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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!

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posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:22 9

16. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


LOL....PA guys are getting funnier day by day. If this is a mediocre camera, GS3 has one of the crappiest cameras. You guys don't even spend enough time before reviewing a device if it's not made by one of your favorite manufacturers. Your reviews are very subjective these days.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:12

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


Wait till there is a hack that disables picture compression. I use it on my current phone the pics are like 25MB each but they look much better. Sonys notorious for using heavy compression that ruins quality, wait for a hack to disable it before you judge the new Camera, its just a fail on Sonys part to not offer lossless pictures.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 07:15

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


, go to gsmarena photo compare tool and compare s3 and note 2 with those sony's last year's flagships even w/ 13mp! and ull never see any phone from Sony that will have better image with fine details with lesser noise..

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:37 2

280. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


"crappy camera" is not a good way to describe it, and people like you just cause hate, nothing else

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:24 7

17. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Remember when the HTC One X got a 7.8? I thought it was an excellent phone during the time I had it. This is based on their opinion. An 8.5 isn't bad, but try it out before making a decision. That's always the breaking point when you try it out yourself rather than trusting a review.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:29 3

19. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Hahaha

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:36 20

21. Coolkid (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Cons : Disappointing cam...

For more jokes contact iPhone-arena...:)

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:56 2

35. XperiaUser (unregistered)


they have faulty unit

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 12:02 12

41. Coolkid (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


They're BIASED... End of story, bro...:)
If it was iFruit, they would've said "OMG... 10 isn't enough... It's a gift from HEAVEN"... Something like that...:)

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 02:46

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


rofl...

hey coolkid...u r here...

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 04:04

266. Coolkid (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Yes... I'm here, Bip....:)

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 12:01 6

39. Kal-el (Posts: 93; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


LOL just because their used 2 the over-saturated and limited features of an iphone..... THE Look of natural colours is what most photographers look for and colour enhancement so be an option not mandatory...so phone-arena if you don't know what real photos are suppose to look like and have no photography skills, Clearly from your random shots.....>_< , you can't judge the camera on this phone or any phone rather...since your preference is bias and stuck on everything looking like the iphone like thats the standard when in fact its far below that. The standard should be 920 lumia for smartphones... if that's the case and your iphone is 7.0

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 12:12 3

44. Coolkid (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


U speak the truth, Super-boy...:D

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:14 2

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


The Z snaps best color quality. You can't fix over saturation but if you wanted you can saturate an original pic to look like ip5 camera.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:38 1

281. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


What does the Iphone 5 have that the Xperia Z doesn't?

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 11:00 1

293. kaldorei (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


Apple brand and the iOS. Sure of that, and that's why I do not buy the iPhone, Lol

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 22:55 2

157. samystic (Posts: 230; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


please looked out 1st picture with poor sharpness! blonde's hair appear to have no sharpness... look at tiles... look at other images... no sharpness at all!!! review is balanced... i did not find anything except ruggedness exciting

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:44 1

288. Coolkid (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Why don't you look out for other reviews... Everybody's praising Z's cam... You're jus makin a decision basing off a pic posted by these biased guys... I mean, if everybody bashes the cam in their review... It's acceptable... But everybody except this site praises the cam... Jus think about it...:)

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:38 10

23. danielxxi (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Biased review by iphonearena , in another website, xperia z have many great review in camera department, and good in low-light performance,,
you can see another website like unleashedmobile.com or eprice.hk, or even gsmarena tell us that xperia z is beast phone!!

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:41 8

24. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Nice review , but i disagree about the camera. Now would you please review the ZL ,thanks.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:44 10

26. danielxxi (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


If this iphone 5S review with just same design, and it will get 9.99..
Or samsung galaxy S4 with oversaturated colours, ugly bulky cheapo plastic design, it will get 9.88

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 14:26 3

88. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Please dont get too butthurt.. the only WOW factor about this phone is only the design.. and honestly the rest of the specs and the features didn't impressed me so much.. seriously there is nothing new comes from this phone.. it just average high end phone for 2013..

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 14:35 2

93. danielxxi (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Yeah i agree, but this review is too much biased ok? Look the camera review, its like phonearena hates sony so much ( ˘̶̀• ̯•˘̶́)

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 14:46

95. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Yeah i kinda agree with you but i think 8.5 is a fair score.. but hey no matter what score they give just buy the phone if you love it.. this still a great phone though.. no phone is perfect right..

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:16 1

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


I would rate it a 9 because this phone is coming out a little to late. If they would have released it in November-December it would have gotten a much higher score.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 03:11 2

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


I will rate it to 9 too.. i mean

It looks great...
The display is super...1080 with BE2 is even better...
The battery is very good..(PA said so)
The front and back is dragon trail glass with scratch resistant...(unlike iphone)
Water and dust resistance (in a flagship model)...
The specs are great..i will play anything and everything we throw at it...
For the first time we have HDR video in a smartphone...

What more do u want...

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:39 1

282. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


" oversaturated colours, ugly bulky cheapo plastic design".

Watch what you are saying.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 11:45 8

27. josephnero (Posts: 561; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


the next iphone will use the same camera sensor and will be called super awesome by some review sites

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 14:05 2

83. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Which would be the way of the world. Nikon can make Sony sensors work much better than Sony can. Apple is the same way, they just have better software for their sensors.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:17 3

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


Apple camera software = apply saturation effect. You can do that in a few seconds yourself and have the original colors to.

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