There’s just no getting around the fact that Sony remains one step behind the competition.
It introduces an all-glass design just as others start to move away from it, and, most importantly, it fails to provide a compelling argument for purchasing it ahead of HTC, Samsung, or even LG’s alternatives.
Xperia Z’s lasting legacy will be one of unfulfilled potential and inadequate differentiation.
I met a Sony manager two days ago, he had this phone.. It has a really good screen, and in fact isn't that big. Looks nice and promising
AnonD-10768, 28 Jul 2013Hello, The Galaxy tab 3 8.0 does not have a LED flash either according to the GSM Arena pictur... moreSamsung Galaxy Note 10.1 does have a camera flash.
Why can't this brick also have one? It is not worth the price.
AnonD-169848, 28 Jul 2013Dear Sony , thank you for making me waste my money buying this crap . Thank you for all the mi... moreYou already know where the volume buttons are before you even bought this device. If you even have one at all ;p
So why complain about it? Did you not try it out first?
Tcool, 27 Jul 2013Don't say none. Huawei Ascend Mate does have a camera flash and also the latest Samsung Galaxy... moreHello, The Galaxy tab 3 8.0 does not have a LED flash either according to the GSM Arena pictures. :)
That said I wish Sony made this 7 inch. With those thin bazels that the ZU has, it will be a good size for a tablet.
Dear Sony , thank you for making me waste my money buying this crap . Thank you for all the misleading reviews on your screen writing capability we saw online .
1 - Ball pen dont work , plastic stylus dont work . Only pencil and fingers ? Seriously ? Pencils ? How many of us carries pencil these days ? Or is there gonna be a pencil for Xperia ZU accessories ? Even writing speed have to slow down , if not it wouldn't be an accurate capture .
2 - Power + volume buttons located at the middle on the side . I didn't know Japanese are all right handed . Try using the phone with your left hand to answer a call and then , please advice me on how to hold this phone WITHOUT accidentally pressing on those buttons .
3 - During Xperia Z , there has been a lot of complains on how the flip used to cover USB get loosen over time due to opening and closing , making it " Un-waterproof " . Yet , in Xperia ZU , u repeat the same dumb mistake . If you dont know how to make a good flip , please refer to motorola Defy . Or , for your convenience , refer to phones like Fujitsu F-02E , F-06E and Sharp SH-06E . Those flips used on these phones is what we need , maintaining it's water resist after months of usage
4 - 1mm or 2mm thinner will not be a problem if you make a bigger battery . Do bear in mind your phone is 6.44" , not 4.4" . Why don't you just put a 2000mAH battery and make it even thinner so you can brag and advertise as the thinnest phone .
5 - Again , poor speakers quality . I dont expect it to be loud but at least on crowded street , I can hear ppl talking to me . And that is IF I manage to hear my phone ring .
Of all the phones released this year , sadly , purchasing this phone is my biggest regret .
S4 and Xperia Z are great phones guys so pls stop fighting. Buy anyone of them u like.
However, I will say something about the screen technology the both companies employ. Unless u plan to change phones often there is no use buying phones with Amoled technology, no matter how vivid and amazingly sharp they look. U may say that S4 beats XZ in that department but it's just preference, u may actually love the way XZ displays things plus u get to enjoy same quality for years.
So friends, list what u want from a mobile phone and research a little to find which company best represents it. Try to understand the meaning of some of these terms they use so u don't end up buying new phones every six months... Amoled, TFT, Andreno 320 and 330, Snapdragon 600 & 800. Performance wise, is it worth ditching Andreno 320 with Snapdragon 600 for 330 with Snapdragon 800?
Personally I prefer Xperia Z design to S4 and I sure prefer Sony's UI implementation but then I always long for those fun/cool stuff S3 and S4 do... The Smart this and that...
