What is Sony thinking? I honestly have no clue on direction Sony mobile division is heading, Sony shouldn't even announce this X series at all. Its quite not that interesting and pretty disappointed. I mean its like a step back for Sony. Honestly, the phone itself has nothing new, excepts: predictive auto focus, metal back and curve display. As much as I love to Sony previous products and satisfied with the z5 compact, but for me to anxiously hear about the launch of this phone and spec sheet... NO THANKS Sony you've just lost a loyal fan.
-overpriced for a midrange (mediocre chipset performance)
-poor audio quality
-no water resistant
-shorter battery life
-z3 compact alike design (just a curved glass and back metal)
-no small app for multitasking
-camera and video interface is the same
-video and camera performance is still avg at best.
Honestly I've had z3c and currently using z5c, both were great phones and I love it. However for Sony to market the X series as a beginning chapter of Xperia's? PLEASE SONY RECONSIDER A SECOND THOUGHT BEFORE LAUNCHING THE X SERIES...WHY SONY...WHYYYY?
Not bad, but battery is a let down. Let's see what the X performance can do.
SteveCook, 20 May 2016I think that sony has decided to throw away the 4K video shoot from the X series becuse,seriou... moreIs this what you are talking about ?
It's the worst overpriced midrange phone.
Camera is noisy.
Screen isn't the best.
Audio quality isn't the best.
You better get S7 or G5
Price is quite literally everything when it comes to midrange. If it wasn't for price you'd buy a flagship after all, that's kinda the point. Its completely shameless to be selling a midrange for 600 euros when you can get a flagship like the s7 for as low as 560 euros on eBay. It doesn't even have the best midrange chip either
Not even their flagship is worth 600 euros since it doesn't have 1440p, has less ram, and can't record 4k.
Tann Hauser, 20 May 2016Its the best in its class phone.... All flagshipworthy features in sound, camera, screen, sof... moreThey said that the sound is just OK and the camera review states that it's good but not great :(
Tann Hauser, 20 May 2016Its the best in its class phone.... All flagshipworthy features in sound, camera, screen, sof... moreI agree that this is probably the best midrange handset available, but it priced against superior flagships, the S7 and G5 are both cheaper. As for the chip set, the Sd 652, would have made more sense at this price, as would IP68. Sony have got this one wrong!
I think that sony has decided to throw away the 4K video shoot from the X series becuse,seriously now,who in this world takes 4K videos with a sony xperia ? You can't even make a 1 minute 4K movie without geting the phone warm and the camera app stop working.
Its the best in its class phone....
All flagshipworthy features in sound, camera, screen, software, with high end mid SoC.
Extraordinary good benchmark results.
We can only wonder how good X performance will perform :-)
People with enough cash and respect for quality will buy this beauty. ;-)
P.S. They forgot to mention qnovo battery tech...
Wow, a Lumia 640 does a few things better? Better loudspeaker, better sound quality, better battery life and also has Gorilla Glass 3? Not to mention the comparable screen quality (even if it's lower res) and overall performance because WP it's a less resource hungry OS. If a 30 f#cking bucks does all those better, why on earth would anyone buy this phone that's as expensive as a competitor's flagship like the Galaxy S7? Sony has gone nuts.
@SONY, I'm looking for a job as a manager. I could save your ass, so just hire me.
Looks like sony has stopped trying. And can't they just reduce the resolution of the main camera a bit? Because they clearly would benefit from larger pixel sizes, since their noise reduction algorithms are clearly not up to the job.
Anonymous, 20 May 2016It's certainly not a lookerThis. Too damn boxy as every other Sony in my opinion. No thanks.
[deleted post]Nope ,x performance has some kind of brushed metal back and xperia x has simple metal back, whats wrong with gsmarena, tgey cant differentiate between metal and frosted glass back ,thats just bad
Wrong, 20 May 2016Sony mobile and sony camera are two totally different business. Just because its same name doe... moreyou mean both of them are subsidaries of sony corporation??
and how does that matter??
even with your argument sony mobile division should be the one doing post capture processing of the images...so..
The phone is a superb mid ranger but too bad the price is a letdown
Sony now sucking at music output and stereo speakers,pricing, i wont be suprised that it will cost same as z sony z5 on launch and xp will cost like as z5 premium was, dissapointed from sony