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Sony Xperia Z screen comparison, more camera samples emerge

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:12

The display comparison picture with other current flagships reveals something we've noticed on all Sony high-ends with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine tech - weak viewing angles and greyscale black levels. Colors get significantly washed out and brightness is diminished when you tilt the phone in any direction, so that's something you'd have to live with when it comes to the Xperia Z as well...

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posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:19 6

30. SleepingOz (unregistered)

G Pro is not announced yet..

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:37 3

4. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Why not include butterfly into the comparison?? My screen is freaking amazing

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:38 2

6. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

those viewing angles are unsurprisingly horrible. i still prefer the display on the One X, it's simply the best to date.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 00:44

68. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

The display is better than the one x display, the rumour it was a standard LCD was wrong.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:38 3

7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

The biggest flaw seems to be battery life, 4 hours of screen time reported on 4.1.2. More excited than ever for the Oppo which has the same camera module, Sonyesque design, but an IPS screen and 2500mAh battery (which still seems underjuiced for fullHD/S4 Pro). The Galaxy S4 and AMOLEDFHD is looking more and more the final hope, although at 3000mAh the Huawei D2 certainly offers some solid level of energy.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:39 4

8. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

... and this is why I'm not crazy about the Xperia Z — the screen is s**t. Shame too, everything else looked good.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:45 7

9. raihansazal (Posts: 6; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

don't know what's wrong with xperia z.
Please check out the link where comparing viewing angle with note 2
http: //sonyviet.vn/2013/01/xperia-z-lan-dau-cham-tran-g​alaxy-note-2-trong-1-bo-anh-sac-net/

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:49 3

10. papss (unregistered)

The angles really do look bad.. I'm highly disappointed on that front. It's still one sexy phone though

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:03 12

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

Pic 2. Samsung won yeah BUT it's a matter of preference. I personally prefer for the phone to have a little privacy, I don't want people I don't know seated next to new seeing what u am looking at the screen. U know!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:47 2

34. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

i agree. i think the poor viewing angles is a plus for privacy.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:13 7

12. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)

I'm sony Fan :) I love Xperia Z(also ZL) for it's specs and design :) however Poor viewing angles still unacceptable for High-end Premium phone :( O_o

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:20 4

13. bakhtawar (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

http: //sonyviet.vn/2013/01/xperia-z-lan-dau-cham-tran-g​​alaxy-note-2-trong-1-bo-anh-sac-net/

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:27 9

14. Andrewtst (Posts: 679; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Frankly said, I not really care. We look phone in correct angle not at side.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:38

16. Dacha (Posts: 12; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

The Z was most likely set at 100% brightness what the pic was taken.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:42

17. jk123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

washed out colors on some videos maybe due to the wallpaper used and on the home screen if you use a whitish wallpaper it will make the screen more light due to the ui on app drawer ithas a semi transparent rectangular background for the icons. and when you view videos and pictures where the Z uses a dark wallpaper the screen looks good to me. and btw who made the comparison for the second pic?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:49 11

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

my nokia n86 is equipped with AMOLED as well and its viewing angles are perfect, but i don't understand why someone should look at his phone from angles?
the important case is the sharpness and vividness of colors when you look at it straight forward and in that aspect Sony will defeat every rival. don't focus on unimportant matters.
camera samples are perfect as well.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 09:00 7

19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Whoa, the second comparison picture.
AMOLED absolutely ridiculed the others

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:30 2

32. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Both AMOLED and LCD have their pros and cons.
Also AMOLED technology is quite young compared to LCD one..

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 09:41 3

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

Own the pnone first then comment after! people are crazy about amoled, s amoled, ips lcd or whatever it is. Honestly, to me as long as i can see it clearly and i'm happy with...it doesn't matter at all...the sky is limit..so what's mine is mine and what's yours is yours.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:01 1

23. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

Okay. Why does it look like S III has bigger screen than the Z? Or am I just being blind? Lol

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 01:38

64. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Because it has an on-screen buttons.
Wasting the screen space.
But those buttons disappear when watching video

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:16

25. parthpatels007 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2011)

The screen on S3 isnt an Super AOMLED+ Plus stands for RGB

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:22 4

26. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

This comparison vs the Note II is BETTER!



posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:56 1

29. lokov (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

Fake! Photoshop, please video

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:33 5

33. SleepingOz (unregistered)

LMAO, ok..

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 13:32

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



I want the Xperia Z to have a test like this! :)

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:47

44. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

There are, but not on concret yet, so far throwing it, hit things with it, rubbing sand on it have left no damage or marks.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 13:46 4

37. FireDragon (Posts: 117; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)

Just few days ago, in a bus full of people, a guy who was on the seat and using his shiny new touchscreen phone with really gorgeous screen. He switched to a chat app and that app asked for Password, that was the moment he must have hated because as soon as he press first letter it shows up of course and screen was easily seen from any direction.

That guy looked around all the people above him, he tried to tilt his set, no use, he tried to cover screen with his hand and had to remove quickly because he must have pictured himself doing it too. At the end he had to go through punching all the letters and anyone could see what he typed.

My point is, good viewing might be WANTED in tablets, but for a phone it maybe not as good as it is a selling point. It is not about only password, personally I don't want just anyone to see what I am texting either. Or if I am dialing a number and so on.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:59 3

39. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

This has to be the funniest excuse for a bad screen ever.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:49 4

45. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

View angles for phones is a gimmick, do you look at your phone from 100-180 degree angles? I highly doubt it.

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