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Sony Xperia Z specs review: greet the real 007 phone

0. phoneArena 07 Jan 2013, 20:06 posted on

Sony calls Xperia T the James Bond phone, but that title should have really waited for the Xperia Z monstrosity it just unveiled at its CES 2013 presentation. The company's first device with a Full HD mobile display has all reasons to make its parents proud, at least on paper. Let's review the announced specs, and try to gauge the performance that will come out of this little phone wonder called Xperia Z...

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posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:09 13

1. danny_a2005 (Posts: 253; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


take my money... ASAP... The white one is mine... Thanks sony

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 23:00 1

25. MeoCao (unregistered)


This phone sacrifices picture quality for battery life and slim body.

The additional white sub-pixel adds to brightness and thus reduce the power consumption for LCD backlighting, but the contrast ratio suffers.

And the S4 Pro will have only a few month window after which Tegra 4 will rule.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 23:34 7

26. Retro-touch (Posts: 275; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Don't forget that's how its always been with tech, you can't stay on top forever, Tegra 4 will in turn be overthrown similar to Tegra 3 within a few months

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 03:36 1

39. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


And also carrier choice. The Galaxy S3 broke all records when it launched in US on all major carriers with the same name and the same exact phone on each carrier.

Why do you think S3 was the phone to beat throughout 2012?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 01:30 1

31. MeoCao (unregistered)


You forget 1 key factor: timing.

Z will not be available until March as earleast, by then S4 Pro will reach the end of its life cycle.

A top phone must have top specs, which Xperia Z doesn't.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 03:27 4

38. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


So according to you, Optimus G was the best phone when it launched. Right?

Specs aren't everything. It's the things like software, camera, battery life that matter in the long run.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 05:31

43. MeoCao (unregistered)


Agree, but still it would be much better if Xperia Z used Tegra 4 or some kind of A15 quad core.

Now Xperia risk being surpassed by new HTC or SS flagships with better chips.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 08:07 1

54. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


earleast?

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:12 3

2. shamu11 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Its a shame its running non-vanilla android and is not a nexus

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 21:12 15

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


that can be fixed....go to XDA

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 21:52 3

20. Shadow_Assassin (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 May 2012)


with a few bugs here and there of course.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 02:30 3

35. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


you know there are people called developers right?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 03:36 2

40. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Nah. He doesn't.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:13

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And the Limited or Special Edition with pure jet black with gold side accent .

Is there no companies that will be using the S4 Prime....?

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:16 1

4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Thank you for SAYING THE REAL 007 PHONE. The XPERIA T was kinda weak. BUT THIS IS SONY BEASTLY phone can't WAIT TO BUY IT!!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:21 4

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Am starting to think the Xperia T is just a stopgap before the z arrives

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:18 1

5. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I'm prettysure a phone with a 5" display would be a bit too clumsy due to size alone to be appropriate for super-spy duty...

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:20 6

6. DerryAhmad (Posts: 285; Member since: 05 May 2012)


OMG.. Premium Glass Design, Skeleton frame, HDR video Recording, Full HD Display, 13 Mpx Exmor XR, Water resistant. I'm sooo tempted by this new Sony Flagship. Rock on, Sony!!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 03:40

41. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


What if it comes with Ice Cream Sandwich??

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:58 1

49. DerryAhmad (Posts: 285; Member since: 05 May 2012)


But I won't ;)

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 15:38

59. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Such an idealist, we all know it will come with gingerbread...

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:26 3

8. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I love the phone, but I hate the size...
I was hoping the ZL were water and dust resistant too. Very frustrating. If it were, ZL definitely would be my next phone.

Now I'm devided between Rugged Phone or "compact" Phone...

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 01:04

30. Exulion (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


I was hoping this as well. :(

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:28 1

9. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Glass build this was what I was waiting for. I'm going to get it when it comes out.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:29 5

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


WOW The best phone so far

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:32 12

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I won't be buying the S4, but this SONY Z for sure....

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:33

12. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Welcome sony n now we can u r in real competition now

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:37

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


WOW The best phone so far sony even throw the kitten sink by adding dust waterproof and the new xmor sensor,IR,bravia 2,becuz the s4 1080p 5' is given at highend flagship this year go sony RISE SOAR #1

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:47 3

14. datsyuk (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


The fact it's water proof or can handle water being poured on it is so badass. This phone is AWESOME and sets a great level for phones to come this year.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 21:00

15. cripton805 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Sony might just be my next phone if it's available for Sprint! Can't wait. It be be this one after my GSIII gets a little older.

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