Cassy O, 02 Mar 2018Iconic Identity = i was Sony fan before love their NXT series.
Omnibalance = Okay, but afte... moreI have been using Xperia C before, and I understand the sharp edge is truly uncomfortable.
But I have no such issue with loop design on my Xperia XZ Premium.
I am using XZ Premium right now
You should try before make any statement
Give me a reduced bezel z3, same frame, same thickness, i would sell myself for that
Hayaan Mo Sila, 03 Mar 2018Everybody hated OmniBalance, for a fact that it has been the same thing for 3 years. If they ... moreBut still, people are blinded by the bezeless trend, they forgot one thing that is the most important among users more important than design and it is, "A high-end flagship with big bezel doesn't mean it is a bad smartphone, it is great, but people are blinded by the bezeless trend" Like my most newest high-end flagship currently XPERIA XZ PREMIUM and XPERIA XZ1, big bezels, so what? Does big bezels proof the performance from day to day? They still perform as great as other high-end flagships, it is just that they show kind of weak performance for their camera. But sadly, people are blinded by the bezeless trend, 18:9 aspect ratio, people will say it is good for YouTube. Is it good for YouTube? U are getting black bars even if the smartphone is bezeless, even if u zoom in and fill it fully like how my mother's GALAXY S8 works, u are cropping it to gain that experience, worth it? I just hope that Sony can bring back 16:9 IF POSSIBLE, and if it is possible they can reduce bezels from there and bring back their OmmiBalance and Loop design, u can literally watch YouTube filled full screen without zooming in and cropping the video thanks to 16:9 aspect ratio. Design wise, the current Ambient Flow design is awful I got to say, I like the XPERIA XZ2 COMPACT more, because it always make me feel nostalgic and think of my XPERIA SP, but the XPERIA XZ2, now people are calling it a copy of HTC, while other haters are unreasonable to call Sony a copcat, I am defending some of Sony's points because some of it are unreasonably accused without knowing it. It seems like people now thinks that the bezels are way more important than performance, even if inside is a SNAPDRAGON 835 or other high-end chipsets...
Jimbob, 03 Mar 2018They messed up with this new designPeople messed up Sony.
They weren't supposed to replace the OmniBalance design, but the s*ck*rs like us demand for a new design.
Either shed some bezels on OmniBalance (get criticized for being outdated) or introduce a new design language that looks nothing like before (get criticized for being ugly).
If you can design better, you can tell Sony and they may hire you.
I like the design of this XZ2, but obviously you would call me out of my mind so what's the point?
Look elsewhere for a better design. If something has been said for once, no need to repeat it, unless Sony is a big thing to you, that your comment is deeply needed here.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2018Omnibalance was the best and it peaked with the z5 and z5c. Beautifully hidden front facing st... moreEverybody hated OmniBalance, for a fact that it has been the same thing for 3 years.
If they never changed their design, they would get criticized for this outdated design, even with thinner bezels. So the only way to avoid that criticism is to create a new design and stay with the trend. But it's obvious that Sony phones will never run out of criticism, just like your comment.
Love the progress SONY with your cell division and will continue to buy them flagship beaSts!
imparanoic, 03 Mar 2018Bet you couldn't guess which phone won the best smart phone of MWC 2018, it's the Sony xperia ... moreSony Xperia XZ2? Not even in the list.
arc designed flagships are the ones I miss the most thats not even in the vid.:/
Just watch the video. While the phone going rotate to sideview, rotation gets faster to hide the bulky form and to make it looks slimmer.
Haha! That's old strategy marketing from Samsung.
Anyway, I just waiting loop surface/omni design in less bezel form and f/1.7 aperture. Sony just break our heart.
Time to search for another brand.
Bet you couldn't guess which phone won the best smart phone of MWC 2018, it's the Sony xperia XZ2, it's official, if you don't believe me Google it yourself
I am a bit disappointed they didn't go back to the Sony Ericsson days.
My X10 was a gorgeous phone for its time. Internal hardware, well, it was early smartphone days. Sony was learning. But it felt lovely. I'd just roll it around in my hands.
Those early Android phones were really interesting.
I liked most of Xperia phones since early days, even the Xperia X10 was great and I liked the new one but I think since the last one look like HTC U11, I am a little disappointed because I am sure and have seen more unique designs from Sony.
AnonD-739791, 02 Mar 2018The Iconic Identity Design I have not heard of before. It looks like it's from 2013. It's very... moreXperia Z3 design with the 18:9 screen plus the small bezel ( or edge to edge design). That would be awesome! And with the 5.5 ( or even 6 ) screen.
techperson211, 02 Mar 2018Would'nt be surprise if they brought back the XZP design. Just less bezel that's it. SMH. Amen
Iconic Identity = i was Sony fan before love their NXT series.
Omnibalance = Okay, but after Samsung has started to use glass & metal design, Omnibalance design looks stiff, old and boring.
Unified design = Nice, but there are many flaws with this design, one of which is nfc located on the front panel.
Loop Surface = Lumia rip off design, it's even worse with sharp edges.
Ambient Flow = HTC Liquid design rip off, i actually like it and and i'm glad that sony is transforming their designs into more human-friendly design (Loop Surface design sucks) dunno why their fans don't like it. But i hope with this new design people who before had no interest in Sony because its design could be interested.