I just bought a new Z1c and looks great on yellow, but camera is disappointing, it's worst then Sony vivaz 8Mpx I used before. The speaker is quiet, display is dim. Frustrating phone... I should have bought the Z3c instead.
This is number 1 rom.
DstrikerZ1 Kai ROM SP005 [28 Dec][Xperia XZ looks]
With advanced v18 kernel i got the record point 60234.!
Good upgrade, go more stable, better visual, all is ok
The mx rom v8.5.0 with advanced kernel v18.1 is the smoothest and best battery life and good wifi signal!
No bugs and everything works good.
On antutu test i had mine record points 59124,(without overclock) on this rom.
i will never go back to another.
I really like design and bodywork here, mine is not waterproof anymore due to body damages done by many falls on the ground.
I would like to buy new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact but 2017 edition, I dont like Xperia X Compact glossy plastic finish.
To buy new Xperia Z1 compact or wait for similar new model in 2017, will there still be Sony compact models with metal and glass feeling instead of glossy plastic ones?
Anonymous, 22 Dec 2016hi.im having problem in my battery if i change it, it will stay water resistant ?There's no waterproof safety guaranteed after battery replacement. Even authorized service refuses to provide this guarantee. The best you can do is purchase the battery, the back panel and the gluing/insulating frame and following the battery replacement procedure on YouTube you do the job yourself.
For users of this phone, when you learn how to flash your phone with flashtool, then you can select the right ftf firmware of your country.
Ore you can install with fastboot the twrp recovery, then flash the custom modified rom.
I use eXistenZ Premium v10 with kernel v18.1 dark.
hi.im having problem in my battery if i change it, it will stay water resistant ?
muin, 22 Dec 2016hi murti.
what's version of Android that you have?
lollipop or kitkat?Im using stock lollipop 5.1.1. 14.6.A.1.236 built number.
The battery is better on this version.
_mazzagung, 16 Dec 2016Hello Murti,
Is there tutorial to do that?yes search on youtube ore xda theres a lot of tutorial.
İ have buy this phone new and its very fast.
İ have unlocked the bootloader, then root it and install twrp dual recovery.
Now its better and better. Battery can easy with 3 days in stamina mode.
On antutu benchmark was the most points 58206 and second test was 57985.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2016That is most likely a counterfeit battery for $11, I just got shipped one, it is an imitation.... moreThe original batteries on the four Z1c's where I used aftermarket batteries from ebay lasted almost exactly two years. I have to wait to see how long the cheap batteries will last (on two of the phones where I replaced the batteries it has been a year since I replaced them). As far as I am concerned, there is no such thing as counterfeit batteries, but that's just one poor guy's humble opinion. I've been replacing batteries on laptop with aftermarket batteries for the past ~20 years. Only one problem so far (though I got my money back), but I probably just got lucky. Though I agree with you that the best way to avoid any problems is to buy apple and have them replace components / parts under warranty with "genuine" parts.
amateur66, 10 Dec 2016the battery (on ebay): $11. gluey trim to reattach the back: $4.That is most likely a counterfeit battery for $11, I just got shipped one, it is an imitation. After 1.5-2 years the battery dies, then you need to find a replacement. Then good luck picking one online that is cheap and not a fake.
And the glued back cover is a hassle. Don't tell me how pro you are with replacing it, you'll need the gluey thing, you'll need to order it, wait for it, do it each time you need to open it up. Which might happen more often than you think if they scam you with fake batteries.
I'll never buy such a phone again, they should just put a cover there that can be opened by hand or by a screwdriver.
This is just a marketing agenda to make you spend money to fix stuff that starts to get problems right after the warranty expires.
AnonD-617999, 07 Dec 2016Guys, Do you think this phone is still a valuable buy ? I need a compact smartphone for the G... moreIt's complicated. There are different Z1 compacts out there: I have both types (there could be more). The differences (in batches (of new ones) I got my dirty hands on): there are two different displays (I don't recall which one is made by whom): one seems to have better dynamic range of colors, but is significantly less bright in the sunlight - the other one is really good in sunlight, but has colors not as deep as the other one. The ones with more dynamic displays do NOT have internal NFC sticker antenna (why? I have no idea, but it was so on all three Z1 compacts I got from mainland China). I installed it (you can see that I was tinkering with these babies, it's just a hobby). No noticeable difference for NFC. Interestingly, these phones (more dynamic displays and no NFC sticker antenna) also have significantly poorer cell tower reception (compared side-by-side). If all Z1c's were as good as the ones I got almost 3 years ago, I would still go for it (with a caveat below), but not for the ones that are different. Now for the bad news: there is no official upgrade for these phones to Android 6.* This is a bummer. Really. Especially in the light of internal memory being 16GB: these days one wants at least 32GB. I am waiting for a compact phone (as Z1c) with 64GB now.