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...
best phone i have ever had , perfect perfomance,perfect battery life and premium looking but the camera is too bad 4 me , i had desire 816 and s4 and lg g2 they all were better than this camera , really sucks ... hope that is software bug or something so they solve it later if anyone know anything i could do the camera option to make it better plz tell me,
I was little worried hearing that many users are facing camera isues. Actually, I used this phone just for a day and did not face any issue so far with the camera.
If there is anyone who knows how to replicate the camera issue then that would be an added information to other users.
Also, thank you for confirming that the issue is due to camera settings. Could you also suggest a workaround (possibly the ideal camera settings) in order to avoid the issue.
zyx, 12 Sep 2014error: camera unavailable @#$% (unit hanged) Turn off the phone and restart... oh, my GOD, wat... moreThis is my problem too. First telephone was waster, and this problem was actual too, and now i have the new one, but this one is doing the same!!! Sh*t!!
Which is thw best smartphone for social and camera please rwply fast
v.d, 15 Sep 2014which is better - z1c or samsung s4??Well of course go for Z1C.. many of my officemates complain about S4 lags overtime (since it has lower clock speed) due to lots of apps and just consider that S4 was release last year.. so if you count the specs, its already outdated.
Android4.4, 16 Sep 2014you just have to know the right settings, the camera is perfectSo camera settings is the cause of the "camera not available" error? You certainly nailed that one man =)
mayur, 13 Sep 2014after comparing so many phones in every sense i find z1c the most appropriate . But m a little... moreNo issue with the camera at all...its perfect...I have been using this phone from last 2 months...one and only problem with this is plastic bezel is prono to scratches...No problem related to performance----9/10 near perfect one of quickest phone i used ( I had Iphone 5 prior to z1 compact )---Z1C is faster than Iphone 5---though 21 MP camera would dissapoint a bit as out is better in superior auto mode ( 8 MP )
after comparing so many phones in every sense i find z1c the most appropriate . But m a little confused after reading camera issues,
n0-way, 21 Jul 2014oh yes! the same questions i have to ask too!: - battery life? - display? - volum in ... moreYou can completly depend upon sony's compact phones because unlike the minis of other brand ( samsung/htc) there is no difference in the perfomance of the minis and flagships they have same chipsets .build materials etc .......only thing is compactness ....they are sonys flagships with a reduced size ..........so choose z1 /z3 compact .............good luck!