This seems to be the only place with M5 reviews, so I will post here!
I purchased a Sony Xperia M5 E5653 phone brand new on eBay from Taiwan. I live in Colorado, USA, and have T-Mobile.
One issue I initially had was no mobile data worked. I had to choose a Taiwan service for it to start working. Then, I've been having several issues with the phone. The camera app would sometimes become choppy and the camera feed was not smooth. And sometimes the cameras would just stop being detected. Even if I closed everything running, the main Sony camera app would say that the cameras aren't detected. I have to restart the phone to temp. fix that issue. Also sometimes all audio would go through the ear speaker, not the big one, and that would require a restart to fix too. The newest issue is that the other caller could not hear me, speaker or regular, and this requires a restart to temp fix too... Honestly it feels like the Xperia Z2 was faster.
Should I warranty the phone??
The battery isn't that bad for me. I'm not getting the random turn offs and crashes like everybody else. My phone is fully up to date. Cameras are kickass. Speaker is loud. Really sucks they didn't do wireless charging on this one. also sucks because no easy charging meathod only Micro-USB, leaving me to buy those new cables that plug in both ways!
haha, 03 Oct 2015nonsense phone is very goodThe phone is actually very good. All other brands that are using the Helio X10 scored quite well in the benchmark, all are eligible to be called super midranger, I just felt the M5 is still very buggy at this stage. If update can clear all the bugs the M5 will be the best super midranger among all the helio x10s
mo3taz ahmad, 03 Oct 2015what is the problem in this phone and did u buy it ? The phone is not released yet in my area, however, after reading so many bad feedbacks about the phone from those who bought the phone I'm begining to have doubt if should buy the phone when it is released. GSM arena's review was right, the phone is not ready yet it is still so buggy.
Me too.. i'm also got the same problem like you... my phone always hang every day when I'm using facebook. When I scroll down in a couple minutes, it will stuck and I can't touch anything when it stuck. Then, I need to click home button and clear ram. Then it became normal again... this is shit man... I hate using sony. Last time i'm using sony Xperia c, it's nothing at all just hang little in few week. But this phone always hang when i'm using Facebook.
cut down the price before the product loose its charm.... too expensive for this specs
After hearing so many problems with the m5, I am not sure if I should buy the phone. The phone needs a lot of update to get rid of all problems. The issue are quite serious too random shut off, undetectable OTG and a few complaints of lagging. Furthermore, sony service center is quite bad in my country. If im unlucky and get a bad unit and not get a replacement unit, I need to drop the phone at SSC for a few months right after I purchase the phone, thats how bad ssc at my area. Need assurance badly to purchase the phone:(
peanutbutter, 01 Oct 2015Lg g4 or M5 ? Which is fast when it come of taking pictures?yes, dual sim, if sim 1 is late; sim 2 gsm, but sim 1 gsm, sim 2 late, vice versa...
Can i just ask if someone bought a sony xperia m5 unit on Saudi Arabia? Does it shut down spontaneously? Because I'm about to buy here in the Philippines but there are too many negative comments about the said units here. Thank you in advance!
[deleted post]Sony M5 is best
At present I use Sony Z2 it is amazing phone...
No issue in z2 handset other phones will hang but sony is only brand which run smoothly...
Now I'ld like to buy Z5 when avaliable in market.
But I have one complaint plz change the name of MUSIC. I want Walkman back plz do it as soon as possible same issue to videos it will be MOVIES.....
Bro, is that right? what kind of m5 u bought? M5 dual or single sim? Which color? I would like to buy this but it seems mostly people had a similar issue which is intermittently shut down by it self..
Anyone has the e5606 version of this phone? I want to this phone but I dont know whether if the E5653 supports tmobile lte in the usa?
[deleted post]Dude(don't know why we always conclude we're all dudes here, anyways...) those are too many choices to compare. More like you don't know what you want... Reduce the options, you might get help.
chaand006ph, 01 Oct 2015it happened to me before, it constantly back to it date, no sim 1 internet connection, it sudd... moreThanks for your reply. I will send back to dealer and claims for warranty.