When iPhone is priced about 50,000 thousand people say it's the world's best smartphone.nBut when Sony releases a premium phone lower priced with better price and specifications people say its expensive. Come on Sony is always on the side of improvement if we see the display has been improved to ips too. In my views its the world's best mini smartphone and as far as about the price it will come down to 34 in few weeks or months so please don't hesitate to buy it. The phone is worth when you compare it with iPhone 5s. As z1 compact was only launched to take on 5s.
This is the only small size phone packing in premium hardware .It looks just like the Z1 with almost similar specs except Four :nn1. Screen Size :- 4.3 Inches instead of 5 inchn2. Screen Quality :- 720p HD instead of full 1080p HD n3. Battery :- 2300Mah instead of 3000Mah.n4. Design :- Plastic back instead of glassnnRest it keeps all the goodies of the Z1 that are :nn1. Sexy Designn2. Water and Dust Proofn3. 20.7 Mega Pixel Cameran4. Snapdragon 800 Processor clocked at 2.2Ghzn5. Adreno 330 GPUn6. 2GB RAMnnAdvantages of The Z1 Compact Over the Z1 :nn1.Its much more convenient to operate with a single hand.n2.Despite the 2300Mah battery it has a great battery backup because of the 720p small size screen.nnDisadvantages of The Z1 Compact Over the Z1 :nn1. Unlike the the Z1 , the back of the Z1 Compact is not glass , rather it is plastic and sony have now confirmed this. So the plastic back is more prone to scratches.n2. I Fell its a bit expensive comparing it with the Z1 . Keeping the fact that sony is using the 720p screen instead of the 1080p , I think they are saving a lot so they should price is somewhere around Rs 28000 to 30000 but i guess in a few months the price would eventually come near that.nnOVERALL ITS A GREAT BUY !!
Hi...bought the phone from Flipkart...I have been an iPhone user ( 3gs and 4 ) ...would have gone for the iPhone 5s but the 32gb was just too pricey and 16gb is nowhere near enough...so started to look at other alternatives...settled on the Sony because I found that transfer of media from my Macbook Air to Sony phones using Sony Bridge for Mac was a simple affair...that took care of my biggest headache since I have all my songs ( 10gb plus ) on my Macbook...anyway have been using the phone now for about a month and couldn't be happier...especially after purchasing the BM10 bluetooth accessory and streaming music to my stereo system...nPros :n1) Excellent build quality. I dropped it on my concrete floor as soon as I took it out of the package ( accidentally )..heart stopped for a few seconds. The dust and waterproofing also gives a lot of confidence. Phone itself is a looker...much better than the Samsungs.n2) No lag whatsoever ... have not tried memory intensive games but I'm not much of a gamer.n3) Great cameran4) Makes a great music phone...bundled earphones are ok but has cord noise so am looking for an upgrade..on the plus side these come with micn5) Love the Back icon and expandable memory...fitted a 64gd microsd card as soon as I got the phonen6) One handed operation is important for me and I think this is the optimum size...the power button on the side is nicely locatednnCons :n1) Can't delete some of the Sony bloatware which I absolutely do not need...n2) Bezels could have been thinnern3) Phone could have been a bit lighter...but if its at the cost of the waterproofing I would rather have the weightn4) Volume keys could have been a bit widern5) The antivirus locked my phone a couple of times...until I had to disable the feature to lock on entering Airplane modenn All in all, a very nice phone and no regrets jumping on the Android bandwagon...( until the iPhone 6 hehe ). Would have rated it a 5 except for the antivirus problem which is one of the negatives of android phones I suppose.n Hope this review helps.
Update: Its been 5 months and the phone is still as good as it was when I bought it, though the same can't be said about its plastic back, which has a lot of fine scratches. I would advise to apply a screen protector on the back as well before starting to use the phone.The latest update for Kitkat 4.4.4 has ironed out most issues, primarily the comparitively lower battery life experienced with the initial Kitkat update for Z1C.nnnFirst Review: Been using it for the past 3 weeks without a single hitch. This is a performance beast, sometimes even surpassing the performance of higher priced phones. Runs games such as Asphalt 8 and Contract Killer without any stutter. The camera is excellent for outdoor photography, but is left wanting under low-light conditions. Battery life is excellent and holds a minimum of a day and half with normal usage (Wifi, an hour of gaming, few hours of music a day). If you need a performer who stands out from the crowd and not from your pocket, then look no further.
I had seen one of the exchange offers on flipkart so had thought of trying it..Placed order for Z1 Compact on Flipkart.Trust me they have awesome service.I a day gurantee is unbelievable.nnWith regards to the phonennPros : n1.Fits in single hand.4.3 inch is fair enough size.n2.Camera : Can be used at it's best once you explore all the features of itn3. Trilumonous Display is smooth and great.n4.Phone doesn't hang up or lag.n5.Stamina Mode feature is great.Battery juice sustains for a long time when in stamina mode.n6.Looks wise its classy if the colour is Black.I don't know about other colours.n7.Memory is expandable till 64GB.nnCons:n1.The waterproof resistant feature is a question mark,never really explored it.n2.Fingerprint marks are left on screen every time you use it.n3.Speaker volume is a bit low.n4.You cannot remove the battery from the phone.nnGreat work from Sony in terms of price and the technology.Tough competitor for Samsung "S" Series phones.The distinguishing feature is that the phone is "Water Resistant".It can sustain for 30 Minutes under 1 meter water but there are some conditions and exceptions which Sony has mentioned in the manual and on the site.