Posted on Nov 4 2014 - 1:46am by Anurag Kumar

Recently we posted an issue of Xperia Z3 Self cracking screen with a hairline crack and the Xperia Z3 Bent frame case but now Xperia Z3 back cover lifting up itself issue has been spotted. Earlier a similar kind of back cover lifting issue was spotted on Xperia Z ( for which we got a new replacement unit for our Xperia Z last year ). It is very surprising that three infamous issues found on previous Xperia flagships have already hit Xperia Z3.

An user Sophinia posted a pic of his/her Xperia Z3 at Sony Talk Forums, whose back cover is being lifted from top edge. Proper reason for this is unknown yet. It can be a manufacturer fault or can be user’s fault but nothing can be said at this moment. One of the possible reason can be excessive heat but no confirmation on that for the time being.

Xperia Z3 back cover lifting up

Check out the pic of Xperia Z3, back cover lifted at top.

Xperia Z3 back cover lifting up

What do we think ?

Before jumping to any conclusion, have a look at the below issues earlier spotted.

Xperia Z2 self cracking screen issue spotted like Xperia Z, Z1 had

Xperia Z1 Self cracking screen issue seen exactly like Xperia Z had

Xperia Z1 Screen and Body bent appears – User’s fault or Hardware issue ?

Xperia SP Frame Bent Issue appeared like Xperia Z1 – Poor Build Quality or User’s Fault ?

Xperia Z3 Self cracking screen issue appears – One of the first case spotted with a Hairline crack

Xperia Z3 Frame Bent Issue appeared like Xperia Z1, SP

NOTE : We have not seen many users reporting Xperia Z3 Back cover lifting issue neither at XDA nor at Sony Talk Forums. As it is one of the FIRST CASE that has been reported so nothing can be said at the moment whether it is manufacturing defect or user’s fault.

We do hope that this back cover lifting case doesn’t become infamous like it became for Xperia Z.

Let us know if your Xperia Z3 also has any kind of similar issue. Drop your comments below.






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18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. tochi November 4, 2014 at 9:47 am - Reply

    This would b bad if a large amount has this
    I remember have a lift on my Xperia Z

  2. tochi November 4, 2014 at 9:49 am - Reply

    This would be bad if a large amount had this issue!!
    I remember having the same issue on my xperia Z

    • Anurag Kumar November 4, 2014 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Same here I too got my Z replaced for the same issue

  3. m.m November 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    All is deliberately!!

  4. Maurice November 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Mine, today…My Back of Z2 is squeaking like some of adhesive problem

  5. Peter November 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    The back of my Sony Z3 casing had an oval shaped crack appear around the volume button last night for no reason while I was using my phone!

  6. Charlton November 27, 2014 at 9:12 am - Reply

    It also happens to my Z3.

  7. Anderson December 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Aqui Também acontece o mesmo problema

  8. Anderson December 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Teria conserto? ou somente troca

  9. Aaron March 6, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    My z3 back cover is lifting by its self, from left top its as if the glue wont keep it down or something !

  10. Lexi March 15, 2015 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    my Z3’s back cover lifted 3 days after I got it. I’m sending it back to be replaced.

  11. Daniel April 15, 2015 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Worse still, my z3 compact front screen is lifting interrupting phone calls and the sensor.

    Had a z1 compact screen break from normal use and now this. Pick up your game Sony, your phones aren’t cheap.

  12. Jonas June 10, 2015 at 3:06 am - Reply

    I have the same problem as Daniel. Screen is lifting, making the proximity sensor not working properly, and I guess it affects the waterproof-stuff.

  13. wild thing June 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    On my Z3 Compact I have the problem. Replaced the backcover already once. Still getting loose on the lower side. I carry the phone in my back pockets of the trousers, with a protecting case.

    My guess: the surface of adhesive patch holding the backcover is far too small. Maybe a millimeter or so. As soons as the phone is warm and gets some bending tension the backcover separates.

  14. Abhimanyu November 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    hello i have z3 copper usig from the last 4 mnths now my front lcd display lift up dont know why . its imported not under manufacturing warrant wat to do please helps me..

  15. Johan January 8, 2016 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Same problem here, z3 back is lifting on side opposite camera :(!

  16. Boris April 29, 2016 at 3:55 am - Reply

    I had same problem with sony Z1 and i got sony z3 as a replacement under warranty when i send it back for repairs for the third time for same proble.
    Funnily enough,after few months same happened to Sony Z3.

  17. Stewart October 28, 2016 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Back has started to unstick on my z3 compact and nearly caused me a big problem with rain. In for repair at Sony now but waiting to see what they say.

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