Do not understand the moaning here about freezes, lags or the neccesity to restart the phone once in a while... Not a single problem of those mentioned occured to me while using it for a month allready.
The thing that gets me is the quick menu after the upgrade from 4.3 to 4.4... Its the opposite of an upgrade, its a downgrade. And the unlocking of the screen now can be more accidental that before bcs the "swipe" orks at any direction on the screen. And i find the new battery status bar really ugly now after the update. Black and white color makes it less understandable without other visual effects.
Battery lasts me 2-3 days.
The thing i do not understand is why is it so damn hard to turn the alarm clock off?!?!? If you press by accident at the worng place on the screen its impossible to turn it off... you have to turn the whole phone off to do it... its so frustrating especially at early mornings.
AnonD-159403, 28 Mar 2014Does this really have an IPS LCD? Coz I checked in the Sony website and no where it is mention... moreI have tested this phone in store and its has a great display, if its not IPS then its something better, very wide viewing angle, colors are impressive, contrast is eyecatching, as high as it gets on any LCD, IPS or not.
If its not IPS then i dont care, its no doubt one of the very best displays on the market, period.
Furthermore, a guy who is a Sony official spokesperson was interviewed at the international launch and he said it is IPS. The video is available somewhere at youtube.
is anybody knows about upgrade this phone onto the 1080p-60fps 720p-120fps barometer 3 GigaByte RAM and most of all the expandable 128 GigaBytes Micro-SDHC?
AnonD-159403, 28 Mar 2014Does this really have an IPS LCD? Coz I checked in the Sony website and no where it is mention... morenot sure about that as well and i would yet to have this phone (buying it maybe later this year since my other xperia is still kicking) but based on reviews that says it has better viewing angles compared to its older brother z1 i would assume that it is really IPS aside from the fact that gsmarena listed it as that...
Pluto, 22 Mar 2014How is the battery life on the Z1 Compact? Is it difficult to type on the keyboard and does it... moreCompared to my old Xperia S, the battery life is excellent. Lasts whole day for me with 50% or more power at the end of the evening. Only moan is the keyboard. Spacebar is smaller than xperia S so keep on hitting the end(.) button. but I think I can change the keyboard settings.
Does this really have an IPS LCD? Coz I checked in the Sony website and no where it is mentioned that it has IPS LCD screen. Plz clarify
Daniel, 28 Mar 2014Was JUST about to order this, and thought I'd check the GSMArena fact sheet first. Then I read... moreNice try Sammy boy, but did you honestly think that anyone would think that you would buy this phone if it had removable battery? If it had you would found something else. Enjoy your region locked samsung and keep in mind that you dont see us post there, right, so return the favor and stay away from here with your obvious lies.
Was JUST about to order this, and thought I'd check the GSMArena fact sheet first. Then I read "non-removable battery". Order cancelled, this phone is dead to me.
hi friends i know that the phone has 720p resolution but i want to know the phone is capable of playing 1080p videos without any issues?
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2014What do you mean by "good"? Buy the colour you like.ohhh... really... i didn't knew that... man, in my local stores the pink one is not available for a hands on that's why i asked you.
Tested this phone today and its great, loved the display and all but bought a blackberry Z10 instead and no regrets, bye bye crap Google, android is good but we don't need Google advertising and sht.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2014Flexibility - This is what makes the phone more affordable(relatively speaking. The option to... more@Anonymous; Thank you for that information, it means we can buy a Z1 compact series with upgradable capacity,
Ghost Faced Monkey, 27 Mar 2014these were been considerable a satisfying comparing to any rivalries of compact or mini series... moreFlexibility - This is what makes the phone more affordable(relatively speaking. The option to mass produce the same phone with same components but upgradable if the end user decides they need more. The reality is there are more than enough people that don't need bigger capacity; for those who do, they can simply buy an upgrade at their own discretion.
these were been considerable a satisfying comparing to any rivalries of compact or mini series
and it is considerable a good run for a Sony.
but in my own opinion, they need to upgrade a twice memory capacity in order to store up more and more possible storage as enough to been called satisfying results w/o almost replacing micro SDHC.
so out of the blue, i've satisfied their brilliant features and i wonder to the next xperia z2 compact :-)
Sandy, 27 Mar 2014Looking at below experience,Is it better to upgrade Z1 C to KITKAT or be with the Jellybean??
i wld stay do not upgrade
logic says if you are happy with what you have then why change if u are not sure if the next upgrade is better or worse
z1c - excellent features; great phone; superb; I used it last 2 months, can't find any problems..
Looking at below experience,Is it better to upgrade Z1 C to KITKAT or be with the Jellybean??
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.