[deleted post]Have you heard of minimum requirements/specs for a flagship device? Unless it is an iPhone, 4GB RAM, 2k display resolution, 3000 mAh battery, camera with OIS are at at least the minimum specs requirement for a flagship phone that costs upwards of 600 dollars. 3GB RAM, 1080p, 2900 mAh battery or less, camera with no OIS are just not flagship grade in this day and age. Megapixels don't matter. It's the other camera features and quality that does. Dual stereo speakers don't matter. It's the loudness and clarity that does. It doesn't matter where the fingerprint sensor is mounted or what the USB type is. These are trivial matters.
Ali Bashir, 09 Feb 2017The s7 overall is a candy smartphone, the design, colors of the display and camera are like li... moreLG and Sony doesn't use AMOLED display because they are cost-cutting. Sony doesn't even have a flagship phone with 2k display and 4GB RAM up to this day when those are now the norm. Samsung gives only the latest and best technologies in their flagship phones.
Samsung Galaxy S7/.S7 edge objectively are the best flagship smartphones until the S8 comes out. XZ has no real advantage over the S7.
Ali Bashir, 09 Feb 2017The s7 overall is a candy smartphone, the design, colors of the display and camera are like li... moreEverything is better on a S7. From design, performance, relialbility, etc. Even a better colour choice. Better battery life. More features. The are 4 screen setting to adjust the colours contrast. Adaptive Display, Amoled Cinema, Amoled Photo and Basic. Basic gives plain boring washed out colours like a LCD screen. Amoled display is far superior, just read any review site world wide or try it yourself, especially in gamimg. I doubt very much that you have ever used an Amoled screen as I see that your just bashing Samsung in every Sony forum.
S7 camera is better, especially in low light situations. Read gsmarenas review below.
XZ has stereo speakers, but the volume is too low, so I prefer the S7 with great clarity and great volume. XZ is ridiculous with its square corners that easily get stuck in your pocket and look plain ugly. XZ is quite bulky and heavy because of too much wasted space. Its really a Sony Fanboy phone only. Serious owners buy other brands.
FYI, Sony doesn't make any screens anymore, its all outsourced. Sony only makes camera sensors and Playstations now.
Laqesh, 09 Feb 2017S7 is better than XZ in design?? on your opinion please.Yes, in his opinion ;-), for me, read my post before this one
Trever, 09 Feb 2017Oh c'mon you don't even own the XZ so how can you say that it's inferior to your ugly looking S7??The s7 overall is a candy smartphone, the design, colors of the display and camera are like liquid paint, over saturated, the xz design is super gorgeous, it is mostly meant for men, the colors of the camera and display are very nature and healthy to the human eyes, unlike the s7's, i had 1 hour of gaming the gangstar Vegas with my sister's s7edge, my eyes are bleeding XD, no wonder why LG and Sony didn't use amold with their smartphones until now, hence they are one of the biggest screen manufacturers in the world.
Laqesh, 09 Feb 2017S7 is better than XZ in design?? on your opinion please.Yes. S7 has better design than the XZ not only in the looks department but also in ergonomics. S7 looks premium (especially the gold variant) and feels premium in the hand. It's a perfectly-sized phone. It's easier to handle because of its rounded edges unlike the XZ which has sharp edges. It's also easier to use one-handedly because it's thin and small unlike the XZ which is quite bulky because of too much wasted spaces. It's as big as the S7 edge already with a 5.5-inch display.
Trever, 09 Feb 2017Oh c'mon you don't even own the XZ so how can you say that it's inferior to your ugly looking S7??XZ and S7 were exactly my top two choices in buying my next smartphone and I tested both phones extensively before making my final decision until I decided to buy S7 instead and I'm glad that I made the right decision. XZ is not a bad smartphone but considering its hefty price it's not a worthy purchase. I would've bought it if it was only 500 dollars. It shouldn't cost more than that. It's not worth shelling out an additional 300 dollars for a smartphone that has so many shortcomings and are not up to par with other flagships that cost less but offer more. I get more value for money in S7 than in XZ.
- 1440p SuperAMOLED display
- glass thinner body with metallic frame
- camera with bigger pixels/brighter aperture/OIS/slow motion/nicer UI
- faster processor that doesn't overheat even continuously recording 4k video
- more memory
- bigger battery
-more polished and prettier UI
- more software features like Always-on display, Private mode, Kids' corner, etc.
- wireless charging, capability and complete accessories including a fast charger.
The XZ being sold here doesn't come with a fast charger and doesn't even have earphones in the box. XZ can only compare to Samsung A series. It's not a proper flagship unlike the Galaxy S7.
Xanaphonh, 09 Feb 2017Simple and Minimalistic, feels solid and premium, surprisingly fast, water resistant is good t... moreSame thing I did. I've bought Sony Z3 with 900$ instead of Samsung or iPhone. And it works like new even after two years.
Simple and Minimalistic, feels solid and premium, surprisingly fast, water resistant is good too, but camera could've been better, fingerprint scanner is Awwwesome!
There are indeed cheaper and better flagships on the market, so it's all about BRANDING here, it's SONY.
If you are tired of Samsung or Apple, then get the XZ
Hussain, 07 Feb 2017omg..I love this phone. So sexy and unique camera is stellar, screen is good enough for me and... moreExactly, So do I. This phone is not bad at all and satisfied me with great camera, design and specs.
mischa, 08 Feb 2017S7 is better than XZ in every aspect - design, screen display, camera, audio quality, battery ... moreOh c'mon you don't even own the XZ so how can you say that it's inferior to your ugly looking S7??
MneJa, 08 Feb 2017I am torn between s7 edge and xz. which one is better. camera, performance, battery wise?XZ is better than S7 in all expect:
Xperia XZ produce true to live color even in low light and it has the ultra fast autofocus even in low light.
Samsung S7 is produce strong yellowish/unnatural in the street light scene.
The XZ's Xperia UI have the lighter android skin compare to the bulky Touchwiz UI from the S7. The Xperia always have the most stable software optimization.
The Xperia XZ have use the Qnovo battery charging technology to double up the battery lifespan and this charging tech is safer than Samsung S7.
MneJa, 08 Feb 2017All along I thought it was Sony that's going to lag through time. Thanks for the suggestion.Sony never lag. Even after some years.
MneJa, 08 Feb 2017I am torn between s7 edge and xz. which one is better. camera, performance, battery wise?S7 is better than XZ in every aspect - design, screen display, camera, audio quality, battery life, UI, software features. XZ is way overpriced for what it offers.
Laqesh, 08 Feb 2017Agree with you, Remember the good old times with Adv videos of Xperia Z, Z1 and great dancing ... moreI looking from the Xperia jp site, the Japan's advertisement is great and nice watching.
I changed my mind.... I am waiting for Nokia 8...... Love since childhood...
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017Go for Sony. Otherwise you will get laggy phone after few months and waste your hard earned money. All along I thought it was Sony that's going to lag through time. Thanks for the suggestion.