AnonD-391502, 24 Sep 2015hi everyone i bought this phone thinking hell yeah it has a great battery life but boy was i w... moreI agree with you.. I charge mine everyday but I am an extreme user because I am on long vacation rigth now so I got nothing to do but to play with my z3c all day. I notice that some games eats a lot of battery like blitz brigade but some are not like respawnables. Also, there are tips in xdaforums on how to increse the battery life of this device and it helped me a lot. I uninstalled some bloatwares and disabled almost all of google apps like google map and location. Uninstall and disable all apps that you dont need for example I don't have any Playstation at home so I disabled remote play app. Also, do you notice dropping battery by more than 3 percent when you are not using it? If yes, then you have a problem and should factory reset your phone. Mine drops only 2 percent without using for 10 hours. Also, you can gain access to developer options and disable and enable some features (google it) Download greenify(it can work without root). i think it can go 2 days with moderate usage and 3 days with very ligth usage. You can also enable stamina mode, ultra stamina, etc. Your last option is rooting, it will help you save lots of battery. But personally, I didn't feel I need to root my phone because it can already satisfy my needs. Hope this helps.
Vijay, 26 Sep 2015I have bought just 8months ago now my mobile hanging.I thought good when I bought but now I am... moreYes like anyone would ever believe that. I will teach you how to lie. First tip: follow this sequence intoduction, rising action, climax, and conclusion. Second tip: never mention the brand that you are trying to promote because everyone would know that you are only promoting that brand. Here is a perfect example: "Hi, I am from Canada I bought this device from a Sony store so I thought it would be a perfect device. At first I am contented with this device but after 6 months it couldn't be updated and became laggy as hell. I searched in the internet on how will I fix this device but I learned that many users also experienced this. I tried to ask a help in sony store but they said it is not a part of warranty I met this guy in store that is also complaining about this device. As much as I love this phone I want to advise you to stay away from any Sony phones. The end". See? There is an introduction, rising action, climax, and conclusion. If you follow my tips maybe Samsung would promote you from your cheap trolling writting career. Goodluck :)
I have owned Z3 compact for about half a year.
There are some serious issues about this phone:
1) Hydrophobic coating on the camera lens hazes within 1-3 months of use to a
level that camera pictures are unusable, at least if you carry the phone in our
pocket. This is irreversible. You can decrease the haze a bit by using
toothpaste to smear off the coating.
2) Back cover is thin and fragile glass. There is no way you can keep it intact.
Mine looks like a car windshield after head-on collision. Front glass
(the screen) is not quite as fragile, but at least mine is fractured already,
without any impact.
3) Water-proofness is a bad joke. The user manual says plain and clear that if
the phone gets wet, it's not covered by the warraty. Given the eggshell-back
cover, there is nothing waterproof about this phone.
Some goods things:
- The (separately sold ) charging dock is great! No more fiddling with cables.
- Battery life is pretty good. It becomes very good if you activate the Stamina
features, but that also causes that your calendar notifications will not alarm
at correct time anymore.
Oh yeah, one more thing:
4) The flashlight power really sucks! Compared to Samsung Galaxy S2 and S4 that
I had earlier,the difference is like candle and car headlight.
This is a great phone: I put a case mate on it, and a glass tough protector.I've dropped it etc, no problems. Use a software cool program Cm, don't run it under the tap to cool it down, I occasionally reboot. Apple is on 1720ma battery. This is 2800, great, and a 128gb sd card if you want lots of data storage...
I have bought just 8months ago now my mobile hanging.I thought good when I bought but now I am feeling very bad.even one year not complete but hanging lot lot lot and keyboard also not working .I am suggesting to guys better don't buy sony brand Samsung is much better than this.please sony have to improve much more.
ive had this phone since December 2014 great phone to use and awesome battery life but there is an issue with the screens cracking for no good reason had 2 replaced the second time sony wanted to charge me but after a complaint they sent me a new one. that was good until I dropped it and once the screen is cracked the phone is useless. its not like an iphone where the class can be cracked and falling out and it can still be used. a small hairline crack will render this phone useless. only buy it if you are really careful and work in an office not for tradies.
taha727, 23 Sep 2015quick charge is not true Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0) is lieYou have to buy quick charge2.0 certified charger.not available with sony
hi everyone i bought this phone thinking hell yeah it has a great battery life but boy was i wrong i ve dissconected chager at 9.30am and now its 22h and batt. is on 37% yet i was not abuseing this phone and the brihgtness of screen was auto. i mean the battery is good but not so great as i was thinking because if i ve used as i use my other phones it s not so good !!! i m going to download now fifa 15 and play it until it dies
quick charge is not true
Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0) is lie
I agree with the cheap screen part. Mine got easily scratched and i never did something to scratch it!!! But few things like the good battery life, good screen : body ratio, nice skin and fluid OS makes me love this phone. The heating issue and finger print prone sandwiched glasses are a down!
Stay away from this phone. The screen cracks for no apparent reason and it's ultra expensive to fix. Mine cracked after 2 weeks. Did not bother to fix it because I know it would just crack again. Buy a more durable phone and spare yourself the aggravation.
been using this phone for a little over 5 months now and i must say it is a very good one. there are a few issues such as overheating but they can be overcome. the only real problem i have is the fact that my vibration stopped working all of a sudden after the new update.
I have got best results on Z3 compact in benchmarks running 5.1.1 stock sony fw... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDUbwjEtOWk
Hey hey, 29 Jul 2015Whatever lollipop version you get, DO NOT UPGRADE! Do not upgrade to any new version unless yo... moreYou must reset the phone for each upgrade. I did same thing and no more issues after all. Try again and see how it goes.
smith_he, 15 Sep 2015Sony fully fixed the damaged pieces of my Z3C after I sunk it under the pool (exactly the same... moreMy experience of sony service is exactly opposite, bought z3c in august 15 which stopped working with in a week, after submission service center reported some 8 parts replacement and mother board i was shocked , i called up the seller and reported it to him, he told me that i should force them for new piece for which they agreed later on with lot of complications and wasting lot of time , one month is almost over and still waiting. In my opinion product might be good which i am yet to test but after sale service of sony is horrible, i am very disappointed to receive such kind of service after buying premium series from a premium brand.
Z3c is really great phone.But I don t see some big difference between z1c.I mean,why would I pay about 100$ more?
I ve been using z3c for two months and it s doing great. No heating issue no water ressistance issue i ve dropped it in a bucket of water the first Day i got it and nothing happend. The i took it and put it in a sink and let the water flow. Everything is apsolutely fine. I am just dissappointed with small internal memory. But there is a sd memory card for everyone who feels the same i do... Overall the z3c is a super phone!
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.