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Good: Screen, design
Comment: @ivan did u clear all the running apps on the retail device? They usually have a lot of apps running as no one closes them. I ran into this at a 3 store that I visited. After clearing A LOT of running Apps the phone ran like a dream and was not laggy
Good: 1080p screen, water and dust proof
Bad: lag in my experience.
Comment: Had a go on one in a 3 store, seemed awfully laggy compared with my nexus 4. Better than s3 and one x but the nexus 4 (especially since 4.2.2) seems faster. Probably will be better after a few updates though.
Liked the screen but colours seemed to distort, very slightly at an angle, and there was little difference between 1080 and 720 p screens.
Good: Water/dust/scratch protection, high-end specs
Bad: See comment: Sony's terrible customer service & reliability record
Comment: Owners of the new Sony Xperia V (released in December, 2012) with its more manageable 4.3" screen are having with problems with random freezing of the phone and hot batteries. My fear is that the Xperia Z will suffer similar problems. If so then you can forget getting any communication from Sony. They just don't bother!
I think I am right in saying that the Xperia V was originally going to be released with Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but in the end release was delayed and it came to market with v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) onboard.
By the way, how confusing is it that Gogle has now released Android 4.2 and are still calling that Jelly Bean?!
Either way owners around the world of the Xperia V continue to have problems and instead of replying to its customers Sony just keep plugging the new upcoming Xperia 'Z' and has failed to reply to owners of the V on its own website!
Is this a Sony issue or a Google/Android issue, or both? Either way Sony's customer service is at best terrible and at worst completely non-existant! You can read about the problems with the Xperia V here (all 22 pages of comments which shows the scale of the issue and the lack of response from Sony):
Good: looks stunning & the stats speak for themselves, would love to know if you can use the camera to actually take underwater pictures as this would be the deciding factor for me buying the phone
Bad: fixed battery, but it would be difficult to have interchangeable battery in a waterproof device
Comment: I have a galaxy note now & am either going to get this or wait for the note 3, depending on whether I can use camera under water.
Good: pushes the smartphone envelope, camera
Bad: reported gap between screen and body collects dirt (ie build quality); fingerprints
Comment: Apple needs to consider a bigger screen.
Good: nice design and confortable
Comment: i would like to have this super android :)
Comment: nice phone
good job sony
Comment: I really like this Xperia Z and I will buy it when it released .
Good: 1080p Full HD screen, quadcore 1.5ghz, 2gb ram and 13mp exmor RS sensor
Bad: only TFT screen,
Comment: I really like this Xperia Z and I will buy it when it arrive to Malaysia.
Just abit sad that the screen doesn't upgrade to any others screen like OLED, IPS than the old TFT which possible bring better display and most important lower battery consumption on display.
Saw a taiwan review on Asus padfone 2 which has almost identical specs with XZ but can watch 7.7hours of FULL HD movie with it's IPS HD+ display with 2030mah battery.
Anywhere, will just get this beast and try to lower screen brightness for longer usage.
Good: nearly everything
Bad: no removable battery, no android 4.2.2?
Comment: It would be quite desirable, but I'll wait for the S4 to be released to make a comparison.
Then I'll decide which is the best.
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