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Display calibration and more for the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL?

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Display calibration and more for the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL?
There is no doubt which smartphone created the largest buzz at CES this year, that would be the Sony Xperia Z. But just because a model is able to command attention doesn't mean that it will be a winner. For example, can you remember which handset left the 2011 CES as most likely to succeed? It was the Motorola DROID BIONIC which ended up going through a re-design before being launched in late 2011. But by the time the phone was released, the Motorola DROID RAZR was on the way and the DROID BIONIC never lived up to its promise.

Display calibration software for the Sony Xperia ZL

Display calibration software for the Sony Xperia ZL

Who could ever forget the introduction of the Palm Pre at CES 2009? It seemed at that moment that the Apple iPhone finally had a challenger and webOS was an interesting platform that offered strong multitasking support and the ability to shut down applications with a flick of the finger. What could go wrong? But no one could have predicted that by the end of the year, it would be the Motorola DROID that would be taking sales away from the Apple iPhone. And instead of webOS, it was Android that was beginning its multi-year run to the top.

The Sony Xperia Z and its brother, the Sony Xperia ZL, are still enjoying the warm glow of the accolades thrown at both handsets by those  waiting for the phones to launch in their region. While there are some differences between the two models, such as the water and dustproofing on the Sony Xperia Z, the smaller size of the Xperia ZL and the different placing of the front facing cameras to name a few, a leaked photograph shows what could be display calibration software on the Sony Xperia ZL.

Based on the leaked photograph, the software will allow users to control the white balance, color saturation and hue to make the display look exactly the way you want it to. And while the software was seen only on the Sony Xperia ZL, there is no reason not to expect it on both models.

Check out the screenshots below of both the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL including how sharp a racing game looks on the 5 inch screen.

source: SE-Cafe (translated), XperiaBlog, GSMArena



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posted on 18 Jan 2013, 22:05 25

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6254; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Com on SONY release the DAMN PHONE ALREADY. I'm still waiting.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:57 16

23. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


come on sony release it ASAP, otherwise s4 ll crush u.......... hurry up...

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 09:14 6

42. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


True, if it releases in march ... One would rather wait for gs4 which has octacore and better performance..... I am enjoying DNA with same specs since 21 Nov already..... This phone will not have better performance than DNA as they have same soc .... Camera sample do not look good either..... If am sure no one from verizon would be interested in this.. if HTC would have released DNA all over the world...no one will be ready to wait for this

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 11:14 2

44. gescalona (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


"no one will be ready to wait for this" in the US, that's what you mean, right? because the world is bigger than the US, and outside your country we're all waiting for the Xperia Z, for a unlock Xperia Z, no contracts and worldwide phone. The Droid DNA work here ... NO, work outside the US ... well, sort of. Keep your Droid DNA and have fun with it, but don't talk like you know it all.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 14:47 2

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Very well said!

+1

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 14:54 1

54. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I can see one thing clearly that some HTC Droid DNA owners somehow feel the pain in their butts because other people feel the hipe abou Sony Xperia Z. :)

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 11:16 1

45. gescalona (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


and i don't say anything about the quality and durability of the Xperia Z, or the Sony's technologies so...

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 11:28 3

46. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


DNA and Z ? anyday Z dude ... does your DNA have screen calibration ? have seen the sample photos from the final unit ? its awesome... though they both use same SOC , Z gives very high performance....

but who cares abt all this ? when u have WATER PROOF , DUST PROOF and the MOST DURABLE phone which is most PREMIUM BUILD PHONE OUT DER ? SONY IS SONY , HTC IS NOWHERE NEAR SONY.... COMPARE UR PHONE WITH OPPO OR ZTE

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 12:38 2

47. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


jesus....screen calibration is a deal breaker for you?
it's all the same. a guy like you when sees a newer phone looses his brain and nothing else matters

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 13:12

51. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6254; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


NO don't think so. cause I like it's water proof feature plus it's PLAYSTATION CERTIFIED.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 13:13 1

52. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6254; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


DNA have a crappy contrast ratio. just because their the first one with a 1080P display doesn't mean its good. They rush it out first so they can be the first 5" phone for Verizon. I prefer sony cause they know how to make good quality screens and they use SD CARDS unlike HTC they got rid of theirs

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 18:19 2

56. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Biggest bulls**t of the year... Super LCD 3 is best sreen according to all reviews and as I own it know better than you..and verizon got rid of sd card else htc J butterfly has it..brush up ur knowledge..

