Phone Guy, 20 Jul 2016Not Plastic.. The X performance is metal.... I have it.
The frame IS polycarbonate (or plastic), but that is a GOOD thing b/c it means less interference and better reception. The back IS metal though for sure. And front is glass.
Avan Dr, 20 Jul 2016Its plastic dudeNot Plastic.. The X performance is metal.... I have it.
LostInTheSorrow, 20 Jul 2016Overpriced as usually these days. I can't believe that it's even worse than Z5 Premium.It's not worse, it's actually BETTER in several ways. 4K screen on Z5P was overrated b/c most of the time it wasn't ACTUALLY IN 4K anyway. It was just "4K-capable".
See this video then understand. Camera & screen are BETTER than Z5P. Z5P had a bigger battery and prob somewhat better battery life, but it was also A BIG PHABLET PHONE. lol Battery life on XP is just fine. Not THE BEST like Z3, but especially with Stamina Mode it's just fine.
Overpriced as usually these days. I can't believe that it's even worse than Z5 Premium.
AnonD-404798, 19 Jul 2016metal frame with poly-carbonate sides makes it excellent for signal reception and without ugly... moreNah, not excellent. That's why they change the design to uglier one, uglier but better.
When Sony announced X and XP, you fanboys proudly said that sony finally use beautiful full metal body. I know something about design, metal blocks signal. I did think about antennas etc so i said that the frame is plastic. Now we know who's right.
Btw want to know excellent design? P9. GsmA said its like a piece of jewelry, it uses premium material and perfect for signal with triple antenna design and signal+ tech, it handles signal better than any phones.
Third class phone with fourth class battery timing don't spend your money on this scrap. I sold it back and bought LG G5 which is much much better than Sony X Performance in performance as well as battery timing.
RockStar2005, 19 Jul 2016Hey Team,
No I saw the GA article too. Even commented. To me it's ok but it looks like the... moreOk , I just mentioned it in case you didn't saw it , I know about Z1s but never saw it in person only normal Z1 ...
I doubt that is the case with this one and IF panel at the bottom on the back is for antenna and not some Japanese variant like Xperia X Performance which has the same panel at the back then we can safely assume with almost certain that is all metal. otherwise either poly-carbonate sides OR back would need to be glass OR metal with plastic band antenna stripes like on iPhone and HTC phones .
That looks fairly thick phone like HTC 10 8-9 mm and with SONY engineering it should have enough space for at least 3000-3200 mAh and that's minimum imo ,unless there is some new pieces of hardware inside... and actually I have yet to see what takes all that space in xperia xp because SONY where managing to put bigger battery units before with same amount of hardware parts in the same or even smaller phones so it's too early speak about this one which is not even out yet . and the leak appeared first here on GA so the what you can read in the article is probably all info you can find for now ...
I will take look on that article and let you know what I think in next reply .,.
+ also it just come to my mind that top and bottom flat pieces could be plastic to serve as antenna windows ( explains why top and bottom is flat and why there is barely any curve at the corners ) .
AnonD-404798, 19 Jul 2016you maybe missed the article here on GA - it has over 250 comments http://www.gsmarena.com/exc... moreHey Team,
No I saw the GA article too. Even commented. To me it's ok but it looks like the Z1s, at least on the front side. The rest of the phone is different I guess.
So wait, is the frame polycarbonate on this new one too, or is metal?? I know the polycarbonate frame helps improve antenna reception, so I'd rather have that, which is what the XP has. But is the new one's metal or no?
Also, any word on the battery size yet??
Sony's had some interesting ideas............. (note this article is from 4/15/2015). Aside from this "tube" design, I like the plate and also the all-glass one too.
AnonD-481725, 19 Jul 2016I just didn't understand what is the wrong in bezels, haters just wants to spot on anything on... moreNothing wrong with them if those bezels are used for front facing stereo speakers , two large camera sensors ( preventing camera bump) , and if both top and bottom bezels are in balance giving it nice clean look and place to comfortable hold your thumbs when using phone in landscape mode while the device is keeping 70% screen-to-body ratio .
downsides of too small bezels are that you all the time keep pressing touchscreen and if phone has capacitive buttons then it's even worse .
AnonD-404798, 19 Jul 2016you maybe missed the article here on GA - it has over 250 comments http://www.gsmarena.com/exc... moreI just didn't understand what is the wrong in bezels, haters just wants to spot on anything on sony devices, this design is really hot, i like it.
RockStar2005, 18 Jul 2016 What you guys think? I think I still like the XP's look better. I'm sure some ppl will be ve... moreyou maybe missed the article here on GA - it has over 250 comments http://www.gsmarena.com/exclusive_sony_xperia_f8331_photographed_shows_brand_new_design-news-19465.php anyway it's mostly complains about the bezels ... I myself like it pretty much besides that panel at the bottom(ugly imo) , but you can never know for sure until holding the phone in hands personally ...
Avan Dr, 19 Jul 2016This is better design than XP, even if XP looks so much better. As I said before XP design... moremetal frame with poly-carbonate sides makes it excellent for signal reception and without ugly antenna stripes . however I'm not big fan of the new panel at the bottom on the back on that new device .
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RockStar2005, 18 Jul 2016
What you guys think? I think I still like the XP's look better. I'm sure some ppl will be ve... moreThis is better design than XP, even if XP looks so much better.
As I said before XP design isn't good if not the w6rst. The space for antennas is too small, all the chips like GPS, transceiver, WiFi etc are placed behind metal without antenna lines which is bad.
Like or not that new phone has better design, there is enough space for antennas. But yes it is not a good looking device.
What you guys think? I think I still like the XP's look better. I'm sure some ppl will be very happy about the USB-C port. To me it's no big deal either way.
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