Review of the Sony Xperia XZ1. Same old design but the phone performs really well. Sony has made all the right refinements to finally have a worthy competitor! But is it enough to choose over the competition? Watch for the full review!
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Would you trade a Xiaomi MI6 for Xz1 ??
(keep in mind that i really need my phone to be water resistant) But how about the rest of the characteristics ??? Would this 2 phones seem equal ?
Thanks in Advance guys !
Ordered the compact version, 3d scan option and the option to run audio I/O is good when others don't seem to have that option and need Bluetooth. From what I understand, the case isn't metal. It's a fibreglass reinforced grade of plastic. Not sure if it's as durable as those old bell rotary dial phones though. You could use those to put pictures on walls the plastic was that durable. And nice to know the xz1 is built to fall in a puddle and still be a working investment.
I love Sony's design. Keeping the original. And compare to other phones, this is way more liquid/smooth even after 4 years. I got my z2 way back 2014 and it's still functional as it was before. Now i got my xz1, and the experience is superb!
Bezel less design is not a user friendly design. The screen is also interaction point with the user an bezel less design makes it hard to click on items close to the edge. And it's too easy to click on the screen when you don't want to.
For people who have issues with taking pictures on the Xperia line, turn off the color gamut and xreality options. Only take pictures using manual mode! You'll see that noise is almost completely eliminated in the dark and the quality of the pictures become much better.
Yes, Sony bezels make sense. I don't know any other smartphone manufacturer to produce gaming consoles, and giving a fact that Xperias always fully support Playstation system and are designed for gaming, bigger bezels make sense. Don't think if samsung or Apple or LG were thinking about horizontal gaming and watching movies, where most of the market phone's speakers get covered by hand when watching Youtube or videos. Front speakers are a deal nowdays.
For other phones like let's say Mate 10 Pro, I would like all Camera-phones had a dedicated shutter button, it makes shooting a lot easier, You don't need to turn your head away from object just to see if your touching correct icon on screen. With my Z2 I can easily hold the phone above my head to take better view in crowd (concerts, city shows, theatres).
For the Video author: I see, also on some other YouTube channels, that while playing recorded video, the movie is shredded with horizontal lines on fast moving objects, do they appear normally? like when casting on TV, or it's just YouTube conversion problem?
I think my Z2 doesn't shred videos so much, even if it's still 8.0 MPix from 20.7 sensor used in HD recording, while definitly Z2 seems to loose sharpness and focus a lot while chasing an object.
thank u so much, super useful! wanted to do my research on the phone before i got it and was kinda in between the xz1 and the z3. i juss wanted an phone that'd work in tandom with my ps4, googled that and found out the xperia line was all for that, juss needed to know which model's the best. thanks again.
Why is it that nobody is mentioning that there is no option to wake up the phone except to press the power button which is rather annoying when the phone is lying on a Table and you want to check notifications ~ A blinking LED can only very little information.
There is no fuction like Wave to wake, Attentive display ,active display, always on display (or something similiar), and sony had even disabled double tap to wake
I love the industrial look of the Sony. But I do think they have to improve on the audio quality of those speakers. It is the only thing bugging me about my Xperia Z2. 3 to 4 years later it seems that nothing's changed. Aside from that, I hope that the software updates would not ruin the camera quality as it did with the Z2.
I moved from samsung largely due to samsung galaxy a range becoming expensive by the year. I must say I LOVE my Sony Xperia. Yes design wise it has nothing but feature wise its awesome! Keep it #Sony #Xperia
The Eternal Nightmare it actually has a problem with open screen. When the screen is open even I stop at main screen it heats up. I'll do it but as much as I learn in my country Sony service is poor. It's not even 1 month old phone for me...
Soner Özlü depends on how much you use it... if you use it like I do... 6+ hours nonstop... then yeah it heats enough but not alarmingly enough and only cause... I use it a lot... if it heats too quickly with moderate use like browsing and stuff then you need to check your phone :)
Soner Özlü that's great man! ... I have this phone since november and it's performance is spectacular! the resolution is great! AND the battery holds for quite a lot! and charges so fast! I never let the battery go below 50% and always charge it up to 90+% not even 100%
I like my bezels thank you very much, one of my relatives got a note 8, great phone, was fun to play around with, the screen was awesome, I'll admit, but it got very annoying that I had to wrap my fingers around the edges of the phone, covering up the speaker. Give me my bezels! Somewhere where to put my thumbs on, and also fit stereo speakers under
I love the bezels. It makes the phone easy to handle. Your finger tips don't it the sides of the screen and make changes. The top and bottom are great as well as you can hold the phone from these and not worry about making changes on the screen.
