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2017-09-27 08:52 PM
2017-09-27 10:31 PM
You buy a £500 to have a wide choice of using scenarios: if they were and now they don't because Sony reduced R&D to save losses, it's a good thing to skip this year iteration.
2017-10-02 11:36 PM
I am an old Xperia customer and love your Compact models.
However, compared to earlier models I miss:
1. FM RADIO
2. STRAP BAND HOLE
3. MAGNETIC CHARGING DOCK CONNECTOR
4. DOUBLE TAP TO WAKE
Why do you remove these great features?
2017-10-03 09:38 AM
@Mole regarding the magnetic charge port - it was in some of the Z series models because back then the USB port was covered by a flap to provide water resistance, so it was a way to charge the phone without having to fiddle with the flap every time you wanted to top up your phone. since Z5 (or Z3+?), Sony phones stopped using the flap, so the magnetic port wouldn't make too much of a difference, I guess.
2017-10-03 05:59 PM
The advantage was that I could charge the mobile in the magnetic charge port and still have the usb-port free for other connections, which was great!
2017-10-06 03:58 PM
Hi @Mole, sorry for the late reply.
I understand that having the USB port free for other accessories is great and I will make sure to forward your thoughts on this internally as feedback.
Thanks a lot and have a great weekend!
2017-10-06 06:01 PM
The one guy in the world that somehow needed to plug in a random USB cable while his phone was charging on the dock
2017-11-01 08:48 PM - edited 2017-11-01 08:50 PM
My best guess
FM radio is removed not only cause of hardware but maybe it is related with some EMI or interference or other type of emission or! it is necessary to apply some certificates which are expensive, or combination of all together..
Tap to wake - this is really puzzles me - it is quite good feature, it can be related with screen HW, it can be related with battery or some motion senzors, if there is no chance to get it solved with FW even if there is some issue (battery or else...) I am simply done with Xperia - I have it from Z1c over Z3c to Z5c and I see good features like magnetic charge port are gone and new like QI charging are not comming... so the only think what make it special now is battery (not Z1C and Z5C) and mostly compact size. With bezell less competition it starts to be obsolete...
so some points to discuss...