Bong Salvador, 24 Sep 2015Does it support OTG,thanks for the reply.Video calls available this phone?
boom, 28 Sep 2015android phone are good usually when its new. But after couple of month , problem will arise
Dude are you serious?? I've used a lot of android phones over years & currently using Z3 & C5 ultra, Z3 is with me since Dec'14 & I haven't faced a single issue till date, same goes with C5 which is relatively new but worth the money, get your facts right before misguiding people.
boom, 28 Sep 2015android phone are good usually when its new. But after couple of month , problem will arise You kidding me ? It's either you unlucky or noob in handling device. How can it bad after a couple month ? Wtf.
safran, 28 Sep 2015Sony c5 good or not,please heloandroid phone are good usually when its new. But after couple of month , problem will arise
I have been using this phone since 4 days ago.
1. This phone takes the most beautiful selfies I have ever seen. Your skin looks smothened out naturally without looking fake-ish.
2. Takes amazing pictures of food if you like to post them on FB. Haven't tried landscape pictures yet as Malaysia is beset by hazy weather.
3. This is personal but I do like the overall design of the phone and that mint green is just so appealing to me.
4. A separate shutter button for the camera.
5. It has fill-in flash that I find to be very useful if you tend to take pictures with very bright background or the sun at your back. I can't wait to try this fill-in flash at a carnival, with all the neon lights behind me :-)
6. You can remove all the software bloat, which I did.
7. Many fun camera effects and modes that you can download and some of them are pretty funny.
8. The flash quality is good and pictures/selfies with flash do not appear whitewashed.
9. Sound quality for music is good (not as good as Samsung S5 or even my Tab S 8.4 though) and there are many sound equalizer settings available.
10. There are some cool Xperia themes available for download, though some of them requires payment.
Now the cons:
1. Low light pictures are passable. Cannot be compared to Samsng flagship phones. I believe the A8 will also be a better performer because of f1.9.
2. Pictures are not exactly sharp 0 this is an on going problem with Sony phone as I found out later. And that's probably why selfies seem good as your skin "appears" to be smooth as silk.
3. Battery sucks big time without stamina mode. But with stamina mode you have to compromise on the real-time update of your chats and emails.
4. The charger that came with it is useless, takes a long time to charge up the phone. I use my Samsung Tab S charger and it is a lot faster with it.
5. Camera shutter button is not easy to press esp the second press for taking picture.
6. It does lag in some cases, even in more demanding camera modes or effects.
7. Speaker is soft, not loud enough. Didn't use the ClearAudio setting though to test it again.
8. The phone does get warm when the camera function is used but it is not unbearably hot.
9. I suspect the dual SIM version got the inferior quality screen as the screen appears whitish (very bad blacks) out of the box. You will have to tweak the white balance yourself under the settings mode to get some semblance of deep blacks.
This is my first Sony phone in as many years. If you like taking pictures and selfies this is the phone for you. If you want beautful vivid screen get the A8. Super AMOLED is still the best screen on the market. If you want a powerhouse phone, don't even think about getting this phone. If you like your phone thin and light, A8 is for you. This one is pretty hefty by today's standard.
Even with all the issues above the phone is a grower on me. I can't quite explain why. Some how I am still satisfied with it. I'll give it a month before I update you guys on my thoughts about the phone further.
zen1986, 23 Sep 2015Wait for the next update to Marshmallow, the rest will follow.Sony c5 good or not,please helo
suji321, 26 Sep 2015Hi frnds.. Im going to buy tmrw? Which one should I buy? C5 ultra dual or Samsung a8 duos?sure sony c5
kunj, 26 Sep 2015A8 is better than c5Agreed A8 is better than C5 but for me I love my sexy C5 I have no issues with it so far.
suji321, 26 Sep 2015Hi frnds.. Im going to buy tmrw? Which one should I buy? C5 ultra dual or Samsung a8 duos?A8 is better than c5
Hi frnds.. Im going to buy tmrw? Which one should I buy? C5 ultra dual or Samsung a8 duos?
jaya13, 24 Sep 2015You are correct. It's a good phone, people saying that it have heating and poor battery proble... moreYa it's full bakwas mobile, it's heating too much without any hard working like gaming, and battery life is so poor don't buy it guys...
I bought this mob 5 days before I'm not satisfied with this
After 1 week used this device, i think it's quite good for me. So far i don't face any heating or battery issue. Maybe bcoz im not a hard gamer. But i'm always use it to stream movies with kodi and it's brilliant by 6" screen. Performance also good enough for me. I'm satisfied with this device after 1 week. Afterthat still don't know :D ... Just for right now it's good enough for me. Will review it again after 1 or 2 month ;p
I am going to buy c5 ultra next week.
should i wait or buy
as i am really scared by reviews of lagging and overheating...
Bad chipset + average battery capacity + big screen = poor battery life...
I'm curious why almost all latest generation devices have got significantly worse battery life than previous generation? Is it latest trend or such a feature..? Come on guys, you can do much better than that...
agree with you anonymous. updates will sort out most of the issues. and i guess sony should have clocked the chip at 1.9 instead of 1.7. currently heating and hanging are two problems which are keeping out the optimal user experience and if sony wants, it can easily remedy both of them.
Bong Salvador, 24 Sep 2015Thanks..bought the Note 5 instead..after i won 2nd prize in Lotto recently.😝Man, that's nice ! Enjoy your Note 5.