Sony Xperia XZ1 – First press pictures

by XB on 23rd August 2017

in Rumours


Here’s your first official look at the Sony Xperia XZ1. Let us know what you think in the comments below.


Thanks Max and Samuel!

  • Malik Shahid Farooq aWaN

    Wow I always in love with sony’s products because of built quality plus sexy designs

  • dpc4321

    Looks awesome! I have the XZ premium and it’s the best phone ever!
    Battery life is brilliant.

  • Alex Norris
  • Atanas Vangelov

    they are nice

  • Rajiv Bedi

    I’ll preorder it if they release it with some nice earphones or else I’ll buy XZ Premium which might have a price cut soon.

  • ew210

    so what ?

  • I’m disappointed. But still intrigued about the sensor next to NFC

  • Shehab Skull

    I am thinking about how hard this company will fall , I am thinking about how many requests that Sony ignored it .. Samsung has just launched their Note 8 and Huawei is joking around because Samsung was too late to launch a dual lens camera ! but what about Sony ? it is almost 2018 and they making bezzels bigger ( I will believe u if u tell me that Sony managers was reading our requests on a overturned display because they re totally making the opposite !! ) and of course no need to mention they re still using one camera lens and they having some Illegal relationships

    with the designer of their phones and this is why they would never change the design ! thanks Sony .. I am done

  • kabiluddin

    I know it’s not going to be a popular opinion here but here it goes again-

    The design is extremely dated especially the front part. I love the design language of omnibalace but it’s 2017. They should have reduced the up and bottom bazels. Not like the S8 or g6 but slightly smaller top and bottom bazel would’ve made the phone much more modern and aesthetically pleasing.

  • razorg

    I’d only bear the size of the top/bottom bezels if they have fixed their stubbornness for not including OIS. If there is OIS, and shutter lag is vanished, I will say nothing to the design and accept.

  • Reuven Shavit

    Pity it lacks FM Radio app.

  • Stephen

    *In before inconsequential bezel whinging*…oops already too late. Bezels are an irrelevance, what matters is they put back decent sized batteries. When your Samsung S8 runs dead do you go “oh…..I can’t text or call or use WhatsApp now. But hey, at least it looks nice!”?

  • Geralt

    I m definitely getting the black one, unless it have a Matte Blue Grey version [not forest blue like on XZ]

  • BGDoesGaming

    bezels…. bezels everywhere!

  • Moisés

    I loved the black one…

  • Alex Norris

    You probably lost in time like the Sony Mobile, they was stuck in the distant 2014 year .. Wake up, today already 2017 ) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/73f0a0e752b3101049899e9ae23c39350ffd7a2a59ee7972181748064d0a3cc0.jpg

  • Julius Koroll

    The back is quite hot. Love the little line and the NFC in the camera-section. But the front looks like one of the commentators here made a bad photoshop-move to show how he hates bezels.

  • KarFar

    XZ last year definitely had more “WOW factor” than this one.

  • johala02

    I dont mind some bezels. But if Sony would made them slightly smaller it would be great. I suppose since Sony now is a very small brand in the world of smartphones maybe they have cut a lot in the R&D department for phones? So they might not be able to do a lot of changes.

  • Alex Norris

    OH year! I experience orgasm from such huge bezels ) This is a art work ))

  • BGDoesGaming

    it has nothing to do with R&D, the component and parts needed are already out and being used by other brands. sony is just stubborn and milking the very few customers they have. the lack of drive is what killing the sony mobile. they need fresh blood who is willing to take risk not just do the same old over and over again. the UI of sony phones are pretty much the same years after years! idk what to do. i still love sony but im getting sick and tired of this shit.

  • Moisés

    Front cam is the rear cam of G6. 1/3″
    Rear cam uses the whole bezel.

  • Please, just don’t put everything under Sony branding. It’s Sony Mobile!

  • Moisés

    My advice :

    If you have an old phone and really need an upgrade, get this one or XZP. Except screen, this one is told to be better than current Premium ( gossips on weibo).

    If you can wait until next year, I suggest to wait the next Premium. The one with oled screen + Qualcomm 845.

  • razorg

    I agree the I like the simplistic back design (if it feels really premium with metal), but the front needs an overhaul.

