Finally dipped into the unknown and got myself an Xperia XZ. It has been a full 24 hours and I already noticed issues & bugs:
1. When on Airplane Mode turning it off turns on the bluetooth for some reason.
2. I'm on a "dark" theme but there was a time the screen turn a bit lighter as if a haze came and stayed. it disappeared when i reboot the phone.
3. I was afraid the NFC sticker tag might come off as it was always in my pocket.
4. Screen on time so far was under 5 hours. That's on my average daily use from 100% at 6am and 0% by 9pm.
5. Still stuck with Android 7.0 with April security patch; no sign of 7.1.1 yet.
Engineer17, 11 May 2017Is there a screen record option in xz? Not preinstalled from sony like earlier. You have to install a third party app.
Or you can try this (it should be original APK from Sony):
redneck82, 10 May 2017hi actually have an Sony xperia z5 dual , have the chance to change for an Xperia xz dual too,... morexperia xz is better than the z5 esp camera, but the dual sim cannot be used with memory card, once u put a memory card it becomes a single sim
hi actually have an Sony xperia z5 dual , have the chance to change for an Xperia xz dual too, but someone who have it can tell me if better than z5 and if can i use two sim card and sd card at same time thanks
mischa, 09 May 2017I had first hand experience with the XZ. Look at my profile here. I favorited even 2 Sony Xper... moreYou are trying to prove everything reversed and to give all advantages to the s7 and the disadvantages to the xz because you own the s7, don't bother yourself, the Sony Xperia xz outperforms the s7 in cases, probably the battery is slightly better but everything else i give it to the xz.
mischa, 09 May 2017The endurance rating is what GSMArena got from real life battery usage of both devices. The S7... moreLoool, 8 hours more than the xz?? The s7 itself cannot do more than 7 hours maximum with average usage XD, too much pretends.
Gino76, 03 May 2017I think it is all about iOS vs Android. At the end of the day which OS better suits you. Each ... morei agree with that
i recived 7.1.1. few days ago and phone work better then before, opens app faster, and fingerprint reader is faster as well
mate xz its not badly optimised
Gino76, 03 May 2017I have the Z5 and it heats when downloading/updating multiple apps and doing multitasking with... morewell i didnt know for that, well my frend have z5p and he didnt have problems with overheating, i guess software if quite different or something like that, and maybe cooling i a bit better on z5p becouse it bigger phone, maybe heat sink are bigger, and depends on user as well
i dont know for speakers
chap1, 05 May 2017you wont find any android phone that have great performance like iphone,but the closest to iph... moresome app open faster on iphone some on sony flagships,iphone its not faster in fact, i dont realy wont to explain again about performance etc.... in the end all android flagships are fast, and even mid rangers etc.. it depends on 100 tings, even depends on software version and android version
mischa, 09 May 2017The endurance rating is what GSMArena got from real life battery usage of both devices. The S7... moreWe'll take a real test with video recording then.. 8 hours more.. I must admit you are really great(sarcasm)
mischa, 09 May 2017I had first hand experience with the XZ. Look at my profile here. I favorited even 2 Sony Xper... moreThanks tor showing how desperately you try to praise the s7 and degrade the xz. There's a limit of everything but not your advertisement on Samsung. I have seen both device in front of me and you are talking about first hand experience.
P.s. Those who want to buy a smartphone please don't trust the review here cause they are either fan or hater which will never told you the truth.
Carrie, 09 May 2017You are talking about papers and we talk about real used The endurance rating is what GSMArena got from real life battery usage of both devices. The S7 lasts 8 hours more than the XZ at doing basically the same tasks.
Anonymous, 09 May 2017If you didn't have the xz then how come you're so sure about it? Just because you have the s7 ... moreI had first hand experience with the XZ. Look at my profile here. I favorited even 2 Sony Xperia phones. XZ was one of my top two choices for my next smartphone 6 months ago until I finally decided I was better off getting a S7 instead. I had enough time to try it out because there is this only one Xperia store here in my area which nobody even visits that lets customers try out their devices as long as they want in order to entice them into buying one. The XZ isn't a bad device. In fact, I would've even gotten it if only it was not that expensive at the time. Performance-wise, the XZ isn't exceptional. I can't barely even tell the difference between its performance and the S7's other than the XZ has quick animations which make opening apps look almost instantaneous whereas the S7 has pretty longer animations before opening apps which gives an impression that it's slower but it's not. Both are neck and neck in terms of performance. But XZ loses in about every aspect in terms of quality. The S7 looks more elegant and is more compact. The S7 takes better pics at all lighting conditions and is faster in capturing images and has tons of modes and filters in the camera. S7's screen is so much more pleasant to look at. Both have oversaturated colors. The XZ's screen is oversaturated for a LCD display and so is the S7's SuperAMOLED but it reproduces the color more pleasantly than the XZ. And it's not true that the S7 gets slow and begins to hang after a period of time. I've had my S7 for 6 months now. I've already updated to Nougat and done 2 more security updates since then and never done factory reset ever and current performance is virtually the same as the first time I used it. The XZ cannot outperform the S7. No amount of software optimization can magically make the XZ, running on old hardware and the same resource-hog Android OS, perform better by a wide margin than the S7 unless it's running iOS. And don't even get me started on the user interface and software features. The XZ has an ugly, inconsistent UI and it just can't compete with the rich set of advanced features of the S7.
mischa, 04 May 2017The S7 of course. I was in the exact same dillemma as you a couple of months ago. I was choosi... moreIf you didn't have the xz then how come you're so sure about it? Just because you have the s7 and happy with it doesn't mean its better than xz. I told you my mom has s7 and my elder bro has this xz and frankly xz is a lot better specially after 5 months of seeing both the device I bet xz is much smoother and you won't find any difference with it it work as new while the s7 begin to hang and battery life decreases more than 3months before. Except the camera nothing is better in s7 believe it or not and I'm not a fanboy i used different brand myself lg,asus,Sony,Samsung in the last 7 years.
Trever, 05 May 2017Can't say about the S7 battery as I haven't used it but battery life on the XZ is great.I would agree with that, I own 8331 model for two months now ( it is not not dual sim) and battery life is really good. I am very happy with it. At end of normal quite bussy day I still have about 35% left. WiFi and BT always ON.
babakmansouri, 05 May 2017there is no way your normal s7 not s7 edge can beat xz in batterylife. and about ram in 4gb 2g... moreXZ has 72h battery endurance rating and S7 has 80h according to GSMArena. S7 also has 3000mAh battery while XZ has a smaller 2900mAh.
mischa, 04 May 2017The S7 of course. I was in the exact same dillemma as you a couple of months ago. I was choosi... morethere is no way your normal s7 not s7 edge can beat xz in batterylife. and about ram in 4gb 2gb is for system but sony in 3gb always use about 800mb to 1gb of ram.