Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact confirmed on Sony site

by XB on 25th August 2016

in Rumours, Xperia X series


Sony Xperia logoThe Sony Mobile Czech website has confirmed that the two handsets to launch at IFA next week will be called the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. Looks like Sony has found a way to get the ‘Z’ branding back into its phones to denote the flagship device. We’ll bring you more news on these two devices next week.

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Via PhoneArena.

Thanks Miraj!

  • Well, the XR (F833X) will be all about photograpy

  • jumbo3220

    i hope i can finally replace my Z2 with X compact , but it needs to have a similar or better battery life like Z3 compact , come on Sony catch up with the competition, pull out USB type-C , dual tone flashes, better cameras and of cause better battery life like z3 series

  • peltruquin

    I hope they all come out with Predictive Auto Focus and USB type C, then take my money Sony. I’ll definitely go for the compact model.

  • ramuk

    Phonearena sucks.

  • Shehab Skull

    ” XZ ” LOL!! I used to write XZ as Xperia Z :v I think we won’t be able to do this again :’3

  • DBS

    Smart to bring back the Compact since it was their best seller on the Z line up. Just hopefully it will keep the Compact spirit of the Z line instead of adopting the “Mini” spirit of other companies, namely by making the X Compact a mini version of the Xperia X instead of the flagship.

  • DBS

    OIS on the camera would be a welcome even if amazingly late addition. I’m not getting my hopes up though.
    Still, who knows. And if it does come, it’ll be nice since the only thing one will have to fix then is the absolute garbage software which is easier to change with root than the lack of hardware.

  • DBS

    Battery life problems are definitely related to Android and Sony’s poor software optimisation (which is what you get when you decide to go to more stock Android) not the phones themselves.
    When my Z3C got updated to 5.0.2 battery life became worse. And when it was updated to 6.0.1 battery life when to the gutter, specially without the Stamina Mode available.
    So much that I actually flashed 4.4 KitKat back into the Z3C and there it will remain. Not only is the OS UI far better, battery life is WAAAAY better again.

  • ????? ????????

    Xxz

  • Bezels for the win !

    iPhonearena *

  • I know, but it was PhoneArena that spot the news…

  • KarFar

    here’s the link
    http://www.sonymobile.com/cz/xperia/technologies/design/
    “Xperia XZ is made of highly pure metal ALKALEIDO ™, whose finish gives the phone the whole depth, luster and brightness.”
    “Elegant shapes smartphone Xperia X Compact has a high gloss surface reminiscent of superior ceramics.”

  • Alex Norris

    Small brother ))

  • Dexter Moregan

    Great that Sony release just 2 version. Hope there are only these 2 version and X Series in the end of this year.

  • KzX

    We might get xxx next year.

  • Alex Norris

    Sony releases 10 flagships a year and all of them according to characteristics are identical with identical problems. And where their promise, one flagship in a year…?

  • KzX

    Link is gone.

  • Exodite

    Amusing to read about someone with the exact same experience!

    I have a Z3C as well and it’s just come back from its third time in the repair shop this year (different problems though) and each time the f-n terrorists at the shop updated the software.

    Finally back to 4.4.4 with the excellent battery life and UI again, just a bother to reinstall all the stuff.

  • Bezels for the win !

    what troll Norris fails to realize that SONY have demand in it’s home country japan for high end phone every six months , and that’s why slightly upgraded flagship comes at MWC that usually gets released to a market in the summer . also he fails to notice that those phones only made their way to a selected markets globally .

    compact comes once a year . Z1 ,Z3 , Z5 and now X or XR ( we will see ) .

  • KarFar

    “identical flagships” is wayy better than your sammy’s identical midrangers, J A C On and each letter has the same 3-4 phones with different screen size

  • Hardal

    i wonder who is on the head of sony mobile, first they release a phone without sony spirit, no water thing, no performance on a flagship, they have a seperate flagship model but REALLY if you name one phone in a serie “performance” does that mean other phones are not performance?
    Give all them waterproof, release 4 phones
    xperia xa : cheap, fast, 2600 battery, 720p screen, 4.7inch
    xperia x: priced like z series, 3200mah battery, 1080p screen, 5.2 inch , no bezel
    xperia x compact: same specs as xperia x and 720p and all the compact spirit sony has.

  • ramuk

    Flag flag flag and downvote.

  • Bezels for the win !

    Already did that twice just be sure….

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Darn it i should have waited a bit longer to buy a new phone, anyway im really happy with my X performance so it will have to do for another 2-3 years like my Xperia Z lasted (its still working but grow tired of it) :)

  • That x thing is getting confusing even for Sony followers. Wishing back the golden days of z and z compact, simple and memorable.

  • Matt

    Hope Sony implement USB c standard. Without Quallcomm quick-charge
    USB c standard can charge and transmit data while USB c with quick-change can’t :((

  • Matt

    Your English gave me cancer.

  • ramuk

    Sell the X and buy the new one.

  • Damian K

    Actual size of Xperia X is almost perfect, so I don’t think that returning to 5.2 screen is necessary. I agree with waterproof. You forgot about 4 phone.

  • Hardal

    yeah, i thought about a premium high end one. then i said nevermind. xa won’t be a m or c series or something else. because it will have a nice camera, nice build quality and a cheap and medium processor(probably mediatek). but these are all in my mind.

    p.s: sorry for bad english i used back there but probably you all understood what i was trying to say?

  • Kothra

    The previous leaks for their new flagship listed USB C.

  • Bashar Shehab

    I hope so too. It’s not like USB c is slow or anything, but I doubt that Sony or any other manufacturer would do that. It makes them sell quick chargers = more profits.

