If sony takes their XZ2 compact as a base, with reduced bezels for fitting in the 5,5'' screen, headphone-jack, MicroSD-slot and a big battery (I would not care about thickness of the device), this could be my dream-phone.
veryangrynerd, 22 Nov 2020It is as small as it can realistically get unfortunately for us sony will not admit to mistake... moreNot really, the compact would need 5.8" diagonal size to have the gross screen size of 135 x 58 add frame, necessary gap to that and you get the device that's net size of 148/151 x 64/65.
Basically the rule of thumb is you have to add 13/16mm of bezel and frame to height and 6/7mm to width to gross screen size. You can play with it yourself to see the numbers if you go below 5.8". Width of the screen is always the same number but in mm as diagonal size is inches.
With 21:9 screen and bezels equal to 1ii, a phone would have the size :
5,2" screen = 13,47 cm x 5,81 cm
5,5" screen = 14,18cm x 6,11 cm
7" screen = 17,68 cm x 7,61cm
This means, with 5,5", phone would be bit taller than XA2. But as narrow as iphone 5.
Yes!!! Sony, I'm waiting!!! Please make it real!
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2020The iPhone 12 Mini is pretty much the same size as the XZ1C but with less bezels and it doesn&... moreYes the iphone mini is tempting but it has a small battery at 2200mah plus IOS. Hope sony will go back to the previous aspect ratio since 21:9 is not for everyone.
Goodluck to us compact phone seekers
shortkey, 22 Nov 2020I have the XZ1c right now and I love its size. Basically anything bigger in physical dimension... moreThe iPhone 12 Mini is pretty much the same size as the XZ1C but with less bezels and it doesn't have the 21:9 display any upcoming Sony will. So if you don't mind iOS thats the best device for you now
So funny ppl today buy 16,3 cm phones and still try to reach top of screen with thumb when they could not do it when using 14,5 cm phone years ago.
Is it that hard to hold with one hand and use the index of the other hand?
Yes sony please bring back the compact line. I've switch to the galaxy note 10 since it's the most compact besides the S10e and the squarish design makes it look like an experia.
Please update the design as well to compete with s10e. 21:9 5.5" will be interesting. (will look like an updated xperia ray)
I don't think sony will go back to 18:9 aspect ratio but it they do please make to footprint small.
inSyt, 21 Nov 2020That's not a render. That's the 2015 Z5 Compact. It was a magnificent device. The pl... moreNot the Z5 compact, reading this on my Z5c and the top mic placement is different as well as some differences down the left hand side.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2020In my opinion, compact phone is 135x65x10 mm in dimensions, but ideally smaller than that. If ... moreI got the XZ1c's dimensions wrong, it's 129 mm tall, so I guess take the 5 mm away from those numbers I wrote.
giusgius, 22 Nov 2020What a great news I heard today, yesterday i was searching for Xperia ZX1 or Z5 for upgrade, a... moreIn my opinion, compact phone is 135x65x10 mm in dimensions, but ideally smaller than that. If it's 67 mm wide or more, it's uncomfortable to hold for me, and if it's 130 mm or taller, it's getting hard to reach the statusbar. My XZ1c is 135 mm tall but still comfortable to use THANKS TO the huge forehead and chin, making the display itself way smaller, thus easier to use.
Bezelless is a meme.
What a great news I heard today, yesterday i was searching for Xperia ZX1 or Z5 for upgrade, as newer phones are very big and not really good.
I hope SONY will release Xperia Compact but I really want it to have flagship Snapdragon chipset (as always it had) OLED display, 19:9 ratio and size no more then 145x70x9.
Feature same camera as Xperia 1 II and 5 II, good battery, NFC, 3.5mm port and side-mounted fingerprint reader as it is the best option.
Better quality dual speakers also would be good, imagine side mounted, best stereo!
And about the design, I think Xperia Z series had really good design and the new 1 II and 5 II is also very good looking smartphones, I really can't say that on L, XA, 10, XZ2, XZ3, these smartphones were poorly designed.
Xperian, 22 Nov 2020Hopefully will be like xz1 compact size with 3000mah battery. Actually like the current xperia... moreI have the XZ1c right now and I love its size. Basically anything bigger in physical dimensions is too big and loses the right to call itself "compact" or "mini".
However, I hope the next Compact will not have sharp edges like XZ1c. As great a phone as it is, it literally tore several of my pants back pockets with its sharp corners.
Still though, I'd like a phone with sub-5" display, like in the old days. It doesn't need to be an all-screen scenario, I'm way past that fad. I just want a small phone with a small display. I used to adore my HTC Touch 2, it had a 2.8" screen and actual physical call/hangup buttons, which was lovely.
O S, 22 Nov 2020https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=9406&idPhone2=10510&idPhone3=9082 So... moreAt it's time I really wanted the R2 compact, but sadly it was a japanese-only. Though, some forums reported bad software-support. That's Kismet.
inSyt, 21 Nov 2020That's not a render. That's the 2015 Z5 Compact. It was a magnificent device. The pl... moreIt's still a render because the bezels are not visible, nearly a quarter of the real phone's face is bezel...
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2020That phone is not at all compact, you can't even reach the top without hands gymnastics.It is as small as it can realistically get unfortunately for us sony will not admit to mistakes and will keep using 21:9 unitll the company dies, making a phone smaller than X5II at 21:9 will be too narrow
Dometalican, 21 Nov 2020Here's what I can see: Snapdragon 775 120Hz refresh rate on 1080p OLED; 18:9 ratio I... moreIf Sony can't be bothered to put wireless charging in the 5 II there's no way they're going to put it in a cheaper phone...
Im on an Galaxy A41 right now because of it's ''small'' dimensions, wich are the maximum I want to hold in my hands.
Considering the price of the A41, it's an ok-phone. But I'm really excited about a flagship-specced compact mobile, may it be a new Xperia Compact or a follower of a Galaxy S10e (5.8''). 2021 can't come soon enough.
mrvl.net, 21 Nov 2020Most people who are bashing Sony have never used their phones, mainly the last 1 ii and 5 ii a... moreBut it's a phone not a camera.
If you're using a phone as a pro camera you're doing it wrong, phones have replaced point and shoot digital cameras not full on ones.
There should be a great auto mode AND an advanced manual one for those that want it - Sony ship two photo apps (which is weird but ok I guess...) but the simple one takes poor photos.
And both devices suffer from bring too tall for comfortable pocket carrying while having physically less width for the on-screen keyboard making them relatively cramped for the size of the phone - I've used them, the 5 in particular, is too narrow for a comfortable keyboard.