Don't judge the phone by the looks. If you looking for a cheap phone for casual gaming like Honkai Impact 3, Girls Frontline, Arknights, this phone might suit you well. Why? 1st it has decent SoC for light to medium gaming, but NOT for heavy gaming (i.e PUBG, CODM, or any games that load a massive amount of datas).
I already tested playing HI3 (SEA, CN, JP) on XZ docomo, and it can runs for over 5 hours from 100%. More than enough to login and do daily task for gaming.
And also, tips if you bought/got the docomo version of XZ, don't worry, you can debloat all that docomo stuff. Just google "how to debloat docomo application on sony xperia", and one last thing that you should not skip, you MUST install greenify, pro version (donation ver) is preffered.
And once you gone though all of that, congratz, your phone is now only need 2 times for charging for 1 day. Thanks me later
Thing that always got me with this phone was how inconsistent the battery life was depending on which update you had. The battery would be fine for me for a month or two, and then I'd update it and it would be bad for a month or two. Really annoying. I liked it though and miss it, it died because the screen just came unstuck.
The only thing i liked about the XZ was the form factor... nice to hold in hand, good size balance and not that slippery like modern smartphones... but the rest of the phone, i was not impressed at all, specially the atrocious battery life.
Klaus, 10 Dec 2019One of the worst if not the first of the worst of Sony xperia.3gb ram and the fon is extremely... moreWell you are posting this on 2019 so, yes, some of your points are true but not all. 3GB of ram is very little for today's phones and it shows in this one... My battery life is also degraded after 3 years of use and pubg gaming but it is still manageable.
What it is truly remarkable about this device at least in my personal experience is the resilience to drops. I carry mine naked after the first year and while I try to be careful with it, it has taken several drops to hard floor, including a drop of about 1.5mts and the glass is still in one piece. My previous Xperia (Z3 Compact) was so brittle that I almost gave up on the brand...
Either way i am still holding on to this phone until a proper upgrade is in order...
One of the worst if not the first of the worst of Sony xperia.3gb ram and the fon is extremely slow.. It freezes at least once every hour and the least said about the battery the better. I charge this new phone twice a day even though I don't use apps but just calling. Never again will I buy, recommend or even accept this phone as a gift..
Eldamri, 12 Nov 2019Hi Guys, I need to replace my z5 compact and I can get this XZ for a very cheap price. My conc... moreYes the battery life is pretty low, even worst in Oreo, it was an ok phone, but the poor battery life ultimately that was the reason i sold it.
Eldamri, 12 Nov 2019Hi Guys, I need to replace my z5 compact and I can get this XZ for a very cheap price. My conc... moreHey! From Xperience I can say that the battery life on this phone is quite good, and definitely usable as a daily phone!
Hi Guys, I need to replace my z5 compact and I can get this XZ for a very cheap price. My concern is battery life. Is it really that bad? I don't play mobile games. How's the Screen on time on this mobile? Thanks!
It's been a while since i kept this in the drawer as backup device. Switched ON and got notification on latest Oreo update 41.3.B.2.2. So far so good. Seems like better than previous build. Well done Sony. 2019 and it's still kicking!
can u post source on 1tb extrnal capacity i checked the sony website and it only says 128 i think or 256
Warning, dont upgrade to oreo, stay on nought, oreo make your xz lagy, hot and battery drain fast, you still can play game smoth on marshmallow or nought, on oreo u cant play game smoth
Jill, 03 Oct 2019How about the camera and battery life ? It is worth if i buy this phone on 2019 ?Yes i do
Jill, 03 Oct 2019How about the camera and battery life ? It is worth if i buy this phone on 2019 ?Yes of course.. You can smoothly play pubg, call if duty etc, with well performance battery life.
Camera is outstanding and classical even in low light. Video Quality is as good as now a days phones provide.
You can buy this phone in 2019 without any hassle
Jill, 03 Oct 2019How about the camera and battery life ? It is worth if i buy this phone on 2019 ?I bough the phone
it is good
good battery life and great camera
nice screen ....
It gets hot durring a long use