  • Abrar Zahin Shahriar

    NO OLED or IGZO 120hz IPS(like Sharp’s Aquos R android phone) NO BUY. Sorry Sony but days of ghosting and high response time GtoG and low contrast ratio are over.

  • Atanas Vangelov

    ok

  • Moisés

    XZP is 120HZ Full HD or 60HZ 4K

  • Abrar Zahin Shahriar

    Nope, the display of XZP is hardware limited to 60hz, doesn’t matter what the GPU throws out.

  • Paolo

    only pink and black?!?!

  • ew210

    ok , so xperia is in 2014 then in which year is the iPhone , Pixel , Huawei , Moto or even fake Nokia – 2012 perhaps ?

  • Moisés
  • Abrar Zahin Shahriar

    Google built in that feature for 120hz phones. Doesn’t mean XZP is 120hz. Same with Picture color mode in Developer options. It is there but it doesn’t mean it works.

  • Abrar Zahin Shahriar
  • Moisés

    If you can choose it is because it works

  • Moisés
  • BGDoesGaming

    what?! iphone 8 had two camera at the front for iris scan and yet have small bezel. this king of excuses needs to go.

  • BGDoesGaming

    i can chose 4k on a 1080p screen doesn’t mean it works…. 120hz is part of android.. doesn’t mean it will work on a non 120hz display.

  • razorg

    At least Nokia utilized the large bezels well (with the symmetric and eye-pleasing placement of navigation buttons). Sony’s bezels are unnecessarily big and empty. Don’t tell me they are there for front facing stereo speakers because there were Sony phones with slimmer bezels and front facing stereo speakers before current monstrous Xperias…

  • James Gaston (Raitwo)

    Why are people so excited about OLED? Just for the blacks? I had a OLED phone and I hated it… There was some burns on the screen it was pretty yellowish

  • dale kana

    It’s always been that way…

  • BGDoesGaming

    but battery life on xperia has done down and down and bezel have gone up and up….

  • Bennder

    Sony use physical larger sensor, so back of that sensor lay on front glass.If they put it behind screen and reduce bezels camera would stick additional 2-3mm

  • Alex Norris

    And it`s the big problem today for sale especially when you look on new Note 8 screen, XZ1 looks like previous century https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc8e6c76c2725a72def5da2f7ce1662045200b7ba1a756271ce08c3be231100a.png

  • Harish

    I am die hard Sony Fan and never moved to other brand till now. But sony has to improvise their design (same since XZ). I mean i love front firing speakers, but sony can move the camera sensor in the middle or slightly lower from the current (top most corner) position. It is the only way to reduce the bezels, i guess. Not going to lie, i hate the phones with rounded edges. That’s why i love Xperia phones which looks professional and Classy. But Note 8 surely left me in a state of dilemma. It looks premium and loaded with lot of features (disgusted by Touchwiz though). Common sony, wake-up. Bring-on a Dual camera phone with OIS, OLED display (With X-reality processing it can kick any AMOLED display out of the park). Reduced bezel (i want stereo speakers). Wakeup Boi.

  • BGDoesGaming

    no it wont you can easily make the phone slightly thicker to get around it or even make the camera module smaller (which they have done for their customer like apple/samsung)… they can easily use oled panels to get over this hell even reduce the bezels slightly! go look at the top bezel of xz1 compact, its perfect! sony can do it but since we gobble up everything sony they don’t seem to care.

  • BGDoesGaming

    lool you’ve got a chuckle out of me…

  • For me, the problem with this aspect ratio is content. So I just wish Sony reduced the bezels

  • RockStar2005

    It will be Sony’s JDI OLED not Samsung’s GARBAGE oversaturated OLED.

  • Szabó Béla

    The XZP proved that the bezels make sense. Unlimited 4K recording vs 10 minutes long limit on samsung, rings a bell?
    Bigger battery, perfect cooling and heat distribution. NO1. antenna system. IRL they DO look cool. As others said, the XZP is not a little girls little phone for texting. It’s a beast with a shitload of power, unmatched functions a cooling system to let us actualy make good use of it. (the processor is clocked higher than in anything else at the time of shipping because of it) And it comes with a design that stands out looks cool, and unique. Oh and it also houeses stereo speakers. Not the laudest, but the best in quality.

