i waited a lot for this phone but i am a little disappointed by the loud speaker performance and camera performance....i will wait for another month hoping htc or samsung will build a mini version with similar specification to the z compact,but with a better speaker and camera,i don't care about water resistant thing,if my phone survive accidental water dipping like the galaxy s4 that will be enough for me...
I have o admit it's a fantastic little piece of hardware but Sony needs to adopt IPS screens for their smartphones, ASAP.
Makozak, 29 Jan 2014People saying that Sony don't have good camera .. but you do know that the iPhone and even som... moreThis isn't a dslr .... In this kind of camera, a good sensor and a well balanced software are way more important that those tiny lenses.
Faisal Wibowo, 28 Jan 2014I just can't understand why some people say Z1/Z1 compact's camera is sh*t. And why the fu*k d... moreIt is in no way shape or form Sh**....But it has many set backs aside from it's great picture taking ability. Software draw backs and fine tuning. Why so many modes only work in 8MP and HDR/Panorama still take extreme hits. And that video focus.
And incorrect about it beating out the zoom.
And you daylight 8mp idea do you have proof???
Overall it is a GREAT snapper and among top in Android...But Sony tends to have some software tuning issues.
The Z1 did get an update to help though...Not all around. You would think it would come already on compact...Though it is actually a bit early to tell though.
Faisal Wibowo, 29 Jan 2014You shouldn't probably talk about k800i, it is a 7 year old phone and we are in 2013. And Xper... moreThe ips display also helped much better onscreen time rather than just talktime(xperia z, z1).
Faisal Wibowo, 29 Jan 2014You shouldn't probably talk about k800i, it is a 7 year old phone and we are in 2013. And Xper... moreDo you have experiences Sir?
I compared a real life photography from XZ, XZR, XZL, S4, One, and iPhone 5S (I tried them all, thanks to my friends), the results are the Sony devices pretty much left behind. The clarity (for a pixel peeper like me) is better when it set on burst mode than on normal mode. Burst mode is where the image is less-processed than normal mode.
If you still doubt it, try compare the filesize of 13MP image from XZ and 8MP image from S3 (yes galaxy S3), the 8MP image have a nearly 4MB, while the 13MP image just a merely 3MB. This level of compression really affecting the quality of the image.
Therefore ,my conclusion is Sony devices have a GOOD SENSOR (in camera ofc), but bad post-processing.
that's why, the still image quality in Sony Devices somewhat is horrible even on high resolution images
is Audio Quality on this device a concern? I intend to use it as a music player, but i come from Apple devices which audio quality is top notch. Should i care about distortion and things like that?
The review says the camera is better than the one from the Iphone but to me the sample shots look much softer on the z1 compact.
Zitadelle, 29 Jan 2014"... but not a single Android smartphone manufacturer dared go against the grain and crea... moreYes, and also, not too long ago, the ZR is considered to be the "mini" version of the Xperia Z. Sacrificing only storage and resolution, but improving with shutter button, screen quality, battery, etc...
See sony the advantage of better IPS panels, the impressive contrast, the great viewing angles, whites and blacks spot on for an LCD.
We can consider the xperia ZR as the mini of Xperia Z. Just that it was made of plastic rather than glass and the name was misleading.
Zitadelle, 29 Jan 2014"... but not a single Android smartphone manufacturer dared go against the grain and crea... moreYeah but the fact that the arc itself had a smaller screen than the z1 compact and the ray was too tiny, besides all 2011 xperias had almost the same chipset(single core scorpion,512mb ram)when the trend was dual core cortex a9 1gb ram.