Xperia Z1 Mugen Power 3000mAh Battery Case available for $89.50 now

Xperia Z1 is powered with 3000mAh embedded battery and trust me that battery power is not enough to keep this monster alive though after recent android 4.3 update for Xperia Z1, users are reporting a poor battery life and very much reduced stand by time even when stamina mode is on. Well what’s the solution then ? If you are looking for some external power case or portable charger then it’s a good thought.

In India Sony gave CP-F5 5000mAh Sony portable charger with Xperia Z1 exclusively well those who don’t have it or don’t want to buy it and are looking for some power case then guess what, Mugen Power has come up with brand new 3000mAh battery case for Xperia Z1 exclusively. In past we reviewed Xperia Z Mugen Power 3000mAh Battery Case and are totally satisfied with it till now. Mugen Power also have one 4000mAh power case for Xperia Z Ultra.

Xperia Z1 Mugen Power 3000mAh Battery Case

Xperia Z1 Mugen Power 3000mAh Battery Case is available in black color only for the time being and comes with 365 days replacement warranty and is shipped worldwide. Normally they ship from Hong Kong and it takes around 5-7 days to reach you depending on your remote location.

You can check the pic of case, what it looks like. It would a bit thick and charges Xperia Z1 via magnetic dock pins. Notice the 5 blue light at bottom of case, it indicates how much power is left in the case.

Xperia Z1 Mugen Power 3000mAh Battery Case

Xperia Z1 Mugen Power 3000mAh Battery Case is priced a bit high at $89.50 but we guess it is worth 🙂 It will be shipped after 14 Feb 2014 if you order today.The case itself is chargeable via USB port and you can use your AC adapter to charge it. You can simultaneously charge the case as well as charge your phone after inserting phone in the case.

It is compatible with both Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903 and Docomo Xperia Z1 SO-01F. We expect it should also be compatible with Xperia Z1S also.

Technical Specifications :- Model Number [CC-C6903]

  • Capacity – 3000mAh
  • Cell – Li-Polymer
  • Voltage – 3.7V

Official Listing of Xperia Z1 Mugen Power Case here

NOTE :- Well let us tell you one thing very clearly, as it says it is a 3000mAh battery case, it doesn’t mean you get additional 3000mAh power for your Xperia Z1 as the output voltage of cases are normally different ( like we have 1.5A for AC adpater ) so when you put the case on with phone charged at 0%, you may end up getting only 50-60% phone charged with full 3000mAh battery power of the case consumed. So before buying the case, do confirm all things with customer support.

Some user may find it expensive and if they look for other options, many cheap power case for Xperia Z1 are available in market. We review such one case from Brando, which is worth $34 and has 3200mAh battery power. You can check our review of Brando Xperia Z1 3200mAh power case at below link.

[ REVIEW ] 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando

Do let us know if you plan to buy one, or you have any doubt regarding it. We used Mugen Power case for Xperia Z and it was worth it. So if you have any doubt, drop your comments below.

[ REVIEW ] 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando

Xperia Z1 banded as “the best of Sony for the best of you”, a powerhouse from Sony featuring Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330, 5″ full HD Triluminos display and a 3000mAh battery ( non-removable ). Well what do you think, is that battery power enough to keep Xperia Z1 alive ? Yes, certainly for a normal user but if you are a hardcore user of Xperia Z1 who plays games and browse internet a lot then it might not be enough.

Similar case was with Xperia Z which originally comes with 2330mAh battery ( non-removable ). Non-removable battery is a major issue as users can’t replace it with a higher power one. So Mugen Powers came up with 3000mAh Battery Case for Sony Xperia Z, it’s just like another back case.

3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando is another bright solution for Xperia Z1 users. Brando sent us this 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 as a review sample unit. It is priced at  $34, shipped worldwide and available in white and black color. Seeing its advantages it is very cheaply priced.

3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando comes in glass box whose front says the it is an external battery case for Xperia Z1 / L39h.

Front cover of 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando

Back side of cover reads the product description.

