Xperia XZ announced with triple image sensing technology

by XB on 1st September 2016

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia X series


Xperia XZ GroupSony Mobile has announced the Xperia XZ (F8331) and Xperia XZ Dual (F8332) at IFA, the latest Sony flagship and the first device with triple imaging sensing technology. Sony’s new camera sensors include a laser autofocus sensor with distance sensing technology that should help to keep pictures focused in low-light conditions. There is also a new RGBC-IR sensor with colour sensing technology to adjust white balance depending on your environment. RGBC-IR stands for red, green, blue, clear and infrared.

Sony’s camera software has also been updated to include a greater variety of manual settings to control shutter speed and focus. On the video side, the Xperia XZ will be able to shoot 4K UHD video and also includes software-implemented 5-axis stabilisation (in FHD 1080p video only).

The Sony Xperia XZ has a 1/2.3-inch 23MP Exmor RS rear camera (24mm lens, F2.0) with Predictive Hybrid autofocus, as seen in the earlier Xperia X series. This also includes the ability to capture a picture from standby in just 0.6 seconds. Front-camera duties are taken care of by a 1/3.06-inch 13MP Exmor RS sensor with a 22mm/90-degree/F2.0 wide angle lens.

There is no denying that Sony creates objects of desire and the Xperia XZ is no different. Sony has used a ‘loop surface design’, referring to the way the display and metal back combines to give a curved edge effect. This design was inspired by a monolithic form – the concepts of which we have seen in the past. Sony has used ALKALEIDO metal (from Kobe Steel) on the rear and Corning Gorilla Glass for the display.

The main other new feature is a USB Type-C port for charging. In terms of other specifications, the Xperia XZ has a 5.2-inch 1080p display (424 PPI and screen-to-phone ratio of 70.91%) with 2.5D curved glass, Snapdragon 820 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32GB eMMC internal storage (64GB for the dual-SIM model), IP65/IP68 dust and water resistance and a 2900mAh battery with Qnovo adaptive charging. There is also a fingerprint sensor power button, although as with previous models, this will not be available on US variants.

The Xperia XZ has dimensions of 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm and weighs 161 grams. The Sony Xperia XZ will be available in Forest Blue (our favourite), Mineral Black and Platinum. The handset is due to launch in October 2016.

Sony Xperia XZ (F8331) white paper
Sony Xperia XZ Dual (F8332) white paper

Sony-XZ-Forest-Blue-Group-1

Sony-XZ-Mineral-Black-Group-2

Sony-XZ-Platinum-Group

Via Sony.net and Sony Mobile Blog.

  • Chuck

    It seems to me that Sony hasn’t strayed too far from their formula. The screen resolution is still 1080p, which is perfectly fine if you ask me, but I was disappointed to see that the Compact is still only 720p. Both phones have 3GB RAM, which is okay, but I’d understand if some people were disappointed, considering that the amount of RAM in Xperia flagships hasn’t increased since early 2014. I was also expecting a somewhat larger battery.

  • DonRox

    What i feel lately regarding Sony flagships. Hype.hype.hype. Then freaking disappointment :(

  • Kevin Pang

    For me it’s like the same shit. 3GB RAM, 1080p screen (which is actually fine) and a battery that never goes beyond 3000mAh, and IP68 that is not 100% trustable nowadays. I like my current Sony device, but the newer ones are just not interesting enough. Of course, the design looks newer and “better”, an improved camera (that will be improved again in the future phones) and SD820 (because the new 821 isn’t out yet). But overall it’s boring.

  • EQ

    It also has 5-axis image stabilisation. First ever in the mobile industry. Check video below for how it works.

    https://youtu.be/KqEz3qpZsPM

  • MrM3

    XZ looks great. Only wish it had bigger battery and 4 gig ram. Also i wan’t color red please make it happen Sony!

  • It was the first time I felt proud of a Sony Mobile conference. Finally they failed to ask the CEO to speak. This looked much more confident and proud of what he had done!

    The problem there now is that Joe the flagship, so I’m curious what will happen to the prices of the current X line, and the launch price of XZ.

    Here are the videos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvvjIMaGRYY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofBv1zqH_0c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2hhz0vYiI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdjOML1mvHo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG-do8ltJ8U

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MASBntELeAY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqiT7at-1WA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdY4IJguI0k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m088JU3zgMU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY7-UR5IIP0

  • Talos the Robot

    So we have IBIS instead of OIS. Good!

  • Battery Care

  • Hieu Nguyen

    New camera upgrades are awesome but I have mixed feelings about the new design.. Hmm…

  • Amir

    I’ll make it short, sony mobile never learns. Enough said.

  • Dexter Moregan

    Shut up and take my money!

  • Dexter Moregan

    I don’t have a lagging when open many apps and play high-end games on my Z2. So, I don’t see a point that Sony Xperia should have more than 3GB RAM.

  • KarFar

    I said the X Performance was a good upgrade over first gen Z series (Z, ZL and especially ZR).
    This could be a huge upgrade for Z1 owners, but not sure if it’s worth upgrading for Z2 (and beyond) users.

  • Sony fans after knowing Sony has finally added full manual camera controls on Xperia smartphone

    http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Yes-Signs-Held-By-Fans.gif

  • Wolf0491

    hmm don’t really care about camera performance so will keep my z3 and see what they have in six months.

  • Abdul Ghani

    hahahahahah

  • Gahead

    I don’t see the point of putting a 1080p screen on a 4.6 inch phone, 720p already looks stunning on my Z5 compact, and 720p and 4.6 inch will save battery life.

  • plekenut

    full manual camera controls? is that true? all i know is it has manual focusing

  • Vinicius Araujo

    wtf

  • marcyff2

    paragraph 2 image should be imagine/guess

  • ryq24

    It’s going to be more expensive than the already pricey X Performance!

  • Svnjay

    Two issues: 2900mAh and 3Gb. What year does Sony think we’re in?

  • Damn Right

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Even raw capturing? no They haven’t bro :(
    This can be done by using Manual camera app too.

  • plekenut

    woohoo.. YES! thanks for the link

  • The One

    Sony specs trick us again! Digital Trends paints an unfavorable experience when reviewing the device:

    “It’s a shame, then, that collective weight of all the XZ’s little shortcomings ultimately drag it down. The design is unrefined. The software is strangely unresponsive. The camera is a disappointment, as are the speakers. And the handset lacks basics practically ubiquitous in its category — namely waterproofing and a fingerprint sensor.”

    Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/sony-xperia-xz-hands-on/#ixzz4J17CcPOZ

  • KarFar

    WOW that’s BS!! It is waterproof and has fingerprint.
    and btw (i)phonearena and gsmarena both liked it.
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-XZ-hands-on-back-to-awesomeness_id84743
    http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_at_ifa_2016-review-1486.php

  • AllanKafka

    No water proofing and no fingerprint sensor? It almost sounds like they have reviewed a dummy unit. Sluggish? My Z5 has no slowdown whatsoever.

    I call BS, or at least they tested prerelease software on prerelease hardware.

  • AllanKafka

    Recent apps get killed like hell on my Z5 on MM despite its overall swiftness.

    I believe that’s a software issue rather than lack of RAM, but I think they should have put 4 GB of RAM to satisfy spec whores ‘n such.

    Anyway it is a nice release.

  • AllanKafka

    Please please please someone backport the new camera software to Z3+/Z5/X/XP <3

  • Zen

    a bit misleading here. It have software 5-axis stabilisation. Nothing to do with hardware, but I’m sure it works fine as well

  • The One

    DT is talking about the US version not having a fingerprint scanner. And Sony’s own website doesn’t indicate that the phone is truly waterproof. It just says it can survive a few drops of water, not full submersion.

