Ive had the phone for 7 months now.
You could say by buying this you re doing a 50/50 gamble for the camera to work properly. Some people have the focus just fine, but others(like me) struggle to get anything in focus at times and it gets really frustrating if u want to take a quick shot of something. That doesn't change the quality of camera tho. Once ur subject is in focus The pictures come out quite nice. All around the phone itself is a great deal for the price. Somehow high-end phone disguised as a mid-range device. But the same as my previous android it didn't take long for it to start to restart randomly and sometimes when the battery is around like 15% it would straight jump down to 4% or instantly turn off. But that could have something to do with my charging habits as I work full time, and by the time I get home the device is almost drained and would usually end up shutting of which is not healthy for phone battery to get to 0% every day. And the battery life is not great for M5 if u plan to use apps(games/browsing web, facebook etc) But if charging your phone every day doesn't bother you(doesn't bother me at least) then its ok.
I have used this device now in 3 years never had any problems, but now suddenly out of the blue can't get on the internet it shows "Communication fail" what happens?
I have this device for almost 2 years.
After upgrading to android 6 (which was unavoidable) problems started such as: 1) phone was going into ultra stamina by itself, 2) battery was drained w/o using any apps nor connected via wifi, 3) ringtone was changed into default by itself, 4) fb, messenger and some other apps were stopping unexpectedly . So, if you see option to upgrade into android 6, DON'T DO IT!! It's a trap! :P Try to find from settings the option to never download software updates, because it will destroy the usage. Other than that, both cameras are amazing!
My M5 still drain battery so fast even though I turned on STAMINA Mode, lower the brightness and have no or 1 background apps running.
9month use, 4x change mainboard, 4time change skrin, 1x betters, 1x back cover, now still got problem, i sent to warranty today morning. Very2 bad
Just a few apps installed and the storage is full (I have an SD card of 32gb installed too). Most of the storage is taken by Sony itself, all kinds of programs that cannot be removed take up a lot of the storage. I'd prefer to only have Android and not all that extra Sony-stuff.
I really like my phone.I use it for nonstop gaming (Paradise War).I have it for more than an year ,but a few months ago started restarting a lot on it's own.
It says there is no sim when it restarts,while there is.It can restart endlessly (when I am not using it,when I use it it doesn't).Rarely shuts down completely,needs a charger to start.
I wonder what is the problem, was it the overheating it gets while I game for too long, or did I ruined the battery with the games and endless recharge mode?
I don't know,I don't really wanna lose it,so I decided to change the battery ,I hope it will work.
My M5 is still in warranty,but I can't give it to Sony and wait for weeks or months to get it back...Hell,I can't skip a day in my game without suffering loses.
So I really hope the battery change will help, otherwise I will have to say Goodbye permanently to Sony and move to Samsung,hoping for better phone life longevity there.
As price to parameters is great....But I really hope it has more life in it than one year.
Do not ever but it under a tap or submerged in a water, it will be damaged. My M5 was felt in a water for second and damaged (need screen and motherboard to repair and out of the warranty).Sony is a big fake
Not waterproof! Water resistant it is! But waterproofing is a Sony scam
Is IP68 but do not submerge in water!! lol
AnonD-678156, 18 Jun 2017I'm using xperia M5 from last 1.5years. If your handset has auto shutdown problem then update ... moreTo all the m5 user..if you have auto shutdown... Replace your battery with a new one,it will solve the problem permanently. I had the same problem earlier and did the replacement!!!
Hope it'll help you all!!
Anonymous, 04 Jul 2017Have amazing camera amazing amazing amazing camera,I bat I can't a big problem when I use LTE ... moreReplace the battery with a new one,this will solve the problem permanently..
AnonD-666315, 27 Jul 2017Which is better m5 or z3+? Please help me guysI think Xperia Z3+ is better because of better battery, better display and updating Android to 7.0
This phone is not good at all, its after 1 year used, already died
Pen, 14 Jul 20176month use m5. 3x change main board, 3x change skrin, 1x beteri, 1xbackcover, so bad.. I don't... moreSame here.
m4 froze and broke to the point where the store had to replace with the m5.
less than 1 year later M5 has died in exactly the same way.. never buying a sony again ever.