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.
Lately i got a notification that Android 6
Is it good enough...
What is your opinions
Thanks a lot ...
Touch screen start to have problem just after 1.2 year, after warranty period. Seems lots of people got same problem. Angry!!!
SKorap, 24 Jun 2016This can't be more wrong battery dropping %15? Mine drops max %5 without power saving modes wh... moreBrand 'new' phone, replaced by SONY on warranty, was even sent by SONY Support to their service station for up-grade to 6.01 and complete test before shipped to me! Did no 'tweaking', only installed general mail apps and security. Battery drop might be due to some apps having been up-dated during night according to notification.
AnonD-545289, 23 Jun 2016Finally got my replacement (warranty!) phone yesterday (Z3Compact) and got it set up. Transfer... moreThis can't be more wrong battery dropping %15? Mine drops max %5 without power saving modes while sync WiFi and mobile data are always turned on. Try to repair your phones software via Pc Companion.
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.