I would upgrade my galaxy s3. Please suggest if sony xperia z1 compact will be a good phone. Or Htc one is better?
Does the phone screen size matters because I have been using my s3 mostly for browsing and multimedia consumption
Please help. Thanks in advance.
I have this phone and would highly recommend it. Most of my friends have Samsung GS4's, have run a Quadrant benchmark on my Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and it beat the Samsung almost by double. The Features I love:
1) Water proof (30 mins 1 metre)
2) Battery life (2 days normal usage) even higher on stamina mode (this is a Sony inclusion)
3) Size 4.3 Inch screen size. When most manufacturer's make a small version of their flagship phone the performance is also smaller, this is not the case here with the Xperia Z1 Compact sharing similar specs to it's bigger brother.
4) Build quality, the phone just feel's solid, no cheap plastic covers just glass and metal, USB charging covers are well positioned and easy to open.
If I was to comment on some of the down sides it would be:
1) Non removable battery (could annoy some people I was ok with it)
2) Micro SIM (I had to borrow a SIM cutter and trim my standard SIM to size)
3) Bit of a finger print magnet (I solved this by purchasing a cover)
These are just minor issues, overall I would give this phone a 90/100. Best android phone I've owned since my Motorola Defy phone a few years ago.
Manoj S, 18 Mar 2014Hey, IPS and TFT are types of LCD screens. IPS has a better viewing angle than TFT. Z1 Co... moreno. please stop spreading false information. IPS-TFT is just a different type of screen using thin film transistor technology than TN-TFT.
Vino31, 18 Mar 2014Buy S4, better screen and voice command.S3 is better and still more popular than S4...
Even S2 is rated higher than S4.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2014It is IPS. what people posting here don't seem to understand is that IPS is just a type of TFT... moreHey,
IPS and TFT are types of LCD screens.
IPS has a better viewing angle than TFT.
Z1 Compact has a IPS LCD screen while Z1 has TFT
Hope Sony fix the poor camera quality in low light thru software update very soon. Really disappointing for a premium phone.
kintaro, 18 Mar 2014@ sam it has ips display... the display is excellent with good viwng angles unlike sony's o... moreIt is IPS. what people posting here don't seem to understand is that IPS is just a type of TFT technology. The older screens used TN TFT, and this uses IPS TFT.
Vino31, 18 Mar 2014Buy S4, better screen and voice command.S4 is a joke compared to this...
it has ips display... the display is excellent with good viwng angles unlike sony's older model that uses tft..
Before the release gsmarena mentioned that it is 'TFT capacitive touchscreen' but now i can see it is changed to 'IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen'
please confirm me what screen type does it have exactly?
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2014I have bought this phone a few days ago and I must say it is awesone. The battery lasts solid ... moreyour suggestions will be available for z2 compact. itz sony marketing strategy. as u can see the z2 carry stereo speakers.
Actually, I want to ask about the docking pogo pins, what is its function? I don't know what is it really??
I'm a new user of this amazing phone and I'm in love with this beast
I have bought this phone a few days ago and I must say it is awesone. The battery lasts solid 2 days (unless you're a very heavy user) and even an hour of NFS Most Wanted didn't get the temperature up very much (yes, it was warmer, but absolutely ok). No lags at all, everything is snappy, even multitasking (1,66 gigs of free ram -> it doesn't need to close the apps on the background). The screen has far better viewing angles than I expected after the reviews. On the other hand, the camera urgently needs to get rid of the noise - I hope an update will fix this, because the camera doesn't shoot as good as 20MP and that optics should. Although the colors look very realistic, it can't handle the darkness (the same pictures in dark look sharper in HTC Sensation than Z1 Compact - I can read some text in shadow better from a photo of my Sensation, on the Z1 Compact it is much harder). Second thing I can reproach are the bezels - the space on the botom could really have been used for sensoric buttons and the top for stereo speakers or something. The waterproofness works, wchich is cool =)
macparnami, 16 Mar 2014hi MiCo, I have been going through the same question myself , the price point of both the pho... moreAccording to gsmarena review plus comments, nexus 5 have below average camera, weakling battery and poor screen.
I’ve been HTC supporter for the last few years and decided to change to Sony Xperia Z1 Compact last Saturday out of curiosity and the specs were very tempting.
The phone itself is beautiful and feels premium. The only drawback is that plastic back is a disappointment but not a major issue.
So far everything is good. No lag with apps and games. Battery can last 1 ½ days with moderate usage. The only thing I don’t like about Sony is UI (Sense is way easier and better) and the screens and back plastic is prone to scratch… highly recommended to use back cover and screen protector.
The Camera is overhyped I’'d say. Day time shots are excellent but night shots are terrible. HTC is better in this regards.
Anyway, just sharing my experience. It’s overall an outstanding smartphone in mini sizes but I am not sure if I will buy SONY again.