These are the most recent forum messages posted by bofis:
So this violates Net Neutrality...why will the FCC find the time to crack down on this b.s.?
Best Small Phone!
I'm so glad Sony is finally releasing these, officially, in the US so I won't have to import one...though the price has come down on the imports so hopefully they'll sell for lower than the stated MSRPs. Either way, Sony is the only company making GOOD small phones, and really, the only company making anything remotely small in the first place, which is unfortunate, but means the Z5 Compact has been on my radar a while. :-D
How is this a 2016 phone?
The size and durability are great, but how are they still putting Snapdragon 400's in phones THIS YEAR??? That makes the older Kyocera Brigadier seem more attractive really since it's more compact and has a sapphire screen with basically the same internals and cheaper!
Why are two apps better than one?
THEY'RE NOT, this is dumb, I love using Wallet to pay where I can tap, but why would I want to have to have TWO apps installed and two icons for the SAME functions as are presently inside of ONE single, nice app?
shame there's no MicroSD or smaller model
For how big the phone is, why isn't there a microSD slot? And for that matter, why don't they make a SMALLER model too?
since when is the BlackBerry Classic mid-range?
The BlackBerry Classic is by far the best phone BlackBerry has made in YEARS. I hope that at least, if they are focusing on nicer devices that one of them continues the Classic's line
Now if only people would stop filming videos vertically...
The camera app should just crop the sensor and produce a wide video regardless of orientation so vertical videos go away
Long Live Picasa?
Seemngly Picasa's website and application will continue to work fine, and upload photos into the same place they always have...this really only affects the G+ Photos app within the G+ main app, which has now been replaced by the standalone Google Photos app, which otherwise is the same...
Actually looks good....
except why doesn't it have a Snapdragon 801 or 810 at least? Otherwise it sounds almost high-end, while still being a good size...
How about a 4.3-4.6" version?
The G4 and even this one are both TOO BIG, it would be amazing if LG would make a compact, but still high end, 4.3" phone that's at least 720p...removable battery and microSD slot and they'd have a winner
Why no love for the Z3 and Z3 Compacts?
It's sad that they haven't made this available on the Z3 and Z3 Compacts as well...
Yay, hope this means more Compact models in the future
The Z3 Compact is by far the best small, high-end, Android phone anyone has attempted to sell, and I hope that there will one day be a Z4 Compact or Z5 Compact that's not larger ;-)
Would be nice if anyone else made good-sized phones anymore
Any time I see a review of a 4.7" or smaller phone I'm always more attracted to it than EVERY OTHER MONSTROSITY being sold lately. There need to be more high-end, but still compact phones, like the Z3 Compact ;-)
If the screen was higher res...
and it ran Android I'd actually totally consider this phone...mostly because the size is great and it's impossible to find GOOD, SMALL phones :-(
What about a Compact?
Even if they just released the Z3 Compact on ANY carrier in the US it would be nice to have an option of a less-large phone...that said, Sony still is a great choice if your hands can manage it...
Shame the Z3 Compact has NEVER been sold here...
It's crazy that the Z3 and now the Z4v will be sold in carrier stores, even if just Verizon's, but yet the Z3 Compact NEVER saw that kind of release at all in North America! It's absurd since the smaller phones are better imo and it would be nice to have the OPTION.
so what about a mini version?
It would be awesome if any other company besides Sony also made high-end COMPACT versions of their flagships, since they're ALL TOO BIG for my hands :-(
I hope it's Blackberry Classic-shaped
The entire feel and shape of the BlackBerry Classic is amazing and it's not like anyone's made a keyboard Android phone in years sadly
Does this support reading/replying to messages?
Ever since they dropped support for FB Messages inside of the main app, I haven't even had the app installed. I refuse to install FB Messenger, and the mobile website is actually faster/better imo and then without having the app running and draining your battery all day long. If this happens to view messages again I might give it a try, even if I guess this isn't meant for the US...
