The prices on the new "X' line are ridiculous. The Xiaomi Mi 5 eats those phones for breakfast.. at only half the price! The only solid Sony phone was the Z2.. it was built well, and worked wonderfully. The Z3 was plagued by hardware issues and the Z4 (Z3+) was nothing to write home about. The Z5 looks great but doesn't really offer anything different. The new "X" line looks promising but only if the prices would be way more competitive. How do they expect to sell at such high prices when the phones lack some flagship material features??
What!!!!!! I am just get addicted to that marvellous Xperia Z5 premium and now I am hearing the Z series is no more. OMG. Hope Sony will continue to support older Z lineup both for service and software update.
makes sense since the X performance already is flagship-grade. better continue it from there than have that AND a Z6.
...and the growth continues unabated!
Xperia X Performance is 5.5 mm wider and 16.4 mm taller than the Z3 Compact, which is already bigger than I'd like.
I'm afraid this madness will only stop when there will be a wholesale replacement to a smartphone form factor (e.g. a self-sufficient headset + VR glasses) :(
Ppl dont really need 4k rec, 4k display, or another gimmick. Ppl just need real life Performance.
Sony Realize that, so Sony bring X-Series :D
well.. im waiting Xperia X :)
Tann's job is getting harder n harder.
I have many thing to talk about.
Maybe next time
For a flagship I think the X Perf is an amazing phone for Sony.
The Sony Xperia X, even with the Snapdrago 820 for mi looks like a midrange phone... not my cup of tea!
Tann Hauser, 25 Feb 2016Do you have a life?
Or does following my comments all over here just to reply with nonsense m... moreSeeing as you know so much, answer the questions :
What will be the FLAGSHIP smartphone from Sony (this year)...
What specs (full)?
Anonym, 25 Feb 2016Remind me again of what this Xperia X (Performance) brought that other phones (Sony or otherwi... moreFear not at the demise of the shshaples , bland, massively bezzeled, never changing brick the tec media some how refused to criticise, you still have the iphone to nurse those wounds.
xperia z changed now to X series? im waiting for Sony JEEERROOOOOO
This is the first.time I.see a company.destroying its beSt lineup and allmarketing and.effort.that it.didd in previous years by an.awful non sense.decision.
Sony I think u need to.recruit new managers or CEO.
Geez, they have been lacking of innovations for such a long time and new Xperia X brought only a new back case.
Grey1213, 25 Feb 2016Most people don't have a device which can display 4k content, so I doubt many care. You also h... moreLike I said, I couldn't really care either, but the point was about the device's positioning in the market. Useful or not, the fact is that no manufacturer can really claim that their device is "top-of-the-line" if it doesn't have the specs of a device that was released two years ago. Just look at all the stick Sony kept getting for only releasing their phones with FullHD instead of 2K. And 4k isn't even anything --difficult-, the chipset supports it just fine so they've clearly actually ---deliberately--- chosen not to support the feature that was already present in the Z series.
If that's not a sign that this isn't meant to compete in the top-end, I dunno what is. And yet they still price it like it should be.
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2016Have you seen gsma writing "might not have mind blowing innovation" on any S7 article, when "i... moreactually the dual pixel technology is a game changer. S7 has something to brag at least than this new Sony xperia X. this new ZXX that almost no change at all compare to that Z5 (much worst actually in some point)? GSMArena is just being honest. Sony did nothing about this just a new metalic backplate and new naming. what are you talking about jealous LG fan? what really special and innovative with that modular thing? I'm sorry to tell you but many people (including me) find it none sense and unnecessary at all. only few (including you probably) find it useful to be honest.
Another stupid strategy from Sony? The only mobile manufacturer with great phone but shitty marketing strategy.....
Have you seen gsma writing "might not have mind blowing innovation" on any S7 article, when "innovation" wise they are just the same as X Performance here? Sounds fishy, isn't it?
The only innovation this MWC seems to come from LG actually.
(okay, if one goes gaga over S dual pixel cam, X Performance also has new camera module and new battery tech).