Anonymous, 20 Oct 2017Its been noticed that your quite confused with Sony and brand choice of several phones. So, I... moreI sorry,but your comment is somehow mistake or confusing,let me tell my experience with phone,i using xperia z5 premium almost 2 years ,still ok smooth no problem only minor scratch on frame,my friend he using xperia z1 almost 4 years and yet still no problem still smooth,only problem is its charging flap is fell off and some minor crack on screen due to abuse of 4 year usage and other my friend using xperia xa almost a year still working fine,only had minor scratch.actually there still many of my friend using xperia but i skip it, meanwhile my other friend use samsung phone,one of them using s7 edge,at the beginning all fine but after 1.5 year its start lag and apps crash,my other friend using note 4 after 1 years of usage ,battery problem occur and start slowing down...and my other friend use a j5(2015)..after a years it slowing down and screen problem occur...from your comment say samsung has best feature in its ui,yes its true,because before this i using samsung note 3,but its ui is get heavy after long period usage,so i move to sony,i felt really big different in smooth and quality,...just sharing my experience cheers
Ali Bashir, 20 Oct 2017Hello there, i have seen you've got some random replies from Samsung fanboys, some Samsung fan... moreIts been noticed that your quite confused with Sony and brand choice of several phones. So, I will help you. IPhone, Samsung, LG, HTC, Google pixel, Oneplus are all good choices of phones as is Moto, ZTE, Hawuai etc, etc. I've been fortunate to use most of these brands through my business over the years, and can only speak highly of them. We have tried numerous Sony phones, but have always been disappointed with the quality and bad customer service. Sony phones have the most pre installed bloatware, that can't be uninstalled. Hence, Sony phones soon become the most unstable and then lag and stutter.
Don't be guided by only one you tube video of sony, as you will find a 100 times more to prove other brands better, especially Iphone and Samsung. If you want the best Android phone, then go for Samsung as its has the most features with its highy customized operating system and features than only now Google Android is copying. Of course, if you prefer Iphone, then go that way.
If I can assist in any other way, please ask.
Naitx, 19 Oct 2017Which among the choices would you recommend then and why?Hello there, i have seen you've got some random replies from Samsung fanboys, some Samsung fanboys has bad habits to thread wrong informations against Sony, IPhone, LG, HTC, Google pixel, Oneplus... be careful, if you can't recognize them because of the Anonymous names you can use the location code positioned at the opposite side of their names, for example yours is (sxss).
I forgot to tell you that if you can find the XZs for the same price of the XZ or even slightly more it would be better in terms of camera performance and it has more ram.
Watch this video muscles challenge between the xz and other 2016 flagship smartphones, enjoy :)
Another information regarding the software and lag stuttering issues, the most flawless and lag free smartphones begin with :
1)Apple iPhone IOS
2)Google pixel Android
3)Sony Xperia Android
And remember Samsung has alway the least software optimization because of their Touchwise UI which is unstable and becomes worst over time, Good luck.
Naitx, 19 Oct 2017Which among the choices would you recommend then and why?You need to decide if you want a low, mid or high end phone first. The 2 most respected and trusted and popular brands are Iphone and Samsung. They have built up a strong reputation of quality and features over many years. Sony is not even in the top 10 of Fagship phones in 2017. Obviously there are numerous reasons for Sonys decline of popularity and sales, but its mainly too many bugs in Sony phones for most people. Hawuai, Lenovo, OnePlus, Motorala, ZTE etc, etc are also good choices and offer great value for money.
Naitx, 13 Oct 2017Thanks for the advice man.great help. Cheers. :-)Sorry, but his advice is wrong. Sony xperia phones are notorious for overheating and shutting down. In the past, other brands avoided Sonys problems by throttling down these troubled cpu's or use another chip like Samsung did. Be warned that this is a Sony forum wnd you will usually get biased advice from Sony fan boys that don't even own is phone.
