ithehappy, 27 Apr 2017Like I said previously that best of the year doesn't matter LOL. S7 was the best android phone... moreAny person who uses the word "girlish" to describe an inanimate object cannot possibly have a woman let alone a life.
We are in a time when a device can look good and be a workhorse at the sametime, the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 range and XZ Premium are all pretty and will probably do a fantastic job at being great convergence devices for us Heavy Users, but this late arrival by Sony is terrible.
ithehappy, 27 Apr 2017Like I said previously that best of the year doesn't matter LOL. S7 was the best android phone... moreAmen, brother.
Real friends don't let real friends buy Samsung or Apple. Let shallow, ignorant, backbiting, and poseur "friends" do that.
People need to check the S7 edge and S8+ comparison on PhoneArena. Lag, lag, lag. Then watch the Google Pixel XL beat the GS8+ in Marques Brownlee's camera comparison. I saw it time and time again with SuperSaf and Krystal Key that the S8's cameras isn't much of an upgrade from the S7's and still couldn't beat the Pixels.
People only talk crap about the Pixels because they do not own it, hard to get it (which it is since I had trouble finding one), or simply don't like the design or the high price. But the Pixels are damn good phones! Proud owner of one. Sade should call it Smooth Operator.
Sick and tired by these morons that dictate technology based on looks. I like Sony way more than Samsung. Even LG far more than Samsung. I grew up with Japanese brands as a child, so I worshipped Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba, Nintendo, Sega, Canon, Nikon, and Hitachi. At least Sony keeps it closer to stock Android.
I would love to get a Xperia XZP but my eye is kinda waiting for OnePlus 5 and Nokia 9.
techlover1, 27 Apr 2017Apart from the bezels, this is really an excellent phone/flagship. A big well done (apart for ... moreIt looks too much like my Xiaomi Mi 3 which still runs smoothly after nearly three years. Price is too high which is typical Sony. It was like Sony grabbed some old Mi 3 shells from Chinese street vendors and tweaked it a little.
I was pretty impressed with the photos coming from the OnePlus 3T in MKBHD's blind test camera comparison. I was picking the letter "C" once I saw the guy in front of the brick wall. That would end up the Pixel XL. Very proud owner of the Pixel. Like that Sade song, "Smooth Operator." Waiting on the OnePlus 5. The half-priced 3T beat the iPhone 7 Plus easily in photos.
LOL @ Apple. If I wanted another iPhone, I would build it myself like the one guy who lived in Shenzhen. You realize how silly it is to argue about design when they are more like empty egg shells and are nothing with the right components inside. And you also realize how silly you pay for iPhones when you can make it yourself at half the price. Just need to go to Shenzhen.
Shadow Snypa786, 27 Apr 2017Good joke let see the jester taking the crown for best phone of the year and selling more than... moreLike I said previously that best of the year doesn't matter LOL. S7 was the best android phone from last year and everyone knows for a fact how pathetic TouchWizzz is. So just cut the crap because Samsung won the best award last year, that means nothing. People have gone bonkers deciding phones based on design only, obviously to most losers its about show off, and that mission is immensely successful with a jewellery like S7, so yeah best phone thus!
But for those who already have a life and don't need any show off will prefer smooth performance and a robust phone rather than some girlish toy. Just save it man.
I hate this XZP with a passion though, it was never the point anyway. But Sony uses stock based android and its performance will always be ahead than any glorified Samsung.
I guess you can purchase a higher wattage fast charger than what is usually included in the box with most smartphones, but we are used to getting a free charging brick & cable. I for one rather take the free wireless earphones that is of higher value than the purchase of a charger & cables which only cost around $25-30 retail.
Apart from the bezels, this is really an excellent phone/flagship. A big well done (apart for the bezels, again) to Sony.
AnonD-643350, 27 Apr 2017I'm not judging S8 either but I spent a few times with it,man you get confused to find a way t... moreI can only imagine my friend.I also thought about it myself.The full screen body will surely cause accidental touches and I am unsure how comfortable it's gonna be in the hand.Especially the S8+ with an even bigger screen.
Is chrome blue color an option?!! Its not stated anywhere but the thumbnail image is blue!!!
I would love to hold the blue one. Looks amazing.
AnonD-584268, 27 Apr 2017Xz premium is the king 2017 S8 is the jester the 2017Good joke let see the jester taking the crown for best phone of the year and selling more than your Xperia XZ Premium.
-NEOPHYTE-, 27 Apr 2017Shadow Snypa786. It's time to stop. Why do you keep commenting as if the XZ Premium's screen h... moreBetter Screen [Let's be honest here. It' 4K HDR ready.]
If its anything like the Xperia z5 premium then its running in 1080p 90 percent of the time. Wait Z5 premium was a 4k display yet display mate and even extremetech have said it too. Yes I get you gonna say display mate doesnt review anyone apart from Apple or Samsung but even when other sites say samsungs 1440p amoled display is better than any device and thats including Sonys 4k Xperia Z5 Premium.
Front Facing STEREO SPEAKERS
I give you that one LOL
(Probably) better front and rear facing cameras, *although haven't been tested properly yet*, keep in mind that the XZP has LASER AUTOFOCUS as well.
