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Sony Xperia Series

Sony Xperia C3Processor: , unknown, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T, Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: , Qualcomm Adreno 200, Qualcomm Adreno 225, Qualcomm Adreno 302, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 320, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 3.5 inch, 4.0 inch, 4.3 inch, 4.5 inch, 4.6 inch, 4.8 inch, 5 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.3 inch, 5.5 inch, 6 inch, 6.44 inch
Weight: 0.112kg, 0.116kg, 0.119kg, 0.124kg, 0.129kg, 0.137kg, 0.139kg, 0.144kg, 0.146kg, 0.148kg, 0.149kg, 0.15kg, 0.151kg, 0.152kg, 0.155kg, 0.16kg, 0.163kg, 0.169kg, 0.172kg, 0.2kg, 0.212kg
Price: 129, 169, 200, 229, 239, 259, 279, 300, 400, 499, 500, 549, 649, 699, 700, 799 euro
Average Score: 83.56% - good
Average of 196 scores (from 298 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 75%, features: 73%, display: 81%
mobility: 90%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 92%

 

Sony Xperia T

Specifications

Sony Xperia TNotebook: Sony Xperia T
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 225
Display: 4.6 inch, , 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.139kg
Price: 499 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

75% Sony Xperia T
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Sony Xperia J

Specifications

Sony Xperia JNotebook: Sony Xperia J
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.124kg
Price: 239 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Review Sony Xperia J Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Portfolio expansion. Sony is currently launching a torrent of new Xperia models on the market in order to satisfy all conceivable target groups. How will the 4-inch midrange model, featuring a clock rate of 1 GHz and a 512 MB working memory, fare in our tests and is the RRP of 239 Euros (~$323) reasonable?
91% 9 Consumer-Electronics-Produkte
Source: Chip.de - 8/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Sony Xperia E dual

Specifications

Sony Xperia E dualNotebook: Sony Xperia E dual
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 3.5 inch, 2:3, 480x320 pixels
Weight: 0.116kg
Price: 169 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

84% Review Sony Xperia E Dual Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Dual-SIM beginner. One does not need two separate smartphones for private and business use. Sony is offering a cheap dual-SIM smartphone with the Xperia E dual that comes with the Android operation system, a single core chip, a 3.5-inch display and a micro card reader. Are 170 Euros (~$225) worth spending on this?
Dual-SIM-Smartphone für 150 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Negative: performance slow; sim-card mode impractical
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2013

 

Sony Xperia Z

Samsung is all you hear when it comes to high-end Android smartphones these days. However, Sony along with some others have tried their best to break this tradition. Just like HTC, Sony have tried to focus more on design and build quality rather than pure specs. The Sony Xperia Z is a good example for this. It is covered with an IP55/IP57 dust and water resistant glass on the front and back. The quality of this material gives an above premium feel and the only direct competitor to it might be the HTC One. All the outside ports including SIM slot, headphone port, and USB charger, are covered with rubber-like flaps and have to be closed to attain water and dust protection. The phone is able to detect if one or more of the flaps are open and reminds you to close them.

It is not only about the outside though. The Xperia Z is on-par with its main competitors, the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, in terms of specs, too. The front part is occupied with a 5-inch display featuring a full-HD resolution. The brain inside this device is a quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, which has a native support for LTE networks. It handles multitasking just as well as the Galaxy S4 which is powered with a Octa-core processor. In terms of memory, this flagship device comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by using a memory card with up to 64GB. On the back of the Xperia Z there is a 13 MP camera with LED flash, which is capable of taking 1080p resolution videos. The Sony Xperia Z is still the best choice for a high-end Android smartphone if you’re looking for something that is tough both on the outside and inside.

Specifications

Sony Xperia ZNotebook: Sony Xperia Z
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.146kg
Price: 649 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

88% Review Sony Xperia Z Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Razor-sharp. The new Sony Xperia Z features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a corresponding pixel density of 443 ppi. In addition to the high-resolution display, the phone offers plenty of performance. The fairly substantial price of 650 Euros (~$850) raises expectations.
100% Sony Xperia Z review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia Z has the looks and the high-resolution screen to make it a worthy high-end smartphone. Currently, at least until the Samsung Galaxy S4 is released, its main competition is the similarly huge-screened HTC One. We prefer the HTC One's aluminium body, but if you don’t like the sweeping changes HTC has made to Android with its new Sense interface, you may prefer the more lightly-customised Xperia Z.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
95% Sony Xperia Z review
Source: Techradar English
There is so much to love about the Sony Xperia Z - and while there are some annoyances, they pale in comparison. Yes, we think it's a bit shoddy that we encountered software bugs, but we suppose they can be fixed easily enough, and they weren't bad enough that we had crashes or lost data. The only problem is, by the time that's happened, the competition from fellow Android manufacturers will have grown even fiercer. For now, for those who can afford it, we recommend it heartily.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Review: Sony's Xperia Z is the Aquaman of phones
Source: TechHive.com English
The Xperia Z is a great phone—the waterproof feature is incredibly fun to play with, the camera is solid as long as you have enough light, and the screen is both beautiful and responsive. Sony couldn’t help but slap its logo on the front of the phone and its mediocre software all over the home screens, but since the hardware is so high quality, it’s hard to mind much. The HTC One’s superior speaker and low-light photography give it an edge, but the Xperia Z is right up there with the top-tier Android phones, especially for fans of Sony’s other products—or butterfingers who want a stylish phone they can drop in the toilet once in a while.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Xperia Z is a surprise. From our original review, we knew it was a solid performer, but even with the Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One on the scene, it’s impressive how well it holds up to – and, in some cases, out-performs – its newer rivals. In fact, with all three flagships having shown their best side, we’re leaning toward judging the Xperia Z as the best all-round Android phone of the moment. At $99.99 down and then $20 per month – on top of service charges – for the duration of a two-year agreement, the Xperia Z is well priced, too. Great battery life, a highly capable camera, usable durability without the normal addition of heft, and sophisticated, discrete styling add up to a smartphone that rightly deserves the attention Samsung and HTC have been getting.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2013
T-Mobile Sony XPERIA Z Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
If you decide to decide that T-mobile can become your carrier of choice (the WiFi calls would be my reason to switch), the XPERIA Z is a fine choice. It may not have the fastest hardware on paper, but it does possess a particularly responsive user interface which has nothing to envy from the fastest phones out there, on the contrary quite a few would gain to be as snappy. Overall, this is a very good phone that I think shouldn’t be judged on its hardware platform alone. Its design and relative ruggedness make it quite unique. We can’t give it an excellent rating because of the slightly slower hardware, but Sony came up with an excellent design and did a lot of great things in the software.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2013
70% Sony Xperia Z
Source: Laptop Mag English
The LG Optimus F3 packs some cool features like floating apps and Home button LED notifications into a lightweight design. However, while this Android phone is $29 with a 2-year contract, there are other devices in the same price range (or cheaper) that are much better. If you prefer compact smartphones, the 4-inch Samsung Galaxy Victory ($49) lasts longer on a charge than the F3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Sony Xperia Z review: stylish Android smartphone with robust design
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia Z is the first smartphone which Sony has really nailed. We love the stylish, desirable and rugged design. The combination of excellent performance, a stunning screen and great cameras make the Xperia Z a force to be reckoned with. There is very little to say about this phone that is negative.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
Sony Xperia Z
Source: IT Reviews English
It’s not every day that you use a smartphone in heavy rain without a care, but the Sony Xperia Z is not an everyday phone. The Xperia Z is Sony’s current flagship android smartphone featuring IP55/IP57 dust and water resistance with toughened glass on the front and back. Overall we thought Sony's software layer on the Xperia Z was very helpful, perhaps the best interface and usability of the current batch of high-end smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2013
91% Sony Xperia Z
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
88% Sony Xperia Z
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
Sony Xperia Z
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
89% Sony Xperia Z
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
87% Sony Xperia Z
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%
100% Primus der 2013er Generation
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: very good hardiness; water- and dustproof
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Sony Xperia ZL

Specifications

Sony Xperia ZLNotebook: Sony Xperia ZL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.151kg
Price: 549 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 75.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

88% Review Sony Xperia ZL Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Product diversity. The Xperia ZL extends Sony's smartphone portfolio at the top of the range, whereby familiar hardware and a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels meet a slightly reworked case, all of which is currently available at a price of around 550 Euros (~$715).
80% Sony Xperia ZL Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
With that said, there certainly are some things holding back the Xperia ZL from receiving our excellent rating. The location of the ZL’s front-facing camera isn’t ideal and will confuse its users every time they fire it up, the phone’s vibration is way too strong and its battery could have been better. Regardless of those minor annoyances, the Xperia ZL is a great Android smartphone that really does bring all of Sony’s experience into a mobile device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony XPERIA ZL Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Sony XPERIA ZL takes what the Sony XPERIA Z was good at – and remains good at – and puts it in a slightly more hand-friendly form factor. If you’d like your handset to have a massive amount of glass, you’ll want the Z. If instead you want a slightly less pretty machine that’s better for an accident here or there, go ZL.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2013
70% Sony Xperia ZL review - high-end Android phone is good but not great
Source: PC Advisor English
Should you run out and buy an Xperia ZL? In a word, no. There's nothing expressly wrong with it: I rather like the design, which feels modern, if a bit run-of-the-mill. It performs well, serves up plenty of battery life for average use cases, and even has a nice camera once you get used to its limitations (or aren't especially picky). But there are just too many great options out there, and while the Xperia ZL won't disappoint, your money will be better spent elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Review: Sony Xperia ZL is about as exciting as getting socks for Christmas
Source: TechHive.com English
Should you run out and buy an Xperia ZL? In a word, no. There's nothing expressly wrong with it: I rather like the design, which feels modern, if a bit run-of-the-mill. It performs well, serves up plenty of battery life for average use cases, and even has a nice camera once you get used to its limitations (or aren't especially picky). But there are just too many great options out there, and while the Xperia ZL won't disappoint, your money will be better spent elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Sony Xperia ZL
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

Sony Xperia SP

Specifications

Sony Xperia SPNotebook: Sony Xperia SP
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.6 inch, 3:5, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia SP (Model)

Average Score: 79.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

86% Review Sony Xperia SP Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Ambitious mid-range device 4.6-inch display with HD resolution, powerful hardware and a design similar to the Xperia Z top model's: At the first glance, the Sony Xperia SP appears to have all advantages on its side. Our test uncovers what the smartphone can really do.
80% Sony Xperia SP review: excellent mid-range Google Android phone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia SP has the spec and price of a mid-range Android smartphone, but when you actually get the device in your hands and start using it any ideas of it being mediocre go out of the window. It really is a class act, so if you're looking for a good phone to browse the web, perform tasks quickly and take decent photos with at a price that won't break the bank, then you really should consider the Xperia SP.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia SP video review: impressive mid-range Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The SP is actually smaller and heavier than its big brother, the Xperia Z, but it still manages to feel nice in your hands in terms of weight and dimensions. See also: Sony Xperia SP review: mid-priced Android phone is a class act. The 4.6in display is just about the perfect size in terms of the average thumb's screen reach. The display itself boasts 720 x 1280 pixels and looks very sharp.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2013
80% Sony Xperia SP review: an impressive mid-range Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia SP has the spec and price of a mid-range Android smartphone, but when you actually get the device in your hands and start using it any ideas of it being mediocre go out of the window. It really is a class act, so if you're looking for a good phone to browse the web, perform tasks quickly and take decent photos with at a price that won't break the bank, then you really should consider the Xperia SP.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Sony Xperia SP review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Sony Xperia SP is a reasonable Android boasting decent performance and battery life and all the inherent perks of its Jelly Bean operating system. However, the phone's ability to shine is hampered by a slightly dull display, poor storage and less than stellar software additions.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Review: Sony Xperia SP
Source: Reg Hardware English
Nokia’s Lumia 720 is another alternative if you can live with Windows Phone 8, but the 480 x 800 display counts against it, as does the limited amount of Ram, which rules out some of the apps and games in the WP8 app store. None support 4G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2013
Sony Xperia SP review: lights, camera, performance
Source: Engadget English
The Xperia SP is by no means perfect. It's got a grime- and glare-loving screen that misses the mark despite its HD resolution. Other problems: a penchant for bloatware and other small flaws like the terrible WiFi reception. The design may be a little bland for those who aren't interested in the transparent element, but the build quality is solid.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2013
80% Sony Xperia SP review
Source: T3 English
Sony’s excellent design and build quality are evident here. The Sony Xperia SP looks great, though the notification system, a Perspex bar at the base of the phone that glows with different colours for different purposes, will divide users. The camera is not Sony’s best, though the hardware shutter trigger is useful. Sony’s special features like Music Unlimited and its video store are useful and can be inviting ways to spend money. This is a solid, effective handset that’s good value and has strong specifications. It may not be the Xperia Z but it’s certainly worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Sony Xperia SP
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% Sony Xperia SP
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88% mobility: 86%
82% Sony Xperia SP
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
350-Euro-Smartphone mit Edel-Optik
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: appealing design; solid and fast device Negative: deficient voice quality; average camera
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2013

 

Sony Xperial L

Specifications

Notebook: Sony Xperial L
Processor:
Graphics Adapter:
Display: inch, , pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony Xperia L review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
No. The Xperia L has a decent screen and performance is adequate, but the camera’s excruciating two-second shutter delay is a major black mark against it, as is the so-so build quality. There are better phones available for the same price. The Sony Xperia L lacks the spit and polish necessary to standout at this price. The basics are good enough, but the sluggish camera and merely ok design count against it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%

 

Sony Xperia L

The Sony Xperia L is the entry level smart phone, and it is designed to stand out from other budget smartphones with simple yet classic looks. This device is available in minimalist matte black or white, or eye catching red, all with silver highlights. It certainly does not look like a budget device. With a Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM running things performance is not a major selling point. Storage is somewhat limited, with only 5.8 GB of internal storage available to users, but a micro SD card slot will allow for expansion. For those who dislike the on screen camera button, a dedicated hardware camera button will delight them. With a 4.3 inch TFT screen that sports a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, the Sony Xperia L has a decent enough screen.

