I brought this phone 3yrs ago.. still it's awesome.. upgraded to Android 5.1 OS..
If you want to upgrade to Android 8.1 you can install custom ROM from XDA.
I m using this phone n its has very nice look and from last 1 year it never hangs, its my best phone in sony n as compared to all Samsung phones.the 3g works good the pre install apps r nice n one thing the touch is awesome no any complaints for performance n battery backup, games r running too easy n smoothly.
Worst Sony product and support in the 3 decades of using their products! Android issues, build issues and now battery issues and phone is only a year old. Par for the course is a one year warranty, sub par service afterwards. Tech support at Sony useless, rude ... just not what it used to be with great service throuh 80s and 90s with TVs and cameras. Zero help from carrier and left with a contract upgrade or couple hundred to ship the ZL to a depot for a battery job. Superphone to brick in 13 months.
Am leaving carrier after 20 years and will never let anyone within my sphere of influence buy another Sony product again. Too bad my carrier never had the Z, they and Sony would have easily upsold me and would still have a customer. Korea here I come.
2nd time in service centre..and the service centre had 4 ZL customers already awaiting xD...Worst phone ever used...Earpiece and microphone stoped working
AnonD-234353, 17 Feb 2014Pl help me to choose from grand2 / ZR / ZLZl is great.... Phone... All of theM
Dodo, 21 Apr 2014Sony xperia ZL OTG Support or not ?Yes dude it supports everythings..... Great phone
tetra, 11 Aug 2013Does anyone know how to fix the audio bug? My ZL suddenly go silent, no ringtone, notification... moreAfter any firmware update, you will usually need to do factory reset to enable normal functioning of the device.
Correct me if Im wrong thanks.
The camera part of this review needs to be updated. It's misleading. The very first update for Xperia ZL, which came after a month after its release had the camera issue fixed.
I even compared its photos against my iPhone 5 and Xperia ZL takes better pictures!
Does anyone know how to fix the audio bug? My ZL suddenly go silent, no ringtone, notifications, even the walkman apps didn't work..
Already updated the firmware, my bought the Xperia last month..
Please, Can I make video call on xperia ZL? Apart from using application such as Skype and others.....I mean on 3g network!