my xperia v has an endurance rating of 24h LOL, this phone makes my phone feel so outdated LOLOLOL.
Why must use two fingers to access quick setting? it defeats the purpose of having a compact phone that it should be used with one hand.
You should remove "No 1080p screen resolution" as disadvantage. On screen smaller that 5' there is no need for more than 720p.
Z1C is very scratch-able. Is Z3C better in this area? (if it is not than this should be disadvantage)
Very fast review. I appreciate all goodness of apple, Samsung, LG, htc but this phone from Sony is not only better of all but also way ahead in price to value ratio. I prefer handy phone to large phone.
It's close competition is HTC e8. With better and larger screen, boom speakers and lower price.
Kudos to the Sony engineers on the battery output. That type of hard work earns my money!
OK - I was hoping they would improve the Speaker Volume on the Z3 Compact since they are Stereo Force Surround or whatever Sony calls it . Two speakers and not as loud as S4, or S5 Mini - odd. Can this be boosted with Software in production Models or is that it ?
Also - this Camera with the 20 megapixel hype is still not as clear as Samsung's 12 MP in Alpha, 13 MP in Galaxy 4, or the 16 MP in Galaxy 5, is it as clear as S5 Mini 8 MP ?
Don't get me wrong here, the size of the Z3 Compact and the Screen and big Battery sound great ( bright approx. 317 ppi is fine ) . I just expected they would tighten up the Camera Software and have Speakers similar or one step down from HTC ONE M8 , but NOT 2 or 3 steps down ....
I do like the zippy performance , love the size so hoping the Production Models get a 3 to 6 db boost to the Speakers, AND better HD Mode and
Photo Quality via software tweaks- can this happen ?
Gorilla Glass 3? I thought Dragontrail? :/
Anyway, I'm pleased with the review. Good display, better speaker, better camera. Almost no shortcoming. And for those who moan about not having 1080p, go buy a TV. Jeez.
SaRPeR, 12 Sep 2014Xperia Z1 Compact got 65 hours endurance rating not 52 hours can you correct this ?52 Hours is that of the Galaxy alpha, it's closest competitor.
Smuti, 13 Sep 2014OMFG, you sir are just the king of stupidville. Seriously, what are you whining about.
Upper ... moreDuh!!! Endurance rating of the G3 is 69 Hours!
w8ng 4 sammy beauty, 12 Sep 2014Wow superb battery life but i think cam quality is still bad.....i was planning to buy this ce... moreHi, Camera quality not OK? Well I think you are expecting too much. No comparison with the the Z1C. The Z3C is even matching or surpassing other top devices. What a great cellphone. It seems sony has done its homework at last. I only wonder why the Z1C could not get an update (having a similar sensor) in order to produce such great results. I am glad I waited so long. Greetings.
This one is really nice, battery life is splendid, good crafted, ok camera.
Maybe my next phone
King of battery life + king of performance.....enough said..
I'm apple fan....credit for sony for the impressive work (101 hours endurance test)...
gadgeteer, 13 Sep 2014Outsell is the new iFan word it seems. Used to be smooth, sleek. Now all they have left is outsell. Agree 100 %... There's still a lot of "practical" (said in an elegant way) people preferring idevices. Good luck to them.
Sony done a great job on battery optimization ~
They continue to improve the battery, from 1st gen compact flagship, Xperia ZR to Z1c and now Z3c ~
Impressive battery life! The camera could be improved a bit but it's still one the best as it is.
TroyK, 12 Sep 2014Shut up. Sony xperia z3 compact is better than iphone 6. No discussion. If the Z3 compact came with iOS wP.. or just anything besides Android - I'd agree with you.