Bought one of these recently and given the professional reviews! was looking forward to the purchase
I wish i had looked at customer reviews first as although this is a lovely phone and very fast it kept rebooting to safe mode when powered off, the only way i could shut it down and this is on the Sony site was to hold the volume button and power button at same time,anyway sent it back
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2018How much of the on board 32GB is left for the user?My xz1c has 21.65GB user available.
Hello Users of XZ1 Compact ,
Does anybody know if the apps can be moved to sd card in this particular phone , and not just the videos and photos and music , can anybody confirm ?
user, 16 Jun 2018low battery as usual , sony , htc ,... They ruining their models with a bad batteries . I h... moreBattery life on my Z5 was among the best phones I ever had. I dont know what are you talking about
user, 16 Jun 2018low battery as usual , sony , htc ,... They ruining their models with a bad batteries .
I h... more4.6'' screen + 720p resolution + power efficient processor, scored 108 hours on gsmarena's battery test and it is written in the review and quote: "While the battery capacity was unexpectedly low for a flagship, the XZ1 and its Snapdragon 835 chip turned out quite well...The Xperia XZ1 Compact scored an excellent 108-hour Endurance rating in our set of proprietary tests. It bested all other Sony smartphones we have tested so far, and this is one of the best ratings in our all-time chart!..."
It doesn't have a 3000mah battery because it doesn't need one, the phone is already 1cm thick.
low battery as usual , sony , htc ,... They ruining their models with a bad batteries .
I had very bad experience with z5 compact , battery drain so fast , and I'm sure same thing here.
any phone with a battery less than 3000 mah = a waste of money!
Anonymous, 30 May 2018Thank you for the comprehensive user review, now im starting to think about getting the samsun... moreDid you try Xperia XZ1 Compact and Galaxy a3? Before i have had Galaxy A8 2017 and a5 2017 and galaxy s7 and LgG6 and other older phones....but XZ1 Compact and the camera.....My wife has apple 6 plus and there is huge difference in taking pictures.
Try to make quick picture of your child in cycle with Xperia xz1 and other phones... With XZ1 there is sharp picture with no blurrines. Take it out of your pocket and press photo buttom and there it is... a great picture.
And a lot other things to. Batery life, good grip in you hand, water proff.
From day one when i bought sony XZ1 there will always be sony.
AnonD-743582, 31 May 2018Don't listen to him/her, that's one example of a naive review Furthermore, galaxy A3 versus x... moreIkr.Ip6s and a3 have outdated specs and poor support for a3.So xz1 compact definitely
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2018so what do you think of a good alternative to xz1c? or does the xz1c is still good for the nex... moreI think samsung A3 already got its last support, OS wise. My brother still uses his iphone 6 up until now and it still works okay. He's not much of a gamer though. He's still satisfied with everyday use of it. My friends still use ip 6s and they don't have any complaints nor reason to upgrade their ip. Xz1 compact on the other hand I have no comments on it yet as I've only just ordered it. Sony supports flagship phones with 2 software OS upgrades. So it is expected to receive android P and Q. So maybe support until end of 2019 or early 2020. You could also try to check xz2c. If you want a compact phone, I think there's only sony and iphone worth mentioning. I think either will give you great quality and compact experience. You can just also choose where you are more comfortable using, android or iOS.
AnonD-743582, 31 May 2018Don't listen to him/her, that's one example of a naive review Furthermore, galaxy A3 versus x... moreso what do you think of a good alternative to xz1c? or does the xz1c is still good for the next 3-4 years ahead? i'm getting mixed reviews here and there.
Anonymous, 30 May 2018Thank you for the comprehensive user review, now im starting to think about getting the samsun... moreDon't listen to him/her, that's one example of a naive review
Furthermore, galaxy A3 versus xz1 compact?? really?? and iPhone 6s?? no please, go buy them and regret yourself.
Luxx, 29 May 2018I have always wanted to buy a Sony phone, because I was always fascinated with the design, bat... moreThank you for the comprehensive user review, now im starting to think about getting the samsung A3 or iPhone 6s over XZ1c.
