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Sony Xperia Z nighttime video samples impress, quality smokes Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 4

0. phoneArena 11 Feb 2013, 08:50 posted on

The Sony Xperia Z comes with 5-inch 1080p display and water and dust resistant body, but as impressive as the combination of those two features are…

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posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:52 2

1. FireDragon (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)


Yes! Beat that - too. Lol.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:56 4

2. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


When is the xperia z coming-out

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 10:50 1

32. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Once SIV is launched :)

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:06 2

34. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


That could be the reason the Z flops - no one can buy it. Certainly not in the U.S.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:11

36. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Sony has a record of delayed releases.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:17 5

49. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Played around with an xperia z demo unit myself today. Camera is certainly top level. I expected the screen to be better for menus etc although when the bravia engine kicked in on videos the screen quality was great. Although its not a finished unit it was a good demo. The xperia z will be a hit,I was a little worried about all the scratches on the back of the unit though

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 02:22 2

70. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


its a tempered glass both front and back, so no need to worry about being scratch.

FLOP? i think that's never gonna happen to Sony this year.

Sorry Haters

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 20:17

62. drunkenjay (Posts: 930; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


feb 28

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 04:37

72. bipinm (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


march

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:59 3

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Go Exmor RS. Not that I have personal interest in the camera unit, but I want that appear in more phones and end up owning one. Here's hoping Sony cuts down the heavy noise reduction seen in earlier sample images, something a rival company done well with the same module.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:03 14

4. harsh_doshi (Posts: 36; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


to be honest the xperia z is overexposing the scene and also has purple tint to the white light this is not what I quite like

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:11 5

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I don't think it overexposes. The detail it needs to capture is everything BUT the lights and it manages to capture more of Paris at night with slightly better color reproduction than it's rivals (to be honest both the iP5 and the 920 beats those Androids on that front, they should've been included).

The worrying bit is the purple haze as you point out, and the random refocusing blurring up the picture every now and then. I think the Oppo does that too during video shoot. Look how stable the Samsung remains on the move.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 19:27

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


I want to see Nokia Purview vs Xperia z Vs IP5 vs HTC One.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:12 3

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I also have noticed that, but but according at least to this example still looks less affected with "Purple Halo" than iPhone 5.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:20 6

15. bparkerson (unregistered)


I agree...This doesn't impress me as much as I had hoped...matter of fact I'm disappointed! IMO the Nexus and Note 2 look much better. The purple ruins it!
People be honest its clearly awful!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:34 2

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Disagree!
Yes, ther is a bit purplish effect but not so much that it would ruin everything.

In my opinion Sony Xperia Z wins in those departments:

Sound recording quality.
Low light conditions.
Focusing.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 10:01 2

27. bparkerson (unregistered)


I guess I just had my hopes set too high. When I saw this headline I rushed to check it out. My jaw is still dropped open in disbelief...Not only was it not as good as I was expecting, its just really isn't good at all, compared to the Note 2.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:07

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Are you kidding? Look at the objects in the distance. Look at the car colours and peoples clothing colors, looking at LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2, it is hard to tell what colour is object.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:12 2

37. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


yes and all but I prefer my night sky dark not purple.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:21

40. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, but object colours are still more naturel on Sony Xperia Z. Look at at 1:07, it is hard to see people looking at LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2, while looking at Sony Xperia Z you can even tell clothing colors.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 01:10

66. AnukulVcool (unregistered)


switch off hdr and purple is gone. use hdr in daylight

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:39 3

21. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


to be honest, also, the hdr mode didn't help. Also, the microphone of NEXUS 4 is the s**ttiest microphone like, ever.

the purple tint destroyed the quality. Hope they test this phone compared to lumia 920 and iphone 5

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:06 1

5. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


why is the nexus 4 even part of this lol but its not all that impressive i have to say i did expect more

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 19:30

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


Nexus 4 was a flop IMO, if it wasn't out of stock for 2 months straight I probably would have gotten one.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:08 7

6. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


i'm impressed with xperia z

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:13 2

38. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


im not impressed with the purple sky.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:02 3

45. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


as nokia lumia 920 set a benchmark of low light performance....they should compare z's sample to it...

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:09 4

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Good video and sound quality - well done Sony!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:12 8

9. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Where is my lovely Lumia 920.?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:14 6

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, would be nice to see such test with a Nokia Lumia 920 and Sony Xperia Z.

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