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Confirmed List/ Frequently Asked Questions

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By Dsteppa, Senior Member on 12th February 2013, 02:00 AM
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Hello there people, I decided that I/we should have a topic specially for those who want to buy the Xperia Z or want to know certain things.
The forum (Xperia Z section) will grow and grow because more and more people will buy the phone and many of them will have the same questions, so to prevent them for making the same topic over and over, they can find their answers in here.
I'm just going to make a q&a( question and answer) list so that some things can be cleared up for the people that are still in doubt.
Everyone is free to post some questions (and answers) in this topic, I will edit them in the first post.

Hardware Q&A
Software Q&A
Accessories, Etc Q&A

Hardware Q&A

Q: Is the Xperia Z water resistant or water proof?
A: The phone is water proof, you can hold it under water (1 meter/ +- 3feet) for 30minutes.
Although its not advised that you hold the phone in water that contains acids like sea water which contains salt.

Q: Does the touch screen still works while it's under water?
A: The touch screen doesn't work while the phone is fully under water, so the touch screen will work while you're taking a shower, as long as there aren't too many drops on the screen. The screen itself will keep working so watching a movie for example shouldn't be a problem.

Q: Does the phone support 64gb cards?
A: Yes it does [Confirmed] (Thanks to: hush66 )
Source: Click!

Q: Does the phone have a notification led?
A: Yes, in the upper right corner. "It works for notifications (SMS, Whatsapp, etc) as well as charging indicator."[Confirmed] (Thanks to: hush66 )

Q: Does this phone support 4g?
A: Yes it does [Confirmed]
Version C6603 supports 4G LTE
Version C6602 HSPA+ only
(Thanks to: SmallsXD)

Q: What LTE bands are supported?
A: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 (Depends on your country))

Q: Is it possible to disable the LTE option to save battery? (Question by: Flaaamp)
A: Yes you can disable LTE(But if it will save some battery life is debatable) (Thanks to: xiFIL )

Q: How many mega pixels does the camera has?
A: 13.1 Mega pixels, but when using the superior auto mode you can only use 12 mega pixels(Thanks to: hush66 /xiFIL )

Q: What is the capacity of the battery?
A: 2330mAh

Q: Is the battery removable??
A: No it's not It's said that Sony will replace your battery for you for free.

Q: The display isn't IPS right?
A: Yes it is! For more details see the specific topic: Click

Q: What kind of sim card can I use for this phone?(Question by: mirco_p)
A: Micro-Sim (Thanks to: -]Megacharge[- and Ambroos)

Q: What are the phone's dimensions??
A: 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm(5.47 x 2.79 x 0.31 inches)

Q: How much does the phone weigh?
A: 146 grams(5.15 oz)

Q: Does the phone have a dedicated camera button?(Question by: jacksonj51)
A: No it does not.(The Xperia ZL does though)

Q: HELP!! My speaker volume is low after I put the phone in water
A: That's normal, it's advised to let the speaker dry for about 1-3 hours before it returns back to normal.

Note: I will add a lot more questions AND answers later.
If someone has the answer to one of the questions, you're welcome to post them of course!
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Q: Will this phone get an update to Android 5??
A: Time will tell (Or Sony)

Q: Can you use secret codes like: ???
A:Yes the secret codes work, but they are phone specific. So for example secret codes for the Xperia T might not work for the Xperia Z. (Thanks to: hush66 )

Q: What is stamina mode?
A: "With Battery STAMINA Mode you have more intelligent battery management and can easily improve your standby time by four times or more. Your phone knows when you’re screen is off and shuts down the battery-draining apps you don’t need, then starts them up again when the screen is back on."

Q: Can you change the screen settings? (e.g. Contrast) (Question by: Gitaroo)
A: "The Xperia Z/ZL has a White Balance setting. Not contrast/brightness, but saturation/hue" (Thanks to: REAVER117)

Q: What is the superior auto mode?
A: "Superior auto mode shoots multiple shots of the same scene in rapid sequence. It then creates the best single picture as a composite."(Thanks to: grtmoby )

Q: I lost the preinstalled photo's/videos, how can I get them back?
A: You can get them back by downloading these files:

Q: How do I reboot the phone?
A: Hold the power button and the volume up button for a few seconds.

Q: My notification LED doesn't work... how can I fix this?
A: Many people fixed the issue by doing a factory reset: Settings > Backup & reset.
Mine worked after I did a factory reset twice, after you did a factory reset during the setup don't sync the phone. Install all your apps first and set up your wifi manually, after you did that you can turn on sync.

Q: Can I use the volume/power button(s) to make a picture?
A: By default you can't, but you can use 3rd party apps to map your buttons to do so.
Here are 2 apps that can do so:
Camera ZOOOM fx
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Q: Since the phone is water proof how will the warranty system work?

Q: Is there a dock included when I buy the phone?
A: Depends on the country you order it from

Q: Why do so many people want the dock?
A: The main reason why most people want the dock is to prevent opening opening the flaps each time.(Opening the flaps too many times might decrease the water resistance)

Q: Oleophobic coating? What's that?
A: Source: Wikipedia. A lipophobic coating is used on the touchscreens of Apple's iPhones since the 3GS, their iPads, Nokia's N9 and Lumia devices, various Samsung phones such as the Google Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, the HTC HD2, Hero and Flyer and many other phones to repel fingerprint oil, which aids in preventing and cleaning fingerprint marks.

Q: So does this phone have oleophobic coating?
A: The screen protector which comes with the phone does, the glass screen itself doesn't. (Still needs to be confirmed)

Q: I heard the phone already comes with a screenprotector?
A: Yes the phone comes with a shatter-proof protector.

Q: Why is that?
A: To prevent the screen from breaking into pieces when it falls.

Q: Should I remove it?
A: Sony advices against removing the protector. They advice you to install another protector over the Shatter-proof sheet.
Please note that when you decide to remove the protector, you will also lose the Sony logo on the front of the screen.

Q: Can anyone explain to me why Xperia Z is waterproof for only up to 30 minutes? I mean, if it can be in water for 30 minutes without any damage, why can't it be more? What happens after 30 minutes?(Question by: xx77aBs)
A: "It will likely survive beyond 30 minutes, but the level 7 liquid IP tests only certify to 30min for 1m submersion. I think the 30min time is just stated due to the certification." (Thanks to: flamingsamurai)
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lol you got a lot of bad info in this....
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Re: Confirmed List/ Frequently Asked Questions
Can you please change the GREEN font to something else

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^^^^ What he said, change the colours's like the page is attacking my hangover!
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Originally Posted by djq

lol you got a lot of bad info in this....

Like what exactly ?

It'd be better if you pointed out any "bad info" and provided a correction instead of posting pointless mocking.
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Re: Confirmed List/ Frequently Asked Questions
Originally Posted by djq

lol you got a lot of bad info in this....

Until you come with some feedback I will consider you as a phail troll.

Changed the lime to blue for better readability. :thumbup:

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Should specify the models in the 4G question

C6603 supports 4G lte, C6602 HSPA+ only
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Q: Does the phone support 64gb cards?
A: (Still needs to be confirmed)

I can confirm that it does.

Q: Does the phone have a notification led?
A: Yes[Confirmed] (Upper right side of the phone??)

Yes, it's on the top right. It works for notifications (SMS, Whatsapp, etc) as well as charging indicator.

Q: Can you use secret codes like: ???

Those are Galaxy codes, not Xperia ones. So most of them won't work. Anyways, I can confirm that the Xperia service menu code (*#* #7378423#*#*) works. IMEI number code (*#06#) works as well.
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does the final version has the option that let you tweak the screen contrast, hue etc?
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