AnonD-250158, 19 May 2014not all units have flash bleed problem.. maybe it was a factory issue with the first batch of ... moreThanks..
But ive watched a review for those who are experiencing a flashbleed..
They say it's better to use the manual mode with flash coz u wont exp. The bleed than the superior mode (w/ flash).
I really want to purchase this phone but maybe ill just wait for the z2 compact
AnonD-265727, 20 May 2014I've been using the compact for just under a week now. Coming from an Acro s, I'd say this was... moreThanks for your brief review. You could try the GMD app for those soft keys to react as per your need, I think.
How did you find the vibration intensity? Could this phone be felt when it's inside your pocket vibrating, or just another soft vibrating smartphone like it's a trend nowadays?
Anonymous, 19 May 2014Hold power and volume up to do a hard reboot. For every android device if hold power button for more than 10 sec it will shut down no matter what you are working on
I've been using the compact for just under a week now. Coming from an Acro s, I'd say this was a good purchase. Sony makes quality phones, but they do have their flaws.
So far, my battery life has been amazing even with brightness all the way up and I'm a very heavy user. I've had no problems with it over heating like my acro s did. It charges a lot faster than I was expecting, and I'm happy to not be constantly plugged in. I was disappointed though that I had to purchase a dock separately this time.
It feels really solid compared as well, not made of all plastic makes it feel quality, however I don't like that the back is plastic and not glass like the front.
They're are some issues though. The front camera is horrible compared to my acro s. When using snap chat especially, Or at night. It has a horrible grainy texture, but that's not a deal breaker for me. I love the AR effects but the image quality is poor when using those. All my other photos came out great and the camera software had some real bulk and quality with it.
My biggest complaint is the home buttons, I don't like that they're on screen and I can't just always have access to them. For instance, if I'm in gallery, I now have to do an extra swipe to have the home button appear. On my acro s they were not on screen and always there. They also make the home screen feel crowded at times.
Fingerprints are a huge issue on the pre- installed screen protector on the front and on the back, I feel like I'm constantly wiping it all down.
Viewing angles are amazing on this phone. I have not tested it in water yet, and it hasn't been dropped yet. It will though, I have severe carpal tunnel and my acro s bounced across the floor daily with only esthetic damage.
My favorite thing about it is that I can access LTE with straight talk now. I've also used all my high speed days for the month and my internet is still pretty fast.
Hi, just need to ask if the sound problem with z1c is fixed cause i had xperia T and was imposible to use... Mixing internal and external speakers was really bad issue. Also for Z1,Z1c and ultra has the same problem? Please help me because i really think to buy this one...
I notice in misc specs that you have SAR USA and SAR EU, with differing values. Could someone explain the difference pls? Thanks, J
AnonD-235250, 19 May 2014i have used sony xperia z1 compact at SM MOA here in the philippines and im very dissapointed ... moreFront cam quality is a recurring problem with Xperia phones but if you go outdoors you will get good results.
I advice skipping Z1 Compact and wait for Z2 Compact. The main reason is the shatterproof sheet on the display, it gets scratched and is impossible to keep clean, smartphone displays must be bare tempered glass with oleophobic coating, stays clean all by itself and is much more comfortable to use. Just do not underestimate the fingerprint problem of Sonys shatterproof sheets, its bad, can be ok for a while but eventually you will have to admit that its a major problem.
Stereo front speakers of Z2 and Z2 Compact fixes another longstanding problem with Xperia phones, low volume is annoying in many situations. If you need a good compact phone while you wait for Z2 Compact you can get a BlackBerry Z10 for only 12,990 pesos.
base on actual using of z1 compact, the screen, speed and performance is very good the minor problem is after you take a photo. when you zoom the photo it became dim.. maybe if kitkat update will fix this!!!!!
The 1st z1 compact had no sound, now I have another and it seems to be burning I mean really hot all the time im not even using it! Anyone else have this problem?
Anonymous, 18 May 2014I was playing a game and it got really hot and froze , i cant do anything with itOpen sim card tray
There is a off/reboot button
Press it carefully as its delicate
Anonymous, 18 May 2014I was playing a game and it got really hot and froze , i cant do anything with itHold power and volume up to do a hard reboot.
i have used sony xperia z1 compact at SM MOA here in the philippines and im very dissapointed with the front camera because the whenever I take selfie photos, its very saturated and very noisy when zoomed even if it was taken on a well-lighted room while the back camera photos was so pale. .i didn't expect it would be that horrible. .I was thinking though if it was only lacking the software update (kitkat) .
iqadi, 18 May 2014How about the main issue with this unit? The flash bleed as they say.. have u tested it? Thanksnot all units have flash bleed problem.. maybe it was a factory issue with the first batch of phones that was distributed.. and most have fixed the issue with clean kitkat update 757 build
Why everytime i take photos and i try to zoom the picture. The screen becomes dim.. Why?
xpz, 18 May 2014After carefully reading almost all the comments, some encouraging, others extremely harsh, i... moreHow about the main issue with this unit? The flash bleed as they say.. have u tested it? Thanks
Oh my god My phone camera and battery is very very bad. My wifi hotspot also not working !
xpz, 18 May 2014After carefully reading almost all the comments, some encouraging, others extremely harsh, i... moreYou are only the luckiest person in this world ! Yes, after reading a lot of threads in a lot of website, i am doing this comment to you .
After carefully reading almost all the comments, some encouraging, others extremely harsh, i decided to give this phone a try. My last thoughts and conclusions: i will never ever again base a purchase decision on reading reviews, specially from regular users. I almost passed on there phone, specially due to the negative comments on screen resolution, camera, and sound quality. I own several phones, included and iphone 5s, nexus, samsung, etc. This phone has an excellent.screen, absolutelly gorgeous. Side by side with the iphone, it is marginally brighter, and colors as just as.good. Camera is phenomenal, and speaker, although not.the loudesst, it is very appropriate. Im glad i didnt hear ppls complaints, this phone is definitelly a keeper if you can get it for $500 or less, not the outrageous launch price.