After using the updated phone for a whole day, I have to admit that I like the update. I don't know why everyone was saying that the camera became worse, in my opinion, the camera is now better than before. Yes, the interface is changed, but all are for good. I don't know how many of you used the superior auto mode, I know I didn't. I put the camera in manual mode and worked with it. If I wanted to do burst shots, I had to go to burst mode, when I wanted to have smile shot on, I had to go to smile shot mode. But now I kept the smile shot active in the superior auto mode and the camera decides the scene all by itself and detects the smile and takes the shots. And if I need more than one pic, I just keep my finger pressed on the shutter. So, yes, it is better. And I also transferred some of the pics I took yesterday to my laptop to check them, and no, they don't have that much noise either. I took some night shots and they were even better than before. So I'll give kudos to Sony for such amazing job on the camera. The rest of the phone's review will follow soon.
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Requesting for comments on ZL display quality. By physically checking i have found its a bit whitish [lack of contrast]. What others say about it...
I have come to know that Xperia Z have dragontrail Glass [made by Asahi, Japan] in front and Gorilla at back. But what about Xperia ZL front glass. Hoping for a reply...
I have checked Xperia Z and Xperia ZL side by side while same picture was loaded in each of them. The pictures were default ones given by Sony. Comparing both i found that Z produces better contrast and overall better output though both have same screen specs. Did anyone noticed that. As i like ZL most i am concerned. Expecting some comments regarding the issue...
i just bought this phone 3 days back as i have read the opinions here about the IR.
buti was shocked when the learnt signal from IR is now working... !!!!!
Lea, 11 Jan 2014I have upgraded to 4.3 version, but I dont like it.
My battery drainning fast and loading pic... moreGo to Developer options - Background process limit - No background processes.
Some applications may quit unexpectedly doing this process! In my case everything is ok!
Note that the battery will also load faster!
Remember! If you restart the phone, you have to repeat this process!
msarvnan, 08 Jan 2014Hi can u tell. How long the battery lasts if we have turned on the Data for full day with aver... moreThe 5" fullHD screen is the main culprit for losing so much battery power. Doesn't matter whether you put it on mobile data, wifi, gps Whatever, it doesn't take as much battery power as the screen does. The only other thing that comes close to it is the bluetooth. A few minutes back I've charged it to 100% and now I'm using the net through mobile data for last 10 minutes and my battery level is currently at 86%. On the other hand, when I use Endomondo while cycling, I turn on the gps and turn of mobile data and even after 3 hours long tour, my phone comes down to 83% from 100%. As long as you switch off your screen, you're good to go a whole day. Then again, why do you need to keep your mobile data on if you don't want to be updated by looking at your screen? So in my opinion, Sony should have put at least a 3200mAh battery inside this divice. Otherwise, this one is pretty awesome phone. Hope I could help you. Ciao.
I have upgraded to 4.3 version, but I dont like it.
My battery drainning fast and loading picture slow down.
Can I downgrade to 4.2? How?
m2l, 10 Jan 2014After updating my ZL to 4.3 update recently , my microphone is not working while on call , tho... moreI got worried after reading your post. I use my phone for browsing the net only. So I called and checked - everything is all right. It seems that something is wrong with your hardware and is at the least your software problem. Hope it'll be okay soon. Ciao.
After update my phone is gettng freez some time.... What should i do now plz hlp thnx in adv
on using my front camera d images that I take r too blur . Are they supposed to be or is it my devic's fault ????
Has anyone noticed that the selection sound isn't as loud as before? Seems very soft soft to me
After updating my ZL to 4.3 update recently , my microphone is not working while on call , though it seems to be working well when on the speaker. I checked the settings and everything seems fine. How do i fix this?? :(
M using 4.2 jelly bean.... Now.
Should I upgrade to 4.3?is it good or bad?
Sorry 4 bad English
Thanks in advance
I just updated my phone to 4.3 and to tell you the truth, the difference is not that much. I feel my phone's speed is the same as before. But the looks went better, the camera outlook changed but the performance is the same, if not better (couldn't check it yet). I'll update more after a few days. These were my first impression. And I'm from Bangladesh, using TeleTalk network, updated my phone through OTA. Ciao.
gravebass, 09 Jan 2014hi i bought xperia Zl on :- SONY CENTER , INDIA and now i have an notification for upg... morehello friend i have recently purchased zl and i have updated 4.2 though ota and 4.3 through pc companion and its running supercool
Why dont we get a perfect combo of power and stamina?
This phone has all features, but it dosent have the stamina to run on day long average usage. Then what is the use of having quad core and good graphics? Just for satisfaction thinking even i got all latest specs on my phone :-p
Finally updated the firmware to 4.3 after using another laptop.
Even though with 4.2.2 you still get to customize your phone vastly, 4.3 update further improved the whole UI experience.