Matthew Moniz, don't get me wrong man, I love your videos but on one of the shots, it's absolutely cluttered :) I know some people don't mind but I'm bit of a "notification bar purist". Either way, another great video, keep it up :)
Been a Sony Xperia user for 5 years now and i don't think the design is boring. The manufacturer is one of the fastest to release their version of an android software update. They kill their competitors by incorporating their camera technology into their smartphones. Always reliable when they tag a phone as water and dust resistant. I can't complain anything. I'm getting the service that I paid for.
Sony Mobile , I'm thinking not , it does seem like a good phone , just not a great one .
Video was fairly average , camera looked quite good , but some way from the other top flagship models.
And 4 to 4.5 hours screen on time is probably not bad for the small size battery onboard , but that's the sort of battery life duration i still get out of my 2014 galaxy note 4.
Just not impressive mate .
It comes back to that same old sony design we see in nearly every sony device In recent years.
There are things i actually like with sony phones , and i have always thought i may like to try one , but for me sony phones do not tick enough boxes that they really should in this day and age.
I would buy one over a pixel however though , at least sony keeps the core convenience features , headphone jack, sd card, and is not over priced .
I see the OnePlus 5T getting a ton of hype and yet: it has no water proofing, still runs nougat, only the dash charger gives you fast charging, inferior camera, single bottom firing speaker, and they’re not the best with updates.
Sony better change the designs because now consumers want new things such as Dual Camera, New Design, 18:9 ratio screen... because Bezels on Sony Xperia phones look the same that means they want something to look different.
I had the Xperia arc s, Xperia m4, Xperia m5, Xperia z5 and now the xz1. Love Sony Phones and cant imagine to change away from Sony flagships... Even if the Design doesnt change that often they are the Best Phones you can get on the market...
I have the Sony Xperia Z5 since its release and was thinking to upgrade to XZ1 around my birthday (few months left). I'm not particular with how old or new a phone is as long as it works well, and I've been a long time Sony fan with my two previous phones being Sony as well. Should I take the plunge? Or should I keep using my Z5 till it's dying breaths and wait for a new Sony release in the future?
I love Sony phones. I own an Xperia Z3 and an Xperia Z Ultra. I love them. They are now kind of old, especially the Ultra, but still super fast phones with awesome cameras. I love their design. Simple and elegant. But I know most consumers are probably looking to have them modernize their design a bit. So hopefully for next year, they will.
Design looks unique and great not boring...these days you find evry companies copying each other for their features and designs but sony remains unchanged...keep it up sony...plz dont change your design...
everyone has the same stupid criticism of the design. what phone looks different over the past five years? i mean really. what do you want, a star shaped phone? a ball phone? frig. xperias look sleek af. and this one looks the best yet.
I like your video you did a very good job in as far as the Sony phones go they look tremendous just tremendous I hope they never change I've been a Sony fan for a lot longer than you've been around so keep on doing a good job
This is where I'm at with smart phones, I don't care about apps or software. Ultimately they all do the same stuff in my opinion i.e. texting and calling. I just want a decent camera! I want a good zooming camera too where you can see nice detail! For example at a concert or when the moon is full. Instead I always end up with washed out color/details or a white orb. As of now I have an iPhone 7. iPhone needs to step up their pixel game too! I know pixels don't necessarily equal better quality, but I think it would be a nice addition instead of the slightly tweaked camera they keep offering. If digital cameras are a thing of the past because of smart phones, then make these cameras better so we don't have to carry both. I was considering this phone (especially because it comes in my favorite color: pink), but after seeing direct picture comparisons I don't think I'm going with this one. Especially with only 10 burst shots per take. I can take at least 30 shots while holding the volume rocker on iPhone. I still think it's a beautiful phone though. Just my 15 cents on the matter.