Sony sends out email to tell us the extraordinary is coming
Quad-core powered Android handsets with 5 inch 1080p screens seem to be in this year and we should see a few other such models introduced at CES 2013 such as the Huawei Ascend D2 and the ZTE Grand S. Still, that doesn't mean that we aren't intrigued by Sony's email as we are sure you are too.
source: XperiaBlog via MobileSyrup
1. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Let's hope that it isn't an addition to the extraordinary failure that is their tablet line.
3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2431; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
dont worry mr negative.......it wont be!
13. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Sony is a brand I used to admire right up till the Xperia Arc and then it just seemed that they lost their way...BUT for the first time since the Arc I am excited for Sony as these are true powerhouses that Sony plans to unveil!
34. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
It might not be a failure.. But DROID DNA is already present in market ... 5inch 1080p screen... quadcore s4 pro... grt camera... why should I wait for XPERIA Z... I own a DNA and i can confirm its flawless.. Battery life could have been better but... it is a champion in stand by... Why should any one wait for 1 month or more for this phone... GET THE DNA
39. Omarc07 (Posts: 240; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
well good for u and yes im one of those person that will wait for this phone im crossing my fingers and hope that AT&T will get it.. Why? Because some of us like me live in places were verizon is not that great oh waaait were i live in san juan puerto rico there is no verizon at all NADA in PR . Only at&t,tmobile,sprint and claro are here in puerto rico no verizon so it would be impossible for me to get a droid dna over here haha. Only reason im with at&t its cuz over here it actually works unlike the states were its rated the worse carrier over here its rated #1 so far havent had 1 dropped call since 2010 so im happy and it was the first to bring out LTE over here and is the only carrier that has the most coverage and has the whole island covered in 3G. So yeaa thts why ima wait for this phone cuz the note 2 i got im not liking it tht much its just too dam big.
48. Imbatman (Posts: 10; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
AT&T will most likely have it as they have i believe almost all of the Experia phones, I hope the opposite of you though and that it comes to verizon Also
43. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
Xperia Z arguably has the better design, is more compact (smaller) than the DNA even with the same screen size, and will undoubtedly have a much better, 13MP, camera, it will also be released worldwide and not just in the US/a few other countries like the DNA and butterfly.. And I also think Sony's UI looks a lot 'cleaner' and more modern than sense, especially on the leaked previews of Sony's JB UI.. So no people, wait, and get the better phone...
19. BattleBrat (Posts: 1069; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I have an Xperia Tablet S, It has the foldover design, but it is not weird like the previous ones, actually the Xperia Tab is pretty sexy.....Fit and finish better than an iPad (I had both)
29. MeoCao (unregistered)
There won't be any problems with the build quality I'm sure. And I also think the camera will be great. But I'm disappointed that Sony is late to JB game.
Hopefully Sony gets it right this time, and please use the lightest skin but add more useful features. JB' UI is very good already.
2. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
Once announced, Sony need to release their new phones quickly. I'm tempted by the Z but if it's released in March/April it'll be dangerously close to the S4.
4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2431; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
just out of curosity, whats the S4 gonna have that this wont ? Besides more specs from the S3 and the SAME PLASTIC BUILD!
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3994; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
More features from the new Touchwiz, better specs, and probably some new enhancements to the S-AMOLED display (other than pixel density). And I have faith that Samsung will pull off something in the design department... At the very least, they might get rid of that hyper gloss finish.
Don't get me wrong, the Xperia Z will be one hell of a device, but unless Sony does something amazing with their UI (it's good right now, but not quite there yet), and maybe throw in a little something special of theirs with it, the GS4 will out-shine the Z big time.
All the Z has right now over the GS4 is the design (but Sammy may surprise us), and the camera.
But, let's wait until they're official before comparing. Speculation can only go so far.
11. HTCOE (Posts: 466; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
Touchwiz is hideous in my opinion but that's a personal opinion
23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2431; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
true for the most part but lets be honest here aside from MORE useless features, more pixel density BUT probably the same display nontheless, the S4 will sell BECAUSE SAMSUNG IS ALREADY ESTABLISHED!
Bumping up the size to 4.9 inches or whatever it is supposed to be, will start to make them look like apple! And by that i mean they are becoming the enemy in which they so desperatly hate and are jealous of! you know? New phone with minor adjustments so they feel they can tell the world ITS REVOLOUTIONARY!
Im expecting this camera to be really good from sony as well as the build.......That alone wins me over from samsungs cartoony ui
But like you said lets wait and see whats in store before speculating
28. SleepingOz (unregistered)
ROFLMAO! Of all the BS you've been spitting about Samsung so far, I think this one is your masterpiece! Except may be the one, where you claimed that the reason why GNOTE II's is selling well is because GSIII owners were ruining themselves by purchasing it in order to support Samsung.
