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  • Jun 18, 2020
    1 reply
    kiddash3r

    Congrats bro use it safely!
    Btw I'm really on the fence with Pixel.
    The camera experience is top3 if not the best.
    But the hardware components are ASS and it doesnt feel like a flagship 1k phone.
    Im just happy that there are so many competitors pushing the game that there are so many availabile smartphones for everyonee.
    The midrage experience closely resembles the flagship,and its amazing to see.

    Thanks fam I'll post my experience with it in here

    Agreed about Pixels. The earlier ones actually were on point but their specs always are behind the competitors now. It's like they use 1 year old specs then expect the camera to justify the high price tags. Always rubbed me the wrong way.

    Yup competition is great for everyone

  • Ezio 馃幇
    Jun 18, 2020
    1 reply
    Sabr

    Thanks fam I'll post my experience with it in here

    Agreed about Pixels. The earlier ones actually were on point but their specs always are behind the competitors now. It's like they use 1 year old specs then expect the camera to justify the high price tags. Always rubbed me the wrong way.

    Yup competition is great for everyone

    I'm anxious to read how you feel man

  • Jun 27, 2020
    1 reply
    Ezio

    I'm anxious to read how you feel man

    Have had it for a week now and these are my thoughts.

    Pros:
    Screen is beautiful and that 21:9 ratio

    Flat screen>>>curved

    Great to hold in the hand

    Front facing speakers are great and even the gimmicky sound vibration feels great. I've been watching movies on it and it feels so immersive.

    Battery life is really good. Really surprised by that.

    Stock Android is good on here but I like the tweaks on OnePlus

    Headphone jack

    Led notification is really underrated

    Cons:
    Camera. Yes there's a huge emphasis on it on the marketing side. I've been playing around with the manual settings. Overall it's ayt but not mind blowing in any way. The HDR mode seems to blow thing up on the lighter side but it's not pleasing to look at, the details isn't on par to something like pixel and even on One Plus 7 Pro when zoomed/cropped in. The burst mode is great though and the cinema pro functionality is fun to play with especially manual focus. The main issue is the other side of the phone....the front camera/view finder. It's really poor, even when you switch off soft skin your face looks horrible in the view finder. When it actually takes the shot it isn't too bad but it's a problem since video calls and things like Snapchat use the image from the viewfinder so it's basically unusable unless you wanna look like a clay character. I hope they fix it with an update but so far Sony's response about this issue was "it's an 8mp camera on the front" so basically not even trying to sort it or acknowledging the problem.

    Signal. The Sony phones carrier signal is poor compared to my OnePlus. It has less bars on the status bar but when checking the actual signal quality it seems it's the same as my OnePlus so I thought it isn't a problem. That was until I was calling people and I have experienced drop outs (I'm going to test this a bit more). When I've done speed test on 4g it tends to lose 20mbps compared to my OPO in the same location at times. Also upload speed is considerably low compared to my OPO. There were even moments where I couldn't even access the internet while I was outside and this was at places I go to regularly which I never had a problem with on previous phones.

    Brightness outdoors isn't as good as others but tbh it's still useable so for me it's a non issue.

    The stock apps. It has bloatware in it and there's a quite a bit that can't be uninstalled. Call of duty mobile, facebook, Amazon prime video, Netflix, tidal etc. I have disabled them but it's annoying to even have these on there on the first place.

    Overall I do like what Sony have done, it has a lot a great features but the front facing camera issue and the signal issue has kinda forced me to return it. I've already started the return process and will have a few more days to test it before I do have to give it back. I really do like it though but I can't ignore these issues.

  • Jun 27, 2020
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    1 reply
    Sabr

    Have had it for a week now and these are my thoughts.

    Pros:
    Screen is beautiful and that 21:9 ratio

    Flat screen>>>curved

    Great to hold in the hand

    Front facing speakers are great and even the gimmicky sound vibration feels great. I've been watching movies on it and it feels so immersive.

    Battery life is really good. Really surprised by that.