  • Szabó Béla

    You don’t even know what it will do. No one outside of sony does at the moment :)

  • Szabó Béla

    Probably the camera will be the star of the show with some new features and improwments, but if you don’t need that, then the XZP is the way to go. It’s just awesome, i am actualy liking it better now than it after i got it. OFC the wow factor is huge for the screen and the slow mo, but the predictive capture, battery life, which is still improwing after 3 months, the speed it has are making it better than anything else i can imagine. Huge but very very practical phone. If you are about to watch netflix and amazon prime on the go then it’s the best for it.
    But the new one will have HDR as well. But on Full HD on a smaller screen, It’s up to you to decide.

  • Szabó Béla

    Rockstar is right, samsung has the best worts oled you can get for a mobile. JDI’s is expected to make a lot better one.

  • dpc4321

    To hell with FM, people can’t believe the slow motion feature! it’s awesome. :-)

  • KatieMUT

    I may give a strong look at upgrading to that pink one from my Google Pixel. Not happy that Google is ditching the 3.5 mm headset jack, and trimming the bezels. I don’t like the small bezel trend. I just wish that Sony would step up their game in the USA.

  • Reuven Shavit

    What’s one have to do with another?

  • dpc4321

    lol, nothing tbh

  • Naim Izzuddin

    Same old design

  • James Chandler

    Shame. They moved the volume rockers. I quite liked them being where my thumb rested below the power button. They didn’t get reviewed well though, so maybe Sony listened to the reviewers. Still got the camera button though – awesome!

    Looks like a metal back which I like. I hope the speakers are a bit louder than this generations. The Bezels are a bit meh, but they do provide somewhere to hold the phone while watching something, but you’ll only watch something if the speakers are load enough to hear. Which they’re not on the x Compact, a least.

  • Moisés

    I like lcd.. Some people like oled.

  • Moisés

    Size of sensor ….

  • BGDoesGaming

    all of this yet sales are down year by year… go ask a sales person which phone people are buying and why. iphones sales because of brand not tech… sony needs to understand this and create something that makes people go WOW (kaz hirai says this all the time) right now everytime i try to tell someone to buy sony phone they say, nah im not in to sony phones samsung is better(makes my blood boil) but that the reality.

  • (NinJer)

    Yep, cause i can listen to FM radio with slow motion video capture, genius.

  • Manu

    That XZ1 is really boring to me: Just a little bit upgraded on the CPU & Camera equals new phone…. :(

  • SV

    I agree. While this probably end up being best and most perfected looking Xperia device (as it should be), it didn’t need to take this many iterations of OmniBalance to get to this point. Which is why it feels so stale.

    And I totally agree with you. IMO, Sony makes the classiest most professional-looking Android phones on the market, period. Which is what has always drawn me to the Sony brand. But I’d love to see more cutting edge design features similar to what Samsung offers while retaining Sony’s classy software aesthetic (which is slowly being overrun by Google’s influence – and yes, Touchwiz is disgusting.

    I do have high hopes for Sony next year. I truly believe we will get smaller bezels in 2018.

  • BGDoesGaming

    what rubbish! a crappy ass company like micromax have made a phone will small bezel and have packed in a 16mp front facing camera! if they can do it so can sony http://www.gsmarena.com/micromax_launches_canvas_infinity_with_189_full_vision_display-news-26878.php

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    I’m here just to do a facepalm and sigh again…

    What’s the wow factor of this phone ?

  • Magwheelz

    I guess I don’t care about bezels or rounded or not rounded. I put the phone in a protective case..no longer see rounds or corners and actually then prefer the bezels.

    After a week or two no one is paying attention to how their phone looks compared to others anyway. If in a case…less than a minute ;-)

  • Vinny Conforto

    People will laugh at bezels…and that’s what sony mobile is doing in 2017

  • comme des garcons

    Those bezels are too big and ugly. This can be an ugliest phone of 2017

  • MrWalker1000

    another salt in the wound will be the fact that PIxel xl 2 is rumored to be bezeless with front firing speakers.

    if google manages to do this and not sony thats a huge shame on them. and it will have better camera as well due to the software.

