Hi guys if u r planing to buy this mobile without any doubt go for it. I am using this mobile now since 3 months and I am fully satisfied with this Sony mobile.
Buy it for-
# Nice camera
# Durability, as I dropped it several time but still the same as new not a single scratch.
# Battery stays almost two days of heavy use
# either it is not 1080p screen but with bravia technology screen is brilliant believe me its almost the same as full HD.
# sound is excellent either on speakers or headphones.
# portability, as its compact but after using it doesn't seems like its small as I was using 5.5 screen mobile before.
# looks premium like apple.
# only my concern is as accessories are not vastely available in local market. Or expensive
Hope my review will help u in purchase.
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2015This could have been a perfect phone
if sony had done the design better
Volume and power b... moreActually, sony recieved only accolades for its design and button placements. A perfect unmatched design for one hand use, that is copied now by almost every other manufacturer.
You do keep your sammy though, after all you got used to that power and home buttons on top and bottom, that are just clumsy and illogical on a 5 inch and above phones...
Guess that is why doubletap wake was invented, which is also quite unnecessary
This could have been a perfect phone
if sony had done the design better
Volume and power buttons have been softened but still placed in awkward position and the magnetic charging points are again placed horribly in the middle of the phone and to top it all a curved design like the stupid iphone 6
Sony has done a fantastic job here on screen quality , audio and call quality . and not many people will know that it comes with high resolution audio technology.
the day sony improves its outer design elements I will throw my samsung in dustbin
Glass breaking on sony becomes an issue in forums etc
but if an iPhone drops and breaks no one talks about it
funny but true
sATHAR, 03 Feb 2015no sound recorder/voice recorder found???The Sony Audio Recorder app can be downloaded free from Google Play.
ovi, 05 Feb 2015Can you tell me something about your battery life, cause mine is like garbage? only fb messeng... more"And i read somewhere that this handset has a special feature that allows him to charge from 0% to 60% battery in just 30 minutes, but mine doesn't."
=> Never heard of it, but the charge is pretty fast anyway (from 15% to 100% in something like 4 / 5 hours).
I don't have Facebook apps. Mostly because of the privacy. Maybe that helps a lot to save battery (I use Facebook on my phone through the mobile website, but I work in front of a computer all day so it's kinda useless). I noticed Snapchat used a lot of battery too, but I have it anyway. My phone is always in "stamina mode" (disable data when the screen is off), that's probably the most usefull feature of the Sony overlay (while waiting for Android 5.0 that's suposed to have an equivalent).
I also disabled a lot of useless apps throught the settings and removed everything I don't use. I guess it helps a lot too...
There are a few apps that's suposed to help you save battery. you should be able to find some article about that pretty easily.
About the overheating, I never had any, even with a strong usage. I haven't tried to take 4k video but I read somewhere that it could get hot that way. I should try some day.
Can you tell me something about your battery life, cause mine is like garbage? only fb messenger, whatsapp and web browsing drains 1% from battery in about 3 to 6 minutes. can that be from the wrong first charging? I think mine wasn't new and whom use first didn't consider the 30 minutes minimum charging before the first use. What do you think guys? And i read somewhere that this handset has a special feature that allows him to charge from 0% to 60% battery in just 30 minutes, but mine doesn't. What about that?
Ganesh, 03 Feb 2015After a big review online I finally decided to buy Xperia Z3 Compact and after using for 3 day... moreI got one for only 7 days, with the same problem. The CPU is too powerfull and The case CAN't cool it Down, so it overheats very quickly. The only solution is To use it in an environment below 20ºC, or return To iphone, like I did.
If you are a person that hates big phones (Welcome to the club)
Then this is the perfect phone for you.(period)
ganja bobby, 03 Feb 2015You obviously haven't looked at any real evidence I've mentioned or read through XDA forums. Y... moreOh I see, your 'research' is a few people on a forum claiming self cracking glass while posting images of very obvious impact damage. Gotchya.
I'm from malaysia and I've been using this phone for about a mth now. Dropped it from my car hood and not even a scratch. I was amazed by the display quality and pictures taken. To be honest, i've been rough with my phones especially bringing for fishing and sports. it stays in my pocket. can easily rinse off any access dirt and mud. Trust me, if you want a durable phone, get this model. You wont regret it.
Like I wrote in a previous review, I didn't had any issue with the screen. I made it fall twice (not on purpose...), with a silicon case bought on Amazon. The phone in the case is not really sexy but at least I'm not really afraid of droping it now. Just be careful.
I don't think the temperature difference is a serious thing to break the phone. I live in Canada (Montreal), going outside with the phone in my outside pocket and bicking even when -20°C. Never had any issue.
The battery is just ridiculous. With a low usage it last 5 days with the latest Sony update. I usualy get a
teleduardo11, 30 Jan 2015What I know is that both references are the same features, except 3G and 4G bands Z3C D5803 is... moreso you're telling me if I use the one from america in asia the 4g won't work?
After a big review online I finally decided to buy Xperia Z3 Compact and after using for 3 days I had return back as the phone was terribly over heating. I even did not insert a sim into it and was just making some Bluetooth transfer and reading news online but it was like having a hot tea cup in my palms. I did not expect so poor performance of Xperia Z3 Compact. Now I am waiting to buy a new phone. Has anyone faced similar problems.?
My bro using z3, 3 times his mobile was fall down from nearly 5 feet above on tar road.. Nothing happend for it. Even a scratch and he dont use screen guard pouch also.... Really z3 is a king of this ring....and now i bought z3c
Amaging... Money having worth these days with sony...lollipop will be late i think....thanku sony
I don't know why everyone is going on about this glass cracking thing, seriously. Its like dropping an iphone 6, if you drop it the phone might break apart and screen might shatter and if some people drop it the phone doesn't break at all. Same thing with the Z3, if you drop it the glass can break and screen can also shatter but many z3 users drop their phone and it doesn't break at all. Self cracking back glass panels I do believe only happen on the color versions of the phone (I've searched for cracked white z3c and found nothing), not white and black so I thing its something to do with the colours that Sony added or something. A friend of mine dropped her s4 mini and the screen shattered. The main message is if you drop phones don't expect them to still work or still be in great condition.
DanGogh78, 02 Feb 2015It's called physics. Glass doesn't just break on its own and the temperature differential fro... moreYou obviously haven't looked at any real evidence I've mentioned or read through XDA forums. You are totally uninformed on the topic yet are still trying to sound smart and argue. That's some audacity assuming every Z series owner who has corroborated and said their screen/back cracked without force is a liar. But please continue, Mr Scientist and tell everyone how glass behaves theoretically without looking at real life evidence. Why not get the mythbusters to help you debunk this one? ;)