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Xperia Z1 Compact – First Impressions

As you may have seen, I took the liberty of violating every single rule of video making in this little Unboxing piece for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. I have then had the pleasure (outside of working hours) of observing the User Interface and install my basic applications.

As the battery is new, I won’t be able to give a definite verdict concerning battery life just yet, but I am optimistic. Right now I am a little under two days, without using the Stamina mode. That being said, the phone spends the night without data connection (but no airplane mode) and most of the day at my office, idle. However, in the same conditions, my HTC One only lasts a day and a half. So 5-6 hours less.

I have to say that I didn’t expect the uber-smart camera mode to force me into reducing the camera resolution to 8 Mpx and that using all 20.7 Mpx would have me taking 4:3 snapshots.

Apart from that I am very happy because it is truly a handheld, and the screen is satisfying.

The Stamina mode is very promising; as it allows to make exceptions for the apps you want.

And then, disaster stuck…

I kept wondering why my  favorite radio station didn’t look into their recurring broadcasting cut issue… I lost patience with their loud and irritating mishaps. And then after a working week, while listening to my USB music… The same irritating cuts!!

So its Bluetooth module is being repaired.

In the meantime, here are some screenshots of the Xperia Z1 Compact (Weather, Music and Photo Widgets :Screenshot_2014-02-05-20-34-21Screenshot_2014-02-05-20-33-50Screenshot_2014-02-05-20-32-41


Xperia Z1 Compact Bluetooth Issue – Verdict

My Sony Xperia Z1 Compact had a slightly irritating Bluetooth connection issue.

It constantly disconnected with a rather scary noise in my car stereo’s speakers.

After a few-days’ stay at my favorite shop’s repair workshop, the verdict was rendered; the BT module replaced, and the software patched (Which patch? No idea).

So it seems that my issue was not a general problem for the Z1 Compact line. However, if you have a similar issue, or any other issue, your experience is of interest to me.

That’s what the comment section is for 🙂

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact – Bluetooth Issue

After a few days with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, I found a little (yet irritating) isse regarding its use in my car.

Indeed, once connected as a phone (I even tested by completely removing the multimedia bluetooth streaming option), my radio’s sound cut off, making the same kind of noise as when you remove a sound jack from playing speakers. Quite upsetting. And for matters of research, I tested the same configuration with my HTC One. No issue there… Except that I really can’t sing! XD

Here with the Sony:

And here my accoustic concert with the HTC One:

If you have this phone or another Xperia, please let me know if you have the same problem or if only my cel is acting up.

Xperia Z1 Compact – Premières impressions

Z1 Compact Lockscreen








Comme vous l’avez peut-être déjà vu, permis de martyriser les règles du 7e art en publiant une petite vidéo Unboxing du Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. J’ai donc pu aujourd’hui à loisir (en dehors de mes heures de travail) observer un peu l’interface utilisateur et installer les applications dont je pourrais avoir besoin.

La batterie étant neuve, il ne sera pas tout de suite possible de juger de son autonomie, mais je suis optimiste. Pour l’instant j’arrive à un petit peu moins de deux jours, sans mode Stamina. Ceci dit, il passe la nuit sans connexion de données (mais pas en mode avion) et le plus clair de la journée je suis au boulot et ne l’utilise pas beaucoup. Mais dans les mêmes conditions, mon HTC One ne tient qu’un jour et demi. Donc 5-6 heures de moins.

Je dois dire que je ne m’attendais pas à ce que le mode intelligent de l’appareil photo m’oblige à faire redescendre ma résolution à 8 Mpx et que le mode 20,7 Mpx m’oblige à passer en 4:3.

A part ça, je suis très content parce qu’il tient très bien en main, l’écran offre des prestations très satisfaisantes.

Le mode Stamina est très bien fait, il permet de choisir des applis bénéficiant de conditions exceptionnelles.

Et soudain, c’est le drame…

Je me demandais pourquoi ma station de radio sautait tout le temps… Je perdrais patience face à leurs coupures bruyantes et irritantes. Puis, en fin de semaine, j’écoute ma musique par USB.. Et là… Les mêmes coupures bruyantes!!

