Design is not meant to be all about looks,ease of use is pretty high up on the ist as well,no good having a nice looking phone if it's a pig to use or even worse,some poxy designer has picked something like glass back solely cos it looks good and doesn't care that folk will drop the stupid thing far more often.
Glass backs are horrible if you have to wear gloves,almost impossible to grip properly and most phones being so thin that they bend doesn't help with handleing them.
We all coped perfectly well with 20mm thick phones just a few years ago,imagine the size of battery that could be fitted into a 20mm thick phone ?
And with some expansion room for battery swell,eh Samsung.
What a stupid position to "design" yourself into,having to have very precise,accurate and therefore more expensive battery manufacture or the phone blows up/catches fire after a few charges !! Clever design move that was..
Schlafwandler, 08 Dec 2017Maybe you should visit a course about industrial design. Good design is design which looks goo... moreGood design is timeless and functional. Theirs is neither. I have taken plenty by the way, I actually do 3d design. I'm an engineer by trade. Uncomfortable and ugly is not "good design", no matter how condescending you may try to be.
acemang, 07 Dec 2017if it have 4k thats a phone i will not buy..or i hope it can be changed....4k in a 6" device i... moreA couple of questions then: do you want to record 4K video? If so, how do you view the result without downscaling? Also, the way that Sony implemented 4K is for specific usage, such as for video and photography - otherwise it's at 1080p so that power is conserved.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2017Oh, wow. Even modern looking xperias have giant bezels (by comparison). Lol Sony...I agree with you.these should come with xiaomi mi mix design,and man who dafuk got a shoot on this photos i can see a building reflecting on the back of the first phone back side
Sun Sand, 07 Dec 2017Sony still trying to sell cell phones!?they sell mostly mobile phones
people still try to use cdma ?
dtox, 08 Dec 2017Really? Lol they have the worst design in Mobile right nowMaybe you should visit a course about industrial design. Good design is design which looks good for many many years and which is pure and plain with nice materials. Not childish and trendy. Old Xperia phones like Z1 or Z2 look still very nice today. Old Samsung S5 or LG G3 look like out of the 90s and even today their design language always appear like someone only throw parts together and give them round edges.
In terms of smoothness, HTC is still the king with HTC Sense
Simon, 08 Dec 2017I hope it's a controlled leak to see reactions between two design languages the company is con... moreIts too late to experiment in that case. At this point sony is starting to prepare for mass production for their phones since this phones need to be out of the market by march. This phones are same as the xperia x and x premium.. The other one is a high-mid range phone
Oh, wow. Even modern looking xperias have giant bezels (by comparison).
I hope it's a controlled leak to see reactions between two design languages the company is considering.
In that case, I love both, but the more rounded one looks beautiful in Sony's implementation.
acemang, 07 Dec 2017if it have 4k thats a phone i will not buy..or i hope it can be changed....4k in a 6" device i... moreIn case you didn't know, you can change the resolution of your phone with adb to any desired size without root.
Here's a link : https://www.theandroidsoul.com/change-screen-resolution-adb-android/
Next time do some research before hating... and use your brain!
[deleted post]Yeah you're right my bad, three inch bezels above and below a five inch poor contrast screen is good design
Sony is dead, they let the sony users test another phones and in result of that the sony users had swiched to samsung or iphone