The secret code is no secret. *#*#SERVICE#*#* It's the service test. Dealers tell this to you to make sure the unit you buy is not defective through testing every feature.By the way, the latest firmware rolled out thru PC Companion in the Philippines. Already updated mine.
Dharev, 01 Apr 2014What is meant by secret code? Could you please elaborate thatIn your phone dialer, dial *#*#7378423#*#*
HVS, 01 Apr 2014The only problem that you might face after getting this mobile is battery issue. There's no... moreThanks for elaborating. And btw I too hate big screen esp 5 inch or more. I'm gonna use this phone for almost everything. And I think you might be getting low battery performance cuz it's new..anyways it would be much better I guess compared to s2 and low receiver volume can be fine with me as I'm not much into calls. So I think I'll getting this within 2-3 days then. keep commenting about it if you face any lag or any other issue..and probably it's solution too..I'll keep checking often. Thanks again mate.
[deleted post]Assuming the phone doesn't have any issues. I would say that would be a steal (great deal).
However, I would also recommend you to check all the sensors of the phone first. I know it's your neighbour I should not judge. but just to make sure that you're 20k doesn't go in waste and make it make you feel that you don't want to change the phone for next 2 years :)
You can find the code, just google 'Secret code to test sensors'.
I you feel you need to ask something else, just reply here :)
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2014Thanks of replying and yeah I read your detailed comment ofa user named KMP. And from where yo... moreThe only problem that you might face after getting this mobile is battery issue.
There's no other problem.
Now if you're worried about having problem with 4.3 JB Update. SIMPLE answer don't do it. I took a risk that's it. :) and I'm doing fine as of now and believe my i use my phone a lot.
Keep it on 4.1 JB it's great as well. Wait till you get 4.4 Kitkat then just upgrade it.
It will keep your mobile safe as well.
You can try a bunch of applications.
One i'd suggest it LUXlite. it's a automatic brightness controller. It sometimes goes into minus for brightenss like in full dark areas where a light would work for your phone.
Secondly, Battery is gonna drain you can't stop it. Although in this price range with such a screen this one is great. I wanted a less than 5 inch screen. I don't like big phones coming out of my pocket.
Also it feels awkwark to handle a phone with two hands, unless you have one big hand. I'm a normal guy so i chose a phone with 4.6 inch screen n m proud of my choice.
About camera it's great. as it has bravia Engine 2. But just to let you aware pics in the phone and laptop would appear differently. in phone it looks great in laptop or other devices again it's dependent on hardware.
Now I've had a look at Xperia C front camera. it's way bad. I find this one pretty decent. It works perfectly.
To use camera you can go for superior mode or just normal i'd suggest normal.
One more important thing, it's speaker (receiver specially) is a big disappointment (every Xperia has same issues) but using earphone(handsfree) works for me. I prefer it (m kinda deaf as well lol )
In short chosing this phone you won't regret. IT's just I've found solution to every problem.
You can ask direct questions like what you are looking forward to see in this phone, I'll tell you what my experience is and I believe by the end of this day you'll get this phone :) and will enjoy it as well.
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2014For how long time the phone lasts while downloading on cellular data ?Since it's LTE it takes like about 30 mins to download a 1gb movie. I can download around 10 movies without having my battery drain and i still have like 15% battery. Well using cellular data while downloading and surfing the web at the same time eats a lot of battery. Its normal because this is a high powered quadcore phone so its normal..
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2014Thanks of replying and yeah I read your detailed comment ofa user named KMP. And from where yo... moreDon't worry there's solution to problem any if you face.. you can go for this phone. I'm planning to keep this phone for next 2-3 years :)
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2014Seriously heard it from a lot of zr users about it's bluetooth and wifi problems.. that's what... morei dont know what people are experiencing but i had ZR on January 1 2014 and up till now there has been no issue with it. the bluetooth works excellently likewise the wifi. mine is c5502 and runs jb 4.3. with the wifi sony implemented a feature that automatically disconnects the wifi if you dont have good wifi signals so that you can use data connection. it could be disable. i have disabled mine so the connection stays on even if the signal is not good. this phone is great but the inability to install apps on sd is the pitfall. you can root it if you like, in order to have a total control of the ZR
HVS, 31 Mar 2014And it was 5502. A 3G version.Thanks of replying and yeah I read your detailed comment ofa user named KMP. And from where you're from. I'm from Pune and I'm getting this for 24k. Well, price is not of much a concern to me..the thing is I don't want to get into trouble with it later that's it..so please I'd really appreciate if you post a detailed review within 2 days again about it. Thanks again. =)
I Have This phone since a week and very satisfied with it but the camera is very bad how can i make it better plz !?
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2014Hey HVS please tell what's your android version and if you're facing any kind of problems rega... moreI use my mobile mainly on wifi. Have not had any issue with that.
Updated it to JELLY BEAN 4.3 last night.
After that I've sent 2 700 MB files via superbeam a wifi connecting application got a speed of 17 MBPS :)
Secondly, I got it of 24500 INR + Insurance of 2450 (2 years). I'm so happy with this phone I can tell you. I can't get my hands of it as of now. learning to try new things every day.
I always push my phone's to it's best potential.
If you want can search a comment of mind with 'KMP ' in it. Read it, it's full description.
HVS, 31 Mar 2014Finally I bought the phone. :) Happy with the performance and camera and otherthings as wel... moreHey HVS please tell what's your android version and if you're facing any kind of problems regarding wifi hotspot, bluetooth or anything else..I'm too about to get this within a week..and yeah is yours 5503 or 5502 model? and also for how much did you get it?
Finally I bought the phone. :)
Happy with the performance and camera and otherthings as well.
ALl that needs to be taken care of is battery which I still feel is pretty much like any other android phone.
Let see I'll take some time to actually give a review about this phone's battery .. If battery lasted for more than a day. I would say this would be the best phone ever made. in 25k INR range
Rod (Philippines), 31 Mar 2014Its not rooted, I didn't root it because it will void the warranty.. Yes, my LTE is turned on ... moreFor how long time the phone lasts while downloading on cellular data ?
AnonD-249460, 31 Mar 2014Guys...sincere request...
Dnt go for sony....
I got my phone replaced from so... moreWell...You just chose to go to some small service center...
Just when you chose to go to some small shop on corner..
And service is just service...If phone is dead just replace it...There could be ton of problems that could happened..
So is your NEW ZR working well?
Dnt go for sony....
I got my phone replaced from sony...bt the problems continue
And they take more than 15 days to replace a phone....pathetic...
Nd still the probs arnt solvd
Samsung is far better and Apple is the best
This is my frst and last sony phone..
service centers are just not upto the mark....small service centers with many people in there with a different set of problems...
So now the choice is urs :)