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Good: Waterproof and fast
Bad: screen, speakers, glass is easy to get dirty
Comment: I wanted this phone badly, but had to go with the HTC butterfly since it is also water resistant. And has a MUCH better screen and sound.
Good: Appearance, premium feel, camera, music player, screen, waterproof, stamina mode etc etc
Bad: Not much, in fact nothing at all springs to mind.
Comment: This is easily the best phone I have ever owned, and I come from the excellent Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It is just the right size and feel for me (I do have rather large hands admittedly). Some people say battery life bad but I can get through the day with heavy use quite easily (OK running stamina mode) and that it gets warm in use. Not for me it doesn't!. So it it's a well done Sony from me!
Good: Full HD screen, water-proof
Bad: "square" feel, fiddly if you have to get to ports lots
Comment: Clearly tgw123 has no concept of how reviews are done - they HAVE to be done on new products before they've been in the market, or people won't be able to judge if it's worth looking at
Also, if you take virtually all recent products, they've had MANY problems:
iPhone 4: phone signal problems ("finger-grip of death"), WiFi signal issues
iPhone 5: scratches when delivered, no WiFi, overheating, purple glare on photos, rattling
Galaxy S4: battery cover falling off, battery life, random freezing
Nexus 7: battery not reporting, mic & headphone socket not working, crackling noise
Z10: stuck on "Preparing BlackBerry Hub", random freezes
920: battery life issues, random power cycles
One X: overheating, 3G signal drops, charging time
If you expect a new device to be 100% problem free then you're deluded!
For the device, it's the first water-resistent decently priced phone - with it being up-to 1m water-proof and able to be used to make phone calls while under water, it's an astounding achievement, but because of that you lose some accessibility to the ports (obviously), but if you don't want the water-proofing, then go for the ZL, it's the same phone without that feature!
What is amazing is that the phone is available on a £32/month contract with no down-payment, and considering it's only a month old, it's fantastic for customers as they're getting a new spec phone for the same price of a phone that's been out for ages, OK, it's obviously because the Galaxy S4 is out soon, and it'll probably follow in the foot-steps of the S3 and be one of the best selling phones of the year
I'm considering this as my next phone, my upgrade is coming in under 3 weeks, so this almost a no-brainer for me :-)
Good: Screen, stamina mode is AWESOME, camera, software, everything!
Comment: I've had every iPhone, then got a Galaxy S3 and thought I'd never own anything but a Samsung phone again. Then I gave this a try and absolutely love it. I never thought I'd prefer something over my Galaxy phone as much as I do this, but I love it!
Comment: SONY IS RUBBISH - technically incapable and got to be amongst the worst treatment of customers in the world!
The Xperia Z has been about 1 month. Tech media seem to rate phones yet not based on testing in the real world. Look at this list of issues with the new Xperia Z and the number of comments for each one on the Sony Xperia Support Forum website (and this is just page 1 of 13 already!): http://talk.sonymobile.com/community/support/xperia_z_zl
(You can also see the same sort of problems for the new Xperia V too on the same forum here: http://talk.sonymobile.com/community/support/xperia_v )
Xperia Z WiFi signal issue 4,398
WiFi Direct - Useless in Xperia Z 420
Unknown icon in my status bar 24
Xperia Z dead 19,515
JOIN THE XPERIA Z BATTERY TEST! yr input counts! 8
Wi-Fi 5GHz issue (10.1.A.1.350 and 10.1.A.1.434) 301
Sony Xperia Z Battery Drain 1,031
Xperia Z LCD 25
Xperia Z update issues - battery not charging! 352
Xperia Z Battery Life 3,792
stamina mode? 1,089
Stamina mode not working after 5 days 333
Battery Stamina Mode? 149
Xperia Z vibration problem (experiment was done and detailed explainations given) 102
Xperia Z - Icon response issue after rebooting - Urgent *** 253
My phone got locked after software update, please help!!! 50
Battery Drain in Xperia Z 474
What in the world happened with Android 4.2.2 shortly after relase??? 411
How to switch on the phone ? 219
CAn't register Xperia Z on the site 234
My Xperia Z Cannot charge after power off. 1,014
Overheating problem 1,177
FM radio disappeared 19
Incomplete set - SONY Xperia Z 42
Please try to get this to management! 167
How to show status updates 84
The dreaded camera 494
Unable to disable pattern/password lock screen & have two different wallpaper on Lock and Home screens 9
Xperia Z bugs / issues noticed 6,005
Genuinely, I don't understand how such a company is not held to account by the tech media or even closed down by official agencies for selling crap gear that fails to work and is never fixed. Absolute disgrace!
Good: Looks good
Bad: lack of smoothness
Comment: I have played with 3 instore demo's now, there is no lag but the frame rate drops during any transition effect.
The chipset seems unable to handle the 1080p worth of pixels. As a bare minumum it looks like you need the processor from the HTC one or US GS4 to handle a 1080p screen smoothly.
The flaps that cover every input/output are there to keep it waterproof..as someone who listens to music every day...this is both inconvenient and looks like they will fall off within a year.
Comment: Good specs, but waterproof is false economy. Friend had another IP57 rated xperia and the repetitive contact with water led to the call quality deterioration. Probably the water contact affected the mic and the earpiece. he had the phone only 4 months.
Comment: NB: Read about issues raised by current owners of Sony phones before you buy on the official Sony Xperia™ support forum, which shows many on-going bugs and technical problems with the new Xperia smartphones Z and V (same as older models).
* Sony Xperia Z+ZL - problems ... phone dead, massive battery drain, WiFi problems, etc... Read about them and compare using this link:
* Sony Xperia V - problems ... 'Random Freeze in Standby' ('SOD' or Sleep of Death), battery suddenly discharging, WiFi issues, phone overheating, etc... Read about them and compare using this link:
Good: Dust + Water Resistant, Camera (Superior Mode-Which automatically detects the right feature for you), Speed, Best Design for 2013, Full HD Screen, etc..
Bad: Battery is average (if you want best out of it put it on Stamina Mode + dim display to 15 seconds) makes huge difference.
Comment: Best phone ive ever used-- i had S2,S3, Note 1 & 2, iPhones 1-5, HTC One X and this phone hands down has the best design and has the power you need to destroy any lag that might bug you. Camera is awesome. Kind of lags that innovative part of the TouchWiz .. very simple on sonys xperias for example S3 had SmartStay and extra tickers but Xperia has nothing to really offer beside its TV mirroring and some minor things. But overall i love the phone and it doesnt matter to me because ive never used any of the s3 tickers honestly or the smartstay (which to me was crap)
Comment: Would like one
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