Summary: First of all, this is a compact? This is phone pretty huge! It's also a little hefty but it makes it feel like a premium phone. The first thing I noticed about the phone is the speed. There is virtually no lag whatsoever. (Android is known for being laggy). Another great feature is the frequency band for 4G LTE. It covers almost every carrier. The Samsung devices don't even have LTE and it's 2014. And when it does, it only covers a certain carrier.
Summary: What can I say, I just love this little guy. It's perfect for me. I used to have the note 3 wich is an awesome phone but way to big. I work in construction so I needed something that doesn't get on the way all the time. So for me this phone is just perfect. The only thing that I don't like that much are the flaps for the ports. Other than that, I am so glad with my phone. Note: if you want a case for the phone, but you want to use the Sony cradle with your device.
Summary: At last, a worth contender for the Iphone. In fact, is much better than a Iphone. Buy this if you like Android, and like to have SD cards. Great battery life, great screen, water proof, excelent camera, and very fast! But, is not perfect. * You have to buy a case and a screen protector. Really. * What i miss from my old samsung smartphone, the "eyes detector" so the screen does not turn off while you are looking at it.
Summary: It was a great phone but it lasted only a day and a half. Probably a lemon. Unfortunately the seller, Worldwide Distributor, and Amazon both denied my claim for a refund or a replacement based of the policies that the factory seal is broken and a claim must be made within 24 hours. What if i didn't open my package right away? How will I know if the phone is working if i don't break the seal and take it out of the box? So it's basically buy at your own risk.
Functional, discrete, professional look, and premium feel.
Javier Segura, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Well, first of all, I would like to add that I am used to the slow update phasing from Sony (since Sony Ericsson), so even if this would be a bad point for someone, it is not for me. The phone is a little bigger than what I would call a small phone. However, it feels just right, you can still handle it entirely with just one hand. Pros: - The specifications, oh god the specifications, this phone is way too fast for its size.
Summary: I have to admit am a Sony fan. Before this phone, I had an Xperia Sola which was my first smartphone (after a W508 and a Z550) which I grew out of pretty fast. I couldn't find a suitable replacement (I even looked at other brands) but devices this size are relatively underpowered most of the times. First. I fell in love with the Z1 Compact because of its size. I'm still apathic to the trend of larger and larger screens on a cell phone.
Summary: This phone is really fantastic, it offers vast opportunities that we can expect on a great smartphone in today's market. It's really fast sometimes even faster than my laptop, great features on everything e.g music, camera, applications etc. In addition the waterproof feature is quite unique, ideal for someone who loves selfies!
Excerpt: Base OS system. You can feel omni balance design at the first touch. Display is symmetrical relative to the phone frame. Build quality really nice with metal frame and rigit. Xperia interface is purely clear, simple, serious and fast. Xperia Z1 Compact has special hardware and software than other android phone.