DQ, 12 Feb 2015Buddy, you did not get the Z3 Compact, believe me, this thing is fast and I thought it was del... moreI've had z3 compact since middle of January, its great, but im very worried of all the 'screen crack' stories that are circulating. Im not in the habit of dropping my tech, so i should be ok, right?! Never been so nervous owning a phone in my life! :/
Jellybean, 11 Feb 2015Waited for years for a sensibly sized premium phone and finally bought one of these. Nice enou... moreBuddy, you did not get the Z3 Compact, believe me, this thing is fast and I thought it was delicate, but I've seen it survive quite a few drops to hard floor, naked.
Mine is in a case and I haven't dropped it yet, but it is NOT laggy at all... I tested waterproofing, after doing a pressure sensor test, and it also holds pretty good...
The only thing I have against this phone is that the camera is not the best in Auto mode, you have to tweak manual to get the best results, however it has no competitors once you learn to use it.
PaulG, 11 Feb 2015So many good reviews about this phone. Am thinking to get one but I wonder how well does it pe... moreOh yeah, and about lag/hang issue, nope, so far so good, but I believe different ppl have different standard, like some might consider a few occasional frame drops is laggy while some doesn't, my experience is just about the same as you saw the GSMarena reviewer navigating the phone in their hands-on video. But screen is indeed a bit too sensitive sometimes, went into dialing emergency call when I put it in my pocket and received an SMS/Any Text, experienced 3 times so far, hope Lolipop will fix that.
PaulG, 11 Feb 2015So many good reviews about this phone. Am thinking to get one but I wonder how well does it pe... moreZ3 Compact users since Oct 2014, below is my highest record according to my memory (not 100% accurate),
Played Asphalt 8 for 5+ hours with default screen brightness + WiFi on + 3G/4G off, from ~88% -> ~46%
Played Clash of Clan for 9+ hours with default screen brightness + WiFi off + 3G/4G on, from ~92% -> ~41%
Turn on WiFi hotspot for 8+ hours with only my tablet connected + screen off + 3G/4G on, from ~86% -> ~34%
According to my battery monitor apps (GSam battery monitor), my average battery life per complete charge is 1D_8.5h with 11h_7m screen on.
My highest recorded phone temperature by GSam is ~42C (achieved by heavy gaming), average is about ~34C
Don't expect crazy battery life from this phone, heavy users would still end up need to charge it daily, but compare it to most of the phones on market at the moment, it is simply awesome.
Waited for years for a sensibly sized premium phone and finally bought one of these. Nice enough, BUT:
1. The screen glass is ridiculously feeble. Mine suffered a gentle drop and smashed completely. Luckily I managed to talk my mobile phone operator into replacing it for free;
2. It's surprisingly laggy. I look enviously at people whizzing through screens and apps on Samsungs and iPhones and wonder why I'm not getting the same. Perhaps Lollipop will fix that
So many good reviews about this phone. Am thinking to get one but I wonder how well does it perform on heavy gaming? Like more than 8 hours or so. Does the battery drains fast or does the phone over heats? Lag or hang experiences on games? Anyone?
So much bezel around the screen and u call it a compact phone, lol WHAT A JOKE
Everyone is getting Lollipop updates except Sony...The software support is to slow..really dessapointed. On the other hand the device is excellent. Fantastic battery backup, perfect camera on daylight, very good stereo speakers, powerfull CPU, great design, very handy, a lovable feel in hand, saved my life by working with this device in heavy rain. Can wait to get lollipop, but Sony lates to much, as i said
DQ, 09 Feb 2015They really are 2 different devices... I wouldn't go with the Z2 just because the notification... moreYes i like the compact size of z3c. really comfortable and easy on my hand. Perfect screen to body ratio as compared to z2's elongated body. But the lack of metal frame is just dissapointing. Im confused
darkraver, 07 Feb 2015Actually, sony recieved only accolades for its design and button placements. A perfect unmatch... moreFirst of all this is sub 5 inch phone to correct you . Secondly I have nothing against sony , in fact 8 out of 10 gadgets I have are made by sony .
