Anonymous, 07 May 2017To be honest, even my 2012 Nexus 7 doesn't lag or stutter the normal way (minus the sucky stor... moreI also own a Nexus 7 2012 and can say the same thing, the tablet is pretty fast if you use only an app at a time, it's nearly as fast as a 2016-2017 device, thanks to stock Android. The only time it sucks it's multitasking, 1GB of RAM cant handle more than one app, but it's ok for a 4-years old tablet I use from time to time.
960fps slo-motion and 4K HDR things are cool, but not a game charger...
@GSMArena I am still uaing Xperia T and it's still kicking. Just imagine when it was released and what year it is now, and do your math. I have only had to change the battery once. And there goes your Crystal Ball
4K hdr screen and new hi-res camera with slo-mo is so premium right now as note series in Europe. S8,G6 are sure great looking, but higher ppi screen is more than wide one, same as higher color accuracy is more than just brightness. I'm also hungry for hi res as I was using 1020 and those shots just have no pixels, its like live peeking, it gets you addicted. If S8 is future like device, XZP is like premium classic, I go with that.
4K and HDR are all great on paper, but I hope Sony hasn't mucked up the basics like contrast, white point, gamma and black levels. Z3 onwards all sony flagships have had poor displays which had a really COOL white point and high black luminance. As someone who is still rocking a Z3 I wish the display is good in person and not just on the spec sheet and that the battery life is finally at Z3 level. If it is I'll have one in Black.
My 5 year old Xperia Z is still going now that's longevity for you! No slow down whatsoever!
tonez210, 07 May 2017It's TouchWiz. Everyone know that. That is pretty much the only ui that will lag your phone af... moreTo be honest, even my 2012 Nexus 7 doesn't lag or stutter the normal way (minus the sucky storage problem) after long usage with only 1GB ram. Somehow my Note 5 still have those stutters. Only thing saving them is cos of their hardware and Note being the unique one in the market now.
I was initially very disappointed with the Xperia C5 Ultra but overtime after multiple updates (yes they did provide updates) the phone has improved in many ways. It is still working fine if not better. So yes I was wrong about Sony. I can understand why there are hardcore fans out there supporting the brand.
VsTheGAME, 07 May 2017Yeah. I got your point bro. Now just wait and watch :-P Yep. I'll watch.
On my 4K HDR screen with the most color accurately calibrated screen with a total of 807ppi and costs $150 less than the top end toy available right now :DD
techlover1, 07 May 2017As I already said in previous articles, I respect Sony as a general company, and the same appl... moreYou are right though.
All the other companies including chinese phones will bring out phones that looks like the S8/G6 long screens with small bazels including the up coming iphone 8.
Well that's the problem. They will all look alike because of the trend. This flagship from Sony will be the unique of the bunch.
jesse.clark, 07 May 2017It's surprising how one phone launch outdated everything else in the market.. S8 CAME AND EVER... moreUm, no. I'm writing this on an S8 that I'll be returning for an XZP. Its a great phone but it has issues - mainly with its camera and biometrics - that Sony always gets right.
Well lit camera (video and stills) results will be better on the P (they're clean but badly coloured and oversharpened on the 8). I miss a camera key. Not having bezels is actually a disadvantage when watching content and taking pictures, as I'm constantly interacting with the screen. I hit the back button when taking pictures every second or third attempt.
Small things. Tiny choices. No front firing speakers.
Nout terribly wrong with the 8 but to say that everything else is now redundant is a stretch.
kingxperia, 07 May 2017The bezels of this phone is not bigger than that of iphones yet millions of people out there a... moreYou have absolutely not understood anything of my message, so much so that it doesn't even make sense to answer you in the appropriate specific details. But in a relatively nutshell, 2 points: 1, just understand what I said and not changing the version and so its real meaning (I was honest & what I said is really what it is), and 2, to understand your/the point regarding the iPhone bezels vs Sony's bezels, AT LEAST you need to study the history of telephony/mobiles and social psychology, and only then you'll understand. May God enlighten you.
Sony make the best phones, I will would not buy any other brand as they don't compare.
It's surprising how one phone launch outdated everything else in the market.. S8 CAME AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS A THING OF PAST
techlover1, 07 May 2017As I already said in previous articles, I respect Sony as a general company, and the same appl... moreThe bezels of this phone is not bigger than that of iphones yet millions of people out there are satisfied with it and now you complain about 4k display and battery?!! Be honest with your self you were never gonna buy any mobile from sony regardless of how good it is. Enjoy your s8 that is absolutely not practical to use with those tiny bezels.
My father is still using a 5-year old Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and never had problems with it, even the battery holds it ground. Sony phones are made to last nearly forever.(more than most phones from other big names)
As I already said in previous articles, I respect Sony as a general company, and the same applies to the XZ Premium, but unfortunately​ there is one main reason and a less second one important drawback/s that I always complain about it (or/and them), it is regarding the huge horrible bezels, and I'm not saying this just now after the hype of the Mi Mix (Sharp), G6, S8 duo and all the other Chinese companies that are coming out all with almost a bezel less phones, but even from before all that. So in other words, I consider the XZ Premium as a great phone, my only big complain and that it keeps me back from buying it and even to recommend it over the other flagships are the huge bezels (and second also the battery endurance to performance in relation to the 4K display). But regarding everything else I consider it an excellent and innovative flagship phone.