Will the Sony Xperia Z cope with the fierce competition of 2013? Here's what you think about this
That is why we asked you earlier this week what you think about the future of the Xperia Z, and almost surprisingly, your answer was full of positivism. It turns out most of you, 66.98% to be precise, are firm believers that the Xperia Z will be a success. Meanwhile, just 17.26% are of the opinion that Sony's Z won't be able to deal with Samsung's S, or some of the other top dogs. The smallest group, 15.77%, represent those of us who tend to be a bit more thoughtful before jumping to a conclusion, reasoning that it's still a tad early to make any serious forecast.
There you have it, guys, we have the first real contender for the year! And, it looks like it not only has a fancy screen and a glass casing, but also the love of the people.
- Will the Sony Xperia Z cope with the fierce competition of 2013?
1797 votes (1797 votes) Yes, the Xperia Z can do it!
463 votes (463 votes) No, it's not good enough.
423 votes (423 votes) Who knows?!
14. _Bone_ (Posts: 1988; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Impressive product by Sony. BTW, any idea why include touch buttons in the screen not put under it? There's the space so why take away from screen real estate?
15. adjou (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)
To decrease the bezel size. Also decreases the size of the phone.
27. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
I think they did it to reduce the vertical height of the phone. In other words, they did this to make the smallest phone they could with a 5 inch screen.
3. skuld (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
that lenovo ideaphone is something to look forward to.
17. smartphonemad (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)
Really can't understand why this has been thumbed down. A dual core atom processor clocked at 2ghz? How's that not exciting?
28. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
x86 won't gain as much support as ARM has. That's what I believe.
P.S I didn't thumb him down. It's his opinion.
5. Andrewtst (Posts: 238; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Yes! Sony can success this year! Xperia Z was success phone to miss. :)
6. valapsp (Posts: 422; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
Full HD display, super thin, water/dust resistant, SLEEK, 13 MP shooter, Powerful ,....
WHAT DO U WANT MORE?
21. pyradark (Posts: 684; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
with stamina mode, you dont need to worry about the battery
WHAT ELSE??? :))
29. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
As far as I have read Stamina Mode is for standby online. We are talking about battery life when say, watching Youtube. My phone dies in just over 2 hours on 100% charge when watching Youtube over Wifi, which is just horrible.
I also want a great camera. Optimus G also has 13 MP camera. But it's only okayish.
I also want early software updates. The OS should be stable and fluid.
That's about all I want.
8. boss23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
i belive that the next big upgrade that people will want is the smartphone that gives handjob ...
9. SellPhones82 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I think it will do very well outside the US. Not sure what it will do inside the US until we see what, if any, US Carriers are going to pick it up.
10. buccob (Posts: 960; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
I really think that even if the S4 is vastly more popular (and will be) and other phones such as Motorola Nexus (X?) and newer LG phones may come with better specs... The Sony Xperia Z and ZL are meant to reach a lot of markets given their frequencies arrange...
Sony might not be the first releasing octa cores, HD and full HD screens... But they DO offer very good hardware and nice enough software to go along... and they actually INNOVATE quite a bit and take risks...
I think their Wet Tracking technology is one of the most useful implementations not only for waterproof phones, but also because I know some people who sweat their hands a lot and that prevents them to get touch screen phones...
Motorola made a bold and impressive feature by mixing a smartphone with waterproof certification keeping a decent enclosure...
And now Sony has raised the bar with their truly High End, flagship device also meeting those standards.
Yes, the Sony Xperia Z can do it!
13. chasetorres125 (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
The better question would be can they cope up with xperia z.with tough glass all over very premium build,bravia 2 new camera sensor Plus the dust and waterproof its over before it started hehe and dont worry by june they will upgrade it to snapdragon s4 800 like the arc and arc s... xperia s then by 2nd quarter sL
30. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
That would be great. But only as long as it maintains good battery life.
18. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
The Xperia Z and ZL are Sony's flagship phones for the first half of the year, like HTC, Sony has a knack for releasing something much better 6 months later. My bet is they'll release a 5.5-6 inch phablet running either snapdragon 600/800 for the mid range/high end, Tegra 4 or even the Exynos 5 Octa for the flagship phablet.
The Z and ZL will most likely get an update to 4.2 by July when KLP is announced.
20. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
just like Obama..yes, it can but it won't
22. Edmund (Posts: 633; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
The average phone user doesn't give a crap about specs. Most people make their purchase based on:
1. Brand (what their friends, parents, colleagues use. which brands they've owned in the past)
2. Price (generally speaking, consumers don't like to be ripped off)
3. Camera (correctly/incorrectly based on megapixels alone)
4. Battery life
What the average consumer does not give a crap about:
1. Whether the operating system is open source or not
2. The number of applications in the market
3. Firmware updates
23. MC1123 (Posts: 1219; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
i am really inlove with xperia z! however, since im not a fan of android, i might get this! but what's holding my back is that on screen navigation! sony should just stick to the capacitive buttons!! on screen nav sucks!!! why i dont like the nexus!
lets see what will HTC's going to give us!
24. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Just Wait untill The next galaxy releases..Xperia Z will be blown away B)..
32. pyradark (Posts: 684; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Yeah! By speed Only, but xperia Z will crash The plasticky of S4
25. rcwfox2002 (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)
Only if they are on more than 1 carrier. From the looks of it they are missing out on a huge market share not being available to Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, Metro PCS etc. so this phone will not make any big waves.
31. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Yeah. That's what made SGS3 the phone to beat. It launched on all carriers.
33. brycdavis (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
Please Please Please don't pull an HTC and change the specs for the US release of the phone! I want all that goodness!
34. b1acktiger (Posts: 185; Member since: 19 May 2012)
it would be a tough competition, As HTC Butterfly is already flying in the markets and they gonna throw one more device at MWC. So do Samsung, LG and Motorola. Can't predict. Will watchout.. Good luck Sony!
35. lkjhg755 (Posts: 79; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
Xperia Z is easily best for a little while, its only competition in Q1 will be the new ZTE flagship, but will have a hard time when HTC and Samsung release their flagships in Q2. It will probably be replaced by a successors in q3 that will beat out LG and X phone.
My rankings of perception of quality of the announced 1080p phones so far:
1. Xperia Z (best all around specs)
2. ZTE grand S (fast and thin but about 10 minute battery life)
3. HTCDroid DNA (surpassed in features but still good)
4. Huawei ascend D2 (good spec sheet, but plasticky looking and lackluster copy)
36. b1acktiger (Posts: 185; Member since: 19 May 2012)
You forgot that HTC Butterfly is ready to launch in international markets as its also a 5" 1080p with good specs. They're only behind in camera dept. which is 8 vs 13. Some wat there is a competitor for Sony Z !
37. theZED (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 May 2012)
When it's rolling anything is nothing to Sony. See the history. It will again be the most trusted Electronics brand.