Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact price and release dates

In case you've missed the IFA 2016 brouhaha today, Sony came out swinging with two brand new and exciting handsets - the Xperia XZ, and the Xperia X Compact munchkin. With a metallic design, enhanced 23 MP cameras with "triple image sensing" technology, i.e. Predictive Hybrid AF plus Laser AF, plus RGBC-IR color sensor, the two phones are the best that the X-line has offered so far.

Sony is equipping the new phones with a USB-C connector for the first time, and has souped up the sound recording and playback abilities. The XZ is waterproof, while the 4.6" munchkin this time doesn't come with the latest and greatest Snapdragon, but will apparently be offered at a "midrange price," which for Sony could mean anything in the $450-$500 realm. The Xperia XZ, on the other hand, will be commanding "flagship" tag, so you can expect the price to hover at the $600+ mark.

We have to pick those two and put them through their review paces before we place any verdict on the value-for-money ration here, and will be able to do so soon enough, as the Xperia X Compact release date is this fine September month (on the 25th in the US), while the XZ will be shipping on October 23 here.

Related phones

Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)
Xperia X Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(14.1h 3G talk time)



1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Sony will never learn from its mistakes

2. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

RIP Sony... Will never buy a phone from you... Ever...!!!

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Yehey cant wait to buy XZ

4. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

$450 for a snapdragon 650 and puny 2700mah battery, that's the highest you can take from me sony. If you made it snapdragon 820, full hd super amoled, 16mp camera with ois like in g5, and stick to 8mm thickness I am willing to pay higher. Fire your whole marketing team and go back to zero because you still don't learn from your mistakes.

5. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

I was quite okay with it being a mid-range. Because I was actually looking for a mid-range (not crappy entry level) compact. But alas, the price will probably be the same as Z5C release price. Lol.

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2627; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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7. govind_dheda

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