Before my new phone i had a sony xperia z5 and i accept that the reviews from all sites is bad for this device about camera because nobody used manual mode and and manual iso !! even in gsmarena they use manual mode but iso is auto still and there isn't difference between auto iso and superior auto. Superiur auto is just for take fast images and use high iso method for do this and this cause nois. But when use less iso like 50 or 100 and even less resolution you will find the quality of camera and accept DXO rank for this phones. People can't use sony camera and it is sonys fault because they don't explain for better use their devices . Sony is great for now i have a g5 but i come for you sony again .
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2016in the end.... it comes back to what customer really wants. Customer wants quality but VAIO di... moreOf coures you are a samsung fan
You know nothing about SONY
ESPECIALLY IN Sony camera tech
Perhaps you are too young to catch up with the Sony depth Like other samsung fans
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2016DxOmark show the Xperia flagship always have the high score, but you didn't know it. -- I knew... moreI hate the fake Sony fans like you.
You only believe the competitors comments don't even take a rational reviews, the competitors said you just believe it, it not fair to Sony.
Got this phone yesterday and boy is it a treat, a fantastic upgrade from my iPhone 5c, which in itself was a great little device but the 8GB storage was it's main letdown. Cannot wait to get the free headphones for pre-ordering. So far I can only fault the position of the volume buttons but I am sure I will grow used to it.
Kr@tos, 07 Oct 2016NO... You are definitely not wrong.
But VAIO - it failed because of lack of quality. Everyone... morein the end.... it comes back to what customer really wants. Customer wants quality but VAIO didn't provide it.
Same with the current lines of Xperia. Customer wants better quality smartphone... and personally as a Sony fan, I want a better product with the best real life experience from my favorite company.
As of now, competitions beat XZ in many aspects.... especially in camera, with the new triple sensor, comes the additional random lens glare *flip table*
Kr@tos, 03 Oct 2016Actually, I too am getting a new phone. Currently a HTC One m7 user. It has served me well and... moreWow, same here :)
While the likes of Engadget, T3, AnandTech and Ars are yet to publish their reviews, on average, this baby has been given 4-stars out of 5 by most others. Pity no showroom in my city has a unit on display. Tempted to pre-order, though! Just might.
But yeah - bummed the One m7 is slowly giving up the ghost :(
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2016DxOmark show the Xperia flagship always have the high score, but you didn't know it.
Xperia U... moreDxOmark show the Xperia flagship always have the high score, but you didn't know it. -- I knew it, and actually from reading that article I'm positive that OIS and bigger pixel size which Sony stubbornly ignored is needed. I suggest you read it again and compare with other brand review.
Xperia UI less crash and it's had minimum crash compare to the competitions, you also don't kn -- I read that article too, and experience it myself with my aging Sony phone. Really Z3 is the pinnacle of Xperia.
Xperia have the great audio, upscaling the mp3 file, play Hises music and else, you still don't know. -- I knew, It's a sofware based and useless when you already have lossless. Hardware wise, analysis proved that Sony used whatever DAC that comes preinstalled in qualcomm chips. It can't compete with competition. Very ironic while Sony known to built the great Walkman.
You should get the XZ to learn some news from yourself, don't do your speculation, this will only show you bias to Sony, perhaps you are the troll from the competitors too. -- Why do you think I knew all written above? Because I'm a Sony fan and I did my research all over the internet eagerly but found it a bit disappointed. I want to buy this phone to replace my aging Xperia but sadly its not available yet in my country.
I'm just a complaining customer that demand something better from my favorite company. That's all!!
*Sighss* typical blind fanboy always flag someone as troll if he said something they don't agree with.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2016Customer always wants more, and company gets money from it... that's perfectly normal! That is... moreNO... You are definitely not wrong.
But VAIO - it failed because of lack of quality. Everyone expects quality from SONY. But for a budget minded people they came up with budget Vaio - The E series and that's where their downfall started. The E series is horrible - it has performance but build, simply put - HORRIBLE.
SONY knows its mistake and that why its currently focusing on only Premium products. Had VAIO remained a premium brand it would have survived. Look at JIP - the first thing that they did after acquiring VAIO - they declared its a premium brand - premium product.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2016Customer always wants more, and company gets money from it... that's perfectly normal! That is... moreDxOmark show the Xperia flagship always have the high score, but you didn't know it.
Xperia UI less crash and it's had minimum crash compare to the competitions, you also don't kn
Xperia have the great audio, upscaling the mp3 file, play Hises music and else, you still don't know.
You should get the XZ to learn some news from yourself, don't do your speculation, this will only show you bias to Sony, perhaps you are the troll from the competitors too.
