I'm about to buy a phone tomorrow but I'm so confused between this phone and Samsung Galaxy S4. They are the same price in my country and I don't care the size really but I like the Sony XPERIA Z1 Compact size so I need help between those two great phones, please.
Thanks in advance.
s.av, 11 Mar 2014That is the whole point Ritesh , the 720p resolution makes this the fastest monster available ... moreHi S.av
I agree with you point that Zr does not feel premium in hand when compare to Z1 compact , but i do not agree with your following points
1) Battery life is so much better in this z1 compact
--- Battery is same in both the handsets that is Li-ion 2300 mAh. So no difference in battery life.Whereas I believe to operate an APQ8974-AA processor which is clocked at 2.26 Ghz Quad Core having Krait 400 will use more battery than APQ8064 processor which is clocked at 1.5 Ghz Quad Core having Krait 200 that is Zr.
2) Zr isn't waterproof -
--- Zr is an water proof and dust proof phone that is IP58 certified which is higher than Xperia Z certification (IP57 certified ).Infect none of the sony phone are certified higher than this not even Xperia Z2 ( IP58 ).
But I must say that Z1 compact is the fastest phone available in this segment deploying 2.26 Ghz of processing power and an 32-Bit Dual Channel LPDDR3 Ram with 800Mhz of processing power which simply means 12.8 GB/s transfer rate compare to LPDDR2 RAM with just 533 Mhz of processing power in Xperia Zr.
And obviously Adreno 330 give boost to gaming experience compare to 320 of xperia Zr.
So Z1 compacts rocks but its individual choice what they want from a phone ....does the features justify the price...??
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2014Brand new cost $500 not €500. The preinstalled film protection can be removed, or can be toppe... moreThe price in Be. Is 525 - 545€ and not $ I am from Belgium and now the prices .
If you remove protector you will also lost Sony sign on the front panel.
And if you sow big defender of Sony - please give name of Any !!! Company that selling " top model" with plastic protection. It's nonsense .
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2014I count all phones sold from unsealed boxes as second hand. Being the only z1 compact sold in ... moreWell, I've seen the same with HTC Samsung LG Nokia etc etc being displayed on stores and not being sold. So what's your point?
Iels2003 , 14 Mar 2014Your suggestion is just ridicules . On protectin plastic add screen saver ?? And we speaking ... moreBrand new cost $500 not €500. The preinstalled film protection can be removed, or can be topped with other screen protector.
Manoj S, 14 Mar 2014Hi,
Some questions for Xperia Z1C users....
How much RAM is available (out of 2 GB) for us... moreFree RAM depends on the applications installed on the phone,on my Z1 Compact it stays in range 800MB to 1GB.
Internal Storage Memory for User is 11.79 GB.
I hope that answers your question
Today I sold my last Sony phone, an Xperia go. The 3.5 mm jack only played in the right ear with both 4 pin and 3 pin connectors.Every Sony phone I have owned has been flawed with no service help. Forget Sony & their sorry no delivery of this Z1 compact in Sony stores with no kit Kat updates for months and no answer to an expensive phone which cannot take photos in low light. This company is defunct-
Now had this phone 2 months,
the screen and back scratch really easy,
does not bother me to much as the scratches can only be seen in the sunlight.
Only had one issue software wise where the camera locked up, turned it on and off all sorted, this probably happened due to the phone not being switched off for over two weeks as the battery is just awesome.
If you get this handset the charging dock is a must, so nice to just dock for charging.
overall pleased with this phone, no real complaints from me.
I looked at this phone in the shop, but after reading opinions here and testing in the shop, I brought the Motorola Razr i with me home. I am impressed with this phone, kevlar strong body and superfast Intel processor, and less than half the price of the Sony.
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2014the "soft" on the front you are talking about is an anti-shatter film over the hard ... moreYour suggestion is just ridicules . On protectin plastic add screen saver ?? And we speaking about phone of 500€. And what about back?
And if you whant to remove or ex chenge front protector - logo of Sony is will be removed.
Do you really think that it's height and phone ?
It's just overpriesed gadget and it already not popular In Europe .
Some questions for Xperia Z1C users....
How much RAM is available (out of 2 GB) for use?
How much internal memory is available (out of 16 GB) for use?
Do we have simultaneous HD Video recording and Photo capturing?
Is the sound quality on headphones as good as it was with the Walkman Series?
Thanks in advance
Its said to have an SRP of only 25490 in Philippines, cheaper than i expected then, and only Xperia Concept stores will sell at that price, i expect other stores to sell it at below 24,000. Will get one while i wait for Z2 Compact and Full HD goodness, i really not so happy about the low PPI of Z1C but i also dont like the size of Z2. Plus, Z2 is said to have an SRP of PHP 33,990.
Iels2003, 11 Mar 2014Extremely classy pice of shi.....t. I have one for a months , original !!not a copy , and it'... morethe "soft" on the front you are talking about is an anti-shatter film over the hard glass. You can remove that if you want, or put a hard screen protector over it (and a screen protector came in the box with mine).
Basil711, 13 Mar 2014i have tried this phone for 3 weeks.
smart dial is clearly enhanced in all Sony Z flagships w... moreYou should file a lawsuit against your math teacher, you have a very strong case here.
Seriously, 1:2.3 is smaller than 1:3?
After only a month the phonies full of scratches and there is no market for a phone of this low quality build. There are better choices by far within the next few months.
mml, 12 Mar 2014hey guys i want to buy a new phone and i'm confused between these two xperia z1 and xperia z1 ... moreHi there, both are very good phones. On the Z1 obviously the screen is bigger but the Z1 Compact has the better features. The Z1 has poor viewing angles but Sony now replaced the Z1 Compact's screen with an IPS panel which improves viewing angles. Both have the same processors but performance would be better for the Z1 C because of the smaller screen using less power operating the screen and also the battery, Z1 C has 2300mah and Z1 has 3000 but battery will last the same time on both phones since the compact has a smaller screen. I'd get the Z1 Compact.
Manoj S, 13 Mar 2014Hi,
I am using Xperia Neo V since last 2 years. Its a good phone, but outdated now and gets... moreno heating problem at all
i used to play videos and attending calls and the phone wasnt getting hot at all.
i have tried this phone for 3 weeks.
smart dial is clearly enhanced in all Sony Z flagships which makes it my first choice above all Androids gegas.
battery life is perfect.
i like small apps feature.
so many options to personalize ur phone as you wish.
bad thing is downloading emails takes time even it was 200 kb size. maybe there is smth to fix in options or network choice.
Camera is pretty good. so many features. but Sony has to work on lens sensor 1/2.3 is the lowest among its competetors.
I am using Xperia Neo V since last 2 years. Its a good phone, but outdated now and gets heated up constantly. Since the processor of Xperia Neo V is at upper end on back side, it is unbearable to attend calls when its heated.
Is there any heating problem in Xperia Z1 Compact?
Is it true that the processor of Xperia Z1 Compact is placed at center on back side?
Thanks in Advance.