Mr Magma, 30 Aug 2018At this point I'd rather get an S9 plus over this one. It sounds like you'd go for the Samsung rather than the Sony, because the Samsung is the "original". But from a more practical point of view, I'd say you could go for the Sony because now it has become pretty much like a Samsung with a much better software experience and faster updates (now that the hardware and general capabilities are so close to each other).
3.5mm is not coming back people. Sony is in the business of selling high end wireless headphones as well and they want you to buy them. Also let's not forget that Sony is still in business of selling dedicated music players which do have audio designated hardware and headphone jack. So they do not want their phones to cannibalize this either.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2018At least you admit it.
There was a sonyfan (not you.. but i think you know who is he), he use... moreI didn't say they will skip to microLED but in few years everyone will skip since they're the strongest.
Sony didn't flow any one but LGs panels are like that So it's a take or leave it for the company and they did make the edge and thats the only thing it copied so please don't say nonsense and become nonsense.
Nokia has the the same about the 8 siroco but when why no one is talking about ???
So I guess haters are everywhere :)
I find it annoying that folks who comment on this site are always complaining about one thing or the other about the Xperia range.
First it was bezels, then it was the display technology (LCD vs. OLED), then looks and now they're on to specs and pricing?
Their constant whining about practically every every device reviewed is so irritating I just hope GSM Arena just disables comments everywhere except their weekend debates and polls.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2018Jdi's oled is RGB. But sony doesn't use Jdi's oled because Jdi is not ready to mass-produce i... moreXperia xz3 used lg oled panel ( lg v30) https://www.oled-info.com/lg-display-supply-sony-p-oled-displays-future-smartphones
Shanti Dope, 30 Aug 2018So do you want them to copy Samsung's curved screen or Apple's notched screen? Make up your mi... moreAt least you admit it.
There was a sonyfan (not you.. but i think you know who is he), he used to say "oled is bad, sony will directly jump to microled and skip oled, rounded corner is a bad ui design, sony is different and will not follow what tr0lls say, etc".
Dientesdesierra, 30 Aug 2018Sony oled ia RGB 10 bits rec 2020Jdi's oled is RGB.
But sony doesn't use Jdi's oled because Jdi is not ready to mass-produce its product.
So sony uses Lg's oled.
Shanti Dope, 30 Aug 2018Hopefully next year they'd bring it back, just like how they took the feedback on the complain... moreYeah. There's hope. Sony listens. HTC listened by including a headphone jack for the first time in nearly 2 years in a mainstream device (not their Desire + line)
3D Memories, 30 Aug 2018Sony Xperia S9? They even copied the rounded corners of the screen from Samsung S9. So do you want them to copy Samsung's curved screen or Apple's notched screen? Make up your mind, Sony must choose only one of the two.
Thesis86, 30 Aug 2018Should have had a headphone jack. If it had a headphone jack, I would have bought itHopefully next year they'd bring it back, just like how they took the feedback on the complaints on the XZ Premium's large bezels.
Primark, 30 Aug 2018Looks like a samsung phone from upfront just cover the sony logo underneath and voila... Instead of making a notch, well......yeah.
Im a fan of sony but not bias. In fact this is the first time that i would say that Sony's sample shots are more pleasing than the Samsung's. Note9's night shots are brighther but Sony's sample shots are more natural.
Cassy O, 30 Aug 2018QHD Pentile OLED. Curved Screen. 2 things that Sony fans hate about Samsung and now Sony a... moreLMAO GSMArena doesn't even know who supplies the oled screen used in this device, S*msung is also not the only OLED manufacturer
I really like how people complain about sony phones about how they're not keeping up with samsung's features and what not and when they do implement some similar features to their phone these sammy fans go nuts over it.
Really people, just grow up. the market's huge, just buy the one you like instead of talking sh*t about any certain company, c'mon
3D Memories, 30 Aug 2018Sony Xperia S9? They even copied the rounded corners of the screen from Samsung S9. What's wrong with that? It's for the benefit of us consumers/customers of tech products. Are you paid by Samsung to troll this article?