Please don't waste your valuable money for this piece of beautiful shit. yes, it's a phone with lots of great specs but the battery life and charging time will let you down all the day. moreover, overheating problem. it needs 2 minutes to get 1% recharge, that means 200 minutes for full charge that is 3.5 hours. who has that much time?? usb charging? it takes forever to get full by usb. and there is battery drainage, my good god! Play score hero for 10 minutes, your phone goes overheated like it got fired in its ass and you loose 15% charge instantly. i read about these reviews before then once decided not to purchase, but somehow i did the f***ng mistake. please save your money, don't be fooled by tons of specs. thank you
I have been using this smartphone for quite some time, and I'll tell... I love it!
I have loaded it with 110 apps and it does not slow down.
It's water and dust proof, which every 'Phone' should be.
It does heat up at times, like when you are playing video games with heavy graphics. But that's normal. Every computer will heat up when they get stressed.
It has amazing cameras. Selfie lovers would love this phone. 13 MP Front-Facing Camera is way more than enough. And 21.5 MP Main Camera... I don't have to explain. You'll love it.
Battery life is not too good. It stands for a day. But in STAMINA mode, it stands longer.
I heard about the 'Automatic Shutdown' issue. I didn't experience any such problem. I upgraded it from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 5.1 Lollipop, the night I got the phone. So, maybe that problem was fixed even before I noticed it. Or maybe, the phone is stable because I run it in 'STAMINA Mode' most of the time.
Some quick tips to improve the phone's performance,
(1) Use the phone in 'STAMINA Mode'. This improves Battery life, as well as phone's performance.
(2) Install an Anti-Virus Program. The phone already comes preloaded with 'AVG Protection Pro (Trial)'. But I would recommend you the full all-time free 'Avast! Mobile Security'.
(3) Install a Cleaner Program. Junk files can slow down the phone. I would suggest 'Avast! Cleanup' or 'CCleaner'.
(4) Optional - Install a third-party Battery Saver. Their main function is to Force Close most running Background Processes. There are many available in Google Play Store. I use the 'Avast! Battery Saver', which is simple, clean and lightweight.
(5) Always clear the 'Recent Apps' list after using your phone. This closes the apps you used.
Eric Ng, 12 Apr 2016I am from Malaysia, I bought a M5 Dual from Sony Retail Shop last week. I went back home to ge... moreBeware: This is an terrible phone.
Nobody should buy this phone now with the price of the Z5 and Z5 Dual dropping to about the same price as what the M5 was in September when it first came out.
The Z5 and Z5 Dual does not have the same issues that the M5 and M5 Dual has.
Manoy, 15 Apr 2016Anybody change their M5 with new battery version. Did it solve the shutdown issue?In many instances it isn't just a battery issue with this phone.
budj, 15 Apr 2016Then you need to go to the main Sony Centre, Batteries should be available so they will just ... moreWhere do you think I went? Took it to one of the Sony Stores (the same store I purchased it from) with a Sony Service Center in the back. That is where they said 1-3 weeks and 3 weeks is coming up.
Sure, if the techs didn't have any other phones in the queue and battery available they can get right on it. In my opinion you got lucky.
Heads up > > Build : 30.1.B.1.55 is now available for download via Sony PC Companion v.2.1 or Over-the-air upgrade.
Please dont buy m5 never ever. one of worst phone. its turns off every time, it wont start until connect to the charger. even thought it is 100% charged up already. i feel very bad about this phone.
Budj, 15 Apr 2016Yes absolutely and for free since it's a common issue.What about the shutdown issue? Is it fixed by changing to a new battery?
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2016In most cases it takes 1-3 weeks and not one hour. Then you need to go to the main Sony Centre, Batteries should be available so they will just replace it.
Manoy, 15 Apr 2016Anybody change their M5 with new battery version. Did it solve the shutdown issue?Yes absolutely and for free since it's a common issue.
Anybody change their M5 with new battery version. Did it solve the shutdown issue?
hi guys , at last i got my sony m5 dual yesterday . i was really scared when i red all the issues faced by many of the friends who bought m5 , but till the end of my first day with m5 ..im not facing any major issues except some heating ....but for a fully covered processor its not a big issue .
camera was really good. since its my first day i cant able to comment a lot , but im expecting to provide same good reviews on this phone after a month.
Guys, give me opinion about sony c5 dual batch 2. Cause read opinion the batch 1 any problem is coming in this phone. I'm scared if i bought this phone and having same problem. Cause my planning, want to bought it.
Eric Ng, 12 Apr 2016I am from Malaysia, I bought a M5 Dual from Sony Retail Shop last week. I went back home to ge... moreBrother,
I also bought M5 from Malaysia Through a cousin who went Malaysia. Same problem rises. now my phone totally not responding. Would u please Help me any kind of Suggestion please?
I am from Malaysia, I bought a M5 Dual from Sony Retail Shop last week. I went back home to get my M5 charge for 5hrs as the sale promoter instruction. I notice the phone are hot as iron during charging. True enough when i unplugged the charger and on my screen. The phone LCD appear black and white lining. Can't see any display on phone anymore. I went back and show my phone to them. They change for me another new set. This new set appear fine after charging, but soon after few hours, it auto shut down. I try to on back power by pressing power button, but no respond. I connect it with charger then it respond by showing battery meter. So i on the power back. it appear on with a msg. Phone update inaccurrate. What the heck? This M5 seriously get a lot problems. This time i went back to the same retail shop, add money and change to Z5 dual. No problems anymore. M5 dual is a phone with plenty of problems and the worst phone model Sony has to offer for so many years in market. All i can say "Disappointment"
How can i know the first batch from the second batch i really worry to buy the first one because of it's problems
Is been a month for M5,
no auto shutdown,
charging time 4 to 5 hours,
rear camera very good quality but front camera focusing not good enough, 100 pictures with few video recording took about 40 to 50% battery,
accessing internet very damn weak when using dual sim card same time, have to off 1 sim then the traffic smooth for accessing,
Wifi good & no problem,
battery not good for gaming, wechat ...exhaust fast,
before install apps or games, the battery(24 hrs ON) can stand for a week just use for calling but after install some games & apps only work for 2 to 3 days,
I guess M5 only suit for normal use not for variety use.
Good luck for those who like to buy M5 in future.
As i know, Sony will have new model call Xperia Performance.
Can consider this new model.
Is this phone is still having the auto shut down problem, is it fixed in latest update
Its good phone or not, some one tell me whether to buy or leave it
By the way, This phone is absolutely a hot cake when you doing gaming and Sometimes even will get high temperature when you browsing web. I went to the retail outlet Which I Bought this phone last week to request for trade in, the staff even told me They only sold a few pieces of M5 and they reject to Order this model again Coz too much of Complain. Go to the Z series is Better option