Product info on back side of 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando

The back of case is made up of a solid rubberized plastic while inner surface has velvet lining in order to avoid any scratches on the back glass panel of Xperia Z1.

Technical Specifications

  • Capacity : 3200mAh
  • Battery embedded – Li Polymer
  • Input : 5V/800mA
  • Output : 5V/1000mA
  • Weight : 81 grams
  • Charging Time : 4 Hours ( to 5 hours ).
  • Recycle use times : 500 times.
  • Dimensions : 144 x 74 x 13 mm

Description

At the back of 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando you will see 4 lights and a button. Press the button to start charging your phone, put the phone inside the case carefully making pins getting engaged to magnetic charging slot area.

3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando - Review

As soon as you press the button, charging starts and you will see Blue lights getting lighted upon.

3200mAh Power case for Sony Xperia Z1 from Brando - Review

Blue lights indicate the power level in the case left.

  • 4 Blue LED lights – Power 100 %
  • 3 Blue LED lights – Power 75 %
  • 2 Blue LED lights – Power 50 %
  • 1 Blue LED light – Power 25 %

To charge the case, connect the AC Adapter of your phone to the micro USB slot in the case. Do not charge both your case and phone simultaneously, it may explode due to overheat.

Built-In-Stand

It has built-in-stand from the back of case, so you can simultaneously charge your phone and view movies in landscape mode and get similar feel just like you get seeing movies while phone is on Sony Dock Dk31.

Built-in-stand of 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando

Accessibility 

You will notice that case is a bit bulky while it is on and gives a lot thickness to the phone. Check which ports are accessible while case is on.

On the left side clips of the case covers the micro SD card slot while USB port is open and on the right side SIM card slot is covered up.

You will notice a bit rise in the temperature of phone while charging it from the case and back panel of phone is also heated.

Charging Test Results 

  • Around 4-5 hours were taken to charge the case fully from 0-100%.
  • Our Xperia Z1 was charged to 0-100% with in 4.8 hours with this case on which is pretty much long time seeing it also heated the phone.

Pros

  • Price Worth item.
  • One of its own kind yet.
  • Handy to use.

Cons

  • Heats the phone while charging.
  • Very Slow charging time.

If you don’t have any external portable battery power charger with you like Sony CP-F5 charger then 3200mAh Power case for Xperia Z1 from Brando seems a very good option.

Check the Xperia Z1 3200mAh case listing here, Thanks Brando for sending us this 🙂

If you are using any such power case for Xperia Z1 let us know, we would like to know your experience. Drop you comments below.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED

Continuing our set of reviews for Xperia Z1 cases, we have brought today a unique hard-shell back case for Xperia Z1 which is framed with leather at its back and all sides, another fantastic product from TETDED. After reviewing hard-shell flip leather case from TETDED for Xperia Z1 we are very much impressed by the quality of the products they manufacturer.

TETDED sent us this Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with leather as a regular review sample unit. It is priced at €28 and is shipped worldwide, just like previous reviewed case it is also available in many color variants like black, white, orange, red, navy blue, pink, purple, yellow, toffee yellow, burgundy red, espresso brown, charcoal black, olive-green, Merlot purple, Blueberry and many other textured designs with various shapes on back.

Exactly like Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED, it is also shipped in same black cover with a piece of leather pasted on the front box displaying the color of the leather case.

Front cover of Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED

TETDED logo is embossed at the back of case.

TETDED logo is embossed at the back Xperia Z1 case

It is very similar to any other hard-shell back case except that it’s back is framed with genuine cowhide leather ( handmade ). Thick grain texture is given at the back of case with perfect bumpers around each corner.

Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED - Review

Accessibility 

At the right side of  Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED external camera shutter button, power button, volume rocker buttons are exposed while SIM card slot it covered by the case.

On the left side of case, Micro SD card and USB slots are exposed while unfortunately magnetic charging slot is covered up, so you can’t put it on Sony Dock DK31 or connect Sony EC21 magnetic charging cable while case is on

At the bottom, speaker grill is well exposed.

3.5 mm headphone jack port is well seen with case on.

