Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Z1 Compact / D5503
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Glad I made this purchase
elmpi, B&H Photo
18 August 2014
Excerpt: Besides texting and checking my social media feeds, my primary motivation in buying this phone was to have a great everyday camera. I like to take macro shots of random things and this camera has amazed me. Besides the camera, I really like the power management features. I went two and a half days using my phone normally (texts, news sites, twitter, Google searches, maps) and it was still at 46% when I finally plugged it in.
Summary: Everything is great except for screen brightness. When compared to a full-size Z1 and the difference in screens was literally vivid, but it's still much better than the iPhone 4s it replaced. I would says it's the best "not-absurdly-huge" smartphone out there.
Summary: Great phone super fast processor,battery lasts 2 days with heavy use,picture quality best I've ever seen from a cellphone in good lighting conditions. 1 major complaint is external speaker is too low and even headphone output volume is horribly low even with a sound booster app installed.
Summary: I got the unlocked version for $500. Been using it for several months now. I experienced several strange lock-up's, but other than that it seems to be working good! Battery capacity is good. I am Impressed with the resolution of the screen! A little disappointed at the camera at 20.7 MP (I keep mines at 8MP). The unit runs cool during use and charging, Impressive battery capacity and very bright screen if you need to use it outside.
You cannot get a better camera or performance in a phone this size on ...
Amazon Customer "SinePari", Amazon
18 July 2014
Summary: Not nearly as fast as it should be for the specs it has. Has weak signal strength compared to a Moto X (which is known for having phenomenal reception however), also slightly weaker at holding a signal than a Nexus 5. You cannot get a better camera or performance in a phone this size on Android or Windows, and certainly not a waterproof / dust proof one. If you're buying just for the camera, go for a iphone or Nokia Lumia 925.
Excerpt: I researched phones extensively, looking for a smaller Android smartphone with premium performance. It turns out this is just about the only product available that matches those requirements. If you want a smaller screen (rather than a "phablet"), this is your phone. Sony phones are very popular in Europe, but harder to get in the USA. Thanks to B&H for carrying it!! I've had the phone for a week, and am utterly delighted with it.
Pros: Battery Life, BEAUTIFUL, dedicated camera button, google now, long battery lift, Magnetic Connector Option, powerhouse, Small Size, Solid build
Cons: Easily Scratched Glass, Ships With Only Usb Power
Summary: I Like so much this cell phone, I didn't tested this in water, because I have a little scary with that. The exterior it's awesome, all details are very good, velocity of software it's good. The camera it's amazing but to initiate it's little slow and the sound of horn, it's not very good and the volume it's not very high
Summary: great phone, its versatile and durable. the battery life usage is very good, it last for ten to twelve hours if your browsing and playing music. moreover i can also switch my phone wireless browsing to my laptop while still browsing on my phone.
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.