SONYnoMORE, 26 Oct 2016been using sony mobile phones for 5 years and this unit has been the worst ever!!..very annoyi... moreIt's because your display's digitzer stopped working. Digitizer is a layer over the LCD display which senses the touch and converts it to a digital signal. It's a well known problem of Sony Xperia Z3 compact devices and thousands of people have already complained about the same. It generally starts after 1 year of usage. First you face difficulty in pulling down the notification bar in home screen. Then you loose sensitivity of back and home buttons at the bottom. After that it spreads like a cancer and disables the entire screen.
There is only one way to get rid of this. Change your display. If warranty is still valid, you are lucky. Otherwise you have to pay almost half of the phone's cost to Sony to get it repaired. But if you are in Chennai, you can get it done within 4000 Rs. There are many shops in Ritchie street, Mount road who will replace it with a good quality after market display unit and it will come with 100 days of seller warranty. I got it repaired there and it's still working fine after 4 months.
been using sony mobile phones for 5 years and this unit has been the worst ever!!..very annoying and disappointed,!...home button, back button, drop down screen not working anymore!..any recall sony manufacturer.???
The worst phone I had ever... In 22 months it was failed 2 times the touch sensor, and once the screen and twice the back sealing unglued... Its so unprofessional form SONY brand... Before this phone i had 4 sony phones, but this one was the last one... If you have is, sell it quickly!
Sony doesn't really care to this phone, all sorts of problem starts due to recent upgrade!
i thinks its intention for you to change your phone! piece of advice choose another brand!
I 've been using this phone for last 2 years. It was the best till my update to android 6. Then back button stopped working. Now, this spreading like cancer many spots stopped working.
Tip: activate glove mode from settings>display
it may help a bit.
Touch screen starting to fail after 21 months gentle use. Suspect it's a hardware issue rather than the recent update. V disappointed. Android backup/restore sucks compared with IoS - so many settings not included in backup. Back to Apple for me.
This is just a temporary solution. The reason you are not able to open the notification bar is that your digitalizer (active screen) is on its way to total breakdown, top part has become non-responsive! The app just moves the 'activation' to another part of the screen. Soon your back-button will fail, then slowly rest of the screen!! Been there, changed phone!!
Mirinhs, 11 Oct 2016Hi guys.
Coming from an iphone 5s the worst thing in this Z3 compact is the weak quality phot... moreuse superior auto mode for taking photos
in auto mode the photos are 8mp but if you look at the photos on a computer, it takes great photos
Coming from an iphone 5s the worst thing in this Z3 compact is the weak quality photos. Too much grain, how can this be possible? Anyway in all other aspects I prefer this phone over the iphone 5s. But I need to ask you guys one big favor... Please!! Tell me the best settings for photos. Bettter photos and this phone will be perfect to me. Thanks in advance
kuyumad, 12 Sep 2016It you can't pull down the notification, maybe you can try installing zen ui launcher from asu... moreOr simply just install Notification Bar Opener from Play Store. It will let you open the notif bar by touching the floating button on side screen
kuyumad, 12 Sep 2016It you can't pull down the notification, maybe you can try installing zen ui launcher from asu... moreThanks a lot for your help. This issue was killing me for past few weeks. Atlast it worked and I don't have to struggle with the notification bar. Thanks again buddy.
Had been 2 year I'm still using this phone, work great doesn't has any problems.
I'm waiting next year for the XZ's new series, hope Sony come out with new feature and a new look for the phone.
Got touch screen issue after latest update. Notification bar can't able to pull down, so I sent it to service center under warranty.
Bar at bottom stopped working.... and top 2mm of screen, so can pull down.... after software upgrades.
Touch problem exactly on bar where notification, data/wifi signal, battery & time shows. I cant swap down. Did diagnosis test and faild exactly above said mentioned area even removed protect paper but same.
I also have the z3 compact. I was happy with the phone in general. Good speed for apps and video (RAM/Processing), nice camera quality, lots of space with additional sdcard (microsdxc 64GB no problem).
Works perfectly with car stereo over Bluetooth, multiple car radios and other Bluetooth equipment.I use the Sony music app which does the job mostly for me (foobar is a nice alternative for me though).
I do have the issue with the audio jack not working properly, not even after cleaning it out thoroughly and this was within a year of use.
Currently after more than 1,5 year of use I have an issue with the touch screen not working properly. First no touch in the middle of the screen, a little later also the top and bottom hardly ever work. Sony (Europe) did respond to my request about service and that I can send it to them for analysis and repair and if it is considered warranty they will cover it. I plan to do that as the phone is good apart from this.
There is less bloatware then with Samsung on the Sony, but it is comparable to HTC and others with still enough annoying apps you cannot uninstall and a skin that may or may not be to your liking.
I have sony z3 compact, ZR and Z3.. I faced hardware problems in all 3 Sony set..
Hands-free Jack problem, motherboard problem.
I recommend you to not purchase Sony phone...
If u purchase it it will disappoint u
with the hardware issues..
Who else here have lcd touch problem? first the top notification bar cant pull down. Second, the back button on bottom is not working. Third, some parts of lcd in the middle cant touch anymore. ang Lastly, the 3 buttons is not working anymore and the problem with the middle lcd touch problem gone worse. Its like a cancer.