IP68. 3.5 mm headphone jack. Great compact body without compromising on flagship internals. Good screen. Outstanding battery life (A return to form for Sony after many years). Qnovo & Stamina. Android Oreo from Day One, with close to stock look.
Superb performance with awesome onscreen GPU performance. Great Sony propreitary multimedia package. Good camera's (front and back) too.
After the XZ Premium, the XZ1 and the XZ1 Compact, it's safe to say that SONY IS BACK!!!
Now waiting for that stunning all-new bezelless Sony flagship.
Sony's new generation bezel less screens are going to be very interesting!
This is the kind of phone I am looking for. Don't want the 5" phones.
4.6" is great, and easier to fit in the pocket with a protective cover.
If people think that .4 inches is not a big of a difference. Then why some phone have 5" and 5.5" displays.
I am glad that Sony keeps making compact phone with smaller Screen size than 5".
And the fact that is packs a 720p resolution is absolutely fine for as well.
This is the XZ1's purpose. Be a compact size of the XZ1, with the same power in a smaller size. Having 720 resolution is absolutely great.
I was looking to replace my phone for some time. Couldnt find a compact phone of my liking. And the previous compact Sony phone, did not impress me.
The XZ1 though, seems quite interesting.
And I wanted it to be waterproof or resistant.
Preferably waterproof but resistant works and the XZ1 delivers.
john, 29 Sep 2017oh silence already. Audio dept??? SONY xperia audio quality is perhaps the best in the m... moreboth LG and HTC not only have louder audio output, but also more clear. Sony has slacked in the audio department since the z3 and has fallen behind (im talking about headphone audio)
AnonD-698475, 29 Sep 2017Sony, a company that nobody appreciates their mobile phones products except sony itself. 1) Au... moreJDI = Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba
The oled project between Sony/Panasonic ended years ago.
Even Z2 has better audio than S8, i8 or Mate 9. Quality is not about loudness.
The reason nowadays phone makers don't use metal casing is because of NFC, metal casing affects the performance of NFC, that's it.
iaus, 28 Sep 2017OMG Sony why u taking an L by not using 1080p screen??? major fail...Major fail is your comment. Buyers of this kind of phone are expecting 720p for better battery life. If you want 1080p, stay away from here and look at all other flagships with 1080p. You have a very big choice with other phone or brands. So don't waste your (our ?) time speaking here.
AnonD-698475, 29 Sep 2017Sony, a company that nobody appreciates their mobile phones products except sony itself. 1) Au... moreThat's been the problem for years. Someone up top is making very poor decisions shooting themselves in the foot. They struggle so bad yet could so easily make certain things just enough better and actually market the device and maybe actually release it in more than one location and they could potentially make great profit.
AnonD-698475, 29 Sep 2017Sony, a company that nobody appreciates their mobile phones products except sony itself. 1) Au... moreoh silence already. Audio dept??? SONY xperia audio quality is perhaps the best in the market but the volume is low. Perhaps u are among those who judge sound quality by loudness , does HTC have waterproofing??? that's why they are louder and now where's ur htc . lol dead
Sony's 720p triluminos display can match any 1080p. and u love Samsung's over saturated display bahahahab
Sony, a company that nobody appreciates their mobile phones products except sony itself. 1) Audio Department - It took several mobile phone generations before they realized that they have the poorest sound quality and very minute sound. Sony is one of the most pioneering in the audio industry but it seemed that they are not implementing it to their mobile phones. As compared to the amateur huawei or HTC etc., they have the best sound quality and loudness that people surely appreciate. Well, not until Xperia XZ1 was produced. This phone seemed to have louder stereo speakers but still not comparable to other phones having loud/stereo speakers. 2) Display Department - I cannot understand why sony used the unpopular sRGB LED display panels with a WHITE LED FILTER. Display color is dull, washed-out/faded and it looks like an old photos or videos. Sony claimed it to be SHARP DISPLAY. Oh!!! come on sony, what engineers you have? See how brilliant and punchy display in Samsung phones..... - while the other phone manufacturers profited much on their large sales, sony on the other hand struggles as their phones almost nobody wants to buy them. Go to the department stores and just look at their display on their shelves. You seldom see Sony products. 3) Hardware Department - Always use the outdated old school technology (Bulky, chunky large bezels, few sensors etc.... ) while others were almost in the 2nd generation of bezeless OLED 18.5:9 aspect ratio display panels. Correct me if i am wrong, Sony Corporation is in joint venture with JDI and Panasonic Corporation and executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc. (“JOLED”), to integrate Sony and Panasonic's R&D functions for organic light-emitting diode (“OLED”) display panels. But where is Sony nowadays? ..... The STRUGGLING sony still fight for her life in the mobile industry claiming that they have the best, like 4k HDR display etc..., but there is no benefit at all except if you use for 4k movies. The fact is, nobody appreciated their technology except sony itself. - Sony already have the bezeless 18. 5:9 aspect ratio for almost in the last 3 years, but sad to say its just CONCEPTS (lot of them in youtube), but in reality its NOTHING to convince their customer. They might be having it as when that technology is outdated in the market. One thing I noticed is that they are in the failing stage and about to close the company and no more financial capability to finance the company. And cannot hire competitive engineers to design their products. You can't even buy any accessory in most cellphone vendors. If u ask them why? they simply answer you SONY IS A PROBLEM. Well, except if you do by online purchase which is too inconvenient.
essense, 27 Sep 2017GSMA is surely one of the better sites with proper reviews, proper tests and no Apple-bias. Bu... morewell said. the XZ1c is amazing for what it is and does what a smartphone should do better than most others that are cool and futuristic.
i have the sony X but i used to have the z3c. the compact line is amazing but i dont think i will go back to it i feel like the smaller screen space was unfavorable. But for people who dont mind this is like the best phone in performance right now.
essense, 27 Sep 2017GSMA is surely one of the better sites with proper reviews, proper tests and no Apple-bias. Bu... moreExactly, it's the best smartphone to use as a normal phone today imo, and a great smart device as well.
AnonD-697839, 27 Sep 2017Looks like the Nerd will come to the party after all. Better late than never. I don't see a pr... moreI am sure it will have some less bezel.
AND I am also quite sure it wont be bezeless. As the article has a completely unrelated title. That CEO said new design, not bezeless.
Tann Hauser, 26 Sep 2017Hell no.
Bezeless is a "chronic thumb cramp and palm compression syndrome certified over pro... moreLooks like the Nerd will come to the party after all. Better late than never. I don't see a problem with trimming down the bezels. Bezels should be there for the camera, speakers and sensor. That would be an enough amount of bezel to ease your thumb cramp problem :)
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2017Good specs but very thickHard to satisfy everyone . I heard someone say they would add 2-3 mm for 102hour endurance . Then the other say its too thick after you do so .