Wow, Sony have done a great job here. Very well specd and some how got a 4.6 inch screen onto a phone almost the same size as the iPhone 5s. The IPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch screen looks huge by comparison. I think Sony have taken the "one handed phone" crown away from Apple with this. The ability to add up to 128 Gb torage (ie 144 gb total) is really cool as well. Brilliant, brilliant job, this could be my next upgrade and first Sony phone for over 8 years, and a replacement for my iPod classic which is no longer being made, all at the same time.
Tony, 18 Sep 2014Will it be able to play 1080p videos smoothly on 720p screen?It can play 4K also..very Smoothly..
Tony, 18 Sep 2014Will it be able to play 1080p videos smoothly on 720p screen?Yes, in fact you will have a maximum 720 quality is you play a 1080.
AnonD-70078, 20 Sep 2014YesThanks, its one of those things thats important to me.
This is such a powerful smartfone non of other small versions have this power they cut down the specs.
Mikaela Kirjman, 19 Sep 2014is it good for active girl like me? I like hiking and swimming. Thanks.Hope you like me too hihihi, it is, go for the xperia z3 compact. It's dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes.
Could be my next smartphone,top spec good size i.e. not stupid huge phone.
Mikaela Kirjman, 19 Sep 2014is it good for active girl like me? I like hiking and swimming. Thanks.it is
is it good for active girl like me? I like hiking and swimming. Thanks.
AnonD-70078, 18 Sep 2014So your saying you cant save apps to storage card? On this phone you can, it depends on the manufacturer in general if they enable this function or not, to let you install apps on sd card without root.
analovic, 18 Sep 2014You have microSD card slot, so what are you talking about? Whatfor do you need 3GM RAM? ... s... moreHaving a card slot and having internal storage are different. You can have anything on an internal drive, but there are a lot of limitations to cards. Saving music from Spotify or Google Play saves internally, and having the extra space helps.
Bogdanl, 18 Sep 2014ONE correction for the specs listed here.
IT HAS BAROMETER.
Check Sony official spec sheet (... moreNot only Barometer it also has *Magnetometer* *Game rotation vector* *Geomagnetic rotation vector* *Step counter* *Step detector* *Significant motion detector*
It's going to be a compact beast
analovic, 18 Sep 2014You have microSD card slot, so what are you talking about?
Whatfor do you need 3GM RAM? ... s... moreHe complains about the price of the phone being too big, but he would pay 25% (113€) more for a 32GB version......
Damn Sony for being so stupid to let us reach 32Gb of phone storage with just 10€....
AnonD-50940, 18 Sep 2014Its a real shame that it wont be able to compete with the new flagships, if it had a 32GB opti... moreYou have microSD card slot, so what are you talking about?
Whatfor do you need 3GM RAM? ... so pathetic
AnonD-50940, 18 Sep 2014Its a real shame that it wont be able to compete with the new flagships, if it had a 32GB opti... moreYou know you can buy a microSD card and install apps on it?
So why would they make a 32GB version??
As for RAM, you would not see any difference between 2GB and 3GB on this phone, see the benchmarks for the G3 2-3GB, and that one has qHD resolution,etc.
And I think you also make a big error, this is a compact flagship not a compact affordable flagship. It has the same specs as a g3 + and - some features, and it costs less than a big screen flagship (mainly because of the screen and battery).
So what it the issue with the price?
In my country it cost 430-450€ compared with the g3 -600€
This phone is what you exactly think it isn't, a flagship with the same specs as all the other flagships of the moment in a compact shell and it cost less than a big screen one.