Sony announced the Xperia X Compact and Xperia XZ at IFA earlier this month. It was earlier reported that the Xperia X Compact was available for pre-order on Amazon US, but the pre-order period has now ended, and Amazon will be shipping out the device to customers starting today. As for the Xperia XZ, the pre-order page for the device on Amazon is now live. The pre-order period is slated to end on October 2nd, which is just a few days away.
The Xperia X Compact can be yours for a relatively high price of $499.99, and is available in three color options, black, blue and white. As for the specs of this mid-ranger, the device packs a 4.6-inch 720p display, and is powered by the Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card slot (up to 256GB). As for optics, a 23-megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/2.0 can be found on the back of the device, while a 5-megapixel snapper with an aperture of f/2.4 is placed on the front of the device. As far as connectivity is concerned, this smartphone offers Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, USB Type-C to charge the 2,600mAh battery, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct and location tracking using A-GPS and GLONASS.
The Xperia XZ can be pre-ordered for $699.99, though it only applies to the blue and silver color variants, while the black color variant is priced at $717.59. As far as specs go, this phone sports a 5.2-inch fullHD display, it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 processor, and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be bumped up a further 256GB via a microSD card slot. It comes with the same 23-megapixel sensor found on the Xperia X Compact, but this device gets a better 13-megapixel front-facing shooter. Connectivity options on the Xperia XZ are pretty similar to the ones found on the Xperia X Compact. This device comes with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and has a 2,900mAh battery. Do take note that the US version of both devices do not come with fingerprint scanners.