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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jul 2013, 14:56

Frankly, this a gorgeous looking smartphone crafted from quality materials to show that water resistant phones can be stylish. Sporting some hard lines, it’s a little funky trying to hold the handset with our hands, mainly because of the sharp 90-degree angles of its bezel. Regardless of that...

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posted on 10 Jul 2013, 15:07 5

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The corners are too sharp and make it uncomfortable to hold, the screen has terrible viewing angles and little contrast, and Samsung did a much better job with the software for the Exmor RS sensor than Sony did. Overall, I wouldn't recommend it for anyone other than someone who is very clumsy and/or goes outdoors a lot, but even then I would suggest something else first.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 16:04 3

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Galaxy S4 Active comes to mind but is only for AT&T. And as for the viewing angles, they've gotten better after the update but the blacks appear dark greyish still... Super AMOLED is the way to go.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 15:25

2. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 280; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Is there any difference from the original model?

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 16:50

4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Enjoy the Xperia z ppl on tmobile! Wish att had first so I left since they never pick it up.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 17:58 1

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Its an old flagship phone ... Xperia ultra , now that's newsworthy

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 19:00

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

i can only see phonearena watermark.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 21:23

7. Astian (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


posted on 10 Jul 2013, 22:53

8. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 232; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

Okay, BUT will this TMOBILE version run on TMOBILE's 3G/4G/4G LTE network? I know the international version of this phone would only get 2G in the US ( maybe 3G on At&t )...

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 17:47

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Yes, isn't the answer to that obvious? Why would T-Mobile release a flagship phone for their own network that isn't optimized to all of their cellular networks?

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 23:49

9. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

What's the difference with off contract Xperia Z?

if there's nothing new but the carrier itself, why review?

otherwise... You don't say? (Nick Cage face)

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 00:35

10. dgjr7 (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

My new phone. Thanks Sony & T-M

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