How To Fix Common Sony Xperia Z Problems

The Sony Xperia Z is the company’s latest Android flagship device that’s undoubtedly the best smartphone model they have right now. The device comes with premium high end specifications and unique features such as having dust and water resistance. There’s really little to complain about the Xperia Z in terms of features. This device launched in Japan last February 9 and will soon be released in the UK this coming February 24. The rest of the world will be getting this on the first quarter of this year.

Just like any other device the Sony Xperia Z is not without its problems. Those who have bought this model experienced some minor issues which most of the time can easily be resolved. We have come up with a list of these issues which you may encounter on your device.

Video Support: Will the Sony Xperia Z play MKV files on its default player? No information regarding this is listed in the Sony site.

Answer: MKV files work just fine on this device however there are limitations. You won’t be able to select which audio track to play and are stuck with whatever is being set as default. There’s also little codec support. The best solution to this is to use a third party video player such as MX Player with the HW or HW+ decoders. This way you will get full hardware support and be able to enjoy the Bravia Engine along with a wide range of codec support.

Video Support: Bravia Engine 2 stops working after bootloader unlock

Answer: Once you unlock the bootloader of the any Xperia device the first thing that goes away is your DRM keys. The DRM does not affect the performance of the Bravia Engine 2. Unless you install a custom ROM on your device Bravia should still be working fine.

Notifications: Notification LED isn’t working for email, WhatsApp or Facebook. When charging it is actually orange and when the battery is low it’s red.

Answer: This problem usually exists on early demo units. First try to see if your device is in Stamina Mode since the notification LED won’t work if this is on. If that does not solve the problem then do a factory reset on your device. This solves the problem quickly.

Speaker: Hello, just washed my Xperia Z under running water and after that the speakers gone very low. Anyone else got the same problem?

Answer: Even though the device is waterproof up to one meter it’s really not a good idea to go ahead and place it under water. The speaker volume going low is normal since there is still water in the speakers that muffles the sound. You need to dry it out first for at least half an hour for the volume to get back to normal.

These are just some of the common problems we have compiled from actual users of this wonderful device. If you have a question regarding your Xperia Z then send us an email or visit our forum for assistance.

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