Rated 4 out of 5
by JcCuriel Amazing Phone...but
So I bought this phone through TMobile yesterday after 4 weeks of using the Moto G. I know they are not in the same league but man, does this phone it it away. The phone itself is amazing. The front and back glass construction is top notch. The waterproof features are really cool and works really well. The UI is beautiful and the loaded Sony Apps are second to none. My only gripe would have to be the camera its self. Don't get me wrong it takes amazing pictures but there are many instances where any front facing camera shots and rear shots show ALOT of grain. I don't know if this will be fixed in a firmware update or not but its really making me think about returning this phone. If anyone is having these issues please give any advice. I will add a photo taking with the Z1S and my Moto G so you can see the grain I'm taking about.
February 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by tavoandshanna The best phone I ever had, except....
This is by far the best phone I ever had, the camera is amazing, and the phone itself is dazzling and neat. I have read some reviews about the waterproof issue it has, so I decided not to expose it to water.....so far so good....
Then, about a week ago I was sitting down in the most comfy recliner you can imagine. Someone called, I answered no problem. 10 minutes later, my wife needed something from the car, and I tried to use the flashlight from the phone.....just to find out that the screen had cracked. By me doing nothing.....then I read that the Xperia phones have a lot of issues with self cracking screens. Mine was just 6 months old. About to send to Sony, I will update my review depending on the outcome. I have read that Sony knows about the problem.....we will see.......
September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SmooshyDuck Essential for Active Media Lovers
This phone does everything I was told and then some. I purchased it because it had a nice camera and I'm addicted to taking pictures. I don't own a camera and the last two that I had could not withstand my clumsiness. Slapped a shock -absorbent case on this sucker and I was good to go. It took me a while to get the courage to test the waterproof abilities, but they work phenomenally. Only in freshwater though, which means no awesome underwater pool photoshoots.
I love the interconnectivity with my PSN account. Being able to check messages on the fly when I'm away from home. And I loved getting the free movies and games just for buying the phone. It's just another bonus to an already awesome device.
The text-to-speech is very responsive, which I love. The sound clarity is great on calls. And the Swype is fairly accurate. The screen acts up a bit when it's wet, but that's easily solved.
The one critique I have is that some days my battery just overheats like crazy. Also, it overheats when I'm using the camera a lot which then causes the camera to force shut off. :\ Irritating when I'm on a hike or at a show and can't take pictures.
September 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by RohitChangappa Good looking Phone Not water Proof and Bad Wi-FI C
I don't know where to begin with the problems with this phone. I got this phone end of feb2014 and I loved it. It is a beautiful phone, looks great compared to the galaxy I used before. The phone is made of all glass has a very nice feel to it compared to the samsung. The phone has a great camera, and shoots amazing pictures.
WI-FI CALLING TROUBLE!!
Trouble started first with my wi fi. As all of us know T-Mobile does not have the greatest network but I have been with them almost 3 years now and am willing to bear with them thanks to the wi-fi calling feature on their phones. I barely have network where i live and i always relied on the wi-fi calling on my samsung which i used for more than 2 years and did not have trouble with. I started noticing that calls on the Xperia was really bad, crackling, dropping and incoming calls going straight to voice mail. While was having this trouble on a call, I immediately switched the sim from my Xperia to my old galaxy and the call was crystal clear and the person on the other line could hear me. Immediately I called customer service and they trouble shooted and decided there was something wrong with the phone. They sent me out another phone. As soon as i got the second phone I tested it and the same problem..Called back customer support and they replaced the second phone. At this point I asked them what if the third phone has the same problem, they said they will replace that as well, which does not make sense . Anyway third phone arrives and same trouble. Now, when i call customer support they say, this is the third of the same phone you have and it could be something wrong you are doing so please take the phone to the T-Mobile store. So At the store the guy used wi-fi calling with the store's wi-fi net work and he too noticed the voice cracking, and luckily for me a friend of mine tried calling me at the same time and the call went straight to voice mail. The guy at the store called customer support and told them he saw the same issue. So now they sent me a signal booster home. I have not had any trouble since, but that does not solve the problem. I am assuming that Sony has a buggy wi-fi adapter installed on the phone and that could be the reason for these troubles.
NOT WATER PROOF!!
Ever since i got this phone and i heard it was waterproof and opening the tabs on the sides to charge the phone could lead to the tabs breaking. I got my self a dock charger so i never have to open the tabs.
One weekend we took our 3 yr old to the pool swimming. Unknowingly walked right into the pool with the phone in my pocket. I quickly realized what i did. But I said to myself what the heck. they claim the phone can shoot under water, so i decided to try this feature. and nothing happened. All of sudden multiple windows started to pop up, and as i tried to click picture i get a message saying failed to write to SD card. and then the phone went off. Now the phone does not turn on and so i immediately took the phone to the t-mobile store and told them. Customer service says if they find out there was water damage they will charge me!!! what sense does that make?? Water damage on a water proof phone??? I know according to them the tabs/ flaps need to be closed, and apparently they are going to test for that and determine whether it was closed. That must be some test.
Anyways If you are looking for a great looking phone, not going to use wi-fi calling and never going to use the waterproof feature.. go for it!!
July 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by WheatRidgeHS2001 Touchscreen Issues!!! Buyers Beware!
There's been several reports of touchscreen issues!!!! Be very cautious when proceeding. The phone is amazing!!!! However the touchscreen issues can render the phone unusable for the duration of the episodes it has.
If you're a heavy "drag" user, meaning you rely a lot on dragging your finger across the screen, you'll experience a lot of issues. If you're a quick tapper, and don't rely heavily on the dragging of the phone you'll be fine and when the update comes out you won't even worry.
For me personally I drag a lot! Games like Hungry Shark, or browsing the web, I tend to keep my finger on the screen and drag which causes me issues! I'm also a heavy swyper! This is impossible to use when it is having issues.
It's intermittent and frequent, but until Sony updates the software to fix these touchscreen issues, I'd say proceed with caution!
I plan on returning my 4th device and I will continue to do so until fixed! I'm trying to send a message to Sony. Fix this issue! You have a gem! The phone is killer! It'd be amazing without touchscreen problems!
February 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by matrix164 should have gotten a sony all along
this not my first smartphone but it is my first sony phone is it a perfect phone no but so close the main thing that got me is sony's skin on android very close to stock have not noticed any lag just doing basic things even during gaming this thing is a beast and the screen is just off the charts its like watching a mini sony tv have to thank sony for putting the same tech in there phones as they do with there tv's looking forward to picking up a z3 very soon next up will be a tablet sony for sure
October 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by lali098 looks great works great NOT waterproff NOT shatter
The phone itself look amazing and has high fast services with an okay camara (compared to galaxy galaxy camara is way better). The phone IS NOT WATERPROFF. I put it in a pool and yea it recorded and took pictures 30 minutes later.... screen went blank never worked again. I have over 2 months trying to get sony to approve my proof of purchase ( since I have extended warranty) and I am still here calling them everyday while having no updates on my account..... Very irresponsible.. as the new Z2 came out it would be a great idea for sony to fix the waterproff, shatterproof and their costumer service repair centers..... HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED.. NEXT TIME WONT THINK TWICE ABOUT PICKING A GALAXY OR NOTE OVER A SONY PHONE
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DAVE11 Exceptional phone
I have never previously bought a Sony phone. This was my first. I loved how I don't have to worry about having a glass of water next to my phone. The phone is great. Never have any problems with it. It is very fast and the screen size is amazing. I can't ever go back to a small cell phone. And the battery life is very good as well. Simply exceptional.
October 12, 2014