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Some Sony Xperia Z models are turning into water resistant paperweights; Sony to offer a fix

0. phoneArena 20 Mar 2013, 22:50 posted on

Some owners of the Sony Xperia Z are watching hopelessly as their top-shelf handset turns into a water resistant paperweight; according to eye witnesses, the phone is alive and vibrant, suddenly turns off, and cannot be revived; some have been able to get the phone back from the dead with a hard reset (power button and volume up), but for most, nothing can be done...

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posted on 20 Mar 2013, 22:56 27

1. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Sony you better send that update out within March. Any longer is foolish.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:41 3

43. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


so i visited talk.sonymobile

http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/124025 camera issues
http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/123098 sudden death
http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/123935 speaker
http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/123899 battery
http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/123891 stamina mode

and many morehttp://talk.sonymobile.com/community/support/xperia_z_zl#/

and there are many problems abt this Xperia Z, oks i wont get one,, HTC One and S4 will be my options,

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 06:35 7

49. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


dont get it, Sony dont even care
hahahaha

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:01 3

2. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Even though this sucks. I like how they are adressing it so fast. One step foward in becoming the next big phone manufacture is adressing these problems fast and owning up to the problem.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 00:17 19

17. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


One step forward to becoming the next big phone manufacturer is properly testing and catching these issues before they go to market...

Sony are renouned for releasing hardware with issues, and yet still havent learnt.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:45 1

45. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


they are releasing new phones in a fast pace to provide what they call the best so they dont have the time to test them and make sure of their quality
poor Sony

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:02 16

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I don't have this problem on my Xperia Z, but Sony better send that update fast to the Xperia Z users, we love Sony!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 03:14 9

32. darkdroid (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


correction-you love sony

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 06:24 8

46. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


CORRECTION- "We" means Sony customers.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:05 18

4. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


lol.. water resistant paper weights..

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:10

5. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


the paper should be pi2 coated / water resistant for that water resistant paperweight to make sense.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:32 8

6. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And....no phone is perfect. I have yet to hear of any phone that didnt have a problem.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:54 15

10. taikucing (unregistered)


but apple fanboys say iphone is perfect

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:56 5

11. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


at least iPhone never had a 'sudden death'...

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 00:04 26

13. dangchitrung (Posts: 88; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


how about "sudden self-explosion while being charged"?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:19

53. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


none of it is 'sudden'. those happens because of the wrong use.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 04:57 6

37. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


antenna problems? misleading maps?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:07

52. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


how stupid can you be? even if they got some antenna problems and misleading maps (that can easily be solved), it still can be used as a smartphone, unlike those SXZ dead paperweight.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 10:55 1

59. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


But I've seen them freeze and broke really easy here in New Mexico and just cause it doesn't happen around you doesn't mean it doesn't happen to iPhone user everywhere, I'm just saying there's always going to be something wrong with the all those devices and it doesn't matter if it's Android, iPhone, WP or any other Smartphone OS

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:14

21. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


it normally gets cellular issues with antenas for first batchs always

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 03:08 7

31. wendygarett (unregistered)


This is why I decided to purchase it at October, first batch device always a faulty one

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 16:36 2

62. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


By October it will be selling for 50% of the current price ... you are smart :)

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:07

38. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


but this is too much!
a less than a month old smartphone having this dying issues is terrible

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:32 4

7. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Sounds like Sony has been hanging around HTC too much.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:42 17

9. GMS85 (Posts: 210; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Nothing on my Xperia Z no problems at all I'm happy

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:05 1

60. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


don't jinx your phone..

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 22:16

63. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


give it time...

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:56 7

12. nostarwhere (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Ha ha, so much for Sony's watertight flagship.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 00:20 7

18. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Sony's ish is WEAK. dropping your flagship for the year with last year's s4 on board. And now this. .haha

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:13 1

19. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Old story. This has been discussed for weeks onhttp://talk.sonymobile.com/ Prices will sink faster now ... and all defective pcs will start showing up on ebay under seller warranty :D

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