Mohd, 17 Feb 2015Very impressive device, great battery live, I've compare it to many devices, iPhone 6,and 6+, ... moreAwesome device indeed. My only advice is .... DO NOT TEST how waterproof it is. There are plenty of factors not mentioned anywhere that can make your phone to sleep forever ... : )
1. Salty water (in Sony's site)
2. Hot/Cold water (nowhere mentioned in what temperature was it tested)
3. Chlorine water (in Sony's site, but you cant really measure the Chlorine amount inside the water)
Please enjoy it without getting yourselves into trouble with Sony warranty problems ; )
AlexB, 16 Feb 2015I have my Xperia Z3Compact for 3weeks already and I am impressed! I love it...so compact in fo... moreI don't know what warranty are you refering to, but we talk about Sony ... I love the phone, but when it comes to warranty, you can't rely on Sony.
e.g. The phone is waterproof, but they do not cover damage from water. I know it is because they try to protect themselves from people using this against them, but in the case with this phone, it turns out into a huge problem, as many people decided to tested their phone and seems that it is not as waterproof as on the commercials...
Warranty is supposed to cover any damage caused by faulty phone, and if you have a faulty 'waterproof' phone and it dies from water because of this defect - it should be fixed. Unfortunately Sony is not thinking the same way. They have two options:
1. The phone is tested and it is proven again that it is waterproof - You left the flaps opened.
2. The phone is not waterproof anymore - You didn't use it as per the recommendation, and it lead to dead phone.
In the past I had the same problem with Sony. Bought an Xperia S when it was the first Sony smartphone, and I was happy with it. Then I got the yellow tint which was presented in “small number of units” of this model, and on Sony site you can find that they say:
"Any consumer observing this slight yellow tint on the display of their Xperia S is welcome to contact their local customer service centre and Sony Mobile Communications will resolve this at no cost to the consumer."
When I sent mine for repair, they told me "You dropped the phone, so the warranty is not valid anymore. We can't help you".
My post is not to make people hate Sony or stop buying their devices. They are my favorite brand cause they make awesome devices, but please do not talk about waranty and customer support when we talk about them. That's the main reason brands like Samsung and Apple are far ahead. They sell similar devices in terms of performance, they cost more, but you have the support when you face issues with the purchased device...
Very impressive device, great battery live, I've compare it to many devices, iPhone 6,and 6+, galaxy s5, note 4, m8, the device beat them in many things battery, multitasking, multiwindow using program, camera, no lag
Not waste of my money im really enjoying it,buy it
awesome phone in terms of performance. no lag. its worth the buy. rarely do i see phones with this size, with this much power. phones now are so big. so finding this phone after so many years of waiting is really nice. the only thing i don't like about it is the spam feature. im a previous samsung user, and i enjoy the fact that i don't need external apps to block text or calls from unknown callers on samsung, with sony, this feature is nowhere to be found. i don't trust the apps on playstores cause some of them are buggy. i used one before and sometimes i have other unblock messages are not getting thru.
Melissakis, 16 Feb 2015I am a very happy Z1c owner and Z3c could be my next phone, but the locked bootloader and the ... moreI agree, if it wasn't for Sony to raise the bar...hopefully the other manufacturers will put bbetter and better hardware and technologies in their compacts.
I have my Xperia Z3Compact for 3weeks already and I am impressed! I love it...so compact in format yet so powerful, quick and smooth thanks to the great hardware. Also I took a leap of faith in SONY's proven over time dedication for building great quality items and so I have managed to perform safely 3 times a test for my friends of submerging my Z3Compact in a glass of water and play a little with the screen inside the glass. It worked just as promised, but be aware that before each test I have checked if the two ports are closed properly and my Xperia has not yet taken a big drop shock or hit.
The whole range of technologies and settings are just amazing for a compact and identical to a flagship, the screen is great in my opinion, the camera is superb in the manual mode even if you have to make the proper adjustments almost like for a DSLR. The battery is impressive with up to 2 & 1/2 days of proper use or 28h of almost continuous use of Internet, wifi, camera, gaming, walkman both speakers and headphones listening for over 10h, and 5h+ calls & sms(having Stamina active and deactivating it only for gaming and LTE(4G) use). The 4G/LTE is impressively fast and Chrome and YouTube are moving fluently and effortlessly. Playing the latest games shows the power of the hardware installed. The connectivity like mirroring and NFC work amazingly and the sound settings, equaliser, even the microphone noise cancelling all deliver great sound experience as promised and truly impressive for a phone and especially a compact smartphone.
Filming in slow-motion and with the Sony image stabilisation and in 4K are just amazing!
If you have any doubts about getting yourself this Z3Compact as a trusty, dependable technology friend that will help and enjoy you for some time to come I can only say YES, buy one! In my opinion is a great choice, probably the best if you find it at a good price and having also the need for a decent water and shock resistant flagship powerful compact smartphone.
