SONY XPERIA Z
I pre-registered to Sony XPeria Z in February prior to its arrival to the market on 28 February.
I have been duped in, I understood soon after having my hands on the handset that it was a deception, marketing trick I fell for.
In the very first week, handset stopped working, all function tools froze, especially when I am on the phone call function buttons mutes, I could not END the call even when I removed Sim Card (unlike iPhones this phone turns itself off/on when removed/insert the simcard) the call still goes on for another 2-3 minutes then turn itself off. In other words to make a 10 SECOND its about 4-5 minutes procedure that I had to follow.
Other issues I had to faced I could list down as follows,
• Internet service did not work (tried with the guidance from technician from Vodafone all possible reasons – did not work)
• Battery would drained too quick in several hours (also used in stamina mode)
• Camera quality to poor
• Sound quality was poor too.
Some of the factors I may be comparing with the quality of Samsung Galaxy S series and iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 as I used them for long time.
After chasing up a long replacement procedure it took me about THREE WEEKS to get a new one to replace: I was advised to updated on two occasions, then been accused of using a Sim Card not compatible of with the handset 3G/4G service, later handset wasn’t in stock for a while, then handset was sent to wrong address, etc, eventually I received a re-condition handset in different colour than what my initial choice (was black, but now white).
My operator Vodafone was consistently blaming handling procedures of SONY. Unless they receive the handset tested and if the engineer agrees for a replacement then they replace it (and this procedure would last 28 days).
I possed a Question to Vodafone: What would you want me to the within those 28 days while I am waiting for my handset to be tested? Answer was an apology, they were only following Sony’ Guidelines…..
In the mean time I tried enormous afford to express my shocks and dissatisfaction of his product; there no way to get in touch with SONY – horrible customer service – I wander how they still survive in the market, probably – as being an old Sony brand lover can guess- they are using up their established brand name (when there was not much alternatives).
I have sent numerous emails, letters addressing number of different levels of Sony Corporation in the UK, Europe, and even in Japan. In response to my tens of emails sent to Sony I only receive a ‘no-reply’ generic/templates email responds stating someone will contact me soon, AND since then I have being waiting for someone from Sony to contact me regarding the issue. (it’s been nearly two months now – I guess they are still investigating whether worth to deal with the inquiry….)
I have also tried to contact SONY on the phone, managed to get through to PAUL. I explained the situation, I received an apology. I complained about the repairing procedures, they reminded me of I am entered into a sales contract with Sony meaning that I accept companies policy and handling procedures too, so does not give me to have my say.
Any way back to my new replacement Sony Xperia Z, (changed from black to white one now).
When I am on internet a 100% full battery last about an hour (no way near around 10 hours as stated) and talk time is about only several hours (2G: less than 4hrs etc, haven’t tried 3G or 4G).
Obviously the problem still lies there But I gave up, waiting for my 12 month short-term contract to end,
D O NOT EVER-NEVER BUY SONY BRAND AGAIN…. (Especially Mobile Phones – because it is clear that they can’t make good phones, and they should leave this industry and go back to what they were good at)
Sony is late but kickass as before. It is known for its extensive research and perfection in designing and manufacturing its products. The Xperia Z is a masterpiece and is has a lot in its inventory to offer. Can't wait to get hands on this machine and install One browser to it. Its an amazing browser and works best on android. It comes with a download manager which helps you to resume downloads even if you receive a call while downloading. To sum up an amazing phone and my next purchase. :)
Obvious troll is obvious.. I bet you never ever touch a Xperia Z!
