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9th February 2013, 08:51 PM   |  #1  
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I thought it would be nice to collect de reviews in one topic

As requested, a list of all reviews, thanks to everyone that contributed.
http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-z
http://www.techgoondu.com/2013/02/10...sony-xperia-z/
http://blog.clove.co.uk/2013/01/18/s...eria-z-review/
http://unleashthephones.com/2013/02/...eria-z-review/
http://www.01net.com/fiche-produit/e.../sony-xperia-z (french)
http://www.frandroid.com/test/128142...phone-android/ (french)
http://www.cnetfrance.fr/produits/so...t-39786008.htm (french)
http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/So...-Review_id3247
http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobile/talk...-review#ystfuv (vs butterfly Chinese)
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature...e_gdata_player (Czech)
http://hi-tech.mail.ru/review/misc/S...ria_Z-rev.html (Russian)
http://m.t3.com/reviews/sony-xperia-z-review
http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-pho...view-50010121/
http://chinese.engadget.com/2013/02/...eria-z-review/ (Chinese)
http://es.engadget.com/2013/02/15/so...ia-z-analisis/ (Spanish)
http://www.chip.de/artikel/Sony-Xper..._60388362.html (German)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=PQKJqTSfl3U
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z-review-887p11.php
http://asia.cnet.com/product/sony-xperia-z-46728620.htm
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st.../-8499991.html
http://www.journaldugeek.com/2013/02...sony-xperia-z/ (french)
http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/20/s...eria-z-review/
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/review/224...peria-z-review
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pho...1119637/review
http://www.pcwelt.de/produkte/Smartp...t-7471704.html (German)
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/smart.../sony-xperia-z
http://www.brighthand.com/default.as...peria+Z+Review
http://tweakers.net/reviews/2915/son...nederland.html (dutch)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=xigKO8Q3SQY
http://www.slashgear.com/sony-xperia-z-review-24270827/
http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/1..._z_review.html
http://ausdroid.net/2013/02/25/xperia-z-review/
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/02/sony-xperia-z-review/
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/videos/34...eria-z-review/
http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/61...peria-z-review
http://www.whathifi.com/review/sony-xperia-z
http://www.wired.co.uk/reviews/mobil...peria-z-review
http://en.ocworkbench.com/feature/re...an-smartphone/
http://technozein.pathfinder.gr/Sony-Xperia-Z (Greek)
http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/blog/201...is-is-the-one/
http://www.littlegreenrobot.co.uk/ph...eria-z-review/
http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.ph...martphone.html (part 1)
http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.ph...z-part-22.html (part 2)
http://www.coolsmartphone.com/2013/0...eria-z-review/
http://geektech.ie/index.php/review-sony-xperia-z
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/03/so...-back-at-sony/
http://www.thinkdigit.com/Mobiles-PD...iew_13794.html (text)
http://www.thinkdigit.com/Mobiles-PD...iew_13762.html (video)
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/18830674.cms
http://www.knowyourmobile.com/sony/s...ew-living-test
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/smart.../sony-xperia-z
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/new...of-wonder.html
http://www.androidauthority.com/sony...-video-167792/
http://www.intomobile.com/reviews/sony-xperia-z-review/
http://www.trustedreviews.com/sony-x...e-Phone_review
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology...ectid=10870544
http://www.phonedog.com/videos/sony-...review-part-1/ (part 1)
http://www.phonedog.com/videos/sony-...review-part-2/ (part 2)
http://www.itpro.co.uk/smartphones/1...peria-z-review
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/4047...-full-hd-phone
http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/11/40...peria-z-review
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/revi...-review-341000
http://www.androidcentral.com/sony-xperia-z-review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=GlhXpHULwys#
http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/news/...eria_z_review/
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-...e.89509.0.html
http://pocketnow.com/2013/03/13/sony-xperia-z-review
http://www.photographyblog.com/revie...eria_z_review/

XDA User reviews
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=355 by me
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=380 by robogo1982
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m41CTSrKF3A by ashwin123
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2187090 by Teknohtc
http://www.insidehw.com/reviews/mobi...-sony-xperia-z by Mr. Corny

list of none reviews

Screen

good video showing the screen by our very own shem2509
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=342

vs lot's of phones
http://s.webry.info/sp/digital-baka....rticle_14.html (Japanese)

gaming and screen vs iphone 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZZAzUXUoCw

