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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 15 Feb 2013, 05:45 1

268. nokia8800 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

"it's something we though was worth mentioning because we haven't encountered it in many other phones".
Grammar Police.
i don't trust reviewers who do not read over their work and correct it.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:59 1

269. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2110; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Nice phone :)

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:38 1

291. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

LOL guys, in Singapore the reviewer for the digital times (newspaper) rated it a 3/5. the benchmarks of the z was also lower than the Optimus G n SGS3, like wtf??!!! Some of the reviewers are just biased but not this one. It ain't the best phone but it's the perfect phone for me :))

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 23:27

299. mydi.maus (unregistered)

go sleep zzzzzzzzzzzzzz''..

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 00:34 2

300. theZED (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 May 2012)

See what CNET has reviewed. CNET has never given a Sony phone high mark. But this is the only Sony phone which has scored this much.

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 05:04 4

301. ash121163 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)

the person who reviewed this is just a prick someone must have paid him

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 10:07 3

302. giri555 (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

So many Negative comments and feedback about your site?
Hope you have learnt a lesson??
Don't underestimate the knowledge of the visitors of this site, visitors will not buyin to whatever garbage you throw...why am I even coming back to this filthy site...damn I wasted my time typing this...

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 11:04 4

305. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


posted on 17 Feb 2013, 10:41 1

306. ramoman (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

man you gave droid dna 9 and give this only 8.5 how

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 07:53

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

for those who's whinning about z. A quote taken straight from PA comparison S III vs Z
"Despite the buzz around the Xperia Z's 13MP camera and its Exmor RS sensor, we were a bit disappointed to find out that the camera is not quite up there with the best. For example, even though it's a 13MP camera, we found the details to be lacking compared to those in the Galaxy S III's images. On top of that, there's a noticeable purple shade in the Z's images, making things look somewhat unnatural."

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:35

309. .AppleJack (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

I love it, but I Really love the White Color of this One

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 00:39 4

310. JumpingRabbit (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Feb 2013)

Ohh Come on Ray. Please stop reviewing Sony Phones in future. You are always against SONY.

You must be a APPLE and SAMSUNG Fanboy. I am currently having two device Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 and you know what my bro is having SONY XPERIA SL and i can't stop using his device. No other brand can match the quality of SONY. SAMSUNG make shitty plastic phones which feels cheap in your hand.

If i were you I would have given 9.5 to XPERIA Z. This is a pure beast.

If you are still into doing sony reviews then please please hire someone who is not against SONY. Your way of reviewing SONY Phones are just ugly.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 02:02 5

311. majesty (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

Scored 8.5???
phonearena is owned by or funded by samsung. it was

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 03:51

313. abpayenda (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)

Very nice and powerful phone love they sony designs their phones

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 22:19

314. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

meh...Sony's smart phone line up is just like their Viao computers, forgettable. the UI looks awful as well as the designs. a high spec sheet isn't everything. not sure what the fuss is about but IMO, next...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 00:04

315. HussamAldean (Posts: 19; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

To be honest I thin PA hate sony mobile because each review of their phone didn't get more than 8.5 and you can check by your self if you want to.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 03:23

316. smithy109 (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

Sorry to say that if you are planning on buying an xperia in Australia, I would think twice if you wanted Sony Ericson Service along with that. My new AcroS died literally, 3 weeks after buying it and had to send it to a contracted service agent "Fonebiz". No one in my state answered my calls so had to call Sydney. Told to send it down. Did that non 4th Feb 2013. after two weeks with my new phone I was told it would be in my post box in two days. Did not arrive so again I called Fonebiz in Sydney. Now im told the phone needed a part that is currently not available and 150 other customers are awaiting the same part for various models. So its off to sony Customer service Australia, who are in New Zealand and was told to fill in a complaint form that they eventually emailed to me the next day. Now today I spoke to the customer service boss called Sam ( also a contractor) who has given me nothing but belligerent remarks about how things take time and all companies use contractors & Quote"If your new car broke down you wouldnt expect it to be fixed any quicker. (Maybe thats the case in NZ) but not in Australia. They have had my new phone for 3 weeks. And they are useing "Contractors to hide there own lack of regard for the customer" Anyone want to buy a 1 mth old Acro S Cause I am Over Sony Ericson.

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 03:51

319. gadgetku (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

Buy Online Sony Xperia Z Best Price Here: specsprices.com/2013/03/buy-online-sony-xperia-z-b​est-price.html

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 06:50

320. Scorpion (Posts: 103; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

Hey Ray.S - Can you make a Xperia Z vs Lumia 920 review? They both have the best build quality around with the Z being IP57, and the Lumia looking like a tank, Oh and when you or anyone else review the ZL (I hope): Write what you think of the speaker performance, opposed to the Z. I've got a feeling that the IP57 stuff takes a toll on the phones features.The screen there also appears to be livelier.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 22:54

324. rey514 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

hahaha.. what is that? samsung galaxy s3 mini with a dual core processor 1ghz, 5 mp camera and with a screen that isnt a gorilla glass beats sony xperia z, a quad core 1.7 ghz monster, water resistant, scratch resistant and a camera that boast a 13 mp... instead of informing the people, we try to confuse them...