"New phone with minor adjustments so they feel they can tell the world ITS REVOLOUTIONARY!" HAHAHAHAHA WTF?! Actually, based on your interpretation, every manufacturer out there are becoming like apple then.
And basically, you are judging a company based on your own biased speculations about their future products. WOW! You, kid, deserve an an award for that! #thumbup!
36. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2431; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
OZ i really dont know what to tell you man but if all the stuff i been saying about samsung is biased or a "masterpiece" then why does it seem that samsung is actually listening to my "wrong" ideas?
You know the ones where i said SAMSUNG NEEDS TO CHANGE THEIR DESIGN AND HORRRRRRRIBLE BUILD!
Because you know thats what they are planning on doing right? lol
40. MeoCao (unregistered)
SS will always use plastics, they don't change b-c their phones are selling very well.
And I think SS has plastic factories so it makes sense for them to use the material.
30. MeoCao (unregistered)
I would love that OEMs just use stock UI, but add useful features.
For a different look? Just use the launchers.
31. SleepingOz (unregistered)
That's exactly what I was about to say.
Launchers like Nova and Apex give you an even better experience than the stock one.
32. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Why is everyone complaining, if you don't like it just use Apex or Nova launchers or others.....
37. MeoCao (unregistered)
The stock UI is great, but with top phones you just don't have a chance to use it. You must use TochWiz or Sense or whatever.
If OEMs allow the right to choose people will stop complaining.
14. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
I might get the Z even if the S4 has been announced. I like Sony and Samsung phones but if it is released close to the S4 all the phone websites and media will be concentrating on the S4. I don't want to see the Z get left in the dust because of it.
I'd like to see Sony get the recognition they deserve. They release these great phones but hardly anyone takes any notice of them.
44. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
In all honesty I cant see how the Galaxy S4 will be much better than the Xperia Z, especially in specs, there is barely any room for improvement on the specs side of things and the Z will have a far superior camera and build quality to ANY Samsung phone. bleh.
5. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
Sony is in trouble and desperate. I can sniff it
18. GTR722 (Posts: 235; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
Nice one, Sony is doomed right ?? I have been hearing that since 2005.
38. pyradark (Posts: 767; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
yah, their doomed at 3rd spot in US & 2nd to samsung at UK for android!!
I cant believed that they are really in a big trouble and desperate :))) hahahaha
6. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
S4 gonna kill this with fire. i love SONY products got a vita ps3, psp, sony tv and headphone but not their phones. their lack of updates disgust me.
47. Tones (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
No matter what phone they release i wont be buying it until it i know that they are going to support it with software updates. Which will take some time after the release of this phone, so ill be skipping this one i think.
8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Big SONY fan here, SONY give us the Experia ZL with MMS 8960 PRIME S4 CHIP 6 cores clocked at 2.0Hz and Adreno 320 with Quadcore GPU overclocked GPU at 700MHZ with along 4.GB RAM.
10. freebee269 (Posts: 520; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
6 core cpu with 4gb ram. sounds like a 2014 phone. i really hope this xperia Z comes with atleast a 2500 mah battery.
25. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
4GB RAM does, but 6 cores doesn't.
I fully expect an 8 core phone by year end. Would not be surprised if one comes out within 6 months.
33. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
You can have upto 8 cores bye Android and Qualcomm S4
50. romeo1 (Posts: 225; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
They where talking about 2800-3100 mah battery
45. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
If you were a big Sony fan, you'd know how to spell 'Xperia'
9. HTCOE (Posts: 466; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
i think it's going to gave something to do with the camera... if not the only extraordinary thing at this point is if a phone's battery can be able to recharge itself while not in use... good luck sony
12. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
2012 was an amazing year for smartphones...looks like 2013 will blow it out of the water starting with Sonys phone. Im more curious about Blackberry myself.
15. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)
I want to know about the Xperia ZL! The Xperia Z is too big! The ZL, supposedly, have the same specs and is close to one finger smaller.
16. buggerrer (Posts: 286; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
Pity its made by Sony ;) They made good phones when they partnered wih erricson and then slowly ruined them. Last good phone they made was the k800i imo.
20. oister85 (Posts: 396; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Why people bash o Samsung so much, true they make plastic phones but a least is quality plastic, just like the HTC they have high quality plastic.
41. BattleBrat (Posts: 1069; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I also love my walkman Z... Sammy makes a great phone, but some (including myself) are suckers for "Premium feel"
22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Wow this is a concept design, this phone will kill destroy everything out there for the long coming years, but just let down buy specs, in comparison to the S4. When it comes to design nothing, no one can beat SONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
26. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6380; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
XPERIA Z ZL, NEW TV'S TABLETS CAN'T WAIT!!
35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I wish I could afford the SONY Z series laptop, way to expensive at £3000 for there ultimate version.
46. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
Hope they bring out some new tablets at CES, it might be unlikely though.. we shall see! And same, I'd love a Z series VAIO, I have the T series though so I'm not too fussed! :)