Anonymous, 09 Jul 2016This phone is eggshell fragile. If you look at it wrong the touch screen will break.I've heard about people saying this, but my Z3 Compact has been dropped from my bunk bed about 1,70meters up, or 5.5feet (yeah that's right, 5 point 5 feet, you do the fucking math if you want inches to follow your feet up :P) and nothing happened.
This has happened twice; once without any type of cellphone case, but the second time i had a soft plastic case for it.
I've also dropped it several times from around my waistline without suffering any type of broken casing, screen or even touch screen problems.
The first time it dropped on the floor from 1,7m up it went straight fucking screen down on the floor and sounded like it made a perfect high five, and I was sure that must've broken it, but almost 2 years later it's still going strong.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2016Hi all,
I'm using Sony Xperia Z3 Compact for 18 months alerady. Overall satisfied with phon... moreDude U are not supposed to use the phone in sea & chlorinated pool water; but only in clean water.
Also, which tracking software do U use for treking ?
I'm using Sony Xperia Z3 Compact for 18 months alerady. Overall satisfied with phone and camera quality. Get issues with SD card popping out of slot, faulty headphone jack and charging cover like others. I used phone heavily for pictures (in the sea and pools) and no complaints. Also using phone with tracking apps for hiking&running and battery life is much better than on other phones (iPhone 5S, Samsung S4 etc). Using protective glass from beginning and no problems with broken display despite it dropped me few times. Protective glass was broken but not display. I hope that this info will be useful for someone who wants to buy it.
All the people complaining about fragile glass, use tempered glass protector on front & back of the phones & then Enjoy.
Teefah.k, 21 Jun 2016I have a Z3 for a year now. The camera was brilliant at first. But after 3 months of using it... moreCheck if dust or moisture has gone into camera. It happened to me with my old phone in rains. After I got it removed, it started working fine again.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2016This phone is eggshell fragile. If you look at it wrong the touch screen will break.Ever heard about Tempered Glass ?
This phone is ridiculously fragile. Had it fixed 3 times and each times within a few weeks (or a few days) a hairline crack would appear no drops, no even being in my pocket. I wouldn't really mind this is it was just a cosmetic issue but the tiniest hairline crack completely disables the use of the screen. Please do yourself a favour and don't buy this phone.
This phone is eggshell fragile. If you look at it wrong the touch screen will break.
okay first of all every one who says this phone is not water proof is beacuse they don't know what they're talking about im having it with me it bath every time i got yo bath im taking alot of 5k pictures with it yes 5k in the mauel option and it works perfect! i love this phone there isn't a game it cant take on highest quality but offcorse if you got 441 apps like i do no wait 413 apps just installed two more games an hour ago it will begin to get a few lag spike but just a few so in my opinion its a fine phone even if there have come alot of new and faster phones this phone will still work the next many years and keep up and for the money its cheap and ive dropped it way to many time it havent got a scrach (offcorse im using a back cover) but still it's not invisible nothing is i just like the phone and im gonna keep it for as long as possible the only problem with it is the apps there are so many pre installed apps like mail and sony apps i like sony so the sony apps dosent matter beacuse i use it alot but mail apps no thank im using google for watching mails offcorse i could root it but that would mean loosiing all my apps wich would be sad i would give this phone 5 stars out of 5
After just 10 minutes of actual use the back panel was cracked. Not a robust build quality that's for sure. If you put your phone in your pocket this is not a good choice, despite the perfect size for doing just that.
- Underwater capabilities - some, but none;
- Pink dot on pictures - got it after a while;
- Faulty audio jack - checked;
- Loose SIM and SD_Card cover - checked;
- Broken touch display - only 1 mm on the right side;
- Battery life - 1.5 days without heavy use (it was 2.5 in the beginning)
I bought the phone in 2014, from Hong Kong and, seeing the commercials with underwater capabilities, I went to the swimming pool to take some cool photos. Bang! The phone went black out. I've changed it.
I've read on the forums about a problem with a pink dot, but I said that there might be some haters out there because my phone, my second phone, was working fine. After a few months I started to see the pink dot.
Same, on the forums, people were complaining about audio jack. They fixed it at a local service but after a while the problem came back. After exactly 6 months (like the "haters" from the forum) my jack started to behave strange.
Because the magnetic charger broke, i've used USB charger for a while, now I cannot close properly the SIM cover. Again, this problem was present on forums.
I've stopped checking the forums, but now I have another problem: the touch screen is broke on the right side for just 1mm.
People warned me about Sony's bad quality products.
My wife accidentally dropped Z3c through elevator shaft, the fall was about 1,5 floor. She had the device protected by Frosted shield case and 9H protection glass, both from Nillkin. The phone did survive the fall and works alright, only the protective glass is shattered, and the case has 1 cm crack in one corner.
Danielpepo, 04 Jul 2016My first xperia z3 compact fell and the glass broke, the glass and the LCD in this phone are g... moreI didn't even drop it and the screen had a minute crack which caused the status bar not able to be dragged down. I changed 2 screens and they still crack easily. The Phone is a Great Phone, just that it needs help with durability........................
I do love my Z3 Compact after all. But really why do phones have to be glued together but not using old school screws and nuts...
My first xperia z3 compact fell and the glass broke, the glass and the LCD in this phone are glued together so the repair is not easy. I sent it to a tech shop for repair also knowing that I would lose the waterproof feature. They couldn't repair it somehow so I bought a new one. Now after three months the second phone suddenly crashes without notice and I can't restart it right away, I have to wait for some time until it's able to turn on again. It hast lasted a couple of days on, down to about two minutes, the crashes I believe are totally random and I haven't been able to find what's causing them. I used to love Sony, but now I won't be buying anything from them again.
Z3 compact LCD touch are somekind of disposable. I've purchased 3 in a row and all same problem. I dnt put in my pocket or drop. This phone is bad
M N Y S, 25 Jun 2016Lately i got a notification that Android 6 Is available Is it good enough... What is you... moreIt 'works' if correctly installed! There have been quite some issues reported from the up-grade, however it looks like most of them are due to a 'failed' up-grade and installation. I would recommend to do it by using the PC Companion software and the 'repair phone' menu. Remember to do a full back-up first. This way you get a clean install and less risk of crashes.
Greatest phone I have ever had. I am a sales rep and use my phone for business and am constantly on it. Making calls and using it to check my figures. Integrates perfectly with my work applications. Only issue I have is its time to upgrade... How do I make the choice.