Tann Hauser, 18 Aug 2017Sonys Compacts actually have no competition.... Best compacts on the market. And yes, even... moreI love Android but I often find myself using my mom's iPhone 6s Plus it's a great phone and experience whereas Sony phones aren't.
I like the idea of a slightly smaller Xperia model to replace the currently available Compact. I have always liked the elegant and classy design of SONY phones, vs. the rounded jelly bean style of all the others. SONY stands out in a very crowded arena because they have held on to this beautiful design. However, with no fingerprint scanner, it will be DOA in the USA. For gods sake SONY fix this issue! Will it be available in the USA? My guess is: No. Why doesn't SONY even sell these phone on their own website? This is just plain stupid. Also, a few days ago I went into my Best Buy store to see the XZ Premium. It was not on display anywhere. The show model was locked up in a closed case and a salesperson had to be tracked down who had a key to open the cabinet so I could see it. It was still boxed, uncharged and would not turn on, nobody knew anything about this model, and they had none for sale in the store. This was the one and only SONY phone in the entire store, and it was an ugly pink model. SONY phones are only available on-line at Best Buy. This is the worst marketing effort I have ever seen. No wonder SONY is almost dead. Either SONY or Best Buy (or both) need to get it together if either expects to sell any SONY phones.
Simon, 18 Aug 2017I really don't like the boxy, matchbox style design with huge bezels, but I am SO happy for a ... moreI feel you there. But I at least feel comfortable that extra size will pack a large battery (I feel the rumored 2600mAh is way off the mark). I love my Z3C's endurance, and I hope the XZ1C can compare.
I really don't like the boxy, matchbox style design with huge bezels, but I am SO happy for a Compact successor. I wish it looked as good even as the Z3 Compact did back in the days. It had smaller bezels AND stereo speakers, and it was years ago.
Anonymous, 18 Aug 2017craziest thing in the world is an expensive flagship with distorted camera
You probably mean those Edge devices. Yah, however you look at it...distortions. And an exynos poor graphic performing device with a red tinted display on top.
Thats a true buyers regret.
Arguing over bezels is just like arguing over pineapples on pizza- a ridiculous waste of time.
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 18 Aug 2017Hardware keys are the thing of the past.
See why Samsung has also gone down the road of on-sc... moreAnd xz has a fingerprint scanner in US. Oh wait....
If you have bezels at least justify them. Not the low volume 'dual' speakers on the front. And selfie camera for overly narcissistic people. All those hair in full resolution yay.... Don't even start with back camera now
Coming to bezelless stuff. I couldn't care less but it's what market wants and will gain traction with new I. Phone . People will believe those guys invented bezelless stuff and their superiority complex.
Anonymous, 18 Aug 2017yeah sony is going backward 5 yearsIn design, yeah Sony is 5 years backward. But in technology, Sony is ahead but the technology is not perfect yet.
Hopefully it has a fingerprint reader in the power button and decent battery life and I m jumping back too Xperia Compact
Anonymous, 18 Aug 2017looks like a phone from 2012 with those huge bezels....yeah sony is going backward 5 years
Tann Hauser, 18 Aug 2017Almost nearly 1% of so called bezeless devices sold in 2017 out there, rest of 99% are bezeled... morecraziest thing in the world is an expensive flagship with distorted camera
HP. Enthusiast , 18 Aug 2017We need a compact phone below 4.7" with:
1) the highest IP rating. We are not expecting a b... moreI agree with all the points
the 6) has to have a bezel to be able to hold it tight
What is wrong whit you guys? if you have bezelless phone you cannot use it with one hand. and the whole point of Compact phone is to be able to operate it with one hand!!!
Sak, 18 Aug 2017It seems that sony doesn't want to grow...they are still making phones with monster bezel whil... moredoes removing the top/bottom bezels considered as growing up? i dont even mind the bezels because sony put a BIG camera at the top and stereo speaker top bottom, there are plenty of good reason keeping the the bezels and those reasons has already been stated many many times.
for ppl who play smartphone games a lot, those bezels really helps in playing games on landscape mode.
bezel is sony's identity
Also not the source, but the sources source says 2800mah like other rumors. I think the source has a typo.
AnonD-668972, 18 Aug 2017Do you think it is a powerbank that packs only battery? LOL it is a phone that packs camera mo... moreZ3c was tested with the old methodology and ended up with a lower screen brightness, boosting it's rating.
Phonearena's SoT test got nearly same as z3c with the x compact.
This should be crazy on 10nm.
Well at least sony this time get it right with volume button up side of power button and not bottom of power button . So probably this is gonna be my substitute for a crap "compact " phone samsung A3.
AnonD-402029, 18 Aug 2017xperia compact is the best small screen flagship phone. the only one who can compete is iphone... moreI don't think they know about the latest technologies since they only say it has small battery. Did they know that SD835 can help the battery life? I don't think so, they only think about the size of battery.