Anonymous, 28 Feb 2018What are you talking about ?
Sony has a gimmick 960fps video only with manual button use,... moreAnd yet XZ2 produces much better still images and video than all that fancy hardware in S9+
Just Google it you will find the comparisons
As a customer who still uses a z1 compact I am disappointed.
Bulky and ugly looking even from the front.
If I wanted to go this big, I might ad well go 5mm more in height and 7 in width and go for the S8 Sirocco.
(Which is also kind of squarish)
5,5 inches at 16:9 vs 5 at 18:9.
It is also Android one which means 2 years of updates and 3 of security patches. (The main argument against the Xz1 Compact which is already 9 months old)
The price will also be similar..
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2018First in Android app folder = XPERIA X10 First in Android themes = XPERIA X10 First in IP68 ... moreStart adopt Qnovo on Xperia X series and afterward. Sony cares about the battery health and whole-hearted bring a better technology to manage the charging quality
AnonD-481725, 28 Feb 2018Oooooh tATy, where is the 10 min slow motion in the Samsung, it is not gimmick you say now?? XDall of them are useless gimmicks.
but samsung's implementation is more mature than sony's.
sony is the king of immature unstable halfbaked useless gimmicks.
sony tries to copy samsung by giving its users more gimmicks, but sadly sony cannot implement it properly.
sony lacks software skill
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2018First in Android app folder = XPERIA X10
First in Android themes = XPERIA X10
First in IP68 ... moreyou missed few important things
Xperia = first one repeating the same failures every year over and over again
sony mobile = first company that cannot use itsown cameras properly
xperia = the only one which uses the same boring android ui for more than 5 years
xperia = will be the first ship sinking in ocean, all of us will say bye bye to it soon
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2018disappointed, compact is too big, battery is small yes yes
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2018Glad to hear that you enjoy my honest comments. But, you simply can¬ít read properly.
960... moreFirst in Android app folder = XPERIA X10
First in Android themes = XPERIA X10
First in IP68 smartphone = XPERIA ACRO S
First in power saving mode similar to Doze = XPERIA Z
First in 4K recording = XPERIA Z2
First in timeshift video = XPERIA Z2
First in portrait mode = XPERIA Z2
First in AR camera = XPERIA Z2
First in Hi-Res Audio support = XPERIA Z2
First 3GB ram = XPERIA Z2
First in built-in support of noise cancelling headphones = XPERIA Z2
First in LDAC support = XPERIA Z3+
First in 4K display = XPERIA Z5 Premium
First in predictive capture = XPERIA XZ Premium
First in 960fps video = XPERIA XZ Premium
First in 3D scanning = XPERIA XZ1
First in 4K HDR recording = XPERIA XZ2
First in HDR upscale display = XPERIA XZ2
First in USB type C / 3.5mm duo adaptor = XPERIA XZ2
Have I miss anything else ???
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2018Glad to hear that you enjoy my honest comments. But, you simply can¬ít read properly. 960... moreHeadphone jack, they are probably influenced by Apple. Copying smaller bezels? The first smartphone that started the bezeless trend is the XIAOMI MI MIX, so are u trying to say that SAMSUNG has copied XIAOMI because they have smaller bezels too? U trying to say that everyone currently in the bezeless trend are copycats of XIAOMI including SAMSUNG? Fingerprint sensor on the back is copied? Do I have to relate that to SAMSUNG and the other brand manufacturers who put their fingerprint sensor behind as copy? Rounded corners, copied too? Really? The only shape for smartphones is a slab of rectangle, so the only way to change it to other types of design is to refine that shape of rectangle, so is seeing rounded cornered smartphones a copy? Then could u please give new design ideas to the brand manufacturers since u try to ex-smart? Yes their smartphones are somewhat thicker now (I also don't know why they made it thicker) but are u VERY SURE that they have smaller batteries? Smaller batteries to what? Isn't this a slight improvement for the capacity compared to it's predecessor? Smaller batteries? U kidding me? Ok but the design I have to agree with u, it looks like some HTC smartphone, kind of weird. Lastly, u call Sony for still having the "useless" shutter button. Useless? How is it useless? Pardon to explain further? Isn't it functional in some situations? Even if u don't use it, it is a button to stay, u trying to say that DSLR camera's shutter button is useless? I don't care if the display is touchscreen, that shutter button can still be useful at times when u are one handed and have a hard time reaching the camera icon to take photos. One question: Why is it all on Sony? Why isn't it other brands too? Are u trolling here or u are just a hater here that's why u blame Sony is a copycat all-rounder?
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2018What is the madness with these Nay Sayers,,, on with buying your low end cells. Hehehe The key feature of the compact was its small size. Now that is gone (13.5cm is not small), why wouldn't one go for a full size instead? Like the Nokia 8 Sirocco: for just 5mm taller, you get a much bigger screen (5.5 vs 5.0), with much more usable real estate too since it's 16:9.
Dear Phone manufacturer
please stop this stupid ugly reetarded gimmick trend:
1) Less Bezell (yes that's the correct word, not bezel less because it still have bezell)
2) Removing head phone jack (why the f don't u give us dual USB/lightning Port??)
3) Removing external storage (so that we have to pay more for more storage right??)
4) Adding Notch (copy-paste another phone ugly design is stupid & not creative, just stay with your own design FFS!!)
Tann Hauser, 28 Feb 2018I just "love" his awe with the same "gimmick" now that Sammy copied it.
Its a joy to see his ... moreGlad to hear that you enjoy my honest comments. But, you simply can¬ít read properly.
960fps video is still a gimmick. IMO. Its just a sales gimmick, like so many other options on new Flagship phones. All I said, is that Samsung does 960fps better than Sony.
Also Samsung started fps video recording on phones before Sony. So, Sony has copied Samsung (as usual). Samsung has been upgrading its fps video recording for 9 years years now.
Sony has copied Apple with NO headphone jack on its new models.
Sony has copied smaller bezels. (although still too big)
Sony has copied FP button on back
Sony has copied 18:9 screen ratio
Sony has copied rounded corners
Sony has thicker phones now with smaller batterys
Sony now has ugly pregnant soap bar design
Sony still has useless shutter button
Awesome review, I am so looking forward to this phone in compact size. I¬íve owned an Xperia Z3 and Z5 and this is the upgrade I¬íve been waiting for since the XZ Premium didn¬ít have a compact size.
Tann Hauser, 28 Feb 2018Completely not into adapter story.
I simply want a dedicated headphone interface, be it usb o... moreHere is the solution, and it comes inside the box as well. You can charge your phone and listen to the audio at the same time.
"The smaller XZ2 Compact has a polycarbonate backside, with a much glossier finish."
The hell much glossier?
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2018Nope Samsung phones always have no heating issues. Don't drag Samsung down to Sony's level.That's why there's a 10 min limit on 4k recording on the Samsungs? It's pretty much endless 4k recording on the XZ Premium, XZ1.
I so wish these would work on Verizon.
I know, CDMA is outdated, but in rural areas, Verizon is only option sometimes.
Just wish they had a better phone selection. So tired of the Apple/Samsung duopoly for flagship class phones with Verizon.
This would be an OK release if I hadn't researched the XZ1 last fall. I almost bought one then and waited to see what Sony would do with the rumored XZ2. Now, I'm super disappointed that they A) removed the headphone jack, and with it the noise cancelling that Sony had (no batteries for noise cancelling is an extremely useful benefit); and B) moved the fingerprint sensor to the back. Lame. So relieved that the stereo speakers are still there, but the removal of the headphone jack is a trend that I'm not OK with. I'll be waiting for this release only to get an XZ1 at a discount.