  • Great Dude

    I hope that they will finally solve their software camera problem

  • Matt

    yep, list of USB C phone that does not USB c Compliant

    HTC ONE
    oneplus 3

    =,=

  • Matt

    true but is it true usb c ?

    if quallcom quickcharge is listed, then it is not standard usb c.

  • Deads

    Good.

  • Deads

    Its to late tbh, it should have been release at the same time as the rest of the X lineup.

  • Joe Black

    To be ‘launched’ or to be ‘announced’ at IFA?
    I would say it’s the latter knowing Sony.

  • SONY only

    please release Xperia X Tablet !!!

  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    Then later in 3-4 years will be XYZ :v

  • Talos the Robot

    ceramics?? So instead of a metal back they will use ceramics? Fuck…

  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    Yeah, I loved Xperia Z, it was everything perfect. (Also Z2 was best metal frame too. Oh, and speakers too. Z3C is best battery life in 4.4 kitkat too. Ugh, want to see another concept like Xperia SP. *sigh*)
    I’m hoping to see Dual-led flash with a compact… (I loved Sony Ericcsson K850i it was overkill xenon flash and triple led flash, oh and don’t forget best pocket too.)

  • dragonsneeze

    it might be a fancy way of saying “glossy plastic” :)

  • Talos the Robot

    Software is a lesser problem than the quality of the lenses. I hope they will use top quality lenses this time. Software can be fixed via updates but lenses cannot.

  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    Ceramics? maybe it’s first time phones.
    Oh, and I’l wait to till see releasing phones and reviews how comfortable his hands (around oct-nov…)

  • jamie evans

    According to gsmarena, X Compact will come with Snapdragon 650 and 720p display and 2GB of RAM…is that confirmed? Those specs are disappointing to me. Xperia Compact should be better than that. Why not SD 820?

  • jamie evans

    why not full-HD?

  • Battel

    1: Saving some production cost $$ .
    2: Selling Compact model as High end device with the main Flagship was stupid idea .
    3: Sony need to return to the Mid-rangers market which’s was the key selling for Sony mobiles back in 2013 & 2014 .

    if Sony gonna sell the Compact as High end device this time, they’ll be doomed .

  • Aldi Wan Kenobi

    Gaaah! Sony…I’m all set to get the Z5Compact next month! Now, I will have to wait for this X Compact to come out–and check and compare the specs and all…but worse, it will be several months after this is officially announced before it is available in the shops.

  • Kothra

    Oh. Probably not.

  • Melvin Mejia

    Sony it’s the Best!

  • Bashar Shehab

    Not really. Sony always releases their Compacts on IFA.

  • Bashar Shehab

    Sony usually at IFA do release their phones fast. Look at Z3 or Z5, they were released the in the same month they were announced in.

  • Bashar Shehab

    On another source I saw some realistic specs. 3GB RAM and 1080p display with SD820 processor.

  • Alvin

    Exactly. But who’ll buy it?

  • jamie evans

    What source? Can you give me the link?

  • coach

    why not sell the compact as a flagship IF it has all the flagship specs the bigger phone has?

  • Vinny Conforto

    looks like Sony is going to avoid QHD…again lol. I wish I could try a QHD display on Xperia XZ…

  • Vinny Conforto

    WHere did you find the specs?

  • Phil Gym
  • Emil Oskarsson

    X Performance * and no I won’t I like it :)

  • Phil Gym
  • Phil Gym

    I hope it will be better than Z3 Compact

  • DBS

    I find worse that they don’t adopt AMOLED displays and insist on inferior LCDs.

  • DBS

    The Compacts have always been flagships AND they were Sony’s best sellers since they were first released. So…

  • Cesta Sol12

    good a product

  • DBS

    Could also be the ceramic back of the One Plus X.

  • Amir

    Another certified fail from sony mobile. Looks like nothing has changed yet again (and again, and again, and again, like with every new sm “flag”).

  • Matt

    Yes, stick with 1 word reply ;)

  • Matt

    We will see

  • Raj Singh

    Love the Z series. They/we got screwed by the Qualcomm processors for the Z4 and Z5.

  • Khillo81

    Alex got out of his straightjacket again? That kid! Better put him in the padded room this time…

  • Really, @Matt_Na:disqus ? Not everyone’s first language is English.

  • Bashar Shehab

    Here it is : http://review.ge/2016/08/sony-xperia-xz-%e1%83%93%e1%83%90-xperia-x-compact-%e1%83%9d%e1%83%a4%e1%83%98%e1%83%aa%e1%83%98%e1%83%90%e1%83%9a%e1%83%a3%e1%83%a0%e1%83%98-%e1%83%a2%e1%83%94%e1%83%a5%e1%83%9c%e1%83%98%e1%83%99/

    And I just checked GSMARENA, they wrote the same specs I mentioned earlier, did they edit the article or something?

    Edit : they even wrote that the Compact might get 4GB of RAM.

  • betatesterz

    After several months when the X compact is available in shops, an announcement will be made for the X2 Compact.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Umm, Doesn’t matter.

  • Alvin

    I agree. But, have you seen those devices by yourself? You’re the leaker of that phone? “looks like nothing has changed yet again” even normal people could spot the tiniest detail of difference between Z5/XP and that leaked XZ.

    I’ll hold my judgement until it is announced though. But I respect your opinion.

  • Alvin

    Exactly, Z3+, Z2, and especially X series are very slow in release. My country haven’t get one of the X Series nor every 2016 phones they made even until now.

  • azzido

    No more X naming, I am glad somehow the Z came back! :)
    Wallet ready, but will they finally deliver?

