voltaire9, 17 Apr 2018Haven't seen a smartphone this thick in a while.WowThe thick on center should have more and more durable than cheap curved screen corners, especially the anti-twist metal frame will keep the phone sturdy.
Does anyone have an idea about the call quality on Sony phones in the US? I have a Z5C (international version) and it doesn't work well with T-Mobile. Loads of problems. The connection is just downright awful - the ones on the other end can't hear me. No such problems when I tried using the same SIM on an iPhone 7, though. So, it's the phone and not the SIM.
Sexy scientist, 14 Apr 2018Now Sony is calling a 5" phone screen compact.😂in a way, it is still a compact because they managed to fit the display in the same body size as the xz1 (only 6mm taller)
Great job sony!
Just 2 things then it would have been my favorite phone.
1 Amoled screen or OLED
2 less bezels. Maby about 80% screen to body ratio.
Sony must be so happy, the design lovers will buy elsewhere, this one is made for the grown ups. Comfortable grip, enough-for-everyone easy access camera, no nonsense for no silly price. If you use your phone for more, you might need to get a life...
3D Memorys, 07 Apr 2018-The back is brand new - the ergonomic curve was shaped to fit nicely in hand - and it does fi... moreStill, the top and bottom are too big, and the side bezels are a bit too big as well for a 100% comfortable grip.
Really awesome specifications but worst design ever from sony Xperia Z still better than this design,....from 2016 no good smartphones from sony, every model have some defects.... why you making bulky pig like models
3D Memorys, 07 Apr 2018-The back is brand new - the ergonomic curve was shaped to fit nicely in hand - and it does fi... moreMy hand is skinny and glove size large. I absolutelly disagree with the review. It is not the worst ergonomic phone on the market, but it is not ergonomic and comparing to my previous Droid Mini it is horrible. I have found another problem, I constantly shutting the phone down because the power button is too low and if you operate by one hand you will press it involuntery. Another problem - vibrations are to weak and I cannot feel it in my jeans.
I went to shop and try XZ1 compact, and while this phone has other problems ergonomically is superior to XZ2 compact in my opinion. You actually can operate it by one hand, the grip is MUCH better, the material is less slippery, the powerbutton with fingerprint reader is heaven, vibrations are stronger as well the notification led.
It is funny, because people are complaining about 12 mm thickness, but the sides are so thin you cannot "squeeze" the phone hard, it will just slip. The 9 mm XZ1 brick is much more secure grip than this. This whole new design is only marketing, and I cannot imagine how the XZ2 full size can work, where even in reviews thay say it is slippery and the compact is by their measures not.
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2018Okay so I was looking forward to upgrade from wonderfull Droid Mini and here are my first impr... more-The back is brand new - the ergonomic curve was shaped to fit nicely in hand - and it does fit as nicely as a tailored suit.
-The Ambient Flow shape with the small footprint makes for one of the best handling experience we've had in a while. The XZ2 Compact is very easy to pick up from a flat table, has a secure grip, and there is no immediate danger of dropping as the sense of slipperiness is gone.
-So, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact doesn't have a breath-taking or futuristic design. Instead, it offers one of the most ergonomic shapes we've handled that feels just natural in hand.
Could you please tell us how big is your hand? Because the Gsmarena's review are on the positive side about the Ambient Flow design.
Okay so I was looking forward to upgrade from wonderfull Droid Mini and here are my first impressions from someone who hate big phones. The phone is too tall. You cannot safely operate everythig by one hand not a chance. The back is not somewhere between slippery and not. Comparing to my droid mini that stick to your palm like a glue this is a step back as well. The fingerprint reader is quick, bit no way the location is ergonomic like previous xperias. The power button is also not perfect and I am constantly turning the phone off by mistake. The auto display brightness is somewhat slow and too dimm in semi-lighted condition (like indoor lighted by a bulb). On plus sides the phone is super fast no lags (but my rooted 4 years old droid is too) and the phone looks much better in real life than on photos. In conclusion i really wish the phone had 4.6" screen.
Anonymous, 06 Apr 2018that was in the past.
sony is always going backward every year man.
xperias now look like to... moreok if that's what you think of sony devices, why waste your time here in the sony area? go buy what you like maybe a samsung or iphone
i appreciate sony's compact phones. they seem to be the only brand making powerful yet small compact phones. i wish other brands make such devices but so far nobody challenging sony's dominance in this area