LisaStepUSA, 12 Jun 2016Hey, thanks for posting the link on photo comparisons! I am pretty excited about the Sony XP t... more(Part 2 of 2)
Well the thing is, the XP will ONLY be available as an unlocked purchase. So you won't be able to buy it through your carrier. So what I'm going to do is just pay off my S7 when the XP is finally released next month and then sell it on eBay, and use the profits from that sale to pay off the XP. I'm going to buy the international version of the XP from Expansys' US site. (Just Google them) They are based in Illinois (as am I), and have an A+ rating with the BBB. I also know someone who's bought from them too, so it's all good. They only sell the int'l versions unless otherwise noted. The U.S. version will come out later, cost more, and have NO waterproofing/dustproofing and NO active fingerprint sensor. No thanks! lol And I can get phone insurance for a good price on the unlocked XP from Square Trade (Google them too).
Which carrier do you have? The XP will only work on GSM networks like T-Mobile's and AT&T (etc), not Verizon or Sprint. I have T-Mobile. Let me know.
LisaStepUSA, 12 Jun 2016Hey, thanks for posting the link on photo comparisons! I am pretty excited about the Sony XP t... more(Part 1 of 2; this site is weird so sometimes I have to split up my replies or they won't post lol)
YW. That's cool! Everybody loves phones these days, or else everybody wouldn't have one. lol
Yeah I wish the Sony Stores in the US were still around. Now you have to go to Best Buy to even check them out in person. I have the S7 and am just returning the HTC 10 now. Both phones are great, but overall, I feel that Sony's Xperia X Performance (or XP) is the one to get. I have no interest in any other phones out there.
This is total bullshit! Why the fuck did they remove the ability to record 4K? Stupid move by Sony just like how Samsung removed the IR Blaster from the Galaxy S7. It wasn't hurting anybody it was a useful feature for people who'd use it. They shouldn't have removed it for no good reason! Well I was so hoped for a new phone, mines broken and I always wanted a Sony Xperia, so anticipated for this phone and to turn around and found out it doesn't shoot 4K. Looks like i'm just going to get the Galaxy S7 instead :(
RockStar2005, 12 Jun 2016That's cool. I've never tried stock Android before. The HTC and the Sony Xperia phones' UI hav... moreHey, thanks for posting the link on photo comparisons! I am pretty excited about the Sony XP too. I wish the shops around me had demo units of Xperia x, XP, HTC 10, etc. You can get a pretty good feel for the device by picking it up and swiping through some screens & apps. Anyway, I have a while (October) before my new phone purchase is allowed. I am a gadge-a-holic ;-)
LisaStepUSA, 12 Jun 2016I discovered recently that I'm not a fan of stock Android; I sold my Nexus 6p after 5 months. ... moreThat's cool. I've never tried stock Android before. The HTC and the Sony Xperia phones' UI have been said to be very similar to stock. I don't really like the Samsung phones as I feel the UI (TouchWiz) is too laggy, and the Settings menu is a bit complicated (though better than before).
I have the S7 now but can't wait to sell it off for the Xperia X Performance! I just tried out the HTC 10 and though both it and S7 have some great features, overall, I think the XP is the best. They may have a 2K screen, but the XP has the best camera of the 3 (check this out: http://imgur.com/a/ywBeN ) and is basically (for the most part) the best of those 3 phones.
Avan Dr, 12 Jun 2016If vendors only change icons and it run faster, that what should happen. Its Google that deser... moreI discovered recently that I'm not a fan of stock Android; I sold my Nexus 6p after 5 months. It was fast and worked well but it was boring. I'm waiting for the guy in the jacket, jeans, shoes and guitar to arrive ... Note 7? Xperia X? HTC 10? Huawei P9? :-)
I'm working with T-Mobile and they have a contact person at Sony Mobile who will help answer some questions with regards to VoLTE and T-Mobile certification for that, and if Sony's already done that (or needs to) or not. (Note: I had to edit my message a lot in order for it to post. GSM, please fix your software!)
