I have this a week. Here is my opinion.
Amazing battery, fast chipset & waterproof.
No more connection problems that I had with Samsung.
Crap sound. All sound options aside from the equaliser are useless. I got headphone music sounding ok after a day or two of tweaking but it's no iPhone 5s or even an S4. I have the speaker distortion issue as well but I'll get over it. It only happens for the first tenth of a second.
Screen resolution is fine but the colour is crap imo. I don't know if I have a dodgy phone but the blacks are set way to low on mine. Changing brightness does not change this. Good screens are htc one, iPhone 5s & any amoled. This screen is like the iPhone 4s. Crap!
Sony apps are crap. They look great but don't work properly. I disabled Walkman & it still came back to life some how but I can live with this too.
Anyway after all that, I still love this phone. I felt obliged to buy this phone. Despite this short comings it is the first phone to combine speed, battery & waterproofing looks into the 4.3inch screen size. I hope loads of people buy this phone so that other manufacturers might take note & stop the stupid screen size race.
Patrick, 28 May 2014Can anyone tell me whether Z1 Compact has the video resolution setting of 640X480 (4:3)which i... morenot sure about jb..but if u updated to kk it should be there in the manual mode..but if u use 640x480(4:3) video resolution, u can't use the hdr video and steadyshot option..
Can anyone tell me whether Z1 Compact has the video resolution setting of 640X480 (4:3)which is important before purchasing it.
i recently upgraded to the Zi compact but i have a problem doing downloads it says pending i would like to knw what i must do
Armaan, 27 May 2014I'm using manual mood but it doesn't have 15.5MP option. NeoX says that, if i want to get tha... morePlease find my screen shot here in this link to image shock http://imageshack.com/a/img839/774/0xca.png
Jawad, 26 May 2014Problem not solved. They will reappear soon. Deleting these files since I bought the phone and... moreI haven't found any solutions yet. Let's hope next update fixes the issue. Other than that the phone's performance is really good. No hanging issues at all. Camera is really good esp in good light.
Hi all, i just want ask is the phone sound loud and good quality coz i'm music lover
AnonD-194974, 27 May 2014the 15.5mp resolution only appear after u update the phone to kitkatThanks Pal.
AnonD-89722, 27 May 201415.5 megapixel on manual mode and 8 on smart outo....understand first before posting comments I'm using manual mood but it doesn't have 15.5MP option.
NeoX says that, if i want to get that facility i have to update 4.3JB to 4.4KK.
Anyway,thanks for your reply.
Anonymous, 27 May 2014use manual mode, u get 15.5 mpThanks for your reply.
I'm using manual mood but it doesn't have 15.5MP option.
NeoX says that, if i want to get that facility i have to update 4.3JB to 4.4KK
AnonD-194974, 27 May 2014the 15.5mp resolution only appear after u update the phone to kitkatThanks pal.
AnonD-194974, 27 May 2014i just restarted the phone to see if what u'r saying is true..and it definitely did..is there ... moreHappened on a HTC i had some years ago, after deleting the files i had to go to settings - storage, unmount and remount the SD card, then they didnt come back. But i have a feeling this method will not work in this case, i believe these files are stored in internal storage of Z1C, not SD card, right?
It was kindof a big problem on the HTC, my wife found pictures of all my girlfriends in that HTC, big thumbnails that were "magically" restored.
Adam, 19 May 2014Broke the unbreakable screen in a week. Piece of shit.how did you manage that? I've read in multiple reviews that it survives 2m falls onto concrete
Armaan, 26 May 2014User Guide says that this phone has 15.5MP(5248x2952) resulation with 16:9 aspect ratio. But,... more15.5 megapixel on manual mode and 8 on smart outo....understand first before posting comments
headsup, 26 May 2014does xperia z1 compact run on 4g in india.yes but if any network provider start 4g with 1800 frequency otherwise only 4g support in abroad countries