:o return of the legendary compact series, finally? I sure hope so, as that was Sonys best. Hope for smaller bezels, however.
Also, whats up with Sonys confusing naming scheme? Even me, a follower of phone news is left trying to grasp any logic in it.
shortkey, 22 May 2017>4.6"
Sony hasn't released anything even remotely interesting in a good while.How compact would you find compact?
Unless you've got the hands of a 12 year old girl 4.6" is comfortable with one hand. There are 4" Android phones for 3rd world countries if you desire small size above all else.
If the xz compact not a rumour, of course a great news to all the compact phone lover. But the price is not going to be cheap. In looking forward to x1 instead, hopefully mtk p25 or snapdragon 630. Processor and cheaper.
Bunyip22, 22 May 2017Don't get me wrong, I love to see cameras come out that are a step up on the opposition... bec... moreSony Xperias are like DSLRs. They're good, but you need to know how to adjust everything before getting your desired results.
If I were just to use my photos for social medias and not sending them to National Geographic Channel, then Xperias will surely do the job.
I do wish they would release a convenient point-and-shoot Xperia because they have the potential to do it. Also a redesigned camera app is necessary with better Manual Controls. My Zenfone Max's Manual Camera Mode can do up to 32-second shutter speed.
Ritzie, 22 May 2017Given Sony's track record and existing performance (based on benchmarks and user reviews), thi... moreBenchmarks? Lol. numbers don't matter. Real life performance is different thing. Even XZs with weaker specs beats Galaxy S8.
Welcome back the only compact with flagship SOC, also waiting ultra with SD835, lesser bezel, big removeable battery
Seriously?! HAHAHAHA! What a same and boring design, despite having a good hardware!
Battery is a.... meh. Not good enough.
I should wait for other brand models which offers something better than these smartphones.
Umbrella, 22 May 2017One thing for sure, Sony is doing the best optimization job at camera.
Got the least desirabl... moreDon't get me wrong, I love to see cameras come out that are a step up on the opposition... because in 12 months time everyone generally steps up to the same level.
I'm not a Sony fan but do hope they bring out a great camera.
Did anyone go and look at the source of this info. the .ge site just gave a list of specs. Chalking this up to fanboi fantasy.
Sony hasn't released anything even remotely interesting in a good while.
Bunyip22, 22 May 2017Heard the same said about the XZP.... We know how that camera turned out... One thing for sure, Sony is doing the best optimization job at camera.
Got the least desirable hardware in low light, yet cannot be blown away by the competitors so easily.
Mind you, GSMArena team themselves admit that XZ Premium takes beautiful low light photos with proper equipment and knowledge. Congrats to your Samsung and LG for listening to customers, because Sony still hasn't, so we know what will happen if Sony does listen to customers.
Skywax9016, 22 May 2017Woohoo~ Very excited for XZ1 Compact. I do hope the XZ1's manages to get HDR screen though. A... moreSony can do slim bezel, just look at the XA1. It felt very impressive in the hand.
Put Qhd on xz1 fhd in compact with 3400 and 3000 mah batteries respectively and also reduce the bezel
Georgi, 22 May 2017SD835 and tiny HD display ? And what exactly is the point if this ridiculous overkill aside fr... moreI think it would give much more better battery life as the gpu doesn't need to strain itself by powering a large hi-res display. And by the looks of things, the best I can expect is Z3C level battery life and the worst would be Z5C endurance. Expect Minecraft at 120fps hahahaha lol.
Xtream BP, 22 May 2017At least a camera with OIS , 1.55um And F1.8 and 3200 battery... it will destroy other flagshipsHeard the same said about the XZP.... We know how that camera turned out...
Very excited for XZ1 Compact. I do hope the XZ1's manages to get HDR screen though. And X1 is also very interesting. X1 Compact would be a great followup to the X Compact. I don't mind 9mm thickness for the compact phones, but I do wish the bezels (all sides) are reduced for this iteration. Come on Sony, it doesn't really need to be as small as G6 or S8.
Anonymous, 22 May 2017Not true. Sony's gonna roll out something new with the XZ1 series, which the XZP won't have.Exactly what I have in mind.
Yeaaah I hope X1 Compact really has SD835, 64GB, IP67 or above, 3.5mm jack, less-bloated skin, OIS, and SUPER SLO-MO!
If so, I may sell my OnePlus 3T and go for that.
I wonder, poor Americans aren't getting fingerprint scanner again?
Sony should work that out asap.