Surficial, 22 May 2017HP has a patent on side mounted scanners in the US iirc. Hardware is there in all models, not... moreexactly what i think.the models sony sells in the us have fingerprint.its just not enabled in software.flash the frimware from an european countryand the fingerprint reader becomes operational.
Surficial, 22 May 2017How can combining the latest 10nm SOC with a small, 720p display possibly give poor battery life. Yeah. It is suppose to be better
Siamak1, 22 May 2017I agree with you. But sony more focusing on PS and sensor than phone.i don't understand why s... moreMaybe in the future,they will add it ois+eis steadyshot,like their stabilizer system on their action cam (B.O.S.S) balance optical steadyshot,and after that it will blow away a competition in stabilisation
This is actually great news for Sony. Here's why.
People now look for a flagship spec phone of 2 sizes, compact eg 4.7-5 roughly and 5.5+
Sony had a headstart in giving flagship specs in compact size and were only rivaled by Apples 4.7inch then they decided to scrap that and lower their specs for the smaller phones, limiting their niche market for premium compact phones. There's a reason Apple still sells their smaller phone, people want it! However they missed a trick by going 5.2, on their bigger edition,should've gone 5.5 and reduced their ridiculous bezels.
Something is telling me that the ZX1 Compact will go with Full HD or Snapdragon 660 since 835 and HD is overkill.
The X1 would be really nice if the side bezels are as slim as the ones on XA1 and if it has some dust/water resistance. If neither is present, then maybe the upcoming moto x would be a better option.
Yann, 22 May 2017From marketing point of view, Sony must change the names of their phones. XA1, XZ1... it is ri... moreI agree with you.
But sony more focusing on PS and sensor than phone.i don't understand why sony don't use OIS and EIS for their phones camera.xperias camera is great but when you zoom you will get blurry pics.All future flagships should have it. Sadly, sony don't use them on their phones and you have a ton of blurry pics when you zoom.
OIS and EIS would make a major improvement.
Ritzie, 22 May 2017Given Sony's track record and existing performance (based on benchmarks and user reviews), thi... morehttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yBwN9tTUPCI
One of the reasons I bought an x compact.
Foxtrot2Novmbr, 22 May 2017Seriously?! HAHAHAHA! What a same and boring design, despite having a good hardware! Battery ... moreI'm using Xperia Z3 with 3000mAh battery it last 2 days!! Sony power management is awesome.
Georgi, 22 May 2017SD835 and tiny HD display ? And what exactly is the point if this ridiculous overkill aside fr... moreXa1=720p 5", mtk p20 16nm, 2300mah battery
Score 72 hour
XZ1 compact(preassumed spec)
720p 4.6", sd836 10nm or sd660 14nm, 2800mah battery
Suppose to score much betters
I hope for a version of the XZP with a FHD screen and smaller top and bottom bezels. Then I'll definitely buy a Sony again. In XZ1 we trust!
Georgi, 22 May 2017SD835 and tiny HD display ? And what exactly is the point if this ridiculous overkill aside fr... moreHow can combining the latest 10nm SOC with a small, 720p display possibly give poor battery life.
Yann, 22 May 2017From marketing point of view, Sony must change the names of their phones. XA1, XZ1... it is ri... moreTotally agree with you, their marketing team is a disasster, I don't know exactly if sony ask their marketing team to top the market, if not, my guess is sony want to make phone for the other end of the market, not the mass, that would explain the difference take on design(boxy ergonomic rather than soap ergonomic) a line up that has no competition(compact flagship, selfie phablet) etc
303tk4, 22 May 2017Yeaaah I hope X1 Compact really has SD835, 64GB, IP67 or above, 3.5mm jack, less-bloated sk... moreHP has a patent on side mounted scanners in the US iirc.
Hardware is there in all models, not enabled on us roms.
NickiName, 22 May 2017XAXa is the best mid range phone with sexy design and great camera for tigh budget.i own this phone and im very pleasure.