Will the Sony Xperia Z cope with the fierce competition of 2013? Here's what you think about this

Will the Sony Xperia Z cope with the fierce competition of 2013? Here's what you think about this
The Sony Xperia Z was probably the most exciting phone at this year's CES expo. As a matter of fact, it was the only high-end smartphone from a brand-name manufacturer, which means that while it managed to stand out from the rest of the CES crowd, it might not have such an easy time later this year when Samsung, Motorola and HTC reveal their big products.

That is why we asked you earlier this week what you think about the future of the Xperia Z, and almost surprisingly, your answer was full of positivism. It turns out most of you, 66.98% to be precise, are firm believers that the Xperia Z will be a success. Meanwhile, just 17.26% are of the opinion that Sony's Z won't be able to deal with Samsung's S, or some of the other top dogs. The smallest group, 15.77%, represent those of us who tend to be a bit more thoughtful before jumping to a conclusion, reasoning that it's still a tad early to make any serious forecast.

There you have it, guys, we have the first real contender for the year! And, it looks like it not only has a fancy screen and a glass casing, but also the love of the people.

Will the Sony Xperia Z cope with the fierce competition of 2013?

Yes, the Xperia Z can do it!
No, it's not good enough.
Who knows?!

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



37. theZED

Posts: 25; Member since: May 09, 2012

When it's rolling anything is nothing to Sony. See the history. It will again be the most trusted Electronics brand.

34. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

it would be a tough competition, As HTC Butterfly is already flying in the markets and they gonna throw one more device at MWC. So do Samsung, LG and Motorola. Can't predict. Will watchout.. Good luck Sony!

33. brycdavis

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Please Please Please don't pull an HTC and change the specs for the US release of the phone! I want all that goodness!

25. rcwfox2002

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Only if they are on more than 1 carrier. From the looks of it they are missing out on a huge market share not being available to Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, Metro PCS etc. so this phone will not make any big waves.

31. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Yeah. That's what made SGS3 the phone to beat. It launched on all carriers.

24. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Just Wait untill The next galaxy releases..Xperia Z will be blown away B)..

32. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Yeah! By speed Only, but xperia Z will crash The plasticky of S4

23. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i am really inlove with xperia z! however, since im not a fan of android, i might get this! but what's holding my back is that on screen navigation! sony should just stick to the capacitive buttons!! on screen nav sucks!!! why i dont like the nexus! lets see what will HTC's going to give us!

22. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

The average phone user doesn't give a crap about specs. Most people make their purchase based on: 1. Brand (what their friends, parents, colleagues use. which brands they've owned in the past) 2. Price (generally speaking, consumers don't like to be ripped off) 3. Camera (correctly/incorrectly based on megapixels alone) 4. Battery life What the average consumer does not give a crap about: 1. Whether the operating system is open source or not 2. The number of applications in the market 3. Firmware updates

26. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

u r right man!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

20. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

just like Obama..yes, it can but it won't

18. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The Xperia Z and ZL are Sony's flagship phones for the first half of the year, like HTC, Sony has a knack for releasing something much better 6 months later. My bet is they'll release a 5.5-6 inch phablet running either snapdragon 600/800 for the mid range/high end, Tegra 4 or even the Exynos 5 Octa for the flagship phablet. The Z and ZL will most likely get an update to 4.2 by July when KLP is announced.

16. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Needs a Tegra 4, i.e. Cortex A15

30. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

That would be great. But only as long as it maintains good battery life.

13. chasetorres125

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

The better question would be can they cope up with xperia z.with tough glass all over very premium build,bravia 2 new camera sensor Plus the dust and waterproof its over before it started hehe and dont worry by june they will upgrade it to snapdragon s4 800 like the arc and arc s... xperia s then by 2nd quarter sL

10. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I really think that even if the S4 is vastly more popular (and will be) and other phones such as Motorola Nexus (X?) and newer LG phones may come with better specs... The Sony Xperia Z and ZL are meant to reach a lot of markets given their frequencies arrange... Sony might not be the first releasing octa cores, HD and full HD screens... But they DO offer very good hardware and nice enough software to go along... and they actually INNOVATE quite a bit and take risks... I think their Wet Tracking technology is one of the most useful implementations not only for waterproof phones, but also because I know some people who sweat their hands a lot and that prevents them to get touch screen phones... Motorola made a bold and impressive feature by mixing a smartphone with waterproof certification keeping a decent enclosure... And now Sony has raised the bar with their truly High End, flagship device also meeting those standards. Yes, the Sony Xperia Z can do it!

9. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think it will do very well outside the US. Not sure what it will do inside the US until we see what, if any, US Carriers are going to pick it up.

6. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Full HD display, super thin, water/dust resistant, SLEEK, 13 MP shooter, Powerful ,.... WHAT DO U WANT MORE?

7. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

batter life.

21. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

with stamina mode, you dont need to worry about the battery WHAT ELSE??? :))

29. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

As far as I have read Stamina Mode is for standby online. We are talking about battery life when say, watching Youtube. My phone dies in just over 2 hours on 100% charge when watching Youtube over Wifi, which is just horrible. I also want a great camera. Optimus G also has 13 MP camera. But it's only okayish. I also want early software updates. The OS should be stable and fluid. That's about all I want.

8. boss23

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

i belive that the next big upgrade that people will want is the smartphone that gives handjob ...

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and a sleek sexy design

12. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I've already mentioned that. :)

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Oh yeah my fault

5. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Yes! Sony can success this year! Xperia Z was success phone to miss. :)

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hell Yeah they can do it

3. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

that lenovo ideaphone is something to look forward to.

17. smartphonemad

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

Really can't understand why this has been thumbed down. A dual core atom processor clocked at 2ghz? How's that not exciting?

28. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

x86 won't gain as much support as ARM has. That's what I believe. P.S I didn't thumb him down. It's his opinion.

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