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Sony's troublesome displays, Samsung's superb cameras, Nvidia's struggles and more: Q&A Ep 17

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PhoneArena presents episode 17 of our Q&A series. In this episode, Ray is discussing some age-old questions, such as 'why Sony's mobile displays are traditionally lacking", "will we finally see some major phones running the new Nvidia Tegra chipset", "why do Samsung phones feature such successful cameras" and more!

Be sure to post your questions below for next time!

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posted on 07 Mar 2014, 06:49 11

1. shahulvm (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


I dont agree to the heading of the article..

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:22 1

23. buccob (Posts: 1474; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


He is a Sony Hater... so he always need to say something negative about Sony...
Just read a more recent article about how the "best display on a smartphone" statement is not exagerated by a truly objective PA author

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 13:37 3

32. Ashoaib (Posts: 2265; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


You guys, you know the problem with you?... you start running your mouths n fingers without even having any practical experience...May be in Z2 sony fixed their display which we will see after the release of Z2 but just for general knowledge, go to some mobile phone market and put htc one, galaxy S4, note3, lg g/g2 or any pro, huawie highender, any other brand highender with xperia Z and Z1... and then you'll experience how visibly inferior sony display was... this is an easy experiment, you all can do it instead of just start running your mouths with the wonderfulness of sony out of ignorance... dont make youself sound like your mouths n fingers are out of your control n start running automatically on their own

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 21:15 2

39. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2306; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The guy has the option of carrying around any phone in the world that he chooses & he uses an Xperia Z as his daily driver. Yet, people like you still label him a Sony hater. I'll never understand the depth of the stupidity of the people that post on the site. Even more, I fail to understand why I continue to interact with you. Sigh. -__-

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 15:29

42. Ashoaib (Posts: 2265; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Hey, why most of you are bashing Ray? Its me who asked a question which goes negative towards Sony... as a matter of fact my question was nothing unture... curse me for highlighting the negative point of your favorite brand if it makes you feel happy

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 07:55 4

44. CoastCity (Posts: 136; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


The fact that he has a Sony phone as his own, and he's speaks
his honest oppinion about Sony displays tells me one thing:
he is cappable of beeing impartial and objective.
Βesides, can anyone deny the reality of the sales?
Let's see in the upcoming comparisons how well Sony did
this time with Z2. I hope it outperforms all flagships.

For the ones that curse and say vote him out (under their anonymity)
it has been well said:
"...for out of the abundance of their hearts their mouths speak"

Dont give a darn and move on, Ray.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:27 2

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6569; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


We have to VOTE to get rid of RAY S. what makes him such a expert on phones? Wish phoneareana would fire this a$$hole.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 13:37 3

33. Ashoaib (Posts: 2265; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


You guys, you know the problem with you?... you start running your mouths n fingers without even having any practical experience...May be in Z2 sony fixed their display which we will see after the release of Z2 but just for general knowledge, go to some mobile phone market and put htc one, galaxy S4, note3, lg g/g2 or any pro, huawie highender, any other brand highender with xperia Z and Z1... and then you'll experience how visibly inferior sony display was... this is an easy experiment, you all can do it instead of just start running your mouths with the wonderfulness of sony out of ignorance... dont make youself sound like your mouths n fingers are out of your control n start running automatically on their own

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:04 10

2. Kuroki (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


title of the article is very misleading

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:27 1

26. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6569; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


it's because RAY S. is the most BIAS person in the world.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:15 9

3. pyradark (Posts: 774; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Its been 3yrs. So let's get used to it.
Bashing sony as always

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:22 8

5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1298; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


They can say anything they want about Sony, but they still make good phone. I have to say Sony has been missing the mark for a few years now and I really hope they can turn themselves around with the Z2!!

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:45 5

8. emadshiny (Posts: 1134; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Let them and those who have paid them enjoy themselves.
Everybody agrees that Sony did a great job these last 2 years.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:53

11. Ashoaib (Posts: 2265; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Where is my pay?? I didnt get a pay from them yet... Ray, pay me pay me

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:05 3

12. AstronautJones (Posts: 266; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Sales do not bear out your argument.
At all.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 11:28

30. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1298; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Sale number doesn't translate to product quality. Samsung GS line is the hottest Android devices out there, but yet there are so many people complaint about its build quality and buggy OS. iPhone in the other hand, puts out good quality product, but old school OS. (Not trying to bash iSO here, but it hasn't changed much since the first iPhone came out). Yet, it is hard to denied iPhone is the hottest phone in the world.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:27

27. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6569; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


3yrs too long his sorry a$$ have to go

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:22

4. alterecho (Posts: 1085; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Good question by Wildtwinviking.
Difficult to answer though. Need to be true, as well as not get certain users angry.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:30 3

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 3001; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


This is the first time he mention sony and he is also using one.

