anthukne

Anyone else's Xperia Z overheated and cracked?

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 6, 2013 at 09:33

No. I don't have one, though.
Has it happened to yours?

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 6, 2013 at 09:55

Ah... just googled it - seems you're right? It's getting very hot according to many posts on the webs http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/why-the-sony-xperia-z-breaks-my-heart

anthukne  Aug. 6, 2013 at 09:57

Hi,

It has and I have finally had mine replaced after months and months of fighting.

There are talks on the sony forums and also a petition which has currently 124 people signed who have also had the problem

anthukne  Aug. 6, 2013 at 09:58

Sony is replying to all involved to advise it is not a manufacturing issue and they must have "damanged it".

Providing random prices for repair from £150 - £250 that I have seen

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:27

Sony is replying to all involved to advise it is not a manufacturing issue and they must have "damanged it".

Providing random prices for repair from £150 - £250 that I have seen

Ah, yes, convenient.
I reckon with more and more flagships competing in the quadcore and what-not power race, we're gonna see more overheating issues and similar. Somehow I doubt that many phones these days get the rigorous R&D of, say, 5 years ago?! Reviewers rush from one 'new big thing' to the next - it often takes weeks to figure out a device completely. To discover a bug or weakness. By which time there are 2 new next big things announced. Add the frequent software updates that need to be paired with device- or brand-specific UI skins. And the frequent app updates - and, heck, the sheer amount of free or cheap apps. I've seen people with hundreds of apps installed on their devices. Many with duplicate functionality. Hey, devices ship with multiple versions of, essentially the same 'service'. Dropbox, Google cloud, Microsoft drive, Samsung cloud etc etc... It's one thing to test one app on one device. But what happens when 10 similar apps use the same core services and processes. Who knows.
Then there are battery issues. We used to charge our dumbphones when the battery was almost drained. Now we charge them all the time. Every time you hook up your device to the PC for a sync or backup it gets a little charge. Who knows what exactly happens in those conditions?

But hey... there's a new flagship a new flagship a new flagship... rush.

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