Upcoming Xperia flagship (H82XX) will have 18:9 display, Snapdragon 845 says benchmark

by XB on 12th February 2018

in Rumours


The upcoming Sony Xperia flagship with model number H82XX will have a 18:9 (2:1) display with resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, according to a leak from the AnTuTu benchmark. This appears to go against a now-deleted UAProf (user-agent profile) for this model that we had seen previously, that appeared to confirm it would have a traditional FHD 16.9 display resolution (1080 x 1920).

An earlier benchmark confirmed that the Sony H82XX would utilise Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset with Adreno 630 GPU, and this AnTuTu benchmark confirms this. Other specs highlighted include 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

We’ll hold judgement to see if this rumour is true, and what the phone looks like at the end of the month. But, we were hoping that Sony would hold out on some of the newest smartphone fads (tall/skinny displays, no headphone jacks etc). Let‘s hope Sony is able to maintain its signature design language in its latest smartphones. We’ll bring you more news once we have it.

Thanks Daivy!

  • adibuyono

    Hope it’s XZ2 compact..
    XZ2 or XZ2 premium should start from 6 GBGand 128 GB internal to compete against s9..
    Hope sony is doing right this time..

  • Zayed Kotayba

    I’m so excited for the upcoming device and I hope we can get a premium phone with 18:9 aspect ratio and 4K screen

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    C’mon, Sony, I need to spend my money!
    After 12 years with Sony I’ve made a move to try smth else
    Spoiler: failed
    HTC U11 – Ugly UI like from 2009, display lack of uniformity, one side much more yellow, same situation among 5-6 units. After 2 weeks of usage – got 2 dead pixels, and on the day after – radiomodule became dead. Seller sent me another unit – another 2 dead pixels on a day ONE + scratch on a display right out of the box! Box was sealed. Got refund.
    Tried S8:
    First unit – glue became visible on display
    Second unit – camera lens failure – 20% out of focus on the right side
    Moved to S8+
    First unit – lose focus in dark conditions
    Second unit – 15% out of focus on the left side (at first it was OK, but after I switched to Manual Focus it stuck)
    Third unit – screen with little white dots like dead pixels and screen glass cracking sounds with little pressure.
    So, maybe Sony’s conjuring just wont let me go ))

  • Moisés

    No camera info…. It is fake

  • hansip

    Seeing Anandtech benchmark, i think i will stay with 835 devices of 2017 for my next purchase. Sure the performance is up, but the wattage is up 0.20ish W. That isn’t a good sign..

  • Makozak

    Holy shit.
    I think you’re just a really unlucky guy :O

  • amir rashid

    Comeback to Sony Xperia please hahaha….

  • Barricade

    Isn’t a 2:1 aspect ratio better for browsing the web, twitter, facebook and reading text in general? I prefer a taller screen that shows more content in those scenarios.

    Ofcourse that’s what I want from my phone, I can understand people who watch Netflix/play games on their phone wanting a 16:9 aspect ratio, but I don’t mind it for the occasional YouTube video.

  • Iki

    Hopefully not.
    16:9 or 21:9
    Never 18:9…
    It doesn’t work for phones.

  • Iki

    It will also make one handed use impossible.

  • Barricade

    2:1 screens actually improve one handed use over the wider 16:9 ones imo.

  • deekbee

    I’m intrigued by your claims of “20% out of focus on right side” and 15% out of focus on left side. How the heck did you get those percentages?

    I don’t see any reason to believe that a list of problems that are all primarily down to bad luck will be any better when you move to a Sony device. Their manufacturing isn’t magically any better.

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    I had 10 Sony phones – not a single malfunction.

  • Iki

    How do you reach the top?
    On a 5,5″
    2:1 is 12,5 cm tall and 6,2 wide.
    16:9 is 12,2 x 6,8.

  • Barricade

    That’s only 3mm taller, which is not that much. While the 6mm on the sides offer a far better feel in the hand to me personally.

    And I’m still used to the 5.7″ screen on the Nexus 6P, which is 126mm tall. With smaller bezels than on the Nexus 6P, the top should be plenty easy to reach. (And on stock Android, you don’t actually need to reach the top to see your notifications.)