Par for the course with budget devices, it runs the now slightly outdated version 4.1.2 of Android Jelly Bean. Those who were looking forward to the enhancements provided by version 4.3 will be disappointed. The 8 MP camera is decent, but cannot be compared to high-end devices on the Sony line up which sport a 13 MP camera. The battery life is decently impressive, the Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery is listed as lasting up to 9 hours of talk time, 43 hours of music play and has an endurance rating of 39 hours. Those upgrading from a phone from a few iterations ago will find the difference quite amazing. Overall, this is a good looking device that will fit nicely within tight budgets.

Specifications

Sony Xperia LNotebook: Sony Xperia L
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.137kg
Price: 279 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

85% Review Sony Xperia L Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Something good and inexpensive. The Sony Xperia L is another smartphone from the Xperia series. Our review shows us that this phone is good bang for buck and you would not go wrong if you go for it.
70% Sony Xperia L review
Source: Techradar English
We are left a little confused at the end of this review, mainly because we really wanted to like the Xperia L. We're always fans of a phone that you can show off to your friends and have them say "yeah, that's a nice phone", only for you to be able to say "but wait, did you see this?" and hear them gasp as you show off the neat party trick. That neat party trick is clearly the camera, and as we have said, we feel that the camera is really something special. For those that want a decent camera phone, but don't want to pay loads, you might want to look at the Xperia L.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Sony Xperia L review
Source: Techradar English
We are left a little confused at the end of this review, mainly because we really wanted to like the Xperia L. We're always fans of a phone that you can show off to your friends and have them say "yeah, that's a nice phone", only for you to be able to say "but wait, did you see this?" and hear them gasp as you show off the neat party trick. That neat party trick is clearly the camera, and as we have said, we feel that the camera is really something special. For those that want a decent camera phone, but don't want to pay loads, you might want to look at the Xperia L.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%

 

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

The Sony Xperia Ultra Z is a big device. With 6.44 inch it comes somewhere in between the largest phones and smallest tablets. According to Sony, it is the worlds slimmest and largest full HD smartphone display. The 1920x1080 resolution screen is undeniably gorgeous. Media addicts will love watching videos, browsing the web and reading ebooks on this device. The case made from tempered glass and metal is certainly impressively slim. The design is beautifully streamlined and clean. One downside is that the size makes it difficult to use with one hand, and it can be uncomfortable to hold, especially for long periods. It certainly will not fit in all but the biggest and deepest pockets, making it a difficult to carry around.

Powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU and 2 GB of RAM, this phone is blazing fast. The 16 GB of internal storage can be expanded by up to 64 GB via microSD. This again makes it ideal for media. The phone's battery life is great and it will easily last a day and a half with moderate use. Sony claims that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is built for rugged travel and will survive the dust of the desert or the waves of the ocean. It can also film in full HD while under water, and it can go down to about 5 feet for 30 minutes. At the end of the day, it is a great all-round device with great features and handsome look. It does not hurt that you can take it swimming with you, too. 

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z UltraNotebook: Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 6.44 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.212kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia Z Ultra (Model)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 28 reviews)

 

90% Review Sony Xperia Z Ultra Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Ultra-huge. 6.4-inches, Full HD resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. These are the impressive specs for the combination of a smartphone and a tablet. We are not concerned that the Xperia Ultra Z is not powerful enough to handle all upcoming tasks - but we are not so sure about the ergonomics. Operating the device with just one hand can be a real challenge.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: Inside HW English
Lastly, it only remains to give our opinion on Sony Xperia Z Ultra: it was made just so Sony could say they made the biggest phablet. Yes, enjoying multimedia content can be a great experience, in case you have very good headphones. Yes, you can draw with a graphite pencil, which is the most natural solution. Yes, it will draw attention wherever you decide to use this Goliath of smartphones. Yes, it can be used as any other smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z Ultra review
Source: Stuff TV English
And that's the primary reason for the Z Ultra missing out on a 5-star rating. Feel free to restore the fifth star (in your mind, rather than by hacking our website) if you couldn't give a hoot about the camera, but still make sure you also take a peek at our Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review before taking the plunge. To our minds that's still the phablet to beat.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 90%
Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition carves out a rather unique place in the Google collection of devices. Here you've got an ideal middle-place between smartphone and tablet, edging a lot more in on the tablet side of things. In this device is the vision we had back at the dawn of small, transportable computers. The Z Ultra is not too big to fit in your (admittedly mega-sized) pocket, and it's not too small that you'd not consider it for a do-anything device on the go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2014
Video: Sony Xperia Z Ultra review - a phablet that's just too big
Source: PC Advisor English
The phablet has a whopping 6.4in display so is closer to the size of a Nexus 7 than a Nexus 5.The device is essentially a super-sized version of the Xperia Z1, with a few little differences. See also 17 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2013 It's got the same stylish brushed aluminium edging, glass rear cover and a fully dust- and waterproof design. Build quality, like the other Xperia phones and Sony products in general, is excellent. The device is astonishingly thin.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2013
70% Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED Water and dust resistant. Spectacularly bright display with great contrast and wide viewing angles. 3050 mAh battery easily lasts all day. TIRED It’s crazy big. Odd dock connector location on the left-hand side. Like on the Xperia Z, the tempered-glass front and rear panels ­are still huge fingerprint magnets. Grainy low-light photos.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia Z Ultra review
Source: Techradar English
The Xperia Z Ultra is one of those devices that makes you gasp. Partly because of its beautiful design and partly because its specs are so great. It's a phablet, but Sony wants you to also remember it's a phone. But if you even want to take occasional photos, then don't bother. Sony's really let itself down here. We admit that a camera on a phablet isn't the reason to buy a device, but we expected a lot more from Sony. This is an excellent phablet, and one that will impress many. But with the higher base price, it could be a lot more impressive in some areas.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia Z Ultra review
Source: T3 English
It looks great, it feels good in the hand - but it may just be too impossibly big to make phone calls in comfort and without embarrassment. This is a highly capable phone with lots going for it from strong battery life to decent Sony apps, a gorgeous screen to excellent styling. But you do need it to make phone calls, don't you? This is a phone that's worth trying in your hand(s) before you plump for it. If the size isn't a problem, this is a great phone - and the waterproof feature is a cool extra that makes great sense whether you're clumsy, eager to show off down the pub, or a mermaid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia Z Ultra: The quad-core 2.2GHz MEGA SCREEN PHONDLESLAB
Source: Reg Hardware English
At more than £600 unlocked, the Ultra is far from cheap, though compared to a 64GB iPhone 5S it’s a steal. Price aside, the Z Ultra is now the definitive VLP. The screen is vast and visually stunning, the battery capacious, the media apps an object lesson in excellence, and the physical design impressive. And it’s waterproof, a first in class. Downsides? No LED flash and a rather mediocre camera, a fixed battery and a rather puny loudspeaker. Not everyone will think it worth close to twice the price of a Galaxy Mega 6.3 but if money is no object or you judge value on the Apple scale, you are unlikely to be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2013
70% Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review
Source: Techspot English
After enjoying my time with the Xperia Z, I have to say that I’m disappointed with the Xperia Z Ultra. The device is insanely fast and complemented by a massive, beautiful 1080p display, but Sony has failed to deliver the necessary software to take advantage of the phone’s interesting hardware features. Ultimately I can’t recommend this phone over Samsung’s Galaxy Note range, especially with the Galaxy Note III on the horizon, because it lacks an overall polish that you need from a large, note-taking-cum-multimedia device. In some respects the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is wonderful, but it’s the critical areas where it falls behind the mark.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review
Source: Think Digit English
This is undoubtedly the most powerful smartphone that money can buy today, full credit to the Snapdragon 800 processor. However, the huge screen does have its fans, and equally the critics. While we believe the size aspect is subjective, we would definitely complement the display for doing the job fairly well - bright and sharp. Build quality is carried forward from the Xperia Z. In a nutshell, this smartphone will appeal to a limited demographic, and within that, it does the job.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
65% Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Z Ultra is simply too unwieldy to be used as a primary phone. The camera quality is strictly average and the loud speaker is anything but that. And for this price, we expected at least 32GB of onboard memory. It does have an excellent display, however, and one of the fastest chipsets ever fitted to a phone, which makes it great for entertainment and gaming. If the two above mentioned points are your main criteria, then nothing beats the Z Ultra. For rest of us, we’ll just have to wait for Sony to bring this Triluminos goodness to a screen size that’s more pocketable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
the best phone you'll probably never buy
Source: Engadget English
Just like we saw with the Samsung Galaxy Mega, your decision to purchase the Xperia Z Ultra depends mostly on its size. The Z Ultra doesn't offer any unique traits that would make people want to deal with its massive frame if they don't want to, and the price is going to scare off shoppers who are on the fence.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2013
Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on review: a 6.4-inch Android phablet
Source: PC Advisor English
We like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra but the size is an issue here. Do you really want a 6.4in smartphone? Maybe you do if you can't afford a smartphone and a tablet, but at with an expected price of £599 (TBC), it's hardly the most attractive option. Check back soon for a full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2013
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: It Pro English
Even if the Ultra isn’t the “fastest” in terms of benchmarks when it is released later in the year, we envisage users will have no complaints about performance. Transitions between applications and homescreen are faultless. Playing resource hungry content such as multimedia or games won't prove a problem either.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2013
76% Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: Konsument.at - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
96% Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 1 (Dezember 2013/Januar 2014) German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
83% Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
96% Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 1 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
83% Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: c't - Heft 24/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
85% Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
78% Sony Xperia Z Ultra Test: Sanfter Riese mit Top-Leistung
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% workmanship: 77% ergonomy: 77%
89% Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: Computerbild - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
85% Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
Mini-Tablet mit Telefoniefunktion
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Negative: oversize smartphone
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2013
Groß, größer, ultra - 6,4 Zoll für Tablet-Feeling
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good capacity
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2013
Sony “Phablet” Xperia Z Ultra mit 6,4 Zoll FullHD Display
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: excellent display; very good design; very good performance; versatile configuration; long battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2013
Bekritzelbares XXL-Smartphone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good performance; very good functionality Negative: unusual format
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2013

 

Sony Xperia ZR

Specifications

Sony Xperia ZRNotebook: Sony Xperia ZR
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia ZR (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Xperia ZR Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
To sum up the whole, if you want a decent quad-core based Android smartphone with a dust-proof and water-proof body, the Xperia ZR is a great choice. The closest rival handsets we can list out in the price and performance category are the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Nexus 4, LG Optimus G and the HTC Desire 600. However, the Xperia ZR additionally has an IP58 certification under its belt, which makes this handset a perfect smartphone for the Indian user. Priced at an MRP of Rs 30,990, the Sony Xperia ZR seems a worthy contender in the market full of smartphones equipped with quad-core processors. The ZR is presently available for a street price as low as Rs 27,800, which could give the rivals a run for their money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Xperia M

The Sony Xperia M is an entry level smartphone. That's usually the code for plastic and cheap, but this phone provides decent, yet standard features for this price point. For those who like their smartphones colorful - it comes in a range of four colors - black, white, yellow and purple. The sturdy design belies its cost and plastic construction with clean lines and interesting touches. It is light and compact, with a 4 inch screen that will easily fit in pockets and small hands. With Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8227 1 GHz, it falls behind the competition, and the display quality does not help. A resolution of 480x854 is good enough for 4 inch screen and the contrast seems decent enough, but the washed out colors just do not satisfy. Only 4 GB of internal storage is provided, which means there is only a little over 1 GB of available space, which makes a microSD card necessary.

The competition in the entry level market is stiff. There are plenty of Android options to consider, and even more when you factor in other operating systems. If affordability is a priority, then there are cheaper options available. However, if it all boils down to looks, the Sony Xperia M has a pretty good chance of winning against the competition. 

Specifications

Sony Xperia MNotebook: Sony Xperia M
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.0 inch, 17.8:10, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.112kg
Price: 229 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia M (Model)

Average Score: 73.5% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

85% Review Sony Xperia M Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Pocket-sized Samurai. Sony's latest member of the Xperia series features a relatively small screen of only 4-inches. The low-clocked dual-core processor is supported by a strong graphics unit. Is that enough to gain a foothold in the entry-level sector?
60% Sony Xperia M review: cheap Android phone is okay, but there are better budget phones
Source: PC Advisor English
Well built and designed, and with great battery life, we can't be too harsh on the Xperia M. Performance an connectivity is good enough, but these days for this price we want better from the display and camera. Not a bad phone, but there are better rivals on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony Xperia M review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia M is a generally a find budget handset. It ticks the boxes for build quality and demonstrates satisfactory performance, and on a good value contract would be a prime choice. However, its mediocre screen and poor camera are both drawbacks, especially considering that for around the same price you can get your hands on the superior Motorola Moto G or Alcatel One Touch Idol S.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Aldi-Smartphone mit Speichermangel
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2014
64% Sony Xperia M
Source: Android User - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 64%
85% Sony Xperia M
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Sony Xperia M
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% mobility: 87%
Dual-SIM-Smartphone mit Speichermangel
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: chic design; handy format; good display; appealing price Negative: poor camera quality; weak audio quality
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2013
87% Gut für Android-Einsteiger
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: beginner smartphone; solid configuration; attractive price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%

 

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony has come up with yet another phone to further strengthen its hold in the phone industry. The Sony Xperia Z1 is a flagship phone with excellent specifications. It is powered by a Quad Core Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM to allow users a smooth and seamless experience in terms of performance. The 20.7 MP camera is probably one of its most attractive features. Since the Z1 is also water-proof, the users can also take pictures underwater!

