The Xperia XZ camera video stabilization is good, but it heats up easily when recording and stops recording automatically and disables camera. Wifi connectivity and sim card signal is relatively weak, thus disconnecting itself from server easily from time to time which gets annoying. I encountered problems of the phone restarting itself repeatedly until the battery died after approximately one year of usage. significant lagging also appears after 1 year of usage. All these are issues i encountered after about 1 year of usage, hence personally I think this phone is not really worth buying for the long term. I have factory resetted my phone and also software repaired it but automatic shut down and restart of phone problem still exists. Not sure if mine is a defective good, but i doubt so as it served well during the first year of usage
i recommend u to don't buy this phone. because can't make video around 5 minutes. it say temperature is rising and closing camera . and sometimes can't open camera around 1 minutes
if ask sony they this is because of safety . stupid safty
amrpp, 06 Jun 2018Hello, I saw your posts in many Sony phone opinion threads. I want to ask you which one overhe... moreI wouldn't say that the XPERIA Z5 overheats more, but instead it heats up more than the XPERIA XZ, because my XPERIA Z5 and XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM got updated to ANDROID 7.1.1 a long time ago, which have reduced the overheating issue caused by the notorious overheater SNAPDRAGON 810 by a lot. It heats up more, but no longer overheats like last time when I first unboxed it with ANDROID LOLLIPOP. Lol, I actually also use that method sometimes to cool down my smartphone when it is warm, but it won't help when I pick it up from my floor, because it will turn back to normal after a while, so doing it won't help much. The XPERIA XZ isn't covered fully with aluminum, though. Only the back is covered with ALKALEIDO (Which is just aluminum, but with added chemicals to make it shine more), whereas the side frame left right top bottom is made out of polycarbonate (Which is plastic). I actually wouldn't mind having polycarbonate for the frame really, when my XPERIA XZ heats up I wouldn't feel that much heat on the sides of it as compared to the back, but the downsides of it is that the polycarbonate side frame isn't smooth to touch. The left and right of the side frame feels a little rough and "sticky" in that sense, but I'm glad the top and bottom of the side frame feels smooth even though I sense the obvious presence of polycarbonate, so yeah, if u aren't that picky u wouldn't have any problems with the design. It won't be as hot as XPERIA Z5, that is guaranteed and expected. But, wouldn't it be a little better if u were to buy the XPERIA XZs instead? It have the same design as the XPERIA XZ, I mean, when I put my XPERIA XZ and XPERIA XZs beside each other, it is unnoticeable. Other than the slight colour difference of the more matte black of the XPERIA XZs and the camera bump (Which looks way more beautiful in my own opinion), there is no differences in terms of design. The upgrades of it are the 1 more GB of RAM, and Sony's newest custom camera sensor still, for their own smartphones, the IMX400 19MP Motion Eye camera sensor, which have noticeably better low-light performance as compared to the older one. It heats up the same or even lesser than the XPERIA XZ in my own usage even if both are using the same chipset. If the price is okay for u, u are better off getting the XPERIA XZs
xXENDER FREAKXx, 19 May 2018Definitely a defect unit, with problems with the CPU and thermal coolingHello, I saw your posts in many Sony phone opinion threads. I want to ask you which one overheats more, XZ or Z5? My friend have a Z5 and she says it overheats pretty often but she only has to put it on the ceramic floor to cool it down lol. I'm interested to get an XZ but its body is fully made of aluminium? Does it make the XZ hotter than Z5 when it overheats? Thanks a lot!!
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2018After using for almost 2year, the system starts to lag. System starts to lag and sometime auto... moreu must active at least once/week to clean junk file,clean dalvik cache,and always backup ur system also keep ur device from overheat so much that will help device can much longer to healthy for long time
has everyone know how to update oreo to sony xperia xz docomo version thank you
After using for almost 2year, the system starts to lag. System starts to lag and sometime auto shut down at 40% and below. Battery drain super fast, normal usage 2-3hr left with 40% of the battery life. Overheat issue and will cause camera to shut down. Too much problem thus not recommend.
Have this phone for one year. Heat-problems aside the phone runs super-fast and smoothly. The camera is pretty mediocre for a flagship but still gets the work done!
