Antt, 14 Oct 2017Could anyone recommend this phone? Planning to switch from op 3T is it worth it?Don't ask, just buy, unless you want to wait the price to drop.
You know it is a compact smartphone ha?
Could anyone recommend this phone? Planning to switch from op 3T is it worth it?
traded in the Z5 for this (since Z5 on 7.1 has horrid battery life) and for me one hand control and typing and long battery life are my priority.
So far battery life is very good - updated the software when striaght out of the box.
easier to use with one hand than 5.2" Z5.
some issue with brightness sensor.
Got it for around equivalent of GBP370 or US468 after some credit card rebates. On top of that the shop offered around GBP125 trade in for the Z5. (this is all in Hong Kong, btw, and there is a free power bank, screen protector, clear case, extra 12 months warranty from Sony)
My point is anyone going for a smaller phone wants one because of its size. Even if you say a onePlus or xiaowhatever costs less with much better specs you are missing the point. if size isn't the matter, they would have gone for another model. unless there is another 4.6" phone there is not a competitor.
btw, i watch videos on my Z Ultra with 6.44"
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2017maybe this could help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmX6QfoRZxs3 hrs SOT? It cant be
Jon snow, 13 Oct 2017If they d put OLED screen they could make compact thinner. 1-2 mm may count a lot.Definitely right, they would need less battery capacity, but the Sonys JOLED project is not ready yet, it says that it is going to be ready in early 2018.
Jon snow, 13 Oct 2017If they d put OLED screen they could make compact thinner. 1-2 mm may count a lot.And the battery life may be stunning 130 hours
If they d put OLED screen they could make compact thinner. 1-2 mm may count a lot.
i actually prefer s7edge design to s8. g6 has better design than s8 but g6 just way too big, not comfortable at all to handle.if people want to go phablet. galaxy note is the only way to actually utilize all those big screen otherwise its just a phone with big screen nothing else, you just wasting battery life
for compact phone, 720p is the perfect resolution.still hd, and it consume less power compare with higher resolution. its compact phone, is it really make sense to put super high resolution screen on small size phone? by the end of the day it's just 4,5'' screen.you need to look very up close to the phone to see the pixelated. i wish it's oled though
and seriously stop comparing it with iphone se. its android and ios... not everyone want to use ios, probably one of the reason why people kept buying android phones even though android phone cost just as much as iphone. if iphone se could run anrdroid. sure throw it in comparison. but i think iphone se like 4''. it's just way to small.one hand operation is perfect but the screen just way too small.it's not comfortable to navigate those small screen, not to mention typing. again 4.5''-4-8'' just really a right size for compact phone
i know the big problem here is the price. but last time i checked the only compact phone with high performance on the market FOR ANDROID is only sony. so maybe if other brands stopping the screen size war and actually produce a high performance compact phones maybe we could get more competitive price. but until then you have no other options.its either buy this or don't
Spaceandtime, 12 Oct 2017Hi Sony. Would love to buy this phone but....
1. Cost - far too much. You can buy a S8 from ... moreYou are in a wrong thread kiddo....
Phablets are other sections.
And while you re at it, why would you buy S8? People are not happy with that phone, has more than half less sales than S7 did, and that tells a lot.There are a lot of, even much cheaper, and better phones at amazon than that. And You can get a XZ Premium for 550 now.
And...on subject, Oneplus doesnt even offer compact, best Samsung offers in compact is A3...which is seriously crap when compared, even for its low price.
Iphone SE is cheaper now but...cmmon, who wants that except apple fans....this is a much better device and thus more expensive. Iphone 8 costs 200 more, and it is not a better device.
Hi Sony. Would love to buy this phone but....
1. Cost - far too much. You can buy a S8 from Amazon for £530 right now. I know its bigger... but really 64gb and much better screen....
2. Screen - only 720p LCD. Would have liked even a 720p Oled version. But 1080p better.
3. storage - you can buy a OP5 for same money with 128gb and more RAM and better screen
4. Iphone SE is smaller and a lot cheaper.
If you sold this for £350 I would have bought it even with the lacking hardware. But £500 is far too much.
Its a shame, 12 Oct 2017Its a shame all vendor are hand in hand in cheating the customers they have flooded the market... moreyeah it's called free market if the market full of stupid people, that's what you've got, garbage in garbage out
Hello everyone i need feedback from users about this phone battery life (daily heavy, normal usage). Thanks!
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2017Why the dual SIM version removed from specs? Sony decided not to give a dual SIM version of t... moreIts a shame all vendor are hand in hand in cheating the customers they have flooded the market with 5" mobile until now, from 2018 foldable phone with compact form factor will be released to generate revenue if people start using one mobile set for 5-6 years revenue generation will be minimised mobile vendors are playing with consumers needs viz a viz requirements.
1. Remove user replaceable battery started by Apple so that handset will not last more than 4-5 years since apple hardware is much better compared to Android hardware therefore handset might last for eternity which apple does not want.
2. Remove SD card from mobile started by Apple iPhone
3. All new handsets difficult to repair post Samsung Galaxy S6 including replacing glass which cost 20% of the cost of handset is it really that expensive answer is NO. Since consumers have started repairing handsets for 100$ instead of buying 600$ new handset.
4. Introducing handsets 5" and above later bendable phones will be realsed which will be under 5" but can be expanded to 6" and above Samsung Galaxy X is an example.
I just bought this phone but im not that impressed, the camera is still meh, the design is slightly better than the X compact, no more glossy back
Z5c vs XZ1c
-Android Oreo out of the box (will be updated to the latest Android OS)
-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)
-OS Update stops at Android Nougat
-23MP Main Camera
-FM Radio with RDS
-5MP Front Camera has HDR
*looks better design-wise
*waaay cheaper now
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Why the dual SIM version removed from specs? Sony decided not to give a dual SIM version of this? Very disappointed. Sony please give a dual SIM version also