Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact press photos leak

by XB on 31st August 2016

in Rumours, Xperia X series


Sony Xperia XZ_1Sony Mobile is set to launch two new Xperia devices tomorrow at its IFA press conference – the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. You can take a first official look at both devices below as the press pictures have leaked. The design of each handset is in line with what we have previously seen.

The pictures confirm that both devices have a curved edge and support USB Type-C. Sony is also using a change in camera configuration – initially it was thought that the handset would be using a dual LED, but judging by the pictures this is inconclusive. Sony could instead be using other sensors to improve image quality such as laser autofocus (as seen in the LG G4 and OnePlus 2) and maybe a RBG/Color Spectrum Sensor (CSS), such as the one seen in the LG G4, for improved white balance. These same sensors also appear on the Xperia X Compact.

The pictures also show that the handset uses the same fingerprint sensor that Sony has used since the Z5. New official cases are shown with each handset and we can see some of the colours that Sony plans to launch these new devices with. The Xperia X Compact is shown in a sky blue colour, along with a black and white option. The Xperia XZ is shown in what looks like a dark blue colour along with a silver or gold metallic option. We’ll bring you official details on both devices tomorrow.

Xperia XZ Press Photos

Sony Xperia XZ_1

Sony Xperia XZ_2

Sony Xperia XZ_3

Sony Xperia XZ_4

Xperia X Compact Press Photos

Sony Xperia X Compact_1

Sony Xperia X Compact_2

Sony Xperia X Compact_3

Sony Xperia X Compact_4

A close-up of the curved Xperia XZ edge

Xperia XZ curved edge display

Sony is using a number of camera sensors in the Xperia X Compact and XZ

Xperia X Compact camera

Xperia XZ camera

Thanks Anonymous!

  • DBS

    That XZ colour is really really nice. Let us hope they offer the Compact also in it.

    And good to see they kept the dual LED flash in the Compact too. Let us just hope that the thickness of both devices also means they finally added the much needed OIS.

    Very very curious to see the press conference in a few hours.

  • Shehab Skull

    ” Tube ” design which was leaked about two years ago .. but awesome job ! although I don’t really like its back design in both phones ..

  • KarFar

    the XZ is GORGEOUS! X compact is ok maybe will look better in another color.

  • HuasG

    That could be terrific , unfortunatelly they have been changeing all the variety of colours from each line since the z1 not making the same colours for the regular and the compact :/

  • Aldi Wan Kenobi

    Super interested in X Compact! I’m hoping they come up with really nice color finish! Hoping for a metallic blue color or something that would really stand out, just like the orange Z3Compact.

  • KarFar

    NFC on the back of the compact=no metal (looks glass)

  • DBS

    True.
    However, the X line kept the same colours on all three phones – XA, X, XP. So hopefully the XC and XZ will share the same colour offerings.
    Let’s keep a shimmer of hope. In just a few hours we’ll find out.

  • Nils

    when is the press conference?

  • Nils

    nvm, found it. 13:00 CEST, so in 13 hours

  • Looks like a huge lense on the compact. Photos with no bluer

  • EQ
  • Tsoa Tsyfatatra

    It seems like the X Compact has a secondary camera between the 2 lens

  • Will Komba

    Please get the pricing right this time sony!

  • EQ
  • Mr. Bogus

    I hope they will release a 5.5″ version like Z5 Premium it will be very disappointed if they don’t

  • kajblo

    Compact finaly!

  • Paolo

    I.love.this.blue.

  • i like it but i wish it had the speakerslits of the z5 series don’t k now why they jump between speakerlines and speakerslits make up your mind

  • ramuk

    Beautiful phone. Design is one department Sony really shines.

  • Darni187

    Both phones look amazing, Sony not playing around.. Sony phones set their own mark and unique style..

  • Alvin

    OH MY GOSH I’M HAVING AN EYEGASM

  • SONY only

    Sexy design !!!!!!

    I want this phones now !!!!!!

  • Akand

    Sony never fails in colour choosing. How gorgeous the colours they deliver. But bezel is still too big. :-D :-(

  • Timel

    Chrome Xperia XZ?

