Putupu, 12 Aug 2016Z1 compact or galaxy s5 mini? Please suggest and why? ThxZ1 Compact because it's a high end phone and has premium glass and metal build compared to the low end plastic S5 mini
Mel22, 08 Jul 2016I really love this phone never disappointed me Everything its great That phone show 10gb why
Anonymous, 14 Jul 2016Hi! Can anybody suggest a place to get a cracked screen replaced in Birmingham? Please! It's a... morei repaired several z1 compacts myself owning two repaired units of them.
you can send me yours and i'll send you a repaired one for 60 Â€
The Z1 compact shuts by itself "due to high temperature" after just a few hours operation side by side to an old Xperia SP.
Sent it back to SONY support TWICE, still shuts down, they don't even know what the prob is. I've read several users have the same problem and no one has a solution for this.
It is a nice phone, small, handy, and it is a shame.
I would NOT recommend buying this produt. Very dissapointing, I feel I have thrown my mmoney (and the time to set up the phone 3 times) off the window.
I had been changed my phone battery,,but no improvement found,,plz guys if u faced this kind of prblem if this solved then plz help me...
Does this phone have problems with charging? And is it solved by changing the battery?
Any other problems that users faced when using the phone?
after update my sony xperia z1 compact to lolipop v5.0 after that its not getting charge above of 84%,,so plz give me the suggetion regaerding the same....what sould to to do now..plz help me anyone...
Mike, 29 Jul 2016Update: I'll send it back, because the Screen is disintegrating, the touch sometimes acts up a... moreused my phone for about 2 years, so the battery usage definitely drops. it's an awesome phone, if new phone then the battery should last about 1.5 days with low usage
Rick, 18 Jul 2016The display of this phone seems extremely prone to breaks. Minimum impact, unluckily exposed t... moreI've dropped my phone from ~2m height into a stone cave and i only have minor scratches on it's side case - my screen is intact.
Mike, 21 Jul 2016I bought this Game to play Pokemon Go (56Â€~ on ebay, with defect speaker phone (dunno if that... moreUpdate: I'll send it back, because the Screen is disintegrating, the touch sometimes acts up and the thing gets very hot (to a point where it actually hurts to touch it, and I feel like the screen might be damaged because of it).
Another thing you need to know about this phone is, that it's screen really loves finger prints.
Mel22, 08 Jul 2016I really love this phone never disappointed me Everything its great How about it's battery life? Because I still confuse whether I buy z1 or z1 compact
I bought this Game to play Pokemon Go (56Â€~ on ebay, with defect speaker phone (dunno if thats the correct translation, the thing you'd use while driving), it's not delivered yet, but I think it's Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 is still superior to newer Phones in the 200Â€ price range, which usually come with a Adreno 405 or comparable and a low clocked octa core.
While I didn't initially look for a compact/small phone, I think it's quite a unique thing in comparsion to what you'd get offered as new for
The display of this phone seems extremely prone to breaks. Minimum impact, unluckily exposed to, can break the display. Cracks may be nearly invisible, nonetheless the phone is gone. Saw this happening three times, one incident with even an unnoticable impact that broke the display. However, no-one wold buy this phone nowadays anymore, anyways.
Anonymous, 14 Jul 2016Hi! Can anybody suggest a place to get a cracked screen replaced in Birmingham? Please! It's a... morehttp://www.sonyrepairer.co.uk/repair/birmingham/phone-repair-birmingham/
Hi! Can anybody suggest a place to get a cracked screen replaced in Birmingham? Please! It's a Sony Xperia Z1 compact.... Thanks!
andryanaw, 28 Jun 2016is this the same type as z1 compact docomo? i've got stuck in roaming, can anybody give some s... moreIt sounds like you need to update your phone's APN / Internet settings. You can do that under Settings -> More -> "Internet Settings." If it doesn't update automatically then tap "Mobile Network Settings" and there you can select the Service Providers (to select your network) or APN settings. If you can't get the APN settings to update automatically then you may need to enter them manually. Your carrier can provide those.
If your phone is locked then you may not have the ability to do all of that. In that case contact your carrier.
I've had this phone for about a year and a half.
Overall I'm happy with it, considering I payed about $350 for it unlocked (if I remember correctly).
The size and specs are good if you're looking for a smaller phone without giving up a lot of power. At this time (July 2016) it's probably closer to a mid-spec'd phone then a flagship.
The build quality is pretty good, considering the back is plastic. There doesn't appear to be any parts of the phone that feel loose or creek when using. It is waterproof, but I haven't tested it.
The stock software has been a mixed bag. Often it performs well, but on some occasions it inexplicably runs sluggish and becomes unresponsive. I blame Sony for this, as some of their updates seem to perform better than others. I eventually moved to a custom ROM after rooting, which has helped a lot with the performance issues and bugs. It's too bad Sony can't seem to get it right when optimising Android for their devices. I wouldn't suggest getting a custom ROM to most people, but if you're familiar with the process and don't mind doing it then I think you should try one if you aren't happy with your phone's performance.
The camera is pretty decent. It's not really as good as an iPhone 6s/6s+ or a Lumia 1020, but better than many phones that are out there.
The LED LCD screen is decent, but compared to the AMOLED displays we see out there now on newer Samsung and LG phones the XZ1C's screen feels less vibrant and more dull (as in the max brightness). The screen resolution is only 720P (landscape), but as it has a smaller screen size physically it isn't an issue.
Overall it's a nice phone in a smaller size. It's a bit dated spec-wise in Jul 2016, but still performs pretty well. If you have performance issues consider a custom ROM (if willing). You can probably find one for a good price.