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    LCD is superior dummy, look up best TV and monitor tech. Oh and also mobile tech in overall. AMOLED is crap shortlife tech when compared.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Theres nothing wrong with Ceramic. If quality one, better than any enhanced glass solution, and doesnt block the signal as metal does. Quality cheramics is a very good build solution

  • Great Dude

    The software where there is lot of noise is something in the Sony phones since Sony-Erickson but I didn’t know that they have bad lenses which let me feel that their cameras have other issues too
    I hope that this time they will make a great camera in the new phone without these flaws.

  • fried_egg

    Looks like i guessed right… Sony have slipped into a 1 flagship a year for Europe (the German IFA autumn model) with a yearly spring midphone range completion release (the X & XA this year). That suits the mobile phone network stores & the consumer culture. While Japan and “select” markets will also get a half baked “flagship” in the Spring (which suits Japan’s retail culture of a 6 month flagship)…. so the Z4/Z3+ error of a messy global release did not occur again, the Xperformance did not get a full global release (or a network carrier in the UK etc). The Z1/Z3/Z5 slot is filled by a worthy replacement in what is rumoured by the XZ… The XZ sounds great. My launch day Z5 replacement oct 2017 looks like it will be a Sony again

  • fried_egg

    the Z and the X are crowded spaces… perhaps Sony thought the Samsung low end “Z” branding was doing them damage… So XA, XZ etc take the name to a new place not directly ruined by Samsung & chinese cheap models.

  • Amir

    Just an educated guess after following the mobile industry and even more closely sony mobile for the last 15 years. Just saying. Sony mobile is insulting consumers for overpriced inferior devices. As if they want to burry themselves already. I won’t shed a tear. They would deserve it.

  • fried_egg

    the 810 in my Z5 has only burnt the screen yellow once ;) needing “Sony Xperia care” to replace it (which they did in 48 hours via EE) – but I agree, the 810 was not Qualcomm’s finest moment… one Samsung swerved. Many other makes used the 810, but many did not try to put as much so into such thin handsets. Sony did “fix” the Z3+/Z4 with some firmware to slow the chip down (but that is like buying a Ferrari only to go on 30mph roads, you still look good but!) and with the Z5 seemed to still use software to slow things down even though the heatpipes on the cpu were improved. It is worth noting Microsoft got even less out of their use of the 810 than Sony did.. meaning the only reason the “very well spec’d” 950xl & 950 (808 powered) flopped was the Windows o/s is dreadful.

  • azzido

    Yeah, they do not focus on Kambodja anymore.

  • azzido

    I hope they finally fixed the issue with screens that if you are looking on it with polarized sunglasses and keep the phone horizontally in hand = you cannot see anything

  • azzido

    It was never ruined, everyone knew the Z series is top flagship device offered by Sony. Those interested in Sony never ever heard about Shamesungs’ z failures, including me.

  • Kajowi

    X Compact – Äntligen!
    Skulle precis sticka o skaffa mig en S7

    Men behöver den väldigt snart…

  • Timel

    No Sony is not , their smartphone cameras are horrible

  • DBS

    No, it most definitely isn’t, dummy. AMOLED offers better colours, better energy consumption and better image. That’s why all major flagships are moving to AMOLED and why all the best TVs and monitors are also moving to OLED. Everyone is dumping the inferior LCD except for Sony (and LG on mobile).

  • Battel

    So why Sony release it in a yearly basis instead of every 6 months as the Main flagship ?
    Why Sony now downgraded it to SD650 chip instead of SD820 ?

  • The One

    You are both right to a degree. Samsung has far greater brand recognition in the smartphone industry than Sony, so it is quite possible that the ‘Z’ moniker could be confused with Samsung’s base models. It’s similar to the way the average person refers to video calls as “face time”… even if they’re using another app like FB Messenger or Skype. People tend to associate the most popular brand names will the service it offers. When I tell my wife to google something, she could use any search engine. So, I can see the potential for consumer confusion.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    No it doesnt dummy. It offers only better blacks and contrast….a minor advantage to its inferior life capacity.

  • DBS

    1 – Sony hasn’t released a flagship every six months since the Z3. The Z3+ was only released because it was too late to cancel it. The X Performance isn’t a real replacement for the Z5 (it’s a Z5+).

    2 – The Z1 Compact was released in January 2014. The Z3 Compact in September 2014. So they did release it within 6 months once.

    3 – No market except Japan wants or likes new flagships every 6 months. Which is also why Sony has been in a downward spiral everywhere for so long.

    4 – You have NO idea what internals the X Compact has. You’re basing on ONE rumour which is contradicted by another rumour.

  • Battel

    It’s wrong to sell 3 devices at the same time as a flagships !
    The Main flagship & Premium & Compact, too much confusing .

  • DBS

    No, it’s not confusing nor bad. As Samsung proves with the S7, S7 Edge and Note 7. All three selling amazingly and all three, flagships.

  • The One

    Agreed – even Plasma produced a better image than LCD. It was just too much of an energy hog and consumers liked the super bright images of back-lit LCD’s.

  • Oldtimer42

    If the compact is only X specs and not X performance specs then this is a failure.

    Z3 Compact is a great phone with great specs. I’d love to update but if the specs are mid range then it’s a non starter for me.

  • The One

    Your graph even proves you wrong. The Compact series is always released in Q4 of each year, resulting in their largest number of sales. It even outsells the full size flagship version.

  • DBS

    Yes it does dummy. If it offers real blacks and better contrast, it offers a better image and therefore better quality. As for the life span, 2010 called, they want your argument back. ’cause you’re stuck in the past (as confirmed by your preference for an inferior technology).

