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Sony XPERIA XZ1 - the good parts

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Sony XPERIA XZ1 - the good parts

While these forums have mostly list of issues, I think it worth mentioning the good sides of a product as well.


I love this XPERIA XZ1 screen. I've had some reservations seeing it was not an OLED, but the brighness and visibility in broad daylight is stellar. I keep my device in sRGB mode and I am impressed at how nice the colors are. I know that this prevents us from using ambient display, but this is a non-issue for me.


I love the design. It reminds me of my short R&D past with a competing vendor, when we had squares prototypes which then would be later shaped into rounded devices. I hoped that some day I'll be able to get a device that looks firm. Well, I've got it now.


I love the stereo speakers. Coming from a single bottom-firing Nexus 5, I did not think that such layout will improve the quality. It is fun noticing subtle stereo effects.


Headphone jack! I know that its availability (not usage) is on decline, but it sounds amazing even with my cheap-ish headphones. The post-processing that Sony has put into this device makes me hear things I've never heard before in familiar tracks.


Android Oreo is near-stock, so it does not take much time to get used to. Additions such as audio processing, color temperature, and theming (which I have yet to take advantage of) are very welcome.


The last thing is controversial, but I like that fingerprint sensor is unavailable on the US models. Call me old-fashioned, but I can change my PIN if I want, not so easy with fingers. I am pretty sure that if the sensor was active, I felt compelled to use it, but the lack of sensor means lack of temptation.


So those are the things I feel are the highlights of this device.

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Re: Sony XPERIA XZ1 - the good parts



It's nice to read this type of post at a support forum every  now and then Slightly smiling Face 


As for the fingerprint sensor, you could flash the phone with either Flashtool or Xperifirm and you will be able to use it. 

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