I think Sony will survive and it will succeed because the media wants this look and wanted to change their bulky design language. But Guys, don't judge Sony for their decisions because they are in a difficult spot, besides for the fingerprint, I think it's temporary because JDI introduced fingerprint under the glass and we know all the smartphones will implement it in this year or the next. For the 3.5 mm jack, it is sad but what can we do when the whole market is pushing for it and we all know that any idea infused with wireless is the future. For the design, you should all know that there is 2 kind of designs in the smartphone industry 1. flat corners 2. rounded corners and if Sony kept the flat corners, people would've said it's still omnibalance, Sony would never change and is this what they called "mirai" and when they gone with the rounded corners, you all saying its a copy paste from the other phones, is that what called mirai etc etc. For me I find the design better and beautiful than what we saw in the previous render. BTW, I'm sad about the dismissal of the power button fingerprint and the 3.5 mm jack just like you but what can we do the people are superficial, like in Pocketnow, I saw Jaime and I never seen him more excited for Sony than ever because of this design. That guy never praised Sony in last few years, he always saw it as a disappointment. So I think the phone will succeed and replace LG and Huawei in the US. For those of you who say I won't buy it, then don't because you will be superficial just like them because for me what made love Sony, their technology, innovation and what they've created not just looks.Though, their omnibalance attracted me more and was a reason to buy them but later what i discovered about Sony was bigger. So I'm buying this XZ2 Pro/Premuim
Mitochondria, 24 Feb 2018True my friend, its very sad day when even the one whos famous fot its Walkman ditched the hea... morethe vote will be for my wallet indeed, if this is truly the XZ2, but i hope its not and i hope this would be the rumored X Ultra... or if this is the XZ2 indeed, i hope they have another premium (pro) device to reveal, Monday will tell...
Ali Bashir, 24 Feb 2018Why?? The 0.2 are expanded to 5 seconds then how long you want the slow motion shot?? Should be more than that. 5 seconds maybe sounds long, but the 0.2 seconds isn't enough. Should be at least 3 seconds or even longer. So I could watched completely my cousin throws a water balloon until hitted my face. Sounds like that.
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2018OMG..
big top and bottom Bezels again. And they put their stup!d useless brand name in the fr... moreWhat's wrong with LCD? Sony is among the best LCD manufacturers.
The UI is clean and simple, and always improving with some updates here and there.
Denis Thomas, 24 Feb 2018Because they are more popular? Give me a break. Dxo isn't focusing only on stills, it focuses ... moreOh, I forgot that about video recording. But back on your question, DxOMark doesn't count about the popularity. If they do, Huawei Mate 10 Pro won't make an appearance on DxOMark score. Think about it.
Alex, 24 Feb 2018I always wondered why people have the need to convince me that Sony phones are ugly and bad, b... moreHahaha! So true!
When I take my red XZP out, everyone wants to hold it and play with it.
I hope they didn't ditch the 3.5mm jack though..
Cassy O, 24 Feb 2018Looks like HTC U. Better than Z or XZ's design. Nice design :)Lul, for buy a copy better buy an original HTC.
The Only, 24 Feb 2018Remember where S9 will get FHD 480fps? But Sony now moved to FHD 960fps. It's FHD now not HD a... moreAgreed. But the FHD 960fps is a 0.2sec clip. What about longer videos?
Last year, they had 720p 960fps clips but 1080p topped out at 60fps. Pixel 2 with same chipset went to FHD 120fps. Even iphone SE does FHD 120fps. And both of them use Sony sensors.
Apart from 960fps clips(0.2sec?), Sony hasn't done anything remarkable in their Smartphone Cameras in recent years. With their level of tech in camera sensors, they should have been leagues ahead of all other Brands.
Looks like HTC U. Better than Z or XZ's design.
Nice design :)
Go to roland quandt he has leaked full images of xz2 and the compact one
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2018It looks a bit better than the old ones (in some regards) but it's not quite the bezel-less or... moreNo there won't be a headphone jack but since sony ericsson didn't have one i can live with that
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2018should be at least 3 second. 0.2 second is useless, it is not even enough for doing preparat... moreConsider yourself taking a photo, isn't the same? 3 seconds will expand into 84 seconds btw, and i clearly noted that it is not about preference, now let me ask you a question, how much effort did you put while reading my post and writing your post?
It looks a bit better than the old ones (in some regards) but it's not quite the bezel-less or very close to bezel-less shift that I was hoping for. Still, glad to be reducing those bezels, I'd love to have a good sony phone and all the features sound great but I just wish they kept that 3.5mm jack. I bought a Sony headset that is Bluetooth but comes with a 3.5mm jack as well (sony mdr1000x) but it feels like sony isn't supporting the jack that came with there expensive headphones. It makes me more likely to go for Samsung Galaxy S9 if the rumours are correct that it's now going to get stereo speakers.
Ali Bashir, 24 Feb 2018Why?? The 0.2 are expanded to 5 seconds then how long you want the slow motion shot?? should be at least 3 second.
0.2 second is useless, it is not even enough for doing preparation.
let me ask u question, lest assume you want to know what it looks like when a firecracker explode?
how do you film it from right before the explosion begin until it finally explode? 0.2 second is not enough, it is just a useless gimmick. you can't even film any interesting things in just 0.2 second.
Blood Eagle, 24 Feb 2018I would be really disappointed if this design is true, if they remove the headphone jack, fron... moreTrue my friend, its very sad day when even the one whos famous fot its Walkman ditched the headphone jack. Even when they already managed to have 3.5mm while being waterproof. Vote for your wallet this time my friend, (most) manufactures dont care about individuals but only money (duh). Theres still other companies that dont take the "courage" yet (Samsung, LG, and the others)