I bet if the side bezels were as minimal as in the XA- models, a 16:9 aspect ratio 4.7" diagonal would fit in these dimensions. I don't mind that Sony didn't jump on the dual cam bandwagon with this one but I just hope the image quality is excellent because I remember this website doing a blind shootout among 3 flagship phones with single primary camera and the XZ premium wasn't up to par with the 2 others.
Best compact Android phone of the year with every top notch spec on a 4.6" phone
Xperia UI is more efficiency
SD835 is more efficency
720p display is more efficency.
Qnovo charging tech is more efficency.
So im waiting on the endurance test for this phone and the xz1, but are they anytime soon cause knowing how long their battery last is kind of important for them to actually be worth getting.
Surficial, 04 Sep 2017This has the latest 10nm chip versus the sd650's 28nm. Xz1c will be more efficient.I have read reports about Intel's endevors to reduce consumption power making the chips smaller below 28nm, got no definite results. The research shows that when you get at very low size, close to the limits, the electrical power consumption actually increases because the electricity does not pass easily through conductors; like a thicker wire passes more electricity than a thin wire which can get hot. Because Intel is one the most avanced semiconductor industry and it got stumbled in performance increase with size decrease, we have to be aware about a physical limitation which we a getting close to and not expect much improvement from the 10nm technology.
Glad to hear that the front facing stereo speaker is more louder and the processor is SD835, look at LG G6 with SD821 just a midrange version lol!
So here it is listed that the XZ1 compact will have a dual sim variant. The compact range has only ever been single sim. I couldn't find any reference to dual sim in the Sony product page..... so...
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017This is worse than prior version X Compact, it does not have radio, it is heavier and way more... moreThis has the latest 10nm chip versus the sd650's 28nm. Xz1c will be more efficient.
Unless you don't have access to the Play store, you can add a FM radio app folks. I have a built in radio on one of my handsets, but i seldom use it. That's my choice of course. I'm interested in seeing Sony minimize bezels next year. Do you guys think they will?
Repost, 03 Sep 2017Z5c vs XZ1c XZ1c pros: -8MP Front Camera (sacrificing HDR) -720p 960fps Main Camera vs 12... moreSony Xperia X Compact is water resistent, I tested it, it was not certified in order to lower the production cost, certification is expensive. Even if a phone is certified, there are accidents and misuses which damage the phone; being certified the returns under warranty are higher and but the production cost higher too. So it is a fair deal to pay 2-3 hundred dollars less for the same build but not in warranty for water damage. X Compact has HDR for both cameras and the main one is 23M pixels. It is in the end the best deal.
No FM Radio Activated when the Snapdragon does have it on board? Very disappointing - will stick with Z5C for now.
all those complaining its shape and design or any other feature should know that even x compact users don't complain of any special issue
I bet haters still dont understand this beast is the the real deal in daily usage
price will fall down to 450 in 3 months max and price is at 600 just because of those 100$ headphones
smooth like a google pixel
camera results look better than ever (from any previous xperia)
if apple can charge 700$ for a 4.7 inch phone then every nerd should know that at 500$ this is obviously the most complete package for someone looking for compact phone
Worst thing about Sony devices is that once you unlock bootloader DRM keys are gone forever.
No need to do the Bend test because it is sturdy enough, just wait the drop test from professional side, see can the display broke or not.
Z5c vs XZ1c
-8MP Front Camera (sacrificing HDR)
-720p 960fps Main Camera vs 120fps
-Bluetooth 5.0 vs 4.1
-Quick Charge v3.0 type C vs micro USB 3 w/ Quick Charge 2.0
*still thick with thick bezels and the same 2700mAh irremovable battery
*UGLY for a late 2017 phone
*Why is the flash waaay over there!? (look at the pictures provided by GSMArena)
-23MP Main Camera
-FM Radio with RDS
-5MP Front Camera has HDR
*looks better design-wise
*waaay cheaper now
p.s.: don't even bother looking at the X Compact - no IP certification of water resistance and is... ugh... just look.