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.
AnonD-624410, 22 Apr 2017Choice of inexpensive daily workhorse mobile phone is always maddening and you are not alone. ... moreMany thanks for the very insighful and honest assessment of your X Compact. Did you not find the speakers sounding muffled after all those exposure to liquid? And you said there has been no sign of moisture or condensation on the cameras (the usual weak points) or main screen or a message in the screen saying there is moisture in the USB ports and that you need to wait till the moisture decipates?
And have you ever found the 4.6" a tad on the smaller side? (especially for me who have been using phones with screens of 5.1" and above)
Martin, 14 Apr 2017People, pls help me choose iphone se or xperia x compact, I just want reliable, pocket friendl... moreI give you the info and you decide for yourself.
I had: LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, iPhone 7 256gb, iPhone 7 plus 256gb, Motorola Moto G4 64gb 4gb RAM, Motorola Moto G4 Play.
Samsung had the WORST indoor signal (two replacements!), LG was great but modular parts never sit together tightly and it was unsightly thing, iPhone 7- insufficient battery life, iPhone 7 plus proven to be annoying and impractical for sake of size alone (unless you need a tablet), Motorola G4 Plus was great but battery levels were going down too fast, G4 Play is just....cheap stuttering bottle-necking performance after month/two of use.
Sony Xperia X Compact is best-balanced option. At £220 UK retail European version there isn't that much competition. Best battery life with Stamina mode- goes long way (see my another post here covering battery life in-depth) with reduction of some performance but I tried hard to notice and I couldn't- it is just fast, responsive, snappy and running multi-apps with breeze. Super-Stamina alone is God-sent: I have not miss a single customers' call since I bough this phone (crucial sms and calls only lasts FOREVER when battery is at measly 12%). Boxy small body means I only slipped from my hand it ONCE- grip is utmost secure and comfortable. Operating it with one hand- that alone really makes handling and daily user experience worth the silly low price I paid for it. Menu layout is great, Custom Sony/ Over Nougat UI is pleasant, and easy on the eye, eve the most hated by me previously Sony "bloat" is...(well, most of it, for sure) surprise- highest USABLE quality and not stupid badly updated annoying rubbish of the past (never thought I ever can say something like this). Screen is not Gorilla Glass (ughhh) but I left it in my bag with pens and keys, in jeans pocket with coins, it survived friction of different rough mixed fabrics and yet it is free of ANY scuff or scratch. I am going to buy tempered glass scree protector just in case but so far so good and I was not exactly very caring owner, but I try to take care of my things and do not abuse them needlessly or for fun.
That is a long-*ss essay but the epilogue is: I was completely frustrated with all my phones since Xperia Ray time (200.. ???) and only got this phone for sake of size with full expectation that a month later I will be looking to replace it with yet another phone. Why I put so much effort in writing these three part review - simply because I am free from daily dose of stress all other phones were giving me. Mission accomplished.
Gino76, 20 Apr 2017I'm almost going mad looking for my next "budget" phone. I'm currently choosing between a Moto... moreChoice of inexpensive daily workhorse mobile phone is always maddening and you are not alone. This is what my Sony Xperia X Compact have been through in two weeks: extreme humidity at 36C- passed (went with me twice to steam room at the gym 25 min x 2), drop test (involuntary) fallen flat at the back on concrete pavement (only TPU thin skin applied) - NO damage whatsoever - passed, getting soaked wet in my external pocket in backpack for the entire day on a day trip in the field- passed, and recently: two days ago it is slipped out of my shirt pocket into a laundry bucket full of hot soapy water. That's about it. Not sure if it is IP certified or not but the result is: I took it out immediately but it was properly submerged for about 10 seconds. I washed it under warm running tap and dried with a towel. No sign of condensation, no glitches, nothing at all. I hope it answers your question. My advise- it is definitely capable of surviving and forgiving. But it isn't a submarine.
AnonD-397942, 22 Apr 2017How rhe battery life after updated to nougat?....please i need an answer ASAP....THANK YOUI am using this phone from new (low charges count/ fresh battery) and it came with 7.0 installed. I am running it in always-on Stamina (not Super-Stamina) and it is roughly from 91% in the morning as I only quick-charge to 98% maximum / never over-charge (no overnight charging) to 13% the very lowest I ever get if I use it heavily (YouTube/ Camera/ Chrome/ a few Apps/ always-on Syncing/ NO gaming/ Location ON. NFC OFF, Bluetooth OFF) that is on 4G/ 3G with moderate (not always good signal- hence battery depletion is faster). But it is by far the best phone of this size and spec that gives me FULL REAL day of use in challenging conditions. If I stay home one full charge with moderate use of WiFi/ calls/ browsing a bit of YouTube and core aps gives me a solid OVER 48 hours use from 98% to 5% indoors use. The best phone I ever had.