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 13:11

50. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6254; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


don't FEED THE TROLL.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 15:11

64. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I just hope they give an option to temporarily hide the on screen navigation buttons. The On Screen Buttons are a pain in the butt when you are playing games.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 22:05 8

2. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


wow thats more better!! so that also means that this could do the remedy of the alleged poor viewing angle but anyways nice move from sony it gets me more excited!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 22:31 21

6. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


how does adjustment of screen calibration remedy poor viewing angle?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 22:58 11

8. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Definitely right..

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:36 4

18. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


View angle doesn't matter its a gimmick... The panel that is believed to be in it is 100 degrees view angle which is more than enough unless your going to look at your phone sideways.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:55 8

22. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


viewing angle isn't a gimmick.. it just about screen capability to show its content from side way nothing more..

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 04:59 4

31. w-t-f (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


y u wanna look at phone sideways? :) and don't tell me u wanna watch a movie with friends on a 5 inch display lol :)

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 05:09 3

34. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


hey mate.. read carefully.. i just explained what's the meaning of viewing angle.. i never say i wanna see my screen from any side views.. sigh..

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 05:36 3

35. w-t-f (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


sorry bro,just saying,coz thers too many ppl crying bout that.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 06:09 7

36. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Though not as much compared to televisions, viewing cone does matter to phones to some degree.

Narrower viewing cone means more sensitivity and greater affect of dimming, colour changing, and washing out effect with the slightest of tilt. It's not matter of viewing the phone from the sides, it's the effect of degradation with the slightest of tilt.

Z is still on top of my shopping list thus far, as my contract for S2 just expired. But I gotta see the screen for myself first, before purchasing. I hope it's not as bad as depicted on previous PA article.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 07:19 1

39. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


ok i said "this COULD" not "WILL" anyway i like the phone despite of the alleged poor viewing angle. im not going to look at it sideways most of the time.. and good viewing angles are people who want to brag the phone every now and then he puts it out of his pocket, and im not sure but i think adjusting screen calibration would help as it adjust the color saturation of the screen but anyway like i said i dont care bout viewing angles what matters to me most is the sunlight legibility

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 12:39 1

48. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Why are people downvoting for view angles on a 5" screen? Look at your regular lcd pc monitor which will have similar view angles to this, its not bad at all.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:35 7

17. pyradark (Posts: 752; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


as a fan of the phone, they are right, theres no cure on viewing angle with display calibration

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 22:07 17

3. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


There you go,for all the Z doubters,XPERIA Z!!!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 22:10 6

4. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Looks like sony might actually pull off putting a TFT in that phone :o, looks nice.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 22:17 5

5. tahnik (Posts: 132; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


There you go guys..it's your choice now...
make it amoled just by oversaturating it...:p

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 22:55 7

7. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


No it's still different.. you still cant make the pure black of amoled.. even with the calibration.. because we talk about two types of very different screen technology here..

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:20 8

13. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


You're right.

I'm considering buying one of these, but i gotta say some of these folks are seriously misinformed and/or just purely blinded.

It's a 2-year commitment, so I'm gonna decide after trying it out first.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:34 4

15. pyradark (Posts: 752; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


actually, no matter how pure black does the AMOLED out, once the Bravia Engine apply, they are both equal, but Bravia Engine meets the actually color with vibrancy while AMOLED leaved greenish tint.

I compare a Silent Hill Trailer on both Galaxy Note 2 & Xperia P.
the black bars on note 2 is super deep while on P is greyish, BUT on the actual video, theyre eaqually vibrant BUT i prefer the Xperia P bcoz the Foggy Part is truly Grey not greenish on AMOLED....

Try it and youll know what I mean :))

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:47 5

21. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


actually i just try to explained that you couldnt change your lcd screen turns out like amoled by just using the calibration software.. i didn't try to brag about the amoled itself..

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 03:15 8

26. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


I gotta disagree on the black argument there. There's nothing that matches OLED screens when it comes to producing black. Because in OLEDs, blacks are produced by turning off the pixels. So when it's black, it literally is black (i.e. absolute zero light emission).

