swirly, 06 Jun 2016"3gb is all you need. sony is well optmized."
Ever heard of future-proofing? Many people also... more"Ever heard of future-proofing? Many people also said that we didn't need to have more than 2 GB of RAM. Now look around you. This is 2016. Many (flagship) smartphones already came with 4 GB. Hell, there are even phones with 6 GB. These phones were created with future proofing in mind, which is something that Sony didn't understand the meaning of."
In devices with smaller RAM that probably has battery conservation reasons as well, Software Optimization through timely updates is future-proofing. Sony always delivers timely updates (some other vendors are quicker like Nexus & Motorola)
Tbh i don't watch videos for my review consumption. GSMArena's Full Review that has a lot of text and involved the most complete range of tests (still not enough tho, useful facts like remaining memory after update are not shown) are my bread and butter.
"beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" nuff said.
Bezels? You might find me weird, but i NEED these touchable-but-won't-register-any-touches-to-the-touchscreen surfaces area in the front face of any of my phones. They're for comfortly AND securely holding that several_hundred_dollars thing when in use, or carried. I never understand why SAMSUNG buyers go for those "edge" screens. Tips of your index and thumbs would unintentionally register touches !! Sure they looked great in pictures, videos, or even when you simply stare at it laying on the table. But that's not how you use smartphones.
"An average consumer will usually decide between the newest "Galaxy" or the latest "iPhone"." I've been to a quite wealthy country "M" where a major mobile phones retailer only recommends these 2 brands and sells only extremely few models of other brands. Lol what a narrow minded country. I hope you're not from one of these countries.
Sony is not like any other cheap Androids. The fact that X series all launched in somewhat compact 5.0" means they deliberately trying to lure Apple users, that with all that money the X series pricerange is more reasonable. I am as an avid droider will have to wait for "midrange" offerings that in these pricerange would cost almost as high as cheap flagships of other brands, though specs wise it's actually more High Midrange - Midrange. I honestly can't wait.
Gon-j, 07 Jun 2016HDR (High Dynamic Range) is an imaging term solely used in photography. I'm sure you meant qua... more"If Sony went on with the marketing definition of [5.5" IPS LCD with Adaptive FHD & UHD-capable, Triluminos, X-Reality, and so on], the world might be actually surprised that a smartphone catered as an FHD is actually a legitimate UHD in disguise."
SPOT ON. Sony should hired YOU back when they launched Z5P. I ALSO LOVED THE MIRROR LIKE FINISH !!
Avan Dr, 08 Jun 2016Now imagine Sony makes XP compact with 4,5inch HD screen (smaller and lower res than XP), SD82... moreCompact versions of Sony flagships always been closely priced to the standard model, only slightly cheaper. But still more than most of the competition, beacuse it's still a SONY FLAGSHIP, yes on 720p because it doesn't need any more on screens smaller yhan 5.0".
Why no small apps though? I love my small apps on my Xperia devices. If Marshmallow doesn't support it, it will be. If developers of these don't make updates anymore for newer devices with newer OS versions, we'll see that on how Sony sells. It might just come back, who knows.
"The front of the device has Sony's 5-inch LCD screen, which is 1080p in resolution. While many other high-end devices are already past 1080p and are sitting well in QHD territory, Sony doesn't think you need any more than 1080p for a screen of this size. While this may sound like marketing talk at first, they may actually be right as in our experience the difference is really hard to spot from a foot's worth of distance by a naked eye on this screen size. What we wish the phone had though, is a slightly bigger screen."
For those who still don't get it, SONY IS TRYING TO KILL IPHONES !!
Lex79, 08 Jun 2016Well yeah this is an article about the XP, so yes my post might have been somewhat out of plac... moreX-compact is what I'm waiting for. Will surely get it as long as it had the 820 at least, mainly because it's past the time my work will buy a new phone so the overpricing won't --really-- matter... :P
Jumbo, 08 Jun 2016Since his video is about the X, and not the X-Perf, let's talk about that. If we were to ignor... moreWell yeah this is an article about the XP, so yes my post might have been somewhat out of place.
However the two devices share many hardware and software features, so some elements of this review may be more relevant than would seem at first glance (particularly the camera and sound hardware I would say).
As regards the price of the X, it preposterous, simple as that. Had it hit the market at say......£379.99, I would argue Sony had a potential and deserving hit on their hands. But that's not the case, sure the price will likely get there somewhere further into 2016, but in the smartphone market its the initial buzz that you mostly want to capitalise on (an all too brief period of time).
In this regard Sony in their arrogance have let a golden opportunity pass right through their fingers. They are sitting at present in the uk mobile market without a single device that is worth recommending over the competition.
As for 'perks' as you say, well again that is largely price dependant, at £350-£400 yes it has perhaps one or two, at £469-£550 no it has none.
Lex79, 08 Jun 2016You're spot on there. Found this recent review from one of the longest running and most exp... moreSince his video is about the X, and not the X-Perf, let's talk about that. If we were to ignore the price-point given by Sony, where do you think the X-performance would suitably sit in the market, spec-and-feature-wise? THe problem mostly I think is that Sony has priced this in such away that people are assuming (fairly enough) that it should be considered a flagship. That's Sony's fault, definitely. But I wonder if it were suitably positioned against similar-chipsetted devices, would we be considering it a masterpiece that covers all the --requirements-- and gives you a few perks as well?
