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Screen comparison of Sony Xperia Z vs HTC Butterfly shows almost perfect calibration by HTC

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:07

If you are a screen purist, you will be interested in color calibration, viewing angles and contrast ratings a bit more than whether your mobile screen is HD or Full HD, where, for all practical purposes, the difference is negligible from a normal viewing distance...

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posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:01 1

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

haha.. no comment about that..

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:49 3

10. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Where in the article is the s3 being mentioned, the droid DNA > Xperia z display yet you felt the need to bring in an almost 1 year old phone for comparisons sake. Inferiority complex from the Sony Camp as always, I like Sony but as always their diehards are the most vocal alongside Nokia who don't like any hint of criticism or others that don't agree with them.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:01 3

19. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Nah. I'm not a Sony die hard fan. I have criticisms of Sony. But the biasness by PA is too hard to ignore.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:26 1

50. SleepingOz (unregistered)

+1 MistB

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:57

12. yero789 (unregistered)

I wouldn't take any of these two phones,because the screen is not as bright as I would want to,because I use my phone outdoors very much,and I need a phone with very bright screen.I mean even if they are very bright,the fullHD screen with full brightness would eat the battery life for instance,I've had Xpera S and I always turned on the power saver with the display being 0% because it was eating battery life!

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:58 7

14. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:00

16. Yeahman (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Contrast 570:1? That's really bad, even compared to Sony's old Xperia S.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:03

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

or something could be wrong with that unit. though i'm really almost convinced that's just how the final xz really will be. really disappointing. this coming from someone who hopes sony makes a comeback.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:04 5

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

sony fans please be objective. if we continue to act like there's nothing really wrong, sony will never realize that they need to fix something. you are not helping the company by making them think everything's just fine when it's not.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:16 1

23. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Yes. I'm very objective. There's nothing wrong. Let's be factually normal. We do not tilt phones by more than 30 degrees to view the screen. Unless there's a problem with your brain processing images.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:26

25. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Could just be a pre-production software, or just this phone. It always happen when the test unit have problems.
Yes there is something wrong, and what do you want me to do. Just not buy a phone that I like?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:40

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

of course not. please buy it. what i'm saying is sony fans are a captive market. what we want is to increase sony's share of the market. we can't convince other people to buy sony if that would mean offering them something that is inferior (according to their standards).

the sales figures of other manufactures would show that there is preference for displays with wider viewer angles. after all, not all of them buy their phones for practical uses. most of them buy it for the bragging rights.

the xz looks good with the screen turned off but with the display on, the way the colors fade simply discourages potential buyers that we would have wanted to choose a sony.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:47 1

27. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Sony phones all have bad viewing angles since their 2010 flagships with the Xperia Arc then with the Xperia S and now the Xperia Z. They have not improved unike HTC using IPS tech on their Super LCD2. They should move to IPS tech or use OLED instead.

lee it seem to me you have yet to get your hands on the HTC One X or the Galaxy S3 or the iP4/4S/5. Viewing angles matters.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:26 6

24. harshithh (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)

phone arena always shows negative aspects of sony!he never highlights the positive aspects of sony. whereas he hides all negative aspects of samsung,htc nd other brands.nd shows only positive character of them .he is too biased.!!! gsmarena is much better than phonarena!

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 07:27 4

31. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

should they lie to satisfy you?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 07:55 5

37. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

I think you need to read sxz's review in gsmarena which says display was a disappointment apart from being the current benchmark king. Accept the truth.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:02 1

54. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

i think you hv misunderstood his comment. i dont think he is saying that he disagrees with any con but is saying that they only tell you the con, that too smtimes exaggerated, and dont focus on the good stuff.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:49 2

28. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Slide number 4 says it all.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 07:40

33. troutsy (Posts: 319; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

I was going to reply back with a snarky, "No it doesn't, none of the slides say anything at all--including titles, axis descriptions, values, etc." But I have to agree with you about #4.

Still... label the damn charts. 8th Grade science/math fail.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 14:53 1

58. oyalinkaya (Posts: 29; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

Yeah, but it tells me that "screen-purist" have their heads tilted 45 degrees backwards. Otherwise there is no need to use that phone in such a wierd angle.

They are called handsets for a reason: They are bound to be in one's hand.

On the other hand, that viewing angle of Z is weaker when it comes to left-right tilts. So, people cannot read what you are reading/writing unless they are looking over your shoulder. ^_^

That's why I love TFT's. And by the way, read the last sentence of the review. The author has definitely praises Bravia engine...

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 07:23 1

30. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

another reason for sony's fans to weep

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 07:45

34. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

My guess xperia Z is on default adjustment, there is a display calibration to make things more saturated and adjust other stuff. I hope they show sample on it. There is no cure on viewing angle!! Hahaha
Cant wait to get one

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:03 1

38. GeekMovement (unregistered)

News after news the Xperia Z is making me more disappointed. I'm still considering it though. I'll see how I like it against the HTC one, Samsung Galaxy S IV, and the LG Optimus pro.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:39

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

Because that's the way PA wants you to see it mate.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:09

39. ryq24 (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

So far all the reviews I read are critical of the camera and the viewing angle thing. Making me confuse wether to buy it or not. Might as well wait and see what htc one has to offer and which comes out first and of course the price.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:16 1

41. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

HTC's quality is over Sony's.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:44 1

56. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Sony products are way better than HTC. My two Xperia S had the yellow tint and the screen wasn't as nice as the specs would suggest, but at least they were well built and everything worked great. The Xperia keyboard is actually the closest to swift key and the Z10 keyboard.

The two One X and 8x I have owned. Terrible. I already gave them 4 shots at different times. You know the M7 is going to have some type of big issue.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:43 1

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

Really PA. You're like the movie INCEPTION you keep on injecting trashes in our minds that Xperia Z isn't a good phone. Sony didn't pay enough bucks to you right?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:54 2

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

look at third image. Z has better sun legibility as we can see more vivid colors on its screen.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 18:17

59. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

yeah look closely at imge #3, they have the same color quality thanks to bravia engine, i expect they make those chart on the menu screen that's why its a let down.

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