Anonymous, 05 Oct 2017Why is the endurance rating higher than XZ1smaller screen size, lower resolution...people seems to forget screen consumes a lot of power
Only thing I miss is the FM radio. Why do phone manufactorers remove that nowadays - IP streaming of radio is not an option everywhere, and consumes a lot more battery power and bandwidth.
I bought an HTC U11 thinking Sony had given up on selling top of the line compact flagships after the Z5 compact.
Wish it came in black, but it looks like Sony made a small monster of a phone here so it's cool. I now have some buyers remorse thanks to this, but it's very good to see Sony hasn't given op on the high end sub 5 inch phone market.
fhdh, 04 Oct 2017This phone is more worth than iPhone 8Yes definitely, but ironically people will keep ignore because it doesn't have the fruit logo.
This compact smartphone is one of the biggest hits this year.
I used to have the Sony SP. I now have a Xperia X. Which is great phone. But its too big. I should have purchased the x compact. My next phone will be a compact.
some people want suv, some people want limousine, some want a sedan, some want a small compact car, a coupe at the very least. same thing with phone, not all of us want suv or limousine size for their phone. is this something really hard to understand? it's like saying if it's not suv or limousine size then it's a shit car. very nice logic. i wonder why all these car manufacturers not just producing suv or limousine
AnonD-122669, 03 Oct 2017The reviewer is too hung up on the screen size. Does not miss any opportunity to criticize the... morebecause of people like him, manufacturers keep producing retarded phone every year and always getting more retard each year. do they really expect people watching series/movie on smartphone, really? people have this great media streaming service like netflix,and the only device they have on their mind to watch all those great contents are smartphone not even a tablet. therefore. bigger screen,better image quality,less bezel. 4.5inches too small. it is to consume media,but i want a phone. if 10 inches tablet very practical and comfort to use for phone call, i don't need smartphone
AnonD-704671, 01 Oct 2017Exactly... Why Sony dropped FM radio?
After long long time they come up with a flagship in co... moreBut what actually is the reason to buy Sony now?
It is the only compact flagship android phone out there. That's the it factor of this phone.
The reviewer is too hung up on the screen size. Does not miss any opportunity to criticize the screen like "the resolution is pretty low compared to the competion". Except the only competition is iPhone which has the same screen resoltion & ppi.
Also "users woud want bigger screen real estste to use the flagship specs". Well then they can buy the XZ1 or XZPremium, cant they? Seems like the guy does not understand the point of compact flagship at all.
Damn!! SD 835 on a 720p screen!!! It's probably the only android phone capable of running Minecraft with HD textures+shaders at a constant 60FPS.
To those who've never played Minecraft, yes, this game is very resource consuming - probably the most resource consuming one in the playstore.
I had a Z1 compact, now have a Z5 Compact, and both worked ok.
But I think a design change would be needed (fitting a bigger screen, narrowing the bezels).
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2017I thought this is around $400. Now I'm just gonna cry in the corner T.TThose specs made the price of this phone high. You have waterproof at ip rating 68,dual stereo speakers that are 50% more louder than xz and x compact(clarity very good cuz i already tried it,i would choose clarity than louder speakers with distortion sounds), it has better stabilisation in video recording than the others(should watch the reviews in youtube), have durable design) , big battery(2700 mah considered large in this size, close to double ip7's battery life), audia enhancements(dseex, 24bit and more),has ips x-reality engine and triluminus display(high quality ips screen and more natural looks and don't have issue about burn-in), has wide selfie camera, top-notch chipset(it scored 60fps during the benchmark and even beat ip7), smooth experience and gaming with lag-free and will get 2 years or more updates from sony. I think those things deserve the money.
AnonD-704979, 02 Oct 2017LOVE this phone! Battery life is amazing!! Got all the apps I need installed, 48hours done and... moreHow its battery life when in heavy usage such as watching YouTube and playing games non-stop and the SoC.
AnonD-704979, 02 Oct 2017LOVE this phone! Battery life is amazing!! Got all the apps I need installed, 48hours done and... moreI'm also noticing a singificant battery life improvement over my Z3C. The SD835 is likely the big player being so much more efficient, and hardly needing to work with whatever I throw at it. The doubled ram also helps with efficiency, my old Z3C was always having to reload apps in the background if I left too many things running.