JingXiang Lim, 08 May 2013Another troll indeed~ You are from Malaysia right? (I'm Malaysian too) http://www.soyacincau... moreguy, calm down but i just say the true, i don know why its will "hang" (or mby he open much games cause the ram full?i don know, that not my phone zzz) >____< and i mean rm2300+- is price near rm2300 ya the price i write is wrong,my fault,i just want to say about the "hang" (he using go launcher as home)
Fernando Doha, 07 May 2013Display quality sucks, it says waterproof but I just did a small test now the speaker isn't wo... moreI agree the display quality is not good at all. I did compare the Xperia Z to my Note, my friend GS3 but was very disappointed still the build quality amazed me
JingXiang Lim, 08 May 2013Another troll indeed~ You are from Malaysia right? (I'm Malaysian too) http://www.soyacincau... moreYes , what you said is right. I just got the phone like yesterday. I bought it for RM 2199 at the Sony Centre. I downloaded games with high graphics but no lag. There's no price like RM2300 or Above. That's probably a troll
1314520, 08 May 2013with 2gb ram, s4 pro chipset, it get lag LoL, yesterday i saw my friend(he use xperia z) , he ... moreAnother troll indeed~
You are from Malaysia right? (I'm Malaysian too)
SONY Xperia Z is only RM2199.00/= since release in Malaysia~
Now the price dropped a little...
You can't even put the price right~
Who will believe you?
I was using it since a month a ago~
Installed and played "Ant Smasher" too...
Smooth like butter~
Never experience any lag since I got the smartphone...=]
I'm using this Xperia Z for 3weeks now. Its a great phone.. Awesome design, nice sharp screen and natural colors.. excellent speed and the device is very light comfortable to hold.. i think the downside is the small speakers i think because its water proof.. also the heating problem of the phone its not really a problem because all smartphones today gets heated up especially when playing HD games.. all in all great phone
with 2gb ram, s4 pro chipset, it get lag LoL, yesterday i saw my friend(he use xperia z) , he open the "ant smace(games which hit the ant) and the phone hang for atleast 2minutes ... it sell RM 2300+- in my country, in this price i can buy a better phone like htc one, s4( and also optimus g and g pro, but this two not available in malaysia)
I want to buy a smartphone..i can afford till 25k. sum1 plz suggest which 1 shud i go for? EXperia, S3, lumia 920 or mere micromaz canvas 2 wud work. plz help..m nt so tech savvy
This phone is amazing, I've had it for more than a few weeks now, the display is beautiful and crisp. the camera is perfect, a note about the waterproof rating, if you submerge the phone under water the speaker will cease to work until dried (hairdryer or a game that heats the phone up works) the sound quality is beautiful on headphones/AUX port. The screen is responsive, have no scratches so far, it responds to many apps at once and multitasking, with the 2GB of ram and quad core proccessor it's a breeze. And battery life is good without stamina mode its an easy 20 hours on one charge (unless you have retarded wakelocks) with stamina mode achieving 2 days on one charge ended 49 hours with 3%. Using Deepsleep battery saver pro and antutu cpu control its an easy 4 days battery life, or one day with heavy use. Seeing as the average user doesn't know about wakelocks they'll probably average 10 hours.
Running Custom kernel (DoomKernel) and undervolting achieves 5 days no use and 2 of heavy...
I'm running custom rom custom kernel custom recovery and no issues so far.
please anyone..which 1 should i buy galaxy note 2 or xperia z...can someone tell me which 1 is da best
Which one should i pick xperia Z or xperia ZL?
Which ine have better performance Z or ZL?
Display quality sucks, it says waterproof but I just did a small test now the speaker isn't working.... Wast of money
I have to say it Sony did a good job with the Xperia Z even if it's doesn't Wow me but the build quality and the design seem to win my attention. Although the real beat upcoming from Sony just show up with the following name Sony Honami i1 a real beast.
Here, I'm interested to see who will win between the Honami, the Galaxy Note 3 and the Moto X phone.
Ady, 07 May 2013Guys, I've tried this phone, so far so good, performance is awesome with 2GB ram, theres sever... moreThe LED light works just fine but not in Stamina Mode! The LED light shows different colour lights for different notifications but won't work in stamina mode for obvious reasons. Turn off stamina mode and Boom.....you've got LED notification!