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.
AnonD-112538, 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
faiza afroz, 29 May 2013can i use blacklist on this phone? if yes, thn how? somebuddy plz helpuse some third party app from play Store like True Caller or Mr Number
can i use blacklist on this phone? if yes, thn how? somebuddy plz help
It's a great phone though. I've used it almost 2 months with no problem at all ( no lag at all :3 ) . I'll recommend this phone over GS4/iP5 if you didn't have much money and you need Squeeze every bits of it's performance.The only difference between GS4 is it's processor.
i having hard time choosing xZL and note2. got opinions from friends and all of them suggested note2. however i choosed xZL eventually because of portability. IT just QUALITY enough. why sony never made good advertisement like sxxsxng. IT JUST QUALITY ENOUGH. it doesnt produce oversaturated colour like sxxsxng, however we cn always adjust the hue and saturation of screen. keyboard can b customised which i really happy with. has android beam. speaker not good enough though the earphone is really best. camera is more than good enough for a phone. however, it still the personal's choice to choose. mine is: JUST BUY THIS AND U WILL DEFINITELY NO REGRET :>
Swati, 26 May 2013plz sumone help me...have this phn since a mnth now but everytime i get a song via bluetooth..... moreSee some songs have embedded album art in them so they show their embedded album art in walkman app replacing the default album art nothing to worry about that. but if u want to remove them edit track info and delete tha album art and your default album art will be displayed...
uNVD, 27 May 2013Currently using Incredible S. A good handset, only one flaw. Actually It's common to many HTC ... moreDont worry, close your eyes and buy this phone! It shows on screen if the other user is on call wait :)
I have this phone for almost a week now n i really really loving this phone ! Everything is perfect ! The battery is quiet good idk why others saying it have poor battery. Browsing, facebook n twitter, gaming, calls and texting, wifi on all day cz im using wechat most of the time and i only charge once a day. So satisfied with this phone! Worth the money !
Currently using Incredible S. A good handset, only one flaw. Actually It's common to many HTC handsets. It doesn't show outgoing call waiting notification. I mean when I call someone who (had already activated call waiting notification) is on an active call, the display doesn't show call waiting notification. Dudes, please notice I'm not talking about incoming call waiting notification.
I have googled and found that handsets from some other manufacturers e.g. Sony, Samsung etc show this notification. This notification is too important for me. I find it awkward to call someone repeatedly when he is already in an active call.
Does Xperia ZL approach in the same way? Hope to get a feedback from any user.
Anonymous, 24 May 2013mmm, this is a hard question, at first i was going to answer with your my opinion in a very su... moreThanks for caring and replying without any bias. I always had the feeling that xloud damage pureness or quality.
But let me know when xloud is off does the loudness is sufficient loud or inferior to s3 or xperia sl.
I choosed those 2 bcz they may have good sound quality and loud enough
plz sumone help me...have this phn since a mnth now but everytime i get a song via bluetooth...it automatically comes in my walkman app with a photograph in my album as song's cover pic....
not the dafault album cover..
dont noe why is this happening..plz sugeest sumthng..
ok i been with this phone about a week, and today something funny just happened, the led notification went weird, it didnt go green, not on the album, not on the charge till 100%, not on the walkman app, nowhere, i made a factory reset, and nothing, reinstalled stock software and nothing, searched the web, and found post about led issues with the Z, but their issue was that the led would not light at all and such, some ZL users even had this Z led light issue; but not mine, i left the phone charging and then... suddenly.. the green light appeared before me i have no idea what just happened to me, i have a 1 year warranty, so i wont take the phone to service just yet, since (this happening aside) its working like a charm, i even tested it on Bravia TVs and NFC devices, and i encourage everyone to try those functions. please if someone else had this issue, please-please-please post it, thank you
Its abt 2 weeks since im using this phone nd the only thing that sucks is dis phone is very poor battery life.. It drains so quickly u hav to find d charger aftr every 2 to 3 hours..very poor experience. Please take ur charger nywhere u go..
User interface is okok but not d best like what u hav got in samsung.. But it works.. No problm..
Easy to handle with good grip
Very bright screen
Dedicated camera shutter button.. Which i like d most
Vvv poor battery
Heats very quickly on chargin nd using
7 out of 10
Pls tell me
which phone is the best without any issues and problems
Xperia-zl or xperia-z
Anonymous, 23 May 2013mm i saw a post on XDA that the C6503 gives people faster connections, if you can "unbran... morealready fix the issue on my ZL after re upgrading to 10.1.1.A.1.253, first I backup all internal storage content, then re update the firmware using Sony Update Service, then restore the backup using Sony PC Companion. Now I'm happy with my ZL performance, I was now able to connect to LTE signal, battery performance improved, camera performance improved, less heat while playing games (NFS, Ashphalt7, ModernCombat)