My phone history:
Alcatel OneTouch DB, ~ 12 months
Phillips Savvy ~ 15 months
Sony CMD-J6 ~ 4 years
Sony-Ericsson K610 ~ 2 years
Sony-E W880 ~ 3 years
HTC Desire - 18 months
Sony Xperia P - 3 years
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact ~ 3 years and counting.
I wouldn't say --necessarily-- that I fanatically follow Sony. But they always have the best combination of the exact features I value: compact, stylish, unique. And as you can see from the times, also great longevity, in part because not many phones suited my taste but also simply because they kept going and going as long as I needed them to.
I would -happily- hold out for an XZ Compact if I had any indication there actually is likely to be one on the cards, but the chrome and the pré-order bonus is a big draw for this XZ P.. ::) heh
for me upper and lower bezels doesn't matter if phone has front stereo speakers ,, and 13MP front camera ..
side bezels are minimum ..
and audio quality ( clear base that sony phones can provide,is just awesome) . even low price earphone is sufficient for xperia phones
Jesse Clark, 18 May 2017Like 1104?something like that.or even more but less than S8 :)
Anonymous, 18 May 2017"Premium" cant possibly mean a heap of glass and plastic around the screen. Galaxy S2 had that... moreI am not a fanboy believe it or not and I have used many brands of mobile.my first one is Sony w8 when I went to college my dad bought and I still keep it with me after that I bought Samsung,htc,asus and then Sony xz and I find Sony more premium than other. Well it just my opinion but it doesn't mean other are less or bad but in terms of durability Sony is better.
So its personal I don't want hate/love relation with brand but as a long as I still find them best for me I'll continue buying Sony but if they didn't deliver up to my expectations then I'll go with others since there are lots of good phone .
obile77, 18 May 2017Hope that Sony One day have a look and can learn something from true criticism that their prev... moreWell I didn't buy Sony for anything except because they are best for me. Have tried a few devices( won't mention the brand)which promises lots more specs with less price than Sony devices but failed in real used.
I had a mobile after using z3 for 3 yrs which is 4000mah but after 5 months the on screen is only 5hrs while z3 battery life is nearly same when bought and after 3yrs. And it didn't hang I gave it to my sis thinking I got a better one but I regret after doing so. So you guys say whatever you want but I'll gladly spent my moneyon Sony.
i think that us commoner can judge between criticism and pure hate comments and paid troll. almost 800s
Reaper, 18 May 2017I dont know from where u got that its empty from inside!!
How abt the 4K screen? How abt the... moreAll gimmicks
In gsmarena's blind test Sony's camera was the least popular (people's opinion not mine).
4k is a gimmick, you need to be 10cm or closer to see a difference and those distances make a person to be Cross-eyed. Also it's not really 4k, in most places acts like a 1080p screen.
Many phones have stero speakers, but they're mostly a gimmick too. People that want good sound quality outta their phones connect headphones or external speakers.
Sony fails on the main 3+1. Ergonomy (ginormous bezels), autonomy (lowest battery than all flagships), performance (4GB of ram would soon be proved too little) and camera (easily the worst flagship camera of all).
Sony fans love 3rd rate experiences because they don't know any better (never really experienced magnificence) but most of us don't. So I don't get the excitement around this phone. It's a forgettable phone than nobody would remember in a half a year. It's only outstanding feature is the controversy it caused (mostly the fact that Sony still makes her phones ginormous circa 2017).
Depressed Individual, 18 May 2017Good thing it is just your opinion.It's everybody's opinions. High BtR (for the screen size) sell a lot better. IPhone vs iPhone plus. S7 vsS6, etc ... And of course xperia premium phones selling absurdily low.
So it's not my opinion. People don't like needlessly bulky designs. It shows lack of taste, practicality and concern for biological realities. It shows a person detached from reality ... Like Sony fanboys.
So, no, it is not an opinion, it's a norm and norms should be taken seriously, they're there for a reason. Sony's eccentric product designers ignore them at their peril, look where Sony is at.
Very few that I know like Sony.
I don't think this thread can make it to 1000 without really deteriorating into cackles and screeches...
Anonymous, 18 May 2017You do know that the alternative of bezeless is not a giant amount of bezels. Sony could at le... moreI dont know from where u got that its empty from inside!!
How abt the 4K screen? How abt the camera sensors? Stereo speakers?
Do you know that it has gyro for front and for rear camera? I doubt that 95% of people here don't know what does that mean, because the most of them are just bashers.
To assembly and integrated 5 DOF GYRO into a mobile's camera is one of the most innovative move in the mobile's world!
Anonymous, 18 May 2017"Premium" cant possibly mean a heap of glass and plastic around the screen. Galaxy S2 had that... moreThat's weird, because the main reason I like SONY is because of it's premium touch.
Hope that Sony One day have a look and can learn something from true criticism that their previous customers.are always complaining about
Try to.improve sound quality and loudness of.ear piece and speaker.
Try to make innovative designs as old.days with. Sony.Ericsson.
Others can add more points.
Good luck but until Sony listen I can't pay money on Sony phones.
And I doubt many of defenders or loyal customers will pay their money on a mobile that u can find better than Sony with same price or less.
When it comes to paying, those saying that they will buy it. No they won't buy it.
May be I am mistaken but only the sales figure will show.
Jesse Clark, 18 May 2017Like 1104?1105, actually! I'm the fifth hehehe
it's no no use to argue with paid troll. all they know is bezels ... 776 comments in bezels ... shame on you paid trolls
Anonymous, 18 May 2017"Premium" cant possibly mean a heap of glass and plastic around the screen. Galaxy S2 had that... moreTotally incorrect, Sony in its long history was known for high quality products.
good but not the best for 2017, the best will be Iphone 8.. no s8 no htc no note 8 no bla bla flagship killer One+5 no pixel or whatever it is still cant beat Iphone 8 .. TQ for ppl who read what i am type :)
The Only, 18 May 2017NO you are wrong.It will sale more than 1000Like 1104?