Anonymous, 06 Feb 2014All of those you mentioned have more disadvantage than advantage over Z1 compact. Htc one: n... moreBut I don't care about battery life because I switch phones during the day and I have a power bank for fast recharges. I am only a casual camera enthusiast and I'm not planning on taking pictures two feet underwater. There's no way I'll trade my gorgeous HTC screen for the screen on the Z1 compact. My Note 3 is great for reading and daytime use. My xperia GO is more rugged than all. I am a guy with 3 beautiful girlfriends. My Note 3 works with me. My HTC sings to me. My xperia GO plays rough with me. I'm happy as can be. I hope you find what you want in a phone or two or three.
Mobile enthusiast, 06 Feb 2014The Idol X or Idol X mini (very thin and sheek) look better in my opinion. The HTC One has a m... moreAll of those you mentioned have more disadvantage than advantage over Z1 compact.
Htc one: not water resistant, more expensive, weaker battery, lower camera, lower chips.
Alcatel: not comparable to Sony.
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2014Can any basher tell me which phone is better than this? The Idol X or Idol X mini (very thin and sheek) look better in my opinion. The HTC One has a much better display and the "Beats" audio is off the chain. The Xperia GO would be moat durable. This Sony Z1 compact (or) Z1 would definitely win for the camera, (I loved the one on my Z1) if the flash bleed problem can be solved. I never could find one phone with all the qualities I needed so I own four and use them for whatever they do best.
Iels2003, 05 Feb 2014Well today I got my phone from Amazon De. The first of all sorry for my English, I am from Bel... moreThanks for your post. I am really planning to get this phone, so I will take a closer look as soon I have the possibility. By reading the gsmarena review I was surprised about the quality difference of the still camera comparing to the images of the iphone 5s, that look much better. I really hope the retail version will match the high expectations people have on this device. In fact speaking of the camera the hardware is more than capable to produce great images, the software seems to be behind. Since you have the iPhone 5s too would be great to read about your experience with the camera. Thanks in advance. Have a nice day.
Lutho Banzi, 06 Feb 2014I don't have this phone yet but I also agree. If you are on the phone non-stop you can't expec... moreThe battery test of gsmarena is used in every phone. It may not be 100% accurate, but it will give a gage for comparison. Say Nexus 5 battery for webbrowsing is 4 hours, thats pretty obvious to be low compared to 10+hours of xperia Z1.
I don't have this phone yet but I also agree. If you are on the phone non-stop you can't expect the battery to last for 8 hours. To be honest 3-4 hours is very good if you using the phone non stop. But if you would like to make the battery last longer, you must activate Stamina Mode which pauses data traffic when the screen is turned off. But calls can still be received. I'm still gonna get the phone regardless of its minor problems.
The glass back and frame design is nothing but trouble. Now there are complaints that the light from the flash is leaking through to the camera one the lime & yellow models. I suspect it is leaking through the glass back. Models with opaque metal and plastic backs or opaque barriers between flash & lens don't have this problem.
Iels2003, 05 Feb 2014Sorry I have niece collection of different phones included Conseltion if you it. It's my ple... moreMy friend in Belgium. Don't listen to this guy who says he doesn't believe you own the phone or that you misspelled 'nice' as 'niece'. He is on this site constantly debasing anyone who says anything is not 100% about this phone. My xperia "V" also took 3 hours for its 1st charge and I didn't like the display on it either (same as the Z1 compact). I hope you enjoy your new Z1 compact and thank you for being one of the 1st to give us your hands-on about the phone.
Anonymous, 05 Feb 2014First of all, no one would believe you. You got 5s, G2, them still you bought z1 compact? Why not? Some people have more than 1 television. I have a Note 3 for reading, an HTC for great "beats" audio through my jabra "tag" with bose earphones, an experia "GO" for going out in the weather an my baby is my Nokia 700 with its beautiful screen and poketability. If this xperia compact had a better display and more durable case I would consider getting it too. I heard there are camera problems surfacing with this model. Anyway, good advice to try the camera out first in the store before buying since Sony doesn't seal their boxes like Samsung does.
Anonymous, 05 Feb 2014First of all, no one would believe you. You got 5s, G2, them still you bought z1 compact? Sorry I have niece collection of different phones included Conseltion if you it.
It's my pleaser to collect niece phones. And buy the way - you don't have to believe me
Iels2003, 05 Feb 2014Well today I got my phone from Amazon De. The first of all sorry for my English, I am from Bel... moreFirst of all, no one would believe you. You got 5s, G2, them still you bought z1 compact?
Well today I got my phone from Amazon De. The first of all sorry for my English, I am from Belgium.
Okay it's look like iPhone and in hand fill very good. Fool charge after 3 hours. Screen is okay but not like with my other phones (LG 2G, Lumia 925 and of course 5s) resolution is not bright ( on max) buttery excellent (till now 65%) but big problem is very low loudspeaker (extremely low). About the rest it's very middle class performance, definitely not top. The biggest plus size, it's comfortable phone, but I prefer LG or Nokia. I don't understand Sow hi rate, most of people don't have. My advice - try it in the shop before make decisions.
I'm in doubt...So which display technology is used for this phone TFT or IPS?
We are expecting a phone of the same specs with having a mid-range screen size of 4.55" for better viewing.... :)