Old news, give us the Mini, now.
Mini is going to be much better than this, especially the display. And why is that? Look at Z Ultra, marvelous display with very good viewing angles, and why doesnt the Z1 have the same? Its due to pixel density, its very difficult to manufacture IPS displays on so high pixel density due to the fact that In-Plane Switching aka IPS, as the name implies, uses two electrodes in the same plane, that is BOTH ELECTRODES ARE ON THE SAME SIDE of the liquid crystal layer, an it is this that gives IPS its wide viewing angles. However, on high density displays this is very tricky, LG also met limitations, and therefor had to settle for 5.5 inch on their first FHD phone, the G Pro. Lg is currently the worlds biggest manufacturer of LCD for mobile, and even they could not make 440 PPI IPS displays, in fact Sharp were the only one who could. While LG chose to keep the IPS and rather go for bigger display with lower density Sony chose to not use IPS at all and rather stay at 5 inch FHD.
The Z1 Mini will fall into the same category as Z Ultra, the density is low enough to allow for IPS with their current manufacturing line, and thats how we know Z1 Mini will utilize IPS.
I noticed that Sony still uses TFT displays while others are using IPS displays or LCD displays.
But wouldn't IPS + BRAVIA ENGINE 2 give better graphics?? Coz IPS produces better picture than TFT.
Medicore phone . Using for past 15 days and my screen developed a crack without even dropping the phone. Totally unsatisfied with sony ..
alexanderg, 20 Oct 2013bad tft display,spikerfon and sound is lowNever known any other phone, apart from the Xperia Z, attract so many blatant liars, haters and trolls! Keep it up trolls!!
Today I took pictures underwater in pool. the phone wophone continued working but no longer read the Sd memory. it worked well until.water got in the micro Sd slot in less than 5min. Dried it out and everything Rocks again. Can say this z1 is waterproof if the I was to wrap some waterproof tape around the sides. downsides are the wifi signal strength is not as good as my IPhon. 4s. But still works well enough. Other downside is that taking pictures does not produce 20mp quality. I have settings on manual, but so far picture. Appear to pixilate sooner than IPHONE.
skyskier, 20 Oct 2013Unbelievably good phone! One thing though - Very easily fractured. I just accidentally hit the... moreI think sony has given 6 months accidental damage policy so mayb u can get it replaced free of cost. Just go n confirm it from Sony centre
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2013I think thats a factory defect send it to SONY services center ASAPok...i think i'll send to sony center...but,how long to get back my phone after i send to center..?
atb, 20 Oct 2013Maybe this help you abit go to settings and click on display scroll down and then you see the ... moreo..my phone have the problem for the 1st time after i update the phone....and yesterday its happen again for the second time..after i reset the phone,i felt the phone was heated...Isn't normal if the phone have heating after I reset the phone?
Unbelievably good phone! One thing though - Very easily fractured. I just accidentally hit the front screen onto my coffee cup (from a 10 cm distance and it was a very light hit) and the touch screen is gone.
I don't know how much it will cost to replace it, but I guess it's gonna be a lot! That's not good for such an expensive gadget guys!
2, 20 Oct 2013my z1 shutdown by itself for the second time..then i can't switch on...i need to reset the pho... moreMaybe this help you abit go to settings and click on display scroll down and then you see the option optimize backgroundligthness or what its called if you its switch off turn it on and let it turnd on all the time i have hade the same problem with my z1 but after doing this the problem seems to be solved anyway there is a update on the way which will resolve this bug i hope it helps you abit good luck
Francis , 20 Oct 2013Hi two days before bought this phone can't able to make 3g video calling any one help me about this 3g video call allowed only nokia nd Samsung device
I hope Sony release a compact version of the Z1 like what they did with the Z and the ZL.
kamal, 20 Oct 2013I have booked Z1 seeing specs and i loved it...bt i have heared that it becomes hot even after... morelol dont listen to Sammy fan boys...u will never regret with this phone...im now using it for two weeks and didnt face any problem like that.
my 3 days old xperia z1 bought from t-mobile austria is full of phone problems!! my phone is black screen non responsive when i resuming from stand-by; camera is black screen just controls apears; how to answer to my cals with this crap phone if someone call me my screen goes black? nobody answer me so far. someone some advices? monday i will sent it back i will get a samsung.