Supa_Fly, 04 Aug 2017EBay is your uncle. Look for highly reputable sellers over 10K mark but with lower than 30 tot... moreUncle eBay is full of Chinese imports. You get clobbered with tax buying from there plus a lot of the listings are really dodgy saying things like "note, this phone is not waterproof and not to be used in water". A quick look at the feedback and most have really bad feedback because they sell sub-standard clones or non-working phones.
MrGrumpy, 28 Jul 2017Nowhere sells this phone brand new now except dodgy Far Eastern imports. The only option is to... moreEBay is your uncle. Look for highly reputable sellers over 10K mark but with lower than 30 total / 30 in 12mths bad feedback. Usually shipments from China.
I have an E5803 in immaculate condition and the screen is phenomenal! Nougat is smooth as butter. The X only has 1GB RAM more and no 4K recording (even if the Z5C can only do 30mins of it), the screen on the X is highly polished so you "think" its better when it really isn't. the brightness is the same as well as the resolution.
Personally I like the design of the Z5C better than the X with his wasted space across the top/bottom of the screen.
Looking for a refined Z5C replacement in late 2017 or early 2018.
My Z5C is over a year old now and I have never had any significant issues with it. I can feel it's heat i my pocket at times but it has never affected performance. I had used my Z5C in assessing damage of the Super Typhoon Nina in the Philippines and It performed well under heavy rain. I respond to disasters and calamities so I have learned to take good care of my communications & documentation equipment. I have a Sony TX20 (including a Sony NEX6) which is a tough all weather compact camera. But while I always carry the TX20 in rough conditions, my Z5C is the one always in my hand. Good photos, great proven performance!
Glass back cover breaks easy. Phone gets hot even when using light apps. Microphone doesn't work right after some software update months ago, still not fixed!!!
Worst phone I ever bought. Never again, Sony.
Kianvash, 29 Jul 2017it is not waterproof certified so it would become cheaper than being certified! X compact is w... moreRight, but the problem here is that if your phone goes in for repair, Sony can easily turn around and say it is water damaged and not covered under the warranty as it is not IP68 certified. Also, the X Compact here in the UK is not very cheap for a mid range phone. Put it this way, the X Compact is selling for pretty much the same price as the Z5 Compact was selling for.
MrGrumpy, 28 Jul 2017Nowhere sells this phone brand new now except dodgy Far Eastern imports. The only option is to... moreit is not waterproof certified so it would become cheaper than being certified! X compact is water proof, if you take out sim slot you will see water protection and also I droped it in toilet accidently and it didnt get damaged a bit! also the performance is much better and screen quality, you must see the screen quality in x compact, its awesome!
Nowhere sells this phone brand new now except dodgy Far Eastern imports. The only option is to go for the inferior X Compact. Has a better camera and 1GB more RAM ....... and that's it. X Compact is not even IP68 certified so that Z5 Compact was the last true mini flagship. Shame it's not longer available.
dean, 18 Jul 2017worked great for first 6 months then very very slow - camera would kick me out as i take a pic... moreUninstall junk apps you don't need and disable services. Check your average memory usage in settings, I bet it is near full constantly ~1.8GB. This phone only has 2GB of memory which is borderline these days on Android 7. But cutting down on the junk will make it a lot faster again, get it down to 1.4-1.5GB.
In some ways a great phone v. good front camera photo/video quality, but grinds to a halt in memory and storage and struggles to mount SD cards at times too.
It also gets very hot and although charges quickly does loose charge quickly too.
I have a Z5 compact for last 18 months. Just a pleasure to own and use it! Has had no issues and use the camera a lot. Android upgrades were also easy. All-in-all probably the best smart phone I ever had.
worked great for first 6 months then very very slow - camera would kick me out as i take a picture and record a video etc, good camera but thats about it ! when it works
I do have a Sony Xperia z5 compact for 2 years.
For 2 months I have issues with this phone. He s overheating, just browsing.. And works slowly sometimes.
It is a shame for this powerful spec's.
Maybe is the last version of Android, I don't know but I hope they fixed...
I had two Sony Z compact, with last one to be the Z5. Both of them after 2 years use (without any problems) have start having serious issues with battery drain, I have changed batteries, did all updated but problems weren't solved. I had change them. Really sad !!
I've bought my white Z5 Compact at 5th of february 2016 & till now by daily usage there isn't any issues with it Sony like.no.other
I already got the Nougat 7.1.1 update (32.4.A.0.160) and it is working smoot and fine. I really love the specification of this Z5 compact. Not always a powerful phone has to be bible size.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2017what is ZXC!???Sorry, I mean Xperia X Compact
epn0811, 04 Jul 2017So the conclusion is Z5C has a better durability than ZXC right?Sorry, I mean Xperia Compact
epn0811, 04 Jul 2017So the conclusion is Z5C has a better durability than ZXC right?what is ZXC!???