AnonD-292864, 17 Feb 2016Shutdown issue is about battery. The phone thinks battery hit 0% and it shuts down.If the phone thinks the battery is flat,
It shouldnt turn off suddenly without any message.
But it does. Because the software can't think properly.
NicoGal, 15 Feb 2016So, I was having the same turn off problem. It suddenly turned off and had to connect to turn... moreHi NicoGal, could you tell me which option did you turn off under developer option?
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2016For those hesitating about buying M5 please read.
Some while ago when previous phone began to... moreSo sad to hear that...
Same stry with me, I never had a phone with that amount of software bugs, I just hate this phone... Sony - never again.
I hope Sony makes the M6 relatively cheaper than the M5. ALMOST same price as m4 at launch will be excellent.
Hope the m6 comes with sd650 and 2 GB RAM and 16GB storage with otg support
There should be another version with 3GB ram and 32GB storage.
I hope Sony will have 2 versions of the device.
I am looking forward to buy a new m serious device without problems like in m4 and m5.
For those hesitating about buying M5 please read.
Some while ago when previous phone began to die, and I'd looked for replacement, the new brand Xperia M5 phone catch my attention. According to specs and reviews it includes the vast majority of features I'd interesting. Well, Nexus began to die when I was abroad, then decided to purchase the device there. So I did.
After a short while I figured out a lot of malfunctions. Till then I never faced so prune of bugs phone software. Up to the time I'd faced most of them, the phone forums (such as XDA-developers or this one) began to steam about the device as well. Too late. After endless attempt to get rid from most of them finally I opened request to Sony support center about the most critical issue - occasional shutdown due to network status. Passed couple of days and I got an answer. Yes, they aware about the problem. No, they do not accept word wide warranty (why?). Please call to local Sony support in your country. So I did. My conversation with the local support delivered me an amazing and unexpected experience - the most violent, unprofessional and rude response to a customer I ever get from any company. And the final answer was, that local Sony service is not familiar with my model and will not fix it, nevermind for payment or by warranty.
Then, my personal conclusion: Sony products? Never again.
NicoGal, 15 Feb 2016So, I was having the same turn off problem. It suddenly turned off and had to connect to turn... morehey how do you do this? I cant find the developer on setting can you do it like this style?
settings> place 1 > place 2 > place 3
i had this phone last december, after couple weeks started shut down,so i have to bring power bank all the time so if it shuts off i can turn it back on coz it needs to be charging to power on. sony settled for repair. i dint want coz i bought it brand new and why would they wanna repair it 2wks after buying.so i got my money lost 20% of value coz i dint want it fixed. never using sony again.
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2016Not buy Sony phone? Lol. I already bought Z3 and love it very much. No issues. Works very well.Sony m5 os very good phone
So, I was having the same turn off problem. It suddenly turned off and had to connect to turn back on. I went into developer options under settings and took away every system screen transitioning effect. Now it runs faster, overheats less and never turns off. Apparently the cpu can't handle all the transitioning effects of the xperia lollipop interface.
GPL, 13 Feb 2016Same spontaneous shut down problems as reported by others but NOT on lte - only on gsm. Phone ... moreAll the M5 problems where solved with the second batch.If you are in South Africa you can now go buy M5 without any panic. The fone is now working well, I just bought mine 3 days ago.
its auto shut down and over heating back cover
battery backup maximum 4-5 hours
i bought m5 last 25 jan but i did not use full day every time faced problems ,
now auto flash my phone no charging no display working
so its not drain battery, its drain your money
Same spontaneous shut down problems as reported by others but NOT on lte - only on gsm. Phone will only 're-start when plugged in.
So-called service centre here in Tripoli Libya hasn't a clue and will not replace.
Don't buy ANY Sony phone - EVER!
Hey guys i was going to buy a M5 but most people say its not good it over heats, shutdowns automatically and stuff like that, so i thought of buying a Z3 or Z3+ can some one help me with this, Thank You
antony, 09 Feb 2016i would like to know main problems of m5 model...... will u please give your opinionAutoshutdown issues when ur 4g signal is gone..& it won't turn on unless u connect it with your charger...it won't shutdown though if you're using GSM only mobile network.. But you'll have the slowest Internet in the world.