Sony Xperia Z screen comparison, more camera samples emerge
0. phoneArena 18 Jan 2013, 07:12 posted on
The display comparison picture with other current flagships reveals something we've noticed on all Sony high-ends with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine tech - weak viewing angles and greyscale black levels. Colors get significantly washed out and brightness is diminished when you tilt the phone in any direction, so that's something you'd have to live with when it comes to the Xperia Z as well...
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1. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
i dont know but washed out colors viewing in wide angles doesn't seems to bother me at all. im not going to look at it side ways that often though i have to say its eye catching. having a good viewing angle only matters for people who keeps on bragging their phone or keep showing it without using it. what is more important to me is sunlight legibility i hope sony makes it legible. for white magic technology in xperia p is really good even under the bright sunlight., how i hope they include it with xperia z but anyways i cant wait for the upcoming review of this phone! :)
5. hung2900 (Posts: 943; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
I agree with you. But in fact the reason of full-HD on =< 5 inch screen is useless also (thought that Pentile tech probably needs it) . People are still crazy about the "wonderful" numbers on paper, so this is still pretty disappointed (for some)
15. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)
as long as it sharp enough for me to read its alright for me
22. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)
Agree with you, but it is still seen from wide angle. I hope sony will make it total black from side view. I use my phone for privacy and security not for bragging screen to other who can see what I'm doing. People who want wide viewing angle maybe lack of self confident so they need it to lift their coolness
27. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
This comparison vs the Note II is BETTER!
59. hung2900 (Posts: 943; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Sonyviet.vn is a forum with full of Samsung haters. I don't know what did they do but my Note 2 is still bright at 178 degree
67. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
The xperia z is a neo-ips its better than the samsung screens.
28. phljcnth (Posts: 479; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
You sound defensive. Accept it, TFT sucks.
49. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
Xperia Z don't use TFT. It uses Japan Display's LED-backlit Neo-IPS
54. phljcnth (Posts: 479; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Says who? Look at the second picture man. Then tell me it's an IPS
57. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
Look at my link man. It's a Neo-IPS. Japan Display is Sony's LCD manufacturer. Sony is one of the owner of JDI.
58. hung2900 (Posts: 943; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
IPS on iPhone, iPad, OneX and PLS on Note 10.1 are TFT LCD
40. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
It does matter on some situations, like if you are seeing a video on your phone and your friend wants to see too you both can't see the screen head on, i found the excellent viewing angles on my One X to be quite useful but thats me. I will get thumbed down for this but Sony fans try to make the cons of their phones look like not a con, look at the Xperia S, "OMG THA BEST PHOONE EVAAARRR!!!11!1!1ONE!!1" and it failed miserably. (Don't get me wrong i love the Xperia S's sexy design.)
41. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
my thing is, LETS MAKE THE CONS OF SAMSUNG
(you know? the blueish tinted screen and plastic build? as well as their stolen ideas........ooops :( )
known as much as the "nit picky" things with sony..........then i will have nothing to say......
51. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
plug it to hdmi cable and in to the TV and the problem is gone
66. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Do you have an HDMI cable and a TV in your pocket? I sure don't have one.
2. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Too bad, Viewing angles looks way worser than other smart phones. It will take a hit at sales..
20. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
i dont think it will take that much of a hit , it will still sell , but if it had some IPS display then it would have been the best among all
50. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
It actually uses JDI's Neo-IPS. There is just something wrong with that comparion.
24. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
compared to Note II. http: //sonyviet.vn/2013/01/xperia-z-lan-dau-cham-tran-galaxy-note-2-trong-1-bo-anh-sac-net/
i don't know what happened to the comparison here.
42. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
TFT can refer to any lcd technology actually, there is a pretty good chance its IPS we will have to wait a few weeks for proof though.
31. Feanor (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
I think people place too much importance on viewing angles which is not a crucial handicap and less on brightness of screen which for a device that is meant to be used very often outdoors is an extremely important matter. The Z may have poor viewing angles but one of the brightest screens (even without White Magic). The Super AMOLED screens, like the one on the Galaxy S3 are notoriously dim under the sun. So, what do you prefer? I bright screen visible under the sun, or one with great viewing angles that is hardly discernible under the sun?
38. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
Honestly the s3 screen isn't notoriusly dim.. have you ever used one? My s3 perfectly fine even under the very bright sunlight.. it just not as bright as the lcd though.. but it's perfectly fine trust me.. or maybe some people really2 have problem with their eyes..
52. cripton805 (Posts: 1416; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I dont think any of this matters with any of these screens. I always keep the brightness down all of the way on my GS3 because even at night, its too bright and it hurts my eyes.
60. Feanor (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
I'm just talking about objective criteria and what I have read. The Xperia Z manages a brightness of 500 candelas and the S3 less than 300. I also have read that the S3 screen washes out quickly under strong sun. Even if to your experience the GS3 is adequate in brightness, the Z is obviously still much brighter, which is what objectively counts, so forget about the poor viewing angles.
35. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Viewing angles are for retards mate. Using a phone sideways?
43. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Wiewing angles only matter if you like to share content, 99% of the time I am looking straight at my phone so I don't care what the view angles are.
53. cripton805 (Posts: 1416; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Sometimes I watch youtube videos with others. Does that make my companions retards for not being able to see the screen at the same time?
71. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Nope, because that's not their phone :P if you want to share/watch videos, buy a tablet darn!
3. JeffPilsner (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
LG Optimus G Pro- looking wayyyy better now
30. SleepingOz (unregistered)
G Pro is not announced yet..
4. darkskoliro (Posts: 1076; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Why not include butterfly into the comparison?? My screen is freaking amazing
6. jan25 (Posts: 469; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
those viewing angles are unsurprisingly horrible. i still prefer the display on the One X, it's simply the best to date.
68. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
The display is better than the one x display, the rumour it was a standard LCD was wrong.
7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
The biggest flaw seems to be battery life, 4 hours of screen time reported on 4.1.2. More excited than ever for the Oppo which has the same camera module, Sonyesque design, but an IPS screen and 2500mAh battery (which still seems underjuiced for fullHD/S4 Pro). The Galaxy S4 and AMOLEDFHD is looking more and more the final hope, although at 3000mAh the Huawei D2 certainly offers some solid level of energy.
8. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
... and this is why I'm not crazy about the Xperia Z — the screen is s**t. Shame too, everything else looked good.
9. raihansazal (Posts: 6; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
don't know what's wrong with xperia z.
Please check out the link where comparing viewing angle with note 2
10. papss (unregistered)
The angles really do look bad.. I'm highly disappointed on that front. It's still one sexy phone though
11. flipjzn (Posts: 252; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Pic 2. Samsung won yeah BUT it's a matter of preference. I personally prefer for the phone to have a little privacy, I don't want people I don't know seated next to new seeing what u am looking at the screen. U know!
34. freebee269 (Posts: 535; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
i agree. i think the poor viewing angles is a plus for privacy.
12. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)
I'm sony Fan :) I love Xperia Z(also ZL) for it's specs and design :) however Poor viewing angles still unacceptable for High-end Premium phone :( O_o
13. bakhtawar (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
14. Andrewtst (Posts: 597; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Frankly said, I not really care. We look phone in correct angle not at side.
16. Dacha (Posts: 12; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
The Z was most likely set at 100% brightness what the pic was taken.
17. jk123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
washed out colors on some videos maybe due to the wallpaper used and on the home screen if you use a whitish wallpaper it will make the screen more light due to the ui on app drawer ithas a semi transparent rectangular background for the icons. and when you view videos and pictures where the Z uses a dark wallpaper the screen looks good to me. and btw who made the comparison for the second pic?
18. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
my nokia n86 is equipped with AMOLED as well and its viewing angles are perfect, but i don't understand why someone should look at his phone from angles?
the important case is the sharpness and vividness of colors when you look at it straight forward and in that aspect Sony will defeat every rival. don't focus on unimportant matters.
camera samples are perfect as well.
19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Whoa, the second comparison picture.
AMOLED absolutely ridiculed the others
32. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Both AMOLED and LCD have their pros and cons.
Also AMOLED technology is quite young compared to LCD one..
21. Rexperia (Posts: 133; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
Own the pnone first then comment after! people are crazy about amoled, s amoled, ips lcd or whatever it is. Honestly, to me as long as i can see it clearly and i'm happy with...it doesn't matter at all...the sky is limit..so what's mine is mine and what's yours is yours.
23. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
Okay. Why does it look like S III has bigger screen than the Z? Or am I just being blind? Lol
64. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Because it has an on-screen buttons.
Wasting the screen space.
But those buttons disappear when watching video
25. parthpatels007 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2011)
The screen on S3 isnt an Super AOMLED+ Plus stands for RGB
26. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
This comparison vs the Note II is BETTER!
33. SleepingOz (unregistered)
36. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
I want the Xperia Z to have a test like this! :)
44. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
There are, but not on concret yet, so far throwing it, hit things with it, rubbing sand on it have left no damage or marks.
37. FireDragon (Posts: 112; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
Just few days ago, in a bus full of people, a guy who was on the seat and using his shiny new touchscreen phone with really gorgeous screen. He switched to a chat app and that app asked for Password, that was the moment he must have hated because as soon as he press first letter it shows up of course and screen was easily seen from any direction.
That guy looked around all the people above him, he tried to tilt his set, no use, he tried to cover screen with his hand and had to remove quickly because he must have pictured himself doing it too. At the end he had to go through punching all the letters and anyone could see what he typed.
My point is, good viewing might be WANTED in tablets, but for a phone it maybe not as good as it is a selling point. It is not about only password, personally I don't want just anyone to see what I am texting either. Or if I am dialing a number and so on.
39. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
This has to be the funniest excuse for a bad screen ever.
45. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
View angles for phones is a gimmick, do you look at your phone from 100-180 degree angles? I highly doubt it.