  • Vuyo Ncube

    The sexiest implementation of curved glass I’ve ever seen! I’m sorry for sounding like a broken record but please make a phablet version already!!!!!

  • Raj Singh

    Fuck. Too bad it has that stupid thing on the back like the Xperia ZL. It would be exponentially better if it had a unibody finish.

  • Raj Singh

    They keep switching back and forth. It’s so annoying. I like the Z5, Z2, Z3 Tablet speaker slits the best…

  • (NinJer)

    I love my waterproof dual front facing speakers.

  • (NinJer)

    I just hope the XZ will be Daydream ready…

  • Stanley Lu

    Laser Focus?

  • DanielGearSolid

    The chrome phone that guy is holding… Is that the Xz? If so… Im in

  • Alvin

    Yes it is, you’re in lol :)

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Hope to see CameraAPI2 as well with new camera UI :D
    Oh yea my body is ready….

  • raju

    No, 1 flash 2 mic 3 sensor 4 sensor, or 1 flash 2 camera 3sensor 4sensor (may be dual camera and dual sensor

  • RockStar2005

    Nice! Glad they brought that back from the Z5 Premium days.

  • John Mcbride

    Beautiful, i’m waiting for the bezels freaks to say how ugly it is.

  • jamie evans

    I hope the specs are as amazing as expected, especially the Compact !!

  • jumbo3220

    sure na bn camera API2 deida kiyala. anith un sony sensors walinma RAW images gaddi api uda balan inna one :( meke nam laser autofocus scene 1k tiyenne. dual tone LED wage dakkata ekath sensor 1k,

  • Wolf0491

    Compact color is pretty

  • Phil Gym

    1080p, SD820, 4GB RAM, sound almost too good to be true. Let’s get fingers crossed. BTW XZ’s screen resolution and battery capacity is still a absolute mystery…fingers crossed again

  • YuuriAyano

    What do you think Sony used for their camera sensors?

  • Svnjay

    IMX300

  • El_Carnicero

    Please please please let there be a Xperia Ion RED version too….

  • Vincentius Phang

    I prefer the compacy, because :
    1. more relevant price
    2. no stupid line in the back
    3. no stupid NFC placement

    in any case, can’t until they tell the price and kill the hype, lol

  • YuuriAyano

    Same as Z5?

  • Svnjay

    It’s safe to assume so until the final specs are out.

  • FYLegend21

    Except SD821 is already out, and they should have went with QHD at least. The screen will probably be 5.1 inches which is still smaller than the Z5. Spec-wise this will be more like a X Performance Plus with new aesthetics being the main selling point, like the transition from the Xperia Z2 to Z3.

  • Bezels for the win !

    compact is supposedly using ceramic .. so the line on the back on XZ since it is metal is probably antenna window … fuck that , it spoils the great look :(

  • betatesterz

    Is there any confirmation other than the leaks that the NFC placement on the XZ is on the top front?

  • Vincentius Phang

    no there aren’t any official statement yet. but this promotional content looks legit, and leaked a while before the official release, so I will not take this with a pinch of salt. But it is weird to see there’s no NFC logo at all in the XZ, while the X Compact do have it in the back. I know why it’s there, and I don’t care, it’s still stupid.

  • Vincentius Phang

    It seems metal material causes a hell lot of problem. NFC not in place, awkward line the back. better scrap the whole metal idea then having these issues.

  • plekenut

    I have the ‘original’ Xperia Z since April 2013, i used to call it XZ, still using it, still in very very good condition, never has any problem, really love it. The only thing i don’t like is the battery capacity. Waiting and waiting for the “perfect Z” to upgrade, i was about to buy Z5 until i read the X line rumors. I decided to wait again… and NOW…. it’s the perfect time to upgrade from XZ to XXZ. Just hurry up Sony!!!

  • Bezels for the win !

    meanwhile Note 7 is so hot , it”s so freaking hot that explodes like pop corn :D

    http://www.sammobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Note-7-Explode.png

    http://www.theinquirer.net/IMG/083/353083/galaxy-note-7-explodes-1-580×358.jpeg?1472046296

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/.a/6a0120a5580826970c01b8d2158121970c-800wi

    Yes , have good look trolls dbs , alex noris ,timel , omarion ,razrg …

  • Bezels for the win !

    yes , they shouldn’t abandon glass solution from Z series .. imo it’s perfect material feels premium while it’s cheap and easy to produce .

