Sony Xperia ZL - user opinions and reviews

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I googled about my problem I mentioned earlier. Apparently it was due to damaged battery. I changed the battery and my phone is working perfectly. As a matter of fact, I'm typing this message in my ZL. The Lollipop update takes a lot of charge and the old battery of 2 years was unable to support it. Now, about experience. I think it's kinda mixed bag situation. I like the fact that apps can now (again) be installed in the memory card, but dislike the drop down notification bar as I have to choose 12 out of 15 shortcuts (can't choose all). The look and feel varies person to person. I like it. My phone charges faster and drains slower now. A few apps doesn't work anymore, maybe they need some upgrade as well. Bottom line is I am happy with it, specially with the camera (I take lots of picture with my ZL). One more thing, no matter what Android phone you're using, no matter which version you're upgrading into, after the upgrade please do a factory restore. I've noticed that doing it simply boosts your phone's performance significantly. You can avoid this step, but you'll see problems like longer time to charge, quick battery drain, RAM filled up etc. Wish you all the best. Ciao...

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  • 2015-05-29 23:22
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> In reply to Foxtrot2Novmbr @ 2015-05-24 19:01 from th1d - click to readDo not update on lolipop 5.02 or else you will be sorry!Battery charging is 8 hours!!!UI is ugly, nothin just nothing is better...

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  • 2015-05-27 22:17
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> In reply to SONY @ 2015-05-23 14:00 from DQn8 - click to readDear SONY, this phone is one of the Europe region. Did you start rolling update for that region? I know it because we don't have SONY dealer over here and shop owner's bring various models (along with copy models) for sale. I checked the IMEI number of the phone before buying it and it matched in Euroe region in your webpage. Now please tell me whether you started rolling the 5.0.2 Lolipop update in Europe or not. Again, I checked with my problem in YouTube and it happens to be the problem of the battery drained up. It keeps turned on as long as it is connected to the power source. The moment I unplug the charger it turns off. Apparently, a lot of people around the globe are facing the same problem. Anyway, please lemme know. Ciao...

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  • 2015-05-27 17:28
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Running Lollipop 5.0.2 on my Xperia ZQ/ZL. Awesome optimization by Sony.

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  • 2015-05-26 20:33
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Still doesn't recieve the lollipop for my C6503.

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  • 2015-05-25 16:59
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> In reply to SONY @ 2015-05-23 14:00 from DQn8 - click to readWhen will sony roll out the update for ZL? I've been waiting for 3 days since the Z got the update.

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  • 2015-05-24 19:01
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I updated my phone to lollipop 2 days ago and top problem I am facing is sd card writing. I was able to write sd card using file commander on kitkat. I ran out of workarounds. :( don't want to root my phone yet.

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  • 2015-05-24 13:03
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> In reply to Suhanoo @ 2015-05-23 10:37 from XQrm - click to readDear customer, please check you phone make and model . The update for sony xperia zl has not been rolled out by sony

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  • 2015-05-23 14:00
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Did anyone update your ZL to Android Lolipop? Did you face any problem? Last night I got the message that my phone will download new update to 5.0.2 and I accepted. After the download it said unable to install, try again. The second time it said the same thing. Then I did a factory reset and then tried to download. After downloading this time it started updating the phone. Finally when it was "updating applications 263 of 270", it suddenly turned off. I tried to turn it on, but it went off again. So I put it in the charger and it showed 91% when turned on. But since then it started to turn of within 5 minutes. I took off the SIM & memory card before the factory reset and didn't put it on till now. Yet, after putting them back it didn't start. Can anyone help me out? It's such a nice phone that I can't make my mind to throw it away. I'm from Bangladesh, Asia. Can anyone help me out with the issue? Thanks in advance. Ciao...

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  • 2015-05-23 10:37
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> In reply to adrianocgo @ 2015-05-20 19:53 from Mf5A - click to readCorrection: 10hs with moderate use. I never had a intense use

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  • 2015-05-20 19:56
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Have a brazilian version (ZQ). The phone is amazing! Nice specs, nice performance. No problems for me. The only issue is battery, doesn't follow the Sony standard definitions, cause drains too fast in 4G connection. 10hs per day and that's it. Gaming drains faster, but I can't play everytime. Waiting for Lollipop. Common, Sony!! Help us!!

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  • 2015-05-20 19:53
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Mine is the ZQ version (the Brazilian version of ZL). After one year and a half of daily use, even on my 3 years old child, it never crashed or misbehaved significantly. After having a Samsung S3 before this one, I feel relifed because the S3 was a headache to me. Excellent mobile and my next one will be Sony again, no doubt about it.

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  • 2015-05-15 19:38
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After a year of use I was very disappointed in this team. I had chosen this and had a terrible experience. Poor performance, with terrible screen viewing angles (Bravia Engine 2 does not help much),
camera with poor quality and noisy, updates lag. I do not think back to bet on a smartphone Sony.

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  • 2015-05-05 04:05
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My front camera option has been disappeard from the camera. And when I go for service test. It shows that secondary came is not supported in ur device. Can anyone hlp Me?

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  • 2015-05-03 17:11
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> In reply to manu @ 2015-04-24 14:03 from Hkq4 - click to readi also have the same problem how much money are thry asking?

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  • 2015-05-03 12:04
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I'm using this phone about 2 year, no issues till now. Battery is still lasting for a day with data connection on all the day, surfing, taking pictures, downloading and making calls with moderate use . This is the best compact phone with 5 inch screen and my favourite till now....!

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  • 2015-05-02 07:26
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I dont care about haters.. accidents happen. One of 100 products will be f-ed, but i got a good one... STILL USING. Happy customer here.

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  • 2015-04-30 01:22
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buy this phone and have a chance to go to the repair center daily..good luck

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  • 2015-04-27 02:24
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Avoid buying Sony from carriers. This Rogers ZL is bootloader locked, a pig on batteries and have replaced two off warranty.

If you are having the boot only with charger or new code battery life issues change the battery yourself.

Can't wait for Kitkat to Lollipop upgrade and yet another battery replacement as a result...

After three decades as a Sony gal I call it quits. Sorry Sony, your mobile division has driven me to Korea.

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  • 2015-04-26 07:57
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> In reply to manu @ 2015-04-24 14:03 from Hkq4 - click to readJust change d battery,trust me!!

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  • 2015-04-24 15:59
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