First of all, I want to point out that I really love the phone.
I got the phone fittingly 6 hours before New Year of 2015,I had to replace the good ol' Samsung Galaxy S III.
(It got some really destructive cancer, battery died in an instant and it just shut down - 4th time in repair in a course of 2-3 months, might be getting a new one from the manufacturer)
Anyways, I was really shockingly surprised in the most positive way about the battery, to me it is the most important part in the phone. Ot really does last forever. I listen to music, use Youtube, other live broadcast TV apps, sometimes play a little, social media, but the internet is almost always on. I have no worries taking the charger off at 10 in the morning and after a wild friday night it will still have battery left to kill next morning at 10.
Fantastic battery and excellent camera. However about the camera, I was happy with the pictures but after googling, I found out that it can do better. I also found out that it takes some sort of "professional" to really get all the setting and perfect shots. Still, I am not really complaining about it. There are manual settings for the easy and the lazy. I will have to study more.
About the icons, I suggest people downloading another launcher, because the icons truly are too huge. Not to advertise, but I found Nova Launcher to my liking. Once you understand the settings, it is simple and much, much more pleasing to the eye.
One bad thing in a way, is the thing that (my girlfriend got the Z3 Compact and after a night out smoking weed, she dropped the phone on hard concrete and broke the screen -) there aren't a lot of places where it can be repaired. Just some shady ones, where I wouldn't trust to give her phone to. Also accessories are noticeably more hard to come by - might be the problem in this country, or might be the same everywhere. Still, the easy solution is to buy cheaper from the internet, for example, amazon. I got tempered glass and a tpu case for the price of just one glass screen from there, instead what I would have gotten here.
Overall I am most satisfied with my purchase and will stay true to it until the end of its time! (I guess it is a little bit of propaganda, but really, if you like a nice big screen with awesome dual speakers, incredible battery and great camera, it is the smartphone just for you!)
Slayer, 25 May 2015It is called trolls and they can't resist trolling other OEM related blogs! You would think th... moreif u aren't interested in z3, what are u doing here???u are a troll aren't u??and ur insecurity regarding ur fav oem has brought u here to troll here
Johnzapper, 25 May 2015We are in a Sony forum, but there is so much talk about Samsung Galaxy here. Shouldn't you guy... moreIt is called trolls and they can't resist trolling other OEM related blogs! You would think they would be happy enough with their favourite OEM but no, they simply can't help but expose their insecurities!
BTW my xperia s, still working after 3 yrs. battery's okay but not that great anymore
We are in a Sony forum, but there is so much talk about Samsung Galaxy here. Shouldn't you guys be discussing Sony phones ? Obviously Samsing is number one in the world, but Sony seems to be doing alright. Although the Z series shape is getting a bit dated now, I mean the shape and looks for 4 models now.
Guys this device is Great, I just bought them last week as an upgrade from my old xperia s. I did all the modifications and rooting that i usually do in xperia devices. This thing is fast and its really durable from how I see it. Just downgrade it and root then you're pretty much golden. The camera is 8/10 but overall its great. I did my research for 3 days before buying it. This screen does not "BURN-IN" unlike amoled screens that you see in S****** devices. It doesn't have overheating issues and battery is superb even when your taxing it with hardcore 3D games over wifi. I'm glad I made the right choice. The screen does not crack by its own, and yeah at least Sony doesn't cheat in benchmarks by overclocking the processor if you know what i mean ^_^ This device might not be the fastest but its really reliable.
Looked at buying Z3, but so much meditative talk about it. Anybody tell truths ?
friends,please read the comnents of mr bryll.i will make u understand why this guy is a sammy agent trying to spread rumors-
1.there is no self cracking issue.its all fiction.case in point-i play playstation 4 games on my z3 using a dual shocker4 game pad and my phone becomes hot(ps4 games are really heavy graphics intensive).and yet i have no problems.admitted some got a faulty set,but the 25%number cited by mr bryll is preposterous.do u guys really want to believe the mindmade fiction of this guy who has no data from analyst firms to back up his arguments and he says google facebook pages.hell anyone can create a facebook page.can he give a link from a real analyst/industry researchers backing up his numbers??he can't. the reason is industry watchdogs,analysts,consumer protection laws act on a company only when they suspect poor manufacturering.if industry watchdogs,consumer protection law enforcement agencies had found real problems,wouldn't they have investigated the matter??and this guy says 25%.really mr bryll??u are making me laugh.lolllll.lollllll.ha ha..he cites 25%...just lol.
2.sony was not popular a year ago in usa.but with z3,things changed and god,how times change. t-mobile has already sold out.and mind you-they have sold millions of z3.and z3 sales skyrocketed after s6 release.poor 2500mah battery,memory leak,crashing s6 apps,chaffing of camera,no sd card all lead to users returning their s6 to the carriers and getting themselves a z3.as good word about sony spread,the sales of z3 increased like a chain reaction and millions were sold in usa. would it have sold if it was not good???
