After having Lumias, HTCs, Samsungs and iPhone6 I decided to try out Sony. Damn it balsts away all the crapy Samsungs with laggy OS and one-year-max shiny "metal" bezels which turn into grey plastic things, iPhones with the most outdated OS I have used (iOS9 and now iOS 10 is even worse). I had replaced the back glass as it cracked under warranty. And the camera is slowish. Other than that it is a fantastic phone. After using one for a year now (Z5) I look no further but for a Sony smaller phone.
You have to use one to understand why they are so expensive. Software updates are super fast and the OS is so fast. Much much faster than iOS and Samsung. Last time I was so happy was with Lumia 720 (after Lumia 1520, 1320, 930 which I did not like.
So I had 7 phones in the last three years and Sony is a winner for me.
Having it for the first week. Veeeery happy with it. I had S7 before this one and swapped because the S7 was too big and heavy feeling (although on paper it doesn't). Also the Sony interface is better, for me at least. Much better music app (it shows that Sony has a great history experience with Walkman) and the camera quality is to my seeing, the same as S7 (the photos are roughly the same quality in real life, from my amateur perspective). And although it has a lower processor, I didn't find it have any problems with apps or latest games, just a looonger battery life in real world use, which is so enliberating. I had Samsung's every S until now and it is the first time I swapped to Sony. And I will stay with Sony. Maybe the only minus point would be the plastic backside that can be scratched (I mean only aesthetically it can be a drawback, otherwise it is so well made that I really don't miss that heavy aluminum at all). But I put a protective sticker (made for this model) on and it is just great (I don't like cases). All and all, I'm a Sony guy from now on, and for good.
[deleted post]How? My Sony sp, z3 survive many falls and it's very tough. I prefer plastic Sony over metal explosive Samsung..
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016My Z3C is 22 months old by now and I have had no problems with it to this day. Photo's are ver... moreMy z3c is 22months old too... But start to have problem... Well, guess is time to upgrade to x compact... Still a strong sony supporter...
Ali Bashir, 21 Oct 2016Never mind man, if sony made this phone with 1080p, these people will say poor battery, just i... moreyes. because sony always do all things wrong.
we can not expect best thing coming out from the King of Plastic Carbonate.
The video playback rating of this smartphone is absolutely wrong or Xperia x ones is wrong.
ARITOR, 21 Oct 2016Have you seen any compact phone with 1080p display ? Never mind man, if sony made this phone with 1080p, these people will say poor battery, just ignore ;-).
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2016Of course they do. What would I be doing with a memory slot and I've got a 64/32 G on my phone... moreYes but I am sure it woud need an aditional circuit on motherboard & there may not be space for it.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016You was spot on, xperia users arent picky, they are willing to turn the blind eye on all of so... moreMy Z3C is 22 months old by now and I have had no problems with it to this day. Photo's are very high quality too.
Valanu, 18 Oct 2016I can find plenty. Maybe you are not picky but I gave up on z3c after 6 months of usage. Terri... moreYou was spot on, xperia users arent picky, they are willing to turn the blind eye on all of sonys little annoying issues and androids many pitfalls and high maintenance requirements.
Valanu, 18 Oct 2016I can find plenty. Maybe you are not picky but I gave up on z3c after 6 months of usage. Terri... moreBattery z3c is just adequate, the iphone SE is better in real life usage. Im especially surprised with the bluetooth battery life of SE, had an apple watch and was used to it draining extra battery on my old i5s, expected on SE as well but it wasnt noticeable at all. SE is still the onlynoption for high end compact phones, and its ridiculously cheap too.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2016even after 3 years from the day of Z3 compact release, I still can't find any reason to upgrade.Good for you, my sisters z3c been repaired many times and had months of accumulated downtime.
Ahah... oh wait, i cant even laugh... Still no 1080 display, which was bad enough on z1c, ridiculous on z3c and now just sad and pathetic. Sony need to understand that people need some very good reasons to buy this over an iphone SE which is much faster, better camera, better os and apps, superior battery life, better size, and better display (color and whitebalance is many notches above sony). And then sony will not even offer an advantage of higher ppi??