Samarth N8 808 user, 28 Apr 2016Buddy,
I was talking in reference to output from 3.5mm jack for usage in home theatre systems... more
The 3.5mm port does work fine, but the trend (see upcoming Apple iPhone) is to get rid of that 3.5mm port and just use the Micro USB port for music. So Samsung should already have perfected this as Sony had. When I had my Z3 (before S7), the hiccups were a VERY rare occurrence.
But for the present, I only listen to the 3.5mm port in my car. At home, I hook up my phone to the portable amp/DAC via Micro USB, which then that device connects to my headphones. This setup again worked fine on my M8 and Z3, but not on the S7 Edge or S7. So for me I guess it's just hard to agree that the headphone audio is great b/c it's only so if you use the 3.5mm port, which I no longer do. I pay good money for my headphones and Hi-Res music, so the amp/DAC on a smartphone (even Sony's) isn't quite enough for me anymore.
I agree for the most part that Sony is not really much better than the rest when using the 3.5mm port, but actually, I recall about a year and a half ago comparing it to the then $200 iBasso DX50 portable amp/DAC, and I could NOT tell a difference from it. It wasn't until I spent another $100 on the Sony Walkman A17 that I finally could. I think that says A LOT about Sony that even a $200 amp/DAC device couldn't outdo it.
And thank you for further clarifying.
RockStar2005, 28 Apr 2016
Please dude......Samsung's audio is dogs*it compared to Sony's. Read my post below. I had th... moreBuddy,
I was talking in reference to output from 3.5mm jack for usage in home theatre systems, or headphones. I know S7's loudspeaker is below average, but I was always referring to 3.5mm jack. And that you can check if its any bad.
I rarely listen music via loudspeakers, so that's my criterion. Could differ from yours, no offence. I perfectly understand if you want a Sony phone for its size, waterproofing, speed/ UI, etc. or a combination of these... but we don't select a Sony for audio via 3.5 mm jack anymore, unless its an old Sony Ericsson like W950 or so...
ARITOR, 09 Mar 2016Not everyone like those big phones. People bought them because there was no other choice. But ... more
I agree. I don't like big phones either. I had the S7 Edge and it was too big, so I returned it.
F big phones/phablets!!
Samarth N8 808 user, 26 Feb 20161. Audio preset? what's that got to do with hardware? GSMArena tests audio of all devices and ... more
Please dude......Samsung's audio is dogs*it compared to Sony's. Read my post below. I had the Z3 and now have the S7 and I CAN'T WAIT to sell this great but overrated phone for the X Performance!
Great phone overall, but man not a perfect phone..........1) Screen brightness is f'ing awful........ under heavy sunlight, forget it. Good luck seeing the screen. 2) The audio quality on this phone is a f'ing joke. The SINGLE speaker is garbage. Drum sounds render like someone's shooting a laser gun. lol Hook up an amp/DAC to it via Micro-USB to listen to music? POS (piece of sh*t) skips CONSTANTLY while I'm listening to music. YouTube videos with that set up? It gets like 10 times worse! 3) I HATE physical home buttons!!! Had an app that would make it so button worked like a virtual button, but app only works like 60-70% of the time. 4) Even though it downloads faster than my parents' Xperia Z1s (2014), I swear, when I'm jumping around from app to app or doing different things on homescreen, my parents' Z1s actually seems to run FASTER than the S7! WTF?!
Samarth N8 808 user, 26 Feb 20161. Audio preset? what's that got to do with hardware? GSMArena tests audio of all devices and ... moreWell Said Brotha! Kids nowadays are so immature compared in our time. #RESPECT is the word!
no all people want small phone, many of the people dont care about single hand control or whatsoever, they just want big screen, many of my friend even using 7" tablet which support gsm as phone, people dont care
Parag Kakati, 20 Mar 2016Sony phone ringtone are really bore like cheap chinese plastic phones. Blackberry Windows and ... morereally? some1 complain about ringtone, while u can change it to ANY ringtone u like?
