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Sony Xperia Z price revealed

0. phoneArena 03 Jan 2013, 02:24 posted on

The Sony Xperia Z, formerly known only by its "Yuga" codename, might very well be the embodiment of a badly kept secret. Candid photos of it have leaked more than once already, not to mention that a Russian blog even got the chance to give it a thorough preview. And now, yet another piece of the Sony Xperia Z puzzle has been thrown on the table, namely the retail price of the device...

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posted on 03 Jan 2013, 05:51 1

24. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Well, Sammy's got experience on phablets..

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 07:20 3

29. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


But never to a phone with water n dust proof. Take that hahaha

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 07:49

31. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


probably with the new exynos
but im with sony any day because of their build quality an feel.
and sony was talking about a 6inch phablet wich was'nt going to use a nvidia or qualcom chip so probably one of sammy?

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:27 1

34. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


S4 Pro is weaker SoC than Exynos 5440, in CPU power they should be almost the same although Exynos should be 10% more powerful. But in GPU, adreno is much weaker than mali t-624 or 658. And Exynos supports newer technologies like DDR3 or USB3. Samsung will surely improve their build quality which I think is already good. And RGB OLED displays are much better than LCD:s, actually I would like to see WRGB OLED because it would have a perfect white.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:33

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


Eemember that there is such thing like a S4 Prime.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 21:12 2

38. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


I don't know the correct exynos names but is that the one that is coming in the gs4?

About the built quality i don't agree as the sammys feel really cheap and fragile the gs2 was flexible and the gs3 is glossy which makes it feel like a childs toy also the gs3 screen breaks easy.

About the screens you are wrong.
Oled screens don't give the right colors which is a bummer during movies.
Also oleds are losing their colors very fast indeed and that is not even the biggest problem cause the different colors are also losing their colors at a different rate like the blue ones are losing their color allot faster than the other 2.
And because the oled screens are oversaturated they lose detail.
But I do believe it could get better as lcd is almost at its end I think and oled is getting better and better.
But until that time i'm sticking to lcd.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:00

40. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


The glossy part is a bummer and the ´´screen breaking´´ too but Samsung fixed that with Note 2.
About the screens, the reason why AMOLEDs are oversaturated is that the manufacturer calibrates the screen colors. I have a phone with AMOLED and colors are great because I have calibrated them to my liking. AMOLEDs have much higher refresh rate, contrast and can have much higher brightness than LDCs. AMOLEDs are thinner, OLED technology is the future.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:19 2

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


at the moment OLED based screens has more disadvantages than advantages and those disadvantages are pretty essential.

In my opinion there is four main OLED based screen cons:
1) Really short lifespan (due to organic compounds degradation).
2) Can not handle intensive "working load" and it expressed as 'Burn-In' effect (also due to organic compounds degradation).
3) Colors are not natural.
4) Relatively not so clear and sharp images.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:15

42. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


I have AMOLED and never experienced burn-in or color degradation. Colors can be calibrated. I believe AMOLEDs are the thinnest screens so they should have the sharpest image if they are RGB. If AMOLED is RGBG than it is not as sharp as a same AMOLED which is RGB because it has 50% more subpixels. You must use SAMOLED Plus to achieve the best experience.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 08:52

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


"I have AMOLED and never experienced burn-in or color degradation."

But lots have experienced that.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 09:09 1

44. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4219; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


One answer can be that he never switched it on. LOL!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 10:52

45. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


I know. Good thing about it is that I can laugh at them :), as long as it does not affect me I don´t care.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 15:47

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


I think that it is stupid point of view...

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 18:43

36. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I like this phone, but the operating system is a pile of garbage. Put Windows Phone 8 on it and I'd think about buying one Sony.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 20:55 1

37. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Can next week come any faster please

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 22:02

39. yamato (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


a lot of specifics are so cold but with out front camera, just it is rumor if be the true it should got it and should replace some bottom too

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