3.5 mm headphone jack port opening

Camera lens opening in the case and secondary microphone opening is at the perfect place.

Pros

  • High Quality Leather Framed back ( handmade ).
  • Tough Build.
  • Solid Back case.
  • All ports are well accessible.
  • Covers phone fully.
  • Not so bulky.

Cons

  • Magnetic charging slot is covered up so can’t be accessed while case is on.
  • EC21 magnetic charging cable can’t be used.
  • Can’t be used on Dock DK31.

If one doesn’t use Dock DK31 or EC21 cable to charge his Xperia Z1, then Xperia Z1 hard-shell back case framed with Leather from TETDED is one of the best available in market.

Thanks TETDED for sending us 🙂 Check out the listing of TETDED Xperia Z1 Back case here. Have a look at all available 9 colors.

If you have already used this case, or using another hard-shell back case for Xperia Z1, let us know. Drop your comments below, do you like the case…

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

TETDED, don’t know if you have heard the name or not but they have got one of the best colored varieties of premium leather cases for Xperia smartphones. Today we are reviewing Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED, one of the best leather case we have seen besides cases from Noreve. Recently we reviewed Xperia Z1 cases from Roxfit, RockPhone CN and Muvit miniGEL Xperia Z1 case and Essential pack.

TETDED sent us this Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case in Black color as a review sample unit. It is priced at 35.50 € and is shipped worldwide. The best thing about this manufacturer is that they have cases in many colors ranging from brown, black, yellow, purple, pink, navy blue, orange, red, white. We just love the variety they have.

Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED is shipped in very nice black box, having a black leather piece in shape of star pasted on the box describing the black color of case. Look at the front of cover.

Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED - Front Cover

Back cover of case reads that it is made up of genuine cowhide leather.

Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED - Back Cover

As soon as you open the box, you find white cloth wrapped around the case.

Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case - Wrapped in White Paper

 Stitched in yellow-golden thread and TETDED logo is embossed at the bottom of front side flap of case. Thick grain type of leather texture is given on the surface, good for a strong grip. Do notice that there is no opening for hearing speaker on the flap of case ( in front side ).

TETDED Logo on Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case

Back side of case has the same texture just like front side with an opening for camera lens and secondary microphone.

Back side of Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

Accessibility 

Non Magnetic colsure is there in the case and at the side of opening, space for external shutter key and volume rocker buttons are open while SIM card slot is covered up

Non Magnetic colsure in  Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

At the bottom side, speaker grills are well opened so very clear sound.

Speaker grills opening in Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

Closing flap side is very similar to notebook style. As it is totally covered from closing side so it can’t be used on Dock DK31.

Closing flap side in Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

Perfect opening space for 3.5 mm headphone jack is given.

3.5 mm headphone jack opening in Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED

Many users complain that covering around the camera lens normally obstructs the view and camera flash area but nothing here like that. Secondary microphone spot opening is at perfect location.

Very soft velvet lining is provided at the both inner sides of each flap so they don’t scratch the screen and back panel of Xperia Z1.

Pros

  • High Quality Leather ( handmade ).
  • Tough Build.
  • Solid Back case.
  • All ports are well accessible.
  • Covers phone fully.
  • Very slim and not so bulky.

Cons

  • Magnetic charging slot is covered up so can’t be accessed while case is on.
  • EC21 magnetic charging cable can’t be used.
  • Can’t be used on Dock DK31.

If one doesn’t use Dock DK31 or EC21 cable to charge his Xperia Z1, then Xperia Z1 Hard-shell flip Leather Case from TETDED is one of the best available in market.

Thanks TETDED for sending us 🙂 Check out the listing of TETDED Xperia Z1 case here. Have a look at all available 9 colors.

If you have already used this case, or using another flip style case for Xperia Z1, let us know. Drop your comments below, do you like the case…




[ REVIEW ] Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 – Soft and Skin Tight Case

We have seen a lot many products from Muvit especially made for Xperia devices likes Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1 which ncludes Leather Flip Case and Sony Car Charger, Muvit Sony Xperia Z wireless charging pack today we have got Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 as our review item. We like Muvit products and hope you also like it.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 is like another back case for a phone, but the difference is it is made up of rubber so soft and smooth and whose back is a bit thick so provides solid grip. Ascendeo.fr sent us this Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 as a review sample unit. It is priced at € 14.90 inc VAT and is shipped worldwide.

