The is a major fault with this device - the magnetic charging point comes away from the phone after a few months of usage, leaving it unchargeable (without using the fiddly port) and exposed to dust and water.
I had my Z3 compact for 2 months and the rear panel cracked, for no reason. The phone was never dropped. It just cracked. I am so disappointed. This phone is such a great phone but this cracking issue does not make the phone worth while.
best service and best sellphone but accessories not available in indore [m.p] market.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015WHY DID THEY THINK PLASTIC OUTER WAS A GOOD IDEA??? My 2 month old Xperia Z3 compact has a ben... moreGet a SIM card adapter - it allows you to use a micro or nano SIM in a normal sized SIM slot. It costs next to nothing and should be readily available in most shops that sell phones/accessories.
boriseto, 01 Mar 2015I use airdroid for wireless transfer on Linux. Just use the browser for it. ;)Yeah, there are quite a few options to do it wireless, but most of them are Internet / cloud based. I'd rather use a cable or bluetooth rather than giving personal files to a random company (and the NSA, so easily).
Awesome - minus loudspeaker, headphone music sound and loudness and vibrate. Best small phone out there
alvin, 02 Mar 2015I've been using this phone for about a month now, bought it on 31st Jan to replace my broken N... moreSo am I. Using for almosts 5 months. No problem at all. Battery is superb. Just the best....
I've been using this phone for about a month now, bought it on 31st Jan to replace my broken Nexus 4. So far it's doing great! I bought magnetic charging cable online for about USD 10 since I don't want to keep opening and closing the protective flap. it's just too bothersome. Never dropped the phone (hopefully will never do), but I use nilkin frosted case to address the slipperiness. yes it's a slippery phone, even more than my old Nexus 4. but it's sexy as hell, great size for one handed usage. It's almost stock android, but came with preloaded sony apps which most of them are useless (I only use Walkman media player, sony's official music service - free streaming and download, and sony's photo gallery and camera app). Battery life is superb! Previously with my Nexus 4 I can only get maximum 3 hours screen on time, 12 hours light to medium usage (I dont play games), and brightness set at 40%-ish at all time. With Z3 Compact, I get AT LEAST 4 hours screen on time, over 15 hours medium-heavy usage, with my screen brightness set at 80% at all time. I don't use Google Now on both phones, but I keep the ok google hotword detection on and location settings at battery saving. With Z3 compact, I never leave house with external battery pack or powerbank anymore. never need it anymore. Performance is blazing fast across the UI, never found any hiccup or apps force closing except for social media PATH 3 or 4 force closes in a single month, but maybe that's because bugs in the app, im not really sure.
Got this phone four days ago, and I have to say it's awesome.
Build quality is good, and feels good in my hand, weight is just spot on. screen is sharp and vivid. Registers touch very well, no need to swipe and tap many times for it to respond.
First Android phone for me (old was REALLY old Nokia Symbian phone, so no comparing these two). Despite that i got the hang of things quickly. OS is good looking and fast, was easy to customize also.
Settings are clear and easy to setup, Stamina mode really does what it says, battery life is amazing on this phone.
Web browsing is also fast, though I'm yet to test it with 4G speeds, will be even more enjoyable.
Camera I haven't tested yet, waiting for the back protecting film so I can peel of the factory plastic.. :P
this is the best phone I ever owned . one reason being is the battery life is amazing . another reason it is SOLID and water proof.
another reason the ease of use .
to be better with z4 compact please sony do not make it bigger . you can make the screen few millimeters bigger which will be nice but size wise it is the best.
all other phones can not compare to its battery usage and that's why I think this is the best phone
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2015actually this the best phone i ever had...nothing can compare to SONY...is the camera good?
Recently i buy this phone and its fuking awesome great performance, great design,great user interface and the battery was really satisfying, the only cons is the camera it's kinda dissapoint i think. but, it's not really bad too.i don't know why camera in sony phone is not good compare to the other phone that use the sony censor that's weird.i hope that sony bring surprise to the lollipop update
After owning a z1 compact and be very pleased i changed to z3 compact. I have to say that changing was a risk for me cause my z1 compact was perfect in all. Screen camera battery connectivity everything. Now with my z3 compact is one step ahead, its perfect. Didn't understood a huge difference between the two but this one feels a little better on hand and also the screen is a little brighter.i can not here ffrom others that by falling it breaks cause mine fall of by pocket without cas3 while biking and not even a sign. I usually don't do a review but i changed from apple and 5s to samsung and note 3 and after that to sony z1 compact and now to z3 compact. I have to say my best experience without problems is sony.
Well thank you all for the responses...Decided on buying because never owned a sony phone and always found them the sexiest android phones. my first time experience with android was the galaxy s4 and I HATED IT...UI SLUGGISH; SO MUCH EXTRA BLAH; and It was just a bad experience coming from being an apple fanboy. So then google BLESSED me/us with the NEXUS 5 and then I WAS SATISFIED...Updates straight from google (like apple) /pure android/ Unlocked/1handed Use...Pretty much everything I wanted except camera and battery life...
I AM HOPING THIS Z3C WILL BE ...THE PHONE... TO GIVE ME THAT ULTIMATE ANDROID EXPERIENCE...Love z3 design but like when i owned the z1s for 5 days, Its just too long
Thanks to All
Samy, 25 Feb 2015I'm not sure if you don't know that but you can activate "Glove Mode" from the displ... moreThat's right ! Totally forgot about that. I've never tryed it :|
To the Anonymous troll about the charging port:
I advice you buy a specific charging cable made for the ZX device of Sony (as an apple fanboy you should be used to buying proprietary cables). It costs less than 10$ (paying that little money on a cable is not in your habits, I know...). Since I bought one, I've only opened the port a couple of times for data transfert with my computer (because I run Linux, and Sony wireless file sync software is not compatible, but if you have a Windows (and maybe Mac OS ?) you should be able do to that without a usb cable pretty easily
Don't forget that this device costs half the price of an iPhone 6, and in my opinion as for my usage, is much better.