The rating's so low I almost feel sorry for this phone... almost. Lol
Well I actually have this handset and been using since launch and its been nothing but fantastic does a great job.
Shui8, 12 Jun 2019Hide the notch in settings (becomes full 18:9 screen ratio), & enjoy more goodness than th... moreYou can hide the notch, but cant make it go away.
I would still know it is there.
I think it is ridiculous that in 2019 there a companoes that cut things like USB C and NFC just to include better cpu.
Put there you find phones with SD660 that has micro USB.
Soapy, 12 Jun 2019"bezels are not functionality nor features" True, in most phones these days they see it as ... moreThere is absolutely no use of bezels. I play PUBG and other games at least 5 hours a day on my bazeless phone with no issue. You don't need bezels to play games or watch movies.
Shui8, 12 Jun 2019Hide the notch in settings (becomes full 18:9 screen ratio), & enjoy more goodness than th... moreDon't doubt about the build quality of redmi note 7. It has 10x better build quality than L3.
Corporal Clegg, 12 Jun 2019On the competition section, GSMArena "forgot" to mention that all the alternatives they list h... moreHide the notch in settings (becomes full 18:9 screen ratio), & enjoy more goodness than this Xperia L3. The specs is way way lower than other competition, for the price.
Honor 8X even comes with 128gb internal memory. Then there is Redmi Note 7, but i still doubt its built quality.
On the competition section, GSMArena "forgot" to mention that all the alternatives they list have the con of a display ruined by some notch. That's a big con on my book.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019Not even closeRedmi 7 has notched screen which is worse thing.
Does not have NFC.
Does not have USB C
Does not have Bluetooth 5
It does have higher SAR as usual.
Sony used to deliver a substantially good audio quality back in the days of Ericsson.. But since it separated.. It gotten worst and worst year by year.. Until the removal of jack
One thing that Xperias suffered alot was the speakers on waterproof phones.. Yes now they already improved but they are way too late.. That caused their market to flop sooo hard than thanos snapped his fingers
Now what do they gave to us? A phone which has no pie.. Really bad spec/price.. And definitely the worst update schedule ever.. Worst than oppo.. Sony you're dum and arrogant
Sony is not aware that the entre level market has changed...... i mean.....They literaly have no learned NOTHING over the past years..... Thankfully others did and with 180€ you can purchase excellent phones..... Even with less amount you can still buy better phones than this....
The Nokia 2.2 (aprox. 100€) is WAY BETTER than this, android one support.
Soapy, 12 Jun 2019"bezels are not functionality nor features"
True, in most phones these days they see it as ... moreWe are on the same side... What I was trying to say is, the presence or absense of Bezels(Bezels or Bezeless) should not be considered in rating a phone.
Especially when we all clearly see the phone makes good of actual usable features for its price range.
I think GSMA is trying to pull a stunt here, where they make fans complain about the rating so they'll increase it later to justify the reduction of Xperia 1 ratings.
"bezels are not functionality nor features"
True, in most phones these days they see it as an aesthetic quality.
But let me point out the "use" for bezels. That physical surface area next to the screen is where I put my fingers on when holding the phone. Much like the two long bumps found on gaming controllers (downward, one left and one right), except this is smaller so it can fit into pockets.
Daany, 12 Jun 2019What's with this rating? There is nothing wrong with this device at that price range. I tho... moreYes the rating is too low, and I am speaking as someone who is very critical of Sony phones. 3.2 would be a more reasonable score.
What's with this rating? There is nothing wrong with this device at that price range.
I thought we judge with
Display, performance, battery life, camera, audio, sofware, build quality... I mean actual things we use on a phone according to price.
Bezels are not funtionality nor feature.
This el-cheapo smartphone has many things I like. I like how THICC those bezels are, aw yeah. And that main camera placement at the corner. Side mounted FPS much preferred location beside on the front, though I don't know why Sony won't put the power button together with it anymore. Expandable memory (by microSD card slot). USB Type C. 3.5mm jack.
I wish for those *qualities* mentioned above. I wish someone would make one with all of those, with some high end flagship-grade SoC (that presumably comes with all the goodies it capable of like fastest modem and wifi, top of the line GPU, etc), metal unibody, waterproofing, infrared remote blaster, at least 128gb+6gb, and at least 5000mah battery + at least 18W + Battery Care.
There's not a single maker that offers all of this in a single package. Oh also a *true-tri-slot* dual sim/dual 4g + memory card slot would be greatly appreciated. Again, no one ever did provide an entire slot (that each with its own flap, cap, rubber ring), for each of these 3 cards.
Additionally, the rest of the goodies like new gollira grass that *scratches at level 6 with deeper grooves at level 7* and good ol' reliable tough plastic backplate are appreciated as well~