Anonymous, 01 Oct 2017sony = bad quality control---Fake--- poster. The phone wasn't even released on this day he posted. Just a paid troll..
As I heard many Sony users telling us iPhone users that we should stop to hate, I have one thing to say: we aren't it, it is mostly Samsung users. For example, I like almost every phone which is not overpriced as heck and calls itself an iPhone competitor while being low end (sorry Nokia 6 and Galaxy A3, you may look as good but your are ugly from the inside). And to convince you, I will tell you my honest opinion about this phone.
It really like it's simplistic design. Those sharp edges and corners don't feel as good in the hand, but they better use the available space and it usually looks better. I am amazed by this battery life while it is at the same time not as thick as a brick. I don't like the fact that the bottom bezel is bigger than the top one, because it looks weird. It is great how it is small while being high end, because the iPhones are missing competition here and Apple is likely to kill the small phones, but I am dependent on it. So if Apple completely moves to oversized phones, I have still a great alternative. And while Sony cameras aren't the best, you can see the evolution and how they get better with every generation.
So that's all the good things I can say about it.
NewHorizons, 27 Sep 2017it scores well just like the oled screens. and 1080p is impossible on 4.6 screen anyways. if y... moreIt is less about resolution than it is about PPI there really is no need for much more than 400ppi. I also would be very wary to increase screen size because that would make the phone wider and will reduce its one hand usability and also its usability while having a firm grip on the device. Possibly taller screen would be cool.
This is basically what the Z5 compact should have been. Don't be fooled the XZ1 compact is what I want for my next phone.
This phone is definitely the narrowest flagship at the moment making it the easiest to operate with one hand. It also is one of the only phones to have a two stage shutter button. 32GB is fine and I hope it also allows to format SD as internal storage though I wonder if it has a UHS-II bus and how fast of a speed does it support. I hope it also supports USB 3/3.x but also not really a big deal. The Album and Music app are pretty good I kinda wish I could have Album on my HTC. The aperture in the camera isn't really too important as long as it continues to improve the actual images it takes. I is a little sad that sony isn't the ones getting the best out of their sensors.
There are shortcomings of the phone:
-It would be nice to see a higher pixel density, maybe about 400ppi. You can also add a lower resolution mode to save battery. Also I understand why they didn't
-HDR would be nice
-The forehead and chin could be smaller. Though I think the phone already has trouble with mounting onto in-car mounts.
-I personally like a perfectly centered display so to move the screen and to change the aspect ratio to accommodate the on screen OS buttons would be nice.
-The removal of FM radio is sad on a public safety front.
-Optical image stabilisation would be good.
-The Xperia launcher design I don't really like.
-The USB and 3.5mm jack could also be on same side though layout can be argued so many ways except sideways. I like both on top downside is docking.
-FYI XZ1 compact is taller thicker and heavier than the Z5 compact.
Jd, 03 Oct 2017I think this phome is more worth than iphone 8Well said, definitely it's the best phone ever made.
It's a very small mistake, but let me know, Which USB connectivity standard Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact have? bcoz Specifications page tell USB 2.0 type C 1.0 ; whereas Review page tell otherwise; in your words i.e. "The same goes for the fast USB 3.1, Type-C data interface and"
so please clear my doubt, ASAP.
if possible, plz reply to email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2017JDI = Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba The oled project between Sony/Panasonic ended years ago. ... moreIt has NOT ended, they formed a new company called JOLED and they've been doing R&D since 2014 and have made some huge advancements this year in high yield with inkjet printing. JOLED will merge with JDI next year to cross license technologies.
ierwin, 02 Oct 2017I am wondering did you guys really tested XZ1/XZ1 Compact's battery life.
I've a friend broug... moreIn my experience, battery life was worse just after installing a new update, I think there's some automatic optimisation stuff going on for a week or so.
More than 400mah a day of phone idle?
I am wondering did you guys really tested XZ1/XZ1 Compact's battery life.
I've a friend brought XZ1 and another friend brought XZ1 Compact. Both of them have "Phone Idle" drains battery issues. This issue starts in Sony's Android 7 firmware and never fix till now. Search on Sony Mobile's support forum and you'll see.
4k video recording.. but you can't even watch in half of the half of the resolution of that footage on your own phone screen. LoL.
Blue, 30 Sep 2017I am getting huge signal strength fluctuation with this phone. It keeps going back and forward... moreIt's called Reading Sony band signals supported for your specific model,,,, sounds likes user error to mees!!!
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2017sony = bad quality controlYes, that if good quality control were extinct.
In your review on last years Xperia Compact you complained about the Volume rocker's awkward position on the Right side, "The volume rocker is below the power button, and we've been rambling on and on how Sony has placed it too low for comfortable operation" In this latest review you say the Volume button is on the left side??? and neglect to mention the button has moved to a new position??? Hmmm.
So disappointed that it wasn't released in the Philippines and many Asian countries. I would've bought one in a heartbeat instead of the P10 (not that I regret it though, battery life is pretty good and camera quality is pretty excellent, it's only the size that is kind of off-putting).