this is another great product from Sony. I bought this phone in Mar 2018 for my father and he used it for 4.5 years without any issue. At this time of writing, the phone can still be used for making calls
Coming back to this phone in 2023, I only noticed the AOSP Open Device program for several Sony phones*. It turns out that Sony rolls out Android 10.0 binaries for this phone. If you think about it, Sony can officially roll out a third OS update to this phone. I don't mind this AOSP program thing since I used to flash custom ROMs, but most average consumers don't do that kind of thing.
okay to buy in 2023? second hand/used
spidolbiru, 01 Jul 2022the only thing this phone need is software updateJust root it & install LineageOS or any custom rom for it.
the only thing this phone need is software update
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2020Just borrow my friends xperia xzs to test game. I never see any rubbish like this. Any 80dolla... more80 dollar phone?? try finding a better but 80 dollars. than this. you cant just compare cheap phones to old flagships like this.
how to make conference call in SD-03J model ?
angelia, 01 Feb 2021How is battery backup after upgrading to oreo? Is it overheating?why would it?
this is neither samsung nor apple.
unless google messed up oreo, which we would know about almost 3y later.
Anonymous, 25 May 2021Anyone here facing image enhancements can't be turned on? Why does it happen? I got this ... moreprobably because you're in stamina mode.
it turns it off to save battery.
reboot, and try to activating while plugged in.
Anyone here facing image enhancements can't be turned on? Why does it happen? I got this phone second hand and i didn't know why this happen, it doesn't a big problem but it's strange tho
What we need to do.
I used my phone under salt water( sea) then there is a line in the screen and i turn off, and now i cannot turn on again.
How is battery backup after upgrading to oreo? Is it overheating?
Aung07, 02 Nov 2019Yes, these issues already existed after XZs first released and SONY mobile can't solve that. I... moreI was informed that the heat issue is mainly due to the processor (Qualcomm 820) . The technician explained to me this happened to most of the models that are using the 820 processors. Xz1 has no heating problem and the battery last longer.
Widi, 14 Jul 2020Exactly true,,Mine:
1-Sony Ericsson k770i (cybershot)
2-Sony Ericsson xperia pro (still praying for another sony smartphone with keyboard: blackberry priv's 2nd hand is still pricey)
3-Sony xperia zr (cheap spare parts made me stay with it for 3 years), now with my kids.
Of course there were 3 Nokias (who doesn't?), a Phillips, a Siemens and a Bosch before these, with 2 Asuses and a Huawei in between the Sonys.