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!
MG, 22 Dec 2014#sonyforlife# not all people are liars,not all pople are haters. a week ago i bought z3 comp... moreSony must address this cracking issue, they must counter such claim and post a video showing the tests conducted especially screen durability.
Sony-For-Life, 22 Dec 2014OMG lots of haters here spreading absolute BS about this phone, u guys should be ashamed of ur... moreThanks. Great review. I also was thinking that this gossip about cracking glass,is non sence.
Sven Jenor, 21 Dec 2014I've been using my Z3 compact for a month and I am not encountering any problems like what oth... morewhat do you mean by class A and B. how can I make sure to buy the original one.
very questionable durability.
cracked after 5 days.that was the end of awesomeness.
Pluto, 19 Dec 2014How do you know that it cracked by itself? Did u see it crack by itself? It is definetly somet... moresome of these things sound outrageous,fact is they happened.
hapened to me too.
no smoke without fire,no shadow without light.
Sony-For-Life, 22 Dec 2014OMG lots of haters here spreading absolute BS about this phone, u guys should be ashamed of ur... more#sonyforlife#
not all people are liars,not all pople are haters.
a week ago i bought z3 compact fro abu dhabi,
I was really impressed with the phone, every thing was very impressive,4 days down the road i have extensive cracks all over my front screen,even worse not responding to touch.apparently replacing the screen is going to cost me 334 dollars.
i did love sony,but am dissapointed.
its glass isnt close to shatter proof.
I've been using this phone for a couple of weeks.
It's a great phone and we've all heard the pros, that's why I bought it and i don't regret it, but when it comes to my personal experience, there are a few cons.
1. compared to my old galaxy s3, daylight vision is not so great even with 100% brightness
2. If you like listening to music with your phone speakers, it sounds awful due to the waterproofing.
3. I never used a phone with on-screen menu buttons before and i don't really like it, the screen is 4.6" but in most apps the menu is not hidden so most of the time it's like i am using a 4.3" screen or something like that.
It also bothers me when i am texting, sometimes instead of touching the text input or space button at the bottom, i touch the home button which minimizes the app.
OMG lots of haters here spreading absolute BS about this phone, u guys should be ashamed of urself, for anyone who might have any doubts at all about either getting this phone or not i tell u what, i have this phone since launch and believe me this is the best phone ever, screen sharpness is exactly like a 1080p phone with a 5in screen size or bigger, camera is one of the bests if not the best, audio quality and loudness is much better than Z2 and more than enough, battery life is phenomenal, and man is this a sexy phone! dont wait, dont hesitate and most importantly dont listen to all of these haters and liers, just go ahead and buy this beauty of a beast.
Guys, some people are looking for 4.7" FHD for Z4C. This will be a disappointment since it will consume more power and Sony will tend to increase the battery by increasing the dimension. So they will see this screen increase as a success formula which is Zn Compact= (4.7+n)" n is an inch/yr increase. And this applies to all other models... Sony don't even think about this just keep the 4.6 to 4.7" MAXIMUM screen size and 720p. Anyway, you always have the flagship Z4 where you can play with but not on the Z4C.
Mine is doing fine not had any problems .Using a fast class 10 Samsung micro sd card.Dont know what else to say its just a decent phone with better battery life than other Androids.Love shutter button and long 4k video recording.
I brought a sony xperia z3 at lulu in Doha Qatar. A week later the phone just stopped working, apparently a resetting problem. I was directed to approach the salwa road service centre. They agreed to replace the phone, but I suspect it was only a refurbished phone as it was only packed in an unsealed polythene cover. I thrust the phone in my jeans front pocket and drove 40 kns. When I took it out its glass screen was shattered.
Please advice.Is paid replacement the only option ,my point is that the screen self destructed and hence substandard.
Sony wake up and don't loose our trust