I have been waiting for a long time for this kind of a phone.
My requirements was
1. Max 4.3" Display size
2. Android OS - or can use Android applications
3. Could get one full day real usage battery life
4. 1080 recording
5. TV out
6. USB OTG
7. Expandable memory
8. FM radio
9. Good camera
10. Non-proprietary 3.5 mm audio socket
11. GPS with GLONASS
12. Secondary Camera (HD preferred)
13. 2 GB RAM
14. 1.5 GHz Dual Core
15. LTE (Optional)
16. CDMA (Optional)
17. Dual Sim (Optional)
18. Removable battery (optional)
There is no such phone till today
SGS 2 has proprietary 3.5 mm audio socket
SGS 4 mini doesn't have TV out & USB OTG
MOTO doesn't have exp memory & radio
I dont know much about LG
So I will go for it
I hope the price will be slashed within 3-4 months
& available with Sony India warranty
The best smartphone in world.
Smarphone!!! Not a phablet!
tswvntuj, 22 Jan 2014for those who have the japanese variant which is the z1f, could you please tell me the loudnes... moreXperia A is japan Version of Xperia ZR not Xperia V, Xperia VL is the Japan Version of Xperia V.
If ever...this will going to be my first ever Sony Android phone. Hoping I wont get disappointed. Hi-end specd in a compact body does ring a bell for me.
I like the specs and the looks! I might covert from iOS to Android!
price please? btw which 1 is value for money among the following: Z, Z1 or Z1 Compact?
for those who have the japanese variant which is the z1f, could you please tell me the loudness of this phone? I have an xperia v (xperia A in japan) and im kinda disappointed of its speaker sound but using headset is fine. One more thing, ive heard that sony has been using 2 types of screen panel for z1f, do you think that z1 compact will be released with 2 types of screen panel too? I think its fine if the quality is the same, but in case of z1f some says that the one with JDI is much better that the one with AUO in terms of brightness. I really like this phone. :D
cghel, 22 Jan 2014when did they release this xperia z1 compact here at philippines?anyone plz,,,,,,Sony Philippines never been among the first to launch new phones but it could be there late Feb or early Mar.
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2014where country this phone is already available?Next week already in the Nordic countries/Scandinavia, maybe some other European countries too but those are actually scheduled for February.
when did they release this xperia z1 compact here at philippines?anyone plz,,,,,,
Sony you are really number one in mobile....
all spects are much better than other Z's .
if battery would be removeable,it was much easier for customers.
Kamigawa, 20 Jan 2014I just bought Xperia Z1 f a week ago. It's completely a great and powerful device. And about v... moreThanx for your feedback, very reassuring to see satisfied Z1f owners. Not sure about the battery what you mean with "not bad", i you mean its OK but not great? The other Z1f guy here said its great and you say not bad, then i say its very promising.
Looking forward to get this, in March i think, Sony is traditionally a bit late with launches where i live.