After all, it's hot not because it offers the best, but because it is very unique.
In the world full of nonsense bezel less displays, Sony's one of the few to keep the bezels (although quite too much) for a better handling of the device. With all other companies shifting to a messy mono bottom firing speaker, Sony's the one left to provide true stereo front speakers for flagships, and even made them louder as a cherry on top of the icing. Software and updates are just part of a new level, where almost nobody but Google could compete with them. Most say that it is boring, but nonetheless, most, if not all features that you can get with other phones (that are useful) are present in the Play Store or can be downloaded as an apk.
Not everyone appreciates them, but the sad thing is that the people who criticize this phone and even the manufacturer as a whold, also makes fun of people who just want nothing but a freedom of choice for this lovely device.
Like the unibody metal design of the XZ1, really nice in person (unlike the original XZ is so ugly). And i've seen XZ1 Compact in real life is so f ugly especially the orange one, looks like a brick.
Big Daddy, 08 Oct 2017Well to be fair sony has this design from years now. And you know mobiles are going to look li... moreAnd for those who complain about the blocky design think again, there isn't many ways to change the shape of the rectangle, if they made round corners, it will not be the typical Sony
Oathbreaker, 08 Oct 2017Looks exactly like the Xiaomi Mi 3.Well to be fair sony has this design from years now. And you know mobiles are going to look like each other time and again as there are not much ways to present a rectangle.