  • Bezels for the win !

    as far a I’m concerned , SONY can f#ck off with those specs .

    display is great !
    design is simply awesome , awesome ,awesomely amazing !!!
    build materials are excellent !
    addition of new camera tech is nice .

    3GB RAM is no go , simply have to keep up with the times even if the 3GB is enough . but now midrange phones are coming with that amount so it’s unacceptable for a flagship … well I will wait next IFA , f#ck you SONY .

    my conclusion someone at the SONY management deserves to die ..I’m not concerned about SONY making profit but do they don’t know that most people decide on amount of RAM when they are buying new phone , so this will cripple their sells as well .

  • cocorico

    Do you play GTA IV on your phone ? No. So you don’t need more than 3Go Ram. More Ram need more battery. If software is good, you don’t need better battery, Sony has Stamina mod and other things.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Source, please. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was still EIS but it doesn’t seem to clarify that on the Sony Mobile website.

  • kaostheory

    FM radio?

  • KarFar

    Agree, Galaxy C5 has 4GB RAM ffs, 3GB is unacceptable for a flagship in H2 2016.

  • roeshak

    stop misrepresenting facts. it’s not op tical as on the a7s. it’s software based on the xperia. such a fanboy lol

  • KarFar

    It says IP65/IP68 like every Xperia flagship, and I see nothing wrong with these cautions.
    http://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/phones/xperia-xz/specifications/

  • Gahead

    Yeah 4gb-6gb of ram with a lame Ram management like samsung, you have 4gb of ram but performs like a 2gb.

  • Gahead

    Why bother reviewing a Demo version when it’s still not the final one?you already know that many of the tech sites no matter how Sony improves them, makes them underrated, some we can call it “BIAS”

  • Gahead

    I would like to know how many of you use RAW files for image editing such as Photoshop Lightroom? I know many people who say no RAW but doesn’t use them, how hypocrite.

  • Gahead

    Sony is already answering our problems specially the camera, others aren’t that reliable now I see some people already showed their “Crab Mentality”

  • ludimilojko

    And once again, THERE IS NO ADJUSTABLE APERTURE ON PHONES!!! It’s fixed at f/1.9 or f/2.2 or f/2.4 or …

  • Bezels for the win !

    of course it will work the same as phones with 4gb and not because of the management but because of the resolution … but they have given 3gb even to a compact now ,and their midrange phones like xa ultra ,m5 and xperia x …

  • Amir

    Why would any consumer with a brain, let alone tech guy prefer any sony flag over say, s7 or note 7? Both cost LESS than sony mobile flags AND both are BETTER basically in all or most features.

  • Raj Singh

    If it’s a flagship, it should have 4GB of RAM.

  • tristi lumina

    did you need a number or a real usage performance??

    sorry, i don’t have Z2 – Z5, or X series, but I see some review from tech sites or from people who have it in forum (xda) it has no problem with 3GB :|
    So, i don’t think why you still need 4GB or 6GB RAM. Or maybe you just want to be competitive with the others in term of “a number” ??

  • tristi lumina

    i think aperture is hardware / Lens dependent.
    as far as i know.
    maybe i am wrong

  • Tsoa Tsyfatatra

    Specs wise, I was waiting for something more interesting….Like HDR screen at least 4 gigs DDR4. 3600mAh battery…But only few things upgraded: design, camera,battery option,not the battery size… Sony is good at optimizing their software but people look at specs first, then the optimization.

  • ludimilojko

    Of course it’s hardware / lens dependent. But you don’t have aperture mechanism, there are no blades that can open or close. You got a fixed diameter opening, and that’s it.
    People don’t even know what aperture is and how it works, but they want to control it. Same with the shutter speed and RAW. If they have a fixed aperture of f/2.2, what ISO or shutter speed will they use to shoot their girlfriend around dusk? With what software will they process the RAW file? They don’t even know that they have to process it. They want to shoot RAW and upload it to Instagram.

  • tristi lumina

    Hahhahaha finally there someone explain about this!!
    thanks dude

    some people wanna “All in One” gadget ahahha but they even don’t know about mechanism of that “Camera things”

  • Gahead

    We can consider the screen a factor too, but right now I think Sony is still working for that optimization, still 3gb of ram is still a good to go, unless you wan lt to play GTA 5 or COD on a phone lol

  • KarFar

    Note7? Do you want to join ISIS? (you know what I mean :))

    “With the Note 7, Samsung Still Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance”
    http://www.xda-developers.com/with-the-note-7-samsung-still-delivers-embarrassing-real-world-performance/

  • OMG! Another Chrome-colored Xperia! Why did you try to hide this gorgeous color under ‘Platinum’ name, Sony?

  • ;)

  • It’s not that it can’t perform. It’s that you are paying top dollar for a device that does not have the specs of other phones. If this phone was much cheaper than the competition (it won’t be) THEN it wouldn’t be a problem.

  • Bro if a company is gonna charge me $600 for a FLAGSHIP phone they BETTER PUT FLAGSHIP SPECS ON IT.

    I could give less of a crap if 3Gb and 4Gb of ram doesn’t have an immediate difference. If the rest of the competition is dishing out up to 6Gb of ram. Why can’t Sony ?

    And this WILL be a $600 phone knowing Sony.

  • Matt

    I’ll give you an answer right now.

    No one will

  • Matt

    Aperture is fixed on 2.0. And you can adjust iso since the dawn of time on manual mode.

    Check your facts bro.

  • Matt

    Whoa, calm your tities mann

  • a.mubher
  • EQ
  • Darni187

    Its hardware based dummy and its better than OIS..

  • EQ

    EIS, IBIS system. Watch the video. This is better than 3-axis OIS. enjoy the new generation!

  • EQ

    5-axis EIS/IBIS. Better than 3-axis OIS. Also gives amazing video capturing stabilisation coupled with the SteadyShot software solution as seen in promotion/preview videos.

  • EQ

    Just neg the troll and report it.

  • SenorSomeone

    I actually think Sony’s older devices, like the Z3, look better than the XZ. The XZ is too boxy for my liking and overall just looks a bit dull and dated.

  • peltruquin

    So, they got rid of predictive auto focus?

  • SenorSomeone

    In my opinion, stamina mode doesn’t really make up for the battery size. Besides, it feels like Sony is just being cheap by including only 3GB of ram seeing as every other 2016 flagship has at least 4GB of ram.

  • SenorSomeone

    The X performance costs £600 in the UK, which is actually more expensive than the S7 edge on amazon. So yeah, pretty certain Sony will overprice the XZ as well.

  • roeshak

    if you say so. if you say so lol

  • No

  • Darni187

    http://www.androidcentral.com/sony-xperia-xz

    If you can read??? go to the camera section lol

  • peltruquin

    And Again US versions won’t have Fingerprint Sensor Enabled!!! WHY SONY!!!!!!!!!

  • Jaissal S

    I like the blue colour of this! Looks nice. But I prefer the speak slits of my Z5. Its a clean look. How does the Snapdragon 820 manage over heating? Love the USB C too. Whose going to move from Z5 to this?

  • EQ

    They still have it.

  • Gahead

    exactly! No one, coz they only complain but not actually use them just like Samsung’s crap features.

  • Malcolm

    How can I use it if it’s not there? Duh.

  • Raj Singh

    I’ve seen that report but I’d still like to see them bump that up to 4GB of RAM for a phone that we’re expected to use for the next 2 years… 2019. I’d also like to see them use their 4K display again.

