My wife and two teens are now getting smartphones, but they don't want anything larger than the iPhone 5s. They don't care which phone or carrier.
This phone fills the needs of the "small handed" people without having to stay with last year's technology. Well done.
excellent if thr is a dual sim option 1080p display wid 4.7 inch and 3000mha battery.
moto g lte 180€, ok it's not the topnotch class, but is it worth spending 300* more for a contraption that will be obsolete in six months? But very tempting i agree:-)
Bogdanl, 16 Sep 2014Why no IR blaster.......?And why they should put IR blaster? Nobody use it anyway, only dumb people does. Are you one of them?
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2014Very good... if the price was 20% less. It's only about 30 euros less than a 32GB LG G3 where ... moreYeah because the G3 is so compact and the only natural alternative to Z3 Compact? Ahahah, you must be on the wrong forum.
Bogdanl, 16 Sep 2014LOL, OK....., what about AC units, non sony tv's and electronics, lights, car audio-video unit... moreWhy on earth would i want to grab my phone, unlock it, find and open the IR app when the remote for my AC is right beside me and the buttons are always ready to be pressed?
And car stereo, SERIOUSLY, if it has no physical buttons you are a danger to public safety, having to rely on visual controls on a touchscreen. Pioneer car stereo remotes are made to be operated perfectly without ever having to look at it, they could never be replaced by a phone with an IR app.
Do you enjoy complicating simple tasks?
Very good... if the price was 20% less. It's only about 30 euros less than a 32GB LG G3 where I live, which is way too much.
jirokanz, 16 Sep 2014What year is it now? Who need IR blaster when Bravia TV can be controlled using wifi.LOL, OK....., what about AC units, non sony tv's and electronics, lights, car audio-video units, etc.?
Bogdanl, 16 Sep 2014Why no IR blaster.......?What year is it now? Who need IR blaster when Bravia TV can be controlled using wifi.
Philipp, 15 Sep 2014I'm using my phone primarily for texting, email, browsing the web, calendar, tools, and readin... moreSince you mention the Alpha, it is considerably longer than Z3c, its bordering to some 5 inch phones. Thats a dealbreaker, if i wanted long phone i would go for iPhone 6.
This might best phone ever: enough size to be comfortable in hand, powerful CPU and GPU, High quality 20 mp camera and long life battery.... I would stay in raw with pleasure to buy this device ;)
What color do you think is nice for this one? And why?
the best smartphone i have ever seen..all fans just go through the z3 compact hands on on youtube you will know what new features sony is providing......
Just tell me a smartphone camera which has ISO of 12800 from any brand no one is providing....
Making a smartphone your world you go to SONY......
Z3C, 14 Sep 2014Your Alpha is an experimental device, I tried one in a shop and its sharp edges made it uncomf... moreThe "swimming" remark wasn't serious. However: I've owned mobile phones for over 10 years now, and I never had an issue with water and dust, even though every of those phones had to take it's occasional water drops when used on a rainy day. Of course, there's environments where you'd absolutely want this, but I can't help: reducing the usability of the device for a feature like that, and selling it to the main stream smells like marketing bullshit to me. The fact that I can buy specific docking stations to circumvent this isn't really plus for me.
Anomynous, 14 Sep 2014Ok Philipp, have you even used a phone with onscreen buttons? I mean USED, for a month or so, ... moreI'm using my phone primarily for texting, email, browsing the web, calendar, tools, and reading the newspaper or other news, while I don't use my phone for gaming or watching movies. For those applications, navigation buttons are (and should be) present.
I wouldn't say anything against on-screen buttons, if I actually had the same amount of screen estate above the actual buttons (meaning that without physical buttons, I'd end up with much smaller bezels or bigger screens. Also, I fully agree that configurability is a huge plus there.
However, the reality is that comparable phones (e.g. Alpha/Z3 Compact, S5/M8) have similiar sized bezels and similar sized displays, which basially means that the navigation takes up a remarkable percentage of the screen estate. I guess this discussion will become obsolete in very few years (the big G3 seems to make do with very little bezel), but for now, having a compact phone *and* full screen estate seems to mean mechanical...
Sony xperia z3 compact It.s the best ........ iphone 6 a joke 850-1100 eu )))))))) 1gb ram????camera weak
I am mot sure how can I wear a "phone" of 5.3 inch in my pocket :)
Is it possible to get a phone up to 4.5 inch, at least 2 gb ram and amoled?I think NO...WHY? Nobody answer
Z3C, 14 Sep 2014The average volume is your complain, and u shamelessly compare the toyish plasticky S5 mini ju... moremaybe they mean the phone speaker itself without headphones. that's what's putting me off to be honest. I like a good quality phone speaker to listen to music if I am in my gym room at home.
Philipp, 13 Sep 2014Pity it doesn't have capacitive buttons like the Galaxy Alpha. If you factor the nav buttons i... moreOk Philipp, have you even used a phone with onscreen buttons? I mean USED, for a month or so, not tested in the store.
Personally i cant go back to buttons, esp not mechanical home button like Samsung. And if its one thing i hate it is when my palm makes an accidental keypress on a capacitive button while gaming in landscape mode, with Samsungs that is impossible to avoid, especially on the Alpha, it has the capacitive buttons closer to the bottom edge than ever before.
Android is MADE for onscreen buttons, this is how its supposed to be.