in terms of hardware design, sony is still the best in class, with their own design language and style.
though sony tends to suck abit on the software functionality and updates.
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2014Without seeing mobile, iwill not say anything. Because I hope sony is a big brand. Best camera. Not quite.
Nokia has best.
Samsung has best Android. Even makes better use out of Sony's own sensor.
Sony has best snapper on flagship grade of Android.
It seems funny that this phone is now considered 'mini/compact' when 4"-4.5" screens were considered 'large' a year ago and 5" screens are a bit too large for most people to use one hand.
AJ, 11 Jan 2014Considering the size of the phone Sony could have just put a 4'5 or 4'7 inch screen to the z1 ... moreThe whole point in this phone is the smaller screen for those who want their phone usable also with one hand.
Without seeing mobile, iwill not say anything. Because I hope sony is a big brand. Best camera.
Xperia z compact is a good phone which is help u to do anything nd anywhere... I love it...
Considering the size of the phone Sony could have just put a 4'5 or 4'7 inch screen to the z1 compact.. I will definetly buy one if it comes with one of those screen size.
Samsung will also introduce galaxy s5 soon and if it waterproof then I will prefer to go with Samsung
ryn0101, 10 Jan 2014duh.. xperia mini and mini pro? of course bro..
xperia mini pro still the best model (real compact & complete)android phone for my eyes..
Rdmkr, 09 Jan 2014too bad they stuck to this water proofness gimmick instead of doing what 99% of people prefer:... moreActualle Water Damage and Drops are the biggest reason for broken phones by a very large percentage...
And making a waterproof phone with bigger bezels usually lead to a better built construction and protection of the screen itself... (including the great shatterproof sheet some people complain about)
So I rather have a slightly bigger phone that needs no extra case, than having a small bezel phone that requires a hugeass otterbox or ballistic rubber/plastic case covering a nice design
And hey, I love my underwater/sea pictures... people are amazed by it and I have never receive a critic about the size of my Acro S (which was not bad in bezel but thick overall)
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2014lol, you accuse of ignorance and then you talk about ips and tft as they're two distinct thing... moreTo be clear...." TFT is a thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT LCD) is a variant of a liquid-crystal display (LCD) that uses thin-film transistor (TFT) technology to improve image qualities such as addressability and contrast. A TFT LCD is an active-matrix LCD, in contrast to passive-matrix LCDs or simple, direct-driven LCDs with a few segments".
As I say, both variants of LCD but slightly different so distinct techs.
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2014lol, you accuse of ignorance and then you talk about ips and tft as they're two distinct thing... moreThin Film Transistor Vs In Plane Switching both derivatives of LCDs but not the same tech!
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2014the size of the phone doesn't matter but the excess useless skin between the screen and the ph... moreAh! Until you drop the phone and the screen, Dragon trail or gorilla glass, cracks! Don't see too many people complaining about bezels on the iPhone which relative to its size has the biggest bezels of any phone, probably! No problems with the iPhone either as far as I'm concerned but not a fan of 4" screen! Probably not a fan of 4.3" either but I still like this phone although prefer to stick with my 5" screen phones and my 5.2" one!
Limited, 10 Jan 2014Why you always complain about the bezels? if you dont like a big one, then don't buy it! no on... morethe size of the phone doesn't matter but the excess useless skin between the screen and the phone edge does, I just like to see a phone with screen size almost equivalent to the phone size that's wat thin bezel means.....
AnonD-3678, 09 Jan 2014Higher price, lower display quality & uninteresting wallpaper. That are the reasons in my ... moreUninteresting wallPaper? Duh! Only proves you haven't touch a xperia. It's walkman has animation like graffiti,, etc that could produce unique artwork. Just print screen it and you have a fancy wallpaper.
AnonD-214929, 09 Jan 2014Samsung already have mini versions since s3 time )) so samsung mad3 it first ))duh.. xperia mini and mini pro?
Why you always complain about the bezels? if you dont like a big one, then don't buy it! no one's forcing you...and don't complain as well. Better yet buy a Motorola KRZR K3! lol
AnonD-3678, 09 Jan 2014Higher price, lower display quality & uninteresting wallpaper. That are the reasons in my ... morewhat? what? wallpaper??? People are getting stupider these days. sony has A LOT of other wallpaper to choose from, or you can easily download other picture to use to. that is never a problem for any phone.
when you dont have any issue on sony, just dont blatantly think of other unnecessary issues. it just makes you become dumb. i pity you my friend.
Oh, I see those are the actual dimensions of the "compact", not what it loses (shaves off) the original Z1.
Nevermind the previous comment.
From the article: "manages to shave off just over 9mm in width and 127mm in height" -- What!? I'm pretty sure there is a dot missing somewhere in those 127mm. Shaving off 12.7cm is quite a lot, specially when the Z1 only has 14.4cm!