Yann, 02 Jan 2018Try to unlock fast your phone when is laying on the desk or table.
On the back is imposibble.... moreBackside fingerprint scanner may actually be the main solution to Sony's long time problem of not having it enabled officially in European countries.
If it will be on the front, I want it to be embedded in the display already, but since that technology is still in its developing stage, this may be the best solution for the meantime.
jrharbort, 02 Jan 2018XZ Premium launched after the S8/S8P, just a quick note (thanks to Samsung's hoarding of initi... moreYes I know it. Sony phones are known to age very well.
Xperia XZ on Android Oreo is about as fast as the Galaxy Note 8, while the XZ Premium (also on Android Oreo) beats both.
Onyxia, 02 Jan 2018Actually, a rear FPS is not stupid. I have no trouble using a rear FPS. In fact, many people a... moreTry to unlock fast your phone when is laying on the desk or table.
On the back is imposibble.
Everyone has right to choose. my choice is front or side.
Love android, 02 Jan 2018As a sony fan I am highly disappointed..
In 2018 mid range phones also need to be bezelless e... moreTake note, this is a phablet.
A phablet is defined by its need for two hands to be used. If Sony is going to make this phone with small bezels, how the hell will a person touch it with two hands without touching the actual screen? (In short, gripping it).
And no, Oppo, Vivo, and Huawei all have inferior selfie cameras to this phone. The front camera of this device is as large as the main camera on most flagships today (I have said this a hundred times already, and it looks like I'm going to say it a million more times again and again). That means the front camera of this phone easily competes with the main camera of most flagships today, and we're not yet talking about its primary camera that is always better than the front camera.
You want great selfies, you sacrifice small bezels.
You want small bezels, you sacrifice good quality selfies.
It's the reason the LG G6 and V30 have poor front cameras.
Someone Else, 02 Jan 2018100% agree. Tbh, recently, I avoided most of Sony article's comment section because of him. Li... moreI am a GSMArena user and I can talk whenever I want as long as it's not against the rules and policies.
And I don't even know who the heck are you. But your username has made an appearance here just because it was another leaked photo of a Sony phone.
It ain't my problem that you don't agree with my opinions (which I could proudly say, are mostly true) and nobody's stopping you from giving out yours too, so long as it's nicely delivered.
I am being defensive because I hate false information.
Stop spreading some bullcr**s like the first batch of comments and I'll stop doing this.
Onyxia, 02 Jan 2018"Are you some sort of Anonymous group that is working from a different brand to criticize Sony... moreHa, you wish.
I wouldn't be afraid to admit that I am paid by Sony to do all of these, but I could only wish for it.
Besides, I am a fanboy because I am a fan of their products. I would obviously disagree to a certain point especially if others are talking NON-SENSE and FALSE INFORMATION against my favorite brand.
It certainly shows the case here.
And where the hell did you come from? I don't see you actually commenting here regularly. Suddenly, after a Sony article, your name has appeared here and trying to do hard against Sony.
Well anyway I am indeed wasting time here. But it was all worth it. Your fake news and bullsh**s are sometimes funny.
As a sony fan I am highly disappointed..
In 2018 mid range phones also need to be bezelless especially when the device cost 450 euro..
Oneplus 5T easily the best ph at this price range.. Upcoming A8 2018 may have small screen but have bezelless scrren, waterproof,same dual front cam and cost same..
Where is selling point sony???
Those gigantic selfie camera with 4k recording??
No way even oppo vivo have solid selfie cam with high screen to body ratio at much cheaper price(ex oppo f5)
Huawei have honor 9i..
Upcoming nokia devices also will be bezelless..Htc also planning a bezel less mid range phablet..
Why sony why??
Yann, 02 Jan 2018Agree with you. FPS on the back is inconvinient for me. Even is dealbreaker. I don't care abo... moreActually, a rear FPS is not stupid. I have no trouble using a rear FPS. In fact, many people actually prefer having the FPS at the rear than on the front.
SZTadir, 02 Jan 2018Good ol' Sony. Now this is Sony. I like it, the Sony signature is there. But I don't like the ... moreAgree with you. FPS on the back is inconvinient for me. Even is dealbreaker.
I don't care about the bezels so much, if there are front stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack and FPS side or unders screen. Since last is still not fully developed, then side is best place. Back FPS is stupid decision.
Onyxia, 02 Jan 2018"Are you some sort of Anonymous group that is working from a different brand to criticize Sony... more100% agree. Tbh, recently, I avoided most of Sony article's comment section because of him. Like you said, he is polluting the comment section with his rant. It's very annoying and distracting and he will just attracts arguments and fights in the comment section -_-
Unbiased Sony Fanboy, 02 Jan 2018I see usernames down here that aren't usually commenting here.
