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 You seldom see Sony products. 3) Hardware Department - Always use the outdated old school technology (Bulky, chunky large bezels, few sensors etc....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. (Â“JOLEDÂ”), to integrate Sony and Panasonic's R&D functions for organic light-emitting diode (Â“OLEDÂ”) 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 They might be having it as when that technology is outdated in the market.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 .
XZ Premium few months ago and now this little BEAST! This year, Sony has made the best phones on the market. Can't wait to receive mine with the headphones (which I will sell for Â€200 :D)
Great feature set. A screen around 4.7 inch is perfect ergonomics. Sure, I can use my LG G3 in a case with one hand, but my Moto E 2015 was the best device I had owned. Sony already has an established market in the US, but they should import their smartphones. Imagine next year if they make a bezelless compact phone under 5 inches.
AnonD-633729, 27 Sep 2017Sony should rename their xperia series to brick series, eg., brick XZ, brick XZP, brick XZ1, etc.Hey, your fav Note 8 is a brick too. Havent you noticed?
GSMA is surely one of the better sites with proper reviews, proper tests and no Apple-bias. But there are still some things GSMA (and most other tech sites) ignore in a review. I also notice, GSMA used to fight the good fight for removable batteries and list a sealed battery as a con. But the way things are going, can't blame GSMA for giving up. That said, the XZ1 Compact has some incredibly commendable stuff that is more praiseworthy than bezels, metal, benchmarks and pixel density.
1) 108 Hours endurance. Ten years after the iPhone, one would think, smartphones would get even more efficient. But the only thing that has happened is power banks getting popular. Sure, the endurance rating is highlighted, but doesn't get the credit it deserves.
2) 4.6 inch screen. A year or two ago, the gripe with people who liked small phones had was that there were no flagship small phones. Today, there are simply no small phones. There's this, the iPhone SE (too small) and the Samsung Galaxy A3 (bigger than the Compact). The world needs more one-handed, compact phones.
3) Plastic body. Metal is all great and premium till it gets its first ding or scratch. And that scratch is most probably because the premium surface slipped from your fingers. There is no point of beauty and premium-ness if it has to be covered by an ugly case.
4) SIM/SD card eject tray. When Steve Jobs held aloft the first iPhone, he said, God gave us the greatest stylus -- our finger. So you didn't need one hand to hold the phone and the other to operate it. The irony is ten years later, we are back at needing two hands. And also special, tiny pins to do routine things like changing the SIM or memory card. I travel a lot internationally. Which is why I still use a plastic 2013 Moto G. Remove back cover, put in local sim, put back cover. While people around me have forgotten or misplaced or are asking around for that tiny ejector pin in their premium, metal slim phones. I know people who have gone without a local sim in a foreign land because they didn't have that tiny 'prick'.
Such things make the XZ1C unique. A reflection of our times that we have more computing power in our palms than probably NASA had over half a century ago. But instead of looking at durability, utility, longevity, we are down the road where fragility and lack of access to the insides of your device are considered an asset. Good thing to see the XZ1C has these things covered, whether reviewers highlight them or not.
I already have been using this for a couple of days now and boy it lasts 1 day and a half non hardcore usage.
dice, 27 Sep 2017wonders why the UI hasnt changed since a long time. The current UI looks exactly similar to th... moreMaybe sony make their ui to modern at the time, for example, take samsung TouchWiz at the jellybean day and compare it to today ui style, it will seem so bland, while if you take sony jellybean ui, and compare it to today standard, you will see it follow the checkbox