Sony’s new Xperia XZ is all about the camera hardware (update)

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  • p_lindsay

    So basically, it’s another X Performance with a different name and a 0.2 inch larger screen? Sony is weird, man.

    • Raj Singh

      It’s not another X Performance. It has USB-C, different screen, “laser” auto focus, 4K recording, 5-axis image stabilization and other hardware differences…
      Still, Sony is weird; they need to get their sh t together.

    • p_lindsay

      Lol. Ya they’re totally different. 🙂

    • Raj Singh

      You think despite those hardware differences that they’re the same phone with different screen sizes?

    • p_lindsay

      It’s a marginally better phone but even a reasonably informed consumer wouldn’t care about the differences. It makes absolutely no sense for them to have both of these phones on the market.

    • Raj Singh

      I agree with you there… they’re all over the place.

  • danakin

    “We’ve reached out to the company to find out if and when the company plans to bring the Xperia XZ to Canada. Stay tuned.”

    MS, for my own selfish reasons, please try to find out if Sony Canada will offer this device carrier unlocked. This fall is when I’m updating from my Nexus 5.

  • Binku

    I hope that XZ Compact will be available in Canada. Only that device has significant upgrade from pervious models (more ram, more mAh, and new camera and hardware specs).

  • Sean Walton

    I agree with everyone that Sony has weird strategies with their mobile devices but to be honest I really love my X Performance. I read mixed reviews on it but I find it to be excellent.

    • disqusmy

      How is the performance?
      Does it have over heating issue when using it for long time gaming, video recording?
      sony xperia has this issue in xperia generation

    • Sean Walton

      To be honest I don’t do any gaming. I have recorded video of my daughter for about 4-5 mins without overheating but have not tested it longer than that.

      I actually love the device. It’s very snappy, camera is very good, fingerprint scanner is very fast and it has yet to crash an app on me. Build quality is excellent too. I’m very happy with it.

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      Yea man, I bought the X Performance day 1 when the phone was out (the 14 of July) and still got 0 app crash , the phone don’t overheat and im playing pokemon Go a lot. I don’t understand all the bad reviews im just guessing reviewers don’t really try the device and just judge by specs or something. The only bad thing with it is the battery life but im use to charge my phone every day anyway so I don’t really care about that. It faster also than the Z3 I got before, I game a lot and I got no framerate issue even with big gameloft games. The price was expensive I guess for what you have under the hood probably another reason for bad review but I don’t regret my choice overall

    • skrug

      X Performance is cheapest price wise in Canada than any where else in the world

    • disqusmy

      Try to record using 4K video mode, see if it will over heat.

    • Sean Walton

      I’m pretty sure the X Performance can’t do 4K which I’m fine with.

    • skrug

      only the phones that has the snapdragon 810 (z3+/z5) gets hot. Others are fine.

    • disqusmy

      Good to know, in the forum they didnt mentioned why there is overheat.

      It is annoying to own one of these unit that has heating issue with camera.

  • lbwc

    Clearly Sony doesn’t like money. My wife hates big phones and so the Xperia X compact would have been perfect for her. I guess the iphone se is the only option then. Stupid Sony for making a decent small phone that fills a niche but refusing to bring it to the masses.

    • skrug

      Get the Xperia Z5 Compact?

  • Christina Churchill

    I’ve been waiting for a new Sony to be released for months now, to finally upgrade from my Z2. Now Sony decides to not bring it to Canada. Lovely!

    • skrug

      You can always import, via clove(.co.uk) or handtec(.co.uk) there’s a preorder bonus of MDRXB959BT Bluetooth headphone.

  • korbindallis

    I imported the XZ to Canada from the UK had to pay import duty but worth it to have something that no one has here