First time i saw the x compact i thourt it maybe a very bad phone but after a closer look and testing the x compact i was very suprise over the performance and the camera is also supressling good ifen nigthshoots not bad at all and the x compact is very handy the price is also okay this one is much better then xperia x and it ifen beats the x performance in the camera department batterylife is also good after been useing to x compact for two days all in all a very good phone for a middranger
GSam Battery Monitor: screen on 10h 20m.
I was never able to get above 7.5h with the Z5c.
I am not using stamina mode, audo brightness on. Mostly web browsing.
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2016I got the phone today. The screen is nicer than the z5c and the z3c. The plastic actually is... moreTo follow up with my last response, I think overall the phone is great except the bezel. I actually bought the z5c a couple weeks ago and sent it back. The phone got too hot, it randomly crashed 10 times in a week, and overall it just felt a little sluggish while doing normal browsing and phone activities.
This phone is far better when it comes to actually using it. The screen really is MUCH better and the glossy texture on the screen allows your fingers to slide nicely much better than prior generations. That being said, the bottom bezel pisses me off so much I will sell it and buy next year's model if they correct it. I wanted water resistance, but in the end form factor is far more important to me.
I got the phone today. The screen is nicer than the z5c and the z3c. The plastic actually is very comfortable to hold. I like the feel more than the z5c as it doesn't have the slight ridge between the frame and back which doesn't feel great when holding for long periods of time. The phone is a lot more snappy than the z5c. I don't care about benchmarks rather it be the RAM or what, the phone is just a lot smoother.
My only really complaint, and it's a big one, is the bottom bezel. Not only is it ugly, but it also makes the phone a little more difficult to use with one hand from top to bottom. I really do not understand why they were unable to cut the length down a bit from prior generations. It actually got slightly longer.
PLAYER SLAYER, 16 Sep 2016Your points are invalid. People don't want to have a mediocre chip set in a phone that will ob... moreThis "shity compact phone" as you call it is the best compact phone on the market ( sd650 is better than sd810) so maybe compared to last years they did not use the same chip as on their flagship but that is fine for me. On the z5c you could fry eggs . I would take a 450 euro 650 sd all day long instead of 600 euro same phone with sd820.
PLAYER SLAYER, 16 Sep 2016Your points are invalid. People don't want to have a mediocre chip set in a phone that will ob... moreIts a 450$ phone fella....
Go to yt and search for live presentations of its performance. Simple as that.
Its worth every single buck asked for it.
PLAYER SLAYER, 16 Sep 2016Your points are invalid. People don't want to have a mediocre chip set in a phone that will ob... moreI just bought the international model from clove for $450 shipped. What makes you think US version will be priced any different? The 650 and 3GB of RAM seem to perform better than the z5c based on initial impressions.
Valanu, 14 Sep 2016You do not understand already ? People are hungry for big numbers forgetting they are not need... moreYour points are invalid. People don't want to have a mediocre chip set in a phone that will obviously cost too much. Seriously, this phone is definitely gonna cost around $600. The shitty Snapdragon 650 is too little for what is being asked. Especially when Sony included the best processor in their Compact line of the time in the past. You can't deny that this phone is shitty for a Compact.
Ali Bashir, 14 Sep 2016For the people who are saying z5c better than xc
A... morePeople are dumb..
Just because the X Compact has a chipset from the SD600 family, doesnt mean its slower than Z5 Compact.
SD650 is as fast as SD810, minus the heating issue.
kingxperia, 15 Sep 2016The bezels of this phone is no where near as bad as it looks in a picture. This phone is aweso... moreOverall, people who are complaining about bezels are trollers, forget about it.
The bezels of this phone is no where near as bad as it looks in a picture. This phone is awesome looking in real life. Very classy.
Selo, 14 Sep 2016I'm a Sony Fan . I have Sony TV'S for many years , lap tops, & I had Z1 c, ZR , ZL, &am... moreCorrection- Sorry guys, suddenly , slipped my mind that z5C is already out long time ago.
I honestly think that Z5C is a shame of Sony (as X compact)
So, I'm eagerly waiting for Z6C (or Z7C) with 4.75-4.9'' screen, same overall height as Z3C,& 3000 battery.
I dont care width/thickness/weight, or price.
Don't you agree?? :)
With the lower specs on this phone, something like the cheaper Galaxy A3 2016 version looks like a good alternative to this now.
Ali Bashir, 14 Sep 2016For the people who are saying z5c better than xc http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8jvi3Om1zA4 A... moreYou do not understand already ? People are hungry for big numbers forgetting they are not needed on a 4.6 inch phone and that 820 soc drains a lot of battery compared to 650 soc. 820 soc would be bottleneck for this phone. Its like getting a 1080 nvidia card and a i7 to run on your 60 hz monitor when that is not needed and you will not notice an improvement over a i5 with 1070 gpu. People that use brain know this was a smart choice from sony to keep the phone affordable and good enough to not see a real difference in daily perfornance. Trollers everywhere !