Anonymous, 29 Sep 2017How can Sony drop Radio? Most of flagship phones nowadays don't provided with FM Radio. Very bad
il take the upgraded specs over the radio. The X compact is rubbish compared to this. If only they gave it a better design..
MrGrumpy, 29 Sep 2017Another great phone with the FM radio cruelly ripped out for no good reason. I'll stick with t... moreWell carriers make money from higher data tariffs, google makes money from play music streaming and manufacturers benefit from carrier relationships. I think they're might be pressure from google as well, or sim free phones should come with it.
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2017Is it possible that this phone could work on Verizon using VoLTE? I understand that there is n... moreMaybe, if it has the proper frequencies. The other problem is even with the right freqs, Verizon still has to "white list" it on their provisioning list.
I am all for free markets, but breaking up Verizon like what happened to Ma Bell back in the 70's would not break my heart. So tired of their monopoly over such a large segement of the cell phone market here in the US.
Another great phone with the FM radio cruelly ripped out for no good reason. I'll stick with the X Compact at less than half the price.
Ghostwolf, 28 Sep 2017If Sony made a CDMA version, even if it was only unlocked, I would buy this phone in an o stan... moreIs it possible that this phone could work on Verizon using VoLTE? I understand that there is no CDMA network to fall back on if out of LTE coverage, but checking (googling) the LTE bands, 2, 4, 13 (which are also Verizon's) are supported.
Ghostwolf, 28 Sep 2017If Sony made a CDMA version, even if it was only unlocked, I would buy this phone in an o stan... moreYeah, it'd be great if Sony did like Motorola and included all radios in the US version. ):
If Sony made a CDMA version, even if it was only unlocked, I would buy this phone in an o stant. So sick of Verizon's lousy selection of monster screen phablets posing as phones. I want something pocketable that still has some horsepower when needed. This Sony design fits my requirements perfectly.
And no, I will not buy an iPhone.
Khaled Seoud, 26 Sep 2017read the paragraph at the end of page 5 of the review. The XZ1 Compact is the fastest, the sm... morethank you friend last night I read all the review and I will really buy this that the bevels must have a bad one at the time of dropping the mobile I prefer to stay with Sony for years I use this brand
Veiran, 25 Sep 2017I really like my X Compact, but... Holy moly, that battery life might make me a believer in th... moreI have also X Compact.. so far very good phone.. i think im gonna skip this one.. and wait for another model with a bit better camera..
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2017also bigger size screen. that's also contribute to power consumption xz1 compact is a pract... moreExactly!!! You hit the point. Great useless glass design and bezel less for nothing. Protected with ugly thick cases, but yea its important that the phone is less than 8 mm thick, coz with case you have 10mm. A phone is still a tool for communication and information. Unfortunately not for most of the people anymore. My Lady broke her s7 edge glass even with case, just waiting how long the s8+ will last. I'm definitely buying the xz1c its small and powerful and durable. For entertainment I have a tablet. And yes I have big hands but small pockets. Once I had a z3c, was stolen, but the xz1c is the next good Sony for me. cheers
Rolexx, 26 Sep 2017Nice phone had it in my hand in Carephone Warehouse. But not for 500 quid! Especially with 32... moresure, but not everyone like ios. could iphone8 run android? otherwise what's the point comparing iphone8 with a phone running android.
ValeH, 26 Sep 2017The most unreasonable shortcoming is the lack of full hd resolution. Bigger resolution = lower... morealso bigger size screen. that's also contribute to power consumption
xz1 compact is a practical phone. people bitching about screen size, low resolution, bezel. this is still an HD resolution in 4.5'' screen and i like bezel on my smartphone because i'm still handling that phone with my hand,i need a solid firm grip. i also like a little assurance if i drop my phone, it still survive.i don't mind dent in the chasis but bezel less design, i don't know it might survive i just don't have the courage to drop it just to test it,sure people would argue just put a case on it.so you preaching about beautiful design and yet you put your beautiful phone on an ugly case, what's the point having beautiful design,this is not a paper weight. and i still have laptop and tv. if i want to consume media entertainment i'm using that device,not my phone. 4k in 6'' screen if that's your thing, go ahead but not everyone like watching video in 6'' screen. you could put 8k resolution on that still it's a 6'' screen unless you want to to carry 15'' screen smartphone. oo wait that's called laptop
The most unreasonable shortcoming is the lack of full hd resolution. Bigger resolution = lower autonomy and less perfomance. XZ1 has full hd, but it endurance rating 82h versus 108h in compact.