  • MrWalker1000

    rockstar is spot on.

    very disappointed with the design. however, i know sony only makes big changes every 2 years.

    I would get the XZP over this because the 4k hdr screen is amazing. and its cheaper now.

  • MrWalker1000

    even the pixel xl 2 will have bezeless design with front facing speakers and big camera this will put sony to shame.

  • MrWalker1000

    display on XZP is definitely the reason i’d get over it the XZ1

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Please give me that weibo link !

  • James Gaston (Raitwo)

    Isn’t that what Apple normally does?

  • Svnjay

    Sony has lost their way.

  • I don’t understand why people are complaining about the bezels, you knew that since forever and there’s no sign Sony would move away from it any time soon. Sony uses possibly the largest sensor in their phone 1/2.3 (vs 1/3.6 in some others, which is significantly smaller). Also larger sensor requires bigger space for the lens (Nokia phones used to have much bigger sensors in the Pure Views, and look at those camera bump), and the fact that Sony managed to squeeze everything in given the thickness is quite impressing. The only complaint I have is Sony could have stuff in a bigger battery to flatten the bump (presumably for the additional memory chip layer for the camera sensor, for 960fps slo-mo) by increasing the thickness by a little bit.

    I like the way they stick with their own unique design (and good enough build quality), so other people knows clearly I am using an Xperia. It really does look different compared to others.

  • lightest blue (cyan?) is the camera sensor size of Xperia, and the deepest blue is the camera sensor size for most other smartphones

    https://img.newatlas.com/camera-sensor-size-10.jpg?auto=format%2Ccompress&dpr=2&fit=clip&h=670&q=40&w=1000&s=ae822ed3e90081386e069d604e92498b

    Taken from: http://newatlas.com/camera-sensor-size-guide/26684/#p206324

  • Szabó Béla

    That’s what apple always does :) Plus they are removing features a ports, not many thing remained to be removed.
    And in here we have a good base, the XZP is perfect. If it just builds on it we can be happy. And i am more excited about the accesories this time than the phones. Few good things should be coming.

  • Szabó Béla

    That’s true, Brading and fake advertisements can sell anything better than good thought trough technology. Same things goes for games. Ubisoft lives from lies in the past 4-5 years.

  • Szabó Béla

    Lack of radio is not sony’s fault. Providers won’t promote a flagship with FM radio because they want to sell data to you which you gona use to listen to online radio.

  • Toh Ler Kang

    Ikr, it’s just a small version of xzp, thinner than xzs or xz and the relocation of nfc due to metal body. That’s all!

  • S.H.U.R.O.

    U`r right. I see Z2 had smaller bezels and rounded corners for comfortable use.
    Even the speakers slots on Z2 along the edges gived to smartphone an attraction, and not these nasty, narrow slots. ((
    Mobile division, don`t works like competitors, very indifferent attitude to their production

  • S.H.U.R.O.

    If XZ1 will have better camera than on XZs & XZP, (more clear detail wider DR, optical stabilisation), then XZ1 would be interesting for users, but I know that it will shoot, like all of them.. That`s problem

  • betatesterz

    Am I the only one that’s bothered by that small little slit on the top side of the LED, beside the sensors?

  • all ROM Sony Xperia & Tutor Flashing here http://www.indofirmware.site/search/label/Sony

  • hansip

    Somehow the XA1 Ultra is hotter than this.. But truthfully, if XZ1 series comes with UFS storage then i would pick them up. eMMC should only be for middle to low class phone.

  • dpc4321

    Yep, when you’re gonna listen to FM, make slow motion movies instead. Way better use of your time! Lol

  • Keshav Burtony

    Out of subject but is anyone experiencing Camera distortion issues with the xperia z3+?

  • dpc4321

    To be honest it is a pity

  • fried_egg

    Looks like there will be “exclusive” deals on some of the colours if Amazon only uploaded the black and the pink…. Maybe EE has the “silver” and CPW has the “blue”

  • fried_egg

    when you get such a good design from the start, and great components which depending on the market (Asia likes 6 month releases, USA/Uk likes yearly) you just improve at each iteration the WOW is how it stacks up not how it warms up the last great phone.

