Ali Bashir, 12 Dec 2016Absolutely software bug's, full plastic body should make this smartphone a signal beast, and t... moreQuite wiling to put it down to software issue's yeah, and I did find it a bit strange that when I asked if anyone else had complained of the same issue the answer was no.
I've been taking a few snaps with the XZ over the last day or so and honestly I can't bring myself to say I'm impressed with the camera.
It's focus speed is nearly, if not just as fast as the S7, and that is cool, but there is a lag and delay to actually the shot that is just not present on the S7 or the iPhone 7 and that (along with any kind of burst mode) spoils things a bit for me.
Neither can I see any clear improvement in detail over those two devices (or the G5 for that matter) coming from this higher resolution sensor.
Sorry but when it comes to the camera I still have to agree with the majority of the tech journalism world, this is undoubtedly Sony best Smartphone camera and it is a good one to be sure.......but it's not 'the' best.
Please XZ or Xc? I like XZ's bigger screen, but Xc has FM radio. Can FM be enabled in XZ by firmware update?
Lex79, 11 Dec 2016It ran hot, pretty much constantly and seemed to have trouble maintaining a descent signal con... moreAbsolutely software bug's, full plastic body should make this smartphone a signal beast, and the snapdragon 650 has the lowest thermal issues between all snapdragon chipset's.
This is sony's problem, they never release their smartphones with a fully optimized software, or at least decent, they release their smartphones then they optimize it by time, if i were you, i will do the same and wouldn't put my hope on a software update, plus, reviewers around the world will never wait for a smartphone to be fully optimized before they review it, consider the GSMarena camera comparison yesterday, it was very noticeable that the xz were taking pictures with a very high iso "bug", but in fact, a few people know that, and badness is the reputation that it got, i believe that this triple sensor technology beast is the best smartphone camera in the market, but sadly, that is the reputation that it got.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016 YOUR Boring very old story with fake issues has the time to stop ...
Sony users are very hap... moreJeez....slow down there fella.
First, which Sony users are happy with the 7.1.1 update????? Oh that'll be the none who have it, as at present Sony have only announced their intention to release said update, not actually released it....you get the difference there right?????
Second, ironically I'm typing this reply to you on my XZ, but apparently everything I say is fake.
My suggestions to you are as follows:
1. Get a clue
2. Get help for the paranoia
Equinox Hydroid, 11 Dec 2016As an old sony user when this phone released I didn't like the design of this phone! but when... moreExactly I felt the same when I first saw rumor pic of Xpeira XZ few months ago, Though my brother was positive, I argued with him about bezels. But finally when I saw it's 360 degree design here and got the phone on my hand my attitude was totally changed and impressed with the design and built quality, Bezels actually won't feel much problem as seen on the photos and forget about it when eyes are stuck with it's beauty. It's metal back and forest blue color, platinum beyond all flagship phones available in the market.
Laqesh, 12 Dec 2016I got the Nougat update and so happy to say that it makes the phone more fast and battery last... moreWell, we can only hope arena will update the review section with new even better batterylife then...
Tho, not expecting that,
as they seem to update reviews only if updates make it worse...
Lex79, 11 Dec 2016It ran hot, pretty much constantly and seemed to have trouble maintaining a descent signal con... more YOUR Boring very old story with fake issues has the time to stop ...
Sony users are very happy with ANDROID nougat 7.0 and 7.1.1(the latest)
Sony users are also pleased with X series not because onpaper specs but because SONY highest quality performance audio and SONY stunning techs and innovative own apps
If you want to enjoy SONY performances,you firstly BUY SONY PHONES...Don't make fake story...
But in some degree SONY Users had a funny time to read your "lol posts"....
At least... thanks for your fake funny posts
I got the Nougat update and so happy to say that it makes the phone more fast and battery lasts much more time than the android 6. Even phone gets less heat than before. Works butter smooth now. Thank you Sony being the first to give the Andorid 7 update.
Ali Bashir, 11 Dec 2016Hey there, congratulations, glad to see you happy with your phone, what about the x compact, w... moreIt ran hot, pretty much constantly and seemed to have trouble maintaining a descent signal connection even in areas where I knew there to be good signal.
Wish I could say I just had a duff unit, but I actually had two exchanges, so that's 3 units that all exhibited the same behaviour. The store in which I purchased the device actually disregarded their own policy regarding returns and refunded me my money as they could not offer a viable reason for the issues.
Based on that experience the X Compact and by extension the standard X (as it uses the same basic hardware) are not devices I personally would recommend. This XZ however, well it seems fine so far.
Avan Dr, 11 Dec 2016Hi, still cover the camera with black tape so MIB cant spy on you?Not only they are both covered, but the camera apks are ALL DELETED :))
What? Zuckerberg does it too :P
Lex79, 11 Dec 2016I know some on here will be surprised to hear this but I am now using an XZ. Decided to not qu... moreHey there, congratulations, glad to see you happy with your phone, what about the x compact, what were it's issues???
As an old sony user when this phone released I didn't like the design of this phone! but when I check the silver one in my hands yesterday I found it a high quality phone with great resolution & nice size...but the negative things that sony removed the radio app. & its high price value!
Over all its a great device i liked it
I know some on here will be surprised to hear this but I am now using an XZ. Decided to not quite give up on Sony after recent and past disappointments with them, especially the bad experience I had with the X Compact a few weeks back.
Got to say, so far so good. The Nougat update was ready and waiting when I powered on and operationally speaking this phone is indeed impressive.
Still got some issues with the camera, though mostly relating to shot to shot speed, I have a young family and the absence of any kind of burst mode is annoying when trying to get an image of the kids.
But overall, I like XZ. Battery life appears great, screen is easily up there with the best on the market, sound quality is fantastic compared to some of the recent devices I have used and it's running nougat like a pro.
Am only a day in, so to early to say if this is indeed a better device than the best of what I have used over this year (Galaxy S7, LG G5, iPhone 7), but it's easily the best phone Sony have ever made and has provided me with quite a welcome surprise.
For those who tried xz, what about the extreme temperature rising which is usual in Xperia z family?
I have Xperia z3 and I want to upgrade to xz just in case Sony has solved the heating issue
2 questions please: Will the 4G & fingerprint reader work with MetroPCS in the US?
Alien , 08 Dec 2016Everyone knows that Sony phones come with a very sturdy screen protection sheet. I've had my X... moreThat's true... My Xperia M was dropped on the stairs and keep dropping until reach the ground floor... The glass was fully cracked, but I can still use it normally
It's totally diferent from Chinese smartphone that sometimes lose the sensitivity