Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Z1 / C6902 / C6903/ C6906
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Great features, extremely poor build quality
Patrick J. Pearsall, Amazon
28 November 2014
Summary: I hate to do this, so lets start of with the pros. This phone has a super fast processor. At the time this was written, this thing is really quick. Faster than the Samsung S3, and the ability to to run programs way fast, I fell in love with this phone. The display is absolutely stunning, it was outpaces the iPhone and looks as nice as an expensive tv when running any kind of HD video.
Summary: it is a very good and powerful smartphone - nice looking, fast, high quality materials, full of nice features. That's why I gave it so low rating: the screen is awful. Small change of viewing angle, and colors become weak. Really weak. It reminds me first smartphones. I know, it is TFT, what can I expect... But, hey, guys from Sony, why???? Will replace it as soon as I can.
Excerpt: Phone failed within one month of mild usage. Has heating issues and the software is not optimized for the hardware. What is the point in having a good hardware if you cannot use any functionality to the fullest. 3000 mAH drains faster even with mild usage and won't last 12 hrs though i keep constant watch in the apps running in background. Not completely waterproof though you have all the flaps covered. Charging flap gets damaged easily.
Pros: looks beautiful and light weight
Cons: Heating issues, more heating issues, After sales service has become pathetic from sony, Expect 10 - 15 days to fix your phone if your phone has bricked.
Summary: So basically bottom line is the it's great phone (the best Android phone i've probably had), but then there's the issue of screen quality. Basically I've been through two Z1's, the first one display stopped working, and then I received a second one with a cracked screen. Worse part was Sony was non-helpful on support side, basically doesn't want to admit that there's a product quality issue.
Summary: I bought a Sony Z1 via Amazon. within 3 hours I unpacked the phone and turned it on the phone's screen freeze and turned black. Search the issue in internet Re: frozen black screen Sony Z1. Apparently Sony z series phones already suffering from this issue. There is a software update but not clear whether it fixes the issue or not. Hence returned the product to Amazon.
Summary: The cell phone is awesome but it isn't 4g LTE as described!! The model is C6902 not the C6903 which has the faster internet!! So be careful with this detail.... Seller please give the correct information!!
Summary: Have had problems with touch screen acting up, it has always been fixed by just restarting the phone but shouldn't be happening with new phone. It's actually acting up as I'm writing this which is annoying. Camera has been bad, takes great picture, when it actually does take pictures that is, it often comes up a message saying "camera not responding"
Summary: I unfortunately let go of my Samsung Note to get a Z1 and what a mistake it was. The phone is fairly fast but I have known it crash temporarily on quite a few occasions. Texting is a nightmare - the space button is far to small which constantly sees you putting full stops everywhere. The worst thing is the camera - ita absolutely shocking. Probably the worst camer I have had on a phone. Outside, in perfect condiotions it is decent, but anywhere else you can forget it.
Summary: I was very disappointed with this phone and had to send it back after a week as it wouldn't connect to my network. It was also not the sims fault that this was not working as I checked all of the possible problems and solutions and it was the phone which was causing the problems. So beware that this could happen, but just test your sim before hand in a different phone and if the same happens send the phone back as there will be no working solution to fix this problem.