Anonymous, 26 Feb 2017Large bezels, Ugly design, etc. etc... Stop that annoying comments. What's wrong with design? ... moreXperia Z line phones have at least 2 times smaller top-bottom bezels than XZ line. Z's design is perfect, i agree. Unique, not copy from any other brand, durable.
But XZ design is awful. And their sales statistics proves this. Z line sales were more successful.
XZ designed so as if it is for using in landscape mode, aka playstation controller :)
XZKL, 26 Feb 2017Do some of you guys still think that those bezels are thick? Well, here's what - you're only i... moreShouldn't it be, bash all u want until you drop them? Front facing speakers are nice but a lot of people don't care for them cos they don't blast their volume at any time. Mobile speakers, no matter how good, still sucks anyway so it's not a deal breaker for a lot of people, having a smaller "grippable" phone with bigger screen while keeping the physical size is probably more desirable. Dropping it is gonna be disastrous but to most people, dropping any phone is probably gonna break their screen anyway.
It's not reasonable bezels, anymore!
Super duper bezels now available! Hey Sony it's very good idea: look at Axon 7
AMR M., 26 Feb 2017thousand bucks for whoever can point out three tiny differences in design :DDD 3 differences for 1000 Bucks?
1. Side bezels are smaller on XA/XA Ultra (first 2 devices from left)
2. Speaker design is different
3. Design of FPS/Powerbutton
4. Positioning of volume rocker (first 3 devices have the volume rocker under the power button positioned)
5. Frontfacing flash/ ffc design
6. main camera flash design
Another One, 26 Feb 2017Samsung don't change their design since galaxy s3,only the material change....but no one compl... morePersonally i don't like Samsung's design and software, that's why i will not buy Samsung, i even don't think about it. So, why to complain in this case? I love Sony phones quality but now i can't buy any of their new phones due to ugliest design. That's why i complain.
We should distinguish complainers from haters :)
Large bezels, Ugly design, etc. etc... Stop that annoying comments. What's wrong with design? Sony's design is minimalistic but stylish and beautiful. At least they don't copy from others. Bezels? Lol. Don't worry for it. Buy Sony phone once and you won't regret. I had Z2, Z3, Z5 and both working smooth till now. Unlike my S6 Edge that lag sometimes. Personally I've satisfied with Sony's quality. I also own Sony smart TV and its colours look amazing.
XZKL, 26 Feb 2017Do some of you guys still think that those bezels are thick? Well, here's what - you're only i... moreAxon 7 has front facing stereo speakers which sounds better than sonybut it has small bezels how come Sony can't make it a little smaller. What I like about sony phone is the music player, no other like it in the playstore.
XZKL, 26 Feb 2017Do some of you guys still think that those bezels are thick? Well, here's what - you're only i... moreYeah those bezels are big, and this is for comparison the Xperia XZ side to side with the Note7.
And about front facing stereo speakers, i really don't care about speaker arrangement on the phone, what i really care is how loud the speaker for notification, ringtone etc. what's the point has two stereo speakers on front while you don't get a fuller sound? did you feel the bass with your tiny smartphone loudspeaker? Of course not! Use a headphone or bluetooth speaker!
Samsung don't change their design since galaxy s3,only the material change....but no one complain...samsung galaxy s8 still have same design(the soap design)....only remove home button and add bigger screen....when you look at the rear of galaxy s8...it looks like s7 only adding a fingerprint sensor at the back...the rumors say samsung want to put fingerprint sensor under the display...but they put it at the back...LOL...i thought they really did it on s8 because the make bezelles phone....for me the bezelless phone is ugly even the xperia x concept...
Check out the Nexus 6. Or the Moto X Pure Edition/Style. Small bezels, great stereo speakers
XZKL, 26 Feb 2017I know it's not easy to make a decision when it comes to smartphone purchase, and yes, you are... moreYeah, i accept that there should be some bezels at top and at bottom, it is required if you want to make high quality phone.
But their size should be acceptable for our eyes and thumb fingers. For example, bezels in Xperia Z line - it was in perfect proportion with display. I love its design. Unique, beautiful, with normal top-bottom bezels.
Sony could go with that line and improve it. (metal back and frame instead of plastic and glass, some little improvements etc.) But unfortunatelly, they didn't do so. And as global smartphone sale statistics shows, they are in wrong way and they will have to close phone section soon.
About Samsung and LG - yes, i don't like their design and software and would never buy any phone from them.
how do you know which i which, when they all look the same!?
it is ok to be recognizable, but sony, you need to make differences
between your devices...let a premium device really look like premium device, and other cn look good, but just make some difference, so we know whic device is which.
Do some of you guys still think that those bezels are thick? Well, here's what - you're only in a visual illusion that you're so accustomed to most recent smartphones with small bezels that you think Sony's smartphone bezels are thick when in fact they aren't - they also house dual front-firing stereo speakers. Does your favorite company have those? No.
Come back and bash Sony again for its smartphone bezels when you drop your bezel-less S8 and G6.
Webania, 26 Feb 2017We don't buy a phone each month. So even one single detail may affect our chose.
I need dur... moreI know it's not easy to make a decision when it comes to smartphone purchase, and yes, you are correct - those are the factors that comes into mind when committing to a smartphone purchase, especially the design, yes, since most of the time the phone's design is what will represent itself.
The reason for those top and bottom bezels is that they house the front-firing stereo speakers in which most people here on the website have a hard time/are not willing to comprehend. Have you witnessed a Samsung/LG/Apple smartphone with a FRONT-FIRING stereo speaker or at least a stereo speaker? Perhaps so with the iPhone 7 line, but only that they're SIDE-FIRING, specifically bottom-firing.
The G6? The S8 line? Will/do they have those front-firing speakers? No/perhaps not.
[deleted post]its only applicable if you hold a 5.5in higher, its more convenient
Webania, 26 Feb 2017We don't buy a phone each month. So even one single detail may affect our chose. I need dur... moreThose are stereo speakers. In reality are not that big ; they look bigger in this picture for some reason. I have a sony xperia xz
Wow....I hope they could make a smaller bezel on their phone on IFA before apple iphone do(which apple fanboy will praise it).....but the design is ok for **Sony loyal fan**.....but for **other fanboy** it is ugly....but i really want the xa but it is lack of fingerprint sensor...but i will buy it if the price still the same ....i *hope* the new flagship could destroy lg g6 and galaxy s8 **cameras**(not the design or any other spec)
XZKL, 26 Feb 2017If you're going to base your purchase of a phone with its bezels, then people like you have se... moreWe don't buy a phone each month. So even one single detail may affect our chose.
I need durable, stable phone with nice design.
Sony has first 2 ones - durable, stable (both hardware and software), but design. Man, smartphone is the most used device you have, so its exterior should satisfy you, right?
Look at those images here, what are top-bottom huge space for? If merge them, they would be bigger than its display, is it normal?
I think sony plans to end its mobile business
When u take xperia xz in your hand and suddenly u got (yet to launch) lg g6 what will happen with u
U will feel like how stupid u are at the time of buying that bezal shit
And those camera's cant compete even with samsung whom they provide camera sensors
What are they are thinking about consumer needs
And last sony for god shake pleasr launch that xperia x 2017 bezal less desgin (not fully bezel less) so that we sony fans can flaunt it and u can make noney so that more innovative u can be in future