IF you experience PROBLEMS with it, either software or hardware JUST USE THE FREAKING WARRANTY, FOR THE SAKE OF MODERN TIMES we are living in and SAKE OF WARRANTIES OFFERED WORLDWIDE!
Melissakis, 16 Feb 2015I am a very happy Z1c owner and Z3c could be my next phone, but the locked bootloader and the ... moreRooting and unlocking bl without losing DRM keys is available now. Check XDA.
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2015If you love small and cute device, Z3 compact is the most suitable one!
In Z3 compact pages, ... moreI would say from Apple too.
In all on-line reviews and tests between iCrap 6 and Z3c, Z3c rocks and you should see the funny and controversial reasons why the editors of the reviews finally choose iCrap 6.
When was the last time you saw an official Crapple advertisement for iPhone?
I'll tell you.
They pay good all editors in magazines and technology related sites to give them the first place in reviews and tests.
This is best and most secure brainwash ad.
I am a very happy Z1c owner and Z3c could be my next phone, but the locked bootloader and the inability to flash custom ROMs without loosing basic features is a deal breaker for me.
Apart from that, Sony's compacts are the best things that have happened to Mobile business the last two or three years.
prof1234, 15 Feb 2015I have note 4 it's awesome. I want a small device and I loved z3 compact very much but really ... moreIf you love small and cute device, Z3 compact is the most suitable one!
In Z3 compact pages, 94 percent posts are made by Samsung paid trollers to promote Samsung phones
They bombard you " false story"
Of course, Z3 compact is the most powerful and fastest phone among the 4.6 inches phones
Wow, so many Haters / Trollers in here.
Cracking issue? OMG !!! that's a bullsh*t.
My Z3 Compact is Perfect.
At least, its glass is more durable than my Gorilla Glass phone.
Just 1 Drop and my Gorilla Glass cracked.
Sudden death issue? what you've done Einstein?
do you know how to use a smartphone?
I have note 4 it's awesome. I want a small device and I loved z3 compact very much but really your comments disappointed me very much and 95% of you recommend to buy another brand cause z3c has much problems. So please guys advice me which mobile I should buy with same size and quality.
boggz33, 14 Feb 2015I as got my xperia z3 compact not so long ago (about 1 and a half month) it started to get the... moreMine did similar thing - went completely dead 2 moths old. Sent for repair, had it back for just one week and same thing happened again. Sent it off again saying I wanted a new handset because this one I have no trust left in it. I am told, they have repaired it. My thoughts: obviously they didn't know what is wrong first time!
I have this phone in the white version and I'm getting a little nervous about this because I haven't experienced self cracking issues or black out issues. Early black out issues with phones normally indicate they are a fake version of the phone...anyway I bet the Z4 Compact won't have any of these problems. I'll try to get that phone in case this one cracks or blacks out..
I have really mixed feeling about this phone.
It is a true workhorse, really zippy in all tasks, but Sony apparently has issues with production quality.
Phone has no problem shooting 4K (although it displays a warning that the shooting will stop if the phone overheats), 60 fps 1080p or taking pictures (these need a little of an aftertouch on PC). I like the dedicated two-step camera button.
1. Camera lens is covered with a thin violet-colored film (antireflex) that easily wears off (noticable even after a month of careful use with the protective case). It appears that this problem is not new to Z3, as its predecessors have it also.
2. Watertightness... I returned my Z3 Compact due to the SIM flap not staying closed (it was popping out by itself in a matter of seconds after closing it). Got another phone that was already shipped with SIM flap popped open... Come on, Sony....
3. All the BRAVIA engine saga and unlocking the bootloader... Sony is not reserved in any way by stating all the consequences that may arrise if you decide to officaily unlock the bootloader. I don't like all that bloatware that is installed on the phone and am spoiled by the CMod UI features (I had CM installed on my previous phone).
Seriously 4 xperia phones are at the top all time ranking? This is more like xperiarena. I have the Z3C and I can't tell you how bad the display and fragile it is. It might look good but I wouldn't pay $200 for it, let alone $510. Buyers beware: the glass of this phone, front and back, is no better than the glass you drink with. Sudden change of temperature will crack it and it won't take much. Don't go outside to take your call if the outside temp is below 30F and come back inside in a sudden. 70F inside will crack the phone. Cheap glass aside, the display color and viewing angle are terrible. Sharpness is next to nothing and touch panel grids are clearly visible in direct light. It was a biggest mistake in my life for purchasing this product. Good bye Sony, a bad plague that I'll be avoiding from now on.
I as got my xperia z3 compact not so long ago (about 1 and a half month) it started to get the sudden death issue where it would restart randomly and also sometime not even charge or turn on. Days after it just completely shut down, cannot charge or open, does not hard reset, nothing works. I know a lot of people is having this issue so I just want to warn those that are interested in this phone. Better to get another brand of phone because you will soon be pissed at how long it takes for the repair and if it will work or not.. really sucks that I had to pay a lot of money for a phone that doesn't even work...