  • Gahead

    Even if it’s there or none, no one will, I’m also looking at S7 and Note 7 users hell even G4 and G5, ha!

  • Iki

    The A7 in the video doesn’t use optical stabilisation either…

  • HuasG

    One of the commentaries about the camera of the x compact mentions that the sd650 just support 21 mp camera sensors. so r we technically loosing some performance, resolution or huge amount of postprocessing in the compact one??

  • Malcolm

    I’m giving you a fact, you are giving me a speculation based on users of other companies.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    God, yure somewhat of a butthurt fanboy man.

  • The One

    Calm down – I think he just meant exposure… which would suck if we still have to choose from 4 presets instead of having granular control in manual mode.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Oh you are a smelly one.
    Dare to say less, cost and note7 in same sentence.
    You fanboys really eat troll dirt for dinner, dont ya?

  • EQ

    Exactly! Guys good you are calling out the Samsung fanboy. He is crying now.

  • EQ

    Yep that is true. Better than 3-axis OIS that competition uses.

  • EQ
  • Bezels for the win !

    hahaha , why bro , I’m not angry or anything…is my comment making such an impression ?

    I’m just stating that I don’t have much of a reason to buy a flagship if their flagship doesn’t have higher specs then their midranger .

  • Bezels for the win !

    it’s no go if SONY want’s to achive good sales and it’s no go for me because there less reason to buy a flagship over their midrange phone , I’m not concerned about the performance especially on Sony UI and optimization , but now even the Xperia X with SD650 good just as flagship , it can beat the shit likes of S7 , Note 7 , HTC 10 , G5 etc … bc of their bloated UI and useless QHD resolution …

  • Bezels for the win !

    it’s not overpriced at all , it’s having the same price as any other flagship at launch .

    AROUND 700 EUROS . THAT’S UNCHANGED FOR LIKE MINIMUM 5 YEARS . ALWAYS FREAKING 700 EUROS .

    AND IT’S SONY BY THE WAY , DON’T TELL ME YOU ARE EXPECTING IT TO BE CHEAP OR SOMETHING .

  • Gahead

    Funny, didn’t you know the word “also”?

  • Velexas

    Damn. I need these new wallpapers. So sleek!

  • Bezels for the win !

    no-one needs 6Gb .. that’s would be just gimmick bc no use for so much RAM yet , but I want 4gb for the price of the flagship and because their midranger like Xperia X has 3gb and preforms just as good . unfortunately LPDDR3 in SD650 and LPDDR4 in SD820 doesn’t give that much of difference in real life usage .

    iOS ? I’m not interested how it preforms one bit . it’s inferior OS , a wallpaper with the icons and drawer for the apps . STUPID , STUPID , STUPID just as everything from Crapple .

  • cocorico

    Better spec on it ? What about 3 sensor for your camera ? Nice screen (even if it’s a 1080p, you can’t see the different between 1080 and more), nice design (IMO), great software (not touchWizz :D ). I would really know the face of the phone with 6Go after 3 years of hard use like my Xperia Z (the first), Mine is always pluged because I’m an android developer, screen is still good, and oh, I have a SDCard port ahah.

  • Bezels for the win !

    you could access those before using other camera apps …

  • Bezels for the win !

    I see portion of your link it says androidcentral… f#ck them , they never given any positive reviews to xperia … and they are idiots by the way .

  • Svnjay

    Actually, I play GTA V on my phone but not IV.

  • Matt

    well, contrary of popular belief you can like something without being called fanboy.

    i mean i really like xperia :P and since when sony is about specs ? never hahaha but let see the real world performance. i mena note 7 is crushing everything on paper. but on normal sue the thing studder :P

  • Malcolm

    All right, that’s true, you are giving me two speculations.

  • Gahead

    Now you know Raw doesn’t need that much unless it needs a higher demand like what Manual Focusing and Shutter speed control does, If People/users from Sony demanded the Raw more, it should’ve been there but ain’t coz again back the what I commented earlier

  • Bezels for the win !

    $699 like every other flagship , and it’s the same price every year , get used to it .

  • Vuyo Ncube

    IBIS module confirmed? Source, please. For the phone not the alpha camera, bruh. The alpha camera’s IBIS module is very evident in your video while the conference didn’t show anything like that in the XZ.

  • Bezels for the win !

    I’m not that much concerned abuot the specs when comparing it to phones from other brands but when compering xperia higher-end midrange phones and xperia high-end flagship phones specs … pls read my reply’s to other here …

    anyway I’m glad for one thing that there is still no OIS , I will enjoy seeing trolls bitching about it …alcoholic loosers with shaky hands :p

  • Malcolm

    So you’re saying it’s a niche feature. No one has been disputing that. I’m not convinced that people who say they need RAW won’t actually use it. And the only way to convince me would be to wait till the device is released and see how many people use it out of those who said the needed it. Since the device isn’t there yet, this discussion is moot.

  • Malcolm

    That is why I buy Sony: because they think about device performance and not about blindly bumping up the numbers and feature count.

  • Little Man

    *he could be wrong*

  • Tsoa Tsyfatatra

    I can’t disagree with you, but many people are looking at specs first. Then they check if its optimized or not. Part of optimizations could be increasing battery capacity for example! Most of my devices are from Sony. I can’t deny their superior quality. But specs are specs…

  • Biancoceleste

    Congratulations, you understand it perfectly!

  • Biancoceleste

    They’ve done really well with the design here. It has a lot more character than the X series in my opinion.

  • Antony Al asmar

    I only wish it got the 821 snapdragon chipset… But still… This phone passed my expectations!!

  • plekenut

    hahaha LOL, i knew about that bro, i knew that the aperture on phone is fixed. And thats why i was a bit surprised when someone (Faisal Ahmad) said “Sony has finally added full manual camera controls on Xperia smartphone”. BTW I’m a sony alpha user, i had SLT A77 then moved to their mirrorless A6000 and currently waiting A7iii :)

  • plekenut

    And once again, i knew about that bro, i knew that the aperture on phone is
    fixed. And thats why i was a bit surprised when someone (Faisal Ahmad)
    said “Sony has finally added full manual camera controls on Xperia
    smartphone”. BTW I’m a sony alpha user, i had SLT A77 then moved to
    their mirrorless A6000 and currently waiting A7iii :)

  • tristi lumina

    Hahahhaa that fruit bashin XD
    Yeah you are true dude if talk about “price” and spec. I am also don’t like Sony’s price treatment, bcz i am poor man lol

  • tristi lumina

    Yes, i agree if we talk about price and specs :(

  • FYLegend21

    Still don’t count on intentionally putting it under water as Sony advertised prior to the Z5. I’ve used mine in the rain a few times but there are quite a few users of the Z5 who have complained about water damage, suggesting the seal is sub-par.

  • FYLegend21

    On Lollipop Stamina mode actually gave me less screen on time than with it turned off. The new one (rebranded Google Power Saver) gives me better battery life but I have no control over CPU usage or vibration feedback. On Android Marshmallow, Google doesn’t allow manufacturers to have their own power saving options except an extreme power saver.

  • FYLegend21

    The longest exposure you can take is 1 second which is disappointing compared to the S7 (10 seconds) and LG G5 (30 seconds). Not everyone will be using this but it’s a nice feature for night photography.

  • mike

    still have the ugly flap. just copy apple sim slot, is that hard?

  • Dexter Moregan

    Totally Agree. People who need to take RAW images are the photographer or people who have a camera (Mirrorless or Full Frame) but they will not take by smartphone anyway since the quality of RAW images between smartphone and camera are still huge different and if the quality is not different, most common users still don’t eager to learn how to take a great photos and how to use Lightroom anyway.

