Slayer, 30 Dec 2013I am sure you are aware that the screen of the Z1 is made of Dragon Trail which is stronger th... moreDoesn't Sony claim scratch resistant glass? Why would a screen protector require a second to stop the scratches? A phone requiring an second screen protector is insane. Anyway, the proof of the pudding, after all, is in the eating. It was drop tested. The screen did not pass. Dragon Trail, Dinosaur Bone, Space Shuttle Tile, etc., this marketing language makes no difference. Read the article on Android Authority, watch the drop tests, and visit a Sony Store to see a demo model after use (all of which I did); they are in horrible shape.
ModestMoze, 30 Dec 2013z1 rocks!!!!!!Of course it rocks. But its screen is small
Well Z1 is awesome. What a camera!!! What a Slimness!!!!!,,,,, but it screen size should hav incresed. Its only 5inch. It doesnt match its cost. Above 40,000 and only 5 inch screen!!!! Nah not so good. Pls make it big if new phone is released. Am i not right guyz?? Pls rply me
Slayer, 30 Dec 2013I am sure you are aware that the screen of the Z1 is made of Dragon Trail which is stronger th... moreBy the way, not sure who told you that you could only update using Sony Companion, the phone has an app called update centre which does it over the air! Granted you are likely to get it quicker using Sony Companion. Personally, I have downloaded Update Centre to my PC and have never found it a chore.
With regard to inserting and extracting your SIM Card, it is a chore on all phones and I don't find it any more difficult than on my LG G2, Nexus 5 or HTC One. Quite frankly, it is quicker than the S4 and I don't have an issue with that either! Quit trolling and enjoy your own brand of smartphone, assuming you can actually afford one! Cheers.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2013I'm here in Houston, TX. I was considering the Z1. But after reading the article, "Sony X... moreI am sure you are aware that the screen of the Z1 is made of Dragon Trail which is stronger than Gorilla Glass? The glass is covered with a shatter proof sheet which is what is scratched so any scratches are to the sheet and not the glass.....You might want to go do your home work before posting inane stuff on here!
Yesterday I was in a shopping mall. I had the chance to compare a few models and brands with each other. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the screen of this phone. How can a phone in this price have a bad screen. The screen was so faded as if the colors had lost half of its tones. What happend to you SONY? I remember the days when I was proud with my K750 etc. The screen of that days were much better.
Even the standart TFT display of Samsung phones are much better than this display. SONY must reconsider his department of the display. I was really disapponted.
go for z1. i have note 3 and it hangs frequently. it also heats up easily during wifi.
I have just purchased the Z1 on over the weekend, I have used ACRO S, than a one years old Note 2 and finally Z1. The Sony UI is not as good as SS, Z1 battery performance isn't as good as written on the review (users pls share with me Z1 battery performace,I dont use the phone frequently). Completed my first 8hours charged and when phone was on, 5 minutes later it shows 99%. From my experienced with both Sony and one SS Note2, users from NOTE2 should not wasted money to buy Z1. Sony UI still cannot match SS. Now I will have to use my Z1 for 2 years...bohh hoho:(
Eric Z, 30 Dec 2013i ask myself the same question everyday, but im gonna go with the xperia z1 , coz the note 3 i... moreThank you for your helpfully advice, I think I will go with Xperia Z1. BIG isn't good enough :-)
My z1 has week network and even week wifi signal too, than my previous note 3 and my present other device Samsung galaxy music duos. Any solutions.
Revan, 29 Dec 2013which one is the best phone for me Z1 or Note 3? According to my daily activities are browsin... morei ask myself the same question everyday, but im gonna go with the xperia z1 , coz the note 3 is just too big! the z1 is almost everything proof and not that big. and you dont need all those features that the note 3 has its useless.
Fabulous.. Sewms like a worthy update... Will have to wait though as o2 usual delays... Thanks cheif.. :)
I'm here in Houston, TX. I was considering the Z1. But after reading the article, "Sony Xperia Z1: 3 months on," —Android Authority, I have thus decided against it.
1. I've seen this phone personally at the Houston Galleria. It was full of scratches—some huge. So, this is not a demo model issue as some have suggested. A phone without something similar to Gorilla Glass is outrageous.
2. The SIM is a chore to insert or remove. Yikes!
3. The Sony Store told me updates are only available via a computer if outside the IME region. Thus, an unlocked Sony Z1 is a dubious proposition for frequent travelers. An unlocked phone, especially with so many bugs, not easily updated is outrageous.
4. I watched the drop-text on YouTube. The phone would not respond after the first drop. Yikes! What good is water and dust resistance on a device so easily damaged if dropped?