Du coup, il est actuellement en réparation pour un problème de Bluetooth.

En attendant voici quelques captures d’écran du Xperia Z1 Compact (Widget météo, widget Musique, widget phoScreenshot_2014-02-05-20-33-24tos):Screenshot_2014-02-05-20-34-21Screenshot_2014-02-05-20-33-50Screenshot_2014-02-05-20-32-41

Widget Album


Problème Bluetooth Autoradio-Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Après quelques jours avec le Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

Je me suis rendu compte d’un petit (mais très irritant) souci en ce qui concerne l’utilisation de l’appareil dans ma voiture.

En effet, une fois connecté en mode téléphone (j’ai même testé en retirant complètement l’option multimédia), le son de ma radio est coupé en faisant le même bruit que lorsqu’on retire une prise Jack d’une enceinte en pleine action. Plutôt énervant. Et pour bien faire les choses, j’ai testé la même situation avec mon HTC One. Pas de problème… À part que je chante comme une casserole! XD

Ici avec le Sony:

Ici mon concert pour tester avec le HTC One:

Si vous avez ce téléphone ou un autre Xperia, merci de me faire savoir si vous avez le même problème ou si c’est juste le mien qui fait des siennes.

[Déballage] Unboxing du Sony Xperia Z1 Compact






Bonjour à tous !

J’ai mis la main sur un Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

Je me suis dit que je pourrais faire une petite vidéo Unboxing, comme on dit. Après je me suis dit que je ne savais pas les faire, donc non.

Mais après je me suis dit que ça pourrait être sympathique.

Alors, si vous n’avez pas peur des flous artistiques et des mauvaises blagues.

Regardez donc la vidéo 🙂

Pour la petite histoire, contrairement à ce que dit la vidéo, le câble est bien MICRO usb et, une fois la carte SIM insérée, le programme de configuration se met en route, donc il faut quand même passer par là.

Si vous avez des questions sur cet appareil. N’hésitez pas.

Sony redefines Flagships








This word had become trendy since Samsung had finally stepped up between the Galaxy S3 Mini and the Galaxy S4 Mini. And I must say that I found the S4 Mini to be quite good, just as the HTC One Mini.

But they remain « Mini »…

The concept of Mini was to provide a Smartphone with a smaller screen than the Brand’s Flagship. Unfortunately, manufacturers also MINImized more than the screen: performance was also reduced. Except for the HTC One Mini’s camera and its… 4 Megapixels… OK, ultrapixel… Whatever you call it, it would have been difficult to include less there.

In any case, Sony decided to give the « Mini » game a grand new twist, in fact, don’t call it a Mini… Their creation is a Compact!

Indeed, at CES 2014, Sony introduced the smaller version of its Xperia Z1, which, to my taste, was far too big anyway. I am personally not a big fan of this « I have the biggest one » competition manufacturers are playing with screen sizes. Again, personally, I feel puzzled about the everyday use of Galaxy Notes and other Phablets, given boys put phones in their pockets and girls have (statistically) smaller hands.

In fact, the people at Sony had asked themselves the same question. And actually decided to ask the public whether their Z1 was too big; 20% of the people confirmed that they had no intention of buying the Z1 as its size was perceived as an issue.

And so, Sony decided to offer people, who, like me, are reluctant to jump the 4.7″ hurdle, a device that would leave them speechless.

Take an Xperia Z1, reduce the screen size to 4.3″, then reduce… Well, no… That’s it! Just the screen. The camera still boasts over 20 Megapixels, the processor still exceeds speeds of 2 GHz (all four cores…), etc.

Sony reinvented flagships by ensuring you won’t need to get Shaq O’Neal’s fingers transplanted or buy a backpack to be able to enjoy your next flagship on a regular, day to day, basis.

I am, of course, looking forward to testing it. But only then shall I decide of my HTC One‘s fate. Because of this for instance. 😉

What do you think of the idea of reducing the screen size but not performance? Was that something you were waiting for? And most of all, do you feel that flagship mobile devices tend to be getting too big?