Slayer, 15 Feb 2014People like you are really quite sad! I just picked up mine today from Phone 4 U. The back is ... morei doubt .. you really wouldn't know if the back is glass or plastic just by looking or touching it... well it is not actually rumor as posted by z1 users in xda, the back is plastic and if you could provide me a link i.e sony's whitepaper stating that the back is glass... reviewers from other sites already mentioned that back is made ofbplastic. there's also a forum where a sony employee reaponded and told that the back is plastic... im just saying... i'm just a bit disappointed as it was first announced that the bavk is glass bit now you can no longer find that whitepaper saying that. All that is says now is the front -glass. I would still buy it though i prefer z1f if only it would be available internationally.
I doubt whether you can tell if the back of the z1 compact is thin plastic or thin glass by looking, touching, or holding the phone.
I just downloaded and read the white paper for the Z1 compact. It says the front is made of tempered glass bu information on the back panel is suspiciously absent. So it may be plastic. I owned a Z1 for a week or so before knowing it had plastic tape over the front glass which scratches easily. I would rather own a phone that passes scratch tests shown by video.
Slayer, 15 Feb 2014People like you are really quite sad! I just picked up mine today from Phone 4 U. The back is ... moredont mind brother, they are haters and will still hate no matter what is the truth
hate z1 now, 14 Feb 2014i don't like z1 compact now please check this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/sho... morePeople like you are really quite sad! I just picked up mine today from Phone 4 U. The back is GLASS and not plastic. Stop spreading rumours. It is not that difficult, go to a store and use your own hands and eyes, instead of following other's opinions like mindless sheep!
Hope average earners can afford this phone..
Very good specs & size indeed
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2014Is the back really made of plastic on the compact? That can't be good.back made like face of glass
Is the back really made of plastic on the compact? That can't be good.
Saw now in a Scandinavian carriers website that Z1 Compact Black has outsold iPhone 5S 16GB Silver and is now at FIRST PLACE. And on 6th place is Z1 Compact Lime. Not bad at all, given how popular iPhone is in that area it is a remarkable achievement.
i don't like z1 compact now
please check this thread
DealBreaker, 14 Feb 2014Have you guys checked the quality for primary camera compared with the Z1.on the "check q... moreIts not only bad anyway, look at the color poster, then click on the bottom magnified picture to bring up the whole poster as shot by the Lumia 1520. Look at those terrible colors (not as over saturated as Lumia 1020, bad in another way), and i was going to say bad skin tones but then i realized that Lumia 1520 has no skin tones. Its terrible, no doubt the Z1C has far more pleasing photo quality unless you zoom all the way in. I have to say that even the over saturated photos of Lumia 1020 are better than 1520.
And finally, get a Sony RX10 if you want a great camera, you will not find that in a phone. I would, if i had $1300 to spare, but i dont, so i may wait for the Sony a6000 (the successor of the NEX-6) at $800. Or i get a DSLR.. Need to wait and see if Nikon D3300 can beat the Sony A58 in photo quality first. you can go to image resorce dot com and read the A58 review if you want to see what a 20 megapixel sensor can do in a real camera, and then come back and tell us if thats what you expect from a cellphone =)
DealBreaker, 14 Feb 2014Have you guys checked the quality for primary camera compared with the Z1.on the "check q... moreIts mentioned in the Z1 Compact review
"Unfortunately, it's not all roses and sunshine. We are quite unhappy with the lens quality of the unit we had for review. It reaches maximum sharpness only in the center and the rest is noticeably blurry. Of course, that may be due to the pre-release status of our unit."
Have you guys checked the quality for primary camera compared with the Z1.on the "check quality" option!
I mean what is that??!!..wasn't suppose to be the same camera with the same lenses?
Guys.. i think its a noob Q but.. i want to buy xperia z1f japan version not international since it having plastic back, does japan version works in UAE???
albeak, 13 Feb 2014guys I think when I push back left side middle the phone there is acrack sounds is that nor... moreGet ready, my Xperia z1 was the greatest phone... then it fell apart. The slightest pressure on the side frame caused the entire screen to scramble. Two or trree months for these glass glued frame phones No fixing them either.
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2014Heard many examples of both Samsung and Sony phones not getting updates when bought from kimst... moreHaven't bought phone from Kimstore... I bought mine from Hotgadgets, Widgetcity, and Greatbuys and I got updates on my phone as soon as the phones sold in Sony stores get one.
MoksXXII, 13 Feb 2014Does this phone already have a clone? Just kidding as you can find most clone phones in Greenh... moreHeard many examples of both Samsung and Sony phones not getting updates when bought from kimstore, for example Xperia Z still stuck on 4.1.2, it didnt even get 4.2.2 yet which was released for Z how long ago? No thanx.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2014Only from their Sony Mobile PH facebook page. At first they had that same wrong info about end... moreDoes this phone already have a clone? Just kidding as you can find most clone phones in Greenhills but they too have the original ones.
I actually buy phone online (grey market) if that what it's called and I'm getting same updates on my phones as the ones you buy from Sony store. I believe the only difference between buying online versus buying it to Sony store is its warranty. Online stores offer service warranty (not manufacturer or official sony warranty). Well... Hope this phones comes to the PH asap. :)