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Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5

0. phoneArena 15 Feb 2013, 07:17 posted on

Now that we've extensively reviewed Sony's latest flagship, it's time for us to start comparing it to the best smartphones that are available today and see just how well it stacks up against the competition. The first tough guy that we're going to compare the Xperia Z against is Apple's finest – the iPhone 5. Both smarpthones are among the very best out there, so this is bound to be an interesting clash. Now, let's see how the Z is going to fare against the status symbol!...

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posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:38 26

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


Sony Xperia Z is better!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:42 25

11. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Wait!!! Didn't Sony make Apple's camera sensors??

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:52 15

14. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


You're correct.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:39 15

62. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


he's just too damn stupid and a idiot he's stlil in love with his iphone and don't even know SONY makes Apples camera. Ray is a biased SOB

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:43 21

12. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


what we see here is a phone which has a 8.5 score can defeat a 9 point scorer. thats interesting.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:48 14

42. nsnk86 (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


lol :D hahaha!! true true.....

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:54 13

15. affandi (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Haha, as soon as I read the word "superior", I pronounced it in my mind with the accent of Ray, and in an instant I knew that the Xperia was lost.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:57 20

16. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So where's the screen comparison? I bet if there's a screen comparison Iphonearena wouldn't turn on the bravia engine. I think this xperia Z is not the retail one just a pre production unit. Other sites the xperia Z camera is superior to Iphone 5 camera. This site is the most biased site ever!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:15 17

20. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Now all of U xperia Z haters look at this and tell me which one better. This is screen comparison from other websiteshttp://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/netbookc/XB1/viPhone5_2.jpg Xperia screen is superior to Iphone 5 screen and im nt just saying there's the link

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:45 1

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


A low-res dark room photo from the front is hardly doing any justice, you'll use it mostly under heavy light and mostly a bit off perfect viewing angle, and that's where the TFT suffers. Look at black levels and contrast here:

http://mobilarena.hu/dl/cnt/2013-01/93425/displays2_big.jpg
http://mobilarena.hu/dl/cnt/2013-01/93425/displays3_big.jpg

In any case I'd easily pick up the Sony between the two.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:58 18

46. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Stop posting protoype unit of the Z. Xperia Z screen is better than most of them only the viewing angles is a lil bad. I dont watch my phone sideways like most Crapmoled fans would do

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:11 1

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


not a prototype unit dummy, it has the release HW & SW and produces the same results your certified official reviews mention heh

It has a TFT screen. Deal with it.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:07 12

47. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/netbookc/XB1/vMulti_4.jpg

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 11:29 1

78. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but the viewing angles of the Xperia Z are terrible and fall flat against S-LCD etc.

Just pointing it out looking from your link, but otherwise the screen beats the others. Just not in viewing angles.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:00

128. tokyojo (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Yes im now convinced thankyou

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:06 16

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


I don't understand why reviewers point out that the Iphone's OS is easier to use. Obvously, there is such thing as a manual for all phones, including Android, for those that find it hard to use (which I don't see why anyone would), so I don't see what makes it harder to use.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:37 10

61. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


we should VOTE & petition too GET RID OF RAY for his unbiased reviews HE should moved to this biased blog site ibgr.com

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:08 15

18. RobotMan (Posts: 145; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Every reviewer forget to mention that you have to pay for flash browser in ios but you can get it for free in android.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:10 19

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


Wait a minute, they say xperia z average contrast and saturation, did the reviewer forgot that this phone support display calibration. Means they can adjust saturation, so they dont brag the bravia engine is only for photo and video!!

My god theres so much features in this phone and yet they judge it biased.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:42 19

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


he didnt 'forget' he ignored...

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 10:04 11

68. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


even lowering the brightness can already make a world of difference. the greying of the on-screen capacitive buttons already shouts excessive brightness of the display.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:17 15

21. 2beornot2be (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


I don't understand how this guy still does tech reviews. What is the point? I already know what he is going to promote.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:18 21

22. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


hints that the reviewer is indeed biased:

1. the display comparison shows the xperia z at high brightness with the awful homescreen that uses a faded image. look at how the on-screen capacitive buttons grey out. in the actual device, those are supposed to be as black as they could get. evidences avallable at the xda xperia z thread. the IPHONE display is ADMITTEDLY SUPERIOR but the xperia z's isn't as inferior as what the reviewer wants to make it out.

2. the camera still and video samples are dubious. photos and videos posted by those who have already bought the xperia z (in japan and singapore in particular) show brighter and clearer results.

3. comparison of loudspeaker does not make sense. what i know is most people listen to their smartphones' music through earphones. the people i know who listen to music through their loudspeakers are those who can't afford to buy good enough speaker systems. it's a different issue if the loudspeaker is used for communication. in this case, a very loud output is not that necessary.

the reviewer is basically nitpicking to make the iphone look better or the device being reviewed is not what the actual xperia z really is. if sony gave them such a defective device, it's sony's fault. i can't really believe those are photos taken by the z when many other photos uploaded online are significantly better.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:23 14

24. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Its a seriously stupid screen comparison from phone arena. Why dont they compare the screen with the same pictures? Why they compare the home screen with different wallpapers? super biased if u asked me!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:28 13

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


And that's why I never trust photo and video samples from single source because they easily may be "corrected" by biased reviewer!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:41 13

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


these guys got it wrong from the start...i dont know if this is real bias or lack of ability from them to fairly compare the two devices.....

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 04:43 1

99. vincelongman (Posts: 4575; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Also the Xperia Z has a better music player compared to the iPhone 5, because it has more features like equalizer (iPhone 5 has a preset equalizer, but the Xperia has preset and manual equalizer) and 3D surround (with studio, club or concert Hall modes)

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:19

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


Can't wait for the S3 comparison :D

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:33 3

32. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


well s3 will win definitely. it's phonearena after all. the scores the site has given is enough hint.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 13:28

120. anig_98 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


bitch dont even try to compare SIII with Xperia Z ..Z simply wins :P

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