junb2014, 25 Dec 2014I am utterly disappointed when searching for a "crack screen" it's all about Sony Z ... moreEvery phones has fragile glass display:)
Even aluminium frame can wear out!
Most of Z3 compact users are very happy with superior performance and adequate durability:)
By the way, Did you know z3 compact has rather tough NYLON corner??
I am utterly disappointed when searching for a "crack screen" it's all about Sony Z series. How come they can make a dust/water resistant phone but weak screen. Sony is this a tradeoff that Sony is IGNORING. The Z3C is my dream phone,perfect size and 720p with high end SOC and great battery life,water/dust resistant but covered with a FRAGILE screen.
drate, 24 Dec 2014I care. I can post pictures if you require proof. It is a very nice and fast phone, but for su... moreSony must use CG4 for ZC4 rather than just simply put shatter proof glass. They achieve IP68 but forsforsake screen durability. And Sony is just IGNORING their precious customers who were DISAPPOINTED by this cracking issue. Sony please address this issue. Currently I am planning to buy this Z3C but cautious about this SCREEN cracking issue and I can't believe that Sonyis not giving defending if it's not true.
ahehe, 24 Dec 2014who cares??I care. I can post pictures if you require proof. It is a very nice and fast phone, but for sure it's not durable as it should.
DO not update to 23.0.1.A.5.77. I did and result is battery drain and touch issues on space bar on keyboard.
I have purchased the phone on the pretext of great battery than other leading models but now i am terribly disappointed.
Speaker phone is not great for calls and touch is worse than any Windows lumia phone.
Other users of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact do not go for this phone.
drate, 24 Dec 2014Guys
My Z3C back glass panel just cracked by itself. I noticed it in the morning, phone was... moreHi,review reader
Don't show some jealous:)
Z3 compact is the best of the best
Z3 compact with Dragon trail glass is harder than gorilla glass panel
My Z3C back glass panel just cracked by itself. I noticed it in the morning, phone was on the desk and as far I remember, I didnt dropped it.
just got this small powerful device.
what i can say that it's awesome.
- battery life is wonderful.
- Camera images are very natural (a colleague got a note 4, but camera look photoshop and fake)
- didnt tested its waterproof but well when an unfortunate event will happen and the phone got well then will know :P
- performance super
- design cool
con: Just while trying to put in my sim card the corner protector came off -_-' ...powerglued it...
hekmat666, 24 Dec 2014Sorry man, for some reason I don't believe you, all of those people claiming 'screen self-crac... more"for some reason" ?
Why don't you believe people having their screen cracked? The screen looks pretty fragile indeed to me...
MG, 22 Dec 2014some of these things sound outrageous,fact is they happened. hapened to me too. no smoke wit... moreSorry man, for some reason I don't believe you, all of those people claiming 'screen self-crack issue'.
After 5 days display cracked inside!! I had xperia GO for 2 years and still works. Survived a lot more and far more durable and still works. Xperia GO has much better speakers and LED light, which may be a priority for someone.
The display cracked very quickly. There are visible internal injuries on the screen (smudges). On the phone there is no any small scratches or impact. Does anyone else has a similar bad experience?
I have owned the phone for a couple of weeks and the only problem is it randomly gets hot. This always happens when I have it in my pocket and I'm not even using it. It's strictly in standbye mode. I check to see what apps may be running but there is nothing unusual. I have to cold boot the unit to get it back to normal temp. This is very unsettling for such an expensive phone. I don't seem to be the only one with heat issues on the Sony forum. Very dissapointing Sony
Is there any heating issue with z3 compact like as orginal xperia Z3 ?
irma86, 22 Dec 2014Thanks. Great review. I also was thinking that this gossip about cracking glass,is non sence. OK folks. Apparently self cracking screens are too difficult for some people to grasp. Fortunately the people at Sony are smarter than you and do understand that improper cutting or install techniques can cause micro fractures where with normal use the screen will appear to crack on its own. Sony is currently fixing my screen free of charge after 30 days of use.
It's a great phone otherwise and can't wait to get it back in action. Also delighted to see that Sony is standing by their product.
Bought it yesterday! the black version! unlocked!
this phone ROCKS!
super fast and practical!
the screen is good and sharp tho it could be bit better! STILL it has a good tasty vivid image.
have had NO issue with it after some use discovering its features!
the battery performance is awesome and if you turn STAMINA mode it becomes EPIC!
camera photo quality is very good!
The 1080 and 4K recording is stunning although i notice the autofocus being a bit slow to work but non the less I LOVE IT!
I am sure that under the 5 inch sized android phones this Xperia Z3Compact is the king!
Sony really putted an effort on this one!