Now would be a great time to actually sell the Z3 Compact in stores...
But why would any company actually sell their great, smaller device next to a huge flagship? Then they might have accurate comparison sales figures instead of just assuming anyone who wants one will order it online, like I did....
Barely smaller, worse specs
Soooo, why is Sony the only company who makes good, actually compact phones with the same internals as their larger siblings? Anything 5" and above is too big, even the 4.6" Z3 Compact is basically the largest I'd ever want a phone...
What about a Mini phone that has the same internals?
Like Sony does with the fantastic Z3 Compact, just release the SAME SPECS in a smaller phone that's easier to hold, gets better battery life, and just has a smaller, but still nice, screen? I'm very happy with my 4.6" screen and if anything would be MORE happy with a 4.3" 720p phone that's even smaller than the current Z1 and Z3 Compacts.
Re: Blackberry was the one that pulled their phones
If that's true, this is still a win for consumers as the Classic is by far the best BlackBerry phone to date, my wife has an unlocked one on TMobile since January and loves it.
Can't wait for a metal Compact model
So are they going to make a Z4 Compact, or do the Compact models skip every other year? Would be awesome to have a metal frame on my Z3 Compact, which is still the best phone out there imo since everything else is too big!
How about they actually announce, and release a G4 Mini this time around, and possibly one with the same CPU and specs other than much smaller screen and easier-to-hold size ;-)
How about a better, smaller handset?
The HTC One Remix or Mini 2 or whatever was a Snapdragon 400, but in a nicer, smaller form factor. I'd much prefer HTC (and everyone else really) make their higher-end phones in various sizes instead of just making various version of big phones :-(
My wife's Classic has been running this for a while (and even has the Play Store, Google Maps, etc) and it's a great improvement over what the Q10's been running.
Would that also include Z3 Compacts?
Is a software update enabling previously-unstated band support?
Please post some comparison shots
Such as next to common phones, big and small so we can tell how big it really is since it's hard to find it in a store presently.
how limited time?
How long will they offer the 2-line unlimited plan for??
RIP Lock Screen Widgets :-(
I'm really upset by the loss of Lock Screen Widgets! I check the weather and my calendar using cLock (Chronus) and also have a full month view widget from Business Calendar if I swipe right. I would much rather have that option instead of just showing notifications I can get from the top anyway.
Now where's the Verizon Z3 Compact?!?!
This phone is far too big, as is every other phone on Verizon, I really wish they'd release the Z3 Compact so there would be a single high-end, compact handset available from Verizon!!!
If only this worked on Verizon
It supports every band, but Verizon will only activate phones locked to their network....soooo, when is Verizon going to announce a version of the Z3 Compact for it's network??? ::fingers crossed::
What about Z3 Compact?!?
We already have far too many huge phones, what about carrying the Z3 Compact, which packs the same punch into a better, smaller package
I wish they'd make better, smaller phones instead
Wish it was smaller :-(
Why are all the flagships HUGE? The old Moto X was almost a perfect size, but really only Sony has bothered to make something usable with one hand this year, the Z3 Compact, that I hope comes to Verizon so I can ignore the Moto X again.
Z3 Compact on Verizon Please!?
I really really really really hope Verizon carries the Z3 Compact as there really are no good, smaller phones these days and this one is the only device I'm excited for in YEARS.
This should not be the exception
All phones should be rugged, waterproof, have a saphire screen and microSD slot, and not be huge...this is tempting
Re: Family Plan Impact
No, this only impacts lines with Unlimited LTE Data still, which I claim, and I use up 4.8GB in a week sometimes ;-) But I am VERY GLAD they are getting **** for this, this is why net neutrality would be nice, and I'd love the FCC to step in and stop carriers' abuse of their customers always.
So less information on the screen?
I'm not a fan of showing fewer messages, and less information on each screen in the new screenshots. Why wouldn't I want to see the date or even one entire extra conversation without scrolling?
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