I have days with my new Z3C and can say battery is better then most of the phones and will last you one day if you kill it or 2 if you spare it. Use automatic dimmer app to greatly improve battery life, stamina mode and wifi on location. I have tested the ultra stamina mode where 10% battery remaining will last more than one day and standy several days. (very nice, same as Samsung Alpha but takes less time to activate) Lightning fast (4 torrents while copy paste big files and phone remains very responsive) Design is incredible but you need magnetic cable and protection (waiting for glass screen and cover). Blotware can be disabled easy and I wait for Lolipop update (starting in feb).
Great screen for smallest size phone possible (so far) but LCD is different than Amoled (comparing with htc one x I own) but is great. You can play with screen colors to make it more warmer like on amoled.
Headphones (with mic) is best I have seen so far (and I heard many as I am very demanding). Flac quality music with a good mediaplayer app on stock headphones is amazing on this phone. Probably at Apple standard.
Phone sound quality is great (including on headphones) but if you put on speakers is not that loud however speakers are waterproof.
This is one of the very few phones you can make pictures underwater because of dedicated camera button but I won't risk it. Is good enough bonus is water proof for accidental spills or drop. I read is better to avoid sea water as it might color the plastics.
In the hand size of the phone is amazing but without case it will slip. Being glass on both sides is best to have good protection. Even if screen is tough all screens get scratched so is best to use protection ad change that when needed.
Photo camera I have tested very little but sony should have at least average quality on this.
Hope it helps others in making best decisions for them as there is no perfect phone for all but only perfect phone for you.
PS Someone was complaining on heat reducing the clock speed, I think is a good idea as there is no phone that will not heat while playing very intensive games. Intensive games are for tablets because it will always push the processor limit.
need help i am realy confused between xperia z2 vs z3 compact,,, need a best camera and long battery for web browsing whatsapp all time wifi on and for heavy games plz ans me in detail thanks
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This phone is super fast, not laggy at all. I used it almost 1 month and half and it is super beast.
recommend it to everyone, plus, the size is same as the Z1 Compact but bigger display and resolution, bigger battery and awesome camera.
sonyfan X, 17 Jan 2015 i only tested this phone at the store. Based on that, I can say this phone is awesome, but l... morea 1080p screen is certainly better but from a normal viewing distance u will not see the difference since it is a backlit LCD, besides 1080p displays need much more power wich will affect battery life
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2015Self cracking problem still going on with z phones. I just bought a z3 compact.1 day only it ... moreLol what a shame for you my brotha, didn't you check the phone before you took it? and just so you know, you can ask for a replacement for that. People these days.
i only tested this phone at the store.
Based on that, I can say this phone is awesome, but lets be honest, the front facing cam was just good, sadly it was not good enough for me. That, and the display, i know its good but a 1080p would be nicer since its gonna be my phone for the next 2-3years, unless it'll be lost just like my iphone 4s.lol. One more cycle and I think SONY will nail it, 1080p screen and based on rumors it'll be a 5mp front snapper like the C3 (im not a selfie lord but having that flash would be great during nightouts.LOL.) Plus the side keys for music, like the one on the recently announced walkman, would be perfect as well.
they perfected the design and battery and performance and the simple UI already. Just 1 more cycle and I hope It'll be this MWC 2015. Coz i cant wait to get my hands off this Samsung Galaxy S that I currently have as a spare. Hehe
Pls some 1 tell me is the camera of sony z3 compact better then samsung s5 while clicking the pictures
Self cracking problem still going on with z phones. I just bought a z3 compact.1 day only it crack!it was stored in the box when it self crack.i just cant beleive it the it crack by itself.
I am a user with 3 months experience, coming from a Galaxy S4.
Buy it, Z3 compact is a great option, is more fluent and software is more productive, also the camera resources and setup are a lot better than Samsung.
The battery works just one day with me, but I use it a lot.
Limantara, 16 Jan 2015Hi Pluto, Thank you for our detail information about Z3. I would like to reconfirm again, ho... moreHey, I said my Z3 charged from 15% to 100% in 1 hour and 30 minutes and I forgot to say I was using it while it was charging so that's why it took a long time to charge. But I saw your question yesterday and decided to test it out and from 0% to 100% the phone takes exactly 52 minutes to charge without Stamina mode on and without me using it! Just under an hour! I was really suprised. It will probably take from 30% about 30 something minutes to get to 100% :)
sudheesh , 15 Jan 2015I bought z3 compact on. 3rd jan 2015 after six days the phone is fully dead. That night i put ... moreu could hav backed up ur data before sending it to service
so u can restore it later
Pluto, 12 Jan 2015I have a Z3 Compact and I'm having no problems at all with it. Its super fast, the screen is e... moreHi Pluto,
Thank you for our detail information about Z3.
I would like to reconfirm again, how much time needed to charge Z3 from battery with 30% ?
I am using Samsung Note 4 and basically satisfy with its performance and the speed battery re-charged from 30% (arround 90 minutes).
Can't believe that. Have dropped it accidentally from 3' 5" height twice and nothing happened. Sat multiple times on it and still intact. Know what? Have left giving it any special care ever since. So far so good. Cheers! ;)
Just bought my z3 compact green and so far so good. I hope to have this phone for 2 or more years. I love the size. Just right and the screen resolution is awesome. Camera is better compared to my samsung s4.
I bought z3 compact on. 3rd jan 2015 after six days the phone is fully dead. That night i put the phone in airplane mode. There was about 35 % battery. Next morning the phone is seen switched off. I put it to charge but nothing happened. The device is fully dead. Next day o contacted the vendor and they replaced with new one. But i lost all contacts and data in the phone memory. Never expected this kind of problems from sony and that too from a this much costly device.
probably one of the best phones. better than any iphone. great screen, scratchproof body, powerful processor and best battery life.