Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - user opinions and reviews

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This phone is supposedly awesome but it shuts down all the time, saying it's due to high temperature! Like, what the hell, Sony? Before it was working fine but now, I couldn't even send a single text! IT SUCKS. DON'T BUY THIS AT ALL. You'll go crazy with these bugs. My brother had a z2 and it shut down too. That phone NEVER came back to life. Sony, I'm so disappointed! I will never buy your products again.

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  • 2014-12-22 02:12
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> In reply to jboukaram @ 2014-12-21 11:20 from 33ZG - click to readI have the same reason. I love this white version of z1c. I will just upgrade mine with the last xperia compact version of year 2016. This will receive lollipop next year so it'll still be like a new phone for another year.

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  • 2014-12-21 11:31
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> In reply to meggy @ 2014-12-18 14:03 from 3a@B - click to readthe best phone i ever used zero problem.That why i didn't upgrade to Z3 compact

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  • 2014-12-21 11:20
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> In reply to Soukyuu @ 2014-12-16 22:16 from nZmE - click to readwill test the camera first by snap my trousers with flash light at the shop before buy it ;)

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  • 2014-12-21 06:11
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> In reply to meggy @ 2014-12-18 14:03 from 3a@B - click to readcan you tell me what your problems?

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  • 2014-12-18 22:15
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-16 08:19 from tDCs - click to readSince I've bought this phone always had problems with software is one of the worst phone I've ever had..so disappointed

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  • 2014-12-18 14:03
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> In reply to zamroni @ 2014-12-17 13:55 from PxV4 - click to readFor me, I just put on the table with a normal temperature

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  • 2014-12-18 04:37
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> In reply to zamroni @ 2014-12-17 14:02 from PxV4 - click to readPlease don't replace your anti-shatter sheet. It's good & usefull for your Z1C. Just put extra screen protector or high quality scratch-proof glass

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  • 2014-12-18 04:31
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Thank you guys for your replies. Im gonna buy mine tomorrow.
I'll just really take good care of it :D

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  • 2014-12-18 01:56
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-12 01:56 from 7t82 - click to readCan you post the article that removing anti shatter sheet doesn't void the warranty? I want to remove it.

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  • 2014-12-17 14:02
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> In reply to Mac13 @ 2014-12-16 04:27 from wu4V - click to readNo such issue with mine. Just don't forget to buy anti scratch for the rear plastic panel. The plastic panel scratch easily.

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  • 2014-12-17 13:58
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-17 11:34 from wc1G - click to readJust put this awesome waterproof phone in a bowl of water to cool it down.

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  • 2014-12-17 13:55
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> In reply to mac13 @ 2014-12-17 10:20 from wu4V - click to readDon't forget to always control your Z1C temperature after playing a hard games. Download Due Battery in google apps for check battery temperature. Don't let your Z1C overheat, maybe other people get some problems because this. You should know how to handle electronic.

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  • 2014-12-17 11:34
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> In reply to mac13 @ 2014-12-17 10:20 from wu4V - click to readi used it for 6 months. almost everyday i put my Z1C (with cover case & screen protector) to my tight pocket jeans and it safe.

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  • 2014-12-17 11:20
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-16 08:19 from tDCs - click to readThanks, how many months have u used your phone?
its said to crack when u put in your jeans. ist true?

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  • 2014-12-17 10:20
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> In reply to Anonynous @ 2014-12-16 05:04 from Kg%1 - click to readMine didn't have flash bleed (white version). Took a photo in complete darkness with flash. I think they might have raised the silver ring around the camera lens to be in line with the upper edge of the backplate, so that it shields the camera now.

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  • 2014-12-16 22:16
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14W44 devices have shitty build quality it seems. Ordered two devices off amazon, and both of them had irregular gaps between the white plastic frame and the metal frame. Pressing on the plastic frame closes the gap. Not trusting this to be waterproof.

There is also the fact it has a scratch resistant glass on the front covered by an easily scratchable anti-shatter foil. Non JP model also has a plastic backplate which is easily scratchable as well. Protectors are pretty much mandatory.

20MP pictures have a lot of noise on ISO>200, picture detail is nothing impressive but decent. App performance is great. Battery life as well, though it needs a few charges to reach maximum capacity (this is normal).

The CPU is able to decode most 1080p 10-bit h264 fluently, eating 10% of battery per 25 minutes and gets rather warm. Not getting warm at all with other tasks though.

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  • 2014-12-16 22:00
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> In reply to Nyaaw @ 2014-12-15 11:36 from RxnW - click to readHey Thanks.. Ccan you provide me a reference were can find a replacement?

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  • 2014-12-16 12:59
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> In reply to Mac13 @ 2014-12-16 04:27 from wu4V - click to readDon't be affraid, my Z1C no have issue. It is a high quality product. If you still worry, you can add a cover case and screen protector in front & back for additional safety

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  • 2014-12-16 08:19
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> In reply to enezazene @ 2014-12-15 07:44 from PTGt - click to readThe flash bleed occurs on all, but to a less degree on the black ones as the bleed light is absorbed better in that model. Dont know why some say they dont have flash bleed, they must have tested it wrong or not tested at all. And, you can fix the problem yourself, not too difficult.

Apart from that, disappointed with the price drop of Z1c, instead of reducing the Z1c price they are charging higher price for Z3c, even Z3c isnt worth crap.

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  • 2014-12-16 05:04
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