Poorly tested phones. Really no two ways about it.
They hyped up the Arc and Arc S back in the day. While granted that was made completely out of plastic, two week into sales people started reporting cracking above the proximity sensor. Sony never fixed the issue. Sure they extended the warranties but what's the point of replacing the entire housing when the crack returns just a few weeks later? It was not only a design flaw, it was failed follow-up customer support (notably with the fact that all 2011 Xperia devices have been denied the JB update, and given buggy ICS updates with no fixes planned, like the Xperia Play which got stuck with GB).
As an Arc S owner, I will have to say I am not surprised. And I will not be surprised if Sony ditches the Z from it's update program in less than 12 months time (though it should be getting the Key Lime OS at least).
And we all remember when their 2012 flagship, the Xperia S, got released with yellowing screens (though for Sony's benefit they fixed that after a few LCD revisions).
Yeah. While unimpressed with Sony, I'm not surprised. I'll probably end up getting a Japanese-market intended phone (which have been water proof for half a decade), get it unlocked and be happy.
In these days sony is very much notorius about their software, even alot of issues in Xperia P & U. after software update (4.04) camera, bluetooth and alot of other applications stopped working.
maybe sony xperia z is so afraid to dip into the waters, so the phone initiated a self destruct, oh i mean sudden death.
hav had it for a week or more, the battery seems quite decent given the display and it's brightness. The network on the other hand,especially data, keeps going off and on, and sometimes requires the phone to be re-started..
Xperia Z just got Samsunged! LOL.
SIII units affected with the SDS...with the so called fix still got SDSed!
Boo hoo...wait for the new production line of the Zs...the fix wont do you good.
Well I'm using this phone from last 3 weeks. SODs are happening frequently, but the phone is awesome.
well battery looks one issue with the phone rest are running smooth
Could it be a case of rushing the product to the market without a proper field testing?
They might have spend too much time in water.....cause of sudden death. Now they are water resistant paper weights.
poor guyzz have had waited for the beast and the king samsung galaxy s4...
May be.....Part of Samsung strategy. ....but m sure there is nothing like that