Xperia XZ is surprise hit of H2 2016

by XB on 20th December 2016

in Xperia X series


xperia-xz-surprise-hit_thumbIf you’ve been wondering how the Xperia XZ has compared against other flagships since launch, then the latest report from research firm Apteligent may surprise you. It shows that the Xperia XZ has had the highest adoption rate in the second half of 2016, compared to other handsets including the Google Pixel.

Sony has no doubt benefited from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall debacle, but this is a surprising result nonetheless, especially considering the lack of fanfare and marketing compared to other models. Does this result pleasantly surprise you? Let us know in the comments below.

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Via Apteligent [via PocketNow].

Thanks KF and Marinko!

  • DBS

    Well, it IS the best smartphone launched in Q2 considering the Note 7 went up in flames. So it’s no surprise. LG also f*cked up any chances of the V20 catching any of the Note 7 users by not releasing it in a ton of markets.

    So the XZ remained the best device in Q2 (specially compared to the iPixels) for lack of real competition.

  • Actually no, specially because of the new design language. Really hope to see a sucessor only at IFA

  • Darni187

    I knew the XZ would do well for Sony, it’s a wonderful device.. It’s it’s Sony’s best device since Z2/Z3.. The Z2 is a legend phone my wife had that phone for 3 years now.. No problems solid phone..

  • mUSICA

    God news before the year ends

  • RealityCheck2016

    Sounds like it’s on FIRE…not in the ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7’ way tho :D

  • Ben Ray Dixon

    I love the xz I have one love it but I want tablets and laptops to come back from Sony but Yh I new Sony could do it

  • Vincentius Phang

    I’m interested to put iPhone 7 in that chart. This is US or whole world?

  • Stephen

    I would love an XZ but I’m put off by the fact they basically seem to have essentially made a Z6 in terms of dimensions, and I hated the Z5 to hold. NOTHING has been more comfortable in my hand than the Xperia X, and I hope their next phone returns to that. But I suppose that’s unlikely.

  • ramuk

    Samsung’s Pain is Sony’s Gain. LOL.

  • ryq24

    Just shows there are still many loyal Sony fans out there .

  • mugglearchitect

    i have the z5, and i feel bad
    lol
    it’s in the repair right now! =(

  • imparanoic

    what’s wrong with x performance then, surely that ideal for you

  • imparanoic

    i also wish for an xperia tablet with snapdragon 820

  • vigneshprince

    After the Z2, the XZ is great. I own both of them!

  • Vinny Conforto

    Does that mean XZ has been selling well? I’m not sure what it means by saying “adoption rate.”

  • Phil Gym

    yeah Sony MUST capitalize on Samsung’s disaster

  • korbindallis

    the XZ is so nice to hold n love my forest blue colour want to pink one now

  • Xvestor

    world i think..
    look at the graphic, it say global i think whole of xz sale

  • Gohan

    I own Z3 compact, still not a single issue. If ever I plan to upgrade it should be XZ if XZ-compact doesn’t come. :P

  • Gohan

    Not to forget Z3/Z3c ;)

  • kurakuradisco

    there’s “Global Android Usage” mark on the left of the chart.. you should be more see the whole picture next time bro… anyway, i’ve had seen X Compact on Sony Mobile official site (Indonesia) last week, it says “coming soon”, but now it’s gone… i guess there’s no chance for us officially, i need to order it from “BM” guys soon then..

  • lovebmw

    I think it’s a great phone, they just need a big screen and faster battery charging

  • Emil Oskarsson

    It’s a truly great device and I should have waited for that one instead of buying the x performance. But I’m still happy with the x performance so yeah I’m not disappointed with it, or we’ll the battery life could have been better. Still thinks Sony has to skip the plastic frame and go for a full metal body next time though :) to improve the premium feel of their phones :)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Yeah they need to release a new tablet, I have the z4 tablet and it’s awesome. Would be fun to see them return to the tablet market once again :)

  • kurakuradisco
  • hansip

    After disappointing X lines, people crave for XZ even more, since the Z5 is outdated at this point (due to heat related issue, even though cooler but still hotter than the rest).

    It also shows that 1 year upgrade plan doesn’t sound too bad for Sony, as long as they bring all the new tech at once so people get triggered.

    I myself using Xiaomi now, but definitely go Sony again if i have the ca-ching!

