Can't believe everyone is spazzing out about how bad this phone is! I've been using Sony's compact phones for the last 5 years or so and this year I was given a galaxy s8. What an over rated pile of crap! I can't wait to sell it to get the xz2 compact as I will never change away from Sony again. Under the hood the compact version seems very powerful and up there with the others if not better. I personally think 5 inches for a compact phone is the sweet spot as 4,6 &4,7 are a tad bit too small. The only one thing I'm not too keen on is the thickness of the phone with the additional curved back.but I'll have my final judgement on that once I've had a hands on experience. Overall i think sony will contiue to be my go-to mobile choice.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2018AUTOMATIC 960fps slow motion video is a fantastic idea, since it only works for a max of 0.2 o... moreIsn't like it might take the wrong moment as well when it detects an action! Those kind of moments needed a manual situation.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 20181. 960fps slow-mo - go buy galaxy s9/9+, they can shoot AUTO 960fps slowmo which is world's fi... moreJust don't buy three phones for different functions, buy Xperia and you get all the features in one package.
xperia lost its identity with a curved design on the back. it's like a cheap phone. thousands of your fans are disappointed.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 20181. 960fps slow-mo - go buy galaxy s9/9+, they can shoot AUTO 960fps slowmo which is world's fi... moreAUTOMATIC 960fps slow motion video is a fantastic idea, since it only works for a max of 0.2 of one second. No more hit and miss senarios.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 27 Feb 2018This is sad... Especially the design & removing the 3.5 mm jack.
It's like after Sony t... moreAlmost everybody removed the head jack, so is everybody going ages back!!
And about the design in term of looking which is old or new, as an owner of Xperia XZ Premium I can admit it looks more modern and refreshed than my phone. It's going to be more convenient now to hold that curved back. However it's still debatable from one to another. General people nowadays like curved back and the phones with stunning looks
Anonymous, 27 Feb 20181. 960fps slow-mo - go buy galaxy s9/9+, they can shoot AUTO 960fps slowmo which is world's fi... moreFirst 960 fps FHD,
First 4k HDR shooting cemera,
First phone has dynamic vibration,
First dual "3D" front camera,
And in overall, it's the only phone that combines almost everything to be great!
stele, 27 Feb 2018This! Totally agree with you and with many other commenters here who share a similar view. I l... moreWhat Sony finally has realized - a curved back cover makes the phone fit your palm better, so that's why I always hated the non-curved, thin phones everyone makes -> they aren't as comfortable to use as, say a Nexus 6 by Motorola which had the most perfect rear cover design I have _ever_ seen and felt so far. It was like it hugged your palm and held a tight grip, unlike any other phone I've used. :-)
Guizmo, 26 Feb 2018Yuk, Sony is copying what everyone else is doing. I'll be buying a XZ1 Compact as an upgrad... more I heard that Amazon.com originally sold the XZ1 Compact for 600$. Now Amazon sells used XZ1's for 369$ in like new condition. In less than a year, people willing to pick up gently previously owned XZ2 compacts for around 399$ and new XZ2 models for about 500 I predict. XZ2 features a snazzy chipset at relatively reasonable rates. Personally, I am looking forward to 2019 flagship handsets from a variety oem's.
Nokia super fan, 26 Feb 2018At least there is pros.
1. 960fps slow-mo
2. Fast up to date Android
3. Cheaper and b... more1. 960fps slow-mo - go buy galaxy s9/9+, they can shoot AUTO 960fps slowmo which is world's first.
2. Fast up to date Android - go buy a pixel, faster updates than sony
3. Cheaper and better alternative idea - go buy a oneplus
Dude, there is no pro.
Sindre, 26 Feb 2018They might copy the looks.. But the fact is, Sony has one of the most stable Android versions ... moreI can't even download apps from playstore on sony flagship running on oreo for 2 months. Is it most stable software? Even $100 phone can download apps from playstore.
Jimmy Ravel, 27 Feb 2018No. The one reason I liked the Sony design was that it was unique, it stood out, and was masc... moreThis! Totally agree with you and with many other commenters here who share a similar view. I loved Sony's thin, slab design from the Z through the XZ1. Stood out from the crowd, looked suitably business-like, rests on surfaces securely, fit really well in my breast pocket and are easy to grip. Phones with rounded backs don't do quite so well, are so "everyone else" and some just overdo the curve so that when they're in my breast pocket it feels like I've a boob on one side :( I was really hoping for a worthy successor to my Z1 Compact... but as Jijok put it so well below, "damn you all , going for the xz1 compact"
PeterThePanda, 27 Feb 2018Sure, heat management. Yet other manufacturers somehow manage to make thinner phones with bigg... moreStill other manufacturers' phones running cool while sony flagships have heating issues. Lmao!!
If they were intent on moving the FP sensor they should've used the XA2 form factor but with the XZ Premium reflective design. Boost the speakers and add OIS to the camera. Instead, they create a generic, Chinese-looking knockoff with the same mediocre camera and no headphone jack. WTF were they thinking!?
Eldamri, 27 Feb 2018Sony..pls stick to the omnibalance design. We just wanted you to trim the top and bottom besel... moreCould agree more, they should stick with the design they use in XZ premium or XA2 design, they only have to trim the bezels. Sony just don't seems to get it, arghh.