New firmware updates are now available for the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. Both new ROMs bring similar improvements over the system, signal and touch sensitivity, bug fixes and are still based on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
There is no official change log on the updates, but some users have already compiled a list of all the notable changes.
Smoother Boot animation
Efficient RAM management
Home launcher is smoother, no more lag
Update Center has new UI
3G Signal strength improved
Improved touch response
Faster sleep and wake
Low-light image quality improved
Changes in car mode app
High resolution image snapping while recording a non-HDR video
No screen flickering
No unusual battery reading bug
Our tipster mentions unusual heating when running the AnTuTu benchmark, but there's no confirmation of that from other sources.
The updates are available both over-the-air and via the Sony PC companion.
Am I the only one who get the problems with the camera?? It said 13mp... But it looks worst than VGA... Is there anything that I should fix ???
I m planning to buy this phone. But as I m spending 35K on it, I want it to last longer.
Just wanted to ask the ZL owners abt the protection of d screen. I know its scratch resistant, but still m scared to take a risk! So I may prefer using a scratch guard! But then they say that you wont get to experience the best quality screen of the phone if u use a scratch guard (coz of the pixelating of the scratch guard!). :/ What do u think ahould be done to keep it safe and still be able to experience the best quality!!
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2013Charging your phone overnight will damage the battery it is no surprise that this situation wo... moreyou are right, at first you let it drain completely 1 or 2 times only, and when you charge it, what you do yo connect it to a timer see how long approximately it takes to charge then it shuts it off, Battery will last 1 0r 2 more years, they usually sell the kits to open phone at E bay for $7. buck and new battery for about 9 or 10$.
Thanks so much sir, for your explanation regarding battery and now im satisfied and no doubt anymore.
own this for 2 months..battery stand for 1 day+..no major issue..happy with it..y bother complain? theres no perfect thing in the world..peace!
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2013Charging your phone overnight will damage the battery it is no surprise that this situation wo... moreplease stop this rumor...
battery makers have some issues regarding battery life and battery usage vs battery care and battery endurance, so first of all i have had other 2 xperia phones for about 3 years, they are both usually plugged and they have the same battery life they had when new, sometimes i get more battery time, sometimes i get less, for my experience this doesn't really affect the battery.
on the other side, duracell and varta advice their lithium-ion batteries with a limited charging times of about 1000 to 10000 times depending on the battery, if you look at your phone's battery it is a lithium battery so one would think this applies to it, however, some lithium-ion battery models from duracell and varta do not have that charging times warning, as if no matter how many times your battery is charged it will last the same (about 10 years or more).
now, if we go to the source, which is what really matters to us here, this is what SONY states about the battery and phone usage:
and it is explicit: "
The following tips can help you improve battery performance:
Charge your device often. This will not affect the lifetime of the battery."
so with this in mind it can point to the Li+ type battery which by contrast last longer when NOT completely discharged, and fully discharging the battery will increase the degradation rate, thus making it last shorter, ergo: "keep your battery charged"
Sony ZooLander, 28 Jul 2013Have to agree with the battery usage draining 2% after unplugging the phone that has been char... moreCharging your phone overnight will damage the battery it is no surprise that this situation would happen due to prolong misuse
People, Pls post changelog you felt after latest update rolled out yesterday.
zl advantage,rather than z
very good sounds
zl dis advantage
battery only last for a day.
not water proof
i bought xperia zl last month,im very satisfied.expensive but worthy phone,guy plz buy this phone for ur satisfaction,rather than xperia z,
a bought xperia zl last month,im very satisfied.expensive but worthy phone,guy plz buy this phone for ur satisfaction,rather than xperia z,
I got this phone week ago, very satisfied with it until now. Fast, nice picture, good sound, no crashing, lagging. A simply reinstalled all my applications from Play store from my previous phone. I got only very little annoyances like power button is not really fast and too small, not 100% good located. And back of phone has wird feel like air behind paper.
But otherwise phone is superb. I got 2 days on battery, night usually takes 15%, connected 24/7.
Hi All, why sony now existing with non-removable battery of all their line up phone, How confidence they are with this concept. is it safe for long term usage,if someday we got problem with it then what we have to do.please share your experience,thanks.
Nobi Y, 27 Jul 2013Im mightily confused between Z, ZL, & Note 2. I'm bit worried about problems in Z like ove... moreIf you really do not care about screen and camera, I will suggest you to go for N2. (I own ZL)
Bouvrie, 17 Jul 2013Noted by the remote IR Blaster Infrared capabilities should perhaps be that although Sony clai... moreApparently, the IR issue only affects certain units. When it does, turning the unit in to Sony for a repair is an option.