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Will the Sony Xperia Z cope with the fierce competition of 2013?

0. phoneArena 09 Jan 2013, 15:50 posted on

Oh, Sony, oh Xperia! How good it is to see an old player return to the big game with a bang. The Xperia Z, announced at CES 2013, turned out the be the most-intriguing smartphone at the whole expo, although that wasn't really hard to achieve, considering the complete lack of competition...

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posted on 09 Jan 2013, 19:03 2

81. MeoCao (unregistered)


I have to agree with you, late release certainly doesn't help. And top camera quality is vital for Z.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 00:30 1

107. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Rightly said!! Whats the use of waiting for any new phone when it will be out done in another quarter or two ?
For this mobile market, timing is a gigantic factor...
The majority of regular folks dont sit down and investigate itty bitty specs difference. They see the brand recognition and specs! (because of which Sammy is the king currently)
The DNA does well enough in all departments... That does not give the consumer a need to wait unless someone particularly wants a SONY or its camera or any such characteristic.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:29 8

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


One thing I know for sure that Sony Xperia Z has best camera and maybe the best design for 2013 and doubtfully that any other manufacturer in this year will beat Sony in these departments, but I'm almost 100% sure that later in this year we will see smartphone with a better SoC!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:39

29. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Same here. Xperia z will be my choice next year 2014 ill get the galaxy s V.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:01 3

3. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


It probably the first Sony xperia smartphone ive said it about but I think the Z can hold a decent challenge. I never really rated previously Sony phones till they got rid of Ericson and released the Xperia t

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:01 11

4. McJobs (Posts: 107; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


Samsung is scared

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:08 14

7. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I think you mean Apple

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 20:17 4

93. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Neither Apple or Samsung are scared.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:32 4

65. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Far from it bro...

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:05 4

5. adnankhan (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


Well feature wise, the phone stacks well against the phones that are currently on the market. However, we still don't know what to expect from the phones that come out later this year so it's hard to tell how the Xperia Z will hold up against them. But what I can say is that the competition will be fierce!

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 15:28

129. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Live in the here and now as what is the best tech now will always be surpassed by tech in 3 months or 6 months! Right here and now, the Xperia is the best real life phone known to man. The LG Optimus G is not widely available and when I looked at it in the store in the States, left me stone cold. Don't care about S4 whether or not it will have octacore, wake you up, make the coffee, toast or whatever, Samsung is a no no for me after the experience of using the S3 and its poor build quality and even poorer Samsung customer care. Pity that people buy into the hype, look at the sales of iFruit idiot phones or Samsung Galaxy phones!

Xperia Z or ZL or both if available in the UK Sim Free for me until 2014 or the Sony Nexus!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:08 4

6. twens (Posts: 982; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Fastness has become a norm for most android highends. The sgs4 might not be pretty like the experts Z but software wise I can tell you it will be light years ahead of the Z. Even the current android 4.1.2 update of the s3 puts it ahead of the Z. Don't mess with Samsung,they got their game on. The Z is a great phone but with great hardware it should equally have useful software to take advantage of all this. That is where the galaxies shine.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:11 7

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


"Good" software + GREAT Build and Design (sony)> Great software + poor build and design (samsung)

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:16

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


About what software you are talking, they both use Android OS and the only difference is in User Interface.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:34 5

66. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Sony puts lots of bloatware rubbish in their phones.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:43 3

69. joshOps85 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


more like a lot of usefull apps my nexus doesn't have

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:59 5

76. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


If you don't like it and it's taking up you're RAM just root it and get rid of the bloatware and it will be like Vanilla Android.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 23:22 2

104. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


cant accept that touchwiz is uglier than ever

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 06:30 1

119. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


After using Sony's Walkman player and Album app(Which you call bloatware), I find anything below the level of comprehensiveness of those specific apps unacceptable.

And even though, just seeing the design alone of this phone made me pre-order it. It will replace my Galaxy S3 and I will be more than happy.

Stop this fanboyish fight. Every company has their cons and pros. Samsung makes top notch SoCs and amazing displays, but let's face it, Sony has just put so much into this phone.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:09 11

8. BadAssAbe (Posts: 456; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


The headline is wrong, it should say
Will the competiton be able to cope with the sony Xperia Z!?

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 17:04 6

36. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Sony will definitely capitalize with this phone. They just have to hit the perfect time frame between Feb and may.... Before S4 launches.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 17:28 5

50. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Fact! Due to Sony Xperia Z and ZL, Samsung Galaxy S 4 may lose many customers, right timing is very important!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:10 3

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I have voted for "Who knows?!".

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:15 11

12. Schuler2828 (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Lets all be honest it will not happen, you can thumb me down as much as you want but facts are facts. We love this phone i would take this phone over the GS4 no matter the specs of it simply because it's design is so beautiful and Samsung can never make a device as pretty as a Sony, Sony isn't known so most people will stick with their brands or Apple. if Sony can get his device to every carrier and some prepaid lower the price, advertise the heck out of this phone then they can get brand recognition which will help them in the foreseeable future. Samsung is the king but it's only for a matter of time till somebody challenges them, Samsung will not stay look at Apple.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:21 5

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree that Samsung has not so good design as Sony, but don't need to be so short minded in tech world everything is changing all the time, you always can expect for an surprise from any company!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:29 2

21. Schuler2828 (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Yeah that's what I was trying to say I believe Samsung will have a great design this year, but the Sony is just so gorgeous to me and seems every hard to beat I just wish we can stick with smaller phones I'm 14 and I don't wear skinny jeans but my Galaxy S3 with a case is already big, I hope these manufacturers realize the limit or at least reduce the actual size.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:39

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I think that smartphone size will stop growing around 5.5" because bigger is definitely not ergonomic according to humans physiology.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:23 8

19. Feanor (Posts: 733; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Well, the question of the poll is not whether the Z will outsell the GS4; This of course will not happen. It asks if it will cope with the competition, which I believe it will;it will very likely have a respectable presence. (however I thumbed you up. :-))

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:35 4

26. Schuler2828 (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I pressed the back button I had something really long typed out but oh well, yeah I went off topic there, I'd love to see the Z on many carriers and do well because somebody needs to be the new king. Thank you:-)

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 17:17

46. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


As 14 year old, you talk pretty intelectual. +1 for you. :)

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