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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 2, 2018

My phone Sony Xperia XA1 complaints again and again. I need permanent solution. Sony services center is so poor performance. Why it happened. Mostly I used prefer Sony products. Help me from this problem. This phone complaints 2 times with 7 month including 1-year warranty too.

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 23, 2018

I have had an Xperia XA cell phone for about a year. Recently it started dropping the wifi connection to the internet. I complained to my SP (Bell Canada) and they said it was a problem with the phone, not the service since my PC WiFi was functioning perfectly, and stated that it was a common problem with Sony phones. I contacted Sony and the only "service" they offered was for me to send my phone to them for repairs. But this is not acceptable. I do not have a landline and shipping the phone to them for "repair" would pose a considerable hardship. I asked for another phone, same model, and was willing to ship the phone I was having trouble with back to them for refurbishment. No dice. So DON''T BUY A SONY CELL PHONE. THIS COMPANY DOES NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT FOR THEIR INFERIOR PRODUCTS.

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 17, 2018

I purchased this phone (Sony Xperia Phone) on July 2017 and as of today March 17, 2018 phone has a lot of issues and no minimum customer support from manufacturer Sony. Before you buy this phone you better think twice. You will never find the address of this company in USA to file the legal action against them. Sony Mobile registered in Canada and small claim court cannot affect them.

2 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 17, 2018

Sony XZ - I had the phone for two months and it broke. Since it was still under warranty, I sent it in. Sony told me it would be three-four weeks before I would get it back if they fixed it. Otherwise they would get me a new device. I got it back about four weeks later. They fixed the original problem, however, they created another one. I sent it back in and now it has been over nine weeks since they have returned it. I have called the help center many times. The reps are friendly, yet, not very useful. Sony has now told me that they will get me a new device. They told me they do not know when I will receive it. Very unhappy with their service!

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 24, 2018

It's been about 4 years now that I have this Sony Z2. Which I must say I am very happy with phone's performance. The phone has never let me down on any situation and the battery life is amazing. The only improvement I wish is that if Sony can give an updated android at the moment.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 2, 2018

I hope you can help me, I bought a Sony Xperia XA1 on July with a one year warranty, after one week it the A letter on the keyboard (soft keyboard) was mainly useful, with time it goes worse and worse. Now the screen is not responding. I took it to the authorized reseller, and was surprised. They said, "You have some cracks on the body. We will not repair the touchscreen." Is it normal? Thanks in advance.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Dec. 23, 2017

Sony Xperia series are the worst. My phone won't power up. It keeps flashing the battery icon and goes off again. I have changed the battery but it's still not working. I bought a replacement battery and it got stuck at 50% and it went dead and now it's flashing but won't charge. Don't waste your money buying any Sony xperia phone. I recommend Samsung.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 19, 2017

I bought a defective Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. I called support many times and was told I would need to ship the phone to be repaired possibly for three weeks and they don't send replacement phones in the meanwhile. I need my phone for work and when I explained this they said they don't have a refund option or a replacement phone option. I called again and threatened to report to the BBB if they didn't honor their warranty and finally they said they would send me a label to refund the phone. I had to wait a day to receive the email with a label that literally EXPIRED THE DAY THEY SENT IT TO ME so I still couldn't send the phone back. I called again and they said the labels usually don't have expiration dates and I have to go through the whole process again. Once again I will have to wait at least a day to receive emails on what I can do next.

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Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 31, 2017

Sony makes a stylish and easy-to-use cell phone and had many options available from midrange pricing to top of the line pricing and most are durable and powerful.

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 3, 2017

It's been a month that I sent my Sony Experia XA, which I bought about three months ago, to Sony Support Repair in Dublin. Two weeks later they hadn't sent me any emails with informations about my handset. So, I started to send them emails asking about it. Which the answer was advising me to wait, and that they would contact me as soon as possible. So, they didn't. I tried to contact them again, and they answered back asking for my address, which I had sent with the warranty, my handset and my charger together. Anyway, I provided them with my address again. Pointing out it was the same address in the warranty I had sent.

