Hi! If you are looking for a resistant phone DON'T BUY THE XPERIA Z3!
Basically it fell out of my POCKET and has got a massive crack at the back!
- Although I bought it from a Sony Centre that doesn't make ANY difference as
they did not help me at all.
- Contacted Customer Service and they said that the phone doesn't offer
anymore than "regular" (what is that? sea level pressure?) resistance against
shocks. Sony obviously knows these numbers but must be ashamed to make them
- To have it assessed it needs to be sent via mail (YES, find another nano-
sim phone for you) AND, should the issue not be covered by warranty AND you
do not wish them to fix it, guess what? You have to PAY $38 for the
In my opinion, a $649 device PORTABLE device should be able to deal with
normal use accidents. Your phone is going in-and-out of your pocket
throughout your whole day and it should be designed to be resistant to such a
small fall, after all, it is a very expensive device.
Sony Mobile AU, really disappointed here. You made me wait and pay $100 more
than the imported version with Noise-Cancelling headphones, gave me the most
crappy earphones I've ever had, for this? My old and good Samsung Australia
Galaxy S3, 3 years of fun with no problems at all, how I miss you.
AnonD-8044, 28 Oct 2014It has happened on cameras before and its weird how every picture is of a white background,,,w... moreI have both z1 compact and z3 compact but I dont see any pink spot issue with z1c. And z1c takes better superior auto. Z3c superior auto are oversaturated. I think they purposely dont want to make an excellent camera software for their mobile phones because it will affect their digicam business. That's just sad.
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2014I am currently using a xperia SP. They have the same screen size. I think I'm used to the phon... moreThe shorter the better, every mm counts, if you dont care about length just get the Z3 instead. My previous phone was 138mm long and that was the main problem about it, my current phone is 130mm and it makes a big difference, so much better even if its thicker but its still too long. Alpha and iPhone 6 have stupid length, definite dealbreaker.
Anyway, Sony has informed their store employees here that phones cannot be carried in pockets, any damage that occurs from that voids warranty, doesnt sound like someone i would buy more phones from.
saprrow, 28 Oct 2014what's the difference between D5803 & D5833, which one is asian version? 5833
tarun, 28 Oct 2014hi guys i am new here so could someone tell me how is the performance speed is there any lag a... moreFirst, I'm not a Z3 Compact owner.
Compared to Nexus 5 (I do not own it, but have tested/tryed one), Z3 Compact is in a different league.
Major difference is the size. Z3 Compact feels like a chubby dwarf in comparison. This makes it more easy to handhold and carry, but less nice to look at. It feels more sturdy as well.
Regarding the screen, I would say that Nexus 5 has the advantage here. The water and dust protection on the Z3C while provide a durability advantage also make the screen less bright and harder to read under direct light.
Regarding CPU/GPU, the Z3C does circles around the Nexus 5 (Nexus 5 is not that slow though)
Regarding camera, again Z3C does fare better. (One could expect more though)
Ragarding battery... If you use your phone to check email and news the Nexus will last a day and half at best, the Z3C might last 3 days or more.
Regarding software, Nexus 5 has the advantage here. While not bloated like in past Sony phones, Z3C doesn't benefit from early updates not latest features. But it does have some built in apps that make sense.
In the end, the 'Compact' does mean that you're getting a small phone without compromising the performance.
AnonD-209094, 28 Oct 2014Duhhh, the length is the best thing about this phone but anyway i am sure you are just making ... moreI am currently using a xperia SP. They have the same screen size. I think I'm used to the phone's footprint. As for the Z3 compact, I don't think it is omnibalanced for me. They could have increased the size of the top bezel. Galaxy Alpha looks much better for me.
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2014Any update on pink spot issue on the camera? It has happened on cameras before and its weird how every picture is of a white background,,,why would anyone take a picture of a white background? its only a white balance effect so software related...Maybe if stupid folk stopped going round taking pictures if white background it would not happen.
Sony apparently have been informed so whether a software update will be issued i don't know.Sony make good cameras its just whoever they have got in to do the software is bad OR the digital imaging chip is not good.
hi guys i am new here so could someone tell me how is the performance speed is there any lag anywhere in this phone is it faster than nexus 5 plssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss reply z3 compact user
saprrow, 28 Oct 2014what's the difference between D5803 & D5833, which one is asian version? Just the bands of carriers. Check what bands use un ur carriers mine for example its 2g/3g:900mhz,1800lte
Wthor, 28 Oct 2014They might have but it has made the touch and feel of the phone very plastic compared to the Z1CYa its more plástico but its ok its not slippery i this this desing for práctical usage its better
darkraver, 27 Oct 2014Actually if Im not mistaken, it has metal body and frame topped with plastic coating as to inc... moreThey might have but it has made the touch and feel of the phone very plastic compared to the Z1C
what's the difference between D5803 & D5833, which one is asian version?
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2014I've had my eyes for the z3 compact for many weeks now. My current phone now is an Iphone 5 an... moreIt's better than Iphone 6 in many ways. The Iphone6's cam is slightly better though. But it's for sure better than 5 and 5s's cameras.
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2014I've had my eyes for the z3 compact for many weeks now. My current phone now is an Iphone 5 an... moreYes. Sony does have bad automatics, when it comes to camera. But if you set it up well or get an appropriate app it will give you amazing pictures.
Got my z3 compact last week. so far so good specially the battery life. As for the screen, it could have been better if it's a 1080p. 720p is good enough and it is only noticeable if you're previous device has a 450+ ppi.It fits perfectly with my small hands while maintaining the power of larger flagship devices.
Crunchy, 28 Oct 2014Phone is too small for my liking. They should've been increased the height of top and bottom bezels.Duhhh, the length is the best thing about this phone but anyway i am sure you are just making fun of Sonys bezels and you are too late, if you want laughable bezels you have Galaxy S5 and Alpha, plus iPhones of course. Or Xperia E3 if you are a ultralow budget buyer who cannot afford any of the others.
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2014I've had my eyes for the z3 compact for many weeks now. My current phone now is an Iphone 5 an... moreYES. i change my iphone 5c for this phone. the baterry its like 2 o 3 times than the iphone, camara its a par of iphone 6. so u can go W/O problems.