Anonymous, 29 Sep 2016No FM radio and "unimpressive volume and a drop in quality with headphones" Big surprise...You... moredo you mean "low-headphone-volume"?
well.. you can use other player to make it louder. try jet audio, it has "pre-amp" feature. you can configure it to make your volume louder.
For all samsung,apple and chinese crap fanboy....talk less,and do more research about sony before you talk about invalid statement
xperia xz is now the best camera in phone,even s7,p9 and even new iphone 7 can not reach the height that sony achieve
No FM radio and "unimpressive volume and a drop in quality with headphones" Big surprise...You've lost me as a customer Sony.
i m in love with this phone thanks gsmarena !! waterproofing dual speaker good size simple and unique design that make it new for years! just go back look at xperia z3 and galaxy s5 .. xperia z3 after this years even is a shiny even xperia z. and xperia z ultra . they design a phone for years even they show this in battery !! they don't say anything about fastcharging becoz they preffer normal charging !! and something like qnovo make battery use normal for years. why sony don't advertise their mobiles. they just do that in eufa and other soccer champions . sony is a good and recpectable company that people forget it!! sony is alive man go for it there is quality like many years ago.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2016Sony is the last company to offer mid range specs (ram, battery, resolution, questionable came... more- Battery is better than most flagships out there, hence your statement is invalid.
- back when Sony released the Z5 Premium, all biased reviewers complained they couldn't notice a difference in clarity between 4K and FHD in smartphones. If you can't notice a difference between 4K and FHD, you surely can't notice a difference between QHD and FHD. Again an invalid statement.
- look at non biased camera reviews of the XZ.
- agreed, they could have put 4GB RAM on the XZ. Even though you can't notice a difference now, it's good for future proofing. In my opinion this is the only con of XZ.
I don't know that Xperia xz is true flagship cell or not but I do believe that with Sony's hardware and software it is my dream right now. I ll buy it. Sony is the best
ME, 29 Sep 2016This site always has bad Sony reviews... in real life they are wonderful... wait to next week ... morenoooo!! just about camera they have bad reviews all other things was good but for camera i think they will do more with xperia camera not just set to auto or manual mod
in mobile version of site why gsmarena downscale full size images ?! thay are very blured and downscaled but in desktop version u can save and see all of the details ... in mobile version of site i thought i look at 3.15mp photos !!!!
maybe use less iso improve sharpness and improve noise !! 8000 with that shutter speed is just good for very speedy images in low light
i won't say much but the track id is usually spot on...the only reason i don't go sony is because i have become accustomed to 5.5 inch screens and that previous flagships don't mention gorilla glass
This is the best Xperia ever made. Gonna buy it and get rid of my Note 7, regardless the best phone in market right now.
Tann Hauser, 29 Sep 2016Just checked them.
Yeah, even in low light it beats all in sharpness, detail, color reproduct... moreI couldn't make sense of how you couldn't see just how bad this camera is so I made a side by side 100% crop using GSM's own photos against the current champ(IMO) that GSM have said take the best daytime photos:
There's a couple of old Mi3, Mi Note Pro pics too..
Also as far as design you should look at the 4 year old Xiaomi Mi3 or slightly older Lumia N9
Sony is the last company to offer mid range specs (ram, battery, resolution, questionable camera) in high end prices.
Even Apple cleaned up her act there.
I honestly , I don't get this company (Sony, I mean). This is the last year their mobile division is up and running and they continue the same mistakes? I honestly don't get them.
Rammstein, 28 Sep 2016Great phone - they should spend more money for marketing campaigns to push Sony where this bra... moreHTC is not bad, but XZ must be better than that, because the XZ use the customized camera sensor and only provide to Xperia flagship. You must knowSony always have the better updates, it must be even better than now.
Dont cry sony haters !! the best camera and the best stabilitation video is for..... Xperia xz.
Waiting dxomark rewiew
TeamAndroid, 29 Sep 2016now you are just trolling , or you have problem with your eyesight ... zoom in at atleast 100%... moreI don't even need to zoom to see all the noise. That's the point. With any other camera in 2016 flagships you have to pixel peep or stare for a while to see it's weaknesses, but with this the noise is just right there. Not sure about colour reproduction comparisons, but they are just completely irrelevant with such glaring weaknesses.
Being so bad at something like that is the sort of thing you would expect from cheap budget phones, not expensive $700 phones. It's not something that can be compensated for.
Viper, 28 Sep 2016"It's the best Sony smartphone ever".... and yet it's a subpar smartphone at the same time. At... more5 axis stabilisation a fail? Spoken like a true Samsung fanboy.
I suggest you watch PA's video comparison between the XZ and S7 in 1080 shooting. Its worth noting that the video shot in the S7 is much more wobbly ;-)
You guys complain about the camera shots taken by XZ because its a SONY. If it was Apple or Samsung having the exact same camera results you would call it revolutionary.
GSMA should conduct a blind test, and Sony will win like before. Don't you think? Last year the Z5 won.
Grey1213, 29 Sep 2016It's the most fuzzy photos I've seen in years. It doesn't even begin to compare to its competi... morenow you are just trolling , or you have problem with your eyesight ... zoom in at atleast 100% but better even further and compare it to likes of S7 and HTC 10 , XZ trumps them both when it comes to details and color reproduction and will definitely top dxo chart again .