Sony's Xperia XZ and X Compact stand up for themselves
I respect a phone that can stand up for itself, as both of Sony's new phones for fall do.
Xperia's sexy XZ is the rockstar of the two.
Its got a unibody metal build surrounding a 5.2 inch screen.
It's also water resistant and comes in three colors.
Meanwhile, the seriously pocketable Xperia X Compact has a 4.6 inch screen.
This is probably the smallest phone you can buy.
Everything about this one is geared toward getting to a lower price, which is what Xperia.
Displays its plastic build and more modest processor but don't despair, it still has plenty of storage and a good sized battery.
Here's some more good news.
Both phones share a 23 mega pixel rear camera that has a physical shutter button of its very own.
The camera also packs in lots of automatic and manual settings.
Laser autofocus and additional apps besides.
The XZ gives you 13 megapixels for selfies.
And the X Compact gives you five.
But here's some bad news.
If you live in the US, you can't use the power lock button on the side as a fingerprint reader, but you can do this if you live pretty much anywhere else.
So that might actually be good news depending on where you are.
You can't take out the battery, but both phones let you add on more storage, and use the USBC charger.
It's great to see Sony adopting the new standard.
Look for the smaller, cheaper X Compact to arrive in September.
And the larger, more premium XE a month after that.
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