Bought the japanese version. It's working good despite it overheats quickly. The camera is bad (maybe because I bought a pre-owned). Overall, look for the custom rom since this phone still hold much potential coming to 2018.
Do we have same touch and less volume issues in docomo z3 compact Japanese version as we have these issues with international version.
Good phone but worst quality ever. If you want good small and phone that will fail on multiple reasons This is the right one.
Problems I had:
Micro SD holder failed. Card was poping out all the time...
hatches for water and dust resistance failed even I did it charged with magnetic connector...
Partially Touch failed soon after that.
Display failed after that.
And after that display connector burned on motherboard so you could not change display anymore.
Im using Ericsson's phone from 1998. After that i was using Sony Ericson. And this is my first Sony and definitely last Sony.
The only thing is headphone audio quality that was extraordinary with proper after buyed headphones. Iphone 6s cant even get it close with same headphone...
Well last time I posted an opinion, I thought the phone went dead after suddenly stopped charging. By then my partner broke his Samsung galaxy s5 and I had to give him my galaxy a3 2017 and I then tried my 3rd attempt to fix this phone. And you know what? It worked. It tends to overheat easily but for 2014 model both internet speed and battery life are incredible. While my partner loves his new Samsung, I'm more than happy with this little trooper.
I love this phone, it's fast and the battery life is pretty decent.
It's a shame the glasses are so fragile, I never hit it, it never fell but it's been almost a month and both front and back glasses are cracked. I don't care so much about the back one but the front crack will eventually render it useless.
AnonD-709823, 22 Oct 2017my Sony z3 compact while on charge the LCD cracked and Sony refused to fix itI have same problem , after 3 monts use
I used slimm rom 3.8 marshmallow and very good battery life. Elitekernel v3 seems good.
Cyberian Camera 8.0. And quality is unbelievable.
Anturu score 59450.
I thought that this would be my favorite cell forever, but I end up being the one that ended with my preference for Sony. Too low audio volume; The audio jack stopped working in a few months; and a year later the touch screen also stopped working as it happened to the vast majority of its owners.
I bought this phone new 2014/2015 Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Unfortunately, the screen lower all 3 buttons not working. I can not go back to main screen if I received any call or if I am on internet. What a sad. Only can go back if I switched off totally and on again. Sony should have a look all this problems with free of cost. I was mad fan of Sony now very disappointed.
my Sony z3 compact while on charge the LCD cracked and Sony refused to fix it
my phone has cracked and it was only 2 days old while on charge it craked and Sony refused to fix it
Been using this phone since release and have replaced it just once. Running Carbon Rom for Android 7.1.2 and can't thank the devs enough for the port. Battery holds up so well and in conjunction with other mods, it does everything I need it to do. Will eventually move to the Z5c or Xc next year.
Its a shame all vendor are hand in hand in cheating the customers they have flooded the market with 5" mobile until now, from 2018 foldable phone with compact form factor will be released to generate revenue if people start using one mobile set for 5-6 years revenue generation will be minimised mobile vendors are playing with consumers needs viz a viz requirements.
1. Remove user replaceable battery started by Apple so that handset will not last more than 4-5 years since apple hardware is much better compared to Android hardware therefore handset might last for eternity which apple does not want.
2. Remove SD card from mobile started by Apple iPhone
3. All new handsets difficult to repair post Samsung Galaxy S6 including replacing glass which cost 20% of the cost of handset is it really that expensive answer is NO. Since consumers have started repairing handsets for 100$ instead of buying 600$ new handset.
4. Introducing handsets 5" and above later bendable phones will be realsed which will be under 5" but can be expanded to 6" and above Samsung Galaxy X is an example.
Time to change guys, i had this phone, sooner or later your upper and lower screen button will not work, disappointed. :,(
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017thats the weak spot of the phone. happend to me too, but i found original replacements from so... morethat's true, i buy from aliexpress a couple socket cover as backup, and use chinese docking charger, so the socket remaining goods
GJP, 10 Sep 20172 nd hand phone works very well ,the only problem is the sd card sidekey cover that is brokenthats the weak spot of the phone. happend to me too, but i found original replacements from sony on amazon for only a few bucks, works perfectly.