Ismael Besheer, 03 Jul 2014I've had the phone for a week now...I was planning to get the Z2 initially but I was turned of... moreExactly my thoughts. I've been holding my hand on getting the Z1C hoping Sony would address its issues on the next iteration.
The 4.5" screen on the Z3C is the perfect size, and the S801 processor means better heat management, one of the reasons I sold my LG G2 was that it overheated. Finally the back panel with an anti-scratch coating and we got a winner. Battery should also be better on the S801.. not that the Z1C lacked juice.
I've had the phone for a week now...I was planning to get the Z2 initially but I was turned off by the huge number of reviews complaining about the camera overheating problem so I decided to get the Z1 compact which was my main target before the Z2 was announced.
My thoughts are:
Let's start with the cons:
1- Huge bezel...the phone is not really as "compact" as you think it would be. I feel they should have squeezed in at least 0.2 or 0.3 more inches for the screen.
2- It's a bit heavy.
3- External Speaker volume is not loud enough.
4- The flashbleed issue is really there...but I really can't figure out whether it's a hardware or a software issue. Sometimes you get nice photos with flash and sometimes they just suck. IMO it's not a hardware issue and I think it's a fault in the superior auto mode that needs to be addressed by sony. Anyway, photos in good light without flash are very nice IMO.
1- The phone runs smoothly, handles multitasking well. You'd normally expect that from a phone with those specs.
2- The main advantage of this phone is the battery life. It can last for a day and a half with moderate usage which I think is quite good.
1- If want an elegant handset that runs smoothly and you're not too much into videos and gaming then get this phone. It's a great substitute for the Iphone if you're like me and hate to deal with the ios and itunes and all that crap.
2- If you're a hardcore gamer or like to watch a lot of videos then go for something with a bigger screen.
3- If you're in no hurry to buy a new phone I suggest you wait. Right now I don't feel that there's a "complete" handset out there in the market. I think Sony will fix the overheating issue on the Z2 in the Z3 so that should be worth the wait if you want a big screen phone. Also I think they'd release a new "compact" phone with a bit larger display and better specs soon enough...probably to counter the Iphone 6 when it's released. I had to buy the phone now for personal reasons but I'd advise anyone who's not in a hurry to wait a month or two.
Same as Z1 but smaller. Great phone. Have had it for a couple of months now and must say I'm impressed. The phone is great, fast, responsive. The BATTERY lasts over TWO DAYS with wifi constantly on and moderate usage, both web, app, and gaming. The phone is waterproof and showering with me daily with no prob.
But first, if you want a phone to play games and/or watch movies, and all that, better go for something with a bigger screen.
I've met quite a few iPhone users saying "What a nice phone you've got there." Design is great, smart. Display colors vivid, even in full sun.
Recommend a case for the phone though, as the back panel tends to scratch after time.
Would buy it again.
ruprai479, 03 Jul 20144.4.4 andriod is now available for indian users on sony pc companian only.all bugs removed,cle... moreHi
I can't able to upgrade(4.4.4) It's showing already you have latest version. Currently I'm using 4.4.2
Anonymous, 30 Jun 2014Hi which one is better HTC 816 or z1 compact? I don't mind the internal memory. I just want a ... moreIf u are concerned with watching movies n videos only... Go fr desire 816.. It hs 5.5" display...vch is pleasurable to watch movies on :) z1 compact is too small...
Or u can consider t2 ultra also..
Anonymous, 03 Jul 2014Bro hows the battery life in heavy usage? If I use it non stop Web browsing, chatting, watchi... morebrother now the battery improved very much in every events.set the britghtness (adapt to lighting conditions and also set also queue background data ON.its saves lot of battery at time of web browsing and at time of chat...u upgrade th sony pc companian becz th sony pc companian all data base upgrade and all files refresh.so brother according to my use of 4.4.4 firmware i dnt see any bug in any event of phone
ruprai479, 03 Jul 20144.4.4 andriod is now available for indian users on sony pc companian only.all bugs removed,cle... moreBro hows the battery life in heavy usage? If I use it non stop Web browsing, chatting, watching movies and playing games?
4.4.4 andriod is now available for indian users on sony pc companian only.all bugs removed,clean UI with superb camera all camera problem solved, light bleed in camera also solved in this update and battery too much improved.so hurry up update now with sony pc companian only available on sony pc companian not in update center.so update now on sony pc companian.....any question most welcome iam frm a technical deptt.any question regarding software or hardware of xperia handset most welcome....
guys enjoy the latest andriod version 4.4.4 on Z1 COMPACT check now on sony pc companian only for indian users now available...all bugs removed neat and claen ui ,no any light bleed issue.so guys connect ur xperia to pc and upgrade now
i am thinking of buy the z1c very soon could u plz guys tell me if i am making the right design, and i also want u to tell me all the negative sides about the phone, weather its easy to type on it or is it too small for normal size hands, i had xperia sp which was 4.6 inches and it was perfect in size i am just afraid that this phone might be too small, plz submit ur opinion ty
me again. forgot to ask something i'm just curious. why do we need to root a phone that is unlocked? thanks.
since it can not be removed, what am i'm suppose to do when battery reaches the end of it's days? i know that the phone it self my not last that long anyway, but if it does, what happens then. and how long does the battery suppose to last? i mean its entire life time. thanks guys.
darkraver, 02 Jul 2014What? Mine is on 4.3 and nighttime standby consumes 2-4 % battery only...guess I won't be upgr... moreYes because in stamina mode, i am keeping my wifi on in order to keep my whatsapp,imo and viber running.
darkraver, 02 Jul 2014What? Mine is on 4.3 and nighttime standby consumes 2-4 % battery only...guess I won't be upgr... moreDepends what is active at night, like wifi/BT/apps, and the quality of both cellular and wifi signals in your location.
raymond0376, 02 Jul 2014normal use, wifi on chatting on facebook, imo and whatsapp, regular apps updates, my XZ1 compa... moreWhat? Mine is on 4.3 and nighttime standby consumes 2-4 % battery only...guess I won't be upgrading to 4.4.4 then
Purchased z1compct but after clicking few hundred pics, lost all suddenly, now it is showing corrupted files only. Plus within minutes showing battery discharge upto 50% without using... Any solution
armsl , 01 Jul 2014hey guys. I would like to know how long does the Sony xperia z1 compact last to you? because m... moreAssuming you just bought the phone, try to clear the Eco Mode Controller cache/data.
Just go to setting > Apps > All tab > Eco Mode Controller > Clear data
Then restart your phone by pressing volume up + power button for 3sec. :)
armsl , 01 Jul 2014hey guys. I would like to know how long does the Sony xperia z1 compact last to you? because m... morenormal use, wifi on chatting on facebook, imo and whatsapp, regular apps updates, my XZ1 compact lasts for 2 days with remaining 15% charge but I normally don't go until 15% because the battery saving mode will kick on below 20% power threshold so my radios become disabled automatically. on moderate use, 1 day and half i never used my phone heavily. night time standby will only consume less that 10% of battery power. i have this phone since march this year. After update to kitkat 4.4.4, i have noticed some significant battery improvements and night camera performance.