I have bashed Sony in past but this seems great smartphone.So I am glad given them another chance and not stuck with my original thoughts of them.The screen is very vivd and great colours.Audio so far is superb just Like Nexus 5 so that Snapdragon chip is superb.Even though compared to Samsung the Z3C has poorer audio scores it does not show the audio through headphones is superb..I used to always want Wolfson audio chips but after Samsung Wave/S/S2 they went downhill with S3/S4/S5.
Just getting things set up and letting battery flatten,,it came with 62% battery.I always flatten then fully charge new batterys 6-7 times then do what I like with regards to charging.Flipping open the flap to access USN port seems fine to me ,dead easy.
Got 8800 about on Nexus 5 with Quadrant but this is 21,200 score..I am not that bothered by benchmarks its real world use and this is OK at the moment will see after few days.
Last comment is the two plastic covers that come on Sony Z3C stink to high heaven of some kind of rubbery glue with vapours coming off,
Higson, 31 Oct 2014Gave sony a second chance.. so glad I did..Amazing little phone, fast and feature packed and I... moreMe too i hated my last Sony with washed out colours and bad angles (S OR T MODEL) but want a phone sized smartphone..All the other companys smaller efforts have resulted in giving them midrange specs.Sony is only one to not do this.
pedram, 30 Oct 2014Its a shame for sony to have such a poor attention to its customer opinionsand feedbacks.shame... moreSo reinstall or upgrade to 4.4.4 and do a factory reset...the problem with your camera app should be gone ;-)
pedram, 30 Oct 2014Its a shame for sony to have such a poor attention to its customer opinionsand feedbacks.shame... moreAgain it is not a sony problem it is your phone problem, my z1c does not have such problems with camera apo.
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2014If that were the case, they wouldn't made the Z3 with metal frame. Z3 Compact's frame is pure ... moreI prefer the high quality raber plastic on Z3 Compact. It makes more grip in hand while the metal frame on Z3 feels more slippery.
Gave sony a second chance.. so glad I did..Amazing little phone, fast and feature packed and I love the size and styling... I can see my self being a long term compact series customer,
AnonD-286298, 31 Oct 2014thanks brynn for the reply. considering SIM issue normal, the phone is really good though it's... moreThanks,mine has arrived but was at work so have to go pick it up from delivery office.Should have it in next 2 hours.
thanks brynn for the reply. considering SIM issue normal, the phone is really good though it's bit slippery. regarding the touch it's just awesome. I liked iPhone because of its touch and now I forget it. and battery is really very satisfactory. moderate use can give almost 36-48 hours. no more worries about dead before time and in crisis like outside home. camera is so far superb.
it's very faster and stylish phone. no any problem faound in this phone.
hey guys i am new here and i would please like to know which is better z3 compact or moto x 2014 i am mostly interested in battery life and performance which is the less laggy one pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee reply moto x 2014 user or z3 compact user
AnonD-209094, 30 Oct 2014Norwegian phone site amobil dot no did battery tests with heavy FHD video H264 and talk time, ... moreHi, Don't play with cheating benchmark:)
Note4 (Exynos version) has very low GPU for graphic and gaming
Moreover, note4 is 49 grams heavier than Z3 compact and it is a large, heavy phone with clumsy style
Low quality Exynos with aluminum body and copy_design from Apple
Laggy touch wiz suck battery:)
Z3 compacis the unbeatable smartphone in current market
Norwegian phone site amobil dot no did battery tests with heavy FHD video H264 and talk time, where video was 75% of the score. Z3C came out only #8, Z3 on 4th place beaten by Note 4 (Exynos), S5 and Mate 7. Even Galaxy Alpha with its tiny battery comfortably beat the Z3C.
Note that webbrowsing and standby times were not measured, especially the webbrowsing battery test would have benefited Z3C.
z3c_user, 30 Oct 2014I previously owned Z1C. On paper very similar phones, but in real life Z3C has remarkably diff... moreThe difference in touch is to be expected, before the Z2 all Xperia phones had horrible touch thanks to the shatterproof sheet on the display. Its also the reason why i didnt buy Z1C, oleophobic coated glass is a must-have, the display sheet was the only thing i hated about my Xperia Z, never again.
Its a shame for sony to have such a poor attention to its customer opinionsand feedbacks.shame fot not to be able to develop a flawless camera software. I own a z1c and its camera hangs a lot not working and needs the phone to be restarted to be able to shot more photos. I really am tired of this ridiculous problem and had plans to replace my z1c with z3c maybe this problem is solved in its successor. Í see that defect still exists in their last flagship and I cant say anything except í feel sorry for you sony that are unable to solve such a problem.
I think Z3 Compact deserves more attention and respect. I'm buying it @ SONY store in NYC this weekend year
Sony should leverage on their expertise in photography. They have the best camera module but the worst software. Also, the screen must be really shatter proof in real life not just on paper.
I previously owned Z1C. On paper very similar phones, but in real life Z3C has remarkably different touch. Much more comfortable in hand, little useful tweaks (like slo-mo video, smart screen rotation etc), battery lasts (in normal use) 3 days, better camera button. Both panels are scracthproof, 1 month used and no single scracth on panels.
Only problem is camera software (same issue with Z1C), crashes too often :P
Best phone I ever had!
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2014Well, I have a Z1 Compact and it has a metal frame. And Z3 Compact's frame is plastic. That's ... moreI would rather have the plastic bumper and nylon toughened corners of Z3C,,i am getting one next week after wanting smaller smartphone and a powerfull one,,forget iphone that is doomed and if it had no apple logo on back would look like chinese cheap phone.