Anonymous, 20 Mar 201965mm is definitely the sweet spot (or even smaller is better). But too bad Sony isn't making f... moreDon't worry it would get the price of flagship
They will price it at 600-700€
User of Z1 compact, Z5 compact and now XZ1 compact (when I saw XZ2's lack of 3.5mm).
I feel the thickness is the only real compromise I made.
I like very much:
- the series (well, not the Z1) side power button+fingerprint scanner
- powerful CPU in small package (note: 4-core, even 2+2, is enough for me, so going to lower tier is ok; includes LTE support)
- "brick" format (all sides planar, maybe a little more corner rounding could work)
But for this extra length, I would not switch. Man, I miss the Razr xt890 shape. That's the phone that I felt good holding it.
Even Samsung A40 with it's 5.9 screen can be said compact over this Sony Xperia 4 bs.
144.3 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm
149mm is too big for Compact. I have now 144mm and it's big for me. Meh Sony, wake up.
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2019aw, guess, i will settle for xperia 1 until an uncompromised compact comes out... or get xz2c ... moreGo for a galaxy S10e, much more thinner and compact than the XZ2c and you've the last generation of hardware.
A good way to wait that Sony finally decides to produce a real successor to the Z3 compact.
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If you make the phone taller it's no longer compact
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65mm is definitely the sweet spot (or even smaller is better). But too bad Sony isn't making flagship compacts anymore. They'll still fail, but they won't fail as hard. If they had made a flagship this narrow, I would have been all over it.
This one looks great. Just keep the camera tech as per the price. See what the competitor like Samsung, Huawei etc offering at the same price as Xperia 4. This will make you a winner atleast amongst the Sony fans.
Looks promising. SD710 is fine, give it an lcd screen and a headphone jack too keeps stereo speakers, and I ll be ready to cash out for another Sony...
Meh. You still have to stretch your thumb to pull down the notification bar. It would be much better to see well spec'd 5'' 16:9, like first Google Pixel was. I don't get this fashion for still taller and taller screens. When iPhone 5 came in, there were plenty of memes laughing from it's taller screen and predicting iPhone 20 as scyscraper-high (remeber Obi-Wan with iPhone-saber?). It seems they were more true than we thought.
I wouldn't trade my pocket comfort however meaningful is 21:9 screen is.
Make it fold-able and I'll think about it.
aw, guess, i will settle for xperia 1 until an uncompromised compact comes out... or get xz2c when a need for compact phone arises...
SpiritWolf, 20 Mar 2019Actually there's only 2 screen ratios that make sense. 16:9 and 21:9. All those 18:9-19,5:9 sc... moreAny ratio in which content is created makes sense, watch linus tech tips, c4etech, those guys have 18:9 videos these days. Ask them why..
Kingslayer, 20 Mar 2019What a shame. I think the last decent-sized Xperia is the XA2. I also like that design bett... moreXA2 was way bigger than XA and looked way worse with that stolen Lumia design.