  • fried_egg

    very few phones actually are that radical from the one before…

  • fried_egg

    something to hold on to without triggering the screen… i hate triggering the screen when i dont want to.

  • Eric Ho

    glad to saw them removed the plastic area at the back of the phone

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  • Reuven Shavit

    Not to mention(actually it’s a crucial) radio stations apps(such as TuneIn) consume much more battery power than minima FM radio app.

  • 2 twice as much bezel

  • Yes. But Apple have software on is side! Sony don’t even introduce a night mode and removed loved features like double tap to wake and sleep

  • Irfanul Islam Nehal

    I see BEZEL everywhere.

  • Erik Párkund

    I’m not a fan of bezel-less phones but those sony’s bezels are too big up and down. So no buy for me.
    I have Mi3 which has similar shape and that mother*ucker made a few hole inside my pockets with it’s corners.

  • Toni_Ai

    So that’s new?

  • Top and below bezels :( BTW why do not Sony collaborate with Google for Android One? Android One Xiaomi device is already in works!

  • Jadranko Pavlotić

    Almost the same as XZ, so I will stick with XZ nothing new here

  • Ignatio Podhi Javlo

    I wish it had OLED display and OIS inside the camera.

  • Talos the Robot

    The remote control design is not aesthetically pleasing. And with the 18:9 aspect ratio you cannot read articles and books because it becomes very inconvenient and your eyes get tired. And watching videos on at this aspect ratio makes the screen look smaller with bezels too.

  • Moisés

    Resolution has nothing to sensor size.

    Sensor of LG G6 (Imx258) has 13MP but is 1/3.06″ . Sensor on S8 has 12MP but is 1/2.5″.
    The 21.5 MP of M5 and XA Ultra is smaller than Motion Eye.

    Look at the pic.. Rear cam uses whole space above screen.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c57adaacfa21e686fef7c7f9b80cb5cfae4abef970336b0264843938f6aefb4.jpg

  • Namako

    I don’t expect the phones to be completely without bezels but this is kinda ridiculous….they look even bigger than on my Z5.
    Sony could make great phones but as always, they are like a year behind the competition.

  • Denislav Popov

    I have always wondered why the one must be better than the other. I agree about the bezels (all 4 of them should be reduced, not by much though), but why does Samsung is the benchmark and if the rest of the makers (Sony in this case) are feeling independent enough not to follow the trend they’re being labeled as “last-year”, “old design” etc. We should be happy for the diversity we have instead of complaining that “once again Sony screwed up with the old Omnibalance design”. It is 2017 and such opinions are circulating the web for almost 10 years now. Haven’t people learnt that the design comes to personal preference? Phones should not be compared to their competitors, instead they should be matched against their previous iterations.

  • BGDoesGaming

    you are really dense… back camera size has nothing to do with front camera module. why are you keep talking about the back sensor? yh in photoshop picture it looks massive, but in real life they are not big at all! http://www.gsmarena.com/heres_whats_inside_the_sony_xperia_xz_premiun-blog-23700.php

    s8/+ has two camera module for the front! and still has small bezel https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/wRJUbj5A3QTjsrDg.huge
    look at the front module, its bigger than the bezel of the phone yet samsung has manged to trim the bezel smaller…

    comparing the front cam of s8 and xzp are not that different in size yet other compannies have smaller bezel than their camera module but sony cant do it lol get real

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    this time, sony use UFS 2.1 replacing eMMC 5.0

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    JDI already create COLED witxh fixed all the problem with OLED dislay. the problems is the cost to produce is still high.

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    actually xperiablog did post Z flagship family 2 years ago and Z2 is the longest among Z family

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    u upgrade your phone every 6 month?

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    IGZO only for SHARP or some chinese phone, sony using JDI because they have shared on that company. IGZO can be use on OLED too

  • Biancoceleste

    Looks better in these photos than the ones put up the other day. Still lacklustre though.

  • AudioAw

    The signature top and bottom bezel looks fine, but the side bezels along with the wrap around frame makes the thing look so bulky and so much wider than it needs to be visually. Sony should just take a page from its own design and use the XA1 as a reference.

