Sony Xperia Series

Sony Xperia Z2Processor: , Qualcomm APQ8064T, Qualcomm MSM7227A, Qualcomm MSM8974, Qualcomm MSM8974AB, Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
Graphics Adapter: , Qualcomm Adreno 200, Qualcomm Adreno 225, 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, 5 inch, 5.2 inch, 6.44 inch
Weight: 0.112kg, 0.116kg, 0.124kg, 0.137kg, 0.139kg, 0.146kg, 0.151kg, 0.155kg, 0.16kg, 0.169kg, 0.17kg, 0.2kg, 0.212kg
Price: 169, 229, 239, 279, 400, 499, 549, 649, 799 euro
Average Score: 84.48% - good
Average of 103 scores (from 158 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 76%, features: 71%, display: 83%
mobility: 94%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 91%

 

Sony Xperia T

Specifications

Sony Xperia TNotebook: Sony Xperia T
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 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 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 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 APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1080x1920 pixels
Weight: 0.146kg
Price: 649 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 87.38% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 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.
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
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 APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1080x1920 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

Sony Xperial LNotebook: 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 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 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 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 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: 80.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 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?
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

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z1Notebook: Sony Xperia Z1
Processor: Qualcomm 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: 86.43% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 42 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...
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%
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 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: 90.7% - very good
Average of 20 scores (from 29 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.
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
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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
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 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: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

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

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z2Notebook: Sony Xperia Z2
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8974AB
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Xperia Z2 (Model)

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

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%
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

 

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

Qualcomm Adreno 225:

Qualcomm Adreno 200:

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

Qualcomm Adreno 305:

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

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

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


Qualcomm :

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

MSM8974AB:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 550 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.


» 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:


84.48%: 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.

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

» LG G2
MSM8974

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Nokia Lumia 930
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.15 kg
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
, 10.1", 0.425 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» LG Optimus G Pro 2
MSM8974, 5.9", 0.17 kg
» Nokia Lumia Icon
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1s
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
» Asus New Padfone
MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Nokia Lumia 2520
MSM8974, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1520
MSM8974, 6.0", 0.21 kg
» Google Nexus 5
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.13 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition
MSM8974, 10.1", 0.535 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
MSM8974, 7.0", 0.303 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch
MSM8974, 8.9", 0.4 kg
» Acer Liquid S2
MSM8974, 5.98", 0.231 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.169 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 3
MSM8974, 5.7", 0.168 kg
» Sony Xperia Z Ultra
MSM8974, 6.44", 0.212 kg

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Sony Vaio Fit 11A SVF11N1S2E/B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3520, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Sony VAIO SVT1122X9R
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4210Y, 11.6", 0.83 kg
» Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121A4E
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4020Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 11 SV-F11N1C5E2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), unknown, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-16 (Update: 2013-05-16)