second phone in 3 months its crap, will be going back to vodaphone as soon as they open, it is a real crap phone for my money
JL, 09 Apr 2016Official marshmallow update begins for z3 compact. Where is it? In UAE started if you have any idea ?
why oh vaio, 06 Apr 2016this marshmallow update has taken too long , i am considering leaving sony soon for good Agreed that it has taken long but at least Sony usually delivers well optimized Android updates which i appreciate :)
Blue Nights , 30 Mar 2016I love a good durable flagship phones, and this is one of them. Used to have the z1c but t... moreHello. What do you mean by trashy? And how do you know it lasts 2 years only? Please elaborate, I want to know, cause I intend to buy one. Thanks in advance.
I bought this device for 43,000 INR on EMI(the green one). I liked it very much. But within 7 months the phone stopped working, so they changed the mother board and it started working again.....but again after around 7 months the screen started to come out on its own. Now the phone is no more dust and water proof.. :( ....total expense to repair it and for making it water proof again is 10,500 INR.
This screen adhesive problem is so common in Z3 compact. This phone is not up to the mark according to price. How can it qualifies to be a high end smart phone if people have to get it repaired every 6 or 7 months
George , 26 Mar 2016I have the Z3c for 1 year and 3 months already and I didn't have any problems! Until 2 days ag... moreI am dealing with the sane issue, the screen doesn't fluidly respond but I'm thinking it must be the screen protector since I got a new one. Definitely will change, and my earphone jacks are down which is a bummer. Won't let it fix since I'm planning to buy a new one.
Asghar, 07 Apr 2016 Motherboard gone , it sleeps for couple of days &then comes back again. big problem.After two months of usage I got the same problem. One day the phone is suddenly dead and then turned on after some hours.Then its starts to give the same problem again and again. One day its dead and didn't turning on anymore. I went to service center, They took three weeks to replace the mother board,Now it was working fine.
Motherboard gone , it sleeps for couple of days &then comes back again. big problem.
this marshmallow update has taken too long , i am considering leaving sony soon for good
Can anybody tell me if a capacitive stylus will work on z3 compact like note features???
Quite disappointed. I have been a Sony fan for 6 years now. My Z3 compact 21 MP camera just died and the screen black. If you turn on the flashlight it won't go off unless you restart the phone. Apparently it's a common problem from Sony support forums but without a solution. My next phone will definitely be an iPhone.
George , 26 Mar 2016I have the Z3c for 1 year and 3 months already and I didn't have any problems! Until 2 days ag... moreHave U tried reparing the phone using Sony companion. It will erase data & install latest OS again. So, better take a backup first.
Blue Nights , 30 Mar 2016I love a good durable flagship phones, and this is one of them. Used to have the z1c but t... moreIf your battery is giving U problems then there coud be a problem with the battery & not whole phone. Try to change the battery.
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2016Well the camera UI is like the Z5 now but did not really notice any improvement in camera qualityAre more settings available like shutter speed. Have U used any 3rd party app ?
Is manual mode still limited to only 8mp ?
Jjj, 01 Apr 2016Can you explain about the manual mode settings(like iso)to take better shots?U will have to read about it on net & look at videos to understand because there are different settings for different scenes.
But Generally, high iso is used to for low light but that can increase the noise too. So, U have to find the optimal settings.
Increasing EV[exposure value] can also increase the light in the image.
If the object U are shooting is not moving then use HDR mode.
All manual controls are available in 8mp resolution which is generally enough. But if U are going to use zoom then high suggest U use higher mps.
Also, try 3rd party apps as well. There are many good one like Better camera, Camera mx, FV-5 & google camera.
Riz, 01 Apr 2016Manual modeCan you explain about the manual mode settings(like iso)to take better shots?