Tidy looks, Total experience in an android phone = XZp
Good job Sony
Tann Hauser, 14 May 2017Im being sarcastic, to fun out those better seller_better phone nonsns folk. Yeah if it sells more doesn't mean it's best. It means people are actually shelling out their hard earned money for it. It won't happen unless you do 3 things right
1 generate a cult following (not possible for any other brand than you know who)
2 give people what they want
3 Bombard them with excessive marketing and coax retailers to sell your phone for High commission. The company that's third does this perfectly and to some extent 2nd point too(good build, selfie and OK battery life) so they sell. Look at these points and think about brand which does not sell. Where are they wrong. You'll get your answer
Lex79, 14 May 2017And which category do you think you fall into I wonder?
From the tone of your ramblings bel... moreYour analysis about haters is wrong. One can hate a phone because it obviously cuts corners and perpetuates a fraud.
Look at S8 for example. A downgrade in battery, hardly an upgrade on performance or pixel density, only notable change is the taller screen (which on in itself is not very useful) so as someone who loves past Samsung phones I feel I have every right to criticize how fraudulent they've become.
Same with Sony. They evolve every 3 generations, literally. They keep for example the same battery life for ages, sometimes it regresses, the keep the same design despite its flaws , etc...
And sometimes a company that used to make steps forwards each generation suddenly stops and takes a step back. Look at G6, worse camera than G5 , a lot worse battery (it's sealed, so no spares) and same performance. All those are worth of critique and it's not hating, they are just bad ideas...
Anonymous, 14 May 2017sony is so popular. because never change its ugly big bezel designs since years ago. lol.Still gets popular without even trying. Samsung is wasting money just to become popular. Lol
AnonymouseX, 14 May 2017Who is to be blamed? Samsung and Apple fans started this all. Now some crap Chinese lovers j... moresony is so popular. because never change its ugly big bezel designs since years ago. lol.
ithehappy, 14 May 2017You need a doctor mate, sooner the better.I am one. Need medication? Your eyes dont seem to work well in low light.
AnonymouseX, 14 May 2017Who is to be blamed?
Samsung and Apple fans started this all.
Now some crap Chinese lovers j... moreAnd which category do you think you fall into I wonder?
From the tone of your ramblings below....oh I'm sorry that was 'beautiful words of wisdom' wasn't it??? (points for attempted comedy on your part there at least) I would guess 'lover'?
Problem is the lovers and haters (or fanboys and trolls as they are otherwise labelled) are pretty much the same thing. It's stands to reason that if you hold a strong enough bias towards one brand, then your pretty much going to feel a need to defend that bias to the detriment of all competing brands.
Therefore, as a general rule, most fanboys are haters and most haters are fanboys, and they are all a menace!
Other than myself, I could probably count on one hand the number of other commenters on here that could be classed as unbiased (or average users in your simplistic terms).
Dear Friends what make your worshipped brands pathetic are the fans and the haters who start insulting each other and talking nonsense out of topic showing the users are not smart enough.
Smartphones are for smart people and some of you are just, pathetic
You'd better write and publish a novel about this conflict and transform it to be an achievement because I believe you guys like writing
Remember you pay the phone not the phone paid you!
Anonymous, 14 May 2017Don't know why people attack each other just because of the phones... It is just a phone. It's the crown artifact of modern societies. Modern societies are built on continual growth, some of those companies are violating this eternal truth by offering pretty much the same phone or at times worse than last gen so that to have short sighted gains.
This type of behavior is corrupt and if it piles up it will take down the whole of our technical civilization. Pretty much what happened to Soviet union, 20 years of technical and societal stagnation lead to a miserable country and miserable people. Everything is based on whether companies are making progress and on whether we'd be supporting the right companies.
Sony is unfortunately is not one of them. She took the low road of low specs and gimmicks so she has to be criticized harshly else her antiques and her fans will take the society down. This is very much a modern battlefield, it's not just a phone.
Through the use of reason people should understand that this phone is no good and a weak excuse of evolution. Its reputation should be dismantled before *it* dismantles society.
Aside from the design , tthe xz premium just shows what sony has always done so far..Playing by their own rules... 4k, like they say you decide if you need...Batery life endurance is seriously penalized by this..Then again you decide.
Good job, the best so far in years by sony. Just whish that sony had done a better job by reducing the bezels and make less square....
Anonymous, 14 May 2017Don't know why people attack each other just because of the phones... It is just a phone. Who is to be blamed?
Samsung and Apple fans started this all.
Now some crap Chinese lovers joined the tandem, too.
Don't you notice that this section is rather filled with more haters than lovers and average users?
Altogether the non-Sony fans form a big rampage team and starts war on Sony articles instead of any other else.
You know, Sony is most popular here at GSMArena.
Don't know why people attack each other just because of the phones... It is just a phone.
AnonymouseX, 14 May 2017You mean they're desperate to hate Sony?they are laughing at sony's failure
Anonymous, 14 May 2017yeah. sony's sound quality is not special. As if Samsung's, LG's, or anybody else is special.
Anonymous, 14 May 2017not just from samsung fans. but from all other brands. because sony is too uglyYou mean they're desperate to hate Sony?
Tann Hauser, 14 May 2017Was it not Oppo 9 in q1?
So Oppo is best phone of all, no iph, xperia or samsung can match... moreNo it was iphone 7.Iphone 7 plus is on the second place.oppo is on the third place oppo r9s :)