Anonymous, 28 Feb 2016Quality hardware???? In which universe? All my Sony devices (and I don't mean only smartphones... moreWhatever you claim i am not going to believe. I am 100% sure that you have never owned a Sony phone, means you are lying. Because once you buy a branded set you wont even look for a chinese crap.
There are many trolls or i can say paid trolls on tech sites like you who claim to be very tech expert but might haven't bought a quality headphone in their life.
After paying TAX for Xiaomi in Europe and USA, Sony will be cheaper, and IT DOES COME WITH guarantee, Xiaomi does not.
So, there is nothing to choose here...
regs, 28 Feb 2016Too much defective screens, poor quality control and lack of warranty around the world.also you can bake a cookie while playing game.
Sony makes quality phones and good services while xiaomi, yes they make quality phones but also sell the defective ones (got my mi4i last year and it has white spots on screen and since then i never bought any of their products) you can never trust chinese phones unless you want to risk your money.
I have no idea why they are comparing Sony to xiaomi, they make good phones but still this is the Sony Xperia X Performance we are talking about.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2016S7 edge. Far from perfect but way better than X Performance.Too much defective screens, poor quality control and lack of warranty around the world.
Paquito, 28 Feb 2016i just wish that they make phones that:
1. have standard 3500maH batteries.
2. no-bloatware... moreDude, this is one of the best comments I have ever read in GSMarena; organised, concise, rational, objective...
Voted for Sony. Reason: I still don't trust those Chinese OEMs
Xiaomi Mi5 wins all the way:
better software support
The only advantages for sony are:
Waterproof (& i dont care)
Better Cam (Still I'm satisfied with the one in mi5)
Better brand (and I believe brands are something wise people made to be able to steal money from the rich ones, we just believed them!)
Actually, i'm surprised that some of you are saying that sony is a better phone. Be reasonable.
i just wish that they make phones that:
1. have standard 3500maH batteries.
2. no-bloatware, duh... what's the use of google app store? apps are redundant.
3. will not crack under pressure (read: putting it in your pants, easily bent)
4. are not ridiculously thin. as long as these phones get thinner and thinner, it is more prone to slipping/falling on one's hand.
5. oh right... we have 3rd party manufacturers for casing to prevent those. what's the point of a beautiful phone when it is clad in a cheap rubber/plastic casing.
lk.123, 28 Feb 2016i had s4, superb camera, but the accessories were typical chinese quality, amoleds are good fo... moreFrom what you say I assume the accessories broke, right? If not - what's your problem? Btw Samsung is Korean. For the bloatware just root and remove everything. For the over-saturation Samsung has different screen modes so you can select a less punchy one.
Imparanoic1, 28 Feb 2016The price difference at usd1000/euro800 vs usd800/euro600 shows that it's a different market, ... moreWell, the MI5 is cheaper and still better design than the X Performance. So there you have it.
Xiaomi for them X Performance for me. But if this was a xiaomi mi5 vs galaxy s6 or iphone 6s+, no one will complain about the price because it's Samsung and Apple.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2016S7 edge. Far from perfect but way better than X Performance.The price difference at usd1000/euro800 vs usd800/euro600 shows that it's a different market, not comparable, like comparing a golf gti to BMW m3
On the other hand. Z5 is direct competition with s6, similar price level
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2016Never bought anything lower than the top offer for the moment. All Samsung devices work like c... morei had s4, superb camera, but the accessories were typical chinese quality, amoleds are good for blackness, but its oversaturated for me. i sold it because of their bloatwares.