Sony Xperia 4 might replace the Compact line, will have a 21:9 screen

20 March 2019
The idea is this: keep the width at 65mm, same as the Compact phones, but make the phone taller. This will be a mid-range model, though.

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  • ME

kupfernigk, 23 Mar 2019The XZ1 compact is virtually unrepairable, while the Z5 got 6/10... moreI never had problems with Sony phones ... so I can not tell you how good their service is.

  • pt020

There is nothing Compact in 15cm phone... it is huge.

  • Nate

kupfernigk, 23 Mar 2019The XZ1 compact is virtually unrepairable, while the Z5 got 6/10... moreIs the XZ1c so much harder to repair than the Xc ? I just replaced the screen on mine and it's working fine now

Eldamri, 24 Mar 2019Thanks for recommending the iphone se but I'm gonna pass on IOS ... moreYeah, iOS is too bland for me. I can reach the whole screen on my Lumia 820 (4.3" 15:9)

asiandoestech, 23 Mar 2019iPhone SE is the best option for you. Personally, I think phone ... moreThanks for recommending the iphone se but I'm gonna pass on IOS hahaha. I have no problem in reaching the edges of my Z5Compact with one hand use, xz1compact is a tad taller which sony can fit a 4.9" or maybe 5" 18:9 ratio if they go for an extremely tiny bezel w/c other smartphone manufacturers are doing. Only sony have 21:9 aspect ratio which is not for everyone. 18:9 is mostly used in 2018. I also doubt other manufacturers will copy sony's 21:9 aspect ratio.

Eldamri, 23 Mar 2019My definition of a compact smartphone is that my thumb can easil... moreiPhone SE is the best option for you. Personally, I think phone width and thickness are the most important factors when it comes to one-hand usability, in my opinion you don't need to reach all 4 corners, reaching the other side of the screen will determine whether a phone is too big. I add the width and the thickness of a phone (e.g. Lumia 820, 68.5mm + 9.9mm = 78.4mm total), for me 79 is the max I can go for comfortable use. Aspect ratio also is a problem for you as 18:9 to 21:9 is the norm these days so it will be difficult to reach the top 2 corners of a screen. Width and thickness is post-2016. Reaching all 4 corners is pre-2016 imo.

Syuser, 22 Mar 2019Indeed XZ1 compact was last and best compact ever made by Sony. ... moreThe XZ1 compact is virtually unrepairable, while the Z5 got 6/10 on iFixit. The actual XZ1 is OK for repairs. The XZ1c is where Sony first went off the rails.

Reijail Da, 22 Mar 2019I agree with Sony, the idea of ​​maintaining... moreMy definition of a compact smartphone is that my thumb can easily reach all the areas of the screen in one hand use with high end specifications. Now the problem is that mid range SOCs nowadays are efficient enough to handle our daily needs. So a midrange compact or shall we call it a "mini" would be appropriate.

Sony is now using OLED panels

Couch expert, 21 Mar 2019If you're gonna need a new phone soon, go for the XZ1 Compact. U... moreIndeed XZ1 compact was last and best compact ever made by Sony. Sony should know that!

Interesting... Still 4.7 or 5 inch phones should remain compact in a way or another.

  • Tom

Eldamri, 22 Mar 2019A budget compact is nice and practical since a small screen does... moreit seems that they can't afford offering exactly what's neededÂ… they want you to buy the expensive stuff after all

  • Reijail Da

I agree with Sony, the idea of ​​maintaining width as before but adds to the length of a device to add a visual experience to CinemaWide. That is a good idea. The definition of compact is the size of the screen that is small but has a diagonal length as much as possible. In this case it is to create a screen with a unique CinemaWide ratio. If anyone compares with Samsung S10 or another cellphone then states that Sony phones are not compact, of course it's an idiot and irrelevant statement. The question is whether Samsung S10 and other cellphones use a 21: 9 ratio? No right? But it still uses the old and midget screen ratio.
By the way, hopefully Sony uses the amoled screen to create a lightweight cellphone.

Anonymous, 21 Mar 2019yes, xz1 compact very good phone, too expencive. why not budget ... moreA budget compact is nice and practical since a small screen does not need the latest and greatest SOC. Xiaomi is rocking right now with their specs and pricing but lacks compact phones.

  • bluedragon

Anonymous, 21 Mar 2019yes, xz1 compact very good phone, too expencive. why not budget ... moreThe xz1 is the last good compact phone the xperia 4 is not compact then the galaxy s10e is compacter and has more performance

  • Anonymous

Sweet Japan tech always on cutting edge.

  • Anonymous

Eldamri, 21 Mar 2019For the sake of having a 4000mah battery. I surely don't mind 15... moreagree! small compact phone little bit thicker, not a problem at all if you dont need to carry powerbank or charger in other pants pocket with you.

  • Anonymous

Eldamri, 21 Mar 2019OK, I may be over exaggerating but Sony knows masterclass engine... moreyes, xz1 compact very good phone, too expencive. why not budget compacts any more?

  • Couch expert

Anonymous, 20 Mar 2019The XZ1 Compact was the peak of compact Xperia phones: flagship ... moreIf you're gonna need a new phone soon, go for the XZ1 Compact. Unless it becomes a rare collectible, I bet 5 bucks you'll be able to find one new for 250 bucks soon.

Bobby, 20 Mar 2019That's impossible. It would take masterclass engineering and dev... moreOK, I may be over exaggerating but Sony knows masterclass engineering. The 21:9 5" screen fits in the XZ1C body but there are no bezels left for the cameras. I think most of us agrees that a compact smartphone should not exceed 127mm" in height. The bigger screen they can fit the better. Maybe 4.7 to 4.9".

Anonymous, 20 Mar 2019Who cares about "thinner"? I bet those interested in a compact p... moreFor the sake of having a 4000mah battery. I surely don't mind 15mm thickness.