As usual Muvit use same silver box packaging for their products with a purple shade. Have a look at the front cover of the box it says “soft and skin-tight case for Xperia Z1”.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1

Back side of Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 mentions the product details in an image.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Back Side

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1, is similar to any other back case out their, let’s have a look what it has for us to offer. See pics below of Xperia Z1 with Muvit miniGEL case on it.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Review

Back side of Muvit miniGEL case is a bit thick, good it is as it provides very strong grip while holding it and placing it on rough surface. It do draws scratches just like another cases if used roughly. It is of translucent brown color, looks great on Xperia Z1.

Muvit miniGEL case for Sony Xperia Z1

Accessibility 

All corners are covered just like bumper case. Perfect opening for hearing speaker and notification light area.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - All corners covered

Power button is clearly visible and is not covered while external camera shutter button and volume rocker keys are covered with a soft plastic layer so you can press them easily. No problem is faced while pressing them but it will look unusual to you in starting. Camera shutter key has to press a but hard. SIM card slot is completely covered up, to open it you need to remove the case.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Power button opening

Check below the covering on camera shutter key.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Camera Shutter key covering

Speaker grill is well opened.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Speaker grill opening

The best advantage of Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 is that magnetic charging slot is not covered up you can use EC21 magnetic charging cable to charge your phone while case is on and even microSD card slot area is also opened. But on putting the case on Xperia Z1 and placing it on Sony Dock DK31, it was not inserting properly so can’t be used. Though while EC21 magnetic charging cable was connected it was falling off very frequently so it seems case has got some issues due to thickness to hold the cable.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Magnetic charger opening

Proper opening of 3.5 mm headphone jack is there in case.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - 3.5mm headphone jack opening

Camera and flash opening with secondary microphone is included at the bottom side of case.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 - Camera opening

Pros

  • Light Weight.
  • Soft and skin-tight.
  • Durable.
  • Translucent in nature.
  • Perfectly accessible at all openings.

Cons

  • Problem inholding EC21 charging cable tightly.

Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1 seems a very good choice if you don’t want to use any sold hard back case for sake bulkiness.

If you are willing to purchase “Muvit miniGEL case for Xperia Z1″, look at the listing of Xperia Z1 gel case at Ascendeo. They also have very good screen guards for Xperia Z1, do check them out. Thanks for sending us 🙂

Many users will prefer a solid hard back case over this case but if you have ever used this case or any gel case for Xperia Z1, let us know in comments section.

[ REVIEW ] Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1- Includes Leather Flip Case and Sony Car Charger

Sony Xperia Z1 needs no introduction as you all know it well Sony shipped it in many regions with different accessories like Xperia Z1 C6902 ( Black ) handset was shipped along with MH-750 white earphones which we also got with our Xperia SL Lt26ii a year back and with some Xperia Z1 C6903 ( Black ) handset a black earphone piece was shipped and in many regions with carrier device they didn’t ship earphones along with the Xperia Z1, God knows what Sony’s marketing team is upto, but that’s kind of weird.

Muvit, a big name when it comes to Sony Xperia accessories. Black Muvit Stick n’ Stand case for Xperia Z1 was shipped by Sony free here in India worth $50 or INR 2990. Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1 is the next big product from them. It includes a black leather flip case ( book style ) and a Sony car charger with a micro USB cable.

Last time we reviewed Muvit Sony Xperia Z wireless charging pack, which is a good wireless charging solution for Xperia Z owners. Ascendeo.fr sent us this Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1 as a review sample unit. It is priced at € 39.90 inc VAT and is shipped worldwide.

[ Review ] Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1

Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1 comes in a silver box whose front displays the pic of the contents it has.

Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1 - Front Cover

The back cover of box reads the description in various languages and the detailed specification of the leather case included.

Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1 - Back Cover

Contents 

As mentioned above Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1 includes 3 accessories.

  • Muvit Black Leather flip case.
  • Sony Car Charger AN400
  • Sony Micro USB cable. Model EC 450

Muvit Black Leather flip case for Xperia Z1

We have already reviewed two flip cases for Xperia Z1 from Roxfit and RockPhone CN. This case is very much similar to Xperia Z Smart Pack Flip Case by Roxfit. ( Do check it you will find a lot smiliarity in both )

Case is made up of fine leather grain like material gives you a feel of solid plastic material and back side is made up a solid plastic material. It is stitched with a white thread at its all sides front and back. No logo is embossed on front side.

Muvit Black Leather flip case for Xperia Z1

Magnetic flip closer is provided to close the case automatically with a credit card slot inside the front flap. Inner lining of the case is made up of soft velvet to protect screen from any rough scratches.

Muvit Black Leather flip case for Xperia Z1 - Credit Card Slot

All ports are easily accessible while case is on though no hearing speaker opening is provided on front flap of case which is strictly essential in a flip case. Case’s adjuster which hold the Xperia Z1 inside case are quite smooth so don’t worry about any side of your phone being scrapped by them.

Case seems a bit thick while closed. Though feel solid in hand but it’s bulky and thick. Another weird thing an opening for secondary microphone is provided at back of case but for hearing speaker is missing on front flap.

Muvit Black Leather flip case for Xperia Z1 Thickness

Accessibility of Ports

Perfect camera and secondary microphone opening at back flap of case. No obstruction in camera flash.

Camera opening in Muvit Black Leather flip case for Xperia Z1

External camera shutter button well accessible.

External camera shutter button in Muvit case

Speaker grills at bottom also have a clear way, no obstruction.

Speaker Gril accessible at bottom of Muvit Case Xperia Z1

3.5 mm headphone jack opening, check below.

3.5 mm headphone jack opening - Muvit Xperia Z1 case

SIM card slot accessibility all clear.

SIM card slot opening in Muvit Xperia Z1 case

Unfortunately if you are thinking of putting the phone with case on Sony Dock DK31 then is’t not possible it falls easily but while case front flap is open you can use any port of Xperia Z1. Check pic blow.

Muvit Xperia Z1 Case all ports accessible

Pros

  • Well built, durable enough.
  • Premium look.
  • All ports accessible while case is on.

Cons

  • Too Thick.
  • Bulky.
  • Not supported by Dock DK31.

Sony Car Charger for Xperia Z1

For all officials out there and other users who take out their Xperia Z1 while driving, this Sony Car charger for Xperia Z1 will be very useful for you.

Sony Car Charger AN400 is a compact USB charger come

  • Input Voltage – DC 12-24V
  • Output – DC 5V/1200mA

Sony Car Charger for Xperia Z1

Overall Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1 seems ok if you are not willing to purchase all above accessories separately.

If you are willing to purchase “Muvit Essential pack for Xperia Z1, look at the listing of Xperia Z1 pack at Ascendeo. Thanks for sending us 🙂

If you are using any other case for Xperia Z1, let us know below in comments.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit – Nero Black Color

Roxfit one of the most trusted brand when it comes to Xperia device’s protective cases. Today we have brought for you Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit. We will be reviewing some of the best available protective cases for Xperia Z1 in the market. Previously we reviews Sony Xperia Z1 Side Flip Case from RockPhone CN which is a wonderful case and many users liked it.

MobileFun, one of our oldest partners who send us accessories for reviews, sent us a sample of Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit for review. It is priced at $31.99 on MobileFun ( which is priced at £20.00 official RoxFit site including VAT ), shipped worldwide. Exclusively for Xperia Z1 C6902 and C6903 ( and other similar model numbers ).

Product listing on Roxfit official website displays many color variants like Nero Black, Carbon Fibre, Carbon Silver, Monza Red, Desert Tan, Polar White, Pale Cobra, Carbon Blue while.