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Sony should focus on battery life and to increase the capacity, Not decreasing it.
    Z5 XP XZ it’s all going backwards when other OEMs increasing it.

  • Chuck

    Wow… I honestly did not expect this. Congratulations Sony. And also, with their flagships already receiving Nougat, it seems they really want to make me regret switching to LG.

  • Mahesh

    “The Z2 is a legend phone”. You made my day. Proud Z2 owner. Just that my version lacks LTE.

  • hmmm

    Xperia XZ…2016…PLASTIC FRAMES!

  • Tibor Hornyák

    and wireless charging AT LEAST……

  • HAWX

    I want to, but I don’t believe in those figures. Even though in UEFA and Champions Legue billboards screamed Xperia XZ as usual. BTW people who say there is no marketing Sony is doing it from Z3+ so, yeah, better STFU. If these were representing XZ Compact, I would have beleived because there is little comptetition on compact range. But eg. S7 & S7 edge exells the XZ on camera (or say It’s close), audio (exynoss version), screen, ram, speed, heat management, given almost at the same size, more battery, wireless charging, screen size, more compactness, no plastic and most importantly, for same or less price. And in ergonomics, XZ’s edges are super sharp even sharper than the critisized Z2. S7 edge on the other hand I can say that It’s the best 5.5″ for it’s size and ergonomics. Both the bottom of the device is studied and the back shape of it, If you examine closly, there is much going on. BUT I like the XZ’s look maybe best, but you know, that’s not enough to sell it in this market more than S7 today INMO.

  • HAWX

    Somebody said it finally, thanks.

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  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Yes, but only their own magnetic pin wireless from old Z series days.
    These new wireless charging solutions used in galaxy series are crap battery damaging tech.

  • Mac

    RIP Music Unlimited, hello Spotify :D

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Yes it means sales.
    apteligent tracks app updates by model numbers. Once a device is activated it updates google and other apps, and apteligent counts the specific mobile model activation amount that way.

  • BarKohba

    Im really enjoying my xz. I wasnt sure I wanted one (had a z5 before) because i considered the jump not worth it. It clearly is though. The device feels a million times better in the hand (the z5 was quite bad at this department with its sharp frame), the camera is way better in low light, software is snappier, and surprisingly, the screen is much better, deeper blacks, better viewing angles, and most importantly warm, natural (finally) colors, unlike z3/z5 which were reddish and very inaccurate (too poppy for their own goog).

    HOWEVER, can’t get over the plastic frame. Why, Sony!? Why the hell did you use plastic!?

  • Mac

    RIP Music Unlimited, hello Spotify :D

  • Mac

    That’s exactly what I did. Wanted a XZC to replace my Z3C with. So they better not release a compact XZ now that I got one lol.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    I guess you havent seen the wifi signal reception scores of XZ. Best on the market….all due to polycarbonte framing.

  • Mac

    You got a point there!

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Yes…for best on the market wifi and cat9 signal performance.

  • BarKohba

    Ive actually tested it using the Speedtest app against an iphone 7 plus multiple time, and the apple comes out on top 60% of the time, all metal construction. The z5 used to be faster than the ip6s though, and that was metal and glass. So I still see no reason for using plastic, besides it being cheaper and allowing a wider profit margin.

  • Mac

    Ofc lol :P

  • Vjekoslav Andric
  • BarKohba

    I know the video dude, but i made my own testing, and the ip7 came out (slightly) on top multiple times. Polycarbonate is cheaper than aluminium. Its a cost saving move. Lets be real.

  • pirx73

    Looking forward to replace my Z3c with XZ in next year.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Dont know how or which placement you tested them but the video shows XZ doing better under same conditions and placement. A single furniture unit in the way can make a difference in results….
    When using metal, only way to keep good signal is either use plastic strips, or plastic frame. Seems Sonys solution is better here.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Don’t forget about the Xperia z, I had that phone for 3 years until I bought the x performance, and guess what? That phone still works and act as my backup phone today :) Shockingly the battery life is the same since I bought it and I did charge it every day for 3 years :)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Xz and z5 have the same battery life, about the same as the Galaxy s7. Still I miss the batterylife from the z2 and z3 series :)

  • Hideg Jenő Péter

    There is have a “deep pink” version, which I found in UK O2 local store. (I was vacation)

  • joe

    i’m using Z5C and The Z3C as a backup phone there are amazing with no problem

  • theskig

    Still missing mine (sold for a Z3). It was a perfect phone, so beautiful.

  • theskig

    Z2 was the best in battery life!

  • Talos the Robot

    Yeah me too!

  • Talos the Robot

    In Sony we trust!

  • Talos the Robot

    I would prefer ceramic instead of plastic.

  • Talos the Robot

    I think battery life is OK because of the FullHD resolution and the 3gb of ram. Only devices with higher resolutions and ram need more battery capacity. Also putting higher battery capacity in small battery size, causes the explosions we see at other OEMs.

  • Talos the Robot

    Also a smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0.

  • dragonsneeze

    After almost all reviews making the XZ look mediocre and pretty much non existent presence in US (with disabled fp sensor) this is a big slap in the face to all those trolls. Guess what? GSamsung Arena gave this news as Note is still higher than others while mentioning XZ on the last sentence. Well done Sony. It’s a win for the underdogs :D

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Hmm maybe, how durable is ceramic compared to polycarbonate?

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Indeed, that machine could easily get about 6-8 hours of on screen time :)

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    What news on samsung arena? I didnt even see any report on this. Link please.
    Tho, I expect gsm arena to word it in any samsung favor yes. Crap bias site.

  • dragonsneeze
  • Talos the Robot

    Polycarbonate is more durable for sure but ceramic feels more premium. Both materials have good signal reception rates unlike the full metal body.

  • H-R-K

    Every brand has has their positive/negative side. i m currently using S7edge(exynos) and its not that good. Poor battery life, heating problem and if u see the display in 25 degree angle u will find out how greenish the display is within three months.

  • theskig

    I remember one time I managed to kill the battery in only one day: I was traveling on holyday, using maps, web browsing, listening radio and playing Ingress all day since early morning. It was a hard task! But in a beautiful place: Sardegna :)

  • theskig

    Uh that’s intresting. Thanks for sharing.

  • theskig

    I agree with you but please:

    1) bring the FM radio back
    2) remove the hybrid dual SIM slot and give us the 2 SIM + microSD option again

    Otherwise I have to buy another Z5 Premium Dual when mine will die.

    Thanks :)

  • azzido

    Rather Snap 835 with 6-8GB of RAM :P
    Design of Z4 tablet was great + it should have bigger battery too.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Hi Sir,

    I’m not sure which model offer 2 SIM + microSD ?

  • Orion X

    There isn’t an article on phonearena nor gsmarena about it? Even android central doesn’t focus on the XZ part and makes its about the note 7, basically not many tech editorials even wrote about this piece,at least afaik.I wonder why.its almost like Sony doesn’t even generate that much noise to them,the people proved the tech journalists wrong here,because most of XZ’s faults were kinda over exaggerated,I mean even Sony could like put some noise on it,could be great exposure for them,that they basically are there competing with other android manufacturers that they still are putting up a fight.

  • theskig

    Z3, Z3+ and Z5/Z5 premium
    (not mentioning the mid/low range models)

  • Me encantan este tipo de noticias de Xperia :)

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Also waiting for the Xperia XZ Premium !! or I’ll use my Xperia Z5 Premium Dual for along time

  • hmmm

    I still think glass on the back and metal frames would be better!they put metal on the back,that scratches so easy,and plastic frames!!now we have time to regret those anti shock corners that z3 and z5 had and every drop of xz will be marked on the phone!

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Pay per view review sites is what Sony is not doing.
    But statistics speak for themselves.
    Instead of titling the resource material like here “Sony XZ surprisingly selling very well” those biased sites focus on “Note7 still used more than these or that”. Note7 is a cancelled phone not even selling anymore.
    So figure out what those sites like GSM Arena are doing?
    Promoting Samsung in ANY way possible.
    Probably substantiated by Samsung marketing money.

    Just look at Arena news section….every little crap about Samsung ends up there. Every single little nets news item or rumor.

  • Saeed

    Xperia Z3 is better than XZ, sorry sony but it is really :|

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    for me people didn’t want to choose sony because less RAM and Internal Storage compare to competitor. i’m okey if sony put premium price at highest spec but sony still being sony.

    competitor can put 256GB

  • Stergios Papoutsoglou

    My z5 premium died and because of the reasons you mentioned I bought a second z5 premium.

