Sony has addressed the bezel issues before. It's because of that huge sensor. It's either you want a thick bezel, a thick device, or a huge camera bump. The HTC U Ultra has the same sensor size and look at the size of that hump. And since the bezel headroom was there, Sony felt the need to upgrade the front camera to a 13 mpx 1/3.06 sensor. Also count the front facing speakers. The side bezels are there to house the side-positioned fingerprint scanner since it's circuitry has to go somewhere, the same reason why they can't put a fingerprint scanner to the Xperia XA and XA1 since those screens are borderless. The bottom bezel? LG actually explained it to us when it unveiled the LG G6, "a fair amount of users still need a chin to hold their phone properly", and they implemented a fair amount of bezel there. But on Sony's part, they have front facing speakers, so the bezel has to enlarge itself even if the speakers were slits in the edges(which looks dope as if IMO). TBH, I find the bezels in the XZP just ok, it could give you enough handling and space to hold the phone. Also consider aesthetics, would a phone with a smaller bottom bezel than it's top one look weird? First, it would only please you as eye-candy, there's no practical use-case for it. Second, there would be compromises when thinning the bezels, current innovations aren't really made for thin bezelled phones, but I do like this 18:9 aspect ratio. (18:9, not 18.5:9)
Xperia XZs launched in India today with a price tag of 49,990, wonder what would be the price of XZ premium??
Over All which is the best Sony Xperia XZ premium Or Samsung galaxy s8+
Xsilencer, 02 Apr 2017Nobody needs 4K screen on 5.5 inches. It's like saying u can hear well over 20kHz. But you can't. 4k video must can produce better result in 4k display compare to 2k display. While zooming the video or photo it is much richer in details in 4k display.
Xsilencer, 02 Apr 2017Nobody needs 4K screen on 5.5 inches. It's like saying u can hear well over 20kHz. But you can't. We also don't need an iris scanner or 3D touch but whatever
Tann Hauser, 02 Apr 20172K is as much not needed on a phone as 4K in daily use, other than VR purpose, difference to F... moreYeah 4k display with full rgb array.
Should be much sharper in vr than 2k pentiles.
Xsilencer, 02 Apr 2017Nobody needs 4K screen on 5.5 inches. It's like saying u can hear well over 20kHz. But you can't. Nobody also needs an iris scanner or a.bezeless screen
Xsilencer, 02 Apr 2017Ur right bro. I have Xperia XZ and its IPS beats probably 99% of all screens out there. Sweeeeeetttt Sony!
Xperia XZ, 02 Apr 2017Xperia Xzp is best smartphone for now samsung trolls get out of here and dont burn . i love so... moreUr right bro. I have Xperia XZ and its IPS beats probably 99% of all screens out there.
Tann Hauser, 02 Apr 20172K is as much not needed on a phone as 4K in daily use, other than VR purpose, difference to F... moreNobody needs 4K screen on 5.5 inches. It's like saying u can hear well over 20kHz. But you can't.
Tips, 02 Apr 2017Having wider aperture ia good, but as always everything come with ita weight
Wider aperture b... moreIndeed, bigger apperture equals to worse depth of field and focus managment.
Sony obviously stands to the point that 2.0 on a fixed mobile aperture is best ratio inbetween, for best preservance of all photo aspects that matter,
And I trust them, as they are now about best professional camera know how developers in the World.
XZ Premium uses bigger pixels on a same sized sensor now with f2.0 so we ll see the results of that soon enough, I believe the LE effect will be as close to f1. 8 lower mpx ones, but not loosing tthe focus and depth managability.
ProJames, 02 Apr 2017The 4K screen's only purpose on phones are VR. Else, you would need to be REALLLY close to the... more2K is as much not needed on a phone as 4K in daily use, other than VR purpose, difference to FHD is really difficult to even notice. But.... if you re into this new mobile VR googled screen, 2K is not good enough on VR for its only 500-570 ppi, as reported by users, but 4K is quite better for its 807 ppi.
Mobile VR has to go screen independant, as googled VR approach is nothing else but bad, even tho cheaper. Sony is working on these PlaystationVR alike concepts for mobile already. Hope they bring it to Xperias soon.
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2017This camera may be good at taking videos, and it is also good that they use such a big sensor ... moreHaving wider aperture ia good, but as always everything come with ita weight
Wider aperture bring more light and also bring cons. Which is harder focusing (solve by Samsung with dual pixel focus, but sony treasure hybris predictive focus) and shallow foreground background blur seperation(it is good when shooting portrait and selfie but bad for landscape)
KGBAgent, 02 Apr 2017I a Sony fanboy i like sony stuff because it works like clock for years .I plan to change my o... moreThe 4K screen's only purpose on phones are VR. Else, you would need to be REALLLY close to the phone to enjoy the additional pixels. And then you would need to get glasses for your damaged eyes. Humans' eyes can only distinct a limited quantity of data, and the Galaxy S6 is already close to that limit.
I a Sony fanboy i like sony stuff because it works like clock for years .I plan to change my original xperia Z (using it 5 years slowly no screen crack fast working long years of support ! and its water proofing is part of the warranty!) on this XZ premium. But i have to say that Samsung s8 has simply more futuristic look, in specs its looks like Sony again in the competition and with this new camera and better screen(don't lie your self if 4k screen useless then why 2k screen is everything?) its finally tops the Samsung. I like Samsung front design but in hardware over all Sony wins .So i say who don't care about specs go for Samsung .Who cares about it and more in to elegant design go for Sony .
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2017Go for any brand phone you want. My Sony Z3 works smooth like butter. My S6 Edge is less smoot... moreI had 2 xperia phones before too and they both served me well. They now aged but still functional though. But damn! their prices are no joke!
Xperia Xzp is best smartphone for now samsung trolls get out of here and dont burn . i love sony first phone with sd835 first worldwide phone with 960fps slow motion and first worldwide bluetooth 5 smartphone . plus then sony had best ips display of all time ! now what about samsung pastic s8 !?
XperiaFanUnbiased, 02 Apr 2017If not for the Huge Bezels of the XPZ, it will blow away newly release phones this quarter. It... moreGo for any brand phone you want. My Sony Z3 works smooth like butter. My S6 Edge is less smooth compared with Sony but not bad.
Hephaestus8, 01 Apr 2017The battery is too small. Sony so stupid putting 4K screen and only 3230mah battery. I will ne... moreActually there is fingerprint sensor for US, its disable for a partnership with verizon if i remember, its disable, but if you bought the phone with the provider who have partnership you'll have your fingreprint sensor working, (or im pretty sure you can find a way to even activate it for the others phone unlocked, with rom or patch modification.
If not for the Huge Bezels of the XPZ, it will blow away newly release phones this quarter. Its not future proof? better take a look on its specs before talking. The only thing I like on the new s8 is its screen thats fitted into a small build ( not fan of curved display though ). But overall, im digging the new XPZ. Btw, I had no problem with Xperia phones' battery even if its "small", Sony optimizes well its battery usage well.... So? God Bless!