What do you think of Sony's Xperia 1 compared to the XZ3?
by Preslav Kateliev / Mar 05, 2019, 9:39 AM
Now, the Xperia 1 is reverting a lot of these changes. We are back to the stark-ish rectangular shape, back to a fingerprint embedded in the side-mounted power button. On the flip side, the Xperia 1 still shook things up by introducing a super-tall, 21:9 display, which is still a controversial topic.
We wonder — would you have preferred to see Sony continue down the design path it started on with the Xperia XZ3, or are you glad that it backpaddled a bit when designing the Xperia 1?
Did you prefer the Xperia XZ3's design, or do you like Xperia 1 better?
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I like the xperia 1 but is expensive as hell (over a 1000 euros) and not mention that is taller than the note 9!! and to be salty till the end, no 3.5mm jack and small batter and yet bigger than a note 9...
posted on Mar 05, 2019, 9:52 AM 5
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Too sad only main camera seems to be exmor. While UW, tele and selfie seem to be isocell to keep costs lower. I"ll pass. Not going to spend $1000 for s**tty isocell.
posted on Mar 05, 2019, 10:00 AM 1
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No headphone jack though.
posted on Mar 05, 2019, 10:26 AM 0
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I think very few people have seen the XZ3 in real to appreciate the fact that the front and rear glass is not curved only sideways but also at the top and bottom giving a unique feeling of a smooth pebble. Sony could have evolved the XZ3 design language, if they could have a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display and access to screens with cutouts for the front camera. Then they would evolve the design into something similar to a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Huawei Mate 20 Pro but with the nice smooth pebble feel of the XZ3. Now with the Xperia 1 they are just covering up the fact that they have no money to spend into contemporary components and they revert to solutions that are old-school or plain weird. The Xperia 1 has quite a bit thicker side bezels than the XZ3 (because if the side fingerprint scanner) and a tall body that fits into no one's pocket. Maybe with next generation they will manage to merge what they started with the XZ3 and what they have with the 1 and finally get to the level of the competition.
posted on Mar 05, 2019, 11:23 AM 3
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Much improved from xz3. Things I like.. Flat screen, 21:9 is perfect for my usage, triple cam with cinema aspect recording, fps on side, Sony boxy design I like.. But again, this phone ain't for everybody. And I like that about it. I hate to see some soccer moms carrying the same phone I'm carrying. I don't feel cutting edge when that happens! Lol.
posted on Mar 05, 2019, 1:34 PM 3
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