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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!...

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

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:33 19

31. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


XPERIA Z is much better , this revier RAY is one biased guy ... i wonder whats the use of him writting reviews when so many people complain of him ... SONY XPERIA CAMERA & DISPLAY were proved superior to all other websites.... moroever this is pre unit... only viewing angles can be complained of!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:55 11

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


May be RAY is not biased, may be he is in the wrong job??

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:15 13

51. mansoor (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Or maybe a gun was pointed at his head and was forced to write this review. So we cant really blame him. hahahah

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:01

116. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


maybe we re in the wrong page, should all of us switch to gsmarena ??

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:36 16

58. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Ray is a idiot and a fanboy. he can't just look at the product in REAL DETAIL another reason why i hate some phone arena biased guys.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:34 17

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


Camera and screen iphone 5 is the winner? Kill me (‾˛‾")ƪ
I hope hacker can block this website

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:36 16

34. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


iPhoneArena...well, yes.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:39 17

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


Yet Another Very Poor Article from PA, Xperia Z smokes iphone 5...in all aspects...

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:40 1

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


Dear PA, can we expect an Sony-iPhone-920-808-S3-Nexus 4-Oppo photo comparison article? :)

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:45 14

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


No they better don't. They're biased and hates sony like you!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:27 1

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


Yeah, because they can bias the pictures to be bad. :D

You guys are a circus. The amount of idiocy disregardign

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 10:20

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


You jerk, are you too dumb?

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:50 10

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


well, if that happens, at least xz will be ranked higher than oppo. if the scores they give are any indication.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:23 12

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


are you a OPPO lover?
i don't think it can compete even with Xperia T.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 18:37 1

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


oppo is cheaper but it also lacks a protective glass. drop it even on a wooden floor and it's the end of the device's display. it's definitely a good phone, though. i may even say it has a better display quality compared to the xz. still, i'll go for the xz knowing it comes from a reliable brand and after seeing a couple of actual drop tests.

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 10:19 1

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


You jerk, you can guess the outcome of such comparison from PA right? or you are too dumb?

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:48 18

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


iphone 5 looks embarrassingly like a small toy in front of Xperia Z!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:49 8

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


"Now that we've extensively reviewed Sony's latest flagship" - this is the first line of their article...hahahahahaha.... ''''extensively''' ""reviewed"""??? you gotta be kidding......:)

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:08 10

48. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


dafuq??? every detail of the iPhone is tweaked with much care? tell that to the bendy chassis of the iPhone.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:15 2

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


Check out these links. You will then realize everybody is comparing Sony camera vs Sony camera. Der der derrrrrrrrrr =D

http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2012/09/teardown-reveals-iphone-5s-sensors

http://www.chipworks.com/blog/recentteardowns/2012/09/21/apple-iphone-5-image-sensors-and-battery/

Apple's software may be proprietary, but it doesn't mean the hardware is.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:18 1

53. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


"First, its earpiece is on the weaker side, and second, the microphone of the handset tends to distort our voices, forcing our callers to turn their volume down in order to hear us decently."

Why would you want the Z if the call quality sucks? If this isn't a deal breaker, I don't know what is.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:53 2

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


that is if this review is actually that credible. wait for the reviews of other more credible sites. a flagship with awful audio output? that's rather unlikely.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 13:21

81. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


It's certainly not the first time PA complained about the call quality of an Xperia phone:

“Sadly, the same nagging issues that were found with the Sony Xperia T’s call quality are still persistent with this one. Specifically, its earpiece is rather weak, which doesn’t help out when voices are flat and dull sounding. On the other end of the line, our callers mention some hiss to our voice, but at least the speakerphone delivers results that are more audible.”

The Z has such a low contrast ratio, another reviewer thought the unit was defective, lol.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:35 6

57. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Xperia z IS CLEARLY THE WINNER. I mean look how puny and out dated the iphone 5 is. no 1080p NO 5" SCREEN NO SD CARD. not even a RUGGED SEXY DESIGN phone not like SONY is. Please this year will be SONY if they can play their cards right

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 18:40 1

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


overall, the xz is the better device. however, let's not make ourselves believe that it has the better display. ip5 still has a better display. you can check that out in other reviews. even the jap reviews are showing it. we may like xz but we can't deny something that is definitely a flaw. we need to point out that flaw to sony so they can do something about it. let's not be as fanatic as many sammy fans.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:36 3

59. timaustin2000 (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


Wait,..... Take a look at that camera again: the focal length is clearly different on the Sony Xperia Z, meaning that the crop has a higher zoom on the device. Zoom out so that the areas being captured look of equal size and the difference is far smaller, though I admit that there is less sharpening going on with the Sony.

And what the hell is this about the iPhone showing more detail on video recording?! Look at the church windows - they're clearer and better defined on the Xperia Z, as are the cracks on the road. Sure, the video is a touch darker but they were taken on different days, the iPhone clip being taken far later in the year! Of course it's going to be brighter!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:55

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


sure about the difference in the days the videos were taken? didn't realize that. if that's the case, the bias of this site is indeed more than proven.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 10:06

69. timaustin2000 (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


With apologies to PhoneArena - I see that these videos WERE taken at the same time and I withdraw that criticism.

BUT I maintain the the Xperia Z, while darker, was picking up more detail.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:37

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


HTC please release ur M7
Samsung please release ur S4
LG pls release ur Gpro

im totally excited to what will happen with these fanboys of different manufacturers in every comparison!. if their bet loses then they will criticize everyone just to make them on top..
note: maybe im one of them, haha...

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 10:33 2

71. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Really Ray? Really?

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