"Audio quality is good"
So I suppose this phone would still make for a great MP3 player?
This is what i hate in z series. Whats the point of being waterproof if you cannot use the touch accurately.sometimes it is almost impossible to pick a call.Otherwise this is the best Android phone available.
Battery life may actually be better than z2 in real use. The z2's screen is extremely dim at 50% and is a dim screen even at max. The maximum nits are higher in the z3 than z2, so it is likely that the 50% setting is higher. I say likely and not definitely because 50% doesn't necessarily mean half brightness.
One thing I have to alert Xperia users to the issue of voice feedback when one uses Skype or Hangouts for video calls.
It seems apparent on Z1 and Z2 despite software updates and Skype app updates. The npise cancelling functions seems to be the culprit and there is no way to disable it during Skype or Hangouts video calls.
Is irritating to hear an immediate echo of what you spoke to the other party. Whether I used the original or 3rd party headset, the same voice feedback was there. I hope Sony addressed this problem in the Z3.
Primark, 25 Sep 2014Regardless of how IPhone is reviewed or what battery endurance it receives, millions of people... moreThat's coz idiots fall for iCrap.
They chose to be fooled into paying top dollars for a subpar spec device which has less than 1Gb RAM and only Dual Core CPU.
Besides, the iCrap 5.5" model could be bent and become iBend.
Not that I have not used idevices before. I had been an iPod and iPod Nano and iPhone 4 user, all four crap devices kept crawling for the charger in a few hours of usage. Damn they have the crappiest batteries ever. Yet their batteries are embedded and not removable for a spare swap.
A Note 3 easily surpassed the spec of the 5.5" iCrap. This Z3 is definitely gonna be mine as soon as it launches. The battery life of the Z2 had already won me over. Next will be Z3.
Jin, 24 Sep 2014I don't know how people prefer iphone over this!Regardless of how IPhone is reviewed or what battery endurance it receives, millions of people will still fall in line for it...
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2014great.... but still i need a removable battery... i stopped reading the review at "Non user-replaceable battery"
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 25 Sep 2014Seriously?! This looks boring to the max!! There is no innovations at all! Still the same MP c... moreWhat gibberish... get off High end Sony user post, is that type comparable to Z3???
This phone is good, flagship-grade alright, but I guess people have higher expectation. I guess if it's priced below $500 it would sell like hot cakes.
geeko, 24 Sep 2014why the battery isn't as good as the z3 compact. It's even worse than its predecessor The Z3 Compact has a better battery life because it is using a smaller screen (= less power required for backlight) with a lower resolution (= less processing required with 777,600 pixels vs. 2,073,600 pixels). That is the disadvantage you get with 1080p and I'd rather have the Z3 Compact because 319ppi is still more than adequate unless you use your phone with a magnifying glass.
Also interesting that GSMArena has a slightly different tone on the camera performance than in the Z3 Compact review. I assume they have the same camera performance?
These phones are the best on the market by far and it is sickening to see the degree of hype given to other fashion devices in much of the media while completely ignoring these. As far as I'm concerned you are an idiot if you buy any other phone than the Z3 or Z3 Compact.
Ivan Croatia, 25 Sep 2014So, 99 per cent same as Z2, only with weaker battery. LOL Put xperia z, z1, z2 and z3 to ea... more99% similar to Z2 with weaker battery? Obviously either you do not read or simply are butthurt blind.
Amir1, 25 Sep 2014iphone and samsung owners, wake up! the new king is xperia z3. seriously. sony deserve so much... moreSeriously?! This looks boring to the max!! There is no innovations at all! Still the same MP camera as previous Zs, even the running of multi layered apps looks bad as compared to Note 4. Is a waste of money to get this.
Z3 should have Snapdragon 805, QHD screen, OIS, dual Led flash and fingerprint scanner. This is not even an Z2s.
Bad move from Sony, selling same phone 2 times
So, 99 per cent same as Z2, only with weaker battery. LOL
Put xperia z, z1, z2 and z3 to each other and spot the difference?
Amir1, 25 Sep 2014iphone and samsung owners, wake up! the new king is xperia z3. seriously. sony deserve so much... moreOh please... let them buy iPhone and Samesung. The less people have the same beautiful phone as ours, the better. We are the classy minority, not common hipsters.