Swim Swim, 18 Sep 2017Plastic(any kind) has low thermal conductivity, so it will end up acting as an insulator and t... moreXperia XZ1 compact is adopt the glass fiber reinforced plastic unibody design, it is a great material too.
I won't explain to you, try learn something yourself from wiki: glass fiber...
(PS: the glass fiber REINFORCED plastic is extra quality and durable than normal fiber glass)
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2017those pricing problems happen in certain countries. if you live in that country then you need ... moreThat turned out a mistake on the store part, nobody could pre-order it for that price because the site was broken, now corrected as said the price is 500 pfund in UK.
Unfortunately, SD card isnt solution for gamers because you cant put apps on SD card even if you could wouldnt worth it because corruption issues and slowing the phone to crawl, becoming as a bottleneck. Even the most expensive SD card is slow like a snail compared to UFS storage.
Still this phone has its plus side: 720p + 2700mAh seems to be insanely good combo, plus probably will be awesome at gaming, 720p taxing less the gpu than 1080p would.
those pricing problems happen in certain countries. if you live in that country then you need to find better deal, you still have options. you just don't generalize it for everyone. i read if you pre order, it's 399 usd or euro if i'm not mistaken not sure which market though. i wish the phone have cheaper price but if you're looking for a compact size phone, there are not a lot of options out there. you compared it with iphone se, iphone using ios, if it could run android maybe people not going to have problem pick that phone over xz1 compact
Swim Swim, 18 Sep 2017Plastic(any kind) has low thermal conductivity, so it will end up acting as an insulator and t... moreDude, first of all you really need to come back to 2017, the snapdragon 835 has totally no thermal issues, add for it Sony is famous for using heat pipes which all smartphone manufacturers followed them with the same idea, not enough internal storage you can add a SD card with the storage size you want, have you compared the specifications sheet of both??
And don't forget the front facing stereo speakers, waterproof design... Dude are you kidding us?? (0_o)
Surficial, 18 Sep 2017The properties of the plastic are more important than the fact it's made of plastic, if it kee... morePlastic(any kind) has low thermal conductivity, so it will end up acting as an insulator and trap heat in. Metal has high thermal conductivity, so it would act as a heat sink and move heat away from inside of the phone. Metal phones are the best for this reason.
You have to understand, overheating kills phone and battery really fast, and thats why plastic is a really bad material for longevity.
And also 32gb really really low! That will mean about 20 gb free out of the box at most. Thats not enough, for what you have flagship specs if you can barely have any apps using it?
Now this could be fine, if the pricing was right, guess what? Its not.
570 euro directly from Sony (only major countries has the privilige to buy it directly) while XZ1 is 680 euro.
In my country for example, there is no option to buy from Sony directly, has to import of buy from retailers or carriers. All the carriers refuse to carry XZ1 compact, while XZ1 get can be had for pre paid 750 euro unlocked or pre-paid carrier locked 550euro only.
XZ1 compacts gets no deals, you are expected to pay 650 euro for it....
Think about it compact phone with plastic materials, and 32 gb internal only, 650 euro while iPhone SE can be had for 350 euro with 32gb, or even more crazy getting 128gb for 465 euro.
What justifies that price for Sony XZ1 compact? Budget materials and budget storage, premium pricing just because the only android compact?
Swim Swim, 17 Sep 2017Cost cutting, plastic body, 32gb internal only, and also no gorilla glass.The properties of the plastic are more important than the fact it's made of plastic, if it keeps the sturdiness and ups the scratch resistance and grippiness of the x compact then there's not a huge issue.
Very good phone,in compact size but can pack powerful specs. People who complaints about anything should do it by your own, whether you can make a better compact phone than this one or not.I would say nope because you just spread hatred.Yes, I admitted it should be at least 64gb but I'm okay with that though. I hope sony offers more storage options to their customers such as 32gb,64,128gb and 256gb
Swim Swim, 17 Sep 2017Cost cutting, plastic body, 32gb internal only, and also no gorilla glass.Gorilla glass 5, build off of 1 solid block of metal.
Swim Swim, 17 Sep 2017Cost cutting, plastic body, 32gb internal only, and also no gorilla glass.You don't know the official website and want to misleading people with your nonsense.
The XZ1 compact have Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
tinewashere, 16 Sep 2017I'm so torn on whether to get this or not. I still have a Z1 Compact so this is obviously a ni... more Troll much ...Get over yourself....so you still use a z1c ,its clear that you dont need all the above...you need a comoact phone...and this is the best android compact.
If you needed dual camera and raw and bla bla bla you already got another phone.
No Gorilla Glass 5? In news, there is that Xperia XZ1 Compact and XZ1 comes with Gorilla Glass 5, so why is there classic glass written?
tinewashere, 16 Sep 2017I'm so torn on whether to get this or not. I still have a Z1 Compact so this is obviously a ni... moreiPhone SE?
128gb internal option, still very powerfull, much cheaper than compact ~350-400euro for 32gb, or ~500-550 euro for 128gb internal version
tinewashere, 16 Sep 2017I'm so torn on whether to get this or not. I still have a Z1 Compact so this is obviously a ni... moreGo to YouTube, people are becoming crazy in this smartphone, and yes the only one complaint is the 32GB storage.
why they end with Radio?? that was one of the points that make me have the xperia z1 compact and now xperia x compact.
I'm so torn on whether to get this or not. I still have a Z1 Compact so this is obviously a nice upgrade but.. No 64 gb internal, no RAW support, no dual camera, not to mention camera quality probably won't be THAT great.. I kind of want to either wait for next year or just suck it up and upgrade to a 5+ inches phone. I just love the size of my Z1 Compact. It's upsetting there's literally not competition in the sub 5 inch android market. This phone is decent but it's not late-2017 decent.
Surficial, 09 Sep 2017They should sell directly off their website worldwide, instead of relying on retailers for low... moreWell it turned out better than expected, at very least Sony has some offical retailer around here, where the phone can be pre-ordered.
However the price is very step, 750 euro for XZ1, or 650 euro for XZ1 compact