They might be special from a technical perspective, but they're not relevant to the end user. But you simply can't expect a small screen to be as immersive as a large one. It's a great everyday phone, and to me its size is a super fit. It's almost twice as thick as the , and - as hard as it is to believe - is even slightly thicker than Apple's. Some improvements have been made, though, and this phone is a far better camera than Sony flagships of a couple of years ago. Photos are packed with plenty of detail and sharpness, and color reproduction is pleasant but not oversaturated.
It's incredibly sharp and detailed as a result. Sony could really improve its camera app, though. The same problem applies here, not due to placement but size. It's an absolute powerhouse of a phone, with a cracking camera and a great screen, but with only a 5-inch screen, it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Other modes include the Commute mode, Abroad mode, Focus mode, and Gaming mode.
It has plenty of power, a good camera and water resistance. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found , the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs. If you spend a day sightseeing with the camera on constantly, you'll likely run into trouble by suppertime. Shooting at 1080p instead of 720p is like halving your odds, which are already slim. That diminutive size makes it comfortable to hold and use with one hand and easy to slide into the pocket of even your skinniest jeans.
This distinctive blend of straight lines and hard edges has been Sony's signature for five years now. Autofocus Burst Take super-sharp motion shots with Autofocus burst. While other flagships seem hell-bent on stretching out our thumbs beyond what's physically possible -- I'm looking at you, 6. So you don't really know that the area you want in focus will be until the picture is taken. How big can you make a smartphone before the Compact descriptor no longer applies? In that sense, you're not expected to sacrifice pixels for size.
Whether price is important or not, the fact remains that it's actually the only small flagship-level Android phone around. On the plus side, we were surprised at how detailed and sharp images from the front camera looked. In other words, battery life is nothing special but also fairly typical. Stamina Mode and Ultra Stamina Mode will truly help extend battery life if you find yourself running short. Every call connected on the first dial, even when the network was hardly there. Rated 5 out of 5 by Giovanni from Excellent deal for people that prefer smaller phones Packs all the current top-of-the-line technology on a phone size similar to the ones we had 3-5 years ago.
Smaller smartphones have fallen out of fashion. What's more, the Compact is reasonably priced, which is unusual for Sony. Everything I did on the network — surfing the web, streaming media, downloading apps — ran smoothly and quickly. The rounded plastic exterior does feel like a more natural fit in hand than any flat, cold metal or glass device. It's the same idea as the vibration inside Sony's DualShock PlayStation controllers.
Sony arranged the camera, sensors, fingerprint reader, and other components near the top edge. If price is important, then the Compact wins out. In terms of display quality, though, the phone is great. Sony has cut down the number of extra modes in its app. Album for viewing photos and Video for seeing videos seems like overkill when there are default Google apps too, although as the Sony can shoot slow-motion these apps can earmark such files so it's easy to know what's what. There are some old Xperia tricks, which are here to stay for better or worse.
It's small and doesn't have as thick a profile as I'd like. Low-light performance is more than adequate, and the camera's Superior Auto mode does a good job of automating the settings and scene selection so you can concentrate on pointing and shooting. But this means those looking for a smaller, more pocket-friendly device aren't spoiled for choice -- far from it. I really do like the two-stage shutter button as a hardware feature. It's certainly not as fragile as all-glass phones.
It refills quickly, getting from zero to half way in less than 30 minutes. It's significantly thicker than the larger flagship on account of Sony having to cram many of the same components into a tighter frame. For a small phone it actually feels quite hefty. The supports Qi, but this phone does not. Both of those, on paper, beat even the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
If size is important, the Compact also wins out. So, if you are interested in getting this Compact, we'd advise checking with your local Sony stores and retailers for the actual in-box contents. The polycarbonate is smooth and feels more solid than the plastics used in lower-cost phones. In reality, however, there are its share of issues, such as the heavy crop and deactivation of SteadyShot image stabilisation - which you can read about in more detail in our. My previous phone was a Samsung S4 mini.