1. krazyatom's Avatar
    Hello AC fellows,

    I found this review vs S8! Check it out!

    08-10-2017 12:34 PM
  2. OhAlfie's Avatar
    I bought the Sony earlier this summer and I loved the size and form factor, but I soon realized how much I missed having the fingerprint reader and also missed having separate volume controls for ringtone/system/notifications etc. Also, and most importantly, the Sony does NOT support WiFi calling and that was a deal breaker for me.

    So I ended up returning the Sony and getting the unlocked S8 and the S8 blows the Sony away and it's cheaper as well.
    08-16-2017 08:32 AM
  3. rikken's Avatar
    I have wifi-calling on mine.
    08-16-2017 11:57 AM
  4. krazyatom's Avatar
    I have wifi-calling on mine.
    Do you have t-mobile?
    08-16-2017 12:01 PM
  5. rikken's Avatar
    Telenor. Norway.
    08-16-2017 12:20 PM
  6. krazyatom's Avatar
    Telenor. Norway.
    Oh I see. I don't think we have WiFi calling in USA for xy premium.
    08-16-2017 12:27 PM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Also, and most importantly, the Sony does NOT support WiFi calling and that was a deal breaker for me.
    This is incorrect. Carriers use a custom ROM to enable WiFi calling for their network or use an app. It's not the best way but it enable carriers to maintain control.

    This is mostly an Android issue as Apple seems to have bypassed this problem.
    08-21-2017 04:23 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Oh I see. I don't think we have WiFi calling in USA for xy premium.
    You probably will if you buy the phone from the carrier.
    08-21-2017 04:23 AM
  9. OhAlfie's Avatar
    This is incorrect. Carriers use a custom ROM to enable WiFi calling for their network or use an app. It's not the best way but it enable carriers to maintain control.

    This is mostly an Android issue as Apple seems to have bypassed this problem.
    The unlocked Axon 7 and S8 I bought from Best Buy over the last couple of years both had wi-fi calling built in. Neither were tied to a carrier.
    08-29-2017 09:50 AM
  10. Eggmundo's Avatar
    I bought the Sony earlier this summer and I loved the size and form factor, but I soon realized how much I missed having the fingerprint reader and also missed having separate volume controls for ringtone/system/notifications etc. Also, and most importantly, the Sony does NOT support WiFi calling and that was a deal breaker for me.

    So I ended up returning the Sony and getting the unlocked S8 and the S8 blows the Sony away and it's cheaper as well.
    How does it blow it away please?
    09-02-2017 10:53 AM
  11. DominionRoofs's Avatar
    How does it blow it away please?
    It doesn't.
    09-08-2017 03:39 PM
  12. OhAlfie's Avatar
    See my notes above. Great form factor for sure, but lacking key components for me. No wi-fi calling, no fingerprint scanner, lacking more detailed volume control features.

    Had the Sony had all those item, I'd still be using it. Sadly Sony doesn't offer them so I felt it wasn't worth the cost of keeping.

    The S8 has all the above features and many more and makes for a more pleasant user experience.
    09-11-2017 09:22 AM
  13. xplod566's Avatar
    See my notes above. Great form factor for sure, but lacking key components for me. No wi-fi calling, no fingerprint scanner, lacking more detailed volume control features.

    Had the Sony had all those item, I'd still be using it. Sadly Sony doesn't offer them so I felt it wasn't worth the cost of keeping.

    The S8 has all the above features and many more and makes for a more pleasant user experience.
    Here in India we have WiFi calling,fingerprint scanner,for volume there are apps so no issue.
    10-23-2017 03:34 AM
  14. xplod566's Avatar
    How does it blow it away please?
    I guess he compares it by looking at the screen.
    Well It didn't look like the 4K was active at that time !
    10-23-2017 03:35 AM

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