great phone. i had the sudden death also, but i replaced battery and now everything is fine.i used you tube video step by step instructions.
XYZ, 19 May 2016I purchased Xperia ZL 2 years ago.yesterday i was browsing my internet suddenly chrome hanged ... moreDon't worry, you are not alone. I brought my ZL in Sept 2013,and a month later it just snapped and turned off out of nowhere. Even after restart it will boot for a while and again goes off, sometimes i get to see the home screen for a few seconds if I'm lucky.I took it to a sony service outlet and they promptly replaced it in a few weeks. I asked them what the hell went wrong in a month old phone, 'Connector issue sir' was their only reply. Sony Service won't touch ur device for repair, they'll only replace and since ur warranty is long gone you will be asked to pay like ₹10,000 ($180) and u'll have options to compensate with models like Z, Z1,ZR depending on the availability,since ZL is not made in large scale. Well what i suggest is you can easily get it repaired with a local reputed shop albeit a reputed one for a fraction of that price. But believe me after that replacement my phone is still working like a charm and it has served me extremely well for 2.5 years now and my next phone is still a few months away. Good luck.
Aarifakg, 28 May 2016I had the same problem sometime back i took it to service center, they were asking me to repla... moreThanks for the further info on this in case mine gets the same problem :) But i guess the problem with battery connector only affects small portion of ZL models out there.
XYZ, 19 May 2016I purchased Xperia ZL 2 years ago.yesterday i was browsing my internet suddenly chrome hanged ... moreI had the same problem sometime back i took it to service center, they were asking me to replace the phone because of that I took it to a street side shop he told me it was battery's connector issue if i replace the battery kit it will be alright try this it is cheap as well as 6 months warranty is given if u ask him to use original parts.
XYZ, 19 May 2016I purchased Xperia ZL 2 years ago.yesterday i was browsing my internet suddenly chrome hanged ... moreWhat i have read, that unfortunately is a very known problem with Z and ZL :/ Both models are suffering from sudden deaths but not every model. I'm afraid that you are just unlucky and your ZL is dead now... ...can you replace it?
I purchased Xperia ZL 2 years ago.yesterday i was browsing my internet suddenly chrome hanged and phone just shut down automatically my battery was 60% charged at that time...after turning it on it again suddenly shuts down..i charged my battery to 100% also still same problem..on charging it to wall charger it works fine and as soon i remove charger the phone shuts down immediately anyone having this type of issue.??? plz help
Leo 666, 27 Apr 2016It's interesting to see Sony upgrading the Xperia ZL and ruining the battery life in the proce... moreAgree. However, the Xperia ZQ/ZL was a Sony flagship, the minimum expected is a stable SO and bugs fixed. MINIMUM. Already in a optimistic scenario, the Android Marshmallow.
adrianocgo, 04 May 2016formatting and installing a new ROM via PC Companion, the version 5.1.1 is running like butter... moreMore unexplainable than the heavy battery draining issues is the fact that Sony might not release an update to fix it. Please read my opinion at the bottom of the page under the same nickname.
formatting and installing a new ROM via PC Companion, the version 5.1.1 is running like butter. I liked it! The only problem is the unexplainable battery drain by system idle, and superhot after gaming.
Satz27, 27 Apr 2016This was Sony's an best smartphone along with Xperia Z. Such a compact 5.0" phone that measure... moreYep and it's still the most compact 5 incher with FHD display on the market! Sony really did something remarkable with ZL because even after 3 years, no other company have made such a compact phone that was also a flagship device!
This was Sony's an best smartphone along with Xperia Z. Such a compact 5.0" phone that measures just 131mm... Jaws drop.......
Leo 666, 27 Apr 2016It's interesting to see Sony upgrading the Xperia ZL and ruining the battery life in the proce... moreWhen i bought Xperia ZL for little over 200Â€, i already knew battery life isn't great in this phone from couple of reviews. I don't think Sony ruined battery life of this phone as battery life wasn't great on Jelly Bean to begin with. I can see why Lollipop eats more battery than Jelly Bean or KitKat so battery life shortening with Lollipop makes sense for me. Also, getting 3 year old flagship for only 200+Â€ (as new) sounds pretty good deal to me since this was 600Â€ phone in 2013!
It's interesting to see Sony upgrading the Xperia ZL and ruining the battery life in the process and finally failing to keep upgrading the phone at one point and leaving eventual flaws as if they didn't exist. The Xperia SP went through a single update if I'm not wrong and then it was abandoned. When it comes to smartphones, I've only had Xperias so far, and the ruined battery life followed by a lack of update leaves me wondering which brand to buy next, even having no other complains about Sony and coming from a Japanese background myself.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2015This phone has 75.6% screen-to-body ratio even though it is old already. Sony should come up w... moreI just bought this beauty as new for only little over 200Â€! Updated it all the way to 5.1.1 and i love it! I can't believe ZL is still the most compact 5 incher in the market and that's an impressive achievement! :) Let's hope Sony will still give it some Marshmallow love but i highly doubt it.
User, 31 Mar 2016Is there any Android update will be available for ZL?I don't know exactly what you mean, but there's updates from 4.1.2 all the way to 5.1.1 :) Marshmallow may come at some point in the future but it's very unlikely.
adrianocgo, 11 Apr 2016all the updates are ok by OTA. If you prefer, use flashtool to flash manually a ROM as you wishThanks:) Can't wait to get this phone... ...i bought original Xperia Z back in 2013 and i loved it but there were some flaws in it. Speaker was in horrible place and bezels were little too big for my taste. And i'm not a big fan of glass back so looks like ZL "fixes" all these flaws for me :) And i managed to find a new ZL for about 200Â€!
Carmanen, 08 Apr 2016I just found this phone for a very cheap price and decided to order it but can someone tell me... moreall the updates are ok by OTA. If you prefer, use flashtool to flash manually a ROM as you wish