I own this phone for about 7 months.
Really good phone, nice SW, nice HW, cool features from sony and so on.
But I'm really disapointed with the screen. It fell from a chair, somthing like half meter and crack a litle the glass.... this is enough to "kill" the phone, the thouch just stops working.
Repairing it costs half the price of a new one (here in Portugal).
I wouldn't mind to stay on Sony and buy one of their phones but this "little" detail for me is a big deal-breaker. I ride bike a lot, I have two kids which play with the phone.... I dont want something that you have to use with silk-gloves to not break it...
I'm having problem with my sony z3 compact not connecting to Facebook ( even with wi fi ) it clicks onto FB then straight back to home screen, anyone else experiencing same problem?
I changed my iPhone 5s to Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and love it cause of its good specs aside from being newer, more positive reviews against new Apple and Android phones so its a best buy for Me.
I have sony xperia z3compact, but i tell you truely i lost my money. it is very slow to receive wi fi and auto rotation does work well.
Have been using the xz3c since last 6 months now. My usage is too rough i.e. I simply do not care about my handset, have no protector on, no back case, has fallen atleast 5 times on hard floor, and yet no breakage!
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2015Can anyone help me? My Z3 Compact has abnormal battery drain on standby, dropping by about 8% ... moreSame problem my device but.I calling Sony costumer care and solve my problem...
Please press power off switch and press power off option 5 second and choose self mode after one hour restart ... Please try..
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2015Can anyone help me? My Z3 Compact has abnormal battery drain on standby, dropping by about 8% ... moreMy friend I have the same exact problem since lollipop and I wait for the update to fix this. I tried everything and seems the problem is apps try to update on the banground even if you have switched off also wifi and data
Got z3 compact from Virgin mobile on 13/07/2015 and noticed rear screen cracked on 15/07/2015 phoned Virgin and told was physical damage as had not phoned in first 24 hours was not covered by warranty week later still phoning and told having problems getting in touch with repair centre tech issues asked to speak with manager and hung up on twice went online to make complaint and service permantly busy from 8 till 8 booked in repair myself online and got returns package next day never dropped phone never even used phone outside of house as was on nightshirt at work Virgin worst customer service ever Sony phones disgrace never use either again when contract up thinking of getting fixed myself be cheaper and easier
Phone just dies on you. After purchase service is also terrible. I wouldn't recommend the Z3 compact.
Don't buy this phone! sudden death. it will die on you at anytime, and very very hard to start it up again! problem persisted even after service center warranty repair. big money to buy problems!!!
Does anyone have a problem with z3c camera physical button that not working?
Mine have the issue since updated to lollipop
Can anyone help me? My Z3 Compact has abnormal battery drain on standby, dropping by about 8% in 6 hours, and the phone did not have any wakelocks during that time. Stamina mode doesn't seem to improve this. Mobile data, WiFi and GPS are all turned off, and the phone is running stock KitKat firmware.
The phone is otherwise really great, it's this issue that's bothering me.
Rae13, 08 Jul 2015Anyone using z3 compact in the Philippines? I read some negative reviews about it really isn't... moreI got one. Been using it for two months now. I bought it from Kimstore cause it's cheaper but it doesn't have Sony warranty if you didn't buy it from Sony stores so I have to take good care of it and I bought a cover too for protection and for better grip. I haven't got any issues yet so far. I would recommend this phone. It's great!
Hey Loz Just a bit apprehensive with the crazy reviews on this phone mind answering a couple of questions for me ? battery life with gps usage whats it like ? any other issues with the phone?
Bought this back in Nov 2014 $450 off contract to replace my iPhone5S 16GB, which the screen was dead.
The phone is still my daily driver up until now, except the rear camera is dead (the main selling feature, is PHUC-IN' dead!!).
The Snapdragon 801 and 2GB RAM are beefy enough for everyday tasks, and I don't game much so it's good for me (Graphic intensive games like Asphalt run nicely). Sony's own Xperia UI is smooth and snappy, with a couple of nice tweaks and additions over the vanilla android experience. Front facing speakers are spot on, and audio playback is FAB. The size is just right for my pocket and tiny Asian hands, although sometimes due to glass + plastic construction the 801 it gets hot, uncomfortably hot. e.g. Streaming 15 mins of video from YouTube brings the heat up easily.
Been having quite a few problems with this phone, to be honest.
Glass front and backs are nice visually, yet are massive fingerprint magnets and extremely vulnerable to scratches, and inevitably cracks. I did crack the screen once, left it face down on a cold stone floor on a freezing winter night (it was last Feb), and it cracked. I might just be careless then. (after the freeze something went wrong with mobile operations as well, it became fine afterwards).
That was just the beginning of my problems. After the screen was fixed (cost $120..well fuq me), I bought a silicon protection case for my little buddy. Screen was fine up till now, but now the back cover started cracking, audio jack started to have connection problems (that was another $60), NFC was dead and now even the rear camera isn't working. -___-
The problem with these Japanese phones are although they look really good on the outside and work like a champ, once you need to take it to a fixit and open it up, other parts eventually start to have problems, and according to my handyman, the phone is SO compact (livin up to its name) that its very difficult to take apart.
I did have random rebooting problems for the first few weeks as everyone said below, however hard rebooting (long press volume up + power button) or poking the yellow reset button next to the sim slot for a couple of times eliminated the problem eventually. After updating to Android L the issue is no longer seen.
If you're looking for a nice looking and capable daily driver, my verdict is: look elsewhere.
Samsung's A5, LG's G3, even the 1+1 would be smarter choices than this.
Hello guys, I am very much confused about xperia z3 compact and xperia m4 aqua. Also I have heard that xperia z3 compact screen cracked by itself and xperia m4 aqua has a heating problem. Is the problem with both of this set is still exists. So i want your suggestion which one is good for say 1.5 - 2 Years. And please dont suggest me to go for other set as I like this two set very much and i want to buy any one of them. Budget is no problem here. Any one using these two set please suggests that I shall go with which one for 2 years.