Sony Xperia Z Vs HTC One Or Should We Wait and See What Samsung Galaxy S4 Has In Store

This one’s exclusively for the hardcore tech enthusiast who doesn’t mind splurging on his or her gadgets. Sure, 2013 started with a bang if we talk about the world of smartphones – first was the dust and water resistant Sony Xperia Z unveiled at CES, then came the HTC One with a mind-boggling resolution of 468 ppi.

Both these phones boast really fine specs, undoubtedly, and if you’re among the impatient kinds, we’d suggest you to go ahead and choose between them. But if you can hold on a little longer, it may be worth your while to see what Samsung brings forth in the Galaxy S4 a couple of weeks from now.

While we’ve still not received any official word from Samsung yet on the phone’s features and specs, we think it will definitely be worth checking out. Well, firstly because it has the Samsung tag – the company that makes the most number of smartphones in the world. Secondly, because Samsung managed to make an immensely successful Galaxy S3 which went on to become the most popular smartphone in 2012.

To maintain its position as the leader in this competitive market, we bet Samsung will do all that it can, and more, to ensure that the Galaxy S4 is as successful as its predecessor. Sure, in terms of specs, it will be comparable with the Sony Xperia Z and the HTC One. But there will be a marked difference in the Samsung flagship for sure – after all, it’s these little differences that make Samsung’s products stand out anyway.… Read the rest

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HTC One Vs Sony Xperia Z Vs BlackBerry Z10: HTC One’s Fate Relies On Ultrapixels?

So, after much speculation and what seemed like an endless wait, HTC finally unveiled its brand new flagship smartphone, the HTC One. And we are only too pleased with what the company has confirmed to be a truly spectacular and promising new entrant in the Android smartphone arena. But when it goes up against some of the more recent launches like the Sony Xperia Z and BlackBerry Z10, what could be the HTC One’s fate?

HTC One: The latest flagship smartphone to hit the market, HTC One features an absolutely stunning 4.7-inch full HD display with a resolution of 468 ppi – the highest so far in a smartphone. We do wish it had a slightly bigger screen though. It is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM. You can choose from a 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage space. The HTC One ships with Android 4.1.2 but can be upgraded to Android 4.2.2. The phone is fitted with a unique Ultrapixels camera which the company claims can reproduce much higher quality images, even in low light conditions. It comes with a massive 2,300 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Z: Sony’s flagship smartphone was announced during CES 2013 and is ready to hit the markets. The Xperia Z has a gorgeous 5-inch full HD display with a 441 ppi resolution. It is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon Krait processor and 2 GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Sony has put in 16 GB of internal storage in this phone, but has also included a microSD card slot in case you need more space. The Xperia Z is fitted with a 13 MP rear camera with an Exmos RS sensor and a 2.2 MP front-facing camera. Powering the Xperia Z is a 2,300 mAh battery which provides up to 14 hours of talktime. The USP of the Xperia Z is that it is dust and water resistant, making it a sturdy, reliable buy, especially for the extra-clumsy customers.

BlackBerry Z10: The former world favorite smartphone, BlackBerry, sure got quite a nice uplift and the Z10 looks a lot better than the older models. It runs on BlackBerry 10, an OS that is far better than the previous offerings and it looks like it can hold its own against tough competitors like Android and iOS. The Z10 has a 4.2-inch display with a resolution of 356 ppi, so in terms of display, it lags far behind its other two contenders. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon Krait processor and 2 GB of RAM. Like the Xperia Z, it also has 16 GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot. Unfortunately, even in terms of camera, this one’s far behind with its 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front-facing camera. It is fitted with an 1800 mAh battery, which promises a talktime of up to 10 hours.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia Z Hitting Europe on February 21; Swedish 3 Allows Pre-Ordering

Here’s reason to cheer for the European fans of the Sony Xperia Z. The gorgeous dust and water resistant Sony flagship smartphone is launching across the continent on the 21st of February. The Xperia Z won many hearts when it was unveiled during the CES 2013, and the world has been waiting to get their hands on this beauty ever since.

The news was broken on Sony’s Facebook page which said it will launch at Sony’s Berlin store on this date. Even though there is no official confirmation yet, Sony has also sent out invites for an Xperia Z event on the same date in another European country.

Sweden’s 3 is among the first carriers in the continent to start taking pre-orders for the Xperia Z. The LTE enabled Xperia Z running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is up for pre-order and comes with a price tag of SEK 5,495 (around $870). Customers can also get the phone free with a two year consumer or business plan with this carrier.

