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Body: The S7 has a premium look to it like the XP, but I favor the XP's more b/c of the brushed aluminum backside. Let's not forget that the Sony's Xperia phones have always looked premium, where the S5 had a plastic body. Just sayin'. lol
Both have gorgeous premium bodies, but I slightly favor the XP's more, esp with the brushed aluminum w/ the hairline finish on the back of my graphite black one. And let's not forget, Sony's Xperia phones have always been premium. The S5 had a plastic body. lol
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UI/Settings Menu: S7's UI TouchWiz is f'ing GARBAGE man. Although the S7 feaures 4GBs of RAM and the XP 3, the XP definitely loads things up more swiftly and smoothly. Downloading MAY be faster on the S7, but even if so, how often are you downloading vs jumping around from app to app? lol The Settings Menu on the S7 is better than the S5's was......... less complicated, but they still could do more. The XP's is pretty simple and finding things is easier to me.
qalam, 22 Jun 2016I have gone through some reviews and found that xperia x performance is preferred over samsung... moreqalam, (1 of 3)
I had the S7 for months and I think the XP is the better phone. Both phones are great "overall", but there were things about the S7 that bugged me..........
Audio: The S7 has ONE speaker placed at the bottom end of the phone. The XP has 2 FRONT-facing stereo speakers. The audio quality is fantastic, while the S7's single speaker sounds f'ing awful. I'm not even half-kidding dude. Drum sounds render like someone's shooting a laser gun. lol Also, when listening to headphones using the S7's MicroUSB port, the S7 constantly skips while playing music......like every 2-3 minutes. Last night I listened to music on my XP for a SOLID HOUR and it DIDN'T skip once!
Camera: Both have great cameras, but to me I notice that the XP's camera is slightly more color accurate. The S7's has a tendency to oversaturate certain colors, making them look more artificial.
Screen: Both have great screens, but again, the color accuracy winner is the XP. Maybe it's b/c of IPS LCD vs. Super AMOLED? The brightness on the XP might better, but it's very close. Both could be a lil brighter, but I feel that the XP's screen rendering pictures more color-accurately actually makes them EASIER to see under heavy sunlight too vs. the S7.
Home buttons: I hate physical home buttons, so automatic win for XP. lol
I have gone through some reviews and found that xperia x performance is preferred over samsung s7 because it is less expensive for almost similar specs. Surprisingly, I found an offer for S7 that is about 145$ less expensive than x performance. So given the price advantage of s7 and the performance, which one I should buy?
panda27, 22 Jun 2016So, I gather some on the column from today till back then on May 26, 2016 (somehow, the other ... morewait, a correction on Wahyono's case (my bad, really)
today, still not a reply from Samsung on the column news, which makes it the same as Ridwan's case on his iPad Mini.
Seems Sony have more cases on the column news, but at least they replied. Dunno about Ridwan's case and Wahyono's case, perhaps will be there on the column news tomorrow or some days later
Bagas Satya, 22 Jun 2016He is right about sony after sales. Youre indonesian, right? its bad and still. just check det... moreSo, I gather some on the column from today till back then on May 26, 2016 (somehow, the other on the further past aren't accessible, saying "loading more news", tried refresh and still there, so that's the limit for now)
Xperia M4 Aqua (customer: Zaky)
on news column: June 16, 2016 00:33 WIB
claim repair date: May 07, 2016
regarding: phone's dead
ETA: 2 weeks max
June 16, 2016 still not finished yet with excuse still no spareparts
Sony reply (CS manager: Roi Permadi)
on news column: June 20, 2016 09:39 WIB
finished the repair, unit retrieved back at June 17, 2016
Xperia Z (customer: Nining)
on news column: April 27, 2016
claim repair date: unknown (url error on the news site)
ETA: unknown (url error on the news site)
Sony reply (CS manager: Roi Permadi)
on news column: June 18, 2016 09:33 WIB
finished the repair, unit retrieved back at April 8, 2016 (???)
iPad Mini (customer name: Ridwan)
on news column: June 09, 2016 08:53 WIB
claim repair date: December 07, 2015
ETA: 5 months
March 29, 2016 got unit change with problematic rear camera, promised a refund
today, still no reply from Apple on the column
Galaxy Note 5 (customer name: Wahyono)
on news column: June 05, 2016 11:10 WIB
claim repair date: March 30, 2016
regarding no LTE signal
ETA: 3 days after
3 days after, unit still broken
ask another unit as a change, approval date on April 20, 2016 with another ETA 3 weeks max
today, still no reply from Samsung on the column till today
He is right about sony after sales. Youre indonesian, right? its bad and still. just check detik.com jump to consumer columm. youll find it.
