i wonder when Sony is going to come up with 4GB or bigger RAM hand phone?
TPT, 05 Oct 2016Nice review.
I was also doing some research among Oneplus 3, Google Pixel, and Sony Xperia ... moreIndeed, XZ wins with so many more bands supported,
OnePlus Supports LTE Band 30 that Sony Xperia XZ don't have.
Sony Xperia XZ supports these bands that OnePlus 3 don't have: LTE Band 3, 13, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41.
It's quite a shocking comparison...
I'm glad I'm in Taiwan when it was released, so that I could go to many of the Sony reseller stores to try XZ out a little (They seem to have it all prepped, virtually ALL of the store have one), and also the version they sell here is the dual sim 64GB version, which is quite nice.
One little thing about metal phones in general, they almost always have brushed or sandblasted finish (or in Asus's case, circular/spiral abrasion surface), the XZ's metal stamped back plate is just FLAT... It is not an abrasive surface that will rub stuff off your plastic and things.
I've just seen some plastic rubbing off from my Z4 Tablet's case to my USB power banks's sand blasted surface. I just ran to buy a silicon rubber case for that power bank, I don't want my XZ get sanded down. :P
ZycaManiac, 04 Oct 2016First of all, I just want everyone to know I like Sony products, I've had Z2, Z4 Tablet, and n... moreNice review.
I was also doing some research among Oneplus 3, Google Pixel, and Sony Xperia XZ.
I'm a fan of Oneplus for their first generation product, OP2 and OP3 just don't have enough attractions to me. The most important reason I gave up OP3 is, there is no enough 4G bands. I travel a lot, which is not convenient for me.
Don't like the design, no dual SIM, camera just on average level.
Would be my first phone from SONY, still on the way.
Love the dual SIM, water proof, top tier camera, external SD.
Pity for hybrid SIM, No CDMA support, No Dual SIM version in US.No 64GB version in US(terrible).
So I finally purchased a 64GB Dual SIM version(F8332), at risk of no warranty.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2016In the US version, the sensor is there. But it's disabled via software.
You can flash an Euro... moreGood to know.
I finally purchased an international version, for dual SIM and 64GB of storage.
sanso, 03 Oct 2016Snapdragon 820 is old and outdated from Snapdragon 821 you think you're going to fool us by us... moreSnapdragon 821 is just a 820 with a slightly higher clock speed. It's the same thing, same Kryo cores, same Adreno 530 GPU, still slower than A10 Fusion.
Next time do your research before telling nonsense here.
First of all, I just want everyone to know I like Sony products, I've had Z2, Z4 Tablet, and now XZ. (and Sony PS3, PS4, MDR-Z7, PHA-3, XBA-Z5, UDA-1, CDP-X5000, CDP-XE900, SCD-XE600, and the list goes on forever...)
Now, I've just got mine Sony Xperia XZ for about 36 hours and I loved it. I was using OnePlus 3 before and it was one of the reason that got me thinking about upgrading to something from Sony.
Why is going from OnePlus 3 to Sony Xperia XZ an upgrade you ask? Why 6GB RAM to 3GB RAM is an upgrade? No, RAM part is a downgrade for sure, but so far I can't tell what difference that extra 3GB could have done for me.
Now, what is reason I ditched the excellent and well received OnePlus 3? One word, software. OnePlus simply does not have the amount of money and resources to THROW at software team, and the software quality shows. I had experienced many weird little quirks and sometimes bugs that I would never have thought possible when I was using the old Xperia Z2. And do note that Z2, a 2 year old phone managed to get Android 6.0 update BEFORE the one year old OnePlus 2/X. I've had multiple phone calls garbled with OnePlus 3, it was just working normally, and it became garbled, and sounded like I'm talking to a waterfall. The most recent update just broke USB OTG Audio support on OnePlus 3. And I love starfield animation in background/lockscreen, and with OnePlus 3's AMOLED display, it should be a natural to have this kind of background as it saves power by not lighting everything up. But surprise surprise... OnePlus 3 does NOT allow you to set lock screen background, nope, you can set a picture as a lockscreen background when you are viewing it, but there's no option for that in the display setup menu. Like WHY? What's the purpose of locking this feature up??? WHY???
The automatic brightness curve is weird on OnePlus 3... Well, ALL of them are weird, als on Z2 and Z4, which is why I often disable adaptive brightness and just go manual. It is usually too bright or too dark, I can still set the slider to make it brighter or darker, but the curve is still wrong, and always too bright in the dark and too dark in the light. Except XZ, the amount of brightness change according to ambient light is just RIGHT ON. When I adjust the slider, the screen just became brighter or darker according to ambient light, it is always the right ratio. I didn't think this is possible, and I wonder how much Sony spent on this single setting to get it just right.
FLAT CAMERA/LENS...Yes, I hate that wart in the back of OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3 Wins on much cooler charging temperature, when I said much cooler, I mean barely detectable!!!
Sony Xperia XZ Wins on the compatibility, as it can use QC 2.0/3.0, which means it have millions of adapter/power bank that could charge it up real quick.
Sony Xperia XZ gets noticeably warm wht the included QC 2.0 charger, perhaps it would work better with QC 3.0?
Water resistant with Xperia XZ...
Sim tray that does not require eject pin: Xperia XZ
Well, that's all for now, as I'm getting sleepy while enjoying my new XZ's headphone output... Apple iPhone 7 users remember to drill yours with either 3.5mm or 2.5mm drill bit. :P
TPT, 04 Oct 2016Alert: There is NO fingerprint sensor for the US version (F8331) PLUS: the dual SIM version i... moreThe hardware is there... in 5 minutes you can have it running without rooting, messing with your bootloader or losing warranty...go by the XDA developer page they have the instructions.
I cant wait this to come out. I am excited for this. Sony made phones are trusted compare than the others.
I am saying this because my Sony Ericsson SATIO and Sony Ericsson Arc are still working but i choose it to put in the wall as display. By now, i have my Xperia Z3 compact, Xperia Z and Xperia C5 Ultra. All working good.
sanso, 03 Oct 2016Snapdragon 820 is old and outdated from Snapdragon 821 you think you're going to fool us by us... moreHow is it outdated? 821 isn't even out yet. And 820 is even a year old. You people will bitch about everything.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2016Common sense ;)That means you lack common sense.
I don't remember if lower battery life is one of the many new features added in Nougat.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2016What makes you think so big guy?Common sense ;)
masros, 04 Oct 2016I prefer Z5 premium It's kinda pointless to go for the Z5 Premium.
At least in my country, both cost almost the same, but XZ has better cameras, better performance, better battery, better audio, new design, USB C, and is more durable.
The only advantage Z5 Premium has is the larger screen with higher resolution.
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2016Battery endurance will be even worse when the Nougat update comes along for the XZ.Nonsense from the competitors always without any proving. I have old Xperia phone the endurance is still strong.
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2016Battery endurance will be even worse when the Nougat update comes along for the XZ.What makes you think so big guy?