I just saw this (Sony Xperia Z Ultra goes up for pre-order for Rs 44,990) i'm so happy finally
guys when do you think it will be available ?! some say next month some say Sep I want to change my dam phone :-( can't wait
AnonD-166796, 27 Jul 2013So look beyond the plastic build..... What has Sony got over it? Ok IP57 water dust proof that... moresamsung just clever in marketing but lack of quality, just bcoz of marketing cause it popular..and s4 also hve teribble heating.
still i can't understand why many samy's fans came here and want to show himself as a expert. why they waste themselves. we love sony that's why we are here. if we though that samsung is better then sony then we must buy a samsung phone. we don't need samy's boys' experiences.
Hey, today I'm working and made a hole in a drywall ceiling, I needed to see whats inside the dark joist space, wires, pipes etc. I put my Galaxy Nexus in the hole, took several photos and saw clear as day "because of LED flash" what's there. WHY does Sony think I have no need for a flash? I like to have their Z Ultra because of the large screen BUT no LED flash? Sony, I'll have to buy the Samsung Note 3 even with it's small 5.7" screen because I have to have an LED flash!!! Next time don't cheat your costermers out of a good camera or an LED flash.
sony a japanese strugling gaint....past 10years sonys mismanagement leads heavy loss for the electronic giant.......but they want to retain thier glory.....
after buying ericssion stake in sony release nearly 30 models under sony brand only in smartphones....
display not only a triluminous,it has a xreality pro engine used in sony 4k tvs
xperia z ultra pros
8mp camera,no flash
AnonD-10768, 27 Jul 2013Again, how many small current tablets have LED flashes? Not a lot. Maybe non. Even the Galaxy ... moreDon't say none. Huawei Ascend Mate does have a camera flash and also the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0).
Why can't an expensive toy have it?
AnonD-90736, 26 Jul 2013I think you'll find that Samsung have sold more only due to their clever marketing. I'm compar... moreSo look beyond the plastic build..... What has Sony got over it? Ok IP57 water dust proof thats great I give them credit. The Sony Experia z.... Good phone.... With 2012 specs in 2013. With a terrible screen, mediocre camera, outdated and very sketchy processor that stutters, bad speakers, some heating issues, sub par battery life. Now compare to the Toys R us toy S4. Up to date processor actually 2013 specs, WAAAAYYY BETTER SCREEN, way better camera even with the same sensor right? Lls sad, bigger battery, storage plus expandable memory( Z has expandable but only 16 GB), better speakers, on ALL CARRIERS FOR EVERYONE TO BUY. Where does the Z win? Oh... Build quality lls. That's your only complaint isn't it? Oh the build quality is bad... Blah blah blah. Hey if the z or any other phones they make are better, why not market them? Hmmm? Why? If Samsung has clever marketing, why can't Sony, htc , LG( great phone BTW) do it for people to buy? Why is Sony behind ZTE AND LENOVO AND LG in sales, and Samsung is on top??? Please. Ignorant people like you that just sees a pretty phone and go gaga and drool all over it make me sick by saying its better than anything ever. Look at HTC, lls how are they doing? And Sony is still worse than them. Not dissing Sony in any way, not a Samsung fanboy in any way, I'm not afraid to say that a phone is better than another, but everyone knows who is TOP DOG in the smartphone world, and you know it to. So stop posting BS comments when you know the truth and wake up a little because it makes you sound ignorant and stupid.
AnonD-78209, 26 Jul 2013Wow u think tht samsung is always perfect U wrong dude Actually, I know Samsung is and will never be perfect along with every other phone that will forever to come out. If you are trying to insinuate me being a Samsung fanboy, you are VERY VERY WRONG. I'm just tired of ignorant people saying ignorant stuff and they know that they are wrong.
Do you think this phone will run tablet optimized apps? For example, Flipboard for Nexus 7 and iPad Mini.
Again, how many small current tablets have LED flashes? Not a lot. Maybe non. Even the Galaxy note 8.0 does not have LED flash. I don't see people complaining about it.
Xperia Z ultra = small tablet with calls