The Sony Xperia Z3 survives several crash landings in this drop test before shattering

The Sony Xperia Z3 survives several crash landings in this drop test before shattering
When it comes to our smartphones, many of us don't shy away from slapping a less-than-attractive case on top just to protect them form what feels like an inevitability – sooner or later (usually sooner), you will drop that phone, and if you're unlucky, it'll be all kinds of messed up.

But when manufacturers like Apple, HTC, and Sony are working as hard as they are to introduce fancy-looking, thin flagships, we do have a dilemma at our hands – do we still add that layer of protection in the form of a case, or do we go "commando" in order to appreciate our buy as much as possible? It's up to you to decide, but if you plan on going without a case, the below drop test will give you some idea as to the kind of structural endurance you can expect from the Sony Xperia Z3. It's rather lengthy and it is in a language foreign to us, but that won't stop you from extracting the gist of it. In this case, it's fair to say that the Xperia Z3 is plenty tough, all things considered.

Take a look!

via: Digiato



1. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

dissapointed at the Z3 Compact user reviews that its getting due to the easily crackable glass... so unless they fix this in recent batch I don't believe this will be the luck of many Sony users outthere.

8. dimas

Posts: 3341; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I think the glass tempering and the way it is stuck in sandwich with a plastic is the culprit. So far no cracks on my Z3 compact. Maybe because I don't wear skinny jeans to put stress, just plain straight pants with deep front pockets.

20. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Thanks for the update! Glad to see it still works great for you. it gives me confidence of getting it... I think I will but on January with a bit of a lower price...

25. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Z3C has the worst display and they're lying about it's shatter proof. No anti-glare or anti-fingerprint coatings on this cheap protective glass. Touch panel patterns are clearly visible whether the screen on or off. Poor color reproduction, especially cold colors. I wish my Z3C display has the same quality of the iPhone 4. Please Google "Super Amoled and IPS+" before you decide to get this one. Sony fanboy or not, use your brain if you got one.

27. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I already read your review on amazon and your post on other sites... It just tells me that you are either trolling or being paid by a competing company to post fake comments about Sony phones.... I am sure the Z3 is not the best in camera not the best display, but I'm also sure it is not as bad as you make or sound. If you really had a bad experience with one phone you should have exchanged it and see if it was defective but your post diverge from mist professional and consumer reviews out there

28. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Why don't you go to Sony store and check it out for yourself? Better yet ditch out some money and buy one. I did all I could and because all the Z3C displays are the same as mine, I can only either keep it or return for a refund with 15% restocking fee. I even got with Sony tech support manager. They had investigated this issue and told me I shouldn't look too hard on the screen at certain angle or I would see the touch panel electronic patterns. They admit there are no anti-glare or anti-fingerprint coatings. In the past 2 years I've bought 3 Sony phones: ZR, ZL and this one Z3C. Why don't you get your stupid head to some electronic store and check these phones out for yourself? Sony phones are craps. They're as bad as I said. Sony did NOT post the ZR and ZL display specs on their site. They fukn tricked me into thinking their craps are made of quality components 3 times - 3 fukn times. I swear I'll never buy another Sony crap again and I'll do whatever it takes to stop my family, friends and everyone I know from buying Sony craps. You must be Sony employee or an idiot. Get your lazyass up and check out this phone in person with your own eyes before you reply my comment.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Just get a case and you don't have to worry about anything. Drop tests are just silly. Even minor scratches result in a substantial resale value drop.

21. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Or a skin!

29. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Best solution is to put a paper bag on this crappy display. My old iPhone 4's aftermarket display I bought on eBay for $14 looks much better than this crap. I made a gray scales picture with Photoshop and opened it on several devices together with the Z3C. I tried to adjust to write balance on the Z3C but it didn't help. If I got the white right, the grays and black would be off. The same pictures would look much clearer on other devices. For reference, I have LG E970, iPhone 4 with aftermarket display, Nexus 5, Galaxy S3, iPad mini 2. Sony is a joke. I'll never buy another product from them for the rest of my life and I'll spend all my spare time to let the world know that they should check these craps in person first before they decided to buy any.

3. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

yeah, the Z3 survived several crash landings but couldn't survive the crash caused by iPhone 6 sales and market domination this year !

4. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I really like the hate everybody is giving Sony and their phones. If it was Apple, everybody will hail it as being so good and stuff. Getting really disappointed by the users of PhoneArena

12. MrTzr unregistered

They can't accept the fact that Sony is able to produce a phone that is/has: -IP68 waterproof -better battery life -better camera -better sound -less expensive Just ignore them.

26. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Better camera, better sound? Do you own a Z3? Its display is the worst of the worst. Stereo speakers sound is muffled due to water proofing. 20.7MP camera is a scam. If you have any knowledge about camera lens and camera sensors, you would know that you just can't pack a quality 20MP in a tiny space. Less expensive than what? Your ignorant is truly stunning. Sony fanboy or not, user your brain if you got one.

22. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Don't lump me together with gagakiller. Don't lump anyone with gagakiller. It's sad enough that people like me discuss (and fight) online over bricks of plastic, metal and silicon that control our lives so please don't make it any worse.

30. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Fukn Sony thugs cheated me that's why I hate them. First they did not post the ZR and ZL displays specs and gsmarena said they were IPS's. Then this Z3C with shatter proof but it can be shattered easily. How do you feel if they say it's water proof as long long you don't submerge it in the water? You want a real disappointment? Get a Sony's.

7. dimas

Posts: 3341; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Do people really have to bring up sales issue even if it's not related to the article? It's about the gadget's durability yes?

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it survived pretty darn well. Moral of the story? No phone likes a 10 foot drop, even a sturdy one. lol

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

They should get someone to drop the elbow from the top turnbuckle on the phone like Macho Man Randy Savage used to do! lololololololololololololololololol

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008


6. akimaki

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 22, 2014

The video is recorded in Iran.

9. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

The music makes it sound like he's rapping :)

10. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

personally i always use a cover or a case for my phone but the final tests were scary ! Digiato is really great ! And the team of course . If you like , visit it ! if you couldn't read it use google translate!

13. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

such a wonderful phone.. too bad it's not available for att...

17. kbakker

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

You can always get it factory unlocked from the Sony store. ;)

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

invisibleshield....never have to worry again

16. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

fingers crossed, but my z has been accidentaly dropped 5 times landing on its screen (with a screen protector) from around 1.3 meters and wasn't even scratched. on the other hand it was in the same pocket with keys only once and the screen was heavily scratched (without screen protector)

18. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

I have bought it today wonderful device.

19. hemn.kanigulzar

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 22, 2014

TNX digiato....

23. AkihiroUchiha

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Note 4 drop test, please!

24. hossein.slayer

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 07, 2014

also you can watch this video in HD quality

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