Sony logo can be removed from the Xperia Z1 Compact

by XB on 14th January 2014

in Xperia Z1

Xperia Z1 f logo removed_3The Sony logo on the front screen of the Xperia Z1 Compact is baked into the phone’s shatter proof protector, much like the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 before it. This means that if you remove this screen protector, you will take the SONY logo with it.

See some examples of the Xperia Z1 f, the Japanese version of the Z1 Compact, below showing the handset without the DoCoMo and SONY logos. In all honesty, it makes the phone look pretty good. However, it is worth noting that the shatter proof sheet does serve a purpose according to Sony, keeping the display intact if it does get damaged. Regardless, what is your view on the protector – on or off? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • LancerEX

    IMO, having the logo printed on the screen protector is not an issue, but it would also be nice if we would be given options after buying the phone, screen protector with Sony logo on top or Xperia name on the bottom. :)

  • dragonmagician

    Is the shatter proof sheet still super easy to scratch? I have the Xperia P and it is easily one of the worse thing about the phone (battery life being a close second). Still deciding if I should remove mine…

  • Felipe Pimenta

    The one on my Xperia S is still applied to it after almost 2 years, and I have no problems with it whatsoever. I will probably keep it. Don’t like a fully black front. The logo, IMO, makes a nice touch

  • Sami Mrabet

    Off, feels better and looks better

  • Joh Kevin Manabat

    I just like Sony to ditch them and use Gorilla Glass, or at least also make the film scratch-resistant with oleophobic coating.

  • Colby Leong

    I thought removing the shatterproof protector voids the warranty.

  • Sky

    I prefer with the logo on, but the shatter proof film is very prone to scratches..
    With my Xperia S, I put a screen protector over the film (I do know that taking the film off the Xperia S will not remove the logo).

  • adrenoo

    Like iphone yeah …

  • ryan

    True, it keeps the screen intact if the screen got breaks. But the touch screen will no longer operates it the screen is damaged leaving the phone useless. So what’s the point of having a shatterproof sheet?

  • ryan

    True. Shatterproof sheet keeps the screen display intact if the screen get damaged. But Xperia z screen will no longer working if it breaks. So what’s the point of having that shatter proof sheet? You will replace the screen anyway.

  • Amimanot

    Well, at least they didn’t glue the glass to the screen panel forcing us to replace the whole unit when the glass breaks

  • xperiaDROID

    So, does this mean that I have two screen protectors on my Xperia Z (one is the shatter proof with the Sony logo and the other one is the normal screen protector)? I’m not saying it’s bad, but I think it’s kinda weird to have two screen protectors on your phone. But I don’t have any problems with it.

    And I prefer to have the logo on the phone especially on Sony phones because it just makes the phone look more elegant with the Sony logo on it. That’s just me. :P

  • xperiaDROID

    I don’t think it will void the warranty, but when you show off to your friends, you will get a lot of them asking “What phone is this?”. It will make your phone look like a cheap clone phone. It’s not like Nexus, iPhone and Motorola because they’re well-known without the logo on it.

  • Dmitry Solovei

    Even better! Looks more solid!

  • Sh’ Dynasty

    I thought it voided the warranty , I prefer to keep it on, it’s an already good looking phone, having the logo on it attracts questions about Sony and there phones.

  • Colby Leong

    I like the logo on mines, but without the logo on it does look like a more premium iPhone.

  • wick

    yeah it certainly looks good without it! but it isn’t worth peeling off the shatter proof’s there for a purpose…

  • ryan

    What i mean is the touch stop working if the glass breaks. Unlike other phone the touch still working even the glass breaks.

  • cherry

    thanks for pointing that out. it looks like the Iphone and now i wont bother taking them off.

  • Chris

    Just remove that shiled, Sony! Perhaps it’s shatter prove but not scratch prove. I have to put on an additional shield anyway and it’ll affect the display! So what’s the point?

  • Ryan

    I mean the touch stop working on broken screen of Xperia z unlike other phones.

