Have used for about 6 months
The major flaw is the headphone jack shorted -- for me i never use it so i don't really care but when i resell my phone it won't be too good. The battery life is not as good as its made out to be. I can get through a day easily but I hardly use my phone except for 2 hours of screen time for web surfing. Heavy duty users will need to keep the charger nearby.
3) camera is good quality but slow
5) lollipop update made battery worse, it was better on ics
6) can charge by using magnetic cradle
1) Faulty headphone jack -- common problem i guess
2) camera is slow ( but pics are good most of the time)
3) usb port is covered which is annoying to have to remove the cover just to access it.
4) NANO SIM == i don't know why android manufacturers decide to follow apple in everything. There is no reason to use it, the microsim was small enough I don't know why they thought this was a good idea. I dislike apple and I'm not sure why good manufacturers feel the need to follow a company who is not really leading the race anymore.
Normal user, 06 Oct 2015DO NOT PURCHASE
After 11 months WiFI/Bluetooth has stopped working - Looks like a mainboard r... moreThat's exactly what happened with my phone, both screen cracked just after 4 months!! I had iPhone 5 before, and even after a hundred of accidents it had only few scratches!!!
I'm very disappointed with Xperia Z3 compact!!
I plan to purchase this amazing smartphone this month I saw the space,they are ultimate I am fan after listen Hi res audio song...
Generally I found this phone to be alright. The phone proved to be water proof when used within IP65 and IP68 specification (fresh water) and although it seems to be far from a 2 day battery during medium everyday use it was still enough to get me through a 9-5 working day. May have just been a problem of my unit but within 6 months of purchasing my phone I had to send mine back to Sony for a warranty claim due to an unacceptable number of hardware issues for example; faulty headphone jack, faulty top speaker and a screen issue that made it as if the screen was lifting when pressure was applied.
I would purchase this phone again if not for the faulty hardware.
salman120, 07 Oct 2015xperia z2 vs xperia z3 compact who is the best pleas tell meif bigger screen size matters to you, go for Z2, otw Z3 compact is better
I bought this phone z3 compact in July, battery life was good but not extraordinary as advertised. With the update released just last week battery life is amazing. Earlier it use to lose battery in standby buy not now. I used it light 1 hr of screen on time, couple of short calls and after 24 hours it lost only 18%. I can say after update it's living upto its name
seems like stouts working hard to defame sony high quality products. cheap phones now a days are doing well. and i am sure sony quality is much better than cheap china androids
Please do not submerge device in water or even try to splash water on it.
While I have seen people do this with the device fully functional under water or in the shower, the devices have shown signs of defectiveness after being in contact with water. It seems as if this has become a "standard" only to prevent phones from getting damaged while being used in the rain or getting wet.
To be safe, treat this phone as if water will blow it up.
Normal user, 06 Oct 2015DO NOT PURCHASE
After 11 months WiFI/Bluetooth has stopped working - Looks like a mainboard r... moreAbout waterproof.
My previous post below yours explain how the users themselves can cause it to fail.
Deal with it and be smart.
I am an xperia die hard and this latest brand has killed it.
1. Great feel on the hand
3. Great colours with graphics that are not full HD
4. Awesome updates
I own one, for about 8 months now, it has unresolved headphone or mini jack issue/problem. It just stopped recognising any headsets, of all brands/kinds/types... Oh, and this is not an opinion. ITS A FACT!!! and I'm not the only one with the problem.
DO NOT PURCHASE
After 11 months WiFI/Bluetooth has stopped working - Looks like a mainboard replacement.
Lots of users reporting cracked screens (front and back) for no apparent reason. The waterproofing is just a gimmick - just more expensive to replace and fragile.
Cat S50 or Aspera R6 - while not perfect - cheaper.
Helex, 28 Sep 2015Phone is (or rather was) okay, but the water resistance is a HUGE SCAM. Never buying a Sony pr... moreYou need to learn more about chemistry so you can understand which one is "fresh" water and which one is not.
I've used this phone for about 8 months and it's pretty amazing. Battery works so fine, and seems nothing's bad for this awesome beast but one thing yet ironically...when Sony build these up with 20.7 MP cameras and stuffs but with a very cheap plastic lens cover which is VERY easy to be scratched, and it happened on my phone. I got to remove it with a new one and its fine now but it still annoys me sometime. I hope Sony will consider this in the future if they still want to seriously compete on a high-end premium smartphone.
I believe this "phone" is one of the best phones for many reasons
1. Fast for whatever you are doing on it
2. battery life is unremarkable
3. Water resistant "which is very reliable if you
are not dumb"
Phone is (or rather was) okay, but the water resistance is a HUGE SCAM. Never buying a Sony product again.
Drape, 27 Sep 2015Yes like anyone would ever believe that. I will teach you how to lie. First tip: follow this s... moreThis is bullshit. I own Z3 Compact for almost 1 year now. Great phone, great battery & great updates. Last week I dropped it in a restaurant & there is no even a scratch. No scratches to be seen after almost 1 year of use without any protection. I've made demonstrations in the sink for my friends - phone proved to be 100% waterproof. Stop trolling, please.