Heavier and thicker ? Who cares ?! Its good. Bad ? Sony cut spec, 2GB vs 3GB etc. Why is sooo expensive ?! Especially if we compare the prices to Z1C and Z3C when they were released. Is the screen again cracked ? Device isnt overheating ? People say...yes! Battery is not so impressive like before. Z1C had 2300mAh, Z3C 2600 mAh so Z5C should 2900mAh ;) Sony what you try do ?
dd, 07 Oct 2015Snapdragon 810is too powerhungry that is probably why 90+ endurance rating was not achieved.If you're a modder, you can turn off two of the four "big"cores and you will get a 90+ hour rating. Furthermore, if you have programs like greenify that'll reign in all those background processes like Google play services, it'll get even better. Also if you're really after battery, you can turn the big cores off altogether and it should have even better battery life than the Z3C!
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2015Well, I have the z3 compact and now I'm going to order the z5 compact. Everyone is happy. You're not everyone; you're only one person. Only Whitney Houston was everyone, or every woman in her case.
Glad I took the plunge and getting mine tomorrow. Strange you haven't said the iPhone 6s as its main competitor?
Great Camera, 07 Oct 2015The camera samples are excellent! plenty of details with great dynamic range and accurate colo... moreNo they wont go and compare, some of them will just use the reviewer opinion, as it suits them, although you are absolutely right...
No camera can match this range of detail and sharpness in day stills, noise levels are neglectible as to those advantages. turn it to 4:3 ratio and you loose that edge fudginess he mentions in the review, but somehow they always fail to mention that.
Still shots are maby better than before but not as good as note5, there is a lot of noise.
Videos are great but not in low light, note5, G4 even better. And even LGV10 is not yet here with manual shutterspeed video settings. For now note5 wins for clear sky for me.
YESSSS FINALLY!! I've looking forward to this review so much! Lets hope the little fella does well. Now read!
The camera samples are excellent! plenty of details with great dynamic range and accurate color. They are better than the samples of Galaxy S6 and iphone 6s! Why the reviewer said they are not as good is really strange! If you don't believe me, go compare them by yourself.
Levy, 07 Oct 2015This review might have the obvious consequence of leaving the z3 compact owners in a state of ... moreWell, I have the z3 compact and now I'm going to order the z5 compact. Everyone is happy.
Why no 4K Samples with h.265?
This is the first phone in the world to do that !
At least we would like to see the File size difference and Compression Quality !!
with so powerful device, you may as well have power-saver turned always on. So times should be better then. This device should have 2 stages of power-saver.
Are there no heat issues? Sony hv done a wonderful job with 61k Antutu score..
was expecting more from the camera...oh well i guess we wait for microsoft 950 review
2700mah with a 720p screen? And this is the result? 11h browsing time and 13h video playback? Not very efficient.
Snapdragon 810is too powerhungry that is probably why 90+ endurance rating was not achieved.
Too many steps back compared to the z3 compact.
-Screen should've been slightly bigger while retaining the same footprint.
-Volume button placement was stupid in the Z3 compact, now its just horrible as it sits pretty low when it should've been above the power button in the first place.
-2GB of ram is also not quite flagship material and we've seen how the same device with 2 and 3 GB of ram variants differ in performance.
In fact I'd definitely recommend the z3 compact as its price is pretty low these days.