Flashback: a decade of Sony Xperia displays

03 July 2022
From the first ever 4K smartphone display to the pocket friendly Compacts, we have a look at the Sony Xperia story through some of the most interesting displays.

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CptPower, 03 Jul 20222160p 4k screen 600ppi Oled Man you can have even a m... moreok hater, then buy a 720p screen and stfu! Paid top dollar and get an outdated 1080 amoled because your low IQ doesn't help...

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    rizki1, 04 Jul 2022overpriced phone... IPS lcd (until XZ2), no OIS, small batt... moreSmall battery? really? they stuffed a 5000mah battery in the 10iv...look at the S22. Thats a small battery lol

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      Daimon, 04 Jul 2022Indeed. Don't be a sony fanatic weirdo. Added weight? See the weight of Xperia 1iv and S22 ultra...and the size to hold both! I guess haters are always low in IQ...

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        DaFink, 04 Jul 2022Your obviously not all that enamored with your Sony Pro-i i... moreHe paid top dollar, even if he gets 8K on a screen, its completely ok. We dont want a 20 year 1080p display on a phone from 2022.

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          lonte bajingan, 04 Jul 2022sony phones always been overpriced, and the battery is alwa... moreRight because Samsung has no issues right...Lol

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            their best ips display was used on xz2 series...
            for my personal phone, i upgraded from z1 compact (a 4.3 inch phone with 16:9 ar) to xz2 compact (a 5 inch phone with 18:9 ar) it was not hard to adjust, except that it is quite heavy, esp compared to z1 compact...
            for my work phone, i upgraded from z5 premium (a 5.5 inch phone with 16:9 ar and 4k uhd) to 1 ii (a 6.5 inch phone with 21:9 ar and cropped 4k)... it has significantly better in handling, z5 premium is quite wider... i can even use 1 ii one handedly...
            though z5 premium is sharper esp when i browse through my photos and even on web browsers despite the phone is said to run at 1080p most of the time... for movies and videos, it depends... there are already 21:9 videos on yt, and some movies i have are in 21:9... likewise, i can watch yt videos having 16:9 ar and have the comment section on the rightmost part, no black bars whatsoever...
            1 ii is known to have "dimmer" display... though i am able to use it outdoors, direct sunlight happens occasionaly, so there is that "wanting" that it could be brighter (1iv is, they say) but i hope it will have less of oled burn issues...

              disappointed, 04 Jul 2022This is counterfactual. Sony phones being overpriced is a 2... morenope, i'm using xperia 5 (1st gen), using since xperia x performance xzc - xz1c - xz2c then jumping into xperia 5 and it has all that the same issue, now i'm glad doesn't had that issue again since using a52s and also has better experience overall.

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                lonte bajingan, 04 Jul 2022sony phones always been overpriced, and the battery is alwa... moreThis is counterfactual. Sony phones being overpriced is a 2019-2022 development, before that they had competitive pricing. The XZ2/XZ2C were the cheapest SD845 flagships for some time (until the Chinese brands caught up).

                Also the Z/XZ series were historically really good in terms of battery life, and the Compacts were real battery champions despite having rather small batteries. Sony's optimization was legendary for a reason. The Z1 Compact had 8-10 hours SOT on a 2300 mAh battery!

                Judging by your comment, I'd guess that you've had the Z5/Z5C (though those weren't overpriced for sure). They really got hit hard by the SD810 heat issues and had crappy battery life as a result.

                  sony phones always been overpriced, and the battery is always meh since decade! also stupid restart after ejecting sdcard/sim that's f* annoying, camera also shit just 1 minutes record started lagging turning off somany features by itself, after that we getting forced closing camera apps because it got heats alot! worst experience buying sony smartphones, i'm glad moving to samsung.

                    At the end of the day, the display is the part that you use the most from a smartphone, hence having 4K totally makes sense. Whomever is comfortable with FHD on a display larger than 5 inches has to go see an eye doctor.
                    Also, I absolutely love Sony for being the only brand out there that still has the SD card slot on high-end flagship phones.
                    No SD card slot = NO BUY! (cough, cough, Samsung)
                    Currently stashing money for Xperia I III.

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                      • 04 Jul 2022

                      Regardless of how flawed sony phones are currently they have what, for me, is the best implementation of a 100% screen usability. No underscreen, pop-up or flip camera instead they just have small bezels that hold the camera.

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                        Anonymous, 04 Jul 2022I had Z3. Was really good.Interesting.

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                          I had Z3. Was really good.

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                            Anonymous, 03 Jul 2022They didn't say the xperia 1. You said that. But even ... moreThen show me some...
                            You know, the problem with people like you is that you write "there are some", but then it ends. No real example to show...

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                              Anonymous, 03 Jul 2022Places xperia is sold : USA, Spain, France, UK, German... moreI wonder how you managed to write a reply, since you can't even read...

                                [deleted post]Your obviously not all that enamored with your Sony Pro-i if you feel the need to keep a S22 Ultra around .....🤷‍♂️

                                And what exactly have I said that's hypocritical?, I (and many others) don't see the need for ridiculously high resolutions on small displays, that's a statement, but a hypocritical one.

                                Maybe you should grow up a little, and drop the silly attitude yeah?

                                  [deleted post]And I should care about that because???????

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                                    The Flip, 04 Jul 2022One of the reasons why I was hesitant in getting an Xperia ... moreSony always saves the best for Japan, the Compact series is now called Xperia Ace, they are great phones but as always they are exclusive to Japan :(

                                    https://www.gsmarena.com/renders_show_sony_xperia_ace_iii_design_a_small_phone_with_a_55_display-news-53511.php

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                                      The Flip, 04 Jul 2022One of the reasons why I was hesitant in getting an Xperia ... moreWow, why the hell do you need the two best looking foldable phones? 🤣

                                      You are surely the guy everyone looks at when you pull your phones out of your pocket.

                                        The Flip, 04 Jul 2022One of the reasons why I was hesitant in getting an Xperia ... moreIndeed. Don't be a sony fanatic weirdo.