please people who have upgraded to kitkat ,
how is the overall improvement .espically the camera..........
I change my mind and bought one Z1C. Played it for 3 days and its a charm. Its a huge upgrade from me old Xperia Acro S.
Advantages that I like over Acro S:
1-Better and superb specs(no lag playing GOF2)
2-Camera such as night capture, timeshift burst, 15 MP 16:9 ratio,
powerful LED(No bleed issue yet)
3-Superb build quality(and it also lighter)
4-Triluminos screen make colour saturated more
7-Softer dedicated camera cus Acro S button needs 4 man power to
fully press it down
8-Unbelievable battery life. Example playing GOF2 in Acro S took 30%
each 1 hour while Z1C just 19%.
9- 4.4.2 Kitkat boast a lot of junk pre-installed apps
10-Speaker placement. Speaker only take the left part of the
11-Cold body. I mean it never heat up so hot until it slows down
12-Design although it pretty hard to hold it
13-Faster charge up
14-Longer WIFI range and LTE network
Disadvantages that cannot beat me old 1 1/2 year Acro S:
2-On screen button
4-Speaker are vibrating the whole phone even set it lower than half of it
5-Screen are still too bright in the lowest brightness
6-Non back curved back body shape
7-Cannot run old android apps such as ES file v1.5.7
9-Slightly bad sound recorded in video capturing
10-No mini HDMI port
Thats all what I like about Z1C of mine used for 3 days. Now I rename my Xperia Z1 Compact to Xperia Acro Z. Yeaaahhh
Bought my Z1 Compact in Kuala Lumpur. Upgraded to Kit Kat. Superb phone. Battery life is incredible. Camera is lovely. Build quality is premium grade. Operation is smooth and fast. Size is perfect. Use it extensively for business and work. Large phones are not for me. A flaw is the glass which is easily scratched. So I use the ubiquitous phone cover. Another is that I can't edit and save documents archived in Micro SD. Could be Docs to Go issue rather than the phone but recall reading that Kit Kat affects storage of documents in external storage. Pics and media unaffected. Need to confirm on that. But otherwise no regrets. I wouldn't recommend another phone. I've used many before this.
An Expat overseas
I have exactly 24 hrs of use with this new device on kitkat. I had a 5s before this phone. Now on the xpwria c - good battery life with moderate use I got 24 hrs and I worked it. The screen is good not as good as apple 5s but solid. The width and typing experience is far better on this device as its wider and to be honest a perfect size for me. Very fast processor and I haven't seen much lag if any but I don't fill my phone with crap that would only serve to slow it down. Fluid and smooth from what I can tell. Camera is not as good on auto mode as compared to 5s esp in low light BUT in manual mode you can't touch this phone- it kills the 5s ! The big disappointment on this phone for me iavthe speaker. Far too low for a ringer - faint almost and I hope that Sony can fix this through a software update? Something tells me it's not gonna happen. Calls are clear and not a problem. Its mainly the volume is just too low. If they can fix this issue then I can honestly say its a solid all around phone. Sony could have done a better job. Hence I would rate the phone a solid 8 /10 and with good volume its easily one of the best phones I have ever owned. Love em or hate em and I am no fan of apple- they make their products with an acceptably consistent quality level that makes the experience with their phones consistent. Sony has come along way and the phone is solid except for the darn volume.
AnonD-210882, 14 Apr 2014no u buy it seperate not come with screen protectorMine came with a screen protector
Alex10, 16 Apr 2014This phone and the galaxy s3,which is better?This is better than S3.
Gaming performance review of Z1 COMPACT:
hope that the size of xz2c is 4.5-4.8 which is perfect for handling, has ips display, 300 up ppi, fast capture camera, not narrowed physical buttons, decent sound quality and lastly has a great batery life like the xz1c
hope that z2c will come in thinner bezels, ips display, large batery mah, ang a fast capture camera or zero shutter lag .
AnonD-243518, 15 Apr 2014Hy guys how much time xperia z1 compact is taking to fully charge from 5% to 100%Too late to charging 5-100%
the camera of Z1 COMPACT is superb.taking snaps with right technique is a tallent.and do not take snaps with auto superior mode in low light.its only work good in day light.in low light always use manual mode at 20.7 mega pixel.so enjoy taking snaps with right technique.do not blame sony
I am confused between choosing GS4 or Z1 Compact.
I really prefer Z1 Compact due to its size, but Ill definitely use a FLIP COVER.
GS4 has S-view cover which doesnt make its size much bigger, but Z1 doesnt have such an option, so when i use a Flip cover to Z1, will its size become equal to GS4?
Please help me friends.... (Email - Faizal.hhh@Gmail.com)
AnonD-243518, 15 Apr 2014Hy guys how much time xperia z1 compact is taking to fully charge from 5% to 100%It will take around 2 Hrs for full Charge
AnonD-110047, 15 Apr 2014I am just trying to say that IOS is much better than Android. I have used Galaxy S2, S3 and S4... moreYour on a wrong page bro, this is an sony page not an apple iphone. But anyway. . I've tried ios before and it sucks.
AnonD-254662, 16 Apr 2014It depends, buddy. In my opinion iOS is so boring and monopoly on everything. That's why I jum... moreThe question is if you need that customization. We have an iPad Air and what i like about iOS is that its clean with no bloat and has no stuff you dont need, its the opposite of Android. Everytime i get a new android device i have to spend lots of time removing and disabling all the crap, like Google Now, Hangouts, Google+, and many OEM apps and their useless "features". All this takes time and the space cannot be freed up, they can only be disabled. On iOS its the other way around, you even have to install YouTube yourself, some people dont need or want YouTube and Apple is the only one who understand that.
After that there is nothing i wanna change, maybe move a few icons around and so on but going crazy downloading themes and crap is not an option. Im sure most people can see how customization is a two edged sword, it can damage both the one in front of and the one behind the sword. Of course, iOS has severe limitations and lacks true multitasking, plenty disadvantages, maybe more so than Android, depends on the user.
AnonD-110047, 15 Apr 2014I am just trying to say that IOS is much better than Android. I have used Galaxy S2, S3 and S4... moreIt depends, buddy. In my opinion iOS is so boring and monopoly on everything. That's why I jump for android with vast customization
- Excellent design: sleek, comfortable, water resistant
- Captivating display
- Gorgeous camera after updated to 4.4: bright, clear, deep, less noise
- Immersing sound: loud audio output, rich sound with ClearAudio+
- Extremely long-lasting battery life: 2 days or more.
- Butterly smooth UI
try out the camera for dim light shots. surprisingly updated kitkat really boost the night scene. however, a lil bit of over exposed when fill flash is on. SONY kindly keep and maintain an update for your Z1C as you are right now the only one producing 20.7mp. do not simply let go your dignity. let your r&d amaze the mobile world with unbeatable updates out thr!