Summary: Wrong model, wrong color. I asked for a black Z1 compact, i got a white regular Z1. Since price and features are pretty much the same and since i was in a hurry to replace my aging smartphone i decided to keep it, but on the other hand i lost the case and screen cover purchase; i had to buy them again to fit the size and those for the compact are sitting here doing nothing.
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.
Avoid WorldWide Distributors and this phone unless you want trouble.
Ryan A Harper, Amazon
4 April 2014
Summary: I really really really want to like this device. When it worked, I very much enjoyed it. The main problem is that it was defective out of the box and the seller (WorldWide Distributors) refuses to take back any device that's been taken out of the box). To reproduce the fatal problem perform the following: 1. Power on the device 2. swipe to login 3. swipe down from the top 4. select quick settings 5. toggle wifi on or off 6.
Summary: The specs are great but great specs are pointless if the phone doesn't work. DO NOT BUY Pros: 22+ MP camera Waterproof Cons: High MP camera is useless if it crashes when you try to take photos Apps which use the camera (including the standard camera app) crash OFTEN (almost half the time) Phone lags and freezes for no reason. Looks like an iPhone Glass covers scratch VERY easily (just from being in jeans pocket).