  • fried_egg

    @marcin_podsiadly:disqus clearly Sony brands globally and you can’t see or comprehend beyond the end of your nose.

  • fried_egg

    phones announced at the IFA are normally released in October.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    LMAO

  • Ashraf Nabil

    Was the major problem For you sony the letter Z .
    Is it.really hard to find names For ur phones
    Or is it hard to acknowledge the mistake of discontining Z series.

  • Alvin

    I’m from Indonesia btw

  • Alvin

    I don’t expect much on X compact, since it is called X Compact, not XZ Compact

  • Hardal

    umm, does matter? i believe i made my point.

  • Hardal

    according to recent news, sony was the best…

  • kaostheory

    Software can’t be fixed without adding a huge delay to process the pic. The reason other manufacturers aren’t using 21mp is that current cpus can’t process all the info fast enough.

  • Charbel Aoun

    The first porn smartphone :p

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    There’s a fix already. Don’t wear polarized sunglasses.

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    It’s not been officially announced yet, hold your whining until then.

  • dragonsneeze

    I doubt it. OPX ceramic version had very limited supply afaik and it was more expensive. That thing is hard to make but it may happen regardless. But if it was ceramic it wouldn’t say “glossy, reminiscent of ceramic” it sounds a lot like marketing bs. Days left to find out if it is.

  • azzido

    You’re so smart… Impressive…

  • Matthias

    XPERIA XZ = XPERIA XZEUS

  • Matthias

    Zeus

  • Matthias

    ZEUS

  • Toni_Ai

    ????????!!!!) where did you get this?

  • Toni_Ai

    yeah, i want tablet compact without usb covers…

  • Matthias
  • jamie evans

    unreadable lol thanks anyways

  • HAWX

    Wow didn’t know that. Thanks for the info.

  • HAWX

    If this shit is real then Im sold.

  • SandyTheme

    X series look quite good but they make it become the most worst by extremely high price + weak physiological of battery + weak software development + conservatory = bankruptcy soon.

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    You asked.

  • DBS

    The problem with the X series is that Sony is offering mid-rangers at the price of flagships. That’s what’ll kill them. People aren’t stupid and nowadays they don’t buy something just because “it’s a Sony”. I remember those times. But they ended 15 years ago.

    Even the X Performance isn’t worthy of being called a flagship. The only thing it offers over the Z5 is the SD820 but even there Sony managed (I don’t know how) to make the phone overheat too.

    I really hope this XZ and X Compact are more like a Z6 and Z6 Compact. And quite honestly, naming them that would be the smartest move Sony could make. Though they clearly aren’t going that way. The X series flopped and they’re trying to reanimate a corpse.

  • DBS

    We can’t compare business models though. OnePlus business model is actually the complete opposite of Sony’s. OnePlus sells very good phones with very very low profit margins (when not at a loss). Sony on the other hand overprices even mid-rangers and low end offers (see the XA and X for example).

    So while for OnePlus it was prohibitively expensive to produce the OnePlus X in that ceramic (which, really, it was just a fancy glass), to Sony it’s far cheaper to do it.
    Yeah, I don’t believe it will be the same but I think it might the close. The thing that makes me wonder is the “glossy” part. Ceramic is normally matte. Which would make it fall more in like with the design of the Z5 series. But by saying it’s “glossy” is throws us more to hints of a shinny glass back like the one on the Z3 series.
    But yeah, 1st of September is just a few days away. Let’s wait and see.

  • ymytbb .

    If the battery is 2700mAh as expected, 1080p display is going to ruin the battery life.

  • Franciscus Michael Panggabean

    Indonesia most likely won’t see the X series, or even later series at all because of the new law which dictates newly release LTE phones needs to have a certain percentage of “local content” within, That’s also why the iPhone 6S hasn’t really been officially sold in Indonesia as well.

  • SandyTheme

    Absolutely agree but I think they will not understand the problem :).
    [ I am still number one among a forest of manufacturers. ]

  • minimaL

    Just concept model of some fanboy designer. won’t be the XZ (nothing familiar with leaks) Looks quite nice however

    ” I have tried to change completely the exterior design of Sony smartphone showing how they could look like.”

  • Laala?

    Very nice “Konzept”…I see on the link even though I don’t understand the language…:O

  • Matt

    Oh my. . . I guess not every one gets a joke either. Or sarcasm for that matter.

    Come on its 2016

  • Alvin

    That’s why our government sucks real bad, aren’t they?

    I want to try X series so bad.

  • Joe Black

    For the X and XA to be mid-range, they should be priced accordingly.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    And LCD offers better white balance, better HDR tech, truer colors, double the lifespan..therefore better image and quality.

    Oh and I can see OLED tech TVs and monitors selling like hotcakes ( less than 5% of sales) to confirm your delusion.
    Its crap tech, TVs go berserk after 2 years, I should know, I owned a crappy Samsung one…
    Never again anything OLED.

    So, what happened in 2010, as you feel obliged to counter argument me?
    OLED lifespan got from 3000 to 4000 hr?
    LOL B-)

  • dragonsneeze

    Yeah but I’m not comparing business models I’m just saying ceramic glass was hard to make, gsmarena had an article about it saying it had high failure rate while manufaturing, so it may not be a good solution for higher number of units. But tech advances fast it may be a real ceramic glass but think about it if Sony charges premium for XA with plastic back, what would they charge for a high cost ceramic back? I’m guessing best case scenario it’s regular glass with some special manufacturing or coating to make it more shiny which is weird after frosted glass.

