Drape, 19 May 2015Just today I dropped my z3c in a concrete floor about 5 meters high. Note that I am hate putti... moreI'll go for z1 compact. perhaps it is more durable than z3c and less cost.
IMO, the only visible difference between the two is the screen size ratio and other than that, are just small updates and will still be okay to settle with z1c that is much cheaper.
Anonymous, 19 May 2015I am afraid of several reports about the cracking issue of its glass exterior???Just today I dropped my z3c in a concrete floor about 5 meters high. Note that I am hate putting screen protector in my device thus, the only protection it has is a cheap pouch.I thought that my device would crack but that did not happen. It does not have any scratches either. Self cracking issue or the issue about this device easily crack is just a lie or the owners might have defective device. Thus, it is important that if you will buy an expensive device you should take your time inspecting the device. In my opinion those owner complaining about cracking issue did not inspect their device thoroughly before buying note that even a smallest crack can progress into a big crack. I myself nearly brought a device that has very very small dent/crack in the back side luckily I took my time inspecting it before buying it.
Roni, 18 May 2015hi! im also from the philippines. where did you buy your z3 compact? do you think its safe to ... moreHello there, I bought my z3c in hotgadgets store here in the Philippines(search it in the internet) unlike the other online store it has a physical shop. Be sure to inspect the phone really carefully because I tried to buy in the other store and found out that there is a very very small crack in the back side of the device and you wont easily notice it thus, be sure to take your time inspecting the device.Be careful when buying in those online store because they do not offer official sony warranty just a store warranty.
Drape, 17 May 2015Z3 compact if you want a super smartphone in a small form and one handed usage (for busy peopl... moreBuying one this coming Thursday so hope I am as happy with it as you are. Will let you know what I think over the weekend.
mk7, 19 May 2015is z2 better or z3c ?I think they are both on par...
The main difference will be if you like big screen/phones or compact phones...
The screen of the Z2 is a bit more accurate, but the one on the Z3 Compact is very pleasant when you get use to it... I think the Z3C is more comfortable to hold and the front facing speakers is better place so you don't cover them when you hold it in landscape (but the ones on the Z2 looks better IMO)
Just get the Z3C if you want a small device or the Z2 if you want a big one.
Hi I have had an IPhone for 6 years and looking for a change . Cant decide between Experia z3 compact or Samsung s5 mini ? Help x
Anonymous, 19 May 2015z3 compact. trust me. i'm using this phone for about 6 month now I am afraid of several reports about the cracking issue of its glass exterior???
hello there..please advise what to choose..I can't really decide over this phone or z1 compact..
Z1 compact is great phone but Z3 compact is even better (I believe)..The price difference is about $80-$100..I am thinking if it is worth it...my last phone was xperia tx but I lost it.
DQ, 18 May 2015On the other hand, I have using my Z3C since late January and I bought a third party Magnetic ... moreI agree it's a great phone and has served me well. I have compared it to my s6 edge and you are correct the s6 does have in my opinion the better camera on any mobile device but please don't just take my word for it if you get a chance do compare your self. I have never had any problems with the z3c regarding cracking bits dropping off or lag either and i have kids that tend to get a hold of all my devices.
Drape, 18 May 2015That is why Sony does not manufacture Magnetic charging cables my friend. Ofcourse it is not a... moreOn the other hand, I have using my Z3C since late January and I bought a third party Magnetic Charger adapter (from Magnector, 3 of the first version and 2 of the new one) and I have charge my phone EVERY SINGLE DAY with them without the port getting loose. I still take my Z3C to the shower, pool and rain and it still remains waterproof.
In my experience the phone does not lag even with many apps opened... the only lagging apps for me has been Emulators that do not go well with Snapdragon... And the Camera has been superb, I have compared it extensively with a Nexus 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, 6+, Galaxy S5 and S5 Mini... and the Z3C has absolutely nothing to envy from them, in fact, the Z3C best them all in low light photography (using High Sensitivity ISO or Manual settings) and the only android phone I think is better all around regarding the camera is the Galaxy S6, but I haven't compared it first hand.
Drape, 16 May 2015I never put any screen protector or cover in this device because it will only spoil the premiu... morehi! im also from the philippines. where did you buy your z3 compact? do you think its safe to buy from online gadget stores? im a bit hesitant to buy from online stores but the price point is really tempting
I'm really disapointed on the backside on this phnoe, i bought it 3 day's later the entire backside cracked, I had the phone on the table and when i toke it, the entire backside was broke. I went to the store i bought it, I got the answer, we can send it to sony however they will tell you this is a dropinjury, but i havent dropped it and there are no dropmarks on the phone, so Im really disapointed, have heard several that have problems with the glas on both front and the backside, a BIG minus from me
Alex, 17 May 2015I'm very disappointed with this phone. Do not work as fast as Sony said and the phone will lac... moreThat is why Sony does not manufacture Magnetic charging cables my friend. Ofcourse it is not a part of the warranty because you used unofficial charger.It is also advertised to use the magnetic charging dock. Next time you own an expensive device buy the official accessories than buying the cheaper version.