Thirdly being critical of the brand I love shows how much I like the company and things it makes.
And z3 compact is problably the perfect phone from my point of view but for the things that I already mentioned that I don't like for a simple reason that primary function of a phone is to make calls and thats where the problem is when you hold a phone in your hand and talk for a long time it has to feel comfortable in the hand and thats why the position of buttons is wrong.
I am not trying to prove anything here . Its just my personal opinion .
you can do the test yourself. Make a phone call for one hour with s4 mini and z3 compact and tell me which one was easier in you hand after 1 hour !
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2015Z3c or z2? I hate the elongated size of z2 but i like its notification lights and full hd. Whi... moreThey really are 2 different devices... I wouldn't go with the Z2 just because the notification led... and the FullHD on 5.2" is not that different to HD on a 4.6"... I went with the Z3c because in my opinion, its size and screen is perfect, but for other persons it can be too small. try them both on a store if you can.
Performance and feature wise both should be on par. Battery life on the Z3c is awesome.
Roedi, 09 Feb 2015Sony service in Indonesia is worst. My xperia Z1 cannot detected the SIM cards,so I sent it to... moreIt takes a very long time for technicians to fix smartphones these days. The more smarter the phone is the longer it takes to repair it. My mother sent her samsung s5 to get repaired on 15 Jan, she's still waiting, remember technicians don't work on weekends. Nothing wrong with Sony's service.
Sony service in Indonesia is worst. My xperia Z1 cannot detected the SIM cards,so I sent it to the Service Center of Sony Mobile in Jakarta on Jan 6,2015 to fix it.Now is Feb 9 2015 still unfix yet,when I asked to the person at the service center the answer is always under progress.
HOW COME SONY
Hellow to all z3nians,
Anyone here can advise
what are the unwanted apps that we
can safely remove that does not affect
z3 performance, because I want to save some battery.
If you have knowledge about this that is much appreciated.
So here is bit of in sight on the battery part. I heard lots people using stupid claim about battery its drain fast and some other using their upto five days without any hickup.
Learn to care Lithium Ion battery what you most have and in return it will yeild you a good battery life. Few tips so you won't cry about phone battery or any other battery matter of fact.
1) charge battery upto 80% only and let it drain yo 20% before next charge.
2) keep stamina mode on most of the time
3) keep brightness auto mode or below 50%
4) first time charge battery 5 hours minimum
5) every 15 days or so let the battery run its corse and let it drain fully and then charge fully again.
6) avoid using phone while charging. (If possible)
7) Stop using any charger which charge fast then 1amp output 1500 mAh is height your battery can toll.
8) don't charge with 2.1amp charger cause the quickly they charge more rapidlythey drain out cause in fast charging all the ion don't activate or absorb the energyas required.
Follow this and you won't cry about battery anymore. For iPhone users no one can save you crying of because of poor battery cause your handset doesn't have enough juice by default but you can use this tip for long life of battery but afraid won't buy you more time. But for Xperia and rest user you will enjoy both longativity and more time to playw with if you follow the tip
Z3c or z2? I hate the elongated size of z2 but i like its notification lights and full hd. Which is better?
oskarschell, 08 Feb 2015Hi, can anyone help me? I'm planning to buy it because I hate big phones and I am always disap... moreI have had it for almost a week and I love it. It has a great battery, can hold lots of apps and games without stalling or crashing. It`s super-fast and user-friendly.
oskarschell, 08 Feb 2015Hi, can anyone help me? I'm planning to buy it because I hate big phones and I am always disap... moreMy z1c whixh is equivalent to z3c has 11.8 gb usable mem of 16gb on board. I m not such a big player so it is more than enough for me, though for some isnt.
Have 5 over 1gb games, 10 other 100-400 mb games, and about 50 apps installed, still 3 gb available...
Hope this helps ;-)