2 years later and still nothing beats the Z3c. Best phone I ever had, until I smashed it.
Tann Hauser, 21 Sep 2016You mean the retested one? Ahah, love it how this site has double standards. Guess only Sony... moreThe retested rating has a huge brightness setting bump from the original 50% (90 nits in the Z5) to 200 nits which in my opinion is the main reason why the rating dropped so extreme.
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Tann Hauser, 21 Sep 2016It doesnt
They retested XA batterylife after a month and it jumped from 40hr out of the box t... moreI thought qnovo was only about keeping the battery from over charging. Basically I thought the feature was about learning habits of when you charge so the phone hits 100% just when you are about to use it in the morning. If there is more to it please elaborate, because Sony hasn't.
I actually thought the feature was a good idea, but pointless to me as my charge times are too erratic. I thought it would have been much better if the phone just used your alarm as the guide and hit 100% right as the alarm went off. Seems like a much easier and reliable method to me.
Tann Hauser, 21 Sep 2016It doesnt
They retested XA batterylife after a month and it jumped from 40hr out of the box t... moreIntelligent learning should be a nice boost.
Also video test used to be at 50% brightness, which was 106 nits on z5c and now all phones are tested at 200
Ali Bashir, 21 Sep 2016Tann, what do you think about xperia z5 endurance rating??? You mean the retested one?
Ahah, love it how this site has double standards.
Guess only Sony gets the "bad update retesting and reporting" treatment here :-/ :-S
Well if they put some certain edge phones numbers with edge feature off to look better, at least Sony should get the same lovely treatment and be tested with stamina on and some draining feature off
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016Not sure what to think about these battery test results. I had a brand new z5c two weeks ago.... moreIt doesnt
They retested XA batterylife after a month and it jumped from 40hr out of the box to 57hr, without any updates
Shows Xperias UI intelligent learning feature is actually true
Thats more than 40%
So, X Compact having same qnovo and Sonys smart UI, means you can freely add about 40% to their measured endurance
In a month of usage X Compact will learn users habits and endurance will jump to...90-100hr
Ali Bashir, 21 Sep 2016Forget about z5c, look at the video playback, it is equal to xperia x which is 5 inches displa... moreI may be the minority here, but I don't care about video playback. At most I may watch a 5 or 10 minute YouTube clip on the phone. It's a 4.6 inch screen, why the hell would I want to watch a movie on it?
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?