I see almost no downsides to this phone. The selfie-camera will likely be sub-par due to its size, which is one of the more minor details. But the main cameras, screen, thickness (for more battery), power button/fingerprint combo, MicroSD and bringing back the jack... This one's tickling me the right way. I'm glad I held off on the Xperia 1 and 5.
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2020If the phone had hole, notch or pop up then sales would be even worse. So why do Samsung, Apple and Huawei currently reside at the top of smartphone sales, if everyone hates cutouts or notchs?
HappyKing786, 18 Jan 2020Coming from an Apple user, this phone may have potential to be successful. With front facing s... moreOther apps can only work well at 21:9 if devs do it.
Sony can not make them work.
It has 12Mp, you need more than 32 to do 8K.
Also, no mobile image sensor is capable of 8K.
KeiichiroOsuna, 18 Jan 2020Sadly it´s gonna be around $800. I would pay even $650 for it. Just waiting 4 the offici... more$800 ?
This phone replaces Xperia 1, not Xperia 5.
This is the 4K screen device.
Sadly it´s gonna be around $800. I would pay even $650 for it. Just waiting 4 the official reveral
Coming from an Apple user, this phone may have potential to be successful. With front facing speakers and headphone jack, this will please the Sony and Non-Sony Xperia fans. I hope that Sony can improve on the camera image processing and support apps with 21:9 aspect ratio. Furthermore, Sony should add 4K 60fps and even 8k 30fps. By the way, the ram may not be 6GB. Based on rumors, the ram could be doubled the size. Unfortunately, not a lot of people are going to buy this phone.
RJ Covero, 13 Jan 2020This maybe the best vlogging phone since it has 5-axis gyro-EIS on its front facing cameraMany xperia have 5axis EIS for selfie cam.
Since XZ2 I think.
This is the first Sony phone over all those years I think have potential. Its camera system design is more thoughtful than that of Samsung S20 Ultra which is quite impressive in itself. In this design I see a good foundation for a future smartphone-based cine camera system. I hope other phone makers take a cue from here. This is a significant point of departure for future smartphone camera systems. Many years in the future, people will come back to this design and say, this is where all have started.
RJ Covero, 13 Jan 2020This maybe the best vlogging phone since it has 5-axis gyro-EIS on its front facing cameraOh crap you're right. It's gonna be CRAZY expensive.
YUKI93, 12 Jan 2020Camera is not good? In Auto, possibly. In Manual? Fat chance.Nice one I don't want ather phone
This maybe the best vlogging phone since it has 5-axis gyro-EIS on its front facing camera
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2020Why does Sony not use Li-Pol for a lighter, tougher battery? This phone might be kinda heavy.
... moreHigher density battery has less cycles than lower density of same capacity.
Reason batteries from Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi etc lose more capacity within one year.
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2020Why is sony still in galaxy S8 era? No wonder their sales are at rock bottom.If the phone had hole, notch or pop up then sales would be even worse.
Why does Sony not use Li-Pol for a lighter, tougher battery? This phone might be kinda heavy.
But I must admit this phone is almost feature-perfect. Indians would love it. It won't sell a single unit in China unfortunately, which is a shame because it'd be great for the Chinese market for many reasons.
I hope this phone has the prestige of Apple or Samsung, as Sony traditionally has had. It seems to deserve it.
M.Aria, 11 Jan 2020Perfect design, is beautiful but I am sure camera is not good and side mounted fingerprint ! Camera is not good? In Auto, possibly. In Manual? Fat chance.
Why is sony still in galaxy S8 era? No wonder their sales are at rock bottom.