Very nice review! I can't wait until this phone is released in my country, totally loving that battery life test.
You should totally update the review once the phone gets Android Oreo to see if the battery life improves some!
Good review, but... It's a midranger, there's is not much midranger that spot bezelless design, yeah there's the LG Qs but look how much compromise that phone have to get the bezelless design
Where are those Snapdragon fanboys complaining about Helio P20 battery endurance and performance? LOL
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017You can find very good deals on Samsung A's which make them quite affordable. (Got mine for 1... moreIt's not outdated. Not if iPhones use the same flipping design. Also, the camera has a more accurate color than any other phone brand right now.
I was eagerly waiting for the review of this smartphone, thank you GSMarena, by the way, this smartphone is a midrange killer, and it is mostly targeting gamers for its fabulous battery life, amazing 5.5 FHD display as usual from Sony king of displays, DJ speakers, good job sony for adding fingerprint scanner, and finally the price is surprisingly cheap especially for a Japanese product, Good job Sony :).
I am laughing, 07 Oct 2017This is not a bad looking phone and overall better than overpriced Samsung A series phones.
T... moreYou can find very good deals on Samsung A's which make them quite affordable. (Got mine for 170Â€)
Sony is improving but as long as they stick to their (super) dated design and don't have screens that can rival competitors' OLEDs, they will lag behind.
It's also a real shame that they have never beaten their competitors in the camera department (flagships).
Why no testing of low light camera image quality? It's probably mediocre as it was with other Xperias that used it, but, still, the image quality test is incomplete without it.
One thing that I am not a fan of with their designs is that the corners always jam into my palm.
I've been waiting for Xperia X to drop it's price here in PH, then I'll get it. After seeing this, I think I can wait a little longer. :D
I'm sure next year is your SONY... Well done job... Everything become wow
This is not a bad looking phone and overall better than overpriced Samsung A series phones.
The battery life is absolute killer. As expected of Sony - truely the most efficient android UI maker.
Sony phones for the last 2 years was in their shadow. They made some really weird decision like putting smaller battery but finally their sense are back. At least one feature of Sony is better than other phone maker now is - better battery life.
Next thing to do -
1. Reduce the top and bottom bazel.
2. Improve your camera processing.
Even HTC now make better camera than Sony which is very embrassing for Sony. Time to get ride of the humiliation and make a image processing that can rival Samsung, HTC and google.
Good (former flagship) Cameras, both front and back. Excellent Sony Multimedia package. Bright screen. Those bezels make the phone look older than it's 72% STB ratio would have us believe.
And finally, 102 hour endurance rating! This is the third Sony phone in a row with great battery life (after the XZ and the XZ Compact). I think I can safely say that Sony is BACK! Now can't wait to see the stunning bezel-less 2018 Sony flagship.