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.
Had this phone for 2 years, everything is great, except the gps. GPS simply does not work on the phone itself, it has to use high accuracy(wi-fi, bluetooth or mobile networks to determine location). If it's not set on high accuracy, it's impossible. It drifts alot and updates slowly even on high accuracy, got me lost a few times...
I just bought the Z3 compact used on ebay. I had an LG E460 before. That was extremely slow with most apps, and the wifi and gps didn't work reliably. The Z3 is way faster, has much longer battery life with wifi. With limited use, I only recharge it after two or three days... It's just so much better, I can't believe it put up with the LG before. I fully recommend the Z3
Z3C or Z5C .. ?
I know that z5c is faster, android 7.0, and better camera .. but z3c has better battery life, and does not heat as easy .. !
I just need some Owners to confirm or deny above points .. especially regarding android nougat performance on z5c .. and the heating issues on it .. ?
Thanks .. :)
Me, 17 Feb 2017Z3c latsest android is 6.0No new update, even if i connect it with pc companion, any suggestions?
Marshmallow 6.0.1 New battery from Sony - standby 8h with sim card standby without simcard 12h. Touchscreen and display is dismounting it self from the frame. Unfortunately I have no ideea why the battery is discharging so fast. :(
My z3c touch panel spoilt after 9 months, and the replacement touch panel spoilt again 10 months later.
Both time the touch panel fail with same symptoms
* It starts without response on notification bar;
* After a week, no back and home buttons working;
* Tried a complete 'refactoring', unsuccessfully;
* Gloves mode is not a good workround (too buggy);
* Botton shortcuts working on lockscreen (calls, unlock or camera);
* Finally whole screen no touch response.
There are many people facing same touch issue but Sony still ignore the fact and says they look into cases individually on case by case basis.
Does any of other Sony phone have so many user complaints on same touch issues with same symptoms?
why the touch screen spoilt every year under normal use condition? as i mention this is my backup phone and mostly place on table. why i have to pay for a problem that is not my fault?
is it normal for a smart phone price 1800+ touch screen have to change every year?
why there are so many complaint about this model touch screen on sony support forum and other forum? all with similar symptom and touch screen spoilt within a year?
is it the touch screen factory defected item or is the phone design problem?
An expensive phone that gets broken under normal use circumstances. This is what Sony can provide.
No matter how I complained, they just refuse to take responsibilities. I accept the 50 percent discount on repair, but I also need a 12 month warranty on touch panel. Is it too much to ask for.?
I have lost confident to Sony touch panel, and its look like Sony also have no confidence on their own touch panel and refuse to my request.
Touch stopped working at the bottom and top of the phone. Got replacement part on order. Hope install goes well cause I really like the phone
Straces, 27 Feb 2017Just look at Settings -> Display (or Screen) -> scroll to last item Try to activate /... moreI tried that many times and still not working! I think that is some software problem, because double tap to sleep (off) working good!
Sonyboy, 26 Feb 2017Double tap to wake not working! I got Marshmalow 6.01; does anyone has some idea to fix it? Just look at Settings -> Display (or Screen) -> scroll to last item
Try to activate / deactivate and maybe reboot needed..
Double tap to wake not working! I got Marshmalow 6.01; does anyone has some idea to fix it?
I bought it in July, 2015 and it's still rocking. Battery life deteriorated a little, but it still lasts a day no problem. The USB and SD card flaps failed on me two times. If you haven't, install the Concept Marshmallow ROM. It breathes new life into this phone.
I've had it for 2 years now, and I'm satisfied as it's reasonably good quality, considering the fact that there are no failure-proof devices. The phone jack and the SD card slot started giving me trouble after about a year but the warranty service was super fast & smooth and cost me 0$. Now it's ok. The processor & RAM are doing a fine job as everything works with a decent speed (was instant at first, now it's just ok) and the system hangs up almost never. So yeah, it cost me some money but definitely saved my nerves. He's my friend now ;-) The only thing I regret is upgrading Android up from Kitkat. It looked so cool and worked faster, and some of the older apps don't cooperate with Android 5 or 6. Lollipop was a disaster, and now Marshmallow is ok, but it's still not what I bought this phone for. Anyway, it's not about the phone, so I'm just ranting :).
Lixandros, 11 Feb 2017Sony XPERIA Z3 compact... best compact phone after 2 years...good camera, good build, good bat... moreI have it 1.5 years now. it is a good phone but battery dies verify quick after 1.5 years. Cant do full day. Battery drops +10 % / night.