I don't want to speak about price because Sony is number one for me. I have Z3 and don't want to upgrade as it performs very good in everyday usage. After few years I will buy new phone and it will be Sony for sure.
Asdadasfff, 22 May 2016Swiftkey? Doesn't sony have their own keyboard app?Yup, it has, probably on the phone too as an option, and its freely downloadable if you prefer it..
Big Daddy, 22 May 2016Yep, I'm also keen to know that xDHe is right:
In my country for ex, this e-kupi site (not allowed to share link) is equivalent to amazon
Iphone6s for 5000
Galaxy S7 edge for 6300
Galaxy S7 for 5600
Z5 for 4500
New Xperia X for 4900
Anonymous, 22 May 2016So what country are you from, that Samsung is more overpriced than Apple?Yep, I'm also keen to know that xD
AnonD-442781, 21 May 2016On eBay you can get:
Galaxy s7 for £460
Xperia z5 for £360
Galaxy s6 for £... moreDont want to go into that argumentation all over again, but... Z5 chip does not overheat, is slower but does everything s7 one does and is still better in graphics performance, has 87 point camera against 88 "much better" S7 camera, batterylife as better in browsing as it is lower in videoplay, has better soundsystem, screen is a preference only as for many lcd is better, for others its not ....
So no, IMO its not worth 100£ more
If you found s6 for 300£ then I guess it could for some be an even better bargain than z5, but for me not, as it lacks sd card support, waterproof ip rating, stereo speakers...
Any smartphone manufacturer can price their product as high possible, and then the consumer will make decision if the product price tag is worth paying for. Apple price their iphones higher than any other phone, and many consumers are willing to spend their money on a iphone. Sony mobile is in this predicament because consumers are smart, overpriced and without any technology and features advantages, so they moved on to other brands that have the same features and technology as Sony at a much lower price...
As a sony fan i have to agree on some keynote address here but not everything, they need to reconsider they're ridiculous pricing...
And here one would think a smaller screen size at 5-inches, a lower screen resolution at 1080p, and a less powerful CPU and GPU of 650 should be able to surpass the 80+ or 90+ endurance ratings of other top-end flagships donning an S820 or even an Exynos 8890
Haha even until today every single entry from the Z and X series failed to match the Z1 contrast of 1:1500+ and they still dare to ask for such a high price. Can't wait to see this phone to reduce by more than 50% in less than a year.
Reaper, 21 May 2016Xperia is not for everyone to handle. Take it as Rolls Royce, just for premium consumers. So i... moreDid you just compare one of the most elite makers of luxury cars to a phone? You obviously don't know the universe of difference in quality and elegance that the Rolls Royce has over a toy xperia phone. Even the level of craftsmanship and effort being put on just making one part of that car is much more than the effort to make all those relatively classless sony phones combined. Look, if you don't understand the true meaning of luxury then don't you ever mention it nor compare it to a toy.
Tann Hauser, 21 May 2016Not entirely much to justify paying so much more...
Z5 is a better cost for benefit On eBay you can get:
Galaxy s7 for £460
Xperia z5 for £360
Galaxy s6 for £300
The z5 is the same generation as the s6 and has an overheating chipset, but costs £60 more, the galaxy s7 only costs another £100 more and is a next generation phone with much better performance, display, camera, etc.
The z5 is hardly value for money, they released it at the end of the last generation and have nothing to show for it but a higher price.
AnonD-531620, 21 May 2016Because s7 is better ? Not entirely much to justify paying so much more...
Z5 is a better cost for benefit
Tann Hauser, 21 May 2016Why would I buy s7 when I can get z5 for less?Because s7 is better ?
AnonD-442781, 21 May 2016That's not true. Xperia x costs £460 isn't even the highest performing midrange. IPhone ... moreIt is highest performing midrange. No better midranger. And no A9 is not better, except in batterylife and 2 out of 10 benchmarks
AnonD-160476, 21 May 2016HTC not Chinese? Taiwanese not Chinese?Taiwan is an island which has for all practical purposes been independent since 1950, but which China regards as a rebel region that must be reunited with the mainland - by force if necessary. I think you know the point I was trying to make.