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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 14 Jan 2013, 06:40

61. DanielJDavidson (Posts: 6; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Listen to yourself "Xperia Z won't hold a candle to the S4" yes it will. I agree with a lot of what you say, Sony are normally behind and slower than most with updates, but since Q2 2012 they have started to pick up a lot. But my phone won't be outdated for a while, it's upgradeable to 4.1 (not that I really need 4.1) in March, I wouldn't class any phone outdated until it's not upgradeable to 5.0 and 5.0 is out because these minor updates don't really do much - not enough for me to need an update. And the only thing the Nexus 4 has over the Xperia Z is quicker updates because it's a Nexus device. But if that's your reason as to why it's 'better' than Xperia Z then Galaxy Nexus will be better than Galaxy S4 - of course it won't be! I'm not denying that the Galaxy S4 will be "better" than the Xperia Z (depending on what you class as better), but it's not going to be worth the 2-3 month wait if you're already tempted by Xperia Z and are able to get it on release. If you honestly think there's going to be a significant difference between Xperia Z and Galaxy S4, go ahead and say, but android is based around the midrange, all updates will be based on Dual-Core processors, 1GB RAM and 720p displays for at least another year, so any phone better than that really is a bit of wasted spec until they can actually think of something to do with these monstrous processors and ridiculous amounts of RAM. Anything the Galaxy S4 will be able to do, the Xperia Z will perform just as well at, the only difference users will notice will be the screen technology, waterproof, form factor and the skin over android. All other internals will feel the same. I have an Xperia P and a Nexus 7 and no there's no performance difference except the Nexus is a little quicker opening an app, but I'm not going to upgrade for the sake of a 20% speed increase in opening up apps and a screen so big it sprains my thumb. But I guarantee the S4 will disappoint everyone's ridiculously high expectations just like the S3 did.

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 08:34

62. shem2409 (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


I just spent 10 minutes on the phone with Sony Rep. Apparently Sony uses Gorilla Glass 2 as well as DragonTrail. Devices will come with either one installed. (you might have the front panel made of GG2 and back from DT) and consumers will not have a choice of the glass used. The back panel of the phone has an additional layer on the glass which provides some glare effect (so that could be the layer that is being scratched and not the actual glass). On the front there will be a screen protector preinstalled.

Users will not have an option to select the glass used in their phone, so we will either have GG2 or DT on the front and either GG2 or DT on the back. I think that this should also clarify the on going debate about which glass is used in Xperia Z.

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