Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to fromhk @ 2014-04-20 09:20 from K8%x - click to readWell if the lunch camera is no good then we hope it improves for dinner.

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  • 2014-04-21 03:14
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Everything is nice but camera button pressing lunch camera not working properly also shotng pic also not fast u can get this around 460 us dollars

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  • 2014-04-20 09:20
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> In reply to salman98 @ 2014-04-20 06:07 from IT@L - click to readIf you like big amazing screen,Sony T2 ultra is the best ,.T2 also has new IPS display and Ominibalance unibody design
You cannot get water proof from T2 but 13 mp camera and new Sony UI are available. Price us also affordable
If You like one hand use smartphone, Z1 compact is OK

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  • 2014-04-20 07:44
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guyz em planning to buy xperia z ultra or z1 compct plz guide me which one is best

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  • 2014-04-20 06:07
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> In reply to Anomynous @ 2014-04-19 11:57 from Kg{K - click to read28% Playing games consumes a lot of battery. About 40% was consumed by the game.If you don't play game and do any other activities like browsing phone calls the battery last much longer.

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  • 2014-04-19 20:25
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-19 08:36 from 2G4F - click to readthat's normal it will always go green when it is 90 percent up... same with other xperia models

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  • 2014-04-19 17:18
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i compare z1c to galaxy s4. s4 is one step ahead. i go for s4. buz full hd oled display,almost same battery life as z1c, slim, excellent loud speaker and call quality(its important to me!! )almost many games n apps r well optimized for s4! then z1c, excellent 13mp camera ennof for me.its old buy its a gold flagship .

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  • 2014-04-19 17:02
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-19 08:36 from 2G4F - click to readthere's no problem with your battery..the light goes green when the battery is at 90+%..you will get same result even if you use different ROM or even replace a new battery or phone..have peace~

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  • 2014-04-19 14:00
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> In reply to dude @ 2014-04-19 10:41 from 0YSp - click to readApple will still offer a 4 inch iPhone anyway, maybe the 5C, or they will keep both the 5s and the 5c with none or only a minor price reduction and make iPhone 6 more expensive than todays flagship iPhone.

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  • 2014-04-19 12:26
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> In reply to Maelstrom @ 2014-04-19 10:33 from wdRK - click to readAnd how many percent battery you had left after that?

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  • 2014-04-19 11:57
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-18 04:12 from bJxN - click to readYou won't be happy when the iPhone6 6 come out, it will have bigger screen.

Also I'm not fond of people who is too weak to hold 150gram.

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  • 2014-04-19 10:41
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I have been using this smartphone for one month. Love it. One downside is it has speaker only on the left grill and sound is low. Very fast, camera is very good after upgrading to latest kit kat well except in low light conditions( colour seems to fade but it's not bad). Otherwise very sharp details and contrast.For battery reducing to 720p is worth it.
7hr 37min-standby
1hr 54 min-game('golf star' online which is very large)
34 min- browser chrome
41 min-YouTube
53min-Walkman
22 min-music spotify. During these WiFi and stamina mode is always turned on, a couple of short calls and messages. If you don't play game battery improves a lot. And if you are using for calls only it can last for more than one day easily. If you can buy it, you'll love your phone

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  • 2014-04-19 10:33
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Hey all, good phone all round. a few little issues, dont know if they that big of a deal though, it charges to about 90% then the notification light goes green, shouldnt it go green at 100%, so is the battery still ok? also, when adding events in the calender, they dont ever get created, does anyone know why? Thank you

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  • 2014-04-19 08:36
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for all those who have upgraded to kit kat
has the battery life improved.
has the camera quality and functions improved.
is there any issue after upgrading,

please update as i am thinking about upgrading to kit kat

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  • 2014-04-19 06:38
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-18 16:17 from ajVa - click to readreq you to chk if the camera quality and functions have improved ...and also is the battery life consistant

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  • 2014-04-19 06:36
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I've been using this phone for the past few weeks and i absolutely love it. It's very cheap for what it provides, 600USD/430EUR for great 21mpx camera, quad 2,2ghz , 2 gigs of ram, beautiful looks AND waterproof? I dunked it in a glass bowl of water just for fun in front of some friends and they were all shocked, it's a great party piece. Excellent performance, brilliant screen. I've been using Sony cell phones since 2005, they used to be great, then they started turning mediocre, the Ray i had before this was good enough but not perfect however this Z1 compact is so far extremely good, more than what i expected. Just feels like a solid piece of technology well worth it's price.


To answer some questions the battery, with very heavy use (constant talking, mobile data on the road, wifi sometimes) and 30-40% brighness on screen drops from fully charged in the morning to 20-30% battery life by late night when i get home.


I rolled on kit kat manually yesterday and so far no change for the worse at least, i've been toying with it constantly for this past hour with wi-fi on, browsing Zedge and it only dropped 4% in battery life

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  • 2014-04-18 16:17
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From Malaysia...also got bleeding flash...can get a revised edition?

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  • 2014-04-18 15:03
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I'm looking foward to getting this phone soon coz my bb 9360 micro usb port came out and I don't wanna get it fixed coz I don't wanna waste money. So tell me does this phone hav any problems? Are there problems after upgrading to Android Kitkat? What are some improvements with Kitkat?

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  • 2014-04-18 13:10
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> In reply to sup @ 2014-04-18 05:38 from XNtq - click to readrest assure that z1c is the most powerful handset with tremendous battery life at the moment. one single charge can last you a day n half for average usage. no exaggeration here. u can asked around...especially even with data plan or wifi is on.

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  • 2014-04-18 11:08
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-18 04:12 from bJxN - click to readIts not much longer than iPhone and the iphone cannot go out alone, it need to be accompanied by at least a charger, preferably a power bank, that kinda kills your weight argument.

Im having hopes for the iPhone 6, if they improve the battery (doubtful they do, likely they will just use the larger size to make it slimmer and leave us with the requirement of 2-3x charges a day). One girl i know with iphone 5 always bring her charger and a small power bank, but it isnt always easy to find an outlet and the power bank isnt enough, so she have to bring a Nokia feature phone in addition, that again requires an extra (prepaid/pay as you go) sim card. What a mess, whats the point of having a 7.6mm thick phone that is long as a banana when it cant last even an evening out at party? Thats where Z1 Compact comes in, its Android but at least it is a standalone device. My BB Z10 doesnt have great battery also, its only 1800mah, not much bigger than iphone 5s battery but better battery life (for my usage).

One other thing i want from the next iphone, if it is to be able to convince me to switch from BlackBerry 10 OS, is that it cannot be that long compared to the display size, the top and bottom bezels have to give in, as it is now iPhones are ridiculously long for their tiny display. Oh and i also hope the slow animations in iOS7 soon will be a thing of the past, it feels annoyingly inefficient. If both Apple and Blackberry fails to make a fairly compact high end device with ok battery life i may go back to Android when Xperia Z2 Compact comes around.

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  • 2014-04-18 08:40
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