Maybe I'm just unlucky, but I've been through three of these phones, and in the process of replacing it AGAIN. The first time, it lasted a few months, and I was very happy with it, but then the screen failed one day, only being white, but the backlight still working. The phone was still operable as a phone only, no display. I replaced it after several days of frustration through AT&T and got a the same phone. A week later, same thing happened to the new one. Same thing for the third one, but the backlight failed as well. I've found this to be the "White Screen of Death" on several forums. I may be just unlucky, but this seems to be a persistent problem with Sony phones, so I'm not impressed with this one any longer.
im using the same phone now. I've had it repaired twice. 'cause it's screen went blank. The people at the repair shop told me that it's not really a robust phone.
but i love using it. the keypads are great. though i know, sometime now...it will have to be returned to the repair shop coz of a blank screen. --it's predictable. costly maintenance if you ask me.
this phone is a big pile of crap. ill be sending it in for the 4th time because the screen randomly goes white and wont come back. i dont download games or ringtones. i just use the phone like a normal person and it breaks all the time. i hate it.
i love this phone and would have considered it a perfect phone for a while until i started having problems with the screen going blank or even just going wackO. i have had two more replacement phones since the first, each for the same reason of replacement(screen malfunction) this phone would be wonderful if not for these repeated screen problems. memory on my phone was never an issue and i had many capabilities and features
This was the very best phone I had.But wouldent you know my screen went blank.I could still recieve calls but the display was not there.
I've had this phone almost a year, and up until now- it's been a great phone. I've dropped it a few times- but nothing really major... just minor scratches that haven't really damaged it. In my opinion, it holds up well.
However, over the past 2 weeks, it's started getting no reception- first in the parking lot at work (where I always make calls) and finally now in my own house (where i make tons of calls) I have no reception, no bars at all. The main stickers in it don't show water damage, and it's not the sim card- so it's obviously the phone. I'm exchanging it for a new one by mail right now, and hopefully, that'll work better.
I'm just worried they'll tell me it's water damage- which- since it's been dry here for awhile and I've had this problem going on 2 weeks, I doubt.
But, it took a year for this problem to show... so I think it's ok overall.
This is a pretty tough little phone. I am a mechanic and honestly I pushed this phone to its limit. It has been dropped, rained on, ran over by a car, left on hot motors, frozen in the winter, basically everything that you are not to do with your phone, it survived. It may drop a call once in a while, or get a bad signal when you on the edge of nowhere. I have had it for 2 years and the charging system just now died. If a phone lasts me 2 years its tough.
this phone is cool and all, i guess it's like a hit or miss. mine's been pretty great to me. i've have mine for a whole year and i use it alot. it has it's moments when it blacks out, but i guess it's ok. im just wonder what the heck is that thing on the top? my friends always ask what it is, i always tell them "it's a thingy for the belt?" xP
I had my Sony Ericsson Z525a for 9 months and it was great! Despite me dropping it 8+ times, but what do you expect I'm 16. It worked wonderfully untill yesterday I droped it in my pool. I instantly went on eBay and bought a new one. I would recommend this phone to anyone.
This phone is absolutley fantastic!! I haven't had any problems at all with it... even after dropping it a few times. It gets insanely awesome reception. It has quite decent features as well. The only negative this phone has is that it doesn't include a walkman, but it's a phone not an mp3 player, right??
I have had this phone for 6 months and i absolutely love it to death. I take good care of it and it works great. It has shut off a few times and the display has blinked out but don't all phones do that at times especially motorolas.. it has a neat design and i love the camera. i just recieved the samsung sync as a gift and in my opinion i basically have two great phones if you have issues with it go to menu, settings, you should be in the general tab then go down to master reset.. click reset settings not reset device.. then enter password 0000 unless you have already changed the passcode.. Awesome phone in my opinion..
this phone is a p.o.s. i am on my 3rd every time it is my screen this time i am so f-in mad because i just got two ringtones so i lost them ...... don't get one!!!!! waste of your time and money!!!!!
My Husband and I both bought this phone at the same time (buy 1 get 1 free deal) and I have had no problems with mine, however my husband is on his 3rd phone in less than a year because his screen keeps dying... can be a good phone I think that its just hit or miss.
this is the worst phone i ever had! the phone is giving me endless problems...if it's not the screen then it's the phone freezing, then it's the charger point, the phone overall is good but the durability is disturbing. this phone is suited for someone who wont do much with it...maybe a women or mum...
I got my z520a one year ago and I love it,last week the screen went blank for no reason.I was going to get another one until I came to this web site.I plan to get a different phone now thanks.
this is a lousy phone. my dad got it 6 mths ago. the screen blackout twice w/o any reason..the svc at the svc ctr was lousy.. they says the item needed to replaced the screen was not available.. hv to wait 4 another 2 weeks..
This is my second Z525 in 4 months and my blue tooth still does not work with it. It will work for a couple of days then nothing. I hate it.
hello,i belive sony ericsson z525 it`s a truly performant phone,i, personaly,have never had trouble with it.still, i wouldnt recomand it for exacting people
Hi, I am using Sony Ericsson Z525 for last 8 months, but from the begining the screen goes black and sometimes it is off during talk time. Moreover the earphone cable does not work for last one month. Any one who can tell me what I can do to get the proper service from my phone set. Tahnks