  • Barricade

    Yeah this doesn’t sound like bs at all. Lol

  • Alvin

    Well, I think it is a lower segment version of XZ Series, think Xperia X or X Performance, but with high end chipset. Or it might be the successor of XZ1.

  • dragonsneeze

    I disagree, web content needs more width. As long as it fits to width scrolling is not an issue. It will only have a couple of more lines while having smaller text. Which negates having a “bigger” display.

    When it comes to video, taller displays are better for movies and some new shows come in 2:1

  • dragonsneeze

    You should compare similarly sized phones not displays. Someting like LG G6 vs Sony XZ. You don’t need to reach the top but to interact with notifications you kinda have to reach further. Don’t know if this is different in newer versions of Android.

  • washinma2424

    Okay, Okay, lets see I believe Sony will drop the “Premium” title and replace it with “Pro” look at their pattern the “Pro” will have bezel less design and a 4k OLED screen supplied by their new partnership with LG. By the way my personal opinion is those two companies should combine.(LOL) I also believe that we will get and XZ2 and an XZ2 compact. The leaks tell us that they are working on an 5.2 inch running the 845 processor and FHD screen. I wish they would just bump it to 2k that would be lovely. We also know that their is an 5 inch display in the works. So we know that at least one or both of those phones is going to run the SD845. Another thing is that Sony loves to connect their brands in some way or another. Remember guys the “PS4 Pro” is their top of the line 4k edition to the Playstation series. So it would be only fitting to name the top of the line phone with 4k The Xperia XZPro? Food for thought. (LOL)

  • Barricade

    But with the taller and narrower displays and smaller bezels trend, you get bigger screens in the same form factor. 6.0″ screens will/have become the norm, and have the same width as a 5.5″ 16:9 display. So you gain extra screen content without sacrificing width.

  • Barricade

    My Nexus 6P is 159.3mm tall and I can still reach the top of the screen.

    I’m still using that big phone with that big screen. That’s why I said that having smaller bezels than my 6P AND a similar screen height will make it easier to reach the top on a 5.5″ 2:1 screen.

    But since I’m using both of my hands to use my phone most of the time, I’m probably holding out for a 6.0″ (or more) bezelless/bezel-light design from Sony.

    Otherwise, I’ll go for the Pixel 3 XL.

  • Alfino Pranata

    Why everybody’s so butthurt? -_-

  • Talos the Robot

    No because only wider screens offer better reading experience and and that’s why most e-book readers have 13:10, 8:6 and even wider ratios. I read a lot of stuff on my phone because i can’t borrow my e-reader with me all the time and that’s why i don’t prefer narrower screens.

  • Barricade

    Well, most E-Book readers are used to read books. I’m talking about browsing the web, viewing mobile pages, tweets, fb posts etc, which is what most people use their phone for.

    The ideal E-reader would be 3:2 to simulate a book as close as possible btw. 8:6 (or, you know, 4:3) is just everyone copying Apple with it’s iPad.

  • Muhammad Ibrar

    my 16th one RN
    and after 17th I will again say that hardware is the reason I buy sony
    they never fail unless you get a faulty unit

  • G-UNIT_(Z)

    2160×1080 4k? calculate that dear sony

  • Moisés

    H81 is the 4K.

  • Moisés

    Because 16:9 is better than 18:9

  • RockStar2005

    Damn I hope not! I WANT 18:9!! lol

    But I also want 4K HDR!! lol

    Is this for the Pro or regular XZ2??

  • Moisés

    Difference is small.

    I pick Mate 10 over Mate 10 Pro.

  • Moisés

    Screen area of 6p is 4cm2 more than G6.
    Both are 5.7″.

  • Moisés

    H81 is the 4K.

  • Moisés

    Maybe one phone is 5.5″ fhd and another 5″ fhd.
    H82 and h83.
    Then h84 is the Compact

  • Moisés

    Mate 10 vs Mate 10 Pro for example.

