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Sony Xperia Z hands-on

0. phoneArena 08 Jan 2013, 03:43 posted on

Simply known as the Sony Xperia Z, it’s the Japanese company’s dubbed flagship device – and boy does it have the impressive specs sheet to live up to that recognition! Certainly we’re drooling over its wicked hardware, which consists of many lovable elements that would crush most of the...

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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:53

44. rayman173 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Lets see if Sony actually releases the phone at a decent time.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:56

45. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 08 Jan 2013, 15:12 1

46. Johnmark (Posts: 6; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

awesome and beautiful can't wait for iphone 6 larger screen and new display lol

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 15:42

47. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

We Want ..Sony Xperia Z VS Nokia Lumia 920 !!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:38

48. papss (unregistered)

Really is a beauty..only concern is the slight lag they mention.. A phone of this caliber should be anything but smooth, I'm sure it will be fixed by release

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 19:49

49. chasetorres125 (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

They have the specs and looks to be number 1 till the mid of the year,now SONY listen u need to ship this right away say feb,and have u heard the succes of nexus 4 becuz of the aggressive price u have to make it fair say around 500$ or less Pls, i promise u will 1st and sell 20million Xperia Z before the end of the year

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:59 1

73. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

Are you some kind of analyst or fortune teller? How do you know? B-)

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:01

51. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

the phone is solid, but I dont know how those spec will handle nexts yrs contest. The cpu is the same as nexus 4/ siii quad core which is still very fast but s IV is coming and those spec r goin be monster. If sony upgrade the internal hardware its a solid 2013 flagship device, it will probably be amazin till mid 2013. the price is also kinda high, when cheaper but high phones lk nexus 4 are out there.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 16:52

76. TMach (Posts: 454; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

The Quad core SIII, does not pack 2gb RAM (only the dual core version does), it does not have 1080p full HD screen nor is it packing 443ppi and so on and so forth...... so the S4 makes the coffee, butters your toast and draws your bath.....who gives a toss? I sure don't, after poor experience of using the S3 with its plasticky poor build quality and inexplicable hairline cracks. Pity they don't pay quite as much effort into build quality and Quality Control! This phone fulfills my needs completely in respect of what I want from my phone.....full stop! Perhaps one day people will see through the hype then again maybe not afterall, the iFruit still has millions of fans around the world with its dual core processor which still satisfies some people's needs and good luck to them.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:21 2

56. anbu9 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

its better than iphone 5

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 12:29 3

57. Andrewtst (Posts: 631; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I never like xperia s because the screen was crap.

BUT I know Sony is changing after breaking with Ericsson. I am impress with this Xperia Z. So today I purposely go try it latest Xperia V and I already like it screen.

So I am sure this Xperia Z won't disappointed me!

First time I fail in love with Sony android phone deeply!

This Xperia Z definitely my next phone for replacing my current S III.

Xperia was elegance & powerful. Deeply loving it!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 15:45

58. sebaa (Posts: 28; Member since: 30 Jun 2009)

The ZL has on the right a camera button , but in the Z has NOT, can any one confirm that ? because in the photos i don't seeit.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 16:28

63. MartyK (Posts: 816; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Okay, this phone and Iphone looks a like...more so then say , all Samsung phones; I wonder why Apple won"t go after these guys?.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 10:24

66. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Because Iphone was based on SONY JONY concept phone genius. Apple wouldnt dare to sue SONY cuz SONY will sue apple back and stop supplying camera to iphone. Iphone is the one that copied SONY

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 10:58

67. MartyK (Posts: 816; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Make sense...buy why isn't all the ifan scream thief?...

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 21:51

68. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Because they knew APPLE are the thieves :)

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 07:32

65. brycdavis (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Might be finally time to move away from HTC!

