Report: Sony Xperia Z to launch on January 15th, beating out next Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S IV

Speculation from Chinese website ePrice says that the Sony Xperia Z, formerly known as the Sony Yuga, will be launched on January 15th which is exactly one week after the start of CES 2013 where the phone will be introduced; the device is one of Sony's flagship models and will be out before the next Samsung and Apple high-end handsets hit the market...
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99 Comments

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, so 'what' exactly about this phone will make me want to buy it?

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Mainly, the camera. Sony is known for having some of the best cameras. That and with a 1080p display with their own Bravia engine, the best processor out right now, and their amazing build quality, it seems to be a pretty great package.

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

One Source says that color reproduction is perfect for all multimedia applications that use Sony Bravia Engine, in all other applications the picture is much worse. Reflections backlight perfectly visible in the black areas of pictures and it's annoying. Viewing angles are small, because the fall colors, and the reverse side of Bravia Engine.

39. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Also Dragontrail glass

45. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That is prototype model of yuga. The final version has better viewing angle and greater colour reproduction

48. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I hope so. :)

51. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, cool, thanks ...

69. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Yeah Apple is using Sony:s camera sensor and has better pictures than Sony:s phones because Apple software tweaks it, which Sony either doesn´t or does badly. The display Sony uses is much worse than IPS LCD or a good OLED. Processor is good but GPU is not so good, adreno 320 is good on 720p display but it doesn´t handle 1080p so good. The build quality is very good that I admit.

89. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

You are wrong about the camera the only thing sony doesn't tweak good is the auto mode in the daylight. The sony xperia S and T have better cameras than the iphone 5 even the arc does a better job if you have the settings right.

90. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

and also the display of the sony xperia s and t are better than the all the oleds around (the ips i haven't seen) only problem with the screen is the viewing angles. But i don't think there are allot of people who look at a video from the side?

93. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

BECAUSE it's 5" SCREEN with FULL 1080P. unlike youre tiny iPhone

22. Dacha

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wrong translation by PhoneArena once again. The original article states a January 15th announcement not release date.

23. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

announcing it is one thing , when it will be available in the market is another. so far, history shows sony is not very good in this department.

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm not a fan of Sony's UI, but the specs of the phone is a force to be reckoned with.

70. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

It is almost same specs as Droid DNA, but Sony should have better camera and DNA much better screen.

76. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Sorry, you're crazy. Bravia Engine 2 and Sony actually using their best screens = rip competition.

27. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

l like the sound of it an more android phone on the market good for Sony!!! ^-^

30. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Man I'm exited for sony hopefully I can get this phone for upgrade

37. mrdamian0708

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

The specs are nice, but this is where Sony and every other OEM starts to slide down, the outdated android OS that's said to be on it out of the box.

57. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

4.2 out of the box...

38. mrdamian0708

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

The specs are nice but this is where Sony and every other OEM starts to go downhill, the outdated android OS.

41. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Looks like an awesome phone but that A15 CPU coming in the S4 will be well worth it.

44. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

15th is nt the launch date PA, its the press conference for the phone! *facepalm*

58. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

u r right...just a press conference...PA should get their facts right....

52. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Always Sony's UI looks so ugly. Even worse than Samsung Touchwiz

59. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

r u blind??

62. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

i like sonys minimalist approach on the ui unlike samsungs touchwiz which i feel like burning in my eyes especially on their 2.3 UI.

96. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

53. black_lance

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

Why can't all those OEM bring something completely new, instead just improving the hardware. There is no notable feature to push me to buy this flagship phones. sony and samsung talked about flexible displays for years, why we are not able to get hands on those technologies still ?. It is almost 2013. I will say this is to all OEM: don't stagnate, it's boring.

66. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Best phone on Earth right now !!
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