Was prepared to buy a galaxy s8, and then Sony rocks out yet another insane phone.
No S8 anymore.
I really hope Sony overclocked the XZ Premium to 4 x 2.5 and 4 x 2.0 instead of using the stock clock speed.....
Sony XZ premium pros :
- SD 835
- 4k Hdr
- 64 internal storage
- slow motion 960 fps
- reliable waterproof phone since Xperia Z
- top notch design ( in my opinion )
- nice UI and smooth UX
- normal bezel (comfort to horizontal handling)
- side fingerprint is the best thing for me
- small battery capacity (min. 3600 mah)
- camera software
- gimmick feature (iris scanner, pen,etc)
- dual camera (2017 thing)
- pricey ( but this is Japanese product..high quality), since chinnese brand also put quite expensive price today..
But i loved Sony XZ premium. If samsung s8 vomes with curve screen thing..i will pass it. Will buy this one..because i,m not comfortable handling curve or bezelless phone..always disturbing screen activity.
Tann Hauser, 05 Mar 2017Most components of Xperia are made in Japan. Also you have to account in RnD costs and Softwa... moreYou have to remember it's minimum wage in China and not your country. USD$0.5 to $3. Foxconn now have an average wage of slightly less than USD$2 per hour. There are many phones that a range of prices and what is a value to you against your daily use of a device. Personally I got the XA Ultra, until the price dropped and held my breath to get the Z5 Premium Dual. I love the phone and it does everything I want it to do. I will prob do the same thing XA1 Ultra in 64GB, 4GB RAM, and then the XZ Premium when the market price has settled down.
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2017Just because the XZ premium doesn't have FM Radio, Sony should sell it for $200 less? Wow, I d... moreYes Sony took out the FM Radio, which I think is a marketing mistake. Because the people who are die hard Sony fans the most are in South America and Europe. I'm from America and listen to the car radio, if I want to step out of my car I want to use my phone, but for free, because now and days the Radio apps i.e. TuneIn Radio, is starting to charge for their service, on top of that, it takes way from my data. Some american gyms to listen to the treadmill TVs have Radio Frequency choices. The Premium stamp should have everything and the kitchen sink. Take out the FM Radio is forgetting who their users are. Me, if there is an Apocalypse, we will still use radio over Twitter.
So in the specs the XZ Premium is also Dual SIM. I have the Xperia Z5 Premium, and ATT turned off their 2G towers in the US January 2017. So my 2nd SIM no longer works. What is the point of a 2nd SIM if they haven't fixed the issue of the 2nd SIM working in the US. Will they both work in 4G LTE network? because so far it how they've been making them is it can only be one or the other can be on 4G LTE and the other has to be on a different network. Any answers?﻿
Already advertised this phone in several online shops in Taobao website China for around 650 USD.
Cpt. Power, 05 Mar 2017Like samsung Note 7 a one big fail. Apple iphone 6 and 6s same. Éven a brand new phon... moreiPhone 6 and 6s a fail? Do you even have any idea how much they sold? Check your facts before spreading BS around here and misinforming people. Sure they might have poor batteries, but they did sell very well.
Cpt. Power, 05 Mar 2017You have a great phone and you just put it into a box inside a wardrobe to have a new phone a ... moreExactly the opposite I use my phone without any kind of war protector, because I want to enjoy every moment of my phone, I won't keep it for the sake of selling to create just a cycle of buying and selling,
And if one has alot of money he doesn't know how to spend it, anyway I understand your logic, I know midrangers can really satisfy majority but
Tann Hauser, 05 Mar 2017Most components of Xperia are made in Japan.
Also you have to account in RnD costs and Softwa... moreAgreed with this guy, we're not paying only for the phone
We're paying for the RnD and software development.
Just see brand like Oppo and Huawei, they are chinese brand yet priced like samsung, sony, lg, htc & apple cause they have RnD to fund.
The result is:
The edge display
Motion eye cam
4K hdr display
Qnovo & battery care
Oppo periscope optical zoom
Huawei Dual camera
Lg dual cam.
While brand like OP and Xiaomi just buy part and assamble them (mi mix is from sharp idea)
They cut cost for RnD which is quite hefty.
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2017Do Xperia phones retain waterproofing after battery replacement? Not sure abt dat but recently, an xperia battery should last longer in span more than the phone itself. Xperia battery care/qnovo charging says, go ahead with xperias and don't mind the batteries. U may not even need to change them.
Cpt. Power, 05 Mar 2017Well your logic is interesting.
But top models are too expensive by the way most of componen... moreMost components of Xperia are made in Japan.
Also you have to account in RnD costs and Software development costs from top brands....They have their own app and driver development, and much better update software support.
B brands just assemble and use 3rd party software and driver support....
Although they should be somewhat cheaper, their higher price is also justifiable....
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2017How can the 3230mAh battery handle these specs?About the Same as 3300 can handle a 5.7 inch 2k.
Or even better than a 5.8 2k....
Or even 3500 a 6.2 2k....
Arian Adler, 05 Mar 2017XZp without FM Radio is not valuable and exclusive congratulation for you because I saw a mons... moreI guess, logic behind no FM radio on these expensive flags from most brands, not just Sony, is...
If you already pay so much for the phone, you ll certainly have enough to pay for a decent mobile gb amount of data to spend on radio app through mobile data...its a better and more strong fm radio for user, and its low on data consumption (42 kb per sec)
frankenstyn, 05 Mar 2017So u said xaiomi oneplus or whatever bttr than sony r u realy sure about that. My frnd have on... moreWell you will probably not believe me but i really dont believe on what you said because its not a true.
Tann Hauser, 05 Mar 2017Well, cant say I dont share your sentiment. Top brand models are too expensive yes. But its li... moreWell your logic is interesting.
But top models are too expensive by the way most of components are made in chine by chinesee workers who work hard whole week sometimes even a 16 hours a day for a minimum wage just to save as much as possible so company who sells these phones can profit as much as possible. I know everything cost money but even a top model phone who is on sale for a 1000 eur + its manufarcurer price is like 10-15% at most of it. Believe me or not but its true. Almost 50% of price is created by brand like sony or apple. In case of samsung its like 20-30%. Thats why a chinese company like one plus can make a whole same phone for example like will be samsung S8 or Iphone 8 for a 20% of price of original company and still can profit on sales. This is the worst thing i really dislike but its real. Saw the proof many times. I stand at my words. An if you dont believe me i dont care my friend.
man of war, 05 Mar 2017I have z5 premium and I'll buy xz premium so don't generalize your idea. You have a great phone and you just put it into a box inside a wardrobe to have a new phone a totally waste.
Just my opinion mate.
Where this world going really i dont understand you people.
Another One, 05 Mar 2017XIaomi?? Quality??....please..the xiaomi mi5 fail the bend test. how you can say it a good qualityLike samsung Note 7 a one big fail.
Apple iphone 6 and 6s same. Éven a brand new phone on average usage needs to be charged twice a day. Big fail.
And i can continue.
And what you said is your opinion its not true and you know it.