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 03:30 1

69. tombcd (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

I had SGS 3 and have Note 2 and have to say that Samsung's devices, compared to this, look like a plastic crap. They are my favorite devices but I have to be honest and say this. Maybe at last Samsung will change the design because it is the only company that produces such phones (=zero desing innovation) nowadays.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 14:54

70. osanilevich (Posts: 284; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

This phone looks great, would have loved it if they had capacative buttons instead of onscreen ones

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 20:46 1

71. wfegffffffffffffa (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

where is the speaker on the phone? is it loud?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:34 1

74. richguypoor (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)

For the life of me I don't understand why no one except Samsung can make a great phone with a REPLACEABLE BATTERY. Who cares about battery life when you can carry a spare battery with you. As for me, I will only buy a phone that has a removable battery, and right now, that means Samsung!

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:55

81. technut (Posts: 62; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

I would have loved to see a removable battery as well. But the fact that it is waterproof more than makes up for it in my eyes.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 04:58 1

77. aliboyd (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

Until you hold this beautiful device in your hands, you will never appreciate the gloss finish combined with sleek yet strong build quality. Having been to CES I got to see the phone in its different environments and feel the handset sit nicely in my palm. The fact that this amazing product can be fully submerged into water is extremely difficult to comprehend, but as Sony provided more fish bowls than the convention centre did with actual seats, you really see the power of the Xperia Z

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 05:50

78. buysell (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

Awesome phone, i just bought samsung galaxy S advance, Hope to get this soon....

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 13:38 2

80. theZED (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 May 2012)

When it's rolling anything is nothing to Sony. See the history. It will again be the most trusted Electronics brand.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:56

82. technut (Posts: 62; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

Does anyone know if an unlocked version will be available at launch?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 11:13

85. amirata_xman (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)

Its aweesome

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 11:04

86. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:26

87. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

That thing is beautiful.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 09:07 1

88. docj8404 (Posts: 73; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

First & foremost, to each their own, but while I'm partial neither to Samsung or Sony, how could anyone say with any amount of certainty or conviction that "The Xperia Z is going to crush the Galaxy S IV"? - The internals for the Galaxy S IV are all rumors as of now, but a lot of these "reliable" rumors are pointing toward a quad-core Exynos 5250 (or 5452) which ate obviously both based on A15 architecture, opposed to last years S4 Pro ( Which is in NO WAY a slouch I may add) - Aside from that, I'm pretty sure Samsung will probably introduce their new diamond/hexagon shaped pixel arrangement into their superAMOLED FHD displays from here on out, breathing new life into a top contending technology.

With all that said, for Sonys sake, I hope they can finally put out a flagship device that can truly contend with the likes of the HTC M7, GS IV & other up & coming world class devices. While I don't mind that "polycarbonate, plasticy" materials of the phones today, I respect the fact that people demanf for more solid, concrete & premium build materials - those which seem to be present on Sonys new superphone. While speculating is half of the "fun", people can only make accurate, realistic observations when both of these behemoth of phones hit the market, which isn't technically too far off. Again: to each their own, but let the "best" phone "win".

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 18:49

89. Imaxxacre (Posts: 72; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)

For the most part, this looks like a real home run device. But god damn, those are some lousy viewing angles.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:07

90. ovalle (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

the xperia tablet z have front facing camera

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 20:44

91. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Why do people have to post with "FTW", or "fail"?
It just looks stupid that people write stuff like that - stop being a tool at the beckoning of society. Be different.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:06

92. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

Big HD screen with a not so big battery. Maybe the Razr Maxx has me spoiled, but I can't go back to carrying a charger with me everywhere. I'd forgo a couple mm of thinness for some extra juice.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 04:17

93. giri555 (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

I Pray to GOD, Xperia Z should not endup lagging like many of the other Sony phones(with excellent build quaity, but laggy software)
Does 1080p need Octacore for Top performance? (like S4)
1080p/Octacore and 720p/Quadcore, qHD/Dual Core? Is this the optimal performace combination?

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 07:20

96. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

Just seen a review of the Xperia Z. I hoped it would be good, but I didn't expect it to be rated as highly as this.


posted on 05 Feb 2013, 12:37

97. mobileexpert55 (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

if its late im gonna f**king buy htc m7

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