-good front camera
-waterproofing works perfectly for me
-slow af, getting slower every time I use it, octa core is just a marketing gag
-no Fingerprint for a 280Â€ phone
-back gets scratched up more easily than iPhone 7 jet black (that's a fact)
-battery doesn't last very long
-takes 4 (!) hours to charge
-Android 6.0 after a too long delay with still many issues, then no updates anymore
-gaming almost impossible
-loading times 4 times longer than on a comparably proced iPhone
-back camera takes 5 seconds to take a picture, with 6.0 still 3 seconds
-back camera has horrible quality
-front camera also takes so long to take photos although they look good
-plastic sides and low quality plastic back, not acceptable for this price range
-bezels too thick
-dozens of software problems and bugs
-almost no storage available, many apps not movable to SD card, SD card as internal storage disabled by Sony on purpose
Conclusion: back to an old iPhone 5, it's so refreshing. I'll never go back to Android. Sony now f*cked up for me. This is the worst phone I've ever had. It also lost 3/4 of it's value in one year, so reselling doesn't really make sense. Even the practically unusable Xperia X10 mini pro was better back in the day. I would rather use an iPhone 4 or 4s than this, and those are sold on eBay for like 50 bucks. This seems to be similar to ZTE Blade S6, which has been advertised as the "iPhone-killer". Don't trust it, they lie. It's a low end phone in disguise with too high price tag. Avoid this phone as well as the Blade S6 and all Snapdragon 615 phones which sell for more than $ 100.
One tip to everybody, please keep this always in your mind when buying a smartphone: Better buy an old used flagship than a new mid ranger. The high end phone was good back in the day, so why shouldn't it also be today?
crappy phone, mine died after 11 months, heated up like hell, think that all soldering melted and messed up, I dunno how much cpu, motherboard and other components takes, but mine heated up over 70 Celsius degrees.
so short review: no space, poor performance (cpu overheats over 65 Celsius without doing to much to it), overheating and very unpleasant to hold it in your hand except winter when is good to warm your hands and no concerns that it will freeze on -15 Celsius degrees outside, poor wifi, dies before year 1, camera is so so(I had a cheap Chinese phone that made better pictures)
the good thing is that is water resistant, but how it helps me if the phone is dead
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2017This phone is absolute shit. It crashes all the time and I'm seriously thinking about burning ... moreTap the top of the phone by the sony brand and the front facing camera , the phone will auto restart... the reason it crashes is because the cpu melted the soldering on the motherboard now everytime you move it slightly or do anything regarding movement it will crash
This phone is absolute shit. It crashes all the time and I'm seriously thinking about burning the damn thing. The memory is crap - 1.5 gb my ass
Ananan, 02 Jan 2017First week or two the phone really did heat up vrery fast and it felt like it will explode, bu... moreAll people who say its worst mobile phone ever are all right we pay how much its cost but we r not really happy and satified using and buying this phone.i am an avid fan of sony erickson before that even not so frendly user atleast very good and very nice phone but now the most worst ever very very bad phone it can turn offf and never been open anymore without any cost or even u not mis handling this...its colapsed even u dont do anything wrong and bad...and most worst is the mall or outlet u buy ur phone is no heart and care whats going on...all they knew is to sell then when worst happened they dont care about you.and sony philippines even though knew that their products needs to recall they dont care too and they dont even replace or gurantee back the money u pay for this idiot stupid and worst phone ever...well im not been schock if one day all sony product will not be in the market anymore coz ur being loyal and faithful to them and been patronizing their product is nothing to them...even they knew that their product needs atention and recall...theres always a karma in evertyhing...and sooner all buyer consumer or customer will gone and never ever patronized or product anymore.coz not only ur product is worst but as well as people selling it and very mean when things went wrong they dont pay attentions or give help...the product the people r most worst ever!!!😈
Vili1234, 10 Jan 2017Worst phone!!! Dont buy this. Its slow. There is no space its like 1.5 gb with no apps. (Some ... moreHold the horses do you know who makes apple's camera sensor?Sony makes apple's camera sensor. So no more logics Sony phones have best camera.
This is the best phone in the market. Light weight and reliable even in -10 degrees celcius, it still works.
This is the most terrible phone I ever owned. it crashes all the time, the battery is shit and once it dies just past your warranty there is nothing they will do but charge you a pile of money to fix the piece of crap it is. Got it fixed and not even 6 months later it died again...DON'T GET THIS SHIT PHONE
Worst phone!!! Dont buy this. Its slow. There is no space its like 1.5 gb with no apps. (Some modells cant be upgraded to 6.0, or like my it sais it is already upgraded but not). Camera is bad ok it takes photos but my iphone 4s makes much more beautifull photos and it took them faster. Screen is terrible. I took this phone 3 times to repair. It is slow and heats up. And the price is bad. And the back panel is not even glass. And its not waterproof.
Camera Stopped working & I get an Camera Error unknow error on the screen when i try go on it.
Phone used to get very hot as well so probably messed with some of the solder causing it to be faulty with the camera.
the 8gb version why? the system takes up most of the storage so you cant have a lot of pictures /music / videos.
Ali Bashir, 12 Dec 2016Oh my god, trolls everywhere, lies everywhere. If you owned it, you knew why everybody says it's shit
Mr. xD, 06 Jan 2017low internal storage. great camera. been using it for more than a year, heats up fast when ... moreCamera is worst part about it. iPhone 4s from 2011 shoots better pictures. Just because it's 13MP, it doesn't mean it's good
low internal storage.
been using it for more than a year, heats up fast when used to play but that"s normal
no other problems! this phone is awesome. under rated tho
Check the Build number first as not all of them can update to marshmallow 6.0 very disappointed with Sony