Needhelp, 20 Dec 2014So I've read so many articles and reviews. Now I started to think that Sony z3c has a lot of p... moreFlop of the year 2014, a downgraded Z1 Compact (z3c has lower pixel density + very inaccurate cold colors compare to Z1c and the metal frame is now plastic). A midranger with high end SoC and its no longer the highest anyway, not even the highest current Qualcomm SoC, all this at a price higher than some real flagship phones. Also its alarming that now when even Samsung has seriously reduced bloat this year has seen a scary growth of Xperia bloat. Also in the same year Samsung went from having bad color reproduction to having very acceptable accuracy while Sony went from acceptable to ridiculous, definite proofs that Sony is evolving backwards and their phones are suitable only for Benjamin Button. Check Z3 review at PA for details about Sonys current colors, its so jawdroppingly bad that it isnt even funny, and Sony did it on purpose.
Try to stay with your current phone till a real compact high end phone hits the market.
So I've read so many articles and reviews. Now I started to think that Sony z3c has a lot of problem like : screen is not good enough, lots of issues, pink spot on the camera, and often gets replaced for a new one. Is Sony z3c even worth buying? Because from the specs I will buy this phone. But again with all the problems some users experience, I scared to buy it.
ToM, 20 Dec 2014Tried the phone in Mall, sound of speakers quite tiny and low volume despite 2 speakers... Ho... moreWat is ur phone? Iam from philippines i can send tagalog word, what do you think is best phone now? Do u know how to tweak or root tab s 8.4
Tried the phone in Mall, sound of speakers quite tiny and low volume despite 2 speakers...
How come my 40 dollars Chinese phone bought in the Philippines has much louder and better speaker sound that most highspecs phones...Should not be that difficult for Sony or Samsung to spend a few dollars in better speakers !
Friend, can anybody tell me what does usb host means as mentioned in specification. Means what can i able to do with this usb host feature.
AnonD-306999, 19 Dec 2014The glass back cover of my z3c cracked by itself 2 weeks ago. TThey ask me 130 euro to fix it ... moreHow do you know that it cracked by itself? Did u see it crack by itself? It is definetly something that you did unintentionally. Like maybe accidentally sitting on the phone, applying pressure to the phone without realizing it etc.
The glass back cover of my z3c cracked by itself 2 weeks ago. TThey ask me 130 euro to fix it :-( very disappointed with the phone
AnonD-316955, 18 Dec 2014I recently checked out Alpha and Sony Z3 C in a Mall just a few stores away at Sony Store... moreOr may be Clear Audio+ was enabled from within Audio Settings and hence no noticeable muffling but sharper crisper sound output. Always works for me
AnonD-340186, 10 Dec 2014This phone is a gaming beast...
You can check out my gameplay of Asphalt Overdrive on Z3 Comp... moreOn the Video Game-your Speakers on Z3C sound fairly loud and clear.
Would you say louder than most Samsung phones on Same Video Game and calls ?
ToM, 11 Dec 2014Looks nice and cute, but the glass finish of the phone seems extremely fragile. Just one small... moreI recently checked out Alpha and Sony Z3 C in a Mall just a few stores away at Sony Store and AT&T (for Alpha).
The speaker on the Alpha was louder than the particular Z3C I compared.
However- some Z3Cs are apparently louder than others, according to Videos with 2 phones next to each other and User reports.
Maybe different speakers are sometimes used.
Alpha speakers are lacking in bass, but loud and
Some Z3Cs are loud but muffled, some loud and clear (less bass than HTC One M8 ,always) and some are quieter like a single speaker Android -wide variation apparently.
Anonymous, 14 Dec 2014What do you think? Z3 Compact or LG Nexus 5? Thanks in advance.Nexus
This is a very good phone. I have it for two weeks now and I can say, first of all, the battery life is pretty impressive - 3 days on a charge, and I'm browsing internet, listening music, facebooking, some games from time to time, but mainly is music - but all of this, lets say about 4-6h h a day. I don't understand people complaining about this, about won't going through with a charge, as it is impossible to stay 24/7 with the device in hand and to do all the things, really.
Speakers are good, signal also in my area.
I only complain about some bugs in the software, hopefully will be fixed in the Lollipop - some theme and widget crashes, but it happened only once, in the second day.. since then, no problem at all. and the quick menu sometime it freezes for a second after scrolling down.. nothing to worry about though
kevster, 15 Dec 2014I have been using my Z3 compact for 2 month. I dont have any issues with the screen self crack... moreReminds me of the Galaxy Gap (Note 4), Sony had to copy that also! "Hey lets make a gap also, but ours will have light!". Someone please take the Xperia product line away from these clowns and return it to Ericsson while it still can be salvaged.
AnonD-341770, 15 Dec 2014I've had the Z3 compact for almost 2 months now & I have no issues with screen self cracki... moreCommon Android issue on many different models from many different brands. Sony cannot fix it, its up to Google and they dont seem to take it seriously, what do Google care if you have to do airplane mode cycle once in a while, when they are too busy finding new ways to serve you ads? Lucky for you its only the mobile data, some Android users cant even receive text or call before they cycled the airplane mode.
SaM, 15 Dec 2014How is the loudness of ringtones ? I read only one speaker is used for ringtones...I'm pretty sure it uses both speakers, either that guy got a defect unit or simply lying. The speakers is quite loud, but sound clarity is not that good when it is at high volume IMO, you can also check on the review from btekt
I have been using my Z3 compact for 2 month. I dont have any issues with the screen self cracked or made a popping noise like other had mentioned. However, i did encountered a problem with the backlight leaked through the gap slightly below the front facing camera. Overall it has been a great phone.