Why do SONY still do these ugly lanyard eyelet? It ruins the nice minimalistic design of the phone. No one is using them anyway. I don't know anyone using it.
Surprised you didn't mention the lack of magnetic charge port - a significant reason for my Z3 purchase.
Not enough change for me to change - Sony must get hi def screens and cordless charge to get my next buy - in the meantime I love my z3 compact.
Aspros, 11 Oct 2015In a wedding, i made about 200 photos with my Z5c, in various light conditions.
Using the zoo... morevery true and agree to your comments. GSMArena uses the default mode while shooting. Also the point to note is that GSMArena uses a test version of the phone and not the retail version.
Under any circumstances, the camera of z5C cannot be bad than z3C or s6. It is obviously and understandably excellent than any smartphone in the market. Its very obvious only if you understand how cameras work!
Peace all :) Sony Z5 Compact rocks!
So the camera is better than the Z3c, but they have dropped the wireless charging. Meh, I'll sit this one out, not worth switching.
Quantify, 09 Oct 2015I didn't pick up on the relatively bad edge sharpness of the Z5C compared to the Z3C as poer t... moreOk, i have been playing around with thw z5c now and here are som pros and cons.
Pros: Superb build, fast , clean ui , great camera in good light, ( i would say better than g4, and just below s6), great battery, nice and bright screen, very relieble FS.
Cons: Somewhat laggy after reboot ( only the first min but still), camera is somewhat unrelieble in lowlight, camera is a little slow to start. glass back, in the beginning i had som reception problems but thats ok now. wifi a little weak compeard to z3.
I will give the phone 8.5/10. Its is very good in almost all areas, i will give it 9.0 or 9.5 if/ when they optimize the overall camera ( as they promiesd) and the ui. I am overall very happy with the phone, kinda expensiv though.
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2015You are correct. However, I still don't see how the Z3c has that much of a higher overall scor... moreStandby time. I believe Google play services is still wreaking havoc on lollipop. The standby on Z3C was huge, nearly double that of the stated for Z5C. If you were to curb the huge power drain of those "big" cores, this phone would probably have as good or better battery than Z3C.
Doctorbreath, 17 Oct 2015With all due respect, simply adding those three endurance numbers per phone makes no sense at ... moreYou are correct. However, I still don't see how the Z3c has that much of a higher overall score especially when the Z5c has over 12 hours higher talk time, but 2-3 hours less in the other categories.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2015I'm a bit confused on the battery life portion. I can't see how the Z5 compact got a much lowe... moreWith all due respect, simply adding those three endurance numbers per phone makes no sense at all. All of those are the maximum achievable times when performing only that task. It's or/or/or, not and/and/and. So after 28h of talking, a Z5c will do 0 video playback or Web browsing.
I'm a bit confused on the battery life portion. I can't see how the Z5 compact got a much lower overall rating when compared to the Z3 compact. Looking at the scores, which are as follows:
Z5C- 28:23h (talk time), 11:20h (web browsing), 13:04h (video playback) = 52:78
Z3C- 16:40h (talk time), 14:52h (web browsing), 15:03h (video playback = 46:58
Show the Z5C beating the Z3C by 6 hours 20 minutes. Something seems very off here.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2015The Z3 compact would be a close competitor except for the fact that most places in Australia h... moreOn the other side of the globe (.nl) we have the opposite problem: Z3c readily available, but still at the same price as before the introduction of the whole Z5-range! Doesn't really make sense either...
the tech nerd, 13 Oct 2015If z5c was 4.8 fhd screen there won't be much difference between z5c an z5, Ok then 4.7" FHD should be possible, and it will be .5" shorter than Z5.
The Z3 compact would be a close competitor except for the fact that most places in Australia have discontinued it. Ridiculous. no wonder they are not making money
Sony always produces a good products .
If ppl are not happy with the product, its their choice.
But they can't force their opinion to be agreed by others ..
TannHauser, 11 Oct 2015Look thoroughly through example pictures and compare those with likes of g4 and note5, you wil... moreIt might be "good" for a smartphone, but it's certainly not good enough to warrant it having the price of a DSLR, which has much better picture quality at the same price. Sure, dragging around a DSLR is more cumbersome and you have your smartphone with you all the time anyway, but I'm not paying so much just for the convenience.
As for the G4 and note5, personally I think the difference in sharpness appears less jarring because the whole image has less sharpening artifacts. That's my main issue with Sony's cameras. Just give us a TRUE manual mode, with control over noise reduction/sharpening, or enable RAW mode bypassing all post processing. I'd rather post process it myself on my PC.
the z5c endurance is very good but not as good as the z3c, because the z5c have increase the pixels to perform a better display. Oh please read the spec info before you troll.
The small phone perfect for one hand is about 4.6inch not 4.8, unless you have a big hand.
Also, they stick with Qualcomm's ultimate failed SOC SD810-they should have followed LG G4 like what MS Lumia950 did. They added heat sink to hide the heating issue, but it impacts the battery life still. A shameful result is less battery life on Z5C compared to Z3C. Qualcomm what are you doing? I have a high expectation on SD820 on Xperia Z6/Z6C, now I'm cancelling plans to buy any smartphones-Samsung is another OEM ignoring the basic idea of having a microSD just to win benchmarks, Iphone6S with 16GB at more than 1000SGD is an insult to users intellect. I think the better option this time is Lumia 950- I hope it will have the best battery life which Sony was doing great before.
Sony Xperia Z5C comes with a flagship price but "Overheats; Disappointing screen resolution;" I believe this reviewer's comment is true. Sony is not listening this time. The sharp corner on this model is really a bad idea, it's uncomfortable it digs into the palm. With Sony obsession of bezels, they could have minimized it and increased the screen to 4.8" FHD on the same body. 4.6 HD screen is VERY BAD, this will make the photos less sharp. SONY is lazy and they complain of less profit. Another very lousy marketing style is that releasing their phones only after more than 1 month. Time to market is very important, wakeup Sony.