From a S4 to the Z3

Labhras

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Hi all
I'm considering moving soon from my old s4. I have to charge it at least once a day if not twice.
I've heard great things about the Z3's battery life.
My typical usage would be a gmail account with push email, using messaging apps (whatsapp, kik, bbm), checking Facebook, twitter and tumblr during the day, and using gps-enabling apps (maps, foursquare, etc), and snapping few pics, other than listening to music.
In your opinion would the smartphone survive a whole day, or would it require the typical lunch break charging?
What about bloatware? I come from samsung, with a phone full of bloatware (like chaton, or samsung for TV, something no-one really uses) - I wanted to know the level of bloatware of the phone and how much space would be taken by that.
I've heard mixed reviews about the screen and back - those who say it's very fragile, that a case is mandatory if one doesn't want to break the glass, and others who have dropped it "naked" without a scratch. It's a single-product issue, or is a slim tough case necessary?

Anything else you feel I should know?
Thanks for the help
 

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Sony claims a 2-day battery life with the Z3.

I wouldn't be so optimistic, but Sony phones are famous for their amazing standby stamina and the battery is large. It should last a day with no issue.

The Z3 doesn't come with much bloatware, but Sony's content store is sometimes annoying to me.

And I would suggest getting a decent case. Glass backs and concrete don't go well together.
 

LuvMusic

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I get two days from my Z3 but my usage is lighter than yours. I don't use many social media apps like Facebook and they hit the battery pretty hard. I'm GUESSING that you will get a full day out of the Z3 but nowhere near 2 days.

Very little bloat wear and I like Sony's skin. You will get a truer Android experience.

I would recommend a case. Because of the glass, the phone can be slippery and is subject to smudges (and drops). In addition to protection, a case will make the phone easier to hold and, if you choose wisely, will not add much bulk.

Hope this helps.
 

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The z3 D6616 is a not buy trust me I went through 3 warranty exchanges with t mobile and Verizon is no better stay Samsung s6 if you can I work at t mobile part time as a rep I see customers complain on the z3 I was the Sony rep now the Samsung rep and the Samsung has very few issues Sony has many returns its up to you but Sony is junk a bad flagship phone I dont think t mobile will carry much longer

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I have a z3 for about a month now and can confirm 2 days of battery life .

I use it for facebook, whattsapp and some push notifications from other services. So, thumbs up for the z3 battery life.
 

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I traded my G3 for Z3. Same hardware except that 2k crappy display. Whoa, what a difference. I had to charge G3 at least once a day with my usage. Sony lasts a day easy for me. All thanks to 1080 display and stamina mode. I'm at 50% now and almost 3hrs SOT. T-mobile version.
 

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