both of them give you what you expect , go for the better size for you , I've z3c which is amazing , also the z3 is good I used it for a while before my z3c
R8R, 12 Aug 2015Is the self cracking screen problem still persistent on the Z3C? How good is the overall pe... moreHey mate. I just switched from Alpha to Z3 compact exactly because of the camera. Main problems with Alpha's camera - heavy processing (both noise reduction and sharpening), picture look at 100% like painted with watercolor. You only have auto mode and the sw usually chooses a quite slow shutter speed in most cases (almost like thinking it had OIS) so i ended up with a lot of blurry images. Later on i started to do 3-4 pictures of everything thinking maybe one pic would come out less blurry. Low light performance is terrible. Comming from Galaxy S2 i felt i didn't even upgrade in terms of camera. I'm having so much fun with Z3C camera and can't believe reviewers said Alpha were better in terms of camera. You don't get full manual control, but in the manual mode you can tweak the picture with scene modes. Also there's a mod which allows full res in auto and scene modes.
Just got my z3 compact yesterday.. and it's very awesome! have had experience of heating issue just this morning when i updated the software to Lollipop (didn't experience heating prior to software update). you'll never regret getting this phone! cheers
Love this phone so much! It's lightning fast and the perfect size. Really the perfect phone overall.
I've been looking at this phone for a while now. The size is a massive plus. Also I need a good GPS and Bluetooth smart.
What do you guys think about this, Z1c or LG G3?
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2015Can somebody who owns the z3c tell me if it is possible to move apps to the microsd card, beca... moreI don't own one, but in Sony's official video showing the new features that come with their version of lollipop it shows that you can move apps to the sd card after updating.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2015Can somebody who owns the z3c tell me if it is possible to move apps to the microsd card, beca... moreon the old version they couldn't but now on lollipop they can but not all the apps. It depends on the app. The phone is good the only downs to it is the front facing camera and the internal storage capacity (16gb).
Had this for 9 months, never had any problems with it. Battery lasted forever and after the software update the difference in battery life was minimal. It has dual speakers at the front, which I miss now I'm using an S6 (along with expandable memory!) however, only one speaker is used in the handsfree mode, this meant the phone isn't as loud in-call as it is streaming videos/music. The glass is a really beautiful finish, and never cracked or scratched in my hands, however, the white plastic edges started to chip, and the rubber seal inside the flap covering the charging port came away, I replaced it and from then on used the magnetic charging cable. It charges fast, and Sony's magnetic cable takes up less space than Samsung's magnetic dock. It's the perfect size for one hand use but not as light as other handsets. Never experienced any lag, even when the internal memory was full, and I had a full sd card in. I used WisePilot/Sat nav a lot and the phone never slowed down. The screen is very responsive with things like 'double tap to wake up'. File Commander is brilliant at managing storage. It could be of better build quality but overall a great phone to use for the price. If you want flagship features but need to stick to a budget or size, this is a really good buy... Just make sure you get a decent cover.
Can somebody who owns the z3c tell me if it is possible to move apps to the microsd card, because I've seen people say that it doesn't work.
I had my z3c 3 mnths as well.decided to upgrade to android 5.1.1,but the battery drains much faster now.overall a very good phone,i love it.
A beautiful phone, but really poorly made. Had for a few months and had to send it in for repairs, proximity sensor stopped working, as did the microphone. Bought a second phone because I liked the look of it so much and within a couple of months the magnetic charging port has started to come unattached from the phone.
Whoever said a soulmate must be human is very wrong. I found mine in this phone. Smooth, slick, veery fast, extremely powerful with awesome camera and the best sound reproduction!! If you're having second thoughts about it I'm here to reassure you this is the best phone ever.
jonny, 13 Aug 2015 amusing this phone from past 3 months its great!! batter is much more better when compare wi... moreI'm currently using Android Lollipop now on my Z3 Compact. The interface is very nice and still doesn't lag. The only problem is that it overheats easily and the battery drains quickly, but still it's still average for me. I recommend you to upgrade if you want a new interface and the best out of Google, but if you want more battery life, just stay with Kitkat and don't upgrade.
I hade my z3c replaced for 3 times because the screen falls out, the 4th time i changed it to a samnung s6. The sony xperia z3c is built like shit. water resistant but screen falls out in 2 weeks.
amusing this phone from past 3 months its great!!
batter is much more better when compare with moto g3 , Lenovo sysley, nexus 5 xiomy mi4i , 1+1 , moto x
my colleagues having the pones I m comparing with them
it is lighting fast no lags no never hangs whatsoever
still I m using 4.4.4 kitkat just want to know is anyone has upgraded to 5.1.1 if yes plz share your feedback
I've been using the Z3 Compact for about 3 months now, after strongly considering the iPhone 6. I'm very happy with my choice - this is hands-down the best phone on the market, in my opinion. My favourite features are:
Excellent battery life, like as in unbelievable for a smart phone. Mine sometimes lasts 4 days on a single charge
Excellent software and features
Very powerful processor and GPU
Android, so no shortage of free apps
Excellent touch-screen, great resolution and brightness, and sensitivity to touch
Light and thin, sits easily in the pocket
Waterproof! Seriously, how cool is that?
Excellent camera 20MP and excellent video (even up to 4k)
MicroSD card slot for storing and transferring massive video and camera files
Radio, for listening to sport while out and about
OTG for transferring data quickly to a usb stick
Very nice glossy finish (mine is black), it looks cool
Hans van Dam, 12 Aug 2015the phone is awesome. good battery life, fast as hell, very handy :D i love it. had a g3 and... moreYes, this size is really comfortable with one hand usage. Is it true that z5c increased to 5"? since it is relative to z5 which will be 5.5"? Hopefully they'll keep the overall dimension even if they maje it 4.7" FHD. Hmm