    Stock Android is good on here but I like the tweaks on OnePlus

    Headphone jack

    Led notification is really underrated

    Cons:
    Camera. Yes there's a huge emphasis on it on the marketing side. I've been playing around with the manual settings. Overall it's ayt but not mind blowing in any way. The HDR mode seems to blow thing up on the lighter side but it's not pleasing to look at, the details isn't on par to something like pixel and even on One Plus 7 Pro when zoomed/cropped in. The burst mode is great though and the cinema pro functionality is fun to play with especially manual focus. The main issue is the other side of the phone....the front camera/view finder. It's really poor, even when you switch off soft skin your face looks horrible in the view finder. When it actually takes the shot it isn't too bad but it's a problem since video calls and things like Snapchat use the image from the viewfinder so it's basically unusable unless you wanna look like a clay character. I hope they fix it with an update but so far Sony's response about this issue was "it's an 8mp camera on the front" so basically not even trying to sort it or acknowledging the problem.

    Signal. The Sony phones carrier signal is poor compared to my OnePlus. It has less bars on the status bar but when checking the actual signal quality it seems it's the same as my OnePlus so I thought it isn't a problem. That was until I was calling people and I have experienced drop outs (I'm going to test this a bit more). When I've done speed test on 4g it tends to lose 20mbps compared to my OPO in the same location at times. Also upload speed is considerably low compared to my OPO. There were even moments where I couldn't even access the internet while I was outside and this was at places I go to regularly which I never had a problem with on previous phones.

    Brightness outdoors isn't as good as others but tbh it's still useable so for me it's a non issue.

    The stock apps. It has bloatware in it and there's a quite a bit that can't be uninstalled. Call of duty mobile, facebook, Amazon prime video, Netflix, tidal etc. I have disabled them but it's annoying to even have these on there on the first place.

    Overall I do like what Sony have done, it has a lot a great features but the front facing camera issue and the signal issue has kinda forced me to return it. I've already started the return process and will have a few more days to test it before I do have to give it back. I really do like it though but I can't ignore these issues.

    Interesting. It sounds like the Pro version of it will have less cons when it comes to its 4G/5G connections. And yeah I guess all or most things should be good by the time the Sony Xperia 1 III is out.

  • Jun 27, 2020
    1 reply
    YeezyDude

    Interesting. It sounds like the Pro version of it will have less cons when it comes to its 4G/5G connections. And yeah I guess all or most things should be good by the time the Sony Xperia 1 III is out.

    I heard the pro version won't be available to the mass market

    They are on the right track but something always lets Sony down and unfortunately this is another one.

    There's so many positives but they just had to go really cheap with the front facing camera and I guess the antenna used in the phone.

  • Jun 28, 2020
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    Sabr

    I heard the pro version won't be available to the mass market

    They are on the right track but something always lets Sony down and unfortunately this is another one.

    There's so many positives but they just had to go really cheap with the front facing camera and I guess the antenna used in the phone.

    That would be a shame if it indeed isn't available on their website at least.

    Yeah what matters is them been on the right track and improving things with every new smartphone that they do release. Everything should be good by the time the Sony Xperia 1 III or Sony Xperia 1 IV is out. As long as they keep taking steps forward and not backwards so should things only improve hopefully.

  • Jun 28, 2020
    1 reply
    YeezyDude

    That would be a shame if it indeed isn't available on their website at least.

    Yeah what matters is them been on the right track and improving things with every new smartphone that they do release. Everything should be good by the time the Sony Xperia 1 III or Sony Xperia 1 IV is out. As long as they keep taking steps forward and not backwards so should things only improve hopefully.

    They need to sign up the head of pixel camera division now that Google let him go

  • Jun 28, 2020

    these boys really dont know how to sell their phones

  • Jun 28, 2020
    Sabr

    They need to sign up the head of pixel camera division now that Google let him go

    Word... That would be very good for them

  • Ezio 馃幇
    Jun 29, 2020
    1 reply

    @Nas thank you man, loved the review. You're the best for taking time to write it tbh, you write well too.

  • Aug 20, 2020
    Ezio

    @Nas thank you man, loved the review. You're the best for taking time to write it tbh, you write well too.

    Man Japan/Taiwan always gets all of the nice stuff

  • Sep 6, 2020
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    2 replies

    XZ1 Compact is my favourite phone of all time design wise, but I caved and bought the Pixel 4A just now. That s*** was a tank and the only complaint I had was the GPS and Wireless being weird at times. Unfortunately Sony phones are already hard to get here in my country too.

    Really hope there was a market for compact phones but it's a dying wish at this point

  • Jan 26, 2021
    Zokkon

    XZ1 Compact is my favourite phone of all time design wise, but I caved and bought the Pixel 4A just now. That s*** was a tank and the only complaint I had was the GPS and Wireless being weird at times. Unfortunately Sony phones are already hard to get here in my country too.

