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.
btw, the phone is upgradeable to 6.0.1. This page says only 6.0. if somebody knows how to update the data, please do it.
My screen stopped working after 1 year. Unable to pull down top notification bar. It's happened to both my and my gf's phone. Any solution?
SKorap, 25 Aug 2016we are not getting android 7.Yup google & Qualcomm have shown us the middle finger.
Mr. Disappointed , 28 Aug 2016Too all Sony Xperia Z3 compact owners do not be fooled by Sony's waterproof advertisements as ... moreIt depends on how well flaps are closed. I won't use my phone in pools but rain is fine.
Sam, 24 Aug 2016niv's right. Since 6.0.1 update battery drain is a constant problem thus I had to buy a portab... moreon my phone battery drains fast only while watching videoes. Screen is only thing that eats battery fast & it is a MarshMallow issue not Sony's fault.
I'll try my best not to buy any phones from sony anymore. Not functioning notif bars and bottom buttons are extremely frustrating. Im happy for just 1 and a half year
Too all Sony Xperia Z3 compact owners do not be fooled by Sony's waterproof advertisements as all of it is a farce. Sony's legendary durability has sadly faded away, and my deceased Xperia Z3 Compact is a sign of the decline in quality of Sony's mobile devices. If you want your Xperia to last then don't use it in the rain. I regret buying this phone.
Dipsy, 26 Aug 20161- It costs Rs. 33600/
2- Within 2 months it became dead
3- Sony took 3 weeks to change moth... moreSounds familiar.
After 3 months - changed motherboard, but on warranty.
After another 6 months - screen (digitalizer) not functioning - phone replaced on warranty.
Repair and replacement free, however I had to buy a 'replacement' phone while in repair at almost the same cost as the Z3 due to long repair time! This in Malaysia.
1- It costs Rs. 33600/
2- Within 2 months it became dead
3- Sony took 3 weeks to change motherboard in Jaipur
4- Within one year of changing motherboard touch screen gone kapoot
5- Sony asks Rs. 10000/ to repair
6- So within two years it costed Rs. 43600/
7- It also proves that mobile brand like Sony can't work continues smoothly even for a year
8- At any given moment of working hours one can spot at least 50 Sony mobile consumers to sort out their handset problems at Sony's service center in Jaipur, that also proves that there is some quality problem with Sony.
Always always always do a "FACTORY RESET/RESTORE" every Major Firmware Update!!!!
I'm having problems after updating my Z3 Compact to Marshmallow and of course I always Factory Reset.