no name, 27 Oct 2017Agree that Sony is great!,But being great dosent mean best!Samsung is the best!.though Sony is... more1. Value: market or online store seller dependent, but comparing the biggest two: Sony XZ Premium and Samsung Note8, the XZ Premium is cheaper.
2. Performance: no doubt Sony is more stable, faster, smoother with a light UI or you can say skinned stock android, not a heavily customized UI.
For the Basemark OS II score that measures the overall performance, Sony's XZ Premium is the first to cross 4000 points with 4127, while Samung S8+ is the highest in Samsung with 3401 only, these numbers may vary within a certain range so you can test your phone by downloading the app from Google Play Store.
3. Specs: the main specs are kinda common, except for the Exynos versions of Samsung's trio which have a better GPU, and as for the cameras each has its own strength points, and the Note8 can be a winner here.
Samsung's note8 has 6 GB of RAM which may help more in multi-tasking, but actually Sony did not need more than 4 GB for a beastly performance.
4. For the design, unusual aspect ratios of displays are not very useful except when you're reading a long document or text file, but when viewing photos and videos, mostly they are in 4:3 or 16:9 ratio. Sony's build is much stronger and more durable, and I did try it.
If a bezelless screen phone falls down, the screen is more subjected to breaking, unless you put a screen protector and a shock resistant cover, but a normally designed phone can withstand the shocks more and the screen has more chances to be safe.
With respect to all flagships, as I tried most of them, Sony's trio tops the list in terms of value, performance (check the XZ1 Compact's review for the last comment in the performance page, stating that it's the fastest and smoothest phone that the GSM Arena team tested), practical design, and best use of the available specs to output the best performance.
Tann Hauser, 27 Oct 2017Well, that stunt fortunately didnt help them, as S8 duo is selling half less than S7 duo. Sony... moreyou're absolutely right man, japanese don't have time to waste with crap :D
You guys have been saying that for what? 5 years now...
You obviously love your fairytales.
leo R, 27 Oct 2017I can't find xperia keyboard in playstore. May be it don't support nougat.It is supported. Google up xperiakeyboard. apk, android will tell you it is not supported but it is on xperia phones, just install and use, it has opption to turn off preditctive input and other crap
UltimateZeroSeconds, 26 Oct 2017Hi, SwiftKey is nice, I like it, but my father love to use Google keyboard. I think it is rela... moreYeah. Some likes it. For me, the prediction bar above the keyboard is an eyesore and no option to remove it.
Tann Hauser, 26 Oct 2017Funny thing...I have X Performance with 2700 maH and charge my phone once daily, or even after... moreI can't find xperia keyboard in playstore. May be it don't support nougat.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2017Are you sure, were not talking about xzs here. Bad camera to the manufacturer of all smarphone... moreXzs and Xz1 are almost the same(except SoC). When I talk about xzs it also implies on xz1. Sony's camera software is below par when compare with rivals. Especially sucks at low light situations and when zooming. I admit that as a xperia xzs owner.
Khaled Seoud, 27 Oct 2017I think so, but I read a rumor that they will also get the first batches of the Snapdragon 845... moreWell, that stunt fortunately didnt help them, as S8 duo is selling half less than S7 duo. Sony got some chips for XZ Premium presentations, but in the end they had to wait till may for full production due to Samsungs blackmail crap...
I doubt qualcomm will make the same mistake this year, there is obviously a good reason why they ditched Samsungs craptown.
Fortunately Sony is also done ordering any tech made by Samsung, at least japanese just despise that kind of foul buissness.
leo R, 26 Oct 2017Battery life is a problem because some dumb companies reduce battery capacity every year. Noth... moreMy xz1 have a good battery life it can stand a day on moderate used while my old s6 doesn't. What does it prove?? Sammy cannot optimize battery properly and that's why you are here.
Khaled Seoud, 27 Oct 2017I think so, but I read a rumor that they will also get the first batches of the Snapdragon 845... moreAgree that Sony is great!,But being great dosent mean best!Samsung is the best!.though Sony is also on Android but it all depends on Value,Perfomances,Specs,Design.
this is sony page. and people here are busy talking about samsung. you guys! you are xperia owners but your samsung obsession is too much. i finally realize opening sony's comment section is a wrong idea
Tann Hauser, 26 Oct 2017Well, after last years blackmailing stunt with first batches from Rotsung, I guess Qualcomm ca... moreI think so, but I read a rumor that they will also get the first batches of the Snapdragon 845 as they did with the 835, I hope it's false..
And despite that, Sony was first to have the Snapdragon 835 and announced it 1 month before the S8 duo :D
man Sony rules :D
and let the other fanboys burn xD
Tann Hauser, 26 Oct 2017Well, after last years blackmailing stunt with first batches from Rotsung, I guess Qualcomm ca... moreAbout the initial supply of Snapdragon 835 chips. There was no blackmailing by Samsung, its called smart business to access the new chips first. Mobile phone business is extremely competitive and Samsung was able to legally and morally get the chips first.
Qualcomm moved to TSMC because Samsung is not totally committed to 7nm. Samsung is committed to 10nm and the future of 4nm.
Khaled Seoud, 26 Oct 2017their partnership is over, and Qualcomm partnered with TSMC nowWell, after last years blackmailing stunt with first batches from Rotsung, I guess Qualcomm came to its sense and ditched them.
leo R, 26 Oct 2017My comment is absoultely true. Wrote form my xperia XZs(with gboard because I hate stock swift... moreHi, SwiftKey is nice, I like it, but my father love to use Google keyboard. I think it is related to the personal keyboard settings and writing languages.
Anoninus, 24 Oct 2017Sum pipol always complaints and blaims sony about d bezels, cmon boi even iphone, htc, nokia o... moreman the dumb fanboys of other brands who bash on Sony all the time have no mind at all, and they're not even Sony users.
Sony's flagship trio have made them a hole in their hollow heads..
Oh and whoever sees that these words match them, you know who you are :) This thread is not for bashing Sony from non-Sony users, it's for Sony fans and users only :)
Got another brand? Go to the comment section of the phone you own, NOT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!
leo R, 26 Oct 2017Don't compare with asus because asus batteries suck. I have xperia XZs and I need to charge my... moreFunny thing...I have X Performance with 2700 maH and charge my phone once daily, or even after 1 and a half day....with 7-8 hours of screen on time.
Guess batterytime heavily depends on how you use your phone...
Oh, and I suggest you install Xperia keyboard, tried them all but it is still the best
leo R, 26 Oct 2017Battery life is a problem because some dumb companies reduce battery capacity every year. Noth... moreThats the reason why it has smaller screen with less resolution, bigger screen more.energy consumption as well as higher screen resolution more battery consuption. Plus it is an IPS LCD, its less power consuming, try the same battery on 6 inch screen with quad hd resolution.