good point sir at least some ppl have sense to understaand what is good
Xperia Z Ultra build quality was so poor (port covers started falling off almost immediately, reset button broke off) and Sony customer service so bad, that I'm very unlikely to buy another Sony phone
Archer, 19 Jun 2016If you are a developer, you'll know it's not just about hardware score, you'll know this IS ac... moreWhat optimisation are you talking about? It certainly wasn't optimised enough to stop your z5 from overheating. Their phones are just as optimised as everyone else's, only difference is they cost more and have cheaper hardware and missing features.
No, but I would be highly interested in their next compact flagship, should they release one (and in some shade of green or teal would be ideal). I love my Z3 Compact, but it has not yet had a worthy successor.
Beauterham, 20 Jun 2016Archer is right! Phones are not only about the best hardware but about the user safisfaction! ... moreYour comparison about Sony to Apply iphone ux is a quite bs! Apple uses iOS while Sony uses Android as standard operating system just like Samsung etc... You think 3GB RAM is justifiable at $700 pricetag for just an another Android flagship phone? let alone the brand name; and if you think Sony ui is the best then you should try nexus phone... why they just don't make it 4GB RAM? Does sony know how to follow standardization by market means? 3GB RAM is so 2014! Apple is different story, you should compare Sony to Samsung or other Android OEMs out there... they are quite far from comparison and I don't think, they can even compete anymore and worth that premium brand tittle.
Archer is right! Phones are not only about the best hardware but about the user safisfaction! Do you actually know how much better Android is implemented in the Xperia X if you look at the S7? This phone wil never lag, you know why? Yes only 3gb ram BUT this phone has the whole thingy driving the ram perfecty tuned (zRam, swap etc)! Even the Governor and hotplugging is perfected here 100% specal for the user experience! The Oneplus 3 and S7 give 60% less user satisfaction then this phone.(yes panaroma doesn't work but is that really needed against under the important under the hood work no one does?) This phone has actually the most sofisticated Android of them all and still.. Even the design is made extra simple so more people don't see it as a pick-up but as a porsche. Sony is taking the Apple way: Best software and user experience with still reasonable battery and against stupid features that they call "pseudo-knowledge" or "cognitive-dissonance". But yet indeed price is too high like I also think of Apple :) did you actually know CEO's of big capitalistic companies use psychedelic unharmful psychedelic drugs for inspiration? Steve Jobs was the trendsetter here :) greets MR. Bread.
sure id buy it if they remove all ads and useless aps and reduce the price by third!
I wish Sony would announce their phones and release within a week to take advantage of the free hype they get from tech bloggers.
There are good aspects to these handsets, I'm just waiting to hear how much they throttle and how much heat.
I have a Z5 now.
I jumped from Z3 dual to Z5.
Z3 dual got a fault board. I sell it and got a Z5.
It gets hot in normal situation. While syncing or processing images. Suddenly appears a with dot on the bottom left of the screen. Apparently it as something crushing from the back to the front. A faulty unit again.
Camera is fantastic but not as good as s7.
Love the design and the Os but will not have Sony again.
Sony can you please make a high end smartphone with a 5.7-6.0 display...I have waited and waited :(
If you are a developer, you'll know it's not just about hardware score, you'll know this IS actually the best android phone in the market at the moment. As a phone, (forget about brand, and commercial crap) this is probably the only phone that as good as latest IPhone. The advantage of iPhone compare to all android phone is not hardware, but the actual UX, it is using the hardware resource better, like a race car compare to a truck - by using lesser amount of hardware resource(CPU/ GPU/Memory), it is running faster and gives a better 'travel experience'. I believe Sony is doing the same thing by spend more time in fine tuning there phone which is very appricated. I am considering to upgrade from z5 to X performance when the price go down a bit, s820 is way better that s810, when s810 overheat, the performance of z5 just suddenly go down several levels, don't just look at a antutu, it only represent 'perfect situation' but not actual user experience. If you want to upgrade your phone in a month or so, buy this! I'll wait it drop under £500;)
For less you can buy xperia z5 that is almost the same if not better in some parts. And spending 700euro just for better cpu? Knowing hardware and with my experience of buying and using phones every 3-4 years I can say that buying z5 will be actually better.
Colin Christian, 19 Jun 2016...I don't understand why people hate sony ??? For price ? for 3 gb ram other have 4 gb ??? Wh... moreYes man you are right. I bought Sony Xperia Z3 instead of icrap or lagsung. And never look back to most popular but crap brands.
DoctorChessMaster, 19 Jun 2016u r 1000 percent correct.. looks like they deliberately sabotaged this one so that they can se... moreWhat's the point? They had all the chances to release their best smartphone early on this year. It would be a lot worse if they went and competed with the new iphones and the note 7.
u r 1000 percent correct.. looks like they deliberately sabotaged this one so that they can sell something better in the fall, may Z6 or x premium.
Also the comparisons to Apple are not justified really much at all, yes their hardware seems under powered on paper, it's been this way for years while Android makers go after higher numbers to make it seem like their devices are better but apple puts so much money and effort into the optimization process (let's not forget their A9 twister core is still the king of single core performance even with the 820 out) Android can be optimized too but then companies will have to do it all over again each year when Google releases a new version, if they don't release timely updates then they are critized everywhere... so yes Android needs higher numbers to run smoothly, not saying 3gb of ram is bad but Android certainly benefits from having more cause optimization to apples level is impossible, and more costs more so how is a galaxy s7 with the same features, better display and waterproofing, and more ram cheaper then this?? They are over charging and falling back on brand loyalty to a much higher degree then apple is my point