I bought this phone 4mos. Ago. As i observed. This smartphone is awesome. I like the device performance. I only encountered when i update my os to 4.4kitkat my camera lags, freeze sometimes. I know it's a bug coming out from the update . I worried i thought it wouldn't be solve but after one week facing that problem. I never encounter at all about the laging issue and freeze. Also i enjoy alot my device in 4.4 kitkat. I am a gamer, music lover. Amazing smartphone ever i had. But if u are skype user you need to use the earphone to hear your voice of your love once or friends. Low receiving voice in loud speaker mode when using skype. Other than that it's amazing. I love this phone. (i have color white Z1C) thanks i hope my experienced shared help you to decide bout this device. :)
Hey Dudes,, i saw most of the post,they are mostly discussed about camera not available issue (error), for rectify just update to 4.4.4 B.NO: 14.4.A.0.108
I am using this phone for past few months and performance is good.
I am facing one problem when I open any apps and press back button it opens camera and close automatically. After that only I would get home page.. Any one faced this problem?
Using for 7 months. Great performance. Doesn't lag even if u install lot of heavy apps. Fastest smartphone I have ever seen. One problem is that sometimes camera is not available,not often to very rarely. That's when it sucks. They say that they will fix it. Other than that no problem. Haven't even hanged once. Low speaker sound doesn't counts as problem, right? :p
Lingo, 25 Sep 2014Does it have double tap-function and notification signal-lamp? Thanks! Seems 2 be a GREAT phone!No double tap, but yes on the led.
The screen looks better on the HTC One Mini, the colors appear more vivid. The white balance setting improves the yellowish tint of the white, but it's still off. Also, a part of the screen is taken by the soft buttons, so in most situations the screen is actually smaller than advertised. HTC Sense is clearly more user-friendly, with more shortcuts. The speakers are miles away, HTC has the best speakers around in my opinion. But then again, the One Mini is not waterproof. These are the cons, all the rest are pros :)
Other than that, the phone is very cool and has tons of features not present in my HTC One Mini.
Instead of complaining about scratches on the back, get creative! Buy TWO screen guards and stick one on the front and one (with a hole for the camera and flash) on the back and voila!
Lingo, 25 Sep 2014Does it have double tap-function and notification signal-lamp? Thanks! Seems 2 be a GREAT phone!use tap tap app from google play...
Does it have double tap-function and notification signal-lamp? Thanks! Seems 2 be a GREAT phone!
oshu, 24 Sep 2014Thanks. And, will Z1C get the Android L update? Some say that Android L will have a better exp... moreSure it will,even the old xperia devices like xperia z,zL,zr will receive Android L Update
Officially smartphone gets update for 18 months after released and later unofficially by some developers.
And don't worry about 64 bits,it's useless until 2-3 more years.
Pongs, 23 Sep 2014Since i update 4.4.4 kitkat the device overheat. Pls help me to fix it. PlsI had similar issue so, I reset phone back to factory setting. Now, it works fine, no more over heating and unnecessary drainage of battery.
Hope it works for you.
mobw, 24 Sep 2014Don't go for nexus 5 =no micro sd slot,worse camera,below average battery If u want 1080p dis... moreThanks. And, will Z1C get the Android L update? Some say that Android L will have a better experience in the upcoming 64 bit smartphones.. but Z1C is 32 bit.. please help..
oshu, 24 Sep 2014Planning to get Xperia Z1C. But still confused between Xperia Z1C or Nexus 5. Please suggest w... moreDon't go for nexus 5 =no micro sd slot,worse camera,below average battery
If u want 1080p display then simply go for z1 or z2
Else z1c is best
Planning to get Xperia Z1C. But still confused between Xperia Z1C or Nexus 5. Please suggest which one would be a better performance wise, durable and efficient.
Since i update 4.4.4 kitkat the device overheat. Pls help me to fix it. Pls
I have problem on this device. The phone overheat at normal usage only. Anyone encounter this problem? How can i fix it? :((
I have the z1c since march and like it more than all other phones before. Battery lifetime and performance are great. Camera very good in my eyes (I use only manual mode with 15.5MP and 16:9). Like the metal frame -> z3c has plastic frame? omg..
Sometimes after calling and taking the phone away from ear the screen doesn't switch on (any ideas?). LED flashlight is poor.
PS: I forgot to say in the previous post that I have submerged the phone in water a lot of times and no damage so far ;)
Bought this phone on white first, but because it had a gap between the aluminium case and the plastic frame onto which is glued the back, gap which was getting bigger every day, I returned it and got refund. I thought it was a bad lot so I waited a while and after seeing more z1c's on white (in different shops from different countries) I decided to buy the black version on which the gap wasn't as obvious and as bad as on the white versions.
Now it's been two months since I bought it and have the following issues with it:
-magnetic port got loose, although I've used it only a couple of times (with OEM charging magnetic cable).. ended up sticking it with glue not to fall out and not to lose the waterproofness.
-speaker has strange squishing noise while I hear the calling tone while calling someone. I've notice that if I press slightly besides the speaker the noise goes away, so it must be from not so good glue used to stick the speaker.
-still has the "factory design issue" as Sony calls it, the gap between the aluminium frame and back plastic frame.
-Sony has done a really crappy software and the phone needs reboot every other day otherwise it gets stuck or basic functions stops working (e.g. wifi) - gonna solve this issue with new custom ROM (prefer loosing my warranty than having a shitty phone)
Why i bought this phone, again, and why I don't wanna give it away (yet): fastest small and waterproof phone there is on the market, but if Sony keeps fooling around I'm gonna switch for other brands.
Uh and I'm lucky I didn't experience the flash leak (although that would have been easily solved) and the camera works fine (not great, but just good enough)
And a point for all new android phones: It's really upsetting that the mhl connectivity limits me from using TV-out, mouse & keyboard and usb-stick in the same time (as I was able to do on Acro S, N900, etc.)
Sony PLEASE don't repeat the mistakes described above if you want to stay strong on the market...