I don't know what to do. It seems like Sony Support Repair has lost my mobile. I feel very stressful, first for having spent my money on a product that only has been malfunctioning (it's the second time I have to send it to repair in three months of use), second because I thought the aim of Sony Support Center IT was to offer support and help their customers, not to cause more problems to them. I have asked my mobile back, desperately, but they no longer answer me! I feel harmed, as if they have taken away my right to something that's mine. If someone know what could I do to have my device back, please, tell me! The only thing I can think of is to ask for the support of the Garda.

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4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 10, 2017

I purchased an Xperia XZ phone in Oct 2016, paid cash. In February my phone was having heating issues and eventually wouldn't turn on. I had to send it out for them to look at it. It came back about a week or so later with nothing done, because they said there were cracks and marks on the phone. This phone was in perfect condition, and I had to send high resolution pictures to prove it. After much back and forth for a week because they weren't getting back to me, I called again, and they finally allowed me to send the phone back to them. They had the phone for almost 2 months before they said they would replace it "as a courtesy", even though it was still under warranty, and the phone was in perfect condition... A courtesy...

So I finally get this new phone, and immediately noticed an issue with the camera. It was a weekend so I waited to contact them, but in the meanwhile, the phone started having other issues like apps all opening rapidly at the same time, and icon screens shaking, where you would have to restart the phone to use it. So I did a repair through their PC software, and that didn't fix it. I updated the software, tried the repair again, still has the problems.

So today I call them, they have me read my IMEI number straight from the phone, and they're telling me I have an XA, not an XZ, even though I know what I'm holding in my hand. They had me plug it into my PC so I can see that it's an XA, but it showed that it's an XZ. So they tell me I need to do the repair because it shows on their system that it was never done. I told them I did it twice, but they argue I didn't. I explained how they're wrong with the IMEI number showing the wrong model number, and they're wrong that I didn't do the repair because I did it two times, but they still continue to say that I'm wrong, and they're right.

I know for a fact I did everything correctly, I know what kind of a phone I have, I even still have the XZ box, but according to them, I'm still wrong. Their supervisor was too busy to talk with me, so here I am, writing this review, at the worst possible time for Sony. I am so sorry I ever bought this phone. I feel as if Sony doesn't want to warranty their product. I'm starting to wonder if this is the reason US phone carriers stopped carrying Sony phones.

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3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: May 6, 2017

I purchased a Sony Xperia Z5. It seemed to be a great phone. After using the phone for a year it was dull with normal use. On the Sony website the Z5 is advertised as waterproof and that this photo editing can be rinsed under a tap. After lightly rinsing my phone it was dead. I called my service provider (Bell Canada) and they told me "There no warranty if yours get wet" and was told to contact Sony directly. The Sony support was very clear. Sony phones are not covered for liquid damage and if the phone has liquid damage it is not repairable. In my mind I say this false advertising. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is waterproof and take very good underwater photos, I would not go deeper than just under the surface.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: March 11, 2017

I got Sony F3216 Xperia XA Ultra Dual on November 5. In 3 months, the phone lights blinked twice and switched off automatically. I produced the handset to the service centre and after a few days was informed that the phone wasn't working due to the rust and fungus found in the mobile. I haven't dropped the mobile in water or using the phone in rain in my senses. Even though the phone has gone through "quality checks" could it have been the phone has issues in the beginning? Consumers use the instruments based on the quality check marks. However this has gone way beyond our imagination. Was informed Motherboard stopped working and that I need to pay 7000 off to get it fixed even though it's in the warranty period. I feel like head on shoulders with the way things are turning out.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Dec. 16, 2016

Sony Xperia M5 - I purchased two mobiles on 08-11-2016. Am facing problem in both with battery. One is almost dead, blank screen not. Nothing working. Another one, without use it’s getting hot almost double of our body temperature, and if I use this mobile it will be dead in one or two hours, though battery is charged 100% before use.

5 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 10, 2016

We have requested all customer please don't buy Sony Xperia Xa Dual. Because I have purchase new mobile Dt. 25.06.2016 till date it's very problem in mobile. I have submit mobile 4 (time) submit in Service centre. Every time new problems coming. Mobile it's very heating (Calling / camera / gaming / Alarm / email). Very bad service. Sony service centre not response properly. 2 time mobile back panel open. Mobile heating problem so display black marks. Battery life very bad only 5 hrs working. I have many time calling customer care / email required to please replace phone but not response Sony mobile service centre / head department. Please all customer to requested don't by this Sony mobile.

