Cpt. Power, 16 Jan 2018Man OS is made by android i mean google it have nothing to do with Sony.
Update is provided ... moreYup android make by Google IN CONJUNCTION with othwr oem, in bug fixing, feature, etc
Raw android is totally useless, oem still need to reprogram all the necessary kernel amd driver, not to mention all the skin and feature also ui element
Thats what come from my experience about custom ROM,
About price, yup it a little bit on the high side, but to me it's a good investment, i use a sony at average for 3 years, so the cost of a phone is devided to 3 years, since I don't buy phone yearly, it's not just about the phone durability, it also about consistency in performance, battery life and update, and warranty
Used a samsung before but it give up on me in mere 8 months or so, it start to stutter and freeze as i bloated the phone with apps and file not to mention the battery degradation
Also once bought(import) some cheap phone from online store, well it usable, but as secondary phone that is, it can't go with my long live expectancy of a device, it start to stutter, aging battery
JP Mel, 16 Jan 2018Will there be a 64GB version? I don't see that spec on Sony website.Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
JP Mel, 16 Jan 2018Will there be a 64GB version? I don't see that spec on Sony website.Yes there is 64GB option, go to Sony xa2 Ultra specifications on Sonymobile.com once again, scroll down to the bottom and hit the Disclaimer button.
Will there be a 64GB version? I don't see that spec on Sony website.
-. -, 16 Jan 2018One can argue the brand name is expensive, but because the brand is supporting the device, the... moreMan OS is made by android i mean google it have nothing to do with Sony.
Update is provided by Sony but all work to make oreo comes to Google and people who making it.
After sale service depends on country.
For example if you live in North Korea i will hardly believe you will have any phone at all from any brand. Some goes for countries from for example Micronesia, Polynesia etc.
In my country for example we have problems with services for like 60 different brands.
Only a company i work for sells over 40 different brands.
Sony is good but a bit pricey same like apple or samsung.
As i said abobve we havent problems here in Slovakia with repairing phones like oukitel, Doogee and some other brands which not many people know.
My Lenovo Vibeshot is 2,5 years old and still works as a brand new so the reliability depends on every user and how he care and treat his phone. Rest is pure speculation.
And to be honest people were buying apple because they trusted them which is no more since a used batteries in phones problem has been unveiled apple lost many customers and even more they gonna loose when all the dirt apple is hidding will float on reef.
Cpt. Power, 15 Jan 2018I am not insulting Sony for quality just for price. One can argue the brand name is expensive, but because the brand is supporting the device, the os stability, the update, and after sale service,
Buying cheap chinese brand like oukitel is good when you need a phone that work, but for serious thing, problem will occur about warranty, durability and reliability
I buy sony half of it because of brand, other half is for product, same with good established brand
Why people buy apple, it dead simple, the convenience of the service, got a broken phone in warranty, either walk out with repaired phone or getting totally new phone, people who had the money to buy apple product usually don't have time to deal with import and outside warranty
speedemon1980, 14 Jan 2018I can't stress this enough for you, but there are things that are small details which can be a... moreYes,many of the people buying duplicate smartphone from some websites,to save that 10-60 $.they should stop compare the branded showroom phones with that online phones.
I'm always reaching my nearest official showroom. All those electronic item's are working great...
Cpt. Power, 15 Jan 2018Man i am no Xiaomi Worshiper i only love best possible quality and specs for best possible pri... moreYou dont need to insult Sony for the quality & price. I love selfie and i will buy this phone unless Xiaomi able to make selfie smartphone with price lower than this.
When im looking for best selfie smartphone its always sony came first in my mind.
Wow, this phone comes with Oreo. Only Huawei is giving us Oreo phones. Is good you have given us Oreo and radio and Bluetooth 5.0. Is good but this phone is so bulky. Very thick phone, thick and tall.
Ali Bashir, 15 Jan 2018Xiaomi worshipper please take a rest, you are on all threads like if somebody bought a Sony or... moreMan i am no Xiaomi Worshiper i only love best possible quality and specs for best possible price.
Which Sony never do.
Tottaly same and 100% genuine phone like XZ1 premium with a sticker from Xiaomi Meizu Oukitel etc would cost up to 500 eur no more.
You pay for a Sony sticker not a phone but someone likes you never understand. And rather pay 200-500 more bucks for same thing.
I i wont bother its your choice how you waste your money.
Cpt. Power, 15 Jan 2018Man but i did.
My 2% common sense says big no.
I dont care if people buy this phone or not... moreXiaomi worshipper please take a rest, you are on all threads like if somebody bought a Sony or a Samsung LG..... Mobile it is going to be the end of the world.
I am interested in Sony mobile and i am going to buy the Sony mobile and i am happy with Sony mobile, and i am paying from my pocket not yours and all people has their own minds to decide not only you have a mind.
Even Htc do more thin. Htc U11 eyes 6" 8.5mm 3900mah battery, Sony 6" 9.5mm 3500mah
speedemon1980, 14 Jan 2018I can't stress this enough for you, but there are things that are small details which can be a... moreMan but i did.
My 2% common sense says big no.
I dont care if people buy this phone or not.
Choice is definitely theirs.
But i would like to care and say why to waste money on a ugly thick slow turtle if for much less they can buy a much better device.
Cpt. Power, 14 Jan 2018Man its your chgoice buy it if you like but as i see the spoecs you will sell it next day and ... moreI can't stress this enough for you, but there are things that are small details which can be appreciated. At this point every phone manufacturer is trying their bet to compete with specs, speed, gimmicky features and more. To me, that's fine, I look a little more deeper. I don't buy Sony for its looks, specs and how fast it can open Google Chrome, I buy it because I've liked, enjoyed and have a strong emotional bond that i can't find with other phone manufacturers. For instance I took my Z5 to the pool, all my friends were determined it will fail as in, stop functioning and so on. It didn't! So these are things, that make the difference.
At the end of the day all phones are good, it comes down to your personal taste. The reason i keep on ranting BS everywhere is because some people talk without adding 2% of their common sense.