Poll results: Do you like the new members of Sony's X-line?

Poll results: Do you like the new members of Sony's X-line?

We asked you yesterday if you like what you are seeing in the two new Xperias that Sony just announced, and whether you think the company is on the right track with them. The largest part of our 1229 respondents went to the "Sony can do better" choice, which is certainly valid for each and any effort from the renowned electronics maker. The second most popular choice went to the Xperia XZ aficionados, while next in line were the folks that like both the XZ and X Compact, pending initial reviews, we'd assume.

Sony took notice of the enhanced competition in Android land this season, and just outed two brand spanking new phones that look very promising, at least on paper and after initial handling. The Xperia XZ and X Compact share the same enhanced 23 MP camera sensor that promises blur-free and color-accurate photos, thanks to the new Laser AF system, and the RGBC-IR color sensor. They also offer 5-axis digital image stabilizationduring video sessions for the first time in a phone, as well as plenty of manual controls like exposure, shutter speed, or focus points.

The signature Sony chassis has also been reworked to feature the so-called "Unified Design" that seamlessly "loops" the glass front with the metal rear that now features a new ALKALEIDO alloy that is shinier and more pleasant to the touch than other metal handsets becoming ubiquitous these days. Sony also starts using the side-agnostic USB-C connector in its phones for the first time here, and the phones are plenty powerful offering top-shelf or midrange Snapdragon chipsets, with the typical two-day battery life promise from Sony. In addition, the Xperia XZ is also IP68-rated for dancing in the rain or swimming in the pool, and there are some nice stereo sound recording enhancements in the audio department. 

Do you like the new members of Sony's X-line?

I like the Xperia XZ
I like the X Compact
I like them both
Meh, Sony can do better

Related phones

Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)
Xperia X Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(14.1h 3G talk time)



1. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015


3. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The author could have also stated that over 60% of the populous vote like the new devices. Instead of focused on the negative side. Click baits these days.

5. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I like XZ because of its exotic design.

12. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The XZ compact is a disappointment. SD650 CPU? Really? If its priced around AUD$500 ok, but if this thing is going or AUD$750 Sony can get farked

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Actually, I like this phone better than almost anything any other manufacturer has put out this year. Especially if it can get nougat quick. It has a classic design, probably the best designed phone this year imo. It has awesome build quality It has top of the line specs It has water/dust proofing It has stereo speakers It has side mounted finger print sensor It has the best selfie camera It has one of the best cameras It is a awesome performer Yes I may have liked it to have all the bells and whistles like 6 gig ram, qhd screen but I just don't know, there's just something that feels right about the xperia XZ. Guess I've become tired of the spec war knowing that they don't affect any of the phones abilities at this point. Desing, experience and innovation (which nobody aside Moto/lenovo is doing) are what matters at this point. Will consider this phone when it comes out in october

7. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I also would decide to buy this phone IF they can release new Android version faster.

11. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

S7 destroy anything on the market right now, even for the money. It can be find for 500$, good luck with your justifications though.

4. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

xperia xz ALKALEIDO alloy build is much durable than fragile scratchgate# glass build device.

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

One last thing before I shut my mouth (about time too heh lol) about the new Xperia lineup. Yes, it's great to see Sony making a competitive handset. The tech isn't anything to write home about unlike Samsung's recent offerings, but from all the hands on videos I've seen the build quality seems rock solid. No matter all the crap I've talked about Sony as of late I'd admit the XZ is an extremely elegant looking device. A Sony I'd finally consider buying provided it leaves me a good impression when I get to test it out this October. But I can't help but wonder. Is this enough? A good phone that's just enough to attract die-hard Sony fans? Samsung and the bunch of Chinese+Taiwanese flagship phone manufacturers from the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo/Oneplus, and ASUS are way more affordable and/or provide better bang for the buck. What Sony needs is new technology that sets it apart. The XZ seems to be a marked improvement, but from what I've seen, I can't help but feel it's not enough.

8. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Too small.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I like the Xperia X, but won't be getting it at such a steep price tag of $800.

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Yeah, WTF with sony pricing.. really? The prices are just OTT

15. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Since when did Xperia X go $800? Sony launched it for $600, but now it's like $349-399.

10. acme64

Posts: 128; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

the designs are fine, but the specs on the compact are a tragedy.

14. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The SD650 is a major let down

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