FrankDrebin, 15 Jan 2016Seriously what has changed the iphone since the iphone 4s? Other than shape, the obligatory re... moreYes, Iphones always change.
I= 4 Dual glass>5 trad unibody with glass on top an bottom back for antennas> 6 True metal unibody with
Xperias= After 7 generations.. No major change dual glass design.
I= Siri, fingerprint scanner, apple pay, 3D touch.
Meh, fingerprint scanner is gimmicky anyway. But the article is right, the Z3C is a fine phone, still way more attractive than many other alternatives on the market right now, even after a year on.
FrankDrebin, 15 Jan 2016Seriously what has changed the iphone since the iphone 4s? Other than shape, the obligatory re... moreFront facing speaker: please, give credit to HTC, not Sony
Waterproof: Credit goes to Sony, until they modified their own warranty to contradict the advertised usage scenario
Fingerprint reader: show me a system that is as good, secure, and fast as the one on the iPhone 6S. And how well fingerprint is supported on Android apps?
Internal: The A9 is arguably the fastest and most efficient SoC on the market right now. Even with the smaller battery, iPhones' battery life is pretty good. Sony is simply using off-the-shelf Snapdragon or Mediatek chips. No innovation at all.
Support: I can have my iPhone serviced at any Apple store/authorised service providers around the world. Sony Asia refused to even look at my US Z1. If I paid premium price for flagship device, I expect better service than that.
I think nobody will buy this phone in us.
First bcz of this stupidness. And ya its too late. Its 2016, even all other 2015 flagship are much better than this and other big vendor is going to release their flagship very soon..
DonAlduck, 15 Jan 2016Yes it does! No issues at all ;) Sony Z5 - UK userit works excellent...but I just use ''swipe'' :D
They are not releasing new phones and they are removing important features from their flagships. Then they keep asking for unrealistic high prices, how can Sony expect customers to buy their phones? I have owned and supported Sony phones since the Sony Ericsson era, but for my next phone I'm moving to another brand!
Lex79, 15 Jan 2016Guess we are just going to have to agree to disagree on that one, cause honestly, I'm getting ... moreSeriously what has changed the iphone since the iphone 4s? Other than shape, the obligatory resolution increase to a mere HD (for the price) due to screen size increase, and the again obligatory bump in ram and camera res.
Other than that, yes its gotten faster but it should, its 2016 and iphone still doesnt have front facing speakers, increased base storage or at least micro sd support, no water resistance, still the same super low capacity battery, the same huge bezels compared to other phones. The only thing that apple did innovate in, is on the finger print reader, but still, that was 1 year. after that, 3d touch? lol
jrharbort, 15 Jan 2016I think it would be interesting to benchmark these versions of the handsets to see what kind o... moreThat's very true.
One less thing for the phone to worry about would impact the benchmark results positively.
Well if for me you can buy phone via online store instead of buying it inside US, beside you can buy the unlock version which you can use any sim cards.
I think it would be interesting to benchmark these versions of the handsets to see what kind of affect fingerprint sensor modules have on the battery life of these phones. The Z5C already gets great battery life (although the Z3C is still king), but it could be that much better.
Why everyone is ragging about Sony? I believe it is not Sony's fault, its something else...
nostradamus, 15 Jan 2016A mistake made by people from Sony that cost them dearly by all . Sales will decrease .Go out and do some crime, if you want your fingerprints registered that badly
Kris, 15 Jan 2016IknowSony mentioned this, but I don't think it has anything to do with laws or regulations in ... moreIt is a shame I agree, the US is the only place where Android pay is active at present, and though not necessity for using that service, a fingerprint scanner does makes it more convenient.
Lex79, 15 Jan 2016No need to apologise, is the Premium not officially going to the US then?
Agree on the time... moreAccording to Android Authority and GSMA, there is no mention of the Z5 Premium being introduced in the US nor having the sensor removed.
Chen, 15 Jan 2016Looking back at my previous comments, I see where you're coming from. I apologize.
The only v... moreNo need to apologise, is the Premium not officially going to the US then?
Agree on the time frame, and even I am keen to see what a Z6 can bring to the table, and as certain people will already know I'm not exactly what you would call the biggest Xperia Z series fan.