I m using this z1compact almost 1 month every thing is good but problem is every time i charge need to open a lid so not convenient. Sony will consider to make charging port open like headphones one n charging dock is ok but if useing cover on mobile cant fit with cover agail not convenient n camera open little slow n physical camera botton not working in once need press 2,3 times to open camera n take pic.
MrsPhia, 14 May 2014I want to buy this phone because of great personality and camera. but it is worth to buy ?The phone is worth you buy. Really its awesome. These problems that these users are experiencing are little problems that they are trying to make like battery life problems. Phone is awesome go buy it and you'll see what I'm talking about starting from the crispy screen.
Pratip11, 15 May 2014 Thik Twice before you purchase I purchase this phone yesterday . I am already having ... moreYour problems are little ones. Notification light? FM radio signal depends on your location and the channel you are on so its not the phone. As for the camera I really don't know what you talking about? The phone is really good but these problems are little its not worth it to return it so your problems are most likely caused by the environmental things.
LTTE, 10 May 2014I buy 1 month before Z1 COMPACT, it is not good phone in my experience. Lots of disappointed t... moreI do agree, same experience for me too. I have given my phone back to the service centre, lets see what comes next
Pluto, 13 May 2014I'll be honest with you, the camera is awesome outside but then indoors it will take decent pi... moreMy opinion, though its hving a walkma player, headphone output is not upto the mark. FN reception is bad too....
Shan83, 13 May 2014Mind your language n learn some manners..Even if you got a diff opinion to convey, there is a ... moreCamera of this phone is good only day time that too for still pictures. Low light photo? Too much noise and worst pic. My LT15i camera (8MP) is better one!
Naked Tourist, 13 May 2014i have been having a strange issue with the xperia z1 compact as soon as i charge my phone or ... moreI think u might be using an old sim (2 years or older one). As I have faced the same issue. Try to replace your sim card and update the sodtware by deleting all data (create backup and do a throughout scan)
sergiofato, 14 May 2014one week with it, love it! 9/10 !how can u love it ? :( my experience is worst! 3 issue,
camera low light picture noise,
flash is worst,
poor fm reception,
Not able to create white light, as notification
MrsPhia, 14 May 2014I want to buy this phone because of great personality and camera. but it is worth to buy ?
Thik Twice before you purchase
I purchase this phone yesterday . I am already having a sony ericsson xperia arc (LT15i). I just need to upgrade my taste on android phone, so that I purchase this one. T searched a lot on the market and found this phone the best one in this price range. As this phone is having 2.2GHz Quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. Another advantage is 20.7MP G sensor camera.
But my real experience is like this:
The phone is really really fast.... No issue with the ram, processor and the inbuilt memory.
Battery is also good (with H+ signal, I use to get 29 hours of battery backup after 100% charge on the first time, n.b. H+ signal consumes more battery than WiFi)
My all the sync was on and I have used Skype, whatsapp, Walkman, camera.
Now coming to the bad part of the phone....cause you will get a lot of good side if you search on the web.
1st is the CAMERA. Really noisy picture in low light. You will not get any option for shutter exposer also. And shutter timings are really large. So pictures use to became hazy. So you need to keep steady at the time of snap.
Night photo, or photos taken in low light use to have a lot of noise in it.
AND THE MOST WORST THING IS THE FLASH. It is working like a torch. A solid light circle, after that a dark black zone, again solid light. You will find that same on your camera too... This is the most annoying thing you will found the most.
NOTIFICATION LED, all sony phone is having this LED notification we all know. But this phone fails to create white colour. Pinkish colour you will see at the time of white colour notification.
HEATING PROBLEM is the another problem. Specially the music player creates a lot of heat. 3G or even 4G do not use to create that much. Heating occurs at the time of charging too.
FM RECEPTION is really bad. Most of the time, you will not get the stereo FM signal.
