-Then I challenge you guys to fight me. Hold your S8/S8+ with your hands without accidentally touching the screen, drop your phone sideways and bring your phone back to me when it has no cracks, and show me how to put a screen protector on that screen, which covers the entire screen including the edges WITHOUT taking more than 10 minutes.
Yesteryear's flagship chip?
-Then why is nobody complaining about LG's use of SD821 which is also a chip of yesteryear? SD820 and SD821 are literally almost the same processors. What does that '1' does better? Oh, the name, because "higher number is better," right my dear friends?
-Why do you need such an overkill resolution on a small screen? Sony put 4K on the Z5 Premium and XZ Premium for VR users (yeah, Sony doesn't have a VR to use that with, but still, it's the purpose) and the XZ Premium offers a screen resolution adjustment if you don't need 4K all the time. Samsung needs 2K because sAMOLEDs are of less resolution because of 1 plain pixel vs 3 sub-pixel on 1 pixel of IPS LCD screens. A 2K sAMOLED = 1080p IPS LCD, unless the screen is in RGB pattern, which is way more expensive to manufacture than typical Diamond Pentile pattern panels. Geez people you really need more research on that.
-Only thing I could agree with you, but mid rangers have better cameras? Please people, that's way too much and OP. XZs is on flagship territory and it fails to compare to its competitors ONLY in low light because the XZs destroys every other flagships in broad daylight. Do I need to mention that 40x Super Slow Motion 960fps video recording? Like I've said, you're paying $200 for a phone that can't even do the same as close as this phone.
Battery is mediocre?
-72 vs 73 may not be that of a difference, but you wanna know why? Because it's the super bright display with such great contrast. G6 in comparison, gets the same endurance as the XZ because of a dimmer display (yeah blacks contribute but hey, it's the effect of HDR). No need to mention the STAMINA Mode, we know why it's the best power saving feature on any phones of all time.
Okay, so here's my thing - I'm not against all of you. I know it's your opinion, but the problem is that you people are overreacting to the phone, hating it too much as if the phone did anything bad to your family or your relatives. Anyone can have their preference, hence why I never argued about the design. But to say that this phone is the worst just because you don't like it is just an act of a child. Sorry, but that's what it is. This phone is not made to be cheap. Everything this phone has to offer matches a relatively high price, and for all over the years, I still don't understand why people are easily surprised by high price tags, as if you never bought a $1,000 flagship phone. You can hate me for this if you want, but I just wanted to emphasize on why everybody seems to be too affected with this single product. People, this is just a phone. It'll not destroy the world or put anyone or anything in danger. Apology if I sometimes do act like a hater, but I just act on people based on how they act upon me. If you're a fan to me, then I'll be a fan to you. I myself also have my own favorites, and to tell you directly, you're not mislead, I am a Sony fan - well, not as much as I was before. I know Sony's flaws, but those aren't bad if you consider the product itself. This is getting too long now and I might make a novel piece with this one, but cheer up guys, there are more useful things to do in life than having a war with other people because of smartphones. Have a nice day everyone
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2017Yet display mate rates them best.... If you guys gonna cite dxo then you need to accept displa... moreWhy? Displaymate tests only samsung and iphones, googles own here and there... .
What kind of reference is that?
Over all , Xperia Xzs is best phone in 2017.. They lot of improvement from previous Phone XZ...its much better than XZ ..
Why too many complain about camera ? ...guys Go to YouTube and campare and watch results... Xperia XZs is not bad in low light..
NokiaBeast, 08 Apr 2017These pathetic haters are raging against Sony, as if Samsung really offered anything new that ... moreBuy a 700$ device that can't even be used in VR and has no fingerprint scanner to boot in US. Argument can be made both ways
NokiaBeast, 08 Apr 2017Uhh, at least it brought something new and groundbreaking to the table. Bixby? No thanks, we h... moreYet display mate rates them best.... If you guys gonna cite dxo then you need to accept display mate too
These pathetic haters are raging against Sony, as if Samsung really offered anything new that is truly impressive really. Go buy your trash for $900 that can't even record the world in 960fps. Wait for the XZ Premium to destroy your garbage :)
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2017My last phone with AMOLED (Nexus 6) didn't seem to suffer from this. Or at least I didn't see ... moreWell, degradation is inevitable, because O is for Organic in word Amoled, the question is how soon it will be visible, if it 1.5-2 years to occur than OK, but I'm worrying that will happen early with my everyday Twitter use for 3-4 hours
Bobeobi, 08 Apr 2017Thx for reply, I'm consider S7 Edge as my new phone, but googled about so-called "burn-in" (to... moreMy last phone with AMOLED (Nexus 6) didn't seem to suffer from this. Or at least I didn't see that after about 2 years of using it. New owner didn't mention anything about that when he checked the device's condition. Good luck, maybe? :o
What a joke of a phone. Expensive, but doesn't really offer anything even remotely worth the price. Plus this square-thing going on with the design, too blocky for my personal taste. The camera was what I was expecting, the ugly artifacts and corner-softness just won't go away. :D
oppps, 08 Apr 2017it didnt happen with my s6 edge with 14 months of rigorous usage.. my 11 month old s7 edge wit... moreThx for reply, I'm consider S7 Edge as my new phone, but googled about so-called "burn-in" (to be precise it's just pixel dying) and found that there a bunch of complaints from Google Pixel owners, 'cause they using same panel as S7, about burned nav buttons after even 2 months and from S7 owners that with heavy usage facebook toolbar, instagram and keyboard layout are most common to be burned-in
Another One, 08 Apr 2017https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06XQFCDXW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1491644997&sr=8-3... moreLOL. It's a factory unlocked device, if you buy with carrier agreement the price is $650.
At this point, I hate sony more than any other android manufacturers...
what is this? who is in charge of product line up? who is approving this type of approach?
They have been releasing THREE, yeah you heard it right THREE flagships
in the last 12 months: X performance - XZ - XZs
SD820 3G - SD820 3G - SD821 4G, does sony really expect to sell this phone to anyone in 2017? God no wonder they are keep losing money
Cassy O, 08 Apr 2017$700 for this garbage?
Oversaturated and poorly calibrated screen (Delta 6.2 i don't know why... morehttps://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06XQFCDXW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1491644997&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=lg+g6
$650???xperia xzs is cheaper than lg g6..
Meh!, 08 Apr 2017Sony is still with the bold/old marketing strategy. Wth your new flagship smartphone with 5.2 ... moreNot all people want a big phone (5.5-6.0 inch) (big screen small body)..people have their own choose..no need to force people to buy something
$700 for this garbage?
Oversaturated and poorly calibrated screen (Delta 6.2 i don't know why GSMArena said is decent).
Old chipset SD820.
I would rather buy an LG G6 for $650 or pay $50 more for the superior Galaxy S8.
VoloKin Project, 08 Apr 2017Just give the Motion Eye to the others, they'll do better as always.Do you want Motion eye from them? Maybe 2 years later. Sony invent the camera sensor, next year you will see the latest tech and still you will wait 2 years later. Remember that Sony will giving the software update to improve the image processing.