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2017-11-15 12:30 PM
Hmm. I've had my Z3 for just over 3 years now, and I've had great service from it. However I'm going to have to vote with my feet when I replace. I cannot justify the waste and cost of a phone at over £600 that becomes a liability in such a short time. It is irresponsible and objectionable to produce a product at such a cost that has such a short lifespan. I would say there's no wonder that the Chinese companies are growing like crazy while Sony is unfortunately reconsidering the future of their phone division.
If I'm going to have to buy a phone that's only going to last 3 years max. then I'm going to buy one that's throwaway at a price point to match.
2017-11-20 06:36 AM
I agree. lets take a quick look at the varying processors used in the current phones. on samsung you have exynos quad and octa core processors. SD835 as well as varying GPU's. HTC you have mediatek and SD835 and again varying GPUS. Each processor gets replaced at least once a year and the SDK's are limited in their compatability, Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG etc can't be expected to continue to Dev on outdated SDK's and focus on their current gen hardware. We live in a throw away society for the most part. People used to go onto 24mth subsidised phone contract and keep their phones that long. Now with the Telco's offering their 12mth trade it in and pay ..... and resign with a new phone people are only keeping phones for 12mth
2017-12-21 06:34 PM
This is a lie. The patch does not protect nor help in the slightest. I have a brand new xperiaz premium and yet my device immediately became infected with KRACK. Having spoken with Sony they feel antivirus software would work. Incorrect it does not help or get rid of it and then they said I would have to send it to them to get fixed. What's the point if the so called patch that protects doesn't protect it will just happen again. It appears that they haven't a clue how to get rid of this issue and are more than happy to be taking more money to supposedly fix something that should of happened if the patch worked. Not happy in the slightest and I used to recommend Sony to everyone... Not anymore money money money is all they care about and customer information safety is irrelevant
2017-12-29 01:12 PM
Dear Jonas from Sony Xperia Support, today is 2017-12-29 and my Sony Xperia X Compact still shows me "Android security patch level" October 1, 2017. Which means I'm still vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attack. Is it only my phone? Or was the plans changed at some time?
2018-01-05 12:46 PM
FYI all, my Xperia X Compact (F5321) has just received OTA update (Android 7.1.1) and now it shows Security Patch Level as "December 1, 2017"
2018-01-07 10:56 AM
This is not SOLVED as my Z5 compact E5823 still has not received the Dec 2017 android patches. This phone was still being sold new by networks like 3 ireland until only a few months ago and according to EU law warranty support should be provided for 2 years therefore security updates should be provided for at least 2 years. Will not be buying SONY again unless they pull their finger out.
2018-02-24 08:37 PM
Since the outbreak of the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability in October last year, my Sony Xperia Z5 Dual still has not seen a security update to mitigate this severe issue. According to another topic on these forums, a patch for other Sony devices would be released with security patch level 2017-11-05. My device, which is not even 2 years old, is still on security patch level 2017-09-01. Google has released Android security patches as recently as this month. When will the latest security patches be released for the Sony Xperia Z5 Dual as well?
Hoping to hear from you,
a troubled Sony customer