A height of 158mm is not compact. It's not. Give us a real successor to the XZ2 Compact with a height of 140mm or less and wireless charging and I'll buy it.
I love this phone, great size and seem excellent battery, but it's possible that they will sell at not so great price at HK$5988 (US$768) estimated which is more expensive than xperia 1 at HK$5699 (US$731), unless they will include decent wireless earphones as freebie during launch, i might consider huawei p30 pro which is currently at HK$5300 for 256gb and 8gb ram, unbelieve price, rather sad considering, i have had xperia phones since Xperia arc in 2011 and even longer, my first sony ericsson s700 which was in september 2004
Xinito27, 23 Sep 2019nobody can compete on video with the Xperia Now thus is someone who knows Sony cell tech!
Xinito27, 20 Sep 2019https://youtu.be/9ZJYbhriaCc
in real life Xperia is better than pixelThis is one of the relatively better made (i.e. demonstrating knowledge of how to assess image quality) videos, but I still noticed two blurred shots that were supposed to be discarded in a comparison, and EXIF should have been included.
Also I don't think it says Sony is "better in real life". It says Sony's 4K video is better at night while Pixel's 1080P is better and its auto at night is *sometimes* better than Pixel 3's auto, but doesn't surpass Pixel's night sight, to nobody's surprise. On the 4K version of the video I watched on my FHD screen(oversampling helps negate YT compression), I noticed two examples, including the one at the end of the video, in which Pixel's auto is still better than the Xperia's.
Ultimately, because the nature of web video codecs is lossy, I still recommend assessing only full size still samples when comparing image quality. This video, even at 4K, still masks some of Sony's strange processing that results in a fuzziness that looks like noise but is not, which is not present in any other manufacturer's products.
When you look at this set of samples you'd see that the Pixel still retains an advantage.
"Screen with square corners hurt handling and one-handed usage. And, it is 5x less durable than round screen corners when a phone drop in the corner. Most smartphone companies avoid square corners like a plague because of these issues." (Anon, below)
Well, that's nonsense. Hitting a round corner sends part of the force into flattening the curve, putting outward force on the frame. Hitting a square corner sends the forces along the frame edges, which is less likely to cause damage. Round corners were an Apple marketing gimmick which, of course, caught on just like notches.
I'm reasonably careful with phones and the only breakage I ever had on an Xperia was when I was pushed into a sharp edge on a stone column, hard enough to bruise a rib, and the Z1C caught in the middle cracked its screen protector. But I know someone with a Z5C who has broken 3 screen protectors, the corners are dinged - but the screen is undamaged and it just carries on working.
Anonymous, 22 Sep 2019 More like nailing their own coffin shut. Where is WiFi 6 Sony? Ah, we don't need that. WiFi 5 is fine as is. It's still speedy. You don't need that just for bragging rights.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019Explain me why Z5 was rated as #1 in 2015 and X Performance was the #2 of 2016. Rated by who? Even if that's true, the simple explanation is that years ago the software wasn't as important, there wasn't stacking back then for starters.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019Let's face it , Sony nailed it again! What a great phone ! More like nailing their own coffin shut. Where is WiFi 6 Sony?
Anonymous, 22 Sep 2019Screen with square corners hurt handling and one-handed usage. And, it is 5x less durable than... moreWell, not really. this one will survive far more drop than a "borderless" screen, even if round. Because the frame will absorb the chock before reaching the screen that is 5mm away.
About square corner, just get it in hand rather than making claim, that's all I will say =)
Nek, 21 Sep 2019the screen is almost perfect. sadly the screen corners are still a little rounded, but it's be... moreScreen with square corners hurt handling and one-handed usage. And, it is 5x less durable than round screen corners when a phone drop in the corner. Most smartphone companies avoid square corners like a plague because of these issues.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019Sony phones does not sale in some country's. In my experience It has poor marketing and even p... moreI never had a problem, so I don't get why people are complaining about after sale and customer service. I mean I have been using the z2 for 4.5 years when it came out. After that I switch to the xz2 because the front panel was coming out slowly.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019DxOMark is just series of tests and nothing more. They cannot conclude the tests for all featu... moreHmm... When you said tweak the output to match dxomark testing sounds suspicious. So it is all about the money.
In my country, Sony website is always running out of wireless headphones.
All sell quickly, even the expensive WH-1000XM3 that costs equivalent to $ 398 ...
that is wht it has no jack .....
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019So it has the same battery size as the Galaxy S10e, but it is 16mm taller. How stupid is this ? Same battery, more screen and lasts much more.
AnonD-816568, 19 Sep 2019You're only a small fraction of the fans left, most Sony fans have switched to other brands. ... moreWell, that's a pity fans stop using Sony phones when Sony finally starts to use their different company branchs to make phones that are at least good. Previous Sony phones were really not a thing to be a fan of. I would say these one at least work fine, and the camera can be more appealing than competitors depending on what you are looking for.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019So it has the same battery size as the Galaxy S10e, but it is 16mm taller. How stupid is this ? But it's narrower, and had to make room for a 3rd camera lens. It also scores 13 hours better on endurance, so I'm not sure what you're trying to point out.