    Really hope there was a market for compact phones but it's a dying wish at this point

    Looks like you might like the the Sony Xperia 5 II. So yeah get that one!

    But yeah they need to release their smartphones in more countries for sure.

    Btw some Sony Xperia 1 III and Sony Xperia 10 III specs leaked last year...

  • Apr 8, 2021
    edited

    LEGGO!!!

    Btw rumored specs so far...

    • 4K @ 120 Hz screen (Might be real)
    • 5000 MAh (Rumored)
    • 3.5 mm headphone jack (Should be real)
    • 1300 Nits peak brightness (Might be real)
    • 21:9 aspect ratio (Should be real)
    • OLED (Should be real)
    • HDR-10 (Should be real)
    • 12/16 GB's of RAM (Might be real)
    • 256/512 GB's of internal storage (Should be real)
    • Expandable storage up to 1 TB's (Should be real)
    • Wired/wireless charging (Should be real)
    • 65 W wired fast charging/15 W wireless charging (Might be real)
    • 64 MP (Wide main camera), 12 MP (Ultra wide camera) and 12 MP (Periscope zoom camera with 60 times zoom) (Rumored)
    • Sony camera team involved again with this smartphone (Might be real)
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor (Should be real)

    And here's where to watch it...

  • Apr 8, 2021
    2 replies

    Xperia 1 II best phone I've ever had besides a few UI bugs

    Oh and screen brightness is trash

  • Oct 19, 2021

  • JayS 馃
    Oct 19, 2021
    5 replies

    Sony is still making phones? Are they any good?

  • Dec 20, 2021
    JayS

    Sony is still making phones? Are they any good?

    I got a Sony Xperia 1 III recently... And well... I would say yes!

    And it's out now and here is how it looks and what it can do...

    Sony Xperia Pro-I 5G

    Specs:

    • 6.5" 4K @ 120 Hz OLED HDR-10 display
    • 21:9 aspect ratio
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
    • 12 GB's of RAM
    • Fingerprint sensor (On the side)
    • 5G/Wi-Fi AC support
    • Water resistant IP65/IP68/Dust proof IP65
    • Real-Time Tracking
    • 240 Hz Motion blur reduction/Touch scanning rate
    • 256/512 GB's of storage
    • 1 TB expandable storage
    • USB C port (USB 3.1 Gen1)
    • Bluetooth 5.2
    • 4500 mAh battery
    • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (Front)/Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (Rear)
    • 3 12 MP's improved rear cameras (See website for more details)
    • 1" 12 MPs F 2.0 and 4.0 image sensor camera with phase-detection AF sensor (One of the 3 12 MP's rear cameras)
    • ZEISS Tessar T* optics and dual aperture
    • Eye AF for stills and videos
    • 1 8 MP's improved front camera (F 2.0)
    • 4K @ 60 Hz video recording
    • 4K @ 120 Hz slow-motion recording
    • OIS/EIS video recording
    • 3.5 mm audio jack
    • Phone-speaker audio with 360 degrees audio
    • Dolby Atmos audio support
    • Charger included (Cable too)
    • 30 W charger

    electronics.sony.com/mobile/smartphone/professional-smartphones/p/xqbe62-b

  • Ezio 馃幇
    Jan 18

    Low-key want to get a 5G phone, my Xperia 10 plus is great tho

  • Feb 26

    Lmao

  • Jun 5
    edited

    Sony Xperia 1 IV is out September 2022 and its price will be $1600 and the Sony Xperia 10 IV should be out the same month and will be cheaper than $1600 of course so I would imagine that it would cost like the Sony Xperia 10 III or like $100 - $300 more

  • Jun 5
    1 reply

    bring back the xz1compact

  • Zokkon

    bring back the xz1compact

    I think the Sony Xperia 5 IV did replace it or the cheapest one would be the Sony Xperia 10 IV. So those I would say are worth checking out!

  • Jun 5
    2 replies

    That audio jack looking seductive

    Might need me one of these

  • Semi spontaneous

    That audio jack looking seductive

    Might need me one of these

    Indeed... I am glad that Sony smartphone still has it

    Btw guys seems like Sony's leak of the Sony Xperia 5 IV was real (Well the hashtag) and here's some stuff about it finally...