İ have this phone for a week and have unlocked the bootloader..
Root is easy.
Now i have flash custom rom 5.1.1 whith better battery life and runs very smoothly.
2016.7.23 update V8.5.0, stable power saving, suitable for long-term use
Maybe try 6.0 later.
Great phone, obviously pretty dated by now. Had mine 2 years and battery finally started to go, have had it replaced and working fine again now - Still perfectly capable of running latest app's etc.
MareNostrum, 06 Oct 2016Do you think it's possible to find a new one nowadays? I need to replace my Moto G and it's ha... moreI wouldn't buy Z1 Compact when the Z3 Compact is better (actually Z3 series was the best smartphones sony ever made) with beast battery life and newer software and better design. Also Z5 Compact is a pretty good small flagship but pricier than $/Â€ 300. iPhone 5s is also very good and should be on par with the Z3 Compact.
Do you think it's possible to find a new one nowadays? I need to replace my Moto G and it's hard to find a new compact companion for less then 300Â€.
SimDarma, 06 Oct 2016Never know that replace digitizer would erase any data.. :|
If you need a new phone, I guess ... moreBy mean lost data is after i sent the phone for repair. They gave me a new unit instead of repairing the broken one. They didn't even warn me about thing like backup the phone or so. yea... all data gone. GJ Sony Centre.
About x compact and z5 in terms of which soc runs cooler, micro usb vs usb-C, have IP rating vs non and build durability(z1c is very tough with its solid aluminium frame and thick plastic bezel lol)
From youtube, i see a guy dunk x compact in coke and still survive but not sure if its truth to have some sort of hidden IP rating something like lumia phone.
AzizRichie , 26 Sep 2016I using Sony z1 compact under docomo brand. I just want to know, if this set is original made ... moreThere's no customer service of Docomo anywhere except in Japan itself.
Why do you need to go to CS?
Devess, 03 Oct 2016Hi, I need some advise whether to replace dead screen digitizer, twice. Happens a year ago and... moreNever know that replace digitizer would erase any data.. :|
If you need a new phone, I guess Z5 is pretty similar with Z1c, X Compact is great, but I do missed the IP rating :(
Hi, I need some advise whether to replace dead screen digitizer, twice. Happens a year ago and got replaced with new z1c(rip built-in data from old because new unit...) Now it happens again exactly one year after got it replace. Dammit. Is it really worth repairing unskilled DIY style, pricey repair by pro or use other sony phone. I don't want to sent it to trusted repair center or else all data will be gone again :|
I keep thinking of replacing to upcoming X compact. What do you ya all think? idc about the overprice tag, need replacement asap(suffering bad using acro s as replacement atm:( )
If anyone know is it have nttdocomo customer care in Malaysia?Specially for those bougth sony handphone under nttdocomo brand.
I using Sony z1 compact under docomo brand. I just want to know, if this set is original made in Japan? Now I am in Malaysia, is Sony transmit os update like from KitKat to Lollipop for All Sony products eventhou under docomo brand?
Mike, 29 Jul 2016Update: I'll send it back, because the Screen is disintegrating, the touch sometimes acts up a... moreI drop my every other day, and have had I for 2,5 years now. Not one creak og anything close to it.
Have dropped it down strairs, on marmor, asphalt, stones, from the bike while in high speed, and tons of other times due to clumsy hands. This phone is unbreakable!
sarath, 22 Jul 2016can i use 4g lte with this phone.. especially indiaYes I have 4g on mine no problems
Hi ali you only get 10GB because the other 6GB is taken up by the OS and apps etc.
Putupu, 12 Aug 2016Z1 compact or galaxy s5 mini? Please suggest and why? ThxZ1 Compact because it's a high end phone and has premium glass and metal build compared to the low end plastic S5 mini
Mel22, 08 Jul 2016I really love this phone never disappointed me Everything its great That phone show 10gb why
Anonymous, 14 Jul 2016Hi! Can anybody suggest a place to get a cracked screen replaced in Birmingham? Please! It's a... morei repaired several z1 compacts myself owning two repaired units of them.
you can send me yours and i'll send you a repaired one for 60 Â€