Its general secret, if you join androidID, everyone there know. you'll need to make a open mail for sony, otherwise youll never get your phone fixed.
I am totally dissapointed to see the production of SONY smartphone,they are are releasing smartphone one by one at higher price, why??
Still in 2016 they are fighting & comparing with their Products but they ar not comparing with the products of the world.
Last year z5`s cam lens is made from plastic without any glass protection.
How about this X series? Do they finally put a glass protection on the lens?
Funny thing tho, site video rev shows usual night sample of street below their office, but rev doesnt offer a full res of the same shot.
Guess we aren supposed to compare to othes camera performance.
So AGAIN, I use what I can:
Yes, X Performance camera really Performs :-)
Avan Dr, 21 Jun 2016This is totally a joke. This is a low-cost high end phones. -Cheap build (less cost). Metal b... moreA real troll always pick unnecessary, trifle, and insignificant things to criticize about.
What I do not like on Sony phones, is that you need Wireless connection to use the LifeLog(properly). On my previous(LG) device it was different.
And anyway I do not understand why they removed the radio on this one.
One thing is for sure, this is not the true flagship of the year. It can't be, because flagships usually are little bit bigger. 5 inch these days is small(at least for me).
Avan Dr, 21 Jun 2016Hi Po. Ya, sometime I think I do it to much, even if I do it for fun.
Ya, it was the worst.... moreRegarding your experience, I'm sorry for your bad experience. I hope your future phones won't have the same issues like that. In my country, there once a time where the after sales service is really bad, mostly in my current town. Most of them complained that their staffs are very rude, need months for service, sudden death screen or battery, overheating, etc. Now, they seems to have repaired the after sales service (in which I can't say anything since I have never need to serviced my Xperia V since no big issues ever came) also have 3rd party to help them, which makes the complains decreased, but seems the scars left is really hard to be gone (most complain now are cameras not as good as certain brands).
To be honest, I'm not mad with all the comments against Sony (everyone who will buy a phone need to know the goods and the bads and accept them). It's not like it's special only against a certain brand, every brands seems to have their own supporters and haters, or even fanboys and what many said as being paid for to bash (don't know if it's true or not, but if there really are, well, just hope karma got them. Though, there are many info given by them, which could be a plus actually), and there must be those who have real bad experience with the phone themselves and don't want others to have the same bitter experience, each phone brands have those kind of customers. I mean, that's what after sales services are for, right?
What makes me like a little of these "opinion war" (which have some bashing somehow) are there are so many new terms, new knowledge (although I don't understand most of them lol), and they're brought by each standing parties. I'm a noob for all these you see. But yeah, rivalry on opinion is normal and could be healthy and productive, but bad rivalry is a big no. My knowledge is scarce, so I will keep watching and learning the opinions both sides give. I respect your opinion based by experience against Sony, and hope that we could still post our opinion appropriately with GSMArena's rules on the future (I hope this could apply to all keyboard warriors here). Sorry for the long post, instead of a pict, here's a word "POTATO".
I'm using s7 edge now or else I will get sonny xp I think sonny xp is one of best now..
panda27, 21 Jun 2016you know, I'm impressed by your persistence against Sony, your comments mostly are on Sony's t... moreHi Po. Ya, sometime I think I do it to much, even if I do it for fun.
Ya, it was the worst. You know I used to play PS. PS is sonys. So after Sony Ericsson became Sony. when I planned to buy a phone, there's nothing else, but sony phones.
It was the worst experience, screen is pale, touch screen error while charging, camera isnt very good, lo light shot with flash is useless, internal storage problem, and I found it dead in the morning, and the worst thing is crappy after sales.
Avan Dr, 21 Jun 2016This is totally a joke. This is a low-cost high end phones. -Cheap build (less cost). Metal b... moreyou know, I'm impressed by your persistence against Sony, your comments mostly are on Sony's threads. I do remember that once you said your experience with Sony are the worst and it's actually quite pick my interest.
LisaStepUSA, 21 Jun 2016Groovy, thanks Rockstar! I'm glad the phone is as awesome as you thought it would be :) I have... moreLisa,
Yeah it's great! :) The S7 and HTC 10 were nice "tries", but nothin' beats a Sony. lol
Wow......... 4 phones?! And I thought life was complicated enough with just one! lol Well, be careful........if you get the XP, you might FORGET you have the other 4. ;-) The camera alone on the XP makes it worth having.
Well hopefully you can get it earlier. Maybe by then a newer Xperia phone will be out too? I got no plans to upgrade for a while though.