Bonji, 25 Sep 2017Screen Size should be bigger. It should have been 4.7" @ least in that same size. What was son... moreLike lots of reviews for sony compacts, you suggest a oneplus phablet as a better option when you're looking for a sub 5 inch phone.
When in reality it's only the se, iphone 7 and 8 that compete with this phone.
A3 2017 is an option for a smaller phone, but performance wise this is in another league. In gfx 3.1 car scene it scores 50fps versus 3.9fps on the A3.
"The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is pretty decked-out in the connectivity department. [...] The same goes for the fast USB 3.1, Type-C data interface"
I'm sorry to ask, but have you tested that feature?
Sony was quite silent on the case (only "USB Type-C") and it has been debated that the port is in-fact a USB 2.0.
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 25 Sep 2017Why are the alternatives somewhat irrelevant? The only relevant ones are the iPhones and Xper... moreI was thinking the same, even if not a flagship the Samsung A3 would have made more sense as an alternative. After all people are gonna find this review when looking for small phones
Why are the alternatives somewhat irrelevant?
The only relevant ones are the iPhones and Xperias, but why the S8? The P10? The Nokia 8?
The iPhones are great alternatives because they are also small in screen size with competitive specs to the XZ1 Compact, and the Xperias are worth mentioning if they need more than what they could get with the XZ1 Compact, but Idk why the heck are the others here.
They're not Compact, and they're not remotely close to the XZ1 Compact at all, so why is that?
Being a small phone, I was expecting only the iPhones ti be alternatives.
Screen Size should be bigger. It should have been 4.7" @ least in that same size. What was sony designers thinking?? In this new era where even gionee etc makes bezel less sleek phones sony is making brick like phones with too much bezel. No OIS come on... Is'nt it too much illogical. The price is close to one plus and mind it one plus has decent plus battery life too. A little more bigger screen with ois and price about 27,000INR/420$/350Â€ would have been a super welcome. Even if sony give a 16mp camera with just 240fps slow motion and autofocus selfie 8mp front camera it would not have bothered. (OIS ) is such an important miss. Water proof is a mighty boon but this phone feels like a costly peanut sized ice cream with shattered contour. Better luck next time Sony and better read comments and user opinions from valuable websites such as gsmarena sony.
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2017Funny thing though, I'm thinking that the only actually interesting phone in the last decade o... moreThis "big bezel" is 11mm wide on the Compact....
iPhone has an 18mm bezel and no one cares.
Also the screen is "Retina" level.
Anyway on the 3rd of Oct. I have the pink one in my hand.
AnonD-700950, 25 Sep 2017Where are the 128GB Sony? come on :(
and I dont want to use SD cards , Android is not good ... more128GB for big brands?
I would guess that might be standard for Androids in 2020... For me is really a big shock that in 2017 some company still trying to sell 32gb internal storage phone for more than 500+ euro! System alone takes 12gb, left about 20gb, which of course cant be filled if you want to keep good performance, in reality one has barely any space for apps!
Whats the point in flagship hardware if you cannot take advantage with apps due the lack of space?
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.
AnonD-538833, 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
AnonD-76172, 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.
AnonD-670091, 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!