[ Review ] Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit comes in an orange box whose front cover reads its brief description as “credit card slot, Ultra thin fitting, Talk when open or closed, charges when open or closed”. Let’s have a look at the cover front.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - Front Cover

Check the back of cover.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - Back of cover

Outer covering of the case is made from some rubber material which gives a leather look from a distance but if you touch it, you can make out that it is actually rubber material. On bottom of case, “Made for XPERIA” branding is embossed and there is a cut at the top for hearing speaker.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - Made for Xperia Branding at bottom

Back of case is similar to front, no branding embossed.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - Back Side

The bumper sides of case are made up of some hard plastic material which is very hard actually and we find a lot trouble to put our Xperia Z1 inside the case, as there were strong chances that those bumper may scrap the aluminium coating from the case, so BEWARE WHILE PUTTING Z1 INSIDE CASE.!

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - Hard Plastic Bumpers

Hard Plastic Bumpers on Roxfit Xperia Z1 case

Back side of case has an opening for camera and secondary speaker.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - Opening for Camera

At the book flip sides, there is an opening for USB port, so you can charge your Xperia Z1 while the case is on.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit  - charge while case in on

Unfortunately there is no other opening at side, if you wish to charge your Xperia Z1 using Sony EC21 magnetic charging cable you need to open the front flap of case.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - No opening for Magnetic charging port

Proper space is provided at bottom of case so there is no obstruction in speaker grill. Volume is clearer while case is on.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - Speaker grill opening

At the right side, there is perfect opening for SIM card slot, volume rocker buttons and camera button.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - Perfect opening for SIM card slot

Soft micro suede is used to make inner lining which keeps the Xperia Z1 screen dust free. On the inside of front flap you will find credit card slots.

Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit - Credit Card Slots

Pros

  • Fits perfectly well.
  • Hard shell used to make back.
  • Soft inner linings to protect screen.
  • Card slots inside case.
  • Light Weight.

Cons

  • No opening for magnetic charging slot while case is on.
  • Hard shell may scarp the aluminium coating from Xperia Z1 while putting or taking out case.
  • Can’t be used on Sony Dock Dk31 properly.

Note :- We have not put our Xperia Z1 inside the case because case was very tight and it may have scrapped the aluminium coating from our Xperia Z1.

We would just like to advise all Xperia Z1 users, if you are thinking of using the case, be cautious while putting and taking out your phone from the Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit.

Thanks MobileFun for sending us Xperia Z1 accessory  for review 🙂 MobileFun ships worldwide, so if you want  Xperia Z1 Book Flip Case from Roxfit, then follow-up here on Z1 flip case listing.

We have been using Roxfit cases from so long on our many Xperia handsets and we truly love the quality Roxfit offers. Let us know if you have used this case or any other you are using. Drop your comments.

[ REVIEW ] Sony Xperia Z1 Side Flip Case from RockPhone CN

Xperia Z1, the best of Sony for the best of you and to protect it you need a good premium case, the one which covers it at most delicate locations and opens up space at appropriate locations. The hunt for best Sony L39h / Xperia Z1 case in on and now  we will be publishing a series of reviews for various types of Xperia Z1 cases present in the market. The first case we feature today is from RockPhone CN, it’s a side flip case ( or you can say a book flip case ).

RockPhone CN sent us this Xperia Z1 side flip case as a review sample unit. It costs almost 20$ or Rs 1099 is purchased from India, ships worldwide, normally from Hong Kong but have various distributors across many countries so they get it for you. We got it delivered by GoLifeStyleRetail in India.

It fits perfectly in Xperia Z1 C6902/3/6 and Xperia Z1 L39h, available in 4 colors viz. Blue, Yellow, Orange and Black though White and Purple are missing from the list, we wonder why so.!

Let’s have a look at the detailed review of Xperia Z1 side flip case from RockPhone.

[ Review ] Xperia Z1 side flip case from RockPhone

Xperia Z1 side flip case from RockPhone comes in a cream-white plastic-glass case, covering looks good. At the top right corner it is written “for Sony Xperia Z1 / L39h”.

