Sony announced two new devices at IFA this year, the Xperia X Compact and the Xperia XZ. While the latter of the two is only available for pre-order right now, the Xperia X Compact starts shipping in the US today. If you’re waiting for the XZ, you won’t have to wait long as it will begin shipping on October 2 for $700.
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The Xperia X Compact, powered by a Snapdragon 650 processor and 3GB of RAM, isn’t what most people would call a powerhouse of a phone, but with its 23MP camera (with 1080p video capture), 32GB of storage, and microSD card slot, it does compete with other mid-tier devices on the market. Rocking a 4.6-inch 720p resolution display, the X Compact stays true to its name and is a good small phone for those who enjoy being able to use their device with one hand.
If you are interested in a slightly larger offering from Sony, the Xperia XZ might be what you’re looking for. Offering a 5.2-inch 1080p resolution display, the XZ shares the X Compact’s 3GB of RAM, 23MP camera (but is capable of shooting 4K video), 32GB of storage, and expandable storage. Unlike the Compact, this phone runs on of the Snapdragon 820 SoC.
The Sony Xperia XZ is available for pre-order and will begin shipping on October 2. Just like X Compact, you will be able to pick the Xperia XZ up in Black, Blue, and white. Currently, Amazon has the Black version listed at $717 for some reason but will hopefully be adjusted when the phones start shipping.