In March to September there will be several phones with similar specs from Apple &.HTC with a more durable & reliable design. We''ll see from GSMARENA how they go head to head with this "compact".
Even in Cambodia the phone shops don't agree to carry this model. They just shake their heads.and point at the unsold Z1's going for under $540 and remaining unsold. All Sony Z model phones are "dead in the water" due to poor design & poor warranty service. I own a Sony smartwatch, and some other Sony phones but putting the Xperia V display in a plastic/tape covered glass glued frame disappointed us all.. Advertising should introduce us to the phone rather than coax us to buy a phone that can take pictures in shallow unchlorinated pools.
DealBreaker, 17 Feb 2014Of course,in my country all the stores are grey market stores. As well,higher then Z1.Is it su... moreBut if you have so many grey market stores I can understand your cautiousness, still if I were you I'd go out and test the phone myself.
DealBreaker, 17 Feb 2014I actually wanted to buy the phone,but in fact i realised that all that made me consider buyin... moreAgain, don't listen to spoilers and go try it out yourself. You're basing your assumptions on other people's opinions. The camera has loads of settings and can be tuned for better quality pictures. Seriously the only way you'll convince yourself is through personal use. So go to a nearby retailer and try it out in your own hands. That's how I decided to go for the Nokia 700 when deciding between the 700 and 701 two years ago.
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2014I am beginning to think there are a lot of people with no intention of buying a phone and so d... moreWell,actually I'm disappoited because i wanted to buy this phone,it's the only android phone that i like the design and the UI.I dislike samsung toy like design.But the 8MP samsung camera appears to be better for the moment compared with 20.7MP Z1 compact.Ok they are not all 100% cameras on Z1 compact with problems,but what if i pay the oversized price from may shity markets and hit a phone from those with the flash bleeding problem or one with bad focalization,not to mention that if I'm in a supermarket and someone calls the loudspeaker shows his best quality and i cannot hear it ofcourse.that's why i'm discontented,because the only phone i liked turned out to be a disappointment when it was released!..End still it tends to be overstated!
samarths, 17 Feb 2014why is the status on this phone coming soon to india for the past 2 months? seriously sony,u s... moreeven i am waiting for this phone ever since it was rumoured..
I keep checking news for its release every now n then...I guess i am in love with this phone..
Overpriced, 17 Feb 2014Overpriced! It's price is higher than Z1 here in the Philippines. From what particular store you are buying?
Of course,in my country all the stores are grey market stores. As well,higher then Z1.Is it suppose to be higher,i think not!But..that's ok,they can keep it!
why is the status on this phone coming soon to india for the past 2 months? seriously sony,u should consider releasing it everywhere before trying to correct problems n shit...please release this mobile soon sony...have been waiting for it like forever
Overpriced, 17 Feb 2014Overpriced! It's price is higher than Z1 here in the Philippines. Not in any official price, it cost considerably less. Maybe you are referring to overpriced import units sold through grey market stores online or privately.
Overpriced! It's price is higher than Z1 here in the Philippines.
Overpriced! It's price is higher than Z1 here in the Philippines.
anon-master, 16 Feb 2014FYI I have a Z1 Compact and I do admit I have noticed a few oddities about the back, but hones... moreI actually wanted to buy the phone,but in fact i realised that all that made me consider buying it was the marketing campaigne.The phones costs alot and offers some poor quality functionalities.Loudspeaker sound is average,seems camera is out of focus for some of the devices,flash bleeding problems were been reported.People are buying it because it's something new with the latest technology,but it does not work as it should,if they can afford to throw money on it they are lucky,i do not have money to spend on a product that has so many problems.maybe i will end up buying it after a few months after they will fix all the problems and the phone will sell for the right price not a inflated one like it is now and for what?for a phone with soo many problems.I work for my money,i won't throw it away for marketing campaigns just because it's a new product and they made it sound so great!
You will all find out my concerns about the back of the Z1 compact if the phone ever needs service. Sony service center workers just don't want to unglue and pry loose that back plastic panel. Other phones Such as the galaxy note 3 can be serviced by removing 12 screws. You're right, i bought a 5s yesterday instead of the Z1 compact. My heart sunk when my Z1 screen began to shudder as I was showing it off. Sony service tried to fix it with a diagnostics cable but it went bad again within one day and I had to sell it. I would love to own this phone but the old adage applies "fooled once shame on you, fooled twice,shame on me.
Rihards, 16 Feb 2014There are no smaller sized phones on market than ~66 mm width, for me it is too wide. The only... moreYeah a bit wide but put it beside an iPhone and youll see it is not bad at all. What i notice most in pocket is the length of the phone, not the width. Short phones like Xperia Mini are awesome for pocketability, even if its very thick and not very narrow. Xperia U is much slimmer and same wide but considerably longer, and therefor much easier to notice in the pocket. iPhone is way too long for its display size, and when you sit there and wait for iTunes to finish you will regret.
sounds like Xperia SX was the phone for you, unfortunately it was NTT DoCoMo exclusive and has no successor.
There are no smaller sized phones on market than ~66 mm width, for me it is too wide. The only right size was Experia Ray, which I still use as there ar no decent successor in that dimension. For this reason I am starting to ponder transition to iPhone
anon-master, 16 Feb 2014Correction: it's outselling the iPhone only in Japan so far, but I've heard in Sweden it's sti... moreI am beginning to think there are a lot of people with no intention of buying a phone and so decide to trash talk it. The Z1 Compact feels premium just like its big brother and I tend to use my camera in Manual mode and it is excellent. Not sure there is any point replying to the haters! In terms of build and feel, the quality excels compared to Samsung and I am not a Samsung hater, they also make excellent phones! Just wish the haters will get a life!
anon-master, 16 Feb 2014Correction: it's outselling the iPhone only in Japan so far, but I've heard in Sweden it's sti... moreIt has outsold iphone 5s in one or more carriers in Norway, which is a traditional stronghold for iphone. Sweden and Norway are very similar, both the market and the carriers, some of the carriers are present in both countries under different names.
However, i think this is only temporary, also in Japan, soon iphone 5s will be back in the top spot, being Android the Z1C will age fast and become irrelevant, hope Z2 Compact isnt too far away, full HD with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage will be the minimum requirement in Q3.