Had the phone for 11 month, after 3 month the phone was factory and hard reset by Sony service center due to malfunctions as: cant upload contacts, take several minutes to open apps e.g. calendar, contacts and others. I was told by Sony service support personal this is software issue and not hardware even do worked with the phone without any add-on for over a month time... unfortunately Sony have a great PR but no after sale service neither professional personal to address technical issues.
Jetsetter, 26 Jul 2014go to manual settings for camera to get 20.7MPAlways in manual settings. I didnt buy it for auto and 8 mp. I will search for a sollution. I have 7 days to return it back. Pethaps another camera software.... thanks. Z2 has the same res. I m wondering of i take z2 i will have the same problems??????
there is only 3 cons with z1, charging so slow, storage is not enough after several months, and the loudspeaker quality is very bad and does not loud enough.. but otherwise it is really great phone.
sumit, 21 Jul 2014yes its true.... u will get a refurbished one.... For any type of problem...??
Means what if my phone's hv battery problem or other hardware problem...
I just want to know after 90 days from purchase date the customer will get refurbished phone for any problem (hardware problem or claiming 6 month accidental warranty)...
plz clear my doubt. ..
I have this phone 3 days now. It works perfect except the camera.
Camera is like 8 mp and no good qiality. I also have an lg p880, an s4 and a g2. I bough this phone for the 20 mp cameta. If sony can not fix the problem with an ota update i must return the phone back. I like the phone but where are the 20 mp?????
RE:pick pic camera app. Im more concern about the default camera app of z1.
RE: sir youre talking about the old sony ericson camera features like the cybershot that can easily capture any moving object. Sony smartphone still dont have that feature. And im sure soon sony will also add that to the coming new smartphone. Its their marketing strategy.
I have this phone two days now. I also have a p880, s4, g2 and other older models. Z1 works perfect except the camera. I took it for its camera. Even with manual settings i can t have one good photo. They are like a poor 13 mp or a 8 mp camera. ( i m working in a company who sales mobiles, etc). I went back and try z1 compact. The same. Noise, blur, fog????????? I cant describe it. I dont now the correct words .When i zoom in the phone or in my pc a little, the photo hasnt any detail. Why? Is it software or hardware? 20 mp mast give better detail at the zoom of a photo. I havent try it inroom yet. Iwill go to sony tommorow to find out what happens. Xperia z has more detail at zoom.
Re: camera on Xperia I've just downloaded on Google play 'pick pic camera' and it's brilliant! Try it
Hey GUYS!! I just notice after the 4.4.4 update Sony include better camera experienced. And i notice the picture quality doesnt change at all its still the same quality just like the previous version. Only the fast camera app openning was changed and thats fine with me. I hope sony also include the picture quality just like in xperia Z2!! Because they have the same camera hardware sensor specification! I hope they will include that on the next update!!
I have recently purchased Sony xperia z1. I found that picture quality of moving objects are not so good. I have check all modes like burst mode, manual (20.7 px). Is it possible to improve it by any software.
(For test example: I tried to take a picture of moving ceiling fan). Ordinary Kodak 9.2 mega pix camera was showing clearly all three wings of fan but it was none with sony xpreia z1
Got this beast with beauty..
.amazed by the performance...it lives up to the expections....MAKE BELIEVE just go for it...
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2014Its best camera, hwere did you take this phone from. better get it checked if they have given ... moreI check this phone by using code key *#*#7378423#*#* phone is genuine
But my phone camera quality too poor
Now I plan go to care center for that problem
I want to know who have updated to 4.4.4 ...i just updated today...mine touchscreen problems seems to be fixed...like it didn't properly registered touches before on 4.4.2 ....ijust want to know that does this problem occurs again???
for those guys who have problem with camera .
just go to setting , apps , camera and clear data it will be ok you have to do that especially after upgrading.
kuldeep vicky, 22 Jul 2014Boss camera quality too poor againt lumia 1520 , galaxy s5 I really too shame after purchag... moreIts best camera, hwere did you take this phone from. better get it checked if they have given you genuine Sony phone
This gadget is awesome; the camera, user interface wow, was using Samsung note 2 and I gave Sony a try, now am a happy user. I'm impressed, keep it up Sony and soon I will be moving to Xperia Z2.
Sony user for life*******
I just did update for my z1 to latest version ofnkitkat 4.4.4, i think camera become better but still battery draining fast, stamina mode didn't work propably, i use stamina and still get notifications.
all in all become better but still need fix bugs of battery and stamina mode