Front cover of Xperia Z1 side flip case from RockPhone

Back of cover lists some of the specifications in Chinese and the distributors details.

back cover of Xperia Z1 side flip case from RockPhone

On the front side of case, “RockPhone” logo is embossed in metal casing, read as “Unique Designed by ROCK”. Front black side has a texture similar to wooden and back with a tough hard translucent plastic.

Xperia Z1 Side Flip case from RockPhone - Front Side

Inner side of flap which comes over the display screen has soft lining on surface, which has got dirty after usage of month by us, you can check below the pic.

Xperia Z1 Side Flip case from RockPhone - Front Side

Check the Xperia Z1 Side Flip Case from RockPhone’s view from all sides. 3.5 mm headphone jack, all buttons like power button, volume rocker button and dedicated camera button are well accessible.

SIM card slot area is not accessible as it has a plastic case covering on it which is also present on all 4 corners of phone protecting like a bumper case also. Though USB Port slot and MicroSD card slot with magnetic charging area is clearly accessible and is not covered with any plastic covering.

Well it is one of the cases we have seen which is a flip case also and magnetic charging port is not covered and is accessible which is a plus point in rating this case. You can use EC21 magnetic charging cable to charge your Xperia Z1 while case in on, We haven’t tried it putting on Dock DK31 while case in on.

Xperia Z1 Side Flip Case from RockPhone - Accessibility

As many people reports that many flip case’s camera opening is coming between the sensor and sometimes obstructs the flash LED, well have a look at the camera opening area of this case.

Pros

  • Very Light Weight.
  • All ports are accessible ( except SIM card ).
  • Proper space for ear speaker on front flap of cover.
  • Price Worth.
  • Durable.

Cons

  • After opening front flap of case, it remains open as very light weight.
  • Case looses on corner sides after rugged usage.

Overall case is very handy, we are still using it as it is one of the cases in market from which you can access magnetic charging port while case in on.

 Thanks RockPhone for sending us this, if you are looking to have it, check the Xperia Z1 flip case product listing.

Let us know about your Xperia Z1 case which you are using on your Xperia Z1, what you like most, flips case or back case or you like to have your Xperia Z1 naked, drop your comments…

[ REVIEW ] PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case

Xperia Z1, the best of Sony for the best of you and for that mesmerizing handset we will now be reviewing some of the best accessories for Xperia Z1 in market. Starting from protective leather cases, we have brought you a Vertical Pouch Leather Case for Xperia Z1 from PDair makers. In past we have reviewed leather cases from RoxFit, Noreve etc. it’s the first time we are reviewing cases from PDair.

PDair sent us “PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case ” for review. The unit ships from Hong Kong and comes to you in almost 5 business days depending on your location. PDair ships worldwide free of cost. PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case is priced decently at $32.99 and fits perfectly in all Xperia Z1 models like C6902/C6903/C6906/L39h.

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case falls in premium leather case category, handmade leather.

Let’s proceed with the review of PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case to see what it holds beneath it.

[ Review ] PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case comes in a brown colored box made of solid cardboard.

PDair logo is marked at the bottom center of box in black font.

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case box

We are reviewing a black PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case.

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case Black Color

The case is wrapped in a black cloth.

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case Review

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case is stitched with white thread which looks very elegant.

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case with phone

PDair logo is embossed on the bottom center of case.

PDair logo is embossed on the bottom center of case.

Back of case maintains plane surface without any text marked.

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case Back Side

Phone fits great in the case with a tight grip.

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case vertical porfile

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Accessibility 

Let’s have a look which parts of Xperia Z1, you can access while phone is inside PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case.

Xperia Z1 inside PDair case

3.5mm head phone jack is well accessible when phone is inside case.

Open 3.5 head phone jack space

Open 3.5 head phone jack space

On the right hand side of  PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather Case you can access the sim card slot, but normally all users will be using the phone after taking it out from the case.

PDair case

PDair case Xperia Z1

PDair case Xperia Z1 Side profile

While the phone is inside the case, you can turn on the external speaker and listen the songs. At the bottom side of case, 6 holes are provided ( 3 each at right and left side. ). As many manufacturers don’t know that speaker is actually located on the right hand side of Xperia Z1 speaker grill, so more holes should have been provided.

