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Sony Xperia Z Review

0. phoneArena 13 Feb 2013, 10:56 posted on

A new flagship model, a new Xperia phone is here to try and overpower the dominant species. Is that even possible? Why, we say nothing is impossible! Ladies and gents, we're giving you the Sony Xperia Z!

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 12:19 2

50. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I also dont like bad viewing angles. Its one reason I like Amoled screens.

I also like the saturated colors of Amoled. I also like the contrast and blacks of Amoled...lol. Basically....what I'm saying is for me to get a phone with an LCD screen again...it has to have the pros or most of the pros of Amoled or I have to like the phone so much the screen doesnt matter.

All I know is comparing my Rezound to my orig RAZR and Maxx HD..LCD isnt the end all be all. No matter how high the screen res or if its non Pentile.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:07

114. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Its 150 degrees view angles. That is far from bad. do you look at your phone sideways? No anything over around 120 is pointless. View angles only matter on tablets, tvs and monitors if you want to share media with friends and are a huge gimmick on phones.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:32 1

277. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Wpould you look at your phone from the side?

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:07 12

6. fahqman (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


Looks nice but no thank you. I'll wait for the GS4.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 07:10 2

196. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


why dislike such haha :D
fahqman just want gs4, if u dont like den buy your XZ,
all XZ fanboys are now angry because of this review

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 14:00 2

224. fahqman (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


Samsung must be doing really well if they have so many jealous haters following em everywhere lol

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:09 15

7. Rexperia (Posts: 134; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Dear PA... How come that you only gave 8.5 for this beautiful and wonderful phone??? you got to be kidding me...

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:12 18

8. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


read the article first then comment. 8.5 isn't bad at all, this rating doesn't mean anything as long as its owner is happy

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:14 12

10. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


This is supposed to be the camera used in all the flagships this year!? :-O
Nokia will destroy them.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 14:06 4

85. fahqman (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


all other flagships even without a camera > nokia's flagship with Pure'Gray'View tech

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 09:55 2

210. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you need to grow up too, nokia excels in the camera department and whatever you think of the os the new lumia's are great devices

plus ''Pure'Gray'View tech'' soo unfunny and makes no sense kid

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 13:58 2

223. fahqman (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


maybe you should take that dumbass sunglass off your avatar to see better kid. Don't give me all these blogs have said Pure'Gray'View tech is almost as good as DSLR pic quality. If you believe everything what these major tech sites tell you, I don't even have to tell you what you are because I think you already know about that yourself.

Just see it for yourself kid. If it was really that good, nokia wouldn't be selling their assets to stay alive. What, they don't market themselves like other big boys so is that why they're stuggling? Face it kid, new lumia's aren't bad but they just can't compete with the big boys in the market because they just aren't that good like you wanna make em to be.

chaoticrazor is the only moron on PA that ALWAYS defends Pure'Gray'View like he's on nokia's payroll. Truth is he's just another bum with no job with craziest fanboyism for nokia. You should really invest more of your time on getting a job instead of being a Pure'Gray'View police without getting paid by nokia.

Even if Pure'Gray'View is that good like you want them to be for some weird reason, I still say all other flagships even without a cam is still better than nokia's flagship with Pure'Gray'View tech

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 14:06 1

225. Anamela233 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Pure'Gray'View lol that is actually funny

920 & 808 pureview's pics does seem to look grayish compare to other highend smartphone cams

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 16:30 1

238. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


actually pureview really works and you can only salivate thinking of it as it will be never implemented into your andro devices.
maybe in the next millenia sony will produce something decent and not-so-late
If you dare to say that PureView is not good enough and nothing to write home about then how can you be so marveled at Z's camera capabilities when they are dramatically worse than Lumia's or 808?????

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 13:52 1

298. fahqman (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


I guess nokia fanboys only take pictures at night lol

Pure'Gray'View Phase 2 is Pure'Gray'Joke

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:15 18

11. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Biased review by iPhoneArena

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:29 6

20. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Yeah, that must be it, because based on the wet photos it should be 9,5 at least (or maybe it's not the phone that got wet HA!)

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:08 2

115. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


What other featured phone can you just wash off in your sink when it gets dirty or not have to worry about it being damaged when theres water around? None.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:33 2

278. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Dissapointing, I thought it would have at least 9.5

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:16 13

12. theyseemetrollintheyhatin (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


8.5 is the right score this phone brought very little if any new features to the table good review as always phone arena.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 12:22 17

52. Izoe (Posts: 131; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


and the iphone 5 got a 9 for bringing what new feature exactly? Apple maps?

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 12:34 9

56. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Uh Excuse me sir, Apple pay GOOD money to get this rating, thank you very much....lol

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:09 1

116. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


If the iphone 5 hardware ran android it would be worse than phones from 2011.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:17 8

13. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


they did not learn from the iphone 4 in terms of design... that all glass design will be a real scratchmagnet. not to mention when it shatters or gets cracks and crevices...

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 13:47 5

76. kephaff (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Actually they did by going with a new type of glass called Dragon Trail Glass allowing it to be scratch resistent as well I can't upload links right now since i'm a new users but go on youtube and look up dragon trail glass

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 14:48

97. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


gorilla glass was said to be scratch resistant, but that's not invulnerable either. i don't flame the dtg but don't expect wonders from it.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:36 1

279. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


It's easier to get rid of the fingerprints than on the iphone

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:22 11

15. aco96 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Score doesn't mean anything. If someone likes this phone he will buy it regardless the score. For example my X7-00 scored 5, but I'm very satisfied with it. :)

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 02:42 3

171. bipinm (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


yes ..Score doesn't mean anything....but , PA is wrong ...this phone deserve a better score...9... thats what we are tryng to say...

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 07:13

199. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


so??
if you really like this phone then buy it.. dont consider the rating unless you want that this phone which will eventually be yours be the smartphone of d year..,

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