9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Oct. 15, 2016

I had purchased a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium mobile here in Qatar on June 2016. Soon after 2 months the head jack having a problem, I tested with the other headphones also but headphone port in the mobile was not working. And just a week back on October 2016 the chrome back cover has been cracked from my pocket itself (not fall down never).

So I decided to repair both the problem together. And I know that back cover cannot be replaced under warranty. But I need to get the head jack problem resolved under warranty. But the Sony Service Centre the supervisor informed me that I cannot get the head jack problem resolved as it happened because while the back cover crack formed. And I swear that both the problem is different and crack happened just a week before. And head jack problem is since two or three months before. So as he denied the service I decided to go to the Customer Protection Department here in Qatar. And I registered the complaint as well. So please do necessary action to resolve then I can withdraw my complaint. Else no one knows where the problem will reach its destiny. And I am sure that back cover nothing to do with the head jack.

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3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: Sept. 2, 2016

I bought my Sony Xperia Z5 brand new in November 2015. By April 2016 I had already started having issues with my phone. Straight after updating my phone with the new android 6.0 software, I automatically began experiencing faults. First my camera stopped working, then my web-based apps started crashing and then wouldn't load. My phone kept freezing. I got in touch with Sony and followed their advice to do a software repair using pc companion. After doing that, it just made the problem worse. My screen went blank and my touchscreen stopped working so basically left my phone completely useless. Sony then asked me to send my phone in for repair. Other than the technical issues I had with the phone after the update, there were no other issues or damage to the phone. I took very good care of it, never dropped it, never put it in water, always kept it in a case, not even a scratch on it.

10 days after sending it in I get an email saying that there was a crack in the screen which voided my warranty and quoted me £164 to have my phone repaired. I called up and questioned how there was a crack in the screen as I sent it in, in perfect condition. They told me they would escalate it and their managers would "look into it" and get back to me with a decision. Surprise surprise. They came back with the decision that I had damaged the phone. Therefore I had to pay for its repair. So although the only reason I sent it in for repair in the first place was down to their own software issues I still had to fork out for the repair of my device. So I get my device back, all seems fine, however within only 4 weeks of getting it back the same issues occur again. First my camera stops working, then my web-based apps, and then again my touchscreen stopped working and my screen went blank.

I have been told I can send it back off but due to the damage to the phone when I sent it in the first time I would need to pay for it to be repaired this time also, even though I disputed the fact that I had already paid for my phone to be fixed and clearly it hasn't been, not properly anyway. Otherwise the problem wouldn't be persisting! In my opinion, Sony are con artists. If I could put less than one star I would - Will never purchase anything from them again. Amazes me that they are as big a company as they are with such terrible products, service and customer service - STEER WELL CLEAR!!!

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8 people found this review helpful
Rated with 2 stars
Verified Buyer
Original review: Aug. 25, 2016

I am in Tanzania. Sony was my first smartphone. The last two weeks I bought a new Sony Xperia Z. I just used it for 14 days and it power off and won’t power on till one. I went to the shop I bought it. At first they refused to take it thinking I made it not to power on. Later the phone seller took it and it's 3 days now no feedback of if the phone will work on again or not, if I call them they don’t pick up the phone just stay quiet. I don't think if I will go for Sony product again.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Buyer
Original review: Aug. 19, 2016

My new Xperia C4 stopped working and I called to Sony they asked me to send phone to repair center (as phone is in warranty). I sent my phone and I did not get any reply from SONY. When I called them they said "your phone is still under testing and keep calling us for status." :-( After one month when I called (I was calling after every alternate day) he said "we found the problem but we cannot fix it and so we are sending your phone back to you." It is the worst service I had seen... Never ever will buy any Sony product... If I have option below one star then I'll go for that.