  • mountain

    No, I love holding the Xperia X in my hands, but X performance is a bit awkward.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Love the sammy fanboys disgust comments there with people noticing these more newsworthy data from apteligents source info.
    Golden :-)

  • Geese Howard

    “Sony has no doubt benefited from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall debacle..” -> I mean of course, our Sony doesn’t produce phones that EXPLODE IN YOUR FACE or ass or wherever you put your phone..

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Xperia X with nougat update is a marvelous phone for what its priced now. Camera got manual shutter and AF too. Ive decided to buy X now for 300€.

  • theskig

    :)

  • HAWX

    Samsung shitted with the latest November patch. But until, It’s battery was beast. Cellular performance is not that great for some reason but on Wi Fi S7 edge almost doubled the XZ while streaming video. And 1.5 times better than G5. But with this latest patch it should be almost equal to them, which is really bad but December patch is coming and hopefully it will resolve the issue

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Nonsense. They can put 256 gb and price it as much more accordingly.
    XZ can get 280 gb with a much cheaper optional hispeed sd card.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Nope. With nougat even batterylife improved, not to mention features and SoC z3 never will have.
    XZ is top Sony flag now, worthy the upgrade indeed.

  • Matt

    just no, z2 is good but that edge is too cluttered.

  • Darni187

    I had the Z5 before my XZ and I can confirm the XZ gets better signal in places the Z5 had poor signal. The plastic frame has improved signal.

  • singh

    Not surprised ive had my XZ since October and very happy with it, its actually faster then our company phones, which are Samsung s7s . The xz is the best phone since the z3 and i have had every z series phone including the z5 which i gave to my wife. The build quality, display performance Evan the design is really refined. Im sick off people complaining about its 3gb ram, having 3gb ram does not make this phone slow. Sony hardware and software is optimized so well you wouldn’t see the difference with a phone with 4gb ram.

  • fried_egg

    the XZ did get adverts on TV in the UK (although they hardly looked very different to the X ones that were on weeks before them) and of course it was seen on the boards around champions league matches shown on tv… but having compared a friends one to my z5, the front glass & back metal do feel quality… i love my z5 and it’s glass back but I would not turn down a XZ…. if it was in gold like my z5! next autumn my Z5 will be 2 and being replaced.. Sony, I want something great again please..

  • Simon Giesen

    really, congratulations! And yes, Sony phones are very robust, Z3, Z2 are hero phones. Had them and destroyed them by myself (tooo bad). They survived many hits and drops, brave!

  • Reen

    So true!
    I switched from the Z2 to the s7 Edge in March but still reading this blog regularly. The Z2 is still one of the best and most beautiful smartphones I’ve ever owned.
    Glad to hear about the success of the XZ.

  • Reen

    Looks like a Nokia Lumia device :)

  • dragonsneeze

    Yeah they claim it’s a Samsung article. Pfft! They are so intimidated by Sony clearly.

  • dragonsneeze

    Sure, you’re welcome.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Well, the more they spit the bigger smile on my face indeed.

  • Moisés

    I wish Sony changed the default setting of camera. 8 mp is too low for Auto Superior Mode.
    That is why most reviews says it is not as good as others.

    It should be at least 12 mp. All other phones use same resolution of manual mode.
    What about de iso 12000? Is it only for Auto?
    On manual I can only set 3200.
    I am sure the cam is very powerful.

  • yopo

    beautiful??? NAAAAH the z2 was whorreible
    i had the z3+ and now Z5
    But the best phone was the Z3 in support from sony, specs, design camera, etc.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Well using the GPS and other sensors all the time and multitasking, using heavy apps etc, does inpact on the battery life quite hard xD Still it survived for a day! :D

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Alright, still i wish they could go for something like every other company do with their full metal body phones, using antenna bars and such. I love the feel of metal xD Too bad it does block the signal :/

  • yopo

    the Z5 have many issues i had 3 in 3 colors LOL (gold then green and now white) stop the system, crash xperia home and many many apps, right now i have 272 truble app

  • Kim

    Yes – credibility of most sites are getting lower and lower. Too obvious that they are financed by the big companies like Apple and Samsung and all news and reviews reflect that bias. I actually think the current Sony line-up is quite strong without any real issues – but a lot of reviews where quite negative because of non-existing problems like 3 vs 4 GB Ram, position of volume button, conservative design etc. Anyway – good to see the XZ is performing well. Hope they release XZ compact and new X tablet at CES to complete the line-up.