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2017It is a serious issue for Sony. For years now, Sony phones have overheated and shutdown. Its... moreNo overheating issues buddy from 2016 and later smartphones, all 2015 and earlier smartphones had overheating issues from all brands because the chipsets been used that time were all 28nm chipset, however overheating issues weren't a real concerning after the exploding of 2016 Samsung flagship smartphones.
Maybe you need to step ahead from 2015 because things became much better later, for Samsung i suggest to skip 2016 ; ).
Ali Bashir, 17 Oct 2017It is not Sony's issue, it is a common issue for 2016 and earlier smartphones, just don't use ... moreIt is a serious issue for Sony. For years now, Sony phones have overheated and shutdown. Its all over the internet. Its obviously a design fault as other major brands don't have overheating problems.
Vigee, 17 Oct 2017In next sony want to fix this issue, the is issue is when the phones temperature the camera is... moreIt is not Sony's issue, it is a common issue for 2016 and earlier smartphones, just don't use 1080p 60fps or 4k easy.
In next sony want to fix this issue, the is issue is when the phones temperature the camera is not working properly please fix this issue I am big fan of son's camera
I am L, 15 Oct 2017is this still worth buying in 2017?Yes
Ali Bashir, 13 Oct 2017You are so welcome, it is always good to serve, cheers. is this still worth buying in 2017?
Naitx, 13 Oct 2017Thanks for the advice man.great help. Cheers. :-)You are so welcome, it is always good to serve, cheers.
Naitx, 12 Oct 2017Sony XZ, LG V20 or Huawei Mate 9? Looking to buy a phone which is primarily for gaming but has... moreIn general 2016 and later flagship smartphones doesn't have overheating issues, even my Xperia x with 28nm chipset doesn't overheat.
Display: xz>v20>mate 9
Daylight camera: xz>v20>mate9
Lowlight camera: v20>xz>mate9
Selfy camera: xz>>>mate9>v20
Keep in mind Xperia xz is water and dust proof while the v20 and the mate9 are not, although the Xperia xz has the least speaker volume but the speakers are positioned at the front directed to your face, unlike the v20 and the mate9 it is positioned at the bottom so when you hold the smartphone in landscape mode you might block the speakers with your hand.
My recommendation is obviously the xz, Good luck.
Sony XZ, LG V20 or Huawei Mate 9? Looking to buy a phone which is primarily for gaming but has great camera and sounds but has none to low heating issues. Any other phone suggestions also welcome.. Thanks to those who'll comment.. ^_^
MajidFAREED, 11 Oct 2017Hello XZ owners... I'm about to get XZ, I have a concern about the hand free voice level... fo... moreThe s7 has noticeably louder speaker volume with higher distortion than the xz however the s7 speaker placement is at the bottom while the xz's are two at the front upside and downside the screen, if you are to choose between the s7 and the xz it is worth to mention that the s7 is about 1.5 years old and Samsung smartphones are famous to show its age very early, perhaps the speakers volume of the xz satisfies you because the xz is actually slightly better option than the s7, i am not a xz user but i have pretty much intel i like to share good luck :).
MajidFAREED, 11 Oct 2017Hello XZ owners... I'm about to get XZ, I have a concern about the hand free voice level... fo... moreSony Xperia XZ...Loudspeaker ...Voice 61dB / Noise 65dB / Ring 67dB
Audio quality ... Noise -93.0dB / Crosstalk -93.6dB
Battery life ... Endurance rating 72h
Samsung Glaxy S7...Loudspeaker ...Voice 69dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 71dB
Audio quality... Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.7dB
Battery life ....Endurance rating 80h
These are the specifications here at gsmarena...Clearly the S7 wins easily over the Sony XZ with better audio volume and better battery life. Plus the S7 has a better camera, better screen, in fact totally better at everything.
Hello XZ owners... I'm about to get XZ, I have a concern about the hand free voice level... for those who tested it, is the voice level of hand free good enough? I'm comparing to S7
What about battery life (2900Ah) is it lasting for at least one day of normal usage?