Sony Xperia XZ3: is it an upgrade?

  • Published on:  8/30/2018
  • Sony announced its latest flagship at IFA 2018, the Xperia XZ3. But aside from a new OLED screen and a few other tweaks and improvements, it’s not much of an upgrade over the XZ2 model that Sony released earlier this year.Subscribe: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science:


  • Kevadu
    Kevadu 11 months ago+261

    Why do these kinds of videos always seem to be written from the perspective of "should you upgrade from the previous model"? Who actually does that? I have heard of people getting a new phone every couple of years (though even that seems excessive), but who one earth gets every single new model when a company is releasing multiple models a year? What mythical person is that "should you upgrade?" question meant for?
    It seems to me that a far more relevant comparison would be: If you're in the market for a new smartphone how does this compare to other currently available models from the competition? But no, that's never the question that is posed. Instead it's "should you upgrade from a phone that only came out a few months ago?" The problem is that the answer to that latter question is always, *always*, "no, of course you shouldn't you dingbat".

  • Apoorv
    Apoorv 11 months ago+692

    New Title Suggestion: Man reads specifications while complaining a whole lot.

  • Patrick Sean
    Patrick Sean 11 months ago+506

    isnt 2:1 basically 18:9??

  • Jacob Baird
    Jacob Baird 11 months ago+220

    I don't think they're trying to only sell this phone to the people who bought the xz2 like you're implying.

  • Nald David
    Nald David 11 months ago+157

    When apple adapted oled it is a very big upgrade??? Biased

  • Francis Fernandes
    Francis Fernandes 11 months ago+603

    The verge reviews on Sony mobile are the worse

  • sgtghost141
    sgtghost141 11 months ago+240

    I feel like Verge has been biased against Sony for a long time

  • Bilegt Battushig
    Bilegt Battushig 11 months ago+290

    One of the best phones that have no "notch" in 2018

  • Hakeem Adjei
    Hakeem Adjei 11 months ago+398

    Cmon this phone looks good. It’s not iterative. It’s a big leap to following the good tracks. Great work Sony

  • Daniel Marchena
    Daniel Marchena 11 months ago+185

    XZ not ZX...

  • Andrea M
    Andrea M 11 months ago+113

    worse review ever... he doesn't even know the correct name of the phone... gee... oh and the 18:9 vs 2:1....................

  • Steven Mancera
    Steven Mancera 11 months ago+18

    Sony Xperia phones are the new punching bag of tech media, now that they don't have HTC phones to do it. Tbh this is very good update, Xperia phones are very very underrated, it's just Xperia's name has been tarnished by it's very boring and slow updates lately and almost to no PR, but now they're looking like they're giving back now

  • jamayrian
    jamayrian 11 months ago+37

    This guy mispronounced the Sony phones as ZX instead of XZ it portrays the misinformation and negativity tour they have towards Sony.
    1 Are they payed to do this? By other oems whom did this in the past already like Samsung...
    2 Is this guy a little bit bias? It seems as if he doesn't know what's good even if it slapped him in the face.....
    3. While complaining about the phones size and such they show the xperia XZ2 compact wich does have a bigger bottom bezel compared to the one on the XZ3 at 1:17

  • SkywardKing
    SkywardKing 11 months ago+77

    As someone said already, it's only a negative if you think of this phone as being aimed at people that bought the other version, as an upgrade. But to judge the phone on its own, it's solid and a nice addition as a potential option for new buyers.

  • Afzal zainal
    Afzal zainal 11 months ago+50

    Minor upgrade?? So how bout s8 to s9 a year flagship released which is also a minor upgrade?

  • Lashan
    Lashan 11 months ago+55

    So much complaining about a twice yearly upgrade that's better than the extremely iterative, internal-only upgrades the iPhone gets every 2 years.

  • Coffeephile
    Coffeephile 11 months ago+204

    WTF how stupid this video is, screen alone makes it huge upgrade, everything else is top notch, what do you need more from phone, its perfect

  • Bob Leung
    Bob Leung 11 months ago+21

    Companies do this all the time. No one complains when Oneplus releases a 6 and 6T within months of each other. No one complains when LG releases an LG G7 and then a V40. People are saying how a Galaxy Note 9 is an incremental upgrade over S9+. I want The Verge to ding all these companies in their reviews if this is how they treat Sony.

    WERS DA LAMB SOS? 11 months ago+28

    Xperia are faster and more reliable than Iphone and samsungs.

  • James Russo
    James Russo 11 months ago+198

    Lmfao 18:9 is taller than 2:1 lmfao