I bought it a few days ago and I must say I'm delighted with it. It's very stable, fast and even in movies it didn't heat. But it came with 4.4.4 instead of 4.3 as I expected. Reading some reviews online about how much it literally kills the battery life, I wanted to downgrade, but I waited a little longer to see how it acts.
21h and 14m past since the last charge, I spoke around 70 min. and used the screen for about 2 hours (net surfing, messages and that's all; I should mention that stamina mode, location based Wifi, low battery mode and queue background data were activated) and nou the battery is at 65%. I believe it's decent for any phone user, plus, I don't use the phone that much so this one is ok for me. Oh, and the brightness was set on auto. I also watched the first time I charged the phone at Pixels, to see how the phone acts and how much battery consumes, it consumed around 21% and no heat at all. Now, pros and cons:
- super design, except for the volume button placed next to unlock button, a little small for my taste
- amazing screen, very clear images
- super stable system even though everyone complains about it, fast running, no bugs!
- I don't know if it's implied or not, but I am using nano-sim instead of micro-sim and works like a charm (I believe those types are not the same, right?)
- The back is made of glass, very good to prevent overheating but easy scratchable. It can be corrected easily using a cover (I'm using Nillkin Frosted Shield)
- The 20 mgpxl is a little bit dissapointing in low light conditions, makes good photos even then, but not with the same detail. The front camera is decent.
- Battery was greater in reviews, maybe it's because of the android version. I will try to downgrade in the next few days and see how the battery life will change. But even now, I don't have anything to complain, it's decent for me.
As a conclusion, best buy. I would give it a 8.5/9 out of 10. Cheap and excellent. Good job, Sony!
Anas, 10 Oct 2015will Xperia Z1C get android 6??well, it's not clear yet .. but probably not .. the officially announced list by Sony doesn't include Z, Z1, or Z1C from the Z Series.
However, there are some rumors that we might get it later, after releasing to latest devices first .. who know .. !
I think just Waite for 1month u can getarshmallow operating system will comes soon to Sony products..
Ec sony molly, 05 Oct 2015Well... M4 Aqua or Z1 compact? Which one has the better performance and Battery life? Also, do... morei have both xperia m4 aqua and xperia z1 compact.
xperia m4 aqua huge disadvantages
* overheating (not normal overheating) while z1 compact does not overheat even if your playing hard game.
* poor camera quality both front and back especially on low light (even if you will going to use flash)
xperia m4 advantages
* using ip68 tech as waterproof and dustproof. no need to worry on always removing the cover on the charging port whenever you will going to charge because there's no cover on the charging port but still waterproof.
* loud speaker (but whenever you drown the phone underwater you need to wait atleast 30mins because speaker will go low. [silent, no sounds at all] because of the water on the speaker grill
* good battery life [xperia z1 compact is better]
z1 compact disadvantages
* speaker is low
* small screen 4.3 Inches
z1 compact advantages
* i can say that it can take decent photos both front and back
* better battery compared to xperia m4 (although m4 has a good battery back up)
* nice display
* no lags
for me, i will choose xperia z1 compact. overheating and poor camera on xperia m4 are annoying
Hemanth, 19 Sep 2015Hi Jacob, I had the same problem every now & then, since the beginning. Sensor wasn't work... morethank u for your kind reply and advice and i appreciate that very much. the problem for me now is i brought the phone thru online and maybe sony center will not accept to replace with a new one. thank again!
Well... M4 Aqua or Z1 compact? Which one has the better performance and Battery life? Also, does the 20.7 MP camera really do its work or it doesn't really matter? Does anyone knows if the speakers have any volume problem? I own the xperia go (almost 4 years old) and some times I can't listen anything when I have a call.
Everything I do is basically reading, listening to music, some social apps and occasional gaming, but I really, i really hate when the phone goes slow and ruins everything I'm doing. I don't really like big phones and the M4 might be too big... do you know any other sony option, better and waterproof for a similar price?
I upgraded my phone to 5.1 and it doesnt get any issues. camera got a speed focus. no lags.
