M5 User, 06 Oct 2016This is a complete waste of MONEY!! Please DO NOT PURCHASE IT!! My phone goes on and off rep... moreCouldn't agree more! Sony's standards have dropped significantly. I will never again purchase any Sony products. After 9 months my phone died and is irrepairable. Do not buy M4 Aqua as well. After this experience I would be scared to buy any Sony product. Going to try Samsung or Huawei
Budj, 07 Oct 2016I really had a hard time having this phone,
-Went to sony to replace batter... moreFix for corrupt sd card: Take it out before update to Marshmallow.
Screen security issue: It is recommended to factory reset your phone after Marshmallow update.
For more bugs and fixes you can visit XDA forums.
Alright. Now about problems.
It's battery sucks. Can barely hold 2 days while in STAMINA mode and not in use.
Marshmallow update reduced the heating problem, but it's still present.
Time that it takes to connect to wi-fi is still slow in Marshmallow as for most devices.
Camera might be high in megapixels, but the detail of photos is not.
There might be others, but I either forgot to mention them or simply didn't found any.
Besides there are no custom ROMs for this phone.
Overall the phone is good. I got a MOTO X PLAY ,but before I got it I thought to sell my M5 when X PLAY arrives. It turned out that I want to sell MOTO X as it's too big to hold it in one hand. Therefore M5 is better in size of screen. And on top of that it has one-handed keyboard which is missing from so many 5"+ devices. One thing that I love abot it is that it's still waterproof with charging port being open while most of other XPERIA's not.
It has it's own advantages and disadvantages as every phone does so it's more of a choice which of them you you want.
I really had a hard time having this phone,
-Went to sony to replace battery and mother board.. 1 month
2. MARSHMALLOW update!!
Never update if you don't want your memory card corrupted + no screen security.. The hell!!
Up until now, no update.. Better buy other brand such as Samsung, Oppo, etc..
Planning to upgrade to S7 Sony.. Shit this company that's why they are deteriorating..
Been using this phone for few months now. For a mid range phone, it really is a great phone IMO. So far, i've no complaints with this phone.
I usually take underwater photos and videos (which i often brags about :-P)
4k videos... I seldom record more than 15 minutes, so i havent came across overheating (yet)
Battery, usually it lasts me around 12hrs (my normal use. Whatsapp and browsing mostly). If i use it with smartwatch, it usually wont pass 10hrs.
With stamina mode, I can get around 18hrs.
So, IMO..it's worth buying.
This is a complete waste of MONEY!!
Please DO NOT PURCHASE IT!!
My phone goes on and off repeatedly and hangs half of the time.This started when it was only 2 weeks old!!!
Do not purchase, this phone failed. My phone purchased before 6 month. Now that does not work :( I think this is not a water resistant phone, the rain water Harmful for my phone
Damn.....always negativity...either people are buying fake phone or are just critical....which then is tha best phone in the market
? ? we cant all buy iPhones for crying out loud!
Bad BAd experiences, it keeps shutting down for no reason as it doesnt have battery. You plug the charger and even the red led lights, the you press power to turn it on ad it has charve sometimes happens even with 70% charge, made all kind of resets still having the issue.
Worst phone ever!!!! front camera went down first, then the rear cam, then the board. Don't think about purchasing it. Worst and worst
sh, 29 Sep 2016Don't buy this phone has lot of issues with marshmallows update and sony is not going to give ... moreTry factory resetting once it will resolve your problem, I got the same issue. I was totally frustrated after marshmallow update. Overheating, battery drain, some unusual activity then eventually decided to sell the phone bt then i did a factory reset & bingo...!! All problem solved, Faster & Smoother than ever. Sometime i feel like im using an Iphone...!!!
madiha, 24 Sep 2016I want to buy this phome bt bcx of all neg reviews i got worried whethr to buy or not :(try to use SD card with 6.0 update = SD corrupted all the time
Don't buy this phone has lot of issues with marshmallows update and sony is not going to give further update... Even ur mobile will have some problems customer care will charge half of the mobile cost for repairing... Even for simple problem like ur back cover broken
madiha, 24 Sep 2016I want to buy this phome bt bcx of all neg reviews i got worried whethr to buy or not :(Worst phone . which I have purchased problems with phone. 1.overheat,2.auto switch off 3.battry driving of very fast
ZiqSonyTech97, 24 Sep 2016Day by day, I really don't get why people give negative comments and reviews about this great ... moreI also had the same thingking about this phone before, but after some months it started showing its negative features, no doubt phone is with excellent specifications, but important is it should work for at least a year right? Just after 2 months my phone was getting switch merely seethe ex's zee err genre deserves, i went to retailer, he merely the zee err genre service to bring report from sony service center, I went to Sony service center, they took 20 days to prepare report, and finally I replacement, you will think story ends here? But no, this is start. After a week same problem with new replaced phone, I went to Sony they treched me to 45 days to change battery, after a month same problem, they took 10 days to repair it, now yesterday that is 28th sep again same problem and tomorrow I will go to Sony service center again.
I need a good android phone,i amnot so good at technology , can anyone pls say is sony xperia m5 is good for me to use well