Swordylove, 13 Sep 2014Gorilla Glass 3? I thought Dragontrail? :/
Anyway, I'm pleased with the review. Good displa... moreCompletely agree.
I waiting already 3 years to find a proper device.
All the problems in world starts by comparison. Speaker not loud enought? My LwW in tests made very close ring volume. And its usually disturbs people. I hope reproduction of speaker audio quality will be as good as mine.
About camera. Samsung and others are better. Who da F cares. Its good enought for average user. GSM already wrote, you aint gonna get far better as this is.If you wanna make good quality photos, buy proper camera not try to find it in PHONE. But Sony already thought about that. Check those attachable cameras. With dedicated microphone, it makes serious competition in different league!
For most users its battery, what makes the decision. And it...
#GSMARENA you should correct your review at the part where you mentioned Z1C battery life rating which is 65h and not mistaken it with 52h rating of Galaxy Alpha. ;)
Overall Z3C is a great phone and with a price of almost 200£ less than Galaxy Alpha I think it just got perfect.
Shipping from Clove for just £290 (without VAT) is amazing deal for a new flagship phone. I didn`t thought I will change my phone soon but with battery life of 101h and that price - I`m sold.
Exelllent job Sony!
King of battery life + King of benchmark
Congrat to SONY for the hardwork(101 hours endurance)...
Apple fan here.
Gsmarena earlier said current experia phones can't be set on manual brightness as automatic brightness always kicks in so how they tested its maximum brightness and on what level of brightness video play and browsing time is recorded is beyond me.
my xperia v has an endurance rating of 24h LOL, this phone makes my phone feel so outdated LOLOLOL.
Why must use two fingers to access quick setting? it defeats the purpose of having a compact phone that it should be used with one hand.
You should remove "No 1080p screen resolution" as disadvantage. On screen smaller that 5' there is no need for more than 720p.
Z1C is very scratch-able. Is Z3C better in this area? (if it is not than this should be disadvantage)
Very fast review. I appreciate all goodness of apple, Samsung, LG, htc but this phone from Sony is not only better of all but also way ahead in price to value ratio. I prefer handy phone to large phone.
It's close competition is HTC e8. With better and larger screen, boom speakers and lower price.
Kudos to the Sony engineers on the battery output. That type of hard work earns my money!
OK - I was hoping they would improve the Speaker Volume on the Z3 Compact since they are Stereo Force Surround or whatever Sony calls it . Two speakers and not as loud as S4, or S5 Mini - odd. Can this be boosted with Software in production Models or is that it ?
Also - this Camera with the 20 megapixel hype is still not as clear as Samsung's 12 MP in Alpha, 13 MP in Galaxy 4, or the 16 MP in Galaxy 5, is it as clear as S5 Mini 8 MP ?
Don't get me wrong here, the size of the Z3 Compact and the Screen and big Battery sound great ( bright approx. 317 ppi is fine ) . I just expected they would tighten up the Camera Software and have Speakers similar or one step down from HTC ONE M8 , but NOT 2 or 3 steps down ....
I do like the zippy performance , love the size so hoping the Production Models get a 3 to 6 db boost to the Speakers, AND better HD Mode and
Photo Quality via software tweaks- can this happen ?
Gorilla Glass 3? I thought Dragontrail? :/
Anyway, I'm pleased with the review. Good display, better speaker, better camera. Almost no shortcoming. And for those who moan about not having 1080p, go buy a TV. Jeez.
SaRPeR, 12 Sep 2014Xperia Z1 Compact got 65 hours endurance rating not 52 hours can you correct this ?52 Hours is that of the Galaxy alpha, it's closest competitor.
Smuti, 13 Sep 2014OMFG, you sir are just the king of stupidville. Seriously, what are you whining about.
Upper ... moreDuh!!! Endurance rating of the G3 is 69 Hours!
w8ng 4 sammy beauty, 12 Sep 2014Wow superb battery life but i think cam quality is still bad.....i was planning to buy this ce... moreHi, Camera quality not OK? Well I think you are expecting too much. No comparison with the the Z1C. The Z3C is even matching or surpassing other top devices. What a great cellphone. It seems sony has done its homework at last. I only wonder why the Z1C could not get an update (having a similar sensor) in order to produce such great results. I am glad I waited so long. Greetings.
This one is really nice, battery life is splendid, good crafted, ok camera.
Maybe my next phone