Sony for a long time trying to catch up in the mobile industry, once again releasing another flagship models that the company had a bad turn of a card, which is largely the result of cooperation with Ericsson. It seems that none of the high-end phones as it does not cause heated debate, as recently shown Xperia Z. Are you sure there is nothing to rave about?
The Xperia design can admire.
The device is closed in the dimensions of 139.00 x 71.00 x 7.90 mm, while a weight of 146 grams. In a world of 5-inch smartphone, the Xperia does not stand out in your weight or a plus or a minus. Dimensions and weight of the device does not translate into a small comfort. On the contrary: the phone is in very safe hands and being in the pocket, it does not give the impression of too heavy and large, unlike even the Samsung Galaxy Note 2nd The manufacturer also decided to ensure the visibility of the unit, opting for a very interesting, yet not exploited by the competition version of the color purple. The device can also be purchased in white and black color options.
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Phone looks very elegant – I can definitely say that it is the most dignified and elegant works with Android cell phone I've ever had the pleasure to test. Workmanship can easily compete with what the company has to offer Apple, famous for its superb workmanship their devices. The left wall to enter the phone hides a microUSB port and a microSD card socket. Xperia bottom wall of the remaining undeveloped, the upper wall of the cell reflects our disposal audioJack headphone and the right cell wall hides the entrance to the SIM card, elegant, metal volume buttons, power button (the metallic) and the main speaker unit. [Nggallery id = 290 template = techmaniak] One kind of inconsistency on the part of Sony is not signing a few of these caps, so that a novice user needs to spend some time, in order to quickly get to the SIM card and microUSB port. A big misconception is specific, plastic tray, in which you must insert your card MicroSIM: it has no markings, prompting a new user which direction to insert the tray – now with a SIM card – the phone. This is a big oversight, because the inserted card bad it is very difficult to recover. The mass Xperia Z is closed, which means no access to the battery. However, it is answered by the entire device is covered with a material that is waterproof as well as guarantee should protect your phone from dust and small falls from height. I confirm: the phone is waterproof, not afraid to wear his carrying of keys in his pocket, but the technology used almost unimaginably attract dust, which often shows up on the display.
Only refreshes Bravia Engine, it's not enough?
Sony Xperia With a large 5-inch display with IPS technology TFT, using the benefits of technology Bravia Engine 2.0. The screen operates at a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, offering a very high density of pixels per inch (441 ppi). Presented the image quality is very high shelf, but the phone has a relatively poor viewing angles, especially when you compare it to the family and the AMOLED technology used in Lumii 920th [Nggallery id = 292 template = techmaniak] used protective glass surrounding the entire unit – including the screen – raised my concerns about the readability of the screen in very sunny. It is unfortunate that the benefits of mobile Bravia Engine uses only when viewing multimedia, and video mode. Response to touch is almost perfect. In this respect, nothing the tested device can not be criticized.
Solid, but not outstanding against rivals
Sony Xperia With a lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery with a capacity of 2330 mAh. Because of the closed block device can not quickly replace other cells, for example, outstanding capacity.Test Battery (screen brightness set to 50%):
- conversation: loss of 23% per hour
- work in the browser mode (Wi-Fi): loss of 30% per hour
- work in the browser mode (3G): loss of 33% per hour
- work in playback mode, WiFi enabled, playing video in full screen mode – loss of 18% per hour
- work in playback mode, WiFi is not active, playing a movie in full screen mode – loss of 17% per hour
- work in console mode – loss of 38% per hour
- Charge time from 15% ~ 2.5 hours
It is worth mentioning that the cell used in the Xperia allows you to about two days of average use phone without using a charger.
Xperia With skillfully uses multiple-Standard
As befits a flagship model from Sony stable, the Xperia is packed with many features that can make life easier for smartphone users. Phone supports HSDPA technology standard 42.00 Mbit / s, WiFi (v802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, battery saving mode, LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 ), 3D Surround Sound (VPT). Added to this is Clear Audio + HDMI port with MHL technology, accelerometer, proximity sensor and light, magnetometer, gyroscope. Sony Xperia With easily supports all major GSM bands.
Overlay reload from Sony breathed new life into Android.
Sony Xperia Z runs on Android 4.1.2 and a new, thought-from the ground up (finally!) graphic overlay, which brings with it a huge melee potential, which could threaten similar products from competitors. Over the smooth operation of your operating system ensures 4-core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor (made in the technology of 28 nm) with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz. Together with 2 GB of RAM, this specification without any problems can ensure the smooth operation of the operating system and the extensive application pool that provided by Sony. [Nggallery id = 294 template = techmaniak] Authoring applications, for which it is worth noting the comments, which is actually a collection of simple ficzerów with yellow sticky notes (which can be placed on the desktop), there is a place for anti-virus from McAfee, SmartConnect function, which allows fast We stremować image on TV that also supports the technology, innovation is a collection of applications that can run in a window without compromising the ongoing processes. Dynamic access to a calculator, timer and recorder greatly simplifies the use of the Xperia. Congratulations, Sony.
