They are close to each other but I would say Z3+ if you do not care about dual SIM, because Z3+ is a true Sony product, whereas M5 is an ODM product (designed jointly by Foxconn and Sony). The Z3+ will get faster updates.
Jokemaster, 11 Apr 2016Is been a month for M5, no auto shutdown, charging time 4 to 5 hours, rear camera very g... moreYes your right.dont use your sony m5 just for playing heavy games.every phone have different usage.so maybe they just need to buy another phones to use for playing or whatever they think it will be their satisfaction.its all different duh .
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2016I also experienced the same. How can sony fix this issue. Yet, i love ds phone and Im hoping ... moreWell I also suggest not to buy the product, other unit maybe??
I also experienced auto shut down too before in my brand new phone weeks after I buy my xperia m5 dual, it cant open unless plug the charger on it so I bring it to authorize service centre and they replace it with the new one and with the reaction of the technician , it looks like aim not the first customer complaining with the same product and problem. They just tell me that there is really a BATCH PROBLEM with the same unit deliver in the Philippines.
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2016I also experienced the same. How can sony fix this issue. Yet, i love ds phone and Im hoping ... moreGo to dial
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Manoy, 16 Apr 2016What about the shutdown issue? Is it fixed by changing to a new battery?how can i change my battery???????
AnonD-526430, 15 Apr 2016hi guys , at last i got my sony m5 dual yesterday . i was really scared when i red all the iss... moreWhats your view now?? Is it worth buying now?? are there any problem which you are facing
guru, 17 Apr 2016Please dont buy m5 never ever. one of worst phone. its turns off every time, it wont start un... moreI also experienced the same. How can sony fix this issue. Yet, i love ds phone and Im hoping the auto shutdown issue will be fixed.
AnonD-526430, 15 Apr 2016hi guys , at last i got my sony m5 dual yesterday . i was really scared when i red all the iss... moreWow its been one week with my m5 dual. Just in words "awesome " I'm loven it, otherthan it slight heating issue while playing heavy games... This was a good product for normal user. I love the way Sony camera takes the pictures. About battery., under stamina mode it last for all day long with normal calls, music, videos, camera, and some games.
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.
AnonD-525442, 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.