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First pictures of the Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact are here and they're disappointing
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First pictures of the Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact are here and they're disappointing

We recently discovered some pictures of the XZ4 and today we have the opportunity to see the first pictures of the Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact. What do they tell us about the device? Here's everything you need to know about Sony's new compact smartphone.

The photos once again come from the OnLeak leaker, who recently also posted photos of the Xperia XZ4. For those who have doubts: OnLeaks is relatively reliable, but anything is possible with rumors on social networks, so it is better not to get too excited - just in case. The Compareraja website made a video with the pics:

You just have to look at the front of the screen to see that Sony are not following the "modern" trends with this device. While the XZ2 Premium and XZ3 have really earned their popularity, this Xperia XZ4 Compact seems to have been caught in a time loop with its terrible body to screen ratio. Is this a necessary evil for a small sized phone?

The smartphone also seems to be slightly thick, but that's a given when you have to condense all the hardware in a small space. In the pictures, it looks thinner than the XZ2 Compact. You will also notice that there is only one camera. That's quite strange considering the current market, but in reality it's possible to take beautiful pictures with only one senso,r if the software optimization is successful. So it's not necessarily a bad thing. Those who used its predecessor will also notice that the fingerprint scanner has returned to the edge.

It is rather regrettable to go back to design choices from the past, which are now quite outdated. Maybe Sony just doesn't have a choice, the small size of the smartphone means big bezels? Maybe these photos are fake, or maybe Sony is changing its strategy and wants to differentiate its Compact range from its XZ range.

What do you think of this design? Do you think that Sony is offering a smartphone that is faithful to its brand, or on the contrary, do you regret its rejection of modern design? Let us know in the comments.


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  • So glad Sony isn't following the hideous "modern" trend.

    • JayD 6 months ago Link to comment

      I would agree! Why is it that a phone must be "on trend"? I use a Samsung 2017 A3, I love the size it's perfect for what I want, why is it so hard to buy a top level compact phone, without it getting bad reviews because it's not the size of a small tablet, and has X number of cameras etc etc? Every phone now looks the same, innovation is needed to stand out in a crowd, and history shows we often go back to earlier designs in many different products...

      • I've a xz1 (5.2"), and it fits perfectly in all my trouser pockets. That's what I want. A phone is a phone and NOT a tablet or pad. Sony's 6 months upgrade cycle is for psychological reason, I suppose. My phone is just a bit over a year old but I "feel" it's very old (xz2 and xz3 ). xz4 compact for me or xz6 compact. For some odd aesthetical reason I prefer 5.2" or max 5.3" over 5".