- Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 0.3 x 5 inches ; 4.5 ounces
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- ASIN: B00NBOYRNS
- Item model number: 1288-1230
- Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
- Average Customer Review: 453 customer reviews
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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 16GB 4G LTE 4.6" Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone - Black -
|Price:||$199.95 & FREE Shipping|
|Voice / Text||2G Data||3G Data||4G LTE Data|
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
- 4.6" IPS LCD Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen, up to 10 fingers, Shatter proof glass
- Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 81, Adreno 330 Graphics
- 20.7 Megapixel Camera (5248 x 3936 pixels) w/ Autofocus, LED Flash + 2.2 Megapixel Camera
- Internal Memory: 16GB (12GB user available), 2GB RAM + microSD Slot Expandable up to 128GB
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
- This cell phone may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international version phones. Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.
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|Item Weight||4.55 ounces||4.64 ounces||4.48 ounces||5.36 ounces||4.88 ounces||4.8 ounces|
|Operating System||Android||Android 6.0.1||Android 6.0.1||Android||Android||Android O|
With the highest waterproof rating, the Xperia Z3 Compact lets you answer calls in the rain or take pictures in the pool.
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This phone is great. It worked seamlessly with my T-mobile 4G. The phone is super fast & slick. The camera is great as well although I haven't tested it in low light conditions. One of my favorite surprises is the ability to cast my screen, which I am able to do using my chromecast (this is different from an app having native chromecast support). There is some built in functionality for casting the screen to a smart tv, but I have not been able to test that yet because I don't own a smart TV. My only issue was doing MMS messaging using my favorite "textra" application. I had to fiddle with the textra MMS settings to get it to work. I'm not sure if it's the phone or the app that is the root of the problem. The battery life is also great. I only need to charge it every 1.5 days it seems and I'm on my phone pretty often. I'm still getting used to the boxiness of it due to the fact that I was previously using the Samsung GS3. I prefer the curves sides of the GS3 over this phone, but that's really the only critique I have.
------------- Initial Review of product purchased from the "mercate group"---------------
Please be aware that I am not reviewing the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact phone itself, but I am reviewing the phone that shipped to me. The phone itself is absolutely wonderful but there's a lot more to the story if you purchase from "mercate group". The phone itself is 5 stars, but the 1 star represents if you buy it from "mercate group" which sent me the D5833 model.
I opened the box and found the phone to be an excellent shape. Looks brand new, got the plastic on it, still has that new-phone smell, etc... I turned on the phone and thought, "Holy hell, this phone is in Japanese". My colleague came over to assist me with switching it from Japanese to English because as an American, it's my patriotic duty to not handle any other languages. Upon helping me, my colleague said, "Dude, that's Chinese, not Japanese", which made a scene at the office causing a bunch of us to use our brain power and try to guess how to switch from Chinese to English. After some trial and error and comparing our existing android phones' icons with the icons displayed on this phone, we figured it out. Even after switching languages, I had to switch a few more language related settings to get it to normal. Then a restart fixed a few remaining Chinese left-overs. Bam! I now got me a phone I can use, right? The fun has just begun.
So I start using my phone and I noticed there are a LOT of apps on here. I expected some bloatware but this was not normal. I went to the app manager and noticed that all of these apps were listed in the "Downloaded" section. Huh? How are there are any downloaded apps on a brand new phone?!? There were a handful of financial apps (e-trade, some chinese finance app, etc..), news apps, weather bug nonsense.. and a whole bunch of other apps I wouldn't wish upon even the worst of my ex's. To top it off, that was an app named something to the effect of "Adult XXX"!! How on earth does that app come stock on a phone??? If that's normal, then maybe I need to move to China. Luckily I was able to remove all of these apps that didn't seem directly related to Sony and disable the Sony apps I didn't want. I now have very few apps but I am not entirely convinced that the Chinese Government is not tracking me right now.
The phone was at about 50% battery when I turned it on, so I went to plug it in and realized that the charger that it comes with is not made for an American outlet (or European, which I would have recognized). I'm guessing it works with the Chinese grid.
I brought it to T-mobile to activate it and they told me it should be working within 15 mins but texts/calls could take at most 24 hours to switch from Verizon. A few hours later, I got a text from T-mobile signaling the transition was complete. I then immediately noticed my texts had started working on my new phone.
I had been using the phone on wi-fi the entire time so I decided to try t-mobile's network instead. Guess what! It didn't work. I had to go into my network settings and mess around and finally click something that said "Download settings for internet and MMS" (which I had to switch back to wi-fi to download). After that the internet was working and I'm sure the Chinese Government was glad to have me back online. Next I realized my MMS still wasn't working because my friend sent me a video which I never received. I did the old "restart and hope it magically works" which, much to my surprise, WORKED. It only seemed fitting that something that doesn't make any sense would do the trick.
I then noticed that my 4G never seemed to work. Turns out, that's because they sent me the D5833 model, not the D5803 as advertised.
So here I am with a phone that may or may not be stealing my identity. Maybe the phone is actually brand new? Or maybe it formerly belonged to a perverted Chinese financial analyst who has a knack for keeping phones looking brand new? I may never know.
I guess I would finish the review with this : The phone itself is SUPER awesome but my recommendation would be to wait and buy this directly from Sony so you can avoid the adventure that I've had or buy from a reputable source.
