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*** Sony Xperia Z3 Compact ***

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Christo, 7 Sep 2014.

  1. Wah007

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Dec 2012

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    That's good to know you're not having problems with the case and screen protector. I'm starting to like the pattern now, like rubbing my finger over it.

    Which colour case did you get? I got Smoke
     
    Last edited: 26 Oct 2014
  2. Bry

    Wise Guy

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    I just went with black. The pattern does grow on you and i love the fact the usb hatch is covered
     
  3. AbsenceJam

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    Joined: 2 Nov 2007

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    Been about a year since I killed my 2-3 pair a month habit. Monster Gratitude, VSonic GR02 Bass Edition, and JVC FXD80, I'd say.
     
  4. AbsenceJam

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    Cruzerlite Bugdroid is not a very good fit on the sides, still waiting to hear of something better.
     
  5. chriscubed

    Hitman

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    It would be ok, but I'm not sure about the pattern on the back.

    Currently I'm looking at the ORZLY Fusion, but the one on Amazon seems to have the wrong hole for the cam & flash in the picture. It's right on their website, but more expensive.

    "Case-Mate Tough Naked Case" looks nice but £20, or the Ringke fusion looks similar but cheaper at £11. Haven't seen a clear case in person but I'm hoping it lets you see the actual phone you've spent the money on!

    Also found the Fone-Case Premium Tough Survivor etc case for £2.90, looks ugly but might be handy on the odd occasion if it's any good.

    I can't remember - are we allowed to post amazon links for non-competitor items?
     
  6. Wah007

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Dec 2012

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    Yeah black is good too. I like the dark colours.

    I was going to send it back because there was no Micro Usb cutout, as on the Amazon description it says that there is access for all ports, but I ended up liking it in the end.
     
  7. Wah007

    Hitman

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    Ah, they are a little expensive. Good cases though and have seen good reviews about them. It's good to have a cheapy one on the side too.

    The case to stay away from though is the Roxfit gell shell plus. I got it and tried fitting my phone in it and the plastic part on the back of the case came off. It was also so stiff that I thought I would damage my phone trying to push it in there. Paid £17 for it and sent it straight back for a refund.
     
  8. Deluxe1

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 May 2007

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    I've got the Case-Mate Tough Naked on mine, no problems with it.

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  9. chriscubed

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    Looks decent, is the white tinge to it because it's sitting on the white box or is it always like that? Any chance of a photo of the back?
     
  10. Deluxe1

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    It's just because of the white box, i'll take a shot of the back later.
     
  11. Chabsy

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: London

    I have a Cruzerlite Bugdroid with a Ultimate Sheild glass protector and it does start to lift the protector, so I have gone back to my £2.99 ebay case which is not as nice but does not lift to screen and its more grippy than the Cruzerlite Bugdroid
     
  12. -Mike-

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Dec 2002

    Posts: 10,166

    Location: Minehead

    Where is the cheapest place to buy one of these currently chaps?
     
  13. chriscubed

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    I ordered mine on an £18/mo contract with mobiles.co.uk - £432 total over 2 years

    Otherwise you can get it from mobile phones direct SIM-free for about £335.

    Mine should be delivered tomorrow, but not likely to have a case for a few days at least :(
     
  14. rodenal

    Capodecina

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    Anyone experiencing data connection dropping out then not returning until the phone is rebooted?

    Only noticed it over the last couple of days but it's becomming very annoying. Seems an odd thing to happen, suspect it might even be network related so will probably wait a few days. Failing that it looks like a reset is in order as a first port of call
     
  15. Winston

    Wise Guy

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    I had this problem also so I took a small pair of scissors to the bugdroid and trimmed part of the case away, works for now but not the best
     
  16. Aod

    Sgarrista

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    This is the cheapest I can find; http://www.simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=24647&cartid=24647&cartaction=add&sd=
     
  17. Tejstar

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    Seems like there is no access to the magnetic pins with this case - is this correct? Seems strange as the Black Tough case from Case-Mate does have access.
     
  18. Deluxe1

    Soldato

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    Aye, no access.
     
  19. fowler002

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    Z3 or z3c?
     
  20. v0n

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