It comes with 16 GB of native memory and like most other phones, it can be upgraded with a micro SD card. The 3000 mAh battery sounds really large on paper, but since the phone comes with rather high specifications, it's only sufficient for a day of usage. The 5 inch screen has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels which gives it 441 ppi. Sadly, colors and contrast of the display do not match up to the clear and sharp pictures.

All in all, the Sony Xperia Z1 gives good hardware and software. It isn't the best phone in the market but it certainly does its job. The waterproof feature coupled with the ability to take pictures underwater makes it unique, but whether or not someone will buy this phone purely based on that is another issue altogether.

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z1Notebook: Sony Xperia Z1
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.169kg
Price: 649 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 86.35% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 44 reviews)

 

89% Review Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Freshly polished. Sony presents their updated Xperia Z with the latest hardware and a Full HD screen. The Japanese company's new family member has much more to offer than just a processor update, so we took a closer look for you. Read on to discover how Sony freshened up their smartphone...
80% Sony Xperia Z1 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia Z1 is a definite improvement over the Sony Xperia Z, but smartphones are still improving rapidly and it's actually lost ground the competition in the intervening six months. It has a great screen and a fast processer, while the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat has improved things markedly. The camera on the Z1 is hugely dissapointing and lets the phone down badly, especially compared to the amazing cameras on the HTC One (m8) and Samsung Galaxy S5.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Metallic and waterproof
Source: Inside HW English
All in all, Xperia Z1 is a noticeably improved version of the predecessor. Sony implemented a lot of suggestions, and with the new hardware platform they have a powerful device that can deal with other top models. Owners of Xperia Z are in the clear, for them there’s not too much need to think about Z1, and the others who want a top Android smartphone with a 5-inch diagonal, Z1 is a device to be considered.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2013
Getting it right on the second attempt: Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Reg Hardware English
If I’d bought an Xperia Z six months ago, I’d be a wee bit peeved that the new Z1 is so much better, but such are the perils of buying a smartphone these days. But be that as it may, the Z1 is a very fine bit of kit and is now my personal first choice Android dog’n’bone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2013
75% Sony Xperia Z1 Review
Source: Techspot English
Ultimately, it’s the camera that will sell the Xperia Z1, as it’s clearly the best aspect of this device. For users where the camera is less of a concern, I wouldn’t go so far to say the Xperia Z1 is the best device you can get. It’s certainly good, but the Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G2, Apple iPhone 5s, Google Nexus 5 and HTC One are arguably more complete devices across the board and are worth considering on the quest of finding a handset to get you through the next year or more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 75%
Sony Xperia Z1 vs Nexus 5 comparison review: two high-end Android smartphones slug it out
Source: PC Advisor English
If you want to buy a SIM free smartphone, then we'd strongly advise you chose the Nexus 5, it's an amazing smartphone with top of the range specs with a ridiculously low price tag. However, if you want to take out a lengthy contract then it really is a closer contest where neither the Nexus 5 of Xperia Z1 will disappoint you.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2013
70% Sony Xperia Z1 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
With that said, the Xperia Z1 does have a nice 20.7MP camera with some interesting applications available that can possibly help make the device worth your time and money. If you need an Android device with a large megapixel camera and powerful specs, then the Xperia Z1 should be up your alley. Just don’t expect it to have anything else to set it apart from the rest of the pack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Xperia Z1 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
With the Z1 retailing online for Rs 41,700, it’s hands-down a better option than the Xperia Z Ultra and worth the premium over the Xperia Z. Within the Xperia family, the Z1 is Sony’s best offering yet as it fixes most of the nagging issues from its predecessor, which is always a good thing. The Z1 excels in the media department, is waterproof and dustproof, has a powerful chipset and good battery life. The new camera is also pretty impressive for macros but fails miserably in low-light, which is a real disappointment considering all the hype around its imaging prowess. It does have some very interesting apps for the camera though, so we’ll give Sony credit for that. The heating issue and the poor sunlight legibility are the other two major niggles we had with the phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia Z1 review
Source: Techradar English
The Xperia Z1 is another all-round great phone from Sony, just like the barely-out-of-short-trousers Xperia Z it replaces. It has a superb display at times, a large battery that easily sails through a day of hardcore use, and one of the best cameras we've seen on a mobile phone for both stills, 1080p capture and clever AR and live streaming toys. It's a Range Rover for the school run. A gold toilet seat. Having all the sport and film channels on a telly in the shed. You'll feel awesome with one in your pocket, but for an all-round device, it feels like Sony has dropped the ball on design and screen technology and gambled too hard on camera and screen tech - a move that didn't pay off fully.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Sony Xperia Z1 Review
Source: Think Digit English
This is essentially the Xperia Z's form factor, with the power of the Xperia Z Ultra. Simply put, the successor to the Xperia Z is on paper the most powerful smartphone available in India. It carries on with almost the same design tone, the water and dust resistance capabilities, but improves on the display, battery life and to a certain extent, the camera as well. It does cost a lot of money, which may make the potential customer think about the investment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
Sony Xperia Z1 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone comparison review - which is the best Android phone?
Source: PC Advisor English
It's a close run thing, and we'd recommend you handle both of these handsets before you buy. The Note 3 is the better performer, but we're talking about a level of performance on both phones which is more than adequate for everything you need to do. It has a bigger, more colourful screen - but not everyone wants a huge screen and the Xperia Z1 has a sharper display anyway. Camera wise we'd err toward the Z1, but neither is earth-shatteringly good. And battery life is about even, albeit with the Z1 again marginally on top. They run similar software similarly well, and although only the Z1 is waterproof, they are both built to last. You pays your money you takes your chance. Two great phones that show how far Android has come.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2013
90% Sony Xperia Z1 review: Xperia Z gets tuned but puts on weight
Source: PC Advisor English
Sony has upgraded its fantastic Xperia Z. The Xperia Z1 feels nicer but is unfortunately bigger and heavier. It's a powerhouse with an all-round impressive specification. Easily one of the best Android handsets around but the high price tag taints this slightly.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
a high-spec cameraphone without the hump
Source: Engadget English
If we were being cynical, we'd say that the Xperia Z1 risks falling into the same trap as its predecessor. Sony has thrown everything it has into the new 20-megapixel camera module, and yet it hasn't managed to beat Nokia's flagship Windows Phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2013
80% Sony Xperia Z1 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Xperia Z1 is the best smartphone Sony has ever released, proving that the firm is getting better at developing good, sturdy and stylish smartphones that are built to last. Thanks to its excellent touchscreen display, 20.7MP camera and slick performance, we think the Xperia Z1 handset gives the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and the Apple iPhone 5 – although it remains to be seen whether it can beat the new iPhone 5S – a run for their money, even if it does annoy those who have just invested in the now old flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia Z1 review
Source: T3 English
There’s a lot to this phone, and its high-end credentials are not in doubt. It looks good, feels great in your hand and the Sony speciality of waterproofness remains a key, if gimmicky, feature. The camera is good, though Nokia’s Lumia 1020 will give it a hard run. And though this phone is too big to suit every hand, if the size isn’t a problem this is a very powerful, fast, highly enjoyable handset.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia Z1 hands-on review: new flagship smartphone with 20.7MP camera
Source: PC Advisor English
On the face of it the Sony Xperia Z1 looks and feels just like the Xperia Z; the Xperia Z1 is still dust and waterproof like it’s junior, the real difference can be found in the impressive 20.7 Mp camera, as well as some minor internal hardware upgrades.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/07/2013
Sony Xperia Z1 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
At first glance, the Sony Xperia Z1 is an impressive phone. The camera spec alone is enough to tempt a photography enthusiast. Add to that the nifty creative features, the speedy processor and the pin-sharp screen and it seems Sony has again served up a smartphone to look- out for and one that can take on the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Nokia Lumia 1020.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2013
Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Gadgetmix English
Sony’s custom version of Android 4.3 with Xperia UI much like in Xperia Z. The new Sony Xperia Z1 should be in stores by the end of September in purple, black and white. Price it yet unknown, but we can assume it would move around the current Xperia Z prices, that is around $500.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2013
Hands on: Sony Xperia Z1 review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia Z1 is definitely another step forward from the brand that's going from strength to strength in the smartphone market. Given it's not likely to command the mega cost of the Lumia 1020, the Z1 is a decent phone that will rival the Galaxy S4 on the shop shelves - so if you can get over the bulk, it's one of the most exciting smartphones to check out this year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2013
Sony Xperia Z1 preview
Source: Stuff TV English
As for other specs, the Z1 offers NFC, 16GB of expandable storage (a microSD slot supports up to 64GB cards) along with a large 3,000mAh battery to keep everything running for at least a day of use. Sony's familiar power saving features are also baked into Android, promising to squeeze out every bit of juice by turning off updates and connections when the device is idle.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2013
100% Sony Xperia Z1 review
Source: Stuff TV English
A beautiful slab of smartphone, the Xperia Z1 improves on the great start made by the Xperia Z. It’s great-looking, fast and has a lovely screen - if you ignore the narrow viewing angles. Sony’s light skinning of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean works well (an update to 4.4 Kit Kat is rumoured to be coming in early February), with some useful own-brand apps such as Video Unlimited, although you can certainly bin a couple of others. We love a smartphone that’s designed to resist the punishment of everyday use, and while it’s not the most rugged of phones, the 1.5m waterproofing is the sort of feature that we’d like to see more manufacturers adding as standard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
91% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Pocket Navigation - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Sony Xperia Z1
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
99% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99%
99% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99%
89% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 89%
Edel-Smartphone mit Anbindung ans Sony-Universum
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2013
91% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Computerbild - Heft 25/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 91%
87% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 81% mobility: 100%
80% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Android Welt - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
89% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% mobility: 88%
Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
84% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Android User - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
100% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
99% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: SFT - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 99%
85% Sony Xperia Z1
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
High-End für die Hosentasche
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: appealing design; waterproof body; very good performance; good camera; pleasant format Negative: mediocre voice quality
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2014
Sony Smartphone Xperia Z1
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: outstanding device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2013
Edel-Smartphone mit Anbindung ans Sony-Universum
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: premium smartphone; good camera Negative: large and heavy chassis
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2013
Die S-Klasse unter den Smartphones?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: premium smartphone; efficient CPU; very good display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2013
Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: successful update; high quality workmanship and design; water- and dustproof
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2013
Neuer Konkurrent für S4 und HTC One
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: elegant design; ragged device; efficient hardware; good camera
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2013

 

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z1 CompactNotebook: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.137kg
Price: 499 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia Z1 Compact (Model)

Average Score: 90.19% - very good
Average of 21 scores (from 31 reviews)

 

