Sony Xperia Z1S vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: first look
1. bkzebraphone (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
I still can't make up my mind between the 2 :(
14. meeaaoon (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)
I was confused just like you then I bought Note 3 and I think I did the right thing. Note 3 is far better but Sony is getting there...
21. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
It depends on what you value on a smartphone
if you are a productive person,values multitasking and can live with its size,note 3 for you
if you like the design,clean UI but can live with poor viewing angles,heavy construction and protective flaps over every opening for water proof capabilities,sony for you
28. christwill (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Actually not totally true. I'm a little disapointed they didnt talk about the waterproffing more.
The headphone jack is actually cover free. it is a new design that allows it to be waterproof while still being able to use the headphone jack.
Of course I have a Note 3 but my brother has a Z1S
Waterproofing is a pretty cool feature. i have had a water proof phone befor and it does come in handy a lot.
29. christwill (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
I think sony even actually has some waterproof headphones you can buy for this phone. which if you were a swimmer or something that is pretty awesome you can listen to music as you swim.
4. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
you can find tons of complains in any thing if u cant afford it and cant buy it,
if you had the money, you wouldnt have even bothered with review of other people and just purchased it. atleast thats what i did. i wanted good camera and this phone has answer above all the other android phones.
7. Kishin (Posts: 695; Member since: 30 May 2013)
The truth is I already have a great phone, but to upgrade i require proof??
3. Vireak (unregistered)
Too big of a phone for a mini.
5. YodhaMali (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)
Xperia Z1S is the T-Mobile variant of the international Xperia Z1, and not to be confused with the Z1 Compact.
19. Vireak (unregistered)
Thanks. I didn't know that.
11. RizwanYaqoob (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)
exactly and its all because of those bezels.
6. deepblack (Posts: 49; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
I don't understand why sony keep using TFT..
8. the_matchless (Posts: 63; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
I can think of two reasons
1- Technological rivalry as Sony no longer produces IPS displays.
2- To keep the cost low. (take the example of HTC One)
However I do think they should shift to a better tech
23. TMach (Posts: 416; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
See comments above relating to the Xperia Z Compact and its IPS LCD Display!
17. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
I don't understand why you don't understand even amoleds use TFT.
You and the author of this article both need to learn basics about displays. Virtually every display on a mobile uses TFT.
22. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Bro,TFT is a LCD variant...Amoled works with tiny organical LEDs that can be turned off individually for deep blacks,and when turned on,produces pure colors with high saturation
LCD (a TFT panel for example) has white LED panel underneath a liquid cristal coating that breaks the white color and emits color.These LEDs cannot be turned off individually (blacks are grayish) but can emit pure whites without killing battery
24. the_matchless (Posts: 63; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
True! "insignificant" must have confused led backlit etc. with Amoled. By the way I personally am not an Amoled fan and would rather prefer IPS. Amoled sure may be the future Tech for displays but IMHO it still is far from any thing spectacular compared to the best IPS out there. The point is if a display achieves unbeatable contrast ratio at the cost of images appearing unreal then it actually is not as perfect as many would like to put it. Galaxy S2 had the worst display, however, it was hyped mainly by the Media enthusiasts. S4 and specially S3 displays might have really progressed greatly since then, however, they are still not as good as what htc, iPhone, or Nokia have to offer. 2014 might change quite many things as it is expected to be the year when full LED displays will begin become the mainstream Tech. Specially since the Japanese are planning to jump into this Tech race to compete with Korea. Hopefully Sony will make something even better.
25. calim (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
AMOLEDs also use TFT.
The display on the Z1S is a VA type, and the author should know that.
10. RizwanYaqoob (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)
Sony, WHY SUCH HUGE BEZELS? Z1s has almost same dimensions as Note 3. In my opinion Note 3 is truly compact comparatively to its predecessor (Note II). Another disappointment is TFT Screen.
12. redmd (Posts: 1018; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Now I remembered why I chose to get the Note 3 over the Z1.
13. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
z1s as tall as note 3 , very bad
15. Leonis (Posts: 337; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
This is the biggest 5" phone out there. Since this is almost the same size as the note 3 which I think is too damn big for my pocket, I would have taken the 4.3" if I wanted a sony z1.
16. anleoflippy (Posts: 446; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
People are still confused with Z1S and Z1 Compact? lel
Both are great phones. It;s just a matter of what you want.
20. xperian.ir (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
10 difference between Z1 and Z1s
see here : translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fxperian.ir%2F