Anyone with a Xperia L could help me confirm if this behavior is unusual? I just bought the phone (3 days) and noticed that, whenever the GPS is active, the wifi gets very unstable.

It goes like this: I connect to my Wifi, then open an application such as Google Maps. A few seconds later, the Wifi disconnects and the 3G data kicks in. Moments later, the phone identifies the wifi and reconnects.

Does anyone experience the same behavior? Is there a solution? I'm about to send it back to the store, but I want to make certain that this isn't a common issue or something I could solve myself.


As requested, the Android version is 4.1.2.

  • Provide a logcat here, to aid trouble-shooting? And what version of Android as well? – t0mm13b Aug 4 '13 at 17:51
  • @t0mm13b just added the Android version to the answer, I'm getting the log... – Bruno Brant Aug 4 '13 at 18:40
  • @t0mm13b oh, it seems one can't read the logs unless it's a root in jellybean... I won't root the phone so it doesn't void the warranty, is there a way around it? – Bruno Brant Aug 4 '13 at 19:09

Upgrade to Android 4.2. That fixed the problem to me and the original poster. I was getting an average of approximately 100 disconnections per day, in about three weeks. Since upgrade a few days ago, there were only 7 disconnections, even with Google's location service enabled. I think the firmware update 15.0.A.1.31 (based on Android 4.1.2) introduced the problem, but anyway we confirm that it is fixed in 15.3.A.0.26 (the upgrade to Android 4.2.2).

  • I will check the build number -- it's actually my girlfriends' phone. Do you think this is something specific to Brazilian versions? The issue is very apparent, I can't believe it passed QA testing. This weekend we where at a store and tested a phone on display and got the same behavior. – Bruno Brant Aug 27 '13 at 0:19
  • Renato, the firmware's 15.0.A.1.31. – Bruno Brant Sep 30 '13 at 3:19
  • Renato, Sony just upgraded the firmware to 15.3.A.0.26, and the problem seems solved! Can you test it at your end? – Bruno Brant Nov 3 '13 at 15:51

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