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Sony Xperia Z hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Jan 2013, 03:43

Simply known as the Sony Xperia Z, it’s the Japanese company’s dubbed flagship device – and boy does it have the impressive specs sheet to live up to that recognition! Certainly we’re drooling over its wicked hardware, which consists of many lovable elements that would crush most of the...

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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 04:37 3

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

if they rush up, it will end up factory defect again, plus its only a little time MARCH is NEAR!!!
Cant wait to have this, I love the improvement on Movies App Weeiiiiiiii :)))

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 04:38

52. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

It will release on february on EUROPE check xperia blog

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 04:37 7

16. saied (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

Its last year tech
Sony has fallen behind Samsung almost a generation and thats a pity I like them very much

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:27 3

43. TMach (Posts: 464; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Apart from the HTC Butterfly which is not available generally, please tell me which of last year's phones come event remotelyclose to matching these specs? Seriously, if you do not have anything useful to say then it is better you zip it rather than make stupid comments. Stupid is an emotive word but afraid how else is one supposed to describe your comment? This phone rocks on all levels..end of! Troll much?

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 17:05

59. saied (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

And Z is available?
The first device with s4 pro (Optimus G) was announced 4 month ago and since then many others have been released,
And with A15 chips already on the market s4 pro looks rather aged for a flagship.
more so if it is supposed to change the fortunes of a company.
I love sony very much but I dont see Z sell exceptionally well

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:42

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

Then you're blind

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:57 1

72. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

Galaxy s4 will blow it away! Haha, on all levels, Sammy is true innovator and marketing guru. Sony is a miserable loser.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 03:19 5

84. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

I hate Samsung, its UI, its hardware, its poor design language, its childish appearance, its heavy and lag-full launcher, bad updates and no support for 90% of their phones...
Samsung for losers, Sony for winners
As for Sony, just get the pricing near to $450-$500, and what we know the next is you're killing Samsung.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 16:44

75. TMach (Posts: 464; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

The Z may not be available but it is only a matter of 6 weeks away whilst no one is even sure about the S4, apart from speculation. The Optimus G may have been released 3 months ago but where is it available? It is not even released in Europe as yet. Dude, please keep it real. The Sony Xperia Z fulfills what a phone should be on many levels and is packing the latest specs. If you don't like it, that's cool, but suggest you go fawn over your non existent S4 on a Samsung page/blog. As I say, if you have something useful to say, people will listen but just trolling and bashing other brands is just silly. BTW, the statement that you love Sony very much just makes it worse as any idiot can see through that lie.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 04:39 3

53. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

HAHAH go buy ur plastic toy s4 and stop trolling here

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 04:46 2

21. mademepror (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

I read the specs, but I'm still puzzled on one aspect. Does this new phone come with or without the Sony Rootkit? Joking aside the phone looks great, but I have serious ethical concerns about Sony.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 05:13 8

27. uchis (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

i'm in love

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 05:43 2

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

front facing camera at the bottom of the shell? I saw this already on n9. I hope they won't call it an "innovation" in any sense.
But...keep going sony. maybe it's the first sony phone worth one's interest.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:00 4

30. XYZ360 (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

serious doesn,t understand how everyone is impressd by this phone. it's such a usual lg design with thinner bezel ??

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 19:53 4

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

first HIGH END Phone with water/dust proof & its far more elegant than LG

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 04:48 1

54. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

It looks like xperia gx and it was out before lg optimus g. Lg looks like sony phone

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 08:09

79. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

may be same design but man cant you see the elegance in the finishing touches and use of some damn good materiel to pack it

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:29 4

31. alfalf (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)

better than htc. don't buy butterfly, it's a temp model for the end of year 2012

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:30 1

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

What I'm afraid of are:
- overrated exmor r sensor which will turn out to be nothing more than a module taken straight from xperia T or arc s.
- too big to use it comfortably. My belief is that nothing above 4,5 inches is comfy enough to use it with just one hand. A phablet? No thank. but that a personal matter so let's skip this one.
- too big empty black space below the display. they could utilize it somehow. maybe retain the same screen size but for sake of phone's dimensions. see above.
- the rest looks promising. and this lovely camera button remaining the one from the htc evo 3d. a solid, metal block of two-step photo executor hopefully, the camera will hold its own)

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:33 2

33. aindriu80 (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

would you jump from a Sony Xperia TX to a Xperia Z or ZL ? I have a TX and like it but do wonder.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:32

40. Aaron_R96 (unregistered)

It's really upto you, I think specs-wise the Xperia Z will stay upto date for much longer than the TX did, especially considering 2gb of RAM, Micro SD & Full HD display, but then again the TX is still a very nice phone!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:59 8

34. mydi.maus (unregistered)

Xperia z will not compete with Galaxy S4...there is still something for you GS4,..

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:48 7

35. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Or the Xperia BADASS!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 04:51 6

55. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

The one that will compete with s4 is using oled full hd screen and using a15 soc and it will crush s4

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 21:20 2

64. maxha97 (Posts: 96; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Samung will beat this xperia z with exynos octa core

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:00 7

83. luffybill (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

and new xperia will beat samsung gs4 also..stupid people can't see that xperia z rival is sg3 not sg4

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 04:46

95. saptakniyogi (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)

the new exynos is not exactly octa core, it uses two quad core but not simultaneously. one quad core is used to give high performance while other for power saving

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 09:57

37. Rexperia (Posts: 134; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

only time will tell....

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:25

38. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

except for the on screen buttons, this thing is AWESOME!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:13

42. flipjzn (Posts: 257; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

From leaks everyday u tell us the specs, then u they ahold of the phone u don't try to take a photo or video or play a video instead u tell us the same thing, specs?! Ugh!

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