1. Sergiusz Jasper's Avatar
    I'm having a hard time locating a case like a otterbox defender for z3c or something close to it plus one with just the magnetic charging port open... Please post any good case findings.
    01-01-2015 11:10 PM
  2. maxburn's Avatar
    I had to resort to eBay. This offers decent drop protection as the sides are TPU and slightly rubbery.

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...24%26alt%3Dweb

    There's other options but not as good as more popular phones.
    01-05-2015 08:51 PM
  3. Sergiusz Jasper's Avatar
    Ty...I actually got that same case it's not bad only problem is that the port for sd card is open making case flimsy on one side.
    01-05-2015 10:21 PM
  4. pfase1's Avatar
    I just ordered the Case-Mate Tough Case. There really aren't a lot of options out there yet for the Z3C and this seemed to offer the best protection, although it doesn't cover all the ports. We'll see how it goes.
    01-06-2015 09:40 PM
  5. malamute63's Avatar
    I too picked up the Casemate and i'm quite happy with it.
    01-07-2015 12:54 PM
  6. ElronTheElder's Avatar
    Cases for z3 compact?-img_20150107_140957447_hdr.jpg
    This is the Krusell Wallet.
    Functional for me.
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    01-07-2015 01:14 PM
  7. Sergiusz Jasper's Avatar
    http://www.cruzerlite.com/cases/sony...ria-z3-compact

    Got this case in orange, green, clear and blue they work well and only have a port open for magnetic charger only issue is if u use tempered glass u have to trim the edges all around so it don't lift glass cos of its tight fit... I used a dremmal tool.
    Attached Thumbnails Cases for z3 compact?-uploadfromtaptalk1420677365715.jpg  
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    01-07-2015 06:36 PM
  8. jimswms's Avatar
    I had to resort to eBay. This offers decent drop protection as the sides are TPU and slightly rubbery.

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...24%26alt%3Dweb

    There's other options but not as good as more popular phones.
    That's the one I use. I didn't think much of it when I bought it, but it's the best case I've ever used on a phone. recommended
    01-08-2015 08:08 PM
  9. anon(5002059)'s Avatar
    Found this one on ebay. Good to see it with the same color as my phone. Just ordered it so I will have to report back on quality.

    posted via my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
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    01-10-2015 01:19 AM
  10. lindseybp's Avatar
    Found this one on ebay. Good to see it with the same color as my phone. Just ordered it so I will have to report back on quality.

    posted via my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    Looking forward to your report.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-11-2015 11:25 PM
  11. anon(5002059)'s Avatar
    Cases for z3 compact?-snakehive02.jpgCases for z3 compact?-snakhive03.jpg Ordered this style also.
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    01-14-2015 02:30 PM
  12. oldDummy's Avatar
    hmmm....interesting.
    how do you like it?
    01-14-2015 05:46 PM
  13. Spirk's Avatar
    Bugdroid Circuit Case for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact - Sony - Cases

    Got this case in orange, green, clear and blue they work well and only have a port open for magnetic charger only issue is if u use tempered glass u have to trim the edges all around so it don't lift glass cos of its tight fit... I used a dremmal tool.
    I have 2 of those cases and I haven't had a problem with the case pulling up my tempered glass screen protector. I stretched the case around the protector when I first put the case on and it goes on and off just fine now. The case just has to be worn in a little.
    01-14-2015 09:59 PM
  14. anon(5002059)'s Avatar
    hmmm....interesting.
    how do you like it?
    I will report on both as soon as I get em. I'm hoping they are as good quality as they look . I like the idea of the leather pouch design. I prefer to use the phone without a case but it is a necessity with the price of these things. The pouch seems like a compromise. I got some tempered glass protectors for the front and back coming too.
    Feels like Christmas.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Xperia Z3 Compact
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    01-14-2015 10:23 PM
  15. anon(5002059)'s Avatar
    Have tried both Snakehive leather cases now, each for a week. Both are nice and fit the phone well. I prefer the non flip pouch type but for the price you can't go wrong with either. I found them on eBay.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Xperia Z3 Compact

