*Superb build quality
*Eye catching design that puts almost every phone to shame (Seriously, I've had even iPhone users and S4 tell me how great it feels and looks)
*Runs a more solid and polished version of stock-android. (Walkman, Album and Movies Sony stock apps are among, if not the best looking out there, go check them out)
*Sony-quality sound output (Bass booster and surround sound filters)
*Triluminous Display engine makes 720p movies look like they are 1080p adding sharpness and color, amazing for movie lovers.
*Small apps add extra functionality unique to sony phones (Allows you to open, for example, a small floating browser window inside any other app, even games)
*Battery life is great for gaming. Lasted me around 4 hours even with intensive resource graphics games like Dead Trigger 2 and Batman the Dark Knight Rises. Less intensive games last around 5 hours
*Water resistant (Did I mention I spent 2 hours in the shower playing NFSMW?)
*Camera auto mode takes great pictures in any light or movement condition without much effort.
*KitKat update made the camera menus a bit laggish
*Big bezels, screen doesn't feel as big as on the LG G2 and Galaxy S4
*Non removable small apps toolbar in the multitasking screen. Not such a big problem, but ruins a bit the polished experience being so thick and bold white.
*Glass build makes it scary to handle for butter-handed users. Once again, this is a VERY serious issue. Ive heard from some reviews this phone could stop working even from a fall of 1m over concrete because of the hard aluminium non-shock absorbent casing.
Overall, this is an amazing phone if you don't mind it being so polished. This is NOT for kids or maybe even teenagers, since it offers a lot less "tricks" than the S4 in terms of software tools and extras, but overall it all just makes it faster and a lot cleaner. Also, do remember this is a VERY PREMIUM phone, and as sturdy as it feels, DO NOT DROP IT. Aluminium is not bad for absorbing fall hits. Again, this is not for kids, and a bumper case for butter handed users is mandatory. And lastly, before you start comparing this has less battery life than an iPhone, do keep in mind this has a much larger screen a much more powerful processor. If you want a powerhouse with a great screen to play upcoming HD titles like World of Tanks Blitz and Modern Combat 5, pick this. Otherwise, there are many more other great phones like the iPhone and Z1 Compact.
Tanya Dennett, 26 Mar 2014My screen has a crack in it, only had it for a month. Are there problems with the screen? Normally i would say no. Depends where you keep your phone. If it is in the back pocket of your pants and your are sitting on the pone then craks can occur.
Other than that no normal reason. I have dropped my phone from 180 cm height an no crack on the screen.
Try to exchange your phone and don't update your software to kitkat. It is fulls of bugs and lacks optimisation
AnonD-248184, 27 Mar 2014i also have a problem with it until now as the new update the kitkate is good but its a lot s... moreIt is a shame that Sony released this update with so many imperfections. I don 't recommend the update yet.
Z1 with Jb was a very good phone but with kitkat is miserable.
The battery is also weaker. The launcher now behaves strange. After closing a call the phone gets stucked and then opens applications randomly and for some camera isn't working at all
Stay on jb for now.
Ps: very poor customer care as i tried to chat with them and after 30 min they disconnected me. First Sony phone and last. I will try htc, Samsung or lg which seems to be better day by day
Guys, kit kat update has anybody received n Pakistan its OTA or through PC Companion. Whats main diff or mental satis'ction. Price of Z 2 r abnormal, it happens everytime. Thing fr Sure Sony has no resale value nor exchange mechanism, How can one sell old one at half price ad buy new at double, this way continous loss, except retain fr 3 yrs. Forget abt sensations.
Hello there. 5 days ago I got my Z1. I have one problem only - launcher (or screen). Looks like launcher is 0,5mm moved up and if I start some app I can see a line under the launcher colored as the app I'm using. At the beginning it was flashing. Now it's just there, and not all the time. If I'm on my homescreen the line is more visible, if I go one/two screens left/right line is less visible ot not visible at all.
- start game, screen is white - line is white, color in game changes, so does the color of the line.
Tried installing new launcher, it is worse. The line is still flashing.
Called support at the country I'm in and all they could say is ''give it to us''.
I don't want kitkat on bcs I've read on support forum that there are way to much bugs. Anyone had similar problem?
rogel, 27 Mar 2014Which is better sony xperia z1 or LG G2?They are the same in terms of performance, LG G2 you get more bang for buck because of the 5.2' screen..
Joseph Philippines, 27 Mar 2014when it comes to sound quiality, for me, z1 is weak. how's your Z1 audio for you? even i adjus... moreUsing standard or any equalizer presets results in weak sounding speaker. You can massively improve this by using a customizable setting called user-defined 1.
Set your 1st equalizer bar (400mhz) to +10
2nd bar (1khz) to -10
3rd bar (2.5khz) to -10
4th bar (6khz) to 0
5th bar (16khz) to +10
Set Clear Bass to 0
Turn on xLOUD to get a little more volume. Your speaker may distort at times if xLOUD is on.
Despite these custom settings, volume will still be on the low side but clarity and bass is hugely improved.
when it comes to sound quiality, for me, z1 is weak. how's your Z1 audio for you? even i adjust it in highest level of volume, it's sounds gentle compare to samsung. and one more thing, the battery drains so fast. i'm very disappointed in audio quiality. i ain't say anything negative except audio and battery. the features, camera and everything were doing great. Don't hesitate to buy this phone.
nickysor, 26 Mar 2014I have just updated to latest sw. I have the issue with the sound coming from the earpiece but... morei also have a problem with it until now as the new update the kitkate is good but its a lot slower than the older one jellybean and there have been a lot of app crashes specially the camera and also sometimes the sound comes out of the ear piece not from the speakers so iam waiting for the next update other than that i it is good
vamSy , 26 Mar 2014How to take screen shot...... Can any one explain Press Power Button and Volume Down at the same time (1 sec).
Tanya Dennett, 26 Mar 2014My screen has a crack in it, only had it for a month. Are there problems with the screen? No problem with it, I don't have any physical damage on my Z1 and I've had it for months.
AnonD-209094, 26 Mar 2014Well, an iphone can last 10 hours with the display on, thats impossible with Z1 and you know i... moreI have a Z1, my husband has an iPhone 5, we both charge it at the same time and he has to recharge before me even though I use it way more than him. I have over 40 apps installed from which I use more then 8 at the same time and have found no issues at all. The heating problems happen to all phones, but since real quality ones have aluminium inside the heating is more noticeable.
I have just updated to latest sw. I have the issue with the sound coming from the earpiece but i went to sound setting and unchecked clearsound, then everything have returned to normal so far. Battery isn't better yet, but all day long i've played with the phone. Notification bar is nicer and more stock kitkat. Scene mode is back on certain resolution on manual mode. The is 16:9 mode on manual. No 2k recording yet.
Ps: my z1 is c6903, carrier vodafone Romania
My screen has a crack in it, only had it for a month. Are there problems with the screen?
vamSy , 26 Mar 2014How to take screen shot...... Can any one explain To take screen shot, select the screen and click on right most button at the bottom and in options select last option (towards right). You are done.
im using this phone for 6 months now but i never sow it giving me an option for video calling tell me guys does it do video calling