Anonymous, 08 Oct 2016Most people including me prefer the headphone jack on top. My LG phone has it at the bottom, ... moreHeadphone jack on top is also handy if you happen to own an external IR blaster and want to use it and your phone as a remote control.
AnonD-593186, 08 Oct 2016Since some people like my comment on the XZ... I'll say some more about my experiences.
It ... moreMost people including me prefer the headphone jack on top.
My LG phone has it at the bottom, it's hard to properly hold the phone while the headphone jack is used. It kinda gets into the way, if you understand what I mean.
Has anybody tested the SD card maximum reading and writing speeds yet?
AnonD-593186, 08 Oct 2016Since some people like my comment on the XZ... I'll say some more about my experiences. It ... moreHi. Thanks for your comments. Did you manage to test the maximum read or write speeds for the SD card?
Expensive, wide, thick, heavy. Fail.
I used to be Sony's fan until my Z1 Compact dead by water and no better Compact model until now.
Since some people like my comment on the XZ... I'll say some more about my experiences.
It seems QC 3.0 reduces charging waste heat... seems to be... I can't be 100% sure right now because it charges fast and often when I go on and feel the temperature, it's already went to low current top up (like 70~90%).
Because I use the mobile hotspot a lot, it seems to heat up the phone a bit more, sometimes I'm getting warning of impending overheating when I didn't expect it. It's disappointing, but not a deal breaker.
The coating on the glass is amazing, yes it pick up fingerprints, but just drop it in your pocket and take it out is enough to remove most of them. The back of the phone does not have the coating, and is kinda greasy from all my fingerprints... :( The lens of the main camera seems to be coated with the same coating or better, as I never seen any fingerprint on it.
I didn't check the performance spec of the headphone output before I bought the phone, and frankly I didn't CARE, because I have PHA-3 from sony, and it will blow pretty much any phone away anytime. But I was pleasantly surprised when I hooked up a cheap headphone, it didn't sound too bad, and remember, my usual rig costs about 2 to 2.5x XZ's price. (PHA-3 + XBA-Z5) It's quite enjoyable if you list want to have something to listen to, and not go on a full critique of the audio system. Even the specs looks pretty good, especially some other manufacturers would have really shouted about it at this quality level. (I guess they know if they put "Beats Audio" on it, it would be a downgrade)...
Main gripes of the day: Headphone jack should be on the bottom like 1+3 and Apple, so it would be easy to put in my pants pocket, and have the screen right side up when I pick it up.
Anyways, I just love the feel of this phone, it's pretty amazing with all the curves and straight lines. The front touch glass looks especially amazing. If are buying, please get the one with dual sim and 64GB flash, make sure Sony understand that we don't want cut down version of flagship... and it is really no cheaper either...
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2016Of coures you are a samsung fan You know nothing about SONY ESPECIALLY IN Sony camera tech ... moreSony makes the best camera sensors, but fails to optimize them correctly in their phones...Thats why other brands like iphone, Samsung that use Sony sensors take better photos...Its a shame really, but the R&D at Sony is struggling for money
please increase the battery upto 4500 to 5000 mah
& increase the screen from 5.2 to 5.5 or 6 inches overall features are good
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.
AnonD-249106, 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?
AnonD-249106, 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.