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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: 1023; 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: 783; 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: 869; 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: 976; 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: 5192; 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: 59; 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: 976; 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: 225; 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: 1836; 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 (Posts: 3598; 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: 157; 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: 260; 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

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:14 1

20. linas_ltu (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


nice... another flagship, another sudden death issue? I really hope that htc one is gonna be allright

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:45 5

23. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


It's funny people put the Xperia Z on a pedestal saying it has the best design, display ect. when the fact that no matter how fast, or good the phone looks Sony phones ALWAYS have problems. More than iPhones when they release a new one. Funny thing is you don't get that problem from Samsung phones :)

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:56 7

24. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i think you missed one thing:
S3 had sleep of death issue as well.
"Funny thing is you don't get that problem from Samsung phones"
maybe YOU don't want to see. LOL

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:26

29. pyradark (Posts: 783; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


also the build quality issue on blue color of S3.
LOL, SOny update all there line up each year, there are some that didnt make it but compare to sammy, ony S 1-4 and note and couple of ok phone will get update, but A LOT will dont get any of update.

Now I see sammy dont have any problem with every phone hahahaha

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 03:22 6

33. shuaibhere (Posts: 1675; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Sony good in update than samsung???
What about xperia arc??? S2 is getting jellybean...
Xperia s is still in ics while s3 is running jb...
And s3 is getting all the software features of s4 which doesn't require any special software...
What world you are living in????

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 06:30 1

47. pyradark (Posts: 783; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


only S2 and S3 is the only phone you can site. too bad there are a lot of sammy phone out there and poor people, they dont get any update bcoz sammy is busy with the S2-4.
and LOL again you compare XS to S3, you must be out of this world, its easy to update a phone with latest hardware.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:20 3

56. shuaibhere (Posts: 1675; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


What about tipo??? galaxy music getting jelly bean...

axe +.s duos are getting jelly bean...what about sola????
don't talk about carrier tied phones..it is not samsung's mistake...

Xs and s3 where flagship phones of respective companies in H1 of 2012 ..so nothing wrong in comparing it...

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 06:51 1

51. oister85 (Posts: 410; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


let them know shuaibhere lol

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 10:24 1

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


XP is forgotten and XJ (lower than XP) gets an update to JB. Sony SUCKS bug time.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:10 1

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


i know abt sudden death issues of s3,
but having sudden death issue for a month-old smartphone is ridiculous..

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 06:44 1

50. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


It's ridiculous for any flagship! Being proud that your phone died later then someone else's is just stupid. This type of things shouldn't happen in this price range, to come to think about it, in any price range!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:03 7

26. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You are trolling right? Look up sudden death issue on the S3. There's a 450+ thread on xda about it. Lots of S3s dying each day.

RIP

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1993044&page=472

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 03:04

30. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


This actually a new thread! how come Samsung announced in end of 2012 for an update solve this issue?!!!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:20 1

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


given that these issues of s3 came after months of use is different from a newly used phone having sudden death issue..
and given that s3 was sold in million units, maybe a minimal percentage of those users have the problem,,
while this XZ having just released lately and still with few users.. are now having the problem..

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:01 3

25. techloverNYC (Posts: 422; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I still think waterproof is the most "useful" gimmick function lately introduced on a cellphone.

Now I can use my phone in the shower, in the rain, in the pool,beach,etc w/ no worries
Those places used to be the grave of smartphones (b4 waterproof cases).

P.S:Plus u can always impress the ladies/friends by dunking ur phone in the beer

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 03:31 5

34. bayusuputra (Posts: 945; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


actually, it is useful in tropical countries like mine, where rain can suddenly pours without ample warning. The waterproofing certainly help if you can't find shelters nearby and you are stuck with your phone in the open.

Happened to me few days ago. Riding my bike and out of a sudden, the rain poured and luckily for me, there was a shelter, although my 8X was quite damp by the time I took it out of my jeans. The only reason I had to stop is because I didn't want my phone to die. And having a waterproof certification certainly helps. Yeah, probably I won't take it to the pool, but it is certainly beneficial in emergency cases.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:08 3

27. Esf_Kid (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


fortunately mine still works perfectly and i really LOVE it.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:07

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


4 days later... bam!!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:16

28. marceldy (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


So many new flagship phones have this selt-destruct feature ! is it a trend or what ?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 04:04 2

35. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Oh dear, typical Sony, having odd issues.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 04:11

36. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I hope they fix this problem quickly. It will show their level of service.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:15

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


anyway how can the user update if the phone is totally dead?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:40 1

42. 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, 07:19

54. _PHug_ (Posts: 395; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


Dead phones don't receive updates

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 10:48

58. NateAdam8 (Posts: 225; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Nothing new I've seen most Android Devices do this and I'm not surprised at all, It's just what it does from time to time after so much altering with the OS it becomes unstable and CRASHS

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:36

64. Kalevro (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


I just ate lunch with my xperia Z, after washing it of course. -___-

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 11:27

65. rsxl5 (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Looks like it's mine case.
Fortunately cold boot is working here.

No other issues for me.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 12:39

66. jooj68 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


Received my Xperia Z yesterday (21/3/13) at 11 am and the screen froze on me today at 12pm!! As I am still (27 days) under O2's 28 day warranty, they are replacing it with a brand new one - wonder if I will get more than a day's use of that one......???!!!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 11:11

67. yotikmol (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


This was happened to me 2 weeks ago, my 4 months old xperia ZL fail to charge and turn on after i run out of battery and remain unusable within 4 days! trying everything to make it back to work but ending me to buy lumia 920 as a replacement, good thing i manage to turn it back on and i will never switch it off again. After 3 days my collegue's 1 month old xperia Z got dead with 40% charge, i can't revive the phone the way that i did with mine, this is very sad for us, we choose SONY for reliability but this is what happened. we need fix SONY ASAP.

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