Xscrambler, 06 Oct 2016Now about the XZ. The Z is taken from VAIO laptops. Z being the ultimate series. Typing now on... moreCustomer always wants more, and company gets money from it... that's perfectly normal! That is how a company survive.
You said this thing is the best from Sony? Maybe yes, but I'm sure they can do better if they just combine all their best technology into it. From Walkman, Bravia, DSLR, etc.
It's not a matter of "Can't" but a matter of "Won't". Sony is stubborn!!
You talked about VAIO, why do you think it fall? It's because Sony didn't hear what consumer really wants, similar situation in the current line of Xperia.
Sony can make anything they think super or the best... but its no use if consumer didn't like it. The most important is what consumer thinks, NOT a company think. Keep it like this, and Xperia brand will face the same fate as VAIO sooner or later.
Am I wrong?
Xscrambler, 06 Oct 2016Want better DAC? Buy MZ-NH1. Yep I kno it's just a MiniDisc, but what I can hear thru my fones... moreNow about the XZ. The Z is taken from VAIO laptops. Z being the ultimate series. Typing now on the very last Z3 Sony VAIO (after the Z3 Sony sold VAIO division to some Japanese company).
My Z3 ain't perfect, none laptop is. Same goes for mobiles. But what is really ridiculous is that some folks are just never ever happy. In this world you cannot achieve perfection. My XZ is arriving tomorrow, but what I really like is that clove.co.uk is sending me Sony Wireless Fones free of charge. I guess that's a good deal.
About the specs. As I said, no perfection in this life. For those who are trying to get close, don't just blah blah blah, go to Kickstarter or similar, design your ultimate fone and start your own production. It's as simple as that. Or just stop complaining & shut up.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2016New Camera Improvements(triple image sensor) -- Still no OIS, small pixel size, bad low light ... moreWant better DAC? Buy MZ-NH1. Yep I kno it's just a MiniDisc, but what I can hear thru my fones kicks nearly any Hi-Res ass. And it feels personal unlike all those damn stupid DAPs that feel so industrial.
Oh yeah, I have another MZ-NH1 brand new - stored in maximum security vault - when this one dies. I'm 42 which means I sorted out my portable audio for life.
Received my xperia xz today, first thought is that it is smooth running, looks good but it warms up next to the camera and I don't know ow whether it is normal as this is an issue that was sorted from xperia z5 onwards.
If anyone else has the xz please let me know ow how your phone is
I still have with me 5 cell phones, Sony Xperia Z, Z1, Z Ultra, XA & Z5. XA design lil bit disappointed because I love square, rectangular. I sold out or gave to relatives M4 Aqua,C3 respectively. All the past 5years I used Sony. This XZ, will my next catch. Cheers!
Neutral Charge , 05 Oct 2016I think it's a good upgrade
New Camera Improvements(triple image sensor)
Full manual contr... moreNew Camera Improvements(triple image sensor) -- Still no OIS, small pixel size, bad low light quality, image processing could be better, long saving time.
Full manual control on camera -- Not really, some feature locked to auto when using some feature, not as free as competition
4k recording -- Really nice only if it does not overheating - in summer or hot place, it will literally shut down in 5 seconds.
5 axis image stabilization -- too many judders, low detail, eat too much compute power resulting overheat and battery eater, only on very limited macro situation, OIS/hardware is better and much more efficient.
Improved battery -- Still, competition is far better in battery life. They should put at least 3600 to match Lagsung. Qnovo is great tho.
Improved Ram management (Smart Cleaning) -- This is good, but not great, it'll be better if they just add more RAM and battery also less bloatware.
Improved charging system with quick charge 3.0 & the mah is high too. -- not so special, every competition already has it
Very much improved design with curved glass -- i like omnibalance more, slimmer with less side bezel will be better.
Usb type C -- not so special, and only low speed v2.0 at that
What more do you want???
Aside from above improvements. Screen w/ better color accuracy, better heat control - no overheating, faster and bigger internal storage - lower saving time for capturing image, always on screen. 4k screen w/ changeable resolution to save battery when not needed - let user decide if they want image quality or battery life, best DAC for best music experience and bring WALKMAN App back, iris scanner.
Price? Just bring it to market!!! There will always be buyers looking for best quality and a Sony!
From SG here, getting mine this Saturday, woo-hoo, super excited! http://www.sony.com.sg/microsite/xperiaxzpreorder/
xz, come to philippines as soon as possible, im ur fan. earlier than xpected date, c'mmon.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2016I wanna purchase SONY phones this time ....why they are so expensive !!!!Umm cos that's how companies survive these days? All big brands have high prices when they first release a phone. If you really want one, just wait a few months like every normal person does.