Jumbo, 13 Mar 2017By failed, I mean, failed in terms of marketing themselves, as not many have caught on to how ... moreI checked on the record thing. It has been broken, but the record-holder app does use some swiping features and the fact that many reports on the record made a point of specifically noting that it was done by typing, rather than swiping, suggests that there's common acceptance that swiping is inherently faster. And it makes a pocket-friendly phone perfectly usable by big hands!
Jumbo, 13 Mar 2017That's because you're trying to type in old-fashioned ways that require you to get multiple fi... moreBy failed, I mean, failed in terms of marketing themselves, as not many have caught on to how simple it makes things. Swype still holds the world text-speed record too, I believe.
Cpt. Power, 13 Mar 2017Well thats your opinion and i agree with you. A small phone is good for people with small hand... moreThat's because you're trying to type in old-fashioned ways that require you to get multiple fingers on the screen at the same time.
I am 6'4", size 13 shoes, I don't have small hands and yet I can't stand any phone bigger than 5". In fact I even didn't like the 4.6" of the Z3, so I still have my 4.3" Z1C. Typing is easy because of SWYPE, though SwiftKey and any decent keyboard has swipe-input these days. Honestly if the only reason people are going for bigger phones is to get the fingers onto the keyboard then Swype has failed as a product as it makes the big screen irrelevant.
Jumbo, 13 Mar 2017What is too small? I.e. what are the issues you have when using one smaller than "5.5"?
An... moreWell a button phone fits because you can feel difference when touching buttons.
But in touchpad you have a problem. Biiiiiiig probleeeeeeeem.
Every average man have a hand of size 5,5 inch phone some even 6. So typing on something so small is totally difficult. Almost impossible to send a message without any mistakes.
Xhzlacohalakxxnao, 08 Mar 2017I've had a Z3 compact for 3 years and I absolutely love the small phone. It's the only phone I... moreWell thats your opinion and i agree with you. A small phone is good for people with small hands.
But most mens have hands big enough for 6 inch or more and so typing on 5 inch and less should be big problem.
Cpt. Power, 13 Mar 2017Nope my friend just a phone that fits to my big hand anything under 5.5 is too small and table... moreWhat is too small? I.e. what are the issues you have when using one smaller than "5.5"?
And a follow-up question.. how did you ever survive with phones before 2015? :)
Surficial, 08 Mar 2017I think you need one of those giant phones from the 80s.Nope my friend just a phone that fits to my big hand anything under 5.5 is too small and tablet is too large into my pockets. So
if this xz compact will be exactly like those specs i buy it instantly. we need more phones like this sony!!!
Jumbo, 11 Mar 2017And I forgot battery life ;)
I think chipset manufacturers make a mistake crippling the GP... moreFor the x compact it works out nicely balanced.
CPU performance it'll match sd810.
Responsiveness and day to day speed it will beat sd810.
And the weaker gpu is much less of an issue at 720p.
Yoflows, 11 Mar 2017A major problem shows when you can scratch the plastic back very easy. The other Compacts had ... moreScratching easily doesn't mean breaking easily. The mi mix is very hard to scratch with its ceramic build, but cracks easily. Higher hardness means less scratches and scuffs, but more brittle.
I'm sure sony can find a material that's sturdy and harder to scratch though.
Jumbo, 11 Mar 2017Exactly, I could have lived with the lower-specced X Compact if it had brought the style (glos... moreIndeed. It's not a bad phone. It's just a painfully average one. Awesome design, but it is a finger print and scratch magnet with that glossy back. I'm okay with plastic, but it has to be a high-end plastic build with at least some metal.
Jumbo, 11 Mar 2017Exactly, I could have lived with the lower-specced X Compact if it had brought the style (glos... moreAnd I forgot battery life ;)
I think chipset manufacturers make a mistake crippling the GPU while only slightly dipping the CPU. Honestly with standard usage any recent CPU is more than enough. It's when you play games or do something productive/creative that the lack of good GPU really shows. I would happily take a slower 625 etc with an Adreno 530. Though I guess the battery drain goes into the other thinking a bit..
Yoflows, 11 Mar 2017A major problem shows when you can scratch the plastic back very easy. The other Compacts had ... moreExactly, I could have lived with the lower-specced X Compact if it had brought the style (gloss black, some metal, etc) but manufacturers need to learn that small is -not- synonymous with "youthful/playful"..
Surficial, 11 Mar 2017X compact has no ip certification, but seems to be unofficially waterproof. Durability wise i... moreA major problem shows when you can scratch the plastic back very easy. The other Compacts had a more high end plastic touch. For example, the Z5 Compact has the same frosted glass materials as the Z5.
gaaron, 11 Mar 2017Don't say that bro some people like x compact like me but i preferred this one specially when ... moreI actually think the X Compact is better than the X. Overall, the X Compact is solid phone with a good camera, decent chip and design. The only major problem for me, the phone removed 4K video and became a midranger rather than a flagship like the other Compacts.
Yoflows, 11 Mar 2017Yeah,I'm okay with the 820 chip because it is a smaller version of the XZ after all. The X com... moreX compact has no ip certification, but seems to be unofficially waterproof.
Durability wise it's definitely better than z3 series and I think z5 as well. Plastic is hard to break, whereas glass backs are not.
Jumbo, 10 Mar 2017I am still using Z1Compact because nothing since then has suited my needs for size & style... moresame here, Z1c has the best body, he only new thing I like is the power button and I hope they make this one on true black color not that blue universe stuff or whatever lol