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
R8R, 12 Aug 2015Is the self cracking screen problem still persistent on the Z3C? How good is the overall pe... moreAlthough i only have z3c, overall z3c is better. But u asked for the camera which i think alpha could be better.
mike, 12 Aug 2015How can i change the camera rezolution, let's say 20 mega to 13 megaThere's no 13mp option on manual mode, 20 7,15.5,8, ..
I bought this week and I am quite satisfied, much better than my old LG G3, it does not seem to have almost the same hardware.
vimal, 12 Aug 2015which would be the best phone z2 or z3 compact plannining to buy any one of it. Help me on cho... moreThere isn't really much difference between the two, however the z3c has better one handed usability and better battery life and there are slight camera improvements from the z2, while the z2 should have the edge when multitasking due to the larger ram, so you can't really go wrong with either.
Is the self cracking screen problem still persistent on the Z3C?
How good is the overall performance of the Z3C compared to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha for an average user(calls, social networking, browsing, music, videos & light to moderate gaming occasionally) and most importantly how good is the camera on these devices?
Feedback from someone with hands on experience with both the devices much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
the phone is awesome. good battery life, fast as hell, very handy :D i love it.
had a g3 and samsung s6 before. but they are too big for me.
the loudspeakers could be better. the camera is ok. the screen could be brighter in direct sunlight, but the colours in lit rooms are awesome !
which would be the best phone z2 or z3 compact plannining to buy any one of it. Help me on choosing the right one.
gguys don't listen about some funny responses. z3 compact is really an awesome phone for users like me. I'm not such a big fan of large phones or phablets. I'm more towards compact phones. and the best thing is this is just a mini version of z3 with same processor and Camera. the pros are amazing build quality. we need a reliable phone. as we are spending nearly 30 thousand for this phone. this phone have shock absorbers on all 4 corners. then it have bumpers around the phone. so it makes it safe if we drop it. then it is water proof. for me the battery never drains. I just charge my phone once in 2 days. then the Camera is an awesome performer. it looks bit grainy in low light area. but I'm bit satisfied with it. then the ppi of 318 is superb. videos look vivid and colourful. almost like watching on a real tv. then the music clarity is too awesome coupled with dual speakers. the speaker quality is excellent. only con is the phone hears slightly. it's just slightly. and manageble. it's not like on s4. the heating problem is easily manageble. so users like me who wants a compact phone, good battery life and can't compromise on hardware can just buy this phone closing your eyes. thank you
Archazey, 11 Aug 2015What about overheating and camera,are they all ok?Also the battery endurance stays at its top?... moreAll of the devices with android lollipop seemed to be affected with this heating issue even the nexus devices. But the heat is tolerable and will not break the glass. Rear camera is excellent night and day while front cam needs ambient light to capture descent image. The battery life is the best out there. It can last a day under extreme usage. It can last 2 days under normal usage. Also at first week the battery is not good but it needed a week of charge-discharge cycle before it can achieve 2-3 days battery life. Also you need to turn off unnecessary apps/features just like google map(location), etc. Just goodle it.
Anurag Awasthi, 10 Aug 2015All in all Sony Xperia Z3 is a shit phone. First and foremost this is NOT A WATERPROOF PHONE. ... moreMy z3c beat the rear camera of the iphone 6 of my friend. In night photography my z3c can still capture descent pictures while her iphone 6 captures washed out images(because of flash). The camera of z3c captures a realistic photo in daylight while iphone 6 camera captures the photo with oversaturation of colors just like samsung which makes the photo seemed to be somewhat animated(unrealistic). In photography what people want is the realistic type of photo but nowadays some prefer oversaturated colors of photo just like you. In front cam, iphone 6 clearly beat my z3c.Also after how many months im using my device and rising it under running water i never had any problem with its waterproofness. Maybe your z3c is fake or its is a defective unit brought online.