The Z3 Compact is a very nice phone in many ways but has some significant potential issues. On the plus side the battery life is genuinely amazing given the size and CPU power of this phone--it's roughly double a lot of other flagship phones. The screen is also very nice and avoids the sickly green tint of the Samsung OLED displays. The 720 resolution is all you need in this size phone. A 1080 display will only shorten battery life. It also has some nice features like being waterproof. See the online reviews for all the feature details.
It's closer to stock Android 4.4.4 than a Samsung Galaxy with TouchWiz but still has several tweaks by Sony including apps you can't uninstall (but most can at least be disabled) and larger than normal icons (fewer fit on a screen). Out of the box the phone constantly annoys you with "What's New" spam, tries to get you to buy music and videos from Sony, and the Xperia Lounge is constantly pushing out SPAM notifications. Sony clearly doesn't understand how to deliver a pleasant user experience. Fortunately, with some effort, a savvy user can disable nearly all of the crapware.
Sony has also supposedly promised Android Lollipop (5.0) in February. We'll see if that happens, if it's 5.0.0 or 5.0.1, and how they skin and modify it. That could improve things or introduce new problems.
The camera is better than most but not nearly as good as a Galaxy S5 or iPhone 6 (especially in low light). It will shoot 4K video briefly but overheats and shuts down if you try to shoot 4K for more than a few minutes.
Ignoring size, I think the Nexus 5 and 6, new 2014 Moto X, HTC One M8, and Samsung Galaxy S5, are better overall phones. The Z3 Compact lacks a metal frame/back, doesn't have Gorilla Glass, has proven to be somewhat fragile in multiple ways, has had build quality issues (see the Sony forums), there have been some issues with Sony updates, it comes with annoying Sony bloatware, and Sony generally gets horrible reviews for customer service taking several weeks to repair/replace phones. The overall impression is Sony just doesn't pay attention to the details, or their customers, like Google, Motorola, HTC and others do.
The screen comes almost to the right and left edges of the phone and is sensitive enough that just wrapping your hand around the phone to hold it can trigger the touch screen. So if you hold it in one hand, and scroll with your thumb, it may register part of your palm as also touching the screen resulting in a pinch zoom instead of a scroll. So you may have to learn to hold it differently than most phones.
The glass back is also really slippery. It not only isn't that secure in your hand, but it likes to slide around when you set it down. Even the weight of a USB cable can drag it off a desk or night stand. And trying to say scroll with it sitting on table can move the whole phone instead of your finger moving on the screen. A case solves this problem but makes it more bulky in a pocket.
If you plan to charge with the USB port, you have to constantly pry open the water proof cover over the port. And many have complained, after some use, the port cover won't stay closed in a pocket and then is obviously no longer water proof and flopping around. You can get the Sony magnetic charging dock but see the reviews for it. It's really fussy to get the phone aligned properly in the dock even without a case, and it's completely incompatible with many cases. And many magnetic charging cords/adapters are equally fussy or don't like to stay on. Basically a phone with an exposed USB port, or wireless charging, is much easier to deal with. Considering this is something you need to do at least every few days, this is a serious design flaw.
My phone also was initially weird about connecting to WiFi but that seemed to eventually fix itself. There have also been times when you open a web page and it's frozen--you can't scroll, select anything, etc. The phone isn't locked up, just that particular browser window is unresponsive. You re-open the exact same webpage and it works fine. I've also had issues with the hotspot not being recognized by some devices. There are similar reports on the Sony forums for all these problems and more.
Everyone should know that all smart phones regularly are communicating with their mothership(s)--in this case Sony and Google. I doubt anyone outside of a few Sony employees know how much data is shared between Z3 users and Sony's servers. But given Sony's continued inability to keep customer data secure (the PS/3 network was badly hacked years ago and the current hack is much worse--you'd think they would have learned after the first disaster?) you have to wonder if, at the least, your Google account logon/password/etc is at risk and potentially much more--especially if you sign up for anything with Sony? Of all the major players, they have the worst track record for keeping customer data secure. It's something to think about--especially as there are a ton of Sony-specific apps that cannot be disabled on this phone.
Basically, for a flagship product, it's disappointing this phone has as many problems as it does. Why couldn't they use Gorilla Glass? Why doesn't it have a metal frame? Why is the touch screen too sensitive? Why have their been so many issues with cracked glass, bad headphone jacks, and port covers that won't stay closed? Why is it configured to be so annoying out of the box with all the Sony crapware?
Overall no phone is perfect and, if you want a smaller high-end phone, there are not many choices. The Z3 compact might be the best option for many. Also consider the Z4 is already on the way but there's no firm date for the compact version. Perhaps Sony will actually listen to their customers and fix most of the issues with the Z3. But, if history is any guide, they won't. The Z1 Compact shares many of the same problems as the Z3. And early production Sony phones seem to be plagued with build quality issues. Hundreds of users have reported the screens of early Z3 Compacts cracking on their own (never having been dropped). It's all documented in the Sony Z3 Compact forum--which Sony never participates in or answers any questions in their own forum despite it being hosted on the Sony website.
Finally, make sure you get the D5803 if you're in the USA otherwise it won't work on the LTE networks here. Mine works fine on T-Mobile LTE.