  • djfapples

    Special!!!!!!!!

  • there we go i got rid of that curve thing

  • iGMX

    *cough* antennagate *cough*

  • Harry Purnomo Suryadarminta

    Dang!! If the specs are good, these phones are serious overkills from Sony!

  • Spontex

    S650, sorry.

  • KzX

    Bring it on Sony
    My kidney is ready.

  • tristi lumina

    Anyway, how about the 3rd Oct sign?
    The time of Sony dropped it to the market?

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Their lcd displays are clearly the best ones out there, just love how great the screen on my x performance is :D

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Xperia ion was sexy when it came out, one of the best designed phones from Sony imo

  • El_Carnicero

    Yup agreed. I still have my Ion Red. Can’t bear to sell it away.

    On a side note, it had a fantastic screen too.

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Looking foward with what sony had to offer in camera features. Just try my dad huawei P9 and the lights painting and other long xpose features were awesome. Will the xperia XZ had IP cert?

  • Biancoceleste

    Nice designs.
    Good to see Sony are remaining unique and original with their designs and not following the trends like the scores of iclones.

  • Sweggity

    This can be my next phone, if it has a good battery life like my Z2 or better, 4GB of RAM, Better display like in S7 but it should be 1080p with 5.2”, cause 5″ is too small given tht soft key buttons take up space, and finally a camera tht can compete against S7

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    My eyes are.. Watering.
    Beautiful things Sony does.

  • Timel

    It would be so cool if Sony use Zeiss lens with the new generation of Xperia flagship phones

  • Timel

    Its Color is great but I don’t like the overall design , I think Z3+ and Z5 premium are much more beautiful than this new design.

  • Timel

    hTC (one m7) and Apple (ip6) , they both copied the design from Xperia ion and Xperia P hehe

  • Timel

    The fact that everyone know that Note 7 is so awesome, Galaxy Note 7 is very hi-tech , useful , most perfect and sex smartphone, the whole world know this! And look What Sony did to their X series phones… Lol it never come close to what Samsung did with S7 series and Note 7 at all

    Calm down Sony fanboy, I know that deep inside you jealous that Samsung is very awesome today… Samsung is Much higher than Sony now I used to hate Samsung but you need to accept the fact in present days that our Sony is not the best anymore

  • there we go i got rid of the curve i think it fits better

  • rohit

    Sexy Sony <3

  • i don’t think it needed to have curved glass at all

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Exactly……the note 7 is really cute but phone sammy ever made…at some point I wished it was sony who made it lol

  • Tochi Nwodu

    It should to match the tube design

  • replace curved glass with curved metal

  • Junior Rider

    yeah, almost every phone coming out today resembles/replicates/clones iPhones design…

  • twm

    We should avoid mentioning the embarrassing X series.

  • Fahim geyas

    What will be the Indian timing of Sony event..?

  • Ailan Hidaz

    My Body is ready for the XZ

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Ow ban CameraAPI2 tibba nam sira machan. Okkoma un Sony sensors use karala patta manual settings denawa. Sony witharak unge Cyber shot cameras wage settings tama denne. Aluth camera UI eka upset machan.
    Balamu mun camera UI eka wenas karalada CameraAPI2 deida kiala. Fingers crossed.
    LED ekakuth hari dual tone scene ekakuth tiyeno wage ne? Tawa Laser Auto focus yanawa atte shape eke unge hybrid ekath ekka wada karanna wenna athi.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    So. Any knows? Is that a second camera next to led flash, or some 3rd camera sensor?

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    No, god no. No heart rate gimmick crap I hope

  • TombStone

    Is it just me, or does the X compact look very similar to the Z5 compact?

  • Alex Norris

    Do not rush to give money for a beautiful outer shell … Main is, content. )

  • MrM3

    Looks great and all. My question is have they improved the camera this time around? For me the camera is now the most important feature in a phone. Oh yeah. I also would like a big battery as well as waterproof.

  • deekbee

    They could already do that if they sorted out their camera application and processing. The camera hardware in the Z3/5 and X are up to the job – the Sony software is the weak point.

    Slapping a Zeiss lens on there wouldn’t make any appreciable difference with the current software under control.

  • KarFar

    Z5 compact was the ugliest Z phone ever. This looks much better.

  • Arnel Ylaya

    Just wait ’til 2Q next year,when Japan Display Inc (JDI) perfectly develop smartphone display…phones will no longer have bezels anymore.

  • Marinko Agic

    Not.It is all new designe

  • Marinko Agic

    Iphone designe?Not even similar!

  • singh

    Looks impressive, just brought a z5 really impressed with it so far, after coming from a z3 for almost 2 years, these new Sony x range looks good

  • Marinko Agic

    Not

  • KarFar

    OIS+ EIS+trihybrid autofocus :)

  • KALOL

    So……
    where is the 4K or 1080P OLED
    4G?6G UFS 2
    64G+ ROM?Hi-Res?Cyber-shot?IPX68?3X3 MIMO WiFi by 802.11ad?BT4.2?Ir
    USB Type-C on 3.1 12V Quick Charge 3.0?Dual-OIS?Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate?3900mAh+……??

  • Bezels for the win !

    Yeah it looks definitely awesome and sexy , just look at the pictures above , man Note 7 is so hot .

    SONY fanboy ? I’m not , but fine you can call me that if you want, I don’t mind … then what that makes you , a Shamesung fanboy ? then is also obvious who is really jealous , you a swinesung fanboy trolling here on xperia blog LOL .

    can you also tell me what is there to be so jealous about ? maybe crappiest android software out there called touchwiz…So $1000 bucks laggy feminine looking phone that even randomly explodes … is it self destruction some of those super cool features that I should be jealous about ?

  • H-R-K

    I dont know what to say but i think i should wait for the announcement.

  • Joe Black

    The matte glas back was the only good thing. Low quality plastic frame really annoyed me. Which is why I traded it for a G4. Now I’m thinking about getting the XZ.

  • EQ

    Well Samsung phones really feel cheap. You can notice they cut corners on materials and design so this aint no surprise. I was just mindblown when I was holding a S7 and thinking how cheap it felt compared to my Z1.

  • Joe Black

    Exactly!
    Screw qHD, I’m currently using an LG G4 , and I have to say qHD is bullcrap. Kills the battery, and there’s virtually no to little difference.
    FullHD is more than enough on 5-5,2, maybe even 5,5in screen.

  • Talos the Robot

    I still charge my k800i and it doesn’t explode hahaha… I love Sony & Japan!

  • Raj Singh

    Do you remember the antenna on the S and SP? Wicked and unrivaled. This is a shit compromise.

  • Talos the Robot

    Some leaks said it will have ceramic back.

  • Talos the Robot

    Dual image stabilization on a phone will be awesome!

  • Talos the Robot
  • Biancoceleste

    Shame it’s gotten that way. Luckily a few companies are still bold.

  • tmnd

    And was built like a tank. I had it for 2 years, I dropped it like thousand times. Many times from 7-8 feet height. The body was dented in so many places, the plastic top started to came off, had to change 2 screen protectors, but it chugged along just fine.

    just one day I peel of the screen protector because it was scratched like shit, and marveled, wow that display is sure nice, and just that day I dropped it on the corner and cracked the glass on the top.

    I used it for another few months before switching to Z3

  • Sony is truly magnificent design and hardware-wise, but I always felt like their software engineering is what keeps company out of pace with competitors. This applies not only to smartphones, but also to cameras etc. Quality software is what Sony needs the most right now (aggressive marketing as well, of course).

  • Yesé

    Sony started to sell Xperia XP in July and now they launch a new flagship? What game are you playing, Sony? I bought it one month ago (when It was launched) and now you launch a new flagship? I am totally puzzled

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Dont be. Sonys been doing it since original Z, back in 2012

  • hansip

    I think that’s a bit of Samsung matching intention. I myself agree with you that Sony doesn’t have to do curve screen because the screen protector will be more expensive/cheap but doesn’t cover the whole screen.

