DonAlduck, 23 Feb 2016You're right, it is a high-end device...however.
It's not a flagship IMO, and i still can't f... moreSammy uses their older (not better)sensor, but they modify it. Adding special layer and lens, its sammy who make it f/1.7 and double pixel. Its older but better teched and yes better software optimized. While sony always uses the best sensor, and its exclusive for them.
Its like all new lancer vs 2012 lancer from jdm..
James, 22 Feb 2016Lol,I can't stop laughing.What happened Sony?I know you are bettering than this. The ugliest x... moreThere is no big difference btw older Sony phones and this versions.... so check you vision cos you just might loosing it.... badly.
Or you are simply Samsung fanboy like every second person who comments on Sony devices.
P.S. I bet on Nr 2.
They can never make more thinner phones unless they change the position of fingerprint sensor. Why are they doing this? Only in a few regions Z5 has FP sensor. They are getting themselves defeated with their strategy. Trust me, their phones are too good, I previously had the Xperia Z2, I am highly satisfied though I moved to Galaxy S6 to take the advantage of Fast charging and better camera. Making waterproof devices is no game changer.They should upgrade their strategies as soon as possible.
i think i m gonna love the phone,,its kindo next gen. xperia Z,,isnt it??
p.s.- fingers crossed that it doesnt overheat n have good battery backup
AnonD-142504, 22 Feb 2016The battery will not be user removable I'm sure?obviously, lol. Full glass build.
Anonymous, 22 Feb 2016i will Only buy it if its price under $400hahaha! You are fool.It is not china product.
AnonD-434597, 22 Feb 2016This is Sony best phone to date. Its Z5 with metal back and latest SoC. Its there to replace Z... moreNo, after the release of z5 lineup they stated that they release flagship once a year. I think we can expect z6 lineup by September. X performance is kinda hyper midrange type with atleast 500 dollar pricing
Until Sony changes its weak scratch resistant screen to some heavy duty Iike gorilla glass, I will never ever ever buy another one of your phone. Two Sony so far. Couldn't withstand a 1 foot drop. Useless.
AnonD-434597, 22 Feb 2016This is Sony best phone to date. Its Z5 with metal back and latest SoC. Its there to replace Z... moreYou're right, it is a high-end device...however.
It's not a flagship IMO, and i still can't figure out why they've released such a device. Probably to earn money (obvs)... :D No one can say that this is a mid-range, it has the new powerful SD820, midrange has 612 and or 650. (I'm not sure about these two numbers, correct me if i'm wrong)
Samsung uses a better Sony sensor for its camera f/1.7 and this one uses the Z5's f/2.0.
Only this, IMO means that Sony may have the same or an even better sensor for its flagship device, the Z series in the future.
This is the only thing i can think about at the moment, Sony always wants to be on the top with their cameras, they just can't optimise their software most of the time. (this is changing tho)
PS: I wouldn't be surprised if it wouldn't be released in the US and the EU.
hmmp now even Sony copying Apple now? Sony is running out of new ideas! aluminum unibody, very edgy and the back camera is in left top like the iphone 6? really Sony???
Looks nice and has a pleasant aesthetics. Has the current technical level, apart from FM radio and NFC.
superb phone. great. . but it has a minus sign, it has fm radio.
disappointment, it has awful battery and the bezels are for last decade like phones of 2005 or 2004. screen to body ratio is just 66%..... sony it's time to ride in right way
Alien, 22 Feb 2016This is NOT the Z5's successor. The X Performance is the mid-range flagship. A thing that othe... moreThis is Sony best phone to date. Its Z5 with metal back and latest SoC. Its there to replace Z5.
I believe it will be priced higher than Z5. It is flagship..
Anonymous, 22 Feb 2016Spending so much money just for a radio? Lol No, it's just a feature I use a lot, and considering I pay a lot for a premium device it's a feature I'd like to keep.
This is NOT the Z5's successor. The X Performance is the mid-range flagship. A thing that other brands don't have.
But even as a mid-range flagship it has the same hardware as the S7 and G5, the difference being the display and maybe other features.
The Z series will probably gonna be released in a few months, like Sony used to every year.
I'm guessing the Z6 will probably have:
- a modified SnapDragon 820 processor with tweaked kernel
- 4-5-6 GB RAM
- larger capacity 64 - 128 GB
- QHD Display in larger sizes
- and hopefully other cool features :)
But as a flagship enthusiast, I would concider buying the X Performace. My ideal phone has 5 inches display on FHD, no more, and this one fits my criterias.
For the trolls who have nothing better to do, go buy a Samsung or an LG or one of those no-name chinese phones.
But for me quality is everything and I choose SONY!