"Fantastic Phone!"on by C-Burris
Pros Beautiful display, amazing colors
Very powerful processor, no lags when multitasking
13.1MP rear camera and takes incredible pictures
Battery life on the phone is decent
Cons No user accessible battery
Radio is RDS capable, but not HD
Summary I was looking for a new cellphone and was innundated with choices: The Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Blackberry Z10, and Nokia 920 were all full of features and every one of them would have made a fine phone. As a long-time Sony-Ericsson customer, the new Sony phones were interesting but the biggest drawback was Android and Google's lack of respect for my privacy.Edit:
This last point, Android, was in mind the single most important reason to switch to something else, and the Nokia and Blackberry were intriguing choices. After reading all the reviews and analyzing the phones, I was all set to select the Nokia 920...but for the arrogance of Microsoft.
Microsoft announced that they were discontinuing support for Windows Phone 8, an OS they introduced only last year. That, along with their refusal to listen to customer feedback on the desktop version of Windows 8 completely turned me off, and now there was no way I was going to buy anything with Windows. So, now I was back to Android despite my privacy concerns about Google.
I tried really really hard to like the Samsung, but for a $600+ phone, i wanted something that looked it and couldn't get over the plasticy feeling and cheapness of Samsung's build quality. Additionally, because of my prior business experience in dealing with Korean companies, I was already deeply suspicious of the Koreans cutting corners in quality.
Now all my other candidates were eliminated and I went back to Sony to see what they had. One look at the Xperia Z, and I was sold. Others may have better hardware specs, or better software, or better hype (I'm looking at you iPhone), but the Z topped them all in a nice balance between hardware, software, and looks. Best of all, it felt well built and sturdy, yet sophisticated, with blazing fast responsiveness.
I bought the Z, and whereas before I'd use the phone strictly for communications (phone/messaging), now, for the first time, I am really enjoying using my phone as a complete computing device. My laptop use has dropped to less than 50%.
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Well done Sony!!
Updated on Dec 28, 2013
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"Best phone ever"on by fatboi1000
Cons Nothing at all
Summary Buy it now
"Not so good..."on by HyperTallih
Pros Water Closed.
can't find others...
Cons OS, Not like the Samsung Gelaxy S4.
Summary Don't buy
Pros Crisp display, the applications run well, and the Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity are excellent.
Cons The battery drain is like water leaking out of a hole in a styrofoam cup, the unit heats up very quickly(I had a Note II and it did not get this hot), and the camera was not as responsive as I hoped.
Summary While it is a decent candidate to give an iPhone or a GS II a run for its money, it simply had too many operational issues that inhibited its potential.
"Just awesome."on by solidrabi
Pros 13mp camera, awesome screen clarity, 2gb ram for multitasking. latest android.
Cons none at all
Summary Makes the Iphone 5 look stale and the S4 unimpressive