junb2015, 02 Aug 2015To all who complained about easily cracked screen maybe you had defective unit. Mine is very t... moreI was worried about the screen cracking before I bought the phone so I bought a CaseMate. I've dropped the phone at least three times (from around 3ft) and it is still working perfectly.
I've also just received the 5.1 upgrade Over The Air in the UK.
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2015The 20.7 MP camera is the biggest piece of .... The Note 2 which I had before took much better... moreI was also disappointed when I purchased this with high expectations on camera since it has excellent specs but actual photos are blurry. I think its due to poor software optimization where Apple and Samsung excels. But after upgrading to Android 5.1.1 via PC Companion camera gets better compared to 4.4.4. Sony really needs a strong firmware development to leverage their camera hardware.
cmck134, 04 Aug 2015Anyone using the phone in ireland? if so any experience with the sudden death issue??? sudden death( maybe it is alive) it happens with z2 , where u can turn it on, ... try restarting it by pressing the power button and the volume button till it restarts...
Anyone using the phone in ireland? if so any experience with the sudden death issue???
Had this phone since march 2015..
Pretty decent phone. Never owned a sony and this is my first. she is a great little phone.
Charger flap rubber is coming loose and sometimes buges me.
on board memory is more like 12gigs..
recently bought a micro sd card. Helped alot
All in all id give it a 8.8 out 0f 10.
The 20.7 MP camera is the biggest piece of .... The Note 2 which I had before took much better pics. I actually got this phone, mainly because of the "great camera" to take photos of our babies. But it's an absolute disappointment. The pics are blurry and sh.t, doesn't matter how you set up the camera. Now I am taking pics with my wife's S4 mini which is much better with it's 8 MP.
What i really love with this phone is it's compact size, very comfortable to use.
Bought this mobile two weeks before I posted. Upgraded to Lolipop 5.1.
Speed is good. Battery is amazing (lasted for 2 days). Camera is good. Really recommended.
I paid $600 cash directly to Sony Canada to buy this phone. Hadn't any problems or suffered horror stories others have posted on the web, but there is a little rubber flap seal covering the SIM card slot that would not close. It would not close from day one. Since Sony markets this phone capable of operating underwater it is pretty clear the flap must close. If one does a search on this phone and SIM card flap seal or on the Sony support forum, you will find others with the same problem. The flap is basically hard rubber with a notched rubber tongue that clics into a slot. It's pretty tough and the only other problem I could see would be if the tether broke and you lost the flap. My problem was it simply wouldn't clic shut. I have no intention of filming underwater but I was concerned that one day I could possibly drop it in water and since I paid such a price I would get it fixed under warranty.
I'll try to keep it short but after shipping it to Sony Care I suffered over a month of incompetent hell. Many calls to Support resulted with statements like "didn't receive your phone, can't find your account; Yes we have your phone but don't know the status, call back please , call back again please, again can't find your account or E-mail, who are you sir?" Eventually the repair service leaves a message the flap is not covered under warranty and I would have to pay. So I left a message back with them since that's all I could get was a message machine, stating I would not pay and warranty should cover it. Sony responded by sending an email saying here is the tracking number from Purolator, we have shipped it to you. No explanation of the state of repair. Of course they left out two of the numbers of my home address so I had to do some juggling with Purolator and go pick it up. And Lo and behold it is in the exact state of disrepair as the day I shipped over a month earlier. No explanation either. Out a phone and still paying my cell service. Sony support in other countries seem to honour the warranty regarding this defect but not Sony Canada. Stay away from Sony sold in Canada. Wish they would just give me the $600 back.Stay away from Sony!
Update. I bought a flap seal on Ebay . It wouldn't seal either. I don't fault the seal I bought as it's obvious the female connection on the phone is defective.
junb2015, 02 Aug 2015So far no sudden death encountered after a week of purchase. It comes with Android 4.4.4 buy I... moreTo all who complained about easily cracked screen maybe you had defective unit. Mine is very tough after it dropped from about 3 ft. I was worried that the screen will crack but nothing happened. Love this phone, it's very comfortable with one hand.
cmck134, 02 Aug 2015guys im wondering if the sudden death issue stops with the latest update or does it continue t... moreSo far no sudden death encountered after a week of purchase. It comes with Android 4.4.4 buy I updated to Android 5.1.1 via PC Companion. At first it's terrible but after I reset I am greatly satisfied both camera and battery are simply amazing.
guys im wondering if the sudden death issue stops with the latest update or does it continue to happen regardless? Im thinking of getting a z3 compact but i dont want a new phone that will die within days of purchase
make a backup on PC companion, factory reset and restore. I have amazin battery life in use 2 day on normal usage, over night 1% drawning nowifi and nodata.
Zawgyi, 02 Aug 2015I bought z3compact for 500us dollor in singapore.i had a choice between htc butterfly2 and thi... moreI don't know if Sony ever listened to their customers, everyone here is disappointed about the camera, which has a superior specss but the actual results is not really impressive. But when after updating to 5.1.1via PC Companion camera has improved but battery suffered. This is the result of companies always have a short time to market perspective, Quality suffered.
I bought z3compact for 500us dollor in singapore.i had a choice between htc butterfly2 and this z3compact.same specification but htc worth only 250us dollor.i thought sony camera may better than htc.i was wrong. Sony camera is bullish at all.nothing better.can't believe it has 20mega pixels.after i update to 5.0. Battery was drain so quite.i regret i made update.if i can go back time before i buy,i will chose htc without hesitate. Everyone please don't upgrade z3 compact
Loved my Z3 Compact when it worked - motherboard failed, it was in repair for 7 weeks, died again three days after getting it back...just going to give up on it
After upgrading to 5.1.1 mobile phone is super fast, the camera improved, but the battery is too bad to 5.0.2 I took almost 2 days, now not a day of moderate use.