I need this in a reasonable price! It's been too hard to find a small decent Android phone with water resistance!
Batil, 22 Nov 2020Sony, a company that follows Apple like blind then regret it! The original iPhone SE from 2016 existed, all thanks to Xperia Compact lineup. So, it's the way around. And do I need to mention Apple was inspired by Sony for most part?
inSyt, 22 Nov 2020Yes on the real device, the bezels weren't visible when the screen was off. Almost all ph... moreOf course they were, the bezels were shiny black (or coloured) while the display, even off, was visibly lighter with an LCD.
It takes creative lighting to hide bezels in real life, the off angle shown here would clearly highlight the shade differences.
Please make it happen. Just need a good enough specs so it won't be too expensive. Good midrange phone is nice with smaller dimension
ME, 22 Nov 2020Compact is less than 5 inch.5.5" on a 21:9 ratio is smaller than a standard 5" phone.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2020So funny ppl today buy 16,3 cm phones and still try to reach top of screen with thumb when the... moreIn 2005. after 3 years of huge screen (for that time) Nokia 7110, I bought Sony Ericsson P800, with even bigger screen, and used almost the whole "P" lineup since (P900, P990, P1), and all of my smartphones after that were Sony (Mini Pro, SP, T3, X Compact, XZ1 Compact), so 15 years of touchscreen use under my fingers.
The whole "P" series had stylus on them. You could write in cursive and it would recognize your handwriting and write any text. But it was a gimmick. After a few days it just got annoying using two hands for typing something quick and also for the long typing too. So, since it needed something sharp for writing, for quick text I used edge of my thumb nail, but for longer text I used either the physical or virtual T9 keyboard with predictive text.
And since the Xperia Keyboard had Portrait mode with the same awesome T9 layout, I just continued to use it on all my Xperia phones. Even when Sony didn't install it on my current XZ1 Compact by default, I sideloaded it in. And I'm typing this text on it too. With my fat cucumber fingers. Comfortably. All with one hand. So, if they made even narrower phone, I could still type comfortably on it.
There are people who just want to use it with one hand. It is just easier. For quick or very long use. In so many situations. It's that simple.
Xperian, 22 Nov 2020Hopefully will be like xz1 compact size with 3000mah battery. Actually like the current xperia... moreDo not play with suggestions of less than 4000mAh battery. You are abusing the freedom of speech by opening your mouth without thinking first what will actually come out of it. Go to the corner and feel ashamed of yourself for the next 2 years.
Compact is less than 5 inch.
inSyt, 22 Nov 2020Okay, i'm looking at my dead Z5C, i see the mic difference. But the side looks the same. ... moreYeah you are right. I just looked again, the left side is the same as the render. Myne is just a bit dirty and battered after +4 years of faithful service (shattered glass back held together by tape for +1yr).
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2020Not the Z5 compact, reading this on my Z5c and the top mic placement is different as well as s... moreOkay, i'm looking at my dead Z5C, i see the mic difference. But the side looks the same. What's the chances of a 2020 prototype with a lanyard slot?
Wongwatt, 22 Nov 2020It's still a render because the bezels are not visible, nearly a quarter of the real phon... moreYes on the real device, the bezels weren't visible when the screen was off. Almost all phones are like this.
Sony, a company that follows Apple like blind then regret it!
Eldamri, 22 Nov 2020Yes the iphone mini is tempting but it has a small battery at 2200mah plus IOS. Hope sony will... morei'm using the 1 ii since it got released and i can tell you that i can't imagine going back to a 16:9 display anymore. You simply have so much space and when the keyboard opens, you still have the old 16:9 sceen available and cinema movies look just great, ideal. I also don't like other phone's tall phones because they arent following any standard and they all have notches, dots or what so ever. I am sure that if you tried to use the 1 ii or 5 ii for a month, you'd realise the same as i realised. 😉
Why is everyone so interested in reaching the top of their phone with one hand. Aside from the notification panel there's nothing there
Bud, 22 Nov 2020If sony takes their XZ2 compact as a base, with reduced bezels for fitting in the 5,5'... moreExactly, nobody cares about thickness anymore, especially if the phone is small, so I really hope they follow that logic.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2020The iPhone 12 Mini is pretty much the same size as the XZ1C but with less bezels and it doesn&... moreI know, but unfortunately, I DO mind iOS. After previous experiences, I said no more of that. At this point I'm just hoping someone else other than Apple is going to make a nice, good, no-nonse compact smartphone. I like Sony, and I've been using their featurephones and smartphones for years but sadly, 21:9 is nonsense. If it's going to have slim bezels and it's going to be really tall (which makes the top of the display hardly reachable), I'm not touching that.