I got this phone since mid December 2014, already one month and not any complains, battery life is impressive, phone is fast itself, camera is awesome, big quality display... and incredibly is just fits well in my pocket, so perfect for me and for this kind of users that still think that Compact is not necessary to be second hand features as you can see other brands sacrifice quality to make a phone mini (Including Iphone, HTC, and Samsung).
Got this phone in November 2014
About phone, excellent size, upgraded from Sony Xperia S, no difference in size, nice! Also checked Samsung, HTC and LG phones, there is always something missing =(
About phone, it's fast and have great battery life, but to get good battery life, you needed to shut down a lot of Google stuff from apps, but it was worth of it! Check forums, there are a lot of suggestions ))
About camera, it's good for phone, just face it, it's not like DSLR camera, and probably newer will be, common, it's impossible to get that quality in phone 8mm thick, but for social networks and other purposes, it's excellent.
Other problems faced, none. Never had overheating, shutdowns and other problems, using it daily, life with Bluetooth and 3G/4G on + medium usage ~2-3 days, depends on apps you are using.
If you have some problems, read manual, most probably you just don't know how to use your device :)
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2015Hi I need opinions. I have been thinking of getting the Z3 compact but reading through this fo... moreI had mine two months and had the blank screen problem with random shutdown and difficulty restarting and bluetooth not working properly. Sony repaired it with a new part and new battery. Had it back less than one week and today it has shut itself down. Looks like its finished! Seems you either get a good or a bad one down to luck.
I am an Apple user for 5 years and Apple is really amazing phone specially the Apps. But I decided to try an Android devices and I have tried all the latest High End Android Devices.
When I started try Sony Z1 & Z2 Phones I was very disappointed with the front camera, back camera and very heavy and I said I will not try again.
So i decided again to try other Android Brand Phones Like HTC and Samsung those phones are also unique also.
But because i was looking for a features of front camera and I found Z3 New from Sony so I told my self let me check if theres an impprovement then I checked Finally Perfect Phone it has a big improvement I immediately I Bought it. Base on my my experience Z3 compact is perfect phone because of
= Long Battery Life
= Dust & waterproof
= Fast Mobile and Clear display
= Front Camera is clear and its perfect has a 2.2 MP ff 22 it wont make your face long or round. Hope you all noticed it as well. Because all of the users now are more depending on Front Camera For good Selfie and Good Video as well for the latest in Apps in Android and iOs.
For me, the second Phone has a good front camera is HTC 816 if you are looking for good front camera.
But generally Z3 or Z3 Compact has all the Features that we need. Except if you are a Movie maker and really love editing and making a nice video movie
iMovie is the best, easy & fast that is on Apple Product only.
Hope I help others on my comments
to those who will be interested to cunsult before buying a smartphones you are all free to ask
twitter : noelsevilla2013
Blackberry pin: 52B0EA08
I have been using this phone for about 2 weeks and I'm very satisfied with it.
The only problem that I have is that the headphones settings don't work with Walkman but they do with other players such as Google play.
I have this phone for a week now (upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3). After a 7 days use overall the phone is good, but not as good as I expected.
In terms of materials the glass is an amazing fingerprint magnet! And the overall finishes aren't that great, the leave me the impression of cheep materials, the front and back feels like plastic, not glass, while the transparent plastic around it breaks the "classy" look. Despite the fact that it's smaller, the S3 had a better grip than the Z3 Compact.
Going on the software, for now it works amazingly fast. The theme can't be customized that much, the icons are quite huge, the keyboard layout is horrible (in terms of symbols arrangement) and it doesn't remember symbol combinations that you entered. The camera is good but the 20.7mp are available only when you are using it on manual. The drop down menu is horrible because you have to change tabs to turn on the wifi and other things, but the stamina mode is amazing. Talking about drop menu, it's a pain in the a** having to go to settings to enter the password for the wifi and having to change the tab in order to reach the option for changing the display brightness.
-the materials feel cheep
-small and low power flash
-high price for what it offers
-horrible customization possibilities
-horrible drop down menu
-cheap feeling hands free, but stays great in the ears and the sound is great
-small and fast
-good battery life
It's one of the best phone.
I had iPhone 5s but this phone is amazing. Every thing is excellent.
Keep away from it! This device is extremely fragile! It is literally falling to pieces, 2nd drop, 2nd crack, unresponsive screen. First mobile phone I break since 1999.
dept, 24 Jan 2015lol..but it's a year old storyAnd that changes the fact about dirty marketing policies of Samsung through trolls making fake stories here and all around in what way exactly?
ToM, 25 Jan 2015I tried different set of this phone, and the loudness and clarity of the speakers vary greatly... moreMake sure its the latest update then, Sony released an update to address sound quality of the speaker which means one of the phones you are using doesn't have the latest update if you notice a difference between the two z3c's sound.
I am using Z3C from past week as a secondary phone but honestly I can't stop using this little beast.
I am using LG G3 as my primary phone and am satisfied from that. But Z3C is so easy and fast to use that I am starting to use it more often.
1. Superb Battery with great standby time.
2. Classy design
3. Crisp display
4. Compact and super fast
5. Good stereo sound quality
6. Easy to handle with single hand
7. Water & Dust resistant
8. Superb camera
9. Expandable memory
10. No compromise on processor and internals like other mini devises.
And so on.......
1. Glass on both side feels bit fragile
2. Even though camera is superb all the special effects are limited to 8mp resolution only.
3. Might have provided with a 3gb ram to make it future proof( My opinion only)
Guys don't hesitate to go for Z3C if you are looking for a compact mobile. The best from Sony as many of you expressed here.
I tried different set of this phone, and the loudness and clarity of the speakers vary greatly from one phone to another.
now I can say that I have a real smart phone
every thing is awesome .. very very happy having this one
sound clarity (speaker & mic) > best battery > camera > speed > amazing size > MY XPERIA feature allow you to locate your lost phone
RECOMMENDED & LOVE YOU SONY
Anonymous, 23 Jan 2015Hi, I wanna buy z3c this week and I'm quite nervous about the comments on black outs... Is thi... moreIt s a troll's job to make you worry about such things...
Samsung pays online trolls to bash rival products: