Found annoying bug, 06 Apr 2017I have found a bug with this phone. I am disappointed that Sony does not verify better in qual... moreFound this about the xz:
Proximity sensor and ambient light sensor use the same bit of hardware, so it's a bug when the ambient light sensor is of. Shouldn't be on then.
Onscreen buttons are much brighter at night than that sensor on my x compact.
Gpa, 06 Apr 2017Any app that involves motion or talking (Voxer, Skype, WhatsApp certain games etc) can activat... moreNone of those apps are installed. Why do you speak in theory when someone in practice found a bug with a preinstalled software and already spent hours on forums searching the mysterious app when in fact all conclude it is in firmware.
Found annoying bug, 06 Apr 2017I have found a bug with this phone. I am disappointed that Sony does not verify better in qual... moreAny app that involves motion or talking (Voxer, Skype, WhatsApp certain games etc) can activate the proximity sensor and keep it on. A lot of those apps start on boot and never go away. Close them one at a time, or consider uninstalling suspect apps temporarily.
For hardwar test you can install Elixer2 from the play store (for free).
I have found a bug with this phone. I am disappointed that Sony does not verify better in quality assurance laboratories before to release it: the proximity LED light stays on (actually flickers very fast) all the time when the adaptive brightness is on. If you turn off the adaptive brightness then the proximity LED will flicker only when there is data transfer over network. Suck LED is very small, red, faint, visible only in very dark environment and it is placed at the right of SONY logo, to the left of status LED which is bigger. Such proximity LED which is defective should light only when a call over phone is active and it is used by a photocell to detect if the phone is close to the head in order to turn off the screen. The LED has (should have) no logic relation with the adaptive brightness, only the photocell is used both by adaptive brightness and by proximity sensor. Very annoying to see such little light blinking when we surf the web in the night.
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2017Available in California it costs $335 at Frys.Actually the price dropped to $329 see the link:
Ajay, 28 Mar 2017Available in France it cost 430euros. Available in California it costs $335 at Frys.
Raghu, 30 Mar 2017You can purchase from eBay.in at approximately 29000 rupees.They sell 'x 'compact after import... moreYes but if something goes wrong then it's lot of problems. It's better to launch in India. But now I am buying Xperia x.
Anmol boora, 27 Mar 2017I want to buy Xperia x compact in India. Please help me. You can purchase from eBay.in at approximately 29000 rupees.They sell 'x 'compact after importing from USA.
Anmol boora, 27 Mar 2017I want to buy Xperia x compact in India. Please help me. Available in France it cost 430euros.
Muzzamil, 23 Mar 2017Their is a new update after 7.0 should i update it7.11 isn't out for non-google devices.
It's probably the march security patch and/or bug fixes.
So I recommend it.
Eric, 12 Mar 2017Bought this after Galaxy A3 2017 and I'll stick with it, it's a good nice phone. Pro: - dece... morei changed a lot vefore but its the first phone im sticking for 8 month cant complaint about anything in it
Eric, 13 Mar 2017I think mine is different....In the meantime I covered sides, the guy made a single piece of s... moreNice.
I want sony to make one with an index finger dimple, then it'll be as close as possible to my old moto x.
Surficial, 13 Mar 2017I tried to find one that wraps all the way around the back and sides in one piece.
Couldn't b... moreI think mine is different....In the meantime I covered sides, the guy made a single piece of skin on back and sides too.... the result is just awesome. It feels firmly, like a different phone. I have chosen a different skin, more grippy, tried to take a photo but the result is really better in real. See it here:
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Eric, 13 Mar 2017It changes the feeling, it feels more firmly when you hold it. It also protects the back from ... moreI tried to find one that wraps all the way around the back and sides in one piece.
Couldn't but skinomi should be quality.
Surficial, 12 Mar 2017Got a carbon fiber skin getting delivered for mine soon. How grippy is it?It changes the feeling, it feels more firmly when you hold it. It also protects the back from scratches and fingerprints but I don't care too much about this. Be careful when you stick it, it should be exactly in the middle. I found a guy who cut them with some laser machine, I am analyzing the possibility to cover the sides too lol.
Bought this after Galaxy A3 2017 and I'll stick with it, it's a good nice phone.
- decent compact size (could be a bit smaller though)
- decent camera, good performances, radio, memory etc
- usable with one hand, see above.
- Nice features: photo button, screenshot on power button etc.
- no amoled but good screen. The difference is when you look from angle, like when used as gps in a car.
- No water resist but it may be ok at splashes.
- needs a carbon fiber skin on back for better handling, it slips a bit.
- total lack of corners not an advantage at handling.
When you hold it it looks nice, in pictures looks more like a brick.
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2017Stock earphones with the X Compact are MH750, not MH410c. Something is not right there. Howev... moreOK, that may be true for your good self, but mine does come with the 410 as this is the only Sony device I own. I bought my X Compact from southeast asia. Thanks for confirming the problem, unfortunately I do not own a time machine to follow your advice. :-). It's cheaper to buy a new pair at this point... Looking forward to the XZ Compact! (hopefully with less top/bottom bezel)