No headphone jack = No buy. Not to mention excessively thicc while having an average battery, a testament to poor PCB designing and internal construction. Compare that to thinner phones from other companies but have the same battery capacity.
Only blind fanboyism will make people like this phone (and the XZ2 Compact). I used to like Sony, but their poor choices (lack of OIS), bad camera software optimization, and terrible aftersales and customer service turned me away from Sony. The last good Sony phones were the Z series, which was their golden era. They likewise ruined the Compact line by releasing the horrible fat monstrosity XZ2 Compact, which is a terrible successor to the Compact series.
XtremE16, 15 Mar 2018Breaking News :- Samsung wants to become SonyÂ’s worst nightmare https://www.sammobile.c... moreThey are already are. But that's because of Sony's refusal to do anything about it. Just float along
They downgraded some specifications and removed features like the selfie camera with lower resolution and without autofocus, the lower display resolution, the worse fingerprint position, the lack of audio jack, lose VR capabilities, etc.
You can try to hide the facts with what the phone do better but those flaws still be there and the actual design is so generic, the ugly back and the spoon soup shape make it unstable and slippery. With the new vibration engine you can easily imagine the amount of times that it'd end in the floor: https://gifs.com/gif/YvxnPO or if you push it accidentally.
If we put the XZ2 together with it's cost and specifications in one of the plates of a balance scale and the XZ1 equally in the other plate, taking into account when both were released. The XZ1 was and still is clearly a better value for the money.
The flaws of the XZ2 are clear and if you go to the Sony forums you perceive it immediately in their own customers. What i've seen visiting them, if we divide the actual customers of previous models in three parts, two of them don't like the new ones. One third talk about wait for future models and watch if Sony reconsider change the design, another third that want change now of phone prefer change to other brand before buy a XZ2 and only one part or less are talking about buy the XZ2 or the XZ2 compact.
Downgrade some specifications, remove features and ask for a higher price seems to not be a good idea, and the SoC doesn't count because is simply the next generation. Each one can figure their own conclusions, it looks like Sony is learning from Apple, but be careful, even if you maintain your profits for a while with less sales at some point you'll fall if you don't do anything to address it asap.
eelpout, 15 Mar 2018so PhoneArena's box came with a true quick charger or were they mistaken? too bad they didn't ... moreTo answer my own question, it looks like they received a charger that will go up to 12v, 1.35a. So not 20 watts but close.
Yann, 15 Mar 2018And I don't get it how you can call lowlight photos excellent?!? So much noise and so less de... more The only thing this phone lack is headphone jack. Everything else is game changing and almost perfect as per current standard. Even gsmarena is impressed. Just give it a rest. It's a well-made, thoughtfully designed different phone.
XtremE16, 15 Mar 2018Xperia XZ2 unboxing https://youtu.be/u_AwWPUT4-Aso PhoneArena's box came with a true quick charger or were they mistaken? too bad they didn't state the amperage. Guess this will be a regional difference.
Nick, 14 Mar 2018Nope, if you really have "trained eyes" you will be able to clearly tell the difference betwee... morenoise: the one thing I'll point out from the two shots you selected is the S9 has two stops of an advantage as it was shot at ISO 320 and the Sony XZ2 at ISO 1250. But this is where S9's OIS comes in to play because the camera can steady itself better then the Sony can.
Why Sony still didnÂ’t understand that if it cram huge megapixel like around 20mp in a small sensor like 1/2.3 its mean reduce pixel sizes...reduce pixel size mean low quality images with lots of noise
Yann, 15 Mar 2018And I don't get it how you can call lowlight photos excellent?!?
So much noise and so less de... morenope, detail is much better than s8, so does the noise performance
just head to photo compare tool, it more fair comparison and see the difference yourself
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2018Samsung was releasing very capable mirrorless cameras. Don't know why they decided to give up ... moreYup, samsung release a capable mirrorless camera, but capable is not enough at that time, it need to be revolutionary to take the attention of consumer especially pro's
just look what sony, fujifilm and panasonic has done
in term of product, japan is not only the one holding back feature, the same can be said to cupertino, even if we take sony camera, the latest one is alluring for it's price, the phone while lacking jack(maybe to boost the wireless headset sale), they didn't really hold back
samsung on the other hand, yup, they give everything they can, but they always messed up something in the process, like the software stability in their phone
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2018Mate 10 Pro is bigger and wider. It has oled that is thinner than lcd. Cameras are smaller... moreGood luck with the software update of you Huawei phone. The regular mate 10 has better screen at regular 16:9 ratio no black bars but the software update is not good and security patches last for only two years unlike other OEMs who supports their flagship for 3 to 4 years.
Tann Hauser, 15 Mar 2018And yet higher mpx on Xperia does make a difference in good light photo.
In low light this on... moreAnd I don't get it how you can call lowlight photos excellent?!?
So much noise and so less details compared to Samsung S8 series and iPhone. Even other manufacturers doing better job.
Yann, 15 Mar 2018Most phones these days can shot great photos in daylight. That is not a problem for Nokia, HTC... moreAnd yet higher mpx on Xperia does make a difference in good light photo.
In low light this one is on par and even better than some top low light shooters among phones today.
What does your supposed XZ Premium have to do with quality of low light photos of this phone?!
The lowlights are excellent.
Stop being circumstantialy bia.
I ll give you a hint.
Under camera section in the rev, there is a slider to show improvement in lowlight with Bionz ISP on this one.
And it is a big leap, not minor improvement.
So please, quit misleading readers here out of....
no, realy, I dont get it, whats with the fury?
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2018Mate 10 Pro is bigger and wider.
It has oled that is thinner than lcd.
Cameras are smaller... moreI don't think so!
There's not only the physical dimensions that defines a battery capacity...
Don't forget also that there's not only a battery that should fit in this minimum 6 mm (for higher thicknesses there are no problems).
That's all I can say for you, you seem focusing on something and different opinions than yours seem to disturb you.
Have a great day!