Omg, those huuuge bezels!!
Sony has no excuse for that, too huge for stereo speakers and waterproof need to excuse.
As for the stereo speakers, I consider the dammest way to use ones mobile to walk around on the streets and hold your phone to your ear, playing music with the external speakers...
Yeah, those kind of ppl wouldn't mind the extra bezel and less screen estate...
People would love to buy a Sony phone over any Chinese brand for its brand value even if they sell it $30- $40 over them. Sony is struggling because they ask for double than competition. Even though their products are compelling, they simply don't go off self at those prices.
AnonD-237381, 18 Jan 2017I think all of them are ugly and have very lazy designs.
And oh, in your other comment you ... moreNo they don't. Well I guess every child really don't like Sony's design, so I'll pass it
Sony used glass in a different way. The glass used is more durable and can accomodate water protection, something Apple only caught up with the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus (see how many light years behind Apple is?)
It took Samsung with the S7 and S7 Edge before making a "decent" waterproof phone. S5 didn't even compare to the Z3 during its time in terms of waterproofing
This actually looks much too compactish....
Could it be some sd820/821 Xperia XZ Compact indeed?
Tourettes Guy, 18 Jan 2017Bezels, bezels, bezels. Bezel comment everywhere, with the dual front-facing stereo speakers, ... moreyou speak the truth mate. Everyone seems to go anal negative when it comes to sony, but will galdly bend over for other companies like iphones. are people this gullible?
Pixel is definitely ugly. But I think the ugliest phone ever made has to be the lgg5. It just looks so damn cheap and ugly its definitely the worst by far.
People don't understand that everyone is pretty much following Sony when they set up the trends. Everyone now is trying to get ip68 when Sony had this way before samsung. Samsung has dual glass back when Sony had this before.
In fact sony has moved way past the glass sandwich design and has innovated with unique alkaleido metal. That is not only superior to glass in durability (not cracking etc) but is also superior aestehtically in that it gives it this really unique shine that changes color at every angle (happens with the forest blue not sure about the other colors).
sony is so ahead of the game I don't understand why people can't think for themselfs instead they just follow what everyone else says. Great design, dual front facing speakers, ip68, alkaleido metal that samsung will copy, hi-res audio, 23mp, rgbc sensor, laser focus, 13mp front (as much as iphones rear WOW), NC chip, dual microphone, the best EIS, amazing software, best display.
You're like the only person here who speaks the truth.
Tourettes Guy, 18 Jan 2017Whatever Moto G that is, it still has huge ass bezels, even larger than Sony has. The X Style ... more"Motorola dual front-facing stereo speakers never compares to Sony's REAL dual front-facing stereo speakers"
That comment just proves that you're Sony's lawyer or a boring fanboy having a hard time facing facts. You be like "oh wooooow only SONY's speakers are good the rest is sh*t"
Get a life.
Face the fact that all of SONY's phones are overpriced asf for what they provide, here in Brazil they sell a phone with MediaTek SoC for the same price as a flat Galaxy S7, no wonder they are having a hard time in their mobile division.
Tourettes Guy, 18 Jan 2017It's the fact that every single person keeps complaining about Sony's bezels when Apple and Pi... moreI think all of them are ugly and have very lazy designs.
And oh, in your other comment you said that Samsung got inspired by Sony on the glass backs, well, if I recall Xperia Z was announced 2013, maybe they got inspired by iPhone 4/4S from 2010 and 2011, respectively.
AnonD-237381, 18 Jan 2017I said Moto G2 not G3, and I specifically mentioned top and bottom bezels, you really should r... moreWhatever Moto G that is, it still has huge ass bezels, even larger than Sony has. The X Style has smaller top and bottom bezels because the phone is on a larger footprint, so bezels are definitely going to be smaller. Motorola dual front-facing stereo speakers never compares to Sony's REAL dual front-facing stereo speakers
AnonD-237381, 18 Jan 2017I don't even like iPhone nor Google Pixel, I just said that it looks ugly the way it is with t... moreIt's the fact that every single person keeps complaining about Sony's bezels when Apple and Pixel have larger ones. I don't even care if you don't like Apple or Pixel's bezels, it's that Sony's mid range phone bezels are looking ugly, which is definitely NOT.
Tourettes Guy, 18 Jan 2017Bezels, bezels, bezels. Bezel comment everywhere, with the dual front-facing stereo speakers, ... moreI don't even like iPhone nor Google Pixel, I just said that it looks ugly the way it is with those bezels, what are you? Sony's lawyer?
It's just my opinion, get over it.
Tourettes Guy, 18 Jan 2017Moto G3: 67.0% StB Ratio
Xperia XZ: 70.9% StB Ratio
Uhuh?I said Moto G2 not G3, and I specifically mentioned top and bottom bezels, you really should read things carefully instead of talking bs.
Another example is Moto X Style, stereo front speakers with much smaller bezels and much higher screen-to-body ratio.
Tourettes Guy, 18 Jan 2017Fun fact: Sony's mid range got stereo speakers and Samsung's flagship doesn't. S7 and S7 Edge'... moreGreat Sony engineering with spectacular stereo speakers sound and design is 2nd to none!
AnonD-237381, 18 Jan 2017Feast yourself on this bezels.Bezels, bezels, bezels. Bezel comment everywhere, with the dual front-facing stereo speakers, and no one even talks about iPhone with larger one, but no significant purpose, and with the Pixel, the UGLIEST PHONE EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY
Herodroid, 18 Jan 2017lmao that top and bottomed bezel. Looks like Everyone forgot about fake black side bezels aswe... moreI guess everyone urges every superior brands like Sony to be like Chinese. Sorry but a company like Sony isn't close-minded like Samsung or Apple and just copies every other's ideas. Find a Sony phone that looked like a Samsung or iPhone (you can't add the Z series with glass back because it was Samsung who got inspired by Sony)
AnonD-237381, 18 Jan 2017My old Moto G 2014 had great front facing stereo speakers with way less top and bottom bezels.Moto G3: 67.0% StB Ratio
Xperia XZ: 70.9% StB Ratio
AnonD-634500, 18 Jan 2017i've been observing sony phone for quite some time and I wondered, most of sony phone are same... moreTo pack large camera sensors and the forever amazing dual front-facing stereo speakers. iPhones and Pixel have it for no real reason, at least Sony has a reason for it, and it truly justifies the bezel ratio