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  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Let it be… I think you know what I mean… :)

  • Timel

    I agree , the software processing is the true problem but you know? Those low quality Lens that sony has used with their current Xperia phones are also horrible

  • Mustafa Sezer

    Perfect! I liked so much the design

  • Solano89

    Looks great, hope for a very good spec list and OS stability with a new ass kicking camera (and camera software) all this at a good price!!! Go SONY! PS – Smartwatch 4 also! Fingers crossed!!! ;)

  • coz it had LED backlit display.

  • If you want it the first month, it would require the both of them (your kidneys yeah).

  • hmmm

    What about the press conference?is it today at 13:00 local time?is there a link where we can see this?????

  • SONY only
  • hmmm
  • hmmm

    :)

  • pt020

    The design of Sony is just another class,compare it to the Apple camera bump…

  • Yesé

    I meant that XP started to be sold in July. I know Sony is used to launching two flagships per year, but launching a new one just a month after XP started to be sold is an insult.

  • EQ

    Well for starters even though their camera app is great it wouldn’t hurt to add more features and improve user accessibility. Secondly they need to update their camera plugins. Atleast upto the Z5 the panorama plugin was the same as when launched 2011. That means it is completly outdated and produces bad results. Otherwise I find their software to be really good but then I dont use their music, video, album apps either. And of course as you say steep up the marketing game cause they got state of the art features but dont really advertise it so people out-of-the-tech-circle wont really know. And in a world with tons of bitter Samsung and Nokia trolls and review sites that has armchair experts and paid off reviewers they tend to get lost in the FUD.

  • Timel

    You look really like a jealous sony fanboy lol

    Those pictures are from china and fake, Note 7 don’t even sell in China yet when those pictures leaked online

    And Don’t you know that why Note 7 is exploded, that because the user use fake charger , it is not because the phone.

    And whatever you said you can say bullshit like you always did ” laggy TouchWiz ” yeah

    but the fact in real world most people know well that TouchWiz is one of the fastest Android today

    You said bullshit and you don’t even try the current TouchWiz

    TouchWiz is much much faster and smoother than Xperia UI

    Faster boot
    Faster open app
    Faster camera
    S6, S7 and Note 7 they all work faster than X performance , you can see the evidence in real world by yourself or if you don’t have ability to try yourself, then find clips on YouTube , you live with your old bullshit for long time , time to step out of your cave .

  • Timel

    Let them keep stay in Sony cave forever yeah!

  • Alvin

    I have to admit, Note7 took my breath away because of its beauty.. But These new, to-be-announced X Series looks much better and amazing to Note7, and those colours are just.. Perfect.

  • Tibor Hornyák
  • SONY only
  • KarFar

    RIP Sony
    1080p, 3gb ram for xz same old camera with some fancy words.
    the compact is worse! s650, 720p
    still 32gb.
    disappointed
    http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_unveils_xperia_xz_flagship_and_xperia_x_compact-news-20274.php

  • EQ

    Laser auto focus sensor, RGB color sensor, 5-axis OIS (world first) + SteadyShot! SONY is killing the competition! (Taken from the IFA 2016 live feed)

  • EQ

    GTFO with the FUD. Laser auto focus sensor, RGB color sensor, 5-axis OIS and more. So saying it is the same old camera is BS. GTFO!

  • KarFar

    are you sure there’s ois? gsmarena say no OIS

  • EQ

    I am watching the live feed from IFA. They even showed the diagram over their 5-axis OIS which is the worlds first 5-axis OIS (not sure if in mobile space or overall) and works together with SteadyShot. They also talked about the laser auto focus sensor for lowlight focus accuracy, RGB color spectrum sensor for accurate white balance in all lighting conditions.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWeJ2_9jzJM

    Check EIS at the end of the video… Now who need OIS any way :D

  • EQ

    Sony is killing the competition!

  • Matt

    oh my . . . my oh my . . . looks really pretty. im glad they push out a new design, well it is not new its a refinement !

