Sony cop backlash over new phone

Sony Xperia
Sony Xperia. Photo: By Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia - Sony Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Sony’s latest flagship device has received multiple changes however one of the new features of the Sony Xperia XZ2 is getting all the attention.

The new phone is putting its chips in entertainment to go head to head with the Apple iPhone X by removing the headphone jack. This follows Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack since the release of the iPhone 7 combining the charging and headphone ports into one.

This change has caused much uproar amongst fans of the Sony phone despite radical improvements across the rest of the device.

Many users took their anger to twitter with one saying “kudos to Samsung for NOT removing the headphone jack…(Sony) on the ‘no jack’ bandwagon and it’s sad”.

Another one said “Bye Sony, hi Samsung”.

Despite the concerns surrounding the headphone jack, the new phone has some impressive features with a 5.7 inch HDR Full HD+ display meaning better colours and contrast.

The reduced bezel at the top and bottom of the screen is a bonus however it still doesn’t match that of LG or Samsung.

One of the interesting moves is that Sony has opted to leave behind the 4K display instead replacing it with HD+ HDR in order to enhance the colours and create a vibrant screen.

Sony has also changed the camera position into the centre of the phone with the fingerprint scanner situated just below it. This could be a result of the new sloped design on the back of the phone.

The 19 megapixel camera is impressive being able to capture 4K HDR video whilst the slo-mo feature can capture a huge 960 frames per second at a 1080p resolution.

The impressive 3D feature is present again on the new Xperia XZ2 with Sony also introducing the feature to the front facing camera as well. The 3D feature allows users to capture 3D scans of people and objects in less than a minute. Adding it to the front facing camera means users can now get scans of themselves.

With 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage the new phone has everything you need – besides a headphone jack according to punters.  A new Dynamic Vibration System combined with powerful speakers adds to the entertainment features of the phone making it a high quality movie or music experience.

The release date for the phone in Australia has not yet been announced and prices will also be released at the same time.