Specs and size are spot on for me. 1 last question though: how good is Sony with call quality? I'm leaning towards the z1 compact but if call quality is not reliable I'm considering the Moto X.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2014Nice to hear the battery is good, in fact i been hoping to find feedback from Z1f owners for a... moreI just bought Xperia Z1 f a week ago. It's completely a great and powerful device. And about viewing angle my Xperia Z1 f is great and for oudoor usage It's good enough. And about battery performance is not bad.
aballads, 20 Jan 2014I have the Japanese Z1 f (compact for Japan released a month ago). It is fantastic and the bat... moreNice to hear the battery is good, in fact i been hoping to find feedback from Z1f owners for a long time, and here you are. How do you find the display, with viewing angles and outdoor use?
Jon, 19 Jan 2014In France price 549 €. Crazy for a 4.3 " phone. Add 50 € and you get the great Samsung No... moreDepends on what are you looking for. For instance, I'm looking for high end pocket-friendly smart phone so this is the best choice for me. Note 3 is awesome but it's big as brick. If size is not important Z1 Compact is not a deal for you.
I have the Japanese Z1 f (compact for Japan released a month ago). It is fantastic and the battery life is great, but when I play FF6, it heats up like crazy and battery drain is fierce. Other games not at all (must be something on SquareEnix side).
Came from a GS4 which I loved, was worried the smaller screen would annoy me, but I am doing fine with it. It is running 4.2.2 in Japan which is unacceptable if you ask me, but still smooth, snappy and lag free.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2014There has been talk about the possibility of a TD-LTE version, Sony has not confirmed any but ... moreThanks for your reply. Have to wait and see. Let's hope that IF they do a TD-LTE version ; they won't change the specs like they did for Z1.
I hope there will still be an alternative like buying a HK or international version which can work with china unicom when they have 4G released
1goru, 20 Jan 2014look at what sony said.Price greater than xperia Z(30k) and less than xperia Z1(36k).So it wil... moreAccording to preliminary prices in European countries it could seem like the price is closer to Z than Z1, then 32k of your money would be a probable average selling price.
look at what sony said.Price greater than xperia Z(30k) and less than xperia Z1(36k).So it will be between (30-35 k)
Filgood, 20 Jan 2014in China it is called M51w ; it seems it doesn't have LTE and it cost 3999CNY (about 490euros/... moreThere has been talk about the possibility of a TD-LTE version, Sony has not confirmed any but there seem to be a market demand for it so it is very possible they have one in the making.
One could argue that China Mobile has probably committed themself to buy a very huge number of iPhones over the next two years and possible dont want Z1C to make it harder to fulfill the contract they signed with Apple.
Kris, 20 Jan 2014For just 50 euro more you get a phone you can´t put in your pocket or manage with one ha... moreYeah nice size for everyday use, not long ago i would have said i didnt need smaller phone but that was before my Xperia Z was broken while in pocket. In all fairness, it was during quite heavy activity and even a smaller phone could have said its final goodbye on that day. Anyway i already started to go down in size a year ago, had Note 2 and liked it at first but soon became fed up with its size, low PPI display and bloatware and "features" that didnt work as they should, Samsung is implementing so much but never follow through, the opposite of Apple in that way.
Was real good to have the "small" Xperia Z after the Note 2, and now im ready to go down in size once again, its only the relatively low PPI of the Compact that is subpar for 2014, or even 2013 but it has 70% higher density than Note 2 (PPI Squared), thats not low enough to be annoying.
I even considered iPhone5s but as for being pocketable it isnt short enough to have any advantage, its almost as long as Z1C, and i think 5S isnt yet available unlocked here, still have carrier exclusivity. Apple always punish people with cash, they prefer the poor buyers who have to buy their iphone sim locked with 2 year contract, thats why i always said iPhone is for the poor, by the time it can be bought unlocked cash straight up it is already old and boring.
in China it is called M51w ; it seems it doesn't have LTE and it cost 3999CNY (about 490euros/660 USD).
China unicom will offer soon FDD-LTE 4G network. Is the european version of Z1compact compatible with china unicom FDD LTE ?
Will sony make a TD-LTE (china mobile) version as they did for Z1 ?
agm21, 19 Jan 2014hope this great phone will be release here in the philippines and around PHP20000-25000.... w... more20,000 php? For a flagship grade phone? Even 25 is unthinkable at launch (unless launch is in April), but should drop soon to that level. Estimate an SRP of around 30,000 at launch, with discounts it should come down to around 28, thats already a good price for this.
Jon, 19 Jan 2014In France price 549 €. Crazy for a 4.3 " phone. Add 50 € and you get the great Samsung No... moreReally, we can now get a ridiculous big clown phone with superbloated UI and lots of defective S-apps and features for only 50 euro more and then they throw in the REGIONLOCK for free? What about the red clown nose, did you get that as free giveaway also?
Jon, 19 Jan 2014In France price 549 €. Crazy for a 4.3 " phone. Add 50 € and you get the great Samsung No... moreFor just 50 euro more you get a phone you can´t put in your pocket or manage with one hand?! Really?
I think it´s awesome that Sony put specs like that in phone thats usable for everyday use..
Jon, 19 Jan 2014In France price 549 €. Crazy for a 4.3 " phone. Add 50 € and you get the great Samsung No... moreIt's not all about the screen size, the Z1 Compact still is a high end device, so 549 isn't expensive at all, especially when you compare it to devices like the iPhone 5S.
Don't be stupid, don't get tricked by Samsung's marketing.
Its Awesome fone with such a marvellous specification.
Keep it up SONY.
In France price 549 €. Crazy for a 4.3 " phone. Add 50 € and you get the great Samsung Note 3...