Display calibration and more for the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL?

Display calibration and more for the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL?
There is no doubt which smartphone created the largest buzz at CES this year, that would be the Sony Xperia Z. But just because a model is able to command attention doesn't mean that it will be a winner. For example, can you remember which handset left the 2011 CES as most likely to succeed? It was the Motorola DROID BIONIC which ended up going through a re-design before being launched in late 2011. But by the time the phone was released, the Motorola DROID RAZR was on the way and the DROID BIONIC never lived up to its promise.

Who could ever forget the introduction of the Palm Pre at CES 2009? It seemed at that moment that the Apple iPhone finally had a challenger and webOS was an interesting platform that offered strong multitasking support and the ability to shut down applications with a flick of the finger. What could go wrong? But no one could have predicted that by the end of the year, it would be the Motorola DROID that would be taking sales away from the Apple iPhone. And instead of webOS, it was Android that was beginning its multi-year run to the top.

The Sony Xperia Z and its brother, the Sony Xperia ZL, are still enjoying the warm glow of the accolades thrown at both handsets by those  waiting for the phones to launch in their region. While there are some differences between the two models, such as the water and dustproofing on the Sony Xperia Z, the smaller size of the Xperia ZL and the different placing of the front facing cameras to name a few, a leaked photograph shows what could be display calibration software on the Sony Xperia ZL.

Based on the leaked photograph, the software will allow users to control the white balance, color saturation and hue to make the display look exactly the way you want it to. And while the software was seen only on the Sony Xperia ZL, there is no reason not to expect it on both models.

Check out the screenshots below of both the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL including how sharp a racing game looks on the 5 inch screen.

source: SE-Cafe (translated), XperiaBlog, GSMArena

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
Xperia ZL
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2370 mAh(13h 3G talk time)

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68 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Com on SONY release the DAMN PHONE ALREADY. I'm still waiting.

23. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

come on sony release it ASAP, otherwise s4 ll crush u.......... hurry up...

42. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

True, if it releases in march ... One would rather wait for gs4 which has octacore and better performance..... I am enjoying DNA with same specs since 21 Nov already..... This phone will not have better performance than DNA as they have same soc .... Camera sample do not look good either..... If am sure no one from verizon would be interested in this.. if HTC would have released DNA all over the world...no one will be ready to wait for this

44. gescalona

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

"no one will be ready to wait for this" in the US, that's what you mean, right? because the world is bigger than the US, and outside your country we're all waiting for the Xperia Z, for a unlock Xperia Z, no contracts and worldwide phone. The Droid DNA work here ... NO, work outside the US ... well, sort of. Keep your Droid DNA and have fun with it, but don't talk like you know it all.

53. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Very well said! +1

54. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I can see one thing clearly that some HTC Droid DNA owners somehow feel the pain in their butts because other people feel the hipe abou Sony Xperia Z. :)

45. gescalona

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

and i don't say anything about the quality and durability of the Xperia Z, or the Sony's technologies so...

46. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

DNA and Z ? anyday Z dude ... does your DNA have screen calibration ? have seen the sample photos from the final unit ? its awesome... though they both use same SOC , Z gives very high performance.... but who cares abt all this ? when u have WATER PROOF , DUST PROOF and the MOST DURABLE phone which is most PREMIUM BUILD PHONE OUT DER ? SONY IS SONY , HTC IS NOWHERE NEAR SONY.... COMPARE UR PHONE WITH OPPO OR ZTE

47. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

jesus....screen calibration is a deal breaker for you? it's all the same. a guy like you when sees a newer phone looses his brain and nothing else matters

51. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NO don't think so. cause I like it's water proof feature plus it's PLAYSTATION CERTIFIED.

52. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

DNA have a crappy contrast ratio. just because their the first one with a 1080P display doesn't mean its good. They rush it out first so they can be the first 5" phone for Verizon. I prefer sony cause they know how to make good quality screens and they use SD CARDS unlike HTC they got rid of theirs

56. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Biggest bulls**t of the year... Super LCD 3 is best sreen according to all reviews and as I own it know better than you..and verizon got rid of sd card else htc J butterfly has it..brush up ur knowledge..

50. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

don't FEED THE TROLL.

64. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I just hope they give an option to temporarily hide the on screen navigation buttons. The On Screen Buttons are a pain in the butt when you are playing games.

2. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

wow thats more better!! so that also means that this could do the remedy of the alleged poor viewing angle but anyways nice move from sony it gets me more excited!

6. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

how does adjustment of screen calibration remedy poor viewing angle?

8. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Definitely right..

18. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

View angle doesn't matter its a gimmick... The panel that is believed to be in it is 100 degrees view angle which is more than enough unless your going to look at your phone sideways.

22. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

viewing angle isn't a gimmick.. it just about screen capability to show its content from side way nothing more..

31. w-t-f

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

y u wanna look at phone sideways? :) and don't tell me u wanna watch a movie with friends on a 5 inch display lol :)

34. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

hey mate.. read carefully.. i just explained what's the meaning of viewing angle.. i never say i wanna see my screen from any side views.. sigh..

35. w-t-f

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

sorry bro,just saying,coz thers too many ppl crying bout that.

36. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Though not as much compared to televisions, viewing cone does matter to phones to some degree. Narrower viewing cone means more sensitivity and greater affect of dimming, colour changing, and washing out effect with the slightest of tilt. It's not matter of viewing the phone from the sides, it's the effect of degradation with the slightest of tilt. Z is still on top of my shopping list thus far, as my contract for S2 just expired. But I gotta see the screen for myself first, before purchasing. I hope it's not as bad as depicted on previous PA article.

39. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

ok i said "this COULD" not "WILL" anyway i like the phone despite of the alleged poor viewing angle. im not going to look at it sideways most of the time.. and good viewing angles are people who want to brag the phone every now and then he puts it out of his pocket, and im not sure but i think adjusting screen calibration would help as it adjust the color saturation of the screen but anyway like i said i dont care bout viewing angles what matters to me most is the sunlight legibility

48. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Why are people downvoting for view angles on a 5" screen? Look at your regular lcd pc monitor which will have similar view angles to this, its not bad at all.

17. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

as a fan of the phone, they are right, theres no cure on viewing angle with display calibration

3. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

There you go,for all the Z doubters,XPERIA Z!!!

4. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Looks like sony might actually pull off putting a TFT in that phone :o, looks nice.

5. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

There you go guys..it's your choice now... make it amoled just by oversaturating it...:p

7. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

No it's still different.. you still cant make the pure black of amoled.. even with the calibration.. because we talk about two types of very different screen technology here..

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