RaghavaZ, 03 Mar 2017Curved parts are not usable? Really? What about Apps Edge feature, to use it you have to swipe... morePlease Brother don't compare best phone of the year 2016 with best new phone of year 2017 (beat Nokia low entry, huawei copy, new but taste old G6 and I'm confuse which phone that XZP beat). Stop embarrassing yourself my Bro!
meanwhile devs/heavy users/gamers cursing bezel less design as impractical
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017Its fugly but it's a sony Lol...you guys on the Bezel bandwagon?...seems like nobody that mattered cared about that. It's a fad...wait until you drop your bezel-less unit and you have to replace the complete unit when they tell you that the screen, the housing and the back plate broke. (and it will be physical damage so warranty will not cover it unless you got that super expensive extra care plan)
Tann Hauser, 03 Mar 2017Wrong, They dont sell very well because cheaper.options out there. But of that sales, about 7... moreUm, compared to other flagship sales, they don't sell very well. Not compared to their internal phone sales. You misunderstood.
RaghavaZ, 03 Mar 2017Curved parts are not usable? Really? What about Apps Edge feature, to use it you have to swipe... moreHaha just like flat and curved tv it doesnt look as big the screen size coz how its measured is curved as well. Is personal preference, im not a fan of edge coz u can easily touch those edges accidentally. Main reason i dont like and want edge, otherwise it looks good. And some people lean more on looks than practicality.
RaghavaZ, 03 Mar 2017Same can be said for G6 in reverse, right? It got design right but not internals. And Sony got... moreNo its not. Design is subjective.
And by internals u r only referring to soc. Thats poor, wether u like it or notthere isnt so much difference between sd835 and 820 performance wise. You wont feel it browsing, games and whatever unless for real hardcore games.
This one i think looks a beauty, u dont have to like it.and not to mention the other innovative features it has.
RaghavaZ, 03 Mar 2017Same can be said for G6 in reverse, right? It got design right but not internals. And Sony got... moreLook at at iphone,people bought because its internal and branding,they dont even care about bezel that much larger than xperia,last year q4 xperia xz was the most selling flagship,more than pixel and other ,and again its show that alot consumer dont really care about bezel,see nothing wrong with bezel,if it more beautiful that bezelless phone than its nothing wrong
guren, 03 Mar 2017That has show that more people looking for spec,tech,innovation and feature first than exterio... moreSame can be said for G6 in reverse, right? It got design right but not internals. And Sony got internals right and not design. Now you combine both internals of XZP and design of G6, then who will win? If S8 with S835 was announced in the same venue, then?
Davood57, 03 Mar 2017Talking about bezels, it's no bigger than iphone bezels,and even Galaxy S7 edge,you have to be... moreCurved parts are not usable? Really? What about Apps Edge feature, to use it you have to swipe thru the edge of the screen, which is slightly curved? Go and check videos or pictures yourselves.....you will get to know. S6E/S7E's side bezels are just the size of a normal phone. It's screen will be curved, making it look bezel less. What about top and bottom? And what about total body-to-screen ratio?
156 x 77 x 7.9 mm (6.14 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
5.46 inches (~68.4% screen-to-body ratio)
150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)
5.5 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
See, S7E packs almost same sized screen in smaller body than XZP. Use it or not, at least there is one way to use that curved screen of S6E/S7E. And now how is that top and bottom bezel exactly useful in Sony's case? It doesn't have soft keys. Then for what?
RaghavaZ, 03 Mar 2017Everyone considered motion eye camera and SD 835 while voting and precisely those were the rea... moreThat has show that more people looking for spec,tech,innovation and feature first than exterior design came second
I think so. This is a best smartphone, and I hope can buy this smartphone..
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017Wrong, Again, and More Wrong (if that's possible). It would help if you boys could understand... moreIt's you who is actually quite narrow minded , XZ was most selling ***ANDROID FLAGSHIP LAUNCHED IN Q4 2016 *** ... ( Note7 excluded ) XZ have manged to beat by far sales of Pixel and Pixel XL , Htc Bolt , Lg V20 ,Moto Z ,OnePlus 3T and many others ....
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017Hey Tann, I love Sony as much as you do, but the comfortability really matters too. Like if th... moreI agree of course.
But then again, I dont buy big phones.
In the end decided to go for X Performance myself....
Time to go for a 5 incher now.
Its design, size, price and specs are quite my taste at the moment.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017Hey Tann, I love Sony as much as you do, but the comfortability really matters too. Like if th... moreI agree the bezels could do with some reduction, but the x compact for example has only 2mm more height due to bigger bezels. It's not a big difference and I think the square design throws people off when looking at pictures.
I think I am only one who loves those bezels. I love the design. Great job. With Sony design was never the issue. Only pricing and performance were questioned. I hope with this phone Sony will again make its name for great camera phones.
Someone Else, 03 Mar 2017Based on my observation: When Samsung wins the Best Smartphone Award: - many troll - peo... moreYour observation is biased also. Didn't you see those haters that keep mocking bezel things? Hahaha xD
Aspros, 03 Mar 2017Are you one of those ppl that are walking down the street and are listening to music with thei... moreWell, I one of them who NEED those front-stereo speakers. I play a lot of game on my mobile, especially music rhythm game. Using headphones in long period hurts my ears. You can share a music or video with great sound quality from those speakers with your friends or family. It adds a great feeling when watching video or listening to music with stereo speakers. Also, it's annoying if you only have only one fringing speaker, and placed below the phone, because when you use it horizontally, your hand will cover that speaker, and struggle with it. Sony's front-stereo speakers has great sound quality.
Note that I'm not that "one of those ppl that are walking down the street and are listening to music with their phone on speaker mode??". I use headset.
Tann Hauser, 03 Mar 2017The sentiment of my comment is...design dont matter to actual device quality, innovation and p... moreHey Tann, I love Sony as much as you do, but the comfortability really matters too. Like if the XZ Premium has really top notch performance and best hardware but big bezels that'll surely destroy the comfortability in two or one handed use, it'll be really a waste. The speakers are not even that big to justify it. I really love what they did with the z3 Compact. When I first saw it, it was really, really beautiful because of how small its bezels are and how comfortable it sits on the hand. I wish Sony make happen again. My comment doesn't only revolve on small compact devices, but also to phablets like the XZ Premium. I really love what they did with the hardware but aesthetic wise+comfortability, I dont think its that great. Bezels are really useful but with how big Sony phones got, it isnt normal anymore.