Guys, or Z5 users!
Help me: I want to switch phones (since no more updates and all) and I love my Z3 so much.
Is it worthy to switch to the Z5? I hear it's not much of an upgrade and there are some issues with it too. From what I've heard:
Uninspiring and unpredictable camera: Not much of an upgrade in image quality over the Z3, and sometimes it makes a better picture using 8MP mode, sometimes in 23MP mode
Worse screen: better color reproduction but worse brightness (only 90 nits at 50%??), bad viewing angles (greyish effect), and ghosting (mainly text when scrolling a page or text moving fast on the screen)
Worse battery life: maybe it's because of the CPU, but almost similar sized battery and only 43h or endurance rating from gsmarena? That seemy pretty low. My Z3 can go a full 3 days with one charge.
Performance is OK it seems, with some minor heating issues.
I'm considering a Oneplus 3 instead but 5.5 inches are too big I'm afraid. I would love to get a smaller flagship (5,2 is the sweet spot for me.)
I don't like the Xperia X line at all.
Thanks in advance.
Option, 24 Aug 2016I have Z5 for about a week now. Bettery life is great, I always left about 30-20% in end of th... moreSony smartphones always the less worst than other devices when we talk about overheat chipsets, go check other devices with qualcomm 810, they are totally disaster.
Razvan88, 23 Aug 2016Hi guys/girls .. I have Xperia Z1 and planning to buy the new model Z5, but the thing is that ... moreI have Z5 for about a week now. Bettery life is great, I always left about 30-20% in end of the day. Always chatting via messenger or other apps, sending photos etc. Casual internet browsing. Fingerprint scanner don't always work.
Because of the design phone is little bit slippery, but it's OK. About heating issues I don't really know. It gets hot while playing games but every phone does that. And maybe it's a little hotter than other phones while browsing. I have no problem with that.
It's a great phone and I really love it.
Hi guys/girls .. I have Xperia Z1 and planning to buy the new model Z5, but the thing is that some features on the Z1 are better than Z5. Don't know what to do. Who has the last model and what is his opinion about this telephone I will appreciate it.
Thanks in advance!
As for Xperia Z5 owner after 2 month later.
Everything works fine,fastest,waterproof,shutter speed and connectivity.
But I got 2 minor problem here.
First,everyone know that Xperia always overheating while play the games.
Second,my MDR-NC750 turn on the Noise Canceling left side not working very well sometimes.
It has some static sound at the NC place.Anyone has any idea to solve it?
I had request to change NEW but still same.
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2016Update, 09 Aug 2016: Since we reviewed the Xperia Z5 back in 2015, two major circumstances cha... moreOh yeah, It was night time...I didn't even think of maybe re-checking the review :D Thanks for that! :)
DonAlduck, 20 Aug 2016Yep, What's happened GsmArena???Update, 09 Aug 2016: Since we reviewed the Xperia Z5 back in 2015, two major circumstances changed and as a result today we're announcing a re-test of the phone's battery performance . . . .
[deleted post]dont buy the z5. i have it and is the biggest disappointment of any phone I've ever owned. Constantly needs rebooting battery life sucks power button is sticky. And voice to text is infuriating
Why did you changed endurance rating (battery life) of Z5? Until recently ER on gsm arena was 73h, and now 48h.
I believe that this 48h rating is wrong and that should be fixed.
Hey guys i have been using samsung phones for years and now i want to buy a new phone. A s6 or a z5. I am hoping to buy a z5. Is it good???
chommie, 17 Aug 2016yeah sony xperia Z5 it's a nice phone, i like it, i love it but the camera it's not good as ... moreZ series are discontinued, you should buy xperia x it is awesome, i think you are just overstating about z5 camera or you are using auto mode, if you are camera boy then you should use manual settings, learn how to use it, for example use 23 mp only outside in daylight, switch the type of light source in the settings to have more accurate color.... Good luck.
yeah sony xperia Z5 it's a nice phone, i like it, i love it but the camera it's not good as to compare to xperia Z or even xperia U these 2 models are much better than Z5 by far you cannot compare the cameras of these 3 you will be embarrassed and disapointed with the Z5. the camera and flash are not good at all, but the rest it is fine, the processer, software version, speed, battery life, screen resolution its good, am using it because am a sony person if it was not for that would have give it my boy and use samsung or HTC hope Z6 will far much better than this crap am using SONY XPERIA Z5, if you do not improve guys am going for HTC or samung it is better than this junk or go back to use an iphone man for my status it is lol
Amby , 16 Aug 2016Thinking of upgrading to z5 already using z3 n love it... Shud i??go for sony x almost perfect phone.
SirBeasley, 09 Aug 2016I love my phone but I don't think it's built to last, the phone gets so hot after a couple min... moreYes same happened with my fone.ot geets very hot aftaer jst few minutes of usage n secondly its spseaker volume.is very low.