GGN, 30 Apr 2017Buy and tryI think you might heard of this thing called money? Not many have it and not many people have enough to buy phones. It would be nice to try one in stores but where I live the phones are either on demo mode, not charged or software's not updated. So it's a hopeless situation. That is why I go here for advice.
AnonD-273829, 30 Apr 2017for the things you mentioned 6s is better but 6s battery sucksI heard iPhone 6S is a mixed bag when it comes to battery life. So you think the X Compact has better battery life as a whole than the 6S?
is it worth 380 euro or not? i need a small-ish, fm radio good camera,good battery phone. easy to handle. i currently have a mate 8 which is too big to carry around in summertime.
AnonD-653399, 29 Apr 2017how is typing on this device? if you have small hands like me you wont face any problem but for big hands its a little hard on typing
Gino76, 29 Apr 2017Stupid question but does the new Qnovo battery charging system actually helps extend the batte... morei dont think about your first question but for second 6s i highest then x compact then z5 compact
x compact has great battery surely you dont need charger alot
Stupid question but does the new Qnovo battery charging system actually helps extend the battery life of the device?
And between the Z5 Compact and 6S & X Compact which one has a louder speakers?
I ran a quick poll on Twitter a few days discussing about speaker sound/loudness, battery life, general performance and one that would survive a dip in the sink, an accidental glass of water spill or exposure to light rain between the X Compact and the iPhone 6S. People voted for the latter. Comments please?
Went to a Carphone Warehouse and EE shop and was quite impressed with the memory management of the X Compact and it's bigger brother the XZ. Not so much with the speakers but maybe coz there were many people in the store. Now comparing it with the iPhone 6S:
1. Which one takes overall better photos both front & back including low light?
2. Which one has a generally louder speakers?
3. Which one has better wifi radios?
Another thing I ran a quick survey on Twitter and got an overhwhelming vote for the 6S for being more safer on exposure to light rain or spills from a glass of water or soda. Agree?
Gino76, 24 Apr 2017Really? And did your phone got wet or anything and still working? Well it's been fine with rain, never been dunked.
Surficial, 24 Apr 2017I would guess all models are built the same. I know my UK model has a gasketed sim/sd tray.Really? And did your phone got wet or anything and still working?
Gino76, 21 Apr 2017And how about the European/UK model. Any ideas if these are also gasketed or nano coated somehow?I would guess all models are built the same.
I know my UK model has a gasketed sim/sd tray.
AnonD-663909, 23 Apr 2017The X Compact actually is water resistant but is not claimed officiallyDo you have evidence or experience with the X Compact being a closet water resistant phone?
AnonD-624410, 22 Apr 2017I cannot quote any use right after the phone was submerged in my laundry- I am aware it is not... moreYou know based on your experience with prolonged water exposure with a non-IP certified phone like the X Compact I'm very shocked to know that it has survived and has contunued functioning normally. I don't know what else to say or add to that. Perhaps best to still be careful. But with my everyday tasks I usually "wash" my phone in the tap (due to the day's use - dirty/oily hands, fingerprint marks, etc.) and had to use my phone in light rain due to the nature of my work.
Gino76, 22 Apr 2017Many thanks for the very insighful and honest assessment of your X Compact. Did you not find t... moreI cannot quote any use right after the phone was submerged in my laundry- I am aware it is not certified for that and official Sony info states it is splash-resistant. So when I dropped it into the bucket filled with hot laundry soap solution I had to put rubber gloves and it took me about 10 seconds to do- and immediately rinsed the phone under the warm running tap water to remove chemicals' / soap residue and wiped it dry with a highly absorbent fibre gym towel. I did not press any buttons nor I activated any of the functions for about an hour or hour and a half after this little accident (just a common sane precaution) so I have not seen any messages nor can say whether phone speakers were affected during that time. However, after roughly 90 minutes phone I started to use the phone as usual and even though I was concerned next day that there might be some water managed to get in I had not seen any signs of internal condensate build up and have not experiences any operational malfunction. I guess that a great sign. Or I might be lucky but in terms of prolonged exposure to liquid (rain, laundry and sauna) my own unit seem to hold extremely well for non-IP certified phone. I am sure every manufacturer have devices that had better luck on the assembly line and able to withstand the elements better than other exact same phones out of the very same bath yet even in long gone days of Sony Ericsson phones they used to handle moisture better than other brands (excluding unlucky cases of submerging them fully, of course). IP or not IP.