Sony Xperia Z1 is one of the popular smart phones with a powerful 20.7 MP Exmor RS™ camera which gives you the best overall image quality of all leading smartphones. But nothing is perfect; there are five obvious problems while using the Sony Xperia Z1. Missing Sony Xperia Z1 cover flaps, Scratched anti-shatter film (ASF), broken LCD touch screen, low voice and hard to repair, have you ever met any one of the problems?
Sony Xperia Z1 cover flaps
Sony Xperia Z1 is a waterproof smartphone under the help of the strong adhesive sticker between the parts of the body and the sealed cover flaps. So that we can get the importance of the Sony Xperia Z1USB port+SD memory card slot+SIM card slot cover flaps.
After reading many of the posts from forum and Sony Xperia Z1 users, there is a problem to be exposed. The cover flaps are missing and coming loose easily especially the USB port cover flap that makes you lose the waterproof Sony Xperia Z1. Whatever, Sony identifies this situation out of the warranty and also is lack of this small part to provide.
All together, Sony Xperia Z1 cover flap becomes the No.1 trouble for people. But giving the solution is my final destination. First replacing your cover flaps, most people buy a new set of covers from witrigs.com and prove they work well. Second, using magnetic charger that can reduce the times to open the USB port cover flap.
2. Sony Xperia Z1 ASF
From Sony ads we can know Sony Xperia Z1 is scratches resistant and comes with its own screen protector called anti-shatter film.
As for the ads, there is a misunderstanding from people should be clear. Sony Xperia Z1 is scratches resistant means the touch screen is scratches resistant but not the ASF. Also the main function of the ASF is to call the pieces all together when the touch screen is broken
Later, most of the users make a complaint against Sony with a scratched front face. More, those people can’t remove it because removing the ASF will lose the Sony logo, at the same time, lose the warranty. For saving costs, Sony put a hot potato to their fans. How to do? Thanks to the ASF is removable, you can replace with a new and OEM ASF which owns a SONY logo. I also suggest you to buy a screen protector by the way to avoid needing another ASF.
3. Sony Xperia Z1 repair
Sony Xperia Z1 is famous for its waterproof feature that means the phone must be sealed absolutely without any miss. The strong adhesive stickers really help a lot.
Sony Xperia Z1 have four kinds of stickers – the LCD screen support frame sticker between the display and support frame, mid frame sticker between support frame and mid frame, back glass support frame sticker between the mid frame and back glass support frame and the back glass sticker between the back glass support frame and back glass. All the stickers can’t be used once open the phone.
Any inside part of Sony Xperia Z1 is broken accidently, you should open the phone from back cover step by step. It’s not only difficult to open but also you need to replace the stickers so that the cost and the risk all increase a lot. That’s why Sony service center can’t provide the perfect and cheap after-sale support much less you want to DIY repair.
Repairing is a tough task, so take care of your phone as possible.
4. Sony Xperia Z1 LCD touch screen
Sony Xperia Z1 the large, high-resolution 5” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display comes with a 1920 x 1080 progressive scan and paired with a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch.
That should have made everyone surprised, on the contrary, the LCD touch screen fails to follow the track happens from time to time when you do Sony Xperia Diagnostic test, became yellowish and can’t work when you draw line to unlock sometimes. It’s not a widespread problem but it does exist.
What’s worse, there is not an effective way to solve these problems unless you would like to replace a new LCD touch screen for your Z1. Updating the software can only cut the frequencies but not bring the trouble under permanent control.
5. Sony Xperia Z1 loudspeaker
That’s a problem as little as you can’t mention it until you listen to music without headphones. Paying attention to the volume when you open the music, if you put the volume on 20%, you nearly can’t hear the voice; If you put the volume on 70%, you can heard the voice is equal to the 50% volume of other smartphones’. But luckily, it’s normal when you listen to the music with a headphone.
And when you watch the video or play games with a landscape mode, the loudspeaker will be block by your hands that you only can hear a low voice.