JingXiang Lim, 20 Feb 2014I know the issue of the port~
Please re-read my post~
I was teaching peo... moreThe whole thing is just stupid and shows how little most people know, even this guy you are discussing with here. So i will state the obvious:
THE PORT IS SYMMETRICAL/SQUARE BECAUSE IT SUPPORTS USB-OTG!!
This is normal, USB-OTG adapters have a square plug so they are impossible to insert in phones that doesnt support OTG. Not all manufacturers follow this standard, thats why some OTG cables has a normal connector but Sony and Nokia use the square standard to differentiate OTG plugs from a normal microUSB plug/port. Here is a pic of the Nokia plug for OTG, same as on my own OTG cable, http://www.fersun.com/2471-thickbox_default/genuine-nokia-ca-157-adapter-cable-usb-otg.jpg
And yes, people must, as you said, put the usb male connector the way we always connected them, with the USB SYMBOL FACING UP, its really that simple. Most cables also have the symbol so it can be felt with the finger which way is up, nice for people with vision problems and for all of us when its dark, my old cable that came bundled with Nokia N9 does unfortunately only have a printed symbol so i cant connect it without using the light from the phone display to find the correct orientation when its dark.
Edit: It could look like SOny has stopped following the square standard for USB-OTG, in pictures of Z1 Compact it looks like a standard asymmetrical microUSB port.
xperiazlover, 19 Feb 2014Hi, thanks for your prompt response. It's ok now, if there's no LTE in the location, it is aut... moreGood to hear, now you can test with LTE turned off to see if it can save you some battery. My Z always had good standby time with H/H+ data on, stamina off.
Alej, 19 Feb 2014Question, is H+ the same as 3G? I never experienced the icon 3G yet thanks :) plus LTE for glo... moreI sometimes seen 3G symbol when inside buildings with bad signal coverage. Sometimes i even seen the E symbol (EDGE, which is 2G but faster than GPRS, almost as fast as 3G) but cant remember seeing that in or around Manila, only in far away places like Angeles/Dao area. Was disappointed though, so slow, maybe it is fake and not really EDGE, i have used EDGE abroad and it had satisfying speeds, surfing was good, even youtube could work, not at all like HSPA but many times faster than standard 3g connections i encountered here.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2014nion i guess it's not about the services of either network, but on the settings you did on the... moreMy Xperia Z could easily last a day with data on (H and H+). And i never used stamina mode, never needed it.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2014Try setting it to both. So if LTE is not available, it can use 3G. Thats not how it work, LTE can only be switched on and off, independent from the GSM/3G setting.
Alej, 19 Feb 2014Question, is H+ the same as 3G? I never experienced the icon 3G yet thanks :) plus LTE for glo... moreHi! H+ (signal) is same with 3G (term). But if you're using LTE, signal is LTE and the term is 4G. If you're using a Globe simcard, there's no LTE for Globe prepaid, only in Postpaid. That's why we are using Smart sim since they have LTE for Smart prepaid.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2014Hi Jing,
I don't think that you understand the issue of the micro usb port being symmetrica... moreI know the issue of the port~
Please re-read my post~
I was teaching people how to identify the top and bottom of the MicroUSB Male Head...
Ever since USB port was created~
ALL the cable covers will be labelled with the USB icon to indicate the TOP of the head....
Users just need to confirm that the icon is facing upwards then plug-in~
That will be almost ZERO possibility to damage the port...
I tried myself to do the other way round~
But without brute force you can't plug-in the MicroUSB Male Head...
You can see that the Female Chip Pin is actually lying on the bottom~
With the Icon and the shape you can't be wrong...
How hard can it be?
Alej, 19 Feb 2014Question, is H+ the same as 3G? I never experienced the icon 3G yet thanks :) plus LTE for glo... moreH+ is much faster than 3G.. Way much faster.. You can compare speeds on speedtest's app. It basically means, the service speed available to you if you want to use the net. Usually inner city areas offer H+, and outer areas like in the provinces might only have 3G coverage .
Anomynous, 17 Feb 2014With or without LTE? Battery drain with mobile data on does in part relate to signal quality a... morenion i guess it's not about the services of either network, but on the settings you did on the phone. Regardless of either LTE or 3G, if The mobile data stream is active even when the phone is on idle mode, the battery doesn't last a whole day. Battery life depends on the owners usage of the phone. I medium-heavy user like me (games, surfing, other apps), battery life is less than a day.
anyone can help me regarding my XZ I use pc companion to update my phone 4.1 - 4.3. but now I can reinstall my pc companion it says error.. what happening?
JingXiang Lim, 18 Feb 2014I knew all these problems since this awesome smartphone released~
Me myself never face this p... moreHi Jing,
I don't think that you understand the issue of the micro usb port being symmetrical so that the male micro usb pin can fit either way into the port. If you have a look at every other phone, the micro usb is asymmetrical so that the male micro usb pin can fit in only one way.
Anyway, please have aread through that thread on sony forum so that you understand the issue better:
Anomynous, 19 Feb 2014And i think its the same configuration, if you manually set up LTE then 3G and GPRS should wor... moreQuestion, is H+ the same as 3G? I never experienced the icon 3G yet thanks :) plus LTE for globe is very limited
i have one problem with my xperia z. there is shadow on picture when i use camera with flash. but it is very good clear without flash. how can i solve this problem?
i see a buch of user complaining about the port for charge, actually i have an Xperia tx lt29 an it have the same square port! not with the shape of micro usb.
i already used my xperia a year and a half from now and no problems, or maybe the people who have this problem connect the micro usb to the port with eyes closed.