Hello Z3C users,
Could you please post here your phone's production week number here? It's because I am planning to buy this phone by next week and I want to know what production number should I look for to avoid the "sudden death" issue experienced by some of the Z3C users. https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z3-Compact/Sudden-Death-of-Sony-xperia-Z3-Compact/td-p/877345
By the way, to determine the week production number, just dial this *#*#7378423#*#*.
According to the forum,below's week production number are most likely the faulty one:
romeo, 22 May 2015The main drawbak i c in this phone is sound quality. Not tht grt. and the spkr sound not gud e... moreIf you are a music lover, you should get a good set of earpieces. Listening to music on the built-in speakers is unbearable on most (if not all) smartphones. These speakers are not capable of producing quality audio on a relatively broad frequency spectrum (as required for music, but not for human speech).
kph, 25 May 2015I think not only sony in Indonesia is practicing this because Sony Philippines is also like th... moreI am also from the philippines. Please do not tell people not to buy sony phones because of your bad experience. I think it is normal for the parts to arrive more than a month because there are a very few sony mobile user here in the phiippines. If you break a samsung phone they can provide parts immediately because apparently it is the top selling brand of phone in the country(kahit sa tabi tabi puwede mong paayos).But apparently I am loving my xperia z3c and show off its beauty to my friends and I love beating their samsung phones in terms of camera, screen, waterproof and performance. Lastly, it feels good to be uniQue.
AnonD-111968, 23 May 2015Sony did it right on Aqua M4 by removing the usb cover yet retaining the same IP68. But where ... moreAm not quite sure what people are doing to their flaps, but my z1c usb flap is a year old now, has been opened and closed about 200 times already, still no fallout or any sign of problem...
k23, 25 May 2015The service center in Indonesia is very very bad!!! The service center only gives promises li... moreI think not only sony in Indonesia is practicing this because Sony Philippines is also like this promising there customer i month repair , spare parts did not arrive, plenty of false promises , Dont Buy Sony Mobile Phones
This phone is by far the best phone that I ever had since the the beginning of smartphones era. Great battery life, awesome performance, beautiful design, good camera (not the best though). I paid more than 500 dollars for it but it definitely worth every cent I spent.
panzer, 24 May 2015Z3c usb flapz isue s nt alarming.. Consider 2 buy magnetic dock chargr. 8 s a bettr stuffCan you translate that to english please, google translate didn't give me any answers.
The service center in Indonesia is very very bad!!!
The service center only gives promises like "Your phone will be taken into repair in a minimum of 2 weeks and maximum of 2 months", and reasons such as late sparepart delivery, or uncertain repair period. A lot of users had to wait more than the promised repair period such as 2 months, 3 or even 4 months. And a lot of them are currently left wondering about their devices' status for months. Also some users had to have their devices replaced fully but not like their previous device (such as different device colour than the previous device they bought), and this is of course after a lengthy repair progress too. And some also has considered "not to buy XPERIA anymore".
AnonD-111968, 23 May 2015Sony did it right on Aqua M4 by removing the usb cover yet retaining the same IP68. But where ... moreZ3c usb flapz isue s nt alarming.. Consider 2 buy magnetic dock chargr. 8 s a bettr stuff
romeo, 24 May 2015How deos one compare this with htc desire 826?HTC Desire 826 is basically a phablet. It defeat the z3c in terms of screen size(if you want bigger) and front cam thus, If you want a big screen and selfie cam you should go to desire 826 but if you want a powerful compact smartphone you should definitely buy z3c.
Anonymous, 24 May 2015Nope it is not too late. Z3 and Z3 compact is still the phone to beat up until now.How deos one compare this with htc desire 826?
dadada, 23 May 2015Is it a bit late now to buy this phone? I a new version coming out soon?Nope it is not too late. Z3 and Z3 compact is still the phone to beat up until now.
romeo, 22 May 2015The main drawbak i c in this phone is sound quality. Not tht grt. and the spkr sound not gud e... moreXDA-Developers dot com: Perfect Sound Xperia Z3C Lollipop. A Mod with perfect sound.
Is it a bit late now to buy this phone?
I a new version coming out soon?
DQ, 22 May 2015My suggestions to you: 1) Get a magnetic adapter such as Magnector X2 from amazon. I almost n... moreSony did it right on Aqua M4 by removing the usb cover yet retaining the same IP68. But where is the Z4, Z4C now? Im almost temped to buy Z3C but worried about the usb flap.
romeo, 22 May 2015The main drawbak i c in this phone is sound quality. Not tht grt. and the spkr sound not gud e... morethe speakers give percect sound with perfect n accurate notes.but the volume is not very loud.volume is good but a lille low as speakers are covered for waterproofness
My company has started to banNed all windows and android from connecting to my company's WiFi. I've tried Samsung and Sony but still not able to connect to their WiFi, not just me but other colleague who using android and Windows. However, we can connect to WiFi using iOS, mac os and Symbian. Surprisingly, one of my colleage's xiaomi note able to connect to WiFi but the other using redmi also having same issue.
Is that really possible that my company able to banned all android and windows from connecting to their WiFi. Is there a way that I can tweak something on android so that I am able to connect to my company's WiFi.
your reply and resolutions are much appreciated, thank you in advance.
kpsharma, 22 May 2015This is great phone! The only drawbacks I faced are:
1) We have to take out cover from side w... moreMy suggestions to you:
1) Get a magnetic adapter such as Magnector X2 from amazon. I almost never take the side cover (only for pluging to TV and PC).
2) Get a slim case. I love the Ringke Fusion case its around 12$ on amazon. IMO totally worth it.
3) Apparently it can be Gorilla Glass or Drangontrail, but you never know. Be careful because a single crack can render your digitizer (touch sensor) useless.
4) Yes, I only record 4K for short periods of time and mostly only for zooming in and still having a decent resolution. 1080@30fps is great and sometimes HDR for video also helps.
5) If you have the "double tap to wake" function turned on and you don't need it, turn it off. If you do need it, place your phone in pocket with the screen not facing your leg. I had to do this in order to avoid emergency dialing and unwanted pictures... However be careful of not bumping into hard things.
This phone is in my opinion the best for its price right now and I love it inspite the quirks...