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  #1153368 14-Oct-2014 09:57
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Good little comparison piece of 3 phones, worth a read.

http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_6_vs_galaxy_alpha_vs_xperia_z3c-review-1148.php

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  #1153974 14-Oct-2014 22:02
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Kopkiwi: Good little comparison piece of 3 phones, worth a read.

http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_6_vs_galaxy_alpha_vs_xperia_z3c-review-1148.php
cheers for the link, good read. Z3 compact looses a lot of the comparisons but it hasn't swayed my desire to pick one up. It kills it in areas that are worth it for me, namely insane battery life and waterproof. The speakers may not be the best but they are front facing and stereo, which in my books is better than a slightly better quality single rear/side facing speaker. Also having a dedicated camera button would be fantastic, so many times I've handed my phone to someone to take a pic and they press the wrong onscreen button or go back to the home screen. I hope this phone will be as good as I think it will be, haven't been this excited about a device for a while, and it's the 1st time I've wanted a white phone (I had the white One X but it doesn't count as there was no colour choice at the time I got it). So the Spark exclusive shouldn't be carrier locked I hope, does anyone know for sure?

 
 
 
 


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  #1154072 15-Oct-2014 07:39
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We have 3 different Sony Xperia Z3 family threads which despite their respective original specific topics, all ended up as general discussions for a particular model so I have done some tidying up.

Sony Xperia Z3 Discussion & Owners Thread
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Discussion & Owners Thread
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Discussion & Owners Thread

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  #1154089 15-Oct-2014 08:17
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IronH:
Kopkiwi: Good little comparison piece of 3 phones, worth a read.

http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_6_vs_galaxy_alpha_vs_xperia_z3c-review-1148.php
cheers for the link, good read. Z3 compact looses a lot of the comparisons but it hasn't swayed my desire to pick one up. It kills it in areas that are worth it for me, namely insane battery life and waterproof. The speakers may not be the best but they are front facing and stereo, which in my books is better than a slightly better quality single rear/side facing speaker. Also having a dedicated camera button would be fantastic, so many times I've handed my phone to someone to take a pic and they press the wrong onscreen button or go back to the home screen. I hope this phone will be as good as I think it will be, haven't been this excited about a device for a while, and it's the 1st time I've wanted a white phone (I had the white One X but it doesn't count as there was no colour choice at the time I got it). So the Spark exclusive shouldn't be carrier locked I hope, does anyone know for sure?


I love the look of the copper phone. Looks beautiful

Aren't ALL NZ Phones unlocked? By law don't they have to be?

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  #1154092 15-Oct-2014 08:30
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Kopkiwi:

Aren't ALL NZ Phones unlocked? By law don't they have to be?


Don't know about a law because there are handsets from both Skinny and Vodafone that are locked to their networks. They are low end models sold at a discount, so fair enough that the provider recoups via being locked to a network (or unlocked for a fee). It is the thin end of the wedge in my opinion and needs to be discouraged.

Any indication of pricing? I got a promo email from pbtech for both the Z3 and Z3 Compact but doesn't seem to include any prices.




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  #1154110 15-Oct-2014 08:53
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Pricespy is your friend....PB have compact  at $790
Others advertise it for 730 up.

Import from Clove for about 640 landed

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  #1154116 15-Oct-2014 09:03
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Kopkiwi:I love the look of the copper phone. Looks beautiful.


It really is. I have it and it's the best looking phone I have ever seen. The copper and black go so well together, especially with the almost-copper orange theme applied!

 
 
 
 


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  #1154148 15-Oct-2014 09:33
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SpookyAwol: Pricespy is your friend....PB have compact  at $790
Others advertise it for 730 up.

Import from Clove for about 640 landed


Plus GST takes it to $740. not worth the import.

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  #1154288 15-Oct-2014 11:14
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RRP $749 on Sony's bookface page... it represents great value for me, upgrading from an N5 (which will be replacing the other half's SIII).

I'll be heading to the Sony store on the 28th and enjoying my new VF 4G (sorry Spark).

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  #1154299 15-Oct-2014 11:28
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Kopkiwi:
SpookyAwol: Pricespy is your friend....PB have compact  at $790
Others advertise it for 730 up.

Import from Clove for about 640 landed


Plus GST takes it to $740. not worth the import.

No, its one of those hit and miss things - sometimes you will get hit with GST

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  #1154407 15-Oct-2014 13:17
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SpookyAwol:
Kopkiwi:
SpookyAwol: Pricespy is your friend....PB have compact  at $790
Others advertise it for 730 up.

Import from Clove for about 640 landed


Plus GST takes it to $740. not worth the import.

No, its one of those hit and miss things - sometimes you will get hit with GST


More often than not, you'll get hit with it.

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  #1154408 15-Oct-2014 13:18
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Smithy100: RRP $749 on Sony's bookface page... it represents great value for me, upgrading from an N5 (which will be replacing the other half's SIII).

I'll be heading to the Sony store on the 28th and enjoying my new VF 4G (sorry Spark).


Save yourself $50

http://www.einfo.co.nz/mobile-phones/vodafone-2degrees/sony-ericsson/sony-xperia-z3-compact-d5803-black.html

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  #1155630 15-Oct-2014 19:30
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Think I would rather pay $50 extra to buy local, and the extra 1 year warranty :) Plus Sony might have a local promotion for something extra thrown in (maybe in the Z3 not the Z3 compact).

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  #1155632 15-Oct-2014 19:35
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Jattennz: Think I would rather pay $50 extra to buy local, and the extra 1 year warranty :) Plus Sony might have a local promotion for something extra thrown in (maybe in the Z3 not the Z3 compact).


Yeah I waited up for that when the Z2 came out. They ended up making the special offer only available to people signing up for a new plan so I had waited over a month for nothing (and paid more in the end).

This time I didn't mess around. Reckon I was the first in NZ with a Z3 and I have no regrets.

EDIT: Also I'm not sure where you got that extra years warranty from. Do you mean you'd pay for an extended warranty?

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  #1155656 15-Oct-2014 19:59
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Jattennz: Think I would rather pay $50 extra to buy local, and the extra 1 year warranty :) Plus Sony might have a local promotion for something extra thrown in (maybe in the Z3 not the Z3 compact).


Yeah I waited up for that when the Z2 came out. They ended up making the special offer only available to people signing up for a new plan so I had waited over a month for nothing (and paid more in the end).

This time I didn't mess around. Reckon I was the first in NZ with a Z3 and I have no regrets.

EDIT: Also I'm not sure where you got that extra years warranty from. Do you mean you'd pay for an extended warranty?


Haha, yea fair enough. I've been tempted to buy it sooner.

I got the warranty info from sony.co.nz "All Sony Xperia™ smartphones come with a 2-year warranty." and parallel importers having 1 year warranty.

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