88% Review Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Turning big into small. Already the name makes its obvious: The Z1 Compact is the handier version of Sony's Xperia Z1 flagship. These "Mini" editions are presently quite common, but the Z1 is an exception because most of the hardware is the same as used in the larger version.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact comparison review: What's the difference?
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is not all that different from the Xperia Z1 Compact. The design is improved, the screen is a bit bigger, the processor is slightly better and the camera has been tweaked, but we'd suggest that none of those improvements are major. However, unless you can find the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for under £300, we'd recommend buying the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact for £349 for those slight improvements, extra durability and new features.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Little pink handjob: Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: Reg Hardware English
Albeit without a full HD display, the Z1 Compact squeezes all the high-end technical goodies usually found in monster Android überphones into a stylish, well made and altogether rather neat little handset, both aesthetically and figuratively. Despite being £100 cheaper than the 16GB iPhone 5S, it’s not exactly inexpensive. Yet in terms of offering the maximum technical bang for the minimum spatial buck, it’s the first Android phone to take the fight to the iPhone 5S’s diminutive door. It’s just a bit of a shame that Sony’s Xperia launcher and app suite is falling behind what’s on offer from other Android OEMs like Samsung and, more particularly, LG.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2014
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Google Nexus 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Nexus 5's three, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the clear winner. Featuring a better camera, superior performance and a more rugged design, the Xperia Z1 Compact is one of the best phones currently available. But with the Nexus 5 costing a massive £150 less than the Xperia Z1 Compact and offering more than reasonable performance, the Google phone does offer buyers better value for money.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is exactly the kind of product we've wanted to see for a long time. The smartphone industry is too eager to follow trends, and a recent features arms race has led to a staggering tilt in favour of phones with 5-inch-plus screens. We're not happy recommending less powerful phones to those who don't want to deal with bulky, heavy devices, and now we finally have a worthy product in that space. Sony is really on to something here, and we hope the rest of the industry takes note and follows suit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
85% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review
Source: Techspot English
The Xperia Z1 Compact occupies an interesting area of the market with little competition, positioning itself as high-end device in a compact body. Some may see it as nearly a win by default for Sony, but there are genuinely many reasons why you should consider this handset for yourself. Price-wise it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that the Xperia Z1 Compact is priced similarly to its large-screen flagship counterparts. MobiCity, which provided us with the Z1 Compact to review today, sells the Z1 Compact for $570 unlocked and off-contract, which is the same price as the full-size Xperia Z1, so it won’t cost you to opt for the smaller model. It’s also cheaper than the iPhone 5s by a considerable margin, but more expensive than other Android handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G2.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
86% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Phone Review
Source: T Break English
Simply put, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the most powerful and full-featured Android phone that can be easily used with one hand. Unlike some of its competitors Sony chose to keep the specs as high as they could providing a smooth and fast user experience. Having said that, I found the Compact to be a bit too small. With the flexibility that Android brings, I prefer a larger screen size and would rather go for the 5-inch Xperia Z1. However, that’s just a personal preference. If you like a smaller phone, there is nothing better than the Xperia Z1 Compact in the Android space.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 85% performance: 95% features: 90% workmanship: 75%
80% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: The best ‘mini’ Android flagship by a mile
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At Rs 36,990, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is nearly the same price as the Xperia Z1, which makes it a bit too expensive. Other than the smaller form factor, there’s no reason to buy this over the Z1, which has a higher resolution display and a bigger battery. We reckon a street price of around Rs 32,000 would make the Z1 Compact a very good buy. Sony has a little Catch 22 situation on their hands right now and we can see why they’ve priced both phone so closely. If the price gap was any bigger, it just made good common sense to pick the Compact. By leaving just a miniscule gap, Sony won’t be losing out too much on revenue no matter which phone buyers pick.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: Androidbeat English
The Z1 Compact is all about the combination of form factor and specification. If I knew for a fact that Sony would be fixing up the camera with a decent firmware upgrade with much better image processing, this might even be my Android smartphone of choice – there’s definitely potential here. But, in the absence of such future knowledge, I can’t quite bring myself to recommend this across the board. The app bloat, the average screen, the average speaker, the underperforming camera, and so on. It’s all a little uninspiring. On the other hand, if you’re desperate for something small and yet powerful then it’s the obvious choice, at least at February 2014 – it’s certainly a cut above the ‘mini’ flagships put out by rival manufacturers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2014
100% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact's specification is unrivalled at this screen size - on an Android handset at least. If you want a compact, top-end smartphone before then your only other choice is an iPhone 5S. The price certainly reflects that, with the Z1 Compact rivalling other flagship handsets at around £30 a month on contract. It's fast, splashproof, has a great screen and a long battery life. The camera is the weak point here from our perspective, as it was on the Z1, and it's here that the iPhone 5S surpasses it. However, if you're looking for a top-end Android smartphone and don't want a pocket monster, this is the handset to buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
Source: Stuff TV English
With clean lines, an impressive screen and a size that belies its pure grunt, the Z1 Compact is the first smaller-sized Android powerhouse that really does tick of all of our boxes. The One Mini before it had a lovely screen but was let down by poor battery life. The S4 Mini's camera is reliable but the screen is low-res, the build toy-like. Is this the end of supersized smarties? No. We love big screens, we love watching HD movies on them and using creative apps on them. But a smaller smartphone screen is much more manageable for a lot of people.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best small Android phone on the market. It’s also one of the best Android phones, full stop. If you find 5-inch phones a bit of a handful, the Compact will be right up your street. It is superbly designed, has an excellent screen, stonking performance and even a memory card slot. It also comes with one of the most impressive party pieces any phone has to offer – it’s waterproof to 1.5m. Add that it costs a reasonable £430 (as much as £120 less than its 5-inch brother) and you have a very compelling proposition indeed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact video review: The mid-sized but high-end smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
Over the last couple of year smartphone have come on leaps and bounds with faster processors, screen resolutions to match your TV and cameras to take the place of your compact. You may have noticed that they've also got bigger as time has gone on so it's probably frustrating if you want a medium-sized handset without getting downgraded specifications. Well Sony has bucked the trend with its Xperia Z1 Compact.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/04/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
Source: V3.co.uk English
SonyHaving used the Xperia Z1 for a week, we have to say we're very impressed. The Xperia Z1 Compact is leagues above other smartphones in its size bracket. For its premium £450 price, the Compact offers top-end, quad-core performance and a 20.7MP rear camera that blows all other competition in the Android ecosystem out of the water. If it weren't for its good but not great display and use of the previous generation 4.3 Android Jelly Bean software, we'd have no qualms granting the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact a five-star rating.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
Source: T3 English
The Z1 Compact is more than a match for its rivals. On a day to day basis it's a great alternative to an iPhone if you hate big-screen phones but still want Android. If we have one issue it’s Sony’s version of Android. It hasn’t changed much since the first Xperia handsets and it could do with updating. It’s not that it’s ugly, more that it’s beginning to look a little dated. There is then the small issue of cost. At £450 it’s not wallet-friendly, but then this isn’t a budget phone. What’s important to note is that Apple’s smaller iPhone actually costs more, indeed the iPhone 5c 16GB costs £469 while the iPhone 5s starts at £549.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Is the solution to the Z1 conundrum to make it smaller?
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the perfect device for those who think that some of the leading smartphones are just too big, but still want the best specs on the market. Those top-end innards crammed into a smaller device means high-end power isn't missing for those with smaller hands, or if you want something more akin to the iPhone 5S. Sony has addressed a lot of the problems that were found on the original Xperia Z1, and has created a superb handset in doing so. The screen doesn't suffer from the same poor viewing angles the Z1's did, although it will never be able to live up to the size and resolutions that modern flagships pack in.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
88% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: a good thing in a small(ish) package
Source: Engadget English
There's no point in beating about the bush: Sony's "mini" flagship is what companies should have been doing all along. If you want a top-spec Android phone, but don't want a finger-stretching screen, this isn't just your best option; it's your only option right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
100% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: Gadget Show English
Sony's crafted the best 'mini' Android smartphone you can buy, and it's the first time we've seen a handset maker get a downsized flagship absolutely right - not to mention that it's a brilliant piece of kit on its own right too. If you've been considering the Xperia Z1 and have been put off by its size, it's worth giving the Z1 Compact a look, as it's not just the best mini phone we've seen, it's simply one of the best Android blowers on the market - this pint-sized powerhouse proves that good things do come in small packages, even when they don't run iOS.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: A flagship smartphone in a manageable size
Source: PC Advisor English
We love what Sony has done with the Xperia Z1 Compact. Finally consumers have the choice to buy a high-end smartphone without being forced to use a large screen. The fact it's cheaper than most flagship devices makes it one of the best smartphones around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
100% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
Source: Stuff TV English
With clean lines, an impressive screen and a size that belies its pure grunt, the Z1 Compact is the first smaller-sized Android powerhouse that really does tick of all of our boxes. The One Mini before it had a lovely screen but was let down by poor battery life. The S4 Mini's camera is reliable but the screen is low-res, the build toy-like. The Z1 Compact doesn't have one stand out feature, it has stand out features to spare: waterproofing, that killer battery life, slick performance. This isn't a mini phone or a compact phone, it's a regular sized smartphone that hasn't trashed borrowed branding by disappointing in use the way smaller phones tend to.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Sony is giving people what they want – a flagship spec Android phone with a hand-friendly size. The range of four-colours is sure to enthuse those who like their phones to be fashion statements and the Z1 Compact retains the Xperia waterproof USP. Sony should have ignored the phablet market and made this phone before the Z Ultra – better late than never, though. The Xperia Z1 Compact may well fill a major niche and sell like hot-cakes. Our initial thoughts are that it deserves to do well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2014
91% Kleiner, aber nicht langsamer
Source: [link]
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 100% features: 90% ergonomy: 85%
96% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact im Test: "Mini"-Smartphone, aber oho
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% features: 97% workmanship: 98% emissions: 96%
95% Klein aber oho!
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 100% workmanship: 95% emissions: 80%
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: c't - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
100% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: e-media - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 4/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: Pocket Navigation - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
97% Mini-Ninja attackiert das iPhone
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 66% mobility: 96%
Groß und gut wird kleiner und besser?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good performance; small chassis
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2014
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: compact format; good haptics; very good workmanship and choice of materials; water- and dustproof device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2014

 

Sony Xperia Z1s

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z1sNotebook: Sony Xperia Z1s
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Sony Xperia Z1S review: Give this phone a chance
Source: Greenbot English
Sony's device launches last year were a bit better than average, but this year the company seems committed to knock it out of the park. The Xperia Z1S isn't Sony's flagship device for the year, but its impressive camera abilities, speedy processor, and stylish outfitting are an indicator of how the company plans to regain some of its barely-there U.S. marketshare. If the Xperia Z1S is where Sony's heading, then we can't wait to see what's next.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s review: 20 megapixel camera phone in a waterproof wrapper
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Sony Xperia Z1s is one of the first official US wireless carrier smartphones for Sony in recent times and it has some great features. It's unfortunate that a maker of excellent TVs can't seem to get mobile displays right.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
It’s Sync or Swim for the Sony Xperia Z1s, SmartWatch 2
Source: Recode English
It’s unfortunate, because the Xperia Z1s delivers an otherwise fine performance. The quad-core Snapdragon processor keeps the Android 4.3 device humming along smoothly. Call quality was clear, with minimal background noise. And while I didn’t do a formal battery test, with moderate usage, I was able to go a full 24 hours and then some before needing to recharge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2014
T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
Assuming one isn't bothered by, or can look past the numerous Sony and T-Mobile branded apps that come pre-installed, the Xperia Z1S is s solid offering and one that should at least be considered. Sony managed to pack something that can be described as feature rich into a good looking exterior. The device is slim, it feels solid in your hand, and overall, it is a good looking device. We aren't sure how many would be looking to pay full retail on this handset, but otherwise, T-Mobile does have it attractively priced. At the time of the review, the T-Mobile Xperia Z1S is available for no money down and with 24 monthly payments of $22. That of course, can then be combined with their UNcarrier approach to voice and data plans.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2014
60% Sony Xperia Z1s
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Xperia Z1s is a smartphone that can take a dip without calling it quits. We also like the fast performance and excellent battery life, as well as the fun camera apps and PlayStation app. Unfortunately, the Z1s' narrow viewing angles and lackluster camera are disappointing for a flagship smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Xperia Z1S deep-dive review: A stylish phone with power and panache
Source: Computerworld.com English
The Z1S has a striking premium design that's both distinctive and alluring. Its waterproof construction is a rare and interesting trait. Factor in the phone's excellent battery life and exceptional camera -- with its underwater photo-capturing potential -- and you've got an unusually compelling device with loads of attractive qualities. So it ultimately comes down to you -- and what you want in a mobile device. If comfort and ergonomics are your priorities, the Z1S probably isn't the best choice for you. If you want a sleek and premium product, though, and don't mind a bulky frame, the Xperia Z1S is an outstanding high-end smartphone I'd readily recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2014
T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review
Source: Slashgear English
What we’re seeing here, again, is Sony taking a great device in the Xperia Z and making it even better. If you’re looking at T-Mobile’s selection of smartphones the moment this article is posted, the Sony Xperia Z1S is the most powerful of the bunch - so to speak - with the Snapdragon 800 paired with a 5-inch 1080p display, and Sony has more than proven itself as a contender in this space over the past year and a half for us to recommend this device over the vast majority of its competitors. You won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2013

 

Sony Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z2 is a flagship phone for Sony which paves the way for the next generation of Sony phones. The price tag on this phone is priced roughly at the same as its direct competitors. Its exterior is very similar to its predecessor, the Sony Xperia Z1, but has more robustness and toughness.

The Xperia Z2 comes with an IPS LCD touchscreen with 16M colors sized at 5.2 inches. With a 1080 by 1920 pixel dimension, the Xperia Z2 boosts a pixel density of 424 making it one of the best phone screens out there. As a nice little side benefit, it supports up to 10 fingers multi-touch.

Another great thing about the Xperia Z2 is its camera. The 20.7 MP camera means that HD videos up to 2160p can be recorded with this phone. A vital part of smartphones is its connectivity and the Xperia Z2 does not lose out. It supports HSPDA and LTE as well as the basic 802.11 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. Although it comes with Android Kit Kat OS and Quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400, there have been some reports of the phone being rather sluggish.

Sony has always been about quality and the Sony Xperia Z2 does not disappoint. Having great specifications and features, the Sony Xperia Z2 will, without a doubt, make a great impact on the world of smartphones.

