I've had my z3 compact for over a year, an ordinary case did its job and the glass never broke even though I dropped it accidentally several times. But something happen to it and it's been going more crazy then a teenage boy in a nightclub. It shuts down with no warning and refuses to turn on even after soft and hard restart. I rebooted it to fabrication setups and still went balluba. I can only say it's a love/hate relationship having the phone even though I'm proud to been its keeper with not even one scratch on it. So now I have lost all my contacts, the phone and I am forced to go back to Facebook even though I hate it. Sure it's an okey app, but give me a break people. Engagement here, baby there, shits up and monkeys down. So yeah if you have patience then the phone is perfect for you, but if you want to stuff the phone into a box of water and freeze it. Then this is not the phone for you. Good luck people, it's a good phone, but it's kinda like having kids. You love having them, but sometimes you wouldn't mind stuffing them in a box and ship them to China. Just sayin
I've used this phone for 2 months. It worked great until the vibration just stopped working out of the blew. Then one month later I dropped it and the screen cracked a little and this completely stopped my display from functioning. After paying 400$ to buy it I am not going to spend 250$ to fix the display. Also, the "waterproofness" is assured by the fact that all the output wholes are covered, but my covers didn't close anymore.
aLI, 21 Dec 2015yes sure change it with z5Changed to Z5 from Z3 Compact today! Quite like these two!
Truth is, 19 Dec 2015The truth is, people are being paid to post fake reviews, using fake IP's etc. so no one can r... moreSame can be said about you dude! Anyway, I just posted what happened to my device only being honest. FYI, I have 4 spare devices with me (note2, s4, lumia 1520/730). However, I just can't use any other device as I love the feel of z3c, especially its snappy UI. Just that I am disappointed by its build quality.
RMC, 18 Dec 2015I am using since 8 months it is very good in quality and performance It is a really good phone. No question of quality issues. Buy for good satisfaction. Ignore rubbish reviews.
using z3 compact from several months perfectly
now i want to change/upgrade my phone
plz suggest any new model
Z3 Compact- Great phone and great battery! BUT It could power a rocket into space but if it breaks without misuse what is the point! I switched from Samsung to the Sony Z3 Compact 12 months ago & the glass fronted screen has broke on 3 different occasions. The last time while in my pocket with Gorilla glass protection and a high end protective case. So in my opinion STAY WELL CLEAR OF THIS PHONE! It will break, with Sony's AWFUL customer service. I will never touch another Sony product ever again!!!
The truth is, people are being paid to post fake reviews, using fake IP's etc. so no one can really tell whos real or not. I've been using this device for months now and I never encountered any issues or what so ever. If you like sony phone then buy one, if not then don't! Don't Post rubbish reviews, how pathetic!
Haai Sony users....
Realy Bad experience with Sony Z3 compact... Several Times I went for service center..
Miguel (Portugal), 10 Dec 2015dont listen to bad reviews here. sony competitors are PAID to post bad reviews and opinions ... moreyes i also use this phone,and for some reasons,some comments are negative,but i did not experience any of those issues.maybe the other comments are true regarding the copy of the products.
I too was in a complete denial commenting here about how durable it is, well, until mine broke in the same way, yesterday.
The first long line crack appeared on the back glass about 2 months ago and I had put on a back plastic cover ever since. Then yesterday it dropped down on a semi-rocky soil from a small height and the glass is now completely shattered and appears as a web in shape. How disappointing!
For those who are arguing about fake/original copies, I do not believe. As it is happening with the original Sony that I have. I called up customer care and they suggested that it will cost me Rs. 3,500 (INR) for the glass and Rs. 750 (INR) for the micro sd water resistant flap to replace, which of course is an insane amount!
I am not considering another Sony unless it is for a whole metal one. Beware guys!
artemave, 13 Dec 2015I was a happy owner of z3c for about six months until one morning a very strange thing happene... moreToo many fanboys again. I have always loved Sony stuff, but recently everything has problems which they refuse to admit to. My phone is genuine - so no it doesn't have to be a 'cheap copy' as some are saying - but both the front and rear screens cracked unmolested while sitting on a table. This is after one of the 'water resistant' covers for inputs wouldn't stay closed. Both of these things are my fault according to Sony, who came to that conclusion before having in their own hands (via 2 photos) that there was damage which caused these things. There apparently is no systemic issue with screens or water leakage, despite the 10s of thousands of victims of virtually identical problems.
The phone internals are great, but the finishing and after-sales is complete bullshyte. Lift your game Sony!