I have been using this phone for nearly a year now since the day it was released and I had virtually no problems with it at all. I have owned the best phones in the world to date but nothing is comparable to this phone's functionality and practicality. And NO, the glass of phone doesn't brake and I play high end games 24/7.
littlepixiez, 01 May 2015I bought my Z3 Compact back in November. Fantastic phone, excellent quality, awesome camera an... moreThank you for that. Now I've decided to buy a cheaper alternative (Zenfone 2). Even though this small form of the Z3 Compact is perfect for me, I wouldn't want to risk my money for a high-end but fragile device.
littlepixiez, 01 May 2015I bought my Z3 Compact back in November. Fantastic phone, excellent quality, awesome camera an... moreI'm not getting into it deep. But please do research before coming to conclusions. You have no evidence that the temperature change damaged your screen just as we have no evidence that you have not dropped your phone. All I will point out is the Sony xperia z3 and compact are built with a safety feature that if the phone gets to hot the processor slows down to stop temperature rising. This theory about temperature is not valid. There are ways the glass would crack quite easily for example taking a knock whilst the phones in a person's pocket. Also pressure on the screen would also be affective. For me I just don't except the heat theory neither do sony because they test the phones over and over to make sure the device is safe this same glass is used on more devices besides xperia phones.
littlepixiez, 01 May 2015I bought my Z3 Compact back in November. Fantastic phone, excellent quality, awesome camera an... moreI'm sorry that you experienced that with your device. Maybe it was a defect with the glass quality but temperature changes hasn't been a problem with mine so far. I use it as my car stereo with the XSP-N1BT, and I go to an office building every day at around 20 degrees C... And using it in the car it can go up to 45 C. I try not to exceed it but sometimes I don't notice it.
Hi, it's a great phone but I really hate the lollipop upgrade, faster battery drain..heat...and most importantly slower.. It was awesome with kitkat.... Is there anybody helps me to downgrade it back to kitkat 4.4
heilos, 01 May 2015i have noticed that as well, it does drain bit faster It seems to be a new feature introduced with the 5.0 update. I've read articles about improved battery life in the 5.1 update. I hope they fixed some mistakes introduced in the current version...
I bought my Z3 Compact back in November. Fantastic phone, excellent quality, awesome camera and I love the phone camera button.
However, at the beginning of April I experienced a strange problem. We were in a very warm place next to an open fire, but not close enough to be unnaturally hot. My phone worked fine. We then moved onto a cooler place. I was using my phone normally, Whatsapping friends etc. It lived in a screen protector, gel case that went out in front of the screen slightly, and a shock sock. I pulled my phone out of my bag and the touchscreen was unresponsive. I looked closer and there was a long hairline crack from top to bottom, and a spiderweb crack at the top of my phone.
Now, the phone was not dropped at all. It received no impact whatsoever. The Sony Z series has had many complaints about random self-cracking mannerisms. I sent my phone off to Sony, and they quoted me £110 to fix my screen as they believed it was accidental damage. I challenged them and escalated my case. They explained that if it were a single hairline crack, yes it may be covered under warranty, they have fixed other phones with this problem before. But, because my phone had a spiderweb crack they would not fix it. I said to them "what if I accidentally pressed my thumb on the hairline crack when getting it out of my bag and that caused it?" I'm sorry, still accidental damage. I said "so if this defect gives customers a hairline crack and they accidentally press the screen as they cannot see through an opaque case that this crack has appeared you class it as accidental damage?" Yes. Well okay - thanks Sony.
I would warn people to definitely insure your phone just in case Sony will not fix it in the event of random screen cracks. Do not let the phone get too hot. Honestly, it is a wellknown issue across the internet. Spiderweb cracks less wellknown, but they have occurred. I eventually paid Sony to fix my phone and cut my losses, however I am making sure that other people know about this problem. If it happens again I will be taking the issue legally further.
They also sent my a tempered glass screen protector. Thanks Sony, but it was NOT dropped. And if anyone moans at me on here, why the hell would I come on here and lie? What would the point be? Just be careful as this is obviously a manufacturing defect that Sony are unwilling to own up to.
Z3 c Better of iPhone 5 in every field I used both z3 c is better performance front camera battery back up or Internet speed
heilos, 01 May 2015i have noticed that as well, it does drain bit faster awesome phone.coming from iphone 5s,i really am amazed at the quality of this phone.and frankly,this z3 compact is the best compact phone in the world.hell they fitted a huge 21mp.sensor.and the battery life is awesome.
i am from texas u know and compared to last year,i am seeing a little more no of sony phones in peoples hand..but still xperias are miniscule in number here.
AND SONY,IFF U PRODUCE SUCH GREAT PHONES,WHY THE HELL DONT U MARKET IT PROPERLY? I ASSURE U-MARKET IT WELL AND APPLE WILL BE BLOWN OUT OF ITS APPLE TREE.
fahad, 30 Apr 2015My z3c battery drains superfast after lollipop update! Anyone has the same issue?Same problem here - ever since the update, my phone drains around 15% battery per hour and heats up randomly even when left idle. Phone is also stuck in a boot loop and now it's basically unusable.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2015Why did they replace it with a refurbished unit? A refurbished unit is usually a device sent b... moreA similar thing happened to me. The supplier (not Sony) sent me a refurbished Z3C unit which was obviously a return because one of the flaps would not seat properly. I sent it back and finally got my money back six weeks later. The first Z3C phone I bought from them broke down twice with the randomly shutting down problem. This one was first repaired by the official Sony repair service but it still broke down again a week later.
good phone but expensive maintenance , not applicable for many countries Not so resistable as the advertisements and so so profitable
fahad, 30 Apr 2015My z3c battery drains superfast after lollipop update! Anyone has the same issue?Usually most update problems can be fixed with a factory reset. I didn't have any problem with the battery after the update, but a factory reset did improve it a little.
Aakash D, 30 Apr 2015Help!! my wifi keeps on disconnecting frequently on my z3c. i tried restarting my phone and ... moreAlso do you have another device you can use to test your wifi. This could be a real simple fix. I would run a connection test to find out what sort of speed you are getting. Also is there certain times when you lose connection and what sort of broadband do you have?
Aakash D, 30 Apr 2015Help!! my wifi keeps on disconnecting frequently on my z3c. i tried restarting my phone and ... moreI have personally not come across a wifi problem with any mobile device. I don't mean to make you sound silly but have you checked its not in a stamina mode. Stamina mode turns off mobile signals when your phone is idol to conserve battery power. Also is your phone actually connecting to your wifi to start with?
My z3c battery drains superfast after lollipop update! Anyone has the same issue?