I raised my eyebrows when I read that this Sony Xperia beast is laggy. Seriously? Lol
Using Xz1c with zero lag since forever
"Don't get gsmarena wrong, this phone is good, but S10 is out now, so I PERSONALY will now take a 3 day ride with this one, call it a midranger, and cr.. p a little on every single aspect of it "
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2019Please, enough with the JDI myth. Sony fanboys want to believe this, but it's an LG panel. I ... moreYou certainty dont own an xz3 . I own an huawei and the screen is like 480p .
jrharbort, 09 Mar 2019I've been using the 6GB RAM variant of the XZ3 from Hong Kong (flashed to the Taiwan region fi... moreWhich program did you use to flash? I have the international model and want to flash a different firmware.
vrvly, 08 Mar 2019Simply for sony to lag in bringing features from competition means users who like or wish to h... moreHeck, even if they're working with the Alpha camera division on the XPERIA 1, I doubt that they're trying their best
vrvly, 08 Mar 2019Actually funny excuse as there are absolutely new companies that perform better, feels like no... moreExactly. And it's disappointing because they not only have the best camera division, but the best hardware for the camera. Hell, they could totally rival Google if they tried.
I've been using the 6GB RAM variant of the XZ3 from Hong Kong (flashed to the Taiwan region firmware for speedy updates), and it doesn't suffer from any of the lag or performance issues mentioned in this long-term review. It has been solid from Day 1, and remains solid.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2019Enjoy your Xiaomi while it's still cheap! https://www.xda-developers.com/expect-xiaomis-fl... moreThat's only a probabillity, and it will only apply to their flagships if it does happen. Xiaomi lives out of their current business and would fail as a company if they stopped doing so. In any case, there'll always be other options. Im not silly enough to buy a 1000$ phone :)
rabinossauro, 08 Mar 2019Xiaomi is one of, if not the most, reasonable company pricing-wise with their smartphones. You... moreEnjoy your Xiaomi while it's still cheap!
Through out the whole review there are mentions of competitors and how they do things better and have something mind-blowing about them while XZ3 doesn't. I would love to know what those competitors are since they are never mentioned by name
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2019I think the panel is not LG but JDI and there is no grain.Please, enough with the JDI myth. Sony fanboys want to believe this, but it's an LG panel.
I owned the XZ3, it had graininess on the screen. Someone on the XDA forums reported the same issue.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2019I couldn't disagree more. Fortunately, I never take into account such bs when I'm choosing my ... moreDon't think he use this phone more than few days. Only time that I face lags and stutters was when I recover all my apps and data from google acc. During that proces phone is noticeably slower and I can bet he face same problem.
Allan, 08 Mar 2019This is terrible!! I remember a review on XDA (I believe) saying that the XZ2, so the previous... moreYes, I do and I cannot corroborate the story. If I have to be extremely strict with my phone, I may admit that some animations may drop one of two frames in some animations after the telephone has just woken up, but this is rather rare. However most of the issues mentioned in this review are not present; I face no lag by opening the recent apps rolodex, there is no lag in switching between apps no matter how fast I try and no unresponsive keys on keyboard.
I couldn't disagree more. Fortunately, I never take into account such bs when I'm choosing my next phone.
Writing this from my "lagging" Xperia XZ3... thanks, I wouldn't have known that my phone lags if it wasn't this piece of crap I just read. ^^
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2019They failed to mention the graininess on the LG panel used in the XZ3.I think the panel is not LG but JDI and there is no grain.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2019Good review. Their lower-than-rivals sales now make perfect sense, also explains why I never e... moreWell, thing is that not ever having seen in the wild this phone means that you cannot be sure about the validity of this review. I have the phone and I cannot agree with 70% of what is written here. I think it's fair to criticize bezels if you prefer notches and holes, you can also criticize lag (though I have zero of it in my unit, maybe they have a faulty unit) but the moment when the reviewer starts criticizing useful features like sound upscaling and face detection to keep the screen always on, then you can tell that it's not the most objective review.
Shak23, 08 Mar 2019But have you seen any huawei image stabilization its rubbish when shooting videoThe stabilisation of Mate 20 Pro is rubbish? Then I'm sorry to say this but XZ3 doesn't perform any better in this area.
Podipie, 08 Mar 2019I don't really understand the mind of these sony fansboi. Why do you defend a faceless company... moreThing is... I own this handset and so much from this review doesn't correspond to my experience;
-I face zero lag. I face zero unregistered touches etc. It's a very smooth phone.
-I am so used to the fingerprint scanner position that I have problems with the position of my secondary handset (a Nexus 5X. Suddenly that position seems to me too high). So it's really a muscle memory thing.
-Battery life is the best I ever had with a handset.
-The review is going on and on about several features that are actually useful. How is it fair to complain about the phone featuring sound upscaling or an extra clean up tool? Why is this such a problem, and why isn't Samsung heavy skinned and full of extras build a problem? Duplicate apps? Well, the Sony apps are very useful, because the standard Google ones try to force you into accepting a cloud service subscription, whereas the Sony ones are excellent offline options. At least, unlike 90% of competitors, Sony bothered to give to their apps and the rest of the interface a proper Material Design coat of paint in order to offer a consistent interface design. Something that so few Android OEMs bother with.
I own this phone and I enjoy a far better experience than the one described here.