Ok so far, there's still a problem with the camera. "camera not available." Sony released an update last week in my country (the updated 14.4.A.0.108) which includes the fix to the camera and... yup the problem is still there.. not always, but once in a while I encountered this error.
Folks is the device really that prone to scratches?? I'm considering buying one but the idea that says it's sooooo easily scratched is keeping me from buying it. Any ideas please???
-Decent weight for me (not too light)
-Responsive/quick processing (HTC is better of course, but no problem encountered here with Z1C)
-Games never lag (including Asphalt 8: Airborne)
-Camera good for bright scenery
-Very good standby(screen off) time (with Stamina mode on)
-Crashes from time to time
-Camera start-up / shutter-speed isn't great
-Camera focus under medium light (or dimmer) is slow and hesitant, under low light, focus can fail often
-Dedicated camera button is too stiff and hard to press, you'd find yourself using in-screen shutter button always
-Power drains fast when doing something (gaming / video / surfing), but I have not compared this directly with other phones... might be okay...
-Xperia Keyboard is un-type-able... I had to download Google Keyboard to replace it... HTC keyboard is much much much better.
Well, hope this helps some people with their decisions. In spite of all these cons, I still consider Sony Xperia Z1C very good for its price, definitely an above-average phone.
Nxx, 08 Sep 2014z1compact surely...I own oneHey bro. Just want to ask. Hows the battery life in gaming and watching pnoine videos. Is it OK?
suhas, 05 Sep 2014I'm so confused about Samsung galaxy note 2, Xperia z, Xperia zr, Xperia z1 compact... Plz help mez1compact surely...I own one
Anomynous, 07 Sep 2014Any news about price drops? Im looking forward to see how much this one will drop due to the a... moreWell the way you put it, I guess we can assume that every Samsung after the S2 and the Note is an overclocked version of the old one. Same for the HTC One, as in the M8 is an overclocked original. I won't even go mention iPhones, because it's obvious.
Any news about price drops? Im looking forward to see how much this one will drop due to the arrival of the "Z1 Compact 2", aka the slightly overclocked version of this one they call the Z3 Compact (not sure why, it doesnt really upgrade anything, just overclocked).
Hope to see you posting here guys if you see Z1 Compact have a price cut where you live.
Hey guys, I've had my Z1C since February and am very happy with it. I'm looking into updating from Jellybean to Kitkat 4.4.4, wanted to wait for a proper update after hearing bug complaints about 4.4.2. Is the new update any good? Post some experience please. Thanks.
Icloud, 06 Sep 2014You couldnot upgrade to kit-kat but i seems a good phone This phone is upgradeable to KitKat -.-
Everyone know sony Xperia z1 compact have any problems like sometimes playing games lag
I'm so confused about Samsung galaxy note 2, Xperia z, Xperia zr, Xperia z1 compact... Plz help me
In your opinion guys? is Z1compact best for long term smartphone? and is Z1c really that good? need opinion guys. thanks in advance!
i need you guys to help me.
the day i have updated my z1 compact to 4.4.4 , its rear camera has stopped working :(
kindly help me in this regard. what should i do?
Shady, 03 Sep 2014Yes, i faced this prob with both Jeally and kitkat. The phone is freezing daily and its perfor... moretry using an antivirus and memory management software.. my uncles samsung S2 had this problem for a long time.. installed 360 security from play store for free.. it includes both anti virus and memory manager.. phone started to get smoother after a day or so and runs good as new now.. im also using it on my Z1 Compact.. just avoid using the memory cleaner too much.. makes the phone a bit twitchy.. a cleanup once in 3-4 days works great..
Hey. I am using Z1 Compact from like 4 months now, ( been using a Galaxy S4 before and i wanted something smaller ). I can say it's a great phone, it doesn't lag at all, camera it's great, i've made alot of pics in water, i droped him in the swimming pool, no problems at all. The battery lasts 1 day and 12 hours with 4G activated all the time, and like 4 hours of display on.
Overall it's a great phone, no lag or freeze at all.
The only issue is the "default screen protector" which scratches like hell, so.. who is going to buy this phone, buy instantly a screen protector and u wont have any issues with this phone. Good Luck choosing !
Can freezing problem be overcomed? Somehow... Please write your experience...