Summary: Save yourself a headache. This model is buggy. Whether it was the Sony software, Kit.Kat or Google Play - pick your poison. This phone was a nightmare. The online forums went nuts about 2 days after my phone arrived, and I found out why quickly. Battery life sucked - lasting less than 4 hours on a full charge. It kept turning itself on/off every 15-20 seconds. Sony customer service tried, but couldn't come up with solution.
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.
Summary: I bought a sony dock dk-32 with the phone and used it to charge the phone. after 3 months of using the dock the dock port on the phone came off when I undocked it. called sony for warranty. they said that since it's a physical damage, it's not covered by warranty. I haven't even dropped this phone or anything. I have been really careful with it. this is just due to repetitive docking and undocking everyday. so if you have this phone don't use the dock.
Summary: Phone bent after overheating. The supplier that very told me to contact blamed me and won't so anything about it. Looked after this phone better than any I've ever had and been treated like I'd misused it and they've never even seen it!!! Rubbish service and rubbish phone DO NOT BUY.
Summary: This is fantastic, but the bluetooth is broken and Sony refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem. I can't connect to my Scala Rider headset, or my car stereo.... 4 other phones from HTC, Samsung and Motorola and Nokia have all worked fine, but not this one..... very disappointing....
Summary: Returned mine since it exhibits the camera flash bleed issue which is common judging from user feedback on the web. If only this issue was rectified then this phone would be the best for its size.
Summary: The clear black plastic they have on the rear cover causes the light to bleed from the LED Flash to the camera sensor. Google Xperia Z1 compact led bleed and you'll see loads and loads of complaints about it and every review sight saying the same thing. On top of that the latest updated software is so buggy and broken and Sony have a history of this, so far they've just ignored everyone. AVOID THIS PHONE"!
Summary: After having the phone for 4 days it died on me :( I was really looking forward to this phone but I have to say that the quality is not the best, sadly. I really take good care of my producs and that's why I also bought the Caseflex to protect my phone and even with caseflex the phone good scratches - the phone is really fragile.