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z2Notebook: Sony Xperia Z2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.163kg
Price: 699 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia Z2 (Model)

Average Score: 87.13% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 49 reviews)

 

89% Sony Xperia Z2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The second generation. That was fast. We just reviewed the Sony Xperia Z1 seven months ago – and we already have the successor in our editorial office: the Xperia Z2. Why an update for users of the predecessor does not make much sense, and why Sony still offers a great smartphone, is revealed in our review.
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z2 comparison review: What's the difference between the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2?
Source: PC Advisor English
The differences between these two devices are pretty minimal. You definitely won't want to cough up for the new model if you already own the Xperia Z2, and you'll save more than £100 without missing out on much if you opt for the older model, but the Xperia Z3 is a cracking device that boasts impressive power, a brilliant camera and a light and thin design that'll please many.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z2 review: A powerful smartphone wrapped in Sony style
Source: Greenbot English
I really like this phone. In fact, had I not recently purchased the G3, and the Z2 was available on AT&T, it might be in my pocket. I can live with the big port covers and the sometimes finicky camera, as the whole package is still very appealing. Of course, if it were in the market this second, I'd struggle with buying the Z2 and waiting for the next Xperia flagship, coming this fall.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia Z2 Review: Waterproof, But 4K Video Recording Lets It Down
Source: Techtree.com English
The Xperia Z2 is currently selling for Rs 44,500 via online stores. The retail package includes the SmartBand SWR-10 worth Rs 6000. Thanks to the Snapdragon 801 chipset, the phone is great for gaming. This premium handset is resistant to water and dust. On the flipside, the in-call sound is quite muffled due to waterproofing. Although significantly better than its predecessor, the Z2's screen still lags behind the competitors. The 20.7 megapixel camera doesn’t live-up to the hype. Hard to believe, but the heavily promoted 4K recording feature hardly works. So while the Xperia Z2 is a good phone with some strong areas, the LG G3 is still the best all rounder in the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
iPhone 5s vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison: reasons to ditch your iPhone for an Android
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The Xperia Z2 offers expandable storage and a marginally better camera. It is water- and dustproof, offers stereo speakers and has an NFC chip. Moreover later versions of Android are not to be feared. We can't say that you should abandon iPhone and go for an Android, but if you are thinking of doing so you could do a lot worst than the Xperia Z2.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/08/2014
LG G3 vs. Sony Xperia Z2: Distance to impact
Source: GSM Arena English
The phone that opened the season of flagship debuts and the one that makes it a full circle. If done right, a full circle in this business is a level up on an ascending spiral. It looks like LG did it right, to find themselves perched at the top in terms of screen resolution. Then again, Sony of course will tell you that a QHD screen can't buy you love.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2014
LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison review: How LG trumps Sony with the G3 smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the Sony Xperia Z2 is a solid smartphone, the LG G3 comes in with newer and better technology – namely the stunning Quad HD screen – at a lower price point and inside a sleeker designed body. The LG G3 is a clear winner here.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2014
HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: Unsafe mode
Source: GSM Arena English
All things considered, there's a reason why Sony's been doing so well lately. The Japanese are looking extra solid in the midrange - and that's admittedly an HTC weak point. With that kind of backup from the ranks, Sony's new 6-month release cycle doesn't look like a gamble. Theirs is the standard-setting mini version of a flagship too. OK, that's a good few things HTC can learn. But with the HTC One (M8), it is still perfectly able to prove that building a proper flagship isn't one of them.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/11/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Droid gladiators
Source: GSM Arena English
In the end there's no need for a sign pointing glass design fans one way and camera buffs the other. The Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have more in common than their predecessors ever did. We know how that battle went on a market level, but this year, on a personal level, the choice between the two comes down to the most subtle of personal preferences and taste.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z2 Review
Source: Techspot English
While the Xperia Z2 is a rounded, capable smartphone that’s solid across nearly every area, it lacks a killer feature that makes it stand out from the crowd. Honestly, we couldn't find a single thing that the Z2 couldn't handle with aplomb, but at the same time it doesn’t do anything significantly better than the rest of the high-end pack. The Z2's design is great, but the One M8’s design is better. The display is great, but the Nexus 5 edges it out if ever so slightly. Even the camera is great, but it’s not leagues ahead of the Galaxy S5.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% Sony Xperia Z2 Review
Source: T Break English
The best way to define the Xperia Z2 is that it smoothens the rough edges on the Xperia Z1. It’s by no means a revolutionary product but with 6-month product cycles, Sony never intended it to be one. But what a good job has Sony done fine-tuning a product that started its journey with the original Xperia Z. The Sony Xperia Z2 has everything that defines a flagship product and then some. Simply put, I find it as the best Android smartphone that is currently available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 100% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia Z2 Review
Source: Androidbeat English
Look, the Z2 isn’t for me, but not really because of intrinsic flaws – camera disappointment aside, it’s more personal preference over design. I know many people who have picked the Z2 up and love it to bits. Maybe you’ll be one of them? Don’t hang around for the Z3, though, I think Sony is probably ‘done’ on this design now. If, like me, it still doesn’t grab you, then best wait for an entirely new series, with different design language – Xperia Y, anyone? Or would Sony wrap around to Xperia ‘A’?!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014
90% Xperia (e)xcellence: Sony’s Xperia Z2 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
There’s a lot of strong competition in the 2014 smartphone race, but Sony has managed to produce one of the strongest entries you can consider, with a beautiful screen, excellent performance, and a camera is a serious contender for best smartphone camera of the year. We had too much fun reviewing the Z2, especially thanks to the camera, which helped to cement the Xperia Z2 as one of our favourite handsets all year. Personally, we’d prefer a slightly smaller device, and when Sony inevitably migrates these features to a smaller handset as it did in the Z1 Compact, maybe then we’ll have found the perfect compromise, but if you don’t mind as big phone, the 5.2 inch Sony Xperia Z2 is an excellent phone, and gives other phones a good run for their money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
85% Sony Xperia Z2 review: Brilliant display, familiiar design, but not flawless
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Sony has launched the Xperia Z2 at Rs 49,990. With this, they are also throwing in the SmartBand and a flip cover to sweeten the deal. While this is definitely a much better package than what the others are offering, we feel the price is bloated and here’s why. The Xperia Z1 launched for Rs 42,000 in September last year and is now available for roughly Rs 37,000. The Z2 is only a mild refresh which makes us wonder if Sony has already added the price of the SmartBand and cover to the launch price, while making it out to be a ‘freebie’.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Sony Xperia Z2
Source: Gadget Show English
If you’re currently toting an Xperia Z1, there’s not much point in shelling out for Sony’s latest Z2, but it’s easily worth a look to see what you’re not missing out on. For anyone else though, the Z2 offers a slick, no-nonsense design, solid performance, an incredible camera and the extra boon of waterproof powers. This is easily a top-drawer recommendation that’s in the same class as the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s - but you may want to look elsewhere for a whole lot more character.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Sony Xperia Z2 Review: A Top-Tier Contender
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Whatever Sony's doing, it seems to be working. The third iteration of its top-end Xperia Z model is the slickest yet, with all the features that anyone today might care about, in a package that is as understated as it seems possible to create. This is undoubtedly one of the most satisfying phones to own and use. The Z2 doesn't stick its neck out with anything groundbreaking, but it is probably the most well-rounded of the three (and Sony's launch offers don't hurt either). It's hard to pick between them, so you'll have to decide based on personal preferences. We're happy that Sony has delivered such a strong contender - Samsung definitely isn't the only game in town anymore.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Best Android phone 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
On paper alone, the Sony Xperia Z2 appears to lead the pack. With an extra gig of RAM over the competition, a promising stills- and video camera that lets you display 4K footage on your 4K TV, one-touch sharing, listening, mirroring and backup via NFC, a gorgeous screen, excellent dust- and waterproofing credentials and the largest-capacity battery prior to the existence of any power-saving mode, Sony is surely on to a winner with the Xperia Z2. The Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor also impress, as does the HTC One M8's Duo Camera, but none is on our list of priorities.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2014
90% Sony Xperia Z2 review: New flagship is another solid smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
Although not much has changed from the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z2 is another solid effort from Sony. The smartphone is a good all-rounder with a great screen, camera, build quality and performance. We just wish it wasn't quite so bulky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia Z2 video review: Flagship Android smartphone is a top player
Source: PC Advisor English
In appearance, the Z2 looks almost identical to its predecessor. Although it's a little taller, the device is actually thinner and lighter but only marginally. Sony retains a premium finish by using a combination of aluminium and glass. As with previous models, the Xperia Z2 is both dust- and waterproof.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/08/2014
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S vs Xperia Z2 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S's three, the Sony Xperia Z2 is our overall winner. Featuring a superior camera, better battery life, slightly improved performance and a life-proof water and dust-resistant design, the Xperia Z2 is one of the best smartphones we've ever used. However, it is a close call, and with the iPhone 5S costing less and offering easier operating system updates and the Galaxy S5 a more robust portfolio of enterprise security services, many readers will have their own favourite of the three
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z2
Source: It Pro English
The Xperia Z2 is a fantastic all-round Android handset. We love the design and durability as well as the Sony's decision not to overload Android with a custom skin. Performance is top-notch thanks to the high-end components. With a SIM-free starting price of £550, the Xperia Z2 is premium. It's available free with 24-month contracts starting at £42 per month.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony Xperia Z2 review: New flagship is another solid smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
Although not much has changed from the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z2 is another solid effort from Sony. The smartphone is a good all-rounder with a great screen, camera, build quality and performance. We just wish it wasn't quite so bulky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Sony Xperia Z2 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring one of the best camera sensors we've experienced within the Android ecosystem, a distinctive, but tough design and offering cutting-edge, top-end performance, the Xperia Z2 is one of the best smartphones currently available. The only drawbacks keeping the device from winning V3's hallowed five-star rating is the Xperia Z2's good, not great, display and purely consumer-focused Android skin.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia Z2: 4K vid, great audio, waterproof ... Oh, and you can make a phone call
Source: Reg Hardware English
Did you like last year’s Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone? It looked handsome, felt good and performed well, with a great camera and impressive waterproof features. The Xperia Z2 is all that the Z1 was but better. The screen is a big improvement, the performance is increased, the headphones now have great noise-cancelling capabilities. This is an excellent phone. Of course, if you didn’t like last year’s model, you may want to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z2 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia Z2 is certainly an improvement on the Z1, but even its huge battery life can't shake the feeling that most of its enhancements are minor updates rather than substantial steps forward. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (m8), the Z2 can't quite cut it. It still has its merits, such as the waterproofing and Sony's straightforward take on Android, but for us the stylish metal HTC One, and more decisively the Galaxy S5, are ahead of it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia Z2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Picking between this year's top Android phones is pretty difficult. Their core specs are extremely close and this time around the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Xperia Z2 all have microSD slots. There's nothing too obvious to pick between them. The Xperia Z2 is a great phone in most respects. It has a very good camera and outlasts the competition without compromising the experience. However, it is a bit awkward to use at times and gets hotter than the other top phones when under strain.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
100% Sony Xperia Z2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Of the 2014 flagships we’ve seen so far, the Xperia Z2 is the connoisseur’s choice. This is a true converged gadget that’s capable of taking brilliant photos and playing videos at cinephile quality, but also one where practicality has taken a backseat. So, while it might not be for the Reddit-obsessed, constantly connected, live-to-social-network geek, it’s ideal for the person for whom quality is the only measure that counts. If you have the time and inclination to show this Sony some love, it will return it in spades.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% Sony Xperia Z2 review The jack of all trades flagship smartphone
Source: Techradar English
The main issue I have with the Sony Xperia Z2 is there's nothing to really get excited about. It's a great all rounder, but there's no curve ball to keep things interesting. Its premium design nudges it ahead of the Galaxy S5, while its highly capable camera beats the One M8 hands down. If you're looking for an all round top performer (4K video issues aside) the Xperia Z2 is a great jack of all trades. Just don't expect it to do anything out of the ordinary.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia Z2: First impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
I typically have headphones on when I'm home in New York, whether it's during a jog or a commute. I often crank the volume up, at the risk of hearing loss, so that I could hear my favorite podcasts over loud subways and honking cars. I was excited to see noise-cancelling technology in Sony's new Xperia Z2 smartphone. I've resisted investing in pricey noise-cancelling sets because I'm prone to lose or break them. If it's going to be built into a phone, perhaps I can use that instead of my iPod.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2014
Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on review: New flagship only brings minor changes
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia Z2 is an impressive device but since the Z1 has only been around for a few months not a great deal has changed. It feels like Sony should have waited a little longer and brought something truly new.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2014
Sony Xperia Z2 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
The Sony Xperia Z2 looks set to be a worthy successor to the Z1. We like the improved screen and we were also particularly impressed by the boosted video capabilities. The addition of 4K video capture, while it may not be that useful at the moment, is a statement of intent and also a neat piece of futureproofing from Sony. Stay tuned for a full review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2014
Sony Xperia Z2
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony Xperia Z2 is a phone that exists because of a need to compete. Samsung and HTC are going to launch a new phone, so Sony has to as well. As it arrives just six months after the Xperia Z1, upgrades are – predictably – minor. You'd be mad to consider paying to upgrade to this phone from an Xperia Z1. However, its slight spec upgrades make it the slightly better phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2014
Hands on: Sony Xperia Z2 review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia Z2 is a phone that can be viewed in two ways. On the one hand, it's an excellent upgrade over the Xperia Z, and features all the top end technology you could want in a very premium-feeling chassis. On the other, it's too much like the Xperia Z1, which is only a few months old – albeit a much better version. I'm still not a fan of all that bezel above and below the screen, nor am I confident the camera will be excellent in low light. But for a flagship phone, Sony has made a very well thought out device that ticks nearly every box you can think of, and then some.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z2 review – better than ever
Source: TLBHD English
The Xperia Z2 is an incremental upgrade from the Z1. With it, Sony delivers their best smartphone to date and fixes most of the Z1's issues. Not all of them, but nearly. And that proves that they listen and work on delivering us, the buyers, better and better devices. Chapeau!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Schneller, größer, luxuriöser
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% display: 90% ergonomy: 85%
Wasserdichtes Edelmetall mit Highend-Interieur
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2014
Ein Hitzkopf mit sichtbarem Muster
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2014
98% Sony Xperia Z2 im Test: Die hitzköpfige Schönheit unter den Smartphones
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% features: 98% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 98%
93% Das neue Android-Flaggschiff mit 20,7 Megapixel Kamera
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
88% Sony Xperia Z2 review: Feature-laden and waterproof
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% Sony Xperia Z2
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
97% Ein kleiner Schritt für Sony
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 58% mobility: 97%
Sony Xperia Z2
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: minor updates; chic design; good workmanship
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2014
Ein Hitzkopf mit sichtbarem Muster
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: fast performance; ruggedized and waterproof chassis; high resolution camera Negative: weak display performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2014
Sonys Smartphone-Flaggschiff Part Two
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: high-class smartphone; very good camera; noise suppression; satisfactory battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Kleine Verbesserungen, großes Phone
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Positive: high-class smartphone; minor updates; not prone to scratches
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2014
90% Sony Xperia Z2
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Positive: very good hardware; excellent camera Negative: simple design
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Wasserdichtes Smartphone mit 4K-Kamera
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: waterproof; 4K camera Negative: only minor update compared with Z1
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2014
Leicht, schnell, wasserfest
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very fast and strong hardware performance; light body; water- and dustproof Negative: high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2014
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Pretty impressive design; compact size; light; waterproof; excellent display; good performance; 4G network. Negative: Mediocre battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2014

