Gino76, 03 Apr 2017Has there been any update on the music player, audio & equalizer?I use poweramp,even though, with the same setting as in marshmallow, there is a bit more treble to the sound,thats for sure, the sound is softer and more pleasant.
Battery life is great for me,and never been an issue for me anyway, a full charge with moderate use lasts the whole day for me.
Great phone,can't understand why people hate sony,atleast they don't turn to complete rubbish after a year like most Samsung phones.
I owned a z3,handled it to my father,still works like new after more than 2 years,everything works like from day one.
Gino76, 02 Apr 2017Re the new Z5 update...
Have you noticed any improvements on the camera app starting, quali... moreNope nothing new in the camera, haven't deeply test it yet but I let you know tomorrow about this.
The start up still takes about a minute, nothing new here and I agree. Takes a lot of time for a flagship.
The battery doesn't seem to be improved. I got though the day with heavy usage and it is 16% atm from 88% i had it last night i went to bed.
Only the sound issues got fixed from what I see so far. I hate that I can't bypass Sony's software atm now grrr
Gino76, 02 Apr 2017When you mean "colours are more accurate" is this more of the screen colour calibration or the... moreScreen calibration is more accurate.
Multitasking works flawlessly,apps turn back instantly, seems there isn't a reload issue.
Raymond, 02 Apr 2017The update is really great,except the small bug with rendering images in gallery.
Dont know i... moreWhen you mean "colours are more accurate" is this more of the screen colour calibration or the camera photos output post-processing?
And speaking about the opened apps on the multitaking pane do they still reload when clicked/opened or do they open instantly which may show apps were kept in memory or better memory management?
DenisXD, 02 Apr 2017Ok I updated Z5 to the latest software 32.3.A.2.33 and I'll post what's new.
1) The androi... moreRe the new Z5 update...
Have you noticed any improvements on the camera app starting, quality, overall speed?
Any improvements on the battery life?
Does the phone still loads awfully slow (under 60 seconds which is an eternity compared to an iPhine SE and a millenia compared to the S7)?
DenisXD, 02 Apr 2017You are hardly proof though, as well as online paid reviewers. Anyway if Z5 is such a downer t... moreI strongly disgaree with your claim of me being a troll. That term was only created for people being "frustrated" by other people. I am still here in this forum because I want to get insights/comments/advice from people. I exchange and share my experiences in here with all honesty and it is simply up to you whether you like it or not. I appreciate all your comments and of course I take them all on board and try and consider them when purchasing my next phone. Having such experiences consistent with online reviews (which again with all due respect are not paid as far as I know as they have ben around for years and are well respected in the online sphere) I feel is "proof" enough. So can we just please get on with this thing and carry on eh mate...?
Forgot to mention,the sound now has more treble,through speakers and also with headphones, there is more treble,sound is warmer.
The update is really great,except the small bug with rendering images in gallery.
Dont know if its new,but opengl in now version 3.2
Asphalt xtreme runs without any hiccups or lags on the highest settings,prior the update it lagged a lot.
Great job sony,for keeping up and pushing updates on time.
Also colors are a litte more accurate, or this is just me...;)
Ok I updated Z5 to the latest software 32.3.A.2.33 and I'll post what's new.
1) The android security updates for March
2) All the audio issues with the 1st nougat update have been fixed. Now all the applications and videos sound loud again.
3) The slow rendering of the photos in album has been fixed, almost (there are still some rendering issues, but the photos are being rendered much faster now).
4) I can't bypass the Sony software volume control anymore within any application.,I guess Sony really fixed everything with the sound issues.
That's all I see at the moment.
Gino76, 01 Apr 2017Of all the Android phones I had (Galaxy, Nexus, Wileyfox, Xperia) I found Sony's phones to be ... moreYou are hardly proof though, as well as online paid reviewers. Anyway if Z5 is such a downer to you, would you mind to tell us why are you here in Z5's comments?
From what I read, I would say to troll, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong hun.
shayzadag, 31 Mar 2017I want to see the list. Provide me a link. https://www.rootupdate.com/2017/03/names-of-devices-updating-to-android-oreo-8-0-o.html
DenisXD, 31 Mar 2017Nonsense again, the camera launches pretty fast on Z5, and i'm amazed by how quickly it proces... moreOf all the Android phones I had (Galaxy, Nexus, Wileyfox, Xperia) I found Sony's phones to be the slowest in starting up the camera app. I would say it is between 1-2 seconds slower compared to 1 second or less with an iPhone 6S, Galaxy A5 2016, Galaxy S5 Neo & Nexus 5X amongst others. The same can be said with processing (the part wherein the camera takes a photo and the software doing all the work in "processing" and saving it on to the phone's storage). This my own experience is consistent to the reviews I read and saw online. I don't know what mod or root access you did to your phone but I stand by these assessment very strongly.
bokfan, 31 Mar 2017glass back feels more like plastic - I expect it would be fairly fragile if dropped onto tiles... moreBut you forgot to mention the other things that are more important. Does the apps you open reload or does it load up instantly? Does the camera doesnt take an eternity (i.e. 1-2 seconds) to open and does it not process/save photos in 1-2 seconds coz almost all reviews I have heard seem to form same opinion.
Gino76, 30 Mar 2017You forgot to mention the Z series have all been ultra slow in opening the camera app, the shu... moreNonsense again, the camera launches pretty fast on Z5, and i'm amazed by how quickly it processes such big photos. We are talking about 5000 pixels here. Not 3k or 4k, but 5000! It was the only phone to have such a high mp camera, and I can tell it's still kicking buts. white balance could have been warmer I can say that, but nothing that can't be corrected later on if it's needed.
ViktorMr305, 27 Mar 2017They have a list of deviced that will be updated to Android O, and Z5 familly is thereI want to see the list. Provide me a link.
Gino76, 30 Mar 2017Does the frosted glass back of the Z5 feels like it can easily break when say it came out and ... moreglass back feels more like plastic - I expect it would be fairly fragile if dropped onto tiles or concrete (much like the iphone 4). sound is excellent thru headphones and pretty good through front speakers. All apps seem to work fine when opened thru multitasking pane. outside photos are sharp and crystal clear - resolution, color and brightness can be changed in camera settings to adjust tones. overall great value for money - I really like it
bokfan, 30 Mar 2017received my Xperia Z5 yesterday from Amazon. The bad - the battery is nothing special (at leas... moreDoes the frosted glass back of the Z5 feels like it can easily break when say it came out and fallen from a height of your jeans pocket? Speakers not sounding muffled? Opened apps do not restart when you open them using the multitasking pane? Does the photos look relatively warmer in tone than the previous Z phones?
DenisXD, 29 Mar 2017Yeah well most battery saving apps are indeed fake, but I use greenify since day one and it do... moreYou forgot to mention the Z series have all been ultra slow in opening the camera app, the shutter and the processing. This issue seem also evident in the high-end XZ. I dunno what Sony is doing these days. The software seems quite unoptimised and not up to speed with what hardware it has.