Where the hell did you come ... more"Are you some sort of Anonymous group that is working from a different brand to criticize Sony" Wait, what?? Lol
If anything, YOU'RE the one who's being paid by Sony to defend and reply to EVERY SINGLE COMMENT from people who talks negative about Sony Lol. Btw, I REALLY hope you are being paid by Sony. Or else, it would be sad and pathetic to watch someone wasting their time replying every single people on the internet who dare to talk bad about your precious Sony and polluted every single Sony related article's comment section Lol.
Unbiased Sony Fanboy, 02 Jan 20181 - Nothing is wrong with Sony. They are, in fact, doing everything good. The XZ Premium is st... moreXZ Premium launched after the S8/S8P, just a quick note (thanks to Samsung's hoarding of initial SD 835 batches).
Good ol' Sony. Now this is Sony. I like it, the Sony signature is there. But I don't like the FPS on the back.
Final product would be more polished I guess.
bezel yucks, 02 Jan 2018those huge ugly bezels alone should justify sony bankruptcyHahahahahahaha good joke on that one HAHAHAHAHA.
If anything, that nasty fruit company will go down first while Sony will rise.
Reading the statistics, Sony has sold more phones in 2017 than they did in 2016 (as well as making more profit), and the Mirai design of the 2018 Xperia flagship should help boost their sales significantly.
Don't you like a 4K HDR full screen small bezel OLED display?
Ragna, 02 Jan 2018What the hell is wrong with Sony, 2018 still those huge bezels? Sony should stop making phones... more1 - Nothing is wrong with Sony. They are, in fact, doing everything good. The XZ Premium is still a widely popular device despite being older than the S8, which has pretty much lost its hype.
2 - This phablet is intended for two-hand use. Putting slim bezels on it practically destroys its sense of being a phablet. Why do you think tablets today still have large bezels? Because they're intended for two-hand operation. And this phone's front camera is as large as the main camera of most flagship phones today including Samsung's. It means that this phone's front camera quality could rival the main camera quality of the flagships today; we're not even talking about its much better main camera.
3 - Stop making phones? If so, then they will stop making camera sensors too, which in turn, will also make them stop selling world class quality camera sensors to all smartphone manufacturers.
If bezels could stop one company to manufacture smartphones, then Samsung should also now stop making phones because of their poor speaker quality.
4 - This is the mid range phone. The flagship will get the new design first before the mid range. If you have problems understanding why it is so, I suggest you also quit using internet because you're wasting your brain.
The Only, 02 Jan 2018XA1 series has Borderless screen, but this one still has border..could it be true?This design is pretty much the same as the one found on the other XA devices. This time, they have put another large camera on the front for an unrivalled quality selfies that doesn't require AI Selfie to look good.
slead, 02 Jan 2018Sony will never learn....with a forehead this big...and the chin,...what a waste of space. The... more1 - They will never learn of course. They will never learn to do something stupid like what most of the other OEMs are doing today.
2 - The front camera of the phone is as large as the main camera on most flagship phones today. You can't put a 1/2.6" sensor there and have super slim bezel, unless you're an id**t.
3 - Virtual is the future. They will never go back to capacitive keys again. Even Samsung is starting to get rid of physical keys in favor of on-screen keys.
4 - It ain't BS if it's practical. It may not look good for you, but doesn't mean it's not for others too.
MagicAZ, 02 Jan 2018Why does Sony never even try to have a decent flash at its back. That was one of the reasons I... more1 - The flash on the back of their phone is really bright enough, unless you want it to make night turn into day.
2 - 4GB RAM is perfect. Sony phones fly with that amount of RAM. They lead the race back then, and they still do. The XZ Premium defeats the iFruit X in speed test despite being an 8 month older device.
It always depends on how much is that RAM utilized, because even 3GB RAM on Oreo would still give a seamless multitasking performance if it is very well-optimized just like the usual case with Sony phones.
Razer phone with 8GB RAM was beaten by the XZ Premium with 4GB RAM in games opening speed. Watch the proof in YouTube from the Channel called "Timmers EM1."
Anyway, those large bezels are for the front camera that rivals the main shooters of the best flagships today.
Besides, those bezels are really not bad at least for me.
Small bezel is still niche in the mid range segment, even Samsung's Galaxy A8/A8+ 2018 have large bezels still (yep, compare them to the S8 and it's extremely large).
A phablet is supposed to be operated with two hands because of the very large display. But putting super slim bezels on it will just make it next to unusable.
Like, it can no longer be gripped without touching the actual display.
But what's funny is that some of the people down here who have commented, have actually dictated Sony's fate in 2018 based on a rumored mid range phablet.
You know what guys, you could've just been a good fortune teller instead of internet basher.