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
AnonD-227883, 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!
AnonD-227883, 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.
AnonD-227883, 16 Feb 2014FYI I have a Z1 Compact and I do admit I have noticed a few oddities about the back, but hones... moreCorrection: it's outselling the iPhone only in Japan so far, but I've heard in Sweden it's still selling like hotcakes.
philboy, 16 Feb 2014you don't know either whether its back is plastic or glass right? we are just basing it from t... moreFYI I have a Z1 Compact and I do admit I have noticed a few oddities about the back, but honestly I couldn't care less if the back was glass or plastic, as long as it's quality glass or plastic and doesn't deteriorate easily. And Sony has a reputation for robust quality products, that's why I chose them over Samsung. Also other comments down here about how horrid the camera is. Unless you're a pro photographer, how would you know?! It's purely subjective, BUT many are basing their opinion on a single review's samples. Why not check out sample photos of the Z1C's camera on other sites? And more than that, what right do you people have to trash the phone and recommend potential buyers to keep away from this and wait for something else to arrive from Sony? To say the Z1 Compact's build quality is poor is like saying that Swiss Army knives rust fast (okay not the best example, but you get my point).
PS: there's a reason why the Z1C is outselling the iPhone in Japan and Sweden.
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2014For the very expensive price asked of the Z1 compact we should know exactly what we are buying... moreThe LG G2 is all plastic and probably the best smartphone out there and it feels premium too! So your point is what exactly? As someone stated, you were never going to buy it anyway! Haters are always gonna hate!!
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2014For the very expensive price asked of the Z1 compact we should know exactly what we are buying... moreI can assure you the back feels exactly like the front and the feeling is that of a premium phone! Why would you want to remove the back? The S4 does not need a hairdryer just unclip the back, so your point is what exactly? As the dude below says, you were never going to buy it so your views, and hating, are irrelevant. Still the best compact smartphone around!
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2014For the very expensive price asked of the Z1 compact we should know exactly what we are buying... moreBut its easy to tell that you wouldnt buy one anyway, thats why you will not have to worry about it.
For the very expensive price asked of the Z1 compact we should know exactly what we are buying and Sony has not been in the loop with current mobile phone technology. A strong frame properly attached to a gorilla glass or sapphire display is what we expect from today's premium phone. Sony is offering plastic glued ta a frame and the glue can be loosened with a hair dryer. What about the heat from charging? Will this loosen the glue? A very poor product from Sony.
Slayer, 16 Feb 2014You will have to be incredibly stupid not to know the difference between plastic and glass! An... moreso it is really a plastic and not a glass then... kinda dissapointing really... but i would still buy it. understand why people are mad with Sony and not with this phone as they announced it in their whitepaper that it has a glass back. the first waves of this phone they sent to reviewers also received the ones with glass back. plastic or glass i'm still buying it because of its specs and size.
Slayer, 16 Feb 2014You will have to be incredibly stupid not to know the difference between plastic and glass! An... morecheck this out so you would not need to disassemble your phone to know whether it is plastic or glass.
just sharing, 16 Feb 2014i doubt .. you really wouldn't know if the back is glass or plastic just by looking or touchin... moreYou will have to be incredibly stupid not to know the difference between plastic and glass! And no, I don't have to post anything, I bought the phone, suggest you go do the same people or if you are a cheap skate go play with one in the store! The only criticism, if you can call it that, like its big brother, the black which I bought is a fingerprint magnet! Loving it....tho'.
Doesnt matter if glass or plastic, its still the best phone on the market and we will still buy it. Those who whine about plastic will not buy it anyway, they should go and play with their low spec lower midrange One Mini.
AnonD-227883, 16 Feb 2014Wow everybody's a judge, you haven't even used the phone or had it in your hands and are alrea... moreyou don't know either whether its back is plastic or glass right? we are just basing it from the users who already have it and posted in different forums that its back is indeed plastic. if you could only give even a single proof that the back is glass. no proof - nonsense like your post.
Wow everybody's a judge, you haven't even used the phone or had it in your hands and are already proclaiming it as a failure. Bravo.
Slayer, 15 Feb 2014People like you are really quite sad! I just picked up mine today from Phone 4 U. The back is ... morei doubt .. you really wouldn't know if the back is glass or plastic just by looking or touching it... well it is not actually rumor as posted by z1 users in xda, the back is plastic and if you could provide me a link i.e sony's whitepaper stating that the back is glass... reviewers from other sites already mentioned that back is made ofbplastic. there's also a forum where a sony employee reaponded and told that the back is plastic... im just saying... i'm just a bit disappointed as it was first announced that the bavk is glass bit now you can no longer find that whitepaper saying that. All that is says now is the front -glass. I would still buy it though i prefer z1f if only it would be available internationally.