  • DBS

    OLED is the future. And the “burn ins”…well, I’ve used OLED screens since 2013 and NEVER had any issue NOR known anyone who had that issue. I won’t say you didn’t have, but I will say you were extremely unlucky.

    Also, only OLED allows for VR which is the trend now.

    And then yes, there’s the blacks situation which also might allow you to save battery (unless you use crap stock Android 8.0 where everything is white).

  • DBS

    And what are the gossips on weibo exactly? I’m curious…

  • DBS

    That makes two of us.
    In fact, those (and wireless charging) are the only things that keep me from buying another Sony phone.

  • Shikhar Yadav

    but this time iphone 8 is not avable in market so you can not tell me more about iphone 8(and where is the position of 3.5audio jack in iphone 7 ,becaus of ip67 wateresistance but xperia get ip68 in 2015 haha )

  • The One

    The XZ was announced about a year ago.

  • The One

    So much for dual cameras to help improve detail and dynamic range. Like we always say with Sony… maybe next year?

  • The One

    Sony’s sensor size hasn’t really changed since the Z series and the entire Z series line (especially the compacts) had smaller bezels. I doubt the sensor is the reason for the laughably large bezel.

  • The One

    Yeah, Sony’s speakers have always been a joke. Reviewers never talk about how quiet they are compared to the rest of the industry. I had to root my Sony and apply a sound enhancing mod, which nearly doubled the volume, just to get close to the stock sound of my wife’s iPhone.

    As for the volume rocker, I don’t know what it’s like on the full size Sony phones, but I’ll be so glad if they moved it above the power button for the compact line. It was always unnatural and not very ergonomic to adjust the volume buttons when they are that low on the phone.

  • The One

    Yes, but these look like the original Z from 2013. Even Apple has given their phones a refreshed design since 2013.

  • Phil Gym

    It looks so dated I would be embarrassed if I was holding it. Bezels stop me from purchasing a new Xperia phone right now

  • Phil Gym

    Yeah they will, especially those who have S8 iPhone8 pixel2 or cheap chinese phones

  • NinJy

    Then go buy those cheap craps instead of flooding each article. No one cares about you opinion and tastes, Sony the first.

  • NinJy

    Ruining the S-Force Front Surround effect, great move. I suppose you also listen your music from Youtube?
    If you want huge low quality sound output buy a random chinese or Apple phone.

  • xXENDER FREAKXx

    Lol

  • azzido

    Waterproof – This is how their most advertised features really are.
    I think all the people that was impacted with this issue across the world should do this and not only the ones in the us.

    It seems the only way to make them acknowledge their failures is to go to court.
    I wonder if we should do the same for abnormal distortion issue, aren’t we here impacted by biased advertising about superior camera?

    At least I hope they finally stop to advertise their future products as having great cameras. We all know how it really is by experience. They should just mention that it contains camera which is the only thing that is truth. Otherwise they only discredit themselves.

    Design wise it is still same, nothing new – classy but outdated and already boring.
    It was ok in 2012. They should hire sony ericsson designers back (after they released them).

  • azzido

    In my opinion they should came with bigger bezels, these are too small, I was hoping for bigger ones.
    They should make it at least 5cm long both upper and lower one.
    Definitely not buying it until they will come with bigger bezels :/

  • azzido

    but they make any effort to sell less, how will you achieve it with wow factor?

  • azzido

    not only these, Sorry already removed Album widget and:

    1. Small apps
    2. Radio
    3. Many good looking and useful widgets (including Album widget, previous Weather widget, camera widget etc.)
    4. Lock screen widgets
    5. Most of dedicted apps for the camera (Burst, Info etc.) and even “+” button in camera app yahoo (even if you will download a Sony camera dedicated app from Google Play like Horror and install it it will not be visible in the systm or camera app, they need to prevent you from using it as they know better what you want to use, not you!)
    6. Useful battery graph (now you do not know for how long your device is actually running, most important is some blind prediction for how long it still will be running – of course made of crystal ball)
    7. Xperia keyboard, now you have pathetic swift without the option to use old one
    8. Messages, the good messaging app was taken away, now we have stupid google one, where even so simple information like telephone number is not easily visible for each message thread, you need to dig into options as this important information is of course hidden now. New feature is that now both app icon and app itself is ugly like h ell.
    9. Contacts – see point above
    10. Calendar – see point above
    11. Double tap to wake – yes, it has been taken away as well blush
    12. Screen recording
    13. My Xperia service (to locate your device), well you can download any crapware from Google play right? Why do you need this? Why do you need this phone at all? You can buy any other that has these features.
    14. Screen mirroring
    15. MHL
    16. DualShock 3 support
    17. Stock Android live wallpapers

  • azzido

    and still it produces inferior smartphone cameras. Pictures in xperias are worse than competition and many times camera is faulty due to blur, abnormal distortion and other “features”.

