Anonymous, 05 Jul 2016Hi~ I just bought this phone. And I have few unsolved questions.
Currently my android version... moreIn the case of XPERIA Z1 I would recommend you to stick with pre-installed OS version unless you really need it especially don't upgrade to lollipop until it is not required.
If you upgrade to lollipop battery life will fall and there will big chance of phone to lag, which will never happen if you stick to factory OS.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2016Hi~ I just bought this phone. And I have few unsolved questions. Currently my android version... moreIf theres something wrong but u dont want to update your phone(there was 5.1.1 last year), u just connect your phone to pc;u must do everything just like u want to update it via sony pc companion,but instead of update find the REPAIR option and follow the pc instructions;its very easy,in fact u dont have to do anything,sony pc companion will repair it;u can also update it if u want.
AnonD-556413, 06 Jul 2016The Sony Xperia Z1, amazing battery life and super-large screen make this a good phone for wat... moreIf possible try to return or replace it with the Z2 because the Indian version doesn't have 4g LTE bands support in India
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2016Hi~ I just bought this phone. And I have few unsolved questions. Currently my android version... moreUpdated your Android to lollipop 5.1 and also update your firmware as in the update center try to use sony companion on pc for updating if possible.If the screen problem persists contact service center they will replace the screen.
The Sony Xperia Z1, amazing battery life and super-large screen make this a good phone for watching videos and playing games. camera quality is also awesome.
Hi~ I just bought this phone. And I have few unsolved questions.
Currently my android version is 4.4.4 and my build number is 14.4.A.0.108. But there is a notification on the phone "update centre 2.3.0.A.0.10"
1. May I know should I update it??
2. May I know what is the disadvantages of this update?
3. May I know why sometimes I press camera but "camera not available"?
4. May I know why the file manager have advertisement?
5. May I know why sometimes I press "a" but the screen pressed "p" which the screen I pressed its like malfunction.
Thanks in advance. Hopes there is someone would able to help me off.
I have bought my Xperia Z1 more than 2 1/2 years ago and still doing very good. 1 day of battery for intense usage, and up to 3 days when not really used. It is still fast and screen is really good. Camera doing great pictures, even compared to modern phones. Water protection really good, I wash it regularly with soap without problem. Now I am thinking to move to Z5 as it is the last water resistant phone from Sony. New generation is not anymore certified.
I have sony xperia z1 and I think it s perfect mobile phone because it has a 2 GB RAm 20 MP and other perfect specifications ...If u need Telephone buy the sony xperia z1... :)
NoMatter, 27 Jun 2016Upgrade to 5.1. It's better v5.0.1 or v4.xI am in 5.1.1 and still having touch screen issue :(
Had the phone for over 2.5 years now and its still going strong. Use it mainly for power hungry games and still works like a dream. Battery drains fast but still charges well. Screen is sensational and for its age its still up there with the best.
It's one of the worst phones I've had yet. For the first 5 months, it was a pretty good phone and I was happy with it. Suddenly, the phone shut off and when I turned it on it had so many problems. First, the notification bar did not work at all, it was annoying but still tolerable even though I couldn't fix it. But, the battery is garbage. It will die even though it still has 20% or I won't even be using it and it lowers until it runs out. Also, it takes too long for it to charge above 5%, I believe it was plugged in and was still at 5% for an hour. This week I got a new phone, so I decided to transfer my photos to my laptop. However, I can not find them anywhere. I've checked other forums and nothing works with me. I think I've spent around 5 hours uploading my photos to drive, which I think is very stupid. I wouldn't recommend anyone buy it and I surely will not get another Sony phone.
Getting old, but probably the best phone I have had (I have Z5 now, miss the Z1)! Too bad that the screens are so fragile; A little hairline crack and the whole phone becomes unusable (it happened to me). Almost impossible to replace yourself, or expensive, when the digitizer and the LCD is one unit, but that knew the manufacturers probably when they released / built it.
Used the phone for 2.5 years...still works like a charm
it fell from the 3rd floor... not a scratch (without cover) Tough as stone..
Worst experience with speaker sound specially with audio recording. Its too much low.
guys if you are having problems with touch or battery drain......There is the problem of android i had also battery problem in version 5.0.1 lollipop, and when i contacted sony the said its the problem of android and i downgraded to kitkat...but some apps are not compatible with it......So If you want something you must lose something :(
I bought my Sony Xperia z1 in Feb 2014. It was working fine for the first 6 month. After that it started having problems, i.e. the screen would turn black or the touch screen wouldn't work. Less than in 2 years the battery life started rapidly decreasing. It started turning off while still having 20% battery life. After three more month it started turning itself off while still having 80% battery life. Contacted Sony, they suggested it's a software issue and emailed me a link to download Xperia Companion. The software restore option didn't work. I contacted Sony again, they suggested to update Java. After audating Java, the software restore still not working. Overall, very dissapointed and will never buy any Sony mobile phones ever.
4reaL, 16 Jun 2016At the price it goes for now, it can blow all of todays midrangers out of the water and send t... moreDon't know how long you have been using it but I have been torturing it for nearly three years.
After 3 months exactly my phone will turn 3yrs.
The way I used it can be described as extreme. I threw everything at it all heavy games and maintained its storage at 90-100% excluding SD card. Played nearly all heavy games till date. It never lagged for a sec in this 3yr which I don't think any other phone in market is capable of doing that.
Battery life with the stamina mode and brightness setting set to auto at first I had a battery life of solid 3days+ for making calls, browsing, chatting and other basic stuff and 1.5days+ for regular gaming and heavy stuff. Now even after 3yrs it gives 2days+ for basic stuff and nearly 1full day for gaming and heavy stuff. Again top of the line compared to other phones in market.
Phones quality is exceptional. Dropped it more than 100times and some times it dropped on rough surfaces and at extreme distances. Like once the cover I was using cracked and the clips broke of the case was in hand and phone went flying few meters and fell on solid concrete path and dint even get a scratch on screen except for a scratch on metal frame which is fine by me as glass was not broke or had a scratch. Don't think any other smartphone except Xperia Z can take abuse like this and still come out in nearly perfect condition.
4reaL, 16 Jun 2016At the price it goes for now, it can blow all of todays midrangers out of the water and send t... moreZ1 is so good with price now. I got one recently for 170 US dollars. Art cover for all songs in my phone. Smart connecting with headphones (play music right away when you plug in headphone). Vibration is a bit weak. Overall I am very happy with this phone