 

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual

Specifications

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra DualNotebook: Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 6 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.172kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia T2 Ultra Dual (Model)

Average Score: 74.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual Smartphone
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual is a smartphone with a six-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen that runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual is an excellent mid-range smartphone if you want a big screen. Its main problem is exactly its size, because it is too big to fit a regular-sized pants pocket.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2014
77% A balanced and well priced phablet from Sony
Source: Think Digit English
The Xperia T2 Ultra is too big for our taste, but it won’t disappoint those who crave for a large screened device. For the price it is being offered, you get a great camera, good display quality, and a decent performance package. If you want an extra bump in performance, try the HTC Desire 816 or if you fancy other brands, try the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 or even the Moto X if screen size is not your priority.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 77%
80% Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual review: Righting the wrongs of the Z Ultra
Source: Tech2.in.com English
You can find the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra for as low as Rs 22,500, which is quite a bit lesser compared to its launch price of Rs 25,990. There’s no glaring issue that we’ve faced with the T2 that can be called a deal-breaker. Perhaps a faster chipset would have been a welcomed addition. It’s a good all-rounder with a beautiful display and excellent battery life. If you’re looking for a 6-inch smartphone and don’t want to spend too much; then we highly recommend the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. It’s a very good mid-range offering from Sony with all the right connectivity and multimedia features in place. In case you don’t fancy such a big display, but find the price right, then look no further than the Motorola Moto X.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual review: Righting the wrongs of the Z Ultra
Source: Tech2.in.com English
You can find the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra for as low as Rs 22,500, which is quite a bit lesser compared to its launch price of Rs 25,990. There’s no glaring issue that we’ve faced with the T2 that can be called a deal-breaker. Perhaps a faster chipset would have been a welcomed addition. It’s a good all-rounder with a beautiful display and excellent battery life. If you’re looking for a 6-inch smartphone and don’t want to spend too much; then we highly recommend the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. It’s a very good mid-range offering from Sony with all the right connectivity and multimedia features in place. In case you don’t fancy such a big display, but find the price right, then look no further than the Motorola Moto X.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual review: The inexpensive Ultra
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
With Sony faltering in areas that are generally considered its strong suit - camera and sound - the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, priced at Rs. 24,990, is a difficult device to recommend. There is strong competition in this segment from the feature-rich Moto X and the Gionee Elife E7, with its great camera. But if the requirement is a 6-inch screen and nothing less, the T2 Ultra is the best bet at the moment. In short, Sony gets one thing absolutely right - the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%

 

Sony Xperia E1

Specifications

Sony Xperia E1Notebook: Sony Xperia E1
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302
Display: 4 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.119kg
Price: 129 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 71.83% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

79% Sony Xperia E1 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
It's got the beat. Sony's Xperia E1 is a Walkman with many settings options. It comes in a flashy plastic casing, a 4-inch TFT screen, and an entry-level SoC from Qualcomm besides 4 GB of flash memory. An included headset reinforces the portable jukebox claim. The price of 129 Euros (~$174) matches the available power.
80% Small and convenient, but there's better budget options
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia E1 is a cheap phone, and it both looks and feels like one. Unlike some rivals it hasn't quite made enough right moves to ensure it brings a solid core experience to the table, while still including some fluffier elements like a dedicated music button. Thanks to the decent interface it's a reasonable low-cost option, but it's solidly beaten by the Motorola Moto E, which costs as little as £10 more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
60% Sony Xperia E1 Dual Review: Funky and Affordable
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Sony Xperia E1 Dual competes with the Motorola Moto E, HTC Desire 210 Dual SIM, Asus Zenfone 4, and Nokia X Dual SIM, in addition to multiple options from local brands. We find that Sony, Motorola and Asus have the edge here, each with a different set of strengths and weaknesses. We do like the Sony Xperia E1 Dual (and by extension, its cheaper twin the E1) but it's a crowded market. Go for this phone if you're comfortable with Sony's Android skin and if its style appeals to you. Otherwise, the Moto E is a solid alternative.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony Xperia E1 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Sony is keen to promote the Xperia E1 as the “best phone in its class”. It's a bold statement, but one that's based on data harvested back in November 2013. Since then times have changed. There are compromises across most hardware elements of the Xperia E1, but the thing we have most issue with is the performance and stability of the phone. Part of this will improve with successive updates, but the phone's 512MB of RAM is likely to prove a longer-term performance roadblock.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 60% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
60% Sony Xperia E1
Source: Gadget Show English
Sony's made a valiant effort for the low-end market with its E1, but it just doesn't match up to either of Motorola's budget blowers. Even compared to the cheap Moto E, Sony's low-cost smartphone doesn't quite match-up, while you can even find the superior Moto G on sale for around the same price if you don't mind being tied down to certain networks, making Sony's effort almost redundant. We like the musical focus here, but it's not enough to make the Xperia E1 a must-have budget phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
86% Getestet: Das Sony Xperia E1 dual vereint Walkman mit Dual-SIM-Smartphone
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 85% workmanship: 84% emissions: 89%
85% Handy-Walkman
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 92% mobility: 83%

 

Sony Xperia M2

The Sony Xperia M2 is a mid-range phone targeted at budget-conscious buyers. It is directly competing with the likes of the Moto G, OnePlus One and the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3. Design-wise, it looks similar to its flagship, the Xperia Z series but the M2 sports a smaller screen at 4.8 inches with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution. It's touted as a qHD display with their TV expertise but the resolution is a little lacklustre.

It features a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB storage and supports microSD of up to 32 GB for those looking to expand the storage. The processor while not as powerful as those found in flagship phones, is actually good enough for your everyday tasks and doesn't lag to the point of frustration. Don't expect to play heavy games with the Adreno 305 GPU though.

To power all these is a non-removable 2300 mAh battery - much smaller in comparison with its flagship counterpart. However, it's bigger than the rest of its class and can last you a full day of mixed use. Its battery STAMINA mode helps to minimize battery drain when you're not using the display and turns off unneeded functions while keeping notifications on.

It sports an 8 MP camera and Exmos RS mobile sensor. The camera app is chock full of features and it also has an HDR mode. The M2 sits right in the middle and compared to other mid-range handsets, deserves a look from budget-conscious consumers.

Specifications

Sony Xperia M2Notebook: Sony Xperia M2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.8 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.149kg
Price: 259 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia M2 (Model)

Average Score: 73.63% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% Sony Xperia M2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A little more please! Second round for the Sony middle-class device: The model has gotten bigger and is designed similar to the flagship, the Xperia Z2. However, the manufacturer has removed some of the flaws we pointed out in the predecessor: The quality of the display has improved as has the storage space.
60% Sony Xperia M2
Source: Gadget Show English
The Sony Xperia M2 is a solid looking phone that’s let down by its software, screen and camera - not to mention its price. It’s far too expensive for the specs you’re given, as Motorola’s Moto G trumps it in several ways for a lot less cash. There’s no denying its good looks, but if you really must have Sony styling, you’ll be better served ponying up for the full-fat Xperia Z2 or the slightly cheaper Xperia Z1 Compact.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Sony Xperia M2 Dual review: An excellent premium alternative to Moto G
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Sony Xperia M2 Dual is available at Rs 19,000, which is a good pick in this price range although it would make a killing at something like Rs 16,000. The M2 is good premium alternative to the Moto G. It’s got slightly better features and a better design. The Galaxy Grand 2 is also retailing currently for a similar price and if big screen phones are your thing then you’re better off with that.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% The Xperia M2 is a good phone that falls short at its asking price
Source: Digital Trends English
The Xperia M2 Dual is an average device from a manufacturer who is otherwise quite consistent. The price tag on the device is way too high for the features of the device. It is hard to recommend this device in the competitive mid-ranged smartphone market
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 67%
60% Sony Xperia M2 Dual Review: A Mid-range Model With Big Aspirations
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
We think Sony has cut far too many corners with the M2. The screen is not that great, and its sluggish performance in daily usage is a downer. It has a retail price of Rs. 21,990 but can be found cheaper online. Even at reduced prices, the Sony Xperia M2 Dual doesn't feel like a good bargain considering the Moto G works out as better value for money. However, what the Sony has going for itself is the stellar battery life, expandable storage, and the good (if somewhat boring) design. If you need a good-looking phone in this price range which will last up to two days on a single charge, then by all means consider the Xperia M2. If not, there are other fish in the sea.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% Sony Xperia M2 review: Mid-range Android smartphone looks good on the outside but is average under the hood
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia M2 certainly looks like a premium smartphone, but carries a surprisingly mid-range price tag. With a more impressive camera and more storage, we'd be really impressed with the Xperia M2 for that price, but we think you can get more for your money elsewhere. It's worth investigating the cheaper Moto G, or if you've got a little extra budget the Google Nexus 5 is worth a look, as it has a lot going for it and is still under £300.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia M2 review A mid-range classic in the making, or a phone at the wrong price point?
Source: Techradar English
Sony has launched its Xperia M2 handset into a very crowded market, one populated with ageing flagships and some already impressive new handsets. Can it build upon the success that the Xperia Z2 has brought though? In short, yes, but that is the really short answer. I can't help but feel that Sony's impressive flagship offering sets a very high standard, and will leave consumers expecting a little more from Sony's midrange offering.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia M2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony Xperia M2 is a good phone, but its killer feature is one that works best for poseurs. Namely, the phone can pass for the Xperia Z2 at a distance, and even in-hand for some people. Design does matter in phones, though, and the Xperia M2 looks a whole lot better than the original Xperia M.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
92% Günstiger Schönling mit Highspeed-LTE
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 94% mobility: 95%

 

Sony Xperia T3

Specifications

Sony Xperia T3Notebook: Sony Xperia T3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.148kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia T3 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

83% Sony Xperia T3 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Stylish device with rough edges. Sony's Xperia T3 was launched in Germany under the name Sony Xperia T3 Style. It fuses a 5.3-inch screen with the known, appealing design and a swift chipset in a mid-range model. Some minor shortcomings prevent it from standing out decisively from the competition.
Sony Xperia T3
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The Sony Xperia T3 is an excellent mid-range smartphone if you want a big (but not too big) screen. Its main problem is that its price is closer to high-end smartphones (which the Xperia T3 is not; it should have at least a better camera and a full-HD screen to be considered a high-end one) than to mid-range devices, such as the Motorola Moto G, which has, for the size, similar specifications and a far lower price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2014
65% Sony Xperia T3 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Sony has made a well-rounded midranger that shines in terms of design, and performs adequately in most departments. Granted, its screen seems a bit too reflective outdoors, and the earpiece is not up to snuff, but the Xperia T3 offers an ultrathin chassis that is comfortable to hold, and an excellent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 65%
75% Sony Xperia T3 review: A solid mid-range large-screen phone
Source: Zdnet.com English
Sony's 5.3-inch Xperia T3 is a distinctive-looking and well-built large-screen smartphone with no serious failings, although both the screen resolution and internal storage are on the low side.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Sony Xperia T3 video review: budget smartphone has a specific customer in mind - is it you?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia T3 is a good but not great smartphone, which will suit only a particular customer: one who wants a large-screen smartphone without spending loads of cash. The Sony delivers on this front, but you should consider the slightly smaller, slightly more expensive Nexus 5 for better performance. Alternatively, Sony's own Xperia Z Ultra is a nicer smartphone and costs about the same money, as long as you can handle its 6.4in screen.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2014
70% The price isn't right on the Xperia T
Source: Techradar English
Aside from being quite big, the Sony Xperia T3 is very easy to get on with. Aside from a few cut-down and missing features there are no deal-breaking issues. However, it is too expensive when you compare it to other phones at the price. Unless you're desperate for a big screen Sony handset and don't have the budget to get the Xperia Z Ultra, you're probably best off looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia T3 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia T3 is a decent smartphone, but if you simply want a phone with a large screen, we think the marginally more expensive 6.3in HTC Desire 816 is a better buy. Likewise, there are other similarly priced phones out there, such as the Motorola Moto X, that outclass the Xperia T3 in almost every way, making the Xperia T3 feel a little average by comparison. Still, if you're after something that's thin and the same size as a high-end smartphone, the Xperia T3 could be for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia T3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony Xperia T3 is a good-looking, mid -ange phone that won't blow you away in any one department. It’s a similar story to the HTC Desire 816. Both hide their hulking bodies well and have similar deficiencies in the screen and camera departments. The Sony Xperia T3 is a slim, stylish big phone that won't disappoint you, but no single part of it really stands out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Sony Xperia T3 review: Budget phablet can't compete with Nexus 5 or Xperia Z Ultra
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia T3 is a good but not great smartphone which will only really suit a particular customer: those wanting a large screen smartphone without spending loads of cash. It delivers this but you should consider the slightly smaller Nexus 5 for a little more money to gain better specs or even Sony's own Xperia Z Ultra if 6.4in doesn't sound too big.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony Xperia T3 Review: Battery Life Saves the Day
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
One area where Sony fails miserably is with the pricing of the Xperia T3. At Rs. 27,990, even the limited period offer of a bundled SmartBand and premium case is not enticing enough. The two things going for the Sony Xperia T3 are its great battery life and decent camera performance, but nothing else about this phone's price-to-performance ratio works out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Sony Xperia T3 review: Wits and looks
Source: GSM Arena English
Sony Xperia T3 isn't the regular mid-ranger we've expected it to be. It comes with an excellent build quality and an extra slim profile, it's as snappy as you may expect and it's got some great imaging capabilities. We really like the displays Sony is putting on its latest Xperia phones and the Xperia T3's 5.3" IPS unit is great, too. The smartphone would have been the perfect mid-ranger if it was water and dust proof, but we can't have it all, can we?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2014

