dont compare Sony to other company with bigger battery but not properly optimized. that would be useless
jrharbort, 18 Mar 2018Not going to deny the thickness isn't well optimized. I'm just pointing out the 88h efficiency... moreThickness on a small phone is actually very well preferred for ergonomic reasons, on big phones it increases weight but there is nothing worse than holding a 5.5"-6" inch thin phablet like iPhone 7 Plus. Completely ridiculous.
sim slot is a big big fail on all sony models !
i didn't buy from sony since my bad experience on z1 z1 compact (battery + sim slot) and z2 (sim slot)
Kangal, 18 Mar 2018Bad review.
The only upgrades seem to be the better quality/brightness screen, faster SoC, ... moreI hate the fact that all of your claims are either false or have no proof.
This phone's camera already beats the Pixel 2 XL's. Try it in the Photo Comparison Tool chart. No way a S7 would beat this mini monster. Maybe in your dreams it can, but we're not interested in that.
How can it be fragile when it's just the sae GG5 on the front? Might as well just say every single smartphone is fragile because they have glass on the front.
Again it hasn't been proven by anything, so Idk where the heck are you getting these.
If you read the article, GSMArena posted a report about why Sony removed the jack. I disagree with their justification, but man, THERE IS A REASON.
I am handling a 10mm thick phone and I don't find it thick or something. 11mm should be of no problem, given our hands could handle even a 100mm thick brick.
If you have small hands, then this phone isn't for you, but it doesn't make it a bad phone by any means. That's just like saying that the S9+ is a bad phone only because I don't like it.
Z5 Compact is just as thick, and has smaller battery, smaller display, smaller speakers, smalled vibration motor, and is boxy (less comfortable to hold for a long period of time). I like that phone, but the XZ2 Compact is clearly better in every possible way.
Sony doesn't need Synaptics. They have JDI, who recently patented a glass-embedded fingeprint scanner that works for any type of display, not just on OLEDs.
The new BIONZ software post processing algorithm, along with the Qualcomm Spectra 280 ISP on this phone is doing exactly the same thing as Google's own software. Having the Pixel's camera software to this phone would yield little to no difference, and it can be worse as the software is optimized for a completely different phone.
The loudspeakers are loud and clear on this thing, unless you need an ambulance siren from a smartphone.
18:9 is the future for smartphone screens.
AnonD-170381, 18 Mar 2018The dimension is 151 x76 tho . So now you prefer bigger bezel .i own and have used a thick and large bezel phone. the so called large bezel is smaller than sony equivalent smartphone. Look at sony flagship, from z1-xz how big is their bezel compared to other flagship e.g samsung?
the xz2 series remind me of my xperia neo which is thick. bezel? not a problem. thick smartphone are problem once you put inside your pocket plus the bulge makes you feel like carrying a brick in pocket.
If sony really want to make a curved back phone, they shoyld used the xperia zl design. slim top and bottom bezel and just slightly curved on the back side. PLUS its not as thick as this xz2 compact! well they could even shave a milimeter from the xperia zl to make it better. if only they "could". ;)
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2018zuk z2 has 3500mah in 8.5mm thick. Even xiaomi has few 4k mah battery in their 5" device. foot... moreNone of those phones you've mentioned have:
-1/2.3" 19mp Motion Eye™ camera that can compete with the S9/S9+ in low light, and can record 960fps videos at 720p or 1080p, as well as HDR videos up to 4K
- Dynamic Vibration System that takes viewing experience to the next level
-loud and clear dual front facing stereo speakers
-FHD+ HDR display with BT.2020 compliance
3100mAh inside a 11mm thick phone with all of those humongous hardware is already an achievement, even without a jack. Chinese OEMs would require at least 20mm thickness to do the same.
I currently own Z3 Compact and this is my next phone. Or maybe XZ1C. I love them both. To thick? Nah, I have a case and a protective glass on my Z3c and I'm used to it. Fingerprint sensor on the back? I don't even have a fingerprint sensor on a Z3c, so I don't have a pet peeve on the location. No 3.5mm jack? I don't even use headphones, I only listen to music when I run on a mp3 player. And if I get some wireless headphones with the XZ2 compact? I wouldn't complain. I thought of buying a Samsung phune but their version of Android annoys the hell out of me, same with Huawei.
"Plugging in a pair of headphones dropped the loudness to only average"
I thought it had ditched the jack
Junk again from Sony. If I really need a compact phone, I'd take the old iPhone SE or wait for the new one.
The concept is brilliant. Many want a handy phone with good performance , something close to Apple. This could have been best but it fails miserably.
No OIS , come on Sony??? Its the heart of Camera department. No Lighting conditions are perfect even indoor lighting conditions vary so ultimately OIS makes sure weather you get a blurred shot or not. Even with SND 835 and 6gb ram if Lighting is imperfect you will get only a blurred shot and that just spoils everything. What is the use if you buy and 40000+ Rupees.
Sony smartphones are gonna die off soon.
The XZ2 Compact design is still better that the XZ2, not sure why the designer made this model bit heavy and that too a flagship phone. Even though the finger print scanner is moved to back why did Sony miss to add their signature power button. The beautiful design of Sony is missing this time on these latest edition phones.
Sad to see that Sony is giving freebies on their phones in the European region.
This time Sony really make me impressed with this new flagship. The xperia ui and the hardware so worthy to buy. I prefer buy this one than s8 or even s9 duo. Sony unstoppable now!
The only upgrades seem to be the better quality/brightness screen, faster SoC, and slightly louder speakers. That's it!
This phone is thick, has a small battery, a small screen, a large body, and is expensive.
The cameras may have a lot of megapixels and "bells and whistles" but the end-result is your photos come out worse looking than the Pixel2, U11, Pixel, S9, S8.... and even the S7.
On top of that, it has a fragile body and removes the 3.5mm headset port for NO REASON.
And I might add the front being non-symmetrical is a bit of a downer, and those glossy sides make it a slippery accident to happen; meaning you'll need a case to make the phone look uglier, heavier, thicker, and bigger. And forget about Glass Screen Protectors, you drop it, you're gonna pay hundreds of dollars for a simple repair.
This device is clearly worse than Sony's previous phones. Hell, throw a Snapdragon 845 in the Sony Z5 compact and it'll be a better, practical, all-round device. And probably throw in the Synaptics in-screen fingerprint scanner, and update the camera from the software/driver-side (see: Pixel). Call it a day. And if you want to make it better? Actually slim the bezels with the 16:9 aspect ratio, give it a loudspeaker (see: Axon 7), and make the phone completely symmetrical (front, back, sides).
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2018zuk z2 has 3500mah in 8.5mm thick. Even xiaomi has few 4k mah battery in their 5" device. foot... moreNot going to deny the thickness isn't well optimized. I'm just pointing out the 88h efficiency with just 2870mAh to play with is nothing short of amazing. As long as the thickness doesn't bother you, anyway. As a guy who once used a Galaxy SIII with a 4400mAh expanded battery pack, I don't think 11mm would bother me.
"The chubby design is not everyone's cup of tea."
This is so true. Definitely not liking it.
jrharbort, 17 Mar 2018I am an XZ1 user myself, but even I can see why the battery life fell to 88 hour endurance. It... morezuk z2 has 3500mah in 8.5mm thick. Even xiaomi has few 4k mah battery in their 5" device. footprint is about the same. sony lose here with the extraordinary thickness that made the phone looks like a 2011 smartphone. Basically a brick. Just accept the fact that, most sony smartphone has smaller battery than other counterparts.
I don't like 18:9, let alone worse battery life and the lack of the headphone jack. The only good thing about this model is that it makes last year's cheaper