Anonymous, 09 May 2017If you didn't have the xz then how come you're so sure about it? Just because you have the s7 ... moreI had first hand experience with the XZ. Look at my profile here. I favorited even 2 Sony Xperia phones. XZ was one of my top two choices for my next smartphone 6 months ago until I finally decided I was better off getting a S7 instead. I had enough time to try it out because there is this only one Xperia store here in my area which nobody even visits that lets customers try out their devices as long as they want in order to entice them into buying one. The XZ isn't a bad device. In fact, I would've even gotten it if only it was not that expensive at the time. Performance-wise, the XZ isn't exceptional. I can't barely even tell the difference between its performance and the S7's other than the XZ has quick animations which make opening apps look almost instantaneous whereas the S7 has pretty longer animations before opening apps which gives an impression that it's slower but it's not. Both are neck and neck in terms of performance. But XZ loses in about every aspect in terms of quality. The S7 looks more elegant and is more compact. The S7 takes better pics at all lighting conditions and is faster in capturing images and has tons of modes and filters in the camera. S7's screen is so much more pleasant to look at. Both have oversaturated colors. The XZ's screen is oversaturated for a LCD display and so is the S7's SuperAMOLED but it reproduces the color more pleasantly than the XZ. And it's not true that the S7 gets slow and begins to hang after a period of time. I've had my S7 for 6 months now. I've already updated to Nougat and done 2 more security updates since then and never done factory reset ever and current performance is virtually the same as the first time I used it. The XZ cannot outperform the S7. No amount of software optimization can magically make the XZ, running on old hardware and the same resource-hog Android OS, perform better by a wide margin than the S7 unless it's running iOS. And don't even get me started on the user interface and software features. The XZ has an ugly, inconsistent UI and it just can't compete with the rich set of advanced features of the S7.
AnonD-27765, 04 May 2017The S7 of course. I was in the exact same dillemma as you a couple of months ago. I was choosi... moreIf you didn't have the xz then how come you're so sure about it? Just because you have the s7 and happy with it doesn't mean its better than xz. I told you my mom has s7 and my elder bro has this xz and frankly xz is a lot better specially after 5 months of seeing both the device I bet xz is much smoother and you won't find any difference with it it work as new while the s7 begin to hang and battery life decreases more than 3months before. Except the camera nothing is better in s7 believe it or not and I'm not a fanboy i used different brand myself lg,asus,Sony,Samsung in the last 7 years.
AnonD-257122, 05 May 2017Can't say about the S7 battery as I haven't used it but battery life on the XZ is great.I would agree with that, I own 8331 model for two months now ( it is not not dual sim) and battery life is really good. I am very happy with it. At end of normal quite bussy day I still have about 35% left. WiFi and BT always ON.
AnonD-273829, 05 May 2017there is no way your normal s7 not s7 edge can beat xz in batterylife. and about ram in 4gb 2g... moreXZ has 72h battery endurance rating and S7 has 80h according to GSMArena. S7 also has 3000mAh battery while XZ has a smaller 2900mAh.
AnonD-27765, 04 May 2017The S7 of course. I was in the exact same dillemma as you a couple of months ago. I was choosi... morethere is no way your normal s7 not s7 edge can beat xz in batterylife. and about ram in 4gb 2gb is for system but sony in 3gb always use about 800mb to 1gb of ram.
AnonD-481725, 05 May 2017Perhaps the battery life of the s7 is slightly better, but everything else i give to the xz. Can't say about the S7 battery as I haven't used it but battery life on the XZ is great.
nawab, 02 May 2017S7 or xz confuse which to buy Perhaps the battery life of the s7 is slightly better, but everything else i give to the xz.
AnonD-566980, 03 May 2017define battery life problems thats not true in fact optimizaon is one of the best and only t... moreyou wont find any android phone that have great performance like iphone,but the closest to iphone performance is sony;i repeat;its not like iphone,but closest to iphone performance among all androids.
Gino76, 04 May 2017Would eMMC 5.1 be comparable in speeds with UFS 2.0?
