Had the chance to test an open device without restrictions to settings like most demo units have, and the problem with the display was much worse than expected. After turning off X-Reality i started adjusting white balance but it was impossible to get it right, those who think the display can be fixed with this adjustment should think again, sony has really destroyed the display of this phone, photos look horrible with cold colors that scream in your face like a lot more than the famous painting by Edward Munch. There is no way to get the colors right unless Sony fixes it in a future update and you can bet they will not.
The good news is that it IS possible to disable the Whats New from the longpress home button with KitKat 4.4.4 but in the process you lose Google Now, which is ok for me but i am aware thats not an option for most people. Good luck in finding a new phone everyone, Z3 is not it, for sure, just move on out of here.
And i hope its the last time i hear Sony fans criticize Samsung for their terrible colors, yes they are terrible on AMOLED Samsungs but not as terrible as Z3, this is the most childish color on any phone so far. Any Sony fan who dare say AMOLED colors is bad after the Z3 are either blind or great Hippocrates. Read the Z3 review at PA for more, youll be shocked to see how much off the colors of Z3 are, its unbelievable but after seeing it for myself i believe, oh yes.
Importantly, great mp3 player, finally I do not need to carry both mp3 and mobile phone.
Impressive batter life, 4 days, I am not heavy user; however, my old phone with the same use survived hardly a day.
And of course looks nicer than iPhone/Samsung as both of them are identical now.
And of course prestige to have something special and not common popular garbage from ip/sam.
Roy80, 13 Dec 2014Hi Guys, I have been using my xperia z3 for about 3 weeks now and must say I am really impres... moreI completely agree with you, just got mine day before yesterday & it's really a stunning phone.
Hi Guys, I have been using my xperia z3 for about 3 weeks now and must say I am really impressed from by this device. I was using a nexus 5 before this and I believe it's a good upgrade. The UI is great... Camera is awesome ( in fact one would never miss his/her digital camera if one has this phone) in most cases.
Battery life is really one thing to talk about as it is just too good. I am a heavy user and even then it lasts me a day and a half almost.
There is no game on game on Google play store that is too much for this device. It can handle any game with is snapdragon 801 chipset.
It does get heated up a little bit though if u really put it to task specially during high end game but so does almost all phones.
Lastly but not the built quality... Must say.. It's really awesome.
If someone wants a no nonsense, top line phone which is not only stylish but water and dust proof .. Pls go for Xperia Z3
joshua, 13 Dec 2014how do i activate HDR on camera settings? Change the camera settings to manual, then you'll get the HDR option.
If sony incorporates a better protection for display; something like gorilla glass, then I will buy one.
Trever, 12 Dec 2014Yes!!!!! Just received my Z3 and smartband talk, really excited!!!!!!yo yo its cool
My xperia z3 (d6653)is rooted with stock rom.after rooting x reality not working. I am not find stock recovery. Plz reply friends.
Please DO NOT GET THIS PHONE. I've had it for 1 month and used it to snap photos of my son swimming in the pool. The waterproofing is a sham. It failed after 20 minutes in non-continuous water immersion despite ensuring the flaps were firmly flushed with the chassis. I suspect the weak flaps slowly gave way during the course of usage - major design flaw. Sony refused to provide repair warranty. So, BUYERS BEWARE!
low battery backup and overall the performance is goood but it is very sensitivity glass which can broken easily
Personally I am very disappointed with the sony z3 ive had this around 2-3months (I brought is as soon as it came out) within the first month it had cracked in the bottom left hand corner. A few weeks later after I had a new one it cracked again in the exact same place. I thought this was very unusual but gave it the benefit of the doubt. Last week I put it on my sofa, when I came back to it is was cracked again? I hadn't even touched the phone and it cracked?
Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks in advance! :)
I was wondering:in nine months from now,when the time comes,will my z3 have a cute z3 compact baby? Do i have to pair my z3 to a bigger one,like z ultra to get z3 compact baby? Oh,how i wonder!
Yes!!!!! Just received my Z3 and smartband talk, really excited!!!!!!
BogdanL, 11 Dec 2014Can someone explain how is the Z3 in the same price group as the iPhone 6? When in my country ... moreYes sir the price is right.
Actually here in our country, also the iPhone 6 is much expensive than z3.
But for me, iPhone is the best one. :)
BogdanL, 11 Dec 2014Can someone explain how is the Z3 in the same price group as the iPhone 6? When in my country ... moreiphone is little bit more expencive
everyone care just about profit and iphone is iphone but xperia is just another android or because is little bit harder to get iphone and sony or samsung you can buy in every cell store