  • Dexter Moregan

    and when they buy it, they feel regret to buy that phone and get back to buy Sony since Sony have an better optimization

  • Junior Rider

    as i guess, Sony’s not a copycat of other company, that’s why they merely stay on their own designs..

  • Dexter Moregan

    Sony have a great battery and RAM management. So, why we need more RAM and battery? My Z2 with Marshmallow have a smooth usage and one charging time per day although I open many apps or play a high-end games.

    I also heard LG phone have 4 gb but still get a lagging

  • Rene Pedroso

    XXZ coming in October, WOW Sony stepped it up with production.

  • Junior Rider

    such a Shamesung fanboy does…

  • MikeU

    After reviewing the specifications of the Xperia XZ, I will keep my Z5 Premium for the time being for three reasons:

    Superior resolution: 2160 x 3840 vs. 1080 x 1920 for XZ
    Video capability is identical
    FM Radio

    Both phones have 3GB RAM, and the Snapdragon 810 processor (vs 820 in XZ) is more than sufficient for my daily use.

    Perhaps next year, Sony can make a true successor to the Z5 Premium. However, for now, the Z5 Premium is still a capable device.

  • MikeU

    I agree with Dexter. Specifications on paper are good but if they do not translate into performance, then you are wasting your money and become disappointed. However, Tsoa also has a point. When buying electronics, people tend to be superficial and only listen to the speech of the salesperson.

  • Junior Rider

    Blind people are always looking at higher specs first, and most wouldn’t care or has no knowledge on the optimization so it would be like – Ah, this is 6gb RAM, I’d buy it. (LOL)!!!

  • Junior Rider

    Then don’t buy it, period.

  • lbwc

    Unfortunately my wife only likes using phones of a similar size to her Xperia Z1 compact. so I guess the Xperia X compact will be her next phone ! !

  • Malih

    I don’t use it because my phone doesn’t support it, but my next phone will, and I’m not sure if it’s gonna be an Xperia yet, gonna have to wait for reviews especially I’m skeptical of the pricing… also the 3GB of RAM is disappointing

  • Malih

    from a quick Hands-on testing by Android Authority @ Youtube, it looks very stable, the best stability I’ve seen so far on a smartphone, but we’ll have to wait for full-review to be sure

  • Malih

    not always blind specs reading, I know how useful 4Gigs of RAM is because I switch apps frequently, in my case I’m looking at min. acceptable specs which is why I wasn’t looking for 6 Gigs and okay if it’s 4Gigs

    also based on what I saw on many reviews battery life on X and X Performance has always been poor even though Sony said they optimize it with some I-forgot-the-name technology, there’s only so much software optimization you can do, Samsung learns this is true with the S7

  • MG

    Sony uses flaps that open without a tool and therefore can cleverly hide all certification notes in there with retractable ones, keeping the back if the phone clean.
    Apple has all the shitty notes printed on the back of the device!
    Now that you know why, tell me which is the smartest design of the two?

  • Malih

    I find that acceptable, IF AND ONLY IF THEY SELL IT FOR $399

  • Malih

    I wonder if you can actually read, he didn’t write/type/say that he will buy it

  • Malih

    no one said bigger RAM will guarantee better performance, but 4GB of RAM have noticeable improvement over 3GB when you use a lot of apps

  • Malih

    exactly, thank you, Sony previous X series have lower specs and higher pricing, which is absurd

  • RockStar2005

    I love my (graphite black) X Performance, so I’ll prob pass on this. But I AM glad to see they brought back the mirror/chrome color (listed as “Platinum” here) that first debuted on the Z5 Premium. If I were to buy an XZ, THAT would be the only color I’d consider.

  • Steve

    Like I got s7edge but I feel z5premium is better….

  • Steve

    My Z5premium ‘s 1gig ram out of 3 always stay free I don’t know how and why……. Maybe that’s the reason they still going with 3gigs of ram but 4gig would’ve better….

  • MikeU

    I have used “a lot” of apps on my Sony 3GB phone and have not noticed any performance hits.

  • Malih

    which means it’s enough for you, but that doesn’t make it enough for me

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    I guess its obvious.
    When paying for Sony, youre not paying for numbers on spec sheet…
    Youre paying for user experience and features.
    Just like people pay up for iphone.
    Of course, Xperia being less pricey and much better than iphone.

  • SenorSomeone

    I personally think it’s overpriced seeing as the HTC 10 was priced lower than the X Performance at launch and the 10 still has features that XP lacks, such as 4K recording, 4GB of ram and a QHD screen.

  • deekbee

    Nokias old N86 disagrees with you – it had variable aperture. Panasonics CM1, the Samsung Galaxy Camera range – all had variable aperture.

  • Brick

    After my splendid Xperia Z3 was stolen I got the Oneplus 3 because the X series wasn’t too appealing to me, but I really missed the Xperia software and premium feeling, but this XZ looks pretty good so I might come back home. The blue one looks stunning. That being said, I don’t even give a crap about the camera technology. Hopefully the price won’t be absurdly high like on the X-Performance.

  • Dexter Moregan

    how many apps do you open? 30?

  • Junior Rider

    …and oh, I was suggesting, if you’d have some questions about something or doubted it, then don’t go for it.

  • jag

    Does snapdragon 820 overheats? The throttling pisses me off sometimes with z3+ when i want to take a video but then the footage comes very choppy and ruins every moment.

  • Chuck

    I said it’s okay, but people will complain and it’s a fact.

  • sri

    2900mAh battery? how many minutes it lasts for.
    why sony is just changing names of phone by keeping similar specs.

    wait for a week they will announce a flagship XZ1.

  • Hieu Nguyen

    Based on Sony’s pricing logic. It would be even higher than the X Performance lol (with tears)

  • Bezels for the win !

    this video is suposedly taken with xperia XZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQh2FPUU1Xs

  • Bezels for the win !

    it wasn’t priced lower than X Performance , get your facts right . also did you saw how shitty HTC screen is ? LOL …not to mention performance that is disappointing for SD820 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuFkl3TCrDE is that the best what HTC 10 can do with it’s LPDDR4 4GB of RAM ? can’t even beat Xperia X and SD650 and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM …PATHETIC.

  • Hieu Nguyen

    Well I thought the 5-axis stabilization is OIS like the ? cameras but sadly, it’s just software based, according to GSMarena ;(

  • jag

    That is seriously nice video quality! I thought they were using video cams until they mentioned it.

  • Brick

    Unfortunately Sony thinks they’re Apple now with these prices. Also I just realized this device has 3Gb of RAM. I’m still undecided if 6Gb will ever be used fully on the OP3 but 3Gb seems quite a low amount. Used or not, the OP3 is currently the best multitasker running android and it also rivals the iPhone 6s.

  • EQ

    EIS just like the Alpha which also doesnt have OIS so GSMArena can suck D*.

  • Tsoa Tsyfatatra

    How would new consumers know if Sony’s software is optimized or not? That’s why people look at specs first.

  • Geese Howard

    The XZ is looking good. I usually would say “Finally they are back..” However, I will hold onto that for now :) Hopefully this is a good start for a better tomorrow for our beloved Sony Mobile…

  • As I see it, the main issue with using RAW files is actually getting a decent lens profile. MFT, DSLR and the likes either come with camera profiles, or their profiles are bundled with software like Camera RAW or Lightroom.

    An example would be a point-and-shoot camera with custom firmware that provides RAW mode (Canon PowerShot series, various Olympus models, etc.): sure, you get a RAW file but without a lens profile it’s distorted geometrically. And there is no official profile available.

