Khawar , 09 Nov 2017Nat thanks I bought x compact very happy with it only drawback is its bulkyGlad you like it. For me I'd rather have a thick phone than a phone with a tiny battery. Easier to hold too!
Surficial, 09 Nov 2017I'm at 7:30 SoT with 20% left. Phones been on for 22 hours.Impressive
Nat, 06 Nov 2017Has anyone in Europe or UK received the Oreo update yet?I don't think the xc/x will see oreo till the xz/xzs, but shouldn't take too long after that happens.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2017How is battery in nougat? Standby & screen onI'm at 7:30 SoT with 20% left. Phones been on for 22 hours.
Nat thanks I bought x compact very happy with it only drawback is its bulky
Nat, 06 Nov 2017Has anyone in Europe or UK received the Oreo update yet?How is battery in nougat? Standby & screen on
Khawar , 03 Nov 2017I m going to buy x com someone to please update about in volume, is it OK when u receive call... moreThe volume is average, or was better on both my Samsung S7 and Nokia Lumia 720. Having said that, I almost always find it easy to hear the other person on a call. Volume is average but the actual sound quality is excellent.
I be another option of buying z5 compact also but it's earpiece volume is again not good
I m going to buy x com someone to please update about in volume, is it OK when u receive call and when while receiving call u touch speaker volume.
raiden78, 12 Sep 2017Who will make first a 5Â” bezelless phone, will dominate the mobile world.
Nope, with a 5" screen, even if height is OK with 3mm top and 3mm bottom, width is beyond what can be called compact.
So 4.6" or max 4.7 is the limit.
But 3mm top and 6mm bottom with a 4.6-4.7" screen will be the first true compact.
Camera is actually quite good, i used a lot of phones with great potential like 1020,808 but this phone is amazing. It's not blurry, very detail and has good color balance also autofocus is excellent, very fast and accurately working.
Performance is very good, my last phone was iphone se, but this phone is working well. No lag, no waiting. Scrolling performance also good.
Gaming performance quite good, it runs every game like telltale games batman, gta san andreas, asphalt extreme etc.
Screen is amazingly good. Very bright and it's visible under sunlight. Colors good, pixels density is enough and screen's black borders very tiny. I checked xz1 yesterday and x compact's screen very similar with xz1.
Battery performance is good. With wifi it takes approximately 7 hours sot, with cellular i played 1 hours batman, 1 hours google navigation and it took 4 hours30 minutes sot. It's actually pretty good with gaming and running navigation.
Jan65, 29 Sep 2017I cannot recommend this phone !!! ...Because of lots of annoyances etc: First: User is block... moreIt is about Warranty. After you unlock the phone you can bring in heavy customization to the system using operating system level modules, code. Sony offer waranty per system (hardware and software) and a heavy operating system modification after rooting, unlocking makes impossible for them to evaluate a complaint during the warranty. Thus they provide through a registration process the unlock code and procedure only if you reveal the owner and waive the owner's warranty. Sony website explains how to unlock any Sony phone free of charge but with the consent to renounce its manufacturer warranty.
Surficial, 10 Sep 2017It shouldn't, try out a different music player.At first I thought the problem might be with the SD card. I bought a 64Gb card but items/tracks/albums that I loaded kept on disappearing. And then the music skipped a lot. I have now tried a different flac encoder (flac instead of cdex) and have had no problems since. I'm still monitoring
AHMAD84, 30 Sep 2017I have this phone and I recommend it and yes I can download apps from outside the app storeYou can install on this phone apks downloaded on computer then thansfered to the phone, it works.
Jan65, 29 Sep 2017I cannot recommend this phone !!! ...Because of lots of annoyances etc: First: User is block... moreI have this phone and I recommend it and yes I can download apps from outside the app store
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017I have the X Compact but I'm quite disappointed in the performance of the Snapdragon 650 when ... moreI can only agree - and what do you think of the camera? (I was used to a LG-G2 with OIS & HDR), and I am very disappointed (because of lots of shaken/blurred out pictures, because of "only-if-hold-extremely-steady" the pictures will become sharp).
And, have you tried to "customize" - that is, install apk's, mess with other apk's that control Battery-life etc. I have, and Sony won't let me (they seem to be ignorant to the fact, that many customers buy an Android-smartphone, in order to be able to change settings etc - instead of buying an "iPhone wash-n-go not-customisable unit") [Sony have "grayed-out the buttons", making this a no-go - and when trying to Root, one is met with (after following Sony's! own developer-walk-through) an "end stop", where it shows up, that the unit cannot be Rooted - and they refuse to help, regarding this problem (of course / maybe! - still it makes the Sony suck compared to other Android-units!)]
I cannot recommend this phone !!! ...Because of lots of annoyances etc:
First: User is blocked by Sony, from customisation, unlocking, etc - for instance I am only allowed to install from Google-Play (no matter if "install from unknown sources is selected") - forget about apk-installs etc.
Sony's "on behalf of the end-user protection" keeps the phone from being fully operational.
Unlocking the phone and installing screen-level programs is also blocked - and sony-support will not help.
Camera: Unfortunately, it takes Shaky and often blurred pictures (the EIS stinks!). They have good colours, though. But HDR is also not very effective (only helps a tiny bit). The camera cannot compete with for instance the LG G2's (with OIS, which I did own before this laugh of a smartphone!) - the G2 took not-shaken pictures, even in night-time, with great HDR-contrast.
Reviews: I believed the reviews writing & saying this phone had a "superp camera" (with EIS etc) - but in real life situations, I have now so many blurred pictures with the "X compact", that I regret switching from the LG G2 (which in my case showed up to be a "not used, but repaired / refurbished unit", that had some other issues because of this, and went dead - and I thought I would "upgrade" to a never unit).
Sad story, because the "Upgrade" turned out to be a big DOWNGRADE !!