Sony Z1 Compact USA? Impressions?

Megalomaniac

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Hi Guys,
looking at this nice little phone. Reviews seem mostly positive and good for what i need:
- small phone
- excellent battery life
- ok camera
- good screen
- lots of space and very compatible.

My question is if anyone has one and your thoughts? Does anyone have one in the USA? Anything you don't like about the phone?
 

Domini

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I own the Z1s which is basically the larger version of it without the IPS display. Its an amazing phone and the majority of the included software is very useful. I still have features on this phone i havent even used yet!
 

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I have two, one is using on AT&T and the other on T Mobile.

I can get LTE on certain area with AT&T but with HSPA+ speed.
T Mobile one I can get LTE from most places and is fast.

1. It's small, and I like it... Except Bezel...
2. Battery life is probably the best on Android phone I have used so far with the same capacity.
3. Camera is pretty good if you know how to adjust it right. Otherwise superior mode blows.
4. I like the screen, except X Reality has to be turn off.
5. Yep........Except Miracast does not work for most receiver......

The cons for this phone is bezel, it just too thick. Also wish the speaker is louder.
Overall, this is one of the finest Android phone I have used so far, aside from PadFone Infinity.
 

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I'm looking at this one too (to replace an iPhone) so the feedback is appreciated. So far sounds promising :)
 

Domini

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4. I like the screen, except X Reality has to be turn off.

Whats wrong with X-reality? I kind of like it, its adds a little vibrance


The cons for this phone is bezel, it just too thick. Also wish the speaker is louder.
Overall, this is one of the finest Android phone I have used so far, aside from PadFone Infinity.

I agree on the bezel, it is very large but doesnt bother me to much. The speaker quality isnt the greatest because of the waterproof membrane over the speaker

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shansoft

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I'm looking at this one too (to replace an iPhone) so the feedback is appreciated. So far sounds promising :)
If you got iPhone 4S or above, I highly recommend not to replace it.

It's not an upgrade.... Unless you are desperate to try Android...

The X Reality makes some video looks funky, especially animated film. The speaker is bad not because of waterproof, otherwise Z2 couldn't possibly solve this problem.
 

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I have not intended to post it twice. I was asking for help of people who are targeted in my dissertation. Im sorry for upsetting you.

No harm was intended.
its un solicited and against the rules. End of story.
 

rhouck

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If you got iPhone 4S or above, I highly recommend not to replace it.

It's not an upgrade.... Unless you are desperate to try Android...
I've used Android before for a couple years. I have a 4S and I hate it. Biggest thing is that battery life is horrific (though I have a multitude of other complaints).
 

shansoft

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I've used Android before for a couple years. I have a 4S and I hate it. Biggest thing is that battery life is horrific (though I have a multitude of other complaints).
Not quite sure how you manage to have a horrible battery life on 4S...

But if that is the case, most Android phone will disappoint you for the most part.

Thanks for the feedback guys.
for those like me, i also found a lot of good input on this forum.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/sony-xperia-z1-compact/general

I'm still on the fence, ideally would like to get it here through a carrier so that i could get a coverage plan.

Did you buy it on eBay or other sites?

I bought it on eBay
 
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