After 2 weeks I can say that this phone has probably the best hardware potentials of all the phones on market. It is an awesome device, but the SW has many flaws. SONY, wake up, it's one of your flagships! What about some customer care?! The phone runs fast, but it needs a regular restart at least twice a day, otherwise it get very laggy (fast reboot app is usually enough), which is quite unusual for a flagship (comparing to S4). HW-wise it should be faster than the Z1, but I'd say Z1 is better optimized. The camera is a disappontment - advertised with huge ensor, great optics and resolution, but there is much noise and it lacks many functions (using 20MP only in manual mode, without HDR...). To get a 20MP picture it usually takes around one minute to setup the camera otherwise its better to shoot with the super auto mode, but thats also not really breathtaking (blurry, noisy).
The screen sometimes needs 8-10 seconds to wake up after pressing the power button - that's some kind of a bug Sony is ignoring.
The proximity sensor has 3 second delays when taking the phone off your ear, before the displey lights up. This is solved in the 4.4 KK update, but...
The 4.4 KK update brings so many bugs:
-mixup of the speakers - sometimes they don't launch at all, or the tingtone of incoming call/message plays in the earpiece speaker used for calls (not the main speaker)
-extreme battery drain (probably realted to the heating problem) - battery last not even a day instead of usual 2-3 days while the phone feels like on fire
-probably a reduced camera noise, but flash bleeding is horrible (while shooting distant objects and flash goes automatically off, no problem with close objects)
-the phone feels slower, it freezes once in a while, whch is completely unacceptable due to the SD800, 2GB RAM etc..
-GPS disconnects periodically once every 4-5 minutes and spends tens of seconds to reconnect
-the quick settings in the notification bar stopped being quickly accessible, takes more clicks now
-the option"reject a call with a SMS" opens a menu instead of quickly sending an SMS as it used to be
..and many more things relating to kitkat.
Sony really screwed this update up, they prepared it for months and they release such a buggy version. I really like Xperia phones, they feel premium, but I'm truly disapponted with the insides of my new Z1C and the attitude of Sony, not even putting an effort into respond on official forums. Also, I was realy disapponted to see how secretly Sony changed the description of the "Not-anymore-glass-rearside" of Z1C.
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2014S4 is a plastic toy for kids with suprasaturated colors display.Ha,ha! He got his answer!
NeoX, 25 Mar 2014has anyone updated their z1c to the latest kitkat update?Yes! Performance is good but Sony killed their xperia ringtone with a dumb ringtone!
It is really one of the best phones at present.
upgraded to 4.4.2 a few hours ago..
1.Disappointed to see the flash bleed [yes, its still there]
2.The battery is discharging tooooo fast[hope it'll improve after few days]
3.Bringing the quick setting with 2 fingers is impossible with one hand operation[and its annoying too]
4.The phone already hanged once[while saving a photo]
5.After taking some photos, there were some dead pixel[on the upper left corner of the screen] and the screen was split into two vertical parts [5% of the right side of the screen was showing in the left side of the phone].....and it was fixed after rebooting the device.
I didn't find any speaker problem or others after upgrading and there's still no word from SONY about fixing those bugs.
Hoping to hear some official response from SONY [after all it is one of their flagship phones, isn't it]
For people that find it the Sony expensive I can recommend Motorola Razr i, at less than half price you get a better phone in all ways. Trust me.
mannar mathayi, 26 Mar 2014which one is good, white or pink ? please answer, anyone who actually saw these two versions ?What do you mean by "good"? Buy the colour you like.
mannar mathayi, 26 Mar 2014which one is good, white or pink ? please answer, anyone who actually saw these two versions ?White looked good in Sony Stores
Pink is for girls :)
Black looks best, but is fingerprints magnet....
which one is good, white or pink ? please answer, anyone who actually saw these two versions ?
Is the back panel made of high quality plastic??? what about the earpiece volume during calling, is it good ?
mato, 25 Mar 2014Am currently using xperia s as my primary phone and iPhone 5S as my secondary phone and am con... moreWell, Xperia S wasnt a great phone, its easy to admit that now. But starting with Xperia Z Sony has completely removed lag, in fact the old Z lags less than the brand new Galaxy S5 at 2,5GHz according to reviewers who had hands on time with S5 at MWC. Samsung may have flattened TouchWiz to LOOK like iPhone but they havent made touchwiz lighter, its still a pile of bloatware done by bad programmers.
Anyway, Z1C is among the top 5 fastest phones on the market and has the most efficient UI, no worries.
AP, 25 Mar 2014How do you printscreen on this phone?Press and hold Power and Vol.Down.
AP, 25 Mar 2014How do you printscreen on this phone?Hold the power and volume down buttons together to take a screenshot
AP, 25 Mar 2014How do you printscreen on this phone?Hold on power & volume (down) for 2 seconds
zahid , 25 Mar 2014pls anybody tell me that z1 compact ear piece qualith b'cs sony fone have low ear piece qualit... moreThere is no comparison between a core from Sony Ericsson era vs today's Sony. With the UI you get in today's Xperia, and the processor in the Z1C, its probably the smoothest combination second to stock android
NeoX, 25 Mar 2014has anyone updated their z1c to the latest kitkat update?I did it Yesterday. Seems ok until now.