This is just a metoo-post, and also a rant I use the phone for navigation, Google Fit and Ingress. The location seems to be all over the place whenever near buildings, on cloudy weather, etc. For example Google Fit tracks the steps taken accurately but on some days the travelled distance that gets tracked is half of what it has been on the same route with previous phones. Previous ones were Xperia Z3, Z5 compact, XA1 and X compact (I have switched phones many times during the past years...). The location in Ingress seems to be the worst, this is on par with my 2010 Samsung Galaxy S, first version, which came with Android 2 and had only GPS, no Glonass. Location is off by hundreds of meters and drifts all over the place, carefully avoiding the spot I´m actually at. Getting a GPS fix can take minutes and may require rebooting the phone. GPS Status app´s feature for flushing AGPS data and downloading it again sometimes helps but the most reliable way to get location back is a reboot of the device. Last week there were two updates from Sony that at least fixed the "google location services has crashed" error that was consistent and happened on each boot. I am considering returning the unit for repair under warranty or switch to another brand entirely as to be honest, Ingress is the main thing I even have a phone for. I have had multiple Sony phones even back when they had Symbian as their OS. I waited and pre-ordered the XZ1 compact because it was a decent phone in this size category - possible to use with one hand - but if there is no reliable location, it is as good as a paperweight for me.
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