Sony really doesn't care about selling Xperia phones. It makes all its money from selling cameras, camera sensors, Playstation, music and movies. Xperia phones are a minor distraction, a 'me too' signal to the market.
Its software strategy is also stupid. Killed off TrackID, then in the last moments urged existing users to switch to Shazam. Xperia Lounge - totally redundant. Horrible camera image postprocessing. Very poor default keyboard, and for some reason no Korean language input.
Ali Bashir, 03 Oct 2017Heheh, i probably stuck in 2013,but at least i am still in reality, you need to get back to re... moreI'm talking about iPhone 8 here, iPhone 8 shits on XZ1 and XZP, there is no excuse or reason to justify Sony's camera quality since they have no advantage. I'm not an Apple fan nor am I an Apple user, I'm a Sony fan and I'm using the Xperia X. As a Sony fan I feel ashamed that Apple can make a better camera in a phone (iPhone 8). I hate how Sony hasn't improved the camera quality in any significant way since 2014. I am not basing off DxOMark's score, I'm comparing real 4K footage, low light photo samples, and daylight photo samples taken on both and Sony is almost half a decade behind. The XZ Premium crushes black details and smudges up textures like oil paintings, and looks like a mess at night, its hideous. DxOMark after retesting all phones has come up with a very accurate conclusion, XZ Premium and other Xperia flagships lag behind their competition in camera quality (only due to software, not hardware).
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2017Stop comparing the two already, Apple isn't Sony at least their phones hardware look very exqu... moreYou're absolutely right! $699 for both. Who would've picked a junk phone with just a 2 years support? Actually its less than 2 years for Sony btw!
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2017Haha keep living in your deluded bubble of backwardness, all those phones shoot waaay better p... moreLol, another triggered apple fan hehe, show your references, show one video from YouTube shows that Iphones can take better photos than Sony, anyway, you are accusing me that i am discrediting DxOMark for giving such a low score for the xzp, no, there is actually much worst reason, it is the sudden ridiculous high scores for iphones lol.
Anonymous, 03 Oct 20173D Scanning is the next generation technology. Bezelless isnt new technology, bezelless is... moreI'd rather have bezel-less than another useless gimmick from Sony like "3D scanning" just like their equally useless 960fps slow-mo lol
Ali Bashir, 03 Oct 2017Heheh, i probably stuck in 2013,but at least i am still in reality, you need to get back to re... moreStop comparing the two already, Apple isn't Sony at least their phones hardware look very exquisite, have very good resale value and their software is really really buttery smooth (unlike Sony's ugly skin) and frequently well updated, not to mention they practically jumpstarted the smartphone industry whereas all Sony ever did was add waterproofing to their boxy phones lol Sony will never get a pass because they simply suck at everything they do.
Ali Bashir, 03 Oct 2017Heheh, i probably stuck in 2013,but at least i am still in reality, you need to get back to re... moreHaha keep living in your deluded bubble of backwardness, all those phones shoot waaay better photos than any Sony phone ever could and they supposedly make some of the best sensors out there too which is like adding salt on an already infected wound. Get back to reality dude and stop discrediting DxO just because it gave your precious inferior phone a very low score and rightfully so lol
No improvement in camera no improvement rather decrease in battery..i changed from z1 to z2 to z3 to z3plus .now gone to s7..bye to sony. Camera has never improved in xz premium too .so switched to s7.if huwai 10 or lg v30 or iphone x choice is based on battery and camera i will switch in January.never to sony
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2017everyone hating sony's bezel and i see pixel new phones with bigger bezels and ugly afGoogle gets a pass because they're the creators and regulators of Android whereas Sony hasn't done jacksquat in many many years lol
Makes one wonder how much of the phone's " high cost " is dealer markup.
NotAFanboyy, 03 Oct 2017Funny that you're still stuck with a 2013 mentality. Apple's camera quality is now way better ... moreHeheh, i probably stuck in 2013,but at least i am still in reality, you need to get back to real life dude, if you are referring to DxOMark score i will tell you the reality with pleasure, here you go, not only the xz premium has better camera than the iPhone, even Galaxy S8, HTC U11, LG G6, V30, Google pixel from last year.... Now guess how Apple suddenly got such a high in DxOMark. Regarding to the design, you apple fans are criticizing Sony's repetitive design?? lol
By the way, for an instant i thought you are going to pop up from the post while i am reading it, good to see my posts triggering :D.
just buy the much cheaper XZs, the only worthy phone to get is the XZ1 Compact.
everyone hating sony's bezel and i see pixel new phones with bigger bezels and ugly af
Ali Bashir, 02 Oct 2017And people will still ignore this master piece and buy featureless smartphones just because it... moreFunny that you're still stuck with a 2013 mentality. Apple's camera quality is now way better than Sony's, Apple's 4K recording and low light performance shits on Sony's. Even Samsung's phones have better camera quality now. Its a shame that other companies using Sony's sensors can do better than Sony. Camera quality is suck in 2014, there hasn't been any significant improvement since the Z3 (XZ Premium and XZ1/XZ1C are still shit). Also that same boring ugly design, I was expecting Sony to make a big change in 2017 but NOPE, they haven't changed shit and they price a more outdated product even hire LOL, that's simply a formula for losses and bankruptcy. The rumors I'm hearing about Xperia Mirai, if they are true, I hope the change is big, because no other company needs to change as much as Sony in this generation and age.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2017It's because those are its competitor phones. The iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 are the next gene... more3D Scanning is the next generation technology.
Bezelless isnt new technology, bezelless is an old tech remakes and spreading like new technic!
Every OEM can made bezelless, but no one can take 3D scanning.