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Old 21-09-2013, 11:17 PM   #961
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Jus went to wisma to try out the z1.... feels good in terms of build, just nice on my small hands although it is 5", somehow one set keep having camera malfunction, but other set didnt have. Picture looks good, though i didnt check settings, but once i zoom in, it starts 2 look grainy n blur.

Tink this may be the phone to change to.
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Old 22-09-2013, 12:18 AM   #962
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Here is my first impression after testing all 3 color sets of Z1 at Sony store:

1. The device is not sturdy but robust, I tried squeezing all 3 sets and they are really hard.

2. The flaps are very good now, all can rotate.

3. The camera lens is protected by a metal ring with protruded a little.

4. The images capture was superb, even when I pinch zoom it is still showing sharp images, shutter speed is really responsive, I press the shutter on screen many times and it capture instantaneously. The dedicated button too as responsive.

5. UI is very responsive and speakers are great with good stereo output, when I maxed out the audio, the sound does not have any distortion.

6. One thing I find it not very nice is the omni on button which have shrunk and not so distinctive.

7. My personal preference of color would be purple, Z1 purple color is very unique and even better compare to Z purple. The Z1 purple is has this metallic effect and to me it felt like one of its kind in all of the smartphones available. The white is good for anti finger print smudges.

Sony Xperia Z1 really win me over, I will trade off my 6 months old Z for Z1. I just hope it will not suffer from yellow hue problem. So far all the 3 demo sets screen is superb.
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Old 22-09-2013, 12:35 AM   #963
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Good to hear this
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Old 22-09-2013, 12:42 AM   #964
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Black not nice?
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Old 22-09-2013, 12:49 AM   #965
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I went suntec shop try. Staff tell me there is no magnetic contact charging wire to charge the phone without opening the flap or using a dock. He say he using ultra currently & if got suchba cable he will want one too.
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Old 22-09-2013, 01:31 AM   #966
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Tried both Xperia Z1 and LG G2 at the Singtel shop at J8. I asked the LG representative for the phone, took it next to Xperia Z1 and took couple of shots with similar settings by focusing on the same object.

After checking and trying both, have made my decision based on my preferences & short experience in handling it.
What is ur decision???
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Old 22-09-2013, 02:28 AM   #967
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Black not nice?
IMHO Sony XZ1 Black is not really nice because of the metal frame colour that create a very contrast 2 tone effect. The finishing of the aluminum frame gave me a feel that the phone look washed out at the side.

You may want to go check it out yourself, you may like it more than I do.
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Old 22-09-2013, 02:46 AM   #968
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Tried both Xperia Z1 and LG G2 at the Singtel shop at J8. I asked the LG representative for the phone, took it next to Xperia Z1 and took couple of shots with similar settings by focusing on the same object.

After checking and trying both, have made my decision based on my preferences & short experience in handling it.
Yeah, what is your verdict? LOL
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Old 22-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #969
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if referring to photo quality result, go for Z1.


good quality photos taken
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Old 22-09-2013, 08:34 AM   #970
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Try the demo set at sony store. Like the camera feature, body also feel premium.
Anyone have idea whether this phone support UHS-1 micro sd card?
Still cannot decide between this phone or note 3. Note 3 screen looks nicer actually. But, feel plasticky compare to z1.
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Old 22-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #971
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Try the demo set at sony store. Like the camera feature, body also feel premium.
Anyone have idea whether this phone support UHS-1 micro sd card?
Still cannot decide between this phone or note 3. Note 3 screen looks nicer actually. But, feel plasticky compare to z1.
Note 3 screen is oversaturated due to the AMOLED and it will suffer the same fate as any Samsung smartphones which will have burn marks on the screen.

Those who do not know the difference between Note 3 or LCD screen, you can check out the video below :



In terms of PPI, Note 3 has only 386 PPI while Z1 has 441 so you will know that the image in Z1 will look sharper and nicer than Note 3.
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Old 22-09-2013, 09:03 AM   #972
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Thanks for your info, carlover76.
This will help me to decide which phone to buy
Z1 is nice to hold, the premium feeling is there. Quite impressive with the camera also. Just my 2 cents
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Old 22-09-2013, 10:32 AM   #973
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Yeah, what is your verdict? LOL
Should be LG G2 i guess
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Old 22-09-2013, 10:37 AM   #974
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5. UI is very responsive and speakers are great with good stereo output, when I maxed out the audio, the sound does not have any distortion.

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Z1 has stereo speakers?

I find the speaker to be still soft, though it seems louder than Z. Still undecided.
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Old 22-09-2013, 10:48 AM   #975
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Should be LG G2 i guess
But IMHO, LG G2 looks abit fugly at the back with the buttons and all compared to Sony XZ1.
Sometimes aesthetics do make or break a phone.
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