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Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

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Commissioner
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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

You can scratch anything but glossy painted plastic must be the least hardwearing material out there. Mine is in the official SONY flip case but has marks on the sides. I'm OCD with my phones, they have screen protectors front & back plus a case and yet none of my old iPhones have a single mark on them. Nobody uses plastic in flagship phones these days, not for a good couple of years.
Moderator
Message 22 of 30
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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

Well they do, but when Sony was rocking aluminium and Samsung, LG, Google, and most others were using plastic, it was seen as a gimmick with little point and waste.
It was also noted how easily aluminium scratched


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Enthusiast
Message 23 of 30
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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

@viridis

Please IF it's possible for SONY, tell SONY to make Carbon fiber frame + Alkaleido body

Emperor
Message 24 of 30
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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

@SOUNI1

 

I've been requesting/suggesting that ever since 2011 #CarbonFiberXperia #XperiaCarbonFiberUliwooly 




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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

I was gonna tag you into this but wasn't sure how public you wanted your carbon fibre love to be @uliwooly


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Emperor
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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

lol




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Inhabitant
Message 27 of 30
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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

Here we can observe how easy XZ gets scratches:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snnuvwZGMWM&index=15&t=245s&list=PLunc99vB4ExZOfUxeCwwo77lzjNr8HaWP

 

If we compare with Z5 Premium (glass and metal, not plastic and aluminium) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVPa8sNY1Xw

 

We may conclude the XZ is much more scratch prone than Z5.

 

The improvements in camera lens (XZ glass, Z5 plastic) and screen (XZ gorilla glass) are not enough to compensate all other materials.

 

There are several missing Z features or features changed for worst in XZ.

 

We should be discovering new functionalities and improvements, not counting missing Z features. In several aspects, we are moving back to models before Xperia Z. Other brands are moving forward copying Sony features like waterproof and good cameras.

 

Unfortunately, for sound and vision fans it’s now easier to move to other brands.

Get original Rear Camera for Sony Xperia XZ at http://www.witrigs.com/oem-rear-camera-for-sony-xperia-xz This video will show you the scratch situation that Sony Xperia XZ will meet in daily life. Here I have Screen scratch test and Back Cover scratch test. More video of Xperia XZ will coming ...
Its that time again... Durability testing ALL the major SmartPhones. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is next in line. The scratch test went well. The screen holds up like the majority of the other phones on the market. The Flame test revealed that the screen does not hold up well to heat. Smart Phone ...
Forum Legend
Message 28 of 30
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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

This is all you need to know about XZ materials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NMCqjVoKHI

 

what is ALKALEIDO??http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2017/01/04/meet-the-makers-shinji-kanada-tells-us-about-alkaleido/



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Current Xperia XZ pricing in the USA: http://amzn.to/2etngoN How durable is Sony's new flagship? The Sony Xperia XZ. Released in late 2016 this water resistant phone is going to end up in the pockets of a lot of people. Mostly outside of the USA. I put this phone through a series of tests. Scratch
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Message 29 of 30
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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?


@Nuno-sf wrote:

Here we can observe how easy XZ gets scratches:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snnuvwZGMWM&index=15&t=245s&list=PLunc99vB4ExZOfUxeCwwo77lzjNr8HaWP

 

If we compare with Z5 Premium (glass and metal, not plastic and aluminium) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVPa8sNY1Xw

 

We may conclude the XZ is much more scratch prone than Z5.

 

The improvements in camera lens (XZ glass, Z5 plastic) and screen (XZ gorilla glass) are not enough to compensate all other materials.

 

There are several missing Z features or features changed for worst in XZ.

 

We should be discovering new functionalities and improvements, not counting missing Z features. In several aspects, we are moving back to models before Xperia Z. Other brands are moving forward copying Sony features like waterproof and good cameras.

 

Unfortunately, for sound and vision fans it’s now easier to move to other brands.


Absolutely correct.

If someone was to start rubbing a sharp pair of scissors over their phones, it will scratch.

In other news.

The sun is hot.



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Commissioner
Message 30 of 30
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Re: Xperia XZ have metal frame or polycarbonate?

However, scratched metal looks way less nasty than scratched glossy painted plastic.