  • hansip

    Yes but the battery number is just unacceptable for 5 inch screen. The xz is borderline acceptable at 2900mah

  • AndreaSperelli

    In Sardegna anziché godere delle bellezze dell’isola giocavi a Ingress? :-)

  • (NinJer)

    Amazing, happy because i am also a early adopter of the XZ, short lived as a new sony device is looming in the horizon.

  • Biancoceleste

    I still have my Z2. Nothing released since has been monumentally better to make me want to upgrade.
    Running Android 6 it still flies and runs rings around anything else released in 2014. Truly Sony’s finest hour in mobile technology I think.

  • Biancoceleste

    Majority of the big mobile technology review websites and blogs are paid and to be taken with a very large pinch of salt.

  • korbindallis

    I’m from Canada so need a website as the XZ is not available here only X Performance has to import my XZ

  • aseuss

    The XZ is a great phone, but it isn’t better than the other current flagships in the way that the Xperia Z, 4 years ago, was arguably better than the other flagships at the time. But there was zero marketing, so no one even knew The Xperia Z existed. And those Lebron James and Seth Rogen ads from Samsung drowned out other brands.

    What happened is that, because of the issues with the Samsung Note 7, people started to do their homework and actually look elsewhere. Many of them found out about Xperia and specifically Xperia XZ. In other words, consumers were doing the work that Sony marketing should have done: show customers not so much what Xperia can do, but that it…exists. Put it on customers’ radar screen.

    When you point out that Sony sucks at marketing at promotion–and not just at phones, but pretty much everything they ever release–people start to point out the Sony products’ faults. And mostly, they’ve got a point: most phones, tablets, etc have issues, and they each have one big issue. But most products from LG, Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, etc sell far better than Sony. Why? Because those companies promote their own products. Sony doesn’t. If you’re in North America, when’s the last time you saw a Sony ad? Point is, no one’s going to buy your product if they don’t even know you exist.

    Now, because of Samsung’s issues, people have begun to look elsewhere, and many stumbled onto Sony. And a lot of them liked XZ better than other flagships, explaining the uptick in sales. But this can’t go on for long. Next year will bring newer and better models from other makes, and people will start to forget about the Samsung battery issue. And if Sony doesn’t do its own homework and properly market and promote its phones, it’s going to be back where it was a year ago: wondering whether it should stay in mobile.

  • vigneshprince

    Z2 is legend!awesome!

  • vigneshprince

    Z3 design was worst! Z2 is best!

  • EQ
  • vigneshprince

    I am not talking about the compact series!

  • Gohan

    I know just making a point that Z3 series were also popular. In fact Z3c was best seller as we know. :P

    PS: I own Z3c so I like to brag a little.. :P

  • kurakuradisco

    because i hate plastic strip for antenna line..

  • kurakuradisco

    considering the price drops recently, it’s worth device right now…

  • Darni187

    I know it’s remarkable really.. Even things like external battery which is sealed still working great. The camera still stands close to latest phones.. It’s 3gb ram is the same as my XZ lol lol the Z2 is the best phone Sony made so far.. But this XZ now could be one too, time will tell..

  • Chris Anderson

    they didn’t exactly suck when flogging the PS4 to the masses, and they have made some very underrated phones over the years – the difference this time around is that whatever the reason for looking elsewhere, people are hopefully taking a more informed decision about what to pick up – some will fall into line when the marketing campaigns hit and the professional websites wade in, but when you’ve tried something different that surprises you, it won’t necessarily be the same going forwards………..

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  • Vjekoslav Andric

    How so?
    Reviewers praised X batterylife when released. Now with nougat update I believe it even jumped up about 30% just as XZ batterylife did( operational usage mah consumption droped about 70%), but no people reporting as of yet.

  • theskig

    Giravamo in treno, tanto tempo da perdere…
    E cmq può essere utile: un giorno arriviamo in bus in un paesino alla fermata della posta, scendiamo, carico a palla il portale e subito mi scrive un ragazzo del paese “grande, aspettami sto arrivando”. Siamo stati in giro assieme tutto il giorno e ci ha portati in macchina a fare il tour delle bellezze della zona. Che grande :)

  • Khillo81

    Yeah it’s pathetic. Today I spotted a headline: People would still rather get a Samsung Note 7 than buy an LG phone!

