Sony Xperia Compacts is what I have been waiting for!!!! Come at me fast!!!
Finally true pocket-size beast from Sony, again.
I'm still using Z3 Compact and was patiently waiting for reincarnation, since the last Sony's compact (X) was disappointing mid-ranger.
We still do not know final dimensions, but I hope it would be at least small as Z3c.
My ideal phone will be 4.6" display with minimal or no bezels, but being in with trends is not Sony's thing. Since I appreciate Sony for being only manufacturer with performing mini smartphones I will buy this one and wait for Sony to catch no-bezels train, maybe in 2020.
SonyUser, 22 Aug 2017Sony need to create something like XiaoMi brand.... cheap with high RAM, high storage, high b... moreI'd go for that - 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal if there is SD support, 128GB if not, 1080p screen, snapdragon 625,626,630 or 660 and use the same sensor they sell to google for the pixel and Blackberry for the Keyone because their cameras in the X/Z line are always weird, massive megapixel count, noise , weird blobby impressionistic artifacts because of their software post processing of images. Id rather a clean 10 or 12MP image to a sketchy 23MP thing with huge file size any day of the week.
Great minds think alike....ftw...Batt and Camera is the only most important thing...plus chipset also...
SonyUser, 22 Aug 2017Sony need to create something like XiaoMi brand.... cheap with high RAM, high storage, high b... moreThat's what the XA series should be, they just need to put bigger batteries in them.
Sony need to create something like XiaoMi brand....
cheap with high RAM, high storage, high battery...
no need too high processor....
no need too good display....
some people just need long battery with good camera........
storage wise just use backup!
please reduce price to be competitive, thanksssssss
4.6inch is what sony is good at, which xiaomi doesnt have !
we need good camera, good battery phone, ... no need very good display....waste of $........u can reduce cost to attract more peopl to SONY
mariahx, 06 Jul 2017When, when, when?????will be official on August 31, with its bigger brother, XZ1.
Anonymous, 13 Aug 2017I just worry that this will come with thicker bezels (thus lower screen to body ratio), lower ... morethe XZ1 Compact has been benchmarked at Geekbench and yes it has Snapdragon 835 like XZ1 and XZ Premium, and also 4GB of RAM like them.
Botoy, 16 Aug 2017Oled display sucks anyway, with screen burn ins and the pixels die overtime, who's the hell wo... moreWho gets so emotional about display technologies? I can only assume that, at some point, an OLED screen killed your dog.
I'm really excited to see this rumoured release. Only recently read claims that Sony were ditching high end compact devices so, as a loyal xperia compact purchaser, was left feeling disowned by Sony.
However, I don't see the point of including a full hd screen. With a screen this size (4.6) the difference in appearance between 720 and 1080 would be negligible. Also, the higher demanding screen resolution would have a negative effect on the usually excellent battery performance which is one of the compact ranges main selling points (for me at least).
finally a phone that isn't the size of a 1985 garage door opener. been waiting on this a while.
hanifbhutto, 17 Aug 2017Perfect size. Father of xperia Ray. I will do buy. I'd prefer 4.8. Somewhere 132 mm tall with smaller top and bottom bezels. 126 mm tall is a bit small.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2017My 3 year old S4 mini has no issues with its OLED screen. Sony have just released a Bravia TV ... moreOled display sucks anyway, with screen burn ins and the pixels die overtime, who's the hell would pay $600 on a Samsung phone to see their screen deteriorate overtime. When using your phone more often and it dies faster, brighter display and white screen are the biggest factors that's behind the burn in issues and I don't think IPS display have any problems, they're just better and reliable than Oled displays.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2017You forgot to include 'less ram' but yeah, that's usually the setup from every manufacturer- s... moreIf the leaks are to be believed, this will come with an identical spec sheet to the xz1. Don't know if that stretches to the front camera, but seems to be everything else.
Anonymous, 13 Aug 2017I just worry that this will come with thicker bezels (thus lower screen to body ratio), lower ... moreYou forgot to include 'less ram' but yeah, that's usually the setup from every manufacturer- so much downgrade for so little price difference. It's an injustice to compact phone enthusiasts.
James, 25 Jul 2017Lol Sony doesn't use OLED display and never will because of how unreliable it is compared to I... moreMy 3 year old S4 mini has no issues with its OLED screen. Sony have just released a Bravia TV with OLED... There are tradeoffs in OLED vs LCD, but your opinion "Lol Sony doesn't use OLED display and never will because of how unreliable it is compared to IPS which last forever." may need reviewed.
I just worry that this will come with thicker bezels (thus lower screen to body ratio), lower battery capacity and screen resolution (expected and somewhat understandable), and also a less competent SoC compared to the non-compact version but will cost only $50 less. Then the manufacturer will complain that no one is buying compact phones anymore. But I would very much like to be proven wrong on the day this phone is made official.