I want to buy this phone but I decline. Too many issues and I rather choose xz premium or the s8 which is better value for money.
Best of luck for those of already purchase this phone.
Overheat very quickly do not support multitasking, avoid buying this !
Maruwus, 25 May 2018I have one problem with the device. My power button doesn't really work. Sometimes a have to p... moreyou can use tap to wake and tap to sleep option if u want to avoid using power button. As for the long press issue , i'd suggest u better get the button repaired
I have one problem with the device. My power button doesn't really work. Sometimes a have to press it 5 times to turn the screen on. Also the long click doesnt work for example when i want to do a screenshot or turn off my phone. Any help?
Xperia doesn't support what it claims, Customer care support has been stalling me for 5-6 months stating their product team is working on the issue, solution to which which they have yet not provided
Sinesh , 07 May 2018Yeah... Thank you. I have made the mistake. Enjoying 3hours battery life from a flagship. ... moreMy xperia xz 6-7 screen on time, youtube 2 hour usage. Do fresh flashing or reset ur smartphone,. Or maybe ur got defect unit. Sad
xXENDER FREAKXx, 06 May 2018Actually I wouldn't recommend the XPERIA X PERFORMANCE too for 2018 game titles. I have the XP... moreXperia x performance can play all game on higest setting except PUBG(not optimization).Because xperia x performance has (Dual huge heat pipe) to prevent overheating.
Xperia xz = after 4-5 minutes, game became lag becuse overheat(no heat pipe) . Cpu run down from (1.8ghz to 800mhz)4core. makes all game lag,. Even oldest 2014 game. Like mobile lagend, game lag even on lowest setting.
Even my old xiaomi redmi note 3, snapdragon 650 outperform xperia xz. If only sony did fix temperature limit 55°c to 75°, issue might get solved.
Snapdragon 820 can play pubg and all 2018 gaming on higest setting. Watch xiaomi snapdrgon 820 playing pubg high setting stable 30 fps. (custom rom) ===> https://youtu.be/iNSGfCN3q4k
paco2x, 06 May 2018Hm i had the Xperia XZ... an OK phone but i had a severe battery drain, the phone last barely ... moreYeah... Thank you.
I have made the mistake.
Enjoying 3hours battery life from a flagship.
I Went after its design. Should have waited for your opinion.
Sinesh, 04 May 2018Is this okay for normal use and clicking pics. I am an iPhone 6s user but would like to have ... moreHm i had the Xperia XZ... an OK phone but i had a severe battery drain, the phone last barely 3.5h sot sometimes even less than 3h. I just sold it, i could not stand that mediocre battery life.
AnonD-748596, 01 May 2018Yeah i recommended xperia x performance over this xperia xz on gaming,. Xz has throttled so mu... moreActually I wouldn't recommend the XPERIA X PERFORMANCE too for 2018 game titles. I have the XPERIA Z1, XPERIA Z2, XPERIA Z3, XPERIA Z5, XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM, XPERIA X, XPERIA X PERFORMANCE, XPERIA XZ, XPERIA XZ PREMIUM, XPERIA XZ1, XPERIA XZ2, basically almost all the Z and X series flagships because I haven't bought the XPERIA XZ2 PREMIUM, and the ones that can still run well for 2018 game titles is the XPERIA XZ PREMIUM, XPERIA XZ1, and the best one as of now the XPERIA XZ2. In the end, we shouldn't blame on brands why is it laggy for this that game, because games follow the pace of how fast chipsets are improving. Games demand more now, but I didn't mean that SNAPDRAGON 820 smartphones aren't recommended for playing games anymore, actually they are still performing well on games like NFS NO LIMITS, MC 5, MCVS, also ROS too, but for 2018 game titles those games require more chipset power and also a much faster storage type which is UFS 2.1 now to render faster to maintain the excellent performance of current chipsets, it is a little hard for 2016 high-end flagships to play 2018 game titles, and also the fact that SNAPDRAGON 820 still suffers from overheating after playing a few minutes but it isn't as bad as SNAPDRAGON 810, so yeah...