One of the major weakness of the device is Battery drain. Number one cause if internet use and second it screen and third is the processor.
So if you are planning to buy this as your primary phone and if you are want browse internet, expect battery life around 4 hours and stand-by time with Stamina mode for about 10-11 hours. This is a shame for a device with 4G capability, but should be the case for all the devices in this price bracket with 4G.
It has quite decent gaming capability, but battery would run out after about 3-4 hours.
And device would heat-up.
It has pretty awesome 2G (GSM) stand-by time, 3 days!
Nearly no battery drain when playing songs.
I use it has my back-up phone and use Note 3 as my primary device.
I hope this would help help you make a good decision to buy to not to buy this device.
Jimmy, 03 Oct 2014how do i upgraded to 4.3 jelly bean version??go to sony update center,choose ur cellphone model,then upgrade it to android 4.3.3
if u have update center app in ur celphone,u can directly upgrade to higher version of android !
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2014how do i upgraded to 4.3 jelly bean version??Check the update center if their is a system update, update that if it's not you have to wait few more days
I have Xperia V I cant do any thing or go into the phone cos of McAfee Antivirus event though I set the password from McAfee thing change Please help I want to use the phone. What must I do Give some crew
I used this phone Xperia V for 10 months. This is amazing phone, such as great camera, screen so clear, and so fast. I hope this phone will upgrade to Kitkat.
its Really amazing phone . i love this phone. i have been using this phone from last month and its really awesome. great camera,UI is super fast,great gaming experience.
I bought this cell phone by amazon 3 days ago. I hope that be as amazing as I believe and as I was watching on youtbe. Sooner o later I will be posting something or my first impression about this purchase.
I have purchased this phone about a year ago. So far works so good with me and even better after upgrading to 4.3 and I have not come across any lags whatsoever. However, the front camera is VGA and really very poor, but I'm not a big selfie girl so that's no issue to me, but the rear one is so good. Also, the battery drains quite quickly but also charges fast. All in all, it's a very good phone with an agreeable screen size. Slightly bigger than the iPhone 5 and smaller than most of the unattractive giant Samsung phones. I do recommend it unless you're a selfie maniac.
SABBO, 16 Sep 2014good phone but it's battery is so poor front camera is so poor too but the battery is removable. Buy another one and take it in your wallet
sam, 18 Sep 2014this phone just heats up, while no apps are running. This is a junk phone. I am dissapointed w... moreIts false, its not hot. It can be hot when you are browsing a long time. For that case you have just to install No-frills CPU and change the proccesosr speed, from 1,5 to 0,7. It wont heat anymore, the speed is much more you will ever need with 0,7
For all of your problem - Just uninstalled anti virus/clean master etc.. your phone problem will gone.. Trust me.. Just see it for yourself..
I have thought about buying this phone that is waterproof wanna know how true it is battery performance and the camera takes such night shots
I am getting mad on this phone after updated to 4.3. Till that time it was superb. now it is getting hang frequently (min 2 times per day), and I need to reinsert the battery to work. it really sucks.....
is anybody else faced this issue and rectified? if yes, please let me know how to repair this. I tried by repair using PC Companion. Still the same problem is repeating..........