This is excellent! Probably my next phone after its price drops a bit.
This pohone is pure garbage, NO METAL FRAME, only 2GB RAM and 720p display. LOL, we been waiting for nothing, this doesnt even measure up against Galaxy Alpha which was already crappy enough. What a year, 2014 is the year with no good PHONES, only boring phablets that didnt really bring much new to the table, just bigger than last year.
I wait for iPhone 6 then swap my BlackBerry for a 32GB iPhone 5s when the prices drop. Not the solution i wanted but its the best option i have. Im finished with phablets, been there done that, and moved on long time ago.
Y'all might as well quit arguing over the display because there's no way this phone is 1080p. Sony don't have any displays with a pixel density high enough to accommodate 1080p in a 4.6" screen so the specs above are wrong. Sorry.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2014You can't divide 720p&1080p in 4.5 in display:) For 3D , you need more big screen and so ... moreWhy cant you ever stop being stupid? Whats wrong with you? 39 inches? Utterly foolish, you dont view your TV at 10 inch distance, and you dont view your phone at 4 meters distance.
Nubi, 02 Sep 20141080p resolution is require now for smart phone, you can watch 3D sbs format videos in virtual... moreYou can't divide 720p&1080p in 4.5 in display:)
For 3D , you need more big screen and so you should use Z3 or T3 or C3 or Z2 or T2 or Z2 tablet:)
The key is "Human eye can't divided HD & full HD up to 39 inches display"
Great news about the red Z3 Compact, hope the color looks good in real as well, i want it. All i need now is confirmation of FHD display and a relatively unbloated UI.
Adiyel, 01 Sep 2014Staring at things that small no matter the resolution isn't good for your eyes in the long ter... more20/20 is a myth, that is not a good vision at all. Most people are in their mid 60ies before the eyesight degrades to 20/20. This is a typical American term that is very misunderstood, 20/20 is simply the lower limit for adequate eyesight.
And further, lotsa people dont know that people with for example 20/60 vision can see small things close up much better than others and can benefit from much higher PPI than others, there was a guy who posted on this site before claiming that he could see the pixels on his Galaxy S4, and it was true, his eyeglasses were grade -7.00, thats so nearsighted that he could have been a watchmaker without needing magnifying devices.
400 PPI simply aint very impressive when your eyes can focus at 5cm distance, it equals only 200 PPI at 10cm distance and we can surely agree that 200 PPI isnt great even for people in their 60ies.
sony123, 01 Sep 20141080p is quite over. it will kill the battery. wxga(1280*800 or 960) is enough. no 4k video re... more1080p resolution is require now for smart phone, you can watch 3D sbs format videos in virtual i max experience by using of 3d viewer (not so popular for this year soon to be). I tested it 720p is quite grainy, you can notice the pixel density but 1080p is something good quality pixel density. LG 3 is at 1440p lcd display and there is no questioned to be very good quality in 3d viewing.
nice & perfect footprint, but screen resolution were to much, nothing but eating battery
Adiyel, 01 Sep 2014Staring at things that small no matter the resolution isn't good for your eyes in the long ter... moreA custom resolution is apparently too hard so only Apple(that I know of) does it.
Staring at things that small no matter the resolution isn't good for your eyes in the long term. I have 20/20 in one eye and 20/13 in the other, so i don't have bad eyes. On screen this size you shouldn't be staring at whole webpages on portrait mode ;-)
As a side note, i can't understand why OEMs don't create an intermediary resolution to deal with that screen diagonal barrier wherein going up HD isn't enough and going down FHD is too much (i.e. 4.5-4.7")
Why not create a 900p (1600x900) that has the same 16:9 aspect ratio? this would allow 4.5-4.8" to have flagship grade resolution without taxing the battery or processors like a FHD will.
I have a OnePlus with 401ppi and a ZR with 320-ish ppi and as long as you use high res backgrounds and icons, i find both to be pleasing. Honestly.
