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.
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.