Friday, March 22, 2013


Sony Xperia Z List of Known Issues, Bugs and Common Problems

Sony's latest phone, the Xperia Z was the most recent flagship phone launched by Sony with the hopes of competing with the other Android smartphone rivals like the new HTC One and the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone comes loaded with great hardware like a quad core processor, a 13 megapixel camera and a massive 5 inch 1080p screen. But even after all that the users of the Xperia Z are encountering some hiccups while using their phone which sort of makes the phone less of a smartphone and more of a trouble to even bother with which is definitely not good for Sony as it is trying to make a flagship smartphone that can rival the top existing Android smartphones.

Here we have made a list of known bugs that are encountered with the phone and the common problems that the users are experiencing while using their Xperia Z phone.

Xperia Z known issues problems overheating lag not responding

Overheating

A few users have reported that their brand new Xperia Z overheats while playing some graphics intensive games, so much so that the internal heat control services shut the phone down. While this issue is not showing up in every phone it is quite prevalent and is one of the biggest problems that the Xperia Z has right now. Whether it is due to some internal software clash or if it is just hardware related is still not confirmed but if your phone is heating up to a very high temperature (too hot to hold) it could cause some serious problems.

Lag while using Launchers

This has been a problem with most of the Xperia phones and the Xperia Z is no different. The phone shows a slight lag while using the various launcher apps on the phone. This problem is mostly software related, probably due to the bloatware that Sony adds over the stock Android and could be fixed by Sony in the near future.

Games not running smoothly

A few users have reported that heavy games like Real Racing 3 and Asphalt are not running smoothly or giving a standard framerate while playing and stutter a little while playing. This is a problem because the Xperia Z packs enough of a punch in its hardware to run any current game in the Play store without any problems.

Bricking/Dead Phone/Phone not starting or not responding

This isnt really a problem or a bug. A few users have managed to brick their phone while trying to flash their phone with the wrong kernel. This goes to show that you should NOT be doing any sort of rooting or flashing of ROMs on your phone unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. And even after that, the whole process is still risky enough that you might still brick your phone. If your phone is not responding at all after a failed flash/root, you can try to use the 'Repair' option on your PC Companion or flash your phone with the Sony Update Service.

Apart from the three above there seem to be a few more intermittent problems that are appearing for a few users and so far there doesnt seem to be any reasoning as to why these problems are occurring. Here is a summarized list of problems reported taken from the XDA forum.

1. LED not working for apps like SMS, WhatsApp etc
2. Stamina Mode doesnt turn on sometimes
3. Music stored on SD card jumps for some users
4. Screen not turning on
5. Google Services draining battery
6. Dead pixels appearing on the screen
7. Weak Wi-Fi strength
8. Using camera apps crashing the phone

These are the most common problems found with the Xperia Z phone. If you have experienced any more weird things happening on your phone, let us know in the comments and we can confirm it for you if it is actually a problem and maybe help you solve it too.
Sony's latest phone, the Xperia Z was the most recent flagship phone launched by Sony with the hopes of competing with the other Android smartphone rivals like the new HTC One and the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone comes loaded with great hardware like a quad core processor, a 13 megapixel camera and a massive 5 inch 1080p screen. But even after all that the users of the Xperia Z are encountering some hiccups while using their phone which sort of makes the phone less of a smartphone and more of a trouble to even bother with which is definitely not good for Sony as it is trying to make a flagship smartphone that can rival the top existing Android smartphones.

Here we have made a list of known bugs that are encountered with the phone and the common problems that the users are experiencing while using their Xperia Z phone.

Xperia Z known issues problems overheating lag not responding

Overheating

A few users have reported that their brand new Xperia Z overheats while playing some graphics intensive games, so much so that the internal heat control services shut the phone down. While this issue is not showing up in every phone it is quite prevalent and is one of the biggest problems that the Xperia Z has right now. Whether it is due to some internal software clash or if it is just hardware related is still not confirmed but if your phone is heating up to a very high temperature (too hot to hold) it could cause some serious problems.

Lag while using Launchers

This has been a problem with most of the Xperia phones and the Xperia Z is no different. The phone shows a slight lag while using the various launcher apps on the phone. This problem is mostly software related, probably due to the bloatware that Sony adds over the stock Android and could be fixed by Sony in the near future.

Games not running smoothly

A few users have reported that heavy games like Real Racing 3 and Asphalt are not running smoothly or giving a standard framerate while playing and stutter a little while playing. This is a problem because the Xperia Z packs enough of a punch in its hardware to run any current game in the Play store without any problems.

Bricking/Dead Phone/Phone not starting or not responding

This isnt really a problem or a bug. A few users have managed to brick their phone while trying to flash their phone with the wrong kernel. This goes to show that you should NOT be doing any sort of rooting or flashing of ROMs on your phone unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. And even after that, the whole process is still risky enough that you might still brick your phone. If your phone is not responding at all after a failed flash/root, you can try to use the 'Repair' option on your PC Companion or flash your phone with the Sony Update Service.

Apart from the three above there seem to be a few more intermittent problems that are appearing for a few users and so far there doesnt seem to be any reasoning as to why these problems are occurring. Here is a summarized list of problems reported taken from the XDA forum.

1. LED not working for apps like SMS, WhatsApp etc
2. Stamina Mode doesnt turn on sometimes
3. Music stored on SD card jumps for some users
4. Screen not turning on
5. Google Services draining battery
6. Dead pixels appearing on the screen
7. Weak Wi-Fi strength
8. Using camera apps crashing the phone

These are the most common problems found with the Xperia Z phone. If you have experienced any more weird things happening on your phone, let us know in the comments and we can confirm it for you if it is actually a problem and maybe help you solve it too.

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