I don't understand how a company like Sony can manufacture and market such a horrible phone. I purchased a phone in Nov 2015. Within two days, I realised that the phone switches off on its own. Once given for repair, i got it back after around 15 days. Now I realise that the moment i switch on any application, the phone becomes too hot within no time. Please avoid purchasing this model at any cost.
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2016m5 dual water proof?Oh no.... avoid this phone! ITS NOT WATERPROOF! Mine failed within a month without putting near water, it must have been condensation inside and died! Retailer (eGlobal of Hong Kong) will not honour warranty due to "Water Damage".
It also gets as hot as hell and shuts down by itself and can't be restarted unless plugged in to electricity supply! I suspect its the MTK Helio X10 processor. So $500 wasted! Will never buy anything with MTK processor again. I replaced the Sony with Oppo R7 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor... brilliant phone, and works like a dream!
Sent into sony repair centre in south africa, with the new battery the phone works perfectly however still waiting for the 5.1 update. So guys instead of downgrading rather ask for the new battery it took 8 working days to get mine back.
Trainsinam, 04 Feb 2016Does xperia M5 dual has water proof feature? Please confirm guysyes
i had bought this phone 15 days back i am also facing problem with battery backup and few function which starts automatically. i don" t know whether service centre can solve this problm. is there option to replace phone
Roguette, 05 Feb 2016Did upgrading to lollipop5.1 fix?No, it did not. After the 5.1 update I can say:
- literally fked up my signaling. After 5.1 upgrade instead of 4 or 5 bars (max) it shows 1 or 2 bars of signal strength in the middle of the city (Cph, Denmark), but more likely no signal
- Battery still goes down pretty fast after 15 %
Does xperia M5 dual has water proof feature? Please confirm guys
Sony has made the worse phone ever in the form of this Xperia M5 always shutting down and loosing signal. Piece of shit will never recommend this to my enermy. I am going to bad mouth Sony in all forms of media
Had the phone since Sept 2015...6 months...shut down issues were a put off but switching to GSM when on data and use of WiFI mostly and you will survive. Build quality is good and has an awesome camera. Satisfied to say the least. Phone should last until the need for an upgrade
mr.forman hoween, 03 Feb 2016so basicly, once it is upgrade to 5.1 all problem is settled? Dont think so.. mine was updated to 5.1 but still with the same problem.. it doesnt fix auto shutdown problem..
Singapore variant? Single-SIM Xperia M5 or Dual-SIM version? Also where you buy it from? (I'm from SG too, but need to get dual-SIM version haha)
Crizz, 02 Feb 2016Performance and battery life better after 5.1 update. No auto shutdown problem. But still when... more5.1 update done.. but still the auto shutdown problem not fixed.. im frustrated.. wait until marshmallow update to be available and hope it will fix the problem.. damn phone!
I'm happy to bought this phone. Awesome camera and on problem. Good configuration with low price.