How rhe battery life after updated to nougat?....please i need an answer ASAP....THANK YOU
Surficial, 21 Apr 2017Pepsi test here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r02MPIZWyds Japanese model is ip certified,... moreAnd how about the European/UK model. Any ideas if these are also gasketed or nano coated somehow?
Gino76, 20 Apr 2017I'm almost going mad looking for my next "budget" phone. I'm currently choosing between a Moto... morePepsi test here.
Japanese model is ip certified, and I've seen in teardowns that the us model is fully gasketed.
Seems that they're all built the same, but Sony only pays for certification and gives water damage warranty in japan.
I'm almost going mad looking for my next "budget" phone. I'm currently choosing between a Moto G5 Plus, either an iPhone 6 or 6S and the X Compact.
I'm very aware the X Compact has no water resistance but does anyone know if the actual body/build quality is safe for those odd accidental glass of water spills, dunking in the sink or exposure with light rain for few seconds?
The chance to have updates for the iPhone is much higher with Apple, than Android phones. On the other side this Sony is slightly cheaper than the SE.
Martin, 14 Apr 2017People, pls help me choose iphone se or xperia x compact, I just want reliable, pocket friendl... moreFor performance watch this:
X compact has better main and front cameras, but se might be better in low light.
SE is slightly more expensive and doesn't have sd support.
Both are solid choices if you're impartial to os.
People, pls help me choose iphone se or xperia x compact, I just want reliable, pocket friendly phone with a good camera and great performance.
Nimallica, 11 Apr 2017PLEASE HELPP!!!!!!!
I have Xperia X Compact with Nougat 7.0 for a bout 3 months and i have up... moreI get serious slow downs in the top battery stamina level.
And a bit of stutter in balanced mode, seems to be a limit on the gpu as its a framerate dip when switching apps rather than lagging.
I keep mine in performance stamina mode, but that behaviour sounds normal in the other settings.
Anonymous, 12 Apr 2017I doubt that it has to do with the app you use, I think it is at fault Android 7 and you may t... morei had not this problem with previous version of telegram. before and currently i dont have this problems with all other apps such as whatsapp, .... all windows tasking and web surfing with motion graphics and all things are perfectly same as before even when i use high level of power saving. the problem is only only with telegram version 3.18.1 the funniest thing is when once i upgraded telegram to the 3.18 all older versions which i installed have the same problem!!!
i dont know but maybe once i installed newest version for first time it changed something in my processing method...im really confused!
Sony has been very good about providing updates and security patches to the x compact - more than any other android I've owned.
Nimallica, 11 Apr 2017PLEASE HELPP!!!!!!! I have Xperia X Compact with Nougat 7.0 for a bout 3 months and i have up... moreI doubt that it has to do with the app you use, I think it is at fault Android 7 and you may try to revert to Android 6. Based on your explanations the blur is related to the processing speed, being slow when the power save is on. That means that the image rendering is using main processors less when the power save is on and the system cannot keep up with the task loads. Probably, on Android 7 the power save is more aggressive than on 6 or the system with Android 7 consumes for its inner kernel tasks more power in priority mode and the apps get less, this is common with all updates, the kernel takes more and more and the user apps less and less until your apps crawl and you run to buy a new expensive phone.
I have Xperia X Compact with Nougat 7.0 for a bout 3 months and i have updated latest patch updates too. since i bought the phone i was using latest version of Telegram on this phone (i dont remember what version it was but im sure it was not 3.18.1) and it was working very smooth and clear and i could switch between chat windows very very smooth even when stamina option was in very restricted mode. But since i updated my telegram to newest version 3.18.1 when i switch between chat windows i see a lag or something like slow motion effect and text appears to blur or something like this which bothers the eye when watching changing windows. this problem is very very serious when the stamina is set on very restricted. when stamina is on medium level the lags are less and when the stamina is on very light level the lags dont appear!!! Whereas i never had this problem before upgrading to 3.18.1 with all level of my stamina mode.
on the other hand i tried many old versions of telegram but the problem still appears with all that old versions also. i cleared cache file too and it was not helpful.
Please help me with that because i really care to use sony stamina mode to save my battery and im really satisfied with stamina levels specially with heavy mode.
Im really waiting to hear from you guys.