  • Bezels for the win !

    on 4.6” screen !?

  • DBS

    I’m counter arguing because you’re simply wrong.

    1 – LCD doesn’t offer better white balance. Why? Because it uses backlight instead of individually lit pixels. LCD can’t control them individually which means the white balance will have to be applied equally to the entire picture instead of being able to smartly correct only the whites that need correcting. That leads to potentially overblown whites;

    2 – better HDR? LOL in your dreams. You can’t achieve better HDR (which stands for High Dynamic Range) in a panel that has lower dynamic range. OLED has its own light. LCD doesn’t. That is why the only LCD panels that have so far managed to achieve the HDR “UltraHD Premium” certification are those who use Quantum Dot technology. Which are very few;

    3 – You DON’T know the difference between OLED and AMOLED. Which just shows how ignorant you are on the matter. Allow me to enlighten you: AMOLED is the display used on phones, which merges an OLED display with a touch screen.
    If you knew how to read – and you don’t – you’d see I wrote “That’s why all major flagships are moving to AMOLED and why all the best TVs and monitors are also moving to OLED.”.

    That means:

    a) YES, all major flagship PHONES are moving to AMOLED. And YES, they’re “selling like hotcakes”. The Galaxy S7 sales alone smash the sales of all the LCD phones combined.

    b) Manufacturers are moving slowly to OLED, specially as 4K begins to move to mainstream. The only reason the market hasn’t shifted yet is because OLED screens are in their infancy. LG, for example, is investing big on OLED, and so is Panasonic. OLED TVs are harder to manufacture for now which is why only Premium TVs use the tech. And you have to pay a lot for a TV. Samsung on the other hand is researching QLED technology, which is based on OLED (not LCD) but uses inorganic materials.
    So boohoo, your OLED TV from years ago didn’t last long? Here’s a lesson: don’t buy technology in its infancy.

    4 – OLED’s original lifespan was lower than LCD. Yes. In 2005. Do you know what year this is? 2016. Currently the lifespan of an OLED TV is around 100,000 hours. That’s approximately 30 years. The average consumer replaces their TVs every 7 or 8 years.

    Do us all a favour: if you’re stuck on 2005 information, keep your mouth shut will you? Thanks ;D

  • Jorgie Llanos

    Who cares? They screw up the X line already with pricing and lack of features. I used to defend Sony but I’m done. I have a Nexus 6P which works great for me and is much cheaper than the X. Performs just as well. The only thing that I miss from Sony is the UI, which is one of the cleanest, simplest to use out there.

  • EQ

    Also AMOLED by Samsung still suffers from pentile matrix. Thus an LCD at a PPI of 441 will have superior clarity to a Samsung AMOLED with 441 PPI. The major reason for higher resolution on Samsung phones is becouse of the pentile matrix. At 1080p you would be able to spot it since it lacks 1/3 of the pixel components an LCD has. And besides that black on white still create halos and artifacts if you look upclose. So you are correct that LCD is by far superior in many areas to this date.

  • EQ

    The “White Knight” factor is strong with this one.

  • EQ

    Me to!

  • EQ

    He got rekt. That russian dun goofed bigtime!

  • azzido

    XZ to have 4GB of RAM:
    http://pclab.pl/news71064.html

    I really hope they will not use this ugly wallpaper in final version of device to promote the phones :(

    Reminds me HTC 10, its ugly wallpaper and its sales…
    So far HTC 10 is occupying the 1st place in ugliest wallpapers rank, looking at thease leaks Sony may change them soon :/

  • Bezels for the win !

    you know google translate is awesome … you should try it too .

  • Bezels for the win !

    how is it wrong ? shamesung and crapple does it also , just from this year S7 , S7 edge and Note 7 . from the last year : S6 ,S6 Edge , S6 edge + , note 5 . . Crapple phones : iPhone 6 , 6+ , 6S , 6S+ , SE . ISN’T THIS MORE CONFUSING then selling ONE PREMIUM , ONE COMPACT and ONE REGULAR sized phone in a high end-flagship offering.

  • Bezels for the win !

    it will be available probably within a month from the day of announcement . don’t confuse IFA release with a shitty MWC release …

  • Bezels for the win !

    compact only ONCE A YEAR at IFA .

  • Magdalenaphawkins3

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  • jokensy

    Does this mean that the next flagship will be called…XPERIA XZ1? Sony mobile is so f*cked up that they can’t even come up with a proper name for their phones!

  • Bashar Shehab

    Not if 4.6″ only

  • Bashar Shehab

    Google Translator FTW :v

  • Gahead

    I don’t get the complains over the camera software aside from the lack of full manual controls( taken using my z5 compact)

  • jamie evans

    It doesn’t mention about the screen resolution though

  • mixedfish

    That’s your experience, but my take on the Z3+ is a multicore Geekbench score of 4135, which is higher than the Galaxy S6. Hardly a “Ferrari only to go on 30mph “. If they’ve throttled the phone from software, so be it, I don’t give a crap when I bought it for $350 and it’s fast as ever from practical use.

  • Bezels for the win !

    they can fix the noise but they leave it like it is intentionally .

  • Bezels for the win !
  • AllanKafka

    That’s probably why the Nokia 808 using pre-2012 technology, a single core processor and a BCM2763 GPU would take very fast 8 MP bursts processing the full data (33 MP in 16:9 or 38 MP in 4:3) from its 41 MP sensor at each shot.

    I wonder how well the Moto Z Force handles processing data from its 21 MP sensor. I have seen good full res night shots on some site.

    BTW, agreeing with Talos about the lenses.

  • Battel

    I’m asking questions not whining, you’re the one who’s whining about my questions !