    I’m just unsure if Sony would bother releasing the profiles, should they allow RAW on these new models.

  • Matt

    no use telling him that . .

  • kurakuradisco

    at least when we buy xperia we aren’t getting the S-Plode in it..

  • kurakuradisco

    perhaps he used to open chrome with 50 tabs on it… LOL

  • kurakuradisco

    xperia is pricey, i thought you already know that? you buy the design, the battery tech, camera sensor in it, os/system ui blablabla… and perhaps build quality above than xiaomi.. at least my xperia doesn’t look like iclone nowadays…

    the number of ram use to heavy multi-tasking to process.. i wonder how many ton apps we open in phone in daily use?

    at least my friend XA can play heavy game without lag in moderate option.. i wonder what XZ can’t play then?

  • kurakuradisco

    his brain already S-PLODE

  • kurakuradisco

    i read somewhere that SD820 doesn’t have fm chip in it.. there’s no fm radio on OP3, GS7, MI5 either…cmiiw

  • kurakuradisco

    digitaltrends want sony to use design like iclone… because their adore it af.. that’s why they call XZ unrefined? i wonder what “refined” in their term? iclone? with plastic strip on the back? so my xperia looks similar like their Galaxy C5?

  • theskig

    Wait: XZ doesn’t have FM radio??
    BTW: I also have a Z5 Premium and I don’t think I’ll change it soon :)

  • theskig

    Nobody notice it that but it’s a nice small design feature that I love.

  • theskig

    Looks like they didn’t spoiled the Dual SIM version with SIM/microSD combined slot (according to white paper).
    Does anybody have more info about this?

  • Bezels for the win !

    are you f#cking kidding me or something , compare the launch prices not the price after several months when the phone is out one the market ..prices come down you know . price for the S7 at the launch was as I remember $720 .

  • MG

    How about LG G5 that does have FM radio and uses SD820?

  • jokensy

    Another commercial failure for Sony mobile on the horizon…

  • Velexas

    Here they are! Sony Xperia XZ stock wallpapers! New life to my Xperia Z3 hahaha http://en.miui.com/thread-346113-1-1.html

  • kgibbs29

    Thoughts on Battery Care? Whitepapers state Battery Care and Fingerprint scanner are not available in US market. I do not really care about FP scanner, but anything to make my sealed battery last longer is a plus. My current phone is T-Mobile Z3; so I’m due for a new phone. Just for the Battery Care, I’ll probably buy international version. And while I’m at it, I will probably buy the F8332 64 MB version.

  • tristi lumina

    Trueee :D
    I am not complaining about 3GB RAM dude lol
    Maybe if Sony put 4GB RAM the price will be on the Sky hahaha
    But still, speccer whores will complain about it

  • tristi lumina

    Anyway XZ have “Deep Pink” colour. Just look on the white paper F8332. But not available at all markets

  • Bezels for the win !

    I found that too . was looking for any pic of it , but couldn’t find anything :(

  • SenorSomeone

    Okay then… S7 launch price in the UK was £570, which is still cheaper than the X Performance on Amazon. Besides, comparing the current prices of the phones is still perfectly reasonable seeing as the original launch prices don’t really mean anything to new customers. Samsung cut the price of the S6 in the UK less than a month after its release to stay competitive so Sony doesn’t have much if an excuse for the high pricing of the X Performance.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Sony ”IS” Expensive. Everything they produce cost money.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Note 7 has been recalled worldwide, lol

  • SenorSomeone

    Well I just watched a speed test between the HTC 10 and the XP by Xperia fan and they’re pretty much on par with each other. HTC 10 is faster in some tests, X Performance is faster in others.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Sold my Z5P ($400) for the XXP. Selling my XXP for the XXZ. Sony stated at the press that the XXZ will be available in October. That is something they have never done before. Typically it takes months after they announce a new device

  • Rene Pedroso

    Typically only the back had the ”Chrome” finish. Looking at the XXZ the front seems to have the ”Platinum” to match the back vs the traditional White or Black color.

  • Rene Pedroso

    If you use dual sim then you will not be able to use the micro SD for expanded storage. That is why they provide 64GB on the dual sim vs 32.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Moving from X Performance

  • Matt

    that´s quality for you :D

  • Bezels for the win !
  • FYLegend21

    On the Z5 the sensor does shift a bit to stabilize the image (closed loop actuator), but Steadyshot still only works on video. On some of the hands-on videos it seems to work in Intelligent Auto mode (probably in 8MP mode) but not manual mode.

  • FYLegend21

    Yeah but is unlikely they will bring these features onto older devices. The Xperia Z5 still has shutter lag despite being updated many times. Older Samsung Galaxy and iPhones have virtually no shutter lag…

  • Malcolm

    The main issue for us right now is getting RAW support first. Once we have it, there shouldn’t be a problem with making a lens profile ourselves. Someone does it – everyone else can use it.

  • KarFar

    Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs LG G5: quick camera comparison
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-XZ-vs-Samsung-Galaxy-S7-Edge-vs-Apple-iPhone-6s-Plus-vs-LG-G5-quick-camera-comparison_id84906

  • SenorSomeone

    Well all I know is that if I go on Amazon right now, the Xperia X Performance costs £600, so hey the phone actually costs more than it did at launch if you chose to buy it off Amazon! Also, the £550 launch price is from some website called Clove and they’re stilling selling the phone at £550 so obviously Sony has not significantly cut the price of the X Performance. Also, the first article you linked me is talking about the euro pricing, so I feel like you’re missing the point I was making. I was commenting on the X Performance being (in my opinion anyways) a tad expensive in the UK, and how Sony’s pricing in the UK doesn’t give me much confidence about the XZ being priced competitively.

  • singh

    Your right most tech sites are blast towards Sony,take techradar they called waterproofing a gimmick Evan tho Sony been doing since 2013, yet s7 has it its essential. Z5 premium 4k, gimmick according to most tech sites yet Sony phones get slated for you using 1080p screens now, just because Samsung use qhd it’s a essential, yet most Sony phones running x reality pro engine look just as good as any Samsung or apple. WAKE up its all a con I use to work in the b2b disturbution, Samsung give retailers a 5% kickback on depending on how many units they sell
    This was to push there product above everyone else. IT all about market share not about quality.

  • singh

    You could have 8 gb ram and wouldn’t make any difference most apps utilise very little memory, and having more ram would only reduce battery life. LOOK at laptops you could have 8gb ram but if you only have a Amd c50 or atom 1processor it’s still going run like a donkey. sony have it optimised well, no need for 4gb ram.

  • RealityCheck2016

    SEXY :P But all I really want when I do buy my next Smartphone is a battery that lasts all week(Yep all week :D i.e they haven’t invented one yet which is a shame because that is the only thing that let’s down tech the Sh*ty battery life on every Gadget so far) :-/ Oh well.

  • Malih

    You’re right, this phone may have too little battery, which is probably why Sony decide to use only 3GB of RAM.

  • Amir

    Either you are ignorant or troll. 5 axis in xz is software stabilization based only. xz does not have any optical stabilization. There is nothing to argue about here. Actually x performance ALREADY have most of this feature, gsmarena: “The camera does not feature optical image stabilization – Sony is still on the fence about that. Instead Sony focused on its SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode which now uses 5-axis gyroscope measurements (accounting for angle, roll, and shift shakes) to stabilize pictures and videos. This mode was also present in the Xperia X and X Performance but it lacked adjustments for shift shake.” http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_at_ifa_2016-review-1486p2.php
    Sony is certainly good at buzz words, not much more.

