Sony high end smart phones give much more premium feelings than any other smart phones. But, in my opinion, it should release non-water proof versions also in same design so that users can experience louder sound and also get rid of over heating issues.
SixtyNine, 29 Jun 2014Don't expect too much about the sound update. This phone doesn't have Xloud Feature. the 4.4.4... moreit has xLOUD in 4.4.2 you can try this with 4.4.4
To increase the sound from the internal speaker a bit more you can enable xLOUD under Settings -> Sound -> Sound effects -> Sound enhancements -> Settings
you will find xLOUD
Its an amazing product of sony,its really fast,no draw backs at all.camera is gud,no hanging issues wen compared to other andriod handsets.
I seriously recommend it.
Gabr, 28 Jun 2014can anybody tell me which is better z1 or z1 compact , cause i want to buy 1 .Z1sbetter my friend. Igot one and I lpve it
Can someone tell me his/her experience with the new 14.4.A.0.108, improvments, battery, camera, is it ok now to upgrade from the 4.3 to 4.4.4??
SixtyNine, 29 Jun 2014Don't expect too much about the sound update. This phone doesn't have Xloud Feature. the 4.4.4... morePlease be more specific: there is no xloud on 4.4.4? What about camera lags? What about ui speed? Thanks.
Don't expect too much about the sound update. This phone doesn't have Xloud Feature. the 4.4.4 update is OK for me.
CYCY, 29 Jun 2014NOT WATERPROOF. Had my z1 may 30, 2014. Used it under water on June 18, 2014. It was only 10 m... moreFirstly, why don't you put your Z1 in water for no apparent reason?
Secondly, Sony promise for one meter for 30 minutes!
Are you sure the depth of water is 3 feet?
Thirdly, did you close the flat cover carefully?
Finally, you say you bought Z1 one month ago and you can get new Z1 from Sony service because Sony give us one year promise
sajuii, 29 Jun 2014My camera shows error when I was taking photo so I tried to reset but I couldn't what I will d... moreThere is no solution but to wait for the phone to recover, or lock the screen and then to restart it. Maybe next sw will solve the bus including this one.
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.