I have always wanted to buy a Sony phone, because I was always fascinated with the design, battery life and improvement of this phone. I guess I have waited too long and got disappointed after 2 hours checking the phone and its functions out. I sold it the next day. You may not agree with my opinion but let me just write what I have expected and what I actually got.
I have spent weeks on checking out reviews and opinions before I bought it. My previous phone (now still is) was Samsung Galaxy A3 2015 ( yes, the oldest version of A Series) and you probably think - that is a huge difference comparing to this Xperia from late 2017. Well, it is, but these 3 years difference did not really bring the Xperia XZ1 Compact to shine.
Expectation vs. negative realization:
-Size: I wanted a smaller phone and its size is perfect, but it is too thick (almost 1cm, and that is a fat phone when you have it in your hands)
-Body: I thought I would go over the plastic back until I started to type, you can hear every movement from your fingers which are holding the phone on the back as you type. If Sony already chose the plastic - they could have at least fasten it properly to the back, it feels like there is some air between the back and the inner battery/hardware. It is annoying ( Be free to use a mask, I do not.)
-Slots: The slot is very sensitive and to put a SIM Card in it is somehow tricky, but once you do you are happy that you did not break anything - the slots are made from a thin fragile plastic.
-Rear Camera: Sony phones used to be one of the best camera phones on the market because they were ahead of everyone with fat pixels and nice sharpness. The thing is, their cameras are still the same as they were before. Even some "No name" phone is ahead of Xperia`s camera..So if you read that Xperia does give unrealistic colors to the pictures or the pictures are being oversharp - they are telling the truth. Although, focal lenght is good (Low light). Functions and options - Where the hell are they!? They have a small range of functions and options for the camera. Also, you can only take a 19MP photo with 4:5 format, and 13MP to capture a 16:9 aspect ratio. Macro photos turn out great tho. (All of this goes for XZ1 too)
-Front Camera: It is, well, important to me. 8 MP should do, I thought. It would, if it did not have the same problem as Rear Camera. Shooting 8MP in 4:5 aspect ratio and 4 (or 6MP) in 16:9. The whole angle is really weird. It has an "advantage" of making a wide selfie and doing a one person selfie, the problem is - wide selfie has a fisheye effect and one person selfie is actually only a zoomed wide selfie. Pictures are pretty blurry, I turned of the beautification filter and they were still blurry. It is like the camera has always-on beautification filter and it is annoying. It does what old VGA camera did to pictures, they take a averagely sharp photo (today we say it is blurry) and then the phone itself sharpens it to death ( when you zoom the picture, you can see it is not clear or detailed, it is oversharped). However, the front flash functions nicely. ( All of this goes for XZ1 too, just more front camera pixel)
-Fingerprint Sensor: Pretty unpractical when on the side, because there is no "Wake up Double Tap" - to check what time it is or such. You usually have to grab it everytime ( or register two fingers to make your life easier).
-Battery Life: I could not rate that because I did not have it that long, therefor the charging is fast.
-Software: It is impossible to remove " Do not disturb (mute)" notification, if you have it on. You have it in the settings, but it does not go away even if you set the undock option.
It is tricky to type on such a small display, unless you get used to it ( I mistyped and corrected for an hour).
Gallery is weird, I did not play a lot with it, but it usually shows you latest pictures when you open the Gallery, which means - latest pictures of everything ( Whatsapp Groups, Screenshots..). I prefer albums where each album has its latest pics.
Expectation vs. positive realization:
-Memory: It IS a fast phone, it works like a charm.
-Software: It is nice, I could get used to pretty quickly.
-Sound: It is a louder phone, but with clearer sound.
In the end, I was somehow sad that I got so disappointed since all I wanted was the Sony and then I wanted to run to XZ1 ( Because of the body, more RAM, it is less thick..) but I realized that it has even a shorter battery life than this one and the camera is bad as it is with Compact. I am not interested in XZ2 because oh headphone jack ( not everybody has money for bluetooth, you manufactures!).
I hope I could have helped someone who was indecisive about buying this phone.