whitedragon, 13 Jun 2016Probably not the best, but better optimised for. Having control over the software that they... morelol, iam not debating on which is better mate but just curious to see what apple fanboys say, so chill :D.... still, apple is apple my friend, the one brand i know that gets away with telling customers what they need instead of listening to them.... not necessarily a bad thing though, now is it? :D
Grey1213, 13 Jun 2016I checked online stores in UK, from eBay to clove, and the z5 was either around the same price... moreWell thats a problem of swift availability of the product in UK then. I guess only Clove will be offering X in the UK. Well then nobody but Sony to blame right. And fanboy who? i just responded when i read your comment on pricing equivalent to S7 (which is clearly not in Pakistan). Here, an S7 is around $700 & Z5 is around $460 while a Z5 Premium is for $550. If you are so unbiased in buying a smartphone then you should definitely save yourself some money (you will thank yourself in future). Fanboyism is mad and will make you mad if you smoke it, so beware.
K Sen, 13 Jun 2016lol, am wondering what the fanboys would say to this as they've always presumed the apple chip... moreProbably not the best, but better optimised for.
Having control over the software that they execute on hardware of their own design is a major benefit when it comes to battery sipping and high capability.
Apple have always been willing to consider what is on market and ways to better their products.
They had been after OLED for years... But then we probably wouldnt get that Apple telltale glow on users faces on public transport and the 'fans' wouldn't standout (cause they are just generally off using their hardware in ways supplemental to life).
Don't really care what chip they use, as long as it offers improved performance over the previous I'm cool with that
AadiRizvi, 13 Jun 2016I dont know in which part of the world you live but here in my country, Z5 is priced equal to ... moreI checked online stores in UK, from eBay to clove, and the z5 was either around the same price bracket as the s7 or even more expensive. On clove you can get a z5 for £480, but you can get a x performance for £550, and you can get an s7, with an expensive case and a micro SD card for £500. This is despite the fact that you get a much better phone with all the bells and whistles an expensive phone should have.
This is gsmarena, we can see the specs, we can see reviews, we can see what its missing. That's why people are bashing it. Because we can see how poor and overpriced it is. But for some reason there are brainwashed Sony fans running rampant.
lol, am wondering what the fanboys would say to this as they've always presumed the apple chips to be the best :)
Searching ways to cut production cost and grab the highest profit. Apple sucks!
Grey1213, 12 Jun 2016When did I say Sony is bad? I said they're bad TODAY, and yet you keep bringing up phones from... moreI dont know in which part of the world you live but here in my country, Z5 is priced equal to S6/G4/Iphone6/Note 4 and not with S7/G5/Note5/6s/SE. Only bad thing comes from Sony is their worst marketing, if only their marketing was at par with Samsung's, you'd be running to Sony stores breaking queues to get yourself the new Xperia X/XA/XP. Its all about who is the king of marketing here, who does it well, people go out to buy their phones without even thinking for a second.
P.S. Z5 provides each and everything and the value for money (for me) and i really have no regret going for it over S6 or Note5. Xperias right now have the cleanest UI after stock android right now.
Gee, 12 Jun 2016Make them pay Intel! I'm guessing they got some sweet deal from Intel, as we all know apple... moreApple don't want to put money for R&D for chip designing they directly want to buy it from Intel to increase their profit, plan and simple.
piku, 12 Jun 2016Looks time someone did a time travel LOL.I did not time travel. i am telling the truth.
APPLE doesn't have the knowhow to release a dual sim phone. That is why Apple always in second position. How pathetic are they. Doesn't want to understand customer need and try to dominate their own capabilities
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2016The reason i didn't buy a flagship from the previous year (though i really like M7's design) i... moreWhen did I say Sony is bad? I said they're bad TODAY, and yet you keep bringing up phones from yesteryear. Even the z5 was great, if you could deal with the fact its almost the same price as 2016 phones and came out 6-8 months after the s6. But now, in 2016, their phones are poor with too many compromises.
Grey1213, 12 Jun 2016All midranges from 2014 run lollipop. More importantly, why would you buy it? You could always... moreThe reason i didn't buy a flagship from the previous year (though i really like M7's design) is because i bought my phone on a contract, and since M2 just came out, they had a deal going on, and it was by far the best in that price range, and for a remotely better phone, i'd have had to pay a lot more.
As for Samsung phones from mid 2014 running Lollipop. Are they running 5.1, not 5.0, and are they running it as smoothly as my M2?
The newest Sony i used is a friends M4 Aqua, and that phone works like a charm, so i don't know why you'd say that Sony was better then when M4 is from 2015.
I've been seeing you attacking Sony and defending Samsung. You say that Sony phones are bad while their design (this is purely subjective) and UI are among the best, they just don't know to price their phones (that's why i might go with Huawei P9/P9 Lite at the end of the year). And Samsung does make some terrific phones, but they aren't saints either. A5 (2016) is preposterously expensive for what it gives, and A9 (A phone i really like) is 50 euros less than HTC 10, one of the best phones this year (i'd get it if it wasn't that expensive...). Samsung also overprices their phones, a lot.
. While the alleged deal with Apple may not necessarily put it in the red, it's undoubtedly a step in that direction.
I think you mean "in the black".
apple is going down..expect to have a lower sales this year and the next.
Make them pay Intel!
I'm guessing they got some sweet deal from Intel, as we all know apple like things very cheap..
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2016oh no.... ihater will blame apple for copy asus using intel chipJust like ifans go about making false claims that Samsung copies apple? Nobody copies apple, apple are so far behind they have to copy everyone else.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2016I don't know if i would consider myself a Sony fanboy, but i really like their phones and desi... moreAll midranges from 2014 run lollipop. More importantly, why would you buy it? You could always buy a flagship from the year before for less, that has all the bells and whistles and is a better quality device. With the same number of years of update support remaining, one year, the same as every other brand.
Besides, Sony is different now. They were much better in 2014.