As a former Z1c and now Z5c user, I wonder if it is time for an upgrade. The only thing that piques my interest is the 960 fps video. Nothing else in the world other than its big brother offer such a game changing feature. I upgraded from the Z1c to the Z5c because of 4K. But tbh (and as a video producer), the benefit is meh because of, well, noise and a poor OTF (no surprise though since this is cellphone we are talking about, not a Sony a7s). The Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM, and Adreno 540 are nice upgrades and quite honestly if these weren't there, no way I would upgrade. Methinks this is one of the fastest phones on the marketand as heavy player of games like Asphalt 8 and Simcity Buildit, I have NEVER noticed performance problems. I am super glad Sony hasn't ditched the microSD slot. Between shooting 4K video and everything else, I am using 91 GB of my 128 GB card right now and a 256 GB is in my future. Forget the cloud.
Also, dunking my Z1c in water, while cool, taught me quickly that this function is really for when it raining outside or you accidentally spill something on it. I am not really interested in taking my cellphone for swims anymore.
I could say that the loss of FM Radio really bums me, but I rarely use it now anyway. Perhaps I would feel different if the Z series offered AM radio which I prefer for sports. I never understood why it didn't.
Android 8 OOTB is not really that important to me. I am on 7 now with the Z5c and having been through numerous gens since the Z1c, it just doesn't matter much anymore imo. The development curve for Android has slowed considerably. Fingerprint I avoid. I disabled it on my iPhone because it drove me nuts.
Lastly, I love having a phone that nobody else has. I have never been a follower of the trend and Xperias fit my personality perfectly. I have always felt like I was treating myself whenever I bought one and always unlocked.
But now, with CES, I wonder if Sony is about to unveil an XZ2 compact.
ClockSoicy084, 05 Jan 2018Longest I got was 2 days with maybe 5 hours SoT iirc. Lasting 5 days probably from wifi/ data ... moreNope. I get 4-5 days every time. Now I have 14 hours since charging with 94% battery left and 35 minutes of screen on time.
Longest I got was 2 days with maybe 5 hours SoT iirc. Lasting 5 days probably from wifi/ data etc. turned off with the brightness to the lowest it can be. That's the only way I think that's possible. I remember reading a Reddit post in the Sony subreddit with some person showing off with the phone lasting a long time with a long SoT. OP didn't reply to me when I said their brightness was probably low with a screen dimmer.
I have this phone more than 1 month, the battery life is lower than I see here on other posts.
I have the latest update of android, but the battery lasts max 1 day, with 4G all the time.
The screen time is around 2 1/2 - 3 hours. What should I do, the increase the battery life time ?
Langton , 03 Jan 2018I have Z5 compact and wanted to replace it with the new XZ1 compact. Due to the fact that it h... moreWhen i bought my XZ1 Compact, i thought the same as you - FM radio must be really necessarry. Now i can say - it's definately not the real problem, cause I have unlimited data plan, so i can listen radio on the internet. And in the future costs of data will fall down, so it will not be necessary to build FM radio modules in smartphones. But there is other problem with this phone model: if you have been used Z series, you will not be satisfied to replace anyone of them with XZ1, just because there is no big difference (Z1/Z3/Z5 are old one, XZ1 are new one, but both of them are cool and neither of them lags). So, why should you buy the new one if the old one can satisfy all your needs? :/
I have Z5 compact and wanted to replace it with the new XZ1 compact. Due to the fact that it has no radio l am going to hang on to my Z5 compact. If Sony going forward is dumping the radio, it means after more than 10 years with them l am finally going to move on and find a new home. Thanks.
skruzis, 02 Jan 2018I have used this phone for two months and have much to say about it. All in all the phone is g... moreYou must have tried the software repair through pc companion first, btw, auto focus has nothing to do with the grain, it is the steadiness instead, try to keep your hands steady when shooting pictures especially in lowlight or indoors.
I have used this phone for two months and have much to say about it. All in all the phone is good and stable, but there are some bugs that could be fixed by firmware updates (I hope so).
Some of bugs and disadvantages I have expierenced:
- loud, annoying beep from loudspeakers at the end of almost every call (even at silent mode)
- sometimes the screen turns on landscape mode after phone calls (it can be undone by locking and unlocking the screen)
- the fingerprint sensor works good, but its impossible to watch the clock without unlocking the display (I hate it, so i disabled the fingerprint sensor at all)
- 3D scanner does not work as good as I expected when bought the phone
- camera has good auto-focus, but pictures sometimes are grainy when zoomed in (after pictures are taken), furthermore tha camera app always prefers me to shoot series of pictures (even if I disabled this option)
- shooting in slow-motion mode is inconvenient, in addition each time you can shoot only 1 second (or smth) in slow-motion
- I dropped the phone on the wooden floor and unfortunately the original plastic back case (body of the phone) got smashed at one side (as well as LCD - it's a little smashed but still working)
+ battery life is pretty long
+ phone speed is really impressive, without any lagging
So, I am waiting for firmware updates, Sony!
Tamahagane, 28 Dec 2017FIVE DAYS? Wow! What is this, a DTC Gear Powerbank Phone?!Achievable if u off it when u sleep and use it as dumb phone lol
UltimateZeroSeconds, 26 Nov 2017Your comment doesn't have any proof.this is the proof
Have it 2 month now and it is a great phone ..
Battery is even better than the older Z3 Compact..
It can go easily 3 days with moderate use...
longest I had it was 5 days.
Great phone, I just wish there was a case like an otterbox or something to keep it safe. There's nothing more soul destroying than your screen breaking on your phone. The fact that you can't use it and that your gonna pay Â€90 r so to get it back to normal. These glass screens are nothing but a con anyway. I have an old xperia E and if you bounced the thing off the wall a hundred times it wouldn't effect it. Fuck glass screens. Were being ripped off because they are well able to make tougher screens but they are probably getting back handers from someone telling them not too.