Z3 Compact... Microscoped!

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degraaff

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Le power button:

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f2op5y.jpg



Part of le camera button:

iw5iis.jpg



The touch grid:

msl86.jpg

24euqvp.jpg



Pixels!

21a9yxv.jpg


Screen off:

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Speaker's waterproof mesh.

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Magnetic charging port:

10rv4ms.jpg



Headphone jack:

igjkmg.jpg



Gap between display glass and body.

lfar9.jpg



Micro SD flap text?

4u9li0.jpg



Dat rear camera:

35lx05u.jpg

23hr989.jpg



Zee LED Flash:

e8lik8.jpg



Front camera:

2i09piu.jpg

2efqqlj.jpg

qsmalu.jpg
 
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dagrim1

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Lol, pretty awesome (and disturbing ;) ) pics!

I love how the cameras actually look like an eye to me :)
 

degraaff

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It is pretty cool, the center being so black that you just cannot see anything in it despite 8 super bright LED's
 

ChiGGz

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Very cool images. Was interesting to see from the perspective that the phone is waterproof and what they did to the material/design to make it so.
 

withoutwings

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That freaking gap between the glass and body...

I just sent mine back because of it, hoping it was a fault and that the replacement will be better.
 

degraaff

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That freaking gap between the glass and body...

I just sent mine back because of it, hoping it was a fault and that the replacement will be better.

That is actually the normal gap. The gaps are very small in reality and they are even on all sides of my phone, but look very large with the 200x magnification... :p
Some units do have an excessively large large gap either top or bottom, but that's not the case for mine.
 

withoutwings

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That is actually the normal gap. The gaps are very small in reality and they are even on all sides of my phone, but look very large with the 200x magnification... :p
Some units do have an excessively large large gap either top or bottom, but that's not the case for mine.
Mine was worst around the corners, and one edge was worse than the other... so a bit uneven I guess. What annoyed me the most was the ease at which dust would settle in it.

Well, that gives me hope for at least some improvement!
 

degraaff

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Mine was worst around the corners, and one edge was worse than the other... so a bit uneven I guess. What annoyed me the most was the ease at which dust would settle in it.

Well, that gives me hope for at least some improvement!

Mine has slightly larger gaps at some corners as well. I just have the impression that the outer parts on Sony's newer phones and tablets are fitted less tightly than their older devices. I do know they intentionally need to leave some gap, because removing the glass is the only way to get to the internals with these new unibody devices.
 

Iruwen

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That may be a reason why the glass eventually breaks easier than on other devices though. Damage to the edges is very critical for hardened glass.
 

withoutwings

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Mine has slightly larger gaps at some corners as well. I just have the impression that the outer parts on Sony's newer phones and tablets are fitted less tightly than their older devices. I do know they intentionally need to leave some gap, because removing the glass is the only way to get to the internals with these new unibody devices.
Couldn't they just prise the plastic corner edging off to get to it? On my Z1C there is almost no gap between the glass and that edging, so I find it hard to believe it's necessary now. No, it looks like loose manufacturing/quality controls to me, especially when the severity of it varies between devices...
 

degraaff

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Couldn't they just prise the plastic corner edging off to get to it? On my Z1C there is almost no gap between the glass and that edging, so I find it hard to believe it's necessary now. No, it looks like loose manufacturing/quality controls to me, especially when the severity of it varies between devices...

It doesn't look like it's possible to remove the corners, you can't feel any separation between the corners and the sides, it's as if it's melted together or something.
By the way, the nylon corners don't sit directly against the glass, there is still the plastic rim front and back that goes all around the glass.
 
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AKZam

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Going back to the gaps, my top gap is annoying large is filling with sand and dust (pocket crud). Anyone have any pointers to removing this?

Sent from my D5833 using Tapatalk
 

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    Le power button:

    2n7jtyd.jpg

    f2op5y.jpg



    Part of le camera button:

    iw5iis.jpg



    The touch grid:

    msl86.jpg

    24euqvp.jpg



    Pixels!

    21a9yxv.jpg


    Screen off:

    i234mt.jpg



    Speaker's waterproof mesh.

    9bcbix.jpg



    Magnetic charging port:

    10rv4ms.jpg



    Headphone jack:

    igjkmg.jpg



    Gap between display glass and body.

    lfar9.jpg



    Micro SD flap text?

    4u9li0.jpg



    Dat rear camera:

    35lx05u.jpg

    23hr989.jpg



    Zee LED Flash:

    e8lik8.jpg



    Front camera:

    2i09piu.jpg

    2efqqlj.jpg

    qsmalu.jpg
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    I can't see the pics anymore :(

    I will try to find an alternative to host the pictures, this thread made my photo bucket bandwidth usage skyrocket from 0 to exceeding 10 GB in a day, LOL.
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    Going back to the gaps, my top gap is annoying large is filling with sand and dust (pocket crud). Anyone have any pointers to removing this?

    Sent from my D5833 using Tapatalk

    I usually just use a corner of a piece of paper to get dirt and debris out of gaps.

    Edit: My posts aren't being merged?
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    Pixels when the screen is off:

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    Some more pixels pics, lower magnification:

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