I've had this phone now for a couple of weeks and I have just two big gripes with the Z3:
1. awful sound quality (speakers or headphones, no matter): it's really bad. I use mostly a pair of HBS-700 BT headphones that I used before with my Note 3 and previously with an LG G3. Before I had decent to good sound but with Z3 it's almost unbearable unless I listen to my own 320kbps mp3s via Walkman app. Any other app or streaming in any form results in annoying audio, lots of noise.
2. atrocious camera: stills and basic videos are decent enough but try anything else and you get noise. Lots of noise, low contrast and washed out details.
Should I mention "Panorama"? It is literally useless. You need to move the camera at some undefined pace that the camera needs, but there's no way to know that as the camera will simply stop saying you moved too slow or too fast and nothing is captured. There's no indicator of a proper pace (but no phone I had before had any limitation like this on panorama).
Then, there's no way to just tell it to stop. You need to either go all the way, or pause for a while in which case the camera software will fill the rest of the panorama with grey color.
Also, you can only sweep to the right. That's it.
bruce waynee, 22 Oct 2014lol , note4 is using 16mp sony sensor , but still it captures better pics than z3 . its all be... moreweh?! samsung always depend on apps while sony have its own features. i dont think you are saying like that yet the world knows sony is the HD when it comes to camera and music.thus samsung doesnt have its own spares as original as sony.. inshort, why sony never pirates as samsung does all over china and pakistan, sah!even here in UAE already u can buy samsung s7! wahahahaha but sony or xperia, never, not even in gytxt
bruce waynee, 22 Oct 2014lol , note4 is using 16mp sony sensor , but still it captures better pics than z3 . its all be... moreOh:D
Without having Z3, you write " funny opinions"
, Note 4 is "26 gram" heavier than Z3
Note 4 is also thicker than Z3
Camera in note 4 is not bad in 16 mp level but it cannot compete Z3' camera in daylight and low light performance
Z3 'camera lens has wider angle and amazing ISO 18000
According to CNET review, it accept only 64 g SD card so, for 4k recording , it makes heat issue and shuts down in "3 minutes"
In note4, Audio quality is poor and it use poor quality mono speakers
So, sound in video are tiny sharp and noisy ( not rich& clear)
Moreover, note4 lacks physical camera button and it has the shortest battery life because of 1440p display
Z3 has 2_day battery life span
That'why, Z3 is more superior than note4, note3, iphone6 plus and LG g3
pls dont buy this one, buy only the best and that is samsung mobile,its cheap and junk and crap than tha samsung mobiles
hasithar, 23 Oct 2014I guess you are missing something . Z3 cam is far better .Yup Yup and much better Flagship cell phone!
MichNeymar, 22 Oct 2014Hi guys! How can i check if my sony Xperia z3 is original or fake?Hi Guys... how can I continue to post Fake Questions ?
MichNeymar, 22 Oct 2014Hi guys! How can i check if my sony Xperia z3 is original or fake?Ask the phone. It will speak.
MichNeymar, 22 Oct 2014Hi guys! How can i check if my sony Xperia z3 is original or fake?Hi.guys why.is this person posting these fake questions?
bruce waynee, 22 Oct 2014lol , note4 is using 16mp sony sensor , but still it captures better pics than z3 . its all be... moreNope,,, Sony is still better overall cell build/Specs/Quality haha
That's why why your on Sony. Z3 post!
How can i check if my sony Xperia z3 is original or fake?
Vinodh, 22 Oct 2014Absolutely. My phone shows firmware update available but my PC companion is processing at Prep... moreRemove the pro from ur computer, re-download it, choose the country as USA, then try again it will work
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2014sony experiaz1 is most better than z3 because look of z1 is better than z3.Ridiculous. I owned a Z1 before upgrading to Z3 yesterday. Its slim, sleek and reduced weight. Also this has IPS LCD panel, looking better too.
sony experiaz1 is most better than z3 because look of z1 is better than z3.
Only my htc m8 can be compared to note 4 and iPhone 6 not s5 not 5s not g3 not z3. Htc m8 best phone of the year 2014. Consider htc m8 before purchasing any phone
CAli, 21 Oct 2014Hey Bruce
This is.going.to surprise you very much so but GSM just posted a tear down arti... morelol , note4 is using 16mp sony sensor , but still it captures better pics than z3 . its all because of bad sony camera driver / camera software .
note4 is camer king of 2014 .
samsung knows how to calibrate camera and how to make best software / driver of camera .
camera wise , note4 is 1st than iphone 6 , than s5 and alpha , z3 came last .
z3 camera only 1 of the best at low light / night