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I bought my NEW XPERIA Z1 last month... I have updated my SONY XPERIA Z1 to KITKAT 4.4.2 at the end of last month.. starting from day one my phone started giving many problem one by one first and fore most one is battery max. usable time on battery in my phone is 4Hrs at the max. next coming to charging time it take more than 5Hrs to get fully charged not from dead phone from 35% of battery next coming to performance my phone hanging on most of the time and suddenly get RESTARTED then most of all my apps gets " STOP RESPONDING" Next it gets heat i cant even hold my phone to call someone its too hot... (I'm a past user of XPERIA Z i love that phone it does not gave any problem).. Before this update(4.4.2) in XPERIA Z1 it was in very good condition, performance was extraordinary charging time will not take more than 1.20 Hrs phone will not get hot i do not know what to do. can anyone please help me how to officially downgrade my phone to 4.3 please...

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  • 2014-04-08 04:45
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> In reply to ktech @ 2014-04-07 20:52 from YQMd - click to readthis is not true...lg g2 has a very good 13mpx camera but it's not as good as the Z1...and battery life is the same...i had both,still have Z1 and i can tell you that in battery life they are the same...

here is the camera www.xperiablog.net/2014/04/07/xperia-z2-tops-dxo­mark-camera-rankings-takes-nokia-808-pureviews-c­rown/

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  • 2014-04-07 23:04
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> In reply to WhiteClasher @ 2014-04-07 15:28 from tuf2 - click to readM a xperia Z1 user, camera works Vry nicely in day light, bt in dark/low light conditions it performs Vry bad. Batterly life is average. LG G2 has an ultimate camera n better battery life, but its all plastic like Samsung...

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  • 2014-04-07 20:52
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Anybody please tell me how to make 3g video call through z1 without third party software

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  • 2014-04-07 20:43
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> In reply to WhiteClasher @ 2014-04-07 15:28 from tuf2 - click to readBefore kitkat battery was good...but now its draining faster....but i have mailed sony and they have told me that they are going to release a fixing update.

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  • 2014-04-07 16:17
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Can anyone please tell me how to update from JB to KK??? I've tried though the phone and PC Companion and it says I have the latest software available!!! Please help!!!

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  • 2014-04-07 15:33
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Guys,how is the battery of the Sony XZ1?I would ask like this because i had refered the battery test by GSMARENA but it shows the phone have a average battery,i need a good phone with best battery.And i am also a photo taking lover,so how's the camera of the phone?Would u guys recommend Sony XZ1 for me?Thanks.

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  • 2014-04-07 15:28
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> In reply to [deleted post]you're welcome my friend..
you'll find there my entire coverage of the Xperia Z1 update and more...

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  • 2014-04-07 15:13
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whenever i am trying to take picture towards direct light,its totally black rest of the time its perfect.is there any way to focus it like iphone ,where focus is on the object and light adjust accordingly..
thankx in advance

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  • 2014-04-07 14:36
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> In reply to MRohan @ 2014-04-07 12:27 from 7tW4 - click to readI like sony, camera is very good in daylight but pretty bad in low lights.
Some say htc one m8 has better lowlights capabilities but has only 4 mpx. Samsung is being praised about hdr photos. In Android z1 or z2, as Gabriel V. Responded to you are top dogs in camera department. I am curious about sgs 5 isocell camera.
Sony has to posibility to attach a camera module which is pretty unique on this landscape. Search for Sony z1/2 accesories on the internet for user reviews.
Best regards

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  • 2014-04-07 13:57
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> In reply to MRohan @ 2014-04-07 13:08 from 7tW4 - click to readi cannot or they will ban my account...it's the same as my name Gabriel Voica...

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  • 2014-04-07 13:21
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> In reply to gabrielvoica @ 2014-04-07 13:06 from 0UqD - click to readCan U please share your Youtube link...?

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  • 2014-04-07 13:08
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> In reply to MRohan @ 2014-04-07 13:05 from 7tW4 - click to readwe already spoke on my youtube channel :)

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  • 2014-04-07 13:06
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> In reply to gabrielvoica @ 2014-04-07 12:57 from 0UqD - click to readThank you am happy for your reply...
and I am a Great Music Lover so for Sound quality I am interested in Sony XPERIA....
But let me check for more reviews and will decide shortly... whether Z1/Z2

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  • 2014-04-07 13:05
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> In reply to sony @ 2014-04-04 15:43 from dPN2 - click to readyou can go back to 4.3JB..

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  • 2014-04-07 13:00
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> In reply to MRohan @ 2014-04-07 12:27 from 7tW4 - click to readhello..
if you want the best camera possible there is only one answer:Nokia Lumia 1020 or the very old symbian 808Pureview..
these are the best...than comes the rest of the pack..
still in android world Z1/Z2 are the best..the new features on the Z2 such as 4K,timeshift video are already available on the Z1 as long as you are happy in rooting your device and install custom roms..the camera sensor is identical on both devices,nothing new or different there..

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  • 2014-04-07 12:57
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> In reply to Ahmed @ 2014-04-06 18:44 from fqgG - click to readwait for the fix they"ll release today or you can always go back to 4.3 Jellybean..

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  • 2014-04-07 12:51
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> In reply to MRohan @ 2014-04-06 19:46 from 7tW4 - click to readit's partially true...
the sd cards limitations are a new "feature" from Google actually and not from Sony as third party apps cannot write on the sd cards anymore..this is from KitKat.
still there are ways to workaround this limitation..you can create a private folder on wich the apps can write on your sd or you can root the device and install an app called SDFix kitkat writable micro sd.
So there are solutions to this and these limitations apply to other devices too..

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  • 2014-04-07 12:43
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not a good mobile camera is poor quality compare to Samsung 13mp, font is way too small in the messages and the email the size is very big for no reason the back ground lights is not good at all bettery only last 5 hours without any talking at all, 4.3 is a disaster stay away from it very poor applications and much less sittings .no sitting to adjust the font in the text,,, sony has proved the cant make a mobile what a waste of money paid $1099 and one week later the resale value is $300 I cant find one good thing about this sony z1 at all not even one good thing!!!!be aware every one

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  • 2014-04-07 12:29
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> In reply to nickysor @ 2014-04-07 10:12 from SvBn - click to readThank U for Info.....
Actually am a Professional Photographer so I need a mobile in which
1.I can install many apps related to my Photography
2.I can have the Best Camera with Good Resolution as I can't carry my DSLR wherever I need.
3.And finally Android OS JB 4.2/4.3 so that I can have many latest apps....
So which 1 will be according to my wants...??
Can U sugest...? pls because every one do self boosting about their Product/Company..!!!

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  • 2014-04-07 12:27
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