Miranda, 08 Jun 2016I do pity Sony. They really make good phones, but unfortunately not great phones. Every year t... moreHeh none of those "flaws" make a blind bit of difference to people who aren't obsessed with every last "number" only. Those sorts of differences are easily accounted for by battery quality, optimization, etc. 6 of one / 1/2-dozen of another, that kind of thing.
.. Except the price. There they lost the plot. Sure the Sony name is worth a lot to some people. They have to at least get the ball-park right, though.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2016ahmmmmm.. but it IS true z5c still beats every other flagship in 3d performance ..including s7... moreNow imagine Sony makes XP compact with 4,5inch HD screen (smaller and lower res than XP), SD820 and 3GB RAM, marshmallow with no small apps. It will easily be the best, unmatched, unbeatable performer, right?
Than because its best performer, it should be priced higher than XP? (As fans always say FHD is better performer than QHD, so it makes the Xs skyhigh price reasonable). Or NOT?
I do pity Sony. They really make good phones, but unfortunately not great phones. Every year they have to screw something up so the competition wins. This time they give you a phone with 3 GB RAM while all the other flagships have 4 GB or more. They give you 2700 mAh battery while the others have 3000 mAh. They put in a camera module without optical image stabiliation (OIS) which is crucial in mobile, while all the others have it (S7, 10, G5 etc.).
And finally - they give you the price of all the other flagships or higher. I don't get it.
Grey1213, 08 Jun 2016It doesn't matter what makes it a flagship or not. The fact is its WORSE than the competition.... moreYou're spot on there.
Found this recent review from one of the longest running and most experienced smartphone reviewers on the net:
Pretty much sums up the Xperia X nicely I think (though no doubt the fanboys will cry foul).
Kabil Uddin, 08 Jun 2016You don't get to decide which spec make it a flagship phone. Blindly following a certain compa... moreIt doesn't matter what makes it a flagship or not. The fact is its WORSE than the competition. Its quite simple and only a fanboy would be blind to the flaws of the xperia x series.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2016ahmmmmm.. but it IS true z5c still beats every other flagship in 3d performance ..including s7... moreThat's silly. If there's any game where the fps is too low you just use Samsung's game tuner app to lower the resolution, and you can do it specifically for that one game.
Avan Dr, 07 Jun 20162K and 4K isn't gimmick. 2K is now standard for flagship. What make Z5P screen gimmick is bcz ... moreYou don't get to decide which spec make it a flagship phone. Blindly following a certain company's propaganda makes you a ultimate sheep.
I thought sony were giving up making high end mobile phones to focus on a few mid rangers but they seem to be pumping on new handsets in all categories.
Avan Dr, 07 Jun 20162K and 4K isn't gimmick. 2K is now standard for flagship. What make Z5P screen gimmick is bcz ... moreahmmmmm.. but it IS true z5c still beats every other flagship in 3d performance ..including s7
cus yeah 720p with adreno 430 is better than 2k with adreno 530 or worse with mali
i have them both and of course i love the s7 screen but performance wise there is no room for arguing
Jumbo, 07 Jun 2016Yes, true, some gimmicks are less practical than others. On the other hand the 4k screen has m... moreExactly, which is a large part of the point ive been making.
Sony wanted bragging rights, nothing more (well also the assumed associated increase in sales perhaps), they new full well that the 4k sceen was going to all but redundant 99% of the time, but they didn't care at all.
Thats the kind of behavior some on these threads would say Sony is above, and would instead attribute such antics (complete with ample criticism) to the likes of Samsung.
My arguement is as it has always been, Sony are just like the rest, no better no worse.
Tann Hauser, 07 Jun 2016Nope, meant exactly HDR fhd screen.
Read about it
The rumor was a hdr screen was coming to x... moreIt seems I was a bit late to the HDR TV party as the news just got out very recently. Thank you for this precious information and I stand corrected.
Moving on and to HDR TVs, I just learned that it is a wonderful technology. There is yet to be disclosed in terms of official figures in requirements like minimum contrast (peak brightness & black level), color depth (likely 10-bit), bandwith and decode/encode.
Add that to an existing UHD TV and you'll get the highest definition a display can get.
Jumbo, 07 Jun 2016The reason even I see it mainly as a gimmick is that, sure, it is usable, but it's really of v... moreYou are actually spot on, perspective-wise.
However, a 4k movie on a 5.5" 4k display does not necessarily mean four times better in visual. It is going to count as 'technically greater in detail' but the actual visual advantage is a disheartening minimum at best. In much bigger tablets and TVs (where we could appreciate the advantage gap) is where the 4k resolution truly shines. In imaging, it's a similar scenario. So in a nutshell, the 4k screen feature in a smartphone territory is 'practically' unnecessary.
On 4k vs 6GB RAM, I haven't mentioned anything yet on it so I'll leave it at that. The 6GB RAM topic alone deserves another lengthy post.