If you don't wants to suffer in your life don't ever buy this shit, recently i spend 600USD to bought xperia ZL and till today I can not fix sudden death, i lost all my contacts even sony many things, Sony is sucks ready, better buy used Galaxy S4,
Hey guys can anyone tell me about the battery life of ZL? Many people highlight its battery life as a serious drawback. So please tell me about it. Thank you.
Hey guys can anyone tell me about the battery life life of ZL? Many people is objecting about its battery life. So please help. Thank you.
sid, 30 Jan 2014Hey Guys Genuine Advice needed, I have to buy a smartphone and maximum 25,000 is my budget,thi... moreBought my ZL in October 2013, a great phone to have and mine is still working fine.
As for sudden death issues, I think it mostly occurs to users in South and North America?
I think you're from India?
If that's the case, asian ZL users should not be a big problem and it's pretty safe to buy it.
My two cents worth. Cheers.
Hey Guys Genuine Advice needed, I have to buy a smartphone and maximum 25,000 is my budget,this phone fits in my specifications perfectly. BUt i had heard a lot about sudden death,heating problems ,battery problem. Guys Please help me Since this will be my FIRST SMARTPHONE ,and i don't want to waste money as i cannot afford it again,
I know all devices have some heating problem,, but tell me is it overall good phone,, as i am a gamer i play around 3-4 hrs a day games will this mobile last for mininum 2yrs.it is ok to charge phone on daily basis from my side,, Please Help me out,,,,
Benjamin , 29 Jan 2014Your comment and is very subjective. HTC and Huawei are both Chinese brands, and yet they ... moreMy apologies if it hurts you ! I use it just to compare quality of Sony Xperia Zl and Quality of cheap Chinese phones . Perhaps China phones like any other Made in China brands never show it's good face in quality (sorry no offense ) . Maybe now the way of thinking is changing. For example me i would never buy anything with brand Lenovo,Huawei or ZTE , need time to pass to start trusting this brands or any other ones (gsmarena has 15 brands here in phone columns) as I said it's my humble opinion ! P.S. as far as I know HTC is Taiwan brand but quality is different I personally had HTC Incredible S and Sensation XE , + I had ASUS tablet and quality is very good no complaints at all
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2014Yeah well said ! Everything can break down nothing is perfect , Samsung is overheating, Apple ... moreYour comment and is very subjective.
HTC and Huawei are both Chinese brands, and yet they do produce good quality phones.
So using $20 cheap Chinese phone in your context is very inappropriate.
Are you even aware that various Chinese phone makers are releasing pretty good phones with with decent specs and price point?
Are you so sure that Chinese phone makers only produce cheap phones?
Despite Apple Samsung and Sony being the well known and powerhouse if current phone market, you can tell from the recent CES that various Chinese brands are stepping up their game and have a foot in the current phone market.
So don't use cheap Chinese $20 phone in your opinion in the future.
whenever i transfer songs from someother device to my XZL it doesnt get added to the walkman. any solutions for this??
