Finally got my replacement (warranty!) phone yesterday (Z3Compact) and got it set up. Transferred the most from the Samsung A3 (2016) that I bought while the SONY was a sent for repair. What a disappointment! The SONY works, at least for now, but: the SAMSUNG better screen, better key-board, better ring-volume and sound and not to forget battery life! The Samsung drops about 5% overnight, the SONY had dropped 15% this morning. The SAMSUNG might be slightly slower, however as a 'phone' mainly used for calling, e-mails etc I like the A3 better. The SONY might have a better camera, might be 'waterproof' to a certain extend, might have a sleeker design, but for daily function? To me the best about the SONY phones is the PC Companion software giving quite good possibilities to 'service' the phone, far better than the SAMSUNG Kies.
nev, 07 Jun 2016Z3 Compact . using phone for less than a year , phone went blank shows red led when try to cha... moreCompletely agree . My z3 is an expensive paper weight. Very fragile glass and plastic casing. Disintegrates with normal use. Sony should concentrate on Tvs.
I have a Z3 for a year now. The camera was brilliant at first. But after 3 months of using it. The camera quality is terrible. It's not that I don't look after my phone. I update my anti virus and always chek up. I Love the other features though. But the camera quality is really bad. That for me is really disappointing. This didn't only happen to me. This happened to 2 of my friend's phones too.
Fereddie, 17 Jun 2016I,ve been using Z3C for about 1year and Ringke Fusion cover to protect it so there is no probl... moreI had the unglued screen issue and they repaired it for free still waterproof and they changed/fixed everything that had even the tiniest issue. Would it be correct if I say it is better than ever? I don't know. One thing I can surely say is that I would not change my phone to any other one out there.
I have z3c 1.8 year's, and it work like the beginning.
Speedily and responsible to the top.
I think sony's phone is the best phone products.
My next phone without a doubt is Sony!!!!
recommended for anyone's
I,ve been using Z3C for about 1year and Ringke Fusion cover to protect it so there is no problem like unglued or cracked screen.Although I usually run HD games like Mortal kombat X or Real Racing 3 It's been still performing like the first day I bought it , everything is fairly smooth and I can hardly find lag on it. I,ve updated it to Android M recently and it's completely in sync with my vaio laptop, I should say "I DO LOVE MY LITTLE MONSTER".
Sony Xperia Z3 should be ideal for you, given the accompanying highlights:
Reduced, water safe body, IP68 ensured
20.7MP camera, 2160p video
4.6" 720p screen, IPS
Powerful Snapdragon 801 chipset
Android 4.4 KitKat, Lollipop 5.0 coming soon
It's amazing phone.
Well, i am using this phone for 1 year and almost 4 months. There are many pros and cons.
Pros: battery life - all day long lte on, mobile data on, i still get home at 15-20%, at 8pm from 7am; GPS -best positional lock, using here maps. Before i had lg g2, the gps sucked ( lumia 920 at least on par with z3c if not even better); NO LAG - i have many apps and games on my phone, using a samsung class 10 sd card, no problems at all! I have at least 4 gb of memory empty on my phone and it runs like new; Android 6 - love it ( some don't) but i like the way it made my phone feel flagship again; GAMES - no game lags, full stop!
Cons: fragile!!! - Though i dropped it a few times, even from my pocket while i was on a bike, it only had a few dents, it is very slippery and i dropped it from my van, rhe back instantly cracked. The screen is also very prone ro finherfrints and also scratches ( thank god i only have one visible) though i do not like cases and stuff. EARPIECE - so low i could not hear my mom talk during a funeral!!! This is the most annoyong thing to have on a phone! At first i thought i had hearing problems, but i gave it to friend to take some calls and they have always complained about how low the sound is!!! I do not understand why. Also the sound from the stereo speakers is very low!! DISPLAY - after about 6-7 months, the ipper left part of my display just unglued itself, amd it stickks a little further than my roght side. HEADPHONE JACK - Though i have an ipod for music, at first i used the phone for music too, with some top notch sol republic headphones. Now, the jack does not make the connection anymorr, with no headphones ( i have tried 30 pairs at least ) though it does not bother me so much.
Another pro, as i forgot, is the rich package which also includes an usb otg cable ( more than 20 euros in my country).
If the volume was fixed somehow, i would have given this phone 11/10, but i am giving it 8/10. What about you guys?
Skmk, 14 Jun 20161.5 year use this phone and all I want to say is WOW about this phoneAbsolutly agree...
Hi guys, I really love my z3 compact, but after the lollipop update my phone's camera turns bad. very bad. so please can somebody help me how to downgrade to kitkat (stock version) officially. I'm very new to these kinda this so please explain me everything, treat me as a kid. Thanks in advance.
ARITOR, 12 Jun 2016what happened to the warranty ?Nothing. He's just trolling.
H, 10 Jun 2016Hey guys planning to buy a z5c or z3c which one is better pls help me out .. Want a compact ph... moreCheck their specs, design, prices & user experiences & decide for yourself. It depends on what U want from your phone.
Donut4sk, 10 Jun 2016My Sony Z3 Compact was working just fine for over a year. Now I got this software update for t... moreGreat advice from Haffiman.
It's always good to do a clean install when there is big software update. My Z3c battery lasts about day and a half of heavy use on MM. No lags, bugs, anything. Also, no Stamina mode.
Sony did a good job with update, just install it correctly.
Donut4sk, 10 Jun 2016My Sony Z3 Compact was working just fine for over a year. Now I got this software update for t... moreIf you have access to a PC or lap-top:
Download and install SONY PC companion.
Back-up your phone.
Run 'repair my phone' in the up-date section.
Hopefully you get a clean new install of Android6.
When re-installing from back-up, do NOT install apps, only private files like photos, contacts etc. Do a FRESH download of apps you need.
Before re-installing back-up and files, test the phone to be sure it is working as you want it to work.
My Sony Z3 Compact was working just fine for over a year. Now I got this software update for the latest Android 6.0. I would not go away so I installed after a few weeks of dismissing it.
Phone is hot all the time and battery is draining like crazy. Normally I barely would use up 50% in one day, now with same usage I deplete within one day.
I tried to turn-off NFC. Lets where that brings me. Any advise is welcome. Worst thing is this update is not reversible....