Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Z1 / C6902 / C6903/ C6906
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27 February 2015
Summary: As has become almost customary, the 3000 mAh battery is permanently installed in the device. According to Samsung, this allows for thinner designs, though the manufacturer regularly showed that this is not necessarily always true.
Pros: best gaming performance, very good workmanship, elegant look, dust and water proof (IP55/58), decent camera results, fancy UI with reasonable adjustments, microSD slot, NFC, LTE, Miracast
Cons: camera (poor low-light performance, switches off at high temperature), display contrast, significantly enlarged case and increased weight, (no IR blaster)
Summary: The Xperia Z was already a cracking phone, and Sony has only improved it with the Z1. Top-notch build quality combined with high-end specs make for a brilliant device that can keep up with the Galaxy S4s and iPhones of this world, and look good doing it too.
Summary: In the Xperia Z1s, Sony has given T-Mobile a well-rounded smartphone that does a lot of things well. The Xperia Z1s is a powerful smartphone that doesn’t skimp on features and attempts to be a jack of all trade with an elegant waterproof body, a capable 20-megapixel camera, and powerful guts to keep...
Conclusion: It took Sony a few tries to make a flagship Android smartphone that truly has flagship specs, but they've managed nicely with the Sony Xperia Z1S and Z1. The Xperia Z1S has the fastest CPU currently available, all the wireless bells and whistles including WiFi 802.11ac with WiFi calling and mobile...
Summary: Turning big into small. Already the name makes its obvious: The Z1 Compact is the handier version of Sony's Xperia Z1 flagship. These "Mini" editions are presently quite common, but the Z1 is an exception because most of the hardware is the same as used in the larger version.
Pros: High performance, Bright screen, Outstanding battery runtime, Temperature development, Picture quality, IP certification, The 4.3-inch screen is exceptionally bright, has a low black level, and consequently an above-average high contrast - great job, Sony.
Cons: Purchase price, Scratch sensitive back, Speaker quality, The purchase price is still a bit steep. Larger models are available for a bit less money, and the powerful Nexus 5 is, for example, considerably more affordable.
Excerpt: Sony has continued its quest of producing a flagship smartphone that appeals to the masses and one that challenges the iPhones and Samsung Galaxies of the world, and while it still has quite the uphill battle, the new Xperia Z1S is no doubt Sony’s best phone to date.
Sony Xperia Z1S Review (T-Mobile): Big Magenta gets a bit of style
23 January 2014
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia Z1S is everything that you wanted in a phone...four months ago. Judged against every flagship smartphone released last year, the Xperia Z1S can hold its own in every area except the display.
Conclusion: There’s little to dislike about the Sony Xperia Z1S. If you enjoyed everything about the Xperia Z, this device is simply a boost in all the right places. This device feels as high-end as a smartphone of this size has felt in our hands, and everything from user interface speed to playing games to...
Conclusion: We’re happy to see Sony’s Z1 make it to a U.S. carrier in the form of the Z1S, especially since Sony saw fit to double the internal memory (16GB is pretty cramped for a modern high-end smartphone).
Pros: Impressive camera, especially in low light, Waterproof, Slim, stylish design, Nice screen
Cons: Poorly placed speaker, Underwater camera ability seems niche, Splashing water activates touchscreen, Design attracts fingerprints and smudges
Summary: If you want a handset with Snapdragon 800 power, you're better off picking up the LG G2, which has a better screen and even longer endurance. Overall, the Xperia Z1s is a viable option for those who want a fully waterproof design -- and we appreciate that Sony has brought a lot of its own technology...