Well, I think there are price variation in every country, here in Singapore it's Z3C=648SGD vs S5=1068SGD. And btw, it's not a midrange phone, it kills evry other flagships in terms of battery life and it's has the highest dust and water resistance rating, just because it is 4.6" and 720p u call it midrange? Shame to iphone 6 which is >> expensive.
Got a soldid shock yesterday when i saw the Z3c in the store, this is by far the most expensive midrange phone ever, cost more than galaxy S5 ahahah, even more than iPhone 5s LOL. What a fail, epic! How much you say? More than $700 rofl.
Worst value for money ever, a midrange handset with a beefed up chipset as only improvement over Z1c, which was the only thing Z1c didnt need to improve on.
Z4 better come out very fast, with 32GB and FHD, and at a lower price.
Brynn, 16 Nov 2014Needs a good 7 charge/discharge cycles to start getting full use of battery.Nonsense, Li-Ion batteries should never be discharged too much, the deeper the discharge the lower the battery lifespan. Try to always charge at 40%.
One could hope that on a longer term Sony will start usign their gel lithium batteries in phones, they are already using those in the new gen CycleEnergy power banks, they loose less than 10% capacity in 1000 cycles. Unfortunately Sony has gone mad with making thinner phones so surely they will not start using gel before it can compete with the power density of traditional li-based batteries.
EndlessMike9797, 16 Nov 2014Sony z3 compact or samsung s5 mni?I need help fast!Wtf?! S5 mini is a midrange device...
Costing almost equal should say sth about samsung...
JV, 16 Nov 2014I just bought one yesterday.. And I am being bothered now by how fast the batt life decreases.... moreNope, turn off background app data and account syncronization, your messenger will work anyways...
Also give it a few days to adapt...
I just bought one yesterday.. And I am being bothered now by how fast the batt life decreases. Just using messenger. Should there be apps to close. I kinda don't wanna turn the stamina or powersaving mode. Seems like my cheap android phone before has a better batt.
My white one arrived but battery not as good even though just on first charge,,however these were activated.
SETTINGS-MORE-MOBILE NETWORKS-DATA ROAMING-SWITCH OFF....Mine was on.
SETTINGS-ACCOUNTS-AUTO SYNC-TURN OFF....Mine was on.
My Google plus was set to back up..It has been backing up 4K video and photos and used 556mb of data and used tonnes battery over 3g.
Double tap to wake was activated but i like it so leaving it on,,this uses more battery keeping screen ion sensitive waiting for you to double tap.
Easy uninstaller was taking up 5% of battery so uninstalled it.
Second charge has doubled battery life but thats understandable ..I untick Auto-Backlight as 5 years ago found this uses battery constantly sensing ambient light..I use it manually to adjust backlight.
My 2 email accounts are push and 3 twitter accounts manual refresh.
Still love this smartphone ,,even more in white.
robertkoa, 15 Nov 2014Adjusting Audio for the Speakers makes a big.difference ? In Videos Vs other phones, some ... moreNope, its all about the settings, you can adjust sound and volume to your pleasing...big differences once you get to play with xperia settings
vectorious, 13 Nov 2014I am getting really poor battery life with mine - it can lose almost 15% just sitting on my be... moreAll you can do is check battery and see what is using battery the most.
Settings-Power Management-Scroll down to Battery Usage.
isaacosbiz, 14 Nov 2014I'm not sure if there is trolling going on or whether sony were silly enough to not do proper ... moreAdjusting Audio for the Speakers makes a big.difference ?
In Videos Vs other phones, some Z3Cs sound great , excellent , OK, muffled.
I think it may be Quality Control issues...or different speakers in some units....
Starting to enjoy the MH750 Sony earbuds that came with z3c more than my SoundMAGIC E10.They are bit more sparkly and bass is more balanced. Vocals seem more pronounced but E10's bit more fuller sound..Its always subjective but surprised by quality Sony earbuds you get out of box.
Z3C, 14 Nov 2014got mine two weeks ago and back panel self cracked two days ago...try googling it and u will f... moreThen Sony complain about deficit but ignoring their customer's feedback. Sony must be serious about this screen cracking issue. Also the Z series cameras have the best hardware but poor software processing. Remove the micro sd and put a 32,64 or 128 GB internal memory u could easily remove 1 flap. Don't ever think of increasing the overall dimensions of Z4C, it should remain as Z3C which is the only high end compact smartphone with 720p. 1080p is USELESS since it is power hog. Unlike LG who always increase the phone every release. Also, the Z4 must remain 5.2" and 1080p to conserve battery. The QHD is useless when u require a mobile charger to keep your phone alive.