L0lip0p, 14 May 2017"Sony is 5 years behind Samsung"
I guess 5 years in the future phone is still limited to 10 m... more2k is the current mobile industry standard display resolution. It's not weird because everyone uses it. 4k resolution is overkill for a smartphone display. Even GSMArena pointed that out in their review of the XZ Premium. The XZ Premium display doesn't even defaults to 4k but to 1080p. There is no use for 4k in XZ Premium other than in viewing 4k content which doesn't even have any noticeable difference from 1080p. SuperAMOLED display is the best screen technology right now. Samsung now focuses on improving the quality of the already best display rather than increasing the resolution. Even Apple which has the best IPS LCD display is moving towards AMOLED. Samsung doesn't lag. You're so 4 years late. That accusation is only perpetuated by people who've never used a S7 or S8. No S7 or S8 user will tell you their phones are slower than any other Android phone. Touchwiz is so much better now. It's simpler, cleaner, more elegant, faster and more advanced. I actually hate how simple it is because everything in the UI now looks black and white. I prefer the more colorful and intricate old Touchwiz. The Xperia UI hasn't changed or added any new features in years other than whatever stock Android brings.
Samsung is the most innovative smartphone maker right now. They're now the blueprint in mobile technology (previously Apple).
In some countries this phone may sell more than an s8+. This phone will have a very high price tag. If I am going to spend that much money on a phone upgrade, I will definitely buy a s8+ at the moment and an iphone 8 later on in the year.... There is nothing to justify me to get this phone for those huge bezels, huge form factor....
mischa, 13 May 2017LOL@Samsung will never chase Sony. Sony is 5 years behind Samsung and even other Android OEMs.... more"Sony is 5 years behind Samsung"
I guess 5 years in the future phone is still limited to 10 minute of 4K footage and choppy 240fps slow mo, still mono speaker, still weird 2K resolution, still cheap pentile amoled, still laggy as hell, no wonder they're refer android as laggy if Samsung is the future
"Samsung software keep getting better" did you mean keep getting lagggy? Yeah they come a lot way with grace ux, but it still full of unnecessary bloatware and still again suffer lag
If sony and other oem is truly 5 years behind than samsung must be good 7 to 10 years behind, while other company had finally nailed down the lag on android and advancing toward hardware features, samsung still with their infamous lagdroid and focusing on gimmick, while company like sony and and htc already offering premium material since Z era and One era, samsung is cheapo plastic, not yo mention Sony pioneered waterproofing in flagship, htc brought dual camera and dual speaker on phone, not to mention lg with its V series where smartphone can give a proper manual control both for still and video capture
Samsung? They invented the amoled and that is the best thing they contributed on smartphone, beside that? Nothing.
Every OEM has it own contribution in smartphone, saying samsung is 5 years ahead is simple selfish and blind, samsung is great company, so other oem, they sought their own purpose with their own prowess, so don't be fanboy, it's not healthy
Anonymous, 13 May 2017And that battery bench which PA does isn't a real life based scenario either. Because there's ... more4K display shifting by the panel itself doesn't need any resource from the CPU, that's is why it has a better battery life compare to others. This is announced by Sony official in Japan interviews through Taiwan eprice.
The camera testing in this review is perplexing, every other publications has praised it's camera for its low light image processing and OIS. S8 doesn't preserve the night sky it makes it yellow jacking up the OIS making everything yellow. The S8 4k video recording also has a jello effect. S8 also limited to just 10 mins of 4k recording
XZP runs cool thanks to massive heat sink, good fingerprint scanner placement, stereo speakers, QC 3.0, 4K HDR, 960fps slow mo, solid optimization...much better package over vs the S8. The only issue is battery life. However the software isn't final on the device. XZP is also on Android 7.1
Deep Sea Black is a wonderful color a gorgeous phone, won't sell like the S8 but it's a better device.
SLR2099, 12 May 2017Sony don't need to compete against anyone, especially samsung, as they are already above in th... moreWhat if this phone was handled by a US carrier & included the fingerprint scanner. I would dare say it would sell as good as the Samsung products. Come on Sony open the door for America, it's been too long. The premium is a great phone so what's the holdup!
sillybait1329, 12 May 2017samsung will never chase Sony. they will steal the technology as always and make a very chea... moreLOL@Samsung will never chase Sony. Sony is 5 years behind Samsung and even other Android OEMs. Samsung is the only one innovating right now. They invest millions in R&D much moreso than Apple does. Sony just keep recycling their old products. Not to mention they are cost-cutting which is the reason why they manage to gain profits despite the all-time low sales last quarter. Samsung's software keeps getting better and better and more features are being added with each update whereas Sony's is basically unchanged except for whatever new features stock Android brings.
Tann Hauser, 13 May 2017I trust a real case scenario battery test more than a composite one with only 4 parameters lik... moreAnd that battery bench which PA does isn't a real life based scenario either. Because there's no way the Z5p can have a better SOT than XZ.
Anonymous, 12 May 2017I wouldn't say that's accurate, considering how the XZ scores much lower than the Z5p (5h vs 7... moreI trust a real case scenario battery test more than a composite one with only 4 parameters like here.
Remember, its a Screen on time test on 200 nits with real usage pattern, some standby, some no wifi use, some wifi browsing, some gaming, some video watching, camera recording, some talking etc....
Piphacker, 13 May 2017Sony Always Disappoint me with its worst Display and Battery life ... Even Chines Companies li... moreYour opinion is 180 degree deferent from facts lol, it is like writing everything opposite (-_-).
Sony Always Disappoint me with its worst Display and Battery life ... Even Chines Companies like Hawaii , Xiaomi , Oppo , Gionee etc etc are introducing handsets with far better displays and battery life ... Sony still not learning , This is another failure from Sony in high price with no market value
The absolute pure,showstopper..!!,sorry i just too admire this beauty :)
SLR2099, 12 May 2017Sony don't need to compete against anyone, especially samsung, as they are already above in th... moresamsung will never chase Sony.
they will steal the technology as always and make a very cheap substandard unit from plastic and steel,
They destroyed Sony's technology plans by buying Sony products and copying them in a cheaper poorer quality piece of garbage,
They did the same with apple and now samsung and Apple products are made side by side on the cheap, with only apples chipset being different, or so wee are led to beleive!!
Tann Hauser, 12 May 2017pharena tested it. On 200 nits with heavy use scenario it lasts 8hr15min SoT, that puts it ... moreI wouldn't say that's accurate, considering how the XZ scores much lower than the Z5p (5h vs 7h), which is not true. XZ has a significantly better battery life but it scored lower than the Z5p, so don't trust PA's tests.
Adroiduser2017, 12 May 2017Who already own this? Can u tell me the battery life 🙂 im planning to buy im a hea... morepharena tested it.
On 200 nits with heavy use scenario it lasts 8hr15min SoT, that puts it inbetween S8 and S8+ on their test scale.
Imperator Neubaticus, 11 May 2017Well you matched a dumb argument with a dumber opinion. Congratulations. Maybe you should tell... moreSony don't need to compete against anyone, especially samsung, as they are already above in the tech realm. Let samsung chase after Sony... they will never keep up xDD