Awesome specs but an incredibly fragile phone
The Xperia Z 4G replaced my iPhone 4S, first impressions, awesome! Beautiful 5" display, takes excellent photos, everything runs smoothly, hardly any lag, except sometimes going to camera from the lock screen gives a "camera not available" message. Love the idea of a water-resistant phone, so I won't have to worry about being caught out in the rain, or being thrown in the pool with the phone in the pocket, so water resistance was very high on my list after having already busted 2 iPhones.
The Sony Xperia Z was my choice, as I liked the fact that you can get a cradle for it, so you don't have to continually open the flap for USB charging, so this was the primary reason I chose the Sony over the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.
Unfortunately, the phone is of very poor build quality considering it's price being a high-end smartphone
1. Screen scratches very easily. The phone spends all its days in a leather case (except when it's charging in the cradle), together with my drivers' license, medicare card, a couple of ATM cards and a couple of banknotes. The raised digits from the ATM card started to show scratches on the display after just a few weeks. Not impressed, considering the iPhone 4S it replaced was kept in identical conditions and hardly a scratch to be seen.
2. Screen fractures extremely easy. Phone in leather case spends its time in my suit jacket pocket, one afternoon in the peak-hour rush to get on the train, I was bumped against a post. Nothing unusual, happened countless times with trusty old iPhone, but to my dismay when I went to check messages, there was a crack on the screen originating from a spot just above the silver button, rendering the top-half of the screen useless. My daughter cracked the screen of the iPhone 4 I gave her when I bought the 4S, after dropping it onto concrete without a case. Interesting that the touch-screen still worked to some extent despite the crack. Not so with the Sony, the entire top half of the screen now no longer responds to any finger touch. I presume due to the fact the Sony's so thin (8mm) and with a lack of structural strength, and no flexibility in the screen, it's considerably more fragile than the iPhone which is thicker and has a much stronger casing.
Despite it's impressive specs and beautiful display, this is not a phone I would recommend, as it's not designed to withstand normal everyday use.
hi everyone ,,i planning to upgrade i'm confused between s4 iphone 5 and xperia z. which one should i go with. i currently use s3.
Ahmed 3omar, 07 Jan 2014Guys anyone Help me plz, The 4.3 JB doesn't come yet , so crazy how come people !! , I'm form ... morelol same here i also tried to change the pc co flag to usa but also up to date
ry1125, 07 Jan 2014Please don't buy the Z. Service is a huge problem. The device is a sealed unit and it not repa... moreXperia Z is not a sealed unit! Atleast not like htc one, which is a nightmare to repair.
Is it difficult to repair...maybe, impossible? No.
Aamir-ksa, 07 Jan 2014Guys I am thinking to buy Sony xperia z , guy can we get camera option like xperia Z1 ! I d... morePlease don't buy the Z. Service is a huge problem. The device is a sealed unit and it not repairable. Sony Service is very stubborn to deal with and you'll end up paying all that money for nothing.
Not Water"Proof" and not Water"resistant" for long
Please don't buy this phone for it's water "resistant" properties. They wont work in the long run. My phone washed out in 8 months in spite of taking all precautions. since its a sealed device Sony can't repair it and since the indicators say water damaged Sony won't honor the warranty. I've given up after pulling hair with Sony Service - not what I expected of a $600 device and from a big brand like Sony
Guys I am thinking to buy Sony xperia z ,
guy can we get camera option like xperia Z1 !
I do not care what Sammy fan said about Sony .
Sony is the best
Camera is not so good like my previous phone(se c905), especially in dark places.I was expecting more...
My screen has cracked. Please can anyone advise on where I can fix it in Lagos. Nothing works in the cracked area.
Im in srilanka and my Xperia Z (C6603)still on 4.1.2?
no updates are available
tried both pc companion and by phone
but one of my friend got 4.3 update
any ideas ?
Kusnadi, 05 Jan 2014I'm using sony xperia Z LTE ( C6603 ) in Indonesia. Until now my xperia Z still running 4.1.2 ... moreim in srilanka and i still dont have any update after 4.1.2. and i think this phone also bought from Indonesia.
so what we should do now ?
battery drain fast??really?as for me..battery is good enough..unless u are a u play with your xperia 24/7(got no work do to???)lol..surfing..music..gaming..video..nah..i charge my phone last night..unplugged at 71% at 10.30 pm..now 2 pm..my battery 21%..use it for call,gaming,surfing,taking picture, and etc..i say it again..if u overused your phone..the battery drains quickly laa..2 hours non stop gaming??u dun have a pc?its a phone man..cant stand 1 day for heavy use..even 3310 cant do it..i already updated the phone to 4.3..no problem at all..got new type of camera clicking..smooth..i download the ar effect..work like charm on 4.3..hdr work like charm to..camera is excellent..i phone 5 really lefted behind(try do it with your fren that have iphone)..never regret it..games also good..deer hunter 2014..try compete with iphone 5s boy..huge diff..haha..my fren don talk to me for a few days..haha..talk big with iphone 5..now u fell the rage of xperia..its good..battery good enough..belive me..
Anonymous, 06 Jan 2014Can anyone tell me what are these two holes for in the left of the phone's body? My first thou... moreThe two holes at the left side is the connector for docking charger. Sold separately. CMIIW
Guys anyone Help me plz, The 4.3 JB doesn't come yet , so crazy how come people !! , I'm form Egypt and there is no information about the new update Help me guys , I tried the PC companion and every time (( Ur phone is up to date )) WTH !!
Anonymous, 06 Jan 2014Can anyone tell me what are these two holes for in the left of the phone's body? My first thou... morethey are for charging useing the dock... so you dont have to open up the regular mini usb charging port
hi..for the first time i used the alarm on this phone it did its job with waking me up on time but now i cant turn the silly alarm off now it been going for the last hour and half someone suggsted i take the battery out and put it back as its mal functioning BUT i know silly but i dont know how to open the stupid phone to do that can someone plz help me out TIA Kate