PhilA, 24 May 2016Most of the dates I've seen say 5 July, so delayed a bit...Yeah...and in the end I was not able to wait for it!...Maybe I'll buy it next year if it will turn out to be such a great phone!
AnonD-442158, 24 May 2016NEW, Sony Z3 with SEALED BOX is very hard to find in my country. SOLD OUT on most stores. My h... moreThat's too bad!...In my country I can still buy it for about 375$(lowest price I found,there is even at a higher price)Copper or Black.I wanted to buy this phone but I've read that the glass can crack for no reason...many wrote that in Sony forums..so I decided to forget about buying it...it seems to be a fragile phone...I bought the motorola moto G3 at 174$...It gets the job done...simple games like Boom Beach,Google Maps navigation,decent 13MP camera (for the price)in case i need to take some photos and a good battery.It's a rugged phone,IPX7 certified - water resistant,I don't have to warry about glass breaking.And guess what?...I have the rest of 200$ (375-174) for me to spend!...this hole bigger and better last taech smartphone rush is brain washing man...Most of us don't really need the latest and greatest!
DealBreaker, 19 May 2016I wrote "will be" because the XA is not launched yet...Z3 was launched long ago...but the situ... moreNEW, Sony Z3 with SEALED BOX is very hard to find in my country. SOLD OUT on most stores. My hunt for this dream device has not shown any signs of ceasing.
another issue is the battery is never enough to keep the juice running, except in one or two xperia. always underpowered,and covered with software gimmicks like stamina..... which does work but why not just give a bigger battery too??
"Coming soon. Exp. release 2016, May"...today being 23 of may!..still nothing...gg Sony!...release it on 31!
Anonymous, 21 May 2016Which is better xa,vivo v3 or j7 2016.. I want a true suggestionCompare it n see, u will get ur answer, Sam and Sony are branded products but not vivo. For me display, camera, design and battery matters. Xa is the best in these categories. See and beleive it. Last but not least, the Xperia UI is enhanced alottt and still Sony is enhancing. Sony is best for me..
BeeAnt, 21 May 2016Yes. That's exactly my point. Let's take M2 and T2 Ultra for example. Started from 4.3, and th... moreEnd of life does exist.
Sony ceased support for Z and Z1. Why? Because it has reached the end of life. It will work well in Marshmallow, but technically, it wouldn't be worth it for Sony. They have to focus on their current flagship series.
BeeAnt, 21 May 2016Yes. That's exactly my point. Let's take M2 and T2 Ultra for example. Started from 4.3, and th... moreYour earlier argument was mediatek was just an excuse for Sony to not update the XA.
Mediatek lacks modding support but that isn't a huge thing is it? I wouldn't waste my time flashing a custom ROM for a phone at the XA price range.
Asking for Marshmallow for a phone like T2 ultra and M2 aqua is too much. These phones can't even properly handle Lollipop. Users must consider themselves lucky to have got two major updates for their phones.
Also, updating a old phone like M2 wouldnt be worth it for Sony.
Anonymous, 20 May 2016Its up to the manufacturer whether or not to update their mediatek powered phones. M4 Aqua ... moreYes. That's exactly my point. Let's take M2 and T2 Ultra for example. Started from 4.3, and then 4.4, and now 5.1. If the term "end of life" doesn't exist, Sony could give them 6.0. But still, even if both reach their EoL, we can just unlock the bootloader and flash CM13 or something to get 6.0. And so on and so on as long as the ROM available. With mediatek, can we do the same?
BeeAnt, 20 May 2016I didn't say anything about "update".
Those phones you mentioned get software upgrade because... moreIts up to the manufacturer whether or not to update their mediatek powered phones.
M4 Aqua is a snapdragon powered device, but 6.0 will probably be the last update, just like the mediatek powered C4, C5, M5.
Anonymous, 19 May 2016Helio P10 is faster than snapdragon 415. Your point is?
And sony makes non excuses at all. Xp... moreI didn't say anything about "update".
Those phones you mentioned get software upgrade because Mediatek does release them, for those specific chipsets. And I don't think they will do it more than once.
BeeAnt, 19 May 2016I hoped this thing would come with Snapdragon 415, as we have X with 650 and X-Performance wit... moreMediatek processors dont effect updates at all. They lack Custom ROM support due to they dont share source code, hence less modding
Anonymous, 19 May 2016Moto X Force had 820 while X Style had 808. They dont use Snapdragon 805. Only Nexus 6 doesTypo, X Force had 810. Sorry.