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Upcoming Sony Xperia Z. DAC?

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Hey guys. I'm sure there's a couple of people interested in the upcoming Sony Xperia Z/ZL next month. Does anyone have any idea what sort of DAC its going to wear and how it could compare to the Note 2 one?
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Considering it's Sony and their bold new stance I wouldn't be to worried, lol. But I am curious as to it's inards. Anyone been snooping such?
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Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064

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What does this chipset tell us? smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by DoomForce View Post

What does this chipset tell us? smily_headphones1.gif

 

Well identical SoC as the nexus 4, and from the other threads it was no where as good as the samsung gs3 soo... lol

 

damn it I was actually hoping it would be good because i've decided to get this phone next month .. oh well lets just hope it will have usb audio 

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Now That's simply dreadful.frown.gif

 

I'n I was so hoping this would be a good candidate for modern pmp. Oh well

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Even if the DAC for the Xperia WAS good, i wouldn't get it as a PMP. Most likely it would run out of battery insanely fast, as it is a phone. I prefer to keep my phone and DAP seperate, so that i can make calls without my phone dying.
 

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I wouldn't worry too much about the battery. Unless if you're watching hours of video on your phone every day, it shouldn't by any means run out of juice. I think that even a phone with a relatively low battery like the Galaxy Nexus can run an hour of FLAC/mp3 320 playback without even burning 10% of the charge. So unless you want to go on for days with the same charge, any new phone should be OK as a pmp.

 

Please report if you get more news about the chip on this upcoming phone. I am sure it will make quite a difference to a lot of people here that will be on phone replacement search.

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Interested in this as well. 

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Not expecting much though, Xperia phones have never regarded as good PMPs

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Not expecting much though, Xperia phones have never regarded as good PMPs

 

Oh really? Did you listen to one or just sayin?
 

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Originally Posted by yamichan View Post

Not expecting much though, Xperia phones have never regarded as good PMPs
They are decent. Better than most of the phones on the market. As a phone, they're good enough.
post #13 of 88
Can it do USB audio out?

I would get the Xperia Z in a heartbeat over Galaxy S3 if it can..

The Z has some pretty good specs (minus the DAC)
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Me too want to know

 

X10 user here

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I tried the Xperia Z sound with my Momentum and it sounded great to me. Punchy, tight bass and clear mids and treble. It was a very brief listen but it sure does the job good enough for a phone if you intend to plug your cans straight into it. 

 

I must mention also, it's a pretty darn nicely built phone. I'm almost willing to say it puts iPhone 5 to shame. 

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