  • Battel

    Well you seems only consider that 6 months release only from Z3 and before which’s has a 4 Flagships, while dropping the Z3+ from the list as (Too late to cancel) which’s stupid excuse and than considering the X as not a real replacement for the Z while Sony by it self’s sell it and consider it as a new flagship,

    Between the Z1C and Z3C is almost 8 months and between the Z3C and Z5C is 12 months, so it’s a yearly release more than a 6 months release .

    And i hope that rumor is right .

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    a good product

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    sony already developed CLEDIS which is optimized version of OLED. it has no longer have disadvantage of OLED like short lifespan. CLEDIS is based on passive matrix Organic Light Emitting Diod or PMOLED. sony already have prototype back in 2012 as Crystal LED and this year sony already announce it again as CLEDIS and will mass produce this time. don’y worry, it will have all advantages of AMOLED

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    still unknown, wait until official announcement

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    just buy malaysian version. people here only prefer samsung, asus, iphone, lenovo or recently oppo. they only buy marketed smartphone while sony is bad a advertising. only sony fan buying sony product….

    https://store.sony.com.my/promotionlisting.aspx?catid=3

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    sony when they reintroduce their smartphone always look bad. for example look at first Z when release back in 2013. spec look crap and small screen then it competitor, even 13 mp back then not good as rival 8 mp. then sony improve with Z1, and Z2. they perfect it with Z3

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    those management in Sony need to change by young people. the reason why Sony still look bad because the old mentality of showa generation still lingering inside Sony. this old showa people didn’t understand what today generation want.

  • Talos the Robot

    There are many G lenses at Sony alpha cameras with superb quality like the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro or the new G Master series. From other side the lenses of the Xperia phones do not match that high level though, because they are less sharp and have soft edges, without that meaning they are bad ones. I just wish these issues to be addressed sooner or later.

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    Yeah, that didn’t sound whiny either.

  • DBS

    1 – As I wrote, “hasn’t released a flagship every six months SINCE the Z3”. Which means that before it, they were releasing them every 6 months.

    2 – The Z3+ was dropped from the list because Sony itself wanted to drop the phone but it was too late. Which is why the release was low key, barely promoted and not worldwide (actually, they even changed the name from Z4 in Japan to Z3+ worldwide precisely because they didn’t think the phone was replacing anything). It’s not a stupid excuse, it’s the reality of the matter, whether you like it or not.

    3 – The Xperia X is NOT a replacement for the Z line, as per Sony’s own words, not mine. They have completely different philosophies and are different lines. But here, listen to it from Sony’s Senior Director of Marketing himself https://youtu.be/ZiHd5vzyU3c?t=2m41s
    The X performance is the flagship of the X line, not of Sony Mobile devices.

    4 – You’re the one who was claiming that they were still releasing phones every 6 months. I just proved you differently. Sony presented the Z3 family (small, medium and large) in September 2014, and the Z5 Family (small, medium and large) in September 2015. That’s 12 months. In the middle of it, they added the Z3+ to that family because the Z3+ was nothing more that a sidegrade to the normal Z3. It didn’t replace it.
    And now they presented the Xperia X range at MWC. Next MWC we’ll probably see the X2.
    And for all you know, the XZ and the X Compact could even at the last minute be renamed (as they should) to Z6 and Z6 Compact. In tech, we never know. No one was expecting the Z4 to be renamed Z3+ even though the Z4 was indeed nothing more than a Z3+ (just like the X Performance is nothing more than a Z5+).

    4 – You hoping that a rumour that puts the Compact out of its true place – the top tier category – just tells me you have no money to buy it if it’s priced at its normal flagship price. So basically you’re wishing it’s a crappy phone just because you can’t pay for a good one. That’s just sad.

  • azzido

    How about Sony would give DSC-QX100 for free to every XZ and X compact in a first month of sales just as Shamesung did with giving google VR for free?

    See how S7 was selling due to this free givaway?
    I think there are still many QX100 in the magazines. This would boost the sales for sure.
    But it must be for free for such expensive smartphone, not like the proce will be 200 euros higher… it is not free then.

    And for God’s sake include back noise cancelling headphones…

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Dont havee anything against AMOLED, as long as its lifespan gets to LCD levels. But while it is as it is now…
    LCD stll has more advantages over it, than otherwise.

  • DBS

    They’re called facts, mate.
    Maybe if you weren’t 10 years behind realising how outdated you are on your knowledge wouldn’t cause you to spill your coffee.

    By the way, my 2013 Nokia 1020 has an AMOLED display. And it’s still as new. No burn in nor degradation of any sort. So much for your theories based on tech from 2005.

  • Tommy He

    Damn! I bought Z5 Compact after the X series announcement, thought they were so stupid to drop the Compact line.

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  • Ugh, I guess missed your humour there, sorry. Enjoy your day @Matt_Na:disqus .

  • Khillo81

    And what about the issue where the picture appears upside down when you’re looking at it whilst standing on your head. Annoying!

  • Alvin

    How about warranty? Can I claim it in Indonesian Sony service centre?

  • Warren Chang

    my wife has had x performance since early july, no overheating issues at all

  • fried_egg

    i bet there are a few embargoed phone site writers with a XZ in their hands… because that was true last year with the Z5

  • Fadi Obaya

    dude, skriv på englisi istället

  • kaostheory

    Yup lenses are crappy

  • The One

    People complain because when you compare the same photos (side by side) to other flagships, Sony devices tend to over expose in good lighting, and have more noise in low lighting than the leading flagship phones. It’s not a bad camera, it’s just held back by the software. Samsung and Apple use Sony sensors and get much better results.

