the phone works perfectly after 4 years of use, but as always with this type of batteries it did not lasts long-the battery failed only after two years of use and i have to connect the phone to the charger permanently in order to use it,otherwise the phone shut itself automatically.
Been using this phone for almost 2 years. Great phone at the time. I had no complaints with performance.
I change it because I wanted bigger screen.
Been using this phone for almost exactly 4 years, but now the battery finally died and I will have to replace it. For 350Â€ this phone lasted me very long and except for the weak battery it still performed just fine.
Have this phone for over 3 years now.
Battery died before warranty was over (before 2 years of use) and was replaced for free in the place i bought it.
Battery life is acceptable but phone is becoming kinda slow nowadays. I have to perform a factory reset every 5, 6 months in order to keep it clean and running smoothly.
The real downside with this phone is costumer service. At least in Portugal, I couldn't reach a single Sony authorized dealer in order to fix issues or even buy accessories (I had to buy the "original" magnetic charger via a third party vendor in ebay), which is a shame from a supposedly Premium Phone Company.
I don't regret buying it, but for the price i paid back in 2015 (315Â€, in sale), I was expecting a lot more.
For today everyday use, forget it, unless it's given to you free of charge.
AnonD-746591, 23 Mar 2018Does this take good photos?Hi there,
Yes it takes very decent photos when u select manual option. U have to play with it a bit and final result is reliant to lightning conditions and your patience in setting the right numbers. Intelligent auto sucks. It takes images only in 8Mpx and most of the images are overexposed.
I'm proud user of my Z1 compact for almost three years. And it's great device even 4 years after it's release. Everything is smooth. Just changed my battery 6 months ago. It's not waterproof anymore and I have to be little patient during the manual mode as mentioned above. But I would buy it even today for a good price. Don't get why Sony stopped their support at Lollipop.
The phone is unusable after lollipop update. Sony cant make good smartphones
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017Bought it for Â€ 40 from eBay, though it has an issue with the battery I donÂ‘t fully know yet... moreThis week I finally replaced the battery. ItÂ‘s working perfectly. If I sometime get behind the truck to install a custom rom, I may install Android 8.1 on it.
hubert, 31 Mar 2018have been using this phone for 4yrs... love it. couldn't find an option to replace it. handy, ... moreFor me, best replacement would be X Compact or much more expensive XZ1 Compact.
I am using this phone for full 3 years now. Replaced battery myself 1.5 years ago (ordered from Ebay with water-seal strip for back cover). Never had overheating issues and I always charge it on some cool metal surface (washing machine, PC case etc.) so that battery stays under 30C. Aluminum sturdy frame is a huge plus!
Will buy X Compact shortly - faster, little larger screen and much better under sunlight, better battery and Android 8 Oreo support.
Z1 Compact will be a great and reliable backup phone.
My Z1 compact is about 3,5 years old and still working just fine. Next step is to change new battery and back cover. ItÂ’s hard to find such compatible phone as low price as this was.
very very very disappointment about volume of music. earphone type selection is not really works.Other then it really little dragon.
have been using this phone for 4yrs... love it. couldn't find an option to replace it. handy, powerful, never experienced any hang, occasional restarts alone that too during heavy usage. the problems are now battery holds fr half a day, display broken(Sony service center says inr9700 for display), poor loudspeaker volume. can anyone suggest an alternative for this beautiful phone.
Triple H, 18 Feb 2018The best phone I have ever owned. Two and half years and no problems at all. Phone is having v... moreMy wife's one is nearly 3 years old and she won't let me replace it. It's a pity that the latest compacts don't have the lanyard hole.
The best phone I have ever owned. Two and half years and no problems at all. Phone is having very heavy usage of web surfing, navigation, music, video playing and still battery holds a good charge. The only thing I need is more RAM memory to handle big apps. Now looking to upgrade to xz1c.