  • Matt

    im so ready for chrome . oh god

  • EQ

    Check it out, part of their Alpha series to.
    https://youtu.be/KqEz3qpZsPM

  • Neagu Andrei

    User interface is the best IMO,
    what kept sony down after they started xperia is:
    -U/S series were awesome but not for everybody, still tho at that time market was new and sony with so low advertise kept the prices high.
    -Z series were awesome, Z2 really took it up but that was it
    -then Z3/Z3+(Z4) came and really disappointed with their problems and processor getting hot.
    -M series should be a low cost phone with precedent Z configuration but Sony considered to invest more here and so their users got confused. take in consideration M5
    -yeah, M5 fucked Z5. Z should have been the best phone but no… they put a 5mp front camera on Z5 and a 13mp on M5….. Overall Z5 was a great phone but it should have had lot more features and kept the M series at a lower config/price
    -while everybody enjoyed the waterproof and compact/normal/premium(phablet) mode of getting phones from sony they fuked it up and bring the X series.
    -and so they launched a beautiful XA which had a 5″ display and no dual speaker and no compact…. not to mention about waterproof
    -in all this time they removed apps like stamina, transfer data thru wifi and others

  • Nils

    The pics are fake, thats why Samsung started the shipments?^^
    Samsung phones are NEVER faster than Sonys.

  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    Yup, it’s made of ceramics frame.
    Oh god, it’s back Dark-Blue Color! (my favorite when i had Sony Ericsson K850i)
    – More sensor to improve camera? Check.
    – Compact size to fitting in jeans? Check.
    – Beautiful colors? Check.
    – Curved Edge but bezel thin is improve in body ratio? Check.

  • Matt

    ill go for the chrome or silver one to match my pixel c :D

  • Nils

    Honestly I dont think it has better battery life than my Z2… But if it does, im gonna buy it :)

  • EQ

    The implementation of the 5-axis image stabilisation is great. Superior to classic OIS. SONY is setting the standard once again!

  • tristi lumina

    Daaaaaammmnnn :D

  • KarFar

    xperiablog are you sleeping? it’s been like an hour since the announcement.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Even camera app itself is faster… Though checked the Camera samples from phoneArena and camera seems poor with post processing again.

  • hmmm

    I was hoping for a bigger battery,more than 3100 mah and 4gb of ram,but,it’s fine!

  • EQ

    PhoneArena is as worthless as it gets. Unless samples are untouched at original res aswell as lack exif data info then we can discard the “comparision” instantly.

  • tristi lumina

    Daaaamn that triple image sensing owfvckin yeaaaahhhh

  • xAntifreeZe

    waiting for new post from Xperia Blog, the only article you need to read :)

  • Matt

    guys . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w_5SJtLLYs

    manual camera control

  • xAntifreeZe

    yeah saw that too, pretty awesome!

  • tristi lumina

    Manual focus and shutter speed, but lets see if they are cooked all manual controls using camera2 API

  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    it’s ended :(
    I’m late (so yeah, someone please upload it)

  • George Kafantaris

    Forget the phone, the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact are worth buying just for the camera.

  • The One

    #Nerdgasm

  • azzido

    Why not black color for XZ???
    :( :( :(

  • Matt

    i guess no raw :P

  • The One

    OH NO! SD650!?!?! Sony!!! What are you doing?! Your compact series is supposed to be a smaller flagship, not an overpriced mid-range. And it’s plastic?! WTF?

  • azzido

    This intensive red color looks great, reminds me new mazda 6 :)

  • plekenut

    well its X compact, NOT XZ compact

  • plekenut

    there are 3 colors for XZ: black, dark blue and silver

  • KzX

    :3

  • Bezels for the win !

    yeah , it’s so fake that Samsung stopped distribution of Note7 units in Korea and it’s deliveries to three major carriers : SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus . the issues are reported in Korea . PERIOD .

    rest of your comment is boolcrap anyway and I will not bother to read it .

  • The One

    Don’t let the press release fool you. There is no Optical Image Stabilization for photos. It’s just a gyro that is activated when shooting video. The camera is still f2.0 and will continue to have soft/noisy photos. Digital Trends has already put out a review and its disappointing.

