Anonymous, 15 Jun 2017Bezeless is not the only alternative to giant bezels. What Sony did was shameful and there is ... moreTell me something, do you just buy things to look fashionable? Sony won't fit in your skinny jeans? Like I said I like the camera it don't worry me what gsmarena blind test says. Battery life gets me a full day on my XZ. Is it too heavy for your little skinny arms? It's reading your cancerous speils that annoy the he'll out of me.
Ali Bashir, 15 Jun 2017Oh look, the new Samsung brain wash, Bezelless display, it affects very fast and pretty well. Bezeless is not the only alternative to giant bezels. What Sony did was shameful and there is no excuse. They could at least got for a 76% screen to body ratio which very normal in this day and age. But ... 68%?!?! ... I mean 4 years ago Sony's very Xperia ZL had 75% and that was with a smaller screen (it's harder to do good BtS ratio w small screens), I mean what happened?
Ali Bashir, 15 Jun 2017Me too mate, this smartphone awarded the best smartphone at MWC 2017 and in a poll here in GSM... moreSony fans were always rabid. Further proving my point. A true powerhouse doesn't need such religious devotion
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2017Stating a truth is not trolling. Ignoring it when staring you directly to your face *is* infur... moreOh look, the new Samsung brain wash, Bezelless display, it affects very fast and pretty well.
Salt, 14 Jun 2017Say what want to say about this phone. I like its looks. I don't care if you don't. The same ... moreMe too mate, this smartphone awarded the best smartphone at MWC 2017 and in a poll here in GSMARENA.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2017It's not about looks, it's about ergonomy. Don't you pay attention? This phones needs a man pu... moreWay exaggerating with downgrading sony mobiles, let me guess, Samsung fanboy :)
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2017S8 is a tall S7E with great problems. G6 Is a taller G5 w no removable battery. Both of th... moreSony will always be the lost one whenever Samsung is paying here and there buddy, get out of that shell people..
xXtrashboatXx, 14 Jun 2017Anonymous I like the design, you don't, but where does this phone fail in any other department... moreS8 is a tall S7E with great problems.
G6 Is a taller G5 w no removable battery.
Both of those phones were not next gen at all. And Sony *still* loses to both of them.
Sony lost to the blind camera test by a huge margin (here in gsmarena)
Lost in battery (again gsmarena results)
Loses in ergonomy because you literally have to throw away your older articles of clothing to carry this thing around. It's incredibly big for absolutely no reason.
Performance is good compared to Koreans, better than. Loses to the Chinese though, which somehow may be even worse as those are $400 phones. OnePlus 3T with the latest upgrade never reloads apps, Sony does, frequently too when a heavy app is loaded on memory.
So the performance is decent, sandwiched between high end Chinese and the Koreans ... But that's hardly a thing to brag about and is pretty much the only that Sony has at this point (apart from brand recognition).
Salt, 14 Jun 2017Say what want to say about this phone. I like its looks. I don't care if you don't. The same ... moreIt's not about looks, it's about ergonomy. Don't you pay attention? This phones needs a man purse to carry around. It's almost comical how big Sony phones have become all to house that ridiculous bezel. I mean they're mostly bezel at this point...
Say what want to say about this phone. I like its looks. I don't care if you don't. The same way I don't care about your choices in life.
xXtrashboatXx, 14 Jun 2017Gsmarena I have been following your website loyally for nearly 7 years, posting, commenting an... morePerhaps someone reported your comment? Thought about that? No. Can't see past the Sony emblem...
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2017You must have really fat fingers.
Also palm rejection does the same thing too. Never solve ... moreTo a lot of people, curved edge screens kill the ergonomy.
If you're hands big enough, sony's current designs are very comfortable to hold.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2017Stating a truth is not trolling. Ignoring it when staring you directly to your face *is* infur... moreAnonymous I like the design, you don't, but where does this phone fail in any other department? It's faster than both versions of the S8, hell even the XSs is faster than the S8. I like the pictures that my XZ takes but I hated the crap audio quality out of my S7.
The problem I have with you trolls is that you sound like religious fanatics who think if I don't like your god than there is something wrong with me. Other than stretch the screen how have Samsung innovated this year? Got rid of bezels? So what? Same camera from last year, software lags after a few months, hell you can't even handle it without accidently touching the screen. No fingerprint scanner in US version I don't care, and neither does Sony.I don't live there, International version scanner placement is great, have you tried it?
Gsmarena I have been following your website loyally for nearly 7 years, posting, commenting and enjoying your reviews. What exactly did I say to have my comment deleted? In your own rules you have posted on your comments page what does it say about bashing other brands? Yet every Sony post half the people commenting bash the brand one way or rhe other. I bet you will delete this post and the reply to the last post.
[deleted post]Stating a truth is not trolling. Ignoring it when staring you directly to your face *is* infuriating though.
You simply can't ignore that a paltry 5.5 incher is the bigger phone this year 'round. I mean Sony what are you doing? Are you trying to make us go around with man purses? What's this 16x8cm 5.5incher doing in 2017? Even Apple is moving away from that design decision because it.does.not.work.
Bebe Rexha, 14 Jun 201740% of ergonomics is wrong.
Some tend to use their phones while resting on a surface, so it's... moreIPad mini was doing excellent palm rejection 4 years ago even. You could rest your hand and swipe with the other. IRS a relatively trivial issue to solve. Don't solve software with hardware. Especially as the hardware kills portability and reachability (ergonomy).
Xperia XZ is the least ergonomically phone of the last 5 years. Sony does not even try anymore they're milking the cow.
Bebe Rexha, 14 Jun 2017Bezels make a phone better for handling, for having something to rest your fingers while holdi... moreYou must have really fat fingers.
Also palm rejection does the same thing too. Never solve a software issue with hardware. That's one of the cardinal rules of product design.
Also you get a million times better protection through a case (using far less volume too) which is (of course) of your choice in style and preference.
Also small bezels create the need for durable materials that need only very liftle to protect your phone. A need that did not previously exist.
Bezels kill the ergonomy and portability of a phone ... period.
The arguments for bezels are so weak that I don't even know why I bother.