  • Would it be possible for Sony to test and calibrate each Phone’s Sensor and Lens individually and burn the Profile into the ROM resulting in a RAW without geometric distortion or gross color inaccuracies (pixel correction).

    Then there’s one Profile to load into your Image Editing Software to support Sony’s calibrated RAW Format File that could work for all Sony Phones with the same sensor and lens.

  • Bezels for the win !

    so you only care about UK and don’t care about the rest of the world but claim that xperia is overpriced ? so we should take in consideration one market and not all together to make one fair the judgment? how about we talk about sony xperia prices in brazil 3799.99 brl or 1045.80 euros or 877.46 pounds just for regular Xperia X how about that price ?

    different tax regulations dictate different price in some countries but it’s negligible difference usually +- $20 , although that difference is somewhat bigger in UK but still close . difference in Brazil is insane :P so if xperia x performance is priced higher than in majority of other countries which is 90% rest of the world . blame tax regulations in your country not SONY .

    also are you aware of the fact that Xperia X Performance never made officially to UK (only regular Xperia X and XA ) , it’s a phone for a selected markets only. so it’s price in UK had very little to do with SONY.

    I’m not sure who made the price cuts , SONY or some retailers but if you insist I can find that too I know for sure that some retailers/shops where selling X performance for $570 or $580 …

    I talk in euros and dollars because it’s easier for me to do it that way , unlike you I’m not used to pounds system , it can be quite confusing sometimes … sorry for that .

  • Bezels for the win !
  • Vinny Conforto

    This video shows how beautiful it is. But I wish it had less bezels…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gIebOU6nYs

  • tristi lumina

    yeah curious XD

  • azzido

    No 4GB of RAM :( :( :(
    No S-Master
    Is there a radio included?
    5-axis stabilization only for 1080p :(
    Why not for 4K? Why 4K mode is always so biased by devs??? :( :( :(

  • Marianmgardner

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  • KarFar
  • fried_egg

    Looks like Sony are still scared of “water” claims… the XZ is “water resistant” and daftly lists it as “ip65/68” and for further info sends you to http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/dm/waterproof/ which while saying testing is per a lab and not the real world… in a lab ipx8 means “IPX8. Protected against the effects of continued immersion in water at depths greater than 1 metre. The exact conditions are specified for each device by the manufacturer.” which the manufacture cant then say “well it is that but not actually immersed at all to any depth for any time can they!! And as IP65 means it is “Protected against low-pressure water jet spray for at least 3 minutes” I would not expect the flaps to easily open (although they did not make the heavy spray IPx6 claim) So I take it as “it probably will be fine but as so many numpties have flaps open or have slightly damaged their phones they should have to think about dunking it first so we wont say you can”

  • Malcolm

    Unless you use many resource-heavy apps at the same time, I doubt you will notice any difference. Say, I’ve seen Firefox use 500 MBs once, but usually it is much less, and that’s one of the most demanding apps. Also keep in mind that apps are limited in memory and they can’t demand too much memory even if there is enough free space. So I doubt you will see much improvement if you switch to 4 GB of space.

    As for the battery, Z3 had excellent battery life despite its modest battery, and that’s due to optimization. So this is possible. I doubt Samsung know how to do it well though, they usually think more about how to pack a ton of features rather than how to make this stuff perform well together.

  • SenorSomeone

    Ah okay, thanks. The pricing seems fairer than I expected so kudos to Sony.

  • SenorSomeone

    Well I was specifically referring to Sony overpricing their products in the UK, rather than Sony overpricing their products everywhere. Like I said in my previous comment, I’m sure Sony is doing a better job with pricing elsewhere so I’m obviously not only saying Xperia is overpriced everywhere. If you compare the price of some Xperia phones in the UK, such as the Xperia X, to other phones released in the UK, the X definitely seems overpriced. The X was launched with a £500 pricetag which wasnt much cheaper than the S7’s launch price in the UK. I acknowledge the fact that it’s not fair to compare the UK pricing to the pricing in other countries, which is why I’ve only been comparing UK prices. I find the pricing of the XZ and X compact fair enough so I guess Sony overpricing their products in the UK is a thing if the past, and so I have no gripes with them anymore.

  • Amir

    Your comment is laughable at best. My note 5 as example performance is amazing and you can always customize any android device if you are not satysfied with performance or ui. I did not root my note 5, i just installed nova laucher, etc. Gaming performance is amazing, the device is one of the coolest on the market. This cannot be said for all xperia “flag” devices.

  • Amir

    Note series from all years cost as much as xperia flags and after a short time the note (and the other flag rivals) cost LESS than the “rival” sony flag devices. This is true in all regions of the world. Sony mobile is living on the sony brand putting overprice tag and also while offering less than what the competition offers.

  • PoweredBySony

    Xperia XZ Themes for other xperia devices
    https://youtu.be/0LKA1NqC9U4

  • jamie evans

    Some say that Sony is going to introduce a new device with a 5.3″ in 2 months. True?

  • Andys42

    This is hardly a flagship. I have the Xperia Z5 with the 4K screen, which is a flagship phone. In comparison with the latest Samsungs and iPhone 7, Sony are seriously lagging.
    Looks like my next phone will be a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 when they are generally available, unless of course there is an Xperia XZ premium in the offing that will have the 4K screen?

  • Matt

    Yes it’s possible. It’s called jpeg.

    The point of RAW format is you get total control. By Total I mean total. if you don’t want to adjust all things stick with jpeg. It will serve you well for slight retouching.

  • well, take a look around people who use S7, G5, and other lumias who support raw files. they are taking advantage of raw images.

    my previous phone was Lumia 1020, and most of my pictures was in .dng format.

    so speak for yourself, I know a lot of people who use raw images on their phones, and if you want to use raw, you don´t need to buy profi cameras.

    then why would we even need camera on Xperia, because camera on mobile phones will never be on the same level as on dlsr´s

  • EQ

    How you doing Samsung! Why so sad about the 5-axis EIS for camera and video? Show daddy where it hurts.
    https://cdn4.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/scale_crop_768_433/2012/04/dawson_crying.jpg

  • Hieu Nguyen

    Wait for Atomic/Nuclear battery or the Hydrogen Fuelcell battery from that Turing phone xD.

  • Amir

    Your comment is laughable at best. You did not address what i wrote. Who said there is something “bad” about it. There are many things that are bad about sony mobile devices that they refuse to change and improve, and xz does not look any different is this regard. software stabilization cannot bring the exact same benefit that ois brings as ois is optical and software is digital. For ideal shots results a winning camera needs to have both digital and optical. Anyway, eary shots with xz show good stabilization but nothing that the best phone cameras out there don’t already offer, plus, there is a shaky background which is laughable. I’ll reserve my full judgement until reviews and comparisons are posted for the xz camera but i’m not optimistic at all. All xperia flags trail behind competition in overall camera results. I doubt xz will change this pattern and anyway, aside of that, camera is not sm only problems when its comes to its devices, especially the so called “flag” once.

  • Billy de Fretes

    s7 user using raw ??????
    can’t find any s7 or g5 in Indonesia that always use raw format…
    stupid excuses from you, because mobile phone is very light and can fit in your pocket.. why would anyone bring dslr in daily basis?????
    just because you know some people doesn’t mean that 100% S7 and G5 user using RAW… probably less than 1%…

  • EQ
  • Billy de Fretes

    wow… so many complain about XZ …
    my old XZ ups… i mean Xperia “the first of the name” Z still capable doing many things with 2 GB Ram… so why crying about only 3GB??? it’s not samsung that need 4 GB to run smooth…

    i installed Mortal Kombat X, injustice, Batman Arkham on my phones and it’s feel never got slow when open another apps…

    well, it’s not like my phone have the best camera and i cannot afford s7 or iphone (i can buy those phones without credit card), but for my need, Xperia Z still the best..

