Throwback: Sony Xperia Z in 2019 – Worth It?

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Throwback review of the original Sony Xperia Z.
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The Xperia Z boldly goes where no phone’s gone before: underwater. Forget living in constant fear of spills, splashes or even total submersion.

5″ TFT Display Multi-Touchscreen (up to 10 fingers!), Shatter Proof and Scratch-Resistant Glass
Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS (upgradable to 5.0), Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Krait Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ864, Adreno 320 Graphics
13.1 Megapixel Exmor R sensor Camera (4128 x 3096 pixels) w/ Autofocus, LED Flash + Front-Facing 2.2 Megapixel Camera
Internal Memory: 16GB, 2GB RAM + microSD Slot Expandable up to 64GB

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  1. I have been using this phone since 2014. The first 4 years were awesome. In the 5th year it started to have problems and in the 6th year its driving me crazy with its lags etc so i am gonna change it now. But still at least for 5 years i was really happy that i got this phone. Also my mother has one xperia z too and she has been using it for a bit more time than me. She didnt game on her phone at all so her phone is still working good enough. I would say this was a great choice back in 2013-2016 but i think you can find better value phones now.

  2. Im trying to get in my old z. It has a pattern code which I forgot. I used to log in with a password while using the lock too. But it doesnt work anymore. Prob because of it has no wifi connection anymore. What should I do.. I dont think I have the latest software because it looks different than the version in the video

  3. LISTEN ALL FOR ALL HAVING BATTERY PROBLEM WITH XPERIA Z DONT FKN INSTAL ANDROID 5.1 OR 4.4.4 EVER NEVER.GET THE SONY FLASH PROGRAM AND DOWNLOAD ANDROID 4.3 JELLY BEAN OH YEAH FIRST BUY A NEW BATTERY.THEN INSTAL 4.3 JELLY BEAN AND YOUR BATTERY WILL LAST 2 DAYS.I TRYED 5.1.1 AND DELETED THE CRAP SYSTEM AFTER 20 MINUTES.IT SUCKED MY FKN BATTERY LIKE CRAZY.SO YEAH STICK TO JELLY BEAN 4.3 AND YOUR WILL HAVE THE BEST BATTERY LIFE.CHEERS!!

  4. I'm still using this phone since it does everything I need. If you unlock the bootloader, you can install Android 9.0, the Pixel Launcher, Google's phone, messaging and contact apps, etc.

  5. I love how old smartphones tougher than modern phones, and you can root it, the ridiculous large bezel purpose is to protect the screen, phones this day are fragile like a papers, and you can't unlock the bootloaders it means you are not the admin of your phone full of bloatwares and hogging data apps

  6. I used this phone before as my backup when i lost my phone but i sold it fewmonths ago but then i'm planning to buy this phone somewhere on the onlineshop so it's also good for gaming though

  7. Im still seeing these phones on online shopping apps today, its cheaper,they are probably refurbished now. Is it worth buying a refurbished sony z ultra? Cause im pretty this phone will still kick alot of todays modern phones asses

  8. What's truly amazing about this device is how timeless the design is. All other smartphones from 6 years ago look prehistoric and kind of ridiculous. This thing though still looks as sleek as on the day it first came out. Sony is always one step ahead. Too bad their marketing division doesn't believe in the company they work for, because it sure is an amazing company.

  9. Wow….Didn't expected anyone to perform a review for this old dog in 2019. I'm still using this phone as my secondary phone. I'll recently upgraded to xperia xz2. Sony made their phone to last for ages.