Sony confirms Xperia Z3+ overheats, promises software fix

12 June, 2015
Both the Z3+ and the Z4 have been reported to suffer from overheating issues these past few days.

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  • AnonD-233508

How are they gonna fix it, by clocking it down? So basically you paid for a phone with SD810 performance and will get an update to downgrade it? Avoid the SD810! Get the LG G4 instead or an overpriced S6 and iphone 6. Mediatek must be smiling right now.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-94604, 14 Jun 2015As i said before they make a phone like amateur. Many issue, no ... moreAgree,strongly for the profit,no innivation,but they will feel it as a loss,cause with this bad publicity no one will by this flagship device,im glad i didnt buy a ze+,with my lg g3 3 gigs pretty happy...

  • Anonymous

Nice. I can easily make an egg fry on it. LOL.

  • AnonD-94604

As i said before they make a phone like amateur. Many issue, no innovation, less feature and low quality. They only make phones they dont do 'research'. Trust me.. its because their CEO made a wrong policy. They focuses in cost-cutting.

  • AnonD-200

I have always loved Sony but this proves that they are not expanding as they should in technology.
The Z3 has an issue of dropping signal bars if the LTE is on, and the are is not well equipped with LTE coverage. They acknowledged this issue and promised to rectify it, but so far even after Lollipop its the same.

Sony really need to gather themselves up. Currently they are nothign but a HuGE disappointment.

  • AnonD-392582

DenisXD, 14 Jun 2015It's just that they reached the limit of power in smartphones. T... moreIt isn't because smartphones have reached the height of power, its because Qualcomm didn't do their homework. Exynos 7420 is a soc with similar cpu clocks and type, but it doesn't overheat. Why? Because it's using 14nm transistors, unlike SD810 which uses 20nm transistors. Thanks to Qualcomm,many manufacturers are suffering, exept Samsung. Some people will say that sd808 is a mid range soc and is slower than sd805, while the rest say you can cook an omelet with SD810. Its your wish if you want a slow soc or a overheating soc.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Jun 2015LG G4 is faster and smoother and no over heating issue Sony Z... morePlease NO Low Grade on SONY posts! haha

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Jun 2015LG G4 is faster and smoother and no over heating issue Sony Z... moreZ3+ is overheat but didn't lag, in other hand LG G4 is not overheated but lag a bit. I tried my friends LG G4 , there are bit lag when you go swipe window.
Also G4 battery is short due to QHD screen consume more power. That's why LG gave extra battery kit.

  • Anonymous

why can't Sony use back the same CPU as the Z3? if using a CPU and GPU with reduced power, should be reasonable to as for a price reduction.

  • DK

heynekko, 13 Jun 2015Anyone please invent a watercooling case for all these fire brea... morehey sony is waterproof. just use it inside water, its watercooling :D

It's just that they reached the limit of power in smartphones. They just don't get that they can't get to more power without increasing smartphone sizes, it's done! Limit reached. They should start focusing on making fatter smartphones for better cameras, deeper speakers for bass and bigger batteries! A bigger phone size will also enable them to come with cooling devices behind the socs to prevent overheat. Otherwise they won't be able to go any further in power.
It's just the limit.

  • Anonymous

The devise is generally GOOD, best specification in the market especially the Z3 dual sim.. But one other issue, I'm not sure whether or not Sony has noticed and found the resolution,? The device is occasionally SHUTDOWN!! And can not reopened!! Is anyone of you out there faced this matter and how to solved?

  • Anonymous

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is a big fail. Rather use Mediatek in the future, the H20 looks very good.

  • Ha ha ha

Mick, 13 Jun 2015Oh really, and where is the mysterious renewed Chip? In which de... morehttp://tabtec.com/android/xiaomi-mi-note-pro-goe­s-live-with-a-revised-snapdragon-810-v2-1-soc-in­-tow/

  • Anonymous

kenosis, 13 Jun 2015Any comparisons between LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z3+ ?LG G4 is faster and smoother and no over heating issue

Sony Z3+ is lagging and over heating phone

  • Anonymous

Oncom, 13 Jun 2015In other word don't buy this phone..?sony and htc are competing for the best over heating phone of the year! should be z3+ or m9

  • Anonymous

Mick, 13 Jun 2015Oh really, and where is the mysterious renewed Chip? In which de... moreLG G4 is the best choice over htc m9 or sony z3+

bravo LG for choosing snapdragon 808

  • Anonymous

I had sony Xperia SP before. After least than 1 year used, it drained battery so fast, liking drinking water. And it heated up the phone as well. I'm an engineer. I suspected both software and hardware issues. Therefore I don't think it's simple Qualcomm chipset problem itself. Anyway, I'm not gonna buy any sony phone at least.

  • Mick

Anonymous, 13 Jun 2015Song is using a revised version of SD810 on z3+ and z4 tablet, c... moreVery obviously. I hoped for the z3+ after m9 and flex2 were disappointments but now I will keep my rooted and well customized sd 801 device till next year.

  • Anonymous

Mick, 13 Jun 2015Oh really, and where is the mysterious renewed Chip? In which de... moreSong is using a revised version of SD810 on z3+ and z4 tablet, called the SD810 v2.1. But, no use at all.