Anonymous, 10 Mar 2014I was holding the z1 compact. Classy phones are metal and gorilla glass not easily scratched p... moreAll reputable review sites regarded z1 compact as a beauty, but you say it's something that you wouldn't want to show off.
You must have a terrible taste for beauty.
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2014It is a matter of taste. I was just so disappointed to find this phone was made of plastic I h... moreIt makes no sense for you to want the whole phone to be made from a brittle material such as glass. Besides, the whole front is glass and the sides are metal.
Overall, it is one extremely classy looking device, particularly in white.
The build quality is a debatable aspect of a gadget , I like the heaviness of this phone when held in hand and the aluminum sides give it a really premium feel , reminiscent of the iphone 4 and 4s .
This is easily one of the top premium feeling phones in the hand , also sony sticks their own screen guard on the phone which other users are mistaking for the easily scratch-able surface . If you dont like it just peel it off and the glass beneath is pristine and very much scratch resistant
Let us not even compare it to the samsungs and the likes of it , the only phones that can be compared to this in build quality are the htc one series , the iphones 4 to 5s and the polycarbonate single shell construction nokia lumia series . But then none of them are water proof and will work just fine after an accidental drop in the pool or the bathtub
Or are they ?
Daniel, 10 Mar 2014The DeLorean DMC-12 sports car was known for its extremely shoddy build quality. It looks nice... moreMy friend had a Delorian and it had a beautiful Stainless Steel body that looked new long after other cars were rust buckets. My point exactly. I don't want a phone that scratches badly in a few month's of use and polycarbonate plastic scratches very easily. If they made this Z1 compact with a more durable case I would think about it being my phone for the next few years. I'm a choosy consumer. I get what I like rather than being talked into liking what I get.
It is a matter of taste. I was just so disappointed to find this phone was made of plastic I have three phones and an IPod and they are all metal and gorilla glass and are not scratched at all even without those fingerprint magnet screen protectors.
AnonD-56883, 11 Mar 2014Need some feedback on this phone 1. Sound quality and loudness, i previously had nokia n8, gal... moreSound quality is adequate at best , this does not have blaring speakers like the moto g but they are definitely not poor , the sound quality in the earphones is very good also the provided in ear headphones are of good quality
Camera is very good iauto takes really sharp pictures 90% of the time , but then there is manual mode also if you have if you want to tweak the settings and get a better shot . I find this a tad bit better than the iphone 5s
Need some feedback on this phone 1. Sound quality and loudness, i previously had nokia n8, galaxy s3, s4 mini, i just want to know is the sound quality is good comparing to these devices.and how loud is the sound, specially in ear phones. 2. Is the camera quality better than xperia zl at night without flash?
AnonD-235859, 09 Mar 2014Hi Sup,
No I haven't bought this phone , I am not in India Now, but I was having a eye on ev... moreThat is the whole point Ritesh , the 720p resolution makes this the fastest monster available at this time (1080p phones have more pixels to push around on the screen and hence requires more processor power for the same ) , the xperia zr is one awesome smartphone , but then it isnt waterproof not does it feel this premium in hand . Also the battery life is so much better in this z1 compact . This is the first smart phone since 2009 I have that can boast all day battery and extend beyond it on heavy use and I have been using smart phones since the humble days of symbian and nokia 6630 lol .
Trust me when I say this . this is one of the better or best smart phones available today , will be checking out this page often so if anyone is having any questions regarding the z1 compact then feel free to ask
when I compare its battery backup to galaxy s4 octa core version realy a looser ..jst check it 11 hours taketime on 3g and nearly 21 hours of z1c web browsing realy a big gain in z1c 13 hours compare to 7 hours and 10 hours of video playback in z1c but s4 win just one hour..im gng for z1 compact! !! I really miss a dual sim variant. any way im gng with it..and im waiting for a price drop with less than 30k INR!
Does aynone know if z1f (japanese version of z1 compact) has a glass back or its plastic too. TY
[deleted post]For some reason Xperia cameras seem to get worse with every new model released in the last 2 years. I don't know what the heck Sony are trying to do. It's not like the camera is the essential killer feature of any phone, but I still use it, and I don't see why they used to be able to build good ones, and now not any longer. I would really like to replace my Xperia with another Xperia, but if they don't manage to get their cameras in order, I might have to look for an alternative.
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2014Sony Z1 compact or Samsung S4.mini. they both have the look and feel of a household appliance ... moreThe DeLorean DMC-12 sports car was known for its extremely shoddy build quality. It looks nice on photos, but if you see one in real life, you notice how cheap their body and mechanics really feel. I don't think Apple or HTC would be happy about your comparison.
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2014Sony Z1 compact or Samsung S4.mini. they both have the look and feel of a household appliance ... moreI cant believe my own eyes. What a comparison, since its well known that Delorean has several times been awarded the world's worst car. Worst of all is that you are right, HTC really is garbage in a nice wrapping.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2014Please tell me if this sony compact has been already in store in sm megamall,actually i'm here... moreHi, you could check the "sony mobile ph" Facebook page for updates. I think stores in Megamall will release the phone the same time as Sony concept stores will. Still a bit vague on the actual release date, sony FB page just says late March,
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2014I was holding the z1 compact. Classy phones are metal and gorilla glass not easily scratched p... moreSony Z1 compact or Samsung S4.mini. they both have the look and feel of a household appliance like a kitchen blender or a hair dryer. Try iphone or HTC One. They have the look and feel of a Delorian sport's car.
Dr RAJA, 08 Mar 2014Probably you held the Samsung mini? Otherwise you wouldn't say this is cheap plastic!I was holding the z1 compact. Classy phones are metal and gorilla glass not easily scratched plastic covered glass in front with a clear plastic colored black on back. Like I said, it looked like a plastic phone to me & not something I would want to show off.