PDair case Xperia Z1 speaker holes

As the speaker volume got reduced while the phone was inside the case.

Durability 

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather case quality is very premium and have a great life.After using it for so many day before putting up this review, we are satisfied with it’s quality. If you want to clean the leather case then use some leather cleaning liquid and clean it with a cloth. Do not put it in water directly.

Pros

  • High Quality leather, hand made.
  • Well stitched, Xperia Z1 fits perfectly inside it.
  • Decent price.

Cons

  • Phones needs to be taken out from top, in starting it is tight to take it out.

Nothing can be written in this category, still we will advice you to hold the PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather case with a firm grip in starting as it may slip out of your hands.

PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather case smells a bit but it’s natural as the original leather smells a little bit.

Thanks PDair for sending us the case, if you are keen to buy, it look for PDair Xperia Z1 Vertical Pouch Leather case listing.

After cases from Noreve, we really liked the quality of leather used in making the case from PDair. If you are looking for some decent priced vertical pouch case for your Xperia Z1, you can have the above one.

Let us know your reviews if you have used this one or using another vertical pouch case for Xperia Z1.

[ REVIEW ] Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1

Just like Xperia Z Ultra hasSony Magnetic Charging Dock DK30 for charging, Sony has introduced a new Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 also. Magnetic charging port was seen in Xperia Z then a new kind of magnetic charging port was introduced in Xperia Z Ultra and same design is being adopted for Xperia Z1, then why not same dock for both phones ? Only Sony knows the answer to that question 😛

Charging Dock DK31 is priced at £34.99 in UK by Sony officially and MobileFun listed it as £29.99 or $48.99 including VAT which seems a great deal obviously. MobileFun sent us this Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 sample unit to for review. Let’s proceed to see what Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 has to offer us.

[ Review ] Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 comes in a red-white box which features some of its characteristics on the back of cover. Only color available till now is Black.

On the front product name is written.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 front cover

On back of cover written how to use it and some info regarding its adapters.

 Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 back cover

Contents of Box

Technical Specifications of Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1

  • Dimensions – 60 x 46 x 21 mm
  • Weight – 82.5 grams ( including cable )
  • Weight – 63.7 grams ( excluding cable )

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 is a desktop type charger which is fitted with EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector which is used for charging Xperia Z1. Same EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector is used to charge Xperia Z Ultra from Charging Dock DK30.

Let’s have a close look at Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 and it’s bottom plate.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock  DK31 showing EC21 magnetic connector

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 Bottom Plate

Two separate adapters are given to be fitted on Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 so that it can be used with and without covers. Let’s have a look at the adapters width.

Two separate adapters are given to be fitted on Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31

 Just put your Xperia Z1 inside the Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 and connect the USB end of EC21 charging cable to the AD Adapter which you got along within box of Xperia Z1. While the Xperia Z1 is on dock, it’s orientation rotates to landscape mode by default and speaker is turned on during calls.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 REVIEW

 Do not insert USB end of EC21 charging cable inside USB port of PC in order to charge through it, it is not recommended at all and can damage your device.

Review -Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1

 Total Charging Time

Most important question and the best thing is that Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 charges Xperia Z1 almost in the same time as time taken by AC Adapter. It took around 2 Hours 30 minutes to charge Xperia Z1 with the help of Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 which is pretty awesome time to charge 3000 mAh battery of Xperia Z1.

Pros

  • Quick Charging time.
  • Durable and Light Weight.
  • Easy to use.

Cons

Nothing much, just be careful while putting your Xperia Z1 inside dock, otherwise it may fall down and your device is damaged.

Thanks MobileFun for sending us Xperia Z1 accessory  for review 🙂 MobileyFun ships worldwide, so if you want Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31, then follow-up here on Dock DK31 listing.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 is one of the must have accessory for every Xperia Z1 user, though if you can get EC21 Charging Cable with magnetic connector separately it would also serve the purpose.

Let us know if you have used it, drop your comments on functionality of Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31…