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2017-12-01 06:03 PM
I have done some research and found out that this looks to be a strange HW issue.
I installed GPSLocker to look for signal strengts and found out an interesintg thing.
If you are holding you finger on the side where SD card is located - about 1.5cm from top, you get almost instant increase in signal strengt from 25-50%., when I release my finger - it drops. I'm able to repeat this all the time. Can someone else try this ?
It's like the "death grip" for iPhones, just this time it's a GPS grip for Xperia
2017-12-27 12:46 PM
I just got my xz1 compact less than a week ago and already stumbled upon the GPS problem while driving. My experience was similar to a previous poster here where I was traveling thru the lower level of George Washington bridge from New York to New Jersey and lost the gps signal coming off the bridge. I use Android auto and switched from Waze to Google maps but neither app couldn't get a GPS location fix. I had to restart the phone to get it fixed.
I had pixel running Oreo before the Sony and not once I had this issue driving thru the same bridge and so many other bridges/tunnels. So this problem is specific to Sony.
To me this is a serious issue. GPS stops working while you driving is a deal breaker for me. I bought xz1 because I like small phones but xz1 is going back and going to grab the pixel2 if Sony is not fixing this issue/acknowledging this problem.
2018-02-15 09:28 AM
Hello from a fellow Ingress Player!
I had issues with GPS drift and it was fixed after i turned off Wifi and Bluetooth scanning. Comapared to the previous phones i have had, the screen size is perfect for glyphing
2018-02-22 01:40 PM
So what is a good value for gpx fix outside? I´m not sure but i think my device needs a lot of time for that. even in pokemon go i´ll sometimes get the message "no gps found" so maybe it´s a problem with my device itself?
2018-05-20 04:50 PM
Yes I am experiencing the same issue. I did a factory reset on my phone ~1 month ago. This did take care of the issue for a while but it eventually returns. I have tried the *#*#7378423#*#* purge assistance data and this does not help the issue at all. This phone use to work flawlessly with no issues.