Sony Xperia 2013 Thread

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  1. randomuser111

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    Just wanted to share some details about the India launch and pricing. The official launch is on February 24th, stocks will arrive at Sony Center/Xperia Stores and a few key Sony retail partners by 26th. You can book it at Sony Center/Xperia stores by paying a token amount of Rs.500-5000. The official price of the handset via Sony Center/Xperia Store is 36k (give or take 1k) In smaller shop it may be 35k or lower.

    If you book it you may get it this month(on 26). It will be available online and everywhere else nationwide by March. (Those who book get it 10 days before general nationwide release)

    So how many plan to get this precision engineered water resistant Full HD smartphone ? :mrgreen:

    Xperia Z Details

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    * 5 inch 1920x1080 Reality Display (441PPI) with OptiContrast Panel and Mobile Bravia Engine 2
    * Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 PRO APQ8064 Quad Core krait 1.5ghz
    * 2 GB RAM
    * 13 megapixel Exmor RS camera with HDR photo and video (hardware based)
    * Front 2.2 megapixel Full HD Exmor R chat camera
    * Front and back Glass design using durable mineral glass 6 times stronger than Gorilla Glass
    * Tough glass fibre polyamide skeleton frame
    * Precision cut Aluminum Power and Volume Keys
    * Water and Dust Resistant IP55/57. Upto 1 meters/30 minutes.
    * Android 4.1 Jellybean
    * 2330mAh battery
    * HD Voice
    * 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
    * 146 grams
    * NFC One Touch
    * 16GB Internal memory

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    O Yes! Droolworthy!

    440dpi and Full HD, water and resistant, JB, 2300mAH and at 36k! FROM SONY? PRICE WAR!
     
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    Honestly, battery is a letdown. should have been at least 3000 mah, or removable. Rest rocking.
     
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    ^^ Always some catch with the Sony, either no sd card slot, non-removable or something else. But yes, to power this beats, it should at least have 3000mAh battery.
     
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    Yes, 2330mAh seems alright, but in context with Z's display and features it does feel inadequate. However, the same was also said for Xperia P for it puny 1350mAH battery, that it would not last for one day. But Sony somehow managed to overcome it. We can only wait and see how Z's battery life turn out to be.
     
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    ^^ Even Xperia Z costs around 35k IIRC. The major difference b/w Butterfly and Z is the screen(water, dust proof) and camera(8 v 13 MP), apart from that both have QC Krait chipset with Adreno 320, HD resolution blah,blah. I don't know what you are referring to?
     
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    Butterfly costs 44k. Hence the sneaky remark 'Bye Bye HTC'
     
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    ^^ Oh, ok. 44k ! WTF!!! And most of their droids are still overpriced, even after there are lot of VFM one's out there with much better raw power.

    Damn, Samsung is also doing the same, but initial pricing is good when compared to HTC.
     
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    Yeah, the only thing that does bother me about Samsung is design, all their phones look like cr@p, the SGS III has a cheap plasticy feel all over it, same with note II, HTC on the other hand has some cool looking phones, though overpriced(One S Snapdragon launched for 35k in India, just see comments in flipkart).
     
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    ^^ Yeah, read all comments in FK. Most of them are bad. Good looking phones + Good performer = Sony, at least for now, but their phones is also bit overpriced IMO
     
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    Yeah, except for one tiny winy thing, Sony intentionally screws every phone below their Flagship, Xperia P, pathetic battery(beyond pathetic), Sola, small screen, battery and no Xperia styling, Xperia U, only 4GB memory, Xperia J, 2 finger touch(WTF?) and cortex A5, like from 2010 phones, etc etc.
     
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    ^^ But at least their Flagship phones are WoW! and better in build quality, display, sound, camera compared to plastic-friendly Samsung, which offers better performance. For me, i can withstand few downside, but what i can's stand to see is that cheap plastic feel, even after paying a premium.
     
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    Not everyone can pay 25k for their phones and a lot won't even pay it, just for example my father wanted to gift the Note II to my mother on their marriage anniversary, but she got furious at the thought of spending 35k on a phone, so in the end she got some jewelry(she has a X3), all I say is that cater to the 15-20k market, that's where most of the profits are are, reputations are built along this range, just see Grand, that pathetic excuse for a phone is selling like hotcake, '5" screen for 20k, dual core omgwtfbbq' is the people's expression :|
     
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    ^^ Yes, no decent phones in mid segment apart from L9 and 4x HD(because of that killer deal from HS18). Otherwise, we hardly have any options in that 20k segment. Even Sony's lineup in that segment is pathetic, and they still have single core phones selling for higher price.

    Maybe it will take few years more to have some good options in that segment. Lets hope for that. :|

    And for people, it doesn't matter how it performs and what is under the hood, all they want to 5" screen and dual core, like they go mad over Canvas 2. Sad to see people fell for these cheap tricks from phone manufacturers.
     
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    This is in India only, go to singapore/malaysia, hongkong etc you get a lot of phones that sell here at 25k for 20k there, India govt keeps on putting taxes on imports, they are trying to force us back to the middle ages, high internet costs etc /OT

    Now on topic, wonder how reading a book on a 440+ppi screen would look like, I'll never buy a 20k+phone, chances are it could get lost or broken or stolen, so wonder when we will see at least 720p phones(300ppi+) under 20k(and dual core krait and 1GB RAM) :p :p
     
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    ^^ Reason people import phones from other countries. Well, as of now, 4x HD @ 21k(with the deal) is 720p(~312 ppi) screen and have 1.5Ghz Quad Core A9,1 GB RAm and you may borrow from someone or check it in stores to see how it feel like to read a book in this.

    Otherwise you have to shell 35k and get Xperia Z to have that feel. :D
     
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    HS18 does not ship cells to kolkata, and I don't trust them, they have too much negative reviews, once my friend ordered soundmagic HP, they sent him a really old model with dust covering it and the plastic case was bent beyond imaginable, looked like someone jumped over it repeatedly, so I'd not trust them with a cell phone, specially when its so cheap its suspicious.

    Looks like I'll have to go abroad soon :D :D
     
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    ^^ lol. But still if it is true, then it is worth the risk. Go to Bangkok and get a new phone, tad cheaper according to my friend who is going to BKK very frequently. And don't forget to get me one. ;)
     
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    Well tkin your wish shall be granted. Sony mid range line up this year has 720p screen / 1GB RAM/ Dual core krait/ 5 mp cam

    All sony phones in fact have 1GB/ + RAM this year. Only Xperia E/E dual have 512mb but then they are not made by Sony. They are odm phones, only branded Sony.
     

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