A compelling small android device, upgrading everything but the screen from the x compact (which I own, it's a good screen). Great to hear this has a scratch resistant body, which is my biggest gripe with the x compact.
I think I'll hold out for next years compact, which should come with a larger screen in a similar body and hopefully OIS.
I am laughing, 25 Sep 2017Samsung fanboys will not be happy reading this review. Looking forward to reading their salty ... moreI'm using the Xperia keyboard on my Galaxy to type this, as well as the Xperia clock widget. I tried the Xperia Album app too but I like Samsung's Gallery and video player more. Also I'm using Sharp wallpaper and Pixel icons. I even have the HTC camera app in my collection. Android is freedom. I didn't know there was a war.
Should I be salty instead? :-p
Where are the 128GB Sony? come on :(
and I dont want to use SD cards , Android is not good using them for apps.
This phone is a dream but lacks storage :( 108 h stand by in tiny phone is the most important thing here
Soi Je, 25 Sep 2017Literally the only interesting phone on the market right now and it would be stupid to suggest... moreFunny thing though, I'm thinking that the only actually interesting phone in the last decade or so is Xiaomi's Mi Mix. :-) I was always into big phones, so no wonder I simply drool over that one.
This Sony surely could use some bezel-trimming to make the "compact"-model even more worthy of the name. Something about those bezels and the word 'compact' simply makes me cringe every time. It's a small phone now, yes - but has big, BIG bezels. It does have a nice battery life, which is a really positive thing.
Swim Swim, 25 Sep 201732gb internal storage "compact flagship"!
64GB should be the bare minimum in 2017 for flagshi... moreMy xperia runs 7.1.1 and there are some apps that allow you to choose between storage or micro sd.
But better sd cards barely reach 100 of speed.
Ufs 2.1 must be much more than 400.
Apps inside sd is good just for low end phones...
Literally the only interesting phone on the market right now and it would be stupid to suggest making it bigger just to take advantage of the hardware. That defeats the whole purpose of making a "compact" phone. If anything, it can be made smaller still, by shrinking the footprint, i.e. smaller bezels.
If Google made a Pixel the similar in size to Sony's Compact series, I would be all over it, no matter how expensive because it would be the only fish in a sea of phablets.
32gb internal storage "compact flagship"!
64GB should be the bare minimum in 2017 for flagships!
SD cards cannot be used for apps, even if it could apps would be very slow, and SD card life very short!
I am laughing, 25 Sep 2017Samsung fanboys will not be happy reading this review. Looking forward to reading their salty ... moreAnd why they even read this news? They just waste their time. Sony fans don't care about bad comments.
Battery life better than Z3compact, now that successor. Now only to have that eternal camera processing to get better and put there f1.6 or bigger aperture. Wonder if asking for full-infinity-screen and cpu with npu would be impossible for next gen.
Samsung fanboys will not be happy reading this review. Looking forward to reading their salty comments.
Hi, thanks for a great review @gsmarena - are you sure there is a dual sim version available?
I don't understand how 720p and no HDR is a "main shortcoming". Is a 4.6 inches screen, you don't want to see shiny full HD movies or whatever on it, is a compact phone for endurance, there's no need for a huge resolution.
Lol, miracle, anti-bezels people didn't appear yet?? Hooray!