M, 17 Nov 2016Same mistake I have done earlier that I bought Sony Xperia Z3 D6616 (T-Mobile).... and I am re... moreThanks for your advanced review. I also wanted to buy D6616 version just for 32GB storage but I'm very happy that I've bought D6603 version. Now my Z3 works very smooth with marshmallow. It has 16GB storage but I expanded it with 128GB SD card. Wow I can store as many files as I want.:) And everything works superb. If you want to buy newer phone wait few months and buy XZ that beats all phones including S7, LG G5, HTC 10 with 4GB ram, OnePlus 3 with 6GB ram, its speed is almost equal to iphone 7...
Anonymous, 15 Nov 2016Because it is T-MOBILE version which also includes too much bloatware. D6603 version is the best.Same mistake I have done earlier that I bought Sony Xperia Z3 D6616 (T-Mobile).... and I am regretting it too much I got tempted because of 32GB internal as Compared to 16GB Global version (D6603)..... the worst mistake I have done..... :(
But Thanks God I realized it very earlier and Return it to Shopkeeper after 2 days (as I bought it on Saturday and there is Holiday in Market on Sunday and I returned it on Monday).... and he deducted 25% from the actual price of phone.
The reason behind my return is
(1) Its T-mobile variant and I have Searched that it will not get MARSHMALLOW and LOLLIPOP is not as stable as Marshmallow as it makes phone heat up quickly (at least in my case)
(2) Its Boot loader was Unlocked (the real issue behind Unlocked Boot loader is, the DRM keys will be lost forever.... Which degrades Camera Quality because SONY BIONZ engine for camera does not works without DRM keys and other sony enhancements like Super vivid mode,e.t.c does not works)
(3) there no or less Developer Support to D6616 so I can not Flash Custom roms Based on latest Android version.
The two bad experience with Xperia Z3 is due to T-mobile and the reasons I have mentioned above.If any one wants to buy this phone or any other phone I would Advice do not buy any Carrier variant,just buy Global or Factory unlocked variant (In case of Z3 Just buy D6603 Model).... It may costs you more and may have less specs i.e.Internal memory than that of carrier variant but your are Free from everything (Bloatware, have better Developer support, you can get more updates and directly from company at least in case of SONY)....
It is Good Phone I really Loved it and still willing to have one but I am also considering its younger brothers Xperia X and X compact.... :)
anonymous, 16 Nov 2016Agree Z3 & Z5 is good...i wont sell my Z3 i am very satisfied Yes my Z3 still works smooth too.
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2016Buy any Sony. Z3, Z5, XZ...Agree Z3 & Z5 is good...i wont sell my Z3 i am very satisfied
tom james, 15 Nov 2016i have liked z3Just buy it. You will be amazed. Except for the speaker. It sound okay. But, it is on the quiet side.
pls help in deciding which mobile should i purchase samsungj7 or sony mobile of range 15 thousand.which one is best. my requirement is gaming purpose and camera. pls dont suggest for tab because i want mobile only.thanx
tom james, 15 Nov 2016i have liked z3Buy then. You won't regret. It is superb phone.
bliams, 15 Nov 2016there is no update to mashmallow for z3 D6616!!!!sad sad sadBecause it is T-MOBILE version which also includes too much bloatware. D6603 version is the best.
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2016Z3 or X... Z3 won't get android 7 update. Otherwise it is brilliant phone. If android 7 is mus... morethanks.... why not Xperia X compact....?? and I do like new features ....My priorities are
(1) Camera (both video and photo department).
(2) Performance (no lag).
I've had a Z3 for nearly 2 years and I am changing back to Samsung. For the first year it worked well except that the cover in the charger port would no longer close after about 6 months. The phone still worked well but in the second year I noticed it's performance slowing down especially on Internet usage, sometimes locking up totally so that I had to restart the phone to unfreeze it. The battery deteriorated to such a degree that I could barely get 6-7 hours out of a full charge. When it worked well in the beginning it was a fantastic phone and I was going to upgrade to the XA this time but was advised to go for the Samsung S7 instead which I am doing. I wouldn't put anyone off buying the Z3 but I strongly advise you do it on a one year contract.
Nickname, 14 Nov 2016Xperia Z3: 220USD, Xperia X: 350 USD Xperia X Compact: 280 USD Huawei P8: 260 USD need He... moreZ3 is truly amazing phone...all along i only use iphone and samsung which are also good. But recently i bought a used set of Z3 and am very impressed by it. No lags, no heating, good battery life and easy to hold. Like it very much. I was very skeptical about sony phones as the first few models weren't very impressive and heard a lot of complaints. My advice-go woth this handset. Though it's been out for sometime it still performs well and equivalently good as iphone and sMUNG
Nickname, 14 Nov 2016Xperia Z3: 220USD, Xperia X: 350 USD Xperia X Compact: 280 USD Huawei P8: 260 USD need He... moreZ3 or X... Z3 won't get android 7 update. Otherwise it is brilliant phone. If android 7 is must for you buy X...