Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 59
Rated 4 out of 5
by JcCuriel Amazing Phone...but
So I bought this phone through TMobile yesterday after 4 weeks of using the Moto G. I know they are not in the same league but man, does this phone it it away. The phone itself is amazing. The front and back glass construction is top notch. The waterproof features are really cool and works really well. The UI is beautiful and the loaded Sony Apps are second to none. My only gripe would have to be the camera its self. Don't get me wrong it takes amazing pictures but there are many instances where any front facing camera shots and rear shots show ALOT of grain. I don't know if this will be fixed in a firmware update or not but its really making me think about returning this phone. If anyone is having these issues please give any advice. I will add a photo taking with the Z1S and my Moto G so you can see the grain I'm taking about.
February 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Giantsfan3in5 finally got my replacement!!
Itss been 5 long months to save for my replacement Xperia z1s to arrive. My cat snagged my original i got in July annd pulled it off and the glass hit in lower right hand corner and busted it all the wway through.
even with the protective cover on the outside there was not a cover on the inside cover in the class that will be rectified shortly.
I love this phone the picture is just exceptional it's better than the Samsung or HTC or Motorola. I like that and I just love this phone I like everything about the features I want to get rid of some of the apps i dont use buty steps to have more space available for the hard drive. I do qishthe battery was replaceable in case something happened to the battery. The battery life is good I use it 24 /7 and it holds up just fine I do have to plug it in and keep it plugged in a lot because I do a lot of work on the internet on my phone as opposed to working on my samsung tablet I just do like this a whole lot better. I could use a longer charge cord though. Why are they always so short?!?!?!
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FutureSonyPres Love it!!
I've had this phone for about a year now and its still just as fast as it was when I purchased it. The battery only lasts about a day now (use to get two days and some change) but thats because of over charging the phone (sleeping with it on the charger), it only takes about 2 and a half hours to get a full charge. Anyways I love this phone the only thing that slightly bothers me is the charging port cover, but the way around that pain is buying the magnetic charging cord.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SmooshyDuck Essential for Active Media Lovers
This phone does everything I was told and then some. I purchased it because it had a nice camera and I'm addicted to taking pictures. I don't own a camera and the last two that I had could not withstand my clumsiness. Slapped a shock -absorbent case on this sucker and I was good to go. It took me a while to get the courage to test the waterproof abilities, but they work phenomenally. Only in freshwater though, which means no awesome underwater pool photoshoots.
I love the interconnectivity with my PSN account. Being able to check messages on the fly when I'm away from home. And I loved getting the free movies and games just for buying the phone. It's just another bonus to an already awesome device.
The text-to-speech is very responsive, which I love. The sound clarity is great on calls. And the Swype is fairly accurate. The screen acts up a bit when it's wet, but that's easily solved.
The one critique I have is that some days my battery just overheats like crazy. Also, it overheats when I'm using the camera a lot which then causes the camera to force shut off. :\ Irritating when I'm on a hike or at a show and can't take pictures.
September 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ColoradoRealtor Nice Phone but No Group Text Support
We loved the phone and based on specifications it absolutely rocks. However as my Wife is a Realtor and often group text messages between her clients it is critical that her phone supports sending and receiving group text messages between clients, their spouse, and/or Realtor is critical. The Sony Xperia Z3 will send group text messages individually to each recipient without including all members of the group text in the message. The result is that each response is no longer to the group or part of the group message. We tried Google Messenger and a few other third part applications without success. as we have 5 other phones on our t-mobile service that support this feature we were pretty sure that it was a technical issue and not user error after troubleshooting with multiple T-Mobile technicians and discussing with Sony Support (see below) we ended up exchanging with T-Mobile for a phone that fully supported group texts.
From Sony Support: My apologies for the misunderstood. What I'm trying to explain here is that every device has it own way to work, and that is due to how it has been developed. The unit you have is capable to support Group messages, but your contacts (the members of the group) will receive the message one by one.
January 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by KathyPerry not bad
The phone itself is ok. The Charger sucks big time. if you don't position the phone perfectly on the charger it wont charge. If you use the usb charger on it the door you have to open to ensure water tightness breaks off. I have lost mine twice now. The phone does not update quickly at all. you wait forever to get the newest OS. Also the phone comes with a built in screen protector which gets scratched up and makes it hard to see the screen. Not the best thought out thing in the world.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheSam Best powerhouse smartphone
The device is my right hand. from photos to day planning to simple calls. THIS IS IT!.
only con.... if your SD card gets corrupted the phone will show signs of failure. Had a 64 GB card break its MBR and phone was wacky till it was removed.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by prodagy22kh Very Good Phone!
Pretty fast and very sleek! Love that the phone is water proof so I can listen to some podcasts in the shower. Works great with my NFC headphones. Very happy with my purchase
December 28, 2014