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!
Dag, 13 Dec 2015Sony will say that you are idiot... Why people think that "water ressistant" means literally f... moreActually, This phone is reported to do exactly that, go underwater, not just get splashed on. I was recently in Argentina where they sold this phone and they had it in a bucket of water. YouTube is also full of videos demonstrating this.
ARITOR, 09 Dec 2015I want to buy this phone. But reading many bad reviews about weak glass & weak Camera. Sh... moreYEs... just buy original and not cheap copy like lot of people complaining here about phone desighn quality. Also, if you are afraid, get some silicone cover protection for your phone and you will be fine. JUST BUY ORIGINAL... according to these comments many people buy cheap-ass copy's and that makes me sad. Sony get negative rating and comments only cos people are trying to save some small amount of money.
SirrRoyston, 11 Dec 2015Well mine stopped working today! Seems it is not water resistant after all!!! Took a few pics ... moreSony will say that you are idiot... Why people think that "water ressistant" means literally fully ressistant against water ? How do i explain to you people that if you take your Sony underwater you are empty-headed ? Do you people ever... and i MEAN EVER read your phone manual ? You people make me wonder are we really are most inteligent form of life on this planet.
I was a happy owner of z3c for about six months until one morning a very strange thing happened. I put the phone on charge and, as I was walking away, I heard a peculiar sound similar to static electricity discharge. I thought I didn't plug the charger properly so I took it out but the noise continued. I took a closer look at the device and as I flipped it around I saw a web of cracks growing on the back screen. That's what produced the sounds.
Quick online research (https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=sony+z3c+self+clacked+glass) showed that indeed Z, Z1 and Z3 are all sufferring from self cracking glass, although, in most cases, it manifests itself as a single crack that crosses through the screen.
As if this wasn't bad enough, the response from Sony was a firm denial. No amount of online evidence made a difference and in the end I had to pay to get the phone fixed. I paid 72 pounds for what was undeniably their fault!
So there you have it. Not only this phone can start falling apart any minute (I was lucky it happened at home; some ended up walking down the street with their pockets full of shattered glass) but on top of that it will be YOUR fault.
If anyone from Sony is interested, here the repair order number: 1-22263764435
Well mine stopped working today! Seems it is not water resistant after all!!! Took a few pics underwater yesterday, there is water inside this morning. Let's see what Sony say to avoid fixing under warranty.
This is a GREAT phone! I am super satisfied. Job well done, Sony. Underrated mobiles overall. Looks sweet, quality hardware, performs fantastic.
My 2 cents: It would be great with a hardware-qwerty of 2016. Aspen, but not at all a Aspen (with suckade). In Nokia E72-style. Thanks!
Ador, 10 Dec 2015I've bought 3 products from kimstore already and all are original. A nikon camera i got from t... morehello!
IT appears that some equipment's bought online are coming with a lot of issues.
MY brother works on a cellphone shop and says he is admired my Z3 compact working so perfectly.. when aparently people who bought their z3c online are having strange issues with it.
i guarante my Z3 is perfect! never failed me! love it! the best phone ive ever had!
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2015My friend how was the cellphone product at kimstore?because its too cheap compare to mall priceI've bought 3 products from kimstore already and all are original. A nikon camera i got from them is half the price displayed on malls. My z3 compact is still perfect from the day i had it. I don't know how they're priced cheaper but i guarantee you that they don't sell fakes there.
dont listen to bad reviews here.
sony competitors are PAID to post bad reviews and opinions here to avoid people from buying!
i bought this phone a year ago in December 2014!
i DID NOT bought online! i bought it ona physical Store! CAREFULL with online shopping!
it's the best phone i've ever had and possibly the best phone sony has ever made under 5" size. i dare to say its the best smarthphone under 5" on the market!
the new Z5 compact compared to the Z3 compact is big of a revolution... trust me..
my friends envy my phone!
its beautifull and fast and its unlocked too all networks ( more expensive at the time)
its heats up lil bit its true but its still a awesome phone!
Try it! you wont want anything else!
Ador, 04 Dec 2015I bought mine at kimstore for Php16k. I attached a lanyard to it so everytime i use it, my fin... moreMy friend how was the cellphone product at kimstore?because its too cheap compare to mall price
I want to buy this phone. But reading many bad reviews about weak glass & weak Camera.
Shoud I go for it ? I wanted to wait for Z5 compact but it has not been realeased in my country yet & will possibly be costly. My current phone is giving many problems & i won't be able to wait much longer. So, shoud I for Z3 Compact ?
Have u notice that the upper speaker of z3c had low audio since the update??? And the phone call had also reduce, Reply asap if you have same problem
Rain, 07 Dec 2015Wonderful phone, terrible build quality. I am extremely disappointed in Sony as my phone had ... morewell at least it fall on the ground , mine it was cracked in my pocket ... but the solution is easy just buy new one from amazon it wont cost you more than 11$ ..
I have the phone 6 months now , and its close to perfect. A little brighter screen so i can read in the sun in the snow (yeah , i use it as GPS compass when ski touring , so i need brightness). All else , its super stable , very nice battery and you even get the choice to upgrade or not.
Hope Sony keeps their mobile business..will sit out on the z5 as mine is still too good, but z6 could do , chuss