after 6 months of use, the phone starts rebooting itslef until it cant pass the start up screen. im so disappointed. had hopes for this phone because its my first android phone. D5803 user here
Brun, 20 Feb 2016Why does it keeps on rebooting and it always give an error "Unexpected removal of memory card.... morecheck if you have inserted your simcard or memory card perfectly in it. It happened to me and i fitted them well. And it solved the issue :D
Can anyone help on using answering machine? I keep getting error audio source not enabled on receiving the call and the call gets disconnected before recording the msg
I bought Z3Compact 2 weeks ago & have been using it since last week.
What I Like:
1.The design: easily the best looking phone I have ever seen. nothing matches it. the premium look, glass build, shape & size, it's just awesome.
2. Size: Perfect size for a phone & easily usable by 1 hand.
3. Color: Wanted it in red, Got it in Orange. Still way better than just white, black or Pink.
4. Performance: Great h/w delivers great performance. Even people using moto & nexus applaud Z3C's performance.
5. Battery: Unimaginable good, especially with stamina mode.
6. Camera: sharp & clear images
7. Sony's music app & music output: though I liked Walkman name.
8. Stereo Speakers: music is not at level of headphones but perfect balance between quality & Volume.
9. Space: 16 GB internal & more expandable.
10. Price: Got it for 27000 Rupees. Very good deal.
What I don't like:
1. Flaps: too big. I don't trust them. May have to use a cover to keep them closed properly.
2. non-removable battery & back cover
3. Camera: 20mp is available in only 1 mode. to get HDR or other manual controls U have to come down to 8mp. Colors in images seem washed out. Will be checking other camera apps for more options.
As U can see so things I like & few I don't like. But those I don't like are imp ones & I wish they had been rectified.
It's a great device for that price. A powerfull thing in a compact size. Of course, its not predicted to be putted in the swimming pool or something like that, it is waterproof if accidentaly rain starts, or accidentaly fall in water... but not SWIMMING AND RECORDING UNDER WATER. :)
My z3 compact is great! I love splashing it with water whenever I want to
Don't buy this phone. It is not waterproof. It is not as tough as the advertising makes out. The back cover is made of glass for some stupid reason and smashes easily. And since the most recent update, the home, back and recent apps buttons no longer work for a large number of users (7 pages of comments on the Sony user forums). When I contacted Sony about this, they have done nothing to help or even acknowledge the problem.
Ed, 19 Feb 2016This is almost my perfect phone, but is let down by one very crucial defect.
The usability,... moreHello ED,
I have my Sony Z3 Compact for more than a year and I have to say that i droped from 1,5 meters on the concreet floor. And my screen didn't cracked at all :) I use from the first day glass panels for both front and back and a Ringke FUSION SMOKE cover.
Maybe I had luck, it's a fantastic phone. It's my secondary phone, the primary one is a S6 Edge but I have to say that it's more stable than the S6 Edge...
I will never sell this phone...
Have a nice day!
Why does it keeps on rebooting and it always give an error "Unexpected removal of memory card." for no reason, I mean it is just on a table. I have used other xperia before I thought this will be different but its not. I am a bit disappointed.
I have heard of blurry picture issue of camera on z3 compact. i too have that issue. Did anyone here try custom roms and if yes then did that make any improvement in camera quality?
This is almost my perfect phone, but is let down by one very crucial defect.
The usability, battery life, camera, speed, size, screen clarity..and everything else are all spot on for me.
BUT, I have broken the screen 3 times in 5 months, and the it costs an absolute fortune to have the screen repaired. Some shops refuse to repair Sony screens, and of the ones that do I can't find anywhere that will repair it for much less than £100 a time, (I'm no expert but I think this is because the screen comes as part of an LCD unit), this obviously makes it unsustainable to keep the phone at it's current breakage rate.
I could understand if I was being rough and careless with the phone - but actually the opposite is true! The glass they use for the screen is simply too thin, and it's a real let down. Despite using a leather flip case and thick screen protector I have cracked the screen once by dropping it onto the ground from about 4 feet, once just from having it in my pocket whilst bending down, and once from dropping onto a desk from about a foot off the surface. This really is appalling! And unlike previous phones that I've owned, as soon as you crack this screen it immediately means that you cannot use the part nearest the crack, and within 1-2 days the crack will spread and the whole phone will become unusable. This is a major design floor and it's incredibly frustrating that Sony have cut corners here.
I will be very sad to stop using this phone, as I love it, but I simply cannot afford to the running cost of a new screen every couple of months. (This is despite me trying really hard to be careful with it). I hope other people have more luck, but from others I have spoken to and read comments from, this appears to be a common problem. I hope Sony learn from this.
hi just bought the z3 compact... i have a question for other user..the volume on the device is great and loud..however when ever i put the volume up and it sounds great ,the front glasss.that is the screen almost starts to vibirate..is this normal... as if i am play a high voulme deck speaker ..please help
if you are dentist or if you have to use your two hands while working, you will be upset if you buy this phone, because theres no way for auto-answering in bluetooth mode. if you are using bluetooth headset, you have to push button for answering. it ruins your life. thank you sony.
jjjo, 17 Feb 2016I am using Sony experia z3 compact. After lollipop update phone starts to heat within normal u... moreFor me it solved the problem with factory resetting the Z3 and doing a fresh install.
jjjo, 17 Feb 2016I am using Sony experia z3 compact. After lollipop update phone starts to heat within normal u... moreDownload Cooler Master from Play Store and set it up using the advance setup menu. That really helps, it works for me.
I am using Sony experia z3 compact. After lollipop update phone starts to heat within normal use. Is this a software problem? Build number is 23.4.A.1.232. Any other facing this issue in this build? Is there is any solution for heating issue? plz help.
I'm not a 'super-user' or had that many smartphones. I am an average guy who uses my phone to make calls, texts, browse the web, using some apps, taking photos etc. Okay, my 2 cents here...
The Z3 compact is a great phone - but with some flaws. I got big hands and it handles well. I'm not a fan of the five inch-monsters out there even if I understand the purpose of them. Sony treats Android well, I think. Looking at other brands, the UI is not clustred but rather minimalistic and nice. The software is to 95% fluid and does not lag. I've had mine for six months, satisfied so far.
Build quality is okay, but not fantastic. Coming from Nokia Lumia 800, and must say the Finnish phone was more impressive in this regard. I payed a discount 350Â€, and it feels a bit steep considering hardware quality of this Z3 compact. I have treated it well, but still the screen sqeueks once a day. Though it feels sturdy enough to last some time.
Camera jpeg output is okay in auto-mode (doesn't shoot in M mode with phones). I had hoped for more consistent shots and with a bit more oumph in the pictures. I have a 2011 Sony compact camera that wipes this one over-board. Too bad actually! One of the headlines for the Sonys are the image quality - right? This is part of why I bought this phone in the first place.
Battery time is outstanding and so is recharging it. This is really impressive I must say! Happy with this!
The design of the Sonys rock! Hands down no contest, in my opinion. Minimalistic and gorgeous.
Overall its a great phone. It's fast and responsive. Android UI is not cluttered and looks nice. It is good size and with great looks. But it is not that premium as the price tag shows. There is stil room for improvement. Maybe Z6/Z7 Compact will make this happen?