Sony Xperia XZ and Sony Xperia X Compact Q&A session: Ask us anything you wish to know!

Sony Xperia XZ and Sony Xperia X Compact Q&A session: Ask us anything you wish to know!

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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38 Comments

2. tomskytot

Posts: 37; Member since: May 10, 2014

How many seconds (maximun) does the manual shutter has? thanks

4. donrox

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

1 sec

3. mimicryXD

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

do you guys in phonearena hate sony?

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

of course not... all sony product they reviewed always get high score

35. Jorgemerino97

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

WTF are talking about?

5. donrox

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

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?

7. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Based on Design and feel, which one is awesome? 1.Xperia XZ 2.Iphone 7 plus

8. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Feature-full Note 7 got 8.7 Feature-less iPhone got 9.3 why???? i think you wont ans my ques. Thanks

20. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Considering that your question has nothing to do with the topic at hand...

31. dirky

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

The article is for the XZ. Use your brain DUDE!

9. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Dear PA, why you always underrated Xperia phone, no matter what the type is...

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3086; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

What is the difference between the 5 axis stabilization by Sony and OIS.

11. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

can you tell me a single good reason to buy it over oneplus 3! oneplus 3 knockout it isn't it??

12. dirky

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Japanese not Chinese. haha.

13. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Is there any additional DAC included in xz to amplify the sound input..??

14. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Sorry... **sound output..??

17. Feanor

Posts: 1275; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

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.

18. Cambapo

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 24, 2015

At full resolution (23Mpx), is it posible this time to change the ISO and use the new manual controls? Is it limited to 8Mpx as before?

19. Xperia14

Posts: 1193; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Can you install an analog radio app on the XZ from the Play Store (if there are any) to check if it supports FM radio?

21. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Does the XZ do anything better than its Android rivals to justify the high price point?

27. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Quality

30. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

No, seriously...

22. nej_simon

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Why the midrange soc in the x compact? Why is it so thick?

23. Nulty

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Does the XZ have a LED light for notifications?

24. libra89

Posts: 2121; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

In your experiences, for someone who wants a truly compact phone, how does the Sony Xperia X Compact compare to the iPhone SE? Is the X Compact in the same league at least?

25. Alessio_84 unregistered

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!

28. dimas

Posts: 3233; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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?

29. ItBMD

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

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 (

32. dirky

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Why did you say sony is "back to awesomeness" when xz was first announced? Your score of 7 just doesn't back this phrase "back to awesomeness".

33. nghtwng68

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

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.

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