Did some gaming just now, with the charger plugged in, to see if there was any way to make the battery go down while plugged in.
In most games the battery went 2% up in short time. And no excess heat, warm but not hot, felt quite nice when i put the warmest part of the back to my face.
Then i stepped it up a few notches, with Temple Run 2. This game run amazingly beautiful and smooth on Z, very nice framerate, the depth and detail is many notches above what Note 2 could do. This detailed 3D games in FULL HD requires some serious GPU power. This time i played much longer before checking, and the batery didnt go up, but not down also. Played more and was careful to not take long breaks between runs, hitting the Skip and Run Again buttons as fast as possible. It Still stayed at the same, and in the end the battery went one percent..... up. Heat was now a little more but still comfortable when pressed the back to the face.
I am sure the NOte 2 got hotter when gaming while charging, partylu due to its more powerful 2 amp charger, but the big difference here is that Note 2 would get very hot while playing Hill Climb Racing, and that game doesnt affect the Z much at all. If you have a note 2 or S3 you can enable Power Saving from the quick toggles and try to play H.C.R. and see how stuttering it will be, Exynos chips need to crank up their power to play this game while Snapdragon S4 plays it easily, as it should, considered its a simple 2D game.
Anyway, that guy who had his battery draining must have used a non original charger, or even just a PC USB connection, the charger of Z is very powerful compared to that. Myth busted, both for the overheating and the battery draining.
[deleted post]"AND WHY SHOULD IT !!!"
+1, why. That guy better buy the Caterpillar phone, unfortunately for him he will still manage to break that one as well.
hashem, 04 Apr 2013Yes, but Sony said that this Mobile against scratching and breakage see, for example, the expe... moreLittle pen hammer compared to the mallet they dropped on Z... And Active is a rugged phone.
hashem, 04 Apr 2013Yes, but Sony said that this Mobile against scratching and breakage see, for example, the expe... moreTrue, but in ones day to day life the normall usage a phone will not be stabbed with a knife or slammed with a hammer... You might drop your phone, its proof against day to day use, I am not sure what use it would be if I could slam my phone with a 5 kilo hammer, or stab it !! My concern as a user is ,if I drop my phone or scratch it with my ring or along a normal object it will survive... Thats my concern..
hashem, 04 Apr 2013This Mobile is not an anti-scratch or break the company lie . This Mobile is not Shatter proof... moreYeah like any phone would survive that giant hammer. Try on your own phone and see what happen.
souldroid, 03 Apr 2013xperia z vs s4 vs z10 , which ones the best?? Sony Xperia Z
This Mobile is not an anti-scratch or break the company lie . This Mobile is not Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass
souldroid, 03 Apr 2013xperia z vs s4 vs z10 , which ones the best?? X-Z Awesome
I like this bEauty so muj and want to get this in ma hand.. As i am heavy user can sumbdy can tell me the battery backup? cz if da battry ll be fine dan surely ll go for this...plz reply guys..!!
kkk, 03 Apr 2013Sony is best if u dont like any good user interface or basically live in prehistoric times wid... moreum dude, if you look at one of the youtube videos on test dropping xperia z, they're like indestructible. Go watch it buddy. :P
deep 1974, 03 Apr 2013Yes screen protector company installed thanks, but one issue SONY logo is printed on screen protector, after some time if i change the protector SONY logo to get removed then what, where can i get original protector with SONY logo.
kishanp, 03 Apr 2013Been using xperia z since 1 month..awesome phone...there are two things which r making the mob... moreKishanp! Totally agree you two points raised up… Actually, only two days since I bought this model. Over heating makes me concerned about money I paid for this phone! Seemingly SS-Galaxy has same issue but not frequent. To the extent of my knowledge, “SONY” barley to get into superior market share of MOBILES this year, if they need so they’ve should fix “HEATING” issue otherwise SS will beat it for second role as well!
kishanp, 03 Apr 2013Been using xperia z since 1 month..awesome phone...there are two things which r making the mob... morebeen using this phone for 1 week.. had the very same problem with you...
still.. love is love.. :D gonna use this phone at least 2 years
Sony Xperia Z is the best phone. I think it will beat Samsung Galaxy S4.... Go ahead Sony
Memory RAM: 2GB, Flash memory: Up to 16 GB, Expansion slot: microSD card, up to 32 GB reference: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z/specifications/#tabs
What's app not working on my xz today, anyone else having this big issue