  • The One

    It’s not. Just a concept drawing by a fanboy.

  • Gahead

    Really? My Friend has an Xperia X and Galaxy S7 edge(For example), we compared them side by side and guess what daylight shots has the X on the upperhand, the S7 is not bad but it’s too over saturated, The S7 has the upperhand on lowlight but color accuracy in lowlight the Xperia X got it, My Xperia Z5 Compact can still challenge the newer S7 in terms of daylight, the over exposure was not a thing if people don’t know how to control the brightness in auto mode and ISO in their BASIC manual settings.

  • Andrea

    The X perfomance it’s not found!

  • iia3ezu

    Hmm… looks like Sony has totally given up on making 5.5 inch devices.

    You would think Sony has a similar phablet successor lined up for Xperia Z5 Premium or one of the Xperia C series phones.

    Even the humble Xiaomi has plus-sized phablets.

    Goodbye Sony. I really don’t like smaller phones. I will soon ditch my old Xperia C3 and replace it with another 5.5 or 5.7 inch device of another brand. Sony, you will not be missed.

  • KarFar

    we didn’t know anything about the MWC devices until a day before (we just saw press pics no specs were leaked). we may still see a Z5 Premium successor.

  • Bashar Shehab

    On earlier articles on the same website they mentioned that.

  • Laala?

    Not only that, the XA Ultra was the successor to all midrange phablet…(C series/Ultra series..etc)

  • Roh_Mish

    That’s the spirit.

  • Bezels for the win !

    yeah , you are right … still I wouldn’t consider them ” bad ones’, just not among the best .

  • Gahead

    well as for me I don’t like bigger phones, it’s not comfortable for me, people here mostly prefer phones less than 5 inches.

  • a n t o n i o T Z

    :o Very nice concept…

  • Battel

    Are you trying to play a game here ?
    If you don’t want to count XZ & XZ1 & XZ2 & XZ3 & XZ3+ as Sony flagships that’s your problem ! i was pointing to the Compact model when i asked you why they did not release it every 6 months as other Flagships i’v mentioned above?

    but you kept denying 5 flagships because they’v been released every 6 months ! and is same time acknowledging the XZ1C and the XZ3C to prove that Sony is releasing it’s Flagship every 1 year !

    3: I really laughed at his answer in that video because he didn’t answer the two question was asked by that interviewer ! only claiming this is a new chapter ( let say ok ) but don’t give it the same name and same size and tell me hey this is a new chapter !
    it the Compact model to me as the Z5C and Z3C whether you are changing the name or changing “The philosophy”, which’s something i don’t see how it’s related to such a material !

    4: Just because i hope that rumor about the Compact is right you’v made me “have no money to buy it” and then “you felt sad about it” !
    man that really shows that you have a mental problem possibly some type of Schizophrenia, just don’t believe that all what in your head is true :)
    And if i want to buy a Flagship it won’t be 4.6″ neither 720p HD display :) .

  • DBS

    Are you REALLY this dumb?

    1 – I didn’t say ANYTHING about the Xperia Z to Z3 not being flagships. Not even once. I said SINCE the Z3, Sony changed the release cycle. If you don’t know what the word SINCE means, get yourself a dictionary, mate.

    2 – “i was pointing to the Compact model when i asked you why they did not release it every 6 months as other Flagships i’v mentioned above?”

    And as I’ve explained to you, because Sony launched ONLY THREE Compact phones. They launched the Z1 Compact at CES 2014 (In January, which could just as well have been launched alongside the Z2 a month later at MWC), they launched the Z3 Compact at IFA 2014. And because SINCE the Z3 they changed the release schedule, the Z5 Compact was only released along with the replacement line for the Z3, which was the Z5.
    The very reason why Sony didn’t release a Compact every 6 months is because they stopped releasing flagships every 6 months.

    3 – The video shows you exactly that. Sony doesn’t consider the Xperia X a replacement for the Z line. The guy couldn’t even decide on the verbal tense to use when referring to the Z like. And it’s also worth noting that Sony NEVER officially announced the end of the Z line. Never. Only blogs reported it.

    4 – So, being sad for you is sign of a mental disorder? Or assuming that you have no money to buy something is? Are you sure I’m the one with the mental disorder?
    Mate, you hope a rumour that makes the Compact NOT a Compact is true. You’re literally the ONLY person I’ve ever seen who wants Sony to make a “mini” phone as crappy as all the other mini versions of flagships out there like LG, Samsung etc do. All those companies have “mini” versions of their flagships. Mini in size, mini in specs and mini in price.
    If you want Sony to produce a version of the XZ that is mini in size AND in specs and price, you don’t want a Compact, you want an XZ Mini.
    That’s not what the Compact line stands for. The Compact line is flagship specs in a small form factor at flagship price.
    And since the only reason why anyone would want a diminished version of a flagship phone is because they can’t pay for one, the only logical explanation for you to defend such a stupid idea as the complete denial of the Compact philosophy itself is because you can’t afford it.

    5 – Yeah. Which is why the more believable rumour about the X Compact points out to it having a 1080p screen, not a 720p one anymore. But because you want a X Mini and not an X Compact, you should be happy with a phone with 720p.

  • Battel

    Yes but none of them is a 4.6″ 720p display except XZC and nearly Iphone SE .

  • The One

    But to your point, the average consumer just wants to point and shoot. If you have to adjust anything to get a good shot, then it looses its appeal. If you get bored one day, check out the side by side comparison videos on YouTube for the Z or X series vs other flagships.

