Water, Camera, Looks, UI feel and Back hot surface.
By Lukesh Nimkar | 17 May 2014
Premium looks catches every eye specially the black and purple model. Back surface of the black model is so glassy that you can use it as mirror. Its side with aluminum and curvy edges make is look very royal.
Z1 screen with high ppi & HD resolution will make you not to use Samsung mid-range phones. Its user interference and touch response is high and you can experience it while playing subway surf. But yes, sometime when I show picture or video in Z1 to my 5 or 6 friends at the same time, they complaint that they cant watch properly, its like watching LCD TV from side.
As SONY says "Best camera ever", i feel its true for at the phone level. Taking pictures with 20.7 Mp camera with Superior auto makes it very easy. Also AR effect, Info-eye and now Background defocus is distinguishable. Taking photos at low light with exmore is good thing to do. Shooting video and taking photos underwater helping me to take my fish photo in fish tank. Its 2mp front camera is better than any nokia's front camera even samsungs in many model cases. But opening camera takes a nano second which you will feel little strange because non of other apps take even a nano second.
When it come to the sound quality z1 do not disappoints. Its ClearAudio+ gives really a nice touch up to sound. Also its premium headset with 2 more earplug cushion is very good. Using this headset at full volume you can have difficulty to hear train horn. I also love its dock connectivity port, its easy to set up with dock.
Battery of 3000 mAh with Stamina Mode, Low battery and wifi location based mode runs z1 a day and a half. Although it take slight long time to recharge.
Its 2.2 GHz processor and 2gb RAM makes z1 really a super smartphone. You can experience its power while playing NFS. Although while playing you will find that back surface gets so hot that you can make omelet. Its huge internal storage can make you travel with 3 4 HD films. Also its dust resistance can make it up with place like construction site. I also experienced it in desert safari.
Yes the phone is expensive but i feel its value to the money you pay, its better to buy any flagship after 8th months of launching.
I would love to recommend to the gamers and the hobby photographers. A rating of 4.7 will be perfect for this phone, 0.3 just because of hot surface.