Son Of a Bitch SONY!, add more battery in there, the phone is big with a skimpy battery.
always hit and miss, otherwise this one would be very nifty indeed.
Cpt. Power, 15 May 2017Man truth is theses companies like to rob people.
Research is research in here i understand ... moreFirst, This is a mobile phone, not car
Secondly, improving something doesn't necessarily cheap. Why? Because improving need compatibility and compatibility doesn't fall from the sky, they can make any additional feature and improvement they want but first they must test it to make sure it actually work because they are working with software, any small mistake can cause it to misbehave and worse, crash that may result in permanent system corrupt, if we talk about car, yes it small improvements, but, the small improvement need to be make sure that it properly integrated to the base one, cause we don't want our car explode in the middle of the road didn't we? Beside watching tv documentary is not the same with actually developing it, it may seem like it easy cause the one doing it is the pro, but in reality, it a lot harder and stressful to make thoso "small improvements"
If we are talking about premitve era of technology, it may be easy as there is so much ro develop but nowdays, theyre barely anything to develop, mostly what can we do is improving today technology, like Gigabyte LTE, DRAM camera, etc
L0lip0p, 13 May 2017Manufacturing price is less than $100? That the most uneducated thing i ever heard
How about ... moreMan truth is theses companies like to rob people.
Research is research in here i understand something tottaly new.
For example Buggati Veyron and Chiron are 10 years away from first to second model and the second model got motor from first one just with some improvements. Whole chasis and everything else is based on first model just with some improvements. How i know that? I watched in tv series were they was making new buggati from beggining till final step. And price difference is over a million eur between Veyron and Chiron. And it took Buggati 10 years to make new one.
Mobile technology is same. They always improve old until something completely new is developed which noone seen ever before.
And to be honest improve old wont cost so much they ask for.
Like Android android 7 is based on 6. There are just few improvements and android its google made but lots of apps you find in your phone are from other manufacturers so. Google dint need to pay all the expenses lots of other companies which wants to have their product in android as an application paid google to do that. Like facebook, messenger and so on.
With other componnents its a similar. Many companies made something until one major company complete the product to whole.
Now try to say i am wrong. Have a nice day dude.
I always look forward to this kind of phone, as an xperia z ultra user we find if very useful this kind of device. For people who hates to bring tablet but or not satifisfied with 5" display, this phone is really the answer.
What I noticed on the opinion are a lot were complaining about the price or costing of the device. But people should realized that costing is not always about the sum total of the parts in making the device. But the compensation is also for the people who's mind are behind in every innovation. If you developed or improved a certain part of technology even you will put a high price tag. Anyways the phone are for the avid fans, and loyalist of the brand but if it happens you are not one them, its better to have a transparent opinion with a kind tone.
Cpt. Power, 07 May 2017Dream or not its real and possible. And manifacturing price is less than 100 i know it and i c... moreManufacturing price is less than $100? That the most uneducated thing i ever heard
How about the cost of developing the product, testing it, r&d and stuff?
Believe me, if this you call "greedy big company" doesn't charge extra, they won't have the money to make all those technology in the so call "affordable and non greedy chinese company"
The chinese can do that because they didn't have to charge extra cause they didn't develop anything other thann skinning android, which also they get it by free from google, so google still need money to develop the android, which is powering almost all of smartphone brand, apple need money to futhur develop their ios security(though their price can be a little less supposely), sony need money to develop their imx camera, samsung need money to make the display or making today chipset possible,
In return we get a code to drive a system that powered by android and ios, we get an advanced camera that rival point and shoot camera, a great display and powerful yet low power & efficienct SoC, all in one package we call smartphones, while the "affordable chinese company" just buy and snap in, take other design and voila! You get a smartphone
You suppose to be grateful that all of this "greedy company" want to sell at all, their money and time consuming, developed product to the chinese company, if not, our smartphone today wont be this complete
For example, developing a camera sensor cost at least $100,000
Imagine developing a complete new soc
Anonymous, 11 May 2017Samsung is joke with its childish design and laggy software.Same like sony or apple.
For Example battery of iphone 6 even a new one on average usage last up to 8 hours. Which is not event a half day. And anything which isnt apple isnt supported. Like memory cards or so.
Even a powerbank isnt supported because its not apple genuine.
Samsung is maybe even worse.
They create billions of products each year and sell for super expensive because they hope they can.
They making so fast they stop care about quality. Only quantity matters.
Still holding on to my 3+ year old Z Ultra. C'mon Sony... let the X Ultra have Adreno 540.
Anonymous, 07 May 2017Well then tell me the last time you got a security patch for your phone.Cause Sony provided mo... moreLike lenovo. But they use money with all the cleverness sony invest everywhere and so they are so expensive.
They dont care where to spend money only how to rob people.
They were expensive from beggining.
They think they are Vertu or something like that.
But if we compare price and specs its a joke.
Whole Sony is Joke.
Anonymous, 08 May 2017That's one ugly lanky looking sushi inc phone right there...Hi
Seriously!? Take it: those are ugly lanky looking Spicy Stir Fried Octopus inc phone right there...
in this moment X Ultra is just a concept and this just concept is very nice also it has good looks! With looking ahead...
I'll wait till Sony add a 4000mah battery in more then 6inches smartphones and also hope it'll be available in not more then 500dollars.
Arian Adler, 04 May 2017So far way better than Chiang Chung bros (Samsung+Lg) xD Excellent job Sony !That's one ugly lanky looking sushi inc phone right there...
Harold , 03 May 2017Huge bezel?? Lol what are you blind?? Also its much better looking than a shitsung!Lets all have a "Har Har" with your "old" lady in the back...
Reiji, 06 May 2017Damn,... Add some more battery life, a Snap 835 and an iris,... this phone will rockIt's not being positioned to beat its sibling flagship model buddy.
Rather than that, I think it's ridiculous that a 6.4" chassis can't fit a 4000mAh battery instead.
Chrjns, 05 May 2017This will be a really huge phone... Sony design usually comes with big top and bottom bezel n... moreWhat are you talking about. Sony's phones have minimal side Bezels already, Look at Xa ultra or the new releases. And with the concept art image of this X ultra you can see that it will have minimal bottom/top Bezels too. And the screen ratio will be something like that of S8. This 6.45 inch won't be as huge as you think it is. Much smaller than Xperia Z ultra.
No OIS, no samoled display. X ultra is just a copy cat of Samsung S8+
This seems perfect , unless they omit the fingerprint sensor
Hope that the price is between is below 500 bucks
Cpt. Power, 07 May 2017I am having Lenovo and they release updates often so i am satisfied. I am using my Lenovo phon... moreWell then tell me the last time you got a security patch for your phone.Cause Sony provided monthly security patches.And please man!These companies do invest this money on both advertising and research.And you should check for other brands as well.......
GrumpyHumpy, 06 May 2017Alright, so it's KitKat
Let me apologize for that mistake
But again, other than OnePlus, who... moreI am having Lenovo and they release updates often so i am satisfied. I am using my Lenovo phone from 5.10.2015 and still working with top glance.
Anyway why pay 2-3 times for for same product if other company can make the genuine same for much less.
If apple releases Iphone 8 and ask for Iphone 8 5000 dollars everybody will buy because its iphone in present era noone cares. They are like drug addicted. And these dealers lnow how to charm people.