Sony Xperia Z1 Screen Replacement

This repair isn't particularly difficult but like most does require patience and attention to detail. When we repaired ours there wasn't any pre-cut adhesive available yet so we had to cut our own. You should definitely use the pre-cut type shown lower on the page as it will make your life much easier. It will also help to somewhat maintain the phones IP rating although it is likely that your phone will not be as water resistant once you break it. That said, as long as you don't have any physical damage to the mid-frame or other parts of the phone you should retain a decent amount of water resistance.

The Z1 was said to have a shatterproof screen protector. We aren't sure if that means it just won't break into a hundred pieces or what. It certainly doesn't mean that this phone can't experience a cracked screen like any other one might. At it's time of production this phone was thought of as one of the best Androids on the market. It scored highly in the ease of use, camera, and battery lifetime categories which is quite an accomplishment. To this day it seems difficult to find a cell phone with enough battery life period.

Interestingly after the release of the Z2 Sony waited only sixth months to release it successor the Z3 which rates well in all categories. Unfortunately Sony is having a hard time gaining market share in the wireless market. Hopefully we will see something exciting from them soon.

22 Comments on “Sony Xperia Z1 Screen Replacement

  1. Hi I replaced the z1 screen but I have a problem the white colors is good but the Grey is pink for example the keyboard is pink! I do something wrong or this is a screen problem! Thanks for your help

  2. no cant send it back but the seller send me new screen!i have some question
    can i change it without brake the glass its any way to do it?
    i buy sticker tape 2mm!i gonna need and 1mm sticker tape?
    but my real problem is how i change the screen without brake the glass

  3. Hey, I went into the pool with my xperia and the phone still powers on and receives incoming calls. However the screen remains completely black and doesn’t light up at all. I don’t know what exactly the problem is but when someone calls me i can swipe the answer button through memory and answer the call since i sort of recall where the button is on the screen and it works. But the phone don’t display anything and remains black as if its off the entire time.

    1. When I’ve seen Xperias do this the display is usually damaged. You can try cleaning the area where the display connects to the logic board but if your phone was exposed to water it most likely killed the display. I don’t take “waterproof” as impervious to moisture despite the manufacturers claims.

      1. I have the same problem. In this case would a screen replacement be enough to solve the problem. My phone does power on and receive calls but the screen remains black.

        1. Most likely yes. I would get a replacement screen and just connect it before you do the full installation. If it will power on then you should be able to continue successfully.


    1. Which country are you in? Have you tried the links on this page? I can’t think of any reason that it can’t be shipped to you.

  5. Hi there!

    My Z1 began experiencing phantom screen input after part of the screen smashed.

    Are there any software solutions that limit the maximum speed of touch input? (At the moment the false input occurs at a very high speed)

    Thanks for your time!

    Or otherwise deactivate the touch input? (I’m happy using OTG mouse/keyboard when necessary)

    Replacing the screen seems very tricky, and I’d be inclined to direct the funds for parts and tools towards another phone.

    1. There may be something in the Play Store but I haven’t come across anything like that yet. It’s only $60 for a new Z1 screen but considering the age of your phone I might save for an upgrade instead too.

  6. if i buy this item, it will come with the adhesive and tools required to replace the screen? and do you know if the touch screen part will be fixed also. the screen doesn’t respond to touch anymore. thanks!

    1. I would order the adhesive shown below the part link just to be safe. Sometimes they don’t come with the adhesive installed.

  7. Sir, is this the original triluminous display of the xperia z1? If not, how good is the display? I’m planning to buy one because my lcd got broken. 🙁

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