Sony Xperia Z Vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs iPhone 5S Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3:The Phone To Hit The Bulls Eye In 2013

Sony finally unveiled its much awaited Xperia Z 5-inch phablet during the CES 2013 event, and managed to turn quite a few heads with it. But 2013 has just begun and despite its fabulous specs and offerings, we wonder if it stands a chance against Samsung’s and Apple’s flagship bestsellers when they launch their updated models later this year.

Display: For now, its specs do sound real good, when compared against the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Its 5-inch full HD display has a much higher resolution and with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology, it reproduces images brilliantly. But the iPhone 6 is rumored to sport a bigger 4.8-inch screen – one of the biggest complaints we had against the iPhone 5’s limited 4-inch display. Also, we’ve been hearing rumors that the Galaxy S4 could also sport a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 440 ppi. The Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to have a 6.3-inch full HD OLED display.

Internal storage: In terms of storage space, we’re hearing rumors that the iPhone 6 could have 128GB of internal storage. If this is true, then the Xperia Z’s 16 GB internal storage would appear far too limited in comparison. Also, if we take the Galaxy Note 2 as reference, we can hope to see at least 64GB of internal storage in the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 as well.

Camera: Sony Xperia Z’s 13MP camera may face stiff competition from Samsung Galaxy S4’s 13 MP camera. Also, rumor has it that Apple may put in a Super HD camera in the iPhone 6, which could make things more difficult for the Xperia Z. We haven’t heard anything about the camera on the Galaxy Note 3, but are hoping it would have a resolution of at least 13 MP like the Galaxy S4.

OS: Samsung’s flagship devices would most likely run on Android 5.0, which promises to be much better than the present Android Jelly Bean. Apple will also make the next version of iOS more powerful and versatile, which could make the Xperia Z running on Android 4.1 almost obsolete, unless it receives an upgrade to Android 5.0.s… Read the rest

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Sony’s James Bond Phone Sony Xperia Z Makes Apple iPhone 5 Bite The Dust

Sony has launched an exciting range of smartphones at CES 2013, and we just can’t stop drooling at two of the hottest models from their lineup – the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. We think the Xperia Z would be yet another Android device that Apple would have to worry about, and here’s why:

Display: To start with, the Xperia Z has a gorgeous 5-inch full HD display powered by Sony’s own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. We’ve always maintained that the biggest disappointment about the iPhone 5 was its limited 4-inch display, and with yet another big screen device like the Xperia Z, we wonder if Apple’s finally taken note of this point. Even in terms of resolution, the Xperia Z’s 443 ppi display makes for a visual treat when compared with the iPhone 5’s 326 ppi display.

Processing power: The Xperia Z is also a lot more powerful – with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM, here’s where multitasking really comes alive. On the other hand, the iPhone 5’s 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM may be sufficient for iOS, but if it’s heavier apps you’re planning to run, you know where to look.

Camera: If you’re among those who are addicted to your phone’s camera, here’s one more reason to cheer. The Sony Xperia Z comes with a 13.3 MP rear camera and a 2.2 MP front-facing camera. With Sony’s Exmos RS technology, this would be almost as good as a professional digital camera. Suddenly, the iPhone 5’s 8 MP camera sounds almost disappointing, doesn’t it?

Storage: The Xperia Z comes with 16 GB of internal storage, but also has a microSD card slot for those wanting more space. On the other hand, the iPhone 5 comes in 3 options – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, but there’s no option for a microSD card slot if you ever need more space.

We especially love the fact that this is a smartphone that is water and dust resistant and is as rugged as you could want. Also announced during the CES 2013 event is the Xperia ZL, which is almost identical to the Xperia Z – but will be available only in some regions where the Xperia Z won’t be released. It has a slightly thicker body and doesn’t have the glass back panel. Also, the Xperia ZL will not have LTE capabilities and won’t be water and dust resistant.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia Z Vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Motorola Driod Razr: Is Samsung Sweating?

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 managed to steal a lot of hearts when it came out last year, and did amazingly well despite its high price-tag. But, the Galaxy S3 did more than that – it upped the ante in terms of premium smartphones and discovered a brand new opportunity where people were paying to pay steep prices for mobile devices. Even though its sales are still going strong, we’re taking a look at some of its competitors today to see if Samsung has reason to be worried.

Sony Xperia Z: We start with this one because it’s not yet here, and are desperately waiting to get our hands on it. With a 5-inch full HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, the Xperia Z promises to be a treat for the eyes. This one is all about power, with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It’s also got a 13 MP camera featuring Sony’s Exmos RS technology and capable of capturing HDR video. The phone features a battery STAMINA mode that can have standby up to four times longer. But the best feature that we love so far – it’s supposedly dust and water resistant, making it a suitable option for those who love to rough it out or are too clumsy.

Motorola DROID RAZR: Even though Motorola hasn’t been doing as well as it once used to, their revisit to the RAZR brand sure brought back quite a few fond memories. With a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display boasting of a 312 ppi resolution, we love its sharp styling. In terms of camera power, its 8 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front-facing camera do quite a decent job, and since it runs on Android 4.1, you can shoot panorama images with the camera. The phone comes with a massive 3300 mAh battery, which makes this phone an ideal choice for the frequent traveler who rarely has access to charging points. Powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, in terms of power, it’s nowhere near its competitors, but suits just fine for average use. The DROID RAZR comes with 32 GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot.

Samsung Galaxy S3: By now, pretty much everyone’s familiar with the Galaxy S3. Its 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display does have a lower ppi count of 306 ppi when compared with Motorola’s model. This one also comes with an 8 MP rear camera but has a slightly better 1.9 MP front-facing camera. Its 2100 mAh battery may seem much smaller in comparison with that of the DROID RAZR, but does manage to offer decent amount of power to the phone. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, multi-tasking is sheer effortless on the Galaxy S3. With internal storage of 64 GB and a microSD card slot, memory would never be a problem on this phone.… Read the rest

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