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2016-11-23 06:54 PM
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2016-11-26 03:56 PM
It has nothing to do with that unfortunately. The SD820 has an integrated FM-chip (both the Snapdragon S7 and the G5 do have FM radio) but Sony chose to ground the antenna pin and remove it themselves to make sure that its users will NEVER have functioning FM radio again.
Anyways, I'm glad to see that really a lot of people (not only on this forum) don't accept this and therefore don't buy it, only because of the absence of the FM radio (that Sony removed themselves as the SD820 supported it..). I think that they really underestimated the number of people that find this a dealbreaker and don't buy it. I hope that they will take notes and just add it on future models again...
It seems could be because of an issue between radio fm and google now...
I would preffer to trash all the google stuff and recover my fm radio app
2016-12-19 07:58 AM
You can forward my feedback also:
Aside from the fact that an FM radio tuner is a useful and data-free source of media, for anyone who lives in a place where earthquakes or similar destructive events occur, it is also a valuable safety device. These events cause immense congestion and/or disruption to mobile telecommunications networks (plus power, water, etc.) and can (and do) put them out of action. In such circumstances, radio broadcasts are a necessity for Civil Defence information. A phone with a radio could be the only means of receiving them.
Partially for this reason (I live in New Zealand - not called 'The Shaky Isles' for nothing - 7.8 quake last month) I have had several Sony top end phones and upgrade them with newer models because they alone have had the primary features I want: water resistance, good camera, good media players and above all, the FM radio. Other phones have water resistance now and other phones have FM radios among the other features I prefer, but it seems Sony were the only manufacturer making premium phones with all of them, at least until now.
However, since Sony will no longer offer their premium phones with an FM radio, they will no longer interest me, and in doing so, Sony will lose another once-loyal consumer (so it appears by reading this forum, and others). I have friends and colleagues who feel the same way, though I doubt any of them will bother supplying feedback to Sony - they, like me, will probably just purchase something else.
It seems inexplicable that Sony would deliberately disable a feature on their phones that many users obviously consider a critical feature and prerequisite for purchase, so I really hope Sony reinstate the radio. As many others have stated here, this is a deal breaker for me too.
2017-01-05 01:17 PM
Hi, as I already know, FM Radio (the real one, not streaming) should have been supressed, can anyone confirm that? If so, is going to be restored in the future?
2017-01-11 12:00 AM - edited 2017-01-11 12:01 AM
I am going to do the same thing: wait until Z5 breaks.
Some localized versions of LG V20 have FM radio: maybe will be a good choice. I will regret the integrated noise canceling, though.
2017-02-04 05:21 PM
WHAT?? No FM Radio??? I thought tech went forward! Now bought a top of the line phone and no radio, is it a joke??
Give me a ny radio back!!