GSM won't let me post the rest of my message. They really need to fix their software. Says I'm spamming but I'm not doing that at all.
gaaron, 12 Jun 2016Lol bro...:-D welcome back...haha what happen to htc 10 its a cool phone...but xp is cooler i ... morePart 1 of 3:
Yeah the XP is cooler. The HTC 10's camera is DEF the best yet for HTC, but still, when I'd zoom in on photos with like "small writing" on it, the 10's camera would just render it somewhat blurry, where the S7's camera would show all the details. But then in certain cases, it seemed like the 10's camera was more "color accurate" than the S7's, though I think that was only in RAW or manual mode? Either way, the XP's camera will outdo them both (from what I've seen from samples people have put here.)
The HTC 10's audio though is pretty amazing. The speakers sound 100 times better than the S7's lone speaker, and audio-wise for headphone listening, they sounded amazing to vs. S7. I wanna say they were slightly clearer than the S7, but the amp on the 10..........wow! 100% volume on the S7 was only like 60% on the 10. No joke. HTC knocked the audio thing out of the park on this one! (I'd still prefer the bottom speaker was on the front not the bottom end of the phone, but I guess it DOES make the surround sound better.)
panda27, 12 Jun 2016lol, then welcome back RockStar2005, but honestly, why?
The HTC 10 was great overall, like the S7, but both IMO simply can't do what the XP can do. Yeah they have the 2K screen and 1 more GB of RAM, but from what I've seen, the XP's camera will outdo them both, and with my 360 Hibernation Master app (see Google Play Store, only $1.95 for full version), I think the battery life will be amazing on the XP!
Tann Hauser, 12 Jun 2016https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oqFxW0r0lbQ
Dont make me laugh...
No more clowning....If vendors only change icons and it run faster, that what should happen. Its Google that deserves credits.
Stock android is like a man wears white shirt and short and shoe, xperia is like a man with black shirt, short and shoe it run faster. It won't impress Google.
While miui is like a man with hat jacket jeans shoe and bring a guitar. It run slower but looks better and more attractive.
RockStar2005, 12 Jun 2016 Sony was making premium-style phones back when Samsung was still puttin' out plastic phones.... moreLol bro...:-D welcome back...haha what happen to htc 10 its a cool phone...but xp is cooler i must say...;-)
Avan Dr, 11 Jun 2016My experience with eXperiAn was the worst. So, I still don't trust sony.
While one of Chine... morehttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oqFxW0r0lbQ
Dont make me laugh...
No more clowning....
O, 10 Jun 2016Z5 or XPerformance................any suggestions?My suggestion is always go for the latest device.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2016I dont trust chinese phone ever, i willing to spend more money to get Sony phone than spend it... morewell, cheap does not always mean worse.
There are some cheap and good ones. I've been using iPhone from 2007, they were not cheap, but, they are not great, at least, not great any more.
I owned Samsung Note 3 and Galaxy S7, they were not cheap, but buggy as well.
The least buggy one I ever tired was the one plus, but it was the cheapest one.
Sure, my one plus only lasted for a year, now, it has a bit issue with battery life. However, a phone's life is only a year or two. A cheap but functional phone last for one year probably does not vary much from "expensive flagship" which might stay in your pocket for 2 years. At the end of the day, the costs are similar.
gaaron, 12 Jun 2016Ahh... unfortunately bro we all are not the same...and 10 years same design? even sony make it... more
Sony was making premium-style phones back when Samsung was still puttin' out plastic phones. So yeah. Facts are facts.
BTW, I'm BACK for buying the XP. The HTC 10 was very cool, but I decided the XP is what I REALLY want. So can't wait!!!!
xinanworld, 08 Jun 2016no 4K video??same design?can u tell me what's special about Triluminos Display?SONY GO TO HELL... moreAhh... unfortunately bro we all are not the same...and 10 years same design? even sony make it 20 years same design i will always like it cuz i like the box design and flat design back and front...
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2016I dont trust chinese phone ever, i willing to spend more money to get Sony phone than spend it... moreMy experience with eXperiAn was the worst. So, I still don't trust sony.
While one of Chinese s trusted by Google to make nexuses. And I have a good experience with its phone, so I believe their quality is better.
For me sony quality is on par with xiaomi, le, they even have better software skill. Soni? They even can't tweak notification center. I think Google will never trust them.