultra-pixel of wat htc claims its Better than many flagship phones..
But unfortunately its not..its below par quality of photo even with dual camera gimmick its providing though..
3. This is where sony xperia excells where the other two devices fail. It has got the excellent build quality with all elements from glass n aluminium.. And a perfect balance between premium look and design appealing to consumers..
It also excells ahead of htc in camera and in IP 58 certification.... Where you can have your xperia for underwater shots..
Though Htc boasts of beats audio and boom sound speakers.. Sony lives upto it in tge form of true Walkman™ experience in its both hardware n software..
Htc speaker output might be the best at the moment..
Samsung is sub par with these two devices in both audio and speaker sound.. And has gimmicky music player with boring music fx..
Samsung has plenty of sensors which are useful and its fingerprint sensor is one of a kind not to forget its gimmicky heart rate sensor and so on..
What samsung really does a good job is in providing the S-apps(health,note,memo,voice,etc)
Well if u want to choose a device for its gimmicks and inferior build nd design quality with one of the best camera then Galaxy S5 is the one for u..
But if ur looking for a perfect balance between design and look and feel factor and the cell which vl perform better where it really does matter to most of the users then its Sony Xperia Z2... With one of the best Camera Display and an amazing build quality and perfect device on the whole..
If camera and price is not ur area of concern and looking for awesome audio output with the best build quality and public appeal then HTC one M8 is the 'one' u r looking for..
that's why there is a difference between water-PROOF and water-RESISTANCE
FYI, IP certification is based on 2 individual numbers.. ip67 of samsung s5 or ip58 of some xperia phones.. the first digit is for the dust proofing *note the higher the number the better. the 2nd digit would be the water proofing... so in the given example samsung's s5 is better with its dust proofing certification and xperia z2 for instance has a better water proofing hence the 1 meter deep for 30 mins underwater certification while s5 and other phone with ip 67 is just water resistant...
I m planning to buy z2.. I want reviews of users of previous sony flagships regarding the walkman clarity snd output.. Is it better than poweramp? Is it giving the same effect like in those in sony-ericsson made devices long back?
And how is the camera? And video playback support... Just want user opinions on this. Pls do guide me.
AnonD-9150, 27 Mar 2014Moto x never heat up.I don t think so. It depend on what you are doing at the moment. Honestly um not saying that it does but unable to say for sure cuz i ve never used a moto. They don t tempt me
Im waiting Xperia Z3 in july or august .. please sony , 32 gb and with snapdragon 805..
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2014IP68? or IP58?Anonymous; the differences between IP68 and IP58 was their number however; the Sony xperia V has been reportedly lost during one female who recorded his clips at seaside coast of Taiwan, and the mobile phone where probably IP58 then all are sealed but in a matter of fact there were retrieved by a pack of snorkel divers at probably 5 ft. in almost a week and all seals were indicators still intact and it just like it never happens during accidental prolonged immersions. :-)
for about IP68 i never heard even one reports as long the IP68 were bears by many Samsung unit but again i never heard any single report to them,
and thank you for the comment
xxZer0, 27 Mar 2014you have a point there and i support you with that...XXZero; All that We've mention was the Large-scale mobile Phone manufacturers we mention aobut Sony's endurances that were been possible, and another possible top listed spot that willing to overtake the #1 position was the A-lister Iphone from Apple Corp. (according to my own speculations)and Sony will be in a good run after their flagship xperia z series has been on released.
xxZer0, 27 Mar 2014getting sick of your comments belittling sony while you really state "facts", you al... moreI didn't understand what u mean, btw i patronised sony in all facts and i have a sony ericsson before, all i've comment was my personal satifaction amongs't the with considerably satisfying purposes, sony needs more adjustment on their features in order not to gone a bankrupcy (for just in case that if the rival counterparts produced a highly sophisticated features among their phone and the conclusion where just like happen in Nokia so we can't guess that the record sales would gone on depleting so sony were needs an extra careful in order to gain clean reputation upon to deal onto satisfying customers in. so i don't have any derogatory record against sony because i believe sony can able to manage their business without regarding first place spot and all i've mean is to avoid possible bankruptcies.
Ghost Faced Monkey, 27 Mar 2014it's been better to wait an xperia Z2 Compact if available
so i wanted more sony mobile phone... moregetting sick of your comments belittling sony while you really state "facts", you always intend to only say facts of 2013 or the past... dude we are in the present time as well so please be objective.. when xperia z1 compact was released earlier this year it jumped your so called top phones. while htc one and lg g2 exchanged places in number 1 spot, z1 compact though not being a real flagship phone for sony actually joined the competition being consistent in number 3 spot on most articles.. so while you're looking for "sony", there it is even beating your beloved samsung (i know you will react to this lol).. so why not you go ahead and buy gameboy as well while waiting for the top phones list this year and i am sure that sony will be there...
*reposted just in case you want a nick and not anonymous
it's been better to wait an xperia Z2 Compact if available
so i wanted more sony mobile phone have a more larger memory capacity on its compact sizes
I cannot blame sony phones that have many of their products were quitely smaller memory capacity but howevers on their mobile counterparts like Samsung they able to affords more and more memory capacity because of their considerably huge physical sizes, and have more premium prices than sony, sony gets a reasonable prices upon their considerable fine lineage features.
mrJ, 26 Mar 2014Check your stats bada bing... Sony named best gaming cell, and compare specs head to head!!! Mr J ..it looks as though you only see or read the stats that suit you.. facts are facts..The HTC One was named the Best Smartphone in the past year. The other nominees, which were considered, were the Apple iPhone 5S, the LG G2, the Lumia 1020 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Last year's winner was the Samsung Galaxy SIII. now do you see Sony there ? If you want to play games..buy a 'gameboy' By the way that was news from gsmarena, posted February 25th 2014