 

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

Specifications

Sony Xperia M2 AquaNotebook: Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.8 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia M2 Aqua (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Waterproofing without the premium price tag
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua adds water resistance to the solid Xperia M2. It's a great idea but the execution is clumsy. Waterproofing is great, but having to make sure your seals are in place isn't. What if you are unexpectedly thrown into a swimming pool? Or leave a seal slightly open in a heavy downpour? Until waterproofing comes without the seals it'll be far from the perfect solution. There are a few other lingering problems on the phone. The camera, for instance, struggles if it isn't given the perfect lighting conditions (although it can be used underwater which is a nice touch) and for around this price you can get a phone with a better screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony Xperia M2 Aqua review: The perfect waterproof phone for your shower
Source: IT Pro Portal English
It's key to stress that this is in no way a new smartphone in its own right. The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is just that: a slightly upgraded, waterproofed version of the original M2. Still, while it's by no means going to make headlines, the handset is sure to make waves in the midrange market as a decent waterproof option. Before now water-proofing was a selling point of the flagship, but the M2 Aqua has cracked open a new market for H20 repelling handsets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua review: Cliff diver
Source: GSM Arena English
A waterproofed version of one of their mass-market models is hardly the biggest thing to come out of Sony's labs this season. There's a new super-mini to look forward to and the next flagship generation, plus a couple of wearables just broke cover ahead of the IFA show. Yet, the one thing all these have in common is waterproofing, no less. A fact the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua will be keen to use to its advantage.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2014
80% Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Source: Recombu English
With water resistance and Android KitKat on board, plus no downsides compared with the original phone, there's no reason to pick up the plain ol' vanilla Xperia M2 any more. If you want a mid-range mobile with a solid camera and a good-sized screen, the Xperia M2 Aqua is a damn good choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z3 CompactNotebook: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 4.6 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.129kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia Z3 Compact (Model)

Average Score: 92.43% - very good
Average of 14 scores (from 23 reviews)

 

91% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Generational leap. The successor of the Xperia Z1 Compact is called Xperia Z3 Compact – logical, right? Read our review to find out why the small sibling of the Xperia Z3 is a great smartphone, despite the confusing designation.
91% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: a small phone that packs a big punch
Source: Pocketnow English
After a week of using the Xperia Z3 Compact, we are left with a tiny phone that we actually like. That’s not something we’ve openly said about most other phones in this size range. OEMs are quick to shave away the great specs while not slashing the price so quickly, resulting in somewhat smaller phones that are sort of like their larger counterparts and marginally more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80%
iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings
Source: GSM Arena English
It's impossible to tally up a final score for this but that was never the point - as usual, the point is to help different users pick out the phone that's right for them. The super mini playground is not as empty as it once was and these three phones are excellent picks at three different price points. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the most affordable of the bunch so it celebrates each of its victories a little louder than the other two. The Apple iPhone 6 meanwhile is easily the most expensive one and has the most to prove, yet its fans are rarely swayed by such mundane details such as pricing.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2014
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: Stuff TV English
If your hands can manage a bigger device there are smartphones around that offer bigger and more beautiful screens and cameras that are more point-and-shoot friendly, but for smaller-handed gadgeteers Sony's no-compromise Pocket Hercules will tick every box.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Time to step out of big brother's shadow?
Source: Techradar English
There's a lot to really like about the Xperia Z3 Compact. Though Sony seems to be putting out new Xperia Z models every six months, you get the feeling that with each iteration it is steadily improving the formula. Sony has also avoided offering a severely cut down version of its flagship device. Where other manufacturers will cut the specifications of the mini variants, the Xperia Z3 Compact keeps a lot of the features of the bigger Z3, making the compact an excellent choice if you fancy the Z3, but are not too sure about the large size of the handset.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Small and beautifully formed
Source: IT Pro Portal English
The biggest fans of the Xperia Z3 Compact are likely to be those who are already Sony fans, but you can ignore all the Sony tie-ins and still get a lot from this handset. The camera is easy to use and has lots of customisability, the screen is great for everything from looking at photos and web pages to watching movies and YouTube, there's lots of power and battery life is excellent. I'd have liked to see the screen resolution taken up a notch, but overall this is a pleasingly powerful hand-friendly phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: Gadget Show English
Sony’s taken its proven formula of slimming down its flagship handset and sparing practically no expense with its hardware, unlike some other phone makers. The Z3 Compact is easily one of our favourite phones, and at a cheaper £400 price tag than the full-fat model, it’s well worth considering. Sony’s crafted its smallest, but best phone to date that feels solid in the hand and simply pops; using a phone with one hand and one thumb never felt better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: almost the perfect smartphone
Source: Androidbeat English
If you’re not that fussed over ultimate camera quality and if you’re prepared to work round the Sony store bloatware, then I can recommend this latest Z series iteration. The choice then comes down to whether to plump for this Z3 Compact or its larger sister device, the full Z3? The latter has the higher resolution, larger screen, slightly more RAM and the feel of cold hard metal on your fingers each morning – and some people simply must have the latest, greatest and biggest. But with all this comes significant extra size (an extra 2cm in length ) and significant extra cost.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2014
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: Pocket Lint English
But it's that last thought; that lure to the larger screen that also highlights just how good the Z3 Compact is. Because whatever your preference, big or small, Sony is offering a choice without having to worry about sacrificing performance. Like the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the Z3 Compact is a great - and importantly a little - flagship handset. We're yet to see a better Android device at this size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review: The Mighty Miniature
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Xperia Z3 Compact represents a criminally under-exploited market segment and we're still waiting for competition to jump in. Maybe the strategy will catch on now that Apple has adopted it. It's high time that our fixation with huge screens was reined in, and for now, Sony has the only options in town on the Android side of the fence.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact comparison review: What's the difference?
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is not all that different from the Xperia Z1 Compact. The design is improved, the screen is a bit bigger, the processor is slightly better and the camera has been tweaked, but we'd suggest that none of those improvements are major. However, unless you can find the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for under £300, we'd recommend buying the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact for £349 for those slight improvements, extra durability and new features.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
78% Small in size big on performance
Source: Digital Trends English
Sony has managed to bring in the best mini Android smartphone yet again, but with a really high price. The Z3 Compact is a slight bump from the Z1 Compact and it definitely looks and feels better. The smartphone has an excellent camera, a bright display and a great battery life. Rather than calling it a mini version of a flagship device, we think that it is a flagship smartphone in itself for people want a powerful smartphone in a compact form factor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is an exceptional mid-range smartphone, and it's arguably the first 'mini' phone that truly lives up to the idea of delivering a flagship experience inside a smaller, cheaper chassis. It puts the rest of the mini market to shame, and its range-topping performance and incredible battery life even gives high-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (m8) and LG G3 cause for concern. It goes head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and although that handset is arguably sleeker, the Xperia Z3 Compact smashes it in terms of battery life, performance and price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Xperia Z3 Compact takes the successful formula of the Z1 Compact and makes it better in practically every way: the glass panel contributes to a more premium feel, colors are livelier, and the handset is thinner, lighter and water-proof; it keeps the same petite dimensions, but gets a larger, 4.6” screen; the processor is the newer and faster Snapdragon 801; the camera is a good performer; and the battery is a class above most.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Recombu English
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact isn’t just the best mini phone we’ve played with this year, it’s one of the very best smartphones that money can buy. Packing premium features and specs into a comfortable-to-fondle frame, the Z3 Compact offers an excellent user experience with next to no drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Not your usual suspect
Source: GSM Arena English
Although there obviously aren't many significant improvements in the Xperia Z3 Compact, it nevertheless brings a refreshed design and updates in key areas like display and battery life. Not only did Sony fix the screen's contrast degradation at an angle, which plagued the 4.3-inch IPS panel of the Z1 Compact, but it squeezed a 4.6-inch screen in the same size chassis, making it brighter along the way.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z3 Compact comparison review: Is the mini Z3 too good?
Source: PC Advisor English
Sony has done a great job of making a mini version of its flagship smartphone so getting the Z3 Compact only really means a smaller screen and less money. In fact, unless you want the bigger screen of the Z3, it really makes no sense to buy it over the Compact. Sony might have done too good a job.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact hands-on review: The best example of a mini smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia Z3 compact is great little smartphone offering pretty much everything available on the full-size Z3 (including PS4 Remote Play and High-Res audio) apart from a Full HD screen. The new design is thinner and lighter plus the display is bigger than previously. We'd like more software features but Sony is hitting the mini smartphone market bang on the head.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With a flagship sibling which is a little underwhelming, the Z3 Compact is shaping up to be the star of Sony's winter offerings. The company has shown that a smaller size need not mean a less impressive product. If only a Full HD display had been included, we'd have been placing our pre-orders now.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review – the little GIANT!
Source: TLBHD English
So yes, I like this one and I believe it’s also the go-to device if you plan on switching from an iPhone to Android and don’t mind paying for the best. But I’d really want to know what do you guys think about this Z3 Compact and whether you consider it a good buy or not. So make sure to leave your replies and opinions below, in the comments section, as well as your questions if you have any, I’ll be around to reply.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact im Kamera-Test: Blitz-Problem vom Z1 Compact weg?
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2014
96% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact im Test: Kleiner Kraftprotz zeigt's den Großen
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% features: 97% workmanship: 90% emissions: 98%
92% Kompaktes Smartphone mit viel Leistung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
97% Silver Samurai
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 68% mobility: 99%

 

Sony Xperia Z3

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z3Notebook: Sony Xperia Z3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.152kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia Z3 (Model)

Average Score: 88.25% - very good
Average of 16 scores (from 33 reviews)

 

89% Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A rapid update yet again. Apparently, Sony aims to attract attention with a new top smartphone every 6 months. The user can only benefit from it: Although the innovations are small, our test proves that the Xperia Z3 is still a top smartphone.
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is getting a bit long in the tooth already, just half a year after introduction, and Sony's six-month upgrade strategy seems like a winning bet when you have to choose between the S5 with the new Xperia Z3 this holiday season. It is slim, stylish, with a higher waterproof rating, and looks and feels way better in terms of design than the plasticky S5, faux leather back or not. Granted, the Xperia Z3 is a tad taller than the S5, but the overall dimensions of both are bearable for one-handed usage, plus you get stereo speakers with the Z3. Samsung's stand-out biometrics, like the fingerprint scanner and the heart rate sensor on the back are an acquired taste, and you might find the superior audio experience on the Z3 more useful in your everyday interaction with the phone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This is the best flagship Xperia phone Sony has come up with, but if you own the Xperia Z2 then there's clearly little reason to upgrade. If you want pretty much all the same features for less and with a smaller screen, then it's also worth considering the Z3 Compact, which costs £399 compared to the Z3's £549 price. This is the best Sony phone so far but for Z2 owners, it's worth waiting out for the Xperia Z4 or whatever Sony decides to call its next Xperia flagship smartphone where hopefully we should see something more radically different.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Apple iPhone 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3
Source: Phone Arena English
We saved the best for last, though, and it is the remarkable battery endurance of the Xperia Z3. Its “two-day battery” is the best in the flagship category for now, and this got confirmed through our own benchmarks, too. Thus, if you are tired of charging your smartphone each and every night, which would happen with the iPhone 6, the Xperia Z3 should be on top of your list.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Sony Xperia Z3
Source: Phone Arena English
When it comes to multitasking, productivity and media consumption, though, the Note 4 is the undisputed king, with its large ultra high-res display, the extra stylus input, and the split-screen functionality. If you don't need that extra input, though, you will certainly appreciate the Z3's record battery life for the category, and the nicer feeling it leaves in the palm, pocket, and in the eye of the beholder.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2014
90% Sony Xperia Z3 review: Tweaked design and a couple of new features make a solid but samey smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia Z3 is undoubtedly a decent and desirable smartphone but Z2 owners will have little reason to upgrade unless PS4 Remote Play or High-Res audio are must-haves. In terms of the wider market, the Z3 is up there with the best and a solid choice even if it doesn't have the amount of bells and whistles which others do.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Has Sony added enough to warrant a Z2 sequel already?
Source: Techradar English
Like the Sony Xperia Z2, I don't know why the Z3 doesn't impress me hugely. On paper it's got all the right bits: 3GB of RAM, MHL 3.0, extended battery, high power camera etc. Yet the sum of those parts doesn't wow me in the way it should. Who needs 3GB of RAM when the performance under the finger isn't insanely brilliant? Who really connects up their phone to their TV, when in reality I'd rather have a better sensor on this handset that didn't rely on megapixels but on genuinely improved low-light performance? Until then, consider the Xperia Z3 a comparably priced phone to the best on the market with a lot going for it - just not quite the polished experience I'd hoped for in every area.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia Z3 review: the glass masterpiece
Source: Androidbeat English
Sony’s vision for its Z series of Android flagships was clear. A glass obelisk. Smooth, sleek and waterproof. With an all-metal chassis to keep things strong. The problem was that the initial implementations were let down by corners that were too sharp and uncomfortable in the hand, by a disappointing screen and by an under-achieving camera. Happily, as the Z series has worn on, six months at a time, at least two of these factors have been addressed and completely fixed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: Galaxy Note 4 faster and feature packed, but Xperia Z3 wins on design and price
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the Galaxy Note 4 outpaces the Xperia Z3 in a number of hardware areas, Sony counters on design and price. There's no clear winner here as these smartphones are so different and will appeal to very different users. Buy the Galaxy Note 4 if you're a fan of TouchWiz and want the S Pen and other additional features like the fingerprint scanner but go for the Xperia Z3 if you want to save some cash on a desirable waterproof phone with good all round performance.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z3 review: Overall a great package, but priced outrageously at Rs 51,990
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Sony Xperia Z3 impresses on most counts. Apart from the heating issue, there was barely anything major to criticise. The camera performance and battery life performance in particular are quite good. The refinements in the design are a welcome change, although we would have liked the use of a grippier material on the edges. So overall a good product, but for one thing – Price!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia Z3 Review: The Pursuit of Refinement
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Z3 might be newer than its contemporaries, but the downside of that is that its price hasn't had time to settle. At Rs. 51,990, the Z3 is significantly more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and LG G3. You'll really have to consider whether it's worth the premium over the Z2 which now costs around as much as those phones. In terms of price alone, it will probably be more of a competitor to the iPhone 6, as and when it launches in India.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Why Sony outpaces Samsung in this smartphone battle
Source: PC Advisor English
With almost identical core hardware the Sony Xperia Z3 and Galaxy S5 are very similar. However, with more user friendly software, a more premium design and more useful unique features, the Xperia Z3 just about sneaks ahead of the Galaxy S5.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2014
84% Third time lucky
Source: Digital Trends English
The Xperia Z3 maintains Sony's pedigree of great smartphones and while it does not come with any major changes when compared to the Z2, it is still a worthy flagship smartphone. It has some minor upgrades which makes it better than the Z2 and it also comes with a best in class camera and great battery life. The performance capability of the smartphone is immense and is at par with the other flagship smartphones. Would we recommend the Xperia Z3? Definitely.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% Review: Sony Xperia Z3
Source: Techtree.com English
If you're in for the best-looking waterproof handset with a lot of power, go for the Xperia Z3. The phone also impresses with its battery life and sound quality. The camera quality has improved over its predecessor, but it still has its own share of issues. Considering its Rs 52,000 price tag, we believe that the display could have been better. All in all, if you're looking for a balanced flasghip Android, the LG G3 is a cheaper and better option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia Z3 review: Hat trick
Source: GSM Arena English
Minor touches on the outside have made the Xperia Z3 the most beautiful smartphone Sony has built to date. The curved sides not only look good but help the handling too. The phone is slimmer and the screen bezel has been reduced. The rubber finish at the edges provides better protection against accidental drops. Pity the internals received an equally minor upgrade, which simply doesn't make that much of a difference. The quad-core processor is clocked higher at 2.5GHz, the Adreno 330 GPU is a bit faster too. Sony also upped the dust proofing to IP level 6.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2014
Xperia Z3 vs iPhone 6 comparison review: Sony slaps Apple in a flagship smartphone face off - but both face challenges in a
Source: PC Advisor English
Two great smartphones toward the top of the tree, if you are an Apple fanboy you will wish to stay iTunes and the App Store. Fandroids will swear by the Sony on this one. Unusually, Apple is marginally cheaper, but the Xperia Z3 is ahead on almost all quantifiable metrics. That's where we would put our money, principally because of the expandable storage, better display and more robust build. But the iPhone 6 is a big step forward for Apple, and it is by no means a bad deal.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2014
100% Sony Xperia Z3 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia Z3 is another incremental improvement on Sony's distinctive-looking handset, but these additional tweaks finally give it the means to compete with the rest of the flagship opposition. With its industry-leading battery life, amazing screen and excellent performance, the Xperia Z3 has finally caught up with, and in some ways surpassed, the Galaxy S5, LG G3 and HTC One (m8).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Sony Xperia Z3 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Sleeker, sexier and more capable than any Sony handset to date, the Z3 is the smartphone that proves Sony's formula - namely not to compromise on quality in any area. Not on screen. Or camera. Or battery life. Or audio. OK, Xperia Z2 owners will be grumpy and rightfully so. It can't continue pumping out an iteration of its best phone every six months but Sony itself admits this won't be forever. Just till it gets on top, we'd bet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 100%
iPhone 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone comparison - old rival gets closer, but the iPhone 6 remains out in front
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We're Macworld, and we love Apple products. But even we accept that in the smartphone world Apple's rivals are catching up. In the case of this rival, however, we can't see many compelling reasons to choose the Xperia Z3 over the iPhone 6. Cameras, perhaps. Display, definitely. But although the Xperia is more robust than the iPhone it isn't as pretty, and in all other respects - including price - we'd choose the iPhone 6.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2014
85% Sony Xperia Z3 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
At first read, one might scoff at the seemingly modest Xperia Z3 upgrades against its Z2 predecessor. We are kind of liking Sony's approach, though, as it allows the company to stay on top of the bi-annual Android cycle of spring-fall flagships, while experimenting and improving with greater frequency. The Z3 has a thinner chassis, faster processor, brighter display and better photo and audio quality than the Z2, while keeping everything else great intact. These might not seem significant upgrades each on its own, but the cumulative effect is pretty powerful. The only gripe we have with the phone has to do with Sony's signature thick top and bottom bezels, which makes it largish for the screen size, yet we are willing to let those slide for the waterproof certification, and the front stereo speakers you are getting.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Sony Xperia Z3
Source: Recombu English
If it isn’t clear, we’re just as bowled over by the Xperia Z3 as we were by its compact little brother. The big caveat is that as it shares so much of its hardware with its predecessor, it may not have the longevity of other devices hitting the market like the Galaxy Note 4.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z2 comparison review: What's the difference between the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2?
Source: PC Advisor English
The differences between these two devices are pretty minimal. You definitely won't want to cough up for the new model if you already own the Xperia Z2, and you'll save more than £100 without missing out on much if you opt for the older model, but the Xperia Z3 is a cracking device that boasts impressive power, a brilliant camera and a light and thin design that'll please many.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z3 Compact comparison review: Is the mini Z3 too good?
Source: PC Advisor English
Sony has done a great job of making a mini version of its flagship smartphone so getting the Z3 Compact only really means a smaller screen and less money. In fact, unless you want the bigger screen of the Z3, it really makes no sense to buy it over the Compact. Sony might have done too good a job.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z3 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
When it comes to the design, the Sony Xperia Z3 has come on leaps and bounds. It's a beautiful device that is lightweight, offered in nice metallic colours and the rounded edges make it a pleasure to hold. It stays true to the Xperia style but it is the best looking flagship phone Sony has offered so far by a long way.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 hands on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Sleeker, sexier and more capable than any Xperia flagship to date, the Z3 might be the smartphone that proves Sony's formula. This is a smartphone that deserves attention. It's supremely specced in all the right places and shows that Sony does care about how people use its gadgets. And it may just be the best all-rounder you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
Running on the latest version of Android, the Z3 has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. While we haven't tried out a final version of the phone just yet, navigating around the OS in our hands-on time was slick with no lag at all. Obviously we'll be testing that out further as soon as we can get a full sample in.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 review – daintiness!
Source: TLBHD English
Alright, at the end of the day, the Z3 is an evolution for the Z2, with whom it shares most traits and features. It focuses on addressing the heft of the previous Z and is now thinner, thus easier to use everyday. And it does change a few aspects here and there, but not all of them are for good (the speaker cuts or the notification LEDs, for instance).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
86% Mehr als nur Modellpflege?
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Sony Smartphone Xperia Z3
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/07/2014
87% Akku-Wunder in attraktivem Gewand
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90%
95% Neuauflage des Flaggschiffs sammelt Pluspunkte
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 95% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
usgereifter Akku-Marathonläufer
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2014
97% Nippons Champion
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 57% mobility: 98%
98% Sony Xperia Z3 im Test: Großartiges Display, Abstriche bei der Kamera
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% features: 98% workmanship: 100% emissions: 98%

 

Sony Xperia E3

Specifications

Sony Xperia E3Notebook: Sony Xperia E3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.144kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia E3 (Model)

 

Sony Xperia E3 hands-on review: Budget 4G phone takes on the Moto G
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia E3 might not have the best specs for a phone at this price but it is one of the most stylish budget devices around and includes 4G connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2014
Hands-on: Sony Xperia E3 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Xperia E3 is a good looking device that brings many of Xperia range's design features to a more entry-level product. It's plastic, not as slim and a little heavier than the premium devices in this portfolio but it has a nice feel to it and we liked it. This end of the market is becoming more and more competitive but despite the low internal storage capacity, we think Sony has done alright here.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
A budget option with a curious name
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia E3 is another phone that's designed to do a job, and does it pretty well. It's meant to take some cues from the big Sony phones and bring them to a price point that the smartphone naysayers can stomach. The HDR mode and wider viewing angles of the screen make it feel a lot more premium, and while I find the chassis too chunky I don't think it will put off too many people.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014

 

Sony Xperia C3

Specifications

Sony Xperia C3Notebook: Sony Xperia C3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia C3 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Sony Xperia C3 Dual Review: Master of Selfies
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
As far as Sony is concerned, the company's marketing strategy for the Xperia C3 Dual is spot on. For those who want a competent smartphone which can capture great selfies, the Xperia C3 Dual is the best bet at the moment. With its official price of Rs. 23,990, the phone competes directly with the HTC Desire 816 (review | pictures). HTC's phablet has a bigger screen and an infinitely better rear camera, whereas the battery life on the Sony Xperia C3 Dual is better. Both phones are great in their own rights, so in the end it boils down to the brand affinity of the buyer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% The best selfie phablet
Source: Digital Versus English
For selfie lovers, Sony has kept to its word and the Xperia C3 offers a great front facing camera. For an average smartphone user, this a good enough smartphone with large real-state on the display, smooth UI and decent performance. The design and build is impressive and even the hardware manages to work well, but at a price tag of Rs. 22,000 you can get a much more powerful smartphone, something like the Moto X or even the new Moto G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card.

Qualcomm Adreno 200:

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

Qualcomm Adreno 302: Integrated graphics card in some Snapdragon 200 SoCs with 6 shaders clocked at 400 MHz.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Plus MSM8260A: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 225 GPU.

S1 MSM7227A: Entry level Soc with one Cortex-A5 processor core and a Adreno 200 GPU.

S4 Pro APQ8064A: High-end quad-core SoC for Android devices that includes four Krait cores and a Adreno 320 GPU.

MSM8960T: High end dual core SoC (Krait cores) including an Adreno 320 GPU.

S4 Plus MSM8230: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.

800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

600 APQ8064T: High-end quad-core SoC with four Krait-300 CPU cores and an enhanced (higher clocked) Adreno 320 graphics card.

S4 Plus MSM8227: Mid-range, 28nm Dual Core SoC clocked at 1.0 Ghz for Smartphones.

801 MSM8974AB:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.36 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

200 8210:

ARM Cortex-A7 dual core with a max of 1.2 GHz clock rate

400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.

801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

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» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.112 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.212 kg:


83.56%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HTC Desire 816
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928

Devices with the same GPU

» LG G3 Beat
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.137 kg
» Nokia Lumia 735
unknown, 4.7", 0.134 kg
» Nokia Lumia 830
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Sony Xperia E3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.5", 0.144 kg
» Motorola Moto G2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.15 kg
» HTC One Remix
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Sony Xperia T3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» LG G Pad 10.1
Snapdragon 400 APQ8026, 10.1", 0.512 kg
» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 5.0", 0.164 kg
» Archos 50 Helium 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
» HTC Desire 610
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» LG Lucid 3 VS8760
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» HTC One Mini 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
unknown, 6", 0.172 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Huawei Ascend G740
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 5.0", 0.155 kg
» Nokia Lumia 635
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Nokia Lumia 630
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.134 kg
» LG L90
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.3", 0.163 kg
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Snapdragon 400 APQ8028, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» LG G2 Mini
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.125 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-16 (Update: 2013-05-16)