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Maratonmannen
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Posted: 2016-09-01 15:34
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Xperia™ XZ coming soon.

Xperia™ XZ is available in a range of striking colours. The back is made from high purity ALKALEIDO™ metal, adding depth, shine and brightness to the finish.

SIM capability: Single SIM, Nano SIM
Memory and storage: Up to 256 GB microSD™ card
Weight161g
Dimensions: 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm
Display: 5.2" Full HD 1080p, TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile, X-Reality® for mobile picture engine, Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Camera: 23 MP, 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, Triple image sensing technology, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, 0.6 sec Quick Launch and capture, Low-light photo: up to ISO 12800
On the inside: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820, 64-bit processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB eMMC (Single SIM)

Water-resistant1 design
USB Type-C™
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doministry
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Posted: 2016-09-01 15:42
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The best looking Xperia for me.

That's also great to see more manual Ctrls in the Camera!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w_5SJtLLYs
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Posted: 2016-09-01 15:43
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Should have my XZ in just few weeks hopefully, really looking forward to see what it can do compared to the standard Xperia X.
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Posted: 2016-09-01 16:06
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Ouch and Manual Focus as well!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txSzBCx4B_Q
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Posted: 2016-09-01 17:48
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my thoughts on the xz...

camera - on paper it is a vast improvement, though i would have liked to see dual-LEDs. i'll reserve judgement til there are more samples and reviews of a final unit, but largest sensor and the triple sensor tech are very interesting indeed. i just hope the lens on the back IS glass so that it doesn't get scratched or stained. my Z1's lens has been scuffed or scratched and all photos now have a haze.

design - love it. love the color and shape. really is beautiful.

display - meh. 1080p is ok. but it really should be 2k or even 4K since it's a flagship. why? because I think screen and camera go hand in hand. with an amazing camera, you'd want an amazing screen to show off its results. after reading the official page more, the screen apparently has a new contrast filter to prevent light bleed and improve blacks and contrast in addition to the usual triluminous and x-reality.

ram - 3gb is plenty if software optimization is done well (case in point, Apple). 4gb would have given them a nice safe buffer and not sure why they wouldn't just do it? unless it adds that much more cost ...? no idea.

processor - sd820 is pretty much the standard right now so no real complaints there.

internal storage - 32gb is enough for me. i don't have that many apps and if things get really hairy, you can always turn your SD card into adopted storage. otherwise, simple move to SD card feature for lesser used apps is fine.

speakers - no idea how they sound but stereo speakers will be a vast improvement over my Z1's bottom facing speaker, so i'm sure it would make me happy. edit: after reading the official page, apparently has a hi-res audio processor (software based i think) and digital noise cancelling (if paired with supported headphones). also supports binaural recording, which i think is new and great.

availability - next month is great! now i just need to decide if the price is right for me based on the package offered.

@xperiajunkie - where did you order yours? how much?
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2016-09-01 17:01 ]
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Posted: 2016-09-01 18:03
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@Moogoo I'm getting mine from my network for £480. Very happy with that considering the X was £460 on launch.
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Posted: 2016-09-01 18:10
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well that's just great. no chance of that happening here in the US... press release does say global release. so maybe i'll be able to grab it from amazon or something? Then again, I may import it anyway just so that my fingerprint reader works and of course save on sales tax
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pt020
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Posted: 2016-09-01 18:20
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My contract ends 1st of Oct ...but I'm so disappointed with the new Compact that I might even go big (XZ) ... I just hope my provider will have the blue version.
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Posted: 2016-09-01 19:12
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A big upgrade for Sony's cameras — including, for the first time, hardware stabilization.

http://www.androidcentral.com/sony-xperia-xz
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Posted: 2016-09-01 19:28
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i don't trust that review at all.

sounds very samsung biased to me.

also, hardware stabilization? there hasn't been any real confirmation on that from what i've read. seems like sony uses the phone's gyroscope and software to calculate movement and adjust accordingly. would this be considered hardware stabilization? i'd say this is more software.

there was absolutely no mention of manual controls in the camera app other than what has been there previously. but we know that now we can also control focus and shutter speed manually, which is huge.

clearly, design opinions will vary so whatever. but the review states the phone is made of plastic with no mention of the new aluminum based material? terrible.
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Posted: 2016-09-01 19:32
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On 2016-09-01 18:10:26, moogoo wrote:
well that's just great. no chance of that happening here in the US... press release does say global release. so maybe i'll be able to grab it from amazon or something? Then again, I may import it anyway just so that my fingerprint reader works and of course save on sales tax
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2016-09-01 17:13 ]



This is the first time that I can remember that a phone was listed on Sony Mobile Website tight after announcement.
We might be getting the phone around the same time as the rest of the world.

http://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/phones/xperia-xz/
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Posted: 2016-09-01 19:43
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Dacha.. yes! it is a welcome change. but i may still import it just so i don't have to go through the trouble of re-flashing to a UK rom to enable the fingerprint scanner, the UK retailers tend to give better extras, and of course, save on sales tax. Unless I can find a reputable retailer in the US that won't charge me tax, like newegg or something.

Still would have to do the flashing to a UK rom..
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Posted: 2016-09-01 20:25
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HORY SHIIEEET!!!
The first shot of Androidcentral's sample shots awed me. The colour reproduction is probably the best I have seen so far. The other shots pretty much confirm that.
There is a shot taken from the Fernseheturm (Tv tower) that has a nasty yellow hue to it. It's easy to believe the white balance there is off but the windows up there are tinted. Just to let people know.

I am joining you guys who are getting this phone. I will be getting one myself and I will be happier than ever.
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Posted: 2016-09-01 20:33
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Posted: 2016-09-01 20:48
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On 2016-09-01 20:25:08, McKinley wrote:
HORY SHIIEEET!!!
The first shot of Androidcentral's sample shots awed me. The colour reproduction is probably the best I have seen so far. The other shots pretty much confirm that.
There is a shot taken from the Fernseheturm (Tv tower) that has a nasty yellow hue to it. It's easily to believe the white balance there is off but the windows up there are tinted. Just to let people know.

I am joining you guys who are getting this phone. I will be getting one myself and I will be happier than ever.



Do you have a link to the shots?
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