really sad, Sony is a damn big company so why they don't hire some good designers and why still f2.0 lens ? S9 has DSLR like f1.5 and sony still f2.0?? i really like sony because of fast updates and good build quality but ffs why such a horrible camera and such a horrible design?
For those people complaining too much about Sony that!! Sony this!! For Christ sake go design your own phone and use it, because you seem to know much about mobile design. Or else shut up and buy your favorite smartphone, there tones of them out there!! Nobody has pointed a gun at you to buy sony phones and that's why we have a variety of different manufacturers for you to choose from. Stop crying like babies!!
Tann Hauser, 26 Feb 2018 So? You think they ll survive the year? Maybe come back to their senses in a years time? T... moreAmericans only buy Apple or Samsung which are the only smart options. Even with fingerprint scanner, these new Sony phones won't entice American buyers because they don't offer anything the iPhone and Galaxy don't have.
Still thicc, still has big bezels, still using the same camera, missing a 3.5mm jack, fingerprint reader on the back, and the "new" design is a straight ripoff of HTC's U series phones. Oh Sony just pack up your bags and leave already.
New uglier design with the same old and ugly user interface. Sony should take notes from Samsung how to reimagine a smartphone. There are so many wrong with these phones from the ugly design that is a hybrid copy of Lumia and HTC, to the thickness, to the lack of headphone jack despite the thickness, to the same old user interface.
sweaf, 26 Feb 2018Still using LCD I see. No thank you. Good bye Sony.Have you actually seen them in person? I'm an amoled fan but the Sony's triluminos LCDs are extremely beautiful.
Thick brick with thick bezels.
Who is making design choices at Sony?
The z5 premium still the best looking phone to date.
Sony don't have any designer or the designer is just awake from long sleep.
A sad day indeed Sony. While the curved back certainly is practical, the rest is just "me too"... But to an extent worse.
No dual cam offering? And still f2 aperture lens? Let's not even mention the loss of headphone jack, 2:1 bandwagon, etc.
I hope you redeem yourself later in the year, but I've delayed my upgrade for over a year in wait for something, but the competitors have been ticking the right boxes all this time, and then some...... Goodbye for now.
The back of the xz2 somehow reminds me of the Mi Mix and looks so plastically. They both look bland, nothing outstanding to me so it'll be another flop probably.
Huh, so much tech,.. all wrapped up in the same ugly frame design that hasnt changed for almost 10 years.. and the huge bezels. When will these guys drop the "walkman" design :(
11.2 and 12.2 mm thickness? Sony, are you kidding with us?
Still large up and bottom bezels...
AnonD-98144, 26 Feb 2018First of all, I apologize to the fans of Sony phones. What is happening to Sony? Why are they ... more So?
You think they ll survive the year?
Maybe come back to their senses in a years time?
They just lost about 80% of potential fan based buyers with this no jack, no sided fp scanner, just 5 mpx front cam, etc....
Maybe they gain about 10% of new buyers in merica with now working fp scanner?
Thats already 50 to 80% potential loss of consumers.
If they sell 2 mill of these in next quarter, Id be certainly surprised.
Expecting serious "in red" quarterly reports now.
Oh, Sony, why you do this?
Sony looks like playing catch up with these phones. These phones look amateur and unpolished compared to the S9. Even the S8 looks and feels current than these phones.
SocalTeknique, 26 Feb 2018Sony put the camera where the fingerprint scanner usually is lol. There is gonna be a lot of s... morei feel their approach to that was holding the phone at the bottom (the natural phone holding position) and just extending your index finger. if you compare the location on both the xz2 and compact, its pretty much at the same distance from the bottom with xz2 being a lil bit lower due to the angle difference as the phone is wider than compact.
but thats just my thought lol. god knows what R&D used as basis lol.