Mike, 21 Jul 2016I bought this Game to play Pokemon Go (56Â€~ on ebay, with defect speaker phone (dunno if that... moreUpdate: I'll send it back, because the Screen is disintegrating, the touch sometimes acts up and the thing gets very hot (to a point where it actually hurts to touch it, and I feel like the screen might be damaged because of it).
Another thing you need to know about this phone is, that it's screen really loves finger prints.
Mel22, 08 Jul 2016I really love this phone never disappointed me Everything its great How about it's battery life? Because I still confuse whether I buy z1 or z1 compact
I bought this Game to play Pokemon Go (56Â€~ on ebay, with defect speaker phone (dunno if thats the correct translation, the thing you'd use while driving), it's not delivered yet, but I think it's Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 is still superior to newer Phones in the 200Â€ price range, which usually come with a Adreno 405 or comparable and a low clocked octa core.
While I didn't initially look for a compact/small phone, I think it's quite a unique thing in comparsion to what you'd get offered as new for
The display of this phone seems extremely prone to breaks. Minimum impact, unluckily exposed to, can break the display. Cracks may be nearly invisible, nonetheless the phone is gone. Saw this happening three times, one incident with even an unnoticable impact that broke the display. However, no-one wold buy this phone nowadays anymore, anyways.
Anonymous, 14 Jul 2016Hi! Can anybody suggest a place to get a cracked screen replaced in Birmingham? Please! It's a... morehttp://www.sonyrepairer.co.uk/...-birmingham/
Hi! Can anybody suggest a place to get a cracked screen replaced in Birmingham? Please! It's a Sony Xperia Z1 compact.... Thanks!
andryanaw, 28 Jun 2016is this the same type as z1 compact docomo? i've got stuck in roaming, can anybody give some s... moreIt sounds like you need to update your phone's APN / Internet settings. You can do that under Settings -> More -> "Internet Settings." If it doesn't update automatically then tap "Mobile Network Settings" and there you can select the Service Providers (to select your network) or APN settings. If you can't get the APN settings to update automatically then you may need to enter them manually. Your carrier can provide those.
If your phone is locked then you may not have the ability to do all of that. In that case contact your carrier.
I've had this phone for about a year and a half.
Overall I'm happy with it, considering I payed about $350 for it unlocked (if I remember correctly).
The size and specs are good if you're looking for a smaller phone without giving up a lot of power. At this time (July 2016) it's probably closer to a mid-spec'd phone then a flagship.
The build quality is pretty good, considering the back is plastic. There doesn't appear to be any parts of the phone that feel loose or creek when using. It is waterproof, but I haven't tested it.
The stock software has been a mixed bag. Often it performs well, but on some occasions it inexplicably runs sluggish and becomes unresponsive. I blame Sony for this, as some of their updates seem to perform better than others. I eventually moved to a custom ROM after rooting, which has helped a lot with the performance issues and bugs. It's too bad Sony can't seem to get it right when optimising Android for their devices. I wouldn't suggest getting a custom ROM to most people, but if you're familiar with the process and don't mind doing it then I think you should try one if you aren't happy with your phone's performance.
The camera is pretty decent. It's not really as good as an iPhone 6s/6s+ or a Lumia 1020, but better than many phones that are out there.
The LED LCD screen is decent, but compared to the AMOLED displays we see out there now on newer Samsung and LG phones the XZ1C's screen feels less vibrant and more dull (as in the max brightness). The screen resolution is only 720P (landscape), but as it has a smaller screen size physically it isn't an issue.
Overall it's a nice phone in a smaller size. It's a bit dated spec-wise in Jul 2016, but still performs pretty well. If you have performance issues consider a custom ROM (if willing). You can probably find one for a good price.
andryanaw, 28 Jun 2016is this the same type as z1 compact docomo? i've got stuck in roaming, can anybody give some s... moreare you stay in +62 area? there are so many seller who sell docomo varian of sony product,,
is this the same type as z1 compact docomo? i've got stuck in roaming, can anybody give some solutions?
The phone is pretty good. The dust proof feature is good. It is in my pocket all day long and collects any kind of dust and particles all around the city. It works fine, even the camera is dirty also. The waterproof capability is tested in rain outdoor and is good. It works as far as you can navigate the wet screen. With a good screen protector the last is much easier. :)
The phone is reliable as performance. Very fast. Nate feeling, working with it even after a number of apps are running.
Pros: Fast, Good performance with many apps, Long battery life
Cons: Some of the apps are SONY customized and need purchase after some time;
The speaker could be noisy or the other side can't hear you because of noise reduction option which sometimes disturb the sound.
Verdict: Good apparatus with plenty of features and good IP protection. Sturdy - after number of drops it is OK. Fast and well working.
Good competitive of iPhone 5S.
Absolute worst phone I've ever had been nothing but problems from day 1.. camera works well when it wants to otherwise it's "not available", it freezes and randomly restarts, the reception is rubbish it can't make its mind up what signal it wants if it wants any at all, battery life at best lasted 4-6 hours now I'm lucky to even get 3 with it on standby in my pocket, both speakers for calling are so quiet they can barely be heard making this also makes the gps unusable for traveling, if plugged into an aux the sound volume it puts out on max volume is like an iPhone on 1/3 volume so it's no good for playing music in the car, the charger socket is weak and fragile (mines broken.. Twice), the little covers over the slots don't stay shut... I could go on but what is the point I'm forever being told how good these phones are compared to iPhones from everyone in the industry and from my experience iPhone has it all over this thing and every other android I've had.. Save yourself the irritation and hole in the pocket don't buy one of these buy something else.. Honestly a cheap $60 phone is much more useful..
SM, 27 May 2016You might need to change battery. Changed mine and it's working perfectly now.Thank you for my replay....but please tell me how much you paid for changed the battery and where,and is it still waterproof? Please tell.....
Dear friends, a little bit of research for those who want to buy phones. I discovered that every single android phone is prone to heating and battery life problems, there is no perfect phone. This is what the manufacturers have plagued us with. Also consider the following:
1. APPLE iPhone and ipads have the fastest software on a smartphone, period. However they are quite pricey, and do not use android.
2. NOKIA lumia phones have the best camera on a smartphone, period. However the software on their phones are windows mobile, not android.
2. HTC ONE series have the best lcd display on a phone, period. They offer the best android phone experience.
3. SAMSUNG Galaxy phones have the best amoled display on a phone. But this screen could break easily. Samsung Galaxy Note series are good. It's just a bit lower than the htc one series due to touchwiz interface.
4. XIAOMI phones offer the best phone experience on a budget. Period. If you are on a budget, with not much cash to spend on a phone, get the Xiaomi .
5. SONY Xperia phones have average screen displays. Not bad phones, but too pricey for average experience on offer. Look elsewhere.
6. LG phones have seemingly great specs on paper, but have bad construction and quality of materials. Avoid like the plague.
7. MOTOROLA phones ensure you would be the first to get latest version of android. However be warned that build quality is on par with LG phones. Yes, stay away, the risks outweigh the gains.
By the way this is sent from my Sony xperia z1 compact phone of about 2 years.