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2014every device has issues, some ps4 have had issues, some ps3 did had issues, some ps2 did too a... moreYeah well said ! Everything can break down nothing is perfect , Samsung is overheating, Apple iphone 5s has battery issues , some of HTC has network issues nothing is perfect ! But percentage of this particular line of the phones (Z) it's very hight on bad hardware assembling and it cost like other good phones like S4 , G2, or HTC one, so my question why we should pay same money for this crap(ZL) ? If we can easy buy good device with no problem ? And Sony service is horrible ! They still sell it worldwide and they never fix the issue, basically they lie to people selling defective phones starting from Xperia Z till Z1 , people pays a lot of money for phones but in response we get same devises like cheap Chinese $20 retarded phones ! Yeah no doubts people likes Xperia designs same as me but what we gonna do if it goes in "sleep of death" after when warranty expires ? hang on wall and look on it like $600 5" portrait ? I don't know how in other countries but in USA and Canada Z line it's full of issues (aka crap)
here in XDA-developers 10 pages each have another 3-5 pages of sudden death reports of Sony Xperia ZL
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2014To all who think Sony Xperia ZL is a good phone read this from Xperia Care :
http://talk.so... moreevery device has issues, some ps4 have had issues, some ps3 did had issues, some ps2 did too and some ps1 also, the problem i see there is the awful customer service in some parts of the world, i had buy an xperia active and it died, but i got it on USA and i was overseas when it died, there was no way i could send it all the way back so i was left with a useless paper weight, i was very upset since the xperia active was supposed to be a rugged phone, but then i got my first ZL, it was completely functional, however after 3 months of use, the notification led stopped lighting green, it would light in any other color but green, everything else worked, it even learned IR signals (which is another issue many users have had with ZL) so it was actually perfect, but after another 2 months i got annoyed at the faulty led, i had it debranded (which in some markets means you lose your warranty), i even had installed a custom rom and then roll back just to get the led working, but nothing, so i went where i had gotten it(i wasn't sure if they would just tell me i had installed unauthorized software, which they could have), anyways they checked it, and gave me a new one, no questions, no waiting in line, nothing like that, the one i have now, is the one they gave me, it is more than 7 months old and has had no issue with it, so i do not believe this is a good phone or anything, i KNOW it is good, i like it a lot, so yeah there you have it, it is sad you got such a bad luck, u still could have gotten your phone replaced, but you just got mad, if it isn't sold on your country, they still have to replace it with another product, or with credit if not cash, so in the end it was your own choice to lose your money.
anyways, as stated, always post your issues and complains on the company page, so it can be fixed and helps everyone.
mit jain, 25 Jan 2014i am confu for parches Xperia zl / samsung grand 2...sme here if u get any useful suggstn plz let me know!!!!plzzz
i m extremely cnfuse!!!!!
Badass, 26 Jan 2014Heating is normal. I have the ZL and it's a great phone to have it. Thnx bro I will buy that itz my dream phone
My Xperia zl never happened sudden death.It is Good Phone.I love This phone Very Much.Compromise only is Battery Life.
Performance: KO- The back is too Hot when put on charge. and before a year, battery is totally dead.
Warranty: Take to long to service. Unbeliavelable reason, Sony have NO PART to replace my battery.
Price: Too Pricy for this kinda performance
[deleted post]many factors, but i have had 4 different smartphones, and i used to keep them plugged (charging) all the time, right now i use 2 xperia devices and keep them plugged, i use them while plugged and in more than 4 years nothing has ever happened, they not even get warm, now, what we have see in these "blow up charging phone calls" is that the user has either, replaced the battery or the original charger, whatever the reason, your phone will not blow up suddenly, for this to happen many factors have to be taken in mind, overcharging would be the most plausible and even then, you will be able to tell that your phone is about to cause several damage to you or your home, take a look at this video:
it takes a extremely high overcharge and quite a lot of time to blow a li-ion battery xperia phones use a Li+ battery which last longer the more charged, ergo "keep it charged for it to last longer"
it states: "Charge your device often. This will not affect the lifetime of the battery." so the more you keep it charged, the better
and if you want to see how an actual everyday device would blow, here:
so in the end, is more probable you will caught fire while filling your car with gas than while using your phone while charging.
sebirumbi, 27 Jan 2014Sicking advise,l have tried PC companion and OTA to update my phone to 4.3 jelly beans, but st... moreTry SUS, Sony Update Service.
Google search for it.
Appear as the first link in the results page.
Give it a try and see if it works, I used SUS to updats my phone.
To all who think Sony Xperia ZL is a good phone read this from Xperia Care :
Think twice before you buy this phone !
Sicking advise,l have tried PC companion and OTA to update my phone to 4.3 jelly beans, but still showing that my phone is up to date at 4.2, what can I do to get 4.3 jelly beans?
Am in Uganda east Africa.
I will be greatful for your reply.