  • Amir

    Its so entertaining writing some of the comments here, like yours, the laugh, Go on, Good times good times! Don’t stop entertaining. You are a talent! ;)

  • Bezels for the win !

    nope , there is a chip , it’s disabled via software , network carriers demand that from smartphone OEM’s . they want you to use more data instead of free radio signal . it seams even SONY finally succumbed to the pressure .

  • EQ
  • Amir

    Haha! Ye! Realle! Da good times mon! How you be makin me laughin next time mon? ;)

  • David Commins

    Love the look and specifications of this phone :-)

  • ludimilojko

    You are free to do that, go ahead. There’s an action at the moment, everyone who bought the Note 7 till now, can change it for another one, cos the battery can explode.
    Please, go ahead, buy one.

  • darannechelle

    z5 series is one year old but for us coming from Z3 we need this awesome phone!

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    You do know the difference between 850€ and 700€.
    Its quite simple math, Note costs 150€ more…
    Youd be excused for that comment about Note though, If you were a preschool little person.

  • Amir

    Not true, not for all regions, but i’ll go a step further – hypothetically, lets say that you are right (even though you are not), the thing is – it does not matter because as i wrote, after some time note can be found for less. Moreover, i just gave note as example. All top devices can be found for less while giving more quality and bang for money. For examples, s7, s7 edge, g5, v20 (release is a matter of days). At start and/or after a short time they all can be found for less than xperia flags. Was always like that year after year, and this year will be no different.

  • Andys42

    I did say ‘when they are generally available’ because there are a small percentage with a battery issue that has caused a recall on the Samsung.
    I would just expect a ‘Flagship’ phone to have a 2k or 4k screen of the quality seen in the Z5 premium or G7. I would expect the build quality of the Z5. I would also expect it to have the sort of extras that Samsung has for the Note 7 such as clip on keyboard, camera lenses, pen, etc.
    I would also expect any new compact phone to have at least a 1K screen. How do they expect to compete against the new iPhone with such a poor resolution.
    They seem to be concentrating on the camera, but even there, no optical image stablisation, no apature control. I am surprised they have not done something like Minolta did on their X digital cameras and use a mirror so they can flip the imaging system round and have optical zoom and optical image stabilisation.
    Sony have all the capability to be the flagship leader, at the moment they seem to be concentrating on toy phones. I have had the Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z3+, Z5 premium and all 3 Z tablets. All of my AV is Sony (other than the Sky box). As a long time loyal fan of Sony, If I am considering switching, Sony has a problem.
    Andy

  • Jer

    the video keeps telling me i have bats and i damage them by charging my phone?
    i don’t have tree’s in my room or bats?
    maybe he’s talking about batteries*

  • insyt

    Stamina Mode… Which 1?

  • roeshak

    I see xperia blog have finally noted that it’s software based and only for 1080p video lol. don’t u feel like the biggest idiot on the planet right now looool

  • roeshak

    don’t you feel such a fool right now. fanboys taking nonsense! it’s not uncommon though so you’re in good company. good job xperia blog have finally noted that it’s software based and only in 1080p. Sony die hards were starting to go crazy.

  • Mr. Bogus

    what the point in adding just 0.1″ with the same spec to already existing sony phones?
    maybe only if it was 5.5″ like Z5 Premium which i hope so

  • ludimilojko

    Another guy who wants to control the aperture on phones. You don’t have internet in your country?
    You want 4K screen? Why don’t you use your Z5 Premium anymore? What was wrong with it?
    Would you buy a phone with a 1 inch hump on it’s back, that accommodates the optical zoom?
    Why don’t you buy a real camera if you want optical zoom, OIS, mirror, lenses?
    Do you really expect that someone will build all that in a 7 mm thin phone?
    Did you lost your connection to reality?

  • Mr. Bogus

    I hope they will release a 5.5″ XZ like Z5P, I skipt the Z5 because of the SD810 Fiasco waiting for
    the next flagship, Z3 and the Z3+/Z4 and X wasn’t worth it ..
    this may be my next upgrade from Z2 it is not bad considering it features specially in the Cam
    and photography department , on the contrary it more than perfect
    what will be the only disadvantage it’s not a 5.5″ or will not have another variant with bigger screen

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Utter nonsense.
    Note is most expensive adroid worldwide phone at this moment. Priced cca 850€, which is much more than XZ will be, and all it is is s7 edge with a pen.
    Dont talk crap fella.
    You must be a samsung fanboy writing like this.

  • Amir

    Not true, what you wrote about prices and what you wrote about note series. You completely lost it here.

  • Andys42

    As someone who has actually been using the Internet for 30 years, I find your comments rather childish.
    Who said I do not use the Z5 any more? I do and will continue to do so until there is a better alternative. My point is only that Sony is losing market share and will go the way of Nokia if they are not careful. I used Blackberry phone for more than 10 years before switching to Xperia when they launched their disaster of an OS 10.
    I have a couple of real cameras including a Sony RX10 MkIII, again my point was that Sony are concentrating on the camera and doing a poor job of that. Its not about what I want its about market perception.
    It is obvious that English is not your first language as you do not appear to understand what I am saying, either that or you are of limited intelligence. As for reality, that is a figment of your imagination.

  • it is not stupid, stupid is when some people talking there is no need for some features, like raw format in this case.

    we are talkin about camera, if you don´t know how to use raw format, it does not mean that is not necessary for sony to put it that feature in their device. what i am sayin´ is that there are people outside who are actualy use this thing, and don´t tell me things why you shouldn´t buy S7 or G5, or go and buy dslr.

    when you said that you can´t find any s7 or g5 user in indonesia that does´t ALWAYS use raw format, you told me all about yourself.

  • ludimilojko

    No, english is not my first language, but you are complaining that there is “no apature control” on these models. That’s enough for me to understand everything you said.

  • EQ
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  • Amir

    Hoho! You be crackin me up mon! Keep da show fllowin’ mon! Neva stop! You be breakin my heart!

  • EQ
  • Amir

    You be crackin me all dis time an you be thinkin u’ma cryin? You high mon? Don’t be sille mon! Them good times here! If i woz cryin i wouldnt be laughin from ya entertainmant. Keep et real mon!

  • Matt

    does it have eMMC or faster internal storage ?

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  • Malih

    Xperia Z3 have more than 3000mAh battery, I was specifically talking about the X series with less than 3000mAh battery

    You should see reviews and battery tests, Samsung’s S7 series last much longer than the Xperia X series, interestingly enough also last longer when using the camera, also the phone not as hot when using the camera compared to Xperia.

    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I never intended to own a Samsung or Apple phone, but Sony could learn many things they’re doing right.

  • Azurpha

    wait what!??!? what really for real?b holy shit. xz is beautiful in that case.

  • Azurpha

    yup but chances are, people have their phone more than a dslr and some people dont need dslr. it also allow the ability for people who want to learn how to take photos learn without getting a beginner dslr. A better camera is always welcomed.

  • Ajmal

    Does the dual version have hybrid sim slot or dedicated sd card slot? Can anyine confirm

  • DieMusik

    Still no support for raw capture? Well, that is a deal breaker for me. Hope they will support it in the future.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    You are right. Its even more expensive than I wrote.

    From techradar link:
    “If you’re looking to buy the Note7 SIM free and want to know what the retail Note 7 price is, you’re currently looking at prices of around £699.99 in the UK and $950 in the US. This is an expensive phone, probably the most expensive ever, so buying on a contract may save you money here.”