    Almost noone believes their biased advertisnment and it is a common fact that most people know that xperias qre taking worse pictures than competition.

    How come?

    All these numbers is just part of their biased advertisnment.
    Fact is their mobile camera division sucks.

  • azzido

    they do not have R&D at all.
    There are no any signs of it. They are years behind competition, still living in 2012.

  • azzido

    yeah, still same invalid excuses since years.

    corporatebullshit.com

  • awesomeNOTweather

    Yeah the phone is as ugly as you….

  • awesomeNOTweather

    then why are you here? to feel good about belittling others, because your life itself is pretty sh*t? nice going mate. have a good life

  • awesomeNOTweather

    I got a sony because of this design language. It feels very special. Sorry I’m not a lemming joining the bandwagon on ‘no bezel’.

  • ymytbb .

    this is ugly…

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Completely agree with you.

    The worst thing is their staff is such a liar.

  • ymytbb .

    The verge says “Sony is avoiding both the bezel-less and dual camera trend, and I’m not sure how many people will want to stick with an older look in 2017. Good luck, Sony.” They raved about the Z3C 3 years ago. so sad…

  • ymytbb .

    XZ1 will be the king of bezel in 2017

  • ymytbb .

    “fresh blood” YES

  • ymytbb .

    but you said “this is ugly” when XZ1’s first leak pic came up

  • seattle tech

    -delusional

  • seattle tech

    No one cares? Yeah right also iphone 8 s8 pixel 2 are not cheap crap the sony is old design crap.

  • Battal

    They still living in 2013 !

  • Battal

    And that’s the worst part of Sony because competitors using Sony’s 1/3.6 sensor and still beating Sony 1/2.3 sensors ! they got more display and better camera quality !

  • David Horvath

    BRAVO! I love this design direction, one in every color please.

  • Moisés
  • Vinny Conforto

    agreed

  • Luis

    Loved it! I just wanted a Full HD display, and my dream about a true compact flagship would become reality.

  • razorg

    Actually not bad. In the previous render videos etc, the screen was not symmetrically placed so upper bezel was slimmer than the lower one so it looked horrible. But this looks so pleasing to the eye. Just like my Z5C. I hope the back is not plastic like X Compact, but glass.

  • Moisés

    NFC is on the back… I guess it has the Xc body because it looks unibody
    I did not like vertical light sensor

  • James Gaston (Raitwo)

    Well, I like light themes :v I bought a used device and it was already burned so I don’t know how the old owner cared about the phone… I sold it again in 2 weeks hahaha

  • fried_egg

    Only if you look at the pictures. Having owned an X10, S, Z1, Z5 and my friends a Z, Z2, Z3 & Z3+ the actual feel of the phone and look in person is very different. You can feel the way the rounding has changed, the way the case has evolved (look at the corners) … and no, apart from a change at the 4th Iphone which had antenna issues phones from the first to the 3rd were very similar and from 4 onwards have been very similar. But that is the subjective eye isnt it… an apple fan boy will see every difference and anyone who isnt wont.

  • fried_egg

    omnibalance is a Sony design language in the same way as car companies have their family look. Actually iphone1-3 are similar and 4 onwards are similar… samsungs look very similar up to the latest and as for LG they are just bland boring phones after another. you really can’t make that many changes to a rectangle which uses shared components across brands underneath. but the Sony look is a family look , it evolves subtly but very much differently when you actually hold them… and they look and feel quality rather than a plastic slippy brick

  • Abrar Zahin Shahriar

    I’m pretty sure Sony can get some Indium gallium zinc oxide screen if they wanted.

