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i wanna buy this phone, but after reading many comments and opinions, am a little confused due to these issues :

1-touch screen sensitivity and multitouch performance
2-call quality; unnatural voices on both ends and average volume in earpiece
3-camera performance in general and especially video recording; low quality and distorted sound(i have seen samples)
4-many firmware bugs like screen tearing, flickering, youtube pixelation and audio coming out of earpiece instead of rear speaker and many other(i know there is an update coming but dunno if it will fix all bugs)

so what do u think guys? what is the truth about those issues and should i buy this phone or not? and could u plz suggest the best alternative in this price range ?

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Same. I really REALLY want to buy this since it has great specs for a midrange/low phone. But I heard very mixed reviews on it.

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i wanna buy this phone, but after reading many comments and opinions, am a little confused due to these issues :

1-touch screen sensitivity and multitouch performance
2-call quality; unnatural voices on both ends and average volume in earpiece
3-camera performance in general and especially video recording; low quality and distorted sound(i have seen samples)
4-many firmware bugs like screen tearing, flickering, youtube pixelation and audio coming out of earpiece instead of rear speaker and many other(i know there is an update coming but dunno if it will fix all bugs)

so what do u think guys? what is the truth about those issues and should i buy this phone or not? and could u plz suggest the best alternative in this price range ?

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1. I've been on 4.1, 4.2 & 4.4 and I don't have problems with this.
2. I don't call that much but I have also no problems with this.
3. The stock camera app on 4.2 is sh*t, I'm using Camera ZOOM FX and it works perfect.
4. Yeah there are a few bugs on 4.2, removing the pre installed bloatware helps.

Most of these problems are firmware related. Sony has released AOSP binaries last week and we already have AOSP, OMNI, AOSPA and soon CM. So most of the firmware problems will be patched in these third-party roms.
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i wanna buy this phone, but after reading many comments and opinions, am a little confused due to these issues :

1-touch screen sensitivity and multitouch performance
2-call quality; unnatural voices on both ends and average volume in earpiece
3-camera performance in general and especially video recording; low quality and distorted sound(i have seen samples)
4-many firmware bugs like screen tearing, flickering, youtube pixelation and audio coming out of earpiece instead of rear speaker and many other(i know there is an update coming but dunno if it will fix all bugs)

so what do u think guys? what is the truth about those issues and should i buy this phone or not? and could u plz suggest the best alternative in this price range ?

thanksssss
Did you post something similar on the Sony Mobile forums, if so I guess this is your post.

Just refer to my answer, I am an everyday user running the stock firmware, no custom mods or anything, so you won't get a more honest opinion than this.

Good/better alternative? Forget the Galaxy Ace's I said, go for the Moto G, you will not get a better phone at this price bracket + it runs AOSP android so little/no bugs.
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its a gud phone for everyday use and i don't have much problems with this phone it got a gud camera and lagless ui
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Did you post something similar on the Sony Mobile forums, if so I guess this is your post.

Just refer to my answer, I am an everyday user running the stock firmware, no custom mods or anything, so you won't get a more honest opinion than this.

Good/better alternative? Forget the Galaxy Ace's I said, go for the Moto G, you will not get a better phone at this price bracket + it runs AOSP android so little/no bugs.
The moto g seems like a good phone but no microsd card slot.... that's what ruins it for me. I prefer to have that. Not including is a big turn off for me. I plan on buying this phone through amazon for 219 dollars. I don't plan on rooting this phone if I buy it.

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L is not worth it, I hope I'm in time to save you from buying iy

L's display sucks, colors look bleak and greys look washed out

The processor is not great but it's mid-range

Go for the Xperia SL, or the higher "nxt" series

Gaming is mediocre not that good since the display sucks too

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L is not worth it, I hope I'm in time to save you from buying iy

L's display sucks, colors look bleak and greys look washed out

The processor is not great but it's mid-range

Go for the Xperia SL, or the higher "nxt" series

Gaming is mediocre not that good since the display sucks too
Why are you posting your negative views when you don't even own Xperia L?
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Is the wifi signal really as bad as most make it out to be? Im not sure if to buy the L or shell out some more money for the sp.

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Is the wifi signal really as bad as most make it out to be? Im not sure if to buy the L or shell out some more money for the sp.

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Okay now that you've mentioned that, I'd suggest you go for an sp

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