2021 and mine still going strong. I mentioned before I turned on Stamina Mode permanently since the battery which I haven't replaced only lasts 5 hours max without it. Wild Rift and PUBG are still playable at 25-30fps. The glue strip that holds the screen is starting to come off but it hasn't impacted touch sensitivity yet.
I keep all my old smartphones. I still have Galaxy 5 (not S5, just 5), S3, Sony Z3C and recently retired huawei P10.
The only one which is completely nonusable is Z3C. Incredibly bad build quality and screen that just wants to die.
It was also the only phone l had which wasn't a substantional upgrade over the previous one. Sure, it looked cool, but aside from form factor and style it doesn't have much going for it.
Bought mid 2015, still my dailydriver in 2021. Over 5 years old and still working nicely. 1 front screen replaced. Super happy with Sony Z3 compact. Thanks
Is it Good idea to buy a z3 compact in 2021?are they still available and do i have to buy used or new are available?
LeemHan, 02 Jan 2021Wht do you expect from old device?i bought it brand new in 2015 and the lower part of the touchscreen failed within a year, i fixed it and then a few months later it broke again. the cycle continued until the 5th repair.
very unreliable device. touchscreen kept failing and broken light sensor caused the screen to go black everytime i would receive or make a call. no more sony phones from here on out.
Great phone, now running Lineage 17.1 (I'm using this as a daily phone), head over to Xda developers to check it out.
worst experience ever i used to be a huge fan of Sony I still am but my experience with z3 is the worst battery yuck and i dropped my phone from maybe an inch and the back glass cracked wanted to replace it but no luck there were no spare parts
bedevicolfaresi, 02 Oct 2020There was a dead area on my original screen so I replaced it with high quality fake screen. It... moreHard to be true anyway, i have the same since 2015 and still nothing happened to it. Work's like first day even no updates now. It's running android 6. No LCD issues no typin issues no wifi no camera no sound and the most important no screen burn.
30.10.2020 and still a king. Anyy issue. Any at all. Battery life perfect. Charging perfect.
Adrian, 28 Sep 2020same problem like others, touchscreen on top and bottom stop working only after 1 year..now i ... moreThere was a dead area on my original screen so I replaced it with high quality fake screen. It didn't have any sensitivity issues while typing fast but it was a bit dim and yellow. About 6 months later same thing happened to that screen aswell. So I wouldn't recommend paying for it. Also there is a crappy version of replacement displays which has thicker bezels and much worse quality. Never ever get it, it's touch responsiveness is as bad as the phones before iphone 2g. You literally can't type on it. By the way even if you replace the screen with frame it will still have backlight bleeding problem from sides.
same problem like others, touchscreen on top and bottom stop working only after 1 year..now i had xz1, but i want to repair z3c, if I replace the display doesn't break again after some time? Anyone has doing that?
It's September 2020, changed the battery and darn using it as back-up. Hard to kill.
My second smartphone after galaxy s2
Loved it's camera and design.
But unfortunately it had one flaw that the screen had come out and broken as the glue had dried.
Anonymous, 17 Jun 2020Sadly after getting this phone second hand about 6 months ago the screen is no longer working ... moreTry to put pressure on the upper part of the screen to see if it helps. Both the Z3 and Z3 Compact have a problem with the tape strips holding the glas layer loosing their grip. When this happens the phone will stop registering key presses in the upper part of the screen. Have personally seen this happen on multiple Z3/Z3C. Today with the phone for most long out of warranty I guess a drop of super glue between glas and frame will be a quick and easy fix.