Xperia Z and Z1 are good phones but too big for me (5 inch). I'm glad that I waited to the Xperia Z1 Compact (4,3 inch) and last but not least ---> IPS technology. juhuhuuuu. :)
Rene, 08 Jan 2014This is about Sony in general. Phones are great, but service in the Philippines is bad in case... morei beg to differ. im from the phils. too, and ive never had a bad time from any of their service centers. any.
dx user, 08 Jan 2014Bezel still too big, screen size actually just 4" Hmmmm....4.3", a large camera sensor, mind you,and this is water resistant..you cant have water resistance and small bezels at the same time..or at least not yet.
Anomynous, 08 Jan 2014Your handicap is not my problem, nor anyone elses, so do not try to make it mine or anyone els... morewow,such a small screen,and people are fretting about the pixel density?? start arguing if the screen size is above 5". lol.
imho, people who try playing high end games on small screened phones and bitch about how unsharp the display is are idiots.
Why is it that everyone heres tryna outsmart each other? Lol! Some people just have a lot of complaints and can never be contended..
BTW, great phone Sony! Way to go. Looking forward for this to hit the store. :)
Just need to wait for the battery test..specs are great and very good looking phone..This is what i want, i don't like big phones....
This phone has the potential to become a big hit in 2014 (like the HTC one) because it has top HW specs, perfect size for one hand usage, NFC, wireless charging, big battery, expandable memory, good screen res for 4.3 inches, waterproofing and one killer feature that no one matches today: 20mpx camera with hardware shutter button AT THE SIZE OF A COMPACT Point-and-shoot CAMERA!!! Unfortunately, usually SONY phones are too expensive and that will kill market share. I hope this changes...
Finally! Another Sony I can look forward to. This is what mini, compact and mid range smartphones should be. Reduced size but not the software and hardware specs, including the camera. Yeah!
hamed r99r, 08 Jan 2014xperia z1 compact has IPS panel,please correct thisDon't worry, IPS technology itself was based on TFT display.
Hi,friends.I think z1comact is a high-mid range quality smartphone in high design,performance,features,acceptable4.2 inches screen,good cpu,gsm,on time up grade to 4.4.2 kit kat,excellent camera,no more vga fron camera
Hi,dear friends.Happy to see that the Sony onece again has found itself!Amazing to see: Rising and upgrdading from jelybean to kit kit 4.4.2 at the same time!Z compact design,features,and performance are almost excellent!Works with 2g,3g,and4g-good cpu,gps,ultera excellent cameras(no more fron vga),acceptable4.2inches screen,and the rest of qualities are premimum!I consider it as a high mid-range premium smartphone!I think we have to see the gsm knowledgeable expertly written review to compare mine with them!?For sure they have more apps and labs for the assessment!One thing as the change (no more vga)in vga in this smartphone is evident!Smart sony reads news,views,opinions,comments and reports of GSM carefully,repects them and actually makes the innovations and the changes smartly!The other premium character of sony is ,it,s honest with costumers and doesn,t need to bribe fake social networks to support it,to say bad is good!Sony itself makes the right changes!I hope to see better like Zs, plus thanks gsm!Al
Anomynous, 07 Jan 2014Do they even have a name for whats wrong with you? The whole point of this phone is that Z1 is... morehey, that is my opinion.. i dont have xperia z1, but i wait for z1 compact because of its small screen, the rumor said the price is about $580 and xperia z1 is about $570.. so i will buy z1 because the price isn't too different.
The Untouchable, 08 Jan 2014So, the ppi is "only 342",huh? You do realize that it is already alot higher than th... moreI have just above average vision, obviously you have not. Who says iphone has great ppi? Steve Jobs did, and some aging opticians he asked for their "expert" opinion, aging like himself.
We are now back to 2012 flagship ppi on Sony phones, this is exact same as Xperia S. 2 years setback. Its not a dealbreaker but it is the main disadvantage of Z1 Compact, for far the most of us.
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2014are you smoking, any above 300 ppi is almost useless, are you looking your phone at .5mm from... moreYour handicap is not my problem, nor anyone elses, so do not try to make it mine or anyone elses please? The truth here is that you have very poor vision, because 300 is pretty pathetic and far from sharp. Go buy reading glasses and see for yourself, dont be in denial about your shortcoming.
Anomynous, 08 Jan 2014The ppi is only 342, which is pretty bad, gives somewhat poor text quality and very jagged lin... moreare you smoking, any above 300 ppi is almost useless, are you looking your phone at .5mm from your eyes, if you dont like the phone dont bother to come .
Finally, Sony is releasing a super-phone internationally. I think Z1 Compact is the concept succesor of Japan-only Xperia SX SO-05D, meaning "the smallest and the most advanced phone in the world". With Z1 Compact they proved we can have the same high-end "juice" in smaller glass = big flavor in a small package. Kudos Sony!