Trying to replace a Z3 Compact and want another "small" phone, budget is Â€200-300 for a sim free hand set (my carrier isn't stocking the XZ1 or XZ2 Compacts).
How does this phone compare to the Z5 Compact even though they're both a few years old or any other alternative people may have? Would prefer a decent camera if possible.
Coming from a Samsung phone I have to say I am HORRIFIED at how bad the Sony is. The software is terrible. The phone looks nice but the software! Utter crap. The home screen/launcher, the phone dialler, even the stock weather app are clunky, ugly and archaic. It's shockingly bad. I regret buying it and I'm going to sell mine on ebay.
Macbeth, 01 Apr 2018"Compact" but it's just 0.1" smaller than the 4.7" iPhone 8.The screen is only 0.1 inch less but it is 10mm shorter as well as a mm or two narrower. So yes, it is more compact than the iPhone for about the same screen size.
The new XZ2 Compact is bloated in comparison, I don't know what they were thinking. Bigger, much heavier, no headphone jack.
Bigphonessuck, 28 Feb 2018To be honest xz1 is way better in every aspect, actually even more compact,but that is why it ... moreThey have the same measurements. You cannot say one is more compact than the other. The xc has radio while xz1 doesnÂ’t in case it matters to someone.in rest they are twins. Someone should split the tie on parts like camera, sound, performance, because xz1 is lot more expensive
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2018No, it doesn't have water resistance(No, it has water resistence, I tested it.
regarding rumours about secret water resistance i can add that i accidentally dropped mine in a sink filled with water and it hasn't affected the health of it.
Tom, 13 Mar 2018Is this x compact water proof resistant (IP68) as same as z5 compact ??No, it doesn't have water resistance(
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018Should i update to oreo or stay with nougat? Update it to Oreo for the best experience and for security updates.
Tom, 13 Mar 2018Is this x compact water proof resistant (IP68) as same as z5 compact ??No man but there are some rumours that it is secretly waterproof together with xperia x.You can watch some videos on YOUTUBE where peopletest it under water and it still works :D
Carmanen , 05 Mar 2018Have anyone got Oreo in Europe as an OTA update yet? I don't mean you have updated using Xperi... moreI finally got Oreo couple of days ago and right after that got new security update also:) Very happy with Oreo but like many said, there isn't that much difference between Nougat skin and Oreo skin on Xperia phones.
Berndt, 08 Mar 2018After upgrading to OREO 8.0 (34.4.A.2.19) the battery is drained MUCH, MUCH FASTER then on ve... moreYes, this is so true.I even tried to factory reset it and it is still the same.When I also put it to charge it needs more time to charge itself than on nougat.And I believe sony has no intention fixing this issue.
After upgrading to OREO 8.0 (34.4.A.2.19) the battery is drained MUCH, MUCH FASTER then on ver. 7.1.1. All you out there: Be aware of this upgrade!!!
Sony, please fix this!
Have anyone got Oreo in Europe as an OTA update yet? I don't mean you have updated using Xperia Companion or other manual updating procedures. Mine still says up to date! My variant is F5321.
Got Oreo Update!
Great Job by Sony. I never expect Android Oreo on a 2016 phone. But Sony is really caring their customers.
Just updated with the help of this tutorial: https://droidfeats.com/update-xperia-x-compact-variant-android-8-0-oreo-official-firmware/
i get 7 hours screen on time after oreo update and still have %10 battery (no gaming, using mostly social media, internet browsing with wi-fi / 3g , and making 1-1,5 hours phone call during the day)
oreo is stable, fast and no lagging. i'm pleased with this phone