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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, 09:22 4

16. BigBoss10 (Posts: 276; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


get a life with ur lumia 920 :)

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 10:00 8

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


a guy was thumbed down because he mentioned Lumia 920 which is far better than z in low light conditions...sony fanboys attack!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:13 2

11. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


All I can say is Wow!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:14 2

13. Tarzan (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Just look closely at 1:07. You can't see people walking on the street neither in Note 2 nor in Nexus 4. Now the trolls will say there were no people walking at that time LOL

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:17 3

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


I can see people in all three, but in Sony Xperia Z more clearly and colorful!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 10:04

29. Tarzan (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Yep I could see them now after reading your reply, but they were hard to notice initially.

LOL @ 2 thumbs down. I was just being honest thats all. I have a Titanium Grey Note 2 but juggling between Sony Z and HTC One. I'll find out in a couple of weeks.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:26 9

17. R-vjn (Posts: 193; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


smokes out??? seriously??
It had that awful pinkish tint almost all the time, and not to forget the glare at times which the other two lacked. I'm a photographer myself so I feel like these two things in a video is kinda s**t.
Xperia Z may capture more light, but damn its not the way to capture like that..! Unrealistic and a lot of artifacting...

Note 2 performs better on my eyes..!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:48 1

24. bparkerson (unregistered)


Thank you! An honest,non-bias reply.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:17 1

46. serge327 (Posts: 73; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


As u seem, the detail in Xperia Z is more than Note 2 and Nexus 4. Tryto notice the 1:03. Xperia Z part can seem the peoples and N2 and Nexus 4 totally lost the details....
*Sorry for my bad English*

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 16:37 1

52. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Good one mate

I am not a photographer but that puplish effect ruins everuthing
It seems a major issue to me..unlike iphone5 one

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:32 5

18. Ostoreh (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


XPERIA Z is the best

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:34 1

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


At the moment, yes.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 18:44

56. pyradark (Posts: 865; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


For a year YES!!
This is the only phone that has water & dust resistant
No matter how many core sammy,LG & HTC put,
even ultra pixel gimick

Sony is here to stay
sorry haters and bitter

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 18:48 1

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


I like Sony Xperia Z, but to be sure I also want to see what other will bring for us. :)

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 19:34

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


I don't know whats wrong with the Samsung fanboys, do they really belive the s IV will have an exynos 5? It will be a snapdragon s4 pro, 2gb ram, 1080p amoled, with a cheap plastic feeling.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 07:28

74. bparkerson (unregistered)


Speaking for myself, I'm definitely no hater of Sony devices. However, in this video demonstration that is headlined to "smoke" the competition, Sony has failed. I'm hoping this is just a bad example and the true performance will be displayed in a better video later. Me, I give credit where it's due and this video gets absolutely no praise from me!

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 07:58

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


According to you, what is exactly wrong with this video?
In my opinion apart a bit "Purplish", everything looks better than on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or LG Nexus 4.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:46 2

22. bparkerson (unregistered)


I have watched this over and over and to me the Note 2 has the clearest picture. The Sony picks up better in low light but looks extremely hazey and the color is distorted. I rather it not be seen at all if it looks like this. I was hoping for much more...truly disappointed! "Sony Xperia Z nighttime video samples impress, quality smokes Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 4" headline is totally misleading and shows exactly how bias Phone Arena is. How can anyone not see what I'm seeing. I truly want Sony to do well as they once were my electronics manufacturer of choice, however articles like this only hurts Sony...Shame on you Phone Arena!!!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:47 2

23. Yaldo_27 (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


My old nokia 6320i still has the best camcorder ever :D

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:58 2

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


WOWO!~Z beated note 2 and nexus 4...which is a terrbile when it comes to camera capabilities....
Sony didn't include 920 because they knew it would smoke their mighty Z in a zippy fashion.
They didn't even compare the results with iphone 5.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 10:03 2

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


sony...one thing I got FYI.
software tricks won't help you if you don't invest in better optics and software-hardware integrity.
But you obviously don't know about that...if you did you would present a completely different approach

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 16:38 1

53. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Presumably, you are aware that Sony produces the sensor for most topline camera phones such as the iP5, right? Jeez, I hate people who can't create a constructive argument but simply comment from a biased stand point. If you don't like it, do not buy it! Not even sure why you are interested or wasting your time on here, given that those who want it will buy it regardless of your opinion.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 19:49

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


The sensor is better than the one in the iPhone 5, the purple tint is most likely from software. People just jump to conclusions, it might be a setting in the camera app that you can change.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 01:25

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


so what if sony produces camera modules? does it change the fact that iphone 4 and 4s had better camneras than sony's products? how would you explain these facts

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 05:49

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


it prooves only one thing..sony can't execute the final product properly if the same hardware works better in competitors' products.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 10:08 6

30. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Cool, now compare it to the Lumia 920.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 10:35 3

31. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Call me crazy but night time is not suppose to be purplish in color. The Note 2 looks better to me and I'm not saying that because I own a Note 2. I actually like the night video on my wife's iPhone 5 over any of these.
I'd rather see a pitch dark sky than a grey noisy one with purple lighting affects.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:03 1

33. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


In my view I say GALAXY S III have better picture in low light. So before putting up the title like that LOOK AT your OWN VIDEOS first

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:16

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


"In my view I say GALAXY S III have better picture in low light."

In this test, there is no Samsung Galaxy S III.

"So before putting up the title like that LOOK AT your OWN VIDEOS first"

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.

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 even can tell clothing colors. I even don't talk about sound recording quality.

Maybe it is hard to admit that for some LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners, but Sony Xperia Z is clear winner in this test.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 21:34

65. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


sorry guys read the title wrong thought it says GS III didn't read that it says NOTE II. my fault.

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