Sony's troublesome displays, Samsung's superb cameras, Nvidia's struggles and more: Q&A Ep 17



PhoneArena presents episode 17 of our Q&A series. In this episode, Ray is discussing some age-old questions, such as 'why Sony's mobile displays are traditionally lacking", "will we finally see some major phones running the new Nvidia Tegra chipset", "why do Samsung phones feature such successful cameras" and more!

Be sure to post your questions below for next time!

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1. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

I dont agree to the heading of the article..

23. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

He is a Sony Hater... so he always need to say something negative about Sony... Just read a more recent article about how the "best display on a smartphone" statement is not exagerated by a truly objective PA author

32. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You guys, you know the problem with you?... you start running your mouths n fingers without even having any practical experience...May be in Z2 sony fixed their display which we will see after the release of Z2 but just for general knowledge, go to some mobile phone market and put htc one, galaxy S4, note3, lg g/g2 or any pro, huawie highender, any other brand highender with xperia Z and Z1... and then you'll experience how visibly inferior sony display was... this is an easy experiment, you all can do it instead of just start running your mouths with the wonderfulness of sony out of ignorance... dont make youself sound like your mouths n fingers are out of your control n start running automatically on their own

39. g2a5b0e unregistered

The guy has the option of carrying around any phone in the world that he chooses & he uses an Xperia Z as his daily driver. Yet, people like you still label him a Sony hater. I'll never understand the depth of the stupidity of the people that post on the site. Even more, I fail to understand why I continue to interact with you. Sigh. -__-

42. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Hey, why most of you are bashing Ray? Its me who asked a question which goes negative towards Sony... as a matter of fact my question was nothing unture... curse me for highlighting the negative point of your favorite brand if it makes you feel happy

44. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

The fact that he has a Sony phone as his own, and he's speaks his honest oppinion about Sony displays tells me one thing: he is cappable of beeing impartial and objective. Î’esides, can anyone deny the reality of the sales? Let's see in the upcoming comparisons how well Sony did this time with Z2. I hope it outperforms all flagships. For the ones that curse and say vote him out (under their anonymity) it has been well said: "...for out of the abundance of their hearts their mouths speak" Dont give a darn and move on, Ray.

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

We have to VOTE to get rid of RAY S. what makes him such a expert on phones? Wish phoneareana would fire this a$$hole.

33. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You guys, you know the problem with you?... you start running your mouths n fingers without even having any practical experience...May be in Z2 sony fixed their display which we will see after the release of Z2 but just for general knowledge, go to some mobile phone market and put htc one, galaxy S4, note3, lg g/g2 or any pro, huawie highender, any other brand highender with xperia Z and Z1... and then you'll experience how visibly inferior sony display was... this is an easy experiment, you all can do it instead of just start running your mouths with the wonderfulness of sony out of ignorance... dont make youself sound like your mouths n fingers are out of your control n start running automatically on their own

2. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

title of the article is very misleading

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

it's because RAY S. is the most BIAS person in the world.

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Its been 3yrs. So let's get used to it. Bashing sony as always

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

They can say anything they want about Sony, but they still make good phone. I have to say Sony has been missing the mark for a few years now and I really hope they can turn themselves around with the Z2!!

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Let them and those who have paid them enjoy themselves. Everybody agrees that Sony did a great job these last 2 years.

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Where is my pay?? I didnt get a pay from them yet... Ray, pay me pay me

12. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Sales do not bear out your argument. At all.

30. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Sale number doesn't translate to product quality. Samsung GS line is the hottest Android devices out there, but yet there are so many people complaint about its build quality and buggy OS. iPhone in the other hand, puts out good quality product, but old school OS. (Not trying to bash iSO here, but it hasn't changed much since the first iPhone came out). Yet, it is hard to denied iPhone is the hottest phone in the world.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

3yrs too long his sorry a$$ have to go

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Good question by Wildtwinviking. Difficult to answer though. Need to be true, as well as not get certain users angry.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

This is the first time he mention sony and he is also using one. Z2 is great so hope the market share pick up.

7. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Sony seems to have solved their display issues. Nvidia has an uphill battle against the entrenched giants. Look at Intel for example. Samsung's cameras aren't that good. The phones are successful. The camera's are just mediocre. The note 3 is notably not good in anything less than bright sunlight. Bad flash. Without it the camera has an extreme difficulty focusing. This is a software issue. Using some 3rd party camera apps solve this focus issue but low light is still dismal. But, think of the competition? Smartphone cameras in general suck with very few exceptions. Low marketshare Nokias and sonys. The later may change with Sony fixing their screen issues. I'm just waiting for the day to dump my Note 3 for a phone with a better camera. Nothing out yet that compares feature wise that I'm willing to give up for the better camera yet. Crossing my fingers for a Z2 on Tmo. Apple and Microsoft are just too locked down. I like to tinker too much.

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The cameras on the S4 was extremely good, I don't know what you're talking about. It easily rivaled the LG G2 and iPhone 5S in quality, despite being half a year older. LG G2s only good selling point was OIS. It also outperformed the Z1 20 MP camera and that gimmick 4 MP camera in the HTC One. Apple and Samsung are the only mainstream companies that do inane processing right.

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

LOL it outperforms Z1 camera only in your dreams. Actually it's unlikely to happen even there...

35. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'm afraid you're dreaming, the only thing Sony did better with that phone was the megapixel count lol, the Z1 has crappy image processing software. That's why Apple/Samsung and sometimes even LG take better looking photos using their same camera module components

38. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I know that Sonys processing needs improvements, but since the sensor is so much better, it still manages to take better pictures

10. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No mention of Sony's terrible battery stamina management. We all know how short and fast draining they are when you operate Xperia Z lineup.

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Z1 has good battery life. Z was the only one with under average

24. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

ZR was pretty decent in battery life... Z1 Compact is outstanding for the size.

13. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

why dont you mention about the boring samsung's design?

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Here's my question ray why is WP so ugly.

17. jorell1019

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

The title is really my question :D I remember When i first saw the screen of xperia z and z1 i told to myself what kind of screen It has,its very dull for a flagship phone. Sony should beat samsung when it comes to camera but why does samsung has the superior camera no matter how many megapixel sony adds.

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