I agree we should wait for the actual reviews to come out of the device.
Speed wise yes, features wise HELL NO it aint even close. I guess its down to the persons taste but the Xperia UI i dont even know what it is callled is so dull in comparison. I mean how long did it take till Xperia users could even use multi tasking built in?? A galaxy S3 could do it about 5 YEARS AGO :D
ONE OF THE BEST FINGERPRINT SCANNER LOCATIONS ON A SMARTPHONE.
I agree to a point i still prefer an actual home button like Apple or huawei and how samsung used to.
Again right now people have seen images of the upcoming xperia flagship and even have seen it in person and all the phone sites and even tech sides are calling the S8 the best looking phone ever, so that must give you an idea which has the most beautiful design.
Nick Paschalidis, 27 Apr 2017Are you kidding me? I can accept the fact that the infinity display is somewhat attractive on ... moreAnd are you kidding me go look at the Xperia Z5 premium battery life it was utter rubbish and you seriosuly think this device will do better?? a S7 edge display running in 1440p pixels beats the Xperia Z5 premium endurance rating on gsmarena so go figure.
Keep your battery care features I be waiting eagerly to see how much it improves it.
At the end of the day there will be a handful of devices at the top.
The S8 duo, Note 8, Iphone 8, Google pixel.
Sony wont touch them it hasnt for the last few years and never will.
Anonymous, 27 Apr 2017Z5 - 88 photos / 86 video X / X Performance - 88 photos/ 88 videos XZ - 87 photos / 88 vid... moreOn dXomark the S7 edge is 87 rated and guess what so is the Xperia X performance and that from a 12mp camera compared to the Xperia's 23 :D
Shadow Snypa786, 27 Apr 2017That fine cos i wouldnt ever recommend a sony device faulty or not :DShadow Snypa786. It's time to stop. Why do you keep commenting as if the XZ Premium's screen has actually been tested? Why do you keep commenting like the XZ Premium's camera has actually done an official DxOMark test yet??? 'Anonymous' has already shut you down with the DxOMark results from previous Sony phones.
So just stop hating.
- Better Screen [Let's be honest here. It' 4K HDR ready.]
- Front Facing STEREO SPEAKERS
- (Probably) better front and rear facing cameras, *although haven't been tested properly yet*, keep in mind that the XZP has LASER AUTOFOCUS as well
- Better UI
- ONE OF THE BEST FINGERPRINT SCANNER LOCATIONS ON A SMARTPHONE
- BEAUTIFUL design
Galaxy S8 (comparing with S8 because it has a 5.8" screen vs 5.5" on XZP):
- Smaller battery
- FUTURISTIC design
- Iris Scanner???
Nick Paschalidis, 27 Apr 2017Are you kidding me? I can accept the fact that the infinity display is somewhat attractive on ... moreI'm not judging S8 either but I spent a few times with it,man you get confused to find a way to hold it without having accidental touches
Shadow Snypa786, 27 Apr 2017So speed is the only thing that matters in phones??
What about display because im pretty su... moreAre you kidding me? I can accept the fact that the infinity display is somewhat attractive on the S8 but quality wise for me its not better.To me it looks cartoonish. You shouldn't really comment on battery life because the XZ Premium hasn't been tested yet but I also feel like the S8 will last longer.However the XZ Premium has both Qnovo adaptive charging and Battery Care features,which means that the battery's lifespan will last longer.So in the long run the XZ Premium wins on that part.
Before commenting on the camera you should check comparisons on youtube because from what I've seen the XZs was snapping better photos than the S8. But the most ridiculous part you are talking about is the UI. I mean seriously? Touchwiz is so laggy,that I hear Samsung buyers themselves complaining about it.Sony's UI is light and close to stock which has been praised by many people on the internet. If you like the S8 I am not going to judge you,it's a great phone,but don't talk negatively about the XZP if you don't know much about it.Especially when you are talking about "the whole package".I could list countless features that the XZ Premium has...
Shadow Snypa786, 27 Apr 20171) Who made the AMOLED display forHuawei??? It was Samsung made so even if they did review th... moreSo I guess sony wins the camera race then. Pixel has best camera, hail sony. Samsung has best camera, hail sony.
What a logic?
And interesting how S7s camera is so great when its just one point above XZ and oh, same point as X performance.
Shadow Snypa786, 27 Apr 20171) Who made the AMOLED display forHuawei??? It was Samsung made so even if they did review th... moreZ5 - 88 photos / 86 video
X / X Performance - 88 photos/ 88 videos
XZ - 87 photos / 88 videos
X Perf does not even shoot 4K, still has 88 points.
What I say S7 has 12mp by default. Sony does not have 23 mp by defalt.
Get a Xperia out of the box and take a pic on auto, it is 8mp. Only XZ can change it on auto. You choose 8, 20or 23 mp.
But most of them do not chnge.
XZs has 12mp by default ( you can also change to 17 and 19), that is why it is better than XZ.
The only advantage of lower resolution is to have less noise. Something you can manage at 23 if you know how to do..
I read many tech sites... Never seen S7 as winner of a blind test.