I purchased the C5 ultra a week ago and here are my comments: 1) not all android OS are created equal. The C5 doesnt have haptic feedback options, has no 'airplane mode' like the Z series, and drains battery life very fast. I have to download 3rd party apps to reduce the drainage rate.
The front camera is super clear, so that's good for selfies, wefies, etc. Screen is large, another good point.
But I don't know why they must scrimp on the Android O/S by taking out some important but basic functions or hiding them under sub-menus. Guess it comes with the cheaper price compared to the Xperia Z series.
Moral of the story: if you want the full-fledged OS, go for Xperia Z5. If you want large screen with clear front camera, go for C5, but beware of its drawbacks.
Should i update my phone to its latest version of firmware cause i find no problem right now with the current version no battery issues etc.
Decided to buy this phone a week ago after reading several reviews. As i have experienced the battery life is good, camera is excellent and performance as well. I have never encountered issues. To prolong the battery i have stopped several applications on the back ground such as Viber, Yahoo messenger or any messenger when doing some gaming. Dismiss unused application in the Task. Turn off the data when not in use and lower my screen resolution when using indoors. Overall i like the performance of this phone and it doesn't feel like a midranger
naddy, 20 Dec 2015My phone take almost 6 to 7 hours to fully charge. When it reach at 90% it is very slow and ta... moreHI, I'm in thereon week with my c5 and had experienced a lot of issues within the battery. Tried a lot of different chargers with varied amp setups and it kept depleting so fast and charging so slow. two days ago I charged it sith a Motorola fast charger with 2.1 amp and I'm writing this commit with my c5 as of 36 hours of no charge period and with still 66% battery in it. I was so disappointed but found out that the main concern is the charger it comes to begin with. I'm sure the Sony branded fast charger can do the same trick. Also it got charged from 0 to 100 in about 2 hours!! Cheers
When I tried to move heavy games such as NOVA 3, it only moves the apk file but the obb file remains in the internal storage only. Anyone faces this problem or is that because of my sd card.
hi sam here, since i've bought my phone (sony xperia c5) i dont know why my phone is getting over heat when evr i activate my screen mirroring or else if i watch the movie for atleast 15 min.... i purchased this phone b'coz the reason behind is the BRAND...
i wonder by seeing this issue...
Fahim, 13 Dec 2015This phone is not good because of battery 0 to 100% charge take time 6 to 7 hours.this is only... moreMy phone take almost 6 to 7 hours to fully charge. When it reach at 90% it is very slow and take 2 hours to 100%. Anyone have experienced issue like me?
phn is good, but there are many problem like proximity sensor, battery back up & sensor problem.
i will advice u all to not to buy sony phn.
how is the battery life and what is the best mobile in that price
DarkMaster, 17 Dec 2015this is mid range device! do you now what that means?
but you are anyway probably just anot... morethis is a mid range phone. and specs. like mid range. but price is little high. and for todays market you can expect more improved specs. specialy from sony.
ohtervise phone is just awesome. there are no words to say and no comparison.
Kobby, 03 Aug 2015thin bezel. this is what we know sony for. we know sony could have done something like this fo... moreSONY always had thin bezels.what you getting from trolling here?there are some serious people who are looking for info so they can buy best phone for their needs and trolls like you only distract them...you trolls have no shame at all...pathetic.
abdulhadi alenazi, 03 Aug 2015no QHD
no water resistance
battery so limmited
RAM only 2 GB
camera only 13 MP
what ... morethis is mid range device! do you now what that means?
but you are anyway probably just another troll....
Xenon, 16 Dec 2015Sorry but it last at most about 3h and a half to be exact. Im a heavy user so may i ask whethe... moreBro that's plenty of gaming on such big screen I don't know what you people expect how long battery to last while gaming? I used many phones and there are flagships that I can drain in less than 3h easily (depending on the game and brightens) only things that can last for longer period of time are tablets with huge batteries inside and some devices are good with battery life like Sony xperia Z2,Z3, LG G3, Samsung S5 (all with 801 chipset/1080p display and big batteries) and all xperia compact versions Z1c,Z3c,Z5c because they have small resolution screen which not only drains less battery but also puts less load on chipset and graphic ...
YES Marshmallow will probably help improve battery life a lot but don't expect to much from it!
I suggest again to everybody who uses any xperia device to enable ''Extended usage'' in STAMINA settings . This will put only restrictions on CPU and GPU and prolong your battery life a lot because you don't need all that power when going trough simple tasks.
I use that setting all the time and never experienced reduce in performance(even when gaming) and if you do notice any reduce in performance simply turn it off again.
Very good phone with Camera and amazing sound ... A Sony brand user,😃
But battery life is very poor
It drains very fast... Any solutions for that???
DarkMaster, 13 Dec 2015you got 4h of gaming and you want more?Sorry but it last at most about 3h and a half to be exact. Im a heavy user so may i ask whether the battery life will be improve with the upcoming 6.0 Marshmallow update?
DarkMaster, 15 Dec 2015what??is everything ok whit your mind?you going around and suggesting people to buy older phon... moreHey Dark Master, I am just sharing my experiences over here. One thing is for sure that u get more battery backup on kitkat than lollipop. In using as well as in idle/standby time. Maybe it is possible with new phones that comes with new hardware, the scenario is different. But many users are also complaining about battery backup in lollipop.
Maddy India, 15 Dec 2015I am afraid that unfortunately you can not do that with C5 ultra. Because C5 ultra comes with ... morewhat??is everything ok whit your mind?you going around and suggesting people to buy older phones.that's crazy man anyway lollipop is not that bad on 5.1.1. and update 6.0 marshmallow will come soon on C5... I don't have ZR so it could be true that battery really socks on that one but that's old phone could be also battery issue?you ever replaced the battery?since I still have xperia Z(similar to ZR) and no battery drainage on lollipop 5.1.1. but i rarely putting it in use since it has connection problems in my country not all the bands are supported :(