  • Manu

    Sorry, but the X Compact is extremely thick: 9.5mm vs 8.3mm on the good old Z3 compact…

    Many friends of mine wanted the Z5 compact, but didn’t like the non slim build with 8.9mm… Sony, this probably not gonna sell :-

  • The One

    The OIS is not active when shooting pictures. It’s only for video.

  • The One

    The X compact is taller and thicker than the previous compact phones

  • tristi lumina

    indeed hahhaha
    You’re pro-photographer or enthusiast and then using RAW in those phones will need another cost. It is expandable storage lol

  • Matt

    Does not effect me mate! I have dslr for more serious stuff.

    Shutter speed control should be more than enough

  • tristi lumina

    nah, if anyone understand about “Camera in (smart)phone” and “Real Camera” (like DSLR or mirrorless) will not complaint about RAW :D

    it is ridiculous using phone as main weapon for photography LOL
    You can buy flagship phone but can’t buy (even) entry level DSLR / mirrorless? I don’t have idea
    I think those people just wanna “show off” their photography skills using smartphone to society haha

  • Battel

    That Mocha Compact looks fucking Sexy :)
    One for me and also i’m waiting for Xperia M Ultra with Neo-IPS & SD652 .
    Welcome back to the Mid-range market Champ,

  • Matt

    Yea, I mean it is a nice feature to have. But not really important.

    It is really reflector index someone on the Xperia blog who has common sense like you. Cheers to you :)

  • Battel

    XZ3C is 8.6, even the new XZ is thicker than the XZ5, i think the new design has some part of that extra thickness .

  • tristi lumina

    You too dude :)

  • John

    huh

  • RockStar2005

    Nice. lol

    So are you getting the XZ? If so, in Platinum (aka Chrome/Mirror)?

    What do you have now?

  • Geese Howard

    Looks like Sony is back in a way.. the XZ looks nice. However, the design still looks like the older iPods. Nonetheless curvy always look sexy :)

  • Bezels for the win !

    in your dreams .

  • Alvin

    I don’t think I will get the XZ, because I know it’ll be expensive lol. But if I will, I might get the blue one, or actually, I’ll be confused because all colours look amazing and could change because of different lighting.

    I have Z3 right now, still smooth, fast, sexy, and very capable (although the camera is bad at certain conditions) :)

  • RockStar2005

    Alvin,

    I see. I’d get the Platinum one, but that’s me. lol

    Yeah I LOVED my Z3, so I feel u there. Only thing I really miss with my Z3 that X series lacks is the amazing TWO DAY battery life. With my XP and I suspect the same will go for the XZ, the battery life is no longer 2-day. My XP is AMAZING for camera etc and looks, but battery life I can barely make it through a day man. Why did Sony go backwards on that shit? It’s such BS. They shouldn’t have lowered the battery size under 3000 mAh. Big mistake IMO. Oh well.

  • Alvin

    yeah the platinum is very very cool!

    yes, i don’t understand why they make xz thicker but only make the battery capacity slightly bigger, 3400 mAh or more would be very appreciated. I hope XZ is just the beginning.

  • RockStar2005

    Yes, agreed! They can make room for it, so no excuses! Fucking dummies. lol

  • azzido

    Unfortunately it is not pure black no matter the name of color suggest it. If you look more on it you will see it is bronze… :/

    So no true black color this time…
    And it seems it should be the standard, ehh.

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  • Alvin

    lol yeah, but I really salute them for what they did on XZ’s amazing design language and colours, I can’t think of phones with better colours than those on XZ (Forest Blue, Platinum, Mineral Black, and Deep Pink (when this colour came out somewhere)).

  • RockStar2005

    Yeah they do look nice. I still think my graphite black XP looks better than platinum XZ does, but that’s debatable.

  • Alvin

    Yup lol

  • RockStar2005

    lol

  • azzido

    it is not black however someone blind called it black.
    It is definitely brown, see more videos and images and you will see…

  • Gadget Lover

    Why are you here seriously? If you find Samsung phone this much better than Sony’s phone shouldn’t you left this place long time ago? Any Sensible person would that unless it is your job to annoy people here while pretending to be a sony fanboy which you are not judging from your extremely butthurt reaction whenever someone says anything against samsung.

  • Jer

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