3.z3 was awarded the best phone in usa by the "the inquirer "
4.samsung has a bad habit of sullying its fiercest competitiors by false propaganda.and as z3 is killing s6 everywhere its natural that bashing of sony will only increase.
i took out time to write this because z3 is awesome in every aspect and doesn't deserve the bashing mr bryll is falsely giving. and mr bryll-please go enjoy ur life.
i am worried about lollipop update.....plz inform me about lollipop for xperia z3...
Afrojack567, 24 May 2015why lollipop update has those big ugly app icons? is there any way to make them normal like kitkat?i think google has made it mandatory for all manufacturers to use big app icon size and make everything colourful.
why lollipop update has those big ugly app icons?
is there any way to make them normal like kitkat?
Sony is the best Battery Life Performer right now because:
- Sony's Saving Battery Mode "Stamina Mode" is very effective & efficient.
- Sony's Li-ion & Li-polymer Is the Top Quality Battery Cell, IMO the best battery cell in the world is Sony, Panasonic, and Sanyo (Japan Cell).
starsix cooper, 24 May 2015Xperia is the coolest phone there is, all i wanted was a better processor and gpu and they de... morebut t-mobile usa gives proper incentives to buyers,so z3 is always out of stock at t-mobile usa and is beating samsung s6 everywhere in usa.way to go,sony.
Xperia is the coolest phone there is, all i wanted was a
better processor and gpu and they delivered, now its
the perfect device for remote play and android games
with the dualshock 4. Its almost stock android which is
best and AMOLED 2K screens are cool but i can settle
for lcd and its benefits of a slimmer/lighter device and
better battery life. Sony aims perfectly at its target
demographic which is people with a ps4, that love
gaming and going to the pool, jacoozi or taking a bath
everyday. As far as people complaining about the
design? Dont fix what is not broken, Sonys name is
awesome and so is the design from an artistic point of
view, the sleek subtle designs, logo and accessories to
accent the phones qualities (gaming mount, magnetic
charger for maintaining ip68). It sells great in Japan
but not here...marketing is bad out here, i sell phones
for verizon and my manager gets mad when i sell the
phone because it doesnt gain good gross profit for
retailers and other employees dont sell it because sony
offers no incentives. samsung goes out the door like
crazy because the employee pay checks go up with
cash spiffs and better gross profit. we hate selling
apple because theres no gross profit and no cash spiffs
but at least there is crazy accessories all over the
store to help our pay checks.
SONY I LOVE YOUR PHONES AND I SELL THEM FOR
PERSONAL REASONS BUT PLEASE FIX YOUR
MARKETING IN AMERICA, OFFER MORE GP TO
STORES AND INCENTIVES TO EMPLOYEES TO SELL
THEM AND YOU WILL SEE THE CHANGE!!!
ps when its slow i play on my game mount and show
off the ds4 with modern combat 5 and it sells its self,
too bad i have to defill the phone cause theres never
any in stock!
use ur brain-in usa people buy a sony phone to play PS4 GAMES THROUGH REMOTE PLAY.AND WITH SUCH HEAVY GAMES(PlayStation games are mind blowingly graphics intensive) , IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS -BECAUSE IF IT HAD ANY PROBLEMS, HOW DID SONY Z3 RUN OUT OF STOCK IN USA??(it ran out of stock and people had to wait for a month after registration for new stock to arrive from sony -would people buy in such large number if it had any issue????
Bryll, 24 May 2015Thats not true...Unfortunatly, about 25% of all Sony "Z" series phones have self cra... morego away troll and buy a real sony phone.do u even know what 25%means???u see friends, samsung has failed miserably with s6-with low s6 sales.and people are buying z3 in large numbers -z3 ran out of stock at t-mobile in usa.so samsung is resorting to such bashing like this.use your brain-do u really think glass cracks??no it doesn't. its a fiction created by trolls.
TannHauser, 19 May 2015Go google z3 drop test on youtube and see for yourself if it dies meet your standardsyes, the screen is very fragile and this is a.known problem, but Sony won't afmit it...approx 25% of all 'Z' series phones are having self cracking screens....google it and see for yourself
TannHauser, 19 May 2015Nope, but there is 1: 30 000 chance you ll get a selfcracking defunct unitThats not true...Unfortunatly, about 25% of all Sony "Z" series phones have self cracking screen problems. And Sony is denying it. Do a google search to see thousands of complaints on forums and even some dedicated facebook sites about this major problem. Bad service and design from Sony...too high of a risk for me.
hellenw, 23 May 2015Why does my camera show blur images, its not clear and am so disappointed now, are all the cam... morego to xperia photo academy site -learn tips how to take DSLR QUALITY PHOTOS FROM THIS AWESOME PHONE.u tell blurry becausr u don't know how to use this insanely awesome camera.go ask any renowned photographer which smart phone camera they prefer-they will say the XPERIA Z3.IT HAS ISO 12,800 FOR GODS SAKE.