regret buying this phone. aft 1 month, hang and auto shuts down. then, off forever. have sent to sony ctr and almost 3 weeks ady, havent got bck the phone. it seems prob in motherboard. planning to change to vivo v3.
This phone has been a pain in the bug. I have a Sony M5 Dual. In South Africa it was first released by Cell C, Vodacom and MTN(not sure if they released it) only came late but released late but not the dual SIM.
Firstly when I wanted to log on to internet banking because I receive confirmation notification on my phone, it was giving me errors, When I try to run USSD codes, eg Checking of balance, recharging , or doing banking even running some applications a get an error messages that says Â“Unfortunately, the process com.android.phone has stoppedÂ”
I tried all what I can to correct the error, clear cache, revert to original settings, un-updated software applications, etc. Everything does not work. But when I even deleted all my data without backup, so that I start afresh, it worked for a day, and the error message appeared again.
It took a lot of troubleshooting only to find that when you turn the notifications off it what causes the error. Because working in an open plan area you canÂ’t be having beeps every time the a message enters. I informed sony.
After some time new software update was released and the error was solved. Now there is a new error where the phone automatically switch itself off, nothing you do, no matter how much you try to reset or press the power button. Unfortunately the battery is not removable, so it was not an option.
So for now if it is off, when I troubleshoot it I found out that if I power it on it (connect it it a charger), it activate the battery and I am able to turn it on. But it is an inconvenience as I have to carry a power bank with me).
There other thing because I decided to insert different network simm cards on the phone, when I set it to charge data cost to a specific simm, and it charges on both despite setting it correctly. Still trying to investigate if it is a phone problem or a network related problem.
I always have a problem with all Sony phones, told myself that I will never buy a sony problem again after the Satio(U1) flop but came back because I wanted a Dual SIM smart phone.
DonÂ’t they test their phone before they release them ?, I am done with Sony phones after my contract expire.
ian , 22 May 2016does m5 has OTG?? tnksYes have otg but you need to turn on USB connectivity under setting - Xperia Connectvity - USB Connectivity - Detect USB software.
If you lazy just download xperia TM Home 10.0.A.0.40 from (http://apkmirrir.com) and install, its has drowdown menu detect USB Device.
After root this phone and install xposed + lucky patcher, i become more love to this phone LOL
Jal, 24 May 2016This phone is crap..don't ever buy this.it switch off automatically and need to connect to the... moreIf your phone automatically shuts down take it to Sony Service. This is a manufacturing defect which has impacted many phones and is covered under warranty. Have Sony give you a loaner phone if they can not fix it the same day.
Girish, 16 May 2016i trusted brnad name of SONY and purchased Experia M5 dual on 10th May, the phone was getting ... moreI have the same issue with my Xperia m5..after updating to android 5.1 on Sony companion as advised by Sony customer care..phone shut down automatically again within few hours.. I m sending it to Sony..
This phone is crap..don't ever buy this.it switch off automatically and need to connect to the power cable to restart.camera don't get started sometime and picture are not as clear as advertised...
Reji, 20 May 2016I bought a M5, its price is more, but it has no minimum facilities. Its has no OTG , low batt... moreyes it has , im using , if u slide down on screen u can see detect usb otg option , you need to tap the option for detecting usb in file manager
Reji, 20 May 2016I bought a M5, its price is more, but it has no minimum facilities. Its has no OTG , low batt... moreIt has otg. Connet your otg device, then go to settings, USB connectivity, Detect usb device
Reji, 20 May 2016I bought a M5, its price is more, but it has no minimum facilities. Its has no OTG , low batt... moreDoes anyone kown about Xperia m5 my sim card not working phone dose not even restart but no bootloader of sony i have to sent if back to my company
I bought a M5, its price is more, but it has no minimum facilities. Its has no OTG , low battery backup and less internal memory. In this century every low price phone have OTG, but this has .......
:), 15 Feb 2016I bought an Xperia m5 dual just last feb.8 and found no problems with it. Now I read about the... moreMine too 2.0 . At starting i have also heating issues and slow charging issue . I have repaired my phone software via xperia companion , and updated to android 5.1 . Now i have no issues with phone .
But little disappointed with battery capacity it must have atleast 4000 mah with this many specifications contained in this mobile . 2600 mah is not enough for this mobile
I have a M5 after 2 months of great performance it sudenddly started to switch off and it only turned on if I charged it. Now 5 months latter it doest turn on even if it is connected. I live n Ecuador, I went to the sony authoriced center and they told that as they don sold me the phone, they cannot help me. What can I do?