  • hansip

    Well, there’s a reason that Z3C/Z5C can get better battery life with 720p and 2700mah battery. pushing 1080p with 2900mah is asking for less than 5 hour SoT. Not talking about the endurance when it’s idling. Pretty sure Nougat will bring back Stamina like idle battery life, but the LCD nature just begs for 3000mah+ to give it more SoT. It seems like bigger battery can increase SoT quite a lot even though it’s just a 100-200mah increase.

  • Dimitrije Dk

    Same story here. I am very pleased with my S7edgeSilver. I still have my Z2 though, I’ve had it for 2 years and it works perfectly.

  • Nebhan

    I got a silver 64 Gb for myself and a blue one for my son. I have been using XZ for 3 months. My overall experience with XZ is a complete satisfaction. It is very quality in design and specifications. Get one XZ and feel the difference.

  • Battel

    I got black model of XZ, the Battery life and the charging time is the worst part .

  • Aldi Wan Kenobi

    I think the design and form factor contributed to its wider appeal to phone buyers, not just avid Sony Xperia users. Xperia adverts are also quite common in social media and maybe their UEFA Champions League advert deal in Europe has had a good exposure.

    I also think that their timely release in the US market also helped, despite missing the fingerprint sensor. The US Amazon site showed that the official US model was out-of-stock for a few days after its initial release.

    Finally, I think the forest blue color is really cool. Could be the most sought after color of the XZ as it would stand out from traditional black or white phone.

  • Iki

    No reason to bring the fm back, lots of countries are in the process of shutting down fm stations.

  • Moisés

    I would love too see it in copper, just like z3 plus. Or aqua green too.

  • Moisés

    It has fast charge, but i think they give you the regular one. You have to purchase the turbo charger.

  • Moisés

    I would love the silver XZ. In my country it costs US$ 1000. Dual is not available.
    X Performance did not show up.
    Z5 costs almost half.

  • Deckard_Cain

    Agreed. Since I have my Z2 I never felt an urge to change it because it’s just good at everything. Have it since 2014 and I don’t foresee changing it soon.

  • Shamoy Rahman

    Z2 is nearly as good as the Z3, the Z3 was just a slight refinement with some small improvements.

  • Shamoy Rahman

    That will change with the next Xperia using the Snapdragon 835, there are some big power efficiency improvements coming.

  • Shamoy Rahman

    Agreed, just fix those and add a few more improvements like camera software, boot speed, slightly larger battery, and slightly louder/clearer speakers and we have a perfect phone.

  • Shamoy Rahman

    How about battery life, is it a significant upgrade over the Z5?

  • Shamoy Rahman

    It means sales.

  • theskig

    oh yes, tomorrow they’re shutting down FM radio…

  • azzido

    What would you say for such Xperia Arcage??? :

    https://youtu.be/L52Msj-lNCc

    For me it looks great, a combination of XZ and Xperia Arc.
    OMG perfect design!

    If only it comes with 8GB of RAM, Snap 835, new camera (less MPx-bigger pixel size, OIS, brighter lens F1.7 etc.), 5.5″ screen and big battery = it would be a hit!

  • Lunkz

    Switched from Z2 too Z5 not disappointed, I like the quality of the camera from Z5 more. But the jack is shit, after 6 months it makes problems like the usb…

  • KzX

    My Xperia X still have FM radio.
    Agreed about the sim slot, that’s just plain stupid.

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    The deeper black are to be expected due to Sony using their Quantum dot display, best in the field and among the top alongside the AMOLED. Really wish to get nougat and some of that snappy goodness. Lol. Current Z5 user

  • KzX

    Androidpolice is worse.

  • KzX

    They looks almost the same.

  • KzX

    with rounded screen.
    Instabuy babe !!!

  • Emil Oskarsson

    I hope so :D

  • mountain

    They look exactly the same! But if you hold them in hand, they are different.

  • Wilhelm-Bernhard Trometer

    I dos nt suprise me that the xz is selling well it is the best phone sony ever produces i have it by my self have since the day it was release and yesterday it got updatet to android 7.0 nougat what can you moore except

  • Shamoy Rahman

    Same here.

