ALBETLY, 04 Sep 2017Sony is going down .No prove, just a liar.
This is much more interesting than the xz1. Finally a fingerprint reader on midrange. Wish they had it on the ultra.
no name, 04 Sep 2017i am big sony fan but i absolutely agree with u... ceo must resign noww.... 2700 for 2017 new ... moreSony CEO has been claimed that they're not focusing too much on smartphones due to many competitive on smartphones right now. But they do interested on VR technology, so maybe we can only see Sony for 2 - 3 years more on smartphones market.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2017I don't get it, why does this have 3430 mAh battery life when XZ1, and XZ1 compact flagship ph... morei am big sony fan but i absolutely agree with u... ceo must resign noww.... 2700 for 2017 new flagship....even compare to 3430 and 4000 (redmi note 4)? hardly last for half day heavy use. i remember i was laughing and say note 8 is nothing new just copy n paste s8 plus. but for this xz1 i even more dissapointed. absolutely nothing new compare to xzs or xz... no dual camera no facial recognition no ram improvement no design change nothinggggg.... wat r u doing sony.
9fuad6, 31 Aug 2017Looks like Sony is gonna rule the year of 2018. This is a total package you could ever imagine... morei am a big sony fans n hpe wat u say is true but it is not. why it still using mtk for mid range. i know they want to maximise profit but mtk is really not good. it even better if they use snapdragon 6xx or even 4xx.. mtk has many issue heating, lagging when low battery, battery draining and the most worrisome by all reliability...
Well, at least it has FM radio. Only cheap phones get FM radio, which means the manufacturers think only poor people listen to FM radio.
It's too big and bulky, and honestly it should have launched with Android Oreo preinstalled just like its more expensive brother the Xperia XZ1.
If you want a phone with similar specs and price point, I would wait for the 2018 successor to the Galaxy A7 (2017). Should be released by Jan/Feb 2018.
9fuad6, 01 Sep 2017There's no issue either you're rich or not. As you already bought an X in this July, that mean... moreI got ur point, i hope u knw this z5 had a issue with software updates coz of sd810, i dont prefer to buy the old phones, but sd 650 is a best Processor without having any issues so i bought x, i got my device with factory os 7.0, now my phone running with 7.1.1 august security patch, i didnt find any bug issue with software, after a big research from gsmarena, qualcomm, etc only i bought this, i dont knw which country are you to get slow updates, updates not important for me actually, my sony ericsson wt19i lww with android 2.3 still working, still im satisfied with my phone just miss the xa1 plus though
Samjen, 01 Sep 2017Samjen41 Ha ha i think u dont knw anything about new mobile technologies, my xperia x have fe... moreThere's no issue either you're rich or not. As you already bought an X in this July, that means you spent some money on a phone. I was just saying that you should know abt software update. To be honest you're not getting any update after 7.0 which you could easily skip by trying a different phone. I know that X has no recent version and that's why I's frustrated too until this XA1+ announcement. May be I don't know how a processor works or what is the best combination between a processor and a chipset, but I know something about latest technology and hardware cz it's not that hard to get those knowledge if you follow sites like GSMArena or something else. Their blogs are informative and accurate as well. And finally I also had an X so I believe I at least know something abt this phone. But that's not the case cz then you might go for a Z5 too which is way better than X. But I personally don't support buying old phones cz they lack in software updates which is a priority to me. No phone is perfect and software update releases the bug you face during usage. That is what you'd probably gonna miss as long as you use the X. Android 8 is announced so you could've get an update if your phone had a factory version 7. But it's 6 and that doesn't work. I hope you got my point.
Junker12315, 01 Sep 2017It's just that batterylife is something that should be in any phone, not only expensive ones, ... moreGuess what, if they give you an SD 835 in it and makes it ip68 certified then the regular price should be over $500. And that's boring cz they already have lots of phones in high end line. I really appreciate such a great step for mid rangers. And helio p20 is something you can't notice a major delay. May be 1-2 sec difference in comparison to SD 800 phones. But they're offering you something more that really can reduce your hatred on helio p20. Overall it's a best combination for mid ranger under Sony's tag. This phone has couple of things that can easily beat top flagships. Even s8 doesn't have a wide angle lens and Sony always provides the widest angle ever. The sound quality in my current XA Ultra easily competes any top phone even it has a mono speaker. And Sony has the best noise cancellation technology ever. The display is not as good as Samsung but stays on top 3 for sure. And finally it's an edge display, OMG!!! Get a black version and see how it looks in real life. And now it has a bigger battery as well with a Qnovo fast charging technology. What else you're looking for for $400?
9fuad6, 01 Sep 2017So you're saying a mid ranger phone should be below 300 EUR? When you buy an iPhone or s8 spen... moreIt's just that batterylife is something that should be in any phone, not only expensive ones, even base tier.
And the helio P20 is hardly a budget chip in the year 2017, they should at least have gone with a helio x20 or p25, this also goes for the XA1 Ultra in my eyes, that should have gotten a helio x25, x20 or snapdragon 626, something along those lines.
I cannot believe it. Sony is giving you 3450 mah battery, fingerprint sensor (which I personally think is completely useless and unnecessary on any phone), itwill have oreo and still people are complaining lol I would only change design, it's too boxy, I mean last few phones literally look the same, I wish its a bit more round like Xa (which I'm a proud owner) and get rid of those side bezzels. Overall, I think it's good phone and can't wait for next year, I'm hoping for Xa2.
mufara, 01 Sep 2017Why sony won't to change the aperture from f 2.0 to f 1.7 like samsung did...That's why S8 still can beat XZ Premium
mufara, 01 Sep 2017Why sony won't to change the aperture from f 2.0 to f 1.7 like samsung did...because bigger shutter is better (you can capture more light to the picture)...
if you wonder why samsung makes better photos than sony, it's because of photo compress (software) not because shutter or photo sensor (hardware)..
sony has way best hardware solution for mobile cameras (that's why apple, huawei and others use their sensors), but they are really bad at photo compression.