Bezel is important too..when you play a game on your phone ,you could put your palm too...bezel less phone is better than full screen display...but the bezel on the xperia xa is great for low end phone
My personal opinion: What would you want to do with a phone that has 90% STB ratio? I prefer a "considerable amount" of bezel since I binge watch on my phone. Anyways, not everybody has to follow a single design, my guess is that Sony is probably developing their own variation of the so-called "bezelless design". I appreciate an OEM for a unique design.
xxt, 09 Feb 2017I don't agree with your opinions nor I take them as facts and that's it. Have a nice day. You don't really have to. I'm just taking down the hype of bezel-less phones because I just believe Sony's bezels are good enough, if just need some more refinement maybe. I wouldn't hate a bezel-less phone, but I wouldn't have interest of using it because of how inconvenient using it is. Have a nice day as well :)
Everyone hates me, 09 Feb 2017Apology to my typo. It was supposed to be S6 Edge+ and as a tech guy, obviously I know that th... moreI don't agree with your opinions nor I take them as facts and that's it.
Have a nice day.
xxt, 09 Feb 2017Galaxy S7Edge+ doesn't even exist, it's just flat 5.1' and edge 5.5',get your facts straight a... moreApology to my typo. It was supposed to be S6 Edge+ and as a tech guy, obviously I know that the S7 Edge+ doesn't exist. Axon 7 has very inconvenient capacitive keys because 1.) they are non-backlit and 2.) they are so close to each other, so touching it would require some finger gymnatics. The bezels of that phone is humongus for a 5.7" display. Nexus 6P has large bezels because of stereo speakers, but with the same screen size, its not as huge as the Axon 7. And not only the speakers are hidden inside the huge bezels of Sony devices, but it's also because of the large camera sensor. It requires large bezels to fit in. See the Google Pixel / Pixel XL and HTC 10 with similar sensor size as reference.
Ali Bashir, 08 Feb 2017"ENJOY", so this is it?? (-_-) Anyway i am not telling this to argue, i am telling this jus... moreWell you were saying low income people dont want the fingerprint scanner.so sony didn't include one in theirs
Everyone hates me, 09 Feb 2017First and foremost, you said bezels are too large on this device, so that automatically means ... moreGalaxy S7Edge+ doesn't even exist, it's just flat 5.1' and edge 5.5',get your facts straight and go learn how to interpret texts properly.
You mentioned stereo speakers, hmm, I've seen Axon7 with amazing stereo front-facing speakers plus capacitive buttons making good use of the space, not this empty bezels Sony puts in their ugly designs, not so "omnibalance" anymore, the last thing that this design has is balance.
consumersmartphone, 09 Feb 2017Sure The stereo speakers is best and important. But it about trend, bezel less is just how ... moreHow much thin bezels do people really want? The XA just needs some minor bezel trimming on the top and bottom, but that's just about enough for a smartphone. Even thin bezels aren't ideal, which is why my sister's G4 is somewhat uneasy to use because of relatively small bezels.
Everyone hates me, 09 Feb 2017First and foremost, you said bezels are too large on this device, so that automatically means ... moreSure The stereo speakers is best and important.
But it about trend, bezel less is just how it mention but not 100% phone without bezel bro. Small bezel is what people want, just like mi 5 or other , very thin side bezel and very comfort to use. That what we want from Xperia new phone, if Sony do not want to follow the trend then fine but they have make something different and be trendsetter.
Claudiu.Lucian, 08 Feb 2017They have bigger profit margin sticking with MTK in low end devices... Of all big companies in... moreyeah, i know. they really try to get their homework done. but at this moment sony is only working for the shareholders. that is the wrong aproach.
The order should be:
1. customers (they pay for your stuff - you own them everything you got as a company)
2. employees (they build your stuff - no people working means no products means no money)
3. shareholders (they TAKE your money! why should you favor someone which olny wants your money?)
so sony does actually an "OK job" - not a good job - it could be better... much better!
mediatek and sony is like selling a mercedes with a motor made by lada or BYD for the price, AND THAT IS THE POINT THE REALLY SUCKS, for the price of a mercedes. that doesn't fit.
1. build only a couple of phones a year
2. launch them only once a year
3. if you build TVs, HiFi systems, video games - integrate them with your phones
so, they really should focus on a few phones only.
something like the X line with
4,5 screen and SD 8XX CPU
5,2 screen and SD 8XX CPU
6 screen and SD 8XX CPU
and something link the XA line
4,5 screen and SD 6XX CPU
5 screen and SD 6XX CPU
6 screen and SD 6XX CPU
all phones must be dual sim, have an excellent camera, perfect sound (my 2 sony phones always sucked at calling which is bad for a PHONE!), IR blaster and a very good software support for ate least 2 years.
quite unlucky that sony sucks at warrenty and customer service issues. this should be changed as well!
xxt, 09 Feb 2017Well, there are phones with higher STB ratio, but the bezels are proportional and they look wa... moreFirst and foremost, you said bezels are too large on this device, so that automatically means you just want an all-screen device if not somewhat smaller bezels. Those bezels are fine. I have seen the XA in reality and it's not that bad at all. The stereo speakers make up for it, and to tell you, it's a must on every device, because what good is paying $1000 on a flaghsip with less than $1 speaker sound quality? Not saying this is a flagship, but it's excellent that now we will see it on mid rangers and budgets as well. Plus, like I said, how are you supposed to hold a phone without the bezels? Reading every Samsung forum regarding the S7 Edge's display, one of the hottest topic is how badly the screen responds when the user holds the edge screen of the phone. None of that ever happened to Sony, and it was even confirmed that the S7 Edge's edges aren't really touch responsive in accordance to the accidental touches when holding the phone. The issue became more apparent with the S7 Edge than the S6 Edge and S7 Edge+ due to smaller edge screen
Everyone hates me, 09 Feb 2017So let's eliminate the bezels. Now what are you gonna do with the full screen device? Tell me ... moreWell, there are phones with higher STB ratio, but the bezels are proportional and they look way better than this unbalanced design.
Plus I don't recall mentioning full screen phones in my other comment.
xxt, 08 Feb 2017Don't lie, boy, Xperia XA has 71% STB, thing is, the side bezels are slim, but top and bottom ... moreSo let's eliminate the bezels. Now what are you gonna do with the full screen device? Tell me exactly how are you going to hold the device without accidentally touching the screen at all
What ever you say FANS, sony will go to bezel less trend soon. Just wait and see they release it. Sony quality with bezel less, SO damn good!
It is tall , looking good !! even with this kind of bazels that are more than provious model!