Anonymous, 05 Oct 2015I didn't notice any colour noise. What the hell is that anyway? Noise is the entire screen getting wrong colour dots everywhere. You can clearly see red noise just after the red flashings all around the image. It's not a bad video by any means, but the noise is a pain to look at. I couldn't fine the comparison video on my PC browser, I found it on my ps3 youtube app while I was watching z5 camera videos. There is a guy walking inside a building and getting in an elevator. Inside it's dark and Z5 struggles to pick details, showing a lot of colour noise. 6s on the other had no trouble with noise, even inside the same elevator.
DenisXD, 05 Oct 2015This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBoAuWBiLFs
You can clearly see the colour noise wh... moreI didn't notice that, but the video is pretty amazing for smartphone. Not many phones could have achieved this. Very impressive for a smartphone. But you were telling something about the iPhone 6 camera in your earlier comment. Where it this video are they comparing the Z5 and iPhone 6?
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2015Which video are you talking about?This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBoAuWBiLFs
You can clearly see the colour noise when the lights are flashing
I would like to get the Z5 when it's released this side of the world, mainly because of its camera. But the G4 is ready and waiting. I dunno, I'll see what happens.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015Specs upgrade isnt enough, they must improve the tech. This phone is still inferior even as op... more"Nexus phone camera is only 12mp, and it scores very high number. Only 3 poin lower than Z5 in dxomark. It isnt all about specs, its better technology." And that nexus phone camera has laser autofocus, OIS, this and that etc. While the Z5 camera doesn't have all those goodies, just a 23 MP with fast autofocus. And the Dx0mark ran Z5 camera in 8 MP, unlike the nexus which was at 12 MP. What do you say now? Nexus camera sounds more impressive but Z5 has better camera in real life.
DenisXD, 05 Oct 2015mentioning 810 is not a great defensive speech, just sayin. It's the worse soc ever made. Yeah... more...yet 810 is the only choice with Sony had. If they put 808, Z5 Premium would not have existed. And many would consider it a step down from the Z3+.
I agree the 810 is having problems. But that's like the only good choice we have.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015Specs upgrade isnt enough, they must improve the tech. This phone is still inferior even as op... moreOh my God. Can't you even understand simple English? In what way is Z5 inferior to the 'standard' nexuses? Just because it doesn't have USB type C? And metal unibody doesn't make the Z5 inferior. Some may like the look of Z5, some may like metal unibody.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2015http://m.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z5-review-1293p6.php. As you can see the Z5 with pre product... moreYes that's all well and good.
But I can only comment on the device that physically had in my hand and was able to run the test on.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015Specs upgrade isnt enough, they must improve the tech. This phone is still inferior even as op... moreAh. But you yourself told the 810 is a bad SOC. Sony is sensible. The snapdragon 810 has heat issues so running the phone in qhd would only increase heat and decrease performance. So the nexus 6p would be heating more than Z5 and will be slower.
DenisXD, 05 Oct 2015evan.. seriously now stop it. Samsung won't pay you.He's not a Samsung fanboy. He is huawei and LG fan, and enjoys critizing Sony.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015Specs upgrade isnt enough, they must improve the tech. This phone is still inferior even as op... moreTheir tech is in line with the competition. Also, the Nexus 6P scored only 3 points lesser than Z5, but did you know that they tested the Z5 with 8MP superior auto? Not 20 or 23 MP.
Ale, 05 Oct 2015The overheating issues' are still present on this device!!!! I had mine delivered in the UK... morehttp://m.gsmarena.com/sony_xpe...-1293p6.php. As you can see the Z5 with pre production software scores much more than the Z3+. There is a considerable gap between Z5 and Z3+.
Ale, 05 Oct 2015The overheating issues' are still present on this device!!!! I had mine delivered in the UK... moreThere is no proper proof that the phone overheats. Only one Chinese guy telling the Z5C overheats but once again no proper proof. Btekt ran antutu bench on Z5C and the phone scored 65k, and the reviewer didn't tell anything about it overheating.
The overheating issues' are still present on this device!!!!
I had mine delivered in the UK from the Carphone Warehouse this past Saturday (3rd October), upon going through the set up procedure, the device got very hot.
I always start my devices from fresh i.e. I don't restore from cloud backups, that said android always goes ahead and starts downloaded virtually every app you've ever used anyway. This causes most devices I have used to generate considerable heat.
The problem with the Z5 was that once this process had completed, I gave the phone 20 minutes or so to cool down, but once I started using it, almost immediately the temperature rising.
I wasn't even doing anything that demanding, I didn't launch any games or anything like that. I was just signing into my various accounts and checking the core apps. So again I let it cool and then downloaded CPU-Z and Geekbench 3 so I could check the behaviour of the SoC.
From cool and with the memory cleared the Geekbench 3 result was 1058 single core and 3458 multi-core, this is no better than the 'less powerful' Snapdragon 808. Just running through Geekbench once caused quite an amount of heat, I can only imagine that running it a second time would have caused the results to be considerably lower than even this poor score, I didn't try that however.
Twice the Camera app shut down on me due to the heat, by the end of the day I had had enough. I rang Carphone Warehouse to check my return / refund rights, and just making this call alone (which lasted maybe 10 minutes) stated making the phone hot again!!!
Luckily Carphone Warehouse have a 14 day return policy, and yesterday I took the device back and got my refund (all £549.99 as I bought it sim-free).
I really wanted to like this phone, and took Sony's word for it that they had sorted the heating issue's highlighted by the Z3+.....well it seems they haven't!
Maybe I just got a duff unit, who knows but I doubt it judging by the stories I am starting to see pop up on the internet regarding both the Z5 and Z5C and heating issues. I certainly won't be taking the chance by getting another Sony device based around the 810.