Screen compare
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Mmeai9XjXRQ

Camera Compares

low light video vs note 2 and N4
http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/02/11...2-and-nexus-4/

low light still photo comparison S3 / one x
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=ySjZUtoieYI

Z and iPhone 5 Cameras and video side by side
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2QIHHTwX5w

Camera vs iPhone 5 by a professional photographer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0cN_NPSNu0 (video compare)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udzbOc5BROo (still compare)

Xperia Z up against Nokia’s camera kings – the Pureview 808, N8 and Lumia 920
http://www.mobilexperia.com/xperia-z...lumia-920.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/purevie...th/8534296302/

VS
vs Butterfly/Droid DNA
http://www.soyacincau.com/2013/03/10...htc-butterfly/
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_...review-906.php

vs Nexus 4
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/m...arison-review/

vs BB Z10
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/m...arison-review/

vs HTC One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KmbZFspFmo

Unsorted

quick battery test
http://blog.gsmarena.com/sony-xperia...-battery-test/

promo video
http://www.mobilexperia.com/xperia-z...le-france.html

Proof of Baby Proofness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKY2fn6IIuY

lot's of video's displaying the z from clove.co.uk
http://blog.clove.co.uk/2013/02/13/s...ractive-image/

Drop tests
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61mW65hPJuY

hands on
http://www.androidaustralia.com.au/2...sony-xperia-z/
http://blog.gsmarena.com/sony-xperia...rst-encounter/
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/4894...ctures-preview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0zvSJj_Bsw (French)
http://www.androidcentral.com/sony-x...initial-review

preview
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z-review-884.php

For those that don't want to read all the reviews themselves I will try to add a non biased summary:

Build quality:
Most if not all reviews like the build quality and think it feels and looks like a premium device.
Water resistance works as advertised.
some drop tests where done (not on concrete) and it survived without a scratch.


Screen quality:
Reviewers like the way the screen looks but viewing angles could/should be better eg not as good as the competition, but better than previous Sony devices.
synthetic test done on 100% brightness paint a different picture, the screen doesn't perform as well as it's competition, although color accuracy is excellent.
1080p is nice especially for text but don't count on a spectacular difference with 720p
The reviews that mentioned sunlight readability liked it.

Battery:
Battery is generally regarded as good.
stamina mode works pretty good .


Speed:
Devices feels speedy, no hiccups or slowness.
Syntactic benchmarks find that is is faster than devices that uses the same SOC ergo very fast


Camera:
Some say it's good others say it's rubbish. My take is that it depends on your taste. It is a bit soft and doesn't have a high saturation, so some would say it looks natural while others would say it looks toned down. this is something that is fixable with PS or iPhoto. I'm curious about the performance with a 3rd party camera app.

Sound/ Call quality:
speaker is average and on high volume perhaps below average.,
call quality is average
sound via earplugs/headphone for music etc is good / excellent


Overall:
All reviews agree that this is the best Sony smartphone ever.
All reviews rate 4 to 5 stars or equivalent
Some reviews think it is the best smartphone currently on the market ( or at least you are able to order it) while others think that there are better phones or that it is best to wait for the new HTC/Samsung/LG etc.
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9th February 2013, 08:59 PM   |  #2  
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Found another one
http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-z
10th February 2013, 10:05 AM   |  #3  
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Here is one from Clove

http://blog.clove.co.uk/2013/01/18/s...eria-z-review/
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Thread already running here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1923889

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Sorry, forget that - my mistake.
10th February 2013, 10:54 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by parapaul

Thread already running here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1923889

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Sorry, forget that - my mistake.

Well that's a every thing thread, this is a review thread. This makes it easy to find reviews
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Night imaging capabilities of Xperia Z shown off against Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 4
http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/02/11...2-and-nexus-4/
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11th February 2013, 01:55 PM   |  #9  
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Sony Xperia Z first battery test comes out pretty decent
http://blog.gsmarena.com/sony-xperia...-battery-test/
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low light still photo comparison S3 / one x
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=ySjZUtoieYI

photos
https://plus.google.com/photos/+Voda...97118265403057
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