    Mate 10 is 5.9″ 16:9. Mate 10 Pro is 6″ 18:9.
    Mate 10 is shorter, just 3mm wider. It also has more screen area than the Pro.
    Screen to body ratio of Mate 10 has higher value too.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a3ecd53fe6e6a2df4dec060f2381b190af41395f2b5e6f07c5e2c60a1364d48.jpg

  • RockStar2005

    Ok yeah. Just confirmed that right before I got your reply. But thanks!

    But if the H82 is 18:9 then I HOPE they do the same for the H81, which is the one I’m most interested in. I have the LG V30 now but having MMS issues with it, so I’m very motivated to go back to Sony again. lol

  • RockStar2005

    I personally prefer 2:1 over 16:9 since getting the LG V30 last Fall. But now I’m having MMS issues with it so I wanna go back to Sony. Def want the XZ2 Pro not this regular XZ2 that is mentioned in article above. I really hope it is 2:1 or 18:9!

  • RockStar2005

    But Moises it says “now deleted UAProf” was the source. So it seems likely this isn’t fake I believe.

  • Barricade

    But 21:9 does? How did you even come to that ratio for a mobile phone?

  • Barricade

    I fail to see why that matters for my reasoning. Sorry!

  • azzido

    It was mentioned to have 6GB of Ram and 128FB of internal storage + 1080p screen only so now we are having steps back before it was even released??? Lol, will we have a leak regarding 2018 camera issue before the release too?

    Because these specs are 2017 apart from snapdragon.

  • azzido

    Did anyone except me noticed that with Feb update we received new animation of opening app drawer? Slight difference but I like this animation more than previous one :)

    XZ Premium

  • Hideg Jenő Péter

    6GB RAM and 128GB storage was fake news.
    Acutally website was modified using a CSS.

  • azzido

    Too bad we will receive 2017 specs again. I think sony want to convince us to change the phobe each 2 years and not each year.

  • Alfino Pranata

    Lol I see no a big deal with it. Sooner or later 16:9 will become obselete with more and more devices started adopting taller display it can be translates to more apps and games developer will optimized their apps and games to perfectly fit on the latest taller screen. And Sony need to embraces the new trends to stay relevant or they will keep bleeding from time to time. Just open your mind a lil bit and chill.

  • Alfino Pranata

    I’m with ya’ dude! We’re on the 18:9 Team!

  • Iki

    Because 16:9 is a standard. Same with 21:9.
    18:9 is isn’t. It doesn’t make sense at all.

  • RockStar2005

    Hellz yeah!!! lol

    If the H82XX is 18:9, then I don’t see why they wouldn’t make the XZ2 Pro/Premium 18:9 as well. It would be insane not to!

  • Francis Troy Fabrigas

    I have to say though, I am not a Samsung fan, but I do believe 18.5:9 is perfect for mobile screens.
    The extra screen estate can then be utilized for virtual keys instead of taking some part of the actual screen. When watching videos in standard ratio, the unutilized screen can be used for shortcut keys instead of wasting it.

    I promise guys, 18.5:9 when properly used will be amazing. I love 16:9, but there’s nothing wrong at trying and improving.

  • Francis Troy Fabrigas

    5″ 18:9 won’t be that hard to use.

  • Jer

    I actually don’t know weather to go sony or red or google now…

    I’ve been with sony for so long, but every phone i get of theirs, lags after a couple of updates, has camera issues, has overheating.

    I really love sony devices, but i don’t know anymore…

  • Iki

    And won’t be as large as flagship Sony phones.

  • Barricade

    21:9 doesn’t make sense for smartphones either. Just saying.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Hopefully, they keep the front facing speakers and can get >75% screen to bezel ratio.

    RIP, 16:9 aspect ratio ;(

  • Harry Rogerich Carnecer Relamp

    I want this sony to be a power smartphone with a full Display screen

  • Sharp Edge

    18:9 doesn’t work for smartphones? Samsung just sold a few dozens of millions of S8/S8+ and S8 Notes in the last two quarters… not to mention the half dozen of other phones from different companies that are selling out. Where did you even see a 21:9 phone?

  • Sharp Edge

    It’s actually more comfortable to read on a longer display because there’s less scrolling involved. Things that would have an actual impact of readability is resolution and brightness; two things which are irrelevant anyways since every phone is top notch right now in those regards.

