formatting and installing a new ROM via PC Companion, the version 5.1.1 is running like butter. I liked it! The only problem is the unexplainable battery drain by system idle, and superhot after gaming.
AnonD-366586, 27 Apr 2016This was Sony's an best smartphone along with Xperia Z. Such a compact 5.0" phone that measure... moreYep and it's still the most compact 5 incher with FHD display on the market! Sony really did something remarkable with ZL because even after 3 years, no other company have made such a compact phone that was also a flagship device!
This was Sony's an best smartphone along with Xperia Z. Such a compact 5.0" phone that measures just 131mm... Jaws drop.......
Leo 666, 27 Apr 2016It's interesting to see Sony upgrading the Xperia ZL and ruining the battery life in the proce... moreWhen i bought Xperia ZL for little over 200Â€, i already knew battery life isn't great in this phone from couple of reviews. I don't think Sony ruined battery life of this phone as battery life wasn't great on Jelly Bean to begin with. I can see why Lollipop eats more battery than Jelly Bean or KitKat so battery life shortening with Lollipop makes sense for me. Also, getting 3 year old flagship for only 200+Â€ (as new) sounds pretty good deal to me since this was 600Â€ phone in 2013!
It's interesting to see Sony upgrading the Xperia ZL and ruining the battery life in the process and finally failing to keep upgrading the phone at one point and leaving eventual flaws as if they didn't exist. The Xperia SP went through a single update if I'm not wrong and then it was abandoned. When it comes to smartphones, I've only had Xperias so far, and the ruined battery life followed by a lack of update leaves me wondering which brand to buy next, even having no other complains about Sony and coming from a Japanese background myself.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2015This phone has 75.6% screen-to-body ratio even though it is old already. Sony should come up w... moreI just bought this beauty as new for only little over 200Â€! Updated it all the way to 5.1.1 and i love it! I can't believe ZL is still the most compact 5 incher in the market and that's an impressive achievement! :) Let's hope Sony will still give it some Marshmallow love but i highly doubt it.
User, 31 Mar 2016Is there any Android update will be available for ZL?I don't know exactly what you mean, but there's updates from 4.1.2 all the way to 5.1.1 :) Marshmallow may come at some point in the future but it's very unlikely.
adrianocgo, 11 Apr 2016all the updates are ok by OTA. If you prefer, use flashtool to flash manually a ROM as you wishThanks:) Can't wait to get this phone... ...i bought original Xperia Z back in 2013 and i loved it but there were some flaws in it. Speaker was in horrible place and bezels were little too big for my taste. And i'm not a big fan of glass back so looks like ZL "fixes" all these flaws for me :) And i managed to find a new ZL for about 200Â€!
Carmanen, 08 Apr 2016I just found this phone for a very cheap price and decided to order it but can someone tell me... moreall the updates are ok by OTA. If you prefer, use flashtool to flash manually a ROM as you wish
I just found this phone for a very cheap price and decided to order it but can someone tell me if all the updates (from 4.1.2. to 5.1.1) are available through OTA or do i need to manually install the updates? Thanks :)
Israk, 31 Mar 2016Where is the marshmellow?I don't think ZL gets Marshmallow update... Sony already did a great favor for giving it 5.1.1 update although device was already 2,5 years old at the time. But if it still gets Marshmallow at some point, that will be great exclusive extra from Sony to ZL owners :)
I have been using ZL for last three years. It works nice till today with excelent battery performance. If anybody know that XL wil have the latest update of Andriod Marshmellow or not.
madder, 31 Jan 2016Best phone I have ever owned! In may its gonna be three years old and I have no desire to exch... moreI also agree with madder.
I have been using it since May 2013. Yet I donot face any problem. The battery is still working nice. I donot think to change or sell it although I have Galaxy S6 edge plus and htc one xl still running with it.
Egerly waiting for Andriod update
Like 3 months ago i got the same problem most of the users are having. The phone just drop dead and only turn on while charging so a i took to a sony repair shop in my city they stayed 2 months with the phone and didnt fix anything so i took it out of the store and replaced the battery myself. Unfortunately it didnt work at all the phone still need to be charging to turn on. I really don´t know what to do right now. I loved this phone and i would like to fix it.
i just received a small system update on my xperia ZL does anyone notice it or know the changes it made ?
Awsome phone. I picked up one of ebay for 80 dollars with a dead battery. Got a new battery off ebay and replaced it myself. Its not difficult. Just see youtube on how to do it. Bets phone ever no new phones have a better form factor. I love it.