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2016I would've preferred at least 6" to even think about switching to Sony in future. They had som... moreMeanwhile I've would've preferred a good 5 inch or sub 5 inch device to even think about switching to Samsung and LG
Sony phone ringtone are really bore like cheap chinese plastic phones. Blackberry Windows and iOS ringtones are good and standard
I want to buy a new mobile n i like sony.. When they will release xa, x n x prfrmnce. Currently im using e4
And again it is SONY who built the perfect phone.
I'm looking for a a phone having the following specs:
5" or smaller, LTE band 20, min 32 GB flash, MicroSD-Slot AND Dual-SIM and fingerprint-reader
I get 2 results: Xperia X and X Performance
Is it so hard to get those together that only sony can do it? Either the phones don't exist as a dual-sim version, or it's this crappy shared-slot or it's 5.5" and bigger or is missing LTE band 20.
Well done SONY, again :-)
Bullerd, 22 Feb 2016Oh dear, Sony really have given up on battery life. After leading in this area, now, for the 4... moreSony has always been good with battery endurance since it does not have RAM hungry UI.
If U add Stamina mode then U will easily get 2 days batery .
LifesGood, 25 Feb 2016Sony will struggle anyway...because the thing now is 5.2" plus....5.3 or 5.5 even 5.7 and Sony... moreNot everyone like those big phones. People bought them because there was no other choice. But now that sony is offering choice, it will make people think.
People have been buying small iPhones for a log time so clearly not everyone likes/needs phones with big size.
ICE, 25 Feb 2016You still have such a great deal to learn. Most users have no clue how to change photo/video/a... moreThat's a part of problem. Now People say sony's camera is not good enough or audio is not loud enough. But sony offers a lot of optimization based on personal preference.
For example, Sony's camera app offers control over iso & exposure whereas iPhone's does not.
So even if iphone woud take better pics with default camera setting, in sony camera U can toggle settings for different scenes & take good pics too.
But like U said, most people don't do personalization & want everything ready-made which makes sony's setup look bad when it actually isn't. so, that makes it kind of a cult brand of tech enthusiasts who will play with their phon settings to get the best out of it.
But, this does not reflect well on sales.
Blitzarc, 01 Mar 2016In my asian hand and the majority of human being on this earth, 6 inch screen is too big to ho... moreIdeally your theory is correct. But practically, chinese & indians want big phones, even if they are uncomfortable. that's why Z3Compact got bad reception & Z5Compact was not even released in india.
Comparatively, smaller iPhone is received better in USA.
So Sony cannot do well in Asia with small size & shoud target USA too.
HigherPrimate, 29 Feb 2016Will they support quick charge? Yes, the X support quick charge and the Qnovo battery tech ensure the battery quality and durability.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2016I would've preferred at least 6" to even think about switching to Sony in future. They had som... moreIn my asian hand and the majority of human being on this earth, 6 inch screen is too big to hold and scroll or even type in one hand. Im glad sony keep focusing on 5inch screen, but personally i prefer a 4.7" one like xperia z3 compact. That one fit perfectly in hand and easy to use singlehandedly.
This is the reason sony didnt even try to sell in western world, why would they sell it to you if then can survive easily in eastern market.
Tann Hauser, 26 Feb 20161. IMO bull. Yes audio presets.
2. IMO bull. Didnt talk at all about that. Read dxo mark revi... moreI accept Dxo reviews. Z5 is indeed good, but the brilliance should pass on the common Sony phone, isn't it? Of course Sony are good, if I had to get a LED TV or Gaming console, there's no doubt that it would be Sony and nothing else, but in mobiles, there's heck of a cut throat competition.
Chinese brands offer almost the same setup with less price, other companies like HTC offer actual experience and quality, and that's where Sony needs to step up its game.
There's no doubt that Sony is an ace, but it needs to start making exceptional mobiles now.....