  • Moisés

    TVs are 16:9.
    This ratio will stay .

  • Moisés

    You had a 6p right?

    Just showing that 16:9 gives bigger screen than 18:9

  • Dilipkumar

    Yes animated view has been updated

  • Eric

    Just because Samsung sold millions does not mean that Sony will sells millions. In the US, Samsung could make the ugliest brick in the world and it will still sell like the bandwagon phone it is.

  • Eric

    If this is true, I’ll have to take a look at it first, but more than likely I will not buy it. It will look like every other manufacture’s phone, which is the whole reason I bought a Sony in the first place. I guess they finally caved as all I see is since the S8 and iPhone came is people bitching for them to do the same thing, first with the fingerprint scanner, now with this stupid display trend. Once they do, do not be surprised it gets horrible reviews criticizing their lack of innovation.

  • Alfino Pranata

    Lol that doesn’t make sense if TVs are on 16:9 then it doesn’t mean Smartphones display should stay with 16:9. And in this case, Smartphone industry surely moves on to the taller ratio screen. Just admit the fact already. And I’d love to see the Sony-made one.

  • Iki

    UH, yeah. Samsung and others did.
    And it showed how bad it worked.
    It doesn’t do anything other than make the phone look different.
    It doesn’t work for video, games, older apps, etc.

    16:9 is the standard for tv shows and most apps. (youtube, netflix, etc)
    While 21:9 is a standard for movies.

    2:1 and 18:9 isn’t a standard for anything.

  • Iki

    It makes a lot more sense than 18:9.

  • Iki

    Why would you want 18:9?

  • Iki

    You don’t get bigger screens in the same form factor, they will be longer…

  • Iki

    If everything you watch is made for 16:9 screens, what would be the point of a 18:9?

  • RockStar2005

    Uhh, because it’s AWESOME?! lol I have it on my current LG V30 and love it! So yeah, I hope it’s true.

  • Iki

    How is it better than 16:9?

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Just like apple :p

  • RockStar2005

    Well the V20 was 16:9 and it was bigger with respect to all 3 dimensions. So with 18:9 you get more screen and less body. The V30 is smaller yet has a bigger screen. Soon all videos will be in 18:9 anyway too.

  • Iki

    No?
    If the screen is 5″ the phone will be as big, no matter the ratio.

    TV shows will always be 16:9.
    YouTube is 16:9.
    All cameras record 16:9 or 21:9 not 18:9.

  • RockStar2005

    The phone just looks cooler in 18:9.

    Then why is the V20 a bigger phone yet has a smaller screen then the V30?

    Airway? What, you got a crystal ball?

  • Barricade

    Yes, but I fail to see how that’s relevant to how easy I could reach the top of a 5.5″ 2:1 display, which is the question I was replying to.

    That’s why I brought up that I could easily reach the top on my Nexus 6P (equally tall display) eventhough that phone has really big bezels, which hopefully won’t be the case on the next Sony flagships.

    Also, since the 6.2″ 2:1 ratio Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the same physical size (lengthwise) as my 6P, I feel like I won’t have any problems reaching the top on a slightly smaller 6″ 2:1 display with similar bezels as the S8+.

  • Barricade

    Samsung Galaxy S8 is smaller than the S7 Edge, yet has a very similar display size when it comes to width, although it is much taller. So yes, you get bigger screens in the same form factor as before because of the smaller bezels (which I clearly mentioned in my comment).

  • Tann

    I disagree. 16:9 has more screen estate than same diagonal sized 18:9. Therefore more visual content available on 16:9.
    Also less scrolling is not true if same size font is used, you just get more text columns because of auto resize on 18:9.
    Only benefit wider screen would have if text size is reduced, but then also you can reduce text size on 16:9 to same and youd have more content on screen.
    I think you people just like the change in designs, sth even a bit different like aspect ratio, purely a visual only change, but logically 18:9 has no benefit over 16:9 due to pure physics of things.
    I prefer Sony give both 16:9 and 18:9 options.
    And Ill stay with 16:9 option, cause its just more user friendly.