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Sony Xperia Z Won’t Let BlackBerry Z10 Come Up: It’s The Camera Doing All The Talking

So yes, we’ve already fallen in love with the Xperia Z ever since it was unveiled during CES 2013. Even though we needed any more reason to lose our hearts to this beauty, here’s the latest astounding feature this phone has.

The Xperia Z’s 13.1 MP rear camera with its Exmos RS sensor can apparently click unlimited images at the rate of 10 images per second with a 9 MP resolution. A new video has surfaced on the internet, demonstrating how the phone managed to click 999 images within a duration of just 68 seconds. As mind-blowing as it sounds, you may wonder why on earth anyone would want to click so many pictures of one particular subject, especially if the subject is still.

However, its potential is immense for those extreme shutterbugs – think of how this mode can be used to click multiple images in motion, almost depicting the series like a slow moving video. It’s a brilliant device, which just got even more drool-worthy thanks to this feature. Now, Sony, could you please just put an end to our helpless waiting and release the phone into the markets already?… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia Z Gets Rolled Out In Japan, Europe Can’t Wait For This Fierce Samsung Galaxy S3 Competitor

Yes, it’s been a while since we brought out extensive coverage of the absolutely gorgeous Sony Xperia Z. We know you’ve been waiting to get your hands on it for some time now, but it sure looks like your wait is ending soon. Sony’s flagship device with its 5-inch screen, quad-core processor and dust and water resistant body has finally started selling in Japan. You can buy it through NTT DoCoMo and shipping has already started to consumers who had pre-ordered the phone.

The Xperia Z available in Japan has been specially customized by Sony, and features a One Seg Tuner, FeliCa NFC as well as an infrared port, in addition to unique software features. You can choose from three color options – white, black and purple.

For European customers too, the wait is soon coming to an end. From what we have heard, the phone should hit the European markets by the end of this month and become more widely available by March. For Sony Xperia Z fans in India though, unfortunately, we still don’t know how much longer until the phone arrives here. But if you know someone in Japan or Europe, maybe you can request them to pick one up for you.… Read the rest

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Sony All Set To Get A Newcomer After Sony Xperia Z, It Is Called Sony Xperia SP

 

 

So what next for Sony, well it is a new 4.5 inch device Sony Xperia SP. It is being heard that Sony Xperia XP is going to make appearance at MWC this month. Sony Xperia SP is slightly larger than Sony Xperia V and we have heard that it will have 720 mega pixel screen.

The rumors are that this new offering from Sony which was earlier known as Sony HuaShan would be powered by Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T and is clocked at 1.7GHz. It will run on Android Jelly Bean.

 

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HTC M7 Vs HTC One X Vs Nokia Lumia 920: Would HTC Evolution Bring Back Its Mojo?

If it is the Xperia Z for Sony and the Lumia 920 for Nokia, it probably will be the M7 for HTC. We’re talking about how the latest flagship models could help revive the former leaders and bring them up in the very competitive smartphone market. While the One X launched last year did have remarkable specs, it didn’t exactly help HTC earn too much of profits.

Even though HTC was the first company to produce an Android smartphone, somewhere along the way, it lost out to players like Samsung. With every passing quarter, as new entrants arrive in the market with their Android smartphones, it’s only going to get tougher for this Taiwanese company to rise above the many competitors. But, we’re hoping that the M7 could be the perfect way to propel it forward.

With spectacular features like a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, this device could find quite a few takers. And even though it has only a 4.7-inch display, it may find enough buyers who need something more compact than the 5-inch giants like the Xperia Z. But it’s not just enough to make an amazing phone – HTC never had a problem with that. Even the HTC One X was a fabulous phone, which is similar in size to the upcoming M7, but less powerful with its 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM.

To be able to sell more, we think HTC definitely needs to focus its energy on having an aggressive marketing campaign for its upcoming flagship to get noticed. It needs to shake off its apprehensions from its sinking performance and renew its confidence when launching the new M7. Also, instead of introducing so many models that end up confusing the consumer (Sony, are you also listening?), give it a solid recognizable name, a la Samsung. This will help consumers remember your handsets and hopefully pick them over those of your competitors.… Read the rest

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HTC M7 Vs Sony Xperia Z Vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Is HTC Imbued With Elan To Rule In 2013?

