AnonD-312515, 02 Sep 2016Hardware can't beat software when it comes to cameras. You need OIS it makes a world of differ... morehttp://www.androidauthority.com/ois-optical-image-stabilization-explained-677976/
Read on the OIS first before commenting. XZ had every single characteristics of this concept and even extra to be able to perform better than that.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2016I get the feeling that Sony isn't looking at the competition. If they did they'd know they are... moreUhh...No man, Quality and Practicality are about refining it until it reaches perfection. Pls don't bring up that kind of an embarrassing argument like that.
Sony z3 compact
2gb ram SD801
2600 mah (83h endurance)
Sony x compact
3gb ram sd650
2700 mah (don't think endurance will be any better than 70h.)
And 3gb ram for 6th consecutive generation or at least 3 generations of others (but then, why the hell you announcing 2 phones a year and talking 3 months to make them available). And for those who are saying 3gb is enough and their z3 is working fine after 2 years, they should know that it is because z3 had 3gb ram when other flagships had 2gb. Now all have 4gb and some 6gb, so Sony should at least provide 4gb. Why we get flagship processors and hardware? Otherwise sd625 is also "enough". 300 dollars also enough.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 20163GB ram again. But don't worry Sony phones work very smooth and 3GB ram is enough for Sony.
Yes they do! My X Performance never lags but when I had the S7 with FOUR GBs of RAM, it would lag every now and then, esp like when I played music on it via the MicroUSB port (not 3.5mm) for headphone listening. It would "skip" (aka lag lol) every 3-5 min. Same setup on my Sony XP..............3-4 hours straight, it DIDN'T LAG ONCE!
Jumbo, 01 Sep 2016You're right, they're not, but then again maybe they've finally realized that that's where the... moreWow that's kinda stretching it but for your sake since you're a fan I hope so. The XRC is gonna be the true compact successor of the Z3C, RIP for now doe.
Tann Hauser, 01 Sep 2016OIS? Oh you mran that 3 axis stabilisation. This beast has five axis stabilisation, and Tripl... moreHardware can't beat software when it comes to cameras. You need OIS it makes a world of difference no amount of software refining is gonna change that.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 20163GB ram again. But don't worry Sony phones work very smooth and 3GB ram is enough for Sony.That's exactly how iPhone users think, oh 1GB it's plenty for iOS to operate lag-free.
Anonym, 02 Sep 2016Once you actually use one, you'll realize that Apple is much more than just brand alone (altho... moreThen why didn't they hop off the iPhone 5S to the Z1C? Bony was the only one making decent compact phones at the time, all they had to do was change up the design a little bit and carry on their mobile tradition, if they did they would've started making some profit by now, or at the very least attracting less hated.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2016Exactly like the way Sony z5 and Sony x were the king of photography but, only in Sony fans dreamsKeep repeating yourself that boy.
Meanwhile professional photographers at dxo mark dont care about your delusions, but factual test results.
My prediction from the upcoming review:
"Unfortunately, its headphone jack output loudness was below average so itÂ’s not all perfect"
Just like every Sony Phone...
Shijumons, 01 Sep 2016same borring designs..
sony please close ur mobile division.. u will not succeed samsung or... more"otherwise people will forget sony.. u will remain as a playstation maker.."
dont forget bravia, cybershot division
I've had a z3 and currently own the XP. While I'm happy to see the compact come back why cripple it? With a mid range chipset and remove waterproofing? Again stupid little things that ruin great products. Also seeing that I own an XP the xz is a redundant product, why another flagship so soon? Sony calm down, maybe if you took a little more time developing products they'd be sure fire hits. While I somewhat agree the XZ is what the XP should have been I'm quite happy with the size. Sony all you really need is to target three size segments.
Stuff the latest Qualcomm soc in, your best available camera sensor/lens. Keep ip67 ratings with front stereo speakers.
Keep your great and classy designs and you will hit home runs everytime.
Wouldn't help to innovate a bit to, here's some places to start:
Add ir blaster, you sell TVs capitalize on it.
Smaller bezels, you make TVs with small profiles learn from it.
Playstation, why not embrace it fully and develop Android/ios consoles games with possible tie ins to console.
jrharbort, 02 Sep 2016X Compact comes with the 650, not the 625. Even then, I would have expected nothing less than ... morekeep Z3 compact my boy/girl, it's still the best all around compact phone right now.
Sony needs to change ceo of their mobile department, that's what Im seeing.
As a Sony fan, im not impressed much. The xz is a flagship yep, but 64gb rom, 4gb of ram and small bezels are what a 2016 flagship should have.
You can argue that it has the best mobile camera (it most likely has), but standards for a 2016 flagship are standards.
I expect Sony to overprice it, as usual. And now they market it as splash resistant? What happened to the waterproofness of Z5 and x performance? Really I don't know what to think of xz.
As for x compact? I won't even dwell on that. Z5 and Z3 compact are miles ahead.
Sony has No USB 3.0 or 3.1 which transfers 10 Gbs good for 4K, in Xperia XZ and X compact.
It has just the connector is USB-C, the electrical part is practical USB 2.0, up to 64 MBs.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has USB 3.1 with USB-C connector, huge improvement for video and data transfer.
No wireless charging too. Big disappointment.
The top and bottom sharp corners will ruin the pants, tearing your pockets, unergonomical, worse than X premium.