The recent 4.1.2 update seems to have made some improvement to camera start-up, etc. However, the battery now sucks up juice at a fast pace. Overnight, I lost about 2%, now I lose 20%. If I chat on Line while using the phone as a hotspot and maybe bluetoothing some music to a speaker, I didn't even notice how much battery was being lost, not a lot. Now I lose 30% or more in an hour.
Once again, the Sony s/w team show how poor they are, letting the brand down...
In the time it took HTC to offer a 4.2.2 update that has been widely lauded and pushed the phone to a 5 star rating on this website, Sony have managed a second 4.1.2 update that has me wishing for the first time that I'd waited a couple of weeks and bought an HTC One instead.
The phone is good, feels nice in your hand, a quality product with a durable feel. The limited overlay by Sony is conceptually strong (better than HTC or the tacky Samsung version, imo) and works well. The functionality of the phone is strong. The hardware is good.
The software from Google is very good. Sony's software team's porting of said software to the Xperia Z is average at best.
Looking at the boards, I see very few complaints about the HTC One. I see plenty of complaints from Xperia Z owners; all software related.
eSHAN, 30 Jun 2013I m confused between Z and S4. Z looks very smart but phone configurations are better in S4. f... moreI would say SONY is running a scam in the name of xperia Z. I bought this phone 2 months ago and it was not working good from the first day. its getting so hot that u cannot even touch it, it freezes up and then goes shut down. Finally what sony is saying abt this phone is waterproof, but I would say it is the biggest lie, this phone is not water proof or water resistant, and when I went to the service center to get it fixed, the tech at service center told me that you have to pay 18000 rs to get it fixed. I am not rich so I cant pay 18000 at one hand and now I am feeling that I have been scammed by SONY. this is my experience with sony and I would not suggest any of my friend to invest asingle rupee in SONY. I invested 37000 rs through credit card instalments n again SONY is asking me to pay 18000 to get it fixed. it was my very hard money..
Albanian, 29 Jun 2013I own this in two months! And togethere with iPhone 5 (of my wife) are the best looking phone... moreMy ex-wife has the iPhone 5 with T-Mobile and always showing off. Wait til I show her this beast.
eSHAN, 30 Jun 2013I m confused between Z and S4. Z looks very smart but phone configurations are better in S4. f... morethe galaxy s4 has a better screen ,it uses super amoled screen with different screen modes,while xz uses the regular TFT screen.
the galaxy s4 still and video camera are better,more details ,less noise,and better low light performance.
the built quality of the xz is better but the galaxy s4 is smaller and pocket friendly.
u can read gsmarena comparison between the s and xz.
I m confused between Z and S4. Z looks very smart but phone configurations are better in S4. finally I have decided to go depending on the points below-
1. i need a better display and better camera(both still pic and video).
2.As i m a rough user... which one will be easier to carry and comfortable??
NOw plz suggest me which one will be better??? Z or S4???? I will be happy if you ans me with reasons so that i can understand the matter clearly.
Xperia Z not so bad after all
Haters gonna hate...loving my Xperia Z all round performer. Waiting for the Sony i1 to trade up.
irsony, 28 Jun 2013sony smart bluetooth handset, Samsung Slim Stickare usable?
devrafaelnadal777, 29 Jun 2013bro I did not mean the update.... in current 4.1.2 ..... there is option called "Wifi Dir... moreYes it is. It is under settings/WiFi/options
But right now I cannot test, sorry. I have no possibility.
Albanian, 29 Jun 2013With WiFi, it doesnt show the abailability of the update. It shows that the phone has the late... morebro I did not mean the update.... in current 4.1.2 ..... there is option called "Wifi Direct" which is used to share large files... it's not working in older version... I'm asking are u able to send large files by selecting Wifi Direct... does it exist in 4.2.2 update?? plz check once and reply buddy...I owe u
How can I turn on the 3G, I cant find it on the settings options any help plz ?
QuanTaZero, 29 Jun 2013I gonna buy Xperia Z on Monday, can someone tell me what is Xperia Z's good and it's bad. When... moreI own this in two months!
And togethere with iPhone 5 (of my wife) are the best looking phones around, luxury.
But z wins over iPhone5 because of 5" and being android.
I am addicted to design. And glass to glass, 6.9mm,.... Well which else can compare?!!!!!
devrafaelnadal777, 29 Jun 2013are you able to use Wifi Direct in New update????????????????????? plz check and replyWith WiFi, it doesnt show the abailability of the update. It shows that the phone has the latest update.
With pc, it will show and update. It will take less than one hour. And nothing will be los from previous data, settings, pictures. Everything will be kept like before.
I bought it couple of months ago and its the best phone ever.. cant even compete with the boring S3 and I5. Its not only about being waterproof. it just the mobile itself is a handy one to use.
QuanTaZero, 29 Jun 2013And also guys,
Did Xperia Z support 64GB micro card?
I saw some video press mount sd card th... morehttp://www.sonymobile.com/glob...es/xperia-z/
its already said can be support up to 64GB SD
And also guys,
Did Xperia Z support 64GB micro card?
I saw some video press mount sd card then complete.
But someone say Xperia Z did not support 64GB micro card
So I want know the answer
I decided yo buy this phone.
But, I need someone Xperia Z user to tell me how to prevent the water go inside the phone, I saw some thread say although he have seal all the port, but the water still can go inside the phone.
So I need someone tell me how to prevent water go inside to damage the phone and also did Sony Warranty including water damage?
Albanian, 28 Jun 2013I updated to 4.2.2! But I don't see so many changes. or let's say, I see some. Can anyone... moreare you able to use Wifi Direct in New update????????????????????? plz check and reply
RJJ Reny, 29 Jun 2013My freind just bought an Xperia Z. The pros are the phone is...
1. Really stylish looking
2.... moreis sony xperia touch smooth like samsung is it wrkng good?
touch is slow or fast as samsuung
QuanTaZero, 29 Jun 2013I gonna buy Xperia Z on Monday, can someone tell me what is Xperia Z's good and it's bad. When... moreMy freind just bought an Xperia Z. The pros are the phone is...
1. Really stylish looking
2.Camera is good.
..... But I think you are more interested in its cons.
1. All the ports are sealed( including the charging dock)
2. When you wash with water be sure you have every port sealed
3. The 1080p display is not as good as Samsung s4's 1080p display.
4. The screen does not have very wide viewing angle.