Drape, 16 May 2015I never put any screen protector or cover in this device because it will only spoil the premiu... moreGood comment I feel the same with my z3c it's a well made phone with a really good battery plus at its price point I don't think there's any device that can match it.
I never put any screen protector or cover in this device because it will only spoil the premium feel and look of this device :) I only purchased a cheap pouch for this device and up until now it has no scratches nor crack. I experienced several light bumps and occasional hard bumps already and I would say it is not that fragile as some hypocrites say. To be honest I nearly brough LG G3 or Galaxy s5 over z3c after I saw some reviews about this device having self cracking issues and crappy camera. In my experience I doubt that this device would crack under high temperature (It reaches 60 degrees celsius after lollipop update when I am playing high graphics games) or heavy pressure (I put the device in my thigh jeans when going outside and put it under my pillow at night). As for the camera, at first I am disappointed with the images captured by the camera but after I set the camera in the 20mp in manual mode (it is 8mp in default) it can now take superb images comparable to an iphone and the BEST! photo under good lighting condition. Super vivid and Xreality image enhancement is amazing especially if you are wathcing HD movies, all of the companies should try this rather than joining the qhd bandwagon seriously who needs super sharp screen making calls or texting? Sony made the right move here by giving the user a control if he/she wants to have super saturated video/images or not. Highly recommended Device!
maged, 15 May 2015Is lollipop upgrade is good for this device?The lollipop update in this device gave it the ability to move apps to micro sd card easily. The downside is while playing high graphics game or using intensive application this device heats up rapidly in an uncomfortable level (40 to 60 degrees celsius). Also, many preferred the serious looking theme in kitkat than the childish theme in the lollipop(of course it depends on your preferences). You may not want to update to lollipop YET because of the heating issues note that even other high end device have this issue.
Its the only phone with a screen that have less that 5 inches with a camera and a processor of a flagship. And not only that, it have a lot of features like waterproof, stereo speakers (good quality), radio Fm, excelent Battery, Ect.. Only have some troubles: You cant move the apps to the SD card (kit kat), If you use it much heated, doesnt have infrared (for the TV), the sound of the speakers its a little low that the normal but compensates by having front speakers. But it's better that you buy a cover to protect the back and the screen from schatches
maged, 15 May 2015Is lollipop upgrade is good for this device?I've had no issues with it. I know others claimed to have problems with the battery but that only seemed to be when Sony first released lollipop.
Sonu, 14 May 2015i had Sony z3 compact and after 8 months use i jumped to Samsung s6 edge but due bad wifi r... moreDo you think anyone believes you I do own a z3c and it's great the best battery but if you think it's any where near the quality of the new Samsung s6 you are delusional. The battery is average on the s6 but everything else has no competition. As you can tell I do own the s6 edge and also z3c also iPhone 5s. I am not dissing my z3c at all it is a great phone but I know what is true and false. I like my tech...
i'm using Z3 compact since form Dec-2014
last week my phone getting switch-off automatically when phone not in use (even the battery is more than 30 %)(twice in last week)
after that i switched-on the phone and used it..
Now yesterday afternoon the phone got switched-off automatically when phone not in use(even the battery is more than 60 %) again i switched on and used it and yesterday evening the phone got switched off and not getting SWITCH-ON... I try to charge it.. there is no symptoms charging...
WHAT SHALL I DO...?
i had Sony z3 compact and after 8 months use i jumped to Samsung s6 edge but due bad wifi reception,battery life and bad camera quality in samsung i gone back to Sony z3 compact which is ultimate phone ,very handy,looong battery back up and perfect camera,,,Sony is always heavy on samsung GARBAGE....
Krystine, 08 May 2015am dying to have that phone,God help meAm with you, Krystine.
outstanding phone, hardware, software, performance, battery life, camera all excellent. BUT glass VERY brittle, after 2 months normal use (no drops) back broke, cosmetic ony, another month miniscule crack in front, top half screen now unresponsive, phone unusable. warranty will not cover, charging 250+ to repair. great phone if you buy good protector (such a shame to put compact, attractive phone in ugly case though).
Sarah, 13 May 2015Suggestion please?? Either Z2 or Z3 compact?? Hello , use them. The Z3c better battery life , camera, not so hot , more comfortable, better WiFi reception , better overall performance , Z2 best screen size, nothing more.
Sarah, 13 May 2015Suggestion please?? Either Z2 or Z3 compact?? Definitly Z3 compact, Z2 only if you like BIG.
I owned the phone since November /14 no complaints other than the sim card flap never sealed closed. I thought since I bought the phone directly from Sony Canada and had a warranty I would have it repaired. The moment I became involved with Sony Support Canada my Xperia life has been Hell. Unbelievable incompetence. Hours spent on the phone where they make statements like: "We have no record of ever receiving the phone for repair" We have no record of your Email address " ( even though they sent me the RMA number to that address) " We have no record of your RMA # " Well you sent me the RMA number to my E-mail address.Hours spent on the phone with support where one is basically chasing one's tail.
This is a minor summary of the confusion they create either intentionally or I prefer to think it is just a broken system. I could describe further ineptitudes but the capper is they contacted me after a month of not having a phone, and said the seal would not be covered under warranty and I would have to pay for the repair. The contacted me when all the time they said they had no reference to me. The final crap here is they want me to pay for the repair and shipping regarding a little rubber flap covering the SIM card slot that would not 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. 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