I don't play much graphically intensi... moreif game is not the concern, eMMc storage can stack up well with ufs, especially in write speed
About the throttling in z3+ and z5 series, the sd810 is design by qualcom so qualcom create the driver, sony can push any update but what it can do is nothing, cause its hardware problem, fixing the driver isn't much help either since qualcom itself had to make a refresh of sd810 name sd810AB to compensate the throttling problem, and the refreshed h sd810AB is not any better than sd810, sony did try to fix this by installing dual liquid filled heatpipe, a more aggressive solution than lumia950 liquid cooling(actually a single heatpipe with liquid in it, sony got two)
AnonD-481725, 04 May 2017Very weird, so many people say the opposite, anyway, i am very sure that it is not disappointi... moreAgain, SONY has to pay attention to some details. try, for example to listen to notification media files, you feel like just the speakers are farting , with much of wow and flutter...
The camera, actually is even inferior to that of chinese phone s, believe me.
Xperia XZ generally LACKS THE INTUITIVE DESIGN OF THE GUI...,
L0lip0p, 04 May 2017Its a feature that android lacking but if google committed in the android multitasking capabil... moreWould better hardware help in solving the issue of faster read/write & bootup of apps?
L0lip0p, 04 May 2017Xz use eMMc 5.1 but but it not an issue if you doesn't that really crazy with game, about thr... moreWould eMMC 5.1 be comparable in speeds with UFS 2.0?
I don't play much graphically intensive games on my phone but the type of storage would help in terms of loading an app or video for that matter.
So, even if it's Sony's fault why can't they just put their hands up, admit it's their fault and issue an update to fix the throttling?
What's the difference between the Z5 and XZ? Z5 picture quality isn't that good so I think I'll pass on XZ was already disappointed by the Z5
shuker, 04 May 2017A couple of years ago I checked the camera of my cousin's Xperia z2, at that time I was shocke... moreVery weird, so many people say the opposite, anyway, i am very sure that it is not disappointing in all cases which you mentioned.
A couple of years ago I checked the camera of my cousin's Xperia z2, at that time I was shocked of the bad quality of the pictures, But again this happened to me recently with Xperia XZ, amateur quality of pictures, the XZ's camera is not very different of the Z2's.
ACTUALLY I AM AGAIN DISAPPOINTED IN SONY, BAD CAMERA, BAD SOUND, BAD BATTERY LIFE ESPECIALLY AFTER THE 7.1.1 UPDATE, BAD CONTEXT MENUS, CHILDISH VIDEO AND AUDIO HANDLING, I couldn't find, eg, a catchy notification sound for WHATSAPP. Nearly all the sounds are fluttery and bloated, yet not catchy.
I had an LG flex 2, its dispkay is ways better than the XZ's.
LG is better than Sony especially cameras and display.
And what adds salt to injury is the stupid preinstalled apps like AVG and Swiftkey, and they cannot be uninstalled.
As I regret my choice of the XZ, I would try the XZs for free as a compensation.
nawab, 02 May 2017S7 or xz confuse which to buy The S7 of course. I was in the exact same dillemma as you a couple of months ago. I was choosing between the S7 and XZ but the XZ was pricier at the time so I went with the S7 instead and I realized it's so much worth it. S7 is better than the XZ in just about every aspect, from the screen, camera, processor, RAM to the design, compactness, battery life and software features. You're getting more value for money in the S7. S7 is an advanced smartphone that even after 1 year it still matches and even beats current flagships like XZs, P10 and G6. The only thing better than the S7 is the S8 and the S8 is only a minor upgrade from the S7.
Gino76, 03 May 2017I can agree. There was a short docu from Android Authority explaining that iOS may use the sam... moreIts a feature that android lacking but if google committed in the android multitasking capability it may be sooner or later we see similar implementation in android
Gino76, 03 May 2017So does the XZ have eMMC 5.1?
Is there any reason why Sony has agressive throtlling on the... moreXz use eMMc 5.1 but but it not an issue if you doesn't that really crazy with game, about throttling, its the sd810 issue and by no mean Sony faults
So xz perform better especially in the long run
About speaker its tiny bit slower than z5