My Xperia Z (the first) is still being used every single day and it's still rocking! I'm amazed that it's still super fast and stable after 3 years of very intense use.
Except for the caps which are loose, phone is still in perfect shape and it saw many falls. A big plus for quality build.
I was thinking about getting a different brand (S7E or G6), but after a lot of thought, I'm gonna stick with Sony again.
S7E doesn't have USB-C (major no-no)
G6 seemd perfect until I've read the display cracks by itself (WTF gorilla glass 3 on display and 5 on back?!) and also that the updates suck big time with LG. So no.
Guess , I'm back to Sony, especially after reading this article.
Tann Hauser, 23 Oct 2017Maybe you should read comments Distort correct on Sony Oreo https://imgur.com/gallery/fh4aVWhere did you get these information? It is very useful, it can make the trolls keep quiet.
Mine, 23 Oct 2017Don't know about others but in my experience Sony Xperia mobile battery is same after 2-3 yrs... moreI can confirm . My xperia Z2 is exactly 3 years old and the battery is like new. Excellent phone.
Niraz1094, 23 Oct 2017One again Google's Android One program has proved to be an utter failure. Here we have private... moreagree, Android One is Joke , a market trick , so it's not a cheap phone with updates, then security patches are really enough for 2 to 3 years . THAT"S only for cheaper Stock Android Experience in Pixel - Post Nexus - Era. So Google can't Be updates enough android one. i don't know why they left google play edition series. big companies can help and good sell in countries . but stock android without updates faster than other is nothing special, LG , Huawei , Samsung , Moto , Nokia , can sell the Android 1 Well in global and Sony can too lol they are good update providers for their flagship atm , They are really good at software and gaming console and media. hope they sell more phones , but for that budget phone are required.
Jkb, 23 Oct 2017Hopefully 4k option will be included in the resolution settings. And not a separate appYes... XZ1 is already this way.
Sony need to ditch their Xperia UI which looks extremely dated and hideous and go with stock Android instead. That UI has basically been unchanged since forever.
djbakica, 23 Oct 2017Did they include 'double tap to wake up' option?No
nothing-, 23 Oct 2017Sony phones are actually the fastest Android phones around. Look for some comparison in YouTub... moreSony phones are amazing with well optimized software not laggy one like others.
This update is probably buggy and the Sony UI has basically been unchanged since forever. I'd rather wait for Oreo to come to my S7. I'm sure it will make my phone like brand new unlike Sony phones that nothing changes with every update.
djbakica, 23 Oct 2017Did they include 'double tap to wake up' option?it already exists, my Xperia Z2 has it.
One again Google's Android One program has proved to be an utter failure. Here we have private OEMs developing and releasing latest OS whereas Google backed Android One Mi A1 is still stuck at Nougat. Tell me Google, why is only $$ only your top priority? Don't us emerging markets people deserve fast software upgrades? You are already selling our private data so why not meet the your end of bargain already?
XtremE16, 23 Oct 2017Where is Sony Xperia XZs update? Did they include 'double tap to wake up' option?
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 23 Oct 2017Android Oreo still KitKat performanceSony phones are actually the fastest Android phones around. Look for some comparison in YouTube for you to see it yourself. I'm not a fanboy of sony or anything because I want to try all brands for me to experience using it and compare it myself.
Hopefully 4k option will be included in the resolution settings. And not a separate app
Tann Hauser, 23 Oct 2017Wasnt the news a couple days ago that Premium will get Oreo in December?
And wham!, out of no... moreAnd wham! Out of nowhere, why do I get the feeling that maybe you only read of the article's headline and clearly missed reading the VERY FIRST paragraph. Because (and I must say) that red hue was rather drawing attention more than the Oreo news part. The flow of the news followed the order of the article's titled. However, the news about Oreo December update was elaborated too short that it's overshadowed by the other half of the news or was too short that it would be a waste of .php link to split the two news separately. Else, we go back to: because (and I must say... again) that red render of the XZ Premium is so nice of a touch up that it is just really distracting, albeit, a nice addition to its color range (and nice to have). All that said, one could be spared for overlooking the first paragraph.
"Sony's Xperia XZ Premium will receive the update to Android 8.0 Oreo in December. *[That's at least true for units sold in Japan, the company's home country, since that's where the information comes from. In other parts of the globe, the rollout may start sooner than that, or later.]* This should however give you a very rough estimate of when to expect the first XZ Premiums to run the latest iteration of Google's OS."
Don't know about others but in my experience Sony Xperia mobile battery is same after 2-3 yrs. I own sp, z1,z3 and now xzp. It doesn't mean I didn't tried other brand but couldn't last a year with other brand . I'm not a brand fan whatever is best for me I used it. I try Asus 3 max in case of emergency since it battery life is 4100mAh from January 5 2017 but on August I have to charge it twice a day on normal use. So may be I'm lucky but all my Sony phones are awesome so is the xzp and I'm really happy I'm going to get the Oreo update.
leo R, 23 Oct 2017"Camera distortion is just a software problem that can be fixed even by a noob"
This issue i... moreMaybe you should read comments
Distort correct on Sony Oreo https://imgur.com/gallery/fh4aV
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2017Except Pixel and Nexus, only Xperia flagships have android 8. 1. Actually the first phone to receive the Oreo update is Sony XZ Premium, and no other phone did yet.
2. For phones having Oreo from day one out of the box, the first 2 were Sony's XZ1 and XZ1 Compact (31/8) before the launch of the Pixel 2 duo (4/10).