Hello, I bought this phone a while ago. It's the D6633 model. When I took it out of the box, it had a plastic wrap on both of it's sides and beneath it was a 'laminated screen protection film' already applied to the screen. There was a note telling me that it's recommended to keep this cover on the screen. So, I kept it. The problem is, it gets dirty all the time and without the oleophobic coating, all the finger prints and smears are very visible. This is very annoying when I am watching a video and the screen is just full of finger prints. My question is, is the phone's screen easily scratched? I see that the phone doesnt have girilla glass but it does have a 'scratch resistant screen'. How durable is it compared to gorilla glass. My previous phone had gorilla glass and it didn't have a single scratch even after using it for 3 years. If the screen on the Sony Xperia Z3 is similar, then I will remove the screen protector from it as it's very annoying. Help from someone who's used the phone without the protector is appriciated.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2016Hi Z3 users. I have D6603 version. And I use it sometimes. I don't used it two days and in mem... morei had the same problem;it could be memory leak issue that often appears on androids after the updates;i did everything,like wipe cash,factory reset,repair via sony pc companion,etc,but nothing helped me,and the only way to solve that issue is to wait for patch,or some other kind of update to fix it;but i ve waited for 5 months,didnt get that fix-update,so i went to service and they told its du to a virus! So they instaled a fabric softwer,its a little be different(got 2 new apps i never had on any sony device,like third browser,not google or chrome,and an app called internal sony market,well,it looks to me like this is z3 for USA market);anyway,the problem with memory leak issue is gone now.(i hope it wont come back)
I am using this phone for almost a month now . Even at the beginning i was not sure about its performance (and Sony was never been among my choices) while its a 2014 model finally i was just surprised . Very smooth (much smoother than samsung ), good battery life (1-2 days depending on use but with data and wi-fi on nonstop), nice screen , the voice is ok , rear camera is 20 mp only in manual mode... if u use auto its just 8 mp, front camera its just acceptable in selfies ... good when u have it on video chat. Marshmallow update make it run smoother , i didn't notice any big difference in battery performance , and my stamina choice haven't been lost as some users said before. Management of RAM is very good (better than samsung). Heat issues i faced only when i drove the device to its edges with video recording and playing demanding games (but for me its natural even devices of 2016 are heating up under these situations... for me the reason is not on SoC but on GPU) For someone who has a budget of 200- 250 euros and wants to have a brand name phone its the best choice can have. Maybe Sony Z3 will not have Nougat Android but i always say that the most important is the device to run smoothly no matter what the version of Android is . Even u buy it now u can have a device which will be "decent" for the next 2 years... ( note: samsung note 3 is now sold officially fefubrished by samsung and it uses android 5.0) . The only i could suggest to Sony is to give an update so we can change the position of management buttons :D ( i am used to have back button on the right and it has it on the left )
Hi Z3 users. I have D6603 version. And I use it sometimes. I don't used it two days and in memory app I saw that ram usage is high around 2.2GB. After shutting down and turning on it reduced to normal 1.0GB. And it is second time I faced that issue.
Any suggestions? Is that normal or should I factory reset my phone?
--Afzal--, 08 Dec 2016That is not normal.Maybe you turn on stamina mode. Z3 screen extremely bright. Hey how is this phone I am willing to buy this phone but confused between Z3, X and X compact ...:)
Sky, 04 Dec 2016Hey Z3 users why my lcd is not so bright? Is that normal?That is not normal.Maybe you turn on stamina mode. Z3 screen extremely bright.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2016Eeehhh??! What Ehhhhh?? Is there an improvement in Camera in Xperia X compact or Xperia z3 camera is still still good enough..... ??
Cracking handset, battery time is as good as it is on paper. Smooth performance and day to day use. Probably going to get 4-5 years easily out of it.
Hey really confused Between Xperia x compact and Xperia Z3. Can't able to make decision should I buy Z3 and save money or why should I pay 90 ucks more to buy Xperia X compact I am cofused friends help me.
Sky, 04 Dec 2016Hey Z3 users why my lcd is not so bright? Is that normal?No,its note normal; z3 is among the brightest screens,example,samsung s7 has around 490- 495 highest britnes nits,while z3 has around 740 nits.
Anonymous, 05 Dec 2016Is its brightness decreased compared by time that you bought it?mine is still the same lever of brightness and the phone is allmost 2 years old
Sky, 04 Dec 2016Hey Z3 users why my lcd is not so bright? Is that normal?Is its brightness decreased compared by time that you bought it?
I wanted to know if it fully supports snapchat?
Like does it give all filters? Like I used snapchat on the G3 lately and my experience was worst . It didn't even had all filter available. please tell me . as I am interested in buying it!!!
I bought a memory card of 8gb for my xperia z3 anytime I want to download application it keeps saying not enough memory, I changed d memory , it's still d same thing