Tann Hauser, 20 Sep 2017Cheaper and more flexible than carbon fiber, it is stronger than many metals by weight, and ca... moreMe too, plastic industries have been evolved dramatically. So, there's so many types of plastic and very expensive plastics. Actually plastic more durable than metal.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2017people seems related high quality material especially in phone used with metal. it's only alum... moreI agreed,there's a lot types of plastic. Btw,not all plastic are cheap. I think this phone very brilliant for what it offers for compact size. My only complaint is it should be at least 64gb storage rather 32gb storage and more colour options. Other than that are great.
Tann Hauser, 20 Sep 2017Cheaper and more flexible than carbon fiber, it is stronger than many metals by weight, and ca... morepeople seems related high quality material especially in phone used with metal. it's only aluminium. if it's using titanium,berylium,platinum, and all those palladium ruthenium and stuff.okay that's something else. just because it's plastic or plasticky doesn't mean it's low stuff, all the hypercars cost millions dollars using carbon fiber, and that carbon fiber is not metal. fiber glass has been using in motor racing before, some of old school ferrari using fiber glass
UltimateZeroSeconds, 19 Sep 2017Xperia XZ1 compact is adopt the glass fiber reinforced plastic unibody design, it is a great m... moreCheaper and more flexible than carbon fiber, it is stronger than many metals by weight, and can be molded into complex shapes. Applications include aircraft, boats, automobiles, bath tubs and enclosures, swimming pools, hot tubs, septic tanks, water tanks, roofing, pipes, cladding, casts, surfboards, and external door skins.
Heck, that phone is as durable as my bathtub....give me that quality plastic over glass or metal any day!
It wont scratch, dent, break, peel off...
My X Perf already has scratches on the metal back.
Now I wish it was indeed this FG plastic used.
When paying flagship I expect flagship rate material, be it highest grade reinforced plastic alloy, highest grade glass, or highest grade metal alloy....
But seems to me high grade reinforced plastic is the best solution for premium quality afterall...
Swim Swim, 18 Sep 2017Plastic(any kind) has low thermal conductivity, so it will end up acting as an insulator and t... morePhones are not only hardware. Hardware alone in XZ1 compact would cost only around e250. But don't forget you are paying for warranty, updates, no bloatware and some extra features, which almost no other brand offers, such as front stereo speakers, hw camera button, fingerprint scanner on side and original (professional looking) design.
Sony is like a white knight going against the sea of Chinese/Korean brands copying each other's design.
I have pre-ordered the phone with full warranty in my country for e600 including the free e200, headphones. Can't complain.
Anonymous, 19 Sep 2017the camera is shit thoughStill better than every other flagship camera out there today
Swim Swim, 18 Sep 2017Plastic(any kind) has low thermal conductivity, so it will end up acting as an insulator and t... moreGlass has a low conductivity compared to metal, yet the xzp has no issues with overheating, proving sony can deal with the heat produced with their recent designs.
Swim Swim, 18 Sep 2017That turned out a mistake on the store part, nobody could pre-order it for that price because ... moreAhh my bad. Yea I wish they could lower the price. But again small size phone with high specs, there are not many options
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2017those pricing problems happen in certain countries. if you live in that country then you need ... moreI have see Prices only 599 EUR (Germany, Austria) or 559 EUR (Slovakia, Czech r.) - nothing lower.
On preorder is only with bonus Headsets (Sony WH-H900N or WH-H800N), but still with the same Prices.
Have Dual SIM version dedicated (NON HYBRID!) Memory Card Slot?
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