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    I like the name Sony and I don’t want to remove it form My Xperia

  • Anukul

    Such a beautiful phone !!

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  • jag

    XPERIA T2 ULTRA was just announced. 6″ FHD smartphone

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Its 720p So HD only… But yeehhh, A beauty :)

  • KKTK

    I would remove original protector which is not scratch resistant and apply ZAGG military-grade protector. But I don’t have a phone yet, so what I am dreaming here :)

  • jag

    ah.. yeah… sorry for the wrong info.

    so this is like a Z Ultra but specs are lowered down except for the camera.
    my Z ultra will be jealous of the 13mp + flash of this one. lol

  • Amir

    AMEN!!! SONY, DITCH THAT SHATTER FILM ALREADY, WILL YOU? i’m waiting a year for them to do that. i do hope that the Z2 won’t have a shatter film. and they need to put oleophobic coating on the glass itself.

  • Mac

    I want the Sony logo there because, C’mon guys It’s a Sony! At least I’m proud of having a Xperia.
    Currently I have a additional layer of screen protector over the original on my Acro s.
    just like I’m gonna do on the z1 compact when I get my hands on it.

  • Xperia_S

    Photos are taken using a Xperia S (See 5th pic!).

  • Filipp

    z1 compact is the best!
    but the price is too high
    now we have chinese devices that are the same as global brands’ devices
    if only the Z1 compact cost 400$!
    but to buy hardwarely the same phone for the price twice as high looks strange for me

  • Apollo89

    Yes, for example in Germany, Sony even includes two screen protectors in the package (one for the front and one for the back), to apply on top of the Anti Shatter Film (ASF). They say that it will not affect touch sensitivity (which is true in my opinion) and that removing the ASF voids your warranty.

  • meow

    Z1 Compact and iPhone like twins!

  • Apollo89

    Removing the anti-shatter film (ASF) voids the warranty for the display indeed, as confirmed by Sony:

    Just apply a screen protector on top of it (which is even included in the package in certain countries, e.g. Germany). It does not affect touch sensitivity.

  • jangaleon

    That’s true. But it will feel plasticky, just like my xperia p.

  • jangaleon

    I have an xperia p and i applied another screen protector atop the shatter film. It doesn’t affect screen sensitivity but it does feel plasticky.

  • vigneshprince

    whats the scratch protector used in this z1 compact! it seems less reflective!

  • Luís Alberto Pérez

    I have a Xperia Z and still have the shatterproof protector on it. It’s good enough to protect the screen, but should have some kind of treatment because of fingerprints.
    Sony also shouldn’t put the SONY logo on the screen protector. If so we should have the option to buy a new one like the original and SONY don’t have this item for sell.

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  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    It voids only SCREEN warranty, not ENTIRE prhone

  • Nabil

    Is there an oleophobic coating on the gorilla glass itself? Because then I prefer to remove the protector since it gets scratched very easily.

  • Micheal Archer

    I left the protector on for the family’s X10 and arc. I left it on my own Xperia S until it got scratched enough to be noticeable, then removed it (which affected usability while connected to a computer – the screen was too sensitive, assuming phantom touches, very annoying). The Xperia S was handed down and the screen was promptly broken after I replaced with a Z1. That and a ZL continue to have the factory screen protectors installed and probably will until the phones are retired.

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  • Kaostheory

    What about the backside? My Z1 seems to have the same shatterproof sheet on the back.

  • Guest

    Wow, just seeing it next to the iPhone makes it look so small and sexy. Honestly, in that form factor, unless you like ios (or are just dumb, blind sheep), there’s no reason to get the iPhone over the Sony. But of course, casual phone people are stupid, just buying a phone on its brand and not finding out alternatives that are cheaper yet better (i’m sorry, but you’re investing £500 and you don’t look around the competition?! I can’t believe people do this, on any other product this price, it wouldn’t happen), there was a recent poll conducted that gave a choice of which is the best display, chassis and battery, camera, screen size, etc and like 90% of it was won by Apple, I mean come on! So people would rather have something that smashes when you drop it on a table with a worse battery rather than a waterproof, dustproof, sturdy body of the Sony with better battery (i’m not going to go into the others but this one just really rattled me). I know, that if you took away all the branding, the poll would be a hell of a lot different! But yeah, go Z1 Compact, I hope you smash it!