  • arcu de triumf

    Don’t say I didn’t tell you when the sales will go down: another unnecessary change just to beat the market. 18:9? Why would you do that? Why try fancy stuff? Me, I won’t buy it so just to let you know.

  • Iki

    4 x 5 = 20
    10 x 2 = 20
    They don’t have the same ratio, but they equal the same size.

  • Iki

    Looks cooler with it’s black bars? Ok.

    Why is the v30 smaller?
    V20 = 72,4% screen.
    V30 = 81,2% screen.
    This has nothing to do with the screen aspect, but instead the bessels.

    Have you seen a tv or pc monitor with a 18:9 screen? No. Then it won’t be a standard.

  • Barricade

    I don’t think you’re getting my point whatsoever lol.

  • Iki

    The screen ratio has nothing to do with the size of the phone.
    Nothing.

  • Jerry Berglund

    Its sadenst me. That Sony has to change a great design to what all the rest allready have. 18:9 is not even a good format for the screen. What Sony need to do, is to keep the design, but put more memory in there devices. 32 and 64 is just to old. They should have at least 64, 128 and higher. Thats their only problem, and of course to fix the issues with the camera software.

  • Jerry Berglund

    Just have to agree…. even tough 21:9 maybe not as good either. :-) But you right, its standard. 18:9 isnt.

  • Jerry Berglund

    Folks just doesnt see it, when they zoom in their screens to get fullscreen they actually looses screeen. I mean its a stupid format. If you should watch content corret those borders on the sides would re-appear and you will se the clip in how it supposed to be seen. But people zoom in, and crops out big portions of the content. Peoples just stupid in this case, sorry to say.

  • Jerry Berglund

    Why, so you want to have black big borders on the side when watching youtubeclips on your phones. Because you wont get fullscreen without zooming in and crop the clips borders.

  • Jerry Berglund

    I am sure you right. Despite Sonys try to follow the trend, the reviwers would complain over how old something els feels, or, why do they look like a Samsung or some other crap.

  • Jerry Berglund

    But remember the speakers would be smaller if the bezels on top and bottom shrinks more. And you would still get borders of the same places if watching movie content. SO instead of having real borders that could be used to get better placing of fingers and speakers and cameras and stuff, people rather want digital borders of blackness thats a screen that shows nothing. To be honest dont get 18.9 at all. Even though I do agree that there is nothing wrong at trying, but we allready no the result. Just look at the other that uses the format. People kinda stupid think that if the Zoom in the film content, they would get the same fullscreen as in 16:9 un-cropped. They dont get it, that they cut some parts of the picture out, when they want to loose those black borders.

  • Jerry Berglund

    Lags? Really. I have gotten several updates, and still no lag? Camera I do agree, the software isnt good. I think its the logarythms that Sony uses to compress the pictures to to get smaller, that actuall makes the pictures looking a little worse. Sony still think we have to have smaller pictures to have enough space to take more pictures. Overheating, has no issues with overheating.

  • Barricade

    And now I’m sure you’re not getting what I’m saying.

  • Tann

    What else is selling out?
    18:9 screened LGs?Htcs?One pluses?
    No.
    Do not atribute high sales to screen aspects, just because Samsung sold much of its phones.
    Samsung always sells much, no matter the screen aspects, it spends billions of dollars on marketing after all.

  • Andys42

    18:9 would be a really stupid idea. There is no content at this format and it would make 16:9 films have a black bar or worse yet be streached. But I would be hesitant to believe this screenshot as it shows Android 8.0.0 and the new phones will have at least the same version as the current Pixel.
    If they pull a daft stunt like this, I can see the Galaxy 9 getting more customers…..

  • Abrar Zahin Shahriar

    Lol literally all of smartphone content is scrolling, from web browsing on Chrome to Twitter. Having a taller phone is glorious!

  • Alfino Pranata

    Actually movies recorded at format of 21:9 Cinematic and it’s even taller than 19.5:9 or 18:9. It’s just matter of content optimization. Pretty much sure that, Netflix or Amazon will optimize their content when taller screen ration become a common thing. Common customers not the geeky one simply believe what the company calls marketing tricks “Infinity/FullView” More screen and less bezel. And they tend to believe it could improve one handed operation. So, It’s all about aim wider potential buyers. Sony could do it better than Samsung in design department. Just, chill, see and wait. One geeky customer doesn’t improve their sales fyi.

