Wolfy, 22 Mar 2016Almost nothing that you mentioned is true, except the low volume of external speaker (is norma... moreWhatever helps you sleep well. As someone here rightly said, it has bad battery. Now that I compare to competition, it has huge bezels.
It's saving grace is that no hanging, very rare. Sony alongside HTC, Apple used to be best phone maker, but I'm afraid the new brands are better than them.
shawnyso, 30 Mar 2016After updated new software which causes my phone unstable! What should I do to re-update softw... moreYou should get the Sony PC Companion. You can find it here -- http://support.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/pc-companion/
You should be able to fix the firmware using it.
I have almost used this phone for two years. Now I have a big problem with the battery which does not last long and I guess it may have been because of the software update. I am not sure how to reverse it. Overall, in the last two years I am satisfied with it except the recent shortcoming.
After updated new software which causes my phone unstable! What should I do to re-update software again?
i have this phone it came from nttdocomo, open line it works as expected it runs smootly and meet the expectation i love it how ever after 9 mouths of use the problem that i encounter is i cant write or copy any files in memory card no matter what brand and model i repair the memory card but still the same the FTP of the phone is the one w/ca problem it wont allow me to copy or use it into such aplication even also it needs to beregisterd back to docomo, i belive these phone but still may be in need to find some thing morecompetent than sony let me update it later
kami, 21 Feb 2016lost all my data at internal storage after sony companion crash. wtf sony,Why are you complaining to gsmarena?
This phone is amazing deal if u manage to get it around 200bucks. Just add 20 bucks to get a temperglass and a rubber case and there you go, a slick powerful phone with two days battery life. Loved the iphone 5s but the battery just can't match with the z1 compact.
Kkmax, 15 Mar 2016It's good in one area only - this thing will not hang needlessly. Aside from that, the camera ... moreAlmost nothing that you mentioned is true, except the low volume of external speaker (is normal for a waterproof phone). And battery life is amazing for a smartphone (on android 4.4). Go buy your Huawei!
I have this phone for almost two years and I think it's great. It has never let me down, but on the other hand I'm not a very needy user. Camera and sound are great, battery is amazing and it looks beautiful (it's pink). I just get a little annoyed sometimes when the screen picks up fingerprints, but, since it's waterproof, I just wash it under water.I only have to point out that I bought it without a contract and I think that it's a better choise.
Mind you the battery is on so called "stamina" mode. I imagine I would get like 3 hrs or less on normal battery.
It's good in one area only - this thing will not hang needlessly. Aside from that, the camera is bad (20mp is a gimmick), the display is bad (colors are rather dull and dark scenes are terrible), the music player is quiet both in loudspeaker and headphones, the battery struggles to get 4 hrs 3g browsing time. I'm done with Sony, moving on to Huawei, heard Samsung lags after few months.
fuk sony z1c, sony acro s was better and im still using it while my z1c often shutdowns itself even if I still have 80% of battery life and SSC told me that I should change the motherboard and battery w/c costs 12,000php grr that's too much better buy a new one -_-
I love this phone. I've been using Android Phones since they launched and I noticed fast battery consumption with a lot of handset models (even non-Android, like Apple and Windows). I usually connect to the internet in certain parts of the day, make phone calls, chat online, send and receive SMSs, take photos and videos, play music... but still Xperia Z1 Compact has battery stamina that lasts for two days. There was even a time that it lasted for three days when I have not connected to the internet... It's just BRILLIANT!!!
The phone runs smooth. It responds fast. Playing music is jaw-dropping especially when you set your favorite settings with the equalizer... The highs, mids and lows are amazing. Sound is clear. I use the same bluetooth stereo headset (Jabra Clipper) with different handsets, and the audio from Xperia Z1 Compact stands out.
And the camera... The camera settings took me a while to understand. I read blogs and tips on using it, until I got the right settings for every need. I am into natural color, that is why I love Sony. The phone gives clear vivid pictures (pores of the skin are seen when you zoom in a photo). The fine details of a leaf or flower are obvious upon taking a shot. I even took a photo of a multicolored caterpillar and it was perfect... You can also set the focus of the camera... I call this, my "mini DSLR." You can make the subject clear or blurred in a shot. Kudos to Sony.
I know that Sony continuously improves their phones and gadgets. I look forward to the day that people would recognize your works. May more people see that products less advertised outdo the performance of those well seen on TV, print, the internet and on adboards.
lost all my data at internal storage after sony companion crash. wtf sony,
My phone did i have buy 25 dec 2014. I have also update android 5.1.1. This problem now is the back phone is always too high when i playing the games. Watching the video and others. Can you tell me what have i do?
User of more than one year of this costly phone.
Battery started dumping and phone crashing to total switch off after Sony given update Android 5.1.1 update .
Then put in charging for 2 to 3 hours and press volume and turn on of button ,then may be phone gets started.
I bought Sony z1 compact after reading all comments etc.. i have android 4.4.4 and my battery lasts exactly 3days and 2 nights.. (4g always on) Superb phone! (i have owned it half a year now, works like charm!) I wont update androir before Marshmallow is released! Other who will buy this phone now.. i suggest you to do the same! SO you can enjoy great battery life and working reliable phone!
Sony lover, 28 Jan 2016I am facing same problem. It suddenly runs out of battery. I am checking online now if the bui... moreRegarding the battery, it is a android update problem not the Sony battery itself.
Just try to update the software or use this solution:
Sony lover, 28 Jan 2016I am facing same problem. It suddenly runs out of battery. I am checking online now if the bui... moreI just did my search and found the solution which is not hardware Sony problem; It is software android problem that can happen with any Android phone.
and here is the solution: