I'm really excited to see this rumoured release. Only recently read claims that Sony were ditching high end compact devices so, as a loyal xperia compact purchaser, was left feeling disowned by Sony.
However, I don't see the point of including a full hd screen. With a screen this size (4.6) the difference in appearance between 720 and 1080 would be negligible. Also, the higher demanding screen resolution would have a negative effect on the usually excellent battery performance which is one of the compact ranges main selling points (for me at least).
finally a phone that isn't the size of a 1985 garage door opener. been waiting on this a while.
hanifbhutto, 17 Aug 2017Perfect size. Father of xperia Ray. I will do buy. I'd prefer 4.8. Somewhere 132 mm tall with smaller top and bottom bezels. 126 mm tall is a bit small.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2017My 3 year old S4 mini has no issues with its OLED screen. Sony have just released a Bravia TV ... moreOled display sucks anyway, with screen burn ins and the pixels die overtime, who's the hell would pay $600 on a Samsung phone to see their screen deteriorate overtime. When using your phone more often and it dies faster, brighter display and white screen are the biggest factors that's behind the burn in issues and I don't think IPS display have any problems, they're just better and reliable than Oled displays.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2017You forgot to include 'less ram' but yeah, that's usually the setup from every manufacturer- s... moreIf the leaks are to be believed, this will come with an identical spec sheet to the xz1. Don't know if that stretches to the front camera, but seems to be everything else.
Anonymous, 13 Aug 2017I just worry that this will come with thicker bezels (thus lower screen to body ratio), lower ... moreYou forgot to include 'less ram' but yeah, that's usually the setup from every manufacturer- so much downgrade for so little price difference. It's an injustice to compact phone enthusiasts.
James, 25 Jul 2017Lol Sony doesn't use OLED display and never will because of how unreliable it is compared to I... moreMy 3 year old S4 mini has no issues with its OLED screen. Sony have just released a Bravia TV with OLED... There are tradeoffs in OLED vs LCD, but your opinion "Lol Sony doesn't use OLED display and never will because of how unreliable it is compared to IPS which last forever." may need reviewed.
I just worry that this will come with thicker bezels (thus lower screen to body ratio), lower battery capacity and screen resolution (expected and somewhat understandable), and also a less competent SoC compared to the non-compact version but will cost only $50 less. Then the manufacturer will complain that no one is buying compact phones anymore. But I would very much like to be proven wrong on the day this phone is made official.
2800 Mah is too small for a compact device, let's not forget the phone will be bulky and should have more battery life at least 3200 Mah would be adequate.
Ugh... just got my XA1 a few months ago... will be hard to not splurge on this one, but will probably do so if the camera comes with OIS.
Everything is OK .. But I want Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact as ........
IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
3D Touch dual display , Always-on display.
Camera - Primary & Secondary both dual Camera 20 MP, f/1.6, 60mm , OIS with 5 axis,
phase detection and laser auto focus. 4K steady shoot, slow motion with front flash.
functional Fingerprint,with stereo speakers, FM radio with recording.NFC.
USB - 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, magnetic connector, USB On-The-Go.
IR Blaster,Iris scanner, heart rate,TV, Projector with all sensor & gesture supported.
Sony Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified).
removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery.
anonymous, 09 Aug 2017the leaked images of the assumed xz1 compact is a disaster.. the rear camera is now at the cen... moreThe 2 pictures with centered camera and FPS on rear panel are not XZ1 Compact but some new mid-ranger with SD660.
the leaked images of the assumed xz1 compact is a disaster.. the rear camera is now at the centre, with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor below it. looks just like any other android phones now. sony, please tell me its a joke.
Nickz, 04 Aug 2017My LG G4 with an IPS screen has burn-ins.. and LG is supposed to be the finest IPS LCD manufac... moreThat sounds like a defective panel, burn in is not a thing that should happen with LCDs less than ten years old.
Victor, 17 Jul 2017Non ANT+ (reading HR if you are running....), no FM RDS Radio, still Z5 compact is the best So... moreI have Z5 C and I can't keep it because of overheating. Good phone but toooooooo hot
James, 25 Jul 2017Lol Sony doesn't use OLED display and never will because of how unreliable it is compared to I... moreMy LG G4 with an IPS screen has burn-ins.. and LG is supposed to be the finest IPS LCD manufacturer in the world! Yet my ancient S3 running lineage OS with it's amoled screen has no burn-ins...how'd that happen?