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Sony invites press for September 4th event: is the Honami coming?

0. phoneArena 11 Jul 2013, 02:58 posted on

Sony’s upcoming Honami aka Sony i1 flagship is drool-worthy stuff. Said to be packing a 20-megapixel camera, it has the ambition to become the best Android cameraphone…

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posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:03 1

1. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Good for Sony, and I like their sensor technology. Howevever, 20MP is still half of what the Nokia Lumia 1020 is packing ;o)

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:15 10

3. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Camera is not the only thing that makes a great smartphone

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:18 9

4. juandante (Posts: 301; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Indeed, 1080 high quality screen, no outdated closed WP, fast CPU and not a dual core outdated one, real customization, good battery and light weight is what that makes a great smartphone too.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:30

8. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Your piece of junk Android is most likely compromised and infested with malware. Sucks to have a device that uses an open source OS with a master key, huh?

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:19 3

28. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


you have to illegally side load an app to get virus in any os.
or if you download the weird junky looking apps which is not made by known developer or reviewed by known tech reviewer you are more likely to get virus on your (pc, mac, android)
what i mean to say is, you have to be a real dumb fu*k to get virus on your phone.
which you sound like.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 05:44

19. muhsen (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


wp 8(not 7) is closed??? its as open as android (except sideloading apps)....snapdragon s4 plus (which is 10 times better that the s400 found in the mega 6.3 and s4 mini and has the same features of s4 pro and s600..check QUALCOMM website) is outdated ???? it seems u r so not knowing in this space
wp has customizations ,customized tiles and tiles wallpapers and others, wps have one of the best battery lives( the lumia 720(60h and 2000mah) has one of the best endurance ratings on gsmarena)...most wp's r light weight (except the 920)...so wp's r pretty good smartphones according to ur points not to mention their super cameras ... and it seems also that u r so ignorant about wp(and processors) so why do u comment about things u r so ignorant about !!!

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 09:18

39. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I find it amazing that mods don't see pathetic comments like this as "trolling" ??? On the other hand, make a negative statement about android in any thread (regardless of how factually correct it may be) and you're guaranteed to have it removed promptly

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:42 5

10. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Unfortunately UrbanPanty disagrees

Gargantuan Megapixels is what makes a smartphone great

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:57 1

11. juandante (Posts: 301; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


he is working for Micro$oft

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:49

35. oister85 (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Yeah I know is software.... if you have a s**tty software you going to have a s**tty device.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:32

9. FlushGordon (unregistered)


You're insinuating that Megapixels are everything?

WOW tbh I'm pretty much surprised by your amateurish remarks

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 05:52

21. muhsen (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


hmm..ur comment points to ur ignorance about the point of the 41 mpx....its not for taking 41mpx photos ...its for taking 5mpx photos having 7 times(or 5 times in case of 8mpx) the info of the normal 5 mpx i.e almost noiseless...its also for lossless zoom(like optical zooming) but without having a big hump that being elongated and getting bigger while zooming ...all this in a shell almost as thick and compact as a lumia 920 (10.7 mm thick not 25mm thick like s4 zoom and almost the same volume as the original galaxy s4)....it is just funny that people still whine about the 41 mpx while the 808pv is 1.5 year old

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:52

36. FlushGordon (unregistered)


FYI, sweetipie....I-HAVE-USED-PUREVIEW since the day u were born

I see nothing special with it.....NONE, NADA

You could fool a noob with Your sweet talking, but no matter how you put those pieces together, Pureview just takes ordinary photos and in NO way comparable to any high end camera

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 04:10

13. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Wish i could give you a Xperia Z Ultra and let the phone do the talking , sure it doesn have a 41mp cam or Led flash but 41 other things that are better than A WP Nokia.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 04:32

15. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Both Nokia and Sony have a lot of catching up to do in order to reclaim their lost glory days, but the underdogs is where innovation is often found. However, I'll stick with with celebrating the Lumia 1020, since photography is my passion ;o)

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 05:36 4

18. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Get a dlsr if photography is your passion

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 05:46 3

20. Kurai (unregistered)


get a goddamn dslr or digital camera then . . .

