haha.. Luxury and build quality is all about hardware. No.. its not Roll Royce quality. Its like Low cost cars thats priced higher than Rolls Royce. LOL
Some people here are dumb af. Did you even read the posting rules? You all need to look more onto your fandom phones before you bash. You know why it's expensive? It's a Sony. Don't expect all be the same, we're not perfect. It's like having one brand of phone, vehicle, etc. You're paying for quality of materials and technology like what you would for an Apple. It's not my problem you overlooked and refused to accept what Sony has to offer. I testify that you're paying for lasting quality here, like what a rich person would buy a Bentley. You're paying for craftsmanship and tradition. It's not my problem you can't afford it. I have owned a Betamax video camera from the '90s and still works except that I have no more tapes to put my recordings to. I always have two Trinitron TVs and a audio system from the '90s as well and they still work just fine. They're not phones but you know what I mean. I also have my Z2 and still works just fine.
Bad phone? Did you come from the future?
Bad camera? It has a PREDICTIVE HYBRID AUTO-FOCUS which can track and keep the subject in focus while moving. I respect what the S7 has to offer, but Dual-Pixel is about better low-light capabilities and fast focus which you can similarly get with the Xperia X.
Small battery? Qnovo Adaptive Charging is no marketing gimmick; it has a small battery because it's a new battery technology WHICH PROLONGS BATTERY BY PROVIDING UP TO TWICE THE CHARGE CYCLE of what most smartphones have today. Calm down. Big things start with small things.
Same boring design? You people are never contented, are you? Why fix something that isn't broken? It's either you complain of the old, same design or complain that the new design which is horrible and should have stayed with the old design. There we go. We then call this company d*mb for making such move. I'll tell you what, some people will always find the negative in something, if it isn't this then it's that. Sony's design is all about evolution.
Glass breaking from the Z series? It's either you're not careful or if not, unlucky. Of course it's a glass, don't expect it to meet some durability standards. It's not a V10 or Active. Gaps? How do you expect the technician to open and repair your device? Smash his way through then say that the phone repairability design is bad and the technician unprofessional? Everything happens for a reason.
The S6 and S7 are nothing but a copy to the Xperia, as far as I know, Sony first had this aluminum-glass sandwich design, say for their new IP-certified phone. Do you not see who is copying who? S6 and iPhone 6 bottom design.
Yes, I'm a Sony fanboy. Go ahead, hit me.
You people need to stop being vultures. Won't it be sad if Xperia was gone? Its like seeing one of your playmates die.
Reaper, 23 May 2016Quality split into two sides, hardware and software. I guess everyone agree that Xperia has th... moreIn what way is xperia ui better? Do you have any surveys proving that people think its better? Or is it just another fanboy statement?
i dont get the xperia x. why release what's basically a more expensive,non-waterproof version of the xperia m5?
Reaper, 23 May 2016Quality split into two sides, hardware and software. I guess everyone agree that Xperia has th... moreThe vanilla Android is the best one for me and my Nexus. No need to wait for updates.
Avan Dr, 23 May 2016Rolls Royce always means luxury, quality. eXperian isnt. This phone has cheap plastic const... moreQuality split into two sides, hardware and software. I guess everyone agree that Xperia has the best UI. and if you want to discuss about the hardware, please don't annoy yourself by bringing a video for a guy holding a hammer and crashing phones. there is something called "Drop test" which could happen to you in your dailylife. from my experience, Sony phones drop 100 times without a scratch on the screens, because of the SOLID "corners".
[deleted post]As I said before, Xperia is only for premium costumers. for sure I won't get this phone, when I am willing to pay more $$$ for the X performance, that comes with unique hair finish, and high quality without lagging same as the cheap brands you used to get. So ya I have Z4(Z3+) and just waiting for the beast.
Anonymous, 22 May 2016I also owned a Xperia Z2 and never had those cracking issues. Because you dont live in 4 seasons country.
That cracking issue happens during winter.
Reaper, 22 May 2016Sony is the best luxury android phone with high quality and endurance, same goes for Rolls Roy... moreNo. In my country, samsung and apple have the best after sales service. And sony.. well, it is the worst. So for me, and for al people living in my country, samsung is the best luxury android phones.
Sony might be the best, if you live in japan.
Reaper, 22 May 2016Sony is the best luxury android phone with high quality and endurance, same goes for Rolls Roy... moreRolls Royce always means luxury, quality.
eXperian isnt. This phone has cheap plastic construction.. Far from luxury. And the quality isnt good. Check this out.
The screen isnt good quality. It failed in flame test, it failed in flame test. It cant recover from burn.
Camera lens is made of plastic. Quality material? NO.
The build is bad, and side mounted fingerprint scanner makes it weaker. It failed in bend test. It failed in all quality test.
CK, 22 May 2016Because you Samsung fan. Z5 is £60 higher, you criticized, but S7 is more than £60... moreLearn some English please. Your English is currently cringe worthy.
But the s7 is a newer generation, with a chipset that is significantly better. The z5 is the same generation as the s6 but has a worse chipset. The z5 should in fact be cheaper than the s6. Its only worth £270 at best.
But of course, you Sony fanboys don't understand something so simple.
Tann Hauser, 22 May 2016Well ..he did HEARD about the issues... ;-) Sure thing, man. Just read and you will learn.
Anonymous, 22 May 2016I also owned a Xperia Z2 and never had those cracking issues. I certainly have. So I see you never did any research. Example link for you: http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/11/08/sony-will-repair-certain-cracked-displays-for-xperia-z-series-suggests-leaked-info/
Still afraid these new models aren't any better.
Anonymous, 22 May 2016I also owned a Xperia Z2 and never had those cracking issues. Of course it's not happening to every unit out there. But this was the most disappointing thing for me; https://i.imgur.com/h0CsJkG.jpg Do Sony's still have those gapps or are they sealed by now? Talk about their build quality always bring up memories about this picture.
"there's a notification LED in the top loudspeaker"
is it as shitty as the one in the Z1C? hiding the LED behind the speaker grille is an elegant solution in theory, but i think the visibility is terrible on the Z1C. brightness is really low so sometimes i can't see it at all when outside. and even when at home with only moderate ambient light, the viewing angle resulting from the indentation makes it pretty much impossible to see the light at a distance
mir, 22 May 2016Did you just compare one of the most elite makers of luxury cars to a phone? You obviously don... moreSony is the best luxury android phone with high quality and endurance, same goes for Rolls Royce among cars. Take it as simple as that, you might not trust me now, but I am sure you would when you chill with Xperia phone one day.
Anonymous, 22 May 2016Yes, SD 810 was a failure and big rushed from Snapdragon. However, have you ever heard of an i... moreEven with dual heat pipes applied, sony still throttles sd810 too often to prevent overheat.
Fyi, just in case if you dont know, Throttles means "reducing clocks frequency" or "under clocks" (the opposite of overclocks in pc).
So dual heat pipes can not fully fix sd810 failure.