Curlycat, 06 Apr 2015Help - can't open PDF files. Tried many, all with the same error. I have adobe installed, also... moreI used to get this when using outlook, I switched to the default email app preinstalled on the phone, that fixed it.
Help - can't open PDF files. Tried many, all with the same error. I have adobe installed, also tried others, keeps on telling me "Error - The document cannot be opened because it is corrupted or damaged"
I have checked on my PC, nothing wrong with the files.
Plsanswer, 06 Apr 2015i am so very confused right now bout what should i buy. LG g3, xperia z3c or asus 2?????? plss... moreI am not loyal to any brand other than what suits me at the time I decide to purchase a new phone. If you are going for a contract phone I would sit back for a month or so because at this moment there are a lot of new phones on the market like HTC one m9 with the new 64bit chip and samsung galaxy s6. Both are very powerful. If your buying one the nexus 6 is a beast and nexus are always reasonably priced with a lot to offer. Out of the three you mentioned I would not go for LGG3 because most of the power is used for the screen which makes it heat up fast and the battery is the worst of the three. I preferred the LGG2 than the G3 which performs better in benchmark tests. Sony z3c suits me because battery speed and size of the phone. Hope this helps
KCU, 06 Apr 2015Really? How about the battery life of this phone? The heating issue? The battery life is very good. I'm a real heavy user with phones and compared to my old samsung galaxy s4 my iPhone 5s and my wife's samsung s5 the z3 compact gets through about a day and half. The battery is better than any smartphone I've owned or any my friends and family own. As for heating issues I have not experienced any major problems but I have with other phones. I think heating problem's are down to the type of user. I know my wife's samsung galaxy s5 is always hot but it looks to me that she is having a problem with the software lollipop and she never shuts down apps running in the background. If you run lots of apps and forget to shut them down any processor will start over working and heat up. With any smartphone I've always put a screen protector and a case on it and never had issues with screens cracking.
i am so very confused right now bout what should i buy. LG g3, xperia z3c or asus 2?????? plss share ur feedback bout this phone is cracking issue in this phone is real???
About the cracking, I have owned the z3c for months and worried about the screen from day one until last week when my daughter got hold of the phone and threw it onto my tiled kitchen flaw. After inspection I found no signs of damage at all. Yes I had a ringke fusion case but still my daughter threw the phone hard so I don't see how these phones are supposedly so fragile. After reading idiots comments on other sites on how their phones just fell apart in their hands and even reading about one idiot who had supposedly broken the screen three times from 2 foot It made me paranoid to use my phone. I now believe a lot of the people are just trolling through sites making up sh*t either they have broken it through doing something stupid or trying to make sony have a bad reputation because they want other brands to look better. There will always be some badly made phones that do suffer faults when being made but that will be a minority.
nick, 29 Mar 2015Are the rumors about the easily cracked screen and glass back actually true? How long will the... moreMy phone lassted less than a week before it got a small crack in it... 4 Months later ad the phone is useless with acrack across the screen and the touch screen wont respond. Buying this phone counts among the worst decision Ive ever made.
So I bought a Z3C three weeks ago and had to return it because headphone jack broke. The phone excellent and I'm hesitant to buy it again because the same problem happened to my friend. Did anyone else have the same problem?
Do not install lollipop on z3 compact. Battery drains much faster and the phone is always warm, even with minimal tasks such as browsing internet... I recommend staying in KitKat. Will be reverting. Wasted my time with lollipop.
I've had this phone for over 6 months and it has worked very well. It works very smooth. Battery life last forever. I haven't had any problems with the front or rear glass cracking. I have it in a slim hard plastic case which i bought from eBay for like $4. I've dropped it multiple times, including on cement, hardwood, and ceramic tile.
The back does get noticeably warm when running more processor heavy apps, but so far this hasn't damaged the phone.
I'm running KitKat and probably not going to update to Lollipop 5.0. I read that this OS has a RAM memory leak problem which may get fixed in the 5.1.1 version. I hope Sony updates it to 5.1.1. Has anyone who is running lollipop noticed this memory leak?
The phone is water proof, and I wash it under running water regularly without any problems.
The one major flaw for me is that it doesn't support T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling. This has to be baked into the OS by Sony or Google, according to T-Mobile. My last phone had that and I really miss that feature.
I'm getting this phone soon and I'm more than excited! Any feedback on what I should prepare for this phone?
Back glass shattered in my hand during a phone call on the first day of use, phone got hot during the call. Still waiting to hear if Sony will replace the phone.
Fantastic spec & form - the main issue? To handle it, it's like a bar of soap, almost afraid to use it properly in case I drop & smash it. Literally an amazing phone but needs handled with the utmost care.
natalie, 30 Mar 2015I got this phone last week. And I'm having some concerns with the battery life and we after so... moreSnapchat is probably one of the worst application out there for battery life. It stays active even when you close it. You have to go in the Settings menu / Apps / Running tab, and then select Snapchat to actually close it.
I already posted a few things about battery life. I'm not a power user but I manage to get between 2 days and 5 days of battery life depending on the usage:
- Stamina mode always ON. If you still want some app to communicate in stamina mode, you can add them to a white-list. But it kinda reduce this feature.
- No useless or battery consuming apps (I don't have the Facebook apps for instance, but rather use the website through the browser).
- Remove every app you don't use / need / trust. Seriously, it's like on your computer. Don't install shit. You never know what these apps do in the background.
- If you can't remove an app, try disabling it (Apps Sony / Google forces you to have)
- I let screen brightness to about 33%. It's usually perfect, except when there is sun. You can change that quickly though the Quick Settings panel in the notification Area
- I don't have data on my cell plan
- Disable Wifi (and Data I guess) when you don't need it.
- Disable Location when you don't need it
- Remove the Flash light app you installed and is just a data mining app. There is already a flash light available in the Quick Settings panel.
For the glass cracking thing:
I have a screen protector (came with the device), and a case (Ringke Fusion), bought for something like 10$ on Amazon. This is an expensive phone. Why the fuck would you be cheap about a case that could save the device ?
Like I said in previous comments, I live in Canada and bike to work every day of the week, including winter. Temperature never cracked my phone even when going from -20C to 20C. Dropped it 3 times (with the case). There is not a single mark on it.
Never had an issue with the clap for the SD card, but I agree it looks kinda weak. I bought a specific charging cable to not have to open it.
Tried water resistant feature a few times. Still works like a charm. You have to let it dry a few hours after though, otherwise the mic & speaker won't be loud enough to make a phone call. The camera button allows you to take picture without using the screen, so it works underwater. It's not a fully waterproof phone though, don't abuse this feature of course.
About the update. I'm still using 4.4.4 which works like a charm. I don't think I will use Lollipop before some time to be sure it's worth it.
Why do you people think about buying this phone when you can have the Sony M4 Aqua (almost the same !) for half the price ?