Z2 is great so hope the market share pick up.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:31 4

7. drazwy (Posts: 139; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Sony seems to have solved their display issues. Nvidia has an uphill battle against the entrenched giants. Look at Intel for example. Samsung's cameras aren't that good. The phones are successful. The camera's are just mediocre. The note 3 is notably not good in anything less than bright sunlight. Bad flash. Without it the camera has an extreme difficulty focusing. This is a software issue. Using some 3rd party camera apps solve this focus issue but low light is still dismal. But, think of the competition? Smartphone cameras in general suck with very few exceptions. Low marketshare Nokias and sonys. The later may change with Sony fixing their screen issues. I'm just waiting for the day to dump my Note 3 for a phone with a better camera. Nothing out yet that compares feature wise that I'm willing to give up for the better camera yet. Crossing my fingers for a Z2 on Tmo. Apple and Microsoft are just too locked down. I like to tinker too much.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:47 8

9. JMartin22 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


The cameras on the S4 was extremely good, I don't know what you're talking about. It easily rivaled the LG G2 and iPhone 5S in quality, despite being half a year older. LG G2s only good selling point was OIS. It also outperformed the Z1 20 MP camera and that gimmick 4 MP camera in the HTC One. Apple and Samsung are the only mainstream companies that do inane processing right.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:56 1

15. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2915; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


LOL it outperforms Z1 camera only in your dreams. Actually it's unlikely to happen even there...

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 14:33

35. JMartin22 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I'm afraid you're dreaming, the only thing Sony did better with that phone was the megapixel count lol, the Z1 has crappy image processing software. That's why Apple/Samsung and sometimes even LG take better looking photos using their same camera module components

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 14:39

38. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2915; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I know that Sonys processing needs improvements, but since the sensor is so much better, it still manages to take better pictures

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:47 1

10. TheNeighbor (Posts: 101; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


No mention of Sony's terrible battery stamina management. We all know how short and fast draining they are when you operate Xperia Z lineup.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:57

16. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2915; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Z1 has good battery life. Z was the only one with under average

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:26

24. buccob (Posts: 1474; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


ZR was pretty decent in battery life... Z1 Compact is outstanding for the size.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:21 1

13. hunted (Posts: 336; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


why dont you mention about the boring samsung's design?

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:33

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3415; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Here's my question ray why is WP so ugly.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:13

17. jorell1019 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


The title is really my question :D
I remember When i first saw the screen of xperia z and z1 i told to myself what kind of screen
It has,its very dull for a flagship phone.
Sony should beat samsung when it comes to camera but why does samsung has the superior camera no matter how many megapixel sony adds.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:15

18. HTCOE (Posts: 483; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


the only thing i didn't like about Sony's phones was that the screen appeared washed out compared to other phones.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:33

19. abhijithcs96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Sony fixed that issue....... Look at z2..... The bst screen....

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:51 1

21. Caukerzee (Posts: 35; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


That's what you want and not what it is. No review agrees that sony has the best screen. Fankids tho...

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:50 1

20. Caukerzee (Posts: 35; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


I do not like the Z2. Sony fans deal with it. I wonder why these sony fanboys always try to project their choice as the ultimate.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:03

22. neops (Posts: 202; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Hi Ray! Does PhoneArena has headquarters somewhere, I mean a building, offices etc?
Do you think that there will be soon a Galaxy F device?

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 08:27

45. neops (Posts: 202; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


I mean like Galaxy F5, more premium

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:47

28. Khalid_syfullah (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


Hello, Mr. Ray! As we've seen a lot of Processor performance battle between Apple A7 & Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and it can be said that both of them are showing same CPU & GPU performance. But after acknowledging their specifications, it can be said that Apple A7 is far behind than the Snapdragon 800. Why both of them are showing nearly same performance & response in Benchmark comparisons?

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:50

29. Khalid_syfullah (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


Is there any possibility to get Official Google Apps in Windows Phone Store within this year?

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 12:23

31. f35hunter (Posts: 158; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Yeah...yeah
Its look like that ray is working like marketing tool for any company sometimes for apple sometimes for samsung
Thats ok it is part of the game but please be fair and dont biased other phone makers because they make better phones

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 13:54 1

34. royalsovereign (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)


The title was choose with a certain purpose,and it's clearly against Sony,the xperia z and z1 displays had very realistic colors so so much better than oversaturated Sammy super amoled,,I HATE YOU RAY S

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 14:36

36. Ashoaib (Posts: 2265; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Hi Ray, thanks for answering my questions in episode 17... Ray, what is the reason more n more manufacturers are concealing the betteries in their phones? isn't it a disadvantage bcoz bettery starts declining in performance right from the manufacturing date. Same bettery which give 2 days backup, cannot give 2 days of juice after a year/2year of use... then why majority of phone makers ignor this fact and doesnt keep the option of user replacement?

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 14:37

37. JMartin22 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


With display profile calibration options, the S4 properly displays colors better than pretty much almost any LCD used in a Android phone at the time. In fact, most of these "accurate" LCDs try to mimic the achievable color spectrums the AMOLED panels have.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 01:12 1

40. v3n0m (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)


What b#ll#it... You say something negative about one product and then something positive about another... You guys never make sense. Why not make the heading song's bad displays and Samsung 's sh#ty build quality. PA I am seriously considering not to follow you guys anymore you guys are always exaggerating and choosing sides in comparisons etc...

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 11:14

41. emadshiny (Posts: 1134; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Get used to this situation bro.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 18:32

43. JMartin22 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Cry moar

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 04:41

46. Ashoaib (Posts: 2265; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Ray... if software of the camera is as important as the hardware then incase manufacturer didnt utilize optimized software in the phone, is there any third party app which has a better algorithm for the camera? can we replace built-in interface of the camera with a third party app?

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