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.
AnonD-434704, 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.
Worst phone I ever owned after having Apple. Batterylife being drained by something, phone overheats, regular freezez. Menus were designed by an idiot. Dont buy this nonsense phone
Someone help me....
I love this phone. I have a 5.3 phone. I have a little doubt about 4.6 size
Anybody can say is this phone enough for web or gaming or els
New 5.1.1 (24/09/2015) update got some bugs....
Black clock removed...
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.