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Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2013, 08:22 posted on

Sony was quick to release its flagship smartphone for the first half of 2013 – the Xperia Z. The company did its job ahead of everyone else and is now enjoying a comfortable specs lead against the current Android flagships on the market. But as we all know, specs ain't everything! Could it be that the Galaxy S III, one of the best smartphones of 2012, can still prove to be a worthy opponent to the Xperia Z, even though technological evolution is on the side of Sony's handset? Let us take a closer look and find out!...

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posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:44 6

41. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Instead of complaining like a butthurt fanboy, why don't you just move to another tech site that would praise your fav brand if you're not happy here?!

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 10:41 6

55. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I'm not a fanboy Kid, I'm just telling the truth. I have respect for the S3 but clearly it's no match to Z. I have an iphone 5, an Acro S and a Galaxy S3. I can tell you that Acro S can match iphone 5 and Galaxy S3 in terms of Display, camera and of course Acro S is a waterproof phone which S3 and iphone doesn't have. Before making a comment, why don't you watch and read tech reviews, and if you have enough bucks, buy high end phones with different manufacturers so you can compare huh? KID!

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:52 4

67. SleepingOz (unregistered)


hahah so you're trying to boast that you're rich enough to buy high end phones.. You sound indeed like an iphone user but hey, smart people actually don't need to buy the phones they want to compare. You just have to go to the nearest store. That's what I did with the XZ last week, the screen sucks compared to the other 1080p LCD like the DNA. Even the ip5 screen is better! Pixel density isn't the only criteria of a good display.
Oh wow, calling other people; "kid" when you're the one whining like a butthurt crybaby . Nice analogy dude..

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:19 4

70. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Oh really? Well I'm a hardworking guy with a great job not to mention (android and ios developer) that's why I need to buy these kind of phones. And how about you Kid? Spending your parents money for your diapers?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:29 3

73. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Just don't take your dreams for reality and your own case for a generality. =]

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:35 5

75. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Poor kid.. Punybrain

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 19:34 1

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


PA didnt even say that S3 is better than XZ :D as much as i read, XZ wins on bulid quality with the proof2 thing and look, processor and and...

S3 wins on video quality, call qualty, UI functionality

on camera quality and screen, both have pros and cons anyway s3 is a 9month old smartphone and almost 2 years including its research and development hehe

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:38 6

13. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Wow Sony screen so washed out and gray

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:57 7

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


and your mind is washed out with Sammy's ads.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 19:37 2

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


im also washed out with the XZ recent ads, but reviews say its great but with problems

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:40

15. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


now compare it to lumia 920 and iphone 5.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:47

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


There already is Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5:

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Sony-Xperia-Z-vs-Apple-iPhone-5_id3250

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:06 1

30. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


why does xperia z has always darker shots compare to gs3 and iphone 5?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 10:21 3

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


maybe it's the wrong settings.

look at these:

plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110267829736715997848/a​lbums/5843542135386591041?cfem=1

they're xz photos taken with superior auto. try zooming in and you'll be more than satisfied with the details you'll see. the colors are vibrant and vivid.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:06 7

31. uvaman (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)


I had an opportunity to play with Sony Xperia Z. I have GS3 and def some things are far better then things from Z. On Z display is def disapointing. Sony even took some tricks from Galaxy devices and in the end I had a feeling when playing with the Z that she is not offering the wow effect or something special worth playing. Design is good, gs3 has better handling for me, Z is superb fluid phone and I am recommending to everyone. Beside that there is water thing which is great, camera has great options which detects your walk, desk mode etc plus automatic color sharpness, brightness settings when you are watching pictures, video's etc ... They are all great but I'll wait for S4 and HTC first :)

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:29 9

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


welcome to Galaxy IPhone Arena.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:48 3

42. SleepingOz (unregistered)


said the butthurt sony fanboy.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:56 6

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


of course it is unbearable for a butthurt Sammy fanboy.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:35 3

66. SleepingOz (unregistered)


"butthurt sammy fanboy"? How exactly am I being butthurt? It's not me complaining about the result of this comparison. LMAO!
The nearly 1year old GSIII is still able to compete with newer smartphones, even winning comparison like this. Why would I be butthurt? ahahaha perhaps you should learn the real definition of being butthurt. Just look at yourself in the mirror and say it again. =]

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:33 2

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


of course you will not complain as this biased site is defending it. the point is that fanboys like you try to pretend that they're blind about the deficiencies of their phones, while they're eyes work like microscope to highlight the problems of others.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 13:54 2

79. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Welcome to the iPhone Galaxy*

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 19:44 1

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


too much disappointment tends to disrespect opinion of others,,
PA is aiding you these comparisons, PA mentioned many superior things abt XZ above the s3 and yet ur telling that PA is bias because PA tells some glitches with XZ, if u want to have a perfect review for ur FAVORITE smartphone, then build ur own site.. and thats d time people will mention ur techsite as "EMADSONY"

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:32 2

37. sbangar672 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


in terms of build quality, the Galaxy S III is really no match for the Xperia Z, as its thin, plastic body may be pleasant to the touch, but leaves a lot to be desired as far as sturdiness and materials go.
r u kidding PA

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 19:46

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


EVERYTHING ABT THE BUILD QUALITY OF THIS COMPARISON GOES TO XZ, one thing PA just mentioned is abt the comfortable feeling of holding a S3!!!
pls people try to read bfore putting urself into shame

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:49 7

43. cheeseaddict (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


xperia z ftw!

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:49 3

44. ryq24 (Posts: 739; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Ouch! Back to the drawing board! Sony! Only Asia.cnet gave this phone good review while others are mixed. Sony needs to hire samsung's engineers! :-)

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 10:22 5

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


well stuff.tv made it their number smartphone. toppled the s3 on their leaderboard. gsmarena also has good words for the device although the pointed out the less than satisfactory display and the camera shots that they called not much of an improvement over the last year's flagships. still, it's an improvement so it implies that the z has overtaken the s3 and ip5.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 10:16 3

50. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I am honored to be the proud owner of the Q2 2012 phone which can still stand up to the current Q1 2013 flagship. :D

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 14:43 2

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


you know... never praise the s3 when it got compared to sony or nokia.. red button army will come to you.. because they thought sammy is the new apple..

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 21:30 1

106. ilia1986 (unregistered)


How on earth can you even compare a company such as Samsung, which praises innovation, allows free competition, doesn't voluntarily get involved in lawsuits, sends every new flagship phone for free for the XDA developers to hack at it at will and is the primary reason the world knows how awesome Android is today, to the rotten, greedy, stale, run by lawyers-and-co Apple which acts as a dictator in the industry, a giant rotten empire of control-obsessed narcissistic old fashioned idiots which targets primarily people with zero clue in technology?!?!

This is absurd.

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