The iPhone 5C & iPhone 5S are the latest smart phones coming from Apple, a company that has changed the way we use touch screen smart phones. While iPhones are generally more responsive and fluid than other platforms, a recent study shows that its latest devices are rather inaccurate when it comes to touches.
OptoFidelity has tested the new iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S and an 18 month old Galaxy S III with their own robotic machine which tests display responsiveness and accuracy down to a mm. As shown above, surprisingly the new iPhones fared pretty badly while the Galaxy S3 screen is rather accurate except for its edges. Being a mm off doesn’t sound much but it is quite a big deal when it comes to typing on the keyboard.
In a close up test on the on-screen keyboard accuracy, it appears that the left most key and the 2 right most key on the iPhone 5C/5S would be highly inaccurate. This would probably mean keys such as Q, O and P would be harder to register.
You can check out the accuracy results of the on-screen keyboard and a video of the OptoFidelity machine after the break.
UPDATE: The update is available for Malaysia but you will need to use Sony’s PC Companion software to get it. Thanks anybody from the comments section for the tip!
UPDATE 2: Check out our sample comparison of the Xperia Z1 after update over here.
The Sony Xperia Z1 is Sony’s attempt of making a high-end camera smart phone with a larger 1/2.3″ sensor, Sony’s G-Lens and Bionz imaging processor that’s capable of shooting at 20.7MP. While the specs look impressive on paper, the Xperia Z1 left a lot to be desired in our recent camera comparison test against the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
The software is likely to be responsible for its sub-par photos and Sony claims that the camera would be improved with its upcoming software update. So is the new update any better? A Xperia Z1 user at XDA Forums has managed to test out the new firmware and it looks like the answer is yes.
From the 2 sample shots, it does look clearer and sharper than before. In his comparison, the old shot was taken using 14.1.G.1.534 firmware which we are currently using while the new firmware carries the version number 14.1.G.2.257. Although it won’t perform anywhere near the epic Lumia 1020, at least this would probably set the Xperia Z1 further apart from the 13MP shooting Galaxy Note 3. It is worth pointing out that the new 6″ Lumia 1520 packs a similar 20.7MP rated shooter but in comparison, its sensor is slightly smaller at 1/2.5″.
Check out the samples of the updated Xperia Z1 after the break.