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  • dave birney

    good point yea

  • dave birney

    but the xperia compact wasnt in that poll :) and even when it does get a bit more popular people will probably still say the same because thats the way the universe works. just be glad that your one of the few that can actually judge things for yourself and not what some blog says is the best thing

  • dave birney

    ill be ripping them off like they were my girlfriends underwear

  • i removed mine off my z1 couldn’t be happier i hope they continue baking in the sony logo but then again that kills the chance of a proper olephobic coating but yeah i love it without the sony logo

  • It will have a shatter film. It is Sony, my friend. They have their own vision and memtality.

  • Yeah actually one of the best looking logos.. Oppo comes in the second place and then Cyanogenmod.

  • Guest

    It was the Z1 in the poll, so still has the same waterproof and dustproof, can-take-a-fall phone.
    I know, I just feel annoyed, but I know there’s nothing I can do about it on the big scale, only recommend Sony (or other products/brands I believe in)…

  • tara rawat

    Is there any way where I can purchase the shatterproof in india , by mistake I have removed it from my Xperia zr.

  • Melvin Rillera Manuel

    nope, removing voids the entire warranty

  • Melvin Rillera Manuel

    keeps the broken glass from spreading that might actually hurt you

  • HardyHarHar

    That Iphone bezel…………….. 3:)

  • HardyHarHar

    Given a Z1 and an IPhone on a poll I would select IPhone over Z1. Just for the sole reason that I am not used using a giant slab for a phone. But since the Compact is introduced that’s a different scenario. So Z1 isn’t really comparable to compact when you look at it.

    Size is a big thing no matter what situation you are in :)

  • HardyHarHar

    Can’t believe you’re comparing sony devices on generic chinese brands. Usability alone differs greatly.

  • benyamin yazdani

    I believe it because of poly amid they can not put the logo on the screen itself!
    but it’s cool

  • benyamin yazdani

    there is no problem with Xperia S, you can remove your anti-shatter film

  • benyamin yazdani

    It’s Xperia TX

  • benyamin yazdani

    you can remove your anti-shatter film, the logo remains on your display, I did it before. trust me dude.

  • Felipe Pimenta

    I know. I’m just plain too lazy to remove it. Besides, I’m soon going to sell it, and some people like the film, so I will keep it. Doesn’t bother me anyway :)

  • Filipp

    Have you used MIUI software from Xiaomi?
    I bet after using you will agree, that sony’s software is not quite good.
    Really, such phones as Mi3 and Z5S have the same specs and quality but much lower price.

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  • envy

    Do you guys know where i can buy the screen protector with the sony logo for my Z1 please?

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Here u are, i have ordered myself for Z1, it is with logo indeed

  • Jeff Martinez

    I would probably take this anti-shatter film off, than apply Ghost Armor over the screen, and maybe the back side. The Xperia logo would still be on the backside so the Sony branding wouldn’t be entirely lost.

  • manpreet sharma

    Can i remove back protector, if yes then will it take off back sony logo or not. Please help me

  • Mac

    It’s a Sony for god’s sake. Keep it on and be proud!
    But I do think that they could be using the device name again like back in the day. It could say Z1 Compact at the bottom, or D5503 Or even like my old acro s simply just the xperia logo. Because with so much dead space u trying 2 hit HOME a bit 2 far down.

  • Jeff Martinez

    I’m taking these ASF off, front and back, and putting on Ghost Armor (always been a fan of the durability and feel). My lime green phone will be here Monday…whooohooo!

  • J

    Wrong! Z2, no shatterproof film ;-)

  • We will see in the unboxing….

    PS. I think you waited till the release of the Xperia Z2 to reply to a “month ago” comment. :P

  • Yugam Bhateja

    does logo on the back can also be removed by removing back’s protector?

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