I'm confident the S7 with a 12MP camera will pull more detail than this 23MP iteration and the S7 will perform better in low light conditions, will have a faster chipset (Exynos 8890 Octa), longer lasting battery and be more durable. Not much of a flagship from Sony (@ flagship costs too) this year.
I personally like the Xperia X Performance, even though it isn't the flagship device. But I was concerned Sony wouldn't launch anymore Z to the market... Gonna miss those frosted/tempered glass, thin body, the premium/elegant feel. Basically, gonna miss the Z.
how poor its battery would be. only 2700mAh with a more powerful SoC.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2016The wow factor of this phone is its camera and battery. Lg g5's wow factor is actually a usele... morePerformance? Enjoy your redraws with 3gb of ram (there are $100 phones with that little ram).
Battery? 2700 mah sealed?!? Are you kidding me? In a year it will be 2200 mah and there would be nothing to do about it.
Design? I haven't seen such huge bezels to non-Sony flagships since 2016.
Sony, give up already! You can't design devices even if your life was depended to it. Oh wait, it already does (Sony mobile department posts abysmal sales) yet they *still* failed.
Mother of bezels!
As always, Sony doesn't know how to design phone bodies, the 5.15 inch xiaomi mi5 is smaller...
Liv, 25 Feb 2016Why Sony only launched 5" model? There should be 5.5" or 5.7" for the top model at least. I th... moreHey for 5.5 display you can happily buy z5 premium with 4K display
For 5.2 display Z5 is suitable indeed
More compact 4.6 size Z5 compact is very nice
For 5.0 display Newest SONY X smartphones are incredible with wide variety of xhoice and price
Try and think
Have good days:)
To day Sony confirmed that Z series is discontinued w.e.f and X Series will be new line of production. New Soc 820 and all specs upto mark, except thickness and size which them Success.
CarvTheJarv, 25 Feb 2016It is a mid ranger , nobody said it's a flagship , People already assumed it's flagship just b... moreNo, people assumed it's a flagship because of the price -- not specs.
I don't recall anyone calling Vertu, Gresso Regal or Tag Heuer "low-end"/"mid-range" smart-phones, nevertheless (by your specs-only logic) that's their market.
Why Sony only launched 5" model? There should be 5.5" or 5.7" for the top model at least. I think a lot of peoples are anticipating this. Very disappointed indeed. It seems Sony get it wrong again this time around too.
It look like better phone for watch edm videos nd have nice camera
Jumbo, 24 Feb 2016I would call it "Upper-midrange", since: - No 4K video - Large bezels - Simplistic, unimp... moreIt is a mid ranger , nobody said it's a flagship , People already assumed it's flagship just because it has a snapdragon 820 Processor and even the Sony M5 , A midranger has 4K recording at it has a lower price than the Z5 Compact , So if this has a price equivalent to the Z5 it would definitely have 4K recording
I hope its 19,000pesos or less in the philippines for sure im going to buy it
Avan Dr, 25 Feb 2016I tell you what..
For small phones speaker loudness is more important than clarity. You will ... moreAgain you talk of silent...
Fortunately there are video comparisson tests on loudness of different flagships all over yt to prove you wrong on that rant of yours