RockStar2005, 15 May 2016
Agree on all of them. I didn't know that to have OIS you needed an extended lens. ... moreI made a firm decision ever since I sold my Note5 that as long that joke TouchWiz is there I will not buy another Samsung phone again. Note5 and lagwiz given me such frustrating experience that despite it's great features i ditched phone that costed me more than 800$for less than $500 and it was barley 2 months old...physical home button is definite slow down but Samsung can't use on screen buttons because of AMOLED (burn is more evident on the phones that combine AMOLED with on screen buttons) ... and even if they remove that fugly home button how they will be similar to apple ? hahahaha ...
Anonymous, 15 May 2016Sony fans say Sony has no bloatware.
Explain to me why X Performance has only 20GB free of ... moreFirst it's not 32gb of storage but more like 29gb . 32gb devices do not exist ;) check any kind of storage be it flash memory like USB or HDD in PC and you will see that some space is always missing, because :
To a storage manufacturers one megabyte is equal to 1,000,000 bytes, and one gigabyte is equal to 1,000,000,000 bytes. however in binary numeral system which CPU uses , one megabyte is 1,048,576 bytes and a gigabyte is 1,073,741,824 bytes.Thus, for each gigabyte youÂ’re actually receiving about 70 megabytes less than a gigabyte .
the storage that is missing from those 29gb is consumed by android system and main apps like :
-music or walkman app(best music player in android)
-album app(really good app for viewing photos)
-video app(for watching videos)
-playstation remote play
what's new app is bloatware but not to big...
Sony fans say Sony has no bloatware.
Explain to me why X Performance has only 20GB free of 32GB internal memory.
AnonD-404798, 15 May 2016My top 5 reasons why I would go for X Performance over S7 :
1. No OIS for the camera - mean... more
Agree on all of them. I didn't know that to have OIS you needed an extended lens. Interesting.
Yeah TouchWiz sux a$$. My S7 does lag, ESPECIALLY when listening to music via the Micro USB port (headphones). And yes, physical home buttons to me don't make much sense b/c I find they slow me down more vs. virtual home buttons.
AnonD-535358, 14 May 2016Really???can you please elaborate in what way the Sony the x performance is better than the s7... moreMy top 5 reasons why I would go for X Performance over S7 :
1. No OIS for the camera - meaning no ugly protruding camera bump .
2. No QHD display - means better performance and battery life .
3. No TouchWiz - this UI besides that is buggy and laggs is annoying as f*** .
4. No physical home button - feels cheap and it's makes use of the phone frustrating .
5. No AMOLED - means no burn in and over saturated colors .
Things that X Performance has but S7 doesn't :
- Qnovo battery tech
- Stereo speakers
- HI-Res audio
- Dual Sim DEDICATED slot
AnonD-535358, 14 May 2016Really???can you please elaborate in what way the Sony the x performance is better than the s7... moreLeonard,
Oh I CAN elaborate lol............ I have the S7, and yeah overall it's a great phone, but it IS a bit overrated and is not without its cons.
1) Screen Brightness: Simply put, it f'ing SUCKS. lol My Xperia Z3 had better brightness than this phone. Under heavy sunlight, I can BARELY see my screen.
2) Audio: The speaker is even worse than the screen brightness. Drum sounds render like someone's shooting a laser gun. lol Listening to music on it via headphones through the 3.5mm port is fine, but using the digital Micro USB port? Not so much. The phone will frequently skip or stutter during music playback which really annoys me b/c I pay good money to listen to Hi-Res music. Things get even worse if I go to watch/listen to YouTube videos with headphones and that same setup. The stuttering occurs pretty much the whole time or almost 100%.
3) TouchWiz blows: Yeah the phone has the 820, so it downloads updates, etc fast, but when I am just jumping from app to app or doing stuff on my homescreen, my parents' Xperia Z1s (released January 2014) is ACTUALLY FASTER in responding than the S7 is. For real.
Oh, and I don't like physical home buttons, so that is yet ANOTHER reason for me to be anxious to sell my S7 and get the XP in July when it's FINALLY released!
