Anonymous, 26 Jul 2014very very very low you mean? (exaggerate). It's not the phone which is the issue/problem... it... moreMaybe he is from India or something like that, noisy environment. Z3 Compact will fix that with active noise cancelling, i think i will be getting one (glad i didnt go for Z1 Compact) but im afraid there will not be a 8mp 4:3 mode for Superior Auto, its too messy to always have to change settings in manual mode, thats why i am looking for alternatives from other brands, 16:9 is really not an option for me.
It's a great phone ,I got one in Nigeria it was wonderful but after using it a couple of times on the pool side ,water got inside and damaged the board (note I was being very careful when I used it ,I made sure all ports are well closed & I didn't go under water. )well when I took it to Sony,because it was still under warranty, they said what they mean by waterproof that it can be used only under rain.I also read on Sony blog many incidents such as mine.great phone but really waterproof as advertised.
My experience using it for 4 months now.
1)I got 1 1/2 days of battery life(stamina mode ON) which. Excellent score
2)Of all the connection have on this phone, I only use wifi, 3G and bluetooth alot. I'm a bad user. :b
3)S800 is still a great performer for gaming after a year in market. And don't judge any other mini smartphone to have S800.
4)Overheating never been an issue for this device. Its body are cold and solid. Never got any complaints from me.
5)Charging rate is normal from 30% to 100% took 2 hour and 10 minute. Charging rate also won't get effect when using the phone while charging.
6)Camera still capture the best photo when selecting 8MP mode. 20.7MP just a cropped picture have less details. HDR mode is great.
7)Records video has great details on it but the sound record in it are terrible in quality and loudness. SteadyShot is recommended.
8)Flaps are just to common for me. I started from Xperia Mini(only USB), Xperia Acro S(all), Xperia Z1C(except 3.5mm). (Parts cover with flaps)
9)Speaker output have great quality but its like whispers to you. Just kidding:b. Its still decent loudness notification tone for me noticing it.
10)Vibration motor is powerful for me to feel its power. It's better to activate when you're in crowded area due to speaker whispers output.
11)Battery life in gaming has great endurance. Got a solid 4 hours playing Anomaly 2 and 5 hours of Minecraft.
12)Software stability is sometime fall of. Like recent apps button not respond and twitch tv hang. Gotta restart the phone.
13)Hardware button placement is perfect for my opinion. One handed can reach every button it have on this phone. No problem at all.
14)Recent apps update kinda annoying every 3 days of updating Sony's apps. But it's great as it improve the apps more and more.
15)Self-potrait(selfie) cam has this weird red saturation colour after taking a picture. Nope. I'm not a crazy for selfie kind of person.
16)Multi tasking has never have issue such as apps restart again when launching it. But I'm notice it will effect your stand by battery life.
17)Pogo pin is something else to me. It use for charging without opening a flaps. Using the phone while charging will effect its %/m rate.
18)Toughness are not attended to do on purpose. I accidentally drop the phone on a tar road about 8 feet height and dented its aluminium frame.
19)Plastic back are scratch magnet. I don't mind my fingerprint on phone, but with scratch, ruins its beauty. I recommend screen protector.
20)Sony center still recognise this phone. Because Sony has forgotten a phone such as Xperia Acro S(2 year). Maybe another 3 year?
21)Screen is a bit saturated in colour, but in black... not so good. Turning ON X-Reality... not so good. Cuz its over-sharpen the picture.
22)Screen is also not that great under light. Increase brightness is nothing. Recommend to turn OFF auto brightness and set to max bright.
23)Call quality is decent to understand a word. When talking through mic are not that good heard by the caller.
24)Network speed...? Haven't run a speed test before. But I only know is 3G connectivity is responsive. Wifi is depends what internet you have.
25)Low light capturing is good to compete the old champ, Lumia 920. Its has mind of its own such as low light to night mode.
Ok that's it what I have experience using Z1C for the past 4 months now. Hope you'll knowing the device in-depth. I will only reply to anyone who asking me a reasonable question. No haters comment allowed.
Phew, I have been typing this for 30 minute trying to get a reasonable topics. Although I will not always hanging in this opinion much. Sorry for the unorganised topic. Thank you:)
gil, 25 Jul 2014anybody please help me how can i move some applications from internal memory to sd card..thank... moreNot every app can be moved,depends on how it was developed. Some are made just to work with internal storage. If you can move them use a file manager.
Where can I find this phone in france for less than 500 eur???
SehunxMinah, 25 Jul 2014I am think of getting the Moto X or Sony Xperia Z1 Compact which one is better both have the c... moreIf u want a bigger screen with punchy colours so that you can watch EXO and Girl's Day videos better then go for Moto X but if u want a waterproof phone with high res camera so that when u go to a EXO or Girl's Day concert you can film videos or capture pictures in high clarity you can go for the Z1compact. And if u want to store pictures of EXO and Girl's Day in your SD Card it would be Z1compact cause it has a slot for SD card and Moto x doesn't have.
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2014only one issue with the phone VERY VERY VERY LOW loudness level on headphonesvery very very low you mean? (exaggerate). It's not the phone which is the issue/problem... it's your EAR.
As we know google is going to launch its new version 5.0 in September And now who wants to buy phone like z1 compact must be weather this phone is upgradeable to 5.0 or no
Please somebody mention this
SehunxMinah, 25 Jul 2014I am think of getting the Moto X or Sony Xperia Z1 Compact which one is better both have the c... moreDepends on what you need. Moto X has no SD card slot while Z1c has. Though you can buy the 64Gb version of Moto X.
only one issue with the phone VERY VERY VERY LOW loudness level on headphones
can someone please help me how can i move some applications from internal memory to sd card? rooting is necessary how to do it?
anybody please help me how can i move some applications from internal memory to sd card..thank you very much
I am think of getting the Moto X or Sony Xperia Z1 Compact which one is better both have the color I want Lime/Yellow What should I get please help
bb, 24 Jul 2014My wifi is not working correctly on this phone, its fine with all other devices. Its very temp... moreIf all of your other devices can connect, then probably a software update may fix it. try 4.4.4.
If you have already updated and still no wifi on your phone, then its a hardware problem. get a replacement asap.
Don Pedro, 22 Jul 2014After I uptdated to 4.4.4 I have 2 minor bugs which weren't present on 4.4.2! Very often when ... moreBro, have you ready what stamina mode when you select it?
All wifi and data connections will be disabled when you use this mode to save battery.
Haven't got that white screen when swipe to unlock either.. do a factory reset.