I am using Soni Experia Z1 for last one month.
I will start with Great things and then things that I don't like about this phone.
1. Wonderful touch experience
2. Fast processors and great experience with application speed
3. OS is good, Upgrades works without hick ups
4. Good battery life
5. Low light camera performance is good
6. Image stabilization work well
7. 21.7 mega pix cam can give great details while zooming (only for pictures taken in good light)
Things I did not like:
1. Phone display went blank after receiving a call, kept heating up till I have opened the back panel and removed batteries. Back panel is made of acrylic kind of material which will break off very quickly when you open the back panel
2. Water proofing comes off once you open the back panel and your phone is not water proof for rest of its life.
3. When I put the phone on speaker, microphone goes mute.
Over experience is good, unless you come across the issues that I have faced.
At this price range there are better phone available.
Just got this phone 2 days ago, got this for the camera, I like the time-shift burst and the augmented reality features. Even though it's water resistant it says in the manual that it's not for salt water ):
Still haven't decided on what games and apps to install yet. Looking for suggestions.
I went to sony showroom,I was told that xperia mobiles having mobile bravia-2 are going to have very exceptional display quality and this thing is available in their z,zl,zr and sp models. The z1 is not having mb-2 and hence one cannot expect screen quality like ZL. Readers of the review may please comment as I am going to have one mobile for myself and I have not decided which xperia to have
Just picked up Sony z1 41k India Mumbai, loving it fast no heating issues not a big gaming person but I use to browse social network. A lot like Bbm fb, tweet, instragram... What's app No problem battery life is good cam Ok expected more but worth it over 30 modes to play with.. Best part I for diwali I was given oem Sony flip case wireless charger, screen gard front n back and a 64gb sd card!!! Worth over 7k
hi, im planning to buy xz1 and i just want to know common problems of this phone and i love watching movies so is there any problem transferring movies to this phone? i heard htc one doesnt need a conversion. thanks
sanfoor, 03 Nov 2013how is the battery life? is it good or like the old sony phones?Battery life is great and should get you through the day. My z1 took 12 hours for the battery to drop to 12%.
ermond12 , 03 Nov 2013Hell yeah, this is a beast! But one question though, how can you take a shot without having a ... moreFrom settings but first change to manual and then you can change all that you want. I have activated smile shutter and touch focus.
For auperior mode which is default some settings are missing, but for manual there all the settings you need.
Have a nice day
Lyrica, 03 Nov 2013Hi guys! I am planning to buy this phone on Nov 20. I'm from PH. I just want to ask who among ... moreHi. :) Well, not me personally but I have a Filipino friend who just bought a brand new Z1. I asked him where did he get it, he said from a website ayosdito.com or something. Vinstore? You might just check it out to see if they're good, I'm just saying this from a successful purchase cos it seems my friend is very happy about it... but be careful nonetheless. Good luck and enjoy your soon to be phone. Z1 rocks! :)
nickysor, 02 Nov 2013I am glad. Mine has serial BH905... but i haven't noticed anything yellowish either. It is go... moreHell yeah, this is a beast! But one question though, how can you take a shot without having a focus in the center? Mine is always having a center focus even when I use the shutter button or onscreen shutter.
Hi guys! I am planning to buy this phone on Nov 20. I'm from PH. I just want to ask who among you(from ph) guys bought their phone in GREAT BUYS, an online shop on sulit.com. the price is 26,000Php. How was it? is it good? is there any defects? Please give some feedback. they have the lowest offer(i think) on sulit.com.
thanks guys, I'll wait or your reply. :)
Is it true that this phone cannot make 3g video calls? I am about to purchase this phone so your comment on this would be very helpful. Thank you.
ermond012, 02 Nov 2013I actually double checked the screen of my Z1 and it appears not to have the said issue. My ba... moreI am glad. Mine has serial BH905... but i haven't noticed anything yellowish either.
It is good that you have found no issues with this excellent phone.
Best of luck!
nomanbangladesh, 02 Nov 2013I heard that xperia has no video call option(without any soft)....is it true? No Android device has the option , except SAMSUNG which supporting it through its own UI TouchWiz .
Brpi, 02 Nov 2013Hi, may I know what store you got yours since I'm planning to get one also and I want a non fa... moreI don't know what store since we've meet up at alphaland. I contacted their cp number they've posted at sulit. Definitely not from hotgadget
zedsmart, 31 Oct 2013any body whos making negative comments on this phone.... surely dont own it....I agree, this phone is the best. I have the note 3 and is collecting dust.
bad, 02 Nov 2013i buy the z1..can i ask why my memory only 11gb and ram 1.6gb when the spec said 16gb and 2gb ... more16GB Storage = 11GB Usable on some Devices, others might be more or less.
2GB Ram = 1.5GB-1.6GB x86 Mobile OS, same as PC OS... It's still an awesome Phone by any means.
The 16GB S4 leaves you with 8+GB Usable...