I bought one with subscription from local service provider. After two months the display started to slip away from the device. I sent it to service and they replaced the phone with a new one for free. I thought the issue would be just bad luck and only for the first one. The second started to slip from the device only after two weeks of use. I went back to a Samsung phone straight away. Otherwise it is a great phone. It is cool that the display is so slim, but overheating is causing this problem.
ms.z3c, 13 Sep 2015It says it's waterproof,how come I could not see anything on my screen after dipping it onto t... moreSony fully fixed the damaged pieces of my Z3C after I sunk it under the pool (exactly the same situation than yours) This time was their fault since the little plastic recovery of the upper flag was missing (due to lack of glue) and therefore the phone wasn't waterproof. I am very grateful to SONY,they acted proffessionally and quick.
Why do I see a lot of negative comments about this phone? I've been using this phone for almost a year now and I don't have the problems most people are reporting.
I bought this phone in mid October 2014 and this is my best phone until now. I don't encounter lag issue. Initially the OS was Kitkat but I upgraded to Lollipop earlier this year. I have to say that the battery does drain a bit faster but you just remember the 40% - 80% battery rule.
I took this phone out in the rain, drop it in tap water, took a few shower with me when the day gets hot and it's still fully functioning until now. I seldom open the USB port because I usually recharge my battery using a magnetic dock.
I don't experience much of heating issue. Even if I do, I will give it a fresh shower and the issue is gone.
My camera didn't lose focus, I still can shoot clear photographs in either auto or manual or any other mode. I love creative effect and background defocus a lot. They give a depth to the photo captured.
So that's all I have with my Z3 Compact. No problem and I hope it'll stay this way for few more years. 😊
What are the pros and cons of this phone? I am currently using Xperia L.
It says it's waterproof,how come I could not see anything on my screen after dipping it onto the pool??Apparently,my z3c is not functioning right now and I have to spend much just to fix it. I guess the "waterproof" thingy was just a baloney after all.
I have the Sony xperia z3 compact, and the back of phone cracked while in my pocket after just a couple of days. The camera stoped focusing after that.... Then I bought "unbrakable glass" witch I mounted on the front of the phone. After a couple of months, the front glas broke (also while it was in my pocket), but the "unbrakable" front glas was still intact!
The phone is of increadible poor quality, and I would never recomend this phone to anyone!
Best Phone just i have one issue Z5 Compact comes with tough coating screen but not Z3 compact remaining all are superb.
First I saw positive comments about this phone and got one. Now i see mostly negative comments. I m using it since a month and its going great. God knows how people handle it and face issues.
its hard to find anything rock solid here for everone that says z3compact is good theres one that has a horror story about, that coupled with just how poor the dam grammar is my god im not expert on english but i almost feel less knowledgeable on this subject having read a few pages,
I had a Z3 Compact for 4 days before the screen cracked... in my pocket!
Sony have refused to repair this under their warranty and refuse liabiity for the problem. I've been left with the choice of paying for the repair of an item whose fault I did not cause or giving up altogether. Not good.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2015I had my compact for months now and had updated its software the latest of the lollipop versio... moreYou have reset button next to sim tray, push it with something small for few sec and then try to turn phone on. If that doesn't work you can reinstall android software with sony pc companion.
I had my compact for months now and had updated its software the latest of the lollipop version. however, my phone when blank a few use after it was successfully updated. it won't start up. HELP! I guess the lollipop update was a bad move. can anyone help me? ;(
Same problem as countless before me--screen separating screen from the device after only 6 months. No physical damage to cause it, either. I advise staying away from this phone.
I'm a z3 compact owner and after 8 months the front of the mobile (screen) gradually separated from the the back. My guess is because of overheating since device never suffered any physical damage (dropped and etc).
So I would avoid suggest avoiding whole series....
p.s. Sony is not replacing faulty device even though you have warranty. Mobile is still being serviced after 1 month and I'm positive it won't be waterproof anymore ;)
I have few tips. I read many blogs, reviews etc. All says it's best to keep our battery between 40% to 80%. I'm following it. For my convenience, I installed battery alert. It gives a notification tone when my battery reaches 80% while charging. Then I installed battery solo widget. We can keep it as a widget in home screen. When giving a single touch, it says out battery temperature.