LostMonkey, 29 Sep 2015Still no 5.1.1 update for my Z1C, SFR version (I think this is Nordic?) any ideas? Replying on my own post, Got my 5.1.1 update, GMT+8, Z1C (SFR), got great improvements so far, I am still testing the battery though.
Ramin 68, 29 Sep 2015Hi .I know XPERIA z1 got TFT screen , but what about Z1 compact ? although some says thats T... moreIt is IPS, i have a XZ1C and i can tll you its way better than a TFT in the viewing angles. Im alittle spoiled as i have been usin a moto x it has a AMOLED and it feels hat are same brightens even outside but colors better in amoled but definetely better viewing angles thann TFT going to IPS. i have compared my XZ1C to TFT phones and other gadgets and it does make a relative difference, like from XPZ1(big borther).
Hi .I know XPERIA z1 got TFT screen , but what about Z1 compact ?
although some says thats TFT , some says thats IPS !
which one is correct ? I would be thanks full if anyone help me !
sain97, 10 Aug 2015im confused that the high pixel of camera will used more memory or not please explain . tq . sorry i went wrong the first comment. not necessary more pixels more memory, is the amaunt of light captured in the picture element will produce more data meaning better quality meaning more megabytes but the bigger picture element making the sensor bigger making the camera"eye" bigger along with the lens bigger essentially bigger canera(tv cams or dlr, or point-and-shoot). the sony xperia z1 compact is 20million pixels (Megapixels)1.1micron size picture elements(like pixels on screen but capture light instead of producing). in my moto x is 10MP 1.4 microns(bigger better) size, less of them 10 million pixels in moto x vs 20 million in the sony, picture elements but moto x produces higher quality and heavier piture (6-7megabytes) and in sony 5mb maximum is what i have gotten of the same piture subject(i.e. my backyard tree) in same time and conditions, note in moto x picture of the trees' leaves and branches are waaay more detailed when zoomed in. the microns size make big diference even at 1.1-1.4 differwnce is huge really. considering you packing more in the same size or about same suze sensor makes less light come in leaving lesd detailed pictutes with less heavy(megabytes) pictures but very large in physical size (you could print a poster size picture, if you have the adecute printer of course)
sain97, 10 Aug 2015im confused that the high pixel of camera will used more memory or not please explain . tq . what do mean? RAM? i cant really tell as when you exit ap it kill the app process so i cant check on the mwmory mangament, but i asume it does use more becauase has many funtions naf highe screen refresh rate and does get quite warm whwn recirding video for long time(10min) like 41c. as for memory storage per photo taken my pictures each one has come the largest like 4-5MB at 20MP but really i personally dont like camera i have moto x 10mp cam same storage size per photo , maybe a little more 5-6MB the best ones but takes waaay more details (higher megapixes dont meant better quality) in fact the more they put they had smaller picture elements in the sensor so less light and less quality, but bigger picture. camers are sometimes the opposite of screens. bigger in size higher dwnsity ppi means sharper image yes in screens but in cameras that size to fit in a phone no....thats why pro cameras are huge and have big lenses because the sensor is bigger, bigger picture ele,pments to capture more light, and to let more light in, a bigger lens. the biggest now are 1080p, and just starting 4k but so expensibe to produce that tnere is very little content to sell
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2015how much space do u get available on this phoneFrom the 16GB total memory advertized, internal; 11.7GB available(after the format and OS installed). stock apps take like 600MB so really 11.1GB when just brand new...good thing you can put a 2TB micro sd, even thou they dont exist yet but highest available to buy as of sep of 2015 is 128GB. I hve a 128GB(119GB available after formated) micro sd in it and works fine. i have all wikipedia database with pics (40gb) with kiwix app, all world maps from maps.me app (25gb), and like 8gb of music. still have 40gb leftover for hd video and pictures IN THE SD. and keep my phone memory free so it doest eventually bog down performance.
Still no 5.1.1 update for my Z1C, SFR version (I think this is Nordic?) any ideas?