Anomynous, 28 Mar 2014Nice try Sammy boy, but did you honestly think that anyone would think that you would buy this... moreOf course, I'm realising now that I'm somewhat brand-focused myself. Though the only reason is that I got used to Sony, and I want a phone to use, not to re-adjust to. After the Xperia M's disappointing (to not say pitiful) camera performance, I was desperately waiting for another Sony under 4.5" to come along, and I really hoped that this one would be it.
Besides, Samsung are far from the only manufacturer who do removable batteries. I wouldn't have an Xperia U now if its battery weren't removable; and the Xperia M's would've been as well. Which is why it makes me even madder that Sony is taking such leaps backwards.
Anomynous, 28 Mar 2014Nice try Sammy boy, but did you honestly think that anyone would think that you would buy this... moreNot that I care what you or anyone else here thinks. But I am currently using an Xperia U that I wanted to upgrade. I was deciding between a Windows 8 or an Android 4 phone. If I went Android, I would not look at any other brand than Sony because I like their UI and ecosystem best. I love that Samsung stick to removable batteries, but it's not a good enough argument for me to buy one. I requested a quote from my dealer for a Z1 compact with a 2-year contract renewal, and checking GSM Arena was literally the last thing I was about to do before confirming the order.
Making completely and unbased accusations about someone supposedly being biased is a very poor defense and says more about your priorities than mine. I made a statement about an objective, and in my opinion very terrible downside of this phone's concept, a phone I would've otherwise liked very much. You, on the other hand, seem to be terribly focused on brands beyond any other factor.
Do not understand the moaning here about freezes, lags or the neccesity to restart the phone once in a while... Not a single problem of those mentioned occured to me while using it for a month allready.
The thing that gets me is the quick menu after the upgrade from 4.3 to 4.4... Its the opposite of an upgrade, its a downgrade. And the unlocking of the screen now can be more accidental that before bcs the "swipe" orks at any direction on the screen. And i find the new battery status bar really ugly now after the update. Black and white color makes it less understandable without other visual effects.
Battery lasts me 2-3 days.
The thing i do not understand is why is it so damn hard to turn the alarm clock off?!?!? If you press by accident at the worng place on the screen its impossible to turn it off... you have to turn the whole phone off to do it... its so frustrating especially at early mornings.
Victor01, 28 Mar 2014Does this really have an IPS LCD? Coz I checked in the Sony website and no where it is mention... moreI have tested this phone in store and its has a great display, if its not IPS then its something better, very wide viewing angle, colors are impressive, contrast is eyecatching, as high as it gets on any LCD, IPS or not.
If its not IPS then i dont care, its no doubt one of the very best displays on the market, period.
Furthermore, a guy who is a Sony official spokesperson was interviewed at the international launch and he said it is IPS. The video is available somewhere at youtube.
is anybody knows about upgrade this phone onto the 1080p-60fps 720p-120fps barometer 3 GigaByte RAM and most of all the expandable 128 GigaBytes Micro-SDHC?
Victor01, 28 Mar 2014Does this really have an IPS LCD? Coz I checked in the Sony website and no where it is mention... morenot sure about that as well and i would yet to have this phone (buying it maybe later this year since my other xperia is still kicking) but based on reviews that says it has better viewing angles compared to its older brother z1 i would assume that it is really IPS aside from the fact that gsmarena listed it as that...
Pluto, 22 Mar 2014How is the battery life on the Z1 Compact? Is it difficult to type on the keyboard and does it... moreCompared to my old Xperia S, the battery life is excellent. Lasts whole day for me with 50% or more power at the end of the evening. Only moan is the keyboard. Spacebar is smaller than xperia S so keep on hitting the end(.) button. but I think I can change the keyboard settings.
Does this really have an IPS LCD? Coz I checked in the Sony website and no where it is mentioned that it has IPS LCD screen. Plz clarify
Daniel, 28 Mar 2014Was JUST about to order this, and thought I'd check the GSMArena fact sheet first. Then I read... moreNice try Sammy boy, but did you honestly think that anyone would think that you would buy this phone if it had removable battery? If it had you would found something else. Enjoy your region locked samsung and keep in mind that you dont see us post there, right, so return the favor and stay away from here with your obvious lies.
Was JUST about to order this, and thought I'd check the GSMArena fact sheet first. Then I read "non-removable battery". Order cancelled, this phone is dead to me.
hi friends i know that the phone has 720p resolution but i want to know the phone is capable of playing 1080p videos without any issues?
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2014What do you mean by "good"? Buy the colour you like.ohhh... really... i didn't knew that... man, in my local stores the pink one is not available for a hands on that's why i asked you.
Tested this phone today and its great, loved the display and all but bought a blackberry Z10 instead and no regrets, bye bye crap Google, android is good but we don't need Google advertising and sht.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2014Flexibility - This is what makes the phone more affordable(relatively speaking. The option to... more@Anonymous; Thank you for that information, it means we can buy a Z1 compact series with upgradable capacity,
Ghost Faced Monkey, 27 Mar 2014these were been considerable a satisfying comparing to any rivalries of compact or mini series... moreFlexibility - This is what makes the phone more affordable(relatively speaking. The option to mass produce the same phone with same components but upgradable if the end user decides they need more. The reality is there are more than enough people that don't need bigger capacity; for those who do, they can simply buy an upgrade at their own discretion.