Tann Hauser, 02 Mar 2017By that logic, why then even compare stuff like screen size and their res? Use miracast or dl... moreWell, I personally try to avoid surfing on my phone even it's a 6" one, but it's so much nicer on my desktop with 34" Ultrawide, comfortable mouse and a mechanical keyboard. So that logic works for me, phone is just my "traveling" PC when I can't use my own PC. Hate typing on a touchscreen, should bring a mechanical keyboard with me all around the world, actually. :-D
[deleted post]Well said. Don't we forget that everything Sony had as standard in its mobile phones since 2012 Samsung adopted it in 2016. 4 years later and still not on par with Sony. For example the first Xperia Z had the tendency to have muffled sound for some time if you have gone underwater with the phone. After z2 they made improvements on build structure to get rid of that effect. S7 edge as being the first flapless ip certified phone from Samsung, means no expertise on the matter, suffers from things like these that Xperia line has solved since 2014. Waterproof flagships, metal bodies with front and back glass design, dedicated display chip, ldac for both USB and 3.5mm jack,dsee hx algorithm support, heatpipes with fluid inside for heat dissipation since z2, glove mode, the first complete theme engine, the most stable Android experience globally, built-in augmented reality in Stock camera app since the original Z, none carrier locked trash devices and many more that everyone ignores. Gsma always was an anti Sony fan and it's obvious enough from the first sentence or even the titles on their Sony mobile reviews. Although its not entirely their fault that Sony doesn't have good relations with the American market it's obvious that they've never used a Sony phone as a daily before. That's what makes Sony smartphones unique, the fact that few own them. And as a global rule, the masses go mainstream like sheeps no matter what they're buying or how much they're buying as long as it's popular. The benefit to own sth so rare to be found on others' hands shows how much more valuable is the phone you're holding. The reactions you get from everyone when they see a mirror coloured Z5P on your hand is priceless like the fact that they have to ask what phone is this. Like the fact that despite someone can get a Lycan Hypersport or a Regera or a 918 spyder car, they will eventually get a lambo because that's what it is more known. Being popular never was a good thing no matter what everyone believes and that stands for every consumer's product either being a phone or a car or a fridge. When Sony was building phones that looked like jewels and Samsung's only offering was plastic bricks inside a plastic box wrapped in a plastic ribbon called a phone everyone was saying hardware is what matters most. Now bezels matter most because Samsung decided to reduce them. Having the archaic touch buttons and home button like a symbian era phone up till now, up till 7 generations of galaxy phones tells nothing as long as a Samsung logo is on the device. That's how every Samsung midranger gets destroyed by phones with half or one third of their price like xiaomi phones but still everyone buys an A3 or A5 that cannot even ran temple ran Or have the decency to offer smooth app animations inside the messenger app or lagless scrolling on instagram and costs more than 300$ and offers absolutely none Android experience whatsoever. And s7 edge is a really nice and beautiful device, don't get me wrong, the best Samsung has ever produced, that I would definitely buy if not everyone else had one. And I'm one of the huge and early fans of exynos SoCs, on of the first to defend Samsung's work on pc ssds etc. But everything else produced on the mobile market, other than S series and note series, by this company is utter trash for people with no clue that have none to do with tech or innovations on the verge. You don't need to defend Sony anywhere, WE don't need to defend Sony anywhere and to anyone as long as we get what we pay and we know why we paid it. There is no way through to convince a person or a mass for sth that even people like Aristotle, Sofoklis and Einstein couldn't achieve in eras that information and knowledge were so valuable you had to pay for it to get. Now it's free and Noone bothers to access it to at least have a clue when they defend a company, a book or what they please them.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2017Comparing tiny phone speakers. Are you guys serious? Just use quality headphones or more prefe... moreBy that logic, why then even compare stuff like screen size and their res?
Use miracast or dlna to watch media, surf, play games on big screen, not tiny mobile ones.
No Matter, 02 Mar 20174K screen is overkill and pointless and needless. Don't bother sony.1080p resolution is enough for a phone..as proved. So 2k is also useless. So Samsung is also useless..
