misa, 17 Mar 2018so this phone is just 1mm thinner than lumia 1020 which had 1/1.5" cameraDo some research and and look for the thickness of the camera hump
"Speaking of resolution settings, you might want to go into settings and switch the default 17MP (16:9) one to 19MP (4:3)"
17 MP in 16:9 mode? This means that this is a multi aspect ratio sensor with at least 30.5mm² sensor area, so the total sensor area is about the same as the area of a 1/2" sensor.
AnonD-246723, 17 Mar 2018Even die hard apple fan not buying 4 inch we although the spec is same . I guess only you want... moreTo be fair, Apple makes their 4" iPhones inferior to larger models. So much so, Apple is forcing the users to buy the larger models to get something better that can basically be had on the smaller devices in the first place.
misa, 17 Mar 2018so this phone is just 1mm thinner than lumia 1020 which had 1/1.5" cameraThis one has larger battery, larger vibration motor, large dual front facing stereo speakers, and also a relatively large camera sensor. It is just a bit larger, and the thinnest part of the Lumia 1020 is the thickest part of this XZ2 Compact, meaning the camera bump on the Lumia 1020 isn't even counted.
Hmm... still don't get why they can't just make an identical mini version of the XZ2? Changing the build materials from glass to plastic was never a good idea..
Also, still wish the fingerprint sensor was on the side, or at least higher at the back, so much more ergonomic
Vic, 17 Mar 2018Check this phone on phone size comparison to see how terribly ugly (due to thickness) XZ2 Comp... moreI think you have a point about the firger print sensor. On my S7, every couple of months I have to redo my fingers because it stops recognizing them. I have 5 years old ThinkPad and never had to this even once (slide type). I wonder how the fingerprint sensor will be on these Sony's
Plastic would be good if the battery was replaceable, or at least if the weight was kept Bellow 150gr. Since it is not, plastic is not either!
The design is not only ugly, but overused as well. It looks the same like every other cheap Chinese copy out there. Sony used to be special with their fingertip scanner. Now with this trivial small circle, placed exactly like all the Chinese army of the same design, place was a criminal mistake, sepuku worthy imo. Too Plastic, too humpy, too trivial, too heavy, with 2015 bezels, what a let down...
Horrible camera performance in low light condition was expected, but the sad part is that the extra length didn't help the battery reaching the 3000mah again...
And to complete the uninspired design Sony, the only company that used to be too proud to blindly copy others, they just dropped the music jack!!!
Since they were in copy mode, they should copy small bezels, bright lenses, bigger battery capacities, premium glass design etc, but no, they had to only take the worst for all the worst reasons...
I used to feel frustrated by Sony's fall, but not anymore, the Z5 compact likely seems to remain my last...
Vic, 17 Mar 2018Check this phone on phone size comparison to see how terribly ugly (due to thickness) XZ2 Comp... morePlastic is actually good. Problem is in aluminum frame which requires ugly plastic antenna line. XZ1 is all plastic composite which feels cold almost metal like.
Check this phone on phone size comparison to see how terribly ugly (due to thickness) XZ2 Compact looks against any other moder phone. I can confidently say that this is the ugliest phone Sony introduced in years. Not to mention cheap materials (painted plastic), no 3.5 mm jack, very inconvenient placement of fingerprint sensor in the center of device and well, I can only repeat what I have already said about XZ2 - Sony really needs to cancel both of these devices not to lose fans and reputation.
P.S. Battery life is noticeable worse compared to XZ1 Compact.
It actually looks a lot better than the full size version- the matte back is nicer to look at than the bizarre reflective XZ2. Still, I can't be bothered with any phone that lacks a 3.5mm audio port and I'm surprised Sony did this.
apertotes, 17 Mar 2018I understand there is a trend towards bigger screens, but 5" is not compact anymore. A few of ... moreEven die hard apple fan not buying 4 inch we although the spec is same . I guess only you want 4 inch .
misa, 17 Mar 2018so this phone is just 1mm thinner than lumia 1020 which had 1/1.5" cameraYou mean that 2000mah battery lumia?
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2018this is year 2018 yet Sony dare to sell a phone with such thickness? Are they having too much ... moreheh, people seem to think they made it fatter only to personally tick them off. ;)
Sony did it because they thought it was more ergonomic. some reviews I've read actually like what they did. and it has a rather sharp taper to it too for a thin edge (though I think the XZ2 does this better). but I haven't carried a phone around that chunky since the Lumia 810 (which I'm now pocketing just to see if I could go back to it. it's actually close in size to the Compact, just a bit shorter). I'll wait to pass judgement until I handle this and the larger XZ2.
BGChicago, 17 Mar 2018Project trebble on this phone confirmed?the XZ1 has it so I'd image the answer is "yep." Sony's very good with updates regardless.
They currently have a pre-order deal which includes the wh-1000xm2 headset... That's one way to deal with the removal of the headphone jack.
I pre-ordered one yesterday.
Much more convinced after reading this review about this phone, especially the camera software improvements.
Still, I think I'll hold out for next years compact, second iteration of this design could be a big improvement if they improve battery stacking into the curved shape and find a way to slim down the camera assembly in the newer lens.
BGChicago, 17 Mar 2018Project trebble on this phone confirmed?Any phone with Oreo out-of-the-box must have support for Project Treble
BGChicago, 17 Mar 2018Project trebble on this phone confirmed?Yes.... Check article on xperia blog