Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016Not sure what to think about these battery test results. I had a brand new z5c two weeks ago.... moreForget about z5c, look at the video playback, it is equal to xperia x which is 5 inches display with the same hardware and lower battery capacity, lol, did you see the new endurance rating of xperia z5.
Not sure what to think about these battery test results. I had a brand new z5c two weeks ago. I could not get more than 7.5h of on screen time with stamina mode enabled. With the xc I'm getting 9-10.5h hours. Stamina mode is not enabled. Even with the zc3 I was getting in the 10h hour range. So I am not sure if their testing aligns with actual usage.
This is the X Compact, thus the CPU is not the 820.
Looking forward for the XZ Compact
Some people argue about this phone not having S820 SoC
guys seriously why would be the reason of using that SoC on 720p resolution???! it's just waste of resources and more battery consumption and much more price tag!
S650 (or maybe S652) is the best choice for this screen size and sony actually made a high end compact phone again!!
im a sony fan and i just waiting for the battery life of this phone if it can beat the z3 compact or else im gonna skip this compact.
Valanu, 20 Sep 2016Btw if you are willing type here a list of 4inch to 4.7 inch smartphones. I appreaciate it.The key here is 4.6 - 4.7 inches is the biggest I want to go. My wife has an s7, there is a big difference between these two phones in size. I can use the xc fairly well with one hand.. The s7 not so much.
Force Majeure, 20 Sep 2016Right now most phones are bigger, but I can't see how a low res small screen would make a phon... moreBtw if you are willing type here a list of 4inch to 4.7 inch smartphones. I appreaciate it.
Force Majeure, 20 Sep 2016Right now most phones are bigger, but I can't see how a low res small screen would make a phon... moreI get you. But the screen size is the essence here. Trust me if oneplus 3 fitted in my pockets I would get that. The only choices I have is the xc and iphone se.
Valanu, 20 Sep 2016Again a no brainer comment. The essence of this phone is its compact size. You can not find a ... moreRight now most phones are bigger, but I can't see how a low res small screen would make a phone more expensive. But you can buy a lot of phones with 4.7 inch and S410, dirt cheap almost too. But this thing is brand new Q3 2016 with S650 and costs about 2x. Then again both Motorola and ASUS has set their prices up by 30% on new stuff. The Z3 had the same size and 720p, about the same price, but it had S800 or so.
Force Majeure, 20 Sep 2016It's a bit expensive for a mid-range SOC and only 720p now. You can get S6xx and 720p in a mob... moreAgain a no brainer comment. The essence of this phone is its compact size. You can not find a similar phone with this screen size . So why are you commenting?
It's a bit expensive for a mid-range SOC and only 720p now. You can get S6xx and 720p in a mobile for 60% of what this one cost.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2016What's better? If were talking android what is better? If were talking iPhone, it's still big... moreThe real mvp! Finally someone that shares his experience with the device and not trollers.
If you hated the Z3 Compact because it was too silm, light and compact - Sony have noe Released X Compact, which is thicker, taller, heavier with the same screensize. It's sure to big a hit with those of us that love phones with massive chins and very tall size.
mariadanimir, 20 Sep 2016Guys, do you really think this could be the BEST 'compact'' phone?? I just want something belo... moreWhat's better? If were talking android what is better? If were talking iPhone, it's still bigger, and much more expensive.
I bought the phone. I now think it completely blows the z5c away. I didn't really think that when I took it out of the box and starred down that chin. Does it look better? Probably not. Is it tad bigger? Yes. But the phone just works better. It's much faster for everything sans gaming. But who really buys a compact phone with a big focus on gaming?
The screen also looks fantastic. I couldn't believe how great it looked with the sun shining right over my head. The battery life for web browsing and normal activities I'm getting 9-10.5h of on screen time. I averaged 6.5-7.5h with the z5c. Since getting home today I have used 18% battery life and 2.5 hours of on screen time.
I have zero studder issues, zero heat issues, and it doesn't lock up and reboot. I and many others had these same issues with the z5c. Simply put, if you buy the z5c over this phone, the water resistance, game apps loading 2 seconds faster, and raw looks are being prioritized over 99% of what you are going to use the phone for.
It is disappointing the phone got a little longer. I won't deny that. But 2mm was not going to derail me from trying the phone. The thickness, if it is any different isn't noticeable. The phone is more comfortable to hold due to the seamless rounded frame. I have owned the z3c, and the z5c as well. While not perfect, it's still the best sub 5 inch android.
Guys, do you really think this could be the BEST 'compact'' phone?? I just want something below 5'' but very powerful!
Has anyone in the US bought this phone and tried it on tmobile? Just wondering if it supports volte, or any other of the lte bands. Thanks-