AnonD-327936, 02 Mar 2017HTC M7 had smaller bezels and the best speakers even to this day.No it didnt. 65 % ratio.
In HTc you always must account for visual trick of active screen being actualy smaller than glass front, that is over extra black bezel area with htc logo.
AnonD-327936, 02 Mar 2017HTC M7 had smaller bezels and the best speakers even to this day.Comparing tiny phone speakers. Are you guys serious? Just use quality headphones or more preferably quality external speakers for actual sound quality test. Sony's tend to be criminally quiet on volume, the quality might be okay, but you'd have to max out the volume to even hear something to begin with. Is this why people try to defend the tiny built-in speakers? I had the M8 and while everyone praised the speakers and said they even had lower frequencies, it all sounded as flat as any other phone speaker(s) out there.
SONY needs to make a COMPACT FLAGSHIP phone again!!!
It's the only way they can have a win, because no one on the market right now has a decent waterproof high end compact, so there's noone standing out, everyone is making the "same phone"..
Also, why does everyone insist on having a tablet size phone, you can't wholly use comfortable with just one hand.. I have decent size hands and even I cant reach the further corners of the screen on these new phones without having the phone rest on my fingertips..
i like bezels on the sides. allows you to hold the phone comfortably without accidental touches. i've only had grief with the stupid samsung edge display.
Orson Krennic, 02 Mar 2017Oh boy... you know nothing about technology, all that you know only 'Sony is the best'. LOL w... moreI confirm the Xperia XZ music experience is superior, because I own the Xperia Z2, I know the music quality is great and it is awesome and definitely better than S7, even the S8(not coming out yet), I can wonder it music quality also defeated by my Xperia Z2.
ssbatman21, 02 Mar 2017So how big are the pixels exactly???? They mentioned 19% bigger but what r they comparing wit... moreCompared to the previous camera sensor found on Xperia phones. All of the previous Xperias had 1.12μm pixel size but this new sensor is 1.22μm. Though this doesn't sound like 19% bigger is definitely an improvement let alone the fact that it only lost minor mp count in total resolution. Definitely preferable to 12mp cameras everyone else is packing, since they force you to always shoot at 9mp to get a full screen pic in 16:9. At least Sony is offering the full resolution of its camera sensor since Z5 series. 23mp for 4:3 and 20mp for 16:9. Multi aspect sensors rule.
S3mm, 02 Mar 2017If they dud that the camera wont fit, the camera module need a dedicated place (it's a big and... moreYou are right, but they are putting huge cameras on their phones from Sony Xperia Z1, from September 2013...they should have found a way to fit them in a smaller bezel in 3 and a half years...the mobile market is growing so fast that even 2 year seem a lot...
AnonD-359894, 02 Mar 2017I was also expecting a little cut top-bottom bezels. 4-5 mm cut from each end would have been ... moreyeah, I know that G6 and S8 don't have stereo front facing speakers, but as you said this doesn't justify this big bezels. No one in the right mind wants G6 level of bezel from XZ Premium, but a bit less than now would have been possible(even Z5 Premium has smaller bezels).
I also think that Sony has the most elegant and sexy design, I love, this is the reason I own Sony phones for years, but it's time to make the same elegant and sexy phones with a bit less bezel.
Orson Krennic, 02 Mar 2017Oh boy... you know nothing about technology, all that you know only 'Sony is the best'. LOL w... moreyou also no nothing in technology, all you know is Samsung is the best, lol
maybe the best killing people
Do you think that the extra 2 bits per channel will be meaningfully different?
[deleted post]Okay LTPS is enhanced LCD, but does it have 0 or pure black? Does it have infinite contrast ratio?
Why must choose between Iris or Fingerprint scanner if you can use both of them, with Samsung you can use both at the same time ;-), but as i said before Iris scanner is more secure than the fingerprint scanner for certain things not just unlocking your phone (Secure folder, private mode, etc).
Hi-Res audio? Even the Galaxy Note 3 is capable to play 24-bit audio. LDAC and inbuilt NC those features only compatible with Sony ear/headphones (So it forces you to buy their headphones LOL, sorry most of Sony's headphones and earphones are ugly).