I installed Lollipop and I must admit it was a bit a stupid Idea.
The lock screen pattern hidden when you want to unlock is a pain in the ass. The battery goes down much faster too for no fucking reasons. They also remove a few shortcuts that were pretty handy. But it's not Sony's fault, it's just the new Android version (for the battery draining faster I'm not quite sure...)
Some of the apps I had removed (Vine, Twitter) where reinstalled by the update. I also had to disable some useless Sony apps again, and there are some you can't do anything about.
I wish we had a Cyanogen support for this phone.
If you are happy with Kitkat and donc need anything from the new version, don't do the stupid move I did.
About the self cracking issue, once again, it's a myth. The phone is good, but there are some issues about the software(s) in my opinion.
montenegro, 16 Apr 2015Definitely
i was used s4 mini, and till now all my phones were samsung.
From Tuesday im a pr... moreCongratulations! You have made a good decision and at the right time
I have owned many Sony phones but with this Z3C I feel more proud, a life enhancing experience
This is probably the best phone that Sony has made. Happy ownership!
Is it true that xperia z3 compact suffers with a self crack problem ? Please reply me, i'm going to buy a new z3 compact phone, due to these rumors i'm in a hesitated mind.
Hey guys. Which phone do you think is the best: Xperia Z3 compact or LG G3? I really don't know which one is the best choice, I like the small size of Z3 and a lot of things on G3. Please help me.
Dangshuffle, 16 Apr 2015I bought the phone last week and i am really happy with it, previously owned a galaxy s3 and t... moreI picked up a tempered glass screen protector and a ringke fusion case. It proved to be a good investment as my kid got a hold of the phone and dropped it on the kitchen tiled floor. Thankfully no problems with the phone.
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2015How do you even?Look it was clearly an error do to the fact that i have kids and a nagging wife. I'm not stupid although the phone is trying to make it seem that way. You should see some of the text messages I have sent in the past. I am not aliterate just got big fingers. At least I have found another problem in owning a compact phone.
addy, 16 Apr 2015i have tested in night mode.. not sure if its the same during morning hours...Using the camera in night mode is a lot worse on my z3c. I'm not one to take pictures in the dark. If it's any consolation my iPhone 5s front facing camera is very similar in the dark an I consider the iPhone 5s still to have an edge when it comes to the camera. Seems very natural compared to most mobile phone cameras which tend to be over saturated with colours. The closet mobile camera I've seen that seems to compare to the z3c is my wife's Samsung galaxy s5 although I consider her phone to have the better screen, I don't really rate lcd screens compared to amoled display. Although Sony has not done a bad job with the Xperia z lines. If you feel that the camera isn't as it should be you should have it checked just to give you a peice of mind. For anyone that thinks I was trying to say my wife's Samsung galaxy s5 is better I'm not. Even with the amoled display it is not as good as my z3c in my opinion. The z3c runs a lot smoother and seems to be faster in opening apps and is easier to hold and carry in the pocket. That's why she choice Samsung an I went for Sony.
I bought the phone last week and i am really happy with it, previously owned a galaxy s3 and this one is way better for me, display and photos are slighty worse (colour wise) but otherwise i have nothing to complain about, battery is fabulous and there is no noticeable lag or frame rate drop like i experienced with my old phone. Sometimes when opening an application right after closing another one might take half a second more and the frame rate might slighty drop (noticeable to the trained eye) but that's about it, i prefer cute little games like leo's fortune so i didn't try any intensive games but i doubt a device with flagship specs will have any issues. On day two i've noticed a small crack over the front camera, i am unsure wether it was cracked or not when i got the phone and i didn't drop the phone either, it isn't visible in any way when taking photos though. I am afraid it might expand over an impact but that remains to be seen. I've got the black one, it has a premium feel and i have to say that sony did well to go with solid translucent plastic on the sides, it has a really nice look in the light and it should do better at impacts too but keep in mind that the glass on front and back will always be full of fingerprints, it doesn't bother me but it is certaninly something good to know before going for this phone.
addy, 16 Apr 2015i bought Z3 compact last evening & having trouble with the front facing camera since then.... moreDoes the camera do this all the time. I have tested mine and no problems with my devic. When you say dots what sort? And I have always found the front facing cameras to look fuzzy compared to the actual pictures taken on mobile devices.
i bought Z3 compact last evening & having trouble with the front facing camera since then. I get tiny dots when frint camera is on looks fuzzy. however, it takes a perfect picture (dots dont appear in pix). Is it normal. I am quite upset & worried...
sadique, 15 Apr 2015hey guys...i m using samsung s4 mini.do u think that i should buy sony z3 compact for better s... moreMy original contract was the Samsung s4 and it served me well. I then upgrade to iphone 5s which I love, always wanted one since release. Missed android so took out a contract on this z3c it's another faster with no lag, seems to handle tasks a lot better than the s4. The camera is good but yet I feel sony could of done a lot more. As for the screen being 720 HD not 1020 this is no problem for a 4.6 inch screen as you will not see pixels on the device and it performs better for the battery and processor. It's easy to use one handed plus water and dust resistant. I also run it through benchmark tests and it alway scores really high in most cases scoring higher than s5, htc one m8, LG G2 and G3, even it's bigger brother z3. For a compact phone there is none that can match.
ali, 16 Apr 2015If you go for iphone 6 or 5s then it is better than z3 compact.Well that's your personal opinion. Some would say samsung s6 or htc one m9 would be the top phones in the market. I own both a iphone 5s and sony z3c and yes the iphone is a great phone I will not argue with you iphone has the most professional ios out there. But I don't think I could live without android it is the best entertainment package in a device the ios can be messy but does a lot more than apples ios regarding entertainment and the accessories cost a fraction of the price of the Apple competition. I would say to anyone do not go for anyone else's opinion when it comes to phones there are just to many to choose from. Always be aware of fanboys because they might persuade you to be stuck with a device you may not like for 2 years. But my personal opinion on the z3c is sony have made a real top device to beat and with the new lollipop update which has made the device faster and smoother the phone keeps growing on me. I made the correct choice for me.