So what about battery? I personally think Sony's spec is well above the rest of the phone, but the z5 battery is a let down. The z5 supposed to be the exemplary of a good break up with the power bank that we have waited for so long. In my opinion, a USD 1000 Sony phone with over the top battery and an installment plan on US soil is they key success of Sony Mobile. iPhone is for those who don't read manual, men do needs Sony. Please help make our dream come true.
GSMphone, 05 Sep 2016Moto g4 plus , c5 are mid-range phones have 4GB ram more than the 3GB of XZ flagship.
Onepl... moreSorry to disappoint you but RAM is nothing without good software optimization. You can have 10GB RAM and still lag and have low performance if the software is not done well.
Giving as an example those cheap chinese brands won't make them run faster lol. Except maybe for Sammy but even those will lag after a few months of usage with their LagWiz.
They may have 1GB RAM extra, but their software is nowhere near Sony's. Their phones are the best when it comes to not having and bootloops, restarts or crashes.
Crapple also has very few RAM comparing it to android phones and they are very good in benchmarks if not better.
So you go ahead and buy one of those chinese toys or a Sammy and let the tech people go with Sony. We know how durable and stable Sony phones are.
This is one hell of a beautiful device.
Time to upgrade. Can't wait to hold this device and use it!
OdysseasP, 05 Sep 20163GB RAM in 2016? It should have been at least 4GB. Moto g4 plus , c5 are mid-range phones have 4GB ram more than the 3GB of XZ flagship.
Oneplus 3 has 6GB, 2x more than XZ .
s7 , note 7 ,mi 5, p9 ,moto z ,g5 ,zenfone 3 all have 4GB ram .
Last year's note 5 ,v10 ,oneplus 2 ,zenfone 2 all have 4GBram.
Good phone but not the best from sony.
1- last year's Z5 premium as more better 5.5 inch 4k LCD display.
2- 3GB ram is not enough for heavy users.
3- No more change in rear camera (same sensor,megapixels,features,lacks OIS).
4- A bit more thicker than predessesor.
5- small battery mAh / less battery life.
6- No nougat 7.0 android or SD821.
7- all other features are same to predessesors.
Sony can do more better , but still worth it ?
Sony left a mark on most electronic products, name counts but mobile it's always high priced, availability and innovation are lacking. Correct them and see Chinese are giving tough time to all of them.. Improved over years but price under 500$ top of line
sony is not for kids ,its only for real player
kiids there is lots of chineese and koreans brands waiting for u fgoo with them
XZemplary = it's a good phone and it's sony's flagship we need
Sony , we need to talk = it's good but not the best, sony can make more better it's not the flagship we need.
Great design by Sony, not like cheap plastic Samsung phones (or 700$ exploding bombs). Sony OS is more stable and clean than Samsung. Sound quality is the best. Although, I miss the Walkman app.
Haters gonna hate.
Only few people will understand the elegance and performance a Sony Xperia device offers.
I am using an Xperia Z1 bought during September 2013 and I just love this phone, no complaints yet. Camera is great for general photography both indoors and outdoors.
I wish Sony could have incorporated wireless charging because the usb port wears down due to use.
My Xperia Z1 has a magnetic dock port which can be used exclusively for charging and the usb port can be used for data transfer/MHL thereby prolonging its life.
So either a magnetic dock port or wireless charging feature in Xperia XZ would have been great.
TeamAndroid, 05 Sep 2016I'm laughing at you for even mentioning that !d!ot!c YT channel ... so which phone '' lost '' ... moreThe previous champion:S7 (E8890)...oh honey,no one even Sony as a worthy competitor,that's why they do not have a video including Sony devices!!!!
cyanide77, 05 Sep 2016Sure,when a phone is losing to another,the fans just say"it is all advertising"!!!!!I'm laughing at you for even mentioning that !d!ot!c YT channel ... so which phone '' lost '' to oneplus trash ?
Disappointed, 05 Sep 2016Sony should just quit making smartphones. Even the Chinese brands e.g. Oppo, ZTE and Xiaomi ar... moreYou can go and buy Chinese phones. Don't complain if you don't what the quality is.
3Gb - ok, would have liked 4, but 3is just fine.
2900MAh - 3200 would have been more satisfying. Like they're looking out for us, not just putting a bare minimum.
32Gb Storage - should be 64, Flash is so cheap there's really no excuse.
Wireless Charging - should have had it.
Love the Platinum finish though. It's truly the sole reason I will consider purchasing this phone if there is no XZ Compact following.
Should really have had Wireless Charging though, it's time, and Sony is being left behind by other manufacturers. Waterproofing was a good start, SD Card is still almost a niche feature but they need to maintain that advantage, not swap some good features for others..
TeamAndroid, 05 Sep 2016hahahahha Dear Mr.Genius ''phonebuff'' is just another YT advertiser . Sure,when a phone is losing to another,the fans just say"it is all advertising"!!!!!
Sony should just quit making smartphones. Even the Chinese brands e.g. Oppo, ZTE and Xiaomi are releasing sexy phones with great specs at the fraction of the price.
We are no longer in the 1980s, no one is going to pay extra money just for the Sony brand tax.
Also, I'm amazed Sony didn't announce a 5.5 inch big phone in 2016. It's like it totally surrendered what's left of its market share to iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy Note 7.