12 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 12, 2016

If I have option below one star then I'll go for that. My experience Sony is very bad, it's never happened with after Samsung, even Micromax service is very nice or Samsung also not suffer me like that. Sony is worst. I went to Lajpat Nagar-II, Delhi. I asked them about my phone. They said 10 days & more. Ok then I said after that I asked them substitute some multimedia phone, because I can't switch off my number, & still my numbers are switched off & I suffer a huge loss too, within 5 hours... If you don't satisfy the customer then you have to shut your shop.

They even don't bother for customers. I don't know how cheap Sony is going these days. First time problem happened with my phone but it's fine - this also a product it's happened some time, but with Sony customer, & I also suggest to all don't go with Sony. You must have better options to HTC, Apple, Lenovo, some new smart phone, at least they are not so expensive - after one year you can buy a new one if they stuck. Hua!

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Rated with 3 stars
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 27, 2016

Based on the suggestions of my friends I bought Sony Xperia c3 for 20000 as my first smart phone. It worked fine for 1 year without any issues. My warranty got over, after three days all of a sudden my mobile got shut down and never restarted. I took it to the authorized service center and they said it's due to motherboard issue and took 6700rs/- from me and replaced with new motherboard. This bloody mobile worked fine for 2 months and started bothering again. It shuts down automatically, battery discharges quickly and one fine day it stopped charging also. Finally it shut down completely and never raised again. I took it to the same service center. They again said it's motherboard issue and said "warranty for motherboard is for 3 months, you have to pay (6700rs/-) for the new motherboard replacement." I am done with this stupid ** of SONY. I am ready to file a complaint against Sony in the consumer court. I want the justice.

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: July 26, 2016

I bought a Sony Z5 premium phone online. The phone was advertised by Sony to say it was water-resistant (1m underwater). When I received the phone the screen looked unusual, having shiny stripes (did not look normal). The phone at times was unresponsive when typing in the keyboard. The phone was placed upside down in the shower (going by Sony 1m underwater). The phone's screen stopped working. I sent the phone back 6-7 weeks ago.

Android Enjoyed were unable to find where the location of my phone was. I am very unsatisfied with the customer service. I only received an email confirming the phone status on the 25th of July. Android enjoyed stated because there are scratches on the phone they are unable to fix it free of charge. I surely know and believe the scratches have nothing to do with the LED screen.

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Rated with 1 star
Original review: July 15, 2016

I owned an Xperia Z1 tablet for about 3 years. It was brilliant. I loved it and it lasted so long because I always used it on a stand and I take very good care of my things but after all that time the charge port wore out which was gutting but I had got enough use out of it so was acceptable really. I looked for a magnetic charge cable but Sony don't sell then so I looked for the charge cradle instead but for some reason everyone wanted £150 for the Z1 cradle so in the end I decided to just get a Z2 tablet and like before I always use it on a stand, I always put it away in a safe place, and I live alone so nobody else has ever touched it.

One day I get it out and it won't turn on, won't charge or anything. The tablet is only 6 months old and totally mint condition, not a mark on it, never been dropped or even gently knocked. I read to hold down the buttons to reset it but this didn't work. I keep trying on and off for 2-3 weeks and kept trying to charge it but nothing. I explained everything to Sony and asked for a full refund. They said no even refusing to refund me in vouchers only to spend on Sony products so I can buy some of their older products that actually work. They said they will repair or replace if it's under 12 months old and if I send my original receipt. I told them that I had lost all trust in the device and didn't want a repair just to have it happen again in 6 months when it's out of warranty but they gave me no choice so I posted it to Sony.

Luckily I already didn't trust them so I took loads of dated pictures of the tablet in perfect condition all over every inch was perfect and took pictures stage by stage of wrapping it in very thick bubble wrap and had someone witness me packing it. A few days after posting I get a letter saying they have received my tablet but there's a bogus description describing it as marked pretty much all over and very light scratched screen then about a week later I get an email with a quote of £120 to fix totally made up problems like the screen is "tinged yellow and green but still functions" for a headphones jack various adhesive stickers and a bit of plastic trim for the righthand side. They haven't charged me for labour but they have for parts so I paid £350 for a premium product and I got total rubbish that lasted less time than a £40 tablet and now because after less than 6 months it just stopped working.

