ok guys, it's been a month now with my new Z3. here's my entire list of pros and cons (for those truly interested in this phone). Before that, keep in mind that:
- in the past 14 years,I have been using Sony, Sony-Ericsson, Nokia, LG, Samsung and Sharp phone.
- I have been in contact with plenty iPhones and Galaxy phones.
- I consider myself a power user
- I don't root my phones, but I optimize them as much as I can
- a bit slippery due to the glass on the back.
- I sometimes feel bothered by the magnetic connector on the lef side (I can feel it when holding the phone)
- I would have liked the copper version. Unfortunately, my carrier didn't bother with anything else than black...
- Accessories are a bit overpriced (bluetooth keyboard, for instance, or the bluetooth docking station).
- top notch performance (I can manage my infinite lists of thousands of files (literally) in dropbox with lag-free speed)
- in one month, not even 1 (one!) second of lag. I use my phone for pretty much everything, from high quality videos, to gaming, file management, communication, etc. So go figure.
- superb display (in my perspective, this means that colors are natural AND vivid against sunlight).
- superb battery life (2 days regular use, 1 day if I ask everything from this device, which may include file management for half a day, if i'm on the go). Call management is of zero importance: one of these days, i spent 32 minutes talking on the phone and battery went down from 9% to 7%. What else would you like, candies? :)
- a lovely list of high-end software and hardware implementations:
-- aptX (for truly amazing sound, this is a must - I use it with Creative Aurvana),
-- sony album
-- camera app (well under-appreciated in online reviews: go manual if you want customizations or buy dslr if you want true photography)
-- lifelog and everything it implies
-- reduced list of dedicated apps (yes, Samsung, I'm talking to you)
-- IP rating
- superb design. here, the guys who wrote online reviews are all right: you need to hold one in your hand to understand how classy and intuitive and simple and complex this is. The design is basically the only aspect where Sony has no competitors whatsoever. Z3's design is arresting and compelling at the same time.
- super sturdy
I know it's more expensive than the competition, but guys, if you want something special, this is the phone you're after!
AnonD-258858, 08 Nov 2014Bought z3 a week back, now using two mobs- Lg G Pro2 & z3. My G Pro2 almost 8+ Months old... moreYes i do think the single led flash is weak, hopefully sony intergrates a brighter flash or even a xenon flash in the z4...but i gues its a trade off with the awesome battery life of the device as well...so its a gamble.
photography is life, 08 Nov 2014Can people stop saying which camera phone is better then the other? most phones these days hav... moreIgnore what i just said..i didn't even complete what i was saying.... But the point is try to understand and use your smartphone cameras to the best of their abilities.. Stop thrashing sonys cameras, they might have flaws, so does every other camera manufacturers to some extent...
Can people stop saying which camera phone is better then the other? most phones these days have decent cameras that rival most compact cameras, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.....if you guys want dslr quality photos then buy a freaking dslr camera people...untill smartphone camera sensors somehow break the rules of physics, there
AnonD-12498, 07 Nov 2014u are wrong ,
alpha has Exynos 5430 octa core , and it can run all 8 cores at same time , 20 ... moreeven if all the cores work at the same time, it's working on laggy touchwiz. you believe that the octacore processor won't effect the battery life? what a dumb man.the battery will running low really fast. and 1860 mah battery? in nowadays smartphone? what a rubbish.
you will sound stupid if comparing 2 phone for the benchmark result, it won't prove anything . the same as specs , specs i not everything. you have to experienced it yourself!!!
you can see that 3gb ram of note 3 can't handle multitasking as good as z3. when opening multi tasking note 4 has to load again unlike the z3 even m8(with 2 gb of ram).
what a disgusting fanboy
Bought z3 a week back, now using two mobs- Lg G Pro2 & z3.
My G Pro2 almost 8+ Months old;
here I just want to share some CONS of Z3;
1st & above all>
Z3 CAM LED is too weak to take bright clear images in DISCO/PUBS, my G PRO2 takes far far better images in this type of conditions; low light video capturing is like running after ghost, worst video output.
2nd> in day to day uses, I feel my G Pro2 little bit more faster than Z3;
3rd> Display contrast & Blacks are not upto the mark,
My friends HTC M8 way superior.
Truly speaking, now i'm regretting, I spent INR 49000/- but not at all satiesfied;
my almost an year old G Pro2 is superior in every aspect of my Z3.
I'm hating this tiny weak LED.
I made a mistake.
You still comparing the device with the benchmark? What a rubbish. I'll say it One more time, specs is not everything. No doubt that alpha's battery is a junk. And bigger processor isn't mean it's faster. With laggy touchwiz it'll always lag. Touchwiz ate too much ram , even it has 3 gb of ram, the multi tasking has to load again, not like the z3. Once again, specs is not everything. Experienced it yourselfe
AnonD-12498, 07 Nov 2014u are wrong ,
alpha has Exynos 5430 octa core , and it can run all 8 cores at same time , 20 ... moreYou keep saying alpha, alpha alpha:D
Of course, alpha is a mid_range phone
This is our premium flagship Z3: forum!
