Anomynous, 01 Nov 2014No need to drop it, just use in cold weather or keep it in your pocket and it will crack all b... moreAndroidauthority had a favorite unbreakable phone and it wasnt even Android, they made several videos trying to destroy it since it was immune to their regular droptests. It was of course the iPhone 5s, still the greatest compact high end phone, just buy it with a powerbank if you are a heavy user.
B41L3Y, 01 Nov 2014Dropped Z3 Compact from 8 inches and screen shattered. It didn't land on screen. It hit bottom... moreNo need to drop it, just use in cold weather or keep it in your pocket and it will crack all by itself, fully automatic self destruct, brought to you by Sony =)
Reminds me of comic magazines and cartoons, the self destruct button is always in the most central and easy to reach place, its like begging for disaster to happen, not so far from what Sony has done here.
Dropped Z3 Compact from 8 inches and screen shattered. It didn't land on screen. It hit bottom right corner. No damage to corner, but had a small scuff. There is no way a screen should shatter from an 8 inch drop. I'm now in a battle with Sony about my "abuse" of the phone.
dodo82, 01 Nov 2014Can someone that has the Z3C and already drop it...if you had any problems with the screen ? C... moreI do not tend to believe written rants here, but at least wait for some video drop tests, from android authority and such...
Z2 did great on those....
There is no reason Z3 shouldnt do great,cause its build is, at least on paper, improved just in those "drop" areas
Wait and see...
Brynn, 31 Oct 2014I have bashed Sony in past but this seems great smartphone.So I am glad given them another cha... moreIt is their audio scores interpretation that is poor...
My z1c has perfect earphone and speaker sound...
No doubt z3c too...
Not the loudest output, but best frequency range back noise reduction out there which gives hifi sound. e xperience quality....
Just have to use proper headphones for it
People tend to judge sound quality by only this here sound tests interpretation...
But it is faulty interpreted by the reviewer, claiming the negative number listing is better higher but in fact is better lower ( -60 is better than -90), and so on...
Furthermore people tend to use their old headphones that are not 3.5 jack compatible to their newest phone standard, I have 5 old sets here that I cannot use witth my phone as they are not compatible...
Can someone that has the Z3C and already drop it...if you had any problems with the screen ? Crack or no crack ? I want this phone, but I don't want to buy it if this is true.
First drop and...it's gone...
I have bashed Sony in past but this seems great smartphone.So I am glad given them another chance and not stuck with my original thoughts of them.The screen is very vivd and great colours.Audio so far is superb just Like Nexus 5 so that Snapdragon chip is superb.Even though compared to Samsung the Z3C has poorer audio scores it does not show the audio through headphones is superb..I used to always want Wolfson audio chips but after Samsung Wave/S/S2 they went downhill with S3/S4/S5.
Just getting things set up and letting battery flatten,,it came with 62% battery.I always flatten then fully charge new batterys 6-7 times then do what I like with regards to charging.Flipping open the flap to access USN port seems fine to me ,dead easy.
Got 8800 about on Nexus 5 with Quadrant but this is 21,200 score..I am not that bothered by benchmarks its real world use and this is OK at the moment will see after few days.
Last comment is the two plastic covers that come on Sony Z3C stink to high heaven of some kind of rubbery glue with vapours coming off,
Higson, 31 Oct 2014Gave sony a second chance.. so glad I did..Amazing little phone, fast and feature packed and I... moreMe too i hated my last Sony with washed out colours and bad angles (S OR T MODEL) but want a phone sized smartphone..All the other companys smaller efforts have resulted in giving them midrange specs.Sony is only one to not do this.
pedram, 30 Oct 2014Its a shame for sony to have such a poor attention to its customer opinionsand feedbacks.shame... moreSo reinstall or upgrade to 4.4.4 and do a factory reset...the problem with your camera app should be gone ;-)
pedram, 30 Oct 2014Its a shame for sony to have such a poor attention to its customer opinionsand feedbacks.shame... moreAgain it is not a sony problem it is your phone problem, my z1c does not have such problems with camera apo.
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2014If that were the case, they wouldn't made the Z3 with metal frame. Z3 Compact's frame is pure ... moreI prefer the high quality raber plastic on Z3 Compact. It makes more grip in hand while the metal frame on Z3 feels more slippery.
Gave sony a second chance.. so glad I did..Amazing little phone, fast and feature packed and I love the size and styling... I can see my self being a long term compact series customer,
dsohail, 31 Oct 2014thanks brynn for the reply. considering SIM issue normal, the phone is really good though it's... moreThanks,mine has arrived but was at work so have to go pick it up from delivery office.Should have it in next 2 hours.
thanks brynn for the reply. considering SIM issue normal, the phone is really good though it's bit slippery. regarding the touch it's just awesome. I liked iPhone because of its touch and now I forget it. and battery is really very satisfactory. moderate use can give almost 36-48 hours. no more worries about dead before time and in crisis like outside home. camera is so far superb.
it's very faster and stylish phone. no any problem faound in this phone.
hey guys i am new here and i would please like to know which is better z3 compact or moto x 2014 i am mostly interested in battery life and performance which is the less laggy one pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee reply moto x 2014 user or z3 compact user
Anomynous, 30 Oct 2014Norwegian phone site amobil dot no did battery tests with heavy FHD video H264 and talk time, ... moreHi, Don't play with cheating benchmark:)
Note4 (Exynos version) has very low GPU for graphic and gaming
Moreover, note4 is 49 grams heavier than Z3 compact and it is a large, heavy phone with clumsy style
Low quality Exynos with aluminum body and copy_design from Apple
Laggy touch wiz suck battery:)
Z3 compacis the unbeatable smartphone in current market
Norwegian phone site amobil dot no did battery tests with heavy FHD video H264 and talk time, where video was 75% of the score. Z3C came out only #8, Z3 on 4th place beaten by Note 4 (Exynos), S5 and Mate 7. Even Galaxy Alpha with its tiny battery comfortably beat the Z3C.
Note that webbrowsing and standby times were not measured, especially the webbrowsing battery test would have benefited Z3C.
z3c_user, 30 Oct 2014I previously owned Z1C. On paper very similar phones, but in real life Z3C has remarkably diff... moreThe difference in touch is to be expected, before the Z2 all Xperia phones had horrible touch thanks to the shatterproof sheet on the display. Its also the reason why i didnt buy Z1C, oleophobic coated glass is a must-have, the display sheet was the only thing i hated about my Xperia Z, never again.