I love this phone, BUT I am experiencing problems with the flap covering the USB/SD card slot not closing properly anymore.
I do use the USB for charging, as that is the route recommended by Sony.
The seal around the flap is quite flimsy, and has started to come undone at times, and will not reseal completely.
Which renders the phone vulnerable should water come in contact with it.
Sony advertises this feature as a reason to purchase this phone. I'm not so sure it will still be waterproof with the flap hanging off the side of the phone.
Anyone else experiencing this fail?
Wi, 24 Apr 2015Sony service center sucksNow that I can say does need improvement. It does seem that Sony does leave its customers in the dark when trying to resolve real issues. I do believe for people who have cracked the phone in mishaps should not have to pay the ridiculous repair cost. Hopefully like other phones a third party option should be available in the not to distant future.
zwibak, 23 Apr 2015I bought the Z3C 5 month ago, replacing a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. I liked it until I installed... morewoww sammy fanboy detected..
tell me,how much they paid to u for making such lies??
AnonD-381269, 24 Apr 2015I'm not convinced the heat caused cracking. 2 reasons, firstly Sony built this phone with a sa... moreI was meant to say on my last statement "you won't get anywhere saying the heat cracked your phone."
zwibak, 23 Apr 2015I bought the Z3C 5 month ago, replacing a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. I liked it until I installed... moreI'm not convinced the heat caused cracking. 2 reasons, firstly Sony built this phone with a safety feature. When the phone heats up to around the 38 to 40 c the phone usually gives a message and slows down the processor this includes shutting down any apps that may be causing the problem. This feature was tried and tested on the phone before being put in production which was done to protect the phone. The only way to stop the feature is to root your device. Secondly if it was to reach its maximum temperature (the phone would shut down before then) it's not hot enough to crack the glass first the inside of your phone would be damaged before it cracked. Yes I have experienced the device getting so hot the apps shut down when putting the phone through heavy benchmarks one after another. Trust me you will get any where with saying the heat cracked your phone. A nice knock in the pocket would cause the damage or even a bit of a bang on a table. This is why if you told Sony your phone was damaged by heat they would just tell you it will not be under warranty as the heat could not be the cause. Just remember the Samsung s4 when it first came out it would get so hot that it was unbearable to put it to your face when making a call. As time went on software was improved and eventually the heat problems went away. I can also remember iPhone 4 getting so hot and customers would blame their screens cracking back then, again iOS got better and heat problems went away but the cracking continued.
AnonD-388093, 23 Apr 2015Well, I hardly wait for an update to the battery life. (a good trick is to force close the dam... moreThe NFC is off and stays off after reboot in my case (I just checked). I will let the battery go flat to check if it's not the indicator that fails. Anyway. I whine about this because with a low usage I go from 3-5 days of charge to 2-3, which is still pretty good compared to other phone.
They don't seem to care about this anyway. I just hope the next upgrade they do put it like before, by mistake or not.
Anonymous, 09 Apr 2015Shall i buy z3c ? I affraid i have to face the crack issues. Im a collage student cant effort ... moreI bought the Z3C 5 month ago, replacing a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. I liked it until I installed auto upload for fotos two weeks ago. The phone heats up when uploading larger amounts of data. This caused probably cracking the back side glass.I'm discussing now about to get it repaired on warranty,finally without success I'm afraid. I recommend buying a Samsung with plastic back, it's not as sexy as the Sony, but much more durable!
hari, 23 Apr 2015got my phone this monday after reading lots of glass cracking issue..i didnt believe it!! but ... moreBy any chance this isn't the same harry singh KAB9 over on the iPhone 5s forum? It sounds like you!!! Also on other forums to.
hari, 23 Apr 2015got my phone this monday after reading lots of glass cracking issue..i didnt believe it!! but ... moreOK how did you brake your phone at what hight was it dropped at or what type of knock did the phone take. Please don't make out the glass cracked it self. Logic will tell you glass does not brake on its own. If this is true information could you describe how the damage happened. It might help other's decide to put a case on the phone or not. But frankly I don't believe you. Unless you damaged it your self. No case on any phone is a risk when dropping it.
got my phone this monday after reading lots of glass cracking issue..i didnt believe it!! but now i have a cracked glass at the back of the phone...its just 1 week old!!i will definitely not go for sony from now on...i regret buying a sony now though my previous phone was a xperia c!!
Mal, 21 Apr 2015I did the factory reset like you advised. I must admit the phone feels a bit more fast now. Bu... moreWell, I hardly wait for an update to the battery life. (a good trick is to force close the damn NFC every time the phone is rebooting, worked for me. It takes around 30% of battery when i forget it on. also I always check the apps that drain more than 5% :)
SL44, 21 Apr 2015Hi, I have bought my sony Z3 compact, and yes, in first perspective, it seemed to be amazing!... moresony jammed ur os bcs u lied to them
so next time be true and ur os will be free :D
Gui, 22 Apr 2015Great phone. Just waiting for lollipop upgrade.lollipop upgrade is already there check pc companion
If anyone says benchmarks don't count then why does everyone use them. If you want to say about real performance just pick one up and use it, who knows you might just like it.
Anyone notice the benchmark results since the new 5.0.2 update. I got 47620 on Antutu only had 45k on kitkat my wife's s5 only gets 43k on lollipop. My iPhone 5s gets 40k. On 3d mark I'm getting a score of 20168 this is a better result than kitkat also on 19k. Even geekbench has now gone up on multiple core from 27k to 2830 single core 990. Yes all you trolls the phone has a smaller screen and is cheaper than a lot of your overpriced phones but yet it's knocking out these scores for nearly half the price as top end smartphone. All Sony has proven is that a phone manufacturer can build a quality phone that can do everything you can throw at it for a decent price. The only thing haters keep banging on about is the 720 display. If the phone had a 1080 display it would be a complete overkill a bit like what the LG g3 has done with its own display and as we all know struggles with lag and battery consumption even putting it's previous G2 ahead on performance. The 720 display saves on battery consumption and with a snapdragon 801 plus 2gig ram don't suffer from any performance issues. This is a bloody good phone and I urge anyone to try to find any other phone presides another Sony to match it's performance and spec's for the price.
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2015OS jamming---must be a traffic jam :D sudden death,permanent sleep---is it a joke? master re... morespot on.just look at the story this trolll guy made up.os jamming,sleeping-lollllll-i am sure he was on a high dose of phenobarbitone with alcohol when he posted these lies here or he is really a guy without any moral values.ignore this troll,guys