  • Iki

    You stated a phone with a 18:9 screen would be smaller than an equal phone with a 16:9 screen.
    Which is false…

  • usersparadise

    Still no news about the camera on that thing… If camera is good this will be my next phone. If not I guess the Huawei P20 could be a nice alternative.

  • Andys42

    Not the content I use, Videos, Hangouts, Skype, Polycom, CCTV, etc. All of which are in landscape mode. Only email, calendar and web browser. I like the 16:9 4K screen and do not see the point in changing. IF they got rid of the bezels it would make the phone smaller, which would be nice.

  • Barricade

    I did not state anything like that. I stated we’re getting similar screens in width, but taller (and thus bigger as a while), that have the same form factor as the traditional phones we got before the bezelless design trend started. Thus getting bigger screen real estate for the same physical size phones we already had.

    If you use 6.0″+ displays with a 16:9 aspect ratio, the phone gets too wide to be usable, with the 18:9 aspect ratio, not so much.

  • Iki

    A 6″ 16:9 would be 7.5 cm wide, but 13,3 tall.
    You wouldn’t need two hands to use the keyboard of said phone.

    A 6″ 18:9 would be 6.8 wide and 13,6 tall.

    Both would need two hands for full use.
    One will allow for videos, apps, etc.
    The other won’t.

    Both will make the phone just as large.

  • Iki

    But wider screens won’t become common.
    Again. Have you seen any 18:9 tv?

  • Barricade

    the phone would be 7mm less wide though, which would make it much easier to hold in one hand. Which is what I’ve been talking about all this time.

    Also funny how you talk about videos and apps etc, yet think 21:9 would be a good aspect ratio. Only thing that would be good for is movies shot in 21:9. Youtube videos would show even bigger black bars than on an 18:9 display. with the flagships and even midrangers pushing for an 18:9 ratio, apps will soon follow suit and adopt that ratio natively (especially now the iPhone X has a tall aspect ratio as well, albeit the dumbest of all with 19.5:9 lol).

  • Barricade

    They probably could sell millions in the US if they handled design, features and an enabled fingerprint scanner right though, just not the tens of millions Apple and Samsung sell there.

  • RockStar2005

    The phone looks cooler, not the black bars.

    Because it is smaller. Ask LG that question. That’s why I like it.

    Yeah not yet but if all the phones get made as 18:9 you really think it’ll stay that way? Come on dude. And I was referring to smartphones not TVs.

    I think I’m done with this convo. You don’t like 18:9. Ok. You made your point.

  • Iki

    Again. It’s smaller because the frame around the screen is smaller.
    This has nothing to do with the 21:9 screen.

    Netflix, youtube etc are based on tv, monitor and camera standards.
    Phones won’t change that.
    The ipad isn’t 16:9, but it didn’t change netflix.

  • Iki

    It would be just as difficult to hold…

    YouTube supports 21:9, same with netflix.
    Cameras record 21:9.

  • G-UNIT_(Z)

    too much h8’s 845 flagships…

  • Barricade

    7mm difference in width can be as much as 10%, that most definitely can be the difference between easy to hold or not.

    Note: I’m talking about easy to hold in 1 hand, not easy to use with 1 hand.

  • Iki

    If 7mm is 10%, the 16:9 phone would have a 5,6″ screen.

    You don’t wrap your fingers around the phone If you want to be able to use it, so as long as the balance point doesn’t move out and up, you won’t have any problem.

  • pytajnik

    4GBs of RAM, nice but no thanks, it’s 2018.

  • pytajnik

    you’re a really unfortunate person

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Or it’s just shitty products. 10 Sony phones – no problems

  • Tann

    Exactly. If Sony adapts all these trendy stuff, and turns out just as unrecognizable and same as the rest, I predict Xperias down to smitherines route and picking only crumbs in this oversaturated mobile market, just like LG or Htc…
    Sales are not about trend stuff, it is all about marketing, or lower pricing…

  • Barricade

    This discussion is useless.