  • Amir

    Haha! It’s a joy writin in this forum, definitely one of a kind mon! Good times never end! Keep it comin, i’ll be enjoin! That’s a promise Homie! :)

  • Pramod Dhanushka

    sad Still no Wireless charging :(

  • EQ

    You know this post of yours is the first I’ve read. I haven’t even read the rest but I want to ask you a question. But first can I call you Ben Dover? Okey Ben Dover, what I want to ask you is do you want to be my friend cause then you need to BENDOVER!

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yZd8zHkXQmU/maxresdefault.jpg

  • Amir

    You mad mon? Don’t be mad! Not good for Da spirit mon! Keep da entertainment flowin’!

  • EQ
  • razorg

    It’s eMMC as stated on Sony website. I was seriosly hoping for UFS 2.0 storage…

  • Matt

    yea . . . but as it turns out it is eMMC 5.1

    the raw speed difference isn’t too far

  • Great Dude

    I am happy that at least I won’t hear people complaining about it
    Also, I think in case Sony’s camera software is still not good as it should be then maybe some other apps will have a better results. (of course in that case I still hope that Sony make a great software)

  • Tobias Hedlund

    A review from Norway (use translate). They even have camera samples in 8 and 23 mp resolution and i´m not the impressed even if it´s pre-production

    http://www.tek.no/artikler/test-sony-xperia-xz/351041

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Sony has always had dedicated SD card slots and dual sim slots separated, even the Xperia X Performance dual and X dual have separate slots for both.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Being an owner of 4 820 devices, I can say no it does not. HTC 10, Xperia X Performance, Xiaomi Mi5 and Note 7 (before being sent back for being a time bomb) never once heated up past the occasion warmness of downloading updates for many apps. Even gaming won’t cause your phone to burst into flames like the horrible 810 processor

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Well there are a few “flagships” from China (Xiaomi Mi5 comes to mind) that have 3 gb of ram with snap dragon 820 and they seem to perform well enough with no hiccups, so I assume the XZ would do well without the 6gb of ram lol

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Agreed, that mirror reflective back is sexy as heck. Too bad the Z5p was dethroned from being the king of phones thanks to that absurd S810 processor.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Technically I am, as I sold off my Z5 due to not being able to stand that horrible heat. I Switched over to the dark side (HTC and Samsung) but will gladly sell those “passable” phones for the XZ in a heartbeat. I’m telling you, no amount of ram will ever help Samsung’s touchwiz.

    Also, 820 is a much cooler processor (literally). I have yet to see any of my phones melt or even throttle thanks to mere downloads.

  • theskig

    Looks like this from white paper but a user commented it’s a hybrid one. Really want to know the truth.

  • theskig

    I can confirm you the Z5p heats like a Z2, so don’t worry for 810 it works good ;)

  • theskig

    I also noticed the Pink colour on white paper.
    Maybe they do the same thing as Z5p’s pink: delayed launch in few asian markets.
    I just want to know why they spam it so much on Twitter when it’s quite impossible to find and buy in store or online.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    You would trust a user on this (or any other) website over the actual Fact Sheet from Sony?

  • theskig

    Because it’s a gimmick.

  • theskig

    Because you’re saying false information. Xperia X and X Performance’s dual SIM slot are a Hybryd one not a separate so I don’t trust anybody I just want to see it with my eyes. Clear?

  • theskig

    Not sure yet. From white paper looks dedicated, but X and X Performance have the hybrid so don’t expect much, they also removed FM radio I’m losing my faith :(

  • Geese Howard

    Sony fans ONLY in Canada? That’s what I am seeing. Glad only they are happy :D

  • Ailan Hidaz

    excuse me? I have an X dual and it has separate slots. What the hell are you talking about?

  • theskig
  • Ailan Hidaz

    I don’t know what region that is, but all X duals in the Middle East have sim and SD card slots separated as far as I can tell. And since x performance did not launch here I can’t comment on that, but even in your linked video I don’t see him taking out the x dual slot. Also it wouldn’t hurt for you to be less rude to people on the Internet, might help you get more “clear” answers from people.

  • theskig

    F5122 version has the hybrid tray as you can read on user manual and see in the video from 2:05 to the end and the guy explains it in the comment (it’s the same on the normal Xperia X). Did you see the video??
    “Sony has always had dedicated SD card slots and dual sim slots separated” comment is not true, and you replied without taking a look to the video. That’s why sometimes people become rude…

  • RockStar2005

    Yeah, that was unfortunate. Then again, at least the Z5 Premium didn’t explode on people’s legs! lol And then there’s this………………..

    http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/09/07/faa-considers-galaxy-note-7-ban-on-u-s-airlines/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

  • Alvin

    Yeah i think so!

  • KarFar

    Wow even the midrange huawei took better shots..

  • disqus_ZLvB2Lh0WD

    This company doesn’t listen their customers and they deserve to bankrupt. I wanna buy a sony phone but they make always something missing in their device and bezelllllll. Sony you should change your engineers. Its not hard man just listen your customers and do it what they want damn it.

  • jag

    Thanks for the reply! Glad it’s better than the SD810, BUT thankfully though, the z3+ didn’t explode like the note 7 hehe!

  • Nayib

    I guess it’s still the fake one

  • Battel

    The Camera results is really disappointing, i hope it’s not the retail unit :

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  • hmmm

    go and buy apple crap,they have everything!!!crap display res,crap battery life,crap storage!

  • disqus_ZLvB2Lh0WD

    Easy little kid,don’t be a funboy. I have everything Sony in my home. But what i say its true. This company’s mobile phone section getting worst and worst every year they have to change their engineers. But they don’t listen their customers.

  • azzido

    I hope there will be 4GB of RAM variant as well :(
    Why they are so stubborn of not bringing it? Not to mention slower eMMC internal memory :(

    Also, I winder where is the bigger 5.5 or better 5.7″ device with this new HDR, 120HZ super bright screen?
    + no curved lens so far…

  • hmmm

    Sony is making better phones year by year,and the design is unique,and I dont have only sony in my house!

  • Vincentius Phang

    Is there any confirmation on where the NFC chip is?

  • Tommy He

    Just curious, how much benefit can you get from RAW on S7 or G5?

    Will post-processing in Lightroom on RAW from S7 or G5 recover some details from under/over-exposure area as it was for RAW from DSLR?
    How much more dynamic range it will have than direct JPEG output?

  • dko3tgk

    I think you need to prove this with a photo. Every review and site on the internet says that the X and X Performance Dual have hybrid sim trays, where the SD card goes in the second slot for the slim tray. And you cannot have 2 sim cards and sd card at the same time. I bought the Z5 Dual just because the X had a hybrid tray.

  • dko3tgk

    I also would be interested in a non-hybrid dual sim. I bought a Z5 Dual recently just because the X and X performance dual had a hybrid tray.

  • dko3tgk

    I think flaps that dont’ need a pin tool is much better. All the apple people need to ask to borrow a pin tool any time they need to change sims. Flaps are superior.

  • dko3tgk

    Giant Bezels! Top and bottom bezels keep growing under Sony. Sorry Sony, I’m going to buy Samsung until you reign in those top and bottom bezels. 70% screen to body ratio? 30% of the face of the phone is bezel? Until you bring that above 75% I’m not interested anymore. Also bring back separate dual sim and sd slots. No more hybrid dual sim trays. I don’t care about the camera or 4K that’s all i need. I had a ZL, Z3 Compact and Z5 Dual, but I’m gone until you fix these two things.

  • David T

    Still on the front at the top; they haven’t figured out how to make it work if it on the metal back. Not sure how others have managed it…

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