To change topics, I think Sony will introduce some slightly refined hardware (screen i hope is Dragontrail), with a number of software improvements. The commercial teaser mentioned something about endurance, and we know the battery in the Z3 is 3100mAh, so it must be software optimized. Let's hope we get OIS as well...!
1080p is quite over. it will kill the battery. wxga(1280*800 or 960) is enough. no 4k video recording?. the rest, specs are superb. 4.6'' is the right size!!!
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2014I'll be moving from my iPhone 5S to this device. iOS is way to restrictive for me. For entert... moreActually you can send attachments from iOS but its too messy, i agree of course. Lets see when iOS 8 comes out.
Anomynous, 31 Aug 2014This phone is what the iPhone 6 should have been. reasonable size, battery, great display, the... moreActually if it was running iOS is would run and perform horrible.iOS and the m7/a7 duo were made for each other that why they dominated in benchmarks and real world performance.The only thing the iphone really needs is a bigger battery even though a day is good for the average Joe.
Adiyel, 01 Sep 2014I disagree with 720p being unacceptable. At >4.5" screen 720p is excellent and provide... moreFor me 720p is a dealbreaker. Its simply not enough to comfortably read webpages in portrait orientation, and since i keep autorotate turned OFF i have no option to read them in landscape and anyway that would just result in constant scrolling, reading so few lines at the time is not so good.
People can of course choose display from their own eyesight but this is my eyesight, try it and see if its the same: On a 4.2 inch display i can go to the desktop version frontpage of tis site and read ALL the text when zoomed out all the way, full page width, in portrait mode. This is a great way top read a webpage on a phone since you rarely have to scroll but can keep reading without touching the phone. The problem for me is that on a 720p or 768p display this small text is so poor quality that i cant read it very fast, im in essence wasting valuable time in struggling with blurred/pixellated text.
This is of course not a problem at all on a 4.7 inch 1080p display and thats the only thing i love about HTC One M7. Some say the One M7 has too cramped/small display for a 1080p but for me its perfect, and at 4.6 inch 1080p the Z3c will be just as perfect, and best of all its a centimeter shorter than HTC One M7. Im gonna be VERY upset in 2 days if teh Z3c is not FHD, i really dont want to buy a HTC One M7...
Anomynous, 31 Aug 2014This phone is what the iPhone 6 should have been. reasonable size, battery, great display, the... moreI'll be moving from my iPhone 5S to this device. iOS is way to restrictive for me. For entertainment iOS is fine but for work, I still deal with a lot of email and for me to have to jailbreak the device so I can attach files (not links) to my emails is ridiculous. None of my clients enterprise networks will not allow email links from cloud services (Dropbox, Google Drive), In stock configuration the only file type that can be added are photos. Also, wireless printing is a mess unless you have a printer supported by iOS.
There are loads of other unavailable features but they are more of an annoyance than a deal breaker with iOS. Some should be resolved with iOS 8.
Full disclosure...I'm primarily an Android user but try iPhone every couple of years because I prefer a flagship device with a smaller form factor and I like the availability of accessories for the iDevices.
I disagree with 720p being unacceptable. At >4.5" screen 720p is excellent and provides a drop in battery consumption to make up for the phone's small size (i.e. smaller battery).
HTC M7 had not so good battery, so i find that battery life gains from using HD instead of FHD on a device the size of the Z3C to be far more practical than the unnecessary and subjectively marginal gains in sharpness.
FHD would be nice, but ONLY if it scores at least as well as the Z1C. The battery in this phone will likely be anywhere between 2200 and 2400 mAh, and i hope to see a GSMArena endurance rating of 70 hours. If it achieves this, this will be my end of the year present to replace my ZR :-)
This phone is what the iPhone 6 should have been. reasonable size, battery, great display, the only thing wrong is Android. Imagine this little beast running iOS, the battery would probably last 16 hours webbrowsing, charge every 3 days with heavy usage.
Oh well, i may still get this even if it has a terrible OS with a million crappy apps.