AMR M., 02 Oct 2016I agree with you , but Sony missed out on other stuff too, fast charging, fast charger out of ... moreXZ supports fast charging, just you must have a QC quick charge 3 compliant charger.
I don't agree with your comments on the battery life. While XZ's battery lasts a little less compared to the Z3, it's still ahead of what the HTC 10, LG G5, iPhone 7, S7, etc. offers. So calling XZ's battery worse that other flagships in terms of battery life is wrong.
I don't have understand about what's wrong with the thermal efficiency of the XZ. It doesn't overheat, it heats up just like other flagships.
Again, bezels aren't so bad. I'm fine with those bezels as long as it packs good front firing stereo speakers. The problem arises when the space isn't utilized, but this is not the case here. Those bezels also help in getting grip when holding the phone horizontally for taking pics.
And about Android N, is that really even a con? According to the leaks XZ might get the update this month. And the reason why Sony didn't put N was because they got the source code at a later time during the XZ's development. Having a LG device loaded with Android M, I have to say, LG's skin is the worst.
And at this point, having more than 3GB of RAM won't help at all.
Mick, 29 Sep 2016And sorry camera is not that important for me. I still don't get why so many people complain a... moreI agree with you , but Sony missed out on other stuff too, fast charging, fast charger out of the box not included, bad battery life compared to what Sony offered in the past and to many flagships today, familiar design that some aren't too excited about, big bezels everywhere, and very high price with lower ram and lower thermal efficiency, I had two wont's before so I know what I am talking about here, software isn't nougat yet even though nougat is officially out and running on v20 for example, and the list goes on and on
After 2012 the design of aony phones grown up very fast. Best language design is for sony they can't make it better that you can see many differences between older fones because they are best and it is hard to make them beter than before. Good job Sony.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016I remember Android Central stating in their XZ review that it has OIS. This was a mistake whic... moreAh, ok. I read about it on Tech Radar and then again on Re¢0mbu (although I follow the former more than the latter).
[deleted post]I remember Android Central stating in their XZ review that it has OIS. This was a mistake which they later corrected.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016Steady Shot was a digital image stabilization technology used in older Xperias from the Z1 to ... moreYeah, can't disagree - the XZ is very, VERY promising. In fact, I am finally fancying a Sony. Was a huge fan of Sony Ericsson feature phones all those years ago. C-series, K-series, Walkman-series... Had them all before moving to my first smartphone - the HTC Desire. Using the HTC One (m7) now, another beauty. And while I am smitten by the HTC 10 no doubt, the XZ's dual sim feature is tempting me to switch loyalties again.
.Kartz, 01 Oct 2016Thank you for clarifying. And yes, I do recall reading somewhere (slips my mind where) that So... moreSteady Shot was a digital image stabilization technology used in older Xperias from the Z1 to Z3+.
I guess they changed the name after that. XZ has far better image stabilization compared to its predecessors.
Anyway, you're getting a top notch camera with the XZ. The phone is a great all rounder.
Grey1213, 01 Oct 2016Which site exactly? None I've seen say that. And Sony's own website doesn't say they have ois.... moreAnd thank you too for clarifying.
Btw, this is the link - http://bit.ly/2d3P8wl
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016Most unbiased reviewers do claim XZ has one of the best image stabilization in a phone camera.... moreThank you for clarifying. And yes, I do recall reading somewhere (slips my mind where) that Sony's native stabilisation - forgot what it's called, sorry, Image Steady perhaps? - is better than OIS.
Need to read-up again on these stabilisation techniques.
[deleted post]Most unbiased reviewers do claim XZ has one of the best image stabilization in a phone camera. Even though it's not OIS, it still has hardware assisted stabilization.
[deleted post]Which site exactly? None I've seen say that. And Sony's own website doesn't say they have ois.
They have image stabilisation on the software side, but they don't have a physical ois mechanism.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016Wow wow wow awesome phone is there any way to enable fingerprint in US ?! i think it is the b... moreYup, flash any european firmware on it.
Or buy international version from amazon.
Wow wow wow awesome phone is there any way to enable fingerprint in US ?! i think it is the best phone in world for this time but with enabled fingerprint!!
oushi, 01 Oct 2016Sony
i am a big fan of your Xperia since the ZL i had one and was one of the best android i e... moreThere is no device with a design specifically made for men or women.
If the rumored XZ in pink edition comes true, what you said is incorrect.
i am a big fan of your Xperia since the ZL i had one and was one of the best android i ever had, however your design which is very appealing to me i have to say it target a specific kind of people "specially men" i can't see kim kardashian type of girls holding the your great ZX !
i don't know maybe it's the rectangle shape of your design there is a lot of people don't like the symmetry in shapes overall , the Xperia X was a step toward a wider market in the design language , anyway it's my own opinion. i which you best of luck and please some
smaller blazes will be great no need for dual speaker.
Market share shrinking even more after this. Shame man. What a blunder.
Something for best photography with sony fones from my experience:
1.Superiour auto is good for taking fast pictures if there is time use manual mode.
2.for night and low light use 8mp instead full resolution.
3.If there is time use manual mode . in manual mode there is not necessary to toggle all settings just play with iso. Use lowest iso as you can. with lowest iso there isn't any noise. for daylight 50//100 for night 200//400 .
4.Don't worry about use lowest resolutions like 8mp because in this resolution camera use its 20/23 megapixel complietly but with downscaling with pixel-blending method(not delete 2 of three pixel on the matrix) .
5.A bad thing about superiour auto is that use the high iso values that not needed in many cases and cause noise . Even in manual mode if you set iso on auto then auto mode use high values for iso that just make some noise.