Going over from Blackberry 9900 to this phone I must say that I'm utterly disgusted!Plenty of apps but normal userfriendlyness of BB or Samsung is not present in this phone.If you are Afrikaans speaking this phone will drive you mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It does not recognise Afrikaans as a language and the predictive text will drive you insane!Common features like volume control of notifications and size of wallpaper,soundprofiles and available ringtones cause massive frustration!
honey, 12 Aug 2014There are 3 phones infront of my eyes.. Sony z1 compact ,htc one mini2, htc e8. Which one i ch... moreE8 is a totally different story.. At d moment its d highest specd smartphone from htc.. even m8 can't beat it. If u want a "mini" phone than the z1c is by far the ultimate. Not only it has three times more powerful CPU than one mini 2 bt it also has 2gb ram! Only 1gb ram makes one mini 2 vulnerable.. It's ram can get low and phone will hang. In z1c u don't need to worry about ram crisis. snapdragon 800 CPU and 2gb ram also indicates that z1c will perform better in future versions of android. And one last thing: U don't need to change brand.. Htc and Sony r d most reliable brands..
Igory, 12 Aug 2014Screen cracked on itself, hairline crack that makes the phone not usable, touch not working, s... morethis phone configure at on high professional tools.so with this we can enjoy very good performance..there is no chance to lag,even you are install many application
pros: size, water proof, pretty cool design, good perfomance of display, fast.
cons: sometimes system is not responding, turn off with no reason, after you can not turn it on for a while, easy to scratch, earpods is not good. sensor is average.
This phone does have impressive specifications but Im wondering if the camera really produces nice output. I have always been a fan of camera phone released by Sony before they start producing smartphones, and got impressed by iPhone too esp in low light photography. Samsung S3 was a little bit a disappointment.
So I would like to ask if the camera in this device really stood up to its specifications or does it produce pictures with quality of just like any other smartphone.
Screen cracked on itself, hairline crack that makes the phone not usable, touch not working, screen and repair VERY expensive. it didnt even drop. never buying Sony again.
There are 3 phones infront of my eyes.. Sony z1 compact ,htc one mini2, htc e8. Which one i choose? Or will i choose other brand?
i have the Sony CZ compact. but the sometimesthe camara is not not working.. please replay
bad phone, i bought my 3 months ago it just went off i can't switch it on again and the repairer said is the power icy
Z1 Compact is a very perfect phone with woderful camera and proccessor and games are great on it , but i have little problem the camera,s button is buged cant get the camera app or shot a pic just focusing without capturing photoes unless that its one of the best phone in th world
Great phone. I have it for a month now.
Sadly this is the only option for high end spec under a medium screen.
The rom is very clean, updates comes very quickly.
No lags, no problems. It doesn't get hot, the battery is amazing!
the screen looks very good, even in sunlight.
I didn't tried it underwater and I didn't had problem with my photos/albums yet...
If I was to choose between these three options, I'd choose z1c,because it has better performance,More ergonomic,Battery efficiency and etc.
Mero Remo, 10 Aug 2014Can any one Advice me to buy Z1 Compact or notAs an honest user of Z1C, I'd still recommend this phone to you if you want a power in a smaller case.
Or maybe you can go for LG G3 if you want a good display (for movies and games too)
As other members here mentioned, there's no perfect phone. every phone has bugs on it.
Still, the decision is up to you.
Bincy, 06 Aug 2014I bought Z1 compact in the month of March which i could hardly use because of the camera probl... moreI'm sorry to hear about your bad experience on this phone. Sadly but true, 20.7 MP is "gimmick" for me.. 8MP still gets better pictures to be honest.
Guys in order to solve your problems, I read somewhere at the sony forums, here's a TEMPORARY solution.. just go to APP MANAGER>ALBUM>CLEAR CACHE AND CLEAR DATA then RESTART your phone. That should remove those annoying smudged albums. I was disappointed that Sony can't even fix that album bug. Hoping for SW update..
I have this phone fo nearly 4 months, every thing is ok. Its a nice phone with great size and character but after updating it to kitkat the camera has been defective. It hangs every time and allerts camera not available or cant save the picture after taking it. I have to restart the phone to be able to take some photos but after a few hours or a day the problem is here again and I have to restart the phone again. I did reset my phone to the factory settings but the problem still exists. There is no answer from sony yet about this shaming defect while many experia z1 compacts have this malfunction. I dont know what to do. Please help me if you know something about it. Does any body here have this problem?