Anonymous, 08 Jan 2019My xz1 compact still didn't get android pie, I'm using it in India, anything to do with network? How did you get it in India? Please tell me. I've been trying to get it for many months now.
JC, 18 May 2019Anyone else having selfie cam issues with the xz1 compact? The back camera works, but wheneve... moreNot sure if it's of any help but I had a problem with a camera on a z3 compact. For this it helped to: both clear the cache of the camera app and all cache in general (there it was in settings > storage > internal). Then restart the phone but not in a normal way: hold the power and volume UP button until it turns off. Then turn on by power and button down until Sony sign comes on. Maybe it works for you too..
Montell, 28 May 2019I have this phone since it was released and I think it's the last good phone made by Sony. It'... moreI bought this phone and I don't see a "photos & videos widget"... How can I add that widget or install? Pls help
I bought this phone and I don't see a "photos & videos widget"... How can I add that widget or install? Pls help
I have this phone since it was released and I think it's the last good phone made by Sony. It's the best small high-end android phone in my opinion. It has everything I need. Stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, good battery life, nice form factor, smooth performance, etc. The only drawback I had when I purchased it was sharp phone corners but after a month I got used to it and it's not a drawback anymore. Believe me, it's nothing compared to all the good things. I recommend this phone to anyone and I'm sad they don't make phones like this anymore because I have no idea what to buy next when my current phone becomes obsolete.
Reknilador, 21 May 2019Has anyone used this phone for an extended period of time ? Is it worth it? Are there any issu... moreAfter having used it for around a year or so, I think it's a great phone and would recommend it overall. It normally works pretty well and looks good.
The down sides for me are:
-The sharp corners on the phone make it a bit uncomfortable in the pocket,
-Storage seems a bit small. I'm always running out of space (it's always full of pictures)
Reknilador, 21 May 2019Has anyone used this phone for an extended period of time ? Is it worth it? Are there any issu... moreSee my post below, I got this phone for about 2 years now, and I started having the issue with the front cam about 8 months ago.
Has anyone used this phone for an extended period of time ? Is it worth it? Are there any issues? I'm looking for a small phone with high end specs and this one checks all the marks at least on paper.
Anyone else having selfie cam issues with the xz1 compact?
The back camera works, but whenever I switch to the front/selfie cam, I keep getting Error "cannot start camera. restart camera or device"
I've already tried the following but no luck
- restarting the camera
- restarting the device
- clearing camera cache/data
- factory reset the phone
- installed latest updates
This is the first mobile phone I don't treat like a fragile art piece. I don't even have a cover for it. No screen protector. I dropped it numerous times and it gets a bit of paint come off its metal frame but that's about it. Now onto the main reason why I bought it:, battery life. AMAZING. I use both earphones and Bluetooth earphones. I was in 2 minds over to get this or new compact which has slightly increased dimensions but got this for half the price.
The only slight niggle although it's not a biggie is the microphone button on keyboard for talk typing.
Anonymous, 15 Apr 2019Does it still have GPS fixation issues, or is that mostly resolved, or was that not widespread... moreThere are no GPS issues on the newest software (9.0). Locks almost instantly outdoors and uses GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS (even tho I'm in Europe).
Does it still have GPS fixation issues, or is that mostly resolved, or was that not widespread and only for a few people?
This was for sale here in Feb for Â€210.- and now you can't find it under Â€320 - 390. :-/
I sold my a5 and baught this amazing phone.love my black xperia docomo so_02x.all day battery timing.
MrGrumpy, 17 Nov 2018Yes, battery life on the XZ1C is excellent. Overall though, I still prefer the A3 2017 as a... moreI don't agree with your opinion about how A3 2017 has better camera results then XZ1 Compact. No way. in daylight situatuons, XZ1c is much better. Watch pictures on your pc, not on a phone. And about fingerprint sensor, position is okay because you CAN also unlocked with not lifting up the device or taking in to your hand. How on earth did you use it? Also.. Always on is good, but I would rather have collored LED notification light to inform me about new notifications from across the whole room. I believe A3 is you personal preference choice, but omg... Your reasonings are really biased toward A3, but I just can't underdtand why? Because the only thing A3 has better is the soapy design which makes it nicer to hold and Oled display. Everything else is on XZ1c side. I really don't understand. With this phone I could have 2 and half and sometimes 3 days with no problem, but with A3 day and half, barelly, even my Galaxy S3 had better endurance. I know we all have personal preferences but XZ1c is really a better device than A3 2017, but it's also quite expensier.
Big disappointment with this phone. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of nice things about the phone; screen is beautiful, size is perfect, very responsive and fast when opening apps, fantastic battery life, etc. However, the bottom line is the XZ1c fails in many areas.
When the screen is off (not locked), and an app running in the foreground, turning the screen back on with the power button will reveal the app that is running, and that it appears to be functioning. However, many times the app will no longer respond to button taps and the home button must be tapped then the app returned to with the recent apps button, for it to become responsive again.
The camera is a bit of a disappointment. Indoor pictures typically have a red/pink hue to them. Indoor focus is below average, and the inbuilt Sony camera app is not the best.
Now to the real problems I have with this phone: The GPS is terrible! It relies heavily on assisted GPS so if you're out on a hike with no cell signal, it has a very hard time finding a GPS fix. Sometimes the only way to get the fix is to place the phone in airplane mode, start Sony service mode (*#*#7378423#*#* from the dialer), go to Service Tests, GPS, Purge assistance data, then start GPS Location test and wait (sometimes wait and wait and wait) for it to finally get a fix. It's a pain and sometimes needs to be done more than once. The accuracy of the GPS only (without assistance) can be poor compared to other GPS phones.
Add to the list a couple of really annoying Sony bloatware apps that have notifications that can't be turned off.
I really wanted this to be the phone that I would stay with for a long time but now I'm thinking I may sell it.
Probably the last sub 130mm height phone.
XZ2 compact is 135mm, which isnt really "compact"
even Xz1 compact is actually slightly too big vs Z5 compact to me - frame size is about the same but xz1 compact lcd location is slightly higher - so its harder to pull down top menu
SRV, 15 Mar 2019The proof of how good this phone is, is that I have just looked using the link here and price ... moreXz1 compact used is even way more expensive than xz1 on eBay. It sells for no less than £200, whereas xz1 can go for £140.