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:00

24. muhsen (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


808 ( the 1020 consequently ) found to be better than most digital cameras and DSLR's r a lot more expensive than the 808 (which costs peanuts now) and the coming the 1020 (which will cost as much as a galaxy s4) not mention that phones r a lot more pocketable and its a lot better to carry phone that almost (I said almost) can replace ur DSLR in many case than carry a DSLR all the time (if u r interested in photography in the first place) and hey,its mobile photography that we r talking about not normal photography

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 15:38

41. jb4674 (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


No serious photographer I know takes photos with a cell phone or a point & shoot camera. Stop trolling.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 05:53

22. muhsen (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


invalid arguament...u r comparing a big phablet to a supercamera phone...two niche devices targeted at two different markets

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:14

27. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Megapixels are not everything
We have seen cybershot sony ericsson in past 2005
and they destroyed nokia even using carl zeiss

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:28

34. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


funny how 2000s sony competed with nokia that its Ericsson could have 3.2 mp where nokia had 3 mp camera.
and frankly they both were sh*t, for its time, i say sony was best it even had xenon flash then not these terrible led flash.
back to point, companies always go for numbers, see what happened to HTC One?
no one cared for its 3mp camera.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:21 2

29. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Megapixels are not everything
when it comes to cybershot branding
Sony proved in 2005
they even destroyed nokia which used carl zeiss lens

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:22

30. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Megapixels are not everything
when it comes to cybershot branding
Sony proved in 2005
they even destroyed nokia which used carl zeiss lens

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 15:34

40. jb4674 (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Have you looked at the specs for the Nokia Lumia 1020? I wouldn't be so fast to discount the Honami based solely on the camera advantage the Nokia has.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:06

2. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


And with year coming to an end , sony is set to end it on a high. I wonder what will Xperia Z2 be if Honami itself is sounding so good :O

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:08

26. muhsen (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


yeah right just like the disappointing camera in the xperia Z....sony builds amazing smartphones but their cameras r crap..exmor r lenses r crap compared to normal lenses found in iphones and samsungs...let alone compared to carl zeiss (now zeiss) lenses

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:24

32. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Nokia lumia 920/925/928
Iphone 4s 5 and even 5s
And samsung galaxy s3,s4
all uses sony sensors

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:18

5. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


this is choice for those who dont like wp.but this has limited features w.r.t camera

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 15:42

42. jb4674 (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Such as what? It's not 41mp? The hardware in the Lumia can't even tickle the reported specs of the Honami aside from the camera.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:21

6. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


The reason is simple. They want to attract people on the same day that Nokia gonna bring true camera innovations.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 04:01

12. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Consumers' needs evolve overtime

In the early 2000's , NOKIA can almost get away with everything for as long as it has a feature-packed camera function

Welcome to 2013....it's all about hardware muscle and gimmicky stuff

perhaps you want to take a peek at how well the Lumia line sold since its inception

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:05

25. muhsen (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


u seem the one who wants to take a peak at how well lumia line is selling....according to official reports(both nokia and apple) its growth is a lot more than iphone and its taking the lead in countries pushing iphone out on these countries (india the third country (after us and china) using smartphone is one of them)

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:27

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3011; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Wow! That's a long way from home.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 04:16 3

14. luabin (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


sony event back on july 4th in paris france doesnt mean anything?...

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 04:33

16. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It was nothing

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 04:39

17. vincelongman (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I was really excited for that, but could find anything :(
I hope this one isnt buildups

My next phone will probably be either the S4, One, Honami, Lumia 1020/909, G2 or maybe iPhone 5/5S (depending on how good iOS 7 is, havent had a good look at it yet but not really liking it).

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:25

33. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


dude you just mentioned all the phones. you need to narrow down that list

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 20:54

46. vincelongman (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


good point :), but half of them aren't released yet, so I got to wait for them to be announced first.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 15:43

43. jb4674 (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I was wondering the same thing.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 05:54

23. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2625; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Let's come to party.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:24

31. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


if the pictures we saw of Xperia Z like phone is honami then im little let down, i was hoping for little change in design, i like the front of Xperia ZL and how its bezels are thin, could have used that atleast in honami.
none the less, i have waited for good phones for far too long this year, every phone had some drawbacks that have been released so far, this honami seems to be best match even with old design.
ill be getting that phone even if xperia z with new sensor and processor is so called honami.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 07:00

37. pongnamu (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


More I hear about it, more I want it :p

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 07:50

38. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6440; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Just mark my calendar. In case MOTO x don't have a conference release date.I'll buy this or the Z ULTRA.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 15:51

44. jb4674 (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


As someone who's currently using a POS iPhone 3G (yes, I'm using that POS), I can't wait to get my hands on this thing and liberate myself once and for all from the Apple business model and locked down OS that won't even let me update any of the apps I have installed on my phone.

I totally dislike how Apple forces its customers to upgrade their devices because future iterations of their OS updates will not support legacy hardware.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 17:21

45. mike2959 (Posts: 228; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


What puzzles me about Sony is the displays on their smartphones. They are really just okay at best. One would think that because of the television business the displays would be in the top 3 but never. The Z is good but look at the contrast, brightness...I mean all the specs, I compared it to the optimus g pro and the htc one and its striking how much better the others are. Oh by the way why does everyone bust the the balls of HTC for not marketing or spending enough cash..when was the the last time you saw a television commercial for a Sony phone? HTC 10 billion dollar company vs Sony a 80 billion dollar company.

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