    ***update
    Stay away from the Snakehive flip case. plastic tab that hold phone snapped off. Broke as I was putting my phone in my pocket. Not very strong material.
    01-28-2015 09:29 PM
  16. ElronTheElder's Avatar
    How's the pouch style holding up?
    Interesting concept.
    02-05-2015 01:33 PM
  17. anon(5002059)'s Avatar
    How's the pouch style holding up?
    Interesting concept.
    Feels cheap. Glued together.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Xperia Z3 Compact
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    02-06-2015 11:47 PM
  18. samd102's Avatar
    Cases for z3 compact?-716vbwclfyl._sl1500_.jpg

    Despite many positive reviews I am NOT impressed with this case. Although it allows for charging via a Sony DK48 magnetic docking station (I don't know about other docking stations) and the actual case is sturdy and compact it simply does not offer full protection for all corners of the phone (as one reviewer has previously and wisely observed).....

    Despite many positive reviews I am NOT impressed with this case. Although it allows for charging via a Sony DK48 magnetic docking station (I don't know about other docking stations) and the actual case is sturdy and compact it simply does not offer full protection for all corners of the phone (as one reviewer has previously and wisely observed).....

    The design which allows access to the USB flap, essentially leaves the top left of the phone unprotected. The corner of the case just isn't rigid enough and constantly needs to be pushed back in. This coupled with the clumsy 'pull-on' attachment method (not suited to the delicate nature of this phone) has lead to a tiny crack at the bottom of the screen and rendered my new Z3 Compact UNUSEABLE! VERY UNHAPPY.

    TO ALL Z3 Compact owners. Firstly apply a glass tempered screen protector (forget the plastic film dust covers), properly and in a dust free environment. The Z3 Compact has a delicate glass screen anyway that needs reinforcing. As does the whole phone.

    Then it looks like the best case around is the Ringke FUSION [Free HD Film/Dust Cap&Drop Protection][CRYSTAL VIEW] Case Shock Absorption…but this has it's design flaws too (reading the reviews)

    If I replace this phone, the search for a DECENT case continues.....
    10-16-2015 06:42 AM
  19. samd102's Avatar
    Despite many positive reviews I am NOT impressed with this case. Although it allows for

    charging via a Sony DK48 magnetic docking station (I don't know about other docking stations)

    and the actual case is sturdy and compact it simply does not offer full protection for all corners

    of the phone (as one reviewer has previously and wisely observed).....

    The design which allows access to the USB flap, essentially leaves the top left of the phone

    unprotected. The corner of the case just isn't rigid enough and constantly needs to be pushed

    back in. This coupled with the clumsy 'pull-on' attachment method (not suited to the delicate

    nature of this phone) has lead to a tiny crack at the bottom of the screen and rendered my new

    Z3 Compact UNUSEABLE! VERY UNHAPPY.

    TO ALL Z3 Compact owners. Firstly apply a glass tempered screen protector (forget the plastic

    film dust covers), properly and in a dust free environment. The Z3 Compact has a delicate glass

    screen anyway that needs reinforcing. As does the whole phone.

    Then it looks like the best case around is the Ringke FUSION [Free HD Film/Dust Cap&Drop

    Protection][CRYSTAL VIEW] Case Shock Absorption…but this has it's design flaws too

    (reading the reviews)

    If I replace this phone, the search for a DECENT case continues.....
    10-16-2015 06:43 AM
  20. ORA1's Avatar
    I just used the screen protector that came with the phone. Actually the dealer Vodacom where i bought it did it for me., no cracks, nothing.
    Well yet anyway.
    10-17-2015 12:56 AM
  21. rush2abhijeet's Avatar
    Try the cruzerlite rugged armour case for z3c.....i know its not on the cruzerlite site in USA but apparantly they sell these in asia...it looks great!!

    especially in all black!

    try amazon.in for the case which is where i ordered from
    11-03-2015 03:26 PM

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