The xz1 compact back is glass not plastic.
mjrmagallanes, 26 Sep 2017I remember the time when the original HTC One had a 1080p screen at 4.7”
Full HD was a thin... more4.7 inch is the minimum size for 1080 screen,but we like the 720p more... your normal eyes do not see the difference and the battery life on the compact was always better than the big 1080 screens.
iPhone "Retina" screen is also 720p and no one complains.
I love Xperia phones
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2017I'm agree with you!!
GSMArena said "The 4.6-inch LCD screen fails to impress in terms of re... moreI remember the time when the original HTC One had a 1080p screen at 4.7”
Full HD was a thing back then but that really turned out to be an overkill. 5” is the sweet spot for a 1080p screen, for me.
L0lip0p, 26 Sep 2017Umm... Xz1 same capacity, fullhd 5.2" lcd = 82hour
A3 4.7" 720p AMOLED, low power cpu and 235... moreLike you've said : 4.7" HD x 5.2" Full HD.
There is a huge difference.
Even if you compare to A5, better choice, different cpu requires different power to work.
Note that the volume control has been moved compared to the last compact. I won't be able to swap cases.
This is interesting, about the camera in XZ1 gsmarena says.
The Xperia XZ1 is on par with its XZ Premium sibling in terms of camera quality. That meant detail level is DECENT and corner softness is not very pronounced, unlike the XZs - the third Motion Eye camera phone.
In good lighting conditions, the XZ1 captures plenty of detail - it is a match for the 23MP cameras used before. The processing, including the colors, has not changed much since the Xperia XZ and XZs, but there is a bit more detail and less noise here.
But when it comes to XZ1C which has the same camera as the XZP/XZ1 they say.
The Xperia XZ1 Compact camera samples are on par with its XZ1's in terms of quality. This means HIGH LEVEL of detail, low noise, and no corner softness. The processing is very mature and noise in uniform color areas is kept in check. The colors are accurate, as is the white balance, and even the contrast is great. Even the dynamic range is superb across all test scenes.
The only place where noise suppression artifacts are visible is along contrasty edges, where the noise reduction is not as strong to help with definition. It's not a major issue and it's only visible if you view the photos 1:1 at pixel level.
As you can see, they say on XZ1 the level of detail is decent and on XZ1C the level of detail is high and now on the XZ1C the image processing is mature!! It uses the same camera/sensor and the image quality is the same but still you (gsmarena) say 2 different things...
If you compare the two camera sections of the review between XZ1/XZ1C you´ll find different pro´s and con´s specially on the low light part even though they have the exact same camera.
Lex79, 26 Sep 2017Boy those battery figures are impressive, I'm this close to ordering....... Only my usual g... moreYes, I'm impressed too except I have nothing to want with Xperia features. But if get this if I needed a secondary phone.
Boy those battery figures are impressive, I'm this close to ordering.......
Only my usual gripes with Sony's take on camera software are holding me back.
So now for the big question: which color to get?
Oh you lovable Sony!. I love you, amazing phone unbeatable flagship finally with dual SIM version, hope it will be available in my country so I can buy.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2017I'm agree with you!! GSMArena said "The 4.6-inch LCD screen fails to impress in terms of re... more1080 has been done on a 4.7" screen and it was well loved by the users, and this was 3.5 years ago. 720p is fine if you look at pictures and videos, but not quite enough for small text. Solid color backgrounds will show the ugly screen door effect. I can accept 720p, but not at this price range.
L0lip0p, 26 Sep 2017Umm... Xz1 same capacity, fullhd 5.2" lcd = 82hour A3 4.7" 720p AMOLED, low power cpu and 235... moreNow tell me if your A series will not degrade on battery life after a year hahaha that 92 hours would go down to 62 hours in a jiffy where as the x compact would be hitting higher marks on battery because of consistent updates and their qnovo battery tech
in which region can you get a dual sim XZ1 compact?
Cutesy little thing,this..Compact size and good specs..except the screen..But the price?550Euro is way too much,common Sony that's Fruit company's thing,overpricing like that.Drop the price under 400Euro,and you'll have a winner.
Hey sony, Im waiting for a sub 5" phone with flagship specs forever now. What keeps me from buying? I really want bezelless and 1080p. I dont need 4k screen, but 2k would be nice for once.
I remember the time when I had 4 inches phone screen with 2 days of battery life and 8 hours SOT. Today it's rarity. I like the bezels and it's more practical. Sony and apple are the companies that still uses same design. Because it's great. No need for changes every year like samsung does. Maybe sony will rescue me from bezeless curved screens and cutouts.