Anonymous, 07 Sep 2014UK price is £429 we can expect around $450-$500 in North America.it will be good if the price is around 500$
the phone that i've been waiting for upgrade. super fast performance SoC in a smaller formfactor that would fit in my small hand. it would be better if they make a phone like this with removable battery without sacrificing dust and water resistance like galaxy s5mini does.
Why sony is not working on z3 compact dual sim phone its so important just like z3 dual bring a dual sim z3 compact and many will definitely buy it including me just look what market needs rest is all awesome except dual sim feature
SunilShetty, 07 Sep 2014but price is not mini... it will be around $600 UK price is £429 we can expect around $450-$500 in North America.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2014The following improvements on the Z3C:
- Snapdragon 801 at 2.5gHz
- Front facing, stereo s... morethey moved the led flash a way from the camera lens so i think sony fixed the flash bleed issue of the original compact.
wish that sony had improved the loudspeaker performance,i don't need two speakers if i can't hear my phone ringing.
wish that the new compact produces better images than the previous because the 20mp camera of the original compact couldn't beat the 8 mp camera of some samsung phones...
in future compact:
adding IR remote control.
Sintoma, 06 Sep 2014Why it can't support microsd up to 128GB.It can support. and why bother when you cannot afford 16G eh?
-zafnath-, 06 Sep 2014Not much different from my Z1 Compact specially because my Z1 Compact also shoots 4k video and... moreThe following improvements on the Z3C:
- Snapdragon 801 at 2.5gHz
- Front facing, stereo speakers
- Front camera is 2.2MP over the Z1C 2MP
- wider angle rear camera lens (25mm)
- ISO up to 12800
- expandable up to 128GB (mistake in the GSM Arena specs)
- larger battery (2600mAh)
- larger display (4.6 inches)
- slimmer bezels all around
- removal of shatterproof film
- much more vibrant display
- it is now dustproof with IP6X rating
- Hi res audio
- PS4 remote play
- New camera features (kind of gimmicky but still new)
I don't about you but I find this is a very nice upgrade over the Z1C.
The analyst had named this Z3 Compact the unbeatable small form factor smartphone so far. It is by far the best compact or mini version of the entire market.
The Z3 LED flash from the pictures I've seen, appears to be a little bigger with some sort of magnifying glass or something... compared to Z3C.
If Z3 has ISO 3200 and Z3C has 12800...which is best for low light pictures and videos ?
If I buy Z3 Dual, can I have active in the same time... data + calls on sim 1 on an 3G network, and calls for sim 2 on 3G network ?
I'll have to wait for GsmArena to do some camera/video/LED flash/testing/review for these 3 phones before I'll choose the winner.
I just hope z3c speaker have an excellent sound quality and loudness..i have overclock my z1c up to 2.4Ghz which means i can still keep up to this z3c..hihi..and i have modified my z1c speaker to have this stereo loudspeaker just like z3c speaker..not quite loud on the earpiece but extreme satisfaction on the main bottom speaker(after modified)..not missing the 4k recording..hihi..but i do love the stereo speakers in z3c..it looks original than mine..haha..but still don't know it's loudness and sound quality..the truth is, sony should upgrade z3c ram up to 3gb..and i hope the ips screen have been better than z1c..not too dark on the dark colour..i think i'll just wait for another Z's mini than this one..hihi..but if i got some extra money i might gonna buy this one..hihihi..
Roland98, 06 Sep 2014No, its differentThanks for the info .... What material it is made of ......??
i Can't Wait to have this phone , much best than the apple and samsung smartphones. sony is the best :)
Omni, 04 Sep 2014If they fix the self-cracking screen issue with the whole Z line up so far, I'm in. Otherwise ... moreA friend of mine bought an SGS3 when it came out. Was having dinner with the phone on the pocket. It rang. My friend reached for it and dropped it. Sitting at the table, mind you. The screen broke instantly. First fall - not so big - and the screen was wasted.
My Z1c has dropped numerous times. Even as high as 6 feet. Except for minor scratches on the metal it's still near mint. Plus, I changed the back cover from plastic to glass and even that one is still perfect.
Not much different from my Z1 Compact specially because my Z1 Compact also shoots 4k video and 120fps... Not even an increase in display definition, internal memory, ram nor removable storage capacity. Biggest difference is the cpu but not much as well.