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Sony Xperia Z Smartphone Review - Display and Speaker Quality

Sony Xperia Z Smartphone Review

Sony attempts to blow our socks off with its Xperia Z smartphone. Let's see how it does.

| Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Apr 18, 2013 3:35 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Sony

Display and Speaker Quality

 

The display on the Xperia Z is definitely something to write home about, where we can enjoy a 5-inch 1080p display with a pixel density of around 441 PPI. 1080p displays on smartphones are really only coming onto the market now, but there are just a few right now, with the Xperia Z obviously being one of them.

 

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The 5-inch 1080p display on the Xperia Z is definitely a sight to behold. It is beautiful, but it does have its downsides, too. The viewing angles on the display were actually quite bad - and while this isn't a point that should make you decide to not buy the phone - we're telling you anyway. There would be times I'd use the Xperia Z laying down in bed, and if I didn't hold it right, the screen looked quite bad with the viewing angle.

 

Again, not something that makes it a showstopper, but it definitely a point that needs to be addressed by Sony. If they want to provide their devices with a high-end 1080p-capable display, at least make it close to perfect. I'd like to see their next 1080p-capable phone with better viewing angles.

 

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The loud speaker on the Xperia Z was decent, capable of blasting out a surprising amount of audio when watching videos off YouTube, or replaying some movies I recorded on the excellent rear-facing camera. Spotify streaming was also great, again, loud enough for a few people to be sitting around.

 

Call quality was top notch on the Xperia Z. I had absolutely no complaints about it whatsoever.

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