The last thing is the WALKMAN output. As sony Walkman is good, you might expect more than the output it use to give. And some software problem with the volume also you may find out. Speaker is not that loud too.
ALL THESE TALLY I AM DOING WITH MY SONY ERICSSON XPERIA ARC (LT15i). I AM GOING TO THE SERVICE CENTRE TO GET MY PHONE CHECKED. ANY FURTHER UPDATE I WILL UPDATE OVER HERE.
THREE STAR I AM GIVING ONLY FOR PROCESSOR, RAM AND THE INTERNAL STORAGE. EVEN UI ALSO OK FOR ME. BUT NOT THAT MUCH COLORFULL.
I want to buy this phone because of great personality and camera. but it is worth to buy ?
Is it possible to run IOS7 in Z1C?
Z1C is much better than other mini phones avaiable in market
Anomynous, 10 May 2014Z1 is the worst Xperia ever, it needs charging 2 or 3 times a day and is extremely large for i... moreWhat???phone calls,sms,facebook battery goes over a day or two.if im playing games one day.... Yoy must have a fake version
i have been having a strange issue with the xperia z1 compact as soon as i charge my phone or turn it off completely the changes i made to the home screen are lost, i have done a master reset but still the same issue persists...........any fix for this
Anonymous, 13 May 2014so sound in headphones are excellent or very good?? n i heard speakers are below average.. doe... moreI'll be honest with you, the camera is awesome outside but then indoors it will take decent pics. If you wanna take indoor pics you'll have to test to see if they'll be better with or without a flash coz the camera has a big sensor which takes in a lot of light that's why ppl love taking pics with it outside at night coz they don't need the flash. Other phones are Samsung S4 mini, Iphone 5s HTC One mini that will take better pics than the Compact indoors but I'd rather have decent pics inside and awesome pics outside and outside the Compact beats the other phones by far.
Shan83, 13 May 2014Mind your language n learn some manners..Even if you got a diff opinion to convey, there is a ... moreI'm not gonna argue but other people read what you say and think that the performance of the camera or whatever is really bad so they'll go for another phone. So you better not be saying 'For taking pics this phone phone is a BIG NO' if you don't have it.
Anonymous, 12 May 2014You talking complete crap. The camera of this phone is awesome outdoors in the day time and st... moreso sound in headphones are excellent or very good?? n i heard speakers are below average.. doesnt matter.. n i prefer camera specially for indoor party pics.. is there any other compact phone than xperia z1c??? for music n camera..
Shan83, 12 May 2014Dude, i got d 3 key pts u hav mentioned but i dint get u on d 4th..wat u mean by Future Proof.... moreyes.. os updates assurance(for future proof)... n other point forgot to mentioned screen size must not be more than 4.7"(means compact phone)..if u saying no for pictures n sound then which phone should i go for??? thnx in advance..
Anonymous, 12 May 2014You talking complete crap. The camera of this phone is awesome outdoors in the day time and st... moreMind your language n learn some manners..Even if you got a diff opinion to convey, there is a way to do it.
I clearly said, i dont own this phone and i ve shared the opinion based on my walk thro with diff forums..those opinions are of mine. and mind u am no fanboy to any brand..am not a sony hater as well.
For me the camera perf is average in low light & Loudspeaker is average as well. simple.
Shan83, 12 May 2014Dude, i got d 3 key pts u hav mentioned but i dint get u on d 4th..wat u mean by Future Proof.... moreYou talking complete crap. The camera of this phone is awesome outdoors in the day time and still is awesome outdoors without a flash at night. So taking snaps with the phone is a big yes, you can even take videos or pics underwater. As for the music, I will agree, the loudspeaker is soft only if it is wet, when it is dry the speaker is average. If you listen to music through headspeakers there are a variety of settings that are on by default that you may change manually to get the best out of music which is too long to explain. Your phone came with a manual so read it, if not GSMarena has a pdf of the userguide which has everything about it. Overall this phone is awesome with battery life, performance n all but u just get those Sony haters.