Quickly, intuitively, without Flash
[Nggallery id = 296 template = techmaniak] Xperia definitely parted from the stock Android browser: the start-up will receive at their disposal only the Chrome browser. Unfortunately, with the new version of the green system is not officially supported by technology Flash. It can be a relatively quick install, but it is worth to pay attention to this shortcoming. Google Chrome browser itself works very smoothly and quickly, without any problems it poses to users. I must commend Xperia With a very fast loading pages, even in places where my operator's signal was very weak. The company's flagship smartphone from Sony without problems raised in this aspect SGN2.
Supposed to be wonderful, is on average
The Xperia disappointed me when it comes to music features. Although the default player looks smart, works reliably, but even when using the service boost sound quality, Clearaudio +, its quality is not breathtaking, to some extent, even giving what they can offer products from the competition. In addition, the speaker located in the lower right corner of the cover easily. The mistake seems to be that Sony has not opted for two of the speakers, placing them second in the upper right corner of the cell. [Nggallery id = 298 template = techmaniak] Video mode looks good, what is largely the responsibility of taking technology refreshes Bravia Engine 2.0, which even with average quality video format. Rmvb can do a lot. Screenings video to Sony Xperia Z, is pleasure, to that microSD card with support for our device, we can easily turn into a small video library. Tested Media:
- mkv, 1080p, h264, 40Mbps: play correctly
- mkv, 1080p, h264, 10Mbps, dts: play correctly
- mkv, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles: play correctly
- mkv, 720p, h264, 600kbps, aac / mp3 dual audio play correctly
- mp4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac: play correctly
- mp4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3: play correctly
- mkv, 480p, xvid, 1mbps, he aac, subtitles: play correctly
Phone and keyboard
It's better than it was, but it is not yet
During testing, the device is not manifested a tendency to keep problems range. On the contrary, against my personal device, the Xperia to fare a bit better, allowing you to hope for trouble-free operation of your Xperia in that aspect. Refreshed dialer looks clean, minimalist and elegant. It works exactly as it should. The default keyboard has undergone a small revolution. It seems that Sony finally did something with the dictionary, which comes here a lot better than it did in the previous Xperiach. Technology slide on the screen works well, but the spell is broken, when I suddenly realize that adding a period, comma or semicolon actually disproportionately involved a lot of time: all of these features are available only on the second tab keyboard application. Until hard to believe that Sony has not been able to squeeze them on the first tab, choosing a large 5-inch screen.
Camera and Video
Competition dent in the ground … with one small "but"
Powerful, as many as 13-megapixel camera, a distinctive f/2.2 aperture, 28 mm lens, and the sensor Exmor CMOS RS. All of this gave the announcement a real pogrom competition i .. so it happened. Pictures come out extremely well, the camera is able to forgive all the numerous trips for beginners, because really hard to "spoil the image" in the Xperia Z. The problem is catching a long time to focus and heating equipment when working under photo / video bit longer. With temperatures oscillating in the range of 27 degrees Celsius, after 30-40 minutes of play, the rear wall of the phone it's getting noticeably warmer and the temperature can jump up to 45 degrees. This defect, you have to admit it openly. Maybe the next firmware update will solve the problem.
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We answer your questions
@ Speicher: 1) the battery life? Correctly, but without the fireworks 2) as in the hand? Sensational 🙂 3) the strength of the glass in practice? Gives the impression of a solid 4) the transition to the bravia engine is smooth yes, everything here works OK 5) what is the added quality headphones cheap compared with some good models such as SoundMagic E10 and Senkami so expensive? in my opinion, the headphones are adequate, optimal 6) what do you think? It actually leave and take Zetka S2 if S2 theory suits me and the size and parameters? Is is something else you can really convince me to switch to high enda, which theoretically does not need? Already and you're on your own after reading the reviews answer 😉 @ Thomas: bravia engine that turns on only when viewing pictures and video and can be run it "permanent" ..? Unfortunately, at the moment, you can not. @ Jaro: How does the quality of the music as compared to the "formula" or iphone do not know how on the iPhone but as for me phone played quieter than the Galaxy Note 2, which does not mean that he played badly … @ Saracen: Is there a lag when opening the contacts and the dialer as SGS3 No, no. Everything works smoothly. @ Kembrix: 1.How excel these great sets of headphones with the Xperia? Properly 2.Are really good shooting HDR video? In my opinion, just as the 3.A STAMINA mode I really help? Only slightly. I think you could squeeze a lot more performance and 4.Jakość camera is better Xperia T? twice already so notorious 😉 5.Czy POWER button behaves well yes. this is a very smart game 6.Głośnik quite loudly? unfortunately, persists even SGN2, but keeps the level of sound quality.
Sony Xperia With a powerful phone, which at the moment can be measured relatively little equipment. Compete with the new Xperia can stand only Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X +, LG Optimus 4X and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Nokia Lumia 920th Depending on what features are a priority for you, you can choose your next smartphone.