Boerseuntjie: This is not new and Samsung is not the first .....yawn
I'm talking about curved OLED tech not smartphones
This is not new and Samsung is not the first .....yawn
ulfie: Simple: Too expensive.
bert01: I think dpreview is being a troll on it's own review just to create controversy. Giving the RX100 the Silver award for being the best in its class makes a mockery of their rating system.
DP Review had a bit too much of the Canon and Nikon Cool-Aid and when it comes to phones iPhone and Samsung Cool-Aid.
for that price why would jou get an underwater housing for the Sony NEX-6 at $1600http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/02/15/Nauticam-introduces-NANEX6-underwater-housing-for-Sony-NEX6
reenc: can these double as a dash cam?
Yes it can
All the negativity is just funny, "If Nokia had Android""If Sony made it a 5 megapixel" " No OIS" well people this is a phone and for a phone the pictures are not bad, not sure what you were expecting? even Nokia in some lighting conditions is not all that good.I have news for you, if you think a phone will ever replace your DSLR keep on dreaming.In my opinion the pictures taken with the Z1 is not that bad at all "for a phone".
The Scurvy Dog of PR: Didn't I read that Sony was getting out of the Cell Phone biz?
Did not know Panasonic was ever in...LOL
akira204: It's cool and all how you can compare this to a Nokia 1020 (a dying windows ecosystem). I come from the android world and honestly, this phone is pretty impressive, combined with the Bravia engine 2, Snapdragon 800 processor and the well built in G lens to not make it look and feel over bulky, this phone seems balanced. What if Nokia switched to an Android ecosystem? well, that's a different story. No doubt I would jump on a pureview 808. I've previously had a Nokia 920...the WP8 ecosystem, the over lack of apps and the lag just by loading an app was just too much for me. I currently have a Note 2, was gonna get the Note 3 however the camera for that is exactly like an S4. To each their own. But I would never switch to an ecosystem that is dying slowly. Apps is where it's at for most handset users.
With Microsoft proposal deal to buy Nokia for 7.6 Billion, I don't think Nokia will ever have Android.I would not count Windows out.
AndyHWC: applaud for the dedicated shutter button. Hopefully the phone will have similar IQ as WX300, HX50. But users should not expect better IQ than Lumia 1020, maybe better than Galaxy NX though. 1020 has OIS and 1/1.5" sensor based on proven technology from Pureview 80.
My Sony Xperia ZL has a dedicated shutter button and volume acts as dedicated zoom I love this phone but have to say the picture quality in low light is bad, I hope this Z1 is better
A step forward for Sony, would like to control Shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings remotely on my NEX-6 not to mention touch focus via Xperia phone or TabletI love the time laps app from Sony and would like an HDR bracketing app.
Like "Octomom"....plastic fantastic with fake leather lips...LOL
Ugly and except for the crappy 1.9 Megapixel wrist band, what makes it better than all the other smart watches out there?
mpgxsvcd: Sony got the Walkman right and then has just produced 1 epic fail after another. This is a great idea that no one will ever use. Kind of like Lytro.
Yes the lithium-ion battery and Blu-ray was a bad idea for Sony and epic fail, people are so dump
Man I wish I did not get the ZL ;)
No RAW capture for $500? Sony go home you are drunk.
Boerseuntjie: Wow that's a bold price for a crappy camera
Well you can get the Lunar one for the on earth price by getting the Sony version...LOL What far off "Galaxy" would buy this Samsung?