  • kido

    I still have my old z5 from 2 yrs ago, waiting for a good replacement….however from the looks of things, its going to be a looooong wait…my z5 has less bezels then this, common sony what the hell?

  • I have to agree with you on this one. The XZ Premium made my nipples hard… this one, and, having only 2 colors, is like they are putting it out there for the heck of it. I hate it when Sony does that.

  • The wow factor is that parrot and that splash of water it is charging into.

  • The design isn’t the major problem here, it’s the specs. They simply up’ed a few things and boom! A new phone. I would call it being lazy from a big company like Sony. The XZ Premium is still the king.

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  • you had ´wow factor´ to XZ

    Really?

  • Its basically XZ Premium with 5.2 inch display size.

  • Jadranko Pavlotić

    Nope I will buy XZ instead of this

  • Tseng Jen Hung

    How many ROM in this phone? Still suck 3G???

  • jokensy

    Just make the top and bottom bezels smaller, Sony! Is that so hard to do?

  • abs

    BEZELS!! Fuck sake sony. wake up!

  • dale kana

    Better specs than my XZ. Just wish it had a 2k display. I don’t mind the design too much but yeah, the bezels could be smaller. I’ve never seen anybody else with a Xperia. It’s like an exclusive club!

  • Abrar Zahin Shahriar

    I wish Sony Corp. would make the flagships not Sony Mobile Communications. Hell even PlayStation. Would love a PlayStation Phone with dual analog sticks and PSVita compatibility.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Actually they do not need OIS at all, just bigger aperture, because only problem with the camera is too much ISO and noise reduction in lowlight automode for pixelpeep people complaints. By letting more light in, they can use less ISO, faster shutter and less noise reduction for same exposure results in automode. Problem solved, and no wobble OIS effect present at it.

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  • xXENDER FREAKXx

    Over here in Singapore, the 5 best selling smartphones and most seen are
    1. SAMSUNG
    2. IPHONE
    3. SONY
    4. LG
    5. HTC

  • WhyWai

    The overall design is classy. But that Top & Bottom bezel… unacceptable when all other manufacturer manage to minimize their bezel nowadays..

  • Sharonvpierce

    Green198j

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  • Tommy He

    Some of your claimsis not true, at least for XA1 Ultra, the latest Sony handset to market now.

    1. Replaced with MultiWindow. Blame Google, I guess.
    2. Still there.
    3. True. Never used any of your mentioned one except Weather. But it was replaced by the new Weather app, which is elegant. I do miss the Binary Clock widget though.
    4. It’s there, at least for Music, which is the only one I use.
    5. Camera app can still be used at least for Timeshift and Background Deforcus
    6. Not sure what you are talking but percentage for battery is still there.
    7. Xperia Keyboard is just a customized version of Swift.
    8. Still the Xpeira one.
    9. Still the Xpeira one.
    10. It’s still available to download from Play Store.
    11. True. Never used though.
    12. True. But that might related to Google. Read somewhere about security changes on this.
    13. Still there.
    14. Still there.
    15. True but MHL never gains the wide support. Now it’s era of Type-C.
    16. Not present on XA1 Utlra. But for device that previously had DS3, now it becomes DS4. That’s the case for my Xperia Z4 Tablet.
    17. True. Never missed them though.

    I do miss one feature they removed but not listed in yours is the DLNA Media Server. Quite an easy way to share view photos on DLNA devices like my Sony TV and PS Vita.

  • Itsmuan Zo

    hear, hear!

  • Antonio Escobedo Tzintzun

    HERMOSO <3

  • The One

    I was using apple as an example because they are most guilty of reiterating the same design. However, the 2017 iPhone will look very different from the 2013 iPhone. The same cannot be said for the flagship Sony phones.

  • The One

    What? Rooting didn’t ruin anything. It made the phone louder and therefore more useful.

  • MrWalker1000

    actually 2017 is the year of radical change. Samsung 8, iphone 8, HTc11. etc

  • MrWalker1000

    1080 screen they didnt even bother 1440p

  • Rajiv Bedi

    How do those plastic sides on XZ Premium feels? Do they feel nice or not?

  • CheapMonk

    +1; you should manipulate the Compact with only ONE hand . Capito Sony ?

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