Looks like this is the phone that SONY fans have been waiting for. Specs look great, and so does the SONY classic design language. Love the mirror back. Stunning, unusual, and beautiful....a real attention grabber in a sea of ho-hum designs. But rumor has it that the price will be too high to knock down Samsung or Apple newest offerings. I think SONY should do the following:
1) put the fingerprint scanner on the US model.
2) Offer a dual-sim version in the US.
3) dump 4K because it's basically worthless fluff that only pumps up the price. OLED would be better and more competitive.
4) Dump the feature that allows you to put dinosaurs in your pictures. Worthless.
5) dump the PlayStation remote controller. Worthless. PlayStation all has its own controller.
6) Give it the MOAB (Mother Of All Batteries)..4000 would squash everything else on the market.
If SONY would remove these worthless features, focus on the most important aspects of a flagship phone, and give us a more price-competitive product, they may actually be able to compete with Apple or Samsung with this phone.
SONY also needs to advertise the hell out of this phone, especially on TV here in the US if they are really serious about selling it in big numbers. And why don't they sell it on their own website?, and offer a first-class world-wide warranty that is honored at any SONY authorized repair center, not only just in the country of purchase.
SONY has a lot to learn about marketing, and they had better learn it pretty quick. Time is clearly running out for SONY mobile division. All by their own hand.
AnonD-128727, 01 May 2017Sony should stick with TVs and get out of the phone business.How 'bout, Samsung will stop manufacturing phones and should stick producing b*mbs.
Anonymous, 01 May 2017My friends with the crack screen even it is simple drop their Samsung.
My Z2 is suffer man... moreyour friend is a careless person.
i never crack my phones in my entire life. i always put them in the case. cheap cases are enough to prevent crack, no need to buy expensive cases.
AnonD-128727, 01 May 2017Sony should stick with TVs and get out of the phone business.Only in your dreams dude. Sony phones are most smooth and well optimised phones out there. Unlike your favourite Samsung that lag and lag forever.
First time I am pre-ordering a phone. I'm not bothered about the screen ratio of 69 percent that is good enough although it is shame it is not around the 75 percent mark but it is a minor drawback. motion eye camera with 960 fps in 720p, the quality stereo speakers and the HDR 4K screen is why I'm interested in this phone. Only thing I'm a little worried about is the battery life. We shall see.
The built-in memory card slot is way too slow, actually Sony has never changed it. Also it's only 5.5inch screen, but the border is so thick and the whole phone is way too long.
I'm due for an upgrade with the G6 top of my list. However i am not a big fan of the bezel-less, sterile look that seem to be all the range with 2017 flagships. I like Sony's attempt at retaining some for of design aesthetic, though i think there is too much wasted space at the front..which could be used to stretch the display to an ideal 5.7". I'm also not a fan of the glass, mirror look which makes the phone look nasty all the time with it attracting dirt and fingerprints. For now it's a toss up between Sony and LG for me.
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2017NO! You are wrong. i'm indonesian. to be honest, most people in here avoid sony, because of i... moreI'm Indian I just guessed. so ur comment also strengthen my comment that Asias big population should not be considered a straight factor of Sony sales. one of the most populous countries in Asia aren't a good market for Sony that's what I was saying. Like China, India, bangladesh Pakistan, Indonesia =3.3 Billion.
The version available for pre-order is the one which is not Dual Sim.... :(
Which is unfair and not clearly advertised....
They want to sell as much as those since the more demand is as usual on the Dual Sim version....
Once they have the Dual Sim version available for Pre Order I will surly order for myself and family....
Anonymous, 01 May 2017Steve Jobs used to say human eye could see up to 300 ppi. Do Full HD and QHD are useless too .... Steve was trying to sell the Retina concept. Believing in CEOs' claims is like beliving the NSA when they said (before Snowden) that they didn't spied on people's data.
AnonD-621510, 01 May 2017But the poll question is "are you getting the sony xperia xz premium?" . They didnt ask "How m... morePre-order: yes yes yes I'm getting the phone I want to be the first to have it.
Will buy when available: yes I think it's ok, not really dying to have it, I may change my mind.
Other Sony phones: not really, I'm looking at other (cheaper) Sony phones.
Not buying: nope.
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2017any phone will be working if its drop if you are lucky. even my phone drop my wife two times i... moreMy friends with the crack screen even it is simple drop their Samsung.
My Z2 is suffer many times major drop but the phone still fine and screen never crack.
The phone still work fine, my last Samsung phone just death because a simple drop, that's why I only believe Sony quality.
AnonD-666047, 01 May 2017I don't think the options are stupid. They are relevant and necessary to this Sony article. Th... moreBut the poll question is "are you getting the sony xperia xz premium?" . They didnt ask "How much do want the xperia xz premium?". The degree of wanting the phone is irrelevant to the question of the poll itself.
wirax, 01 May 2017I hope sony release this phone in indonesiabuy the black market versions from blibli, it offers international warranty. no need to wait the official release in indonesia. because it wont make any difference, sony's after sales service in indonesia is bad.
with the black market version, at least you can bring it to singapore for proper service (or claiming your warranty).
AnonD-621510, 01 May 2017What with the stupid options? 3 of the option pretty much saying 'I will get a Sony device no ... moreI don't think the options are stupid. They are relevant and necessary to this Sony article. The options show the degree of wanting the phone.
Pre-order: you really really want to have it reserving one for yourself because you want to be among the first.
Will buy when available: means you want it but not super into it, you are still open to other options.
Other Sony phones: means you are seriously considering other options.
Not buying: you don't like it.
It's a good device, but there's some areas it just doesn't do well:
1 - Price. It's okay, but damn is it hard to justify next to iPhones, Galaxys, and OnePluses.
If it undercut the flagship rivals by $100, it would definitely seem more enticing.
2 - Bezels. Damn only 64% Screen to Body, where competitors are hitting 83% StB.
3 - Battery life. It's slightly below average, like ~4hrs Screen on Time, or ~80hrs GSMArena endurance rating. They should've upped the battery capacity to 4,000mAh to combat the battery life drain, because the LCD is beginning to show its limitations next to current AMOLED displays.
4 - Button placement/ergonomics. While it'll sound like I'm grasping straws but I really hate having the headphone jack on the top/away from the USB-C port. Its bad for docks or car connection cables. And I hate that the Power button is below the Volume Rocker, causing accidental presses a sure thing, its what the Nexus 5X/6P got right. I would also move the front camera to the top-right side, again for better dock ergonomics. And move the LED flash to the left of the lens, making the top-side of dark photos more lighter than the bottom or the sides, this gives the illusion of natural light/sun which is much more professional for shots. The fingerprint reader is okay though.
5 - If I could add an "X-factor" it would probably be a FREE and decent quality VR Headset with EVERY purchase. This is what the 4K screen will take most advantage of, and so SONY should play to its strengths. And to take it further beyond, a slim kickstand (a la HTC HD7/HTC EVO Sprint) will make this a real Media Power House with its display and frontal-stereo speakers. Finally, a lanyard hole at the bottom-right next to the USB-C would be a cheap and appreciated feature to implement.