AnonD-667624, 08 May 2017So this far, anyone can tell me why people hate bezel?I guess because screen ratio has evolved and now tiny bezels = "the norm." People like to hate a phone or a company that seems to be going backward in design. The bezels are odd looking but you know what? It's a trade- off. Bezels are why the phone is only 8mm thick and 143g weight. I'LL TAKE IT! I have had the XA1 for 3 days and liking it a lot. Battery endurance better than I expected. I paid only $300 USD + tax for this great new phone; I paid more than that for both my Xperia Z3 Compact and previously Galaxy S4 Mini. And those models were 1 year old when I bought them! Oh and if you're in USA, good luck finding another phone with LTE band 66. (LG V20 is only one I believe). Cheers
AnonD-667624, 08 May 2017So this far, anyone can tell me why people hate bezel?Because samsungs marketing department tells people what they should find important in phones.
New camera looks stunnig. Being much more better than, for instance, iPhone7's one and it takes almost as good pic as it does in low light cond. Many ways better than previous flagships and current XZs. Good job. Now it is really premium camera indeed
Shrey21, 08 May 2017It has redesigned lens compared to XZ not XZs. XZ Premium and XZs share the same lensI doubt it. XZs still have corner softening while XA1 hve been upgraded, maybe Sony upgrade the device on newer launch phones, XA1 & XZ premium. The article said nothing about XZs, but XZ premium instead.
AnonD-96745, 08 May 2017Found it. Here it is - http://www.xperiablog.net/2017/05/04/xperia-xz-premium-has-a-redesigned... moreIt has redesigned lens compared to XZ not XZs. XZ Premium and XZs share the same lens
AnonD-425261, 07 May 2017what is the wrong with Xperia XA design !!! instead of this boxy sharp ugly phone. one of the... moreYeah...I only love the xperia xa...but then i realize tha xperia x has a great design..am I the only one who loved bezel on the xperia x?
AnonD-96745, 08 May 2017Yeah hopefully it does, i saw somewhere on the web that XZ premium got redesigned lens & s... moreFound it. Here it is - http://www.xperiablog.net/2017/05/04/xperia-xz-premium-has-a-redesigned-g-lens-versus-the-xz/
AnonD-251354, 08 May 2017X series last year sucks, this year is an awesome year for Sony specially for XZ PremiumYeah hopefully it does, i saw somewhere on the web that XZ premium got redesigned lens & sofware compare to XZs. Just like XA1, their 23mp camera got upgraded.
Surficial, 07 May 2017Isn't far off what ppi iphones have, rgb lcds are sharper than amoleds.No iPhone have below 326ppi display, this since 2010, and I didn't understand what you're trying to say, I did not said anything about AMOLED displays, 720p on the Compact series was reasonable because of the small size of the display, but 5' and up 1080p is best.
Thanks for the review. I was patiently waiting for it. Seems like Sony did a good job upgrading the XA. Glad to know that battery life and performance has improved over from before and added the upgrade to camera department too. I also feel that Sony could've done a better job at reducing the length of the chin and forehead, or at least, supply it with a front facing stereo speakers. The battery also, would probably perform awesomely if they placed a slightly larger battery (2700mah maybe?). :)
AnonD-237381, 08 May 2017Sony cameras may be excellent on paper, but their image processing software sucks and everybod... moreMaybe you should start seeing the camera compare tool and pick Iphone 7 and S8 for comparison to XA1. If you call XA1 a trash then maybe all phones are trash.
AnonD-96745, 08 May 2017Come on man, i'm Xperia fan too, own Xperia X Performance, my wife owns Huawei Mate 9, in term... moreX series last year sucks, this year is an awesome year for Sony specially for XZ Premium
AnonD-664474, 08 May 2017Oh, the P10 and P10 Plua Two of the 87-point scorers in DxOMark, just as good as the XZ, whic... moreAnd more, your comments are full of xenophobic thoughts about China, Huawei is just the biggest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, your beloved Sony phones are full of Huawei patented tech, Huawei isn't successfull because of Leica, Sony bad market choices aren't Huawei's fault.
AnonD-664474, 08 May 2017So a 70% STB Ratio means small bezels already? It may have smaller bezels, but it doesn't tak... moreSony cameras may be excellent on paper, but their image processing software sucks and everybody knows that, but you're way too much fanboy to see admit it.
AnonD-664474, 08 May 2017So a 70% STB Ratio means small bezels already? It may have smaller bezels, but it doesn't tak... moreCome on man, i'm Xperia fan too, own Xperia X Performance, my wife owns Huawei Mate 9, in terms of image quality, Huawei's Leica beats Xperia for sure, even at 12mp, the level of details are higher than xperia. The only advantage of Xperia is their video stabilisation, the best! On other things, Huawei P9/Mate 9/P10 trumps. Be rational. And i know dxomark rate X Performance higher than P10, but in real life, its the otherway around.