DQ, 26 Mar 2015@yoney
The thing is that those 300 mAh coupled with the new display, gives the Z3 Compact a... more@ DQ
1."300 mAh coupled with the new display, gives the Z3 Compact around 40% more battery life": no actually less bcs of larger screen size(check this review bit.ly/19nC95H)
2."The screen size increase is a big plus": yes but ppi is less
3."most people will not even unlock the bootloader and risk degrading the camera": Wrong u don't need to unlock bootloader just root ur phone and use the given mod
4."Quick charge 2.0 is only available on the Z3 and Z3 compact": haha what a joke,look carefully around the web
u consider urself power user and u don't even know these..sad
again i'll say the same...price differences is more compared to the specifications
but again it's my personal opinion so don't be nasty
AnonD-99250, 25 Mar 20151.Just 300mAh more battery isn't a big improvement,sony should hav provide 3000mAh then it wou... more@yoney
The thing is that those 300 mAh coupled with the new display, gives the Z3 Compact around 40% more battery life than what the Z1 Compact had (and the Z1c wan't bad to begin with) that alone is worth it for me... I get over 6 hours of screen-on-time consistently, heavily used during the day.
The screen size increase is a big plus for me, coming from an Acro S which had 4.3" screen but capacitive buttons on the outside, so having a 4.3" with on-screen buttons felt like a downgrade, and the plastic on the Z3c is really solid, and most likely will absorb impacts better than metal (no scuffing)... also the curved design of the Z3 Compact will feel a lot better in the hand... I have a Ringke Fusion Case (which was also improved for the Z3c) and sometimes I take it off just to feel my device confortably while using it.
I was advicing about current official features, I really don't know if 4K or other features are available through XDA, cause most people will not even unlock the bootloader and risk degrading the camera... And btw I absolutely LOVE the camera features of the Z3 Comapact, not everyone will appreciate them as much though. The High Sensitivity ISO always impresses people with other phones (including iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 users).
Quick charge 2.0 is only available on the Z3 and Z3 compact, look it up, not even the Z2 can take advantage of that feature.... however is not something a use. The standard 1.5 Amp charger that came with my phone is good enough.
Like I said, it really comes down to your personal preferences and your usage, I consider myself a power user and I take advantage of every little feature I discover on my device, so the price difference is totally worth it, but most people will be happy getting a device just to play Candy Crush and send Snapchats... not me.
Maya, 25 Mar 2015So Yoney, you do think that the upgrades that sony made for z3c is worth spending an extra EUR... moreIf i were u i'd not go for z3c now,bcs i think price difference is very compared to specification but maybe later when price drops
Now it's ur personal choice...
AnonD-99250, 25 Mar 2015ya choose z3c if u hav the budget if not then z1c is gud enough also remember that screen pp... moreSo Yoney, you do think that the upgrades that sony made for z3c is worth spending an extra EUR 125?....I do have the budget, but I just don't want to spend necessarily.
DQ, 25 Mar 2015@Maya, the decision to go with the Z3C instead of the Z1C depends entirely on how you use your... moreThanks DQ. I understood the difference (i.e. upgrades) that were made for Z3c. Just wasn't sure if these upgrades were worth EUR 125 :p. Based on your comments, it seems like they were (I personally was drawn to the higher ISO and additional camera features). Thanks again for helping me decide.
DQ, 25 Mar 2015@Maya, the decision to go with the Z3C instead of the Z1C depends entirely on how you use your... more1.Just 300mAh more battery isn't a big improvement,sony should hav provide 3000mAh then it would hav a big deal
2.Screen size is increased by using plastics bezel which looks bad compared to z1c metal bezel
3.Front speaker is an improvement over side on z1c
4.4k video recording is already available for z1c (check xda)
5.Quick charge 2.0 is an integreated feature from snapdragon 800 devices,but to get the benefit u hav to use high amp charger
verdict:z3c is not a huge improvement over z1c but maybe z4c
Maya, 25 Mar 2015I'm looking for a new phone. I found a Z1 compact at EUR 125 cheaper than Z3 compact. Can anyo... more@Maya, the decision to go with the Z3C instead of the Z1C depends entirely on how you use your devices... for me it really is worth it because I do wanted the upgrades...
Z3C over Z1C:
- Thinner, better overall design + bigger battery (2600 vs 2300 mAh)
- Slightly bigger screen 4.6" vs 4.3" with basically the same size
- Stereo front-facing speakers vs Mono at the bottom (the stereo effect is loss after around 20cm / 8in)
- More camera features (High Sensitivity ISO, Slow Motion 120fps@720p, 60fps@1080p, 4K video Rec, etc) I don't know if these features will ever make it to the Z1C
- Quick Charge 2.0.
Now, there are a couple of things that in MY opinion, the Z1C was better...
- Built materials: the back is plastic instead of glass, which is prone to scratches BUT NOT TO CRACKING. IMO more robust (I keep my Z3C with a case, and probably wouldn't use one for the Z1C)
- The frame is metal instead of plastic.
- The resolution of the display is the same on a smaller size which equals to slightly better ppi (342 vs 319)
I love my Z3 Compact, but I think I might get the Z1 Compact to my wife, since the difference in price does not justify her kind of usage.
Maya, 25 Mar 2015I'm looking for a new phone. I found a Z1 compact at EUR 125 cheaper than Z3 compact. Can anyo... moreya choose z3c if u hav the budget
if not then z1c is gud enough
also remember that screen ppi is low on z3c(319) compared to z1c(342)
selfcracking is BIG BIG BIG lie. I've been a user for like 3 months already, dropped the phone many times but hell yeah it's still on its perfect condition. You just have to add more care on it. I love you z3 compact. you're my everyday bestfriend.
Hi, the only issue I'm having with the phone so far is it's very very slippery. hahaha you really need to have a case protector for this one. so far so good. everything is perfect. it's really fast.
I'm looking for a new phone. I found a Z1 compact at EUR 125 cheaper than Z3 compact. Can anyone tell me if the 'upgrades' for Z3 compact is worth the money? Should I go for Z1 compact or Z3 compact, given the price difference?
ctrang, 24 Mar 2015how about z3c sound? many people say it not good. I'd say it's average...but little better than z1c
Bcs the speaker position is in the front in z3c compared to side on the z1c,so users may get better sound on z3c
look here for speaker comaprison
youtube dot com/ watch?v=TwBV2s0naC0
ctrang, 24 Mar 2015how about z3c sound? many people say it not good. i have this phone . sound quality is super and loud.
wow its amazing phone..i am really happy to use this phone...its very stylish and super performance
Nogsnellin , 22 Mar 2015Hey don't call people for posting their experiences! Why would they lie! My z3c screen cracked... moreYou must have sat on it directly on a non uniform surface, it definitely cracked. Z3 is very good, mine is giving me wonderful performance.
sam, 23 Mar 2015im using this phone since 3 months...this phone really have self cracking issue...i know coz i... moregreat phone.have it for 5 months
and THERE IS NO CRACKING ISSUE.I MOVED FROM IPHONE 5C TO Z3C AND sony is amazing.i am really surprised that sony isnt the top smartphone vendor.and yeah,it doesn't crack at all.these are baseless rumors.
i also realised that the crack phone comments increased after s6 release.this is very unusual and suspicion arousing..... so i can infer that its sammy agents at work trying to create interest for the bad s6.