Rexton270 , 01 Apr 2017Well, reading all these comments makes me put them in the two groups 1;- reviewer never had th... moreI agree I've come from s6 and it's very fast phone screen come loose ordered new lcd sticker lol
Camera not bad but nothing compared to lumina 930
Well worth buying though
Does the phone still receive security patches updates ..? or is the last update received was marshmallow last year .. ?
KA, 04 Mar 2017Z3C or Z5C .. ? I know that z5c is faster, android 7.0, and better camera .. but z3c has bett... moreyes from my opinion, absolutely agree with your point. i used Z5C for 1 year, and still pretty poor battery life depending on z3c battery life. and yes, the overheat problem. 810 SoC Snapdragon is well damn good, but its too hot when i used to play high graphic games such as asphalt or NFS
I bought the Z3 used and was able to send it back after a month. When it was charged, it worked well but if suffered from the sudden death phenomenon. I couldn't charge it or start in dozens of trials over a few days. Many times it would plug it in but then it stopped charging after a few seconds. Seems like the charging electronics had a loose contact. Without this glitch, a great phone, small, fast and long battery life.
Well, reading all these comments makes me put them in the two groups 1;- reviewer never had this phone 2;- owner of the phone.
Now,I won't bother with the negative 1 group. The phone is still very snappy despite its age. I loaded it with my stuff from S7 and to my surprise it flying without any issues. I keep my phone in case so no issues with the screen, back and the flap covers.Now after 3-4 months of usage it still rocking without any issues I had before - lag,overheating,restarts etc. Now I was due to upgrade and from my experience with this phone I decided to switch to Sony. Now testing the brand new Sony XZ, and so far very satisfied. No regrets switching from Samsung.
I've been using Sony for 4 years (Z1 & Z3) - it's a hassle free phone but only one down part of it is the sound quality is very poor - from the ringtone to the voice call - low sound - unfortunately - this time I'm going for Samsung S7...
I have this pfone for almost 2 years and no problems I faced. Only the back made of glass have one crack, I dont know how. The battery is really good!
fpsguy, 24 Mar 2017is this a good phone to get for $173?No. It is an awfful phone with poor batteryl life and touch screen
I am having serious issues with the touch screen panel . I have changed it twice and it is very expensive to do that . can sony please look into this issue ,as I have noticed that this is a common issue with this particular phone . I really like the phone ,the only minus is the constant fault with the panel. even though the phone is a substitute phone which I hardly use often
Vec, 10 Mar 2017Had this phone for 2 years, everything is great, except the gps. GPS simply does not work on t... more@Vec better check with app how the phone connects to GPS satelites. Mine z3c was faulty and didn't catch any of GPS sats or only 2 of them with poor signal. I sent it to the repair center and they had to change the whole motherboard (which means new IMEI). Now it works like a charm.
KA, 04 Mar 2017Z3C or Z5C .. ?
I know that z5c is faster, android 7.0, and better camera .. but z3c has bett... moreTo be honest, I would go for Z5C. I do own Z3C 2nd year now. It is such great phone, but some problems are occuring time to time. Jack tends to make me nervous sometimes, microphone is poor quality and USB charging port is "closed" in "shelf" with such a poor rubber, which has fallen for 2nd time now. Therefore I bough magnetic charging dock, which I´m completly in love now, but still... Engineers has solved waterproofness of opened charging port in Z5C, overall it is a huge advantage. But there are other things: fingerprint unlocking, seriously better camera - in Z3C it sucks, Nougat Android...
Futhermore, battery life on paper looks good, and despite the fact, that my Z3C is pretty old, I still think it should be capable to last longer than actual 12-13h. And that´s the time of casual usage, nothing special.
Overall Z5C should offer more smart solutions, which make it a better smartphone. That´s my opinion.
Had this phone for 2 years, everything is great, except the gps. GPS simply does not work on the phone itself, it has to use high accuracy(wi-fi, bluetooth or mobile networks to determine location). If it's not set on high accuracy, it's impossible. It drifts alot and updates slowly even on high accuracy, got me lost a few times...
I just bought the Z3 compact used on ebay. I had an LG E460 before. That was extremely slow with most apps, and the wifi and gps didn't work reliably. The Z3 is way faster, has much longer battery life with wifi. With limited use, I only recharge it after two or three days... It's just so much better, I can't believe it put up with the LG before. I fully recommend the Z3
Z3C or Z5C .. ?
I know that z5c is faster, android 7.0, and better camera .. but z3c has better battery life, and does not heat as easy .. !
I just need some Owners to confirm or deny above points .. especially regarding android nougat performance on z5c .. and the heating issues on it .. ?
Thanks .. :)
Me, 17 Feb 2017Z3c latsest android is 6.0No new update, even if i connect it with pc companion, any suggestions?
Marshmallow 6.0.1 New battery from Sony - standby 8h with sim card standby without simcard 12h. Touchscreen and display is dismounting it self from the frame. Unfortunately I have no ideea why the battery is discharging so fast. :(
My z3c touch panel spoilt after 9 months, and the replacement touch panel spoilt again 10 months later.
Both time the touch panel fail with same symptoms
* It starts without response on notification bar;
* After a week, no back and home buttons working;
* Tried a complete 'refactoring', unsuccessfully;
* Gloves mode is not a good workround (too buggy);
* Botton shortcuts working on lockscreen (calls, unlock or camera);
* Finally whole screen no touch response.
There are many people facing same touch issue but Sony still ignore the fact and says they look into cases individually on case by case basis.
Does any of other Sony phone have so many user complaints on same touch issues with same symptoms?
why the touch screen spoilt every year under normal use condition? as i mention this is my backup phone and mostly place on table. why i have to pay for a problem that is not my fault?
is it normal for a smart phone price 1800+ touch screen have to change every year?
why there are so many complaint about this model touch screen on sony support forum and other forum? all with similar symptom and touch screen spoilt within a year?
is it the touch screen factory defected item or is the phone design problem?
An expensive phone that gets broken under normal use circumstances. This is what Sony can provide.
No matter how I complained, they just refuse to take responsibilities. I accept the 50 percent discount on repair, but I also need a 12 month warranty on touch panel. Is it too much to ask for.?
I have lost confident to Sony touch panel, and its look like Sony also have no confidence on their own touch panel and refuse to my request.