My plan is about to run out and I can get, among others, a z1 compact for pennies if I renew. I was planning on getting back to iOS, but the compact features and design are tempting me, specially that metal and glass body that reminds me of what it is the best designed phone ever (for me): the iPhone 4s.
Also, a 20 mp camera and a quad core in a tiny form seems beyond attractive.
What worries me is kitkat 4.4.2. I've heard nothing bu problems about it: battery drain, camera problems, in-call sound bugs, absurd SD card limitations. Fortunately this handset will come with 4.3 so I can wait a little and I've heard that most of these issues are resolved on 4.4.3.
Best Answer Aheer.R.S. , 26 May 2014 - 02:44
I have a z1 compact, and although I cannot say anything about 4.4.3, I can say overall, I'm very happy with it, (4.4.2, the only thing I don't like is the newer pseudo playstation startup screen)
overall it's an extremely impressive smartphone, (you cannot set up group ringtones, but my s3 kept forgetting custom set tones, so just being able to set up the odd individual tone and the phone actually remembering them will have to do for me)
It's a huge plus over my old sgs3 which although a very good phone, I didn't bond with it, the z1c reminds me a little of my old nokia n8 for it's ease of use battery's actually impressive, unless you're running everything all the time, I can easily get 5 days out of it, longer if I run in stamina mode and just use the phone as a telephone (no smartphone features)<but this depends a lot on the amount of 'smart feature' use>
if you were in the uk I would recommend trialling one for a fortnight, to see how you get on with it.Go to the full post