2013’s promising to become an even more exciting year than 2012, and it’s barely even begun! The battle for the best smartphone of 2013 is already seeing a lot of contenders, many of which are still rumored to be launching. But boy, when they do, believe us when we say that you as a consumer will be amazingly confused and spoilt for choice. So today, we’re pitting the awesome Sony Xperia Z against the rumored HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 to see if these two phones could pull away Sony’s expectedly huge sales.

Screen Size: In terms of screen size, the M7 could lose out a little bit due to its 4.7-inch display, while the Xperia Z has and the Galaxy S4 is expected to have 5-inch screens. In terms of resolution too, the Xperia Z is powered by Sony’s very own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and promises to have spectacular viewing, while the Galaxy S4 is rumored to have a 441 ppi. Looks like the M7 might fall back in this category for sure.

Tech specs: While we still don’t know the exact processor in the Galaxy S4, looks like it could most probably be a quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM. The Xperia Z’s got a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB RAM, but if you want a little more power, pick up the M7 with its 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB RAM.

Camera: In terms of the rear camera, we have to say these 3 phones are equally matched – all of them have a 13 MP rear camera. But as of now, we think the Xperia Z has a slight edge over the others, thanks to its Exmos RS sensor that lets it reproduce high quality pictures. In terms of the front-facing camera too, the Xperia Z has a 2.2 MP one, when compared with the 2 MP front-facing camera in the M7 and the 1.9 MP equivalent in the Galaxy S4.

Another interesting feature in the Xperia Z is that it’s water and dust resistant, and that’s something we haven’t been hearing about in the M7 and the Galaxy S4. But if either of these phones will actually become more popular than the Xperia Z remains to be seen.… Read the rest

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South East Asia Soon To Get Bitten By The Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL Bug

Here’s some great news for those based out of South East Asia. Sony recently held an event to launch its flagship Xperia Z and the Xperia ZL. So customers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam could hope to see these two new smartphones in the market within the first quarter of 2013. Unveiled during the CES 2013, these phones were among the most popular devices showcased at the event.

The Sony Xperia Z has a 5-inch display and is supposed to be dust and water resistant. It will be available in black, white and purple colored variants. The Xperia ZL also has a 5-inch display, but will a smaller resolution, and will be cheaper than the Xperia Z. It will come in two color options – black and white. However, don’t break your bank just yet – Sony is yet to reveal the pricing details on these two devices.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia Z Vs Nokia Lumia 920 : Is It The Water Resistant Wisdom Which Would Steal Lumia’s Mojo?

So Nokia Lumia 920 hits the Indian market today for Rs 38,889, and it’s sure to become Nokia’s recent bestseller. But, if you’re still undecided on whether you want to jump in and pick one up for yourself, or wait for Sony’s Xperia Z to arrive, this is a must-read article for you. We’re pitting the Lumia 920 against Sony’s latest phablet, the Xperia Z, to see if it can match up to yet another Android device or will it sink in sales when the latter comes out.

The OS: First off, let’s just say that Microsoft managed to do a pretty good job with the Windows Phone 8. It works quite smooth and is a far better interface than the previous Windows Phone 7. But then, Android 4.1 is also a huge improvement over the Android 4.0. Android is anyway the world’s most popular smartphone OS in the world, so Nokia sure has its work cut out for it with the Lumia 920.

The display: The Lumia 920 comes with a stunning 4.5-inch full HD display with a 768X1920 pixels. The Xperia Z is a little bigger, with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080X1920pixels. No prizes in guessing which one we’d love to look into here. But, if you’re apprehensive about the massive 5-inch screen and how easy it would be to carry around, then we suggest you opt for the sleek Lumia 920 instead.

Hardware: The Lumia 920 is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 1 GB of RAM. It comes with 32 GB of internal storage, but there’s no microSD card slot should you need more space on this phone. The Xperia Z is literally a powerhouse, with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM. Although it has just 16 GB of internal storage, Sony has included a microSD card slot for those who want more storage space.

Camera: While the Lumia 920 comes with an 8 MP rear camera with Nokia’s PureView technology, the Xperia Z has a more powerful 13 MP rear camera. Even the front-facing camera on the Xperia Z, a 2.2MP one, is better than the Lumia 920’s 1.3MP camera.

Battery: Nokia’s put in a 2000 mAh battery that offers up to 10 hours of talktime on 3G networks, while Sony’s Xperia Z comes with a 2330 mAh battery giving it 14 hours of talktime on 3G networks.

Another huge plus for the Xperia Z is that it is dust and water resistant, making it a far more sturdy device than any other smartphone presently available in the market, the Lumia 920 included.… Read the rest

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