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 22:59

325. rey514 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

hahaha.. what is that? samsung galaxy s3 mini with a dual core processor 1ghz, 5 mp camera and with a screen that isnt a gorilla glass beats sony xperia z, a quad core 1.7 ghz monster, water resistant, scratch resistant and a camera that boast a 13 mp... instead of informing the people, we try to confuse them...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:46

332. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

yeah thats sad 8.5 should be higher the only down fall is battery they made a z and zl one of the 2 should of had a monster battery technology is moving fast but like always batteries lag behind. this phone does kick a$$ even video and photos are great.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 16:40

333. stevephones (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

lovely phone but terrible battery life and i mean terrible even when not used just seems to drain away,and the sim tray holder is diabolical just bit of cheap plastic tray,very similar outlay to rest of soys phones but the screen is amazing and ultra clear just the battery and sim tray is a big let down,but for all round function and quality still have to give it 8 out 10

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 08:46 1

334. TMach (Posts: 454; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Do not believe the haters. Sony Xperia Z's screen is absolutely awesome and if the HTC One's screen is the benchmark, watch the side by side comparison and dare say to me the HTC One is better! Link below.

I think both are great with true, natural colours which pop out at you as opposed to over saturated unnatural colours on AMOLED!


Don't be biased, you be the judge not biased reviewers who are unprofessional.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 16:52

343. kandrain (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)

I do agree. I have the Z and love it.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 15:37

335. Teknofilo (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)

Sony Xperia T has a cool design, a superb screen and very nice performance thanks to a decent hardware and Sony's light launcher. However battery life is not so good and it does not come with any added value software but with some bloatware.

In our review we have compared the performance of the camera against HTC One X+ and Nokia Lumia 820. You can see our analisis Sony Xperia T at Teknofilo blog:

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 20:49 1

336. destinee (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

I'm not a Sony fan, but personally I would rate this Xperia Z a higher score than just 8.5 out of 10.
A friend just bought it, from the feel of build and user interface experience it's impressive. Of course some guys don't like the too much of square square built body, to me that really really up to person to person preference.
Oh just in case you guys didn't see it yet, try Google around for "Xperia Z L36H hot pot cook test". Be sure you watch the whole video clip, though the video clip is narrated in Chinese.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 14:14

340. RandTarek (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 May 2013)

Can you make a review of the Sony Xperia ZR. I always believe you in your reviews, and always consider your pros and cons in your reviews.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 22:18

341. ososucre (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

Uhm, so many complains about how Phone Arena rated the phone, and questioning why the xPeria Z gets low rating compare to S3mini, let me give my opinion.

You can't compare the Mid-phone with the High-end-phone, why PA gave higher to S3mini because with the PRICE of S3mini you get rich features, that's why PA gave more. And compare to XPERIA Z, as a high end phone, with that PRICE and SPECIFICATION, the fact that they saw, with the 13megapoxels camera and 5inch full HD resolution screen, the results are so-so

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 16:50

342. kandrain (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)

I have the Xperia Z and I love it. I went from an IPhone 5 to the Xperia Z . The TMobile store reps try to change my mind and want me to get the Samsung Galaxy 4. My question is are the problems going to arise after my 14 day period??? Should i go ahead and switch now??

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 01:20

344. skyzokim (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)

Great Phone but DONT BUY, terrible after sales

I had this phone for 3 month. really loved it slick fast and works properly in the swimming pool.

One day on a boat trip, took the phone out of the pocket and realized that I couldn't take any pictures due to a crack on the top right corner.
I went to a sony center and showed the phone going all around to show that there were no dents nor scratches of a fall and explained what happened.
After a couple of calls and two month later, a sales man has explained that it is in their data base that the screen is broken due to a drop and that i should pull out 12'000THB = 300 Euros for repairing the screen.
Totally absurd.
Has totally broken the trust in Sony, especially that I owe so many Sony products.
Well guess I'm not going for the Z1 but NOTE 3

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 12:01

345. deamzdoll (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

Xperia Z earpiece dead randomly.

Usage ; its just 2 months old.

Problem : all of a sudden my earpiece becomes dead,but if you opt the speaker you will discover that the sound is still there,when you recieve or make a call,randomly this happens.

Tried remedy : i changed different sim cards on my set,have reseted the phone to factory settings using the factory data reset option available in setting,even repaired the phone software using the cony pc companion software on my laptop.

Conclusion : there is a software problem i guess,or else how come the earpiece starts getting dead all of a sudden and then again active and fully functional on its own.

Phone software : 4.2.2

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