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Sony Xperia Z gets an update, fixes sudden-death issue

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Sony Xperia Z gets an update, fixes sudden-death issue - read the full textSony is now seeding the first update for the Xperia Z (C6603) flagship. Its build number is 10.1.A.1.434, the Android version stays 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and the Kernel seems to be the same - 3.4.0. Even though there is no official change log for this unexpected update, rumors have it the new release...


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I had a lot of expectations regarding the Sony Xperia Z Smartphone, but the first problema I encountered was that of the camera. It does take photos, but when it comes to shooting, well that a very different thing cuz it always sends an error message. It is impossible for me to film anything, any time. That function is definitely bad. It really sux. Tried everything even Factory settings, but the camera does not shoot vids AT ALL. Also after a while the Phone is very hot and drains the battery very quickly. If any one of you knows how to fix these problems, please, HELP!!

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  • 2013-04-22 00:41
  • LF$P

i had my xperia z 3 days ago.. i notice that my phone heated up fast and my Baterry Runs out very fast as it was from 90% then after 30-45 min without using it much the battery turns to 60% ..then my widgets starts to corrupt .. i cant open and drag them to my screen and also all my widgets in my homescreen too .. So i started to think how to fix it using Sony Update Service .. I've done the factory reset and update the phone to its to new firmware to fix the Sudden issue and now my Z works fine .. and it overheats not that much before ..

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  • 2013-04-21 04:28
  • thdB

> In reply to smarty0979 @ 2013-03-24 16:59 from Py%P - click to readYou are absolutely right. Even I am facing the same problem and it was worrying me that there is something wrong particularly with my handset. While charging the back gets heated up and the battery drains like hell while using any of the applications. It goes down with the speed of almost 1% in 1 minute. Any suggestions if this is normal or we gotta live with it ?

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  • 2013-04-12 09:18
  • vGHE

I have bought my xperia z just this sunday phone is good but the major problem here for me is the wifi signal HELL my X8 wifi signal is 3 times stronger then my xperia z?? wifi keeps getting cut off even though I am al most near at the router, Then nex major issue with xperia z for me is that when the phone is juiced out an you plug in the wall charger it will not charge the only way to charge this phone is by waiting for the phone to turn on and then you charge which is a bad way of charging. One last thing is the xperia team is not doing anything they dont even want to admit the faulty structures of the phone, I just bought this last sunday and I have to use the warranty already???????? what a GREAT FLAGSHIP XPERIA Z is,

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  • 2013-04-12 08:38
  • t7Uk

> In reply to Kzl69 @ 2013-03-24 20:54 from nFUx - click to readhow did you install apps on the SD card?
thank you

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  • 2013-03-30 23:14
  • pf@f

two days using sony xperia Z and I love it's since 2007 I only used iphones I was disappointing with the iphone 5 so I decided on another phone and this is better than the iphone I love it I just want to install apps on the SD card but I don't know how anyone knows?

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  • 2013-03-30 23:10
  • pf@f

Experia V users continue to experience the SoD issue; in fact, it is more commonly reported than any other current models offered. First reported cases were back in Dec. 2012, approx. 4 months ago, and a fix has yet to be offered. At this point, the V is nothing more than a 500 paper-weight.

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  • 2013-03-30 21:39
  • 3K0m

> In reply to astitvac @ 2013-03-28 21:54 from vGPM - click to readI am also facing the same problem including the heating and the poor battery issue.. this is definitely my last sony handset..

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  • 2013-03-29 19:38
  • Hkqj

> In reply to Naveen @ 2013-03-24 13:20 from upeB - click to readI support it

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  • 2013-03-29 19:36
  • Hkqj

When is the update for sound issue coming? Ive been xperiencing Low call volume. Sony please address the issue urgently

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  • 2013-03-29 16:15
  • vaSj

have I paid 40 grand for this..??
battery backup : not good..
software : sudden death..
wat lse is der SONY..??

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  • 2013-03-28 22:40
  • vGPM

wat abt d battery backup..??
is dis gonna b d same problem like d software itself..??

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  • 2013-03-28 22:36
  • vGPM

I'm a regular user of SONY..m an Xperian for more than 3 yrs now..
I was very excited about Xperia Z..n I bought it..
m very disappointed with d 'SUDDEN DEATH' issue in it..
I've updated the software 4 times with the build number "10.1.A.1.434" but the issue didn't get resolved.
my cell goes response @ all..
wat shud i do..??
if Sony doesnt solve dis..Xperia Z might b my last device from 'Sony' in any category.

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  • 2013-03-28 21:54
  • vGPM

I got the same problem, battery just get very low in a very short time, it working really well when I just bought it and this just happen few days ago which is really annoying and I don't want to change another phone again....T_T....

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  • 2013-03-28 15:32
  • nE1j

i have not get the update as yet
and im having a problem with the stamina mode it not working
any one know how long the update taking ?

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  • 2013-03-28 13:29
  • Q@}%

> In reply to v @ 2013-03-25 10:36 from U}}T - click to readThere will be no crashes if you use the genuine firmware update that provided by Sony mobiles......

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  • 2013-03-28 02:05
  • uv82

which country models are facing this death issue ?
I know 5-6 of my friends who bought the Xperia Z with me and no one is facing any issue.
We all are extremely happy with the performance.
We all are using Japan model by the way.

I read some comments about poor camera quality, I think they must have used front camera, try using rear camera with proper settings, the camera quality is the best, I have ever seen in any smartphone !!!

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  • 2013-03-26 03:14
  • RUTf

mine is working absolutely fine !!
I am using it for almost a month now and its awesome..simply awesome !!

1000 times better than my old S3.

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  • 2013-03-26 03:08
  • RUTf

so much for the flagship.
In today's time you spend on a flagship mobile and you find it dead the other day!
Really pity.

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  • 2013-03-25 14:52
  • rJY2

> In reply to v @ 2013-03-25 10:36 from U}}T - click to readMy Xperia Z crashed and died after less than an hour. I am having no luck with Sony. It is a piece of rubbish and they should not be allowed to sell it. Do not waste your money.

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  • 2013-03-25 11:44
  • 2GME

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