This is very interesting, I am looking forward for GSMArena's review of this device. The OLED panel seems to be better that those found in LG 30 and Pixel 2XL, there was no shifting colors when viewed in different angles based on the pictures provided. Great work GSMA! Keep it up and thanks for the photo samples provided for our eyes.
Looks like a samsung phone from upfront just cover the sony logo underneath and voila...
It seems that Sony addressed the problem with overexposed highlights and light sources in lowlight. That´s a great development and lets hope that not only some review units behave like that.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2018It´s a huge improovement over the XZ2, yet Sony can´t match the same bezel design ... moreSize of front camera. This 13MP has same size of G7 rear cam.
1/3" is at least 50% more than 1/3.6" of Note 9..
Now sony also want to make money by attracting dumb rich people like apple and Samsung with features mix of them like design, curved edged display, no 3.5mm jack, pricing, same camera with softwares changes, low battery .... What a sad day to see sony doing this...
Should have had a headphone jack. If it had a headphone jack, I would have bought it
Thumbs up for GSMarena! They deliver camera samples, even lowlight samples. That´s what I want to see as user. Other sites only write something about the phone and its camera without showing samples. Thank you and keep up your great work.
It´s a huge improovement over the XZ2, yet Sony can´t match the same bezel design of Samsung or others... Gourgeous front display, ugly back.
Right now seems like sony is floating on their own baloon, they couldn´t care less of user opinions or other trends.
This is without any doubt the finest phone Sony has made in recent years. It's not perfect by any means but it's pretty good nonetheless.
3D Memories, 30 Aug 2018Sony Xperia S9? They even copied the rounded corners of the screen from Samsung S9. Samsung itself copied the rounded corners from the LG G6.
Sony Xperia S9? They even copied the rounded corners of the screen from Samsung S9.
Faizal Firdaus, 30 Aug 2018This should have been announced in MWC. Sony, you're late as usual. IFA needs some innovation... moreWell , OLED panel wasn't ready when XZ2-XZ2c was released at MWC 2018 ago , and if they forced the suppliers to get in time for XZ2 , then complain over OLED issues on XZ2 would be huge and Sony prevented it at all cost . So , that's why now XZ3 is getting the OLED display this IFA .
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2018I don't get it. What are you trying here sony? A phone alike any other for a price above every... moreThey only make Compact device once-per-year , only Z1 Compact to Z3 Compact then XZ1 Compact to XZ2 Compact buck that tradition (Z1-Z3 due to much improve hardware-specs wise and new redesign, XZ1-XZ2 almost the same) . Why the heck they want to release another Compact devices this year twice ? They need time to bake a new Compact devices (if it's coming next year) to make it a proper one . If Sony do release another Compact devices again this quarter , the loss of XZ3 Compact (if exist) would bigger than XZ2 Compact , as people would questioning the reason .
Hi GSMArena team...
Does it break easily like Samsung ?
Are there unwanted touchs on edges like Samsung?
Does light reflect on edge like Samsung?
limafranco, 30 Aug 2018Finally a new beautiful Xperia. I believe that specs and screen quality are as good or superio... morexperia xz3 has oled panel from lg ( lg v30)
Congratulations on finally adopting the OLED technology, Sony. It is a wise move and one that will definitely make an OLED and Sony lover like me seriously consider the XZ3. Now please consider adding OIS to your phones as well. It will make your very good cameras, brilliant. Bring back the 3.5mm jack also with a good DAC to boot?
Finally a new beautiful Xperia. I believe that specs and screen quality are as good or superior as S9+.
Let's wait for final review.