Haters everywhere, 16 Aug 201780% comment is mentioning about the bezel.. seriously ? you know you can't have best of both w... moreHaters gonna hate u know. The bezels of the smartphone make the smartphone look much more tougher, more stronger. Yes now current smartphones are getting lesser bezels, but they don't have to crave that much on the bezels am I right? The lesser the bezels the lesser protection it will have from drops and falls. It is their choice, I kind of like the bezeless ones but with some bezel like the XPERIA XZ PREMIUM makes it look stong and buffed up
Would have been better if they implemented a better design. The 'better' means a fresh new look but a more practical one. Like how LG did with the G6. Beautiful but still a tank. A better camera software, a larger battery, louder front facing stereo speakers, and 6/8 GB and 128/256 GB options would have been also very much appreciated. Sony is always my first choice, but they have to do better than this.
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2017I don't mind the bezels that much but are they ever gonna change their design? It's hardly cha... moreThe good thing is that this design remains one of the more original ones rather than being a stupid copycat of anything.
Even Nokia has now turned their heads and copy Samsung style Home Button/Fingerprint Scanner.
For LG, it will get there soon. Look at the LG X Active.
The Only, 16 Aug 2017The NFC is on the back and new camera feauture. Am I the only one who love this phone?You're definitely not alone. This is how the Japanese people truly fight.
I don't mind the bezels that much but are they ever gonna change their design? It's hardly changed from the Z series
The NFC is on the back and new camera feauture. Am I the only one who love this phone?
80% comment is mentioning about the bezel.. seriously ? you know you can't have best of both world. if you want small bezel, then u lose in screen toughness, stereo speaker, good front facing camera, dram on primary camera, 960 fps, and comes with camera bump on the back. Sony is trying to hide the camera bump thats why they need the bezel to hide it. Plus their camera has embedded ram to process the 960fps video capturing, which takes up more space. Stereo speaker to provide excellent sound experience. If you just want small bezel, choose from the market which offer you small bezel. maybe people are s***ing on your favorite phone and you feel the need to go other phone section to s*** on other phone ?
So the longer cutout for the flash and sensors are just to have NFC on it.
Interesting, though I prefer the logo and main sensor at the middle top of the back, but it can easily be get away.
As for the bezels, it's the thing you notice in pictures but not in real life. Small bezels are for aesthetic purposes, bezels are for practicality purposes - Sony does the latter, so complain about large bezels when your S8 will finally be able to survive a waist height drop test on its screen.
If large bezels aren't your thing, then so be it - look for others instead of blabbering, and not make it a reason to hate such a simple thing. It's just like hating McDonalds just because other fastfood chains offer better foods for your PREFERENCE - yes, "PREFERENCE".
P-R-E-F-E-R-E-N-C-E there I spelled it already to be clear.
mischa, 16 Aug 2017Sony always lags behind the competition by at least one year. This should've been the XZ and r... moreI would buy this phone and I'm not the only one. Why?
For starters I hate round-cornered phones. I love Sony's minimalistic design.
I do like bezeless design but until gorilla glass 10 is out I'm not buying one.
I've seen so many people with broken displays from just one small fall. So instead of a very very very fragile display I'd rather have stereo speakers and a very sturdy display (plus I use the bezels to hold the phone in landscape mode).
So there you go. U got your answer.
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2017They need the high resolution camera to be able to take good 4K video with EIS. Those OIS 4K c... moreAnd here cometh the angry mob to express their fury onto the only company that deliberately does not follow trends.
Dont be angry, just get one of those numerous branded ones that do.
Leave Sony to us.
We re not all hipsters afterall.
ssbatman21, 16 Aug 2017When will sony dump their high resolution camera sensors and start using 12/13 mp powerful sen... moreThey need the high resolution camera to be able to take good 4K video with EIS. Those OIS 4K camera from other brands makes shaky videos.
This is the reason why Sony don't put OIS onto their flagship camera.
When will sony dump their high resolution camera sensors and start using 12/13 mp powerful sensors with big bigger aperture and wider resolution....???
happy fanboy, 16 Aug 2017they need large top bezel to put their brand name. and they have to make bottom bezel bigger t... moreAnd they need bigger space to put the camera unit at the back so that the graphite cooler won't obstruct it. Typical user are just looking from outside and forgot what the engineer was working at the inside.
I am fully understand why they are something Sony can do and why some others can't.
geordie81, 16 Aug 2017i know the design is subjective and some people will rave about bezels, BUT come on, WHY do So... morethey need large top bezel to put their brand name. and they have to make bottom bezel bigger to balance the top bezel.
i dont know why dont they put brand name in the back. their designers are not smart enough
Vic, 16 Aug 2017Why would one buy this phone instead of Xperia XZ which is 2 times cheaper and has the same de... morequite a few difference, this is full metal ALKALEIDO (special alloy which appears matt on all sides from kobe metal) inclusive frame which indicate it's milled ( not pressed like ZX, or ZXs), no plastic frame, 960fps triple layer camera sensor (has embedded memory), 4gb instead of 3gb, snapdragon 835