I have this phone for one yer now bought him for second hand
So pros are
Still good looking but maybe outdated desing
Very good screen good colors, sharp,movies looks amazing on this screen in my opinion still in pair with any newer midranger
Great baterry, I have almost 5 hours sot with 4g network and battery is more than 4 years old, superb battery one off best batterys ever produced
One off the best sound quality i ever heard, song on earphones sounds amazing
No slowing down in speed every day is the same speed off opening apps and others like first day
Still can play demanding games like asphalt real racing 3 darknes rises on higer settings and pubg on lower settings
Camera is very good on sunny days
Speakers are to low in volume
Top speaker are producing cracling sound when music is put on 100% but not to much on 80
Screen has develop white spots only seen on grey or white background
He is slipi, build quality is good but to soft so he needs case or protection
Camera is bad in low light
Somtimes overheats on demanding games and opening web pages
Scrolling is sometimes stucking but mostly in g play store and chrome
Not good reception off 3g signal but 4g works very good
Overal i can recomend this phone if somebody can buy this for cheap, and this phone needs case and protection because it fall out of pocket very easy
Neske036, 06 Mar 2019I had the phone for exactly 2.5 years. Here's what I think about it: - Basically, it's kinda ... moreInteresting my z3 do not overheats on youtube almost at all! And i watching 720P videos on 4g. Only sometimes on demanding games and when i opening web pages to quickly.
umersid, 27 Apr 2019Hey guy i want to buy a Sony Z3 or a Sony Z5 because i have the budget for them only tell me w... moreIm still using Z3(almost 5 years) it performs exactly(but really exactly) as day one-FLUID AND FAST(just like any other Sony flagship)- so i would likd to suggest u to avoid z5 because of heating snapdragon 810(year was 2015,my htc m9 also has it),just go for z3(also avoid z3 Plus-sometimes called z4 it hss the same heating sd 810 or any other phone with sd 810-
Hey guy i want to buy a Sony Z3 or a Sony Z5 because i have the budget for them only tell me which one is better for me personally it would be Z3
Never buy Sony phone, 20 Apr 2019I have a Sony Xperia Z3 and it tuned out a dead junk after 1 year use. It dead suddenly and I ... more: You got a Lemon (it happens with all cell phones) so stop your whining. Either pay to get it repaired or get a new phone, it's that simple ! My Z3 still works like a charm, fast web browsing, never over heats, still takes great pictures & videos. I have lots of Sony products, a digital amp, subwoofer, PS4, 2 bluray players, digital camera and the Z3. I have never had a problem with any of them. So as I stated above you just got a Lemon...
I have a Sony Xperia Z3 and it tuned out a dead junk after 1 year use. It dead suddenly and I tried more than 50 methods posted on line and even chatted with three Sony mobile supports on line. Nothing could bring it to alive and they asked me to send to support center but on my own cost. What a garbage.
Absolutely gutted! After 4 months i dropped it 30cm and it died. Packed in leather case. Dropped onto carpet and red battery display!? Would not switch on, would not charge. Tried sony uk mob phone live chat which was great. Suggested downloading xperia software onto my pc and all fine with usb cable connected! Software tried repairing, resetting etc for 20 mins but no good. Sony uk suggested repairing it free of charge but had no spare parts left since old model! Crazy. Tried replacing battery as a last resort snd litterally impossible since lid glued, bonded together. Not supposed to remove battery. Did notwork. Gave up bouvht new simfree Samsung s5 and works great. All shame!
I have used z3 it is slowest touch and second problem my phone is 4G support sat and not operate gsm when net data disable my please help me
mike7cool, 27 Mar 2019I have a problem on watching videos on youtube because it is loading so slowly. As a matter of... moreMine works great. Have you tried to wipe cache partition? If it won't help factory reset.
Mark Ari , 21 Mar 2019Well said and laid out review comment. Just thought it was worthy of praise. Regards. Ari. Ho... moreI have a problem on watching videos on youtube because it is loading so slowly. As a matter of fact, I can stream videos faster on my Sony Xperia E than on Sony Xperia Z3. In addition, It took me a hard time to access the play store. Can anyone please help me on this. Thanks!
Neske036, 06 Mar 2019I had the phone for exactly 2.5 years. Here's what I think about it: - Basically, it's kinda ... moreWell said and laid out review comment. Just thought it was worthy of praise. Regards. Ari. However I will say to other readers of this post overheating doesn't always come down to processor more then often its due to the amount of processes that you may have forgotten where still running in the background. I played YouTube back to back for 5hrs no problem and phone never felt hot. Still had 43% battery. just Bare in mind always close in batch with the square or swipe before planing a yt or game session witg your phone to ensure max life :-?
Sony make a big mistake for Z3 after update to MM 4 years ago, I remember my Z3 is 3 days after update to MM, touch screen become error! First I cant pull down notification bar then error again to left side continue to right side off touchscreen!! OMG!! I Promise never buy sony phone anymore! Please cek on the google touchscreen error Z3, so many issues on there.
Never buying sony phone!
I had the phone for exactly 2.5 years. Here's what I think about it:
- Basically, it's kinda old now. It lacks biometric security and new android system, but you can't expect much luxury from a phone from 2014. However, it was one of the best phones in 2014, and I'd say it is much much better than Galaxy S5 even though I'm AMOLED fanatic.
- Snapdragon 801. I'm still shivering when I think about it. That phone is truly a double edged sword - it is able to run anything, even new updated 2019 games, but it overheats from, like, being for 10 minutes on YouTube. I would suggest gamers to avoid this phone if they don't want an explosion in their house. Long story short you cannot safely use it when it's charging (I mean you shouldn't use any phones when they are charging, but avoid this particular one at all costs) and you can't play games for too long. I've heard that people lost their screens because of that so be careful.
- Battery is really good, but stamina mode locks more functions than you like so it's kind of annoying, you either have really good battery life or you can't use 30% of your phone.
- Dual speakers, hell yeah! Lots of mobile brands fail to realise how much this means to some of us. It's sad how my Nokia 6233 has better sound than Galaxy A7 (2018) and it's all because of stereo sound dual speakers make.
Overall, would I recommend this phone? Well, yeah. I mean, sure, there are some flaws I can't handle, but there isn't a flawless phone, especially not one that's 5 years old. If you don't need a gaming phone that won't let you down, is easy to use, has great battery life and has unbeatable sound quality, look no further. If you want a phone for gaming, pick anything with Exynos, please. You really don't want to die from Snapdragon explosion. Ughh I'm so salty haha! I loved my Z3 and I would have bought Z5 if it didn't have Snapdragon (obviously). Even though I know that not every Snapdragon is like 801 and 810, I'm still afraid of giving it a second chance. So yeah. Z3 is a wonderful piece of art. You do need to master that art to enjoy it, but I honestly found learning to love my good old phone simple and fun. Totally worth the money.
anonymous, 10 Feb 2019with the z5 heating issue, would this still be a better choice between the two?Yes. Mine still works fine. My father is using it now. After four years it's performance is great. Everything works fine.
with the z5 heating issue, would this still be a better choice between the two?
anonymous, 31 Jan 2019any comments on gaming performance in 2019? (if you do)Mine is falling apart, I'm buying a new Z3 cause they have everything a modern phone needs to have, and for cheap from ali express, China.
Gaming is great, plus you for Sony PlayStations remote play... :)
: My Z3 still works like a charm and never overheats but with today's new cell phone having 6"+ screens I guess you can consider the Z3 now a compact and the Z3 Compact a Mini...