Avinash, 19 Aug 2016I own a Sony Z3 compact which is 1 year and 6 months old. When it was launched, I instantly to... moreI have had all your problem after update 6.0.1 i have shout down and restart several time for 2 frustrating days the problem has gone by itself.
Got my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact about 8 months with Vodafone. Upto this phone I loved Sony but this is the worst phone I have ever owned.
Straight away notice it's signal reception was worse than my previous phone (Motorola Defy) and to stop calls breaking up I had to select GSM reception only every time I arrived home (or any area with a weakish signal) and use wifi for the internet. The phone seemed incapable of detecting the 3g signal was not good enough and use the gsm signal instead!
Then after 3 months the proximity sensor failed, not long after this I found the srceen could not be turned off so the battery life was halved.
So I had to send the phone away to be repaired which meant the phone was wiped clean and all data lost.
Then about 3 weeks ago I noticed a crack in the back running from the camera hole to the far corner, It was very hard to see so I don't know when it happened but I have NEVER dropped the phone. Finally about a week ago I had the phone in my front pocket whilst laying on soft grass and rolled over onto my front, heard a crunch, inspected the phone to find both front and back crazed. I know they are glass but I could not believe how fragile it was, I am not a large guy and I certainly did not feel the phone dig into me or anything like that.
Whats more Sony repair/support refuse to tell me if this damage may be covered by the warrantee, I have to send it to them and if they decide it is not I have to send them £20.54 just to get my phone back unrepaired if I am not happy with their quote. This was an expensive phone and I am peed off enough with it without having to put a load more money into it!!! It has totally trashed my opinion of Sony.
AnonD-463920, 04 Sep 2016After updating to the latest firmware and my device running build number 23.5.A.1.291, my phon... moreDownload SOUNDABOUT App for play store. It salve your headphone and speaker problem
I have been using this phone for 1 year now and I must say that this is the best smart phone I have ever had. I like small phones for convenience in carrying. Sony has put the best features in a small size - bright display, excellent battery life, powerful camera, no issues with software - with continuous updation, very attractive double glass casing and a dedicated camera click button. This phone will definitely go in the list of top 5 small screen cameras available in market today.
Dean F, 30 Aug 2016My screen stopped working after 1 year. Unable to pull down top notification bar. It's happen... moreIt you can't pull down the notification, maybe you can try installing zen ui launcher from asus. I use lenovo phab and having hard time pulling the notification bar because it's too high. I tried installing zen ui launcher. With it, you can pull down the notification bar by swiping down anywhere in the homescreen. Once installed, long tap homescreen, choose preference, tap homescreen then choose swipe down gesture. Hope this helps.
AnonD-122669, 29 Aug 2016Get the flap changed. They are cheap. Mine was replaced under warranty.Would u plz tell me the price if flap. Bcoz when I went to Sony care. They was charging 1300 for one flap
I am sure that never buy Sony due to it is quickly dead (around 1 year)the screen. Notification bar can't pull down and home back recent buttons not working.
never buy sony z series most of the phones has display issues i had z3 compact 1st it had no problem but slowly problem occurs your display will go of slowly
sony had made progress in z5 series there arent more display faults in z5series
i have to change my phone display
I have a xperia z3 compact and the proximty switch is not working, i contacted amazon.de and they washed there hands and told me to contact sony.de, regret to have bought it since not even a year passed and it s still under guarantee.
Muahmmed Safad, 01 Sep 2016My screen stopped working after 1 year. Unable to pull down top notification bar. Any solution?You need to change the touchscreen. It's a hardware problem and Sony isn't bothered. See the forums! After changing touchscreen, you'll have issues with proximity sensor :) .Will never buy a Sony..
After updating to the latest firmware and my device running build number 23.5.A.1.291, my phone doesn't recognise headphones anymore and thus can't use the radio or listen to music on with any pair of headphones. Any solutions?
GREAT phone... Of course both sides are glass so put a protector on it. DevilCase I have been using for 2 years and is great. Had one protector finally shatter but phone was intact.
After a month of use and without any fall, its back cover glass broke, when it was standing on a desk. I was shocked, that it is impossible. I will never buy phone like this.
I'm using my second z3c for just over 4 months after cracking my last one after 1 year. I keep it in a case so it's so far been safe from any damage.
The latest system update seems to have further improved the battery life and I'm really happy with it. I love this phone so much that only thing I hope is not to crack the phone again. Otherwise it has all I need. Size, weight are unbeatable amongst all the recent Sony minis and speed and camera are more than good enough for me. I don't care if there's no more android upgrade.
The back is made of glass. It breaks. Really easily. Just a wee drop.
You don't need glass that you can't even see through on the BACK of your phone.
I want a polycarbonate phone. That's plastic. It doesn't break.
My screen stopped working after 1 year. Unable to pull down top notification bar. Any solution?
AnonD-122669, 29 Aug 2016Yup google & Qualcomm have shown us the middle finger.The thing is Sony tried to give us and I appreciate that. It would be really cool if they would update the UI
Same problem with my phone. The touch sensitivity lost on top, bottom and one vertical band. Sony Service center estimated parts-replacement worth of 135$ (9000INR)
I am getting the whole front panel black color, Display and touch screen replaced for 75$ (5000 INR) @ Bangalore, India
Checked online it is available for same cost.