Sony Xperia XZ and Sony Xperia X Compact Q&A session: Ask us anything you wish to know!
posted by Peter K. / Sep 30, 2016, 2:40 AM
Short of a month ago, Sony unveiled its latest flagship device, the Sony Xperia XZ, and alongside it finally treated us to a new smaller-sized device - the Xperia X Compact. The latter is already available in the US, starting at $499.99 unlocked, while the Xperia XZ flagship will be up for grabs come October 2, with a starting price of $699.99.
Our reviews of both devices are up, but in case you're really pondering the idea of giving Sony a chance and getting any of its new flagships, you might have a slew of questions that have been left unanswered.
Being the good guys we are, we will let you ask us anything you wish to know about either the Xperia XZ or the Xperia X Compact and will do our best to answer as many questions as possible in a follow-up post!
Go ahead, ask! But first, remember to check out our reviews:
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do you guys in phonearena hate sony?
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 2:50 AM 8
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The XZ has very good points going for it and it was highlighted in your "PROS" section. However you gave it a score of 7. Can you kindly explain how do you translate a qualitative rating (PROS/CONS) into a quantitative rating (final numerical score) in order for us the readers to better understand the rating?
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 3:05 AM 5
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Feature-full Note 7 got 8.7 Feature-less iPhone got 9.3 why???? i think you wont ans my ques. Thanks
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 3:31 AM 3
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can you tell me a single good reason to buy it over oneplus 3! oneplus 3 knockout it isn't it??
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 3:57 AM 0
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Why don't you ever post results of the screen colour fidelity after calibrating it to more neutral levels? You do it with Samsung Galaxy S phones but not with Sony. I also don't like the cold Sony screens but I calibrate them using either my iPhone 5C or my Nexus 5X (which according to you have very good colour fidelity) and I get very similar results. Also why do you omit mentioning the Digital Noise Cancellation as a killer feature? Only statistically, if you consider how many millions of people use daily their headsets for music in the underground, then you'd realise easily what an amazing feature it is (and one that has me locked as a Sony customer the last two years). And the fact that the special earphones are not included makes no difference. The Apple Airpods are also not included and they are three times more expensive.
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 5:26 AM 6
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Does the XZ do anything better than its Android rivals to justify the high price point?
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 6:48 AM 0
Why don't you ever post results of the screen color fidelity after calibrating it to more neutral levels? You have a very useful and professional tool, the CayMan software that can be used to finally calibrate the display in whites and grayscale acting on RGB values. Your site will be more useful and professional (as Notebookcheck) whit the addition of display calibration values for every devices that need it! Please answer me if possible!
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 8:09 AM 1
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1. Which has faster focus speed in automode? S7 edge or x compact? 2. Is it true that x compact's hdr sucks compared to iphone 7? 3. Can you say that x compact's ui is more close to stock android than xperia z5 and z5 compact? 4. Is it true that x compact's back is a very sensitive scratch magnet?
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 8:31 AM 1
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1. Can you guys flash another region's firmware (like the UK) to see if it enables the fingerprint sensor (like the Z5C)? This is really important to me and I'm sure many others. Note: this does not void the warranty in any way as this is official Xperia signed firmware. 2. I've read several reviews and am content with its weaknesses. I will wait for the price to drop a bit as I'm content with my Z5C for now. My question is, are there any other similarly SIZED phones on the market (
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 9:00 AM 1
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Why the high price tag on the XZ Compact with no fingerprint sensor or water-resistant hardware? I have the Z3C and love it! If I upgrade, I would go with the Z5C instead of the XZ Compact due to better specs and features on the Z5C.
posted on Sep 30, 2016, 2:26 PM 0
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