Sony isn't useless, in terms of products, it's useless in terms of the people it allows to run Sony Mobile, especially in marketing & sales. Their phones are still gorgeous, beautiful, and wonderfully-designed, but the people running the shows in those 2 departments are epically stupid in many ways. There is no common sense there. You don't put out ads on YouTube only and not TV. Doing so only reaches those customers who were ALREADY seeking out your phones to begin with. You don't reach NEW people that way.
They also need to start making ads that aren't so lightweight/generic....... start hiring AMERICAN ad agencies to do the ads right. Get big actors in your ads, like George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, etc. Also, "fun" ads like this new one which are more personable will reach more people and make them care more about your products than the usual Sony ones do. http://blogs.sonymobile.com/press_release/rafael-mantesso-is-first-photographer-to-use-sonys-xperia-x/?rl=global-en They need to put those ads on TV, especially in the U.S.! And also, have ALL 4 major carriers involved in selling the phone. If HTC, Samsung, Apple, etc can do it, so can you Sony Mobile!
I had the Z3 and it was the BEST phone I've ever had. Loved that phone! And the XP (if not all 3 Xs) WILL be able to shoot 4K, per this GSM Arena article: http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_x_series_is_here__x_performance_xa_and_x-news-16804.php
Tann Hauser, 12 May 2016http://www.manilashaker.com/sony-xperia-x-performance-price-release-specs-ph/
Its mixed inf... more
To add to your post, GSM Arena itself said in February that the X phones will have 4K recording (at least for sure the XP, but I think they all have the same camera, right?):
AnonD-535358, 14 May 2016After reading all these comments I just have few things to say...Sony is the most useless comp... moreOf course there are reasons to upgrade from z3 to z5. Camera, performance, fingerprint scanner, to name a few.
Nothing compelling, I agree. But was there any compelling reasons to upgrade from Z2 to Z3?
Talking about Samsung, is there any compelling reason to upgrade from S6 to S7. Nothing
AnonD-535358, 14 May 2016Really???can you please elaborate in what way the Sony the x performance is better than the s7... moreThats his wish, why would you care?
Personally i would rather go with HTC 10 or XP because that AMOLED display of S7 is a huge con for me.
AnonD-535358, 14 May 2016After reading all these comments I just have few things to say...Sony is the most useless comp... moreWith the QNOVO battery technology, the seal battery is durable than any others, qnovo battery double up the battery life and it has quick charge 2.0.
Anonymous, 14 May 2016Yes. Sony is much better.Really???can you please elaborate in what way the Sony the x performance is better than the s7?I mean just tell me,even though it's one reason...you can't can you???
After reading all these comments I just have few things to say...Sony is the most useless company now in the smartphone market. .am not bashing mind you..used to be a Sony fan,but that died with the z3...I mean after that the z3+,z5,x performance,apart from the processor there's no real compelling reason to upgrade...and if that's not enough to get you pissed,they don't realise tthe x performance dosent even shoot 4k,why would i pick that over the z5???hier phones on time..by the time the x performance gets released phone with SD830 will be available. ..I dunno who gives Sony advice,but the person needs to be jailed...
Sony isn't relevant no more
Emir Zarith, 14 May 2016Step 1 should be: stop releasing new phones every 3-4 months! (yearly cycle or 8-9 month refre... moreWho said Sony dropped Compact series? Any proof?
Sony releases compact phones at yearly basis. Z3 Compact in IFA 2014, Z5 Compact in IFA 2015, so expect a successor at this year IFA
Step 1 should be: stop releasing new phones every 3-4 months! (yearly cycle or 8-9 month refresh is much better)
Step 2: Respect your current customers, Sony's after sales services are pathetic
Step 3: Price your products appropriately.. by pricing them above Samsungs flagship does not mean Xperia X will sell much especially given Sonys rep in the market (thanks to pathetic after sales service)
Step 4: make your products available..... I wanted to buy z5 compact but sony never released it in my country.....
lastly.. dont drop compact series!!!!
RockStar2005, 14 May 2016F the S7. I can't wait to have the Xperia X Performance!Billygoat,
My sentiments exactly! F The S7! I'm counting the DAYS until the Xperia X Performance is release as well!