Good-ish sony phone. Is it worth upgrade from z1c to x compact or z5c? (Midrange vs powerful overheating soc)
Need to change phone because mines has a dead screen digitizer...
Blattlaus, 18 Sep 2016I loved the Sony Compact line. But this is priced at $500 in the US- at most it should be pri... moreGuys its they already released 3 compact and you haven't get use to their pricing
simple. don't buy it or wait until it goes cheap
Does this have USB host, I have looked around and cant find conclusive evidence.
I had a play with a few sony phones in a shop and it appeared that the X compact did not have USB host.
If anyone can confirm that would be great
Its not bad for 300$...Sorry but Sony downgrade, low-mid spec, again mid camera, no IP 68 etc.
Still mediocre camera quality. They make great sensors for other companies yet their phones' camera have poor photo quality. No wonder Apple and other brands are running circles around Sony.
.w.e.n.t.e., 18 Sep 2016ouch!! with or without waterproofing, sony phones always have HUGEEEEEEEEEEE bezel!
when wi... moreI think some of it due to the battery. Smaller battery and you take away one of the best features of the line. However, the battery is the same as the z5c, that's why i can't understand why the phone got longer.
It's either due to the stereo speaker or the new usb type c. Both I would have foregone it accepted lesser quality to keep the phone at least the same length as the z5c. But that's just me.
ouch!! with or without waterproofing, sony phones always have HUGEEEEEEEEEEE bezel!
when will they learn that those very big bezels is one of the reasons why people virtually has no interest on their phones?
Nishru, 18 Sep 2016To me this brand actually died. I am a Compact user now, and I was since the original concept.... moresony said it will be xperia event in a weak if im not wrong,so maybe they will make xz compact
I loved the Sony Compact line. But this is priced at $500 in the US- at most it should be priced at $300-350. There are too many excellent 5.0-5.2 inch phones at the $300-400 price range for this to sell with the specs it has..
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2016Which problems are you referring to with those models?
I have been using the xc for a few d... moreThe camera set up on Xperia's tends to cause issues where thermal management is concerned, this is a long time issue for Sony and has been well documented in the X series thus far.
If it affects the X (and if you follow best practice, ignore fanboys and pay attention to proeffional reviews, then yes it does) then I can only assume that the XC will also be afflicted as it's has a more intensive processing workload what with the 5-axis stabilisation and such.
Not saying the XC is a bad device or anything, but I wouldn't be surprised to see stories of this issue popping up shortly in relation to this device.
Good work to Sony if they finally have the problem licked.
I love xperia x and xz and even z5 compact and z3c more than this. i will purchase one of them. sony phones is great and lovely but i don't like this. camera is great ! i don't know why u talk about nois when the nois appear when u zoooom 890precent!!
People criticising this device needs to remember that it's the Sony Xperia X Compact, not the XZ or X Performance Compact. Sure I agree that Sony could have done better, especially considering their success with previous Compacts, but the X series is what it is right now. Putting the negatives aside, it is a rather solid device on its own, most people see the SD650 and dismisses it as a bad processor, sure it's not as powerful as the SD820, but when it comes to real world performance, it can handle 99% of the tasks just fine. Try and be positive and focus on the device's pros, you'll make the comments section a much happier place.
Hi-tech, 18 Sep 2016sony should put their devices on a diet. resembles like a 2006 device.they better stop making new devices. because they dont have (and can't afford to employ) a good designer.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2016The only problem with this phone is the bottom bezel and no water resistance.
I have the ph... moreAnd to be clear about the beauty of the phone, it's not the plastic that bothers me. In fact, the rounded frame feels seamless and actually very nice to hold for long periods of time. It's all about the bottom bezel. The phone looks and feels unnecessarily long.
I want to see a teardown of the phone to see what the hell is down there and why they felt the need to increase the size. If it's only due to the speaker I'll be pissed, as using the phone in a comfortable manner is far more important to me than stereo sound on a tiny phone.
Lex79, 18 Sep 2016I'd be more concerned with thermal management in a smaller form factor when using the 650 as o... moreWhich problems are you referring to with those models?
I have been using the xc for a few days now. The only issue with a little heat was when I was transferring all apps and settings from my z3c. The only bug I have experienced is the auto brightness gets too low in dark room usage. The slider basically goes to zero. I'm sure that will be corrected with an update.
The screen is actually quite amazing. Yo against my wife's s7 I really don't feel like I am missing much if anything at all.
I can't wait to see the battery results, at least with web browsing because in my experience so far it's closer to the z3c rather than the z5c.