However, on the other hand, LCD screens produce black by blocking pixels and prevent backlight from escaping. How well this is executed, there's always gonna be light "leaking" and will never reach absolute zero (well, at least with current technology).

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 13:07 2

49. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


si far, the bravia technology showed nothing spectacular...expect poor viewing angles and oversaturated colors in an image gallery,

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 17:18 2

55. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Mobile BRAVIA Engine is software not hardware, so how it can affect viewing angles? Go get some knowledge before talking.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 05:10

57. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


What's the difference, kiddo? I just said that it has poor viewing angles and oversaturated colors, which are actually facts. i didin't mention nothing about SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE side, you troll. You just keep talking unless you piss somebody off.
go read some reviews you pathetic loser.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 08:07

60. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You have said that:

"...the bravia technology showed nothing spectacular...expect poor viewing angles..."

That's why I have said that Mobile BRAVIA Engine is software not hardware and that it can't change viewing angles. Go get some knowledge before trolling - loser.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 10:05

61. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You have said that:

"...the bravia technology showed nothing spectacular...expect poor viewing angles..."

But the fact is that Mobile BRAVIA Engine has nothing to do with poor viewing angles.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 12:50

62. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


you're pathetic...
"bravia technology"-where did I put any emphasis on whether it is a tech or software????

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 13:14

63. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...where did I put any emphasis on whether it is a tech or software????"

You have not said that it is hardware or software, but I say that it is software. So where is your problem?

Anyway, you have said that:

"...the bravia technology showed nothing spectacular...expect poor viewing angles..."

But Mobile BRAVIA Engine doesn't have anything to do with viewing angles!!! So get some knowledge before making stupid statements.

"you're pathetic..."

You are making stupid, false statements without knowledge not I, so think twice which one of us is pathetic troll.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 05:02

32. w-t-f (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


well said lol

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 15:24

66. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Actually AMOLED will benefit a LOT with these kind of options because you will be able to adjust the color temperature of the screen. I have yet to see an AMOLED screen which can display pure whites. The are either bluish white or yellowish white.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:01

9. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


I'm getting myself a ZL or ZL+ (shhuush, insider information only)

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:20 3

10. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


This phone has grab some attention. Now it depend on Sony execution to ship it faster than they used to and support it better with faster update.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:48 1

11. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


It should get 4.2 right after it launches, lets see if Sony stays true to their words. This looks like a premium nexus 4 IMO and I want it now.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:09 7

12. bakhtawar (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


sony is rising watch everybdy :P

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:29 6

14. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


who's the looser who thumbed everyone down??

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:35 6

16. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Probably the people with S3's that think there gods and their phone is the best phone possible.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:37 3

19. pyradark (Posts: 752; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


make it two; Iphone user & DNA Bitter
hahahaha

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 03:19 2

27. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I have an s3 and I think the Zed beats my phone easily.
As for this, it's not something I would miss on my s3.
There are free apps you can download you know.
I have "Filter your screen" and it does all the calibration you want.

It even resolves the black clipping issue the s3 has

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 04:29 7

29. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


I was gonna thumb you up for that comment, but I hate it when people spell loser 'looser'. lol sorry.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 07:38 3

40. bparkerson (unregistered)


Iwas going to give a thumbs up as well but what's up with the "who's ....who"? Lol...breaking balls with spelling and grammar today.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 04:07

68. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


then... who's the loser that thumbed everyone down... better?

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:43

20. nevinjohn (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 May 2012)


This would be useful to users like me if it's ported to Xperia P.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 01:06

24. bakhtawar (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


q3 falgship odin 2.0 crush every phone cheers :)

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 03:14 4

25. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


If only this phone came with Android 4.2, 2500+ mAh battery and an HD SLCD2/ HD IPS screen it would have been perfect. . .

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 00:59

67. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Its thin enough that putting a battery case on it wouldn't hurt anything, as long as its popular enough we will probably see some 2500+ mah extended battery cases, if that happens 4500 mah+ is more than enough. The screen is a 1080p Neo-IPS, no worries about it looking nice, colorful and sharp.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 04:18

28. kumaneko110 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Umm. just to make it clear, I'm pretty sure that "racing game" is just a video of GT5 being played on the phone. those are nascars at the daytona track.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 04:54

30. w-t-f (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


very useful feature. and whats up with u guys about that viewing angle?! so what if its got bad viewing angles?! stop crying over that like lil kids :D

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