Disappointed with this phone model that I bought direct from service provider barely 6 months ago. Failed me twice overseas. Once in Australia & just recently in Malaysia. Not durable as claimed or advertised.
First time I sent in for warranty repair the motherboard was replaced. Not sure what other parts will be changed out this time, or if I have to make future trips to Somerset 313.
X-Ray, 21 Feb 2015Hi, Could any Z3 Compact owners let me know if it feels slippery, due to its glass surface? ... moreHey, I have the z3 Compact and its awesome - no problems at all. It feels really comfortable. I've developed a habit of holding it because it feels so comfortable. It doesn't feel slippery at all if your hands aren't wet because if they are then it gets slippery. I almost dropped it when I first got cause my hands were sweating. It does feel slim but not to the point where I stuggle holding it. Buy it :)
Curiousguy25, 21 Feb 2015I have been doing my research for a long time now and I am still skeptic on buying this phone.... moreI've had the Z3 Compact for two months now and its excellent. All these reviews about flaps popping out, cracks on screen and back panel, phone dying can be true. This is because the phones they have are fake. My mom bought the galaxy S5 and it was laggy and slow then it eventually shut down and wouldn't go back on because it was fake. My cousin has S5 also and hers is fast and she's had no problems with it. My Z3 Compact is magnificent, I dropped it while standing (it gets a bit slippery) and it did not crack at all - I was really impressed. My phone hasnt cracked on its own, its super fast, the camera is amazing and has a lot of features I can't even remember them all, the screen is amazing, the OS also reminds me to close flaps securely and tells me if an app is preventing a battery saver from working properly which I find really smart, the battery is the best I've ever had. What suprised me was its really fast and that the phone battery is excellent even with Stamina Mode turned off. when I first used it for 2 hours and about 50mins (BBM, 40 mins of browsing, sending music using bluetooth, listening to music for 2 hours, 4G, Bluetooth, Whatsapp) I noticed that the battery was at 85% and I couldn't believe it! Also I fell asleep (a little over 3 hours) with the phone in my hand and the battery at 73% and when I woke up it was at 71% with Stamina mode off! I get 2 day battery easily but on the second day your battery will be like at 13% like mine always is. I also tipped a glass of water with my foot while watching a movie and it was covered with water and it was still working which also impressed me. My friends always talk about how awesome it is and how good it looks (white version). Apps are also faster than I expected - if u want a phone that makes you smile and laugh because of disbelief get the Z3 Compact - honestly you'll be proud of your choice. I strongly recommend u buy it, but when you have it don't abuse the waterproof feature like going in the shower with it or dipping it in water every single day like other nut heads do.
Z3C, 21 Feb 2015I dont care what you guys will say.
Im buying this phone periodExactly,Don't listen to these fake reviews
They are all samy's paid trolls
Try the device for urself then u'll get it
Curiousguy25, 21 Feb 2015I have been doing my research for a long time now and I am still skeptic on buying this phone.... moreThe Z3 compact has excellent specs and is nice to use but......had mine two months before it died. Was repaired by Sony service, died again one week later. Demanded replacement handset. When it arrived the lower flap would not stay in place kept popping out so sent it back. Don't want a replacement and personally, I wouldn't buy another one because of these issues.
excellent mobile but i want some variety from sony like andriod keypad mobiles
I have been doing my research for a long time now and I am still skeptic on buying this phone...some people say its all bs and some say its legit... Just wanted to ask the world...where did you order your z3 compact (site/market)? How long have you owned the device?
I've heard stories about how its because it heats up and cracks when placed on cold surfaces (or quick temp flip) I've heard its because Sony is closing their mobile divison down so they dont give a f . Also ive heard that its just a large batch of defected pieces (from the loose flaps to the weak glass to randomly dying) Really want to own one but not worth if runs risk of cracks (without dropping, bumping etc)
IPhone 4 had both glass and it didn't crack until I dropped it from a high surface.
I admit its a sexy phone but why would Sony do this? I was always the impression that Sony was one of those companies that really put work and artistry
Please help guide a fellow human in the right path, because we all know these corporations won't
Could any Z3 Compact owners let me know if it feels slippery, due to its glass surface?
Also, does it feel "too thin"? I hate this obsession manufacturers and some users have for the thinnest phone, ignoring the fact that beyond a certain thinness, the phone becomes difficult to hold or use.
I intend to buy the Z3 Compact and these two are may main, and only, concerns about it.
Thanks in advance!
dav55, 19 Feb 2015comparing the flagship model of the best tech firm APPLE to a low end model of a middle class ... moreyou really think that Apple is the best ? maybe in market, but not in performance, battery and features. and it's not bad to compare it to any other tech firms. get out of here apple fanboy, you are the stupid ones declaring something you just hear from somewhere.
comparing the flagship model of the best tech firm APPLE to a low end model of a middle class tech firm...! its so stupid...! how can even think of comparing any iphone to a low end smartphone of any other company..! i realy feel sorry for the ones who do so...!
AnonD-365201, 18 Feb 2015z3 compact or iphone 5s which one is better....Z3 compact hands down
AnonD-365201, 18 Feb 2015z3 compact or iphone 5s which one is better....I got the Z3c and my best friend got the iPhone 5s. I adviced him to get either that one or the iPhone6 because he has been a loyal iPhone 4 user, so his ecosystem (accessories and apps) are all there. But I have no doubt that my Z3c is superior to both the 5s and the 6, with a few exceptions, particularly daylight photography and sturdiness. But everything else, from battery life, to low-light photography... the Z3 compact beats them easily.
Take your time learning to use Manual mode on the camera and there will be no match.
AnonD-364908, 18 Feb 2015I don't know what warranty are you refering to, but we talk about Sony ... I love the phone, b... moreIf I were Sony I would do the same thing coz there are many people who put their phones in water every single effing day then when it switches off while in water they want to go get a free repair. Samsung devices that are waterproof are only the S5 and s5 mini. All xperia Z devices are waterproof. Some people don't even make sure the flaps are tightly closed - if a few drops of water come in a phone especially phones of today the phone is screwed. The first time my Z3 Compact landed in water was when I had a glass of water on the table and I tipped it over with my foot then my phone was covered in water but still worked fine. All I'm saying is I don't blame Sony for being so harsh because many people find the waterproof feature so cool that they bring their phones in the shower then each time they swim they bring the phone in the pool. Just remember that each time your waterproof device enters water the ability of the flaps pushing blocking water is decreased.
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 ; )
AnonD-364339, 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...