For no reason they want another £120??? I'm on a very low income (Carer's allowance) and had to save for a long time to buy the tablet. In the first place surely they can't get away with being so criminal and don't they know the difference between good business and bad business? They should just refund people. If I trade on eBay and the customer is not happy I will refund them. So god knows why a multi-billion pound company like Sony can't act with the same morals and decency. Anyone with half a brain cell would agree and could see that my tablet has never been bashed or dropped and I have pictures to prove it.

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6 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 18, 2016

Don't buy Sony mobile in your life forever. They are sold worst mobiles. They are cheating customers like Sony phone are waterproof and dust proof. I purchase Sony M5 on 16 April 2016. With two months of purchase phone was submitted to service Centre 3 times for the issue of dust in rear camera lens. Still problem was not resolved. The service center people's not responds for customers' concerns and even customer service representative also not respond properly. They told our superior person will call back in 48 hrs but till I am not getting call from Sony. Sony mobiles is the 3rd class mobile manufacturing company in world and Vigneshwar Sony service center is the worst service centre I never seen in life.

7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: June 14, 2016

After only two months of owning a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua the phone suddenly malfunctioned and was completely unusable. It was sent to Xperia repair facility in IL. They promised that the phone would be repaired or replaced and would be return by a maximum of 14 business days. After 16 business days of no phone and no response, I called customer service and asked for a status update. I was told the phone was still a "work in progress" but that more information will be requested from the repair technician and provided to me in 2-3 days. After this 2-3 days, I still had not heard anything and called again. This has continued for a month.

I have called over 8 times and spoken with supervisors that have flagged the case as "to be expedited" since it was well past the maximum 14 business. Each time I call I am only told that it is still a work in progress and that there is no other information. I have asked to speak with the repair facility in IL, but that is not possible. In fact, the customer service call center (located in the Caribbean) is even unable to call the repair facility in Illinois. I imagine that facility has a phone in the building, but seemingly no one knows the number to it...

They still have my cell phone and refuse to send me a new one. They also claim that there is nothing else that can be done to get more information about the phone. Each time I call I am told that I must wait just 2-3 more days to get more information. This is such horrible customer service that it is shocking out of a major brand like Sony.

NEVER buy a Sony cell phone. It will likely malfunction and worst of all, if it does, you have literally no chance of getting it repaired or replaced or even speaking with someone who knows anything about the phone. There is zero accountability for failing to withhold their policy of "up to 14 business days" and no oversight of any higher level managers that can be contacted.

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5 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 9, 2016

I have a phone problem and contacted Sony support. The phone was still under warranty when I first contacted them, but I never got any response for months. When they finally replied my request, was told that the phone is out-of-warranty. It's their fault for not replying in time, and now they claimed it is out-of-warranty. Shame on Sony Xperia for such shady and fraudulent warranty practices.

6 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 8, 2016

I have been using Sony Xperia phone ever since I started using Smartphone but anytime I get a problem they don't help me. Currently they don't want to fix my phone for me because I don't have my warranty available. The phone is not powering up. I have followed all the instructions they gave me to fix it but it was futile. I need help because I don't want to spend another bucks on another Xperia phone... Please I need help. I want the manager to email me a label.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 24, 2016

I complained to the BBB because Sony lied to me continuously about the fact that they: "had no more repair centers in the United States" and now they sent me a free shipping label; however turnaround time for the repairs are 14 BUSINESS DAYS! What the heck? Seriously it takes you 3 weeks to repair my phone! Take your business elsewhere! Consider yourself warned.

7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 20, 2016

My Sony phone is really amazing. It's very reliable. I lost my first Sony phone and when I bought a new one, I didn't have any second thoughts of choosing Sony again. I'm very satisfied with this product. I have tried others but I think Sony is better. I think it's the best for playing games and taking photos. I also love the battery life. It lasts longer compared to other brands like Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry. Really great product!

2 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 1, 2016

I LOVE SONY! The camera is perfect! The design is gorgeous! I love everything about it. It's my dream phone. I was very happy when they introduced the waterproof phones! It was a brilliant idea to create a phone that is waterproof. People can use it even when it's raining or they're in the shower or at the beach or anywhere where there is water. No need for those waterproof casings or bags.

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