Poll results are in: the Compact Xperia has the fans' hearts
by Preslav Kateliev / Sep 05, 2017, 9:16 AM
Last year, Sony made the decision to bump the flagship Compact series down — you know, the 4.6-inched small top-tier phones they used to release together with each yearly flagship refresh now became mid-range devices with the Xperia X Compact. “Is that the end for pocket-friendly flagships?” we asked.
Seems not. Xperia XZ1 Compact is here and shows that Sony is back on track with making top-tier handsets that are easy to use with one hand. With pretty much the same hardware as the regular XZ1 and even the same 2,700 mAh battery, it's a no-compromise Android smartphone with a 4.6-inch display. That's something you don't see very often these days.
Why is it so, though? Are Android phone manufacturers on point when they believe customers don't care about compact, yet powerful smartphones? We thought we'd ask you. And it seems that, at least among our readers, there's no love lost for small smartphones!
Are you glad the flagship Xperia Compact is back?
Nope, I don't care for small phones
- Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 19 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2700 mAh(20.33h 3G talk time)
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At the moment, it has no competition in the Android space.
posted on Sep 05, 2017, 9:23 AM 4
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but what about galaxy a3 (2017)? it has IP68 rating, fingerprint scanner, nfc, sd card slot, and stuffs. 2GB RAM is enough. for some.
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 2:50 AM 0
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A3 isn't a high end phone. So it's not a competitor. And the 2gb makes it worse. The only complain the xz1 compact has is the 720p screen the rest are high end specs comparable to the likes of the s8/u11/xzp
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 8:45 AM 2
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The S8 is .78" taller, .12" wider, and .06" thinner than this device, while having a 1.2" larger screen. I'd take the S8 over this any day.
posted on Sep 05, 2017, 9:30 AM 0
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what about compact bezels?
posted on Sep 05, 2017, 9:45 AM 1
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People love it but will they buy?
posted on Sep 05, 2017, 2:04 PM 0
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I will. Replacing my ageing Z3c, I don't have a choice, there isn't any kind of competition at such a small footprint. The (few remaining) other small phones are entry-level models, with smallish memory, low-level CPU/GPU, missing sensors, no SDcard slot, and usually no long-term update plan. The similar-level phones are huge, they don't fit comfortably in a jeans pocket... I don't understand why no one else even tried to provide a genune competitor, but that's a fact : Sony builds the only small hogh-end phones.
posted on Sep 05, 2017, 4:41 PM 2
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