NOT WATERPROOF. Had my z1 may 30, 2014. Used it under water on June 18, 2014. It was only 10 mins with 2 to 3 feet of water. front camera suddenly got black out Then suddenly phone hangs, Tried to turn it off hoping it will back to normal operation if I reset the phone. After turning it off the phone suddenly wont turn ON. I got out the pool and open the flaps, I notice water marking on SD card and Sim card. After 4 hours main and front camera got moist inside. Bought it to sony service center and their report said that they will not cover the repair to my warranty. technician said he will charge me with the battery (1700), gasket seal (1200) and labor cost (700). which cost me around 3200 pesos. Guys dont buy this phone. They do not cover your warranty if the phone got wet. even if if its not your fault. Cover all the flaps and it will still be entered with water. this is not a waterproof phone guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have the Z1C form more then a month and the experience is generally negative. In terms of hardware it seems alright but matched with the 4.4.2 is seriously flawed.
1. there is a constant bug with the album that keeps displaying the thumbnails of the thumbnails of the thumbnails...
2. there is a very annoying crackling sound in the notifications
3. maybe the most important - the camera keeps on freezing. while attributed initially to incompatibility with third party apps this bug appears to happen regardless of the installation of any other 3rd parts camera apps. horrible and even worse when the products mainly advertised point is camera.
all these issues are hands on experience
the following items are reported on various forums to include the official sony support forum
4. battery life worse then JB 4.3
5. waterproof issues are quite common - another selling point
That being said the camera (when is working) is very good.
The phone is quite snappy and responsive.
Playing Modern Combat 4 is very nice and smooth. However the app crashed 3 time in about 8 hours of playing.
I'll try to update as soon as I get the 4.4.4 upodate
My camera shows error when I was taking photo so I tried to reset but I couldn't what I will do pls help
phone gets heated up while uing wifi and during charging. be careful with the versions when you are buying c6902 doesnt have 4g while others have.confirm with the seller when you buy.
nickysor, 28 Jun 2014You're lucky. I am not so lucky. My camera freezes terribly and makes my phone unusable. I ... moreI don't know which model you have? Mine is 6903 LTE - 4G enabled. All Z1's are not LTE enabled.
plz guys I need your help ,iam confused about comparing between z1 compact and z1,i know the size is the main difference, but the clarity of the screen does it differ a lot between them,since z1 c is 342 pd
and z1 is 441 pd???!
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2014This is a beautiful phone with power, performance and looks to match the top phones out there ... moreYou're lucky. I am not so lucky. My camera freezes terribly and makes my phone unusable. I can't even power it off. Other than this there are situation when ui slows or of nowhere on simple tasks. It is ok, but kitkat is very poor implemented on my device. Jb was excellent. Other than software bugs, hw is ok.
This is a beautiful phone with power, performance and looks to match the top phones out there today. Initially I had problems for the first two weeks after getting this phone, which were high heating and camera lag after updating to Kitkat. At the same time the phone kept on automatically downloading applications from play store and thereafter configuring them has perhaps been the cause of heating due to heavy load. However, that is history and now it is running fast and cool despite running multiple applications. I love it and can say with confidence that it is better than HTC m8 my friend has.
butiza , 28 Jun 2014How do I improve the sound quality? Yehh, I'm thinking the same...
Did any one in India get the latest update I.e 4.4.4??? Waiting eagerly to have this on my Z1. If any one find the OTA update please do reply over this blog. 4.4.2 update was really disgusting. Hope its time to get stable version.
Sir I use this from last 3 months
After update with 4.4.2 kitkat I face too many problems like:
Camera quality like VGA camera ( don't take any pictures in family program feel very guilty )
Camera zoom not work
Don't show all files of memory card in TV
Battery drain very fast
Camera heating up problem
Auto screen brightness not work
Not support 4G in india ( C 6902 )
Front camera quality also too poor
Please resolve these issues in next update 4.4.4
Allen 97008, 28 Jun 2014Latest update android ver. 4.4.4 bring back the quality of z1 camera in low light,much better ... moreAndroid version: Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Latest available software: 14.4.A.0.108
Release started: 2014-06-27
Included in this software
There are many improvements in this upgrade for your Xperia™ smartphone, some examples are:
👉Android 4.4.4 including the latest enhancements and security updates from Google
👉Updated and improved camera experience
Improvements when using Google voice, Contacts, Music streaming and Google+
👉The latest versions of our Sony apps for you to enjoy
👉All of our latest bug fixes, optimisations & improvements
can anybody tell me which is better z1 or z1 compact , cause i want to buy 1 .
Latest update android ver. 4.4.4 bring back the quality of z1 camera in low light,much better and less noise on the background.baterry life still not yet tested.interface seem more smooth and fast.i believe this is the biggest update to tackle some issue in Z1.
Yesterday when I was taking photo it shows error. so I turned off cellphone but I cannot set the initial setting as its touch not responding pls help anybody have some idea.my software version is android 4.3. Your help is eagerly expected.
Can anybody please tell me how can I use he PCC to fix problems in my JB android on Z1 without upgrading to KitKat? also will ot require to reset my phone to factory settings?
Allen 97008, 28 Jun 2014New update version 14.4.A.0.108 are available through Sony PC CompanionHow was the update?Did the update resolved all the issues that had on 4.4.2?(Battery draining,camera frezzing,lagging in phone...)thanks
New update version 14.4.A.0.108 are available through Sony PC Companion
Sherrymanj155, 27 Jun 2014Which is best xperia z1 or galaxy s4Z1