Dead at a door nail, after vibrating for days even turned off. Happened two weeks into a two month trip, thanks Sony. It won't even boot. This phone was already replaced for a camera that only showed black on the screen for forward and back camera.
Try flashing your phone with Flashtool, You need to download firmware in .ftf form.
D.C , 18 Aug 2016My Z3c notification bar can't pull down and back / home / recent buttons not repsonse when usi... moreHad the same issue, they told me it was because the screen was ungluing from the phone itself, my advice would be to repair it before it's too late, I didn't repair it and now I have to purchase a new screen and other parts from the phone, and it would take more than $150 and 30 days for getting the parts into my country. No more Sony phones for me, it's a really good phone but I can't stand the low working quality it had.
My Z3c notification bar can't pull down and back / home / recent buttons not repsonse when using atfer 17 months. Why a lot of user in the world suffered the screen fault?
AnonD-572923, 16 Aug 2016after updating to latest software my home button and back button is not working ! any on facin... moreYes, I am facing the same issue, even the touch does not work properly on the screen.Thinking to take it to service center.
The problem is than from android 5.0 on Z3 You can not use only GPS to navigate!!! - You are constrain to turn on wifi scanning - all nets around - what wiping out the battery in incredible speed - in opposite to annoying and misleading information. What is worse - this camouflaged impossibility to use phone only with GPS without all time scanning the wifi make navigation app going to be "mad" and all the time turning of gps and stopping to proper navigation. It is crazy - and most annoying function in Android phones on present... It is effect of some kind agreement among corporation to scanning wifi net all around the World... using US and Our money and time - why - You can imagine...
My phone Sony z3 compact, last time i used 4 months before, it was in working condition, now after a 4 months i charged it shows red light but its not switching on. i tried power and volume key trick as well, it was vibrating but still not working.
AnonD-572923, 16 Aug 2016i am also facing same problem after update back button and home button is not working!A 'standard' error, only one solution: phone in for repair and change front glass(digitalizer). I managed to get phone replaced (under warranty), but probably only since less than 6 months since last major repair. Bought me a Samsung A3(2016)(as it uses a Nano SIM as the Sony) as 'back-up' as the SONY Z3 Compact seems to be the most unreliable phone ever made! Next time it breaks down : garbage bin!
after updating to latest software my home button and back button is not working ! any on facing the same problem
Shorty , 25 Jul 2016The touch screen panel at the bottom has crashed. This is what has happened to my phone recent... morei am also facing same problem after update back button and home button is not working!
cip, 05 Aug 2016yes, i've got the same issues after 17 months too.. touchscreen error and can't type wellI have the same issue. The screen is inactive on top and lower sections.
anon., 12 Jul 2016This phone is ridiculously fragile. Had it fixed 3 times and each times within a few weeks (or... moreWhy would you put your mobile in your pocket? Buy a case and and a belt carrier.
H, 10 Jun 2016Hey guys planning to buy a z5c or z3c which one is better pls help me out .. Want a compact ph... moreZ3C has a magnetic charging dock so you do not have to open the side flap for usb charging, but no finger print scanner. Z5C does not have a magnetic charging dock, only an external waterproof usb socket for charging and a finger print scanner. Your choice. PS: Z3C (model D5803) discontinued in the USA and is unavailable new.
AnonD-180402, 11 Jun 2016Great advice from Haffiman. It's always good to do a clean install when there is big software... moreSony Experia update released in the USA, 08/12/2016, restores Stamina mode.
AnonD-122669, 12 Jun 2016what happened to the warranty ?When the battery is very low the screen blanks out. When the battery is charging, the red light comes on!
After 17 months I ended up at the screen to change after the collapse of the private touch gradually top of the screen when quick shortcuts and then touch the lower keys. Is this a common holidays a year later in the series Z3 phones because I noticed it in Okthelr of complaint to others. How surprise was shocking to me because of the increase of the price of the screen outside the security it is unfortunate that the equivalent of one-third of the price of a new phone fully guarantee the agent within my Egypt . How I'm sad , my Sony
Binni, 03 Aug 2016Hi can anyone tell me where I can get some sort of case or protection for this phone the glass... moreThe best cover/case is by Incipio out of Southern California. Have used this company's products on both of my Sony Z1 Compact and Z3 Compact for 4 years. Front and back glass in perfect shape.
Have had 4 Sony phones - One Go, 2 xperia Z1 and now a Z3, bought last year. Or actually don't have it, cos the phone dropped out of my pocket onto a wooden floor and the screen scattered - like in splinters! This after the battery hardly stands for a day, the camera is so scratched despite their own protection cover, and charger cover can't close and the microphone doesn't work. So back to the Z1, which cant hold battery more than 8 ours and where a broken screen means no more usage (unlike z3 that still works a little). The bests phone was Go...since then all Sony phones have been shitty quality, and evenn the Sony store told me NOT to buy a z5 as the back cover breakes. Sony gorilla glass is like fine dining crystal glasses...so DON'T waste money on them even though the system inside works nice!!!