My wife decided to give my Xperia T to my son so got me a new Z1 for Christmas. Love it.
Just seems so much faster and brighter then the older T (as it should)with the waterproofing making sound a bit quitter overall. The range of sound is decent for such a small speaker set. The looks of the phone are simply amazing with the glass and aluminum feel. I haven't had any bad experiences with it yet, unlike the older T that I had to factory reset within a week of getting it.
Check for batch number wen buying Z1,,,, batch which start with 802,n three more are there but I forgot. Hv correct screen.my batch start with 802
it's great and yes it's not perfect (nothing is in this life)but it's way better than another smartphones in the market.. But the problem is that we listen to what ppl say and what they like more.... use your brine
Hi, I'm on my third week with the phone, it's darn awesome, I mean my wife has Samsung galaxy note 2 and in comparison the amoled screen is inferior in image rendering, this screen is the best I've seen, and I'm a truly fan of amoled, the viewing angles are not that great, but in fact this is not troublesome in the least. Daylight readability is great too.
The only downside I've seen is a lose of the data signal, during one minute, and that the crystal panels get scratched easily. Of course this is not important to my needs.
Camera is a truly beast, great dynamic range, colors, to bring the best choose manual, Iso 400_800 in interior, gives great detail with some noise.
Snapdragon 800 breathtaking, nothing to say.
Battery Beyond expectations. With heavy use 10 12 hours. Stamina mode is customizable and great.
Overall good job Sony.
NJ, 01 Jan 2014Amit just a suggestion. Please read the Z1 review by GSM arena provided in the 3rd page. I... moreThanks NJ. Thanks a lot for your help. I am going to service centre right now. Have a great day and happy new year.
amit, 31 Dec 2013No doubt good phone by design. But worst screen for a premium phone. Bought this phone 2 days ... moreAmit just a suggestion. Please read the Z1 review by GSM arena provided in the 3rd page.
It says "A word of warning is due as we've been getting a lot of user reports that not all Xperia Z1 units out there have the same quality screens. It seems some of them come with panels, which have the same properties as the one on the Xperia Z. These of course, may be pre-production samples or as conspiracy theiorists suggests, leftover panels from the Xperia Z production line. Whatever the case, have this one in mind when you are picking up yours.".
So please consult with the store from where you purchased your device or contact Sony customer care. This is something bad from a renowned company. I feel sad as I am a Sony mobile user from past 7 years.
ken, 31 Dec 2013happy new year to my fellow sony xperia z1 users!!!!!! hey happy new year!
Just received my Z1 one yesterday, omg what a beast, plus it came with a changing Dock nice, way better than z in so many ways, now got massive applications/games to install, the camera is sweet.
happy new year! but sadly my z1 screen just got worst, last week it has horizontal lines everytime i wake up the phone using the power button. just this new years eve suddenly the screen doesnt work anymore. wat u can see is just vertical bars. ive tried anything to fixed it but theres no luck. i guess i did got a defective z1. i hope sony would repalce it. anyone got the same sitch? pls help!
No doubt good phone by design. But worst screen for a premium phone. Bought this phone 2 days back and really feeling sad. How could a company who is working so hard on hardware and camera not paying attention on screen quality and user interface. If not agree just go to videos and watch any video with full HD then you will realise what I am talking about. Just think twice before buying it.
Abhishek, 30 Dec 2013Well Z1 is awesome. What a camera!!! What a Slimness!!!!!,,,,, but it screen size should hav i... moreIf u want a bigger screen phone go for xperia z ultra.
but Z1 is a phone with perfect balance of screen and size for a comfartable use
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2013Doesn't Sony claim scratch resistant glass? Why would a screen protector require a second to s... moreFirst and foremost, the sheet is a SHATTER PROOF sheet and not there to protect the screen from scratches. Quite frankly who gives a hoot about a drop test, drop the phones and they all break, period. I have never dropped my phone and once bored always manage to sell my phones as A Grade phones.
Your arguments are juvenile and unworthy of a response as a basic grasp of comprehension seems to be elusive to you. Stop trolling and go get a life. No one is forcing you to buy the phone, go get whatever phone you like and enjoy it instead of trolling internet blogs!
Hi there.. I would just like to clarify something about this device.. This is for all those who own a Z1 (rooted preferably). Is LMT Launcher going to work on a Sony Xperia Z1 if rooted?? I believe that it only requires root so will it work?? Coz I believe that we cannot unlock the bootloader for Z1 and this would probably not work if it also requires that as well.. One more reason I am asking this is because only Sony Xperia T is on the list of possible devices when you go to the LMT Launcher page and I am not sure if it will work if tried on my Z1.. Thanks in advaced!! :D