Sony's compacts aren't so good anymore as they used to be. The best designed phones IMHO by Sony were the Z series phones with their omnibalance designs. The Z5 had more features but I liked the earlier design better. If they release two compact phones a year, one with high end specs and the other with mid range, then I think would probably sell a lot, because of two things: 1) Sony design and waterproofing and 2) Compact size, I think a lot of people still prefer that, including myself. I just want a decent compact phone with good battery life and waterproof feature and Sony's compact phones have them, but this time, they've missed it in the compact department I guess because it's not an absolute best nor mid range. It's somewhere in-between which many aren't happy about. Also, it doesn't have the waterproofing anymore, so it pretty much destroys the 'compact' dream. The Z5 compact was a better idea in terms of design and the features it had to offer though it's succeeded by the X compact now. It was indeed a compact with flagship features, while XC is not. I believe if they release a XZ compact with ALKALIEDO or a very compact and flat, elegant looking design, then many would buy that. As always, Sony fan. Hope they even bring the Xperia SP again, someday. What a unique, beautiful phone it was.
[deleted post]Well, let us say 80% sammy boys, 19.99% other brands, 0.01% sony.
Flossy420, 04 Sep 2016I swear to god these Samsung fans are hypocritical AF The LG G3 was the first phone to have... moreim not so sure why so many people keep saying the g3 was the first to 1440p when in fact it was vivo in 2013 with the xplay 3s then again lg is more known in the west
not much of choice , it's the best phone of the year for me ...will have to see this beauty in person first before I buy it bc that antenna window at the back worries me a bit ... other than that everything is almost perfect :) .
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2016It's been at least 2-3 times I recognize a Sony phone in subway even from several meters away.... moreI have yet to see someone use a Brokeny and I live in a city where 4.3 million people ride the subway system every day haha
Ambidexter, 04 Sep 2016LOL... Look at the number of XZemplaries, as if all of them are going to buy their beloved bra... moreLOL at $780+ they won't they just like complimenting and propping them up instead. 53% vs 47% I think it's clear what the vast majority think.
Alien , 04 Sep 2016Some of us buy Sony because of their design, I'm not getting into the specs here. Personally... moreIt's been at least 2-3 times I recognize a Sony phone in subway even from several meters away. I think they are better looking than iPhone 6 and Samsung, especially flagship model. Of course it's personal taste.
Alien , 04 Sep 2016Some of us buy Sony because of their design, I'm not getting into the specs here.
Personally... moreNot everyone want 5'5" display.
For me 5" is enough and 5.2" is on the limit. I do not want plate on my ear. I want one handed capable device.
Why removeble battery???? You will walk with spare one in the pocket?
4000mah battery? You didn't know how will be with current one. Or you live in the woods?
IR blaster... Mehaaaa. For what? To mess up with the AC at school or the monitor in the pub? How original...
This is one elegant phone.
I'll definitely by one in blue.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2016Yes I feel Z Ultra is better than Nexus 6.off course it was awesome...the ultra had pencil recognition...i have not seen that lately in any other device(an asus tab has it apparently..but oh my god..is it ugly)...the z5 premium had lots of hope in vr division with its 4k display giving huge improvements on current VR gear..is anyone seeing a trend like nokia..someone from the inside is slowly killing off sony
I swear to god these Samsung fans are hypocritical AF
The LG G3 was the first phone to have a 1440p display and almost 95% of the people said it was an overkill and it drains the battery and worse performance but when Samsung released a phone with 1440p, everybody was sxreamk innovation and best move by Samsung even though it's only a 5.1" display.
And now, I've seen a comment saying that he expected a 4K display!! On a 5.2" display - are you fking kidding me? -_-
What I want to say is, technology can be enhanced and made better but humans cannot.
RoverX, 04 Sep 2016"Too late, too little" is what comes to my mind. It took them a whole generation to get 4K vid... moreSome of us buy Sony because of their design, I'm not getting into the specs here.
Personally I just love the monolithic type of design and Sony is the best at that. I HATE rounded devices like the S7. It looks so cheap in my opinion. But this is just a matter of taste.
As for the QHD display, unless you use VR, which is still in it's early days, FHD is more than enough. The performance and the battery will be LOT better.
Frankly I want a 5" phone with FHD display, high-end processor & GPU and waterproof. I don't care one bit if it even has a camera or not.
Also, I want a 1-1.5cm thick phone with a HUGE battery. If Sony makes a phone like that I'd pay 1000euro for it without blinking.
Im a bit disappointed with the XZ cos I was expecting Snapdragon 821 or 823 with 4-6GB RAM, but the design is a killer. My next phone that I will probably buy in a few months when the price will drop a bit.
It should have the following specs.
FHD (who cares about VR // battery life ftw)
Good low light camera
4000 mAh battery (removable)
The XZ has 2 major flaws in my books, the 2things i was expecting them to improve after Z5, the bezels and the battery capacity. The XZ has roughly kept the same dimensions, yet it became thicker and heavier, last year everybody followed Apple at 7mm thickness, by sacrificing battery capacity, the XZ put that weight back, without returning the ommited battery, thats a step back there Sony, for all the wrong reasons...
Make an exactly device like the old Z Ultra 6.44inch and put very high end SoC like SD821 and we won't talk anymore because we will be satisfied
Dovice, 04 Sep 2016Bare in mind, am using my first (former)-flagship Sony Xperia for the first time, a 2014 Z2, w... morehahahahaha what a nonsense , dude did you saw how crappy OnePlus 3 screen is ? it's horrible man...my Z5 is miles ahead of that trash.
you said 1080p is not enough for 5.2'' yet it is enough one OnePlus 3 which is 5.5'' not to mention that LCD screens are more sharper than AMOLED , so how ignorant can you be?
What reviews of the camera ? not a single have been done for the XZ so far ... my conclusion is that you are some special kind of troll .