PhoneArena Q&A Ep 4: Nexus 5's "fingerprint scanner", Xperia Z2, iOS 7's nasty parallax effect and more

It's once again time for PhoneArena's Ray S. to dive into the most interesting questions you've submitted - in the latest episode of the PhoneArena Q&A! This time, we're discussing sizzling-hot topics like the Nexus 5's "fingerprint sensor," our hopes for the Xperia Z2, iOS 7's nausea-causing parallax effect and more!

Be sure to post your questions below for next time!

Related phones

Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)
Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Do you think the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be made of metal?

20. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Will samsung use famous brands like Beats or JBL, Bose to their multimedia sound depatment?

23. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

doubt it... maybe they will follow up with this whole "leather" look like on the Note 3 but personally i would love to see some carbon fiber

2. Arsen

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

The problem with sony is that the "SCREEN" is eating too much battery! Xperia Z1's "beefy" 3,000mAh battery is useless. That's why i didnt bought one. Because i also experienced it with my. Xperia Z and Xperia S. not impressed with sony atm.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Ray.S what do you mean "wannabe" iP5s is a "wannabe of Motorola Atrix™ wannabe" Lmao! Correct that please! ™

4. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Hi, my name is Ray.S and I don't smile because I think I am cool. Reality is that what ever I do I am just one floppy apple loving nerd


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well said bloodline® +1 Ray.S is a big Apple fan. Me2 I'm a big time hardcore Apple Royally™ fanboy® along with ninetysixMxzydarkkjeddisyedzainquezdagreatquadrezu​s ™

27. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

AT LAST there is a face to the FAMOUS Iphonearena RAY.S

5. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

What do you think about 'the supposed fingerprint sensor' of Nexus 5 ? Will it have some new functionalities (as compared to the apple one) ? And what are your expectations from the device from a geek pov ? :)

7. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Am not able to watch this as i am at work and they have blocked the proxy. What's this about a fingerprint scanner for the Nexus 5?

10. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

It basically scans your finger print

8. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

why does android need java code but CANT run apps or its own OS native VIA LINIX

9. Scorpion

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

Hey Phone Arena, do you think that Google buying that company Flutter which specializes in gestures, has to do with the success of the GS4 and it's Air "gimmiks" (Which by my expirience are useful but battery eating). After all Google should feel worried that Samsung is becoming Android incarnate, blocking all other manufacturers.

11. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Hopes for xperia z2: Compact size like Z if not ZL.Make it IP57 if this would reduce bezels and size. But same materials!!! They appear to be solid from the drop test video. Improved internal strength coz despite being solid externally, the phone did not boot after drop test. Lower bezels like LG G2.Reduce the bezels,man! Multi window mode and IR like S4.No need to exaggerate though! Stay simple like now! Expandable storage (Why I'm not buying the One) OIS camera.1080p @ 60fps Battery 4000mAh. Mp3 Fm radio transmitter like my old Nokia Still cannot find my perfect phone.Hope Sony(Z2) or HTC(One +) will make it.Can it be?

25. poping unregistered

also, add wolfson audio or equivalent... otherwise sgs5... ...


Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

hi Ray,what do you think the resolution of high end Android tablets in late 2014 will be considering that some phones/phablets is going to have 2560x1600?

13. Scarambay unregistered

1. Why does Google persist with LG and Asus to make Nexus devices? 2. Why do OEMs keep making the same mistakes again and again? For example, Sony's phones have always been criticized for washed out displays and feeble loudspeakers, HTC's phones are known for lacking microSD slots and less than stellar battery capacities, Samsung's phones are mocked for cheap, plasticky feel. My point is, do all these OEMs are ignorant of their mistakes or simply don't care to correct their mistakes?

14. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Which Display you think is Better Super AMOLED Or Retina display or any other (mention)?

15. Aghavali

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

Why so serious?

16. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

What do you prefer: on-screen buttons, or buttons on bezel? And why?

17. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Hi! Do you think it is the end for htc? Can htc One Max save them, considering that htc One, one of their most successful phones, didn't? Thank you.

18. atakaragyozov

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Is it true that Samsung Galaxy s5 will be fully controllable with eyes?

22. theaztech unregistered

eyes is so last year, the s5 will run telepathically with your mind. #androidalldayeveryday

19. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, that answers that question. I knew Ray wasn't a naive English speaker.

21. Epicness1o1

Posts: 308; Member since: May 30, 2013

Is HTC going to survive?Or there is a bad ending?

24. abhijithkumar.nit

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Ray, Which phone's OIS technology is better --LG G2 or Lumia range or Note 3?

26. dis1111

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

i like xperia z1 very much but it is very bulky for me i want to know when xperia z1 mini is going to launch and will it be as good as z1

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