I've had my ZL for almost three months and it died. Dead as a door nail. I left it on the charger and in the morning it was dead. No charging light and response to hard starts, attempts to update software and different charges. I've had sony phones for the last 7 years and have not had one die on me. This is a first and this is a first dealing with Sony support. MY GOD, SONY SUPPORT SUCKS! RUDE JERKS! I told them I wanted my phone fixed, replaced or refund. The women scoffed and said you ain't getting a refund. I paid 800 bucks for this brick and they scoff. To ad insult to injury they are making me pay to ship it to them to fix! I love sony gadgets but hate there customer service.
have ny1 ever experienced any hang or freeze of phone.??????
since it has non user removable battery what will I do if my phone hangs or it freezes.????
I read somewhere dat it does not hard reset if we press n hold power button.
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2013u r wrongCheck for the User Opinions for GS4, BB Z10 and other similar devices and find out there... If this device is bad, then the others were the worst...
PK, 02 Jun 2013I am planning to buy a phone. But, I am confused between - 1) Note 2 2) Xperia ZL 3) HTC O... moreGo for note 2 great mobile I am using after my s2 .you never think other until note 3 release
Most of the users complaining about ZL battery sony should think about it
sahil, 22 May 2013zl is best phone in the world. And s4 does not stand with it.u r wrong
vk, 02 Jun 2013hey guys..hav u tested this phones gaming performance...??? i am interested in buying tes phon... morei don't phone game much, i am more into emulators than any games, in this respect, this phone shines;
even with the underground dreamcast emulator this phone stands, i really love playing final fantasy IX, i can play for about 40 minutes and the battery barely drains a 10 %, so for emulators the phone is good, quite good indeed
hey guys..hav u tested this phones gaming performance...??? i am interested in buying tes phone as its all including gaming (gpu) specs is really gud...plz tell me dus it lag during high end games??? wich games u hav installed on xperia zl..?? dus it lag during playing high end games n wich r te high end games tat u hav installed...??till wich size it supports gaming files?? please guys help me out...thanx in advance..
sravan, 26 May 2013Pls tell me which phone is the best without any issues and problems Xperia-zl or xperia-zGo to XL
I am planning to buy a phone.
But, I am confused between -
1) Note 2
2) Xperia ZL
3) HTC One X plus
please advise me.
first of all, sony do make quality pieces. but when it comes to cellphone they just dont know how to make it right. i can barely here people talking to me on handset outside, and the mobile signal comes and goes as if im in some remote area that is not really covered by my carrier. sometimes i have to dial the same no. 3 times to make it through.
can't complain about the camera and the speaker, best i can find. and the battery is good enough for regular uses. i hold my opinion as im not an expert but to me it's kinda over bright, bit flashy. i dont care about the processor as long as it does what i want it to do as i expected. zl do well on that.
default apps are indeed garbage, especially the PSM app only makes u burn more cash rather than interact with ur playstations. sony put in a lot shit that u can play with other sony androids and sony apps/games, in a word, just hoping u burn more cash there. well not me.
you are doing well sony.
you made a good phone- xperia zl, but the battery drains too much, even after a recent system update. the worth of a phone lies in its functions based on a good battery strenth. other competitors are doing well in building strong batts. what is the essence of having a good phone and it cannot even last a whole in my biz transactions? why? please, please sony xperia do fix this issue now.
A week with ZL, the fact:
+ Best compact 5" phone with 1080p screen
+ 2013 spec(quad core+adreno 320)
+ Fast card reader(15MBps)
+ (almost)Bloatware free
+ Nice default app drawer
- No support for file size more than 4gb file
- Weak wifi signal
- Weak speaker
- DUMB default software(cannot easy copy and paste in dialer, no 1touch for screen rotation-flashlight-blah, default video/picture-galery confusing and cannot sort thing right, camera software can take picture erraticly, and the rant can go on)...thanks GOD it android so we can have 3rd parties support
- Shadowed by fear of "black spot in camera"
I was using zl from last 45days and it was working butter smooth.... but few days back microphone of zl was not working properly.. During call other party was not able to hear me.. Then I went to service center and they said it's fault of zl and I will get new zl... Within 2days I got new seal packed zl... I am so happy and I got my compact beast back.. I am satisfied with the service of Sony... I am from Lucknow(India).. Now no issue with my zl..:-)
I will give 10/10 to Sony for their quick and best serviceB-):-)
So i guess i should share my 2 cents about this device since i have been using it for almost 2 months now, here goes:
I bought the device mainly because it was the only multi band world phone available at the time and i was able to get it for $499 so i took the plunge, coming from a long line of nokia products it was either start using the lumia series with windows 8 or android, i philosophically disagree with apple so i don't use their products.
Setup was a breeze, voice quality is phenomenal on At&T's network i am in the chicago land area and pretty much travel around the wisconsin, illinois, indiana michigan area, bottom of lake michigan.
Battery life was better than the s3 and iphone5 with initial software until i got the upgrade. with inital software i was able to run on one charge for no less than 2days with the stamina mode on and mobile data constantly running. Now i find myself needing a charge virtually every 26-30hrs.
turn off the bravia engine, it really makes the screen look more natural, i use only the equalizer in walkman app and the sound is simply amazing with the sts premium sound system, plus i love the sensme channels.
The camera isn't great for pictures you wanna enlarge or use as wallpaper on big screens but it takes good shots of documents in well lit hotel rooms; i use it as a scanner and convert the images to pdf for work.
i find myself constantly looking for the right way to put the phone to my ear when i'm on the phone its just a futile struggle.
S.R.S, 26 May 2013Its abt 2 weeks since im using this phone nd the only thing that sucks is dis phone is very po... moremy battery goes from 100 to 90 % watching a 1080p, DTS movie for 16 minutes and 05 seconds, which means that it will drain to 0% in about 160 minutes and 50 seconds (about 2.66 hours), did this on the maximum brightness (adapt to lighting conditions OFF) and with the bravia engine ON, audio on the mx player up to 30+ which is the max audio level, it was connected to normal cellular network (no data);
From 89% to 79% on 19 minutes and 20 seconds using waze (data connection and GPS ON), same screen settings, which means it would go down to 0% from 100 in about 193 minutes and 20 seconds (about 3 hours 13 minutes and 20 seconds), on this particular scenario
i think is an average time, but not very good, i have no idea how GSM arena really does the battery test, but i always get lower times, however, if i leave my phones on standby the battery last longer than what they say, so i really don't know how their procedure really is.
also keep in mind that you usually leave the "adapt to lighting conditions" ON so the screen will go dark when is night or in dark environments and bright under the sun and this will improve your battery life.
on a side note, when one uses waze (gps, data and screen on) for more than 30 mins the phone will go hot, is not intolerable but is warm so i would advice you to take precaution on summer, the phone is good but do treat it with care, this doesn't happen when viewing HD videos, it takes longer to get warm.
FYI: i am the one with the LED issue, my notification LED wont turn green, not on the album, not while charging, nowhere, when someone calls me the LED lights blue, and on missing calls it Lights "purple", it does light red when the battery is low(less than 5%), but no green, i been thinking on taking it to repair or something, everything else on this phone actually works very well so i am confused, please reply if you think my battery is bad or whatever, it will be very welcome