  • So0o

    The same thing they say about SN820 …. :)))) And nothing happen ….

  • Teresadrobinson

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  • dragonsneeze

    I am not following their site. But I bet they are.

  • Moisés

    It is a video of z3, they just changed the phone..
    It says 20.7 mp camera.

  • Moisés

    If they use OIS , they cam will be little bit out of the body just s7.. OIS is hardware..

  • razorg

    I’d still rather have OIS, lack of OIS shows itself in still images rather than video on Xperia devices… :(

  • theskig

    They removed the Fm radio on models with 820 processor.

  • KzX

    I see.

  • KzX

    Their title is like Note 7 is still more used than V20. There’s only one sentence mentioned about XZ.

  • Moisés

    DxOmark says X Performance is better.
    They gave XZ same score of Z5..
    I thought XZ would score 88 or 89.
    87 for photos, 88 for videos.
    Low score of artfacts… Pretty low.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a061de51f98edac02d24f1bc190f41aaaf847244aada4ae547462b513a79d5be.jpg

  • dragonsneeze

    Just like GSMa. But to my surprise GSMa then made another news about XZ.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    No XZ has better battery life yet they both have the same capacity. S7 has good battery because of the amoled displays. I think Sony should increase the capacity instead of decreasing it.
    IDK I am not fond of their new hardware approach. I always love their clean stable software. Anyways I am waiting for MWC or IFA 2017 :D

  • azzido

    The phone can be a bit thicker, then no hump, the camera would not need to stick out + thicker body could use bigger battery too.

  • azzido

    0 marketing for fisrst Z??? Are you dumb? First Z has biggest marketing campaign from Sony Mobile so far! I saw tv adverts ALL THE TIME, billboards, radio, Internet. It was EVERYWHERE!

  • NonSugar♡

    Well, that’s a surprise…didn’t many website reviewed it badly? And then everyone claim it is the worst flagship because it only have 3GB RAM, 1080p display and thick bezels? Turns out, the just 1080p display is a very high quality panel which is better than many other IPS panel, a very well optimized Android that has no issue with 3GB and even updated to Nougat with December security patch as well.

    A stable phone that doesn’t randomly reboot, a bright and beautiful display, stereo speaker, LDAC wireless audio, noise cancellation headset, USB-C with QuickCharge 3.0, a decent front and rear camera, native dualshock 4 support, PS4 remote play, dual-sim comes with 64gb internal storage, supporting 4g+3g mobile network…all these while still being waterproof. What more do you guys seriously want?

  • Kiran Pasupuleti

    I think you are getting carried away there, Sony’s 1080p IPS panels are not the most accurate or very high quality, nor are the components for internal storage etc are flagship grade.And having used Sony flagship phones for over 5 years, I can surely say that the camera is under par. In these times with so many online reviewers, Sony has to use top notch internals (not necessary spec monsters) to justify flagship prices.
    That being said, I too like the polish and stability of the Xperias.

  • NonSugar♡

    I am just stating my experience, you were right when you mentioned Sony’s 1080p IPS panel hasn’t been high quality but having used from Xperia V > Z > Z1 >z2 >Z3>Z3+ all the way to XZ and I can say that the XZ’s display is a very high quality panel even against Z5. Though I had never mention it was accurate, but just viewing head on, you can tell it was a very bright panel with very good viewing angle at all direction vs many IPS display that are only good when view from top, left, right and bottom, and it even the deep blacks will maintain. I even had friends that asked if it was an OLED panel. The contrast were also pretty high. This is by far better than any past Xperias I ever used. Also, my unit comes with a warm display vs the bunch of reviewer that claims it has a blueish/cold tint.

  • Halvor

    Thats actually right. We are starting from now on, to shut down all fm stations in Norway. Just a matter of time before other countries follow up

  • Biancoceleste

    Battery on mine still easily sees at least 24 hours, even almost 3 years later.

    Some manufacturers can make sleek, sexy handsets with good battery life and no explosions ;)

  • Biancoceleste

    The requirements of mobile software and apps are still not exceeding the Z2s hardware so I haven’t felt compelled to upgrade for very minor improvements.

  • EQ
  • HAWX

    Wasted life..

  • EQ

    rEkt BiTCH KeK!

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