  • Battel

    Q4/14’s 11.9 & Q4/15 is 7.6 despite that fact the M5 also was released in Q4/15 .

  • DBS

    The 720p displays on the Compact series was done because Sony didn’t see a point in putting 1080p in a screen that small as the human eye wouldn’t notice much difference. And it also improved battery life. It’s a logical explanation.
    Should it be 1080p? Yes. It should. And while 720p was still acceptable on the Z1 and Z3, the Z5 shouldn’t have come with it already. But quite honestly, I’d be fine with a 4.6″ 720p if the screen was at least AMOLED. But a 720p LCD screen in 2016 it’s a no no.
    However, the X Compact is rumoured to have a 1080p screen so it keeps the resolution of the bigger version.

  • Gahead

    Yeah and that average consumer would point how weak the Xperia’s camera by just a point and shoot things but in reality, Xperia can really excel to the likes of Samsung and iPhone,I don’t watch reviews from youtube, Many of them are too biase and doesn’t know how to use The Xperia’s camera, I only based on my own through actual comparison if there’s a comparison that I want to watch on youtube, it’s only “Manila Shaker” he knows how to use Sony Xperia’s camera, in his review, the Xperia X-performance outmatches the likes of Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6, even the Z5 can challenge the S7.

  • EQ

    Pretty much this. Even the Z1 with mods outperforms the S7 in most areas.

  • EQ

    Sorry but the Xperia Z1+ line all beats the S7. Here below is the guide for you son. Napkins cost extra.

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/facebook/000/012/073/7686178464_fdc8ea66c7.jpg

  • EQ

    It’s concept but why throw in “fanboy” accusations? You bitter?

    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/316/773/59d.jpg

  • Gahead

    Yes, even The Z3 can somehow challenge the S7 , The Xperia X’s clarity is much better now in the X compared to Z5,people just make these phones so underrated and oh how dare people/journalist use the name “mobile photography” when they just use auto mode and snap it!? We ain’t talking about snapshot comparisons ,you’re talking about mobile photography.

  • HuasG

    Im still not getting why X compact and not XZ Compact… does it mean that some of the “new features ” r gonna be different than the regular XZ?.. i know that mb ram and the display may gonna be different. but i do feel that the camera or, idk, the camera as a the hole package could vary

  • Alex Norris

    ……

  • EQ
  • Pat Bell

    Sony please just bring back the Z line already! Why did you drop it in the first place? Assigning a new letter to your flagship phones won’t increase your sales, I promise. I’m very satisfied with my Z5 compact, they should drop the Z6 (compact) on IFA.

  • Kajowi

    Why?
    Bara svenskar som bryr sig om SE…
    (möjligtvis nån Sony-nörd åsså)

  • Battel

    XC is SD650, Who’s the dumb now ?

    I’d like to use a mini smartphone with 720p & SD650 than faking a mini smartphone as a flagship .

  • DBS

    Sony.
    They created a Mini piece of shit that only poor people like you will likely buy. This isn’t a Compact, it’s a Mini. Just like you wanted. A shitty Mini for poor people. Well I hope you buy a ton of them for Sony to try and break even. Because for what I see, no other Xperia fan is going to buy it.

    Though probably in a few months they’ll release a real Compact instead of the Mini crap they announced today. Just like they did with the XZ when they realised how crap the X Performance was. ;)

  • Battel

    Hahahaha thought you’d say that :D
    Sony’s need to return to mid-range market which has bigger share in smartphone market than High end smartphones, So 1 FHD Flagship for High end market & 1 HD midranger for Mid range market and 1 FHD mid range phablet & 1 QHD High end phablet/Premium market, That’s how the game should be played, If you are products seller you should target multi markets not push multi products in one market as Sony was doing in 2014/2015, We’ll see how the Q4/16 report’ll results, let’s hope Sony has consider better price tag this time .

  • DBS

    The problem for Sony is that they don’t excel in any segment. The low end is a money-loser. And the mid-range segment is ALSO a money loser generally. That’s why they *were* going to focus on premium.

    When you only do premium phones – like Apple – you may sell less, but because the devices are much more expensive, you recoup a lot of money.

    If Sony goes to the mid-range segment it will automatically be smashed by many other competitors who are offering very very good mid-rangers that are much better than Sony’s. Just look at the recently announced Huawei Honor 8. Not to mention the likes of OnePlus who offers flagship specs for mid-range prices.

    Sony’s problem is that their premium offer is equally miserable. With the entire Xperia X line they are doing the worse of both worlds. They give consumers mid-range specs and quality at premium prices.
    Just take a look at the “premium” phones that they have to offer. The XZ for example, is their best offer. Is it good enough to face the likes of the S7? Not. The S7 adds wireless charging, a QHD AMOLED display, VR capabilities, a rich theme engine and store, a ton of Samsung services, Samsung and Android pay etc…all for the same (if not less by now) than what Sony will charge for the XZ.

    The only company that can get away with selling mid-rangers as flagships for flagship prices is Apple. And that’s because they trap you. There are no other iOS devices. Apple has its own enormously rich ecosystem. You want in? You pay for it. Even if the phone isn’t that great compared to Android flagships. You simply have no way to access iOS any other way.
    Sony however isn’t Apple and iOS isn’t Android. All that Android offers is available from many OEMs. And what little Sony was offering that was exclusive to them – Music, Video, PlayStation – has either disappeared or gone to everyone.
    You currently and objectively have NO reason to buy a Sony phone over another Android flagship apart from fanboyism.

    So. They can’t compete in the mid-range market. They can’t offer premium devices that justify their price tag. And low end is a death pit. Sony has pretty much put itself into a corner.

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