Hello, i'm looking for a compact phone, is it better xz1c or xz2c? thank you.
* Nearly 2 Months of user experience.
+ First of all it's the only "compact phone" in market which upto flagship standard.
+ Some say it's too thick but it's not a problem due to curved edges and design. Suits comfortably in my pocket.
+ Good battery life, improved with time. Stands up to nearly 2 day's with average use.
+ Fast, No lags and works smoothly. Great for games regardless of screen size (after all it's compact phone)
+ Sony is giving frequent software updates.
+ Very good sound quality, both speakers and earphone.
+ Camera is good but I feels it would be better. Specially in low light and moving objects.
+ Overall I'm really happy with this.
I am a little disappointed with its camera. I am not looking for Â‘special effectsÂ’, just a clear picture. Its jpegs have too many artifacts for my taste, there is no raw option and sony doesnÂ’t allow 3rd party camera apps (I can install them but they can only access half the resolution of the camera).
The battery is not great and heats up when I use the phone.
To use the second SIM you must sacrifice the external storage.
If I could return it, I wouldnÂ’t. I love the size.
Milo, 13 Aug 2018Hows batery life on this device? Battery life is good. It nearly lasts up to 2 days with average use. Battery life improved with software updates and several charging circles.
Another bad joke from Sony...xz1c better in many aspects. They shouldn't choose a design, same like in older 2013's phones...ZR,SP...Looks like they're not capable to improve what is good to make it better.XZ2c could have a bigger screen and no more then the thickness of xz1c.But,think about. Another companies were capable to build very slim phones with strong configuration and great cameras,but Sony...not even a great camera...sad,but we still have hope!
Anonymous, 12 Aug 2018Do this phone have notification light? Thanksyes it hasa RGB notification LED
Great compact phone. The 12mm thickness is compensated by smooth curves which means I don't notice it in my pocket. My previous phone (the awesome XZ1c) required a cover with rounded corners to prevent my pockets from being torn, but the XZ2c is fine without a cover for me. The screen size and resolution is better than my old XZ1c. I was apprehensive about the removal of the 3.5mm headphone port until I realised I could simply buy on ebay a bunch of adaptors to leave in my lunchbox, car, truck and bedside table (I hate using Bluetooth headphones).
Q: Does anyone know whether the XZ2c can output video through its USB-C 3.1 port?
Great compact phone. The 12mm thickness is compensated by smooth curves which means I don't notice it in my pocket. My previous phone (XZ1c) required a cover with rounded corners to prevent my pockets from being torn but this one is fine without a cover. The screen size and resolution is better than my old XZ1c
TPAA, 27 Jul 2018I was waiting for the XZ2 compact, only to find out it does not have 3.5mm jack. I have (expen... moreI ordered a bunch of adaptors from eBay to keep in my lunch box, car and bedside table. Despite the missing 3.5mm port, I still like the XZ2c more than my old XZ1c due to bigger, higher resolution screen and rounded edges.
BOWRAIN, 18 May 2018Why was the Sony Xperia Z2 Compac not released in Australia?Dunno. I bought my XZ2c in Singapore for about $615. My previous phone XZ1c was also purchased outside Australia through ebay.
I like compact phones. I've been using galaxy a3 for some time. My ideal phone design is that of galaxy a3 size with s9 top bezel and round fingerprint scanner in the bottom like iphone 8. And with led notification. That will be the best compact phone.
Anonymous, 30 Jun 2018It has issue with display. When rubbing screen - white stripes appear. Sure, they dissappear i... morethen its only happen to your phone, i ve used this phone for about a month, and there is no issue about the display, the only problem is i cant find any perfect screen protector for this phone in my country, do you have any advice?
daimon, 05 Jul 2018This is a premium-priced phone with a known display issue. I suggest you people to skip this ... moredo you even have the phone? i've used this phone for about a month, and there was no problem about the display/touchscreen, the touchscreen work very good, sensitive, and accurate, its work flawlessly even when i playing games like PUBG
I was waiting for the XZ2 compact, only to find out it does not have 3.5mm jack. I have (expensive) Sony noise cancelling phones and I cannot use it with this phone. I also wanted a 3.5mm jack, so I can listen to music in my car or even hook it up to my hi-fi system. Yes, Sony supply an adaptor, but it is another thing to carry around....
Sony should also have an FM radio. Whilst there are internet radio apps, but they make the phone very hot, but I hate the stuttering, then there are reception problems.
i've held this phone in my hand today while visiting a local store and was positively surprised. the XZ2 couple looked kinda... silly on pictures and reading that it's backed by plastic didn't help either. well, i don't know what the regular XZ2 feels and handles like since the store didn't have one, unfortunately, but the Compact makes a much better hands-on impression than pictures might have you think. the back is plastic, but it's a very nice one. kind of frosted with an ever so slightly roughened texture. some warmed up glass backs felt decidedly more plasticky next to it. then there's the metal frame that was also treated to a slight texture rather than being glossy and polished. next up, the shape. obviously, the phone is curvy and relatively thick by current design standards, but it follows the natural curvature of the fingers when held and, partly due to its smaller size, comfortably rests in the hand. the back's curve also neatly blends into the curved frame which then itself blends into the slightly curved screen. it's not 100% seamless, but you shouldn't feel any uncomfortable edges.
truth be told, i'm almost a little infatuated with the design after initially approaching it with skepticism and if i was looking for a compact device, i'd put this one above any other (not like there's plenty of options to begin with). Sony went their own way here, as Japanese companies tend to do for better or for worse, but it seems they knew what they were doing
Bro, 16 Jul 2018What a fat guy lol. It's like Motorola Moto E. No way I would buy this. XZ1 all the way.Xz1 compact is a rare breed it´s perfect for me in shape power, and even tough I COULD AFFORD a new one every year I would not do it, in one year smartphones will reach more than 350 00 on antuantu ...whats the point? 140k/150k is sufficient for me, I actually sold my guge phablet the note 8 to buy this baby, I will take care of it very well and when i see that new games are too power hungry I will just keep it in a glass box, it will be remembered by the connoisseurs as a legend, by the way, I hate how lots of different brands put the finger print reader in a rounded form at the back, I hate it, feels like it s a generic phone! couldn't agree more with you mate! cheers :)