AnonD-209094, 08 Nov 2014Again you demonstrate your lack of knowledge, why dont you get a clue about the subject before... moreYou keep trying, but lack basic logic and facts...
Just you keep trying... ;-)
Us "fanboys" are having fun reading these nonsense replies
AnonD-328385, 07 Nov 2014You know iphone 6 is not that good because it is nearly similar to 5s beside the visa an paypa... moreLol :XD
IPhone 6 and 5s same ?
Look at Z2, Z3 before .
Iphn 6 isnt just Bigger 5s , it has overall Better camera ,
Totally Different Looks .
When u look at display quality , iPhone 6 is looking more better than 5s and best ever .
Better CPU and GPU
Best performance ever and blow away Z3 out of Water :D
1st look at Z2,Z3 not much difference
They looks same , in fact Z3 looks like Midranger T3 ,Lol .
At Flagship price , Sony is not worthy .
My friend bought Z2 at 48k in India .
Its now available at just 37k in India
And he sold his Z2 at just 24k just after 4 months .
I bought iPhone 6 at 53k ,
And when after 1 Years iphn 6s comes ,
I will sold it at minimum 43k after 1 years .
Cause my close friends will be easily ready to but my iPhone 6 at 43k .
My friend's Z2 got only 24k only 4 months old .
If I sell my iphn6 after 4months , 46k I will get
darkraver, 07 Nov 2014As usual, you crap it out here
PS Vita does it through same soft/tech solution
https://ww... moreAgain you demonstrate your lack of knowledge, why dont you get a clue about the subject before you reply, why you keep on humiliating yourself with false info? The rest of us been through this long ago with Vita and how it was implemented on Vita, and here comes a fresh Xperia fanboy who didnt even know this is old stuff in Vita and still he think he know anything about it at all.. Thats pathetic, but then again pathetic is your speciality.
As i said in another post, what i post is not for fanboys, you wouldnt understand anyway so its a waste of ammo to go deeper into it. Its enough to know that PS4 Remote Play doesnt work on Android.
To everyone else, the direct connect of Vita is not viable on Android, and still we would have to make Android go realtime to make it work ok, and that has proven to be impossible (its why for example real sequencers are made only for iOS). Even though Vita has these huge advantages it still as we saw in last years tests it cannot do remote play perfect, but of course much closer than Android. Its possible a direct connect could help but the lack of realtime processing would still be a big deal, Vita is a specialized device and can of course do games far better than any Android, it doesnt need to let any other processes interfere, plus it has vastly higher GPU RAM bandwidth.
AnonD-13148, 08 Nov 2014Nope. The size of molecules in seawater is just identical to the size of molecules of freshwater. What he meant is the surface tension, OF course water molecules are small enough to penetrate any water proof device but the surface tension stops this from happening. Add soap or something and the surface tension collapses at a certain ratio.
For example in cooling systems, pure water H2O is actually the best coolant but due to the surface tension water just isnt "wet" enough, by adding some coolant to the water the water gets wetter, no surface tension, and cooling improves significantly, i have myself noted this phenomena in my highly overclocked water cooled PCs. Anyway the molecule size has nothing to do with waterproofing, gasoline has MUCH bigger molecules than water (Octane consists of 8 carbon and 18 hydrogen atoms and is a giant molecule compared to waters 3 atoms) but can penetrate even the most waterproof of devices with ease due to an almost complete lack of surface tension.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2014Seawater and water with soap is much more 'penetrating' than freshwater. That's the reason...Nope. The size of molecules in seawater is just identical to the size of molecules of freshwater.
AnonD-12498, 07 Nov 2014u are wrong , alpha has Exynos 5430 octa core , and it can run all 8 cores at same time , 20 ... moreYou know iphone 6 is not that good because it is nearly similar to 5s beside the visa an paypal that's all the new in iphone 6 in my opinion z3 beats the iphone 6 and galaxy alpha and is also cheaper than both of these mobiles if i will buy i will get a z3 one or either a z3c
AnonD-327458, 07 Nov 2014it's funny when some one says that alpha is better than z3. alpha is comparable with z3c, not ... moreu are wrong ,
alpha has Exynos 5430 octa core , and it can run all 8 cores at same time , 20 nm processing so battery isn't problem even through low capacity ,
still not as good as z3 , but still it last long 1 day for mixed usage plus removable battery , samsung gave 1 extra battery in box
comparing antutu benchmark ,
Alpha exynos - 50,800
z3 - 42,000
that's it ,
back is plastic , but still its felling better than other samsung phones ,
z3 has glass at back and it can break like other xperia .
considering price ,
alpha is 37k in india (600$)
z3 49k (800$)
z3c 43k (700$)
z3 and iphone 6 having only 70 $ difference , so guys choice is urs