Sony Xperia Z6 Compact review

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  • Battery Life


Our Thoughts: We need the Sony Xperia Z6 Compact

We need the Sony Xperia Z6 Compact more than ever and the story leading me to this statement began at the Mobile World Congress in February. Here, Sony announced the new Xperia X series of phones, that will be launched in June.

Update: Sony Xperia X Compact review

When questioned, a Sony executive stated that this new range of phones would replace the Xperia Z range, but Sony later stated that it hadn’t completely written off the possibility of releasing new versions of the Xperia Z series.

The new phones include the standard Xperia X and premium Xperia X Performance. These two new models have excellent specifications and I have no problem with them replacing the Xperia Z.

However, the smaller Xperia XA has much lower specifications all round, to make it attractive to the budget end of the market. This is a new move, as the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact had the same great spec as its larger cousin, the Xperia Z5. 

Sony Xperia Z5 deals

And so, we see a huge gap in the market for a new Compact Sony phone that still retains the same camera, processor and features that we will see on the Xperia X and Xperia X Performance. 

Xperia Z5 Compact prices

It seems pretty clear that we need the Sony Xperia Z6 Compact and here we take a look at how that smartphone could shape up.