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

Some Sony Xperia Z models are turning into water resistant paperweights; Sony to offer a fix
Some owners of the Sony Xperia Z are finding that their high-end device is turning into an expensive, but water resistant, paperweight. Based on the experience of those whose phone has died in front of their eyes, one minute the Sony Xperia Z is alive and vibrant, and suddenly it has moved on toward the light. Some have managed to bring their Xperia Z back with a hard reset by pressing on the power button while at the same time, pushing the volume button up. But this has worked only in a small number of cases.

Sony says that the problem is related to a low battery charge, but that is refuted by those whose Sony Xperia Z passed away with a full charge. The good news is that Sony Mobile is fully aware of the problem and a fix is being readied to go out with the next software update. Unfortunately, Sony does not have an exact date when this update will be going out.

So how about our loyal readers? Anyone have a Sony Xperia Z that just took its last breath recently?

source: SonyMobile, XperiaBlog via AndroidCentral


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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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67 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

43. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

so i visited talk.sonymobile http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/124025 camera issueshttp://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/123098 sudden deathhttp://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/123935 speakerhttp://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/123899 batteryhttp://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,

49. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

dont get it, Sony dont even care hahahaha

2. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

17. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

45. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 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

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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!

32. darkdroid

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

correction-you love sony

46. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

CORRECTION- "We" means Sony customers.

4. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol.. water resistant paper weights..

5. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

10. taikucing unregistered

but apple fanboys say iphone is perfect

11. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

13. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

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

53. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

37. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

antenna problems? misleading maps?

52. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 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.

59. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 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

21. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

it normally gets cellular issues with antenas for first batchs always

31. wendygarett unregistered

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

62. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

38. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

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

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sounds like Sony has been hanging around HTC too much.

9. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

60. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

don't jinx your phone..

63. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

give it time...

12. nostarwhere

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

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

18. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

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

19. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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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