As in last 3 years of mobile generation:-
Samsung galaxy S4, Sony xperia z3 compact and other phones like alcatel, Lg stylus series, Samsung note series. They have been tremendous experiencing phone goodness. Still they are counting like Bollywood - Hollywood film grossing (Lagaan, Titanic, Dangal, Baahubali, Fast & Furious etc.,). And are being sold in market even in second hand.
Sony is the only handset phone, that does not hangs or wobble. I had purchased Sony xperia z3 compact for 30,000/- Brand New Packed Phone from ebay on special discount offer in Nov. 2014. It's almost been 2.5 years using this phone. It's been awesome time with it. I will never sell this phone. The phone update has been last only till Marshmallow 6.0.1 version OS. OS security, other updates are still being given by Sony Company every month for continue enhancing of phone lovers.
It never lags in gaming, video capturing mode (4K, HD Resi), HD photos, panorama, etc.,
Only thing is it does not support 4G sim, but it has a feature of LTE (Long Term Evolution). I have played games like (NFS unlimited, NFS black edition, NOVA, Battlefield, Cricket World Cup, FIFA 2015, PES Soccer, NBA Basketball Live, Aerofly). Yes playing such HD games will obviously heat the backside of phone (Any phone brand).
But with this phone use, i am looking for Stylus phone, because i am busy writing research notes, articles, storylines etc., (They may be LG Stylus 3 LG400KD or Samsung Note 8).
If ever i want to replace z3 compact, i will buy iphone 7 / 8.
Lixandros, 11 Feb 2017Sony XPERIA Z3 compact... best compact phone after 2 years...good camera, good build, good bat... moredefinitely agree to you..i also have z3c more than 2 years and still same from the begining..worth my money.
Jerico DCS88, 07 May 2017I have purchase my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact last 2015.
My problem now (May 2017) is, I can not ... moreI don't own the device, but from your description it seems like an issue in the touch on the display .. might need replacement ..
I have purchase my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact last 2015.
My problem now (May 2017) is, I can not pull down or use the top buttons on the screen.
For example I received some notifications, I can not slide it down for me to read.
During using camera, the top buttons on the screen is not working like flash control or
reversing the from front to back camera button.
Appreciate your advise...
you already told what'll happen. just present proofs. i see nothing will bar you from getting a refund or some sort of compensation.
Guys I had the unglued screen twice and now I have dead pixels. In my region if you have the same problem 3 times they have to give you back your money or give you a new device. This will be the 3rd screen replacement. My question is that can I get my money back?
Rexton270 , 01 Apr 2017Well, reading all these comments makes me put them in the two groups 1;- reviewer never had th... moreI agree I've come from s6 and it's very fast phone screen come loose ordered new lcd sticker lol
Camera not bad but nothing compared to lumina 930
Well worth buying though
Does the phone still receive security patches updates ..? or is the last update received was marshmallow last year .. ?
AnonD-3570, 04 Mar 2017Z3C or Z5C .. ? I know that z5c is faster, android 7.0, and better camera .. but z3c has bett... moreyes from my opinion, absolutely agree with your point. i used Z5C for 1 year, and still pretty poor battery life depending on z3c battery life. and yes, the overheat problem. 810 SoC Snapdragon is well damn good, but its too hot when i used to play high graphic games such as asphalt or NFS
I bought the Z3 used and was able to send it back after a month. When it was charged, it worked well but if suffered from the sudden death phenomenon. I couldn't charge it or start in dozens of trials over a few days. Many times it would plug it in but then it stopped charging after a few seconds. Seems like the charging electronics had a loose contact. Without this glitch, a great phone, small, fast and long battery life.
Well, reading all these comments makes me put them in the two groups 1;- reviewer never had this phone 2;- owner of the phone.
Now,I won't bother with the negative 1 group. The phone is still very snappy despite its age. I loaded it with my stuff from S7 and to my surprise it flying without any issues. I keep my phone in case so no issues with the screen, back and the flap covers.Now after 3-4 months of usage it still rocking without any issues I had before - lag,overheating,restarts etc. Now I was due to upgrade and from my experience with this phone I decided to switch to Sony. Now testing the brand new Sony XZ, and so far very satisfied. No regrets switching from Samsung.
I've been using Sony for 4 years (Z1 & Z3) - it's a hassle free phone but only one down part of it is the sound quality is very poor - from the ringtone to the voice call - low sound - unfortunately - this time I'm going for Samsung S7...
I have this pfone for almost 2 years and no problems I faced. Only the back made of glass have one crack, I dont know how. The battery is really good!
AnonD-655255, 24 Mar 2017is this a good phone to get for $173?No. It is an awfful phone with poor batteryl life and touch screen
I am having serious issues with the touch screen panel . I have changed it twice and it is very expensive to do that . can sony please look into this issue ,as I have noticed that this is a common issue with this particular phone . I really like the phone ,the only minus is the constant fault with the panel. even though the phone is a substitute phone which I hardly use often
Vec, 10 Mar 2017Had this phone for 2 years, everything is great, except the gps. GPS simply does not work on t... more@Vec better check with app how the phone connects to GPS satelites. Mine z3c was faulty and didn't catch any of GPS sats or only 2 of them with poor signal. I sent it to the repair center and they had to change the whole motherboard (which means new IMEI). Now it works like a charm.
AnonD-3570, 04 Mar 2017Z3C or Z5C .. ?
I know that z5c is faster, android 7.0, and better camera .. but z3c has bett... moreTo be honest, I would go for Z5C. I do own Z3C 2nd year now. It is such great phone, but some problems are occuring time to time. Jack tends to make me nervous sometimes, microphone is poor quality and USB charging port is "closed" in "shelf" with such a poor rubber, which has fallen for 2nd time now. Therefore I bough magnetic charging dock, which I´m completly in love now, but still... Engineers has solved waterproofness of opened charging port in Z5C, overall it is a huge advantage. But there are other things: fingerprint unlocking, seriously better camera - in Z3C it sucks, Nougat Android...
Futhermore, battery life on paper looks good, and despite the fact, that my Z3C is pretty old, I still think it should be capable to last longer than actual 12-13h. And that´s the time of casual usage, nothing special.
Overall Z5C should offer more smart solutions, which make it a better smartphone. That´s my opinion.