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#230391 22-Feb-2018 07:48
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This youtube teaser from Sony - link here

 

and, this leaked Xperia XZ2 compact picture below, seem to show the new Xperias will have a significantly curved back. I'll keep an open mind, but I would have like to have seen them stick with the existing design but with significantly reduced bezels. We'll find out next week.

 

 

 


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  #1961995 22-Feb-2018 08:16
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Looks like they're perhaps trying to accommodate a larger battery? If so, I guess keeping with the old design would mean a rather chunky phone?

 

I think I read somewhere that the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is going to be thicker than the S8+ due to a larger battery also. Could be wrong, running on low sleep today!

 

I'm looking at moving away from Samsung so the Sony is a possibility.





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  #1962018 22-Feb-2018 09:16
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Pretty uninspiring from the picture - standard cheap android / iphone3 shape?


 
 
 
 


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  #1962077 22-Feb-2018 09:37
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Is it just me or does it look like it has a screen similar to the iphone X with the "horns" cutout at the top?

 

 

 






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  #1962109 22-Feb-2018 10:13
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Radical?

 

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  #1962110 22-Feb-2018 10:18
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Linux:

 

Radical?

 

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(that was just to get your attention)


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  #1962264 22-Feb-2018 14:59
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That fingerprint scanner on the power button was the ultimate winner, sucks that they're letting it go.




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  #1962270 22-Feb-2018 15:09
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maoriboy:

 

Is it just me or does it look like it has a screen similar to the iphone X with the "horns" cutout at the top?

 

 

 

 

 

That looks like a reflection on the screen to me. In fact, both bezels still look quite sizeable. The more I look at it, the less I am encouraged by what I see.


 
 
 
 




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  #1963475 24-Feb-2018 14:33
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Not sure if this legit or not. Bezels big improvement, but I think I preferred the old omnibalance design. And they've introduced my pet hate - a glass back.

 

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  #1963476 24-Feb-2018 14:36
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Another angle

 

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  #1963489 24-Feb-2018 15:00
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I found articles like this one were better than the original link:

 

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/2/23/17044006/sony-xperia-xz2-compact-smartphones-leak-mwc-2018

 

 

 

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And they've introduced my pet hate - a glass back.

 

 

If it is a glass back then it will be "reintroduced" as glass backs are standard on the Sony Xperia Z# premium phones. AFAIK, it was only the cheaper non-waterproof phones that didn't have glass backs.

 

I like glass backs but they do make my phones (Z Ultra, Z2 Z3 Compact) slide even on a flat surface that is only imperceptibly off level.

 

My pet hates are the lower resolution screens on the smaller compact models - even on the latest XZ1 Compact, 1280x720 simply has too low pixel density - and the occasional overheating that comes with putting the same processors in a smaller package.


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  #1965593 28-Feb-2018 10:27
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The XZ and XZ premium are HDR compliant for NEtflix, one of the few phones that are, I wonder if that will change.




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  #1965622 28-Feb-2018 10:54
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Hammerer:

 

I found articles like this one were better than the original link:

 

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/2/23/17044006/sony-xperia-xz2-compact-smartphones-leak-mwc-2018

 

 

 

dafman:

 

And they've introduced my pet hate - a glass back.

 

 

If it is a glass back then it will be "reintroduced" as glass backs are standard on the Sony Xperia Z# premium phones. AFAIK, it was only the cheaper non-waterproof phones that didn't have glass backs.

 

I like glass backs but they do make my phones (Z Ultra, Z2 Z3 Compact) slide even on a flat surface that is only imperceptibly off level.

 

My pet hates are the lower resolution screens on the smaller compact models - even on the latest XZ1 Compact, 1280x720 simply has too low pixel density - and the occasional overheating that comes with putting the same processors in a smaller package.

 

 

I hate glass backs because they double the risk of glass breakage if you drop a phone (and, let's face it, we all drop phones at some point). But I accept this seems to be the way all phones are going. The latest leak shows the OnePlus 6 will be glass-backed, sigh.


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  #1965832 28-Feb-2018 13:18
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dafman:

 

I hate glass backs because they double the risk of glass breakage if you drop a phone (and, let's face it, we all drop phones at some point). But I accept this seems to be the way all phones are going. The latest leak shows the OnePlus 6 will be glass-backed, sigh.

 

 

I agree but Ive been putting it down to, I MUST BE MISSING SOMETHING. Like perhaps there is something in the glass back thats super stronger than normal gorilla glass......

 

I have a le 2 and its still the classiest looking of all my phones, cost me $150 delivered, it has glass front, metal border but a metal back, that makes more sense to me.


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