CptPower, 12 Dec 2018Well me not. Its not only heavy weight whats i dislikes here. Also a complicated build. So... moreIf you say Sony phone complicated for repair just look around Huawei and Samsung they are even harder.
Tigerman82, 07 Dec 2018No wonder Sony has trouble renewing its smartphone designs... When they released XZ2 Compact, ... moreTHIS!!
exactly what I thought, they are correcting the "mistakes" of the xz2c (that I own).
I love the old style design, and much better some bezels than those awful notches or holes for in-display camera! lol (yeah this is the future and progress for all phone makers, so I much prefer the old!!)
if this is confirmed, even if little taller than xz2c (but still lot smaller than many others) it is also again flat in the back luckily, and also thinner, plus jack back and fingerprint on the side.. simply wonderful...
if camera will be even more improved and battery at least on par with xz2c, will surely upgrade! can't wait for the release and final info and specs!
Vineet Reddy, 10 Dec 2018We are fine with having heavy phone if in return we get exceptional quality. The Z series was ... moreWell me not.
Its not only heavy weight whats i dislikes here.
Also a complicated build. Sony phones are hardest to repair on slace from 1 to 10 where 1 is super easy and 10 is almost impossible even for a skilled person like Zac Nelson Sony phones always matches 9 or 10.
And another thing is a very small battery. In that bulky design even 4500 mAh should find its space but no.
I have a Sony Xperia Z since 5 years.
I won't change until it breaks.
What do you think about the Sharp Aquos R2?
It could have been a Sony.
I would be more satisfied.
The fingerprint reader should be on the leftside.
And who needs front camera?
Not A SONY Fan, 09 Dec 2018Asus Zenfone Max M2 specs - dedicated microSD slot (and you also get dual-SIM functionality a... moreNot all phones have dedicated SD Card slots anymore, but remain happy enough to still have it as an option rather than being taken away completely
Now I must ask myself, who's going to use 2 SIMs nowadays? One carrier is already good enough
Chicken, 11 Dec 2018Actually the non standard sizes are 18:9 and 18.5:9. 16:9 (Widescreen) and 21:9 (Ultra Widesc... moreYou may be right about 18:9 (2:1) ratio, but 21:9 is too long, such a phone doesn't look like phone anymore, but like a TV remote if you ask me. It's the reason I'm loving this XZ4C render. I wish they were all 16:9 though. XZ4 looks dope too, but too long :/ It has to provide so many new goodies for me to see beyond its elongated size, I mean, features like the new 48MP sensor with OIS and f/1.8 aperture, 21:9 4K OLED display (and maybe the phone we now know as XZ4 is the XZ4 Premium?)
guv94, 10 Dec 2018Yeah, me personal favourite is 16:9 as well. However, the max "elongated" display aspect ratio... moreActually the non standard sizes are 18:9 and 18.5:9.
16:9 (Widescreen) and 21:9 (Ultra Widescreen) are normal resolutions used in monitors
2:1 is the odd one out.
Customer, 10 Dec 2018I'll said one more time: Sony designers should be fired!!! is there any one buying these phones?Me and my neighbours who can appreciate phones with this kind of bezels. Is that kind of design bothers you that much? Just asking lol
I'll said one more time:
Sony designers should be fired!!! is there any one buying these phones?
ME, 10 Dec 2018We love the bezels of Sony ... buy yourself a plastic Samsung .. you will love it.Sony XZ2 Compact is made of plastic. Just saying.
CptPower, 08 Dec 2018Man Sony X phones weights much over 200 grams. Like we want more bricks in pockets. We are fine with having heavy phone if in return we get exceptional quality. The Z series was heavy specially first 4 iterations and packed outstanding quality so that was really great and worth the extra weight. Can't say the same for X series. If they provide exceptionally great quality build with extra weight for the upcoming XZ4 series then I am completely fine carrying heavy phone.
Finally SONY has come to its senses and back making best and unique smartphones. I am really happy seeing that fingerprint sensor moved back to the best possible implementation on smartphone from the worst. And this will not be sliding as hell.
Kangal, 10 Dec 2018There were some Z5c dying due to water getting in, and in tear-downs you can see its not as wa... moreMy Z5c died after water got into, but they did replace by motherboard and battery as it was under warranty.
Kangal, 10 Dec 2018There were some Z5c dying due to water getting in, and in tear-downs you can see its not as wa... moreYeah, me personal favourite is 16:9 as well. However, the max "elongated" display aspect ratio I can accept is 18:9. Those 18.5:9, 21:9 etc sort of non-standard aspect ratios disgust me :D
guv94, 07 Dec 2018If my Z5C "DIES" right now, I would go for XZ1C. But if I actually wait and save money, theref... moreThere were some Z5c dying due to water getting in, and in tear-downs you can see its not as water-tight in the seems as the more current phones (>2016). The bad part is that they didn't get covered under warranty. Also not all Z5c got a fingerprint scanner. Some didn't have it. And others did, but it was driver-deactivated (software) due to some patent/legal issues. Yet all of the Z5c handsets had a microUSB, and not a modern USB-C port.
...so overall, the Sony Xperia XZ1compact is still the most "non-compromise" design of the bunch. That is no way meant to discount the innovation that went into the original Z3c and Z5c devices, and if I had one still going strong, like yourself I also wouldn't upgrade it.
And personally I prefer the 16:9 aspect ratio, to have a physically smaller device, and use the on-screen Navigation buttons (which hide when not needed). But being a numberphile, I must say the best aspect ratio for the screen would've been 1:1.41 (or Root2).
Compare to today flagships this is the most compact one.
Kangal, 07 Dec 2018On these SONY threads there's a lot of emotion and not enough facts. Here's some actual numbe... moreWe love the bezels of Sony ... buy yourself a plastic Samsung .. you will love it.
Who are you to tell us what is a compact phone? You are Just a user living in the past. People!! Hello? Look around your self! The most compact phones of today are 5.5 and 5.6" screen phones. 5.1 and 5.2" screen size are considered compact in their time, until march 2017. Just because you want to be smaller, that doesen't mean they are not compact in their time.
If I would mention my xperia x10 as a real compact with 3.2", does that mean that xperia z1 compact is too big? The answer is yes, if we compare it in the same time period. But they are not belong to the same time period.
So what is with this nonsense about measures? People complaining about 5mm tallness. Is there any ISO9010 official rule about how small phone must be to be considered as compact?
No, there isn't. Maybe you wish for to be topped at 135mm, but in that case I could stay a little longer in my past and say...
Everything above 3.2 screen is not compact any more.
People are never satisfated.