It is a shame it is not dual-sim. Don't like phone without removable batteries. Great for people who throw their phones in the garbage after a 2 years. But some us keep our phones for longer....
An over-priced mobile in terms of specs & built. For people who want to distinguished themselves. Most suited for up-class lady at an ideal screen size. Not certified as water-proof; only splash proof.
AnonD-639993, 30 Jan 2017i bought the z1 compact a few years ago and now i need to change it and want the x compact. it... moreHaving the same issue. But not about Z5c, rather X against X Compact.
Im going for XCompact I guess, not a gamer so dont care for top notch graphic performance or bigger screens in that regard, although sd650 is quite sufficient even in that field.
Batterylife and qnovo protection is important to me so I ditched the Z5c notion.
New Camera tech also attracts, and I really dont care for 4k.
Because I watch videos a lot, only thing in question was....
Do I choose X for bigger screen, or X Compact for better daily batterylife?
And the question still haunts me to this day :-)
Surficial, 31 Jan 2017X compact can record 4k video with third party apps.
X compact seems to be unoficially waterp... moreI really dont mind sd650, its an excellent SoC,
but I miss the waterproof certificate, although I know its most certainly splashproof none the less.
4k video I really dont care about, dont know anyone that actually does, other than bragging rights nobody actually uses it.
All I really care is in there, excellent build quality, battery, camera, sound, all top connectivity(although Im a bit reluctant on that usbC being not standard yet), fast and fluid performance.
Im getting this, with first next price drop I hope.
piuu, 01 Feb 2017Should I buy this phone? Or wait a new compact version that will come??Nah, the question was raised about some XZ Compact version to some Sonys ceo....
It was said that X Compact was a decision made by user inquiry. Sony Compact phone users prefer it for the camera, audio and batterylife...therefore a decision was made to implement it with sd650 which suffices for these tasks and is good on battery. It is also graphicaly sufficient for gaming, but a survey showed actual gamers prefer bigger screen devices.
All in all lack of waterproofing and sd650 are pricecut decisions, while leaving all the important stuff in.
I kinda agree...
For a 300$ device now, this is the best Compact phone you can get.
piuu, 01 Feb 2017Should I buy this phone? Or wait a new compact version that will come??My guess is the next compact release will be in the July/August time frame? Are you willing to wait this long?
AnonD-481725, 31 Jan 2017The x compact is better with everything but it is not waterproof, and it doesn't record 4k. X compact can record 4k video with third party apps.
X compact seems to be unoficially waterproof, whereas z5c is certified and has a warranty for water damage.
Z5c has a more powerful gpu, but xc has enough power for 720p gaming.
But real world x compact is a better device
AnonD-639993, 30 Jan 2017i bought the z1 compact a few years ago and now i need to change it and want the x compact. it... moreThe x compact is better with everything but it is not waterproof, and it doesn't record 4k.
i bought the z1 compact a few years ago and now i need to change it and want the x compact. it´s really a better "compact phone" or it´s better the z5 compact than the X Compact?
Surficial, 29 Jan 2017Gap seems even on mine.
There's an app called xperia water test that checks if your phone is ... moreThanks for your reply. Glad to hear your device is perfectly assembled. I'm not sure why I check it for water resistance since the device is not advertised as being water proof.
ying zu wrote "Somebody most probbably left your phone on an oven "
Could be. I'm not sure why quality control haven't rejected my copy. I guess I'll have to live it. It's perfectly sized for my hands compared to my previous largish Huawei P9
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2017I bought a white Sony X Compact yesterday. I really like the display, size and performance of ... moreGap seems even on mine.
There's an app called xperia water test that checks if your phone is airtight when you press on the screen so you could see if the gaps are more than cosmetic.
Not sure if you could get a replacement though
I bought a white Sony X Compact yesterday. I really like the display, size and performance of this device, but I am a little bit disappointed in the build quality specifically regarding the back plate alignment. The front (display) side was good (no problems detected) but the back plate does not seem to be perfectly aligned at the top and bottom (as if there is a slight twist). There is an uneven gap near the top edge where the back plate meets the outer frame (more of a gap on the top left side than top right). And a similar (but less obvious) uneven gap at the bottom where plate meets the frame (less severe than top gap).
I don't know if this could be the color white where it is easier to detect flaws like this or is my phone not built within factory tolerance? Is this normal among owners of X Compact? Please have a look at the back plate / frame I would be most interested to hear any comments
AnonD-481725, 26 Jan 2017You are welcome :).Ali , i have 2 question
1-do u know how can i sync my newest version of whatsapp (on Nougat) to whatsapp windows version on pc? ( i did it before with blackberry via qr scanner in bb10) but in android i cant find any scan option in setting.
2-do u know how can i dedicate and customize a different sms ringtone for each contact? i mean for example 5 different tones for 5 different contacts? ( i did it with all call rongtone, but i cant see any option in contact setting) indeed i dont want to use any extra app for it, i want use it if its available in Nougat by default.
Nima, 25 Jan 2017Anonymous
i think smaller and shorter dimension is not available easily becoz it surely will ... moreHello Nima, excellent suggestions of older phones such as the Sony Z1 compact (found in your link). I do prefer current models because who knows what happens to the battery sitting on shelves for so long and where I'm living it's not even possible to buy a "new" older phone (only a used one which I prefer to avoid).
Thank you all (Martynas, Nima, Surficial, Ali Bashir) for your great comments, suggestions and advice. Most of you did not like the Iphone SE display; noted. I do prefer to stay in the Android device ecosystem so my only choice is the Sony X Compact (highest performance device with the shortest/narrowest dimensions).