I bought one and I used it for a week now, and it's true. This smartphone is a beast and the size? Fantastic!.. Not too small n not too big. Dont hesitate to buy one..
AnonD-310089, 01 Feb 2015I have been looking through the reviews of z3 compact for couple of weeks and got to know that... moreI just bought a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and 3 days later it simply cracked. It seems to be thermal shock case... 20°C inside home and -5°C outside. Bad quality, do not buy it.
AnonD-362591, 11 Feb 2015So many good reviews about this phone. Am thinking to get one but I wonder how well does it pe... moreI'm always playing games and have had no problems with it works brilliantly no over heating battery life is good only need one charge a day for heavy gaming.
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.
AnonD-362591, 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.
AnonD-362591, 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