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# 208798 28-Feb-2017 11:15
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Looks good but why the excessive top and bottom bezel? 


Comparing that to the mock ups of the Samsung S8 and I think it's clear that Sony need to refresh their look. 


Other wise the specs look good and that slo-mo video mode looks the bees knees smile


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  # 1727588 28-Feb-2017 11:35
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Safe to say I'm pretty likely to purchase. Agree re bezels.

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  # 1727590 28-Feb-2017 11:37
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scottjpalmer: Safe to say I'm pretty likely to purchase. Agree re bezels.

 

Sony's mobile business is kept alive solely by you having to purchase every new phone when it comes out.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1727662 28-Feb-2017 13:02
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Halve those bezels and I'm in.


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  # 1727835 28-Feb-2017 17:51

Very interested in this. The Z5 Premium would've been my daily driver had it not been hobbled by the Snapdragon 810 like many of its generation. HDR and the ultra slow-mo are quite compelling.

 

Only concern is the lower 3230mAh battery capacity. If the Snapdragon 835's 10nm process is enough to overcome the smaller battery + 4K screen and give me a full day (not just a workday) of solid use, I'll be sold like a sold thing.





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  # 1728090 1-Mar-2017 08:51
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Yes, the bigger screen and higher resolution combined with smaller battery will be interesting. Love my Sony phones so I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this. Hopefully the improved processor and QC 3.0 charging will alleviate my worries re battery life.






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  # 1728135 1-Mar-2017 09:26
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What benefits do people see with a 4K screen? I've only played briefly with the previous 4K Sony and saw no benefit at all with the resolution.

 

 

I wonder if the Nougat screen scaling makes it any more useful?

 


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  # 1728159 1-Mar-2017 09:57
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NikT:

 

Very interested in this. The Z5 Premium would've been my daily driver had it not been hobbled by the Snapdragon 810 like many of its generation. HDR and the ultra slow-mo are quite compelling.

 

Only concern is the lower 3230mAh battery capacity. If the Snapdragon 835's 10nm process is enough to overcome the smaller battery + 4K screen and give me a full day (not just a workday) of solid use, I'll be sold like a sold thing.

 

 


Same here. I was going to make a thread about it. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1728173 1-Mar-2017 10:15

sbiddle: What benefits do people see with a 4K screen? I've only played briefly with the previous 4K Sony and saw no benefit at all with the resolution. I wonder if the Nougat screen scaling makes it any more useful?

 

It's quite noticeable compared to 1440p and 1080p, especially vs. PenTile OLED panels with lower subpixel density. Particularly for photos, videos, and fine text. Reading books on the Z5P's 4K panel (when it's actually displaying 4K) was wonderful. Real 4K video, despite chewing up storage crazy quick, also looks excellent. It's more a nice-to-have than any kind of necessity, since a 1080p true-stripe RGB LCD panel is still fine for my purposes at 6", and incidentally still has higher pixel density than the slightly woeful 4.7" 720p iDevices. Progress progresses.





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  # 1728174 1-Mar-2017 10:17
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Still hanging on to my Z2.

 

Nothing since has compelled me to upgrade.





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  # 1782431 15-May-2017 11:46
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And the reviews are starting to come in

 

XZ Premium review at GSM Arena

 

 

 

Doesn't look to be too bad at all. I wonder how many they'll sell though in the wake of the S8/8+ sales?






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  # 1782450 15-May-2017 12:03
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kiwifidget:

 

Still hanging on to my Z2.

 

Nothing since has compelled me to upgrade.

 

 

 

 

Still using mine! And feel quite similar, it's still a good phone.

I've been thinking about getting a XZ or S7 edge but I'm divided. 


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  # 1782495 15-May-2017 12:51
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Cloudmelon:

 

kiwifidget:

 

Still hanging on to my Z2.

 

Nothing since has compelled me to upgrade.

 

 

 

 

Still using mine! And feel quite similar, it's still a good phone.

I've been thinking about getting a XZ or S7 edge but I'm divided. 

 

 

I swapped our my Xperia Z2 for a Galaxy S7. If my choice today was XZ v S7 edge, I'd go XZ.

 

As much as I like the S7, the Z2 remains my favourite phone. I'm going to hold onto the S7 a little longer, with its likely replacement being either the Pixel 2 or the successor to the XZ (or XZs, which I pretty much consider the same phone).


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  # 1823548 17-Jul-2017 05:05
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Got mine in Hong Kong, finally getting it set up now. I like!

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  # 1823549 17-Jul-2017 05:08
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sbiddle: What benefits do people see with a 4K screen? I've only played briefly with the previous 4K Sony and saw no benefit at all with the resolution.

I wonder if the Nougat screen scaling makes it any more useful?


Pretty sure I read it is only 1080 for most of the time, switches to 4K for video etc

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