  • Iki

    It would seem so. You don’t care for logic nor math…

  • roeshak

    Should remind xperia blog that Sony mobile are a business who need to maintain profitability to remain viable. No point holding out on anything to preserve something that’s ailing by all accounts.

  • Barricade

    Yeah, obviously I al the problem.

  • DrKrFfXx

    I rather have a 16:9 aspect ratio.

    18:9 phones are usually skinnier, my big hands don’t fit when typing on skinny phones.

  • Iki

    Based on your comments, yes.

  • RockStar2005
  • dragonsneeze

    It’s like saying “we made the pages longer so the book now has 15 less pages.” even if it’s 19:9 or wider you’re still going to scroll. 1 less 1 more, doesn’t create a meaningful difference. You stop scrolling when you see boring content. Not because you’ve reached the end. And here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7vLoFJcfsI you can see S8 (6.2″) text is marginally smaller despite having more width.

    I’m not against 2:1, I just think that it’s not a miracle solution some manufacturers make them to be. And their so called benefits are negligable at best. I mean “Scroll Less”? What? And that extra screen content goes down the drain when the media is not 2:1.

    It just looks good, it’s trendy, and that’s enough to switch. It’s just not the best thing ever happened, and nothing can convince me otherwise. They could have done this years ago. It’s just a clever trick.

  • dragonsneeze

    Well, you can’t reach the top while the down corner is in the middle of your palm. And when you maneuver your hand, it’s no longer a one-handed use in my book. My argument is only for smaller bodies. If someone can barely reach the top on a phone, it’ll be harder for them once the screen elongates.

    Otherwise, after like 5.2 inches, you have to get 2 hands involved anyway.

    Off topic maybe. 2XL is one hell of an ugly thing. Worst looking tall display maybe. But at least it has stereo speakers.

  • Jer

    XZ dual from HK, it lags like a mofo.

    Open the camera, overheats, use GPS overheats, so much that it lags out.

    Run minimal apps, mostly use it for work calls, even factory reset, still same issues, thought it was only my phone because of all the praise and fanboy-ism on /r/xperia

    friends who have the same phone complained to me, same issues on non dual variants.

  • Probably you just don´t have a luck with these phones. I have problems with Xperia Z5 from July last year. Costantly in official repair shop. They won´t give me new phone or all new Xperia Z5.
    They changed display, batteries, 3x they have changed motherboard. Currently I have problem, the device restarts itself every three days, and sometimes some artifacts are showing on display before device restarts itself.

  • azzido

    Looks much better than previous one :)

    Small step but in right direction Sony!

  • Eric

    Well, as much as I would love Sony to sell millions, and believe me they deserve it, I have to be realistic in that unless they allow their phones to be sold through carriers AND are pushed forcibly by sales, they would be lucky to sell a couple hundred thousand units at best. Bottom line, most US customers lack the desire to switch phones, are easily swayed by what the carriers push and are almost always tied to a lease to the carriers. Ironically, they pay more this way, but unlocked phones to them are always expensive, but will more than likely still pay for an unlocked Samsung or an iPhone. It is unfortunate because I think alot of people would be extremely impressed with the Xperia, especially since its not cluttered by carrier installed software as well as a near stock Android experience. Also, too “professional reviews” and the ungodly amount of trolls who complain about lack of fingerprint scanner and huge the bezels, has a catastrophic impact on Sony’s sales. People these days CANNOT think for themselves, buy whatever everyone does, criticizes lack of innovation, yet complains when innovation is actually embraced and will easily jump on the bandwagon to validate their purchase in a heartbeat but will immediately trash other phones. Luckily for most of us, we know how good Xperia phones have been. I have never had an issue with my Z3+, not even once “overheating”.

  • Eric

    Indeed. My favorite complaint was reviews moaning and groaning about the display only being a 1080p screen, comparing how other Android phones were at 1440p, and even more blasphemous was completely ignoring the fact that the smaller iPhone 6/7 is not even 1080p (and even iPhone 7+ has a smaller DPI at 404 than my older Z3+). When the XZ premium came out with the 4K screen, it was immediately labeled as an overkill resolution.

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