I'm very.. very.. very.. disapponted with this series. The advertisement was so good. They told us about that smartphone could be "swim" in depth 1.5 and 30 minutes, but the fact is the water fill the phone and phhhuuffff... So, i took it to Sony Center to fix the problem. I waited for almost a month and still found problems, the touchscreen can't use normally. I sent it to Sony Center again, and wait about 40 days. But I found my phone not 100% fixed. I surrendered with this situation. So I suggest you all not to buy Sony smartphone product.
Budj, 07 Oct 2016I really had a hard time having this phone, 1.autoshut down -Went to sony to replace batter... moreI have purchased Sony Xperia M5 in Jan/16.I am fully satisfied with itslook camera quality except its auto shut down problems.
I ordered a Sony Xpedia M5 from DWI 3mths ago it arrived by courier I unpacked it a nice looking phone, I put it on charge and fitted the sim, turning it on I found the battery flat.
I contacted DWI it was returned they sent back a new phone so I fitted the sim after charging but it kept telling me it couldn't find a signal. So I took it to a Telstra store in Wanneroo Western Australia the manager determined the phone only has wifi capabilities. I brought it home and contacted DWI they said send it back. I can't be bothered it has cost me 2 days wages running around.
I will never buy another SONY product
i buy m5 one week later i had problem i took to service center after two days i got new one m5 after 15 days display probem after two days i got again new m5 thanks for supporting customer now it is good
joban, 17 Oct 2016Go to settings then click on (about phone ) at last and click on software updatetnx frnd..!
baljit, 17 Oct 2016how to update to marshmallow? tnxGo to settings then click on (about phone ) at last and click on software update
I only used it for 3 weeks. Then it goes something wrong. The screen was moves itself, got some stripes, and turned into mosaic. So i brought it to Xperia centre in my town. After a month it "hospitalized" i ask them again, the answer is they still wait for new machine reservation, because the machine should be changed. But they don't give me time estimated. It's been a month in service centre, but i only used it for 3 weeks. It so sad
Is xperia m5 is good phone suggest me
Because i choose to buy that model
Please tell me if any demerits and suggest me an good model instead of this..
M5, 08 Oct 2016Fix for corrupt sd card: Take it out before update to Marshmallow. Screen security issue: It... moreSir,how can I fix the shutdown issue on the m5 with marshmallow on it? Before in is lollipop I can go to engineering mode and tweak it's bandwidth to fix shutdown issue but now in marshmallow I can't find the engineering code or the selection of bandwidth. Plus help. Thanks
aln, 03 Oct 2016Bad BAd experiences, it keeps shutting down for no reason as it doesnt have battery. You plug ... moreI sent my phone to sony service centre. They changed the motherboard and battery. Now my phone is totally fine. No more auto shutdown, battery drain and overheat. Problem solved!
I received my 2nd SONY XPEDIA today the first would not charge so after some drama I sent it back, a replacement phone was sent so not being electronic savvy I took it to a mate at a Telstra shop he went through the menu to find the phone! is a Wi-Fi activated tablet, so tomorrow its on the phone to get some satisfaction. a total waste of time'
Great cameras! Great performance! Crystal clear screen! Only problem I could think of is the battery, 